Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pretty in Pink

I'm over on the Queen & Co blog today with a pair of cards featuring the Fruit Basket Shaker Kit. I just adore this kit!

Here's a look at today's projects. For additional photos and more detail, please visit me on the Queen & Co blog!

Sweet As Can Be

For my first card, I created a pink grapefruit shaker. I just adore the sweet pink and yellow colors here! And how utterly darling are those little grapefruit slices?!

You Are So Sweet

For my next card, I kept with the pink fruit theme, this time creating a trio of strawberries. The middle shaker element is filled with a mixture of strawberries from the kit plus Pink Diamond Toppings.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Reverse Confetti Birthday Sale!

Reverse Confetti is celebrating Jen's birthday with a gift for you -- a sale! Save 20% on weekend orders with code JEN20!

Hoppy Birthday

To inspire your shopping {wink}, the Confetti Crew has put together two mini-hops. Visit the Reverse Confetti blog for both today's and yesterday's hop lists.

I've put together a colorful birthday card featuring the adorable hopscotch board from Rollin'. I stamped the image in Versamark ink randomly to cover a Cloud White background panel, then heat embossed in white. 

Hoppy Birthday

Using a paintbrush, water, and Zig watercolor markers, I watercolored the hopscotch boards in rainbow colors and the background in a light gray. White splatter and lots of clear sequins add a festive note.

Hoppy Birthday

I stamped the sentiment in black on Cloud White card stock, added some splatter in various colors, then die-cut using the stitched circle in the Pop Up Circle Confetti Cuts set. I punched a hole and added a reinforcer (from the Hang Ups Confetti Cuts set), and tied it on using Charcoal Striped Twine.

Happy Birthday Jen!

Stamps: Rollin'
Confetti Cuts Dies: Pop Up Circle, Hang Ups
Ink: Versamark; Reverse Confetti Midnight
Paper: Cloud White
Other: Charcoal Striped Twine, white paint, Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers, clear sequins, foam tape



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Bullet Journaling

This is my second post today. For Reverse Confetti's June Creative Hop, scroll down or click HERE.

I'm excited to share a Traveler's Journal idea for Papertrey Ink today. This month, we are looking at bullet journaling!

 I frequently experiment with my planning and note-taking process, so a few years ago when I first started hearing about bullet journaling, I gave it a try. If you're not familiar with it, definitely Google it to see what it's all about! 

One thing I really like about bullet journaling is its flexibility and adaptability. You are basically designing and using your notebook pages exactly as you like. And if something doesn't end up working well for you, you change it up the next month or week, or even day-to-day. No more waiting for a new planner. You can start anytime and in any kind of notebook, too. 

I'm a big fan of the petite size of Papertrey's Traveler's Journal booklets. For bullet journaling purposes, they are super slim and trim! Today I'm sharing how I'm using one of the booklets as an August planner and notebook.

I decorated the cover with the month and year. 

Paper: Berry Sorbet and Green Parakeet card stock

You'll notice I'm using the notebook vertically. You'll see why as we page through, but I do love this orientation! The dot grid paper is popular in the bullet journaling community. I printed my own using the download available HERE on the Papertrey blog, trimmed the pages down to 4 1/2" x 9", then die-cut the stitching holes using a die in the Traveler's Journal: Accessories die set.

I love keeping a habit tracker in my planner. The new Traveler's Journal: Bullets stamp set came in handy when creating this chart! The yellow arrows along the top, as well as the days of the week and open circles, are all from this new set.

Stamps: Pencilgrams; Traveler's Journal: Bullets

On the next page I created a monthly calendar. This list view is popular with bullet journalers. I'm not yet sold, but am willing to give it a go. (And again, easy to change up to a traditional monthly view next month. You get to organize and re-organize your content to your heart's desire.)

The horizontal notebook orientation is *perfect* for the list view!

Stamps: Traveler's Journal: Bullets; Monthly Moments: Year-Round Mini

The daily page is the heart of the bullet journaling system, and it is whatever you need it to be. 

The bullet journaling system uses a set of icons to denote different things: a triangle is an appointment, a box is for tasks, and an open circle is an event. You fill in or shade the icon when completed, an X is for canceled, slash is for in progress, and a forward arrow indicates something has been moved. Highlight an item as a priority with an asterisk or as a deadline with an exclamation point. 

The new Traveler's Journal: Bullets stamp set includes all of those icons, corresponding triangle/square/circle solid images, days of the week, a large box to organize lists, a few decorative elements, and more. Having the outline and solid icons keeps everything super neat and makes it easy to add color, too.

Stamps: Traveler's Journal: Bullets, Dates

It's summer, when we don't have a ton of stuff going on, so a quick, simple, one-page-per-day works for now. When school and activities kick in later in the month, if I need to switch to a full spread per day, I can. Because it's not a pre-printed and pre-arranged traditional planner, I can easily modify as I go.

I do like to keep a week's worth of daily pages together, but after those, you use the next blank page anytime you need to take notes or jot something down. There is also an indexing system to help keep track of where all your information is stored. I'll be keeping my index separate so that it can span multiple booklets. 

My bullet journal is definitely a work in progress, but that's the beauty of it! 

Stamps: Traveler's Journal: Bullets, Dates

Thanks for stopping by!

Reverse Confetti August Hop

It's the 8th of the month, and Reverse Confetti crew and friends are blog hopping! 

I'm sharing my project in full over on the Reverse Confetti blog, which is also where the hop begins, so head over there and hop with us! 

