Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Banner

I think when it's your birthday, you should be celebrated all month long.  With that thought in mind, i created this banner in festive fall colors for my son's October birthday and hung it from our mantel to be enjoyed.  It was super easy to create.  I simply covered the Chipboard Flag Banner pieces with patterned paper from the October Papercrafting Kit and then added the XL alphabet stickers from the October Artisan Add-on.  I couldn't be happier with the results.  I was slightly bummed when I realized that I didn't have the letters left to spell Merry Christmas for a December banner.  That depression quickly passed when I figured out that I could just spell Feliz Navidad instead.  Perfect!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Need Digital Postage?

We've got it on sale for you today!  It's Sale Day over at Snap Click Supply and we have two very useful kits on sale:

only 50% ($1.49 today)

only 50% ($1.49 today)

Travel projects, vacation layouts, "Miss You" cards, postcard art, even Valentine's projects can use the digital elements in these kits.

Here are two examples of how our Creative Team used these kits in their projects:


JBS Wren cardstock
JBS Vintage Postage kit
JBD Airmail Postage kit
JBS Journaling Basics
JBS Magpie labels
JBS Vintage tags & pockets
JBS Vintage patterns
JBS ‘The Boardwalk’ star paper
JBS Printer’s Block alphas

Other: Just Jaimee May element pack; Sahlin Studio ‘Worth a thousand words’ pack. Typeface: Society Editor

So beautiful and so artsy!  Thank you ladies!

These kits are on sale throughout today Wednesday, until midnight PT. So grab yours now.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Two New Digi Releases this Weekend! Layout by Carrie!

We think you'll love our digital releases this weekend.  We have TWO new kits for you!

Supplies: JBS-Vintage Icon Flatbacks; JBS-Autumn Crisp Papers, Baby of Mine (pennants); Bestie Glitter Styles by Karla Dudley ; Need More Stitching 4 by Amy Martin; Fonts: Italianate, Lavanderia Sturdy, Pea Chit's Bits 

The uber talented Carrie Arick made this layout using lots of JBS digital supplies.  Did you see how she changed the color of the flatback to match her background paper?  Here's how she did it:

To change the flatbacks to match the page, I selected the color in the color palette. Then I selected the flatback icon layer in the layers palette. I created a solid color adjustment layer, which I clipped to the flatback icon. (crtl +alt+ g in Photoshop CC) The I changed the blending mode to of the adjustment layer to "color". 

I need to try this out myself!  Thanks for the color changing tip Carrie!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

From Pinterest to Scrapbook Page | Circle Inspired

My Pinterest boards are overflowing with inspiration for fashion, cooking, home decor, and of course, scrapbooking! But it's not just layouts and sketches that provide starting points for my page designs. Recently I cam across this pin, featuring a giclee print available on Etsy:

I was drawn to the series of circles, each with their own unique texture. And since I am a huge fan of grid designs, the 3x4 arrangement of elements was a composition I knew I could replicate on a page.

Using the  October Papercrafting Kit, I cut circles slightly smaller than 3 inches in diameter from the kit papers, as well as two photos of my kids in the pumpkin patch. To mimic the texture in the inspiration piece, I added simple twine stitching to some of the circles.

So what is inspiring you on Pinterest on lately? How could you translate it to a scrapbook page? We'd love to see what you create! And don't forget to check out the JBS Pinterest Boards for lots of inspiring layouts, cards, projects, and more!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Digital Morning Mist and Halloween Bingo on sale 10/22 | Beautiful Inspiration

We have gorgeous kits on sale today Wednesday 10/22 and there's still time to grab 'em!  These kits are on sale through midnight pacific time!

So useful for this season and only $1.00 today:

and for only 1/2 price at $1.75 today:

Take a look at what our very talented creative team has done with our Morning Mist kit:

JBS-Definition Labels, JBS-Morning Mist, JBS-School Days Alpha, JBS-Soda Water Icons by Jenni Bowlin Digital; Flair Builder by Mommyish, Stitching & Staples by Carrie Arick; Font: Traveling Typewriter

Thank you ladies for your beautiful digital layouts!
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

From Pinterest to Scrapbook Page: Bold Letters

I will admit that I was a bit intimidated by the large letter stickers from the October Artisan kit. I could have skipped using them. However, I am not one to shy away from a challenge. Instead, I chose to peruse Pinterest for a few ideas.

It's easy to get lost on Pinterest. I like to approach the pins with a purpose and to set a time limit for me to search within. My goal was to search my boards for layouts or magazine ads that featured large bold letters. Almost immediately, I found a magazine cover that would work. Don't waste too much time second guessing yourself. Choose the inspiration that stands out to you in that moment.

Pin from Cover Junkie

This particular cover reads almost like a scrapbook sketch. It is clear where the title and photos should be placed. Journaling can easily fit in the space allotted to list magazine articles. Looking at this cover, I knew I wanted a four letter title and at least three photos.

One Halloween, my son went around Sea World posing as though he were one of the theme park characters. He had the parade day hand wave down pat and even offered to pose with strangers for photos and autographs. I had a big kick watching him ham things up that day. It was easy for me to conceive the four letter title to match these photos.

I began the layout by placing the title on cardstock. I then added the photos, leaving space in the center for journaling. My photos weren't quite large enough to fit the space in the same manner as the photos in the magazine cover. I chose to add a piece of patterned paper as filler. I could then cut down the cardstock and mount it to a piece of patterned paper.While I like the bold graphic look of the magazine cover, it's just not quite my style. I chose to layer in vintage tickets, patterned paper and stickers. 

Pinterest can yield many inspiring results. Approach Pinterest with a specific goal in mind,then set a timer and look around. It never takes long to find the perfect inspiration. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Scared-y Cats Are Not Just For Halloween!

It's no secret that my son and I love our kitties.  As I was unpacking my October kits i was particularly delighted with the scared-y cat stencil (and digital cut file!), matching stamp, and black cat sequins in the Papercrafting Kit.  I knew I would be using them often, not just for Halloween.

My first thought was to do a layout about Pepito, our boy kitty.  He is afraid of everything!  Perfect, right?  As I was looking through my recent photos for a suitable photo to use to tell this tale, I came across this one and laughed.  My son can be a bit of a scared-y cat at times, too.  It was a fun play on words as Chichi, our girl kitty, and I are the brave ones at our house.

I used the stencil, grey ink, and a blending tool to create my own scared-y cat patterned paper.  I then stamped the cat in black on a bit of vintage paper to use as an accent piece.  I love how this layout turned out and think the cat motif helps tell our story so well.

Of course, those cats are perfect for Halloween too, as Jill Sprott shows us!  :)
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