Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Hi, all!!

I know I kept you pretty hopping last week with the pre-CHA festivities and now it's FINALLY HERE! It's CHA week in Vegas and I have just a few more projects that I wanted to share with you that will be featured in booths there.

First up is a bit more of BasicGrey's 25th & Pine. I adore how this line goes together and those large numbers? OMG TO DIE FOR! I have two packages already and I'm hoarding them big time!
This is my littlest drummer boy last Christmas Eve. He's always counting down until Santa comes!

This line is so fun to layer. I kept adding more and more and finally I had to make myself stop! 

Next up is a little BasicGrey RSVP! I can't get over the gorgeous colors of this line and how happy it makes me. Part of that might be the precious photos of my Turner when he was one, too - how can I resist that face?

These frames are new from BG and they have several options through the Capture program. These just happen to coordinate with the RSVP line. I totally love them - AND they have designs on the back as well so they are fantastic in albums.

And one more for BasicGrey using the Persimmon line. I ADORE the colors of this line and truly can't get enough of it. It is perfect for pretty much ANY fall photo! And those feathers? Seriously? I die. I adore them!

To change it up just a bit let me show you some of Simple Stories' SN@P! Everyday Life line. Could it BE any cuter (said in my best Chandler Bing voice). The black is just the perfect punch for this! I developed this little 6x8 album and it will be sold as a kit with everything included - how awesome is that?

And a few of the spread shots. The large white spaces are for YOUR photos!

That's it from me today! I hope you have a FANTASTIC CHA week!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Somebody Pinch Me!

Allison Waken from Phoenix, AZ
Angie Gutshall from James Creek, PA
Ashley Horton from Spanish Fort, AL
Becki Adams from Blackfoot, ID
Corrie Jones from Dallas, GA
Davinie Fiero from Redmond, OR
Diana Waite from Gilbert, AZ
Elizabeth Gardner from Lexington, KY
Erin Stewart from El Paso, TX
Gina Lideros from Elk Grove, CA
Heather Leopard from Cypress, TX
Janna Werner from Oldenburg, Germany
Jill Cornell from Windsor Heights, IA
Katie Ehmann from Bloomfield Hills, MI
Kelly Goree from Shelbyville, KY
Lilith Eeckels from Bertogne, Belgium
Madeline Fox from River Ridge, KA
Meghann Andrew from Katy, TX
Paige Evans from Grafenwoehr, Germany
Patricia Roebuck from Mandelville, LA

I'm so excited to be included among these amazing ladies and getting to work with American Crafts and their incredible products this next year! Thank you to American Crafts for this opportunity and I can't wait to get started!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Let's CELEBRATE!! Introducing BasicGrey's RSVP

Hello, All!

Happy Thursday! I don't know about you, but summer has been a bit crazy for me between kids' camps and dr. appts and so much more so I'm totally ready to take a bit of a breather and CELEBRATE!

And of course I have the perfect line to show you to document that! Introducing BasicGrey's RSVP! Can I tell you that when I first saw the colors for this line, I gasped!?! So much gorgeousness and perfect for girls OR boys! That totally made my mama of boys heart happy! Check it out...
BasicGrey | RSVP
Celebrate any occasion with this playful mix of party colors and patterns. Buttercream yellow, mint-frosting green, and paint-the-town red. With RSVP, you can have your cake and craft it, too.
BasicGrey | RSVP

Did you see those polka dot prints? Not one, not two but THREE different ones?! Swoon!
Here's my littlest man on his first birthday in this sample below. I chose a few more of the masculine colors - reds, aquas and such, but I certainly wasn't afraid to add a pop of pink! I gotta get it in when I can, people!

And now these embellishments! Could they be any cuter?
BasicGrey | RSVP

* Acetate Alpha: Nothing like a little word play to liven up a party, especially when the letters used have adorable scalloped edges, festive colors, and transparent surfaces.
* Die Cut Numbers: Take personalized party decor from zero to hero using these numbers, which are just right for displaying the birthday girl or boy’s age. Don’t forget to add them to scrapbook pages to document the fun.
* Die Cuts & Transparencies

BasicGrey | RSVP

* Mini Snippets: A stack of 3×4 designs perfect for your layouts, cards and Capture albums. Also available are the 4×6 Snippets.
* Stitched Vellum Shapes: Add a little va-va-voom using these pre-stitched layered vellum accents.
* Mixed Brads: A veritable birthday buffet, this bundle includes epoxy brads, metal flair and pre-made pinwheels.
BasicGrey | RSVP
* Chipboard: Same great chipboard shapes, but in new “waterfall” packaging, which makes each amazing piece visible at a glance.
* Toothpick Flags: For a quick party pick-me-up, adhere these pennants to your paper projects, or pierce them in cupcakes for a perfect finishing touch. Now in new packaging so all 12 flags are in plain view.
* Wood Veneer Cards: These 3 x 4″ printed cards are thin enough to slide into page protectors and chic enough to add that special touch to any handmade birthday greeting.

