Sunday, January 31, 2010

Run away with BasicGrey's CAPPELLA

Toast the happy couple with Cappella™, a collection of vintage-inspired Italian sweet-cream ribboned with bold espresso and biscotti-colored confections. Old-world elegance, ripe with tradition, perfect for your pages. Feast your eyes on pure beauty.

Here is my show sample featuring CAPPELLA. The gorgeous bride is Jen (BasicGrey's VP of Marketing) on her wedding day this past March. (Thanks so much, Jen, for sharing your photo with me!) I am in love with these colors (Tiffany blue is one of my all-time favorites!) and the Take Notes for this line are just divine!

And here are the delicious papers...

And the gorgeous Take Notes I used above...

And the chipboard for this line - I'm loving the tiny alphas as they are SO great for longer titles!

And some of the embellishments including Bloomers,Pieces, Writer's Block and brads. Swoon!

And again - my faveeeeeeee product from this show release - the Ribbon Lace Doilies! They are awesome, self-adhesive and ohsocute!

The Capella line will be shipping in APRIL along with Max & Whiskers and the Basics. I know it's a long time to wait, but I promise it'll be worth it!

Have a wonderful Sunday, all! We're cleaning and Pro Bowl watching here! I know you're jealous! Hee!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Go Green with BasicGrey's GREEN AT HEART!

BasicGrey goes green...and hot pink, tomato red, posey purple and bright white in Green At Heart™! Printed on quality acid-free and archival-safe FSC-certifi ed paper with soy-based inks, these fresh and fun patterns in bright prismatic colorswill spur your creativity and help save a tree.

Here are a few layout samples using GREEN AT HEART:

My baby on his first day of kindy! He was so excited but a wee bit nervous, too...and he looked SO grown up!

My sweet friend Stephanie's girls....they are just beautiful and so full of life - just perfect for this line! (Stephanie was kind enough to let me scrap these precious pictures. Thanks, Steph!)

And the middlest....he is loosing teeth at lightning speed. The large envie behind his photo will hold the small envie he's holding in the photo. I love how this line isn't just "girlie" - it's bold and vivid and perfect for all kinds of layouts!

And here are the gorgeous papers!

The brads and other beautiful embellies...

The chipboard - some of my absolutely FAVORITES! I adore the micro chip alpha, especially!

And probably my favorite new product - The LACE DOILIES in ribbon form! They are self adhesive and just divine!

And finally some pieces and the full size lace doilies for this line. YUM!

Again, Green at Heart is the other line that will be shipping in early February - just in time for all those spring and outdoor photos!

Have a wonderful Saturday. We're off for some Pinewood Derby car making in the snow!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Introducing KIOSHI by BasicGrey

A refreshing Zen experience, Kioshi™ is sophisticated beauty and geometric power, a yin-and-yang balance of delicate color and vigorous pattern. Renew the soul and invigorate the senses with this eloquent arrangement of garden-like, soft colors mixed with the muted arrangement of purposeful shape and style. Nirvana for your next project.

Here are a few layout samples featuring KIOSHI™:

My cutie niece getting ready for her school's sock hop. (She's a bit of a ham if you couldn't tell!)

My mom and Turner. I love seeing how close they are :)

My big guy - 10 already! This just shows that the line doesn't have to have feminine details to make it work.

There are 18 sheets of double-sided paper in each of the collection packs. So yummy!

This 1st one is our Take Note - a mix of journaling cards and transparencies.

The Writer's Block & Pieces (Die-cut shapes)

And finally the yummy stitched brads, new cozy posies, Pops, rub-ons and more!

I'm so not a pastel person but this color palette is divine because it's ever-so-slightly intense in hue as well as having an incredible brown to make all the colors just come alive! This is one of the 2 of our 5 new lines that will be shipping in early February so be watching for it soon!

Happy Friday, all!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's so good to be HOME!

I can't even tell you how good it is to be home and back with my boys! While I adore going to CHA (the Craft & Hobby Association's Trade Show) and getting to spend time with my friends and such wonderful gals like this one (love her!), not to mention oogling over all the incredible products, there's nothing quite like home! Today is my "recovery day" as those cross-country flights always kill me, but I promise I will put up more a more detailed post outlining BasicGrey's releases for CHA-W as well as some samples I put together for our booth very soon.

They're calling for a snow day tomorrow so I better get in gear. I hope everyone made it home safely if you were at the show as well!
Happy Thursday!

Friday, January 22, 2010

BasicGrey CHA Winter Teasers!

Happy New Year, all!

I hope 2010 has been a wonderful one for all of you. I promise to start posting again soon (after my self-imposed hiatus!) but for now, I just want to get these out and share them with you as I know many of you are anxious to see them!

Here are our banner ads for our new CHA-Winter releases!

Introducting "Green at Heart"

Elope with "Cappella"

Put some spring into your step with "Kioshi"

Cuddle up with "Max & Whiskers"

And finally....let's get back to the BASICS!

I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more soon!