Confetti Couture - Scrapbook Circle

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween everyone!  And in honor of that, I have a LO that has nothing to do with Halloween! ;)
I am up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog today with this layout for Challenge #63 Confetti Couture.

The October kit - 'So Happy Together' is full of several pieces from Alison Kreft for Webster's Pages,
including a piece of this confetti paper and the matching baggie...There are other confetti hints in the
printables, sequins, sequin rub-ons and more!  I took it one step farther and punched out lots of 
confetti dots from the cardstock Add-On.  I combined it with the rub-ons, sequins and
punched out pieces from these die-cut cards from Dear Lizzy.

I wanted to use as much of confetti theme as possible without having to take away from the photo!
The photo was taken on my husband's 40th birthday which was sadly anti-climactic, due to our 
never ending renovation...grrrr.  But we made the most of it with just the 4 of us.
I tucked the journaling in to the little confetti bag and a couple other bits & pieces.

It may be the end of October, but you have until November 6th to participate in the Challenge!
There is a super fun prize pack from Amy Tangerine up for grabs!!
Go to the Scrapbook Circle BLOG for details and share your layout with us.  You can also share it on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page and then comment on the original blog post that you did so!

POP. - Scrapbook Circle Sketch Challenge

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I participated in the Scrapbook Circle Challenge on the blog and this was the page I came up with!
It was for the Sketch Challenge, sketch by Diana Fisher and as usual it was an awesome one to work with!
I just so happened to have these 3 pics of Sofia trying to blow bubbles with her bubble gum...

Here is the Sketch:

After a year of wearing braces, she wants to chew gum as much as possible :)
And finally, accomplished yet another right of passage by learning how to blow bubbles.

I thought it would be fun to use the confetti paper, polka dots and sequins all to reinforce the theme.
And I punched some random circles in the cardstock to show the kraft paper behind it too.

You can check out the other team members sketches HERE on the blog.
Soon there will be a new Sketch Challenge for November...cannot believe October is almost over!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

I bought some india ink I wanted to experiment with and do some bold title work...
I'm not crazy about the way it turned out but it a serious rookie move, I didn't even try it on 
anything else before attacked this piece of paper!  I thought the black and chartreuse would 
look great together and really pop this black & white photo!  Most everything from the 
Glitz Finnley collection except a couple older stamps and the Color Wash tag from Pink Paislee.

 I also attempted to make a little paper rose, I guess I WAS feeling adventurous!

 This was taken on my birthday drinking a lovely skinny

SO SILLY - Elle's Studio Sketch Thursday

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

 I haven't really gotten to play with the new Penelope collection from Elle's Studio much...
And I just got a new camera, yay!  So, I played with all my new goodies today :)

I loved all the kraft and colors in this collection as well as a couple pieces from 
some of the Monthly kits, they seemed to be perfect for fall colors. 

As usual, during a photo shoot, the kids are more interested in the funny, silly, goofy pictures 
than anything that might make Mommy excited about a potential Christmas card pic!
So, this is dedicated to the silliness...I love these giggly monkeys!

Thanks for checking it out!  I know this is a super quick post, we are crazy busy 
with the holidays and school conferences and you know, life!  More to come...

hello TRUE happiness - Scrap Our Stash October Sketch Challenge!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This is my take on the newest Sketch Challenge at Scrap Our Stash!

Here is the Sketch to use for the Challenge and the Stash part is to use mists, paint, watercolors or gelatos!

I don't do many layouts these days without some sort of painting , so this was an easy challenge for me! 
The new Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party and Amy Tangerine's Cut & Paste collections inspired the colors.  
I love that they work so well together too!

 I used a combination of Distress Stain & modeling paste with a stencil for the vertical background of the sketch. 
I also used gelatos in several shades of blue, green and white on this heart stamp from Dear Lizzy.
I colored right on the stamp with the gelatos, layering the colors to get a variety of shades and then misted the
stamp lightly before using it. Paints and mists are such a great tool to customize your supplies to match anything!

I decided to leave the title pieces cut from my Cameo in plain white cardstock so I could 
make the rest of the paint and stenciling the focus!  Thanks for stopping by and check out the 
Scrap Our Stash blog for lots of inspiration and link up your page using paints or mists,
 this sketch for a chance at this month's prize!  It's a good one!

BLUE, but HAPPY - My Mind's Eye October Sketch Challenge

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I love My Mind's Eye and I love sketches...this sketch is by Ronda Palazzari, a favorite inspiration of mine!
So, this was one of those pages that came together on its own!  I used pieces from The Sweetest Thing, Follow Your Heart & the Find Your Wings and Fly collections.  As usual, different collections, but regardless work great of my favorite things about
My Mind's Eye.  The base colors of their papers and patterns have a commonality that works 
with all other MME products.

