Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Playing with Paper!

I found myself happily working at the scrapbook store today, looking at Basic Grey's Halloween line, called, Eerie. I just stood there looking at this paper thinking, "Wow, I wonder what I could make with you?" I pulled all the racks off the wall and set in the floor looking at the different patterns and colors thinking about the endless possibilities this paper could create. I rearranged the paper and put it back on the wall in order of it's product code number and now I am happy with how it looks and I made room for more new Basic Grey paper that I was getting ready to put out.
I saw a really cute candy box on Basic Grey's online newsletter and decided to create my own for the store to display. Here is how it turned out. I have it up high on a shelf but it is filled the mini candy bars.

I nearly hyperventilated today as I opened up this box of paper to be put out on the shelves.
It's Basic Grey's newest release, Nook & Pantry. A very 40's and 50's kitchen themed line that is so dreamy! It has cupcakes, strawberries,doilies in every color, tea pots and bright fruits!
As I was making room for this paper line I found a lonely little bag hanging alongside packets of brads, as I got closer I discovered it was a Napkin Holder. Needless to say I knew immediately it was perfect for this paper!
Here it is! I have it supported on to hooks on the wall next to the line of paper.

A couple weeks ago I had to do my first product demonstration. I was teaching ladies how to create these beautiful tags! I really wish you could see the shimmer that they have! They are incredible! I don't personally own the tools to create these tags but as soon as I do I will show how to create these on the blog. Tim Holtz is the designer and creator of these products and techniques so you can hop on over to his website at to see a video on how to do this if you would like to try it too!

I hope you are having a great week, Lindsey


  1. Oh my goodness! I will hyperventilate with you! C-ute papers!

    Did I already tell you that I love your new banner? ♥

  2. Great post, I can just picture you on the store floor arranging your shelves! Thanks for the heads up on Nutmeg. I am beyond excited about October Afternoon's two new lines - I think I like them even better! EAK! Too much cuteness for one pocketbook! Have a great weekend! E

  3. What a great bunch of beautiful stuff!

    I love the tree tags.

  4. Hey Lindsey,
    I would SO TAKE YOUR CLASS!!!!!!! Love the Christmas papers. I wish the scrap book store by my house had the great papers that you have. Love the "ktichen" papers and your Halloween box:)
    You are so good!! Thanks for sharing your I just need to get crafting!!
    Deb :)

  5. Ohhh Lindsey. I wish I could go to where you work. I have family in St.Lois so maybe if I ever go up there I could have a treat and meet you! I would take your class in a heartbeat too!

  6. These are wonderful!
    Hope your weekend is filled with creative projects~

  7. Hi Lindsey,
    I have seen your name (and your Mom's) so often on Elizabeth's blog so I decided to come for a visit. What a creative and talented young woman you are! I enjoyed looking at all of your projects and reading about your classes. I worked and taught in a scrapbook store for a while but unfortunately it closed last year. That was my happiest time-I loved seeing all of the new products as soon as they came in and the interaction with customers. Now I have to do most of my shopping on-line. It's not the same as seeing and feeling the papers and embellishments in person! We follow or read many of the same creative blogs and now you've introduced me to some new ones. I know I will be back again and agin to see what you're "up to". Keep up the wonderful work!

  8. Oh you're so lucky to get to play with paper all day!

    I just had a closer look of the Basic Grey range on the net and it looks fantastic.

    Victoria xxx

  9. The new vintage papers are very sweet. Your tags turned out really pretty!