Sunday, January 30, 2011

Snow flaky - did you miss it?

In this month's issue of ScrapStreet Magazine (January 2011) they published my "Snow Flaky" layout. I had to pull the image from my blog several months ago but thought I would be inspiring for you for a winter layout. Be sure to check out the other two layouts that they selected for being "Snow Creative".
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, printed kraft paper, Cool Beans buttons, twine corrugated alphas, cardstock stickers and Sugar Pick pins, Maya Road chipboard, Queen & Co. pearls, Making Memories paint, Quickutz letter dies, Xyron sticker maker, Stampin' Up! binder punch, EK Success circle punch, Making Memories sanding block, Helmar layering tape, Font: Mason and other: sewing machine and thread. This layout is based on a sketch by PageMaps from the fall 2010 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jillibean Soup CHA Show & Share

Didn't you just love your Show & Share day at school when you were a kid?
I did.
I'd brush up some poor Barbie's hair, put her in a cute little outfit and ram her into my backpack all the whilte thinking I was the only one in the world that had that particular Barbie.
Well, although there are several Jillibean Soup design team members who worked on the new lines being released at winter CHA (and you can find a list of them on the Jillibean Soup blog), I was assigned the job of creating a layout using the new "Spotted Owl Soup" collection.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper, corrugated shapes, cardstock letter stickers and cardstock stickers, Fiskars layering tape, Font: Mason, other: googlie eye, sewing machine and thread.

I also made two cards. The first one uses the new "Dutch Mustard Soup" collection:Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper, corrugated shapes, corrugated alphas/numbers, cardstock stickers, and kraft paper, Marvy scalloped circle punch, Fiskars layering tape, other: sewing machine and thread.

Finally, here's a card I made with the new "Chilled Strawberry Soup" line:Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned kraft paper, cardstock letter stickers and border sticker, corrugated alphas, kraft paper and twine and Fiskars layering tape.

Now, keep in mind, this is just the tip of the iceberg of all the new products being released by Jillibean Soup. For a complete viewing, please visit the Jillibean Soup blog and start scrolling.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Giveaway reminder...and CHA hot tip!

Today is the last day that you can enter to win some brand-spankin'-new Tim Holtz/Ranger cardstock that Core'dinations is releasing at winter CHA this weekend.
Scroll on down to this entry to be in to win!
Also, since CHA starts tomorrow I will be able to share a layout and two cards that I made with some new collections by Jillibean Soup. Whee!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Another CHA-bound project

I should be clear about this.
My cutting and pasting is CHA-bound. Not me.
Here's a card that I made for the Core'dinations' booth. It uses Core Essentials cardstock which is their original line of cardstock. Each Core Essentials colour is part of a colour family for easy matching. Each color family has 4 Core Essentials ranging from light to dark. No white core...just a delicious matching core.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup twine, Pebbles Inc. rubon, ProvoCraft/Cuttlebug paper quilling flower die, Glue Dots, Fiskars layering tape, and EK Success black marker. This card is based on a bonus sketch in the 2011 Scrapbook & Cards Today/PageMaps calendar. rhymes with boy

Here's a baby card that I made for a friend who had her first baby in October but I only got to meet her new little man yesterday. He was a real little cutie-pie!
On the inside I hand-stamped " rhymes with boy." to go with the "Joy" on the front.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jenni Bowlin patterned papers, Jillibean Soup kraft paper and twine, Maya Road chipboard letters, Scrapbook Memories (The Scrapbook Studio) chipboard elephant, Making Memories paints, We R' Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile hole punch.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Scrapbook and Cards Today tutorial day - Whee!

Today, over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, you will find my tutorial using the new Core Impressions Collection that Core'dinations is releasing at winter CHA. Be sure to drop by and check out the tricks and tips I share to make this card:
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Sand It Gadget tool, and Dust Buddy, Basic Grey patterned paper, cardstock stickers and letter stickers, Jillibean Soup kraft paper, Spellbinders dragonfly die, Fiskars layering tape, other: sewing machine and thread.

Monday, January 24, 2011

CHA-bound layout

Here's a layout that I made for Core'dinations for their booth at winter CHA. It features the Core Impressions Collections from Cosmo Cricket. I also used some Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious chipboard. Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions and Core Essentials) and Sand It Gadget sanding block, Cosmo Cricket chipboard, Quickutz letter dies, Helmar layering tape, Stampin' Up! binder punch, Font: Mason, other: sewing machine and thread.

Reminder, if you haven't already, be sure to enter the Tim Holtz/Ranger giveaway. Core'dinations and Tim Holtz/Ranger have teamed up for two great collection sets. Scroll down for the entry. Please note: This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Another Core'dinations contest!

Wanna get your mitts on some of the new Core'dinations being released at winter CHA next week? Core'dinations has teamed up with Tim Holtz and Ranger and put together 2 collection packs.
The contest runs between now and January 28, 2011. Just click on the image below and you can enter. FYI - this contest is open to residents of Canada and the US.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Basic Grey meets Core'dinations....YUM!

