Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I don't know about you, but I have lots of old supplies sitting unloved in my stash. Recently I vowed to start using up some of my older items. As soon as I got the Jump and Jive kit, I remembered these old Lily Bee rub-ons that I have never used up. And would you know, the colors in the rub-ons matched perfectly with this kit!
I challenge you to dig through your stash and add an old item to some of your new items.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
First, let me say how much fun I'm having playing with the Jump and Jive kit! There are so many little bits and pieces that I love...I have made 3 layouts so far and I've had it less than a week! There are still a few left if you haven't snagged one.
This is one of my favorite pictures from our most recent trip to New York City. We were at the met and there was a huge installation on the roof, so we got to go up and check it out. The installation was cool, but I was mostly interested in the view!
I have really been wanting to cluster in my scrapbooking lately, and this kit gave me the perfect opportunity. I love all of the brads, die cuts, and especially the resin flowers.
The Thickers that come with the kit are one of my favorite...basic block typeface, which I colored over in Sharpie permanent ink so that it would better match my page.
Last but not least, I am so in love with the border stickers - and the filmstrip tucked in behind there...I could use a whole roll of it!
Hope this lends you a little inspiration for your new kit :)
Monday, March 28, 2011
Don't forget about the Domestic Goddess challenge!
I had barely enough time to dive into Delightfully Domestic kit before the fabulous Jump & Jive kit arrived at my door!
First up I punched holes in the center of each of the circles from the patterned paper and then used red cardstock behind it to sort of give it an accent color... I used the Very Virginia kit...
For the second card I used my hole puncher as my main design and shaped it as a heart and backed it with patterned paper and then added a simple sentiment and the card was finished! I used the Truly Scrumptious kit...
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Here is a close up of my main cluster of "stuff". I used my stamp from the kit to anchor it. The I layered a frame from the Echo Park sheet. Added a BG LABEL, LETTERS, rub on, stickers, butterflies and brads from the kit.
A peek at my corner. I made a photo corner out of the same blue paper I backed my photos with and drew a white border around it. I used on of the cute Elle's Studio pennants to frame my LETTERS and cut a few of the doilies from the kit in half and anchored the title a bit. Finished it off with a chip sticker and some BAKERS TWINE.
I did 4 layers on this border strip. The first was a sticker from the kit, then I used a thin strip of paper, which I punched with an ek punch. Next, the red pinking sticker and finally a bit of BAKERS TWINE.
I had so much fun playing with this kit...I have to say it is pretty great for all the "boy photos" I have. I hope those of you that have purchased it are enjoying it!
Did'nt get yours yet? CLICK HERE to order! For some reason I thought this was going to be a very successful kit, but it seems that every kit club decided to do the same papers this month, so I have a bunch left. Come and get em'! PLEASE! ;-)
I have started ordering for the May kit...here is a little "sneak" :)
Friday, March 25, 2011
I've been searching around for ideas (cheap ones!) for making my own decorations for our reception/housewarming party and this is just one that I looove! It's also helping to purge some of that big stack of scraps I've got from past kits. Actually, if we're being honest, there's no pile. I keep em all in an album in page sleeves that I've sewn up to be all different sizes. Each color scheme has its own page.... I know... get a life already, right? Anywho, I just grabbed the album and went to town!
I used my 1.5" Marvy punch and made about a bazillion little scalloped circles and sewed them all up with the occasional heart-shaped canvas (from Noel) and tickets (from Noel) and even made up some accordion circles for the dangly ends. I have them hanging in the studio now, and after I add about a bazillion more to the pile, there will be the perfect amount to hang from the trees in the backyard. I can't wait!!
So do you have any other ideas for scraps? Reception decorations? I'm dying to know!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
For the title area, I used some mist, then "stamped" with the lid + some distress ink, then stamped with the cute stamp included in the kit (yay me!), and added some stickles to the letters to make them really stand out.
Below, you can see the little detail I added to the scalloped circle die cut paper. When I punched out all the shapes to reveal the negative side of the border, I saved them, and flipped them over to show the cute polka-dot pattern on them. Then I adhered those down in each spot. It looks a lot more time consuming than it actually is, and I love the definition it adds!
This next layout is one I created with the brand new Jump and Jive kit (there's still a few left to grab!).
I love the playful yet vintage feel of these papers- perfect for our pictures from playing at the park yesterday!
Those cabachon flowers are such cute little additions to the title!
Make sure to grab up one of the Jump & Jive kits before they're all gone!
Today, I'm sharing my layout for the "Domestic Goddess" challenge over on the challenge blog. Since having twin girls, a "domestic goddess" I am not. :) In their early baby days, I was lucky to grab a shower! I love to cook and bake and do all things crafty so I guess in those ways I am pretty domestic. But when it comes to cleaning, forget about it! I do love when my home is clean but I've had to learn to not be such a perfectionist about it. Life is definitely getting easier as the girls get older and my layout today focuses on how I've been able to start teaching them to help mommy! Their first "chore" has been to help me unload the dishwasher. And they are so sweet about helping me...their little faces just light up when I praise them for a job well done.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
My days here at home are all extremely similar to each other. Many times during the week I could not tell you what day it is!! (Thank goodness for Survivor on Wednesday nights cause at least I get that day right! Laugh!) We have basically the same routine here, maybe not always in the same order, but definitely the same things get crossed off the list everyday. It can get a bit monotonous at times, but I do really enjoy it. I am very fortunate to be able to stay at home with my girls while they are young, so I cherish this time very much.
I basically just wrote down in the journaling some of the things that we are doing everyday right now. I kept my LO simple and clean cause I wanted the photo and journaling to be the main focuses of this page. :D But I made sure I still had fun with colors and designs!
It's kind of funny, I feel like I JUST GOT my Delightfully Domestic kit, and then the amazingly awesome Jump and Jive lands on my doorstep!! I can't wait to start working with this kit! It is gorgeous! If you haven't picked yours up, then head on over to here and get it before it is gone! :D
Hope everyone is well!! Take care!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I wanted to show you a quick technique you can add to a die-cut, chipboard or any other embellishment that could use a little umph.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the number two for my layout. Then I chose some thread that matched my patterned paper and carefully wrapped it around my number. Simple, quick, and adds just the right touch for my embellishment.
I used items from the Delightfuly Domestic and Jump and Jive kits. I am in love with both of these kits right now!