Friday, July 29, 2011

New Basically Bare sets, coming SOON!!

I promised pics of the new sets being released by Basically Bare in my last post, and I do finally have something to share! Now, these are prototypes only, made of kraft. The actual sets will be just like Basically Bare's other amazing embellishments. It is one of the things I love so much about this new and exciting company, they play with texture! So you will find corrugated, chipboard, acrylic, canvas, and felt pieces all mixed in with each other. The sky is absolutely the limit when you open up a package from Basically Bare!

Now, on to the new sets! As I mentioned before, I am completely over the moon about the Basically Bare gals giving me a chance to design a few things for them. In this photograph you can see all of the eight new releases, which will be shipping very soon.

Aren't they all awesome! I cannot wait to get my hands on these beauties. Are you wondering which ones I designed? The frames, wall with ivy, and heart locket with heart key are my sets. I love how they look, what do think?

Special thanks to Candy Rosenberg for use of the photo, and all of her hard work. Please go to her blog to see more photos from the Basically Bare booth at CHA!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On the first day of CHA: I'm sharing big news!

CHA is officially in full swing! As I said yesterday, I am not physically there but "pieces of me" can be found if you look hard enough! You can find some of my projects in the Epiphany Crafts booth (#1239, go say hi!). If you go to the New Exhibitor Pavilion and visit Basically Bare in booth #1814 you'll see my latest adventure. What is that, exactly? Well first let's back track for just a minute..

I scrapbook and create altered goodies with paper, fabrics, and all kinds of textures. It makes me happy, and as cheesy as it may sound, "comforts my soul". I am not happy if I am not making something, and when I cannot physically sit down and create, my mind is constantly swimming with ideas. There have been many times I wished I had "just that right thing". Whether it be a shape, frame, flourish, or textured pieces to create with. Blank canvases ready to transform to match my specific needs...

Enter Basically Bare, launched in May of this year by Angela Pruitt and Carol Jackson. They are a family owned and operated manufacturer of fine embellishments and albums for the scrapbooking and paper crafting industry. Basically Bare products are alterable, which means they can be customized by the crafter to meet the artistic needs of their current project. You guessed it: I fell in love with their incredible goodies!

So now what does my big news have to do with Basically Bare? I am excited to announce that I have designed three new sets for them, and they are being debuted at CHA along with five other sets and a fabulous new album! This is a dream come true for me, seeing some of my ideas transformed into actual product! I have said this so many times over the past weeks, but I must again shout out a huge thank you to Angela, Carol, Candy, and everyone else involved behind the scenes at Basically Bare!

Would you like to hear about the new sets? Here are the names of the sets I designed:

Fanciful Frames
Climbing Ivy
Lovely Locket

Here are the names of the other new Basically Bare sets and album:

Bare Basics Blossoms & Leaves
Bare Basics Celestial Shapes
Stackabellies Holiday Ornaments
Welcome Little One Set
Up Up & Away Set
Bare Booklets – Simply Shapely

These new sets will begin shipping August 15th and as soon as I have photos I will share them. Again, if you are at CHA this week head over and visit the Basically Bare gals at booth #1814!! If you are a kit club or store owner and would like more information or an order form you can contact me at or the ladies of Basically Bare at

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's CHA week , are you excited yet??

Because I sure am! I love this time of year. All the new products and industry buzz! I am sadly unable to attend this show, but several "pieces of me" will be there and I will be posting sneaks and pictures of them throughout the week. I also have some awesome news to share, that I am still pinching myself in disbelief over!

But enough of that for right now, I've got some project sneaks for Epiphany Crafts today! If you're at the show, check them out at booth #1239. I have seen some photos of the booth as it's being set up.... It is going to be GORGEOUS! If you haven't already, "Like" them on Facebook and you will see more photos and updates throughout the week! OK, here are a few sneaky peek shots of some of the projects I shipped off to them a few weeks ago:

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tidbitz In Time kit reveal!

The July Tidbitz In Time kit "Dream In Color" will have you doing exactly that! It's packed with stunning papers and brightly colored embellishments which make designing layouts and projects easy! Have a look at what I created with it:

Want this kit? Get over to Tidbitz In Time TODAY before they are all gone!