Tuesday, 1 February 2011

there's more?!

thanks, Krista! how could i forget BASIC GREY?! information overload gone bad, i think! {does this mean i am mopping the floor on Friday?! ha!!}

i've always liked the fun graphics they market their collections with. quite a selection of colour here too. great for spring and summer layouts. can't you see butterflies?!

they still have their stickers, rub-ons, ribbon doilies, felties, epoxy and fabric brads....all the regular contenders. but look what they have added....

they are calling them "wheels". these have glitter accents. hmmmm.....where is the fun in making these now?!

and what could this be?

make your own?

can't say i use this a ton. but it sure takes the guesswork out of colour matching. in the past few years they have teamed up with other companies to coordinate patterns and colours. i think Cosmo Cricket and Jenni Bowlin were the first? then Graphic 45, Stacy Julian and Jillibean Soup.

now...My Mind's Eye.

Basic Grey.

and Ranger/Tim Holtz.

these are unique because they offer a variety of cores. which lends to the name of the company.... solid colour cardstock has the paper colour solid all the way through. patterned paper cardstock has a white core. with Core'Dinations you get the best of both worlds. without the pattern. BUT, with the embossed cardstock you get that added as well. just a bit more subtle.


the newest kid on the block. i can't keep up to all of their new releases. they are most unique because they entered the scene with paper and digital products. not to mention the speed with which they get their designs out in stores! the paper and digital products are not 100% the same. it will be interesting to see if other companies will or can adopt this strategy. i keep hoping they will also offer other embellishments besides stickers. looks like i'll still have to wait.

 this looks like some really cool patterns. a different spin on the trendy vintage style many companies are selling.
 perfect for those easter pages with coloured eggs and fluffy bunnies.

just looking at this peak gives me hope that summer will actually and eventually arrive. one day i will be sweating and enjoying cooling down with a popsicle. after this winter it seems so hard to believe.


classic designs. great papers. and she brought back more blingage!

she had some super cute projects on her blog with these collections.

 i was thinking teen girl when i first saw this. but she used it with a baby. and it looked amazing.

 definitely for the all-boy pages. she also has a sports collection. it just doesn't quite fit for me yet. i'm also not one of those people who like the obvious theme. yes. it's sad. i'm sure you're crying very loud for me! ha!

this reminds me of the 80's. i still love pink and grey together. it makes me happy to see those colours together again.

she has another design called 'Notations'. it is just a crafting kit for an album. not to say you can't use some of the elements on a layout.


how did i ever miss this one?! go to this blog post to see ALL the photos. oh. my.

they also have a cute girls and boys line. for little boys and girls. it's called animal crackers.

funhouse. soooo different than their previous lines. not a duplicate of any other collection either. i am impressed. very impressed.

and how did i ever miss the Great Outdoors and Soul Food? was i under a rock?!

i did manage to get the news of Donna Salazar designing some papers for them. very Donna, so very shabby chic.

definitely not for everyone. this will give away the "secret" that i love IKEA and anything Scandinavian. no promises that i will be buying this. i'm also not liking anything that resembles Christmas and winter at the moment. if it is on shelves in November....well that might be a different story. i've been seeing some of the products sold in Norway and Denmark for scrapbooking. apparently my ancestral roots are beginning to show. i LOVE the stuff i have seen.

i stopped by the store today and saw that the i-bond is on the shelves. seriously. what rock was i under?! i think i need to spend more time at shelves other than the dies, stamps and paper punches. spread my wings.

if the groundhog were to predict the end of winter to be soon, that would require a cloudy day. i'm liking the sunshine. even if he sees his shadow, is it possible for winter to end in 6 weeks? the piles of snow will be melting in June still.

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