Monday, November 26, 2012

HCC Challenges

happy Monday ladies......I wanted to take a second to remind you that you have 5 days left to submit to the 2nd Hard Core Crop Challenges !!!

I'm including the link to the MASTER LIST so you can go from blog to blog and create and enter along the way......

Here is my take on my friend Lydia's Sketch Challenge ..... 


I pulled out some of my newest Jilibean Soup product (love it :)) ..... added it to a great piece of Core'dinations pre-embossed cardstock (love it too :)) .....



...and created this fun take on Lydia's challenge !!!

Make sure you head over to all the challenges and get started if you haven't already ..... EVERY ONE of the designers get to GIVE AWAY PRIZES ...... so make sure to get in on the fun :))

TFL ....  Talk soon.
j. xo

Sunday, November 25, 2012

HCC - Day 2 Challenge

DAY 2 - Hard Core Crop



We are bringing in the Holiday season
with challenges designed to get you inspired to create for the Holidays.


Please head over to the Core blog for crop rules..... 


And we have the Facebook HCC crop page for you to chat and hang out with fellow Hard Core Croppers so make sure you head over there, too. You never know when challenges or giveaways will pop up over there !!

My day 2 challenge to YOU is.....
......embossed TAGS !!!


.....These pre-cut tags are from the David Tutera Celebrate Collection and are perfect for so many things.....


.....i ran all of them through my Big Shot and then sanded off the top to show the flourishes, dots and stars !!!!


.....The sentiment stickers from this collection were the perfect addition to these fun little gift tags :))

REMEMBER: you do NOT have to use the David Tutera product for my challenges......you can use ANY CORE'DINATIONS product to play along !!

Create your own projects based on this challenge and then LINK THEM BELOW for a chance to WIN a great prize pack :)))

I can't wait to see what you create .....

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



Here are all the details on how to enter !!!!

Challenges must use the Linkinz below. If you do not have a blog, please
feel free to use Photobucket or Flickr or any other photo sharing sight that
provides links. Challenges must include Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
You may NOT combine this challenge with any of the other HCC challenges but
you may complete this challenge as many times as you like. You must link by
8 pm, December 2nd (Sunday). All winners must email
ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by DECEMBER 12th with their name, address,
phone number and prize the won in the subject line. For ex.: Core'dinations
Crop Tillie Prize pack Winner.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

2nd Hard Core Crop

Welcome to the 2nd Hard Core Crop 


We are bringing in the Holiday season
with challenges designed to get you inspired to create for the Holidays.


Please head over to the Core blog for crop rules (or read below). 

And we have the Facebook HCC crop page for you to chat and hang out with fellow Hard Core Croppers so make sure you head over there, too. You never know when challenges or giveaways will pop up over there!

I have TWO CHALLENGES for you.....One today and one tomorrow !!

My first challenge for you is to create a coordinating 
GIFT BAG and TAG.....


Everyone always needs a gift bag (or ten :)) during the holidays and a coordinating gift tag so I challenge you to create a set ...... 

i LOVE glitter so I cut up a glitter card from the David Tutera Celebrate collection by Core'dinations, as well as a a beautiful metallic silver base too !! I adhered these to a white lunch bag and added ribbon and a holiday sentiment.  Then I prettied up a David Tutera pre-cut tag and added some ribbon and holiday sentiments to match my bag......Ready to go !!!

I can't wait to see what you create.....I am looking for great use of color and originality and of course Core'dinations Cardstock !!!!

Play along and enter below and you will have a chance to       WIN this.....

(pieces may vary in each prize but it will be PACKED with fun goodies :))

Here are all the details on how to enter !!!!

Challenges must use the Linkinz below. If you do not have a blog, please
feel free to use Photobucket or Flickr or any other photo sharing sight that
provides links. Challenges must include Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
You may NOT combine this challenge with any of the other HCC challenges but
you may complete this challenge as many times as you like. You must link by
8 pm, December 2nd (Sunday). All winners must email
ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by DECEMBER 12th with their name, address,
phone number and prize the won in the subject line. For ex.: Core'dinations
Crop Tillie Prize pack Winner.








