Thursday, August 28, 2014

August Kits plus wood plus sequins :) :) :)

Hello hello :)

Today I would like to share with you some layouts that I have created using the August Papercrafting and Antiquarian kits; plus some fabulous Jenni Bowlin Studio wood and sequin products :) :) :)

Some of the wood products have been past kit inclusives, those that are available for purchase form the Mercantile,  I have included images of.

Seriously what is not to love about the JBS wood and sequin embellishments?!!!! I lurve them :) :) :)

The wooden frame is an August kit inclusive :) :) :)




So that is it from me for the mo, I do hope you are loving the teams inspiring creativity this month?! It is all kinds of fabulous :) :) :)

Cheers and happy scrapping,

Louise :) xxx

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Digital Sale and Inspiration

It’s One Buck Wednesday again over at SnapClickSupplyCo!  We have  two digital kits on sale today, and projects to inspire not only the digital scrapper, but the traditional and hybrid scrapper too!

Parade Day is a gorgeous paper collection designed by Lisa Dickinson and Definition Labels is a popular Jenni Bowlin Studio classic.

Take a look at how Carrie Arick used our Definition Labels (along with Morning Mist) in this digital layout:

See how Carrie changed up the colors of the brushes in our kit?  You can read all about how she did this on her new blog here:  The Digiscrap Geek .

We also have some beautiful hybrid  projects using these kits  First up is a layout from Nirupama.

Niru printed and cut her background pieces and added them with other traditional scrapbooking pieces to a clean white piece of cardstock.   The way Niru layers her pieces and leaves edges of photos and paper unstuck creates such a carefree style.  And what a cool photo!

Next up is a tutorial from Chantalle McDaniel showing us how she used Parade Day and her process for creating a hybrid layout.   

The majority of my layouts involve the use of my computer at one stage or another. Whether it’s planning a photo size, designing a page or printing off digital elements, my Mac is a most valued scrapping partner!

Read on to see how I went about planning and putting this layout together, using Jenni Bowlin Studio  ‘Parade Day’ digital papers and ‘Definition Labels’.
• To begin, I set up a new document in a word processing programme (I use InDesign.) I have an A4 printer, so I have gone for an 8.5x11 layout. 
• Next, I think about what I want my page to look like, so I begin to set up the individual elements.
• I then place the elements onto separate pages so I can print them out individually, starting with the paper (printed onto white card stock at letter size, full bleed.) I then print my photo out onto photo paper. (I find this gives me the freedom to print exactly the size I want and also, save paper as I can adjust where it lies on the sheet.)
• Next I print off my other elements onto white cardstock.
Now I am ready to trim everything up and start putting my page together!
I have copied and pasted the ‘shine’ definition label inside a circular shape. The clear button has been in my stash for years (I have been hoarding it for just such an occasion!) It looks great amongst a mixture of embellies, like the JBS Wood Veneer button and silhouette style ‘Icon’ flatback.
The circles have been machine-stitched on in a zig zag pattern and their edges gently distressed. I have run a line of hand stitching along the paper tape too, for added hold and a bit of interest. (One could add more photos in the area underneath with additional journalling.) 


JBS Parade Day papers
JBS Definition Labels


JBS Wood Veneer buttons
JBS 'Icons' Flatbacks
JBS ‘Everyday’ Flashcards
JBS Double Chevron paper tape

Grab these sale kits today through midnight PT!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Get more out of your kits!

Hi everyone! Amanda here, and today I wanted to share a few examples of how I stretched my kit supplies this month.

One of the things I love about Jenni Bowlin Studio product is that fact that it is so versatile and almost always coordinates with older collections. I can grab product from 2014 and pair it with papers from 2009 and it will work!

The same goes for my monthly Mercantile kits. I can reach into my JBS stash and supplement my kits with bits and pieces from past releases, which helps me make the most of them.

I think I added something to every page in my gallery this month. I love how I was able to bring out the red in this page by adding a flatback and flag tag along with some red adhesive buttons.

This is another example of how just a couple of extra touches can really make a difference. Two JBS feathers, a flatback and some washi tape really help make my page pop!

How do you get more from your kits? We'd love you to share your pages with us in our customer gallery.

Happy Monday - have a great week!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Digital Kit: Papers by Lisa Dickinson

We have a new digital kit releasing this weekend:

Morning Mist is a beautiful collection of grays, tans, and pinks that can be used for both masculine and feminine pages.  You'll find lots of interesting graphics here, from strong numerical graphics, to a drawn tangle of circles, to plaids, and flowers.

You can pick up this kid through Sunday midnight PT at its release sale price!

Audrey Tan combined the numerical background paper with extracted images from the drawn circles page and flower journaling card to create a truly unique page.  Now those are awesome digital skills Audrey!

Other supplies used in this layout:

Jenni Bowlin Studio: Morning Mist, Vintage Calendar, Playful Embellishment Kit, Jeweled Butterflies, Vintage Number Cards, Chalkboard Alphabet Red On Cream
Pink Reptile Designs: Homegrown

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scrapbooking with Anchors, Part Two

On Monday, Betsy shared some a wonderful project featuring anchors. Like Betsy, I also live close to the sea. It's easy to use anchors in their literal form and slip them into an ocean themed layout.

I wanted an additional shade of blue to go along with my sea theme. I added in the Novelties paper from the Modern Mercantile line.

                    In this layout, I used anchors to convey security and stability. 

