Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Favorite Pages | 2014

Time to take a peek at your online galleries and share your favorite 14 layouts of 2014!!!!  I will post mine and i'd love to see yours - please post a link in the comments section ;-) Here are a few of mine:

Happy New Year!
I wish you hours and hours of creativity in the new year!
thank you for being here ;-) 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 | A New Journey

I can honestly say that I'm more than happy 2014 is done today. It wasn't the best year of my life - but for sure it was a memorable year, one of lessons, of crying for hours, of learning to love myself first, of growing older, of asking for help when i needed it, of knowing that i'm not alone and being happy is important.

I know everyone has struggles, some more than others. I have watched someone I love fall apart this year - mentally and physically. I know that things happen for a reason, sometimes good and sometimes just so we can grow from their experiences.

Today December 30th, after almost 2 years of " hell " i can say that things are now much more positive and moving towards new beginnings and a new life.
My husband and I have selected our " One Little Word " for 2015 and it's quite fitting.

We are starting a new journey together - so far the past 30 days have been wonderful and I'm looking forward to more of those days with him.  I've just purchased a bracelet for myself which is fitting --  from Ashley Bridget  I'll wear this as a reminder of what was and what is ahead.

  Have you selected your OLW for 2015? Ali Edwards is such as inspiration - if you'd like to know more about her One Little Word project CLICK HERE.

Wishing YOU a wonderful 2015

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sneak Peeks | Jillibean Soup

Jillibean Soup will be showcasing some NEW Collections at CHA in January but all of these new collections will be " Sneaked" starting December 29th!
You Don't Want To Miss This! 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tic Toc | Jillibean Soup

I really love these new Mix the Media pieces from Jillibean Soup. Although I'll admit that I am terrified to use them and mess them up! I used the 8x8 Wood Plank and some Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint and created a clock. I was going to put numbers but decided I liked this plain look instead. It's blue turquoise IRL and I have it hanging in my Scraproom.

Supplies used:

Jillibean Soup
8x8 Wood Plank - Mix the Media
other: Martha Stewart Paint, Art Minds Clock Kit

Friday, December 19, 2014

Card Holder | Jillibean Soup

It's a receipt holder but for me it's a Card Holder!
What a great piece to hold all those fun Holiday bits and pieces.
This Jillibean Soup Mix The Media holder
was used to hold all my Christmas themed Jillibean Projects this month.
It's being showcased in my kitchen during the holidays!

Supplies Used:
Jillibean Soup
Large Receipt Holder
Patterned Paper: Holly Berry Borscht/ 1 Cup Holly Berries, 2 Cups Ornaments, 3 Cups Presents, Smidge of Snowflakes, Pinch of Peppermint, Lot of Lights
Bite Size Bits: Holly Berry Borscht
Coordinating Stickers: Holly Berry Borscht
Pea Pods & Diecuts: Holly Berry Borscht
Soup Labels: Holly Berry Borscht
Kraft Accessories:  Large Tag, Small Tag, Coin Pocket, Wood Grain Mini Bags
Silhouette Cut File - Mittens on a Line #51211

Other:   Sewing Machine, Twine, Enamel Dots, Glitter Spray, Brown Ink, Wire Ribbon

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DIY Christmas Wreath | Simple Stories

Sharing a fun project with you today. A beautifully decorate wreath created with paper!  So easy to create and you'll love doing this with your kids or grandkids or by yourself with some hot cocoa and Christmas music in the background!

I will admit this wasn't my idea - I did get this from Pinterest and if you'd like to see the original post CLICK HERE.

 I always love creating fun projects during the holidays. This year is no exception.
- Here are the instructions and I would LOVE to see what you create!

I used a 10" Foam Wreath for this project.
(Found at your local craft store)

6 sheets of 12x12 patterned paper (you could use more if you want a fuller wreath)
Cut strips of paper into 1/2″ X 12″ 
Curl each individual strip of paper with a bone folder

Pin the curled paper to the foam wreath

Add a bow or extra decorations such as balls, tags, candy canes etc!
I did spray mine with Therm-O-Web Glitter Spray.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and perhaps you'll give this a try!

Supplies used:
Simple Stories DIY Christmas
Candy Cane Lane 5206
Grinch Green 5213
Rudolph Red 5212
Holly Jolly 5207

Monday, December 15, 2014

Joy Card | Jillilbean Soup

Happy Holidays! Here an example of a simple card you can create with the Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Collection!

