Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Baby Canvas Wall Art

This project is featured over on the Bella Blvd. Blog today !!

I had so much fun making this sweet baby gift using one of my favorite collections, Lovey Dovey. This started out as a Valentine's project and quickly turned into wall art for a baby's room! I decided to 'scrapbook' these canvases like I would a layout, only without photos. I started by cutting a few background pieces, sanded the edges and adhered them to the 5 x 7" canvas bases. 

Then I precision cut all the Cute Cuts and added some of them to the front of the canvases, raising up a few of them using 3D foam.

I used Ciao Chip alphas for the title with a few sticker words and a Blooms a Bella flower on the elephant. I'm so happy with how they turned out!

Lovey Dovey: Cute Cuts, Love is in the Air, Circle of Love, Sweetheart, Bear Hugs; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Peep, Saltwater; Baby Blooms a Bella: Rossini; Spring Flings and Easter Things: Miniatures

Check out the other FABULOUS projects featured by more of the super talented Bella Blvd. DT.....

Check back tomorrow for some more layouts and later this week for sneak peeks of new workshops !!!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, February 27, 2012

a HUGE thank you.....

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all the girls that spent their day with me on Saturday at
  Cherish The Thought in Coquitlam.......
and a special thanks to Jessie, I LOVE teaching at your shop :))

I had so much fun and so many laughs......It was SOOOO great to see so many returning faces and so many new ones too :))

It was wonderful to see you all so happy with all your layouts.....
.More than 500 layouts went out the door Saturday night - AWESOME !!

Here are a few of the (20) layouts that were taught during this workshop......

If you want to get in on the fun I am teaching it again HERE on March 24th and HERE on May 5th !!

See you in class....

Talk soon.
j. xo

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Great Workshop

Thanks so much to Lydia Jackson for coming
to Scrapbookin' Adventures last night.....

The girls had a blast....a TON of laughs and left with these fabulous layouts !!!

She used Jillibean Soup "Hearty Barley"......

NEW Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock......

......and everyone LOVED how they came together !!!

Check out more of Lydia's work HERE and then come on back to me tomorrow for some FULL LAYOUT SHOTS of what I'll be teaching HERE this weekend !!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, February 20, 2012

.....more sneak peeks

....as promised here are a few more peeks at some of the (20) Layouts I'll be teaching HERE and HERE over the next couple of months !!

.......some fun with the new "Crate Paper" Paper Heart Collection.....Buy it HERE now !!

I am LOVING the NEW "Dear Lizzy" Neopolitan by American Crafts......
Couldn't seem to put it down this past weekend :))

.......yep, a little more "Neopolitan".....you can BUY IT HERE too !!

......AND a bit more "Paper Heart" Collection......

As you can see....
LOTS of fun with patterned paper 

There are a few spots left in each workshop so check out the details and get registered.....I'd love to share my day with you :))

Talk soon.
j. xo

she cooked a chicken dinner......

I've got some more sneak peeks pics to share with you Monday am....but today I wanted to show you what my girl made !!

Emma, has been learning to bake over the past few months.  At 11 years old she is VERY interested in cooking (must have skipped a generation :))

So tonight I had planned to do a roast chicken for dinner and she asked if she could do it, so together we got to work.....

I was so impressed as she's been so sick this week (you can see it in her poor eyes) 
and she still stuck it out with me in the kitchen and made the most wonderful dinner for us !!

She learned how to use the thermometer......

....and faced her fear of a really hot oven (do you love the Christmas oven mitts :)))

Then she learned how to make gravy.....even though she doesn't eat it :))

She started to cut.....and quickly asked for help !!!

.....and look at what she ended up with !!!   
AND.....her brother even ate it and told her it was yummy :))

It was a really fun afternoon in the kitchen with my girl......

Make sure to come on back tomorrow and check out the layout peeks for a great upcoming 
(20) Layout UYOP Workshop being taught HERE and HERE.....

There are still a few seats available in both so check them out, get registered and I will see you in class......

Talk soon.
j. xo

Friday, February 17, 2012

New Class Sneak Peeks

Just finished this (4) Layout Workshop using
"Spring Flings and Easter Things"
by Bella Blvd.

Here are a few sneak peeks.....

I'll share the other (2) layouts when registration opens.....

I'll be teaching this for the first time at Photo Express in Maple Ridge in April !!

They'll be opening registration March 1st so make sure to head on over there and get your seat in class....

Talk soon.
j. xo

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

(30) Minute Layout

Hey Ladies.....I thought I'd share a (30) Minute Layout with you today.

