Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oooo Baby - It's One Buck Wednesday!

And our JBS Digital Shoppe has baby inspired digi products on sale today!

Chantalle McDaniel created a wonderful mini album using these kits:

I was elated to work with the ‘Baby of Mine’ collection this month, as my neighbour is expecting a little blue bundle of joy any minute! I have created this mini album keepsake for her to record those first few precious details.

I created the sleeve in my Silhouette software, which hides a pull out album. How I adore the gold rubons (in any design!) Here, I’ve dotted a few stars on the blue card stock I’ve matted behind the cut title.

To create the album, I started out by setting up some pages (4x6 size) in my word processing programme. I then went about importing a selection of the 'Baby of Mine’ patterned  papers. I’ve also dropped in a few of the boy versions of the 'Printed Tickets’. I think these provide perfect prompts for entering those all-important details! These pages were then printed off onto white card stock and trimmed.

This notebook paper was ‘created' by placing three of the lined ‘Baby of Mine’ journaling cards side by side. I have cut off the punched pattern on two of them to create an extended line.

A blank space for adding some teeny toe prints.

In between the card stock , I have also added clear photo sleeves for my neighbour to add some snaps. Have you tried using rubons directly onto your page protectors or photo sleeves? They look great, adhere perfectly and add a bit of interest, without interfering with your actual photo!

The pages were then collated and bound using a blanket stitch. (It’s worth noting that I pierced the guide holes before I sewed, so the stitches would be consistent.) I’ve also highlighted a few of the printed stars on the paper with some gold rubon stars. Happily, they were the exact same size!

For the final finishing touch, I’ve created a charm using my Epiphany Crafts tool and the ‘Mercantile Mix’ cut files - Silhouettes. I’ve singled out the male profile and coloured him, then printing him out, punching and creating the epoxy sticker.

Materials used:

JBS Scattered Stars Rub-Ons Gold
JBS Pennant Rub-Ons Gold
You can find the Scattered Stars and Pennant Rub-Ons at your favorite retailer and will be coming to the Mercantile soon!
This is pretty amazing Chantalle!  Thank you!
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I Already Miss This by Doris Sander

I love working with Jenni's products.  No matter what releases I mix and match, it all blends together so beautifully and effortlessly.  I think that is just part of its vintage inspired charm.

On this page I mixed several new wood veneer pieces (buttons, mini flashcards, and a mini book back) and gold star rubons with some older product including flatbacks from two different releases, houndstooth washi tape, and a couple pieces of my all time favorite patterned paper (that I can use over and over again).  I also couldn't resist adding in a vintage button card from my latest Antiquarian Add-on Kit for the perfect finishing touch.

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Celebrating Twenty

Not only am I happy to be celebrating the new releases from Jenni Bowlin Studio, but I am also thrilled to be celebrating my cat Cleo's twentieth birthday this week.  Twenty!  In cat years, that's about 100 -- I think.  Some of the cat age converters I looked at only go up to 19.  All I know is that for an old chick, this kitty is still looking good.
I used a bunch of the new JBS products here, including these lovelies:
Clockwise from top right: 
stencil, wood veneer buttons and flashcards, flatbacks, and gold rub-ons. 
I gathered together a few of the wood veneer flashcards, leaving "lucky" visible (since I am truly lucky to have had this sweet little fur ball in my life for the past two decades). I flipped over two of the flashcards and added some gold rub-ons to them. I love JBS rub-ons -- they go on so smoothly!  They should actually be called smooth-ons.
I threaded a bunch of the wood veneer buttons around the photo block, journaling, and other layers of the layout. They add so much charm to the page.
In addition to some past JBS papers (perforated kraft "Receipt" paper and "Shirt off My Back" Red/Black collection paper -- which I "softened" a bit with gesso), I incorporated a vintage cancelled check and a receipt, the latter of which includes my journaling. 

Thanks for visiting today! 
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

collecting inspiration

I'm loving the newest goods from Jenni Bowlin Studio this season. I've put together something really simple today featuring a bunch of the lovely wood veneer pieces, flatbacks, rubons, and triangle sequins! One of the biggest projects for a class I'm currently taking is learning to see and collect inspiration from the world all around you. It's been a very eye opening, and lovely experience. I have to say, it really makes you think a bit more about the world all around you that you pass by all the time - sometimes without even seeing.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Bright Travels : Digi Kit

There's a bright and beautiful digital kit being released today at our digital shoppe:

Bright Travels is a collection of travel inspired patterns and sweet versatile patterns in pretty pinks and aquas.  Designed by Lisa Dickinson, this kit will be a staple in your digital paper collection.

Take a look at what our Creative Team did with these digital papers and you'll be convinced of its versatility:

Supplies:  Bright Travels, Butterfly Rub-on, Definition Label, Jeweled Butterflies, Printed Tickets Boy & Girl, Vintage Patterns. Fonts: Digs My Heart and MK Handwriting
Cassie used the kit to scrapbook a sweet photo of her daughter.

Jenni Bowlin Studio:  Bright Travels Paper Pack
Vintage Bling, Die Cut & Perforated Paper
Flags & Stars,
School Days Alpha;
Serial Sue, Albertshth Typewriter
Carrie documented a family beverage ritual.

And here's a hybrid layout from Nirupama Kumar.

"I love the spring time feel of this paper collection and thought it paired wonderfully with this picture of my son on his favorite tree swing. I added some complementary watercolors ot my page with soft blues and just a hint of yellow.  Then I decided to add a little contrast and painted the chipboard letters with India ink for my title."

Thank you ladies for your wonderful pieces of inspiration!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Butterflies Everywhere (and on sale)!

Today is a favorite sale day for our JBS Digital Shoppe at Snap Click Supply Co!  We've got 2 of our gorgeous butterfly kits on sale today!

Oh Happy Day!  How beautiful and sweet is this layout by Carrie Arrick!

Jenni Bowlin Studio Digital: Jeweled Butterflies, Vintage Bling, Vintage Cream & Black Collection, Sunny Skies Papers, County Fair, Speech Bubbles, Wren Collection

Fonts: Art Brewery, Circle Shadow, Pea Mily Mix

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mid-month Flea Market and Gallery Updates!

The Design Team has dropped off several more spring layouts, including this delightful one by Betsy Sammarco featuring the exclusive raindrop digital cut file.  There are only a couple of the April Papercrafting Kit left, so grab these great spring themed exclusives while you still can!

There has also been an update in our Flea Market!  You'll find lots of fabulous vintage ephemera, storage options, and children's toys this month.  So much fun stuff!  Check it out HERE.
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