Persimmon week!

I’m excited that the Basic Grey line Persimmon is finally out and in stores – and to celebrate this beautiful line I’m going to be bringing you a week full of projects.


First up, I’m warming up my inking skills and getting the stamps put to use!


I used distress markers to color the background leaves – oh how I love that stamp, as well as the Thanks is for Giving label stamp. I think I will have to incorporate them into my Thanksgiving table somehow this year.

Stay tuned – I’ll be back tomorrow with another project!

Supplies used:

CHA: Basic Grey

I’m really impressed with how Basic Grey continues to innovate and bring new must have products each show. Their “capture” line continues to grow. I am really wanting to look more into it but I’m liking the possibilities here and think I might have to try one.

bg capture

They have products that coordinate with the album system and the new lines, and I hear great things about these products from those who have already tried them. BG also had a party line “RSVP” – full of loads of color and vibrant patterns.

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hearts + pink.

I believe in Valentine’s Day as a chance to share love in general. Friends, grandparents, children… I don’t believe in hyping up forced romance. That’s not real to me.

But love in general is always something I’m down to celebrate.

Today I want to share some favorite craft products that feature pink + hearts. Because I won’t lie – I love that Valentine’s Day features pink.

Basic Grey Kissing Booth.  this line makes me so happy. All that beautiful pink + chocolate-y brown. LOVE. The stitched heart paper is my favorite. 

Hero Arts 4 Hearts stamps – they’re a great size + shape, and I find myself using them more often than any other heart stamps. I do love my Hero Arts stamps.  

Tim Holtz heart (mini) dies – I use (and adore) these little hearts almost every week. They’re the perfect size + shape for most all my projects. I’m SO glad to have them! They’ll cut through all kinds of materials too- love that. 

Doodlebug Twine – really anything Doodlebug is cute, but all their “cupcake” and “Bubblegum” colored (pink) supplies are my very favorites. I love their pink! This card of twine has quickly become a go-to for me this month.

Distress Stickles in Spun Sugar – I love worn lipstick, but Spun Sugar is my go-to soft pink distress stickles color. Love!

 Dear Lizzy Neapolitan trims

What are your favorite love (or red or pink) products? Do you like a bit of glitter with your love pages? Like some metallic added in? Or are you all over the map with how you scrapbook loved ones?

I’m off to my Big Picture class to issue a love-related challenge now – I challenge you as well – do some love-related craftiness and share!


All of these products + many more love, heart, and pink craft supplies can be found at