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9.18.2012

The Good Life Collection by Fancy Pants




















{Reported by Ashley Harris}




I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Fancy Pants Designs' The Good Life Collection this week.  I have a lot to say about this collection so let me get down to it!


What I liked:
-The color palette ROCKS!   It can be for boys, girls or just anything!  LOVE!
-The variety of embellishments.  I love that there are so many to choose from: buttons, chipboard, stickers, brads, etc.
-The patterns on the paper were great and trendy!


What I didn't like:
-I hate doing this, I do, but those of you who have read my past reviews know I am a stamp snob.  That being said, I didn't like their stamps.  Not the images themselves, the quality.   The images were great, the quality not so much.  


What I made:

4x6 Card Supplies: Cardstock Bazzill, American Crafts; Brads, stickers, stamps, banner stickers: Fancy Pants The Good Life Collection



4.25x5.5 Card Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Ribbon: American Crafts; Patterned Paper, Chipboard, stickers: Fancy Pants Designs The Good Life Collection

12x12 Layout:  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Ribbon: American Crafts; Twine: May Arts; Spray Mist: Studio Calico;  Patterned Paper, Button, Border Stickers, Chipboard Alphas, Banner Stickers; Chipboard button: Fancy Pants The Good Life Collection

Bottom Line:  I loved this collection.  Aside from the stamps' quality, they were good images.   Get it when you can, seriously.  LOVE!!

Where and How Much:
Product: The Good Life Collection
Manufacturer: Fancy Pants Designs
MSRP: $0.80-$14.99
Available Online:  Stop and Scrap (pre-order)

What do you think?  Is this collection about to make your life The Good Life?  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Wednesday to be entered to win The Good Life Collection Kit!!   WOO HOO!  U.S. and Canada residents only.   Please leave a way to contact you if you win.    Good luck!

45 comments:

Jennifer Cowan said...

I love the color of this line...very versatile!

Miriam Prantner said...

This was my favorite of their last releases. LOVE the colors and the images! It's disappointing to hear that about the stamps though.

Melissa D. said...

I love this color palette too! Pleased to hear a good review! Would love to win! gr8dehne at gmail dot com

Renee said...

Beautiful line and projects! I truly appreciate your honesty about the stamps, I have very little money for crafting and hate to waste it on poor quality!

Gabrielle said...

I just recently really discovered and began playing with Fancy Pants. I got their Country Boutique line and made the most beautiful wedding album as a gift to a friend. I love your little cards and simple layout, such a beauty! I really love the colors and sophistication of this line and can definitely see myself using it. I don't know much about stamps, but that bike is cutie!!
-Gabi from Denton, TX

Vicki said...

Love the color combinations,! Reds, yellow and black are so great for Disney pics with mickey mouse!!

Patchi said...

I love the colors and patterns! I'm not much of a stamp person, so that wouldn't bother me.

Linh C. said...

The collection's name, The Good Life, caught my attention. I'm further intrigued by the color combinations - all of my favorites! I don't stamp much, so I don't really know about the quality of stamps, although I do understand needing quality stamps for precious projects that take time and resources so you want the images to be great!

Maureen Hayes said...

Really like the colors and patterns in this collection. As a "stamp snob" myself I appreciated your honesty about the quality. Thank you for the chance to win this and give it a try.

Krystle said...

I agree -- love the versatility of this line. Thanks for the great projects and inspriation!

Diane S. said...

Love the color combos-Love Fancy Pants! thanks for the chance to win it!

Jingle said...

The colors in this collection are just awesome! I love the papers! I've had issues with stamps from companies like this more than once...I'm with you..I look for good quality!

ShoppingTamii said...

you made some awesome projects today! I love the kick of red...awesome!

Lisa C. said...

I love the colors of this collection. Perfect for both boy and girl layouts. And I love your honesty when reviewing products here. This is such a great blog and resource for crafters!

Jojorenee said...
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Jojorenee said...

I have been eyeing this collection waiting for the release. I think the colors are awesome been looking for something I like with same palette since Pink Paislees Starlight and I think this is it! mekepooh1@hotmail.com

Moongirl said...

I love Fancy Pants! And I love the bold colors of this line.

Anonymous said...

I like your review and I really like the patterns in this collection. Good to know about the stamps too.
Janet
tomjan@frontiernet.net

Carol L said...

Thanks for your honest review - I HATE wasting money on stamps that are of poor quality! This paper collection is very pretty, and I love the patterns, especially the chevrons! Great cards - I love that stapled ribbon snippet, and your layout page is great too!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Looks like lots of fun! I'm a stamp snob too but I manage to make do most of the time even if the stamp quality is Poor. Rebeccacell@gmail.com

Yaritza said...

It's a beautiful collection for boy pages. Thanks for the chance.

blurooferika said...

Thanks for letting us know about the stamps. I'm fussy about mine. That's too bad, because the color combination in this new collection is top-notch. Love the papers!

wahoolady said...

Love the colors and patterns so much that the stamps would be secondary.
Thanks for the chance.
wahoolady(at)aol(dot)com

Robin B. said...

I love the colors in this collection!

SHartl said...

Oooh....those fun colors and designs are fabulous! Too bad about the stamp quality...let's hope Fancy Pants pays attention and fixes that! I hate it when clear stamps don't give me a crisp impression. Thanks for your detailed review and gorgeous projects!
apedoak (at)aol (dot) com

Jean said...

This collection is calling me! Love the colors and patterns!

csparky61 said...

So vibrant, I love all the black, red and white with the yellow. The bicycle is adorable too!

Erica Hettwer said...

Thanks for the great review!

Funky Finds said...

Love the color palette!!!

jcinokc said...

Cute projects. Love the colors and the page with the crackle look. Thanks for the chance to win!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Kim H said...

wonderful cards and layout. the collection has a great color combo. thanks for the review and chance to win.

kimba at richhook dot com

Cynthia B. said...

I do love the primary color palette of this line! That's one of the things I think about when buying a whole collection now...will this work for both my son and daughter, as well as overall family pics? Except for the stamps, it sounds like The Good Life gives you lots of bang for the buck! Thanks for the review!

Kelly Massman said...

Totally love it! thanks kmassman at gmail dot com

April said...

I just adore the colors in this collection!!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

The colors of this collection looks great but I'm sorry to hear about the stamps. . . but i totally understand the stamp snob!

justasiam said...

This collection honestly is one of the most beautiful ones I have seen in a long time! The colours are so vibrant and rich without being too flashy to use on a scrapbook page. And I am really in love with that card design...so simple and clean and crisp!

Melanie said...

Love the colors of this collection!

cutiephinphin said...

I've loving this collection. Simply love the colors!

Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

Emily Todd said...

I love the bold colors and the different patterns. Definitely a line that has a little bit for everyone to like.
emt85_04(athotmail)dotcom

sbg said...

I like the colors as well, sorry you didn't like the quality of stamps. I find it hard to use clear stamps after using red rubber for a number of years.

Sbgoudreau at yahoo.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Agreed! I too love the colors palette on this one!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Joni Parker said...

I soooooo need this line TWICE...once to use and once to hoard. This is so me, it's not even funny!! The colors are just to die for!!

vegetablog said...

Ooh, I hadn't seen this line before; it looks great!! I really like the colors-- and especially that tone-on-tone leaf print paper you used on your card. Thanks for the review :)

~Natalie

The Constant Scrapper said...

This kit is darling! I love collections where you can really see layout possibilities with it right away. Thanks for the review and the giveaway. :-)
janice (at) theconstantscrapper (dot) com

sticker printing said...

That is really nice card design, well colored.