BasicGrey | RSVP

* Vellum Tape Stickers and Shapes
* Waterfall Pack: These are the perfect grab-and-go item. They include die cuts, Snippets, mini Snippets, 2 alpha sticker sheets and 2 label sticker sheets.
* Garland: Double sided paper garland stitched together and die cut. Each package includes 2 sheets.

BasicGrey | RSVP

and last but not least our stickers: alphabet, title and element stickers. 

Here's one more sample using a more girlie palette and featuring the photos of my sweet friend Moon Ko's daughter, Katie. I think Katie was 5 here and she just turned 10! How time flies!

I hope you enjoyed this peek. For more visit the BasicGrey blog!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas in July Pt. 2!! Introducing BasicGrey's 25th & Pine

Hi, all!!

Welcome back to part 2 of Christmas in July! Seriously! It might be hard to think about Christmas right now with the temperatures soaring in the upper 90's but I could so use some of this cool, frosty goodness about now!

So let me introduce you to a bit of BasicGrey's 25th & Pine! First, I just LOVE that name! And then those colors....MINT for Christmas? How cool and refreshing...and add that pink and now I'm in preppy paradise!
BasicGrey | 25th + Pine

DownloadedFileHere's my first sample using this line. I swear it calls out for added glitter (and I'm not usually a glitter girl) so I had to oblige! Also on here is my new fave thing to do - punch a really thin row of scallops and then create little micro banners with it! So fun!

And now more yummy product goodness:
BasicGrey | 25th + Pine
* Die Cuts & Transparencies
* NEW! Die Cut Numbers: Whether you’re documenting daily notes of your December adventures or want to create an eye-catching advent; in red and mint, we’ve got your number. (I AM IN LOVE with these - can you imagine the possibilities?!)
* Mixed Brads: Epoxy and stitched brads all in one pretty package.
BasicGrey | 25th + Pine
* Vintage Stamps: Retro style, lick and stick stamp sheet with 14 different designs
* Wax Seals: A variety of shapes from postage stamps and pine trees, to snowflakes and more will really seal the deal.
* Wood Veneer Ornaments: Pretty enough to hang on your tree, these printed wood shapes are delightfully detailed.
BasicGrey | 25th + Pine
* Chipboard Shapes
* Chipboard Alphas
* Snippets: A stack of 4×6 designs perfect for your layouts, cards and Capture albums.
BasicGrey | 25th + Pine
Waterfall Pack: These are the perfect grab-and-go item. They include die cuts, Snippets, mini Snippets, 2 alpha sticker sheets and 2 label sticker sheets.
* Garland: Double sided paper garland stitched together and die cut. Each package includes 2 sheets.
* Vellum Tape Stickers and Shapes
BasicGrey | 25th + Pine
*Alphabet, Title and Element Stickers.

Okay, people. All I've shown you so far is pretty amazing, but THIS? This knocked me off my chair when it arrived. Check THIS out. It's my new December Daily calling my name! ;)

* NEW! 5×7 Journal Book: This little book has just what you need for your daily holiday scrapbook, while also being versatile enough to be made into gifts, brag books, or a travel journal. Keep separate sections for each person on your list using the page dividers, take notes of who’s been naughty and nice on the ten blank writing pages, and keep track of your receipts and memorabilia in the three tabbed pockets.
BasicGrey | 25th + Pine
And one more sample...
Turner LOVES building a gingerbread house and he's pretty darn good at it! I love how proud he is here...

And that's it for today! I hope it both cooled you off AND got you excited!
I'll be back tomorrow with a bit more! Have a great Wednesday, all!

Today is Christmas in JULY!! Meet Simple Stories: December Documented

Hello, everyone!

Happy Wednesday! Can you believe it's already Day 3 of CHA-S Sneak Peek Week?! Today it's going to get a little cold because it's CHRISTMAS in July for both the amazing companies I work with!!

First up is the awesome new DECEMBER DOCUMENTED collection from SIMPLE STORIES!! Can you believe this line?! SWOON! This line had me the second I saw the "black" was really CHALKBOARD complete with chalkboard inspired accents! Seriously!?! Seriously! Take a look for yourself....
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And this is just the start! The SN@P! sets are out of this world and so are all the new binders and then some! It's a must have! This DECEMBER DAILYs, peole! I totally wasn't kidding, was I?! Are you going crazy yet?! You SHOULD BE!!! 

Check out my sample using this beautiful line below. I think it was one of the last times my boys ever sat with Santa all together. (Sob!)
Supplies: Simple Stories December Documented: Papers, Chipboard stickers, element stickers, alpha stickers, brads. Other: Pentel pen, Colorbox/Clearsnap chalk ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive.

I adore these little tickets and the large numbers come from one of my favorite papers in the entire pack! It's so delicious!

And of COURSE Simple Stories would not show you this amazing line without giving you a chance to win it for yourself!! So HURRY - hop over to the SIMPLE STORIES BLOG HERE and get registered to win!!
Good luck and I'll be back later for Christmas in July Pt. 2!