Thursday, September 26, 2013

PageMaps U Class 1 GIVE-AWAY


Happy Friday! Today I am excited to announce I am giving away 1 free entry into Becky Flecks new educational series called PageMaps U. Have you had a chance to check out the FREE mini class at PageMaps yet? This little nugget is just a small taste of the sketch class being offered at PageMaps U and I am super proud to be one of the teachers in this four week sesson! Here's a little peek of what's included in the class ...


Registration begins October 1st for Class 1 but before it starts, you will have the chance to win a free spot being given away here on my blog. Just post a comment about wny you use PageMaps sketches and we'll give away the spot September 30th. Super easy! And Even if you don't win this free spot, this is a class you won't want to miss.

Good Luck and happy crafting :)

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

True Friendship | Jillibean Soup

Good Morning Crafters how are you doing today? I have been battling a cold and have been a bit scarce this week.

I make tons of layouts about my kids and family. I like to think of myself as a modern day story teller when it comes to my scrapbooks. But sometimes I like to take time out to do something a little different. So I recently decided to make a layout for my best girlfriend (who is not at all crafty). I have given her a few mini books in the past but she was celebrating the big 29 (wink wink) so I thought I would make her a layout. The quote was the catalyst for this project I had found it a while ago and knew it just fit us.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill/Jillibean Soup Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Patterned Papers/Stickers/Wood Embellishment/Die Cuts/Stamp, Fiskars Border Punch, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, VersaFine Black Ink, Tiny Attacher, Hemp Twine, Silhouette Cutting System and font OldSans Black)



I simply couldn't give a stray layout away so instead I found a 3-D square frame in my stash that dates back to my Memory Makers Masters days of 2009 (wow seems just like yesterday). The frame was multi-colored so I spray painted it black and viola this was the end result (excuse the glare).


Unfortunately the frame manufacturer has gone out of business. I think they made these especially for scrapbook layouts.

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Available today the FALL issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today

Good Morning friends happy Friday and I couldn't be more excited for the weekend. Why you ask simply because it's the weekend and that's the best part of the week. If you haven't heard the news yet today is the release day for the Fall issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today.





The lovely cover was designed by the talented Nicole Nowosad. You can download your copy today for free at the Scrapbook & Cards Today website.

Have crafting :)

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PS ... I am hosting the Lily Bee blog today with a fun altered project inspired by a Letterbox tray don't miss out.


Monday, September 16, 2013

How to incorporate numbers on a layout | Scrapbook & Cards Today

Morning crafters with the upcoming fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today on the horizon I thought I should share another layot from the summer issue. This layout was featured in an article on different ways to incorporate numbers on to your layout. I could have easily done a list type layout instead I came up with the idea to scrapbook how many days I have been married. I found the idea super inspiring. To come up with my number I found a date duration calculator website that did the work for me. I decided to color block the numbers and make them the focal point of my layout.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Die Cut/Alphas/Corrugated People/Circle Label Sticker, Studio Calico Wood Veneer, Black Ink, Martha Stewart Star-burst Punch, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Decorative Brad Basic Grey, Spellbinders Embossing Folder, Silhouette Cutting System & Image, and font Veteran Typewriter/journaling and Stencil/title)



While the fall issue is just around the corner don't forget all the past issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today are available to download for FREE at any time.

Happy Crafting

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

PageMaps U free mini class

Happy Monday crafters I hope you had a beautiful weekend. I am starting out the week with a super fun announcement from Becky Fleck and PageMaps. PageMaps U registration begins October 1st and we thought you might want to get an idea of what we are up to by trying out a mini class for free.


The free mini class includes downloadable PDF slide-show, custom digital cutting flies and full color PDF instructions sheets. Don't miss out on ths wonderful opportunity.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

September Colour Suite

Welcome to the September Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends as Scrapbook & Cards Today. This month I had such great intentions to put together a fall inspired Colour Suite but it seems I was distracted by a little pink and green.


I started out by picking neutrals and then I selected the green which in my head totally felt like fall but then for some reason I thought pink would be a great pop. This is how this month's challenge was born.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Pebbles/Bella Blvd/Jenni Bowlin, Cork Arrows Fancy Pants, Tags Pebbles, Hemp twine, Washi Tape Glitz, Enamel Dots My Minds Eye, Sticker My Minds Eye, Alphas Pebbles, Darice Stick Pins, Decorative Brad Crate Paper, Silhouette Cutting System/Image, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, and font Veteran Typewriter)




This month I asked 2 talented designers: Kristine Davidson and Stephanie Hart to join me to take the Colour Suite challenge. I hope you take a few minutes today to check out their take on this month's colours.

Thanks for joining me today for the September Colour Suite. To read
more about this challenge or to check out my past challenges don't
forget to make your way over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website and Blog.

Happy crafting friends

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pinterest Inspired Cards | Jillibean Soup

Happy Wednesday, yeah I am so happy we are halfway through the week (whoop). Wednesday happens to be one of my busiest days of the week but it always ends with a few good friends and a bunch of laughs so it's all good.

I have a couple of Pinterest inspired Jillibean Soup Cards to share with you today. This first card is super simple and was inspired by some adorable jars of buttons DIY gift cards. I simply had to use the Jillibean Soup mason jar stamp and buttons to re-create the button jar look on a card.

(Supplies Used: Card Base, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Stamp/Buttons/Alphas/kraft tag, black pen, VersaFine Black Ink and Hemp Twine)

This next project was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest designed by Jennifer McGuire for Simon Says Stamp. I really loved how she used the stamp mixing in the different colors and other elements. 

(Supplies Used: White Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Stamp/Label Stickers, We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder, Grey ColorBox Ink, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, and Hemp Twine)

Thanks for hanging out with me today.

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