Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Story of the Basics

I've learned something about my style recently. I actually realised for the first time that my favourite background paper is one that is white/cream/vanilla in colour with a subtle pattern such as grids, lines or distressing. The incident that brought this to my attention was when I finished off my pad of Basic Grey Basics Manilla collection. Do you remember it? Released about 3 years ago (or more?) it was the perfect collection of what I just mentioned.

I thought I would share with you some of the layouts I've made over the past years with the collection so you can see just what I mean. I'm sharing them here in reverse chronological order. You've seen this first layout here fairly recently, (and also over at the Paper Stories blog).

But now that it's gone I've got my sights on the Simple Surfaces collection that Cosmo Cricket just released at the last CHA. I think it's going to be perfect for me!



  1. That's not water creeping up under your feet, it's me salivating over this collection all the way from Sydney side!!!!!!!!! Followed the link & I have to say the Christmas collection is making the heart flutter faster, too....oh, totally YUM......& what you did with the pp, too....especially the subtle Sundays one....might try a sorta technique jack of that one with my gelatos!!!!!!!

  2. Love these layouts.. actually all your layouts. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. :-)

  3. sigh... I love looking at your LOs..x

  4. What an amazing collection of layouts Natalie! Love your style. And I'm your 450th follower - that's gotta be some sort of milestone!

  5. What a gorgeous collection of layouts!! I love your style!!


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