Hey everyone! We've teamed up with our friends at Basic Grey to bring you a little collaborative inspiration today. Melanie Bauer and I both started with the same products - Studio Calico's 35mm kit + Basic Greys PB&J 6x6 pad, Die Cuts & Pins and Tags - and put together a week of Project Life. You can see Mel's week over on the Basic Grey blog, and there's also a special Studio Calico offer you won't want to miss. ;)
I tend to get overwhelmed with choices when I'm working on a week, so working focusing on using the kit + Basic Grey products really helped to speed up the process. And I could use a little speeding up, since this time of year is so busy! The brights in PB&J coordinated beautifully with the blues and greens in the kit, so I had no trouble mixing and matching between 35mm & Basic Grey.
Die cuts are one of my favorite products to use for Project Life, and I had a lot of fun incorporating the die cuts from 35mm and the ones from the Basic Grey pack. If you missed out on 35mm, don't worry - the June kit, So Cal, will have more exclusive die cuts. They're just such an easy way to add a little bit of detail to a photo or card.
The Basic Grey PB&J 6x6 pad was perfect for filling the pockets in my Project Life album. I love working with this size in my book since the scale of the patterned paper is smaller. There were several ledger print papers in 35mm, I turned them into journaling cards and decorated them with embellishments from the kit and tags from the Basic Grey Pins & Tags.
This little heart pin was a great finishing touch on my big birthday photo (man, I love this picture, and it was so fun to print it as a 6x8!) - I popped the "hello" die cut on foam dots and just slid the pin right through it. This way it will stay put and no one will get poked by it. You can also see that I used some of the Studio Calico Adventure & Good Stuff stamps throughout my week - I am a stamp addict and couldn't pass up a good chance to get them inky! ;)
We are giving away Basic Grey's pb&j 6x6 pad, Die Cuts & Pins & Tags. Please post your comment here and we'll choose a winner this week!
Thanks for joining me today - don't forget to pop over to the Basic Grey blog for more Project Life inspiration and an awesome special offer!