Happy May, Ladies!
How many of y'all made it to the
Gulf Coast Crop and Shop weekend in April? I was able to go for a few
hours on Saturday and was impressed with how creative you ladies are.
Well done! While I was there, I picked up some fun new Basic Grey papers
and stickers to play with. There are times when I want to mix and match
patterns and manufacturers. There are times I want to be artsy and make
my own backgrounds and embellishments. And then there are times that I
want quick and easy. I don't want to think about whether this paper
matches that paper. I just want to grab supplies and pictures and
create. The easiest thing to do at these times is to use products from a
single manufacturer. Scrapbooking companies spend many hours designing
and producing lines that coordinate. They WANT to make this easy on us.
They WANT us to be able to use their papers and letters and stickers and
stamps all together. That is their goal! And sometimes, that is exactly
what I want, too.
The line that I brought home to play
with was Basic Grey's new Bowties line from their winter CHA release.
They had several bright and happy lines this release, including Hipster,
Bowties, and Kneehighs, but this is what I chose to play with. All the
supplies coordinate. All the supplies are colorful. All the supplies
begged me to play with them. All I added to my layouts was some
cardstock, ink, and miscellaneous bits and pieces. Everything else came
from the Bowties collection.
My challenge to you this
month: Choose a line of products that you like. Pull out 3-4 papers from
that line, plus some coordinating embellishments, and create a layout
(or card or whatever project that you are inspired to make). You may add
whatever supplies you want to your project. Post a link to your project
here or to the ScrapHappy Facebook page before June 3, and Christy will
randomly choose someone to win a $5 credit to the store to spend
however she wants!
This first layout, I added washi tape
and a printed label from Studio Calico. The journalling block was
actually packaging from the Basic Grey enamel dots, and the letters were
cut from one of the papers in the collection.
- patterned paper, stickers, brads, enamel dots, transparent frames - Basic Grey
- washi tape - Doodlebug, Hambly
- label stickers, thickers - Studio Calico
- stitching template - Amy Tangerine
- cardstock, stamping ink, bubble wrap/dots stamp