Friday, November 23, 2012

Jillibean Soup Party TONIGHT

Today is the day.....we've been waiting and it's FINALLY here !!

A few weeks back WE got the call that we won a FABULOUS party to help celebrate Jillibean Soup's 4th Birthday and tonight is the night we get to share it with a whole group of lucky crafty girls :))

There will be (4) adorable Make 'n' Takes, SALES, snacks and an INCREDIBLE goodie bag for each of the lucky ladies donated by Jillibean Soup....

Here is the Make 'n' Take i created just for tonight....


It is a sweet little pillow box.  I used American Crafts dark kraft cardstock and ran it through my paper crimper to give it the corrugated look.  Once it was all folded up I added some of my fave American Crafts Premium Ribbon and a tag using Jillibean Soup "Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup" patterned paper......

There will be photos taken so I'll be sure to share them soon......BUT check back tomorrow for the HARD CORE CROP that I'm participating in with Core'dinations :))

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

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving across the border.....

a HUGE Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends across the border :)) wishing you all a wonderful family filled, turkey stuffed day today......

Though you are all enjoying a Fall/Thankful themed day today, up here I am in full Christmas crafty mode.....LOTS of projects at the mid-way point that will be on blogs SOON :))

For today though, I have a couple of super simple quick and easy holiday cards featuring Imaginisce.....




Check back soon for some fun 'Make 'n' Take' mini projects that are being featured HERE tomorrow !!!

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'm on @ Bella today.....

Check out what i've got goin' on over on the Bella Blog today......


This wooden bird house needed some love and pretty paper and I knew I could give it the TLC it needed. So out of the clearance bin it came and ended up on my desk for a few days while I thought about how it was to become a whole new house, and NOT a bird house. 


I got out my favorite papers from the Thankful collection and started cutting. First, I covered the front, sides and roof. I sanded the edges of all my papers first and adhered using a strong quick dry glue. Once I had the house 'built' like I wanted, I set to work putting the finishing touches on it.  


I love the phrase “there is no place like home” and wanted it on the front of this piece so I used the High Five Alphabets to complete this project. I love that pieces like this are super easy to add to your Fall d├ęcor anywhere in your home.


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of the Bella designer tapes and am always looking to use them in alternate ways. I folded pieces back and forth to create some shingles on the roof as well as created grass at the bottom for my house and turkey to sit in! 

....and now for the wreath !!!!!


I ended up cutting more than (200) 3" strips of patterned paper AND designer tape, snipped both ends of each one into a flag shape and got to work with my favorite quick dry glue. This is a great way to use up tiny scraps leftover from layouts or cards.


I am not going to lie and tell you this was quick. But, it was relatively easy once I got going and I'm super happy with the end result. I wrapped the largest circle first, then next and so on until all the wire had been covered. 

Then I chose a couple of brown papers and created a banner for some words and embellishments. I adhered a wooden skewer to the back of the banner to keep it from folding in and secured it to the inside edges of the wreath with a strong quick dry liquid glue.

This is perfect for your front door or mantle and could be changed to fit any holiday decor just by changing the Bella Blvd collection. 

Head over to see what the other Bella Blvd. girls have got for you today.....

.....then check back with me tomorrow for some more holiday inspiration :))

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

Monday, November 19, 2012

Rainy Monday...and more cards

Happy Monday.....it's a very rainy November day here so it is PERFECT for catching up on some projects in my office !!

Here are the rest of the cards I created for a Christmas (8) Card kit......
If you'd like to have all the product and full color instructions to make these at home you can purchase your kit HERE.....


......I love to cut up stickers and journal cards to make them work for any project i'm working on.....


The border along the bottom of this card was made by using cardstock word stickers......

.......and cardstock alphas were used to create this sentiment !!!


It is Christmas is full swing around here with cards and holiday projects everywhere !!  The tree goes up this week too :))

Check back tomorrow for some SUPER fun Bella Blvd. projects.....

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Cards w/ Jillibean Soup

I've just gotten home from a FABULOUS weekend on the mainland where I taught (5) workshops to happy happy scrapbookers and cardmakers......it was soooooo fun and everyone was soooooo welcoming !!  I can't wait to head back in the new year - thanks again for having me :))

In the middle of all this I found some time to create another (8) Card Workshop featuring 
(LOVE LOVE LOVE this collection)


I mixed patterned paper with journal cards, alphas and stickers too !!


