When I first started crafting, one of “the” names I got to know was “Jinger Adams”. At the time, I had just received a Cricut for Mother’s Day, and Jinger was the “face” of Cricut for me! So about a month ago, when I got an email asking if I would consider being part of Jinger’s Design team as she works on promoting her own personal line of paper and crafting supplies, I thought it was a joke. Yup – I hit Google and tried to find out all I could about this “new line” and whether someone was just pulling my leg.
Well, as it turns out, they were serious. Even when I mentioned that I was in Canada (now let me be clear, us Canucks rock the crafting world, but shipping product back and forth across the border can really be a pain in the behind)! Jinger and her team said they loved Canada and were excited to have a presence up here too. A couple of weeks later, I received a fun box of crafty supplies, and today, I get to share the good news and fun products with you!
This was a layout that I put together recently of my youngest daughter. I teamed up papers from the adorable All Occasion Card Kit (it’s not just for card making!!!), for this bright and cheerful 12X12 layout!
I can’t wait to share more projects with you in the weeks to come! Hopefully, you will be inspired to get crafty too!
And, since every good new release has giveaways, make sure you pop on over to Jinger’s blog and say hello! You don’t want to miss out on your chance to win!!
Thanks for stopping by!
It’s been awhile since I played with my Echo Park paper collection so I thought it would be fun to join them in their National Scrapbook day challenges. I wanted to share the two that I completed for challenge 2 and 4.
Challenge 2 – Layout of Love
When my daughter was first learning her numbers, I was also trying to teach her how to respond to her dad when he said “I love you!” I would say, “T, now you say – I love you too!”. After a few days, she started to respond on her own…but she obviously mistook my “too” for the number too, as it came out “I love you two, 3, 8!” It was awesome at the time, and it is still the way she responds to her dad’s “I love yous” a couple of years later. I have been waiting for an incentive to scrap this family tradition, and this seemed like a great challenge. for it! For the layout, I used the awesome For the Record 2 collection – I thought the combination of feminine patterns with more masculine colours was perfect for this daddy/daughter layout!
Challenge 4 – 10X the Love
Splash has always been one of my favourite EP collections! I love the playful colours, and the embellishments are awesome! I was excited to pull it out again to scrap this picture of my hubby and our youngest on one of her first visits to the beach. The challenge was to include 10 of something, so I made sure there were 10 waves in the background, 10 banner pieces behind the picture, 10 rhinestones at the top of the banners, and 10 words in my subtitle.
Splash was also the collection I used when I tried my first ever interactive layout more than 2 years ago, so I had to make sure there was an interactive element to this one too:
The photo lifts up to reveal another picture and a spot for more journaling.
Well, that’s it for me today! I hope you had some time to get crafty this weekend too! Thanks for stopping by!
Last year, we started to notice that one of my daughter’s eyes was turning in every now and again. Now, I will save you all the details, but one of the first steps to correct the situation was to get our little 2 year old some glasses! Watching her in her new glasses was so interesting, and she has almost always been amazing about the whole process!
I have been waiting to scrap some of the pictures for just over a year now, and a couple of weeks ago, I found the inspiration to finally get the pages done!
It actually came from this a cute set of stamps from Karber that features a character named Leslie. What inspired me in these digital stamps was that these were images of a little gal just doing her thing…dancing, eating cupcakes, hanging out…and she just happened to wear glasses. It’s not easy to find stamps with little gals in glasses that aren’t “nerd” themed, so I knew that these stamps had to become a part of the story of these layouts!! I coloured up this version of Leslie with Copics, and paper pieced her dress with a design from the MME Quite Contrary collection. I love how bright and cheerful the page is!
Oh, and I just had to add a few hidden pictures and journaling on this page!
I wanted to make sure you could still see that stamp when you opened the flap, so I placed Leslie so she would be peeking around the edge of the paper! I think I almost like the layout better open than closed!
Well, that’s it for me today! As always, thanks for stopping by!!
Last week, I shared a quick and easy card I made using a great new stack from DCWV called Magnolia Way. Today, I wanted to share a layout I created with the same stack!
This was a layout I created to commemorate the first time we took my oldest daughter to the park! I love the playful, and slightly unexpected colour combinations in this stack. The colours are rich and bright, and there are so many patterns that are perfect for fussy cutting. The shapes are bold enough that cutting them out is a breeze!
I also added a bit of twine to this layout for a bit of texture and dimension. Multiple strands line the right hand side, and I also used some of the Twisted Teal from Trendy Twine to outline the jounaling box. Armed with a bit of Glossy Accents to hold it in place, I think it’s a fun way to draw a bit of attention to this part of the layout.
Well, that’s it from me today! Thanks for stopping by!