Monday, 7 July 2014

Revisiting old friends

Morning everyone - Tracie here!
I hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely sunshine!

I've been thinking recently about the way I choose my stash and what 'draws me in' enough to want to add something to my growing mountain of scrapbooking supplies.

I found that many of the brands I used to love had waned a little for me, and I craved something new and vibrant. So it was a lovely surprise for me when I checked out the new Basic Grey ranges!
I'd gone from being a Basic Grey addict to barely giving them a second glance these last few years, but I feel they've really livened things up, especially with the Highline collection

On top of being a really colourful, fun range it gives really good value for money! I was amazed how much is in the collection pack, the alpha sheet in particular has letters and numbers in 6 different colours!

I also bought the vellum tape stickers, which are LUSH and the transparency pack which is bursting with goodies!

I couldn't wait to get started!

I loved these photos of my grandson, Declan this Easter! and the speech bubbles on the sticker sheet were perfect for my title! I cut the 'flower' and star shapes from one of the patterned papers and layered them up with 3D foam pads.

I came across this photo of my wonderful stepson, daughter-in-law and grandson, that I had somehow neglected to scrap and had to rectify it immediately - not all baby layouts need to be pastel shades!!
The 'Sweet' was cut from one of the papers

And yet another grandson layout - this time Declan's brother Elliott showing off his new bike! Certainly a memory that needed to be scrapped!!

The bracket shape reminded me of the handlebars, which in turn, prompted me to make a bike embellishment!

I do like a good bargain and this collection was definitely that!! I still have lots of goodies left over for more layouts so if anyone needs me I shall be busy in my craft room!


Natty said...

Great projects Tracie - I have to agree with you about Basic Grey, they'd dropped off my radar a bit until last year or so and I am really loving their enamel dots for the Basics line, the colours are gorgeous - I hope they release many more and they'll be available as a staple supply! :) Plus the new-format alpha sticker sheets are great with all those colours on one sheet and the sizes perfect for pocket scrapping. I will definitely be adding the Grand Bazaar alphas to my collection when they're available. :D

kjjc said...

wow Tracie. You got a lot done there. Fab colours aren't they.