Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity friends! Thanks for stopping by for this week's Unity Thursday inspiration.

Here's a peek at what we have for you this week at Unity.



Make sure you start your journey at the Unity blog.
We have some awesome new releases that you don't want to miss!

Today I am creating with the July SMAK kit

All in the Numbers




My husband and I took our daughter to Disneyland on Sunday for her Birthday. We had the best day together. I had a few of these Instagram Albums leftover from my classes and wanted to make a fun mini with our photos and the July SMAK kit







I love decorating the outside of my albums as well as the inside.



                                 I used the smaller number stamps to document the year.





It's easy to stamp your own backgrounds like I did here with a variety of ink and the 2014 stamps to mark the year of our visit.


For this page I stamped in Mickey's colors with a few different images. Easy Peasy!


That's it for today friends! If you happened to stop by my blog first then click on any image below to be taken over to that fabulous designer's blog! 

Have a Creative Day!

{S}




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Card Kitchen Wrap Up!

Hello friends. I'm back to share the rest of the cards I created with the July Card Kitchen Kit! I can't believe how easy it was to sit down with this cute kit and create these cards in about and hour and a half. I still had SO much product left over too!


 I love creating cards using scraps or minimal embellishments. I also like using punches with my scraps. How do you get the most out of your papers and products?





 I love to emboss patterned paper and then use a sanding tool to distress the embossed image. You should give it a try sometime. The results are stunning!



I had so much fun guesting for The Card Kitchen. Their kits are loaded with fun ways to dress up your cards. Please visit their website here for a look at the newest kit!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More card creations from this month's Card Kitchen Kit Club

Hello friends! I'm back to share some more cards I created for my Guest Design spot with this month's Card Kitchen Kit! 

You can see sneaks of August's Card kit on the blog by clicking the banner below.


http://jillibeansoup.typepad.com/thecardkitchen/blog_index.html



 For this one I used a couple of strips of patterned paper and the tag as my main focus.



 The red against the blue pattern really pops for this card.


I made some 3D balloons using a heart shaped punch I have and added some twine.

Stop back by tomorrow for the rest of my cards!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Today's the Day!

Hello friends! I'm looking forward to teaching my latest card class this afternoon. Registration is closed for today's class but if you're a member of my Meet-Up group, you can sign up for the next class on July 26th. 

Here's a peek at what we're creating


I can't wait to share some fun techniques with my students for making their cards POP!

All the details are available here

Hope to see you there!

{S}

Friday, July 11, 2014

Something fun to share

Hello friends! Happy Friday to you all. It's been a busy week of crafting for me with some exciting deadlines I'll be revealing later this month! 

Today I want to share something fun!


I'm thrilled to be guesting this month over at The Card Kitchen!!

Here's a look at this month's kit






Here's a peek at one of my cards with this "berry" adorable kit!


Make sure you check out the Card Kitchen blog all month for some amazing inspiration using this sweet kit.

If you are Card Kitchen member, your kit will ship soon! If you are not and want to purchase a single kit, please go to the Current Kit page and click on the single kit link.

Have a creative weekend!

{S}

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello friends! It's another Fabulous Unity Stamp Co. Thursday. I am your last stop on today's inspirational tour.

Today Unity Stamp Co. is giving you all some...

DARN GOOD DEALS!




 And even better is today's free with purchase images. They are so amazing and unique.



Here's a look at what I created with them


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I used Basic Grey's Highline 6x6 Pad for both cards. I also fussy cut the images and layered them to make them pop.

I love this image

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I paired it with the new Butterfly embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers.
Then I used a sanding block to emboss the image to bring the white core thru.

For the last one I used this week's Be Inspired Challenge Sketch

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They are all so lovely right? Head over to Unity and grab yourself some Unity rubbah and spend $55 to get all 3 images.

That's it for today friends. Here's a list of the designer's participating today.


Have a creative day! 
{S}

Monday, June 30, 2014

Albums Made Easy Monday: Creating your own pockets

Hello friends. 
I'm thrilled to be sharing another Albums Made Easy Monday with you! 
I have officially switched to the 4x4 Instagram pages for my Albums Made Easy pages. I take most of my photos using my iPhone and love using the Rhonna Designs app for journaling. 
Then I print them out using my Canon Selphy 

 It's a perfect combination!

 Today I wanted to share a super quick and easy way to create your own pockets for your pages to hold tags, journaling, memorabilia and more!

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 I added a journal card made with Teresa Collins Hello Life Page kit, a few of the stickers in the kit and finished with a button and twine.

Here's my finished AME page

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I am really enjoying the week by week format. I find it easy and faster to print my photos and assemble the page with the 9 4x4 inserts.


