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You Love to Camp

Hey there!  I’m finally posting my first Things That Shine layout today!!!  It has been a stressful few weeks of major computer problems leading to a not so sudden death last Thursday.  Ugh!!!  But, as you can tell I’m up and running, which means major dollars forked over for a new machine  and thankfully a techy type guy to transfer all our data over to this new beast.  So, on to the layout.

DSCN3769I used the first days of summer kit from Ashley Calder and the Things That Shine to create this layout.  This wonderful kit full of fresh greens and aqua blues was perfect for this camping layout.

DSCN3755This woodsy washi tape is a perfect back drop for my title.  I love the contrast of the masculine feel and the lovely sentiments.


To coordinate with the washi, I used walnut ink to customize plain cream photo corners.  The layer of dictionary paper is actually part of the kit packaging.  I just dry brushed some acrylic paint over it to coordinate with the green embellishments from the kit.


And last but not least, I had to include this detail, similar to my sneak post, of this super cute wood veneer tree and hanging birdie.  I placed the star embellishments around the tree to really give the feel of camping under the stars and also for my star camper!

So, pop over the Ashley’s etsy shop Things That Shine a get this wonderful kit for yourself.  It is perfect for capturing your summer memories; bike rides, picnics in the park, long walks, and more.  Actually I’ve got another project waiting in the wings I made with this kit and I still have left over goodies.

See ya soon with more Shiney Projects and visit Ashley’s shop so you can get Shiney too!!

I’m linked up to Paper Issues newest issue: Say Cheese!

Mid-Month Reveal at JBS

Hey there!

It’s mid-month reveal time at Jenni Bowlin Studio.  So, today I am sharing another July Guest Designer layout.


When I saw the postal themed items in Artisan Add-On I new they would be perfect for a Paris layout.  This is me 15 years ago in front of the Musee d’Orsay.  On this page I got painterly with ink and watered down acrylic paint, layered the postal sticker strips, and even created a pocket for the museum map.  Something about working with my Paris pictures makes me want to get extra artsy, add more
layers, and use trims.  I also included one of the Papercrafting Kit’s exclusive stamps, stamped in JBS Spice Tin ink, as the perfect elegant (French?) frame.



So hop over to JBS Mercantile and get yourself some fabulous July Kits, perfect for scrapping any vacation or stay-cation.  So far I scrapped 4th of July at Mount Rushmore, a fishing trip, and Paris with them.  I’ve got one more to share so check back soon to see what vacation fun I’ll be scrapping next!

Thank for stopping by!

:)  Evie


Hi all!

I’m here today with my second Jenni Bowlin Studio Guest Designer layout.  I pulled the lighter toned papers and elements from the July Papercrafting and Artisan Add-On Kits to create this page.


This is an interactive layout I made for my son who loves to fish.  If he lifts up the flap he will see his catch of the day.  I used the JBS Seed Packet ink pad with the kit stencil to create the background. Over the stenciling I brushed and dripped on various inks.

Here are the details:




Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this page inspires you to get some of those vacation or weekend get-away photos scrapped.  See ya soon for two more July JBS Mercantile Kit layouts.

:)  Evie

Things are Coming Up Shiney!

Hello!  I am so thrilled to share with you today, that I am currently designing for Ashley Calder’s etsy shop called Ashley Calder and the Things That Shine.

Ashley Calder banner large

Ashley Calder and the Things That Shine is a wonderful shop with the most lovely embellishment kits I have ever seen.  The kits include handmade and handpicked items ready for you to included on any page or project.  Just like Ashley’s scrapbooking, these kits and bits will inspire you to create beautiful things of your own.

I was so excited to begin my first project…I pulled out the first days of summer kit and got started on a layout.  Here are a few sneak peaks below:



Doesn’t this just look so fresh and fun!  I am just loving working with this kit.  To have a look at Ashley’s shop click here .  I just know you’re going to love her kits!  Take a look around and get Shiney too!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more Shiney posts full of peaks and projects made with lovely shiney kits!!

:)  Evie

July at Jenni Bowlin Studio

Hey all!  So glad you stopped by today.

I’m thrilled to share with you that I am the Guest Designer this month for JBS Mercantile.  I created this first layout with the Papercrafting Kit and the Artisan Add-On.


I really love this photo my son took of my husband and I at Mount Rushmore, but everything is at a bit of an angle.  I decided to embrace the imperfection and go with it.  I  had fun deciding  what elements of the layout to slant or place straight.   I created a softer background to let my photos and embellishments shine by painting a layer of gesso over the kit exclusive patterned paper.

Let’s get to the details:


I used the JBS Spice Tin ink pad and one of the kit exclusive stamps to create a frame for the “4th”.


I stitched together this whimsical banner made of a cut-away strip and strips I cut from patterned paper by Pebbles.


If you like history, museums, and monuments you’ll love this place too!  And it was a pretty amazing thing to be there on The 4th of July.

Look for more Jenni Bowlin Studio layouts all month here on my blog.  Also, pop over and vistit the JBS Design Team Gallery for tons of inspiration from the talented Design Team!

:)  Evie


We Have a Winner!!!

Hi everyone!!

Today, I am announcing the winner for my P-A-R-T-Y Challenge that was part of Sketch-N-Scrap’s Birthday Celebration.

birthday bash

I want to thank all of you who participated in my challenge with all your lovely entries!  To pick the winner I went to and the number generator said “8“.  Jane you are the winner!!!  Yay!!!  I will email you shortly with your $20 gift certificate from JBS Mercantile!!  Click here to see Jane’s wonderful entry.

See ya soon and have a scrappy day!!  :)

A Ticket to Ride

Hi there and Happy Fathers Day!!  That means it’s June 15th and time for a new Sketch Challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap!  Let’s start it off with Sketch #59 designed by Kelly:


And now for my take on the sketch:


You can tell I had fun with this one!  Finishing up with my March 2104 JBS Mercantile Kits, I only added vellum, JBS paper tape, inks, and paint.  In March I splurged and bought 4 of the monthly kits from Jenni Bowlin Studio and that basically became my Spring scrapping supplies.  I love working with all the coordinating supplies.  Jenni does such an awesome job of putting together the kits!  I love the unique items you get in the Antiquarian Kits, like this German gold foil circular element and the kraft tickets (that I turned upside down).

The picture is of my husband and son enjoying a ride at a local carnival.  It was just serendipity that I scrapped this photo for this Fathers Day post; no really, I didn’t plan it.  In this layout I concentrated on interpreting some of the details of the photo with my scrappy supplies.

And now for some close-ups:


Here I made these pretty mini tickets with the JBS “Ticket Please” punch to go along with the carnival theme and the title of the layout.


I painted this lovely gold foil piece with red acrylic paint, let it dry for a few seconds, and buffed it off with a paper towel.  I topped it of with a Studio Calico label and a JBS chalkboard flatback.  It’s official, I went through both packs of those flatbacks, Chalkboard I and Chalkboard II.  I just love them!


I used the same paint technique on these beautiful gold sequins that came in the main kit.

In my layout you can see I deviated a bit from the sketch, but the basic structure and elements are there.  I feel I have gotten better and better at using a sketch as a taking off point instead of following it to the letter.  I encourage you to have fun with this sketch…go a little wild….go a little crazy!!!

To get all the details for this Sketch Challenge you can pop over to Sketch-N-Scrap by clicking here.   You could win a wonderful prize from Chic Tags and the chance to be the Featured Scrapper of the Month.

Also, there is still time to enter my P-A-R-T-Y Challenge.  Click here for all the details and to link up your project!

Love and scrapbooks,




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