Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bella of the Ball

Happy Thursday, readers!  It's been a busy week for me, despite the fact that my boys are spending the first part of their days at Vacation Bible School.  Someone please tell me how that works?!  I think I'm still catching up from the weekend's illness and add to the fact that I thought it would be a good time to start potty-training my littlest.... Never a dull moment! 

I thought I'd take a break from the chaos to stop in and share with you a little something I've been working on 'behind the scenes'.  If you haven't yet checked out the Bella blog today, then you might not know that the June Newsletter was released. I was honored to contribute to this issue as the 'Bella of the Ball'.  Here's a little sneaky peeky...

If that doesn't peek your interest (and with all that color - how could it not?!), I hope you'll still hop on over to at least read the list of 10 random facts about me.  You might learn something you never knew about me! ;)  Here is a direct link to the June newsletter, as well.

Thanks for stopping by and for all of your support!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

LMT layout: patterned paper covered washi

Happy Saturday!  Hope you're weekend is starting off better than mine!  We had a boatload of plans for the day, but it looks like the stomach bug had other ideas. 

Fortunately, I've yet to be hit (knock on wood!) so in the meantime, I'm going to hide in my craftroom and scrap!  But before I do that, just wanted to pop on here and share my latest project for Love My Tapes.

Supplies used: Patterned Paper - Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup, Making Memories; Washi Tape - Love My Tapes; Title: Silhouette store download file; Embellishements - Studio Calico wood veneers; Other: machine stitching, Veteran Typewriter font.
Here's a closer look at some of the pretty patterns going on, between both the papers and washi tapes I've used.

For more details on this page including all of the different ways in which I've included tape, head on over to this post on the Love My Tapes blog.
Hope to be back to share more soon (and with better news next time, too!) ;)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Jillibean Soup Guest Designer projects

If you haven't yet seen my prior post here, I was honored with title of 'Guest Designer' for the month of May for Jillibean Soup.  Since the remainder of my projects went live at the end of the month, I wanted to take the opportunity to share them here, as well. 

The following projects all feature Jillibean's newest Birthday collection 'Birthday Bisque'.  My motto is, you can never have enough birthday themed supplies - especially if they're Jillibean! ;).  This is one of my very favorite recent JBS collections and in turn, helped me produce some of my most favorite projects.  Let's start with the layout...

Supplies used: Jillibean Soup - Patterned Paper: Birthday Bisque/Bite Sized Bits, Cup of Candles; Spicy Social Soup/ Bite Size Bits; Soup Staples II/Yellow Salt; Homemade 6 Bean Soup/Navy Beans; Mini Placemats: Favorite; Peapod Parts: Birthday Bisque; Coordinating Label stickers: Birthday Bisque; Soup Labels: Birthday Bisque; Alphabeans: Mushroom Gray; Wood Sprinkles: Love; Stamps: Sweet & Sour Soup; Other - EK border punch, Veteran Typewriter font, Hero Arts black ink, foam adhesive, machine stitching, Silhouette.

The bite-sized bits paper was a favorite of mine.  I love all of the 3x4 cards and had trouble narrowing down which ones to use.  A quick grid design came to the rescue by allowing me to incorporate several of the cards alongside some mini placemats for an effective and colorful backdrop for my pictures and memories.

Next up was a birthday card.  I just loved this aqua and orange color combo, which included a pop of red.  Again, I used one of my favorites of the mini placemats, to work my design around.  Even with the addition of the mini heart, I think this card could work for either a male or female recipient.

Supplies used: Jillibean Soup - Patterened Paper: Birthday Bisque/Cup of Candles; Cold Avocado Soup/Ripe Avocados; Mini Placemats: Favorite; Peapod Parts: Birthday Bisque; Coordinating Label stickers: Birthday Bisque; Soup Labels: Birthday Bisque; Other - Lawn Fawn sequins, American Crafts twine, Doodlebug gems, vellum, foam adhesive.
The focus of this last card, is again a piece trimmed from the bite-sized bits patterned paper.  This time, I trimmed the card into a tag shape, punching holes at the top and threading on twine for added dimension.  It looks so cute 'adhered' to the card base with that mini colorful clothespin, don't you think?!

Supplies used: Jillibean Soup - Patterned Paper: Birthday Bisque/Bite Sized Bits, Pound of Party, Pint of Presents; Cold Avocado Soup/Ripe Avocados; Coordinating Label stickers: Birthday Bisque; Soup Labels: Birthday Bisque; Wood Sprinkles: Love; Other - Stampin Up scallop border punch, Studio Calico sequins, Pebbles clothespin, American Crafts twine, Doodlebug enamel dots, machine stitching, foam adhesive.

You can get another look at these projects over on the Jillibean Soup blog.

Happy Monday, friends!