Friday, September 12, 2014

Recap Your Summer Vacation with Rebecca Cross and Pink Paislee!

Happy Friday to everyone! Temps are starting to drop for autumn in some parts of the world... a bit too much in a few.. ahem Alberta Canada our sincere apologies on being overlooked for autumn by mother nature! We thought it was a great time to get those summer holiday memories scrapped while still fresh. We asked the wonderful Rebecca Cross from Pink Paislee to help bring you some inspiration and talk about the epicness that is the Solstice collection


Hey Mei Lei Paperie blog name is Rebecca Cross and I am the Director of Brand Development for the Pink Paislee brand (I also manage the Heidi Swapp and Bazzill brands that you probably know and love too!) I have been involved in the scrapbook and paper crafting community since 2004 and once owned an online scrapbook store before launching Pink Paislee in 2007. I am a self confessed geek and I love all things tech and modern; yet somehow I still find time to shop thrift stores and vintage boutiques for unique treasures to add to my home and my craft projects!  You can learn more about me personally by visiting my blog HERE 

I am super thrilled to be able to speak to you directly about our latest summer collection called SOLSTICE. This collection is all about summer sunsets and chic coastal crafting! We added a ton of gold accents to this line and lots of glitter to make it feel super glamourous. Our paper lines have been expanded recently to 12 patterns front and back for a total of 24 patterns so if you love variety this one has it! The 6x6 paper pad is a must have for sure.

I just returned from a 5 day trip to San Diego California and I was so excited to return home to print my photos! I love summer photos. I love summer vacations. But most of all I love remembering how much fun we had when I look through my snapshots and take the time to preserve them into a few layouts. I will create 4-6 more layouts around the memories of this trip alone and I will enjoy every second of it. For me it is the best part.
The first layout includes a few photos of my son experimenting with the "boogie board" in the middle of the cold ocean. I wanted to create a really soft beach feel so I added some light blue acrylic paint under my photo mat area with a quick dry bristle brush technique. Then I got to work adding all the fun gold accents and elements to my page.  The 3D Gold Formed Stickers are really like metal stickers vs a puffy sticker so the title "summer" feels really substantial and sturdy. I just love how it looks like shiny metal but it slightly flexible like a regular sticker. Combine that with the foam foil stickers and go for the gold! You will love it!

Rebecca Cross Pink Paislee for Mei Li Paperie

The second layout features a quick photo of my son sitting beside the dunes at Coronado Beach.  He was quite exhausted at this moment after swimming for a few hours but I love the scenery and the background in this photo and I will treasure this day always.  It was such a relaxing afternoon.  On this layout I wanted to have fun with all the different patterned papers so I created a cluster under the photo and added just a few bits of ephemera here and there to reinforce the mood.  This one was quick and simple and incorporates more of the same gold elements I am completely in love with!  Even the ephemera has gold foil printed here and there!

Rebecca Cross Pink Paislee for Mei Li Paperie

Even though this collection is named SOLSTICE (aptly named after the longest day of the Summer) the patterns are versatile enough to be used for every crafting project and trust me you will NEED the gold foam and gold 3D stickers for yourself so grab those for sure!

For even more inspiration be sure to download our FREE e-book with step by step instructions on how you can create 20 designer layouts with these fun products...and don't forget to recap your summer vacations!

Thanks for inviting me to the blog today!  Live Pink! 

1 comment:

  1. I am so behind with reading some of my favorite blogs. Just now read this one by Rebecca from pinkpaislee and saw some lovely LO's too!!