Tuesday, October 30, 2012

'Kiss ME' again.......

Even though I am in the middle of Halloween craziness here I thought I would share another 'Kiss Me' layout with you.....

This is the newest collection by Bella Blvd. and it starts shipping to LSS November 1st.......


The colors are fantastic - i love the navy and pink with a bit of brown and grey.....


.....and it was a sweet little break for me to dig out some old (very old ..... like 14 yrs old) wedding pics of Scott & I ...... that's a whole lotta dress ;)))

I've been crafting like crazy these past few weeks and have LOTS of craft projects that you'll see soon so keep checking back......

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, October 29, 2012

Featured on Bella Blvd.

I've got a couple of projects featured over on the Bella Blog today !!  Head over to see what else they've got goin' on .......
Fall Altered Wooden Owl
Jennifer edwardson - Happy Fall 3
I found this cute little wooden owl in a clearance bin shortly after Thanksgiving and as cute as I thought he was, I knew I could make him cuter :)
Jennifer edwardson - Happy Fall 1
Jennifer edwardson - Happy Fall 2
I took the bottom banner off and got out my tracing paper. I traced every piece on him (yes this one took some time) and then chose my patterns. Once I had all the pieces cut and the edges sanded, I started putting him back together with some of my faves from the Thankful collection.
Jennifer edwardson - Happy Fall 4
I loved the chip icons and alpha stickers for my title and thought the chip house fit in perfectly.
Jennifer edwardson - Happy Fall 5
I added some wooden buttons for his eyes and folded some designer tape to create some funky eyebrows too. I am so happy that I brought hime home and really made him mine.
Supplies:
Thankful: Turkey Tracks, Homey, Burlap, Our Spot, Alpha + Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Pony Dot; Wood Buttons: Checkers

Halloween Altered Tray
Jennifer edwardson - Halloween Tray 1
My kids absolutely LOVE Halloween. It is only 2nd to Christmas in our house. Okay, maybe their birthday's too. Nonetheless, they LOVE Halloween. It is always a big production and the costumes choosingis HUGE, especially for Alexander.
Jennifer edwardson - Halloween Tray 2
He was adamant that he got to be something scary this year (2010). I had a hard time with it as he was only 5 but Dracula was my compromise and he LOVED it. Emma wanted to be a rider – thanks goodness we had most of her costume so I got a toddler pony costume, did a little cutting and stitching and she was good to go.
Jennifer edwardson - Halloween Tray 3
Documenting this particular Halloween in a special way was important to me as it was the only year that Emma & Alex would be in the same school together. This tray was the perfect way to capture these memories for me as I can have it out in my office all year and then add it to our Halloween d├ęcor each October too.
Jennifer edwardson - Halloween Tray 4
Jennifer edwardson - Halloween Tray 5
The stickers and cute cuts worked beautifully to embellish (I love the bats in the corner) and I even got some designer tape in there as the spiders web.
Jennifer edwardson - Halloween Tray 6
Jennifer edwardson - Halloween Tray 7
Supplies:
Too Cute To Spook: Itsy Bitsy Spider, Quadrants, Cute Cuts, Jacks-A-Glow, Spooky Night, Cob Webs, The Boo Crew, Alpha + Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Flags: Summer; Designer Tape: Jail Bird

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bella Blvd. & Becky's Sketch

Check out the Bella Blvd. Blog for .....


Becky Fleck has designed another fabulous sketch for the team to use for inspiration and I decided to play along........


I am buried in Halloween at our house right now.....costumes and cupcakes and craft projects too !!

So I thought it was the perfect time to try and 'catch up' with some of my older Halloween pics before I take a whole bunch more in a few days :)))


I loved this sketch and found it very easy to create this layout..... 


I am off to work on a Holiday Layout Workshop now.....Check back soon for more inspiration :))

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo

Friday, October 26, 2012

a baby gift.....

Today I thought I'd share a gift bag and card that I made for a friends new baby girl.....


I used 'Baby Girl' by Bella Blvd. to cover a white paper lunch bag.....


..... i added patterned paper to the front AND back.  I made the back piece a little longer than the bag so that it could fold over the front when it was closed.....

....a few die cut shapes and a ribbon to close - perfect !!


For the card base I used pieces from the David Tutera Celebrate collection with lots of paper and stickers from Bella to embellish......

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

a new 'Kiss Me' layout.....

I've been playing with 'Kiss Me' ..... the newest collection from Bella Blvd. and have a few projects to share with you.....



......I mixed the high five alphas with chip alphas to create my title.....


The picture of Scott and I was quite dark so I punched out lots of plain and scalloped circles and created this colorful section underneath the photo..... 

......a few buttons and some fun folded designer tape too.....


.......and to finish it off i cut out a journal card and put it in my typewriter to add some special thoughts about my amazing husband......

Check back for more projects ..... 'cause I've been workin' on LOTS :))))

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo

Saturday, October 20, 2012

a Halloween Mini....

