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Clique Kits Monthly Wrap Up

Hello everyone!  Erica here with today to wrap up the month!  This month we were super excited to have Rebecca Cross on the blog with a Q&A!  If you missed it CLICK HERE to read the full blog post and don’t forget to head on over and like Pink Paislee on Facebook!  We had an amazing month of inspiration on the blog!  Here is a look back and some of the amazing projects from the August 2015 kit!


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We had a fabulous turn out for our Clique into Color online crop August 7-9th!  So much fun and inspiration all weekend long!  I am happy to announce the winner of the Bella Blvd Prize Pack is Rachel Dutko!  Rachel please email to claim your prize!  Thank you to everyone who joined us and we hope you will come back on October 3rd for another fun filled online crop!  We have a special kit on sale right now just for this crop and you can pick it up in the shop!  Once this kit is sold out it will not be restocked!  They are very limited so act fast!  Today only you can take 15% off  your card kit by using the code SAVE15 at checkout!  Prices on the card kit will go up after September 15!




This month we also introduced our 2015-2016 Varsity Team!  We are thrilled and honored to have these ladies joining us and we can not wait for them to get started!  Please mark your calendars for October 1st for a very special blog hop!

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Last I would like to give a big Thank You to Winnie & Walter for being our August Challenge Sponsor!  There is still some time to get your projects linked up for your chance to win a gift certificate to their shop!


Thanks so much for stopping today and don’t forget to check out the Clique Kits New Products in the Shop!  We have added some new collections and products that you do not want to miss out on!  Subscribers remember you can have your purchases shipped for free with your kits!  Have a great day!

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August Designer in the Spotlight – Rebecca Cross

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Hello everyone!  Erica here today with this months’s Designer in the Spotlight!  We are so excited and honored to have Rebecca Cross with us today!  Rebecca is the Founder & Creative Director over at Pink Paislee.  This month’s Clique Kit featured the Pink Paislee collection Citrus Bliss and it was filled with fun fruit, beautiful colors and fun patterns!  So sit back, relax, grab your drink of choice and say hello to Rebecca!


Q.   Tell us a little bit about your creative process and what inspires you?
A.  People ask about our creative process all the time; and the truth is we are always in a state of “design!”  Everyday we work on new patterns, color palettes, trend review, product development and finally planning and execution. All of our collections start with a storyboard; a.k.a. mood board that includes curated images, color swatches, and font selections. Since I am the Creative Director and Brand Manager for the Pink Paislee brand I usually initiate the overall theme and provide inspiration images to our designers; then they take what is in my brain and further develop the mood boards and the product designs.
Q.Where and when are you most creative?
A.  Personally I am the most creative at work!  I actually thrive on being busy. I love brainstorming and developing new product concepts. I am a self confessed workaholic and I spend most of my time at the office. I am lucky to be surrounded by creativity and creative people everyday! When I go home it tends to get shut off.
Q.  What are some of your must have supplies?
A.  When I actually find time to create my favorite supplies include pretty papers, lots of alphabets, paint and sometimes texture paste! It isn’t uncommon to see something sparkly on all of my page layouts!
Q.  Have you always had a love for design?
A.  I am not sure that I have ALWAYS had a love for design but I have always worked around DESIGN. It wasn’t until 2004 that I decided to explore the scrapbook industry a little bit deeper and get personally involved. Ever since then I have been soaking up design trends, hot patterns and icons on a daily basis!
Q.  3 things people probably do not know about you.
A.   The three things people probably don’t know about me are:
  • I listen to ‘old school’ Rap Music or Hip Hop. Everyone makes fun of me for it!
  • I am sort of an introvert. I don’t mind staying home and I don’t feel the need to be super social. 
  • When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be just like Angela Bower from the TV show Who’s The Boss! Advertising and Marketing has always been in my blood.
  • Book: Just finished reading The Atlantis Gene! I like a little bit of sci-fi drama – strange I know..
  • Movie: I love all movies! This is my outlet – it’s about the only time I don’t think about work.
  • Candy: Hot Tamales or anything Chocolate!
  • Drink: Mr. Pibb
  • Music: Hip Hop or Rap
  • Color: Gold
  • TV Show: Right now we are watching….’The Last Ship’
Q.  Out of all the collections you have created so far which is your favorite?
A.  We have worked with so many talented artists over the years..I have a lot of favorites.  But the ones I hold dear are Nantucket and even Solstice. I guess I really love beachy nautical themes!
Q.  Can you share how Pink Paislee came about and where the name came from?
A.   Pink Paislee was launched in 2008 and came from a desire to get back to my roots of brand marketing and brand building. At the time I felt like the industry could sustain a new brand with a fun, cute, shabby chic look with lots of color.  Over the years we have evolved and changed but that’s ok. I don’t really love being locked into a niche style and we have the freedome to do just about any design or look we want!
Q.  Who are some of your influences?
A.  I am typically influenced by other industries and other small business owners. I love following home decor, office, and stationery companies too! I love taking those trends and incorporating that vibe into our paper crafting collections…right now I have a serious crush on Sugar Paper in L.A. and also Oh Hello Friend.
Q.  Any hints on what is to come from Pink Paislee?
A.  Pink Paislee is going through another round of change. In 2016 we will debut an entirely new look complete with new branding and a new product focus. We also have an exciting new “celebrity” line launching in 2016 so we are anxious to share that news! One thing is for sure…you never know what we are going to do next!
Rebecca thank you so much for being our August Designer in the Spotlight!  For more information about Pink Paislee and to stay up to date on new release please visit their website and Facebook page!  We hope you’re as excited as we are about the Pink Paislee new releases.  You may see them in some upcoming kits so keep an eye out.  We hope you have enjoyed today’s post and we thank you for spending some time with us today!
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