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4.25.2011

Pink Paislee Hometown Summer










{Reported by: Mandy Starner}








This past CHA-Winter, Pink Paislee and Collage Press collaborated to create the collection titled
"Hometown Summer". This collection is pretty much the cutest summer collection I have seen in a long time. Seriously, folks. The patterned papers are bright and fun, the images are adorable, and there are sooo many embellishments, its hard to choose what to use and what to hoard... err I mean save for later... There are banners, layered chipboard, acrylic buttons, rubber charms, die cuts, rub-ons... Oh! and stamps! You know, I love me some stamps!


What I liked:
Well, this won't be hard, I really love sooo much about this collection.
- There are a TON of embellishments. So many, in fact that I couldn't decided what was going to make the cut. Scrapbooking... cut... get it? Okay, moving on.
- The colors are so very perfect for summer, but this could very easily be used for school, sport, or even vacations projects.
- The paper pack has 4 of every double sided sheet! WOW! No need to hoard your favorite patterns. Go ahead and use those beauties!
-The stamp set has a lot of images to choose from! You get a couple of those super cute kids, a journaling spot, a house, a banner flag, and many more!


What I didn't like:
-I would have liked to see an alphabet sticker sheet. Is that greedy of me? Especially since "there are a TON of embellishments"?
- The borders are adhesive, but not super sticky. I had to add some adhesive to prevent my banners from falling off my projects.



What I made:

Ride layout
*Supplies used: Cardstock- Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper, die-cuts, rubber charms, layered chipboard- Pink Paislee, Alphabet stickers- Jillibean Soup, Punches- Ek Success


Summer Smiles layout

*Supplies used: Patterned Paper, die-cuts, layered chipboard, acrylic buttons, Stamps- Pink Paislee, Alphabet stickers- Jillibean Soup, Punches- Ek Success, Fiskars, Marvy



Hooray! card
*Supplies used: Cardstock- Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper, stamp, die cut banner, layered chipboard- Pink Paislee, Die cut- Spellbinders, Baker's Twine- Divine Twine

Where and How Much:
Product Name: Hometown Summer
Manufacturer: Pink Paislee
MSRP: $.76-$18.99
Available At: TwoPeasInABucket.com, Scrapbook.com, ACherryOnTop.com*



Bottom Line: This a great collection, sure to fit your needs for summer projects, school, boys, girls, and beyond.

What do YOU think? Is this a collection on your "to buy" list? Are you on the fence? Or do you already have it? What do you like or not like about it?  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to win a prize pack from Pink Paislee!

59 comments:

Ruth said...

Thanks for the honest and helpful review

Veronica said...

This collection just screams fun!

Kimberly B. said...

Looks great for a summer vacation. Bummer about the not so sticky banners, but they are at least super cute! Seems like a lot of things lately don't have sticker alphas, I wonder why? But the colors are so bright, I know I have a few alphas from other various things around that would work wonders with this (maybe that's why sticker alphas aren't in the set?)!

Kelly Massman said...

I love it! :-) I appreciate that your reviews are objective and fair!

kim c said...

I've got a tiny bit of Home Town and I definitely need MORE, lol. My fave from the collection is the generous package of borders.

Love what Mandy Kay did with this collection.

ArlaMo said...

What a fun line! I haven't picked this one up yet, but definitely plan to.

NanaBeth said...

I love the bright happy colors and designs.A welcome end to a dreary winter-they make me smile just thinking about all the wonderful cards and layouts I could make with them.

GLOANN said...

Love that you all always give any negatives about the product. I've never owned any Pink Paislee but would love to have some.

AngMomof3 said...

This is a cute line! I don't get to buy Pink Paislee at my LSS, so I'd love the chance to play with some of it. Thanks for the chance!

Patchi said...

I love the bright colors in this collection! I didn't know that the paper pack came with 4 of each! That's WONDERFUL!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love that when I'm not feelin' the cutesy, there are amazing b-sides to work with. Love that!!!

Linh C. said...

This collection is so sweet!

Angela Fehr said...

I love Pink Paislee and this line is uber cute!

kim a. said...

Now that I see all the great ways that you used this super cute line it has gone from my on the fence list to my must buy list!

alwayscharlie said...

Thanks for the review! This line looks to be extremely cute and lots of fun to work with. I don't have any yet but it's on my wish list!

TinaM said...

I agree, the colors are perfect for summer and very versatile.

Debbie W said...

i must be living under a rock. I've never heard of Pink Paislee. I really like that the papers have more than one or two sheets per design. This is now on my must have list.

Cynthia B. said...