This was a project that I started a long time ago and it got tucked aside until just a few days ago.....i thought with Halloween around the corner it was the perfect time to get it finished :))


I used Fancy Pants 'Oct 31st' collection to create this fun Mini Flip Album.


I used a 'drippy' border punch along the border at the bottom and added a title sticker, created a custom flag with the haunted sticker and tied it to close with natural coloured twine......


I love that when you open this mini the pages 'flip' into 2 directions.....I added photos to both sides and then filled in with bits of patterned paper and stickers too.....


To create spots to journal, I stamped onto coordinating papers and cardstock as well as directly onto the album......


......by the time all was said and done, I've got a perfect reminder of how much fun Halloween 2011 was around our house !!!

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Kiss Me"

Join me in welcoming the NEWEST mid-season release from Bella Blvd.


"Kiss Me" is made up of beautiful pink and Navy and Moustaches and hearts......This is a release you will not want to miss out on.....


LOVE these......


.......and these......


BEST PAPER EVER !!!


......actually maybe this one is.....

.......YOU DECIDE.....head over to the Bella Blog to see the ENTIRE COLLECTION.....

......AND you can ENTER TO WIN "Kiss Me" before you can buy it :))

This fabulous new line will start shipping to your LSS November 1st so watch for it HERE.

I am heading back into my office now as I've been playing with paper for 2 days now and am having so much fun.....Check back soon for some great layouts to inspire you to dig through your product and MIX & MATCH ......

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo

Sunday, October 14, 2012

HUGE success ....

We did it !!!  Scrapbookin' Adventures' 6th Anniversary event came and went and it was FABULOUS.....

Summer's classes were PERFECT and the girls LOVED their time with her - thanks Summer Fullerton ;))

Scrapbookin' Adventures gave out over (35) prize packs - CONGRATS lucky ladies....and a huge THANK YOU to American Crafts for your generous donations  - so appreciated !!!

......and Jillibean Soup donated incredible prize packs for Summer to give away in her workshops - THANK YOU THANK YOU (Jill)ibean.....here is Summer with her workshop winners :))


 




There was a WHOLE LOT of scrapbookin' goin' on this weekend and even more LAUGHTER.....



(thanks for hijacking my camera girls :))


......and if all of this wasn't enough we were able to raise $$$ for BC Crop for Kids benefiting BC Childrens Hospital......

Thank you to SEASIDE STUDIOS, JANET DORKIN and BRIGADOON GOLF COURSE for their generous donations to our raffle table.......Because of you we were able to raise $665.00 for this incredible charity !!!

I am so thankful for each of you.....all of you that come back to our event year after year and to those of you that travelled to be with us for the very first time - i LOVED my weekend with you and look forward to seeing you all again soon.....

i am off to bed now......but check back tomorrow for more inspiration for your own projects :))

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kiss Me .....

.....okay not literally - well maybe.....

Ok .... really what I mean to say is that Bella Blvd. has a new mid-season release and it's called.....


So, I'm going to brag a little.....I have seen the new collection - and yes it is FABULOUS ;)))

Check back later for some pics of our Summer Fullerton classes at our event......AWESOME !!

TFL.....Talk soon.
j. xo

Friday, October 12, 2012

...and i'm off

Stayed up late last night and was up early this am putting the finishing touches on everything for the EVENT this weekend.....

.....Starts @ 3:00pm today !!!!

Here's ONE LAST LAYOUT before I start teaching tonight......

i LOVE this collection 'Walnut Grove' by Pebbles Inc.  It was perfect for my girl in her Canada Day best ;))

I'll be back with a post from our event tomorrow....We've got Summer Fullerton teaching all day and I can't wait !!!

TFL.....Talk soon.
j. xo

Thursday, October 11, 2012

only 1 more day

OMG - there is only ONE MORE DAY until our weekend event !!!

.....so I have just one more layout to share before we get to 'work' tomorrow night :))


I dug out some of my fave snow pics for this one using Bella Blvd. Winter Wonder and added some wooden snowflake buttons to finish it off - love it !!
TFL.....Talk soon.
j. xo

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Meet Me with Bella Blvd.

Morning :))  Today is my turn to 'get met' on the Bella Blog with a few more of the DT members.....


 This is a fun project that I created for my new term application with Bella.  I am always collecting pieces that I see that I can turn into something different, fun or just give new life to a piece !!


This was a paper mache 'school book' that I wanted to turn into a school pencil box for my daughter.  She began home schooling a little more than a year ago and I am always creating fun new pieces to add to her desk......


I really wanted to get the spine of the book to look authentic so I used a damp sponge to mold the paper to the book.  Once I got it the way I wanted with some wrinkles in it, I added mod podge over it a let it dry.....

I added more patterned paper to the rest of the box and again covered it with mod podge as well as I wanted it to be very functional for her when she used it for her school supplies.... 


The last piece i wanted to add to this box was a sticky note pad to the inside cover......I adhere the back to the inside cover with some twine so that it didn't fall inside the box each time she closed the lid....


All Emma has to do now is add all her supplies and get to work :))

TFL.....Talk soon.
j. xo