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buttonscrapper 
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10-08-12 10:01 AM - Post#4016702    

For the longest time, Basic Grey were my favorite papers, but lately, they just haven't wowed me like they used to.

In the last several months, I've been falling in love with Echo Park!!! Also, My Minds Eye have really caught my eye!!

I've been buying mostly the 6 x 6 pads instead of the 12 x 12 papers. For me, the 6 x 6 size just makes more sense. I like the smaller print better for cards, and also making the TP and Coffee Sleeve minis. It's easier to use the the larger, splashier patterned papers when the print is much smaller.

 
RedSquirrel 
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10-08-12 10:24 AM - Post#4016720    
    In response to buttonscrapper

Yes, yes and yes! I'm EXACTLY the same. I used to love Basic Grey but lately I've gone off them and I feel disappointed. I think it's the yellow. They seem to be using yellow, or at least yellow-tinted colours in everything, and I've decided there's only so much yellow I can comfortably take. Even the pink and green Sweet Threads, which I was so excited to get, has a yellow tint to everything.
Have you seen Echo Park's Winter Wishes? I need that so badly....

Link me up to some of your favourite MME papers?

 
GwynnAsbury 
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10-08-12 12:23 PM - Post#4016786    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I am with you Virginia! I have found that Basic Grey has been losing their touch. Their papers are expensive, you only get one sheet of each print, which are double sided - at least with the g45 I get two sheets of the same prints so that I can use both sides. I get the 12x12 and the 8x8/6x6 but I also do minis as well as my own 12x12 formats.

 
Kiwifarmer 
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10-08-12 12:46 PM - Post#4016792    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

I agree. They used to be cutting edge... Now they are meh.:)
I can't go past my minds eye for pretty papers. Love their colours and patterns. They are my fave by far. But having said that I do love echo park a very close second. Love their sister company carta bella as well. Their beautiful moments collection is just that......

I do tend to buy heaps of papers, because if my teaching, to try to give people a different range to work with, but a lot of the other companies I have to pick and choose individual papers, unlike mme or ep where I can happily use the whole lot.

 
buttonscrapper 
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10-08-12 12:48 PM - Post#4016794    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

I've also gravitated towards papers like Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, and Jilli Bean. But by far, Echo Park is what I'm collecting right now!

With MME, I love Stella & Rose, Miss Caroline, Lost & Found. Have not invested much in the newer lines, but really love their style! Each come with 4 sets of papers w/embellishments to match. I see them and just HAVE to have the whole collection! Lime Twist is one of their latest I believe...


 
buttonscrapper 
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10-08-12 12:48 PM - Post#4016796    
    In response to buttonscrapper

Oh, and Simple Stories has some great papers too! I'm starting to collect them!


 
RedSquirrel 
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10-08-12 12:50 PM - Post#4016798    
    In response to buttonscrapper

Is Lost and Found the one with the glitter all over it? If it is, I think I bought a couple of sheets once on clearance and I never used them because they shed all over everything. They are still in the plastic bag. I'm sure they were Lost and Found....

 
buttonscrapper 
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10-08-12 12:53 PM - Post#4016800    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I've only bought the 6 x 6 pads, but think maybe they came out with Lost & Found 2 (???). Will have to research that. I'm not really fond of the glitter papers...

 
RedSquirrel 
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10-08-12 01:36 PM - Post#4016804    
    In response to buttonscrapper

Nor me. I like the papers with integrated sparkle like DCWV papers have, but I don't like the glitter that falls off. I'm trying to get rid of it all.

 
Nora 
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10-09-12 12:42 PM - Post#4016992    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I am in agreement too about BG. It used to be that I couldn't wait to buy their new collection but lately not so much. I am loving October Afternoon 9 to 5 and Woodland Collection -especially their fun die cuts!! I also love MME. I love their Sweetest Thing lines.

I am also buying 6"by 6" paper pads. If I like the collection I will also buy a few pieces of the 12" by 12" but I find that I cut up most of my papers and the 6" by 6" pads work great for that. I also like the smaller pattern for cards.

 
Nora 
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10-09-12 12:43 PM - Post#4016994    
    In response to Nora

Should I do a use your 6" by 6" pp challenge for next month?

 
buttonscrapper 
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10-09-12 02:46 PM - Post#4017024    
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  • Nora Said:
Should I do a use your 6" by 6" pp challenge for next month?



I'll go for that!



 
Scrapjanny 
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10-09-12 02:47 PM - Post#4017026    
    In response to Nora

I never liked Basic Grey much. I LOVE Echo Park, Bo Bunny, and Doodlebug Design. I'm liking the 6 x 6 pads a lot for my cards.

 
RedSquirrel 
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10-09-12 04:12 PM - Post#4017030    
    In response to buttonscrapper

  • buttonscrapper Said:
  • Nora Said:
Should I do a use your 6" by 6" pp challenge for next month?


I'll go for that!


Me too! I have a lot of 6x6 pads - maybe 12 or 14. And I use them a lot - I love them!

 
cjjohnson 
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10-10-12 06:04 AM - Post#4017112    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Still a BG fan here.

Also still a MME fan.

I was really into Authentique for a while, still like them a lot but they started releasing themed stuff and paper that isn't their signature linen feel and I got a little bummed.

I am completely over G45 and OA.

 
RedSquirrel 
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10-10-12 06:08 AM - Post#4017116    
    In response to cjjohnson

I got one of the Authentique 6x6 pads, the blue and grey one. Love it. I couldn't get it here in 12x12 though. I haven't looked lately at their new stuff, or MME's...

 
RedSquirrel 
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10-10-12 06:12 AM - Post#4017118    
    In response to RedSquirrel

They don't sell Authentique on here, nor any MME 12x12 packs either.

 
boysmom 
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10-10-12 08:59 AM - Post#4017170    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I'm completely the opposite. I didn't like BG for a while and now they are my favorite again. I bought a few sheets of PB&J, loved them and bought a bunch more. I used them to enter a contest at basic grey and won Clippings. Have probably done 4 or 5 layouts from that collection - love. Can't wait to buy Serenade.

I prefer to buy paper by the sheet than the whole collection pack. That is also better with the BG so I can get 2 of what I really want and none of some of the others.

I haven't really gotten anything I love lately, except the basic grey. I think MME is beautiful, but then my layouts come out terrible with it - so not really for me. I do like Echo Park. I bought G45 Tropical Travelogue for vacation photos which it is perfect for , but it doesn't make me a huge fan of G45 just of that collection.

And I never like the 6x6 pads. I end up using too much cardstock and the layouts look boring. But, maybe that's my lack of ability with embellishments.

Edited by boysmom on 10-10-12 08:59 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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10-10-12 04:40 PM - Post#4017246    
    In response to boysmom

I still like BG, but I haven't seen the lastest collections. I bought PB&J and Up and Away most recently.

I also like Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, and K&Co.

 
luvscrappin 
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10-11-12 09:49 PM - Post#4017476    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

I wasn't a fan of BG for a looong time, they just didn't do any for me, in fact I gave away all my older lines because I just couldn't scrap with them!! But lately I am loving their new lines!!

I love Echo Park & MME!! Also loving Studio Calico.

Have been buying the 6x6 pads and have close to 50 pads. That is all I have been using lately, love the smaller prints better since I scrapped 8x8.

So V I hope we can still be friends since I don't love BG!!

 
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