Welcome to Freebie Friday! This week I enjoyed creating with brand new products from BasicGrey. When I received the Prism collection I instantly fell in love! Photos came to mind that would work wonderfully with the colours in this line. When I saw the pinks and the yellows I knew that I had to use a photo of my daughter in her yellow rain boots. I sure miss those days! I also worked with the Adrift collection. This collection is well suited to our family time spent at the lake and splashing around in the water. Included in this line is a set of vellum tape stickers that I really enjoyed working with.
The Prism collection has lots of fun bits and pieces to work with. Once I decided which papers I was going to use to highlight my photo, I spent lots of time looking at each and every piece in the die cuts and transparencies pack, the chipboard shapes, and the printed kraft tags. There are so many options and they all coordinate with the papers so they layer very nicely.
The second layout I created using the Prism collection is totally different simply by using a different colour set from the collection. My daughter is not a girly girl, so I don’t spend a lot of time with pinks, but this collection was just what I needed for this beautiful photo of her. The yellows and pinks are perfect for this photo. And again, I spent lots of time picking through the die cuts and transparencies pack, the chipboard shapes, and the printed kraft tags. I cut all the little squares from the patterned paper and then layered an embellishment onto each square. And the kraft tag is awesome! I was thrilled to receive the yellow twine. It goes perfectly!
TIP: When I was deciding what embellishments to place on each square, when I thought I liked it, I took a photo and then made a few more changes. I was then able to compare which setup I preferred. It also made it easy to take it all apart and put it back together once I had adhered all of the pieces.
With the Adrift collection, I received the vellum tape stickers. When I saw these wonderful little stripes of fun, I knew that they would make the perfect background for a card. In my mind, the whale chipboard shape was meant to be placed on top of this background. Sweet! I can imagine floating in the ocean and a whale popping up to say “Ahoy!” Now that would be a fantastic adventure.
While I did not get a chance to create a layout with the Adrift collection, here is a favourite of mine by designer Lisa Dickinson.
I will definitely be creating more layouts with these collections. I plan to use each and every scrap of the Prism collection to use up all those wonderful yellows, pinks, and blues. I so love them! I also plan to dig out the photos of my kids learning to water ski and will use the Adrift collection for those layouts.
Would you like to win a prize pack from BasicGrey?
For your chance to win both the Adrift and Prism collection packs (1 of each of the papers from the line, 1 alphabet sheet and 1 element sticker sheet), leave a comment on this blog post telling us what online source you use most often to get inspired. Is it Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or an online gallery? I can’t wait to hear what inspires you! The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, February 12th.
Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by our friends at Jillibean Soup. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! I enjoyed reading all of your responses. It looks like many of you would like to participate in a card swap at a Scrapbook Expo. That is wonderful news as we are now hosting card swaps at the events. See your local event listing for the information specific to that event.
The lucky winner of the Jillibean Soup giveaway is …
Congratulations Nina! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Jillibean Soup winner’ in the subject line.
We also have a winner from the #IWannaGoSBE giveaway …
Congratulations Annette and Dian! You have each won a single day pass to the 2015 Scrapbook Expo Grapevine, TX event. Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘#IWannaGoSBEGrapevine winner’ in the subject line.
Are you on Facebook? We are now starting up groups for each event. These groups will give you a place to interact with fellow attendees, ask questions of the Scrapbook Expo staff, find out about classes, bus trips – you name it and we will be talking about it! We will also be hosting special giveaways in this group, so you won’t want to miss out. To date, we have groups set up for Grapevine, Pleasanton, and Orlando and will be adding additional groups over the next few days. We hope you will join us!
Thanks for joining me this week and I’ll see you again next week! Until then, have fun getting creative! And don’t forget … If you want a chance to win these amazing BasicGrey collections, you need to leave a comment on this post.