Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And she's BACK....& with a SNEAK PEEK!

Yes, She's ALIVE!! And yes, it's been a long time since December 13th!

Thank you to those who have written and inquired so sweetly as to my whereabouts and if I'm okay. Totally okay though the end of December got crazy with sick kiddos and the holidays and then all of January has been packed with CHA-W (the Craft & Hobby Association Winter trade show) preparation, travel, class development and truly I haven't been up for air since...
well...since December 13th!

I hope you can forgive me when I come back to say I'm here to introduce to you KONNICHIWA!! (And a good afternoon to you all! :)) This is the first of BasicGrey's brand new lines debuting this weekend at CHA-W! I know I say it a lot, but this one has to be one of my all-time favorites even if it's not overly boy-ish for this mom of boys. But the colors had me at "Hello!" Seriously! They make me swoon - and just check out some of the brand new embellishments we're releasing with this line:
Just picture it! Delicate clouds of white lotus fill the sky. Outdoor street markets are alive with dangling lanterns and vivacious colors. Original, angled rooftops and architecture line the streets … You must be in Japan! Welcome. Or, more appropriately, “Konnichiwa!” Fill your mind with wonderment and the beautiful spirit that is found in this unique collection of mesmerizing fuchsia, cherry blossom pink, bonsai-tree green and soft sky blue.

Here are a couple of examples I did using this gorgeous new line. A special thank you to Emilie Ahern and Shelby Valadez for letting me scrap their gorgeous daughters! I'm so grateful!


Rylee at Two
photo by Shelby Valadez


Sisters & Friends
photo by Emilie Ahern

Be sure to stay tuned to the BasicGrey blog for the full reveal of Konnichiwa on Sunday, January 29th – the first day of the Winter 2011 Craft and Hobby Show.
We’ll also be bringing you peeks of the THREE additional lines were debuting this week.

And of course I can't introduce a brand new collection to you without giving you a chance to win some of your own! So click on over the the BasicGrey Blog and leave a comment letting us know what you think about our newest collection and we’ll select THREE lucky commenters at random to receive a Konnichiwa collection pack! Comment must be posted by January 26, 2012 at 11:59p MST. Awesome right?!!

Still not good enough?! Well how about this - registration for MONCTON's CROP & CREATE is now OPEN!! I'm so beyond excited to be a part of these events and I promise you, you won't want to miss them. Please check out this LINK to learn more and get registered for classes! Hurry though - it's selling fast fast fast! :D
Now do you forgive me?!


Avital said...

I LOVE that collection. I saw the entire collection on my Reader yesterday and was blown away by the bold colors and beautiful illustrations. Red and orange are right up my alley and I love anything "Japan"-esque.

meredemaison said...

Forgiven, totally! I don't understand how some of these bloggers post so much and still make it to CHA!
Love this new line! I really love Basic Grey the most when they are bright and colorful and fun (Kioshi is a favorite of mine!)
Nice LOs! I'm sure this is part of what's been keeping you busy and since you couldn't reveal your LOs until the collection was revealed we couldn't know what you were up to!!! Anyway, TFS, when you can ;-)!!!!!!

Shirley said...

LOVE this new line! Very hard to find Asian anything for scrapbooking!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Another fabulous collection for sure...I love the colors & prints...just stunning!

juliescrapbook said...

Konnichiwa! Wow, you are right that this one tops all the other BG collections. The layouts are stunning, showing off the beauty of the papers. I can't wait to see more things done with this collection. Congrats BG for awesome work.

Tanya said...

Wow, I love it! I have been waiting for years trying to find papers to scrap my hubby's great grandmother's trip to Japan. These are perfect, I can't wait!!!

Jen said...

Yay! So glad you're back! You're one of the few blogs I check regularly. :) This line is adorable