Wednesday, November 25

Cute & Cuddly | Jillibean Soup

My little cuties! These 2 little furry kids have been a blessing in many ways for my husband and I. They've helped us calm down, made us laugh, purr when we needed extra hugs and so much more.

This is a pocket page layout I created for Jillibean Soup using the Fur Fusion Collection. Tons of bright colors, and adorable diecuts!
This is so easy to make and a great way to add extra pics to a layout !!!

Jillibean Soup

Patterned Paper: Fur Fusion / Dancing Dogs, Fido Fun, Wild Whiskers,
Coordinating Stickers: Fur Fusion
Pea Pod Parts: Fur Fusion
Mini Placemats: Fur Fusion
Wood Veneers: Fur Fusion

Other:  Pocket Page Protector, Twine, Sewing Machine

Tuesday, November 24

School's Out | Jillibean Soup

I must admit, fewer than 2 years ago I was almost terrified to create cards. I found it intimidating at times, or maybe I just wasn't comfortable creating them. Since being on the Jillibean Soup design team I have literally loved making cards. It has allowed me to rethink in the card making process, and add something extra to my cards.

Are you a card maker? Do you use sketches? Where do you find inspiration? are you intimidated!? Care to share your thought on card creations?

Supplies: Jillibean Soup Alphabet Soup II 

Monday, November 23

You Are My A+ | Jillibean Soup

I'm sharing a card I created for Jillibean Soup today! It's a sweet back to school card - great for teachers!
I used a mini placemat and added a few diecuts - it was so easy to make!
You could have your kids create their own version for a teacher's gift!! right?!

Jillibean Soup

Patterned Paper: Alphabet Soup II / Spicy Vegetable Soup
Pea Pod Parts: Alphabet Soup II
Mini Placemats: Favorite 

Other:  Cardstock, Twine,  Glimmer Glaze

Christmas Cards | Just Nick

I am sharing a few cards I created for Just Nick this month as a Guest Designer.

I really loved this Holiday Tree Background file and wanted to create a layout with it but after i looked at it a bit more i thought a card would be perfect! I sized the background to measure 4"x4" and cut another tree to layer it.

Adding a few embellishments such as stickers and enamel dots helped me create this cute card!

Here is another example of using a background file to your advantage! I cut this file using green patterned paper and kept the JOY part to create my card. It measures less than 6" wide and it was perfect to create a great holiday card.

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Sunday, November 22

Life Documented | Simple Stories

I'm sharing a Life Documented spread for November with a " thankful " theme. I used the Simple Stories collection called Pumpkin Spice. It was perfect for my fall themed layout.  

These are photos of my family and taken last season and a picture of my parents with grandkids that was taken this past July. The orange shirt my dad was wearing worked great for this Pumpkin Spice collection! Yes, I love it when a shirt matches the paper I'm using ;-)

I kept the same theme throughout my spread using yellow, pumpkins, a few flowers to decorate my filler pages.

Here is the left side of my spread;

I did't have a lot of pictures that are " fall " themed. I always love to include my cats in the mix cause they are family too right?! A Thanksgiving dinner, and my dad walking in the woods with my niece.
What is something I did differently on this page, can you tell?  

Well, I actually added some embellishments ON TOP of my page protectors! Something different for me and I actually enjoyed it. I was able to overlap from one pocket to the next and also add dimensions to my page. It is a great way to add texture as well.

Here is the right side of my spread;

I added a bit more journaling on this right side, nothing planned it just happened that way. I cut the pumpkin from a larger 4x6 journal card and added it to a 4x4 piece of paper to create my own journal card. 

this next photo shows the diecuts on top of my page protector.  I added foam dots to make it more dimentional.

as you can see, adding some extra stickers and embellishments adds a bit of interest to a page. 

Hope you can give this a try !

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