 A fun "Quick, Cute and Easy" layout that you can whip up with some favorite photos.....and I'm including INSTRUCTIONS too !!!

I had fun using the brand NEW American Crafts "Gardenia" that was just released.  It is beautiful  for all your garden photos of course but in this layout I am showing you how you can use the patterns for almost anything !!

....for the embellishments I used a few pieces from AC Dear Lizzy 'Neopolitan', a journal circle from Jillibean Soup, a couple of tags from AC 'peachy keen'....these tags did NOT corrdinate so I flipped them over, stamped some journaling lines and started writing :))  
I added a few buttons, some twine and a 'love you' sticker from Bella Blvd to complete.

If you'd like to create this layout you can buy the product HERE now......or you can use the below instructions to create the same design using your stash from home !!!

"Tubby" (30) Minute Layout
  • 12 x 12 patterned paper base; Sand edges
  • 7 x 9" 'greenery atrium' (green swirly pattern); Round right 2 corners, sand edges and adhere
  • 2 x 12" 'ivy terrace' (brown squiggles); Precision cut or border punch inside edge 
  • adhere this piece 1/2" in from left to cover edge of green pp
  • 3 x 7" BACK of 'greenery atrium'; Round right corners and adhere in bottom right corner as shown, slightly overlapping green pp
  • photos are : 4 x 6" (bottom) 3 1/4 x 5 1/2" (right) 3 1/2 x 4" left top
  • adhere all photos flat, overlapping each slightly as shown
  • add title and embellishments as desired

Have a great night....Talk soon.
j. xo

Bella Buzz......


Check it out....HERE

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

It's been a wonderful day at our house so far :))
I spent yesterday making all these treats for the kids and some for Alexander's Grade 1 classroom too.....

Brownies covered in homemade Butter Creme Icing and topped with a chocolate.....

Chocolate heart shaped cookies with pink icing, sprinkles and a jelly in the center.....

.....and vanilla cupcakes with (2) colors of better creme icing, sprinkles and a chocolate on top too !!

This morning I made Emma & Alex heart shaped pancakes.....they loved them !!

I gave Alex the choice of all the different store bought Valentine's.....but nope, he wanted me to make him "Indiana Jones" cards for his class :))  

He's a HUGE Indiana Jones fan and even drew an Indiana Jones picture that he asked me to send to Harrison Ford for Valentine's Day.......Just have to find his address :))

I was a little concerned that this wasn't going to turn out well but together he and I found exactly what we wanted.....a little cardstock, some stamps and a lot of glue and this is what went to school.....

........and this was on the back :))  He was thrilled......

From our family to yours....Have a very happy Valentine's Day.....

Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, February 13, 2012

"LOVE" Letters

Only ONE more day until VALENTINE'S DAY.....LOVE it !!!

I've got lots to share with you this week......
So let's get started with today :))

I love love love these wooden letters….
They've been sitting on my shelf begging me to cover them.  
I originally bought them to cover like 
Stephanie did with wool 
for Thanksgiving.  
I bought a huge bag of wool and then it never happened…….I was thankful that I waited because they were PERFECT for this project !!!

I chose the word love and it sits in my office because I LOVE to be there scrapbooking and I LOVE that my family supports my addiction to pretty paper and I LOVE them too :))

I traced around the letters, sanded the edges and adhered with quick dry liquid glue then 'scrapbooked' the 'o' with bits from my favorite Bella embellishments :))

Now this word can still sit in my office....but looks much prettier I think !!

Supplies:  Sophisticates Sprinkles & Lace McIntosh and Oreo, Ciao Chip and 'Cute Cuts' 

Make sure to pop over to the Bella Blog and check out all the fun projects the DT has been working on.....

Thanks for stopping by....come again soon and check out more projects and sneak peeks at upcoming workshops too !!

Talk soon.
j. xo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Sunday !!

Well I'll be darned if another week hasn't passed and I've been away from this blog for too many days !!

It has not been because I haven't been thinking about it or not creating anything, but our house has been sick AGAIN.....It's the craziest thing as we are NOT that family....I guess it's our turn, but I truly hope we're over it finally !!!

On to other things......Being at home, I've been making projects every day.....Some you'll have to wait to see but others I am starting to share here NOW !!!

If you're anything like me your fridge is a disaster..…a beautiful disaster of kids' artwork and school notices and shopping lists,  but a disaster nonetheless.....

Clothespins are everywhere these days and I've wanted to make a set for quite some time……
I had fun using Bella Blvd. Sophisticates for this project.....

