Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bee Happy | Jillibean Soup

I've been trying to expand creatively lately and that means to start using more stamps and ink. I've been putting those supplies aside for quite sometime and perhaps a bit intimidated. I've been watching plenty of videos on YouTube and inspired by a few designers such as Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen and of course Kristina Werner. A few hours a week I practice and watch some videos for inspiration. I've added to my Ranger Ink collection ( Mini Inks ) Distress Oxide and even purchased a few Copic Markers.
I am really excited and loving this challenge and new way to be creative!

This is a card I created with a stamp set from Jillibean Soup called Love Bug

Jillibean Soup
Clear Stamps: Love Bug

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

YUM | Jillibean Soup

Yes We celebrated iNSD a few ago, but I am sharing my layout with you today! It was created with one of my sketches for Jillibean Soup and can be so much fun!
I used the colorful Souper Celebration collection and loved using all those triangles. I did create a free cut file for you in case you'd like to try it out ;)

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Souper Celebration/ Bite of Blast, Handful of Hoopla, Cup of Ceremony, Gallon of Gala, Pink of Party, Bowl of Bash, Bite Sized Bits;
Coordinating Stickers: Souper Celebration
Puffy Stickers: Souper Celebration
Die Cut Letters: Souper Celebration
Pea Pod Parts: Souper Celebration
Adhesive Sequins: Navy Blueberry
Other: Cardstock, Sewing Machine

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Layouts using Cabin Fever | Simple Stories

I'm sharing 2 layouts with you using the new Simple Stories collection called CABIN FEVER.  When you look at this collection you might think -" wow, i haven't been camping in years!" but you shouldn't skip this collection all together! I created a layout that wasn't even close to camping - just read my post and you'll see !

My first layout is called Cabin Fever. I had to borrow a friend's photo to complete a layout using this collection because honestly I haven't been camping in years! I really liked the colors and also that little red truck was just calling my name! So I created a layout based on a gorgeous cabin in the woods. A place where people come to relax, enjoy some quiet time and make some lasting memories.


I created some layers with several papers from this collection and used a minimal amount of diecuts on this one. I found with the picture of the cabin, i didn't much to enhance it or I didn't want my page to be too busy.
I cut out the compass from a 4x6 journal card in the kit and then of course that little red truck is sooo cute isn't it !? This collection could be used for a fall layout or spring / summer layout at the cabin or camping as well.

It's an easy page that you can replicate with no issues, just find that perfect picture!

My second layout is a fun one - still using the same Cabin Fever collection but I created a page that wasn't about camping or the cabin at all. 
This layout is called " You Make Me Happy".  I apologize that the lighting isn't great on my layout - we haven't seen sun in ages here on the east coast.

I started this page by using a cut file in the Silhouette store from the Simple Stories brand - this one is called the GEO Background #194848. I love diecut backgrounds and of course this one was perfect for me. I created my background and then added pieces of papers - to give it more detail I did some sewing all along those lines - it looks good and I don't need to fuss over glue dots or make sure it stays put ;) 

Once I finished with the piecing of the background I started decorating. I wanted to have something that wasn't camping related so I simply used the flowers from the sticker sheet, Bits & Pieces and also chipboard.  I clustered on the left hand side of the photo since my papers on the right were a bit busy as is - I didn't want to overwhelm the page too much. 

I kept some simple colors such as the beige and also the mint green. I also kept a corner with the wood grain paper so I could decorate a bit more on the right bottom corner.

My title was created using some alpha stickers from the SN@P! basics collection
I also had a cut file for happy from Kerri Bradford. I added some pop dots behind happy to give it some height and then added some enamel dots ;)

As you can see this collection isn't just for those who love camping ;)
I hope you enjoyed my reveal today and of course we can't wait to see what you create with this collection!

Thanks for visiting and talk to you again soon!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Bonne Fete | Jillibean Soup

I've been trying to expand creatively by using more stamps, getting inky and just stepping out of my comfort zone. This is a card I created for Jillibean Soup using the Healthy Hello stamps - I am pleased with the outcome and really enjoying learning new techniques ;) You tube is a wonderful place to learn isn't it ?!

Jillibean Soup
Clear Stamps: Healthy Hello;
Happy Hues:  Outrageous Orange;
Other: Ink Pad; Cardstock, Twine

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

You XoXo | Jillibean Soup

Last Week the design team from Jillibean Soup participated in a sketch challenge hosted by Summer Fullerton. It was also a sketch we used for iNSD.
I love how I was able to use so many pieces of paper on this page.
A great sketch for those " left overs!" Perhaps you can play with it as well ? 
For more sample layouts visit the JB Blog 

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Bowl of Dreams / Pie in the Sky, Make Magic, Aim High, Think with Purpose;
Coordinating Stickers: Bowl of Dreams;
Pea Pod Parts: Bowl of Dreams; 
Stamp Set: Bowl of Dreams;
Adhesive Sequins: Orange Tangerine
Other: Cardstock, Sewing Machine

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Friday, May 05, 2017

Sketch | National Scrapbook Day

It's National Scrapbook Day ! What does that mean? It's means most of the worlds scrapbookers are sitting enjoying creating with paper today. It means it's a little celebration for those of us who enjoy memory keeping and love embellishments, papers, and stickers. Yup ! All that and a bag of chips ;) 

I created a sketch for this weekend and perhaps you'll find an hour to play ?! 

Have a fabulous weekend !

Sketch 306 | Creative Scrappers

It's May 1st and time for another awesome sketch at Creative Scrappers ;) It's time for # 306.  It is a sketch using 1 photo but of course with this layout a few more photos can be added. It's also a great sketch for those of you who enjoy a double page layout.

Our guest designers this month will be from Cuts 2 Luv,  and the design team members will be featured at the end of the month using this sketch.

Remember to tag us #CreatingWithSketches  #CSsketch306 on instagram and facebook. A great prize from Cuts 2 Luv is up for grabs at the end of the month !

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Together | Page Maps

The Jillibean Crew was invited to participate in the May edition of Pagemaps ! Youpee!!! I love Becky's sketches and I find them so inspiring as they take me out of my comfort zone. Multi Photos?! Yikes ;) But it she makes it work for me ;)

This is the sketch I got to play with ... and my layout is called Together.

Visit for more great sketches
and to check out what the JB Crew created

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Chit Chat Chowder/ Churned Chit Chat, Glazed Gab, Baked Babble;
Coordinating Stickers: Chit Chat Chowder;
Pea Pod Parts: Chit Chat Chowder;
Other: Green Color Shine, Enamel Dots,  Sewing Machine

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Call Me | Jillibean Soup

Call Me! A little something I created for Jillibean Soup and added a techniques in my card making skills. I embossed the card base - I stamped the phone image on watercolor cardstock -  used my Big Shot to diecut the telephone and made this cute little shaker card. So easy and fun ;)

Jillibean Soup
Shape Shaker Card: Small Circle
Shaker Insert: Small Circle
Sequins: Pinks
Shaker Stamps & Dies: Call Me

Other: Embossing Folder, Watercolor, Black Ink

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