Supplies Used:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Holly Berry Borscht/ Bite Size Bits, 1 Cup Holly Berries, Pinch of Peppermint
Silhouette Cut File: Joy Design #51527
Kraft Accessories: A2 Kraft Card

Other: Kraft Cardstock, Twine

Friday, December 12, 2014

Make It Merry | Jillibean Soup

Jillibean Soup Design Team Members were challenged to create something
"different" using the Holly Berry Borscht Collection this month.
I wanted to make something similar to a hanging quilt or something like that and I made this tree pieced on cardstock hanging from the Mix the Media Large Hanger. It makes my page cute and very festive!
You can add ribbon to the top or more diecuts hanging from the wired hanger. Endless possibilities! 

Supplies Used:
Jillibean Soup
Mini Metal Hanger
Patterned Paper: Holly Berry Borscht/ Lot of Lights, 1 Cup Holly Berries, 3 Cups Presents. Pinch of Peppermint
Star Glitter & Sequins: Holly Berry Borscht
Pea Pods & Diecuts: Holly Berry Borscht
Soup Labels: Holly Berry Borscht

Other: Kraft Cardstock, Twine, Button, Mini Clothespin, DMC Floss,

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Tag | Jillibean Soup

I really love creating tags. They are so much fun. Easy to use up some scraps from your stash, stickers, little bits and pieces that would otherwise be stuck in a bowl somewhere on my desk. I created layers, did some sewing, added twine ( i'm addicted lately!) and voila! I love this one.. It's a keeper for me

Supplies Used:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Holly Berry Borscht/  2 Cups Ornaments, 3 Cups Presents, Smidge of Snowflakes, Pinch of Peppermint,
Coordinating Stickers: Holly Berry Borscht
Pea Pods & Diecuts: Holly Berry Borscht
Soup Labels: Holly Berry Borscht
Kraft Accessories: Large Kraft Tag, Mini Kraft Numbers,

Other:  Mini Clothespin, Twine, Enamel Dots, Sewing Machine

Monday, December 08, 2014

Holly Jolly Christmas Card | Jillibean Soup

A festive card for you all today! So easy to make with some Jillibean Soup papers. you can even do this with scraps ;-)

Supplies Used:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Holly Berry Borscht/ 3 Cups Presents, Pinch of Peppermint, Lots of Lights
Coordinating Stickers: Holly Berry Borscht
Pea Pods & Diecuts: Holly Berry Borscht
Kraft Accessories: A2 Card

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Holiday Gift Hunt Giveaway | Jillibean Soup

It's a Jillibean Soup Holiday Gift Hunt this week !! How fun is that ?
Everyday a new gift and a new adventure to find it. So how long did you search for my giveaway ? I think my Giveaway is awesome! It's a chalkboard frame and chalk markers with stencils.

The Giveaway is easy to enter .. Read below for instructions :

The list of product in this giveaway is:
Jillibean Soup
Mix the Media 10x10 Chalkboard Frame
Mix the Media stencils -- Thankful, Hello, Smile
Hampton Art - Chalkboard Markers

to Win this awesome giveaway 
Please leave a comment here on this blog post
a Random Winner will be selected Sunday December 7
All the Winners of this Holiday Gift Hunt will be posted
on the Jillibean Soup Blog Monday December 8th.

Please Check the Jillibean Soup Blog every day this week
Everyday is a chance to win a gift.
 I'll just say they are all AWESOME Gifts!

Here is a sneak peek at one of my projects:

Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck ;-)

Monday, December 01, 2014

Guest Designer | The Cut Shoppe

I was excited when Ashley Horton from The Cut Shoppe asked me to be a guest designer for her this month. I adore her background files and couldn't wait to create with this awesome file called "Right On Target". These backgrounds are great for using scraps and adding tons of color to a page. I used some of the new Simple Stories - Life Documented Collection and LOVE all those bright colors. 
I also used the 'Days of the Week' cut files and used Tuesday cause I loved the look of it. My title really doesn't make any sense as it's called Tuesday & Today. It could have been called Just Say Cheese or Smile, but I liked the look of this better LOL!


Looking for more files - Visit The Cut Shoppe on Etsy 

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