We are exploring color combos this month. With all of the new ink colors released in July, building unique color combos is super fun! Here's a peek at what I've put together for today: 

See you over at the Reverse Confetti blog

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 7, 2017

UR2 Hip & Cute

UR2 Hip & Cute\\

I hope the ampersand design trend sticks around for a good long time. There's something so fun and playful about building card sentiments around them! Here I've combined different elements from Jillibean Soup's Chit Chat Chowder collection to make a hip & cute little card {wink}.

UR2 Hip & Cute

At the top left, wood veneers, die-cuts, and mini alpha stickers ...

UR2 Hip & Cute

... and at the bottom die-cuts and another wood veneer. VoilĂ  -- custom sentiment!

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Chit Chat Chowder/Churned Chit Chat, Crisp Crackle, Bite Size Bits
Pea Pod Parts:  Chit Chat Chowder
Wood Veneer Words:  Happy
Mini Alphas:  Green
Beanstalks:  Navy Baker's Twine

Other:  mini paper clip

Look for (or ask for!) these and other Jillibean Soup supplies at your favorite retailer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hello Be-YOU-tiful


Another sweet, cheery card featuring Jillibean Soup products. I love that paperclip pattern!


I started with an adorable 2x2 design from the Chit Chat Chowder Bite-Size Bits and layered and embellished from there using a mix of elements from both the Chit Chat Chowder and Souper Celebration collections.


Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Chit Chat Chowder/Glazed Gab, Churned Chit Chat; Souper Celebration/Cup of Ceremony
Coordinating Sticker Sheet: Chit Chat Chowder
Wood Veneers: Souper Celebration
Pea Pod Parts: Chit Chat Chowder
Bean Stalks: Light Pink Baker's Twine
Happy Hues: Precocious Pink, Yummy Yellow, Amiable Aqua

Look for (or ask for!) these and other Jillibean Soup supplies at your favorite retailer.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

What Sets Your Soul on Fire

Be Fearless

Loved creating a card around this quote, which is part of Jillibean Soup's Chit Chat Chowder Bite Size Bits.

I notched the 3x4 card, banner-style, and layered it over some other Chit Chat Chowder patterns and accented with the tab sticker, adhesives sequins, a wood veneer and twine. Easy and quick!

Be Fearless

What sets your soul on fire? I'd have to say anything and everything creative!

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Chit Chat Chowder/Baked Babble, Crisp Crackle, Glazed Gab
Pea Pod Parts:  Chit Chat Chowder
Stampables:  Wood Shapes
Beanstalks:  Pink Baker's Twine
Adhesive Sequins:  Navy Blueberry

So glad you stopped by! Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Hello, Make Today Awesome

Hello -- Make Today Awesome

I'll be popping in today and the next few days to share some cards that appeared last month on the Jillibean Soup blog. I love the fresh simplicity of this one especially.

Hello -- Make Today Awesome

The Shape Shakers line makes shaker cards so easy. The card base already has the cloud window cut out. The cloud shaker dome slips right in there perfectly. Fill the shaker, peel the backer and stick! I added that cute die-cut sun, trimming it along the cloud outline so that part of it could be on the card front and the other part could be inside/behind the shaker.

Along the bottom, some die-cuts, wood veneers, a pair of stickers, and that adorable clip!

Jillibean Soup
Pea Pod Parts:  Chit Chat Chowder
Wood Veneers:  Souper Celebration
Day2Day Shaped Clips:  Wine
Shape Shaker Card and Insert:  Cloud
Shaker Filler:  Watercolor

Look for (or ask for!) these and other Jillibean Soup supplies at your favorite retailer!

And speaking of Jillibean Soup, have you seen the new stuff that's coming? Check these new products, coming soon:

New Shaker Tags and Cards,
Farmhouse Stew Paper Collection <--- LOVE!
 Felt Flowers
Shades of Color Paper Collection <----new favorite!!
New Alphabeans Stickers
New Mix the Media Products

I can't wait to share projects with those goodies!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hope Your Day is Magical

Hope Your Day is Magical

Happy Thursday, friends! I headed to my studio this morning to whip up a simple princess tag using Reverse Confetti's Magical Day stamps and dies. One thing led to another, and I ended up pulling out all sorts of dies and adding all sorts of layers to enhance my little tag. While not so simple anymore, it sure is cute! I love how well Reverse Confetti's dies play together!

In the very background is a white tag that I die-cut with the Topped Off Tag. This is the tag that serves as the base for so many of Reverse Confetti's tag layers. (I did a video a while back showing all the different layers and looks you can get. You can watch that HERE.)

Next comes the Sunburst Tag Layer, which I die-cut in Premier Polar White Card Stock, then ink blended with Buttercup ink. In the center of that sun, I added a pierced edge circle layer from the Detailed Circles Confetti Cuts set. I ink blended in the darker Sunshine ink on that one for a little bit of contrast.

Hope Your Day is Magical

The next layer is a hill that I cut from a Pattern Play print using the largest of the Pierced Round Top Layers Confetti Cuts dies. Every sun needs a puffy white cloud, right? This cloud is the smaller cloud in the Sun 'N Clouds Confetti Cuts set.

My princess and her wand are stamped with images from Magical Day, diecut with the coordinating Magical Day Confetti Cuts, and colored with Copics. Don't look too closely at my coloring -- looks like I got a bit lazy with my blending ;)

And finally, along the bottom, I added a narrow strip of Lime Green card stock that I die-cut with the stitched border from the Edge Essentials Confetti Cuts. In front of that is a Bitty Banners Confetti Cuts die-cut stamped with a Magical Day sentiment. The banner is accented with sweet little flowers, also from the Magical Day set.



 Thanks so much for stopping by!