Love your projects, Mandy! I think this line is the cutest! From the house patterned paper to the adorable kid images...it would be so fun to scrap my family's summer memories with this line!

Melissa said...

Love your layout, especially the second one! This collection is so fun and cheery!

Anke said...

I love the colours and papers. But I almost never use embellishments, so I should like more paper and less embellishments.
You made great pages and a nice card!

pegg said...

Love the bright happy colors in this collection! Really adorable images too. I haven't see these at my LSS quite yet. Will have to keep an eye out !

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the fun colours and that soda sticker is too cute!

Lisa said...

looks like a whole lot of fun! great colours for all those bright summer days although an alphabet to match is always such a winner! thanks for the review - your projects look gorgeous

Yaritza said...

It's such a cute collection. I've seen it around archivers and have not taken the leap yet. I think this just made up my mind. Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrapamum said...

I think line is perfect for little girls enjoying the summer. Pretty darn cute if you ask me.

Diana said...

Super cute and I would love some of these for my LOs of my kidlets.

HeeJin said...

Plough so cute and perfect for my summer! I want sssooo bad! I hope I win!

Diane S. said...

I love this collection! And no I don't have it yet-but I am sure to get it if I don't win it!

Anne Thompson said...

Great projects! Love Pink Paislee and love this collection! I don't have any yet, so am glad for a chance to win some. Anne, yourmainestamper

Kim M said...

This collection is absolutely adorable. I just adore those little houses, they remind me of one of the first lines OA came out with.

Lisa C. said...

I only recently saw this collection online and love it!! I love the colors and would love to win :)

Lara said...

Love it, I've been looking for it locally no luck yet. Would love to win! ;)

Rebecca said...

This line looks so fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
:) Rebecca Keppel

Melanie said...

This line is a must for me...I LOVE it! Love the bright colors and embellishments!

Vicky said...

OMG! Saw it and fell in love - this is so super cute & has absolutely gorgeous colors!

Arjanne said...

I like the fresh colors of this line! And those kids are so cute!

June Houck said...

Mandy, I enjoyed reading your review! I have never owned Pink Paislee, but as an avid paper crafter I have heard of them. Clearly they know what paper crafters are looking for: 4 double-sided papers, thank you! Not to mention the cute-but-not-cutesie embellishments with pennants, chipboard, buttons, charms, die cuts, stamps, rub-ons, and GREAT color scheme.

Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing collection.

Veronica said...

I saw this collection when CHA and I immediately fell in love with it. It has a sense of great old summer days with the cuteness of the childhood. Thanks for this review :D

RAP said...

Cute collection. I would like to have seen an image of the stamps included.

isabel said...

love this collection! Yummy.

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la zaz said...

Thanks for the chance to win this collection, love the fresh colors and the fun patterns.

Vitoria B said...

Perfect for summer projects, can't wait to play with this new collection.

PamS said...

Love the colors in this set. I also think that they would be perfect for summer pictures. I also like the idea that you get 4 sheets of each paper. That sounds like a real bonus.

katie said...

What bright and fun colors - just like summer - bright AND fun!! I particularly love the banners and the chubby kids. Thanks for the chance to win ;)

connie said...

love Pink Paislee and this collection. Love your projects. Thanks for the review.

Ellie A. said...

Are you kidding anything Pink Paislee ROCKS. This collection is making this gal Swoon! :)

irene said...

I love this collection. Since it was shown I couln't wait to get my hands on it. And when I saw it in the stores here in the Netherlands it met with my expectations and off course I had to buy it.Love the vibtrant colours and the summery feel that it gives me. Bye Irene

Jennifer said...

This line is so perfect for all the summer time fun with the kids.

Irit Shalom said...

Lovely collection!! I love to scrap summer and those brights are just perfect. Lovely projects in the post too.

julie.schellin said...

I LOVE this line! The colors are gorgeous - thanks for a chance to win it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Always love new papers and embellies! I have this set/collection on my wish list:) I LOOOOOOOVE your projects--exp. that second LO! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

I am really into the whole homey looking papers being released lately, so I will HAVE to pick this up if I don't win it that is! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

~~Mia~~ said...

Omgosh!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

serena said...

super fun collection. perfect for scrapping summer at home photos

Nitasha said...

Yep, I NEED this collection!

Dale Tiernan said...

This sure is a bit different from Pink Paislee. Not too sure. I've scrapped my boys younger photos. I'd have to have a closer look. Like the colours.

KateB said...

I do have some of it but want more! I am using for summer layouts but so need more for back to school!!!

Natalie said...

Totally adorable! Love it! :)