CHA 2015: Pebbles and Doodlebug

Or as I’m calling them: gnomes and leprechauns! You’ll see why in a minute – as these are the stars of my favorite things from these booths.

First: Pebbles

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“Home Grown” is full of florals sure, but primary colors, gnomes, and mushrooms too! I just loved this one. So cute.

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As always, Pebbles had a great booth and samples too.

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Oh and a “DIY” type crafty but self contained photo garland kit too. I’m really loving the idea of a single product/kit being gifted to a “I’m not crafty” person who can test out our love of all things paper.

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Another line – “Happy Day” reminded me a bit of the garden and other lines from last year. Cute… but I’ll probably pass. Note the instagram type camera and coffee cups – both very hot images to use this show.

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Then I headed over to Doodlebug not expecting what I found, what made the skies open and angels sing…

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mini. doilies. Look at the scale and look at my hand there. These are SMALL. I’m in love. I want all the colors. Well ok, I do not want brown or black but I want all the others. Speaking of yum – check out the rainbow of glittery enamel goodness…

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What could be at the end of that rainbow? Why the cutest St. Patrick’s Day line of all time! I adore this – and I love seeing this holiday in a paper line.

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Just a few shamrocks and some cute stickers and I’m off…

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So both leprechauns and gnomes represented on the show floor – who’d have thought?

Layout featuring Pebbles Lakeside collection


I really love Pebbles summer line, Lakeside. In fact so much do I love it, that I actually ordered up some more of it because I want to use it for some adventures we’re having next month. Today I want to share a layout that I created with that line + a little American Crafts Mayberry.


What I love most about this page is that I got the story told + used up items in my stash that I adore and have been meaning to use. Probably one of the biggest crafty sins is to buy product you ADORE, and never use it!! I try really hard to use (at least in part) things I love enough to buy because then they’re being used happily in my crafting, instead of gathering dust somewhere in a corner, too precious to use.


Supplies Used:

This collection is one of my favorites in a long time – I love that it can be more rugged and woods-y or more floral and soft. I also really love that it can be mixed somewhat with American Crafts Mayberry line, another favorite I used a bit of here as well.


I loved sneaking in this bit of just for fun scrapbooking – now back to work for me!

CHA spotlight: Party in the Pebbles booth

If you’re looking for cute kid friendly scrapbooking lines – look to Pebbles. I was personally blown away by the styling done in the booth – it reminded me of a party blogger set up and so full of kid party ideas as well as product- well I had to share the pics.

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layout | featuring Pebbles Country Picnic

I want to share a layout I just made (and just for fun!) with some photos from last spring featuring the new Pebbles Country Picnic line. Which is even more fun to play with than I could have imagined! If you’re looking for a spring line that isn’t themed, you might check this one out.

The patterns are all very useful, the designs could go anywhere from Easter pages to general spring to – well anything! I think the kraft tags are my favorite… but really it’s all so much fun. Here’s my layout:

If you couldn’t tell – I had a blast just playing! Mixing photos and pretty papers and painting and just… well… happy crafting! I love a for no specific reason kind of a crafting session. Pure fun.

I stamped (with paint) partial parts of a fave background stamp onto my page as accent – it’s one of my favorite tricks right now.

This line is just so darn CUTE! I just love the detail, and the peachy pink colors and how beautifully these papers work with my photos!

note: I know these are American Crafts thickers, but I couldn’t find a link to them. All my other supplies used are listed below.