Winter CHA 2007 From Basic Grey

New Product From Basic Grey It’s no secret that Basic Grey is one of my favorite scrapbooking companies. They have consistently beautiful paper in a variety of color palettes. It seems that I could almost always use their paper to fit the theme of any scrapbook page. They just released 4 new collections of paper. Each line also includes coordinating alphabet stickers, mini monograms, regular monograms, cardstock tags, fibers, and matchbook kits. Here is a look at the 4 new lines that you can look forward to working with in the (hopefully) near future. Scarlet’s Letter They do fantastic work … Continue reading

My Favorite “Go To” Techniques Part 1

We all have them. They are our favorite techniques that we go to time and time again. They are like old friends that you can really count on. What are some of your favorite “go to” techniques? I would like to share some of mine with you. Using paint There are some many things that I love about using paint on my projects. I love that it is a little (sometimes a lot) messy and can cover up other mistakes. Here are some of my favorite things to do with paint. 1. Mixing custom colors. I love that I can … Continue reading

Favorite Scrapbook Supplies

Do you have a tool that you used almost every time you create a layout? There are things we all tend to reach for each time we scrapbook. Although we will never stray far from a paper trimmer, there are other things that we use that may change over time. Currently I have a few staple items that I can count on for most layouts. I’d like to share them here with you. Fiskars Circle Punch. Have you tried one of these redesigned punches yet? Gone are the days of standing over the punch and putting all of you weight … Continue reading

Using Slide Mounts In Your Layouts

The first time I saw that a slide mount could be incorporated into a scrapbook layout, I was hooked! They are one of those flat embellishments that has so many awesome uses, and looks good too. What is a slide mount? For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a slide mount is, it is a small plastic square shape with a frame. A slide is inserted into the frame and the images can be projected onto a white screen. Pretty cool, but the uses for scrapbooking are much cooler! Here are a few creative ideas to use slide … Continue reading

New Scrapbooking Products: Basic Grey

It is always fun for me to see what new items companies come out with for us to use on our scrapbooks. Since I really do spend a lot of time scrapbooking, I end up using up a lot of supplies. So I am always on the lookout for something new to replenish to my stash of goodies. Of course Basic Grey did not disappoint with their newest releases at CHA. Here is the information of their newest products. Patterned Paper Basic Grey has always inspired me with their interesting and fresh designs of patterned paper. They have 2 new … Continue reading

New Scrapbooking Products: Imaginisce

Imaginisce While attending CHA last week, I came across a new scrapbooking company with beautiful new products that I would like to share with you. Imaginisce offers a patterned paper, innovative embellishments and albums. The Far East line was the first that really caught my eye. The 12 patterned papers have wonderful, intricate designs with metallic coloring incorporated into the design. All of the papers are double-sided giving 24 different patterns in the line. Some of my favorite parts of this line are the embellishments. They have self-adhesive jewels, jeweled brads, very detailed charms, flowers, and ribbon. They are all … Continue reading

New Scrapbooking Products: American Crafts

American Crafts is a scrapbook company that has always offered beautiful paper and quality embellishments consumers. They did not disappoint with their latest releases and I would like to share them with you. Patterned Paper They have come out with a new line of paper titled “Play.” There are five different color palates within this collection with some of the patterns being repeated in different colors. The names of the paper are just as fun to look at the paper itself. They are all titled using names of activities familiar to us from our childhood such as stickball, old maid, … Continue reading

Product Review: Basic Grey Paper

There is one thing you definitely need when starting a scrapbook project: paper. One of my favorite scrapbook paper lines is Basic Grey. In my opinion, they have created some of the most beautiful, unique patterned paper available. I love the rich colors, patterns and quality of their paper. Basic Grey currently had twelve paper lines, but they will be releasing five new paper lines next week at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade show in Las Vegas. In addition to releasing the new paper lines, they are also going to be offering ribbon and metal embellishments. (I found this … Continue reading