Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hi, my name is Danielle Flanders and I currently live near Saratoga Springs, NY (home of the famous Saratoga Horse Racing Track) with my husband of 10 years and our 2 daughters, Taylor who is 10 and Kati is 4. I grew up in South Dakota and still consider myself a midwest girl at heart and miss the wide open spaces and slower pace. I do hope to move back some day! My style is somewhat girly and shabby, but yet with clean lines and color. Buttons, ribbons, stitching and the color pink are my addictions when it comes to scrapbooking! I guess that’s what happens when you have two daughters. Let’s see, what else…I have a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and also a K-8 elementary teaching degree, however I stay at home with my girls right now and love every minute I get to spend with them. My creative time seems to be late at night after it’s quiet…I’m definitely a night owl. I’m so thrilled to be joining the Jenni Bowlin team and amazing talent she has here!
I used to scrap in my dining room to be close to my family, but became sick of the mess and growing stash of scrapbooking supplies. Now I have a little desk set up in our basement and love to be able to have everything out and at my fingertips! I’m a VERY messy scrapper! It’s definitely a work in progress and I hope to get more shelving soon. I’m lucky to have a storage room nearby, so I have many things stored in there as well.
This is one of my all-time favorite photos. My husband works an hour away from home, so the girls are excited to see him when he gets home at the end of the day. I caught this one day when he had just gotten back from his commute.
I just received a new sewing machine and had to make a layout about it, because I love it so much. It says, “Sew many….stitches, so little time! I love my new Singer, it has 67 more stitches than my last machine! 1/10” I used one of the new stitch functions to create a border on the white and yellow paper. Jenni Bowlin supplies used: Chipboard heart, chipboard buttons, rub on circle, paper, sticker letters, star sticker, journaling sheet, ruler sticker. Other: doilies, twine, needle, machine stitching, black floss, Sweet Clover Glimmer Mist.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
First up, Jenni has loaded the shop with lots of Valentine's treats! There are some limited edition vintage Valentine papercrafting kits like this little peek you see here . . .
Monday, January 18, 2010
Stephanie writes, "everything about homespun makes me happy. ridiculously happy. the colors, the vintage vibe, the designs...the new goodies are just awesome. to make this design, i layered patterned paper (plaid), a mini paper (green check), and a journaling card (pink and red) to make a bright, happy collage.i cut flowers from journaling cards and layered them over the block in the upper right and lower left corners. rows of the new buttons and butterflies (TO DIE FOR!) finish off the design. i tied vintage twine through the buttons and backed them with circles punched from one of the mini patterned papers."
And what would a Jenni Bowlin release be without an update of one of her classics. This show we bring you more of the ever popular bingo cards. Sweet minis in springtime and sports themes plus a new full size alpha bingo sheet perfect for collaging. You can see this last sneak over on Jenni's blog today. Plus, don't miss out on more of Jenni's creations this month as she finishes her spot as Guest Garden Girl over at Two Peas in a Bucket!
Friday, January 15, 2010
The kit from January is definitely my all time favorite. I love all of the beautiful colors and the vintage feminine feel. I've been creating nonstop with this kit! Here are a few of tricks I've utilized in this page to stretch the kit to its max...
1. I like to cut labels in half and use the same label in two different places on the same layout.
2. The letter stickers included in the add on kit are so cute, but they're really big, and there's not a lot of each letter. So, I thought of a good two letter title to save my stickers and also keep my title manageable.
3. The lace paper in the kit is so beautiful. This is one sheet of paper that I intend to make last! So I've been cutting little bits of it and using them in places as design accents.
4. I used the vintage flash card in one page already, but I was sure to trim it down so that I could include a part of it in this layout as well.
Thanks for the inspiration Mandi!
Button Button Who's got the Button? Jenni Bowlin! Lots of them too! And available in six delightful colors . . . green, orange, cream, white, red, and pink!
Also, be sure to check Jenni's blog for another new release peek!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Mixing Up Old & New
I was in the process of putting away the remaining pieces of my December kit when I realized I hadn't yet used the cute little Maya Road chipboard houses yet. I knew I wanted to incorporate them into a page, but there wasn't much left in my kit from that month. The solution? I pulled a few bits from the kit and mixed them up with a some pieces from the January kit, and finally added some classic JBS elements to come up with this page:
A quick design note: I cut away part of the die-cut paper by using an Exacto knife and then added the soft gray floral paper behind it, along with a thin strip of the Studio Calico paper.
Now go pull out some of your old kits and see what elements you can combine for a fresh page! Happy Scrapping!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I thought these new gems were the perfect peek to go with Becky's gorgeous roses. Available in garnet, pewter, copper, antique gold, pearl, and shell. Stunning!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
i thought that i'd do a chic, vintage inspired piece to display on my mantel.here's the best part...it took about ten minutes.
i simply adhered mini bingo cards to my 7gypsies printers tray,and then added rhinestone buttons in the centers of the cards.voila. a simple yet pretty piece i can display year round!!
i also wanted to share a JBS layout i made. this layout just fell together.i love jbs products so much it's not even funny. i still feel like it's a dream that i was asked to be on the team!!these felt butterflies are one of my favorite embellishments jenni has made.
for more information on this layout, check out my scrappy sunday post on my blog:http://stephaniehowell.typepad.com
And now without further ado . . . we bring you Homespun! We hope you like it! Stay tuned for more exciting peeks this week!
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Monday, January 11, 2010
First off we have a charming and creative project from Michelle McCord. Be sure to check out the last photo in her series because it is brilliant!
I wanted to create something with one of the many empty ribbon spools I have sitting around, so I decided to create something that would divert my attention away from the frigid snowy Iowa weather and use the JBS kit to do just that. I created some flowers and a hand cut butterfly to adorn the top of the spool. This project is actually pretty kid proof since I hot glued everything onto the top for more durability. I measured the inside part of the spool to be approximately two inches wide, cut two strips of 2x12 patterned paper, and filled those strips with some snapshots of the last two months. I used my sewing machine to add some texture and more durability to the paper, adhered it to the spool, and now my kiddies can 'unroll' the snapshots and see the pictures.Itied off the spool with some scrap fabric to keep the pictures secure. Whenever we would like to enjoy the photos, we just untie the fabric and look at the pics.
I think one day Cheryl will be a sewing rockstar, don't you?