You don't need to live near the ocean to use anchors on your layouts. Use them to document swimming pool high jinks or trips to a local lake. You can also opt to use them in a symbolic manner.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Digital Bling and Baubles on Sale

We have beautiful bling and baubles on sale at our digital shoppe today!

Take a look at this digital layout by Audrey Tan:

Such a lovely layout of the kids meeting "monsters"!

Here are the other supplies Audrey used:
Jenni Bowlin Studio: Vintage Bling, Pearl Baubles, Jeweled Butterflies, Sunny Skies, Stenciled Banners & Bubbles
Pink Reptile Designs: House Blend (stitched flower)
Julianna Kniepp: So Sweet (lace)
Maya de Groot: An Artist's Diary - Cyclist (paint), Summer Is (borders)
Font: Pea Kristy

You can buy these two digital kits through Wednesday midnight PT.  Visit our Digital Shoppe all week long!
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Scrapbooking with Anchors

This week we are focusing on a popular summertime icon in the scrapbooking industry: the anchor.   Living close to the ocean myself, I have found this a very welcome trend.

The anchor most obviously evokes images of the sea, ocean, and beach, but can also conjure up the themes of stability and security.

The August JBS Mercantile Papercrafting Kit and Artisan Kit were filled with anchor images and I played off the many meanings of the word anchor and combined it with anchor quotations you can find online to create this mini album for my son.

The cover is a shaker box created with the exclusive wood veneer frame, an anchor 3-D sticker, and vellum tag from the kits.

I made an accordion style album and paired up anchor quotations with photos of my son from the beach for half of the pages.

The vintage cigar box paper from the Papercrafting Kit is gor.geous and worked so well to create the pocket that runs across the entire album.  The circles on the cigar paper were accented with sequins (my JBS stash) and enamel dots from the kit.

I played with the anchor products form the kits on the the other half of the pages.

I hope you were lucky enough to grab one of the Papercrafting or Artisan kits before they sold out.  If so, have fun creating your own anchor themed projects.  You can still pick up the Antiquarian, Historian, or Crafted Kit - there are just a few still available!

If you'd like to see my collection of anchor images and quotes, check out my "Anchor" pinboard on my Pinterest account.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Spotlight on Vintage: Old School Meets Back to School

Ledger papers, cards, labels, book pages, and more: this month's kits at JBS Mercantile include vintage elements that make delightful additions to projects and pages. 

The vintage elements on this layout, which documents the first week back to school, help to set the tone of the page and add extra layers of meaning. 
The ledger papers from the kits remind me of the lists and charts that I deal with all the time as a teacher. The numbered ledger paper from the August Papercrafting Kit, for instance, brings to mind the numbers in a roll book.
I worked a few squares of the paper into the grid design, accenting them by running tape over the columns and sprinkling the glass glitter from the Antiquarian Kit over the lines.

One of the classes that I am teaching this year, as I mention in the journaling, is Folklore and Mythology. The vintage cards (from the Antiquarian Kit) containing references to fairy tales and folk tales are right at home on this page, as is the image of a queen from a vintage label.
To give a few of the items on the page a boost, I placed them atop a few of the butter pat squares from the Papercrafting Kit.

I printed the journaling on the back of a check and tucked it behind the layers of the grid, which is backed by book pages and labels that I flipped over.

The idea of "fresh vintage" is definitely evident in this month's kits!

Thanks for visiting today!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spotlight on Vintage: August Kits

I'm such a fan of mixing old and new...modern with vintage...rustic with contemporary! So I was excited to see the classic vintage elements in this month's JBS Mercantile Papercrafting Kits.  The August kit contains a sheet of vintage numbered graph paper, 2 strips of vintage cigar box labels, 4 vintage butter pat squares and 1 cotton twine spool.

To show how perfectly these historic ephemera coordinate with new papers and embellishments, I created this page to document our summer:

I used a white-washed wood pattern as my backdrop, since its light and airy feel was perfect for a fresh summer page.  I cut my papers to 1-inch high to match the cigar labels, and varied the lengths to form a staggered stripe background.  A bit of stitching to each stripe adds dimension and texture. I also tucked in a few of the Kit Cuts, a staggered diamond design, for an added layer of interest.

The gold epoxy stickers included in the kit were perfect embellishments, adding sparkle to the page and tying in with the gold accents on the cigar labels.

I love how the old cigar labels and graph paper add a richness and patina to this design, while still mixing wonderfully with the brighter, more modern patterns. So don't be afraid to blend in some vintage to your next design! And if you're looking for even more antique-inspired pieces to incorporate into your scrapping, be sure to check out the Antiquarian Add-On.  It's full of treasures that will take your next project over the top!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Digital Magpie

It's One Buck Wednesday  and today we have two of our most popular digital kits on sale:

These two kits are great additions to add to your digital or hybrid stash.

We also have two gorgeous layouts to share with you today.  Susie Moore worked her layering magic to make this layout ...

and Chantalle McDaniel created this beauty that honestly doesn't look digital at all, does it?



JBS Parade Day Cardstock: Gold
JBS Magpie Papers: Nest A, Salvage B, Gather A
JBS Magpie Labels
JBS Magpie Journaling Cards
JBS Magpie Borders
JBS Magpie Buttons
JBS Magpie Flashcards
JBS Magpie Index Tabs
JBS Definition Labels: Heartfelt
JBS Mercantile Mix Cut Files
JBS Vintage Patterns: Book Print Silver
JBS Vintage Buttons
JBS Printers Block Alpha

Im in love with these layouts! So inspiring, aren't they?

Our sale is happening today, Wednesday, through midnight PT, so pick up a sale digi kit of your own!

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