Wednesday, December 30, 2009

January JBS Mercantile Peeks!




The gallery goes live tomorrow at midnight!
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Guest Star: Tara Pokasta

hi there!here are 2 layouts and I am sending along a mini book in another email too!thanks for having me be a part of things here at JBS!!!oh and a little tidbit of information about me too: My name is Tara Pollard Pakosta and I have been scrapbooking since 1988 when I got my first Scrapbook as a graduation gift from one of my friends parents. I have been hooked ever since, but more so in the last 10 years since I had children. I am married to Michael, who supports all my hobbies! We have 2 girls. Savannah is 10 and Ava is 8.5 . We also have a 2 year old Cockapoo named Piper who has to fulfill my dreams of a 3rd child.I am on the Design Teams for October Afternoon & Creative Cafe. I love the opportunities that have come to me through this hobby. Scrapbooking is my true passion and without it, I wouldn't feel complete. Thank you for giving me the wonderful opportunity to create with the beautiful Jenni goodies! I have loved her stuff from day one, so it was a real gift to play!

Awesome and Sweet! Thanks for the inspiration Tara!
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Guest Star: Kara Haupt

Stunning! Thanks for the inspiration Kara!
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Guest Star: Lisa Truesdell

Hi all - I'm so happy to be sharing a little inspiration with you here today. =) I live in the midwest, and we are currently buried in snow. The grays and blues on this layout pretty well reflect the landscape around here right now. I sprayed my gray cardstock with blue shimmery mist for a frosty effect, and added snowflakes made from a hydrangea punch, vintage paper, sequins and stitching.

Love the attention to detail! Thanks for the inspiration Lisa!
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

January JBS Guest Designer Jo-Anne te Raa!

My name is Jo-Anne, I am English but I live in Holland in a small village, where the women still wear traditional dutch costume EVERY day…. it looks like this!

I ride a bicycle and we are blessed to have a very old fashioned slow pace of live which is a change from the rest of the world.

I am married to a Royal marine, Harry and we have one son Samuel who is now five years old. I scrap and crochet and sew and embroider and would quite willingly give up my day job to create all day long.

Creating usually happens in the attic of our small fishing cottage, its small but it’s a happy escape and it’s a happy Sunday when I am at one table, Samuel at the other and we are crafting and singing along to Lenka.

I am not an event scrapper, not a scrap album to be seen here, but I scrap the silly tiny things we all forget and the things I need to say. After that is achieved they are boxed up and stored away. The moment is done and its over. Its just my way.

This is one of my favourite ever JB projects ….a cake! The patterned papers are all so yummy together and this is a project that is so quick to do and yet so effective. All you need are two oasis and a lot of floristry pins. Then its just a matter of punching and pining!

I also love my washing line! This is the November kit and the embossed cardstock just grabbed my attention. I used lots of photographs from my childhood even if they are fuzzy and very 1970s!

I love the mix match of Jenni’s papers and elements. I have this on my desk at work. It always makes me smile. It’s a real mix of vintage elements and colour.

I thinks its great to bring scrapping into my home and I love making hangers. This one came about cos of my love for this image included in one of JB kits. Adding a huge flower made from scraps and spritzed with water and a scrap left over crepe paper trim finishes this off and gave me a funky hanger for in the kitchen.

I am honoured to be the first guest designer in 2010 for Jenni Bowlin. Anyone who knows me knows my JB product obsession . I have a habit I need to own up to……I always buy her stuff in twos….so I can keep one!!!! Eeeek now you all know how odd I am.
Cant wait to show you my January kit creations!!

Gorgeous Jo! Thanks for sharing these inspiring pieces with us! We are so looking forward to your creations with the January kit!
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Guest Star: Bridgette Troung

Now that I have 2 kids, it's a rarity that my husband and I take a picture together, much less I scrap it. As soon as I saw the JBs stuff, it reminded me of valentine's day and love, and I knew I needed to scrap this picture. For some accents on the flowers and punched butterflies, I cut apart one of the pearl flowers and used them in this layout.

While I was in the 'love' mindset, I thought I would create this card for my husband also. I could give it to him now...or wait until Valentine's day. :) The pearl on the 'yes' is the middle of the pearl flower that I cut up for my layout. :) The JBs Cardstock coordinations are AWESOME. The black and the red cardstock are the same piece of cardstock, just different sides!

I was in the middle of making Christmas cards when the JBS stuff came, and I couldn't resist making a few. The journaling cards are the perfect size for cards!! For the 'Deck the Halls' card, I just cut the card down into a square. And of course I had to add some bling with the gems and the glitter to make them festive!

Totally Delightful! Thanks for the inspiration Bridgette!
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Guest Star: Danielle Layton

I really loved the paper and it might seem like an unconventional snow layout, but that's sort of what I liked about it. Love those journaling spots. The leading is 24 if you journal like I do with a computer for that particular spot.

Everyone in my family is baffled by my son's near incessant use of the word "corn-peeled." We think it means corn-field, however in certain circumstances we thought it meant garfield (the cat). The photos are from the corn fields near my parents home.

I've had that photo printed and in my stack forever. I try it with every paper that comes through my door it seems like, only to be disappointed. I've honestly been waiting for 2 years for the right paper, and when I set my photo down on JBS baby boy papers I got choked up. Finally! Thank you, thank you JBS. It was worth the wait. :)

Danielle Layton is a physician assistant and military wife. She has been scrapbooking since 2002, mostly her European travels and her dog until the birth of her son. She loves photography and wants to leave behind lots of good photos for her son as she does not have many from her own childhood.

She likes to be busy and therefore, scrapbooks and blogs often ( You can find her adamantly researching Chipotle's secret recipe for guacamole by her preferred method: taste-testing.

Danielle designs for American Crafts and Cocoa Daisy. She got her start in the industry designing for Cosmo Cricket. She has had her work published in Memory Makers, Papercrafts, Simple Scrapbooks and Scrapbook Trends Magazine, as well as some web-based E-zines. Her guilty indulgence is Grey's Anatomy, when she isn't doing continuing medical education credits towards her medical license.

So lovely! Thanks for the inspiration Danielle!
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Guest Star: Melissa Phillips

Goodness! We're getting spoiled with all these wonderful projects this month! Today's treats are brought to you by Melissa Phillips . . . four cards and a mini-album! Enjoy!

Thanks for the inspiration Melissa!
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