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Crate Paper Notes & Things by Becky Williams

{Reported by Becky Williams}


Today I have the privilege of reviewing the beautiful new collection from Crate Paper called Notes & Things. It was one of my favorite releases from this past trade show so I jumped at the chance to get to review it here on The Scrap Review.

What I liked: 

- I liked the colors and variety of patterns in the collection. It made for easy mixing and matching. I liked the woodgrain mixed in with the florals and graphic patterns.

- I liked the HUGE variety of embellishments from chipboard frames, wood alphas, layered butterflies, tags and lots of ephemera to tuck in here and there. Some alphas don't stick very well but the wooden ones that I got to try were great. Crate Paper was very generous with what they sent: patterned papers, ephemera pack, Standouts (I used the butterflies and little pocket), rub-ons, chipboard frames, stickers and journaling cards.

- I especially like the rub-ons. These were so easy to use. Some rub-ons aren't made very well but these transferred to my projects very easily and I didn't have to press hard on the transfer like you have to with some.

What I disliked: I know that we are supposed to find something that we don't like about a product or collection but there honestly wasn't anything that I didn't like about this one.

What I made:

Crate Paper Notes &Things collection
Studio Calico Mister Huey spray mist (Dewey)

Bottom Line: 
I LOVED this gorgeous collection and wish that I'd had time to scrap with it some more. I will absolutely pull it out again when I get a chance. It is lovely and the variety of embellishments make it easy to scrap with.

Where and How Much:
Product Name: Notes & Things collection
Manufacturer: Crate Paper 
MSRP: .89- $5.99
Available at:,,

What do YOU think of this collection?  We'd love to know what you think!  Leave us a comment and let us know.


Free Cut Friday!

I thought these would be appropriate for the time of year we are in.  Enjoy these journaling cards!!

You can download them HERE.

Have a great weekend!


Free Cut Friday!!

YAY!!  Another Free Cut Friday.  This cut file was created by me  (Ashley Harris).   I thought a good baby cut file would be good.  Hope you enjoy it!!

You can download the cut file HERE.


Pebbles Inc. Home + Made

{Reported by Ashley Harris}

I am super excited to share with you the Jen Hadfield Home + Made collection by Pebbles, Inc. today!! Not sure about you, but I have followed Jen's fabulous blog TaterTots & Jello for quite some time.  It's lovely.   Her style is fantastic and so I am a big fan.   However, does it come across in this collection?  Let's find out!

What I liked:

- The colors in this collection are absolutely fabulous!  I love them.   They are right on trend and give  you a homey feel.
- The patterns are great!  There is both geometric and floral.  A very good mix.
-The variety of dies is good.  There are butterflies, banner pieces, scalloped border and more!

What I didn't like:

- I can honestly say that I don't dislike a thing.  I was a little leery of the dies because they aren't of the best quality, but no issues.   They cut the first go through.  The only time it didn't is if it was cutting a thicker material like the gold foil paper.  Just go through a couple of times with a shim under the die and you're golden.

What I made:

Supplies:  Enamel dots:  My Mind's Eye; Vellum and Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics; Sequins: Misc;  All other product Pebbles, Inc. Home + Made

Supplies:  Twine:  May Arts:  All other products:  Pebbles, Inc.  Home + Made

Supplies:  Enamel Dots:  My Mind's Eye:  All other products Pebbles, Inc. Home + Made

Bottom Line:

This is a great collection and one worth having and enjoying!   

Where and How Much:
Manufacturer:  Pebbles, Inc.
Available Online: Not available for purchase yet. 

What do you think?

Is this a collection that you will run out and get or just meh for you?  Let us know!!