Guess who’s in the Basic Grey newsletter?

Have you seen the Basic Grey November newsletter? You can check it out here: http://www.basicgrey.com/clientuploads/CNL_1109.pdf

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Pssst – I made a layout with their swoon-worthy Eskimo Kisses line that is featured this month in it. I pretty much squealed when I saw Kelly Goree’s call to create a page for the sketch… and I was even peppier when she gave me the green light to do it…

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It felt good to put some of my Basic Grey stash to such good use. I just love how this page came out and YES! I used a holiday line for a non-holiday page. It can totally be done – just have to pick the right stuff.

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“I Becca” is because if you ask her if she’s various things (animals, minnie mouse, etc) she says “I becca!” So cute. Had to document it. I’ve got a few tips to share about the layout too:

* Die cut paper (could be any kind of paper really) approx 11 1/2 x 11 wide. I used the back side of it instead of the colored side.
* Kraft cardstock cut 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 and corners are rounded & edged with smooch ink.
* strip of patterned paper below photos (which are 4×6) is about 1 1/4 x 6
* Strip of patterned paper at right of photos could be substituted with a ribbon or border sticker
* I used a big rub-on under the title letters, but a stamp or sticker could work too.
* I placed the bigger rhinestones and pearls first, then the smaller ones. Don’t worry about perfect or being even – I like the random look.

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I think the rhinestones & pearls along the edge is my favorite part.

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Excuse me, I need to go fondle make another layout with this line of paper ASAP.

17 thoughts on “Guess who’s in the Basic Grey newsletter?”

  1. Another winning layout – but then, with such an adorable subject how can you go wrong? I confess I haven’t been swooning over pearls but you’re definitely making me rethink that – the pearl/rhinestone border is my favourite part too! Off to read the BG newsletter 🙂

    1. They’re self adhesive so I didn’t have to worry about it – but when I have regular (not adhesive) ones I just dot liquid adhesive in a line then place the jewels on the dots of glue.

  2. That is one beautiful layout! I love those gems down the side too. The whole page is a great color combo and I love love love that background paper.

  3. What a sweet LO of your daughter! I think my favorite part is that I can picture her saying “I Becca” when I look at the photo’s – there is something so honest in her expression. Wonderful!

  4. Great job and congrats on your Basic Grey celebrityhood! I love the pearl/jewel border, too. Great idea.

    Love to see holiday paper used in such a versatile way. I used xmas paper for my wedding album, and we were married in August. 🙂 It’s not hard to cover anything too thematic and highlight the parts that are on topic to make it work.

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