Favorite BasicGrey collection of all time?

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PeaNut 9,723
January 2001
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:09:35 PM
I was just looking through my stash of BG collections and WOW I still think Urban Prairie & Marrakech are tie for my top favorites. Just adore those colors and designs.

What are yours?


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PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:12:00 PM
I am not familiar with all of their collections, but I really like the Basics collection. I still have a few pages of the papers in my stash and I save it for "special" pages. It's so versatile. I actually would buy more of the paper if I saw it somewhere!

I also have the Wisteria collection pack in my stash, partially used. I like that one a lot, but I think I like Basics better.


PeaNut 281,136
October 2006
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:13:25 PM
Ooh, tough one. Lime Rickey is SO colorful and fun, but I love the patterns and soft colors of Soleil. Great question!


PeaNut 319,638
May 2007
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:20:29 PM
I love PB&J and Fact and Fiction. Hard to choose.

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PeaNut 308,186
April 2007
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:21:29 PM
I'm a BG fanatic from way back and have probably 20-30 lines. I'm more a fan of the Old School stuff but I can't pick just one. Even just 3 is hard but I'll do it, LOL!

1. Motifica
2. Urban Prairie
3. Black Tie


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:21:56 PM
I loved Lime Rickey.



PeaNut 9,723
January 2001
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:25:58 PM
Yes I love Black tie & Motifica too! gorgeous.
Just used Black tie tonight on a home decor project for my daughters room.


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PeaNut 60,695
January 2003
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:27:47 PM
I love the Christmas lines and the Baby boy one.

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PeaNut 308,186
April 2007
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:29:24 PM

Yes I love Black tie & Motifica too! gorgeous.
Just used Black tie tonight on a home decor project for my daughters room.

I used Motifica to scrap some Rome photos and it was sooo perfect. I've been hoarding Black Tie forever but I'm getting ready to use it for my long-overdue wedding album. It's so classy and timeless.

Would love to see your project if you took pics!

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PeaNut 109,681
October 2003
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:31:57 PM
Too funny----I was just going through all of my BG collections tonight and I loved Porcelain and Sultry. My favorite collections definitely came from around the Stella ruby/Urban Couture years. I haven't liked the newer collections for two or three years now.


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November 2003
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:43:33 PM

I loved the colours and the patterns. My favourite matched the liner of my vintage trenchcoat.


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PeaNut 426,757
June 2009
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:45:59 PM
Lemonade and Urban Prairie

Am really liking the look of the new knee highs and bow ties. Reminds me of my old favourites

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February 2003
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:47:01 PM
Basic Grey is one of my fave paper lines of all time- I just got a super generous RAK from a fellow pea Mary or SuperiorPea - and she gave me a bunch of BG pp- I love the line named after ice cream- 2 scoops maybe?

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July 2006
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:56:27 PM
Urban Prairie. I still have a tiny bit of it in my stash.

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August 2006
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:59:10 PM
I love pyrus! So many good ones though. I also really loved the Indian summer line. Lime Rickey is so bright and cheery!...

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September 2009
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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:07:00 PM
So hard to choose! I loved their Oh Baby girl & boy lines. I also loved, loved, loved one of their early lines (can't remember the name) that had a bunch of navy blue & pink in it.


PeaNut 532,851
December 2011
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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:11:23 PM
here goes, in no particular order,

1) Infuse
2) Indian Summer
3) Mellow
4) Oh! Baby, (Boy & Girl)
5) Figgy Pudding
6) Fruitcake
7) Curio
8) June Bug
9) Urban Prairie

I guess you can tell I like BG

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PeaNut 54,155
October 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:01:21 AM
Lime rickey!

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PeaNut 184,588
January 2005
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:13:12 AM
They have had some GREAT ones: I really loved Nook and Pantry, Eskimo Kisses, and more recently Soleil. But my favorite is the yet to be released Mint Julep--dying to get my hands on that one!



PeaNut 149,537
May 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:22:40 AM
This is too hard to choose just one! I think my top five (not counting Christmas collections) would be:
Urban Prairie


PeaNut 305,186
March 2007
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:29:10 AM
Lime Rickey and Lemonade are my 2 faves

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April 2011
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:31:38 AM
I lover Sultry and Marrakech. My daughter is in Morroco so I will save my Marrakech papers after visit her this summer.


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July 2012
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:41:20 AM
Peas! Apparently nobody in the U S of A, as in you guys who brought us Scrapbooking, loved Periphery? Must have been dumped on us third-worlders, for which I can only say thanks!

I love that range, still have quite a bit of it, all bought from a shop which I think has closed. Neutral but classy backgrounds, wish I had more "Chardonnay".

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PeaNut 88,350
May 2003
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Loc: Tucson AZ

Posted: 2/3/2013 1:04:17 AM
Color Me Silly
Two Scoops

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PeaNut 34,233
March 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:35:34 AM
I love me some Basic Grey! I am still hoarding some scraps of Lollipop Shoppe. How's that for a blast from the past?! I have a little of Motifica left and of course Black Tie.

My most recent favorites were Serendipity and Shine. Perfect for summer photos. PB&J works well with it too.