.......got a bit of my fave American Crafts Premium Ribbon in there too !!!!


Oh, and of course Hemptique Twine (another fave....)


.......and how cute is this one for your love at Christmas !!!  I am addicted to the cardstock stickers and had to use lots on this fun journal card :)))

Check back TOMORROW for the other (4) cards from this fun kit ...... and if you want to create this at home I have a few KITS FOR SALE !!  

Email me for details :)))

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

holy smokes.....

Has it really been almost a week since I've been in touch ?!  I promise it has NOT been that long since I've played with pretty paper :))

I've actually been in my room every day all day these past few days (lucky me :)) and I've got LOTS of projects to share SOOON....

Some of them you'll see online next week and others soon thereafter......BUT for now I've got some fun things for you to check out !!

I'm traveling again this weekend (super excited :)).....if you are in my SOLD OUT workshop at Cherish The Thought, I'll see you in 2 more sleeps....


If you are in my workshop at Paper Nation (only a few spots left) I will see you Friday night......


....and if you are in any of my (3) workshops at Loon Lake I will see YOU in only 3 more sleeps :))) .....and if you're looking to get in on the fun, you can contact Sandra at The Memory Workshop to register now !!!

Come on back as I've got LOTS more full project shares to inspire you in your own scrap room :)))

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

Friday, November 09, 2012

..... a Jillibean Soup layout

You should see my office - projects EVERYWHERE !!!

I may possibly take  few pics and share it with you this weekend - we'll see .....

But until then, here is a holiday layout using the fabulous "Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup" collection from Jillibean Soup.


I love everything about this collection.....the papers, the die-cuts, the stickers.....all of it.....


I decided to make my layout into a 'gift' and created this fun ribbon and bow using twine and patterned paper :))


I am a bit fan of not using pieces as they are intended so I cut 'NOEL' from a journal card, ran a photo and calendar card off the edge of the base and cut 'this season, the best gift......' sticker out of a larger sticker and kept the piece i wanted !!!


I had to get a little bit of journaling included too as Samson REALLY REALLY didn't want to wear his Santa hat.....but he did it for Emma ....xoxo

I'm trying SUPER hard to get all my holiday photos from LAST year into albums BEFORE I starting taking more this year.....wish me luck ;)))

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

Thursday, November 08, 2012

(3) Workshops in Vancouver

If you are on the Lower Mainland November 16 - 18th we want to see YOU !!!

You can enjoy super fun holiday themed workshops on Friday am HERE and Friday pm HERE and all day Saturday HERE......

I'll be teaching this seriously cute "December Daily" Mini Album.....
featuring American Crafts.....



....and this set of (8) Christmas Cards featuring Imaginisce....


....and a (4) Layout Workshop featuring Simple Stories.....



I hope to see you in class......

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

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

A few layouts ..... Part 2

I just got home and wanted to share the rest of one of the workshops I taught this past weekend ......


I used Pebbles Inc. .....


..... 6 x 6" paper pad and ......


.....lots of border and shape stickers and dimensional butterflies too !!!

Check back for photos of my take on a "December Daily".......You'll love it and want a kit ......

TFL .... Talk soon.
j. xo

Monday, November 05, 2012

A few layouts....Part 1

I'm still on the road but thought I'd share a few of the layouts that I was teaching the lovely ladies this weekend.....


.....Using Pebbles Inc. .....


......6 x 6" paper pad.....


.....and stickers too !!

Check back tomorrow for the rest of the samples from this workshop .....

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

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Christmas Card Swap

It's getting to be that time of year again.....so it's time for Christmas Cards !!!

You can participate in a super fun "Christmas Card Swap" with
Scrapbookin' Adventures.

You can find all the DETAILS HERE.....




Would you like to create some holiday cards but don't want to have to think about the design ??!

You can buy a kit and create (8) Christmas Cards featuring Imaginisce .....Email me at jenniferedwardson@me.com  to have your kit SHIPPED TO YOU......

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