Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Doris says - "Thanks for inspiring me over and over and over again Jenni!"
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
In the meantime, here's a little treat for you. A giftbox made with lots of fun goodies from the last JBS release. Enjoy!
And don't forget to work on your entry for our April contest this weekend!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thanks for all the inspiration Ranjini!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Rita: I'd have to say my favorite kit items were all the brightly colored FP Whimsy papers. I'm a huge fan of bright fun colors, so these just really popped for me!
Jenni: I love the tiny letter stickers. I keep pulling different colors in on different kits. They are just the perfect size and the blue-green color this month was to die for!
Michelle: I would definitely have to say my favorite product of the kit was a two way tie...the patterned paper because I could use my xacto (one of myfave things to do) and the Kaiser Pearls. I just love the dimension that the pearls give a layout.
Keisha: I have to say that I loved the die cut flowers!! They were funky & cute...great to layer with!! But it's really hard to pick one!!
Ranjini: Favorite kit item is a toughie. I loved so many things - the polka dot diecut paper of course, but then I also loved the crystal glass-like brads. Hmmmmmm I think, though, if I have to decide, my very favorite was the blue flower shaped buttons. Something rather small, but so utterly charming!
Doris: I was charmed by the rainbow rub-on. It added a delightful touch of whimsy.
What was your favorite?
Monday, April 20, 2009
Keisha answered: For the Kit projects I used the cardstock that was included in the kit...except for the 8x11 lo-I used some white Bazzill. I really love Bazzill, especially the 'orange peel' texture. I have tons of 'orange peel' Bazzill . I also love the swiss dot, washboard, and smooth!
I took the color schemes from the kit. I love the brightness & fun papers. I don't use orange very much, so it was a nice change for me. It worked so nicely with the turquoise/teal papers in the kit.Judy asked: How does Michelle get those curly edges? I can't seem to get them to look like hers.
Michelle answered: If you are talking of the curling edges of the paper, I am a BIG fan of distressing and will use any tool imagineable to get my paper and and embellishments to look 'worn'. One of my favorite tools to use is the Basic Grey Presicion File set. It has numerous sizes of files to distress small and large areas. Another favorite tool of mine to use has absolutely nothing to do with anything scrapbook related. I use a serrated steak knife. I know a little uncoventional but it gives me the best results of distressing. I run the serrraed side along the edges of the paper and then use my fingernail to turn up the edges that have been distressed. It does take a lot of practice and and lot of trial and error, but I don't know now if I could scrap without my steak knife ;-)Judy also asked: Also, Doris sewed a lot and I wondered if she goes through all layers (cardstock and patterned paper). I am just now pulling out my old Singer to keep up with you all.
Doris answered: I do indeed sew through all the paper layers; sometimes I even sew through chipboard or foam. I try to remember to go slowly and use wide stitches when sewing through thicker elements. The most important sewing lesson I have learned (the hard way) is the sewing machine does NOT like to sew through adhesive. Try to adhere elements where you will NOT be stitching.
Annonymous asked: how does one become a guest designer? who chooses the things to go into a kit?
The answer: Jenni and the design team are always on the lookout in magazines and online galleries for inspiring designers to help showcase the kits each month. Jenni herself hand-selects the kit pieces each month and usually starts her search with an inspiring color scheme such as the lovely orange and teal with a hint of green that she brought to you this month.
Friday, April 17, 2009
I took this photo of Mikiela during her Spring Break and love it. It's so sweet & spring-y! Love her in the background out of focus about to pop a grape in her mouth. Love the spring flowers, the bit of lemons and the big pink flower in her hair!!
You can read more from Keisha on her blog: A Bit East
On a side note: Check out the April 16th post for details on this month's contest. Also be sure to post any questions you might have about this month's kit for our designers on the April 15th post; we'll be answering those Monday.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
What about you?
Are you scrapping this weekend?
Would you like to see your layout and name here?
Then enter our April JBS contest!
Simply scrap with the JBS April kit(s).
Post your project online somewhere.
Put a link to it in the comment section of this post by May 5th.
Prize is the May Add-on.
We can't wait to see your creations!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Once you've had a chance to look the gallery over, feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I know sometimes I look at a layout and think, "How'd she do that?" or "What was her inspiration?" Leave any questions you might have in the comment section here and I'll try my best to track down the answers!
Friday, April 10, 2009
April kits are in the mail! This is one of Ranjini's delightful creations with it. I can't wait to get the rest posted Sunday night. They are all amazing! And remember . . . we'll be having a contest again this month! Be sure and get your April kit so you can enter! I'll post more details later this weekend. Stay tuned . . .