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I prefer to use 4x4 photos but you could add several 2x2 images to the 4x4 inserts as well. I like to use Picasa.com for cropping my photos to 4x4 and 2x2 sizes. It's a free site.

That's it for this week's Albums Made Easy Monday! I'd love to see what you are creating so leave me a link to your pocket page projects!

Have a creative day!

{S} 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's another Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal!
One Single Wish
Here's my sample with this week's image
Supplies: Glitz 6x6 paper pad, twine, misc button, Eyelet Outlet enamel dots and sequins.
 I colored in my image with Copic markers and added Martha Stewart's iridescent glitter to the cupcake frosting. I also added a # into the balloon as a fun way to celebrate the year.
 
For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. 

Hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!


 


Have a great day!


 
{S}

Saturday, June 28, 2014

SMAK Saturday!

Hello friends! I'm creating with Unity's June SMAK kit
for SMAK Saturday on the Unity blog.

Here's a look at the June kit

{This Right Here}


I used the Unity {be Inpired} challenge colors and sketch for my pocket page inspiration.



Some pics from my recent trip to Arlington TX for GASC.

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I use my iPhone for pictures daily and I love that Instagram saves them in the 4x4 format. The Rhonna Designs app helps me add journaling right onto my photos and my Cannon Selphy printer makes it easy to print, trim and slide them in these Instagram Page protectors from We R Memory Keepers.

 Here's a look at the inserts I created with my SMAK images

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Creating my own inserts from Amy Tangerine's Plus One collection is easy. I just cut the cardstock from my 6x6 pad to 4x4 and stamped the SMAK images in grey and black ink. I look at each square as a mini layout and embellish them in my own personal style.



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Easy peasy!

 Here's a look at the newest Unity SMAK kit for July!

ALL IN THE NUMBERS


This kit will not be found in stores! It is a special kit offered for the SMAK (Scrapbooking, Mixed-Media, Altered art, Kit) Membership Program. All stamps are deeply etched, red rubber, mounted on cling foam and are perfectly pre-cut! The overall size of the kit is an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of rubber.

Super fun right?

Thank you for your visit today!

Have a creative day!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Anna Griffin

Hello Friday! So glad it's the weekend aren't you? Today I am sharing some projects I created with Anna Griffin's Metallic Layers. 

What I love about this cardstock is how embossing it transforms it into sheer elegance.

 Take a look.








 Paired with Anna's dies, your cards are transformed to elegant keepsakes.


I love creating with Anna Griffin products. I always feel confident that anyone I send these cards to will never throw them away.

Anna has another big show coming up on HSN in July!

Crafting with Anna Griffin on HSN 

July 23rd at 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST

You can check out her sneak peeks on her blog each week and have a chance to win 

everything she shows for that week.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello friends!

 It's another fabulous Unity Thursday and another wonderful day of new releases at Unity Stamp Company! The hop begins at the Unity Blog here.

There is so much eye candy today, you will want it all....trust me!

Let's start with this



and this



and...

This beautiful new release created by Angie Blom

A fabulous celebration of Friendship with a Co-release with Gina K Stamps.

I am so excited about this! I have met Gina and she is the sweeeetest lady.

Just look at all the beautiful images.


Which is a perfect set for my Pocket Page scrapbooking Obsession!


My friend Robyn is one of my besties! I {puffy} heart this girl so much. I love that this set celebrates the beauty of friendship between women.

In case you missed anyone today, here's the Hop order.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Albums Made Easy Monday: Thank you Texas friends!

Hello friends. It's been a week since I got back from teaching at this year's Great American Scrapbook Convention. I had such an amazing trip this year.

 I really enjoyed getting into Dallas a few days early to spend some time with my dear friend Robyn Schaub.



The show this year was amazing! So many great classes and crafters! I really enjoyed bringing the Albums Made Easy System to my students. 

My pages included a variety of techniques from creating with the new Sew Easy templates, stamping, using misting inks, utilizing dies and paper punches and more! Here's a look at my class featuring Teresa Collins Snapshot collection.


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I love using this system of scrapbooking and I am very passionate about We R Memory Keepers products and quality. I am sure many of you have heard about American Crafts recent purchase of We R Memory Keepers. I too was surprised about this news. As a long time design team member, I have enjoyed creating monthly assignments, Product Scoops, samples for CHA and HSN as well as teaching classes and helping promote the We R Memory Keepers brand. 

At this point I don't know if I'll be asked to continue designing with We R's products but I can assure you that my Albums Made Easy Monday's will continue.
I love sharing ideas with you for getting the most out of your Albums Made Easy collections!

Thank you for taking my classes featuring We R Memory Keepers products these past 3 years at The Great American Scrapbook Conventions as well as stopping by for my Albums Made Easy Mondays!

I appreciate your support and comments each week!

Have a creative day!

{S}