I switch out Christmas lines in my album. More times than not I use a BG line. Last year was Nordic Holiday and this year is Aspen Frost.

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January 2012
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:56:53 AM
Skate Shoppe and Boxer are my 2 favourite boy lines and for girl's I loved Romania. I really haven't been a fan of any of their newer lines.

ETA- How could I forget Blush!?


PeaNut 461,731
March 2010
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Posted: 2/3/2013 3:04:05 AM
Konnichiwa is my favorite as well as Origins which was perfect for my Costa Rica vacation.


PeaNut 556,376
June 2012
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Posted: 2/3/2013 3:44:18 AM
Fact & Fiction
Urban Prairie

*new and coming to their store round about 02/05


PeaNut 44,256
August 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:16:23 AM
I love Oh Baby (girl). I ended up with three packs of that paper.

I also really like Lemonade, Lily Kate, and Two Scoops. Reading this thread makes me want to go pull out my Basic Grey paper and scrapbook!


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September 2005
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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:44:17 AM
Lollipop Shoppe is what got me hooked and that is still my favorite!

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PeaNut 331,372
August 2007
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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:56:50 AM
They have so many great lines. I think motifica is my all time favorite. Followed by Vagabond and Boxer.


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PeaNut 156,343
July 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:15:32 AM
Black Tie. Or Scarlet's Letter. (ETA ooooh and yes, Motifica!!)

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September 2003
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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:19:49 AM
Oh Baby Boy was so versatile, I used it all up and have only tiny scraps left. Same for Marrakech and Periphery.

Much preferred their older lines.


PeaNut 391,742
September 2008
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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:04:39 AM
Phresh and Phunky
Skate Shoppe
Urban Prairie
Olivia + Oliver
All the Christmas lines!


PeaNut 361,706
February 2008
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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:14:52 AM
Since I can't settle on one only, I'll go with three:

Scarlet's Letter

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PeaNut 570,639
October 2012
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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:20:43 AM
I don't remember all the lines, but I would have to say Skater Boy.

ETA: Maybe it was Skate Shoppe.


PeaNut 236,056
December 2005
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 2/3/2013 7:38:44 AM
Marrakech! I made over 80 layouts with that line. Perfect for a trip to Turkey!


PeaNut 433,880
August 2009
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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:42:10 AM
American Periphery lover here!! That one is great for my boys. And I still love Blush for my girls.


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PeaNut 374,702
May 2008
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:17:52 AM
June Bug.


PeaNut 18,232
July 2001
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:30:53 AM
Lollipop Shoppe and June Bug.

My favorite Christmas line is Fruitcake.

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PeaNut 154,126
June 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:33:02 AM
Color Shoppe or Eskimo Kisses

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PeaNut 539,263
January 2012
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:42:45 AM
Lime Rickey is my all time favorite .....
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PeaNut 567,835
September 2012
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:59:59 AM
The only collection I've ever purchased was Serendipity. The papers fit in perfectly with my Paris album. I used about 75% of the papers in that pack within a couple of weeks.


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PeaNut 421,136
April 2009
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:11:25 AM
Max and Whiskers because there were dachshunds.

There's very little BG I don't like. My other favorite is Marrakech. Love the beautiful blues.


PeaNut 997
July 1999
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:13:31 AM
Sublime and Motifica made me fall in love with BasicGrey patterns. Their early association with K&Co to create the embossed Sublime paper patterns and dimensional stickers ..... swoon.

I can't think that there wasn't an "early years" line that I didn't love --- new, creative, energetic patterns ... but all easily use-able in all sorts of style of scrapbooking.

Black Tie, Fresh and Funky, wonderful, wonderful patterns and colors!

Then they changed.
I haven't purchased much, if any, BasicGrey in Y E A R S ... really years.


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August 2012
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:20:10 AM
I have bought 2 of their lines and absolutely love


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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:30:13 AM
They were my favorite manu for so long, and I still love them. I have/have had and used nearly all their collections since Sublime. I don't even think I could narrow it down into a top 5! Here are some of my favorites:
-Black Tie
-Urban Couture
-Urban Prairie
-Fact and Fiction
-Indian Summer

I used Motifica to scrap Rome pictures, too, @journey fan! I can only think of one BG line that they've ever put out that I didn't like and didn't buy anything from, the rest have been great. I really like the new lines that are coming out, too.

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June 2006
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:41:20 AM
I just B G. Some of my favorites are:

Black Tie
Out of Print

I'm not a fan of the J's exclusive lines.


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PeaNut 39,057
May 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:51:53 AM
It is hard to pick just one,but here goes:

1. Vagabond--would love to get some more of this. It is classic--goes with anything.

2. Skate Shoppe--would love to have more of this

3. Indian Summer--would definitely love to have more of this

4. Motifica

5. Black Tie--I have been hoarding some of this for years

6. Scarlet's Letter

Now that I think about it,there really are very few lines I DIDN'T like! LOL!



PeaNut 149,391
May 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:54:48 AM
I can't chose a single collection but Skate Shoppe, Phresh and Phunky, Wander, and Pyrus are among my favs. Basic Grey!

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