Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Love you snow much

Today, over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, I have a tutorial on how to make a God's eye out of Jillibean Soup Sugar Picks (pins) and a pleated kraft paper border, just like I made on my "Snow Day" layout below. Here's the "Love You Snow Much" card that I made to accompany these techniques:

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Chocolate Box and Core Impressions - Jillibean Soup Collection) and Sand-It Gadget tool, Jillibean Soup printed kraft paper, Sugar Picks and kraft paper, Fiskars heart punches and layering tape, Quickutz letter dies, DMC embroidery thread, We R' Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, other: sewing machine and thread.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Family Day

From our family to yours...

Happy Family Day 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Little Miss Sunshine

Not only one of my most favourite movies of all time but also a new favourite layout of mine. This layout features my own little sunny girl, Ema. It also features the new Blossom Soup collection by Jillibean Soup AND Core'dinations cardstock.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Essentials), Jillibean Soup kraft paper, patterned paper, corrugated shapes, corrugated alphas and cardstock border and letter stickers, Stampin' Up! binder punch, ProvoCraft/Cuttlebug paper quilling dies, Glue Dots, Technique Tuesday stamps, Tsukineko ink and Fiskars layering tape. This layout is based on a sketch from the Scrapbook & Cards Today/PageMaps 2011 calendar.

The Core'dinations cardstock works perfectly with the paper flower quilling dies by ProvoCraft/Cuttlebug.
Note: These flowers are made with the "Daisy" quilling kit by ProvoCraft/Cuttlebug and some Glue Dots.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Magnetic teeny-tiny Jillibean Soup birdhouses

My fridge is lookin' fine with these little beauties stuck to it. I have completely used up my stash of the new Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup collection. It's a problem. Thank goodness Blossom Soup began shipping yesterday to local scrapbooking stores.

Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper, Making Memories paint (Cranberry red, Monarch orange, Meadow green, Rose Petal pink and Cornflower blue), 3M Quick Dry glue, Elmer's magnets, Helmar 450 Quick Dry glue, other: foam brush, wooden birdhouses from my local Len's Mills craft store (5 for $1).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jillibean Soup drink coasters....oh, yeah, I did.

Attention all Jillibean Soup fans, now you can head off to a crop and know that you won't be leaving wet cup marks on the crafting table. Other scrappers will not scorn you; they will marvel at your stylishness.
All you need is a circle cutting system or punches, your favourite Jillibean Soup patterned paper, coordinating Journaling Sprouts, matching Core'dinations cardstock, some cheap cork coasters, Helmar 450 Quick Dry glue and a laminator.
Drink them up, my scrapping friends!

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Essentials - French Roast brown), Jillibean Soup patterned paper and Journaling Sprouts (Pasta Fagioli collection), Helmar 450 Quick Dry glue, 3M laminator, Creative Memories circle cutting system, Marvy 3" circle punch, other: cork coasters (6 for $1.00 at local dollar store).

Sunday, February 13, 2011

36 quick and easy Valentines....done!

This year, in order to save a little bit of time, I used PrintMaster Gold to create some quick and easy Valentines for Ema to give to her friends and teachers.
PrintMaster Gold is a program that a dear friend bought for me when I finished teacher's college....some 15 years ago. It offers templates for calendars, newsletters, brochures, letterhead, and, in this case, business cards. I used the "Business Card" feature to create 10 Valentines per sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" kraft paper. The finished size is then 2" x 3 1/2" and I punched a hole in the top left corner in order to string the ribbon through. Ema punched two "funky" Fiskars hearts out of Core'dinations Snowflake white cardstock and Jenni Bowlin Poinsettia Posies Core Impressions cardstock.
I then loaded each organza bag with three Hersey Kisses. The organza bags were 12 for $1.39 at my local Len's Mills store.
P.S. Ema included an "X" and "O" after her name. So, no, I haven't got a daughter named Emaxo. ;0)
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstocks and Sand-It Gadget tool, Jillibean Soup kraft paper, Fiskars funky heart punches and layering tape, We R' Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile hole punch, PrintMaster Gold business card program, Wilton organza sachets, EK Success black marker, Font: Mason, other: Hersey Kisses (3 per bag).

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow, snow, snow

Here's a design team project of mine for Jillibean Soup this month. So far this school year our kids have missed four days due to snow. This layout is based on photos that I took on our first Snow Day back in December 2010.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions - Jillibean Soup Collection), Bazzill cardstock (white), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft paper, cardstock stickers, Sugar Picks pins, corrugated alphas, Fiskars heart punch and layering tape, Quickutz letter dies (DAY), Stampin' Up! binder punch, DMC embroidery thread, Glue Dots, Font: Mason, other: sewing machine and thread.

And, yes, that's an old school God's Eye that I made for the snowflake. I used 6 Sugar Picks pins by Jillibean Soup as the base.

Monday, February 7, 2011

More Blossom Soup projects!

Today I am back with even more projects using the new Blossom Soup collection by Jillibean Soup. This line was just released at winter CHA in California and my stash is almost gone.
The paper cupcakes are from a Hot Off the Press template that I bought up in Perth, ON, at The Happy Scrapper store.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Vintage Ruby for "cherries" and heart), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft paper, corrugated shaper (butterfly), ribbon and diecut, Maya Road trinket pin (covered), Glue Dot, Hot Off the Press cupcake template, Tim Holtz mini-stapler and Helmar layering tape.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Early spring? Sounds good!

This past week the groundhogs (several of them....so it must be true!) prophetized that an early spring is on its way. Sounds good to me, especially since almost another foot of snow fell last night in our area.
I made these four butterflies this past Wednesday afternoon when we were home due to a Snow Day. I found the unpainted wooden butterfly clothes pegs with magnets on the back at Len's Mills Store in Woodstock, ON. I traced the butterflies onto new Blossom Soup patterned paper by Jillibean Soup. I hand cut them smaller by about 1/4". I then painted the wood with some Making Memories paint.
Ema has claimed them all for her room.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper and diecuts, Making Memories paint, Fiskars layering tape, Helmar craft glue, other: wooden butterfly clothes pegs (Len's Mills Stores).