Today, over on the Core'dinations' blog, they are featuring one of the two new Basic Grey Core Impressions Collections that they are releasing at winter CHA. Here's the collection:

The other night I was able to play with a few papers from this collection and came up with this layout of Ema and her little friend, Charlotte. I also got to use the new Sand It Gadget tool that Core'dinations has made for sanding their cardstock. It comes with replacement pads so it keeps your cost down in the long run. Love that!

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock and Sand It Gadget tool, Basic Grey patterned paper and embellishments, Stampin' Up binder punch, Fiskars layering tape, other: sewing machine and thread.

If you'd like to win one of the new Core Impressions Collection packs, be sure to scroll down for my posting on how to win. You have until Friday, January 21, 2011, to be in to win!

Also, check back with me on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, when I will be featuring another project using the new Core Impressions lines. It's something special that I am cooking up for Tips and Technique Tuesdays for Scrapbook & Cards Today.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A fun, fun, fun card

I have been cutting and pasting like a fiend for Winter CHA and, while I can't share anything just yet, I did make a card the other day which makes me very happy. I used some Maya Road chipboard shapes and letters and put this little "I Miss You" card together pretty quickly using Core'dinations cardstock.
Who do you wish would pick a mode of transport and come and visit you?
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Vintage), Maya Road chipboard shapes and letters, Making Memories paint, Helmar layering, other: sewing machine and thread.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Core'dinations contest! Winter CHA prizes!!!

Core'dinations has paired up yet again with some pretty amazing companies (Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Jenni Bowlin Studios and My Mind's Eye) to bring you 5 new Core Impressions collection packs. These packs contain 20 sheets each of 12x12 pre-embossed cardstock which you can sand, tear or leave alone.
Please note: This contest is only open to Canadian and US residents. This contest ends on Friday, January 21, 2011.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tired of winter yet?

I am.
Four new inches of snow this morning.
The shovel seems to be the only one excited to see more snow now.
In memory of summer, which is now only 6 months away, here are some Pool Party invites that I made with some Helmar layering tape and tape runner.
Be sure to drop by the Core'dinations blog this week for the Helmar/Core'dinations blog swap. There are prizes to be won!
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Essentials and Vintage), Helmar layering tape and tape runner, EK Success flip flop punch, Jillibean Soup twine, We R' Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile (hole punch), SRM stickers ("pool party"), EK Success/Stampin' Up circle and scalloped circle punches, other: sewing machine and thread.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oh, joy....framed love

This week (January 3 - 7) there is a blog swap going on between Core'dinations and Helmar...and there are PRIZES!
Helmar, if you don't already know about them, offer up great adhesives and, a favourite of mine, layering tape! Yes. It's true. I have a serious addiction to layering tape. I find it adds dimension to my work and, in the case of this frame, allows light to cast a shadow on raised elements.
Here's a frame that I made for Ema's new "big girl room". I used a frame from IKEA (I think I paid less than $10 for it) and Core'dinations cardstock. Several of the butterflies have layering tape added to the back of their wings. I also used my Helmar tape runner to adhere the body/torso section of the butterfly directly to the background. This helps to emphasize the fluttering of the wings. Jillibean Soup corrugated letters look even better with a little layering tape placed behind them as well. ;0)Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Essentials and Vintage), Helmar layering tape and tape runner, Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas, ProvoCraft/Cuttlebug butterfly dies and embossing folders, Sizzix/Stampin' Up! butterfly embossing die, texture plate and border branch die, IKEA frame and Making Memories sanding block.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Remember 2010...with a mini-album

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, journaling sprout, corrugated alphas, sugar picks and kraft accordion album, Studio Calico stamps, Tsukineko ink, Helmar layering tape, Glue Dots, Making Memories sanding block and Spellbinders butterfly die.
Here's a quick little mini-album that you can put together in a night.

Step 1: Buy yourself two 4" kraft accordion albums by Jillibean Soup. Glue them together so that you have a strip long enough for a cover, back cover and 12 photos.
Step 2: Pick a line of double-sided paper that you like and buy one sheet of each. There are usually 6 papers in a line. For this project I used Pasta Fagioli by Jillibean Soup.
Step 3: Cut your papers so that you have at least two 3 3/4" squares of each paper. I used an additional four squares for the front and back covers of one of the papers as well.
Step 4: Print off a photo for each month. Edit and trim photos so that they measure approximately 3" wide by 3 1/4" high. Try to pick photos with an area where the monthly stamped word will fit.
Step 5: Stamp each month onto each photo using VersaFine by Tsukineko. It's my favourite far! The month stamps I used are by Studio Calico. Sadly, I don't see them for sale on their site anymore. You could also use letter stickers or, before you print off your photos, add the months by overlapping a text box on to each photo.
Step 6: Create the cover using Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas, journaling sprout and a sugar pick for the body of the butterfly. I used Core'dinations Core Impressions (Jillibean Soup Collection) and a Spellbinders' butterfly die....but you could easily use a punch.

I need to print off some photos for November and December today and get this album in the "done" pile on my crafting table.

Happy New Year! May 2011 bring more "done" items in your own piles. ;0)