spotlight | pink paislee

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Pink Paislee, and this release did not disappoint! What I really loved is that they have two lines that are more neutral (and masculine friendly) and two very flourish filled, not shy of pink lines. LOVE the variety! First, here’s a photo of Melissa Stinson (and her fabulous layout) with Pink Paislee’s owner Rebecca.

Note: want even more Pink Paislee CHA pics? Visit Melissa’s blog. She’s on their design team + she has got a whole tour here.

Where to start? I have to go with my favorite line from Pink Paislee, one of my favorites of the whole show…

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Best of CHA: part 1

Note: all CHA photos in this post were taken by, and used with the permission of the AWESOMELY TALENTED Melissa aka The Scrappy Jedi. She rocks, and I thank her for telling me to have at her photo collection.

I’ve seen a lot of coverage from CHA which ended just a few days ago in Chicago. Know what? I’ve seen a LOT that I like. So I’m going to break down and share my favorite stuff. Not just brands – but specific products that I’m just totally in love with and want to have and cuddle craft with ASAP.

I must start with Studio Calico, whom I’ve said any number of times… ROCKS. They don’t just rock though, they continue to release new products and lines that work seemlessly with previous ones.

Their stuff is classic – I love it big. I could talk about all the WIN in their booth from mists to masks to paper that makes me want to weep with happy.

The book plate stickers (on left) and stamps (on right) pictured above made me squeal out loud when I saw them. There are few things that I love more than combining book elements/designs into my scrapbooking. Note: Studio Calico has teamed with Hero Arts to manufacture stamps that coordinate with their lines – a development that joins two of my favorite companies into what I think will be a great partnership. This stamp set (shown above on the right) is called “I Love Books”.


What makes My Mind’s Eye so incredibly appealing is how useful their product is. From paper to brads, and most especially the buttons shown above – it’s timeless and I know this will be a great addition to my scrapbook stash. The “Lost & Found 2” line is sure to be a hit – I know I’m anxious to play with it.

 The buttons are my top pick – with the great colors, shapes, and detail they will be perfect accents to complete many craft projects to come. But I want the coordinating brads, and most of the paper too. *REAL BAD*


Pink Paislee “Nantucket” Chipboard Tiles shown above, as well as darn near EVERY item Pink Paislee released are high on my “I want it now” list. I see so much possibility for doing some mosaic-inspired craft details, or using them as flower centers, or anything else! I can’t wait for this product to ship and to get my precious…

I mean, send me anything from this Pink Paislee release and I’d be in heaven. From the mistables to the papers, it’s all looking really great. Pink Paislee has once again created useful product that is fun and will work so well in so many of my projects. They’re always a favorite of mine – so I’m glad to see them continuing to rock the releases!


Wraping up today’s “oh holy cute gimme. now. please!” I have October Afternoon. The Sasparilla line is made of pure cute – and I’m saving my Reno Rodeo photos (the few I remembered to take!) for this line. Adorable!! I think it would work great for any number of projects. The miscellany and Little Flyers (shown above) are by far my favorite pieces.

Oh sweet love… don’t even get me started on Sidewalks line from them! It’s SO me!! Adorable. Also think their mists look super cute, but as I’m on a no mist purchasing freeze, well, I’ll just have to admire from afar.


What are you looking forward to? This is just the tip of the iceberg for me – so stay tuned for more! Not just picks and favorites, but I’m also going to be sharing more of my CHA projects, videos, and so much more. I’ve got a lot in store – and posts queued up and waiting for their turn…

Parisian Anthology

Have you SEEN the new Pink Paislee + Houseof3 line?! It’s fantastic. I have a video (FYI – HARD to hold camera and ink with one hand) It’s pretty pixelated… I almost didn’t post. But here it is:


I did an article about it and made the first (of MANY, I’m sure) layouts with it…

This stuff is SO fun. Link to article I wrote for Scrapbook Update. Info on the layout + many more pics + how-to shared on

I’m including some in one of my classes I’m teaching in Berkeley, CA (Nov 6) I love it so much… back to playing!!

Guest Layouts

Know what I love? Challenging myself to do new creative things and push past where I think I can go.

Both of these have ideas I *love* and will try again for sure.

What do they have in common? Only one of my favorite lines this summer!! You can see all the how-to in detail right now, as I’m a guest at Pink Paislee – one of my favorites.

I love scrapbooking with stars sooo much. I need to make my girls some new shirts with sewn-on star patches… add it to my to-do list, ok?

Happy Friday.