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Seize the Day

Hi all!

Today I’m sharing with you a layout I made back in March and never posted here.  It was featured on the Jenni Bowlin Studio Inspiration blog on April 1st!!

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The photo is of my son walking across a carnival fun house bridge.  The page was made with the JBS Mercantile March 2014 kits.  I went a little crazy and bought 4 out of 5 kits offered!!  It was definitely worth it; there was so much awesomeness in those kits.  They had Jenni’s new releases, Betsy’s flatbacks, and Lisa’s exclusive papers.  This background paper by Lisa is so amazing I didn’t have to do a thing to it.

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Here is a detail of Jenni’s gold Scattered Stars rub-on layered over spray ink that I brushed on to mimic and relate back to the patterned paper.

Well, that is about it for today.  I am working on a couple of new Things That Shine projects that I’m super excited about and hope to share them with you soon.  Check out my Things That Shine Pinterest board for a kind of preview of my projects.  I’ve pinned the new Things That Shine kits I’m working with.

Now go make some art!!  🙂

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Beauty Contains Beauty

We’re back in Paris today; in the Musee d’Orsay.

The Musee d’Orsay was one of my most favorite museums in Paris.  The building itself, is a former railway station, which contains mostly Modern Art.  In our short visit, we actually went there twice.  Today I’m using kits from Things That Shine to preserve this beautiful memory.  I mainly used the Celebrate Summer kit with the addition of one of Ashley’s handmade gorgeous glittery bows.

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I hadn’t scrapbooked in about three weeks and I was feeling pretty rusty before I began this layout.  So, I decided to use Sketch #64 from my friends at Sketch-N-Scrap.  There is nothing like a sketch to get you back in the groove again.  It didn’t take long for the ideas to start flowing and the layout to take shape.

A closer look….

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I had been hoarding this JBS clock rub-on just for these picture, but I never though I would rub it on the gold-dotted MME vellum and layer it with these wonderful elements from Things That Shine.  The leather doily is from the Celebrate Summer kit, the seal and gold tag come packed with the glitter bow embellishment, and the red sequin is from the Pop of Red embellishment pack.

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And here is that gorgeous bow that comes two to a pack.  I tucked a Things That Shine tag behind it and added some red twine.

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I love this multi-colored triangles washi from the Celebrate Summer kit, which acts like arrows on this layout.  I layered it over some scrap painted paper that I saved and tucked under the polka dotted fabric tape, also from the kit.

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Texture, layers, drops, and a label.  I am amazed at all the goodness that comes in Ashley’s kits. It makes scrapping so much fun!

For more Things That Shine pop over the Ashley’s blog.  While you’re there why not sign up for the Things That Shine newsletter and mailing list to keep you in the shiney loop.

To see more of my Paris layouts just click on Paris Series in my Categories widget.  You can also see them on my pinterest Paris Scraps board.

Have a shiney day!!

**Linked up a Paper Issue’s new issue Anything Goes and at Lisa Dickinson’s blog Gettin’ By for a Weekly Project Round-Up.

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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.

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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:

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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

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:

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And now for my take on the sketch:

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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:

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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.

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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!

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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,

Evie

 

The Best There Ever Was

Wow, it’s June 1st!  I can’t believe it!  Summer is fast approaching and I am looking forward to a slower pace.  How about you?  Well, before we slow down let’s get some scrapping done.  Join us at Sketch-N-Scrap for a new sketch challenge and a chance to win a prize from Chic Tags!!

Here is Sketch #58:

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Here is my take on the sketch:

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The jounaling reads:  Trying to speak our language.  He’s Murphy the talking dog. 

Murphy is a beagle mix and apparently beagles like to try to communicate with their owners in their owners’ language.  It is interesting, to say the least, with some of the sounds he makes.  Sometimes it gets a little freaky.  LOL!

Still working through my March 2014 kits from JBS Mercantile for this layout.  I only added kraft paper, inks, teresa collins photo corners, and ribbon.

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I stamped on kraft paper with the exclusive PaperCrafting Kit stamp to create this background paper.  To create the border, I painted the back side edge with chalboard paint, punched it with the JBS “ticket please” punch, and added two rows of stitching.