Ronda Palazzari MME October Sketch

We planted quite a few Morning Glory seeds in several places in our garden in the late Spring and they 
came up right away...and after they got going, they grew pretty fast.  Some of the ones in a pot didn't
make it, but the ones Sam planted next to the swing set really took off after finding something to grab
a hold of.  They were supposed to be blue but we had no idea because we went for weeks, months
even with no blooms...we joked about how they were such morning flowers, 
we completely missed the bud, bloom, everything.  But there was nothing.  

I did use a background stamp from Jillibean Soup that is the honeycomb pattern because it went 
with the theme and the 6x6 paper I used as well.  The layered stickers were great but I wanted to use 
them for my title so I pulled off the letters and replaces them with the dark grey alphas to spell out 'BLUE.'

Right about the time we were giving up...isn't that the way the best things in life work?...
the blooms started showing up, and they were ALL day blooms, not just in the morning and they
were EVERYWHERE!  They pretty much took over the playhouse part of the swing set.
Shawn cut them out of the adjacent tree and the kept right on climbing.  

I am sure they will seed themselves and we will have years of morning glories.
Just proving, all good things come to those who wait, no matter the wait.
A great lesson for our children, and ourselves for that matter!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out some of our Blues that are happy!

the daily grind + PROMO Code - Scrapbook Circle: Be Real

Saturday, October 19, 2013

This is my layout for the monthly feature at Scrapbook Circle called Be Real using the October Kit – ‘So Happy Together.’  Funny title, considering the topic of my page!

I don’t do project life but do enjoy documenting our everyday activities, most of which these days are 
about school, school activities and the dreaded word…HOMEWORK!  In fact, our school has just 
changed the name of that task (is that allowed?) to “Daily Practice,” since the word “Homework”
invokes negative feelings.   Hence, the daily grind…
I just had to use this piece of ledger paper from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts for part of my background.  I thought it would be funny to crumple it up and punch the top with a notebook edge.

I layered pieces of the Pink Paislee Color Wash tags, the Dear Lizzy die-cut cards and some 
of the exclusive Scrapbook Circle wood veneers along the right side.  
I actually cut up the largest wood veneer to be able to use it all over the page.  
I didn't include any journaling in this page since I felt the banner on the right said it all!

I thought maybe documenting these days would help looking back in about 6 years, 
when things are really tougher.  I just don't know who they will be tougher on!! ;)

Thanks for stopping by and check out all the DT Inspiration on the Scrapbook Circle Blog 
and this months kit before they are all Sold Out!!  And see the new features on the Shop site....
fun look, easy to navigate, check it out!

**Use my Promo Code jenni20off for 20% your first new subscriber order, 
or an order of any Add-On if you already a current subscriber!**
Jump in now before the awesome Holiday kits arrive!! :)

GOOD TIMES - Scrapbook Circle October 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

and both Add-Ons 'Just Us' and 'You & Me.'

I know I have said it before, but this really IS my favorite kit.  I got both Add-Ons 
and that was certainly worth it!  The only thing I think I like better than all the trending 
watercolor washed pages are the actual things MADE to watercolor!  
Like these Watercolor Tags from Pink!

I wanted to make this LO simple with the one paper by Glitz cut into banners and be "bleeding"
the colors thru to the they were all dipped in paint and it is running down the page.

This heart stamp from Dear Lizzy is awesome stamped but I heat embossed it with metallic 
silver to make it a little more subtle and not compete with the other colors.  Or with the photo 
that was a goodnight selfie to Daddy when I was out of town with the kids and he was stuck at home!

I have used watercolor paper a lot in my Silhouette Cameo and it works great, 
but it can dull the blade faster depending on whether the paper is hot or cold press.  
But these, already done for you!  The paper takes color beautifully and honestly with 
very little warping.  I was pleasantly surprised about that part of them, 
considering they aren't so think it would add too much bulk.

Check out the entire Kit and both Add-Ons on the Scrapbook Circle Blog 
and click on the Idea Gallery for more inspiration from the rest of the team!  
If you are a subscriber, don't be shy, share your work on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook 
page so we can see how you used your kit!

find your wings and FLy! & Video - Color Me Scrappy Challenge #48

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

This is the last challenge of mine as a DT member at the Color me Scrappy Blog.

The colors are so nice and Fall-ish but still warm and trendy with all the current collections on the market!
Check out the Color Me Scrappy Blog for the original post that shows all the amazing pages 
the DT came up with HERE.

One of the things I love about their color challenges is that they are very thoughtfully chosen for the season
and trending embellishments and styles.  It makes it fun to put together pages, kind of gets you in the mood of the season!  