I used Sophisticates to cover the front of the pins and then added pieces from 
the 'Calendars' page and embellished with 'Miniatures' stickers too !!  

I made some for notes, some for pictures, a few for cards and some for 'just because'……..

Once I had them just how I wanted I added a strip of magnet to the back 
and then cleaned off my fridge :))

.....here are a few close-ups.....

Supplies: Sophisticates Calendars, Sprinkles & Lace Peep, McIntosh, Pickle Juice and Ice, Miniatures Stickers and Quattrofina 'Peep & Saffron' Cardstock Stickers.
Misc: Clothespins, adhesive backed magnet strips

Cards Shown: Spring Flings and Easter Things and American Crafts Cardstock.  

Check back tomorrow for another fun project full of "LOVE"........

Talk soon.
j. xo

Sunday, February 05, 2012

"Scrapbook Your Cards" Workshop

At this very moment I am sure that many of you are watching the Super Bowl !!  It is on in my house and I was only able to get Scott away long enough to eat the roast chicken I made....I think it was the homemade gravy that got him :))

I was going to post these a couple of days ago but I am truly still fighting this whole bronchitis thing......almost there tho (thank goodness :))

Here are a few of the (10) card samples from my 
(10) "Scrapbook Your Cards" Workshop I taught in Shawnigan Lake yesterday.......
The ladies loved them and I loved spending my time with them too  !!!

This one was the favorite....I created blue and grey flags using
Bella Blvd. Sophisticates and added (4) stickers from the Miniatures and strung them on a piece of twine wrapped from the inside of the card and tied in a bow......finished it off with a border punch along the bottom of the base !!

This is the perfect card for your leftover bits from layouts !!  I coordinated (3) different Sophisticates patterns, sanded the edges and added some precision cut flowers from my favorite pattern of "Garden Cafe" by American Crafts.  I wrapped twine around the face of the card and added 'congrats' stickers from the Miniatures sticker sheet.

I love this card....I originally created it as part of Stephanie's birthday card blog hop and decided to add it to this workshop and am happy that I did as it was a hit.  The rolled paper wrapped with twine looks like birthday candles and with the 'happy birthday' sticker it was perfect !!

This was a fun technique that I've used on layouts and it really turned out well on this wedding card.  I used a piece of Sophisticates and created an accordian fold, wrapped ribbon tied in a bow, precision cut a coordinating grey flower and leaves and added an adorable 'mr & mrs' sticker from the Miniatures sticker sheet !!

You can check out all the new Bella Blvd. releases HERE.....and then purchase them HERE in March.

If you want to create these and the other (6) from the workshop, it is being taught HERE in April and registration opens ONLINE Feb. 15th.  

You can also purchase a KIT ONLY and create them at home with an included color instruction sheet if you don't love close enough to join me in class !!

Hope you had a wonderful Sunday :))

Talk soon.
j. xo

Thursday, February 02, 2012

......super sick and some SAMPLES !!!

WOW......I have to apologize for not being on here in so many days.  I promised samples and sneak peeks and more sneak peeks over this past weekend......and then I got SICK !!!

Now those that know me well know that i almost NEVER get sick....and if I do it is a short little cold but I keep moving like the energizer bunny.....NOT this time :((

This one literally had me in bed for 4 days......I think the antibiotics are kicking in this am tho so I am on my way......which is good 'cause i am TEACHING HERE this weekend and nothing is going to stop me from spending the day with these ladies......so get ready girls, we're gonna have some fun !!!!

......as I said, these past few weeks have been a whirlwind of paper in my office and there is LOTS of share.  Today will be peeks until the class is taught and then I'll post the full shots for you to scraplift for your own albums.....I hope you enjoy :)))

This is a peek at Layout #1 from the (20) Layout Workshop I am teaching HERE and HERE over the next few weeks.....A few seats left in THIS ONE if you want to join us !!!

This is Layout #10.....super cute holiday themed using a favorite Echo Park collection.....

Layout #16 is featuring one of my favorite photos that I've been waiting to scrapbook and this 
Studio Calico was prefect along with a few October Afternoon chipboard bits.....

I loved the picture of Alexander that I used on Layout #2 and had fun with a bit more Echo Park paper and embellishments.....

I have a fantastic (10) Card Workshop featuring Bella Blvd. Sophisticates that I will post tomorrow for you.....I am teaching it HERE this weekend and HERE in April so if you want to join....Register now !!

Thanks for checking back and now that I'm truly on the mend I've got lots to share with you to help get you scrapbooking too :))

Talk soon.
j. xo