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I added some drips and drops of ink…Color Shine in Sweet Cherry and Coral…Mister Huey’s in Dark Calico.

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Always important on a layout, the date (or approximate date) of the photo.  I use the same Sakura white gel pen that I used for the journaling to hi-light these number stickers from jillibeanSoup.

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I just love this little cluster of embellishments!  The JBS “speak” chalkboard flatback, the Dear Lizzy puffy sticker heart, the punched kraft heart using the kit stamp and JBS Cough Syrup ink, and Murphy’s worn out dog tag.

Have some fun with this sketch and link your layout up over at the Sketch-N-Scrap Challenge Blog.  Remember, you have a chance to win a prize from Chic Tags and be our Featured Scrapper of the Month.

Also, Sketch-N-Scrap is looking for some new Design Team members!!  There’s only a few days left to apply.  Click here for all the info.

And there is still plenty of time to enter my challenge sponsored by JBS Mercantile!  Get all the details by clicking here.

Ta-ta for now!   🙂

Sketch-N-Scrap Birthday Bash Challenge

Happy Birthday Sketch-N-Scrap!   It’s time to PARTY!!  This month we have been celebrating with loads of challenges and prizes over at the Sketch-N-Scrap Challenge Blog and at all the Design Team member’s blogs.  There is still plenty of time to get in on all the action and fun, because now it is my turn to host a challenge.

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My challenge is a Word Challenge, where you use things on your project that begin with the letters of the word.  So, like I said “Let’s Party”, cuz the challenge word is P-A-R-T-Y.

Here is my layout:

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P = photo corners; A = alphabet stickers; R = ribbon; T = tissue paper; Y = yellow elements

You don’t have to use the same items as me, just as long as the items you choose start with the letter.

Now, how about some details:

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The imperfectly-perfect title, written by my son, on the MME sticky note.

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Lyrics from the 1980’s song Electric Avenue, by Eddy Grant.  So fitting for this wild rockin’ t-shirt.

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I wanted this background paper by Scenic Route to look like the notebook papers my son pulls out of his backpack, so I first applied a Jenni Bowlin Studio ink pad in Weather Vane in certain areas and then sanded.

DSCN3493All the supplies I used to created this layout were from the JBS Mercantile March 2014 Kits with the addition of tissue paper, ribbon, and photo corners.  This fair ribbon I created includes a vintage milk cap as a base and a JBS Chalkboard Flatback as the center piece.  If you would like a few instructions on how to make a fair ribbon click here.

And speaking of Jenni Bowlin Studio, this challenge is sponsored by JBS Mercantile!!  One random winner, chosen by random.org, will win a $20 gift certificate to spend at  JBS Mercantile.  Thank you JBS!!!

To enter:

  1. Create a new project (layout, card, altered art) for this Word Challenge.
  2. List the items used for the word PARTY.
  3. Link up directly to your blog post in the comments of this post.
  4. Create a link to this blog post.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!  The deadline for this challenge is June 20th.  I will announce the winner on my blog shortly after that.

Good luck!!!  🙂

 

 

A Dreamy Day in Paris

Hey there!!

It’s mid-month…time for another challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap!!  Here is the May 15th sketch; Sketch  #57 created by Kelly:

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And here is my take…A dreamy day in Paris:

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Instead of using gesso, like I would usually do, I decided to change it up and use a sheet of vellum to tone down this patterned paper.  I really had fun with the vellum, figuring out what to put under it and what to put over it.  I dripped Mister Hueys in Clay on the patterned paper under the vellum where the sequins where attached.  Also, I just love how you can see the entire Teresa Collins photo corners through the vellum.  I will definetly be playing with vellum more!!!

Here are some details:

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I hope you have fun with this challenge!  Just pop over to Sketch-N-Scrap for all the details and to link up your layout.  There are now 3 prizes available from The Robin’s Nest, Paper Bakery, and Paper Secrets.

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And don’t forget our month long Birthday Bash where you’ll find loads of challenges and prizes.  All the info for this fabulous celebration is at Sketch-N-Scrap as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Keep scrapping and remember to have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!   🙂