Friday, May 22, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Cards...

Hello Everyone! Thanks for joining me here this week and for letting me indulge in my Jillibean Soup love! Today I am sharing some clean and simple cards that have all appeared on the Jillibean Soup blog lately.

This first card was created using one of my fave collections. Cold Avocado Soup! I've teamed it up with a doily stamp (Jillibean Soup - stamp & stencil) a wood sprinkle and some yummy grey twine!
The next selection of cards have all been created with Birthday Bisque.  It is bright and fun and perfect for either a boy or girl birthday recipient.  As you can see, we've attended a few girly birthdays of late!

"Hats off to the BDay Girl"

"Birthday Girl"

Thanks again for visiting with me this week and thank you to everyone who left a comment...x


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Life is Good...

Hello Friends! Thanks for staying with me this week as I share some of my Jillibean Soup layouts from the past few months.  The layout I am sharing today was created from the Spicy Social Soup collection.
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Spicy Social Soup); other - Jillibean Soup: pea pod parts, soup labels, clear stamps; tools - typewriter, ink.
Some of my favourite products from Jillibean Soup are the Pea Pod Parts.  Otherwise known as die-cuts! The ones from the Spicy Social Soup collections are especially fun and can be applied to so many different situations!
Spicy Social Soup Pea Pods (Diecuts)
Here I've used them to enhance the story between my teen & tween! I have built them up in layers both on and around my photo.  I've even included some soup labels (stickers) and fussy cut elements from the patterned papers.

Another fave product that I've used on my page are the clear stamps.  
Spicy Social Soup Clear Stamp Set
The hashtag stamps will win me over every. single. time!
Thanks again for visiting me here today. Please come back tomorrow for my final Jillibean Soup Lovefest instalment - cards!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jillibean Soup | 12...

Have you ever noticed that every now and then Jillibean Soup offer some awesome free cutfiles?? This layout was created with our designer challenge in mind. And this fun freebie resulted in some stunning creations over at the Jillibean Soup blog.
I decided to use the negative space from the cutfile to share the story of my son's twelfth birthday.
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Cold Avocado Soup); alphas - Jillibean Soup Alphabeans (mushroom gray); other - Jillibean Soup: wood veneer, soup labels, coordinating label stickers; tools - date stamp, typewriter.
While I had this file open in my silhouette program, I dragged some of the pie pieces out from the circle shape. I wanted to exaggerate the slices to resemble pieces of cake.
I backed each negative shape with a coordinating patterned paper and layered my photo on top. My journaling was typed directly onto the back ground cardstock and the wood veneers were inked before being attached to my page.
Thanks again for joining me here today. I hope you will come back tomorrow to see some more Jillibean Soup love!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Family...

Hello Friends!  This week I am having a little Jillibean Soup Lovefest! *grin* I have a few layouts to share that have somehow slipped under the radar!  Eeeek!  SO I have decided that I will take it upon myself to correct this error over the next few days.
First up I want to share with you these fabulous wire words!

I use them regularly and in fact, I've almost gone through all of the ones I have in my stash! They are quite delicate, light weight and I love to attach them directly to my layouts using a strategically placed cross stitch or two.
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Birthday Bisque); other - Jillibean Soup: wire words, mini placemat, wood sprinkles, enamel stars, wooden nickles, soup labels, kraft tape; embroidery thread; tools - typewriter.
I also love using them in lieu of alpha titles.

Thanks for visiting me here today!  I hope you will re-join me tomorrow for some more Jillibean Soup love...x


Monday, May 18, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 14...

Hello Friends! Up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today I am sharing my PL2015 Week 14 spread.

 I hope you get the chance to come on over and visit...x

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Happy..

Hey Everyone!  Have you seen the gorgeous new Happy Hues from Jillibean Soup?  I am loving the new paint products that are now available.  The colours... OMGosh!  *swoon*
This month, a challenge was issued to the Jillibean Soup DT to play with these gorgeous paints.  I chose subtle and just had to add a few paint splatters to my layout.
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Summer Red Raspberry Soup); alpha - Jillibean Soup Beanboards (Yellow Yam); other - Jillibean Soup: die cuts, wood sprinkles, mini placemat, happy hues; tools - machine stitching, typewriter.

Head on over to the Jillibean Soup blog and check out what some of the other DT members created as part of the challenge.  Thanks for visiting...x

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

JOT Magazine | May Moodboard...

Hello Everyone! Have you noticed the fabulous May Moodboard up on the Jot Magazine blog yet? You should really check it out!
It even comes with a free digital stamp created by the amazing Jodie York! And the colours... swoon! Let's just say I fell in love! *grin*
"Be Positive"
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd; cut file - Jodie York Brush Script; other - Scraptastic Club: Darlene Kit Cut Aparts, Simple Stories: I Am chipboard, Bella Blvd: Enamel doodads, Gelatos: blue, paint, Heidi Swapp: colorshine; tools - Silhouette Portrait, typewriter.

I used the digital stamp to create a cut file for my silhouette.  I loved that I could then layer the pieces both under and on top of my photo.

For the background, I actually played with my Gelatos and a new (to me) technique I learnt while at E2C! My story however, focuses on the message of being positive. I know first hand how hard it is to break the cycle of negativity. It really isn't a legacy I want to leave my kids.
So, what have you got to be positive about? Don't forget to share your LOs in the linky over at Jot.  Thanks for visiting..x