Welcome! I'm so excited to have a fun little surprise to share with you! I have a little stint over on the BasicGrey blog today! And even better it's featuring one of my favorite things - the COLLECTION COLLISION! Most of you know I've always loved mixing patterned paper and this time I got quite the challenge: combining the soft florals of Mint Julep with the retro-rad Hipster!
When I was initially asked to do this collection collision between Hipster & Mint Julep, my first thought was, “WHAT?!” I couldn’t think of two more opposite lines that BasicGrey had ever developed, but since I live for a challenge I plunged right in.
To get started, the first thing I did was lay out all the papers from each collection trying to find something that might coordinate. I didn’t have much luck! The pinks and the peaches/oranges from the two collections were so very different. Then I started looking to the solids and found that the pretty crackled off-white/yellow paper from Hipster went so well with the yellow/creams in the cobalt floral pattern in Mint Julep. As I started putting those two together, I added in some more of the pink from Mint Julep and then the baby blue from Hipster and it all just fell into place.
Supplies: BasicGrey Mint Julep: MIN-4122 Zola, MIN-4124 Carolina, MIN-4128 Bonnie, MIN-4132 Marion, MIN-4144, Printed Chipboard Shapes; BasicGrey Hipster: HIP-4097 Betty, HIP-4090 Neato, HIP-4099 Hip, HIP-4095 Nifty; Other: BasicGrey brads; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Stampin' Up! scalloped border punch; Fiskars large circle punch; Silhouette electronic cutting machine; thread.
This layout is of my sweet niece, Jennifer, and features some of her senior photos. Jen will graduate from high school next month and it’s such an awesome accomplishment. I’m so proud of her and what a beautiful young lady she is inside and out. I based this page off an fab sketch from Becky Fleck. I love how it featured such a nice space for either a title and/or journaling. Since I wanted a large cut title and some of what I wanted to say to/about Jennifer was private, I featured the journaling on the tag tucked on the left side of the page. Then I was free to play around with the title work a bit and create something fun using the beautiful quote I found on the internet.
I hope this inspires you to do a little collection collision of your own! I can't wait to see what you come up with! And of course to get you started, how about WINNING a little Hipster+Mint Julep prize pack of your very own?! Simple hop over to Facebook and "like" BasicGrey, then come back here and tell me that you did or do :) It's that easy! I'll choose a random winner sometime tomorrow!