Click on the video below to view my Start to Finish Process of this page or go to my YouTube Channel!

I used a pretty large range of supplies and products and things from a couple years ago to brand new collections.  
This photo is a couple years old and of my daughter at a local park on top of a climbing rock.
She was the "Queen of the World", until she had to move so that her brother could be the "King of the World" 
and then they both had to move for the next kiddo to be King or Queen!  

My husband took this pic with the Hipstamatic App on his phone and I thought the effects were perfect
for a page about finding your wings...

I also included several travel based items, this airmail envelope, map prints, etc. to reinforce the idea of 
getting out into the world...even though my daughter is nine, nine more will fly by in the blink of an eye!

I stamped on some feathers I die cut using my Silhouette and then distressed the edges a bit with ink.

I am all about adding watercolor to every page right now, it has taken the place of stitching it seems.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to check out the CMS Challenge and participate!
The prize is a Mystery a little early Christmas present! :)

I also want to thank Pam and Lisa and all the ladies on the Design Team for including me in 
their talented group and becoming friends that I will keep up with through this journey of Scrapbooking!

#cheeeeeeesy & new VIDEO!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

 This is a layout I did for this color challenge at the Scrapfriends Blog.
I love their challenges and especially their sketches, but these colors were so bright and so perfect for all the new products and some stash that have made their way into my scrap room...I have NO idea how that happened!

Anyway, you can check out their BLOG with this challenge and the current sketch challenge,
next on my to do list, or well, a little farther down than that...but still super inspiring!
I tried to revisit a series of videos I made, or started to make, where I timed myself to try to
finish a LO in 30-45 minutes.  Usually with a sketch, or some other starting point.
And this one started like that, but finished without any thought of time.
I started it late at night and you can see the process video below or click HERE for my YouTube channel.

I thought I could finish in about 35 minutes and when that time was up, I was tired and went to bed.
I finished up the next day and didn't time anything.  Probably in all, about 45-50 minutes, not sure.
At any rate, this was taken a week or so ago at a pizza place with a slice of the cheesiest pizza
ever, and the size of my daughter's head.  Since everything seems to be "hash tagged" these days, I though
that would make a clever title...probably would have used that hash tag if I had tweeted this!

My green is a little more green than the color in the palette that is really more chartreuse, but I think
it provides a good contrasting color with the pink.  I used gelatos for some of my stamping in the background
and I have never done that before.  I wasn't crazy about it at first, but the last stamp I did worked out okay.
I had planned for it to be like splats of marinara, but marinara isn't pink!  Loved that set of stamps though!

Thanks so much for checking the cheesy and have a great weekend!

LETTER for later & VIDEO...Scrap Our Stash October Challenge #8 - Tic Tac Toe

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

For this challenge, you will need to pick 3 stash items in a row and add to your layout. 
These items MUST be pre-made/packaged from your stash. 
Remember... the idea is to use up your stash! :) 

I made a Start to Finish video showing my process for this layout.
Click below for the Video or you can go to my YouTube Channel as well.

I chose to use my tic-tac-toe in the diagonal from top right to bottom left which includes
chipboard, decorative pins and 5+ brads...lots of my stash fit into this category!

Lovely stash of October Afternoon and My Mind's Eye that was hiding in a drawer!

I decided to have a little album that I do a page for each of my children every 6 months or so
with a letter for them to read later...much later! ;)  About our lives right now, new experiences, growing pains, etc.!

I am seriously in love with this paper from Glitz...I had 3 pieces and only one left.

To be eligible for the prize drawing you must link up your project to the Scrap Our Stash Blog 
by October 29, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST)
Don't forget about the SOS Challenge GUIDELINES! 

GOODBYE forty, HELLO forty-one. **PROMO Code!** Scrapbook Circle-'So Happy Together'

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Another layout from the October Scrapbook Circle kit - So Happy Together.
Scrapbook Circle has a custom stencil included in the 'You and Me' Add-On kit this month
and it is an awesome design...they also have an exclusive stamp set and wood veneers! 
All perfect tools for a mixed media background!
See the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for other layouts of mine and the rest of the DT!

** Promo Code: jenni20off **

 This promo is either a new subscription or a one time purchase, even for the add-on kits!
(it is however only good for the first use for newbies & add-ons & extras for current subscribers)
I can't get enough of all these companies putting out papers with the watercolor wash look.
I just took my watercolors and painted right off the edge of whatever color was next to it!
I thought the coffee stain stamp (not included in this kit) was appropriate,
but I couldn't figure out what a chanpagne flute stain would look like...?
Any opinions?  Please share! :)
I am thankful, for yesterday for tomorrow and mostly for the beauty of TODAY.
Thanks for sharing a bit of your day on my blog!  Have a good one!
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