Saturday, January 30, 2010

Core'dinations meets Jillibean Soup

How perfect, right? My two favourite companies joined up at CHA to bring us this:

This is just one of five collections of pre-embossed Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock that were released at winter CHA last week. I will be working like a busy bee over the next few days to come up with a project for each of the collections.

Today's project is only a small sneak peek at the actual layout will be appearing in the spring 2010 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. I will let you know when it's available at your local scrapbooking store OR free to download on the S&CT website.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A sneaky peeky with linky

Here's a little sneak peek shot of a card that I made for Custom Crops. It's mostly a Core'dinations technique based card so if you are looking for some craftin' inspiration be sure to drop by the Custom Crops' website for step-by-step instructions.

Supplies: Visit Custom Crops for a complete supply list and step-by-step instructions.
I am currently cookin' up a layout using the new pre-embossed cardstock by Core'dinations. There are 5, count 'em, 5 new collections that they have added as of this CHA. I will try and have a project using a paper from each of the collections by the end of the weekend. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CHA Jillibean Soup reveal!

I can finally post this image from CHA. Although I didn't get to go this time round (but I am totally planning on attending the summer CHA in Chicago, IL) I did get to make the projects below for Jillibean Soup. The layout and three cards feature the new line called Chicken Noodle Soup. If you want to see more great images of the Jillibean Soup projects from CHA that feature the new lines, click here.
I will be back tomorrow with some images of the new Core'dinations that was released at CHA. Enjoy!
P.S. The featured cat lives with my mother in law and father in law and Casper-is-his-name-o'!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Core'dinations card and Ema's crafting debute!

With the new craft room up and running I am finding it not only really easy to whip up projects quickly and put things away as well. I love this new state of organization.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Honey yellow, Weather Vane Whitewash and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Black Magic), Jillibean Soup kraft paper, Fancy Pants die cut bee, Quickutz die cut letters (Diesel Grand), Cricut/Sure Cuts a Lot cloud diecut (Efon dingbat), Fiskars texture plate, We R' Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, 3L layering tape, Making Memories sanding block, other: sewing machine and white thread.

Ema (5 1/2) is making some pretty awesome stuff as well. Here is a picture that she made using Fancy Pants die cut owls for tracers and Crayola markers. It reads: "Cat of(f) my nose. Luv Ema. For Mom?" I'm pretty sure it's for me.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Our new craft room

Well, as many of you know, we moved into our new house at the end of October 2009. Since then we have been busy trying to add "our touch" to our new home. We still have a ways to go but I thought I would share some photos of our new craft room. The previous family had used this room as a video game room and a storage place for toys. Along one wall are sliding storage cupboards which are perfect for hiding gross amounts of paper, embellishments and tools. Some day, down the road, we are hoping to install dormer windows along one side of the room to allow for a bit more head room. Under each photo I have added "Supplies" to the best of my knowledge. Cheers!
Supplies: Craft table (Norden table) and chair cushions by IKEA, Craft Caddy by Pottery Barn and Scrap-MaBobs (cupholder/trash bags) by The Original Scrap Box.

Supplies: 12 x 12 Paper Holders by Cropper Hopper, Storage Baskets by Walmart and Storage Cube with shelves from Hobby Lobby.

Supplies: Craft table (Norden) by IKEA with six storage drawers (3 on each side), Scrap-MaBob by The Original Scrap Box, 3M Quick Dry glue and various adhesives by 3L and Helmar.

Supplies: Magnetic message board made for me by my friend Melanie Faber. It's perfect for displaying current layouts of the season.

Supplies: Craft mat by Unique, Children's table and chairs by IKEA and Core'dinations cardstock swatch book.

Monday, January 11, 2010

...and some new cards

So, new year - new cards. Both were on the Jillibean Soup blog today. It's Cards on Monday Day over there. Love that!Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Snowflake white), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft (A2 card), journaling sprouts, felt flowers, and twine, Creative Impressions brads, Heidi Swapp bling, Queen & Co. rhinestones, Spellbinders butterfly die, Fiskars border punch (Threading Water), We R' Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile, Glue Dots, other: foam layering tape.

Suppplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Cream of Mushroom on white), stamps, kraft paper and twine, Tsukineko ink, EK Success circle punches, We R' Memory Keepers corner rounder, other: foam layering tape.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A new year, some new layouts

Happy New Year to ya!
These two layouts went up over on the Jillibean Soup blog today. I am currently working on cooking up some new projects using the new Jillibean Soup lines that are coming out at the end of January. I will share them when I can. In the meantime, you may want to drop by their blog for some sneak peeks of the new products.

Supplies: Jillibean Soup: Patterned Paper: Talk Soup/Jibber Jabber, Soup Staples/Red Sugar, Kraft/12x12Journaling Sprouts: Square Red on WhiteAlphabeans: Really Red (slightly sanded)Corrugated AlphasCool Beans: RedBean Stalks: Numbers Ribbon/Twine
Other: Core'dinations cardstock (Snowflake white), Gel-a-Tins snowflake stamps, Stampendous embossing powder, Ranger embossing pad, Making Memories paint (Spotlight) and sanding block, Heidi Swapp edge distresser, EK Success circle punches (various sizes), Font: Mason, other: heat gun, foam layering tape.

Journaling: It never fails. Every year we see to find the perfect little snowsuit that makes you look so friggin' adorable. January 2008.

Supplies: Jillibean Soup: Patterned Paper: Soup Staples/Navy SugarKraft: 12 x 12Corrugated AlphasBean Stalks: Brown/Natural Ribbon (Twine)
Other: Queen & Co. felt border, Sizzix texture plate (stars embossed into kraft) and Big Shot (embossing machine), Making Memories eyelets, Font: Mason, other: thread, sewing machine, foam layering tape.
Journaling: According to you, a true pianist is someone who can play the Darth Vader theme song without messing up. You have arrived, my dear. Friday, December 11, 2009.