Well....I didn't make the Jillibean Design Team, but..that's totally OK. :)
I had fun making my projects and NOW I get the fun of sharing them with you.
|This is the one I did the sneak peek of. It has fun, hand-rolled flowers and the unexpected use of paint chips to add some bold, solid colors. I varied the texture of my flowers by using regular scissors for some and going old school with deco-edge scissors (yes...I still own them!) for others.|
I loved this whole "Miss Caroline" collection by My Mind's Eye and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it when this design team call came out!
|7 Gypsies tray of my fantastically adorable family! All of our initials are "K.S." so we call our self the "KS5." I loved playing with embossing for the house and trees and figuring out fun little ways to make each section interesting. The only problem? Don't ask me which Jillibean collection I used! :) I used such a little bit of a bunch, I'm not sure I can name all of them.|
|I have to say...this is my favorite of all three. The bright colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, used with a Pink Paislee Mistables Screen are so me! I brightened up the Jillibean journaling spots by inking the edges in fun colors and pop-doted some at various heights to add some dimension. I used the negative space of the Jillibean corrugated letters as a stencil for the "me", using modeling paste, colored with acrylic paint.|
So...what now? I'm moving on...with purpose.
My history tends to make me take rejection to heart and take people's opinions way more personally than I should.
But..I've been striving to be selective on whose opinion I choose to allow to take root in my heart-not EVERYONE'S opinion is VALID. It doesn't make them wrong...I don't believe the people who picked the Jillibean Design Team where wrong in their decision not to choose me. They picked those who fit best with their format and how they want their team to look. It doesn't mean I am LESS talented because they didn't want me...I'm just not their type. :)
So..we stepped out in fear together and now, my friends, we will move on...with purpose...together.
Until next time...
|Here is a closeup of the journaling strips that were just cut from the sampler.|
|I LOVE this background stamp! I stamped it with embossing ink and the covered it with thick black embossing powder to add some shine and texture to the whole project.|
Through this project I learned something new...
Sometimes we scrap to learn a new technique.
Sometimes we scrap because we have the perfect picture.
And sometimes we scrap just because we have something to say.
That’s what this layout is about.
Have a blessed day and see you next time.
|(sorry...the picture is a little fuzzy!)|
|Had a lot of fun making 3-D Flowers and playing with lace. I only had off-white lace, so I got out my trusty Tattered Angels Glam in "Be Positive" and just changed it up!|
What I also did that was fun was to head to my local Walmart Paint section and grab some paint swatches in coordinating colors. This is a fun (and thrifty!) way to add the perfect solid colored accents to any project.
Are you interested? Here is the Jillibean Soup Blog for more details: Jillibean Soup Blog-Design Team Call
Deadline is September 15th, so get on it and step out without fear! (Or at least in SPITE of it!!)
|As you can see, this little album allows for A LOT of pictures. Not only to you have the fronts (shown here) and the backs of the envelopes, but each envelope allows for a 5x7 insert...Perfect for journaling or MORE pictures!|
|Once it's all folded and wrapped with fun jute, it's a perfect pocket/purse size album!|
Want to make your own?
This Part is super easy:
1) Layout your envelopes as above, with the first one's opening facing to the right. All other envelopes' openings will face to the left. You can use any number of envelopes to make your project as big or as small as you want!
2) To form your cover, you will remove the flap from the 1st envelope before adhering the 2nd envelope's flap underneath it.
3) Starting with the 2nd envelope, you will apply your adhesive to the flap of each envelope and adhere it to the underside of the envelope to it's left. You will to this same process to form your chain of envelopes.
4) Fold it accordion style and you're done! The rest is up to you-dress it up as much or as little as you want!
I used 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 kraft envelopes by Canvas Corp for this project, but you can use any size or shape. This project is also a great use for all those junk mail return envelopes...they'll be covered so it won't matter what they say!
I hope you enjoy this new mini album and remember...get caught being creative!
|Step One: Cut your 3 Base Papers to 8in x 12 in. |
Heavier Weight, Double Sided paper is ideal for this project.
Score each piece down the middle.
|Step 2: Laying your 3 folded pieces on top of each other, you will adhere |
your 2nd flap to your third flap and your 4th flap to your 5th flap.
Voila! Your album base is done...all that's left is window dressing.
|This is my cover page. |
Graphic 45's Travelogue line is so fantastic I didn't even embellish the cover!
|Page 1: The passport was cut from a Graphic 45 piece of paper (see below for it opened.)|
Page 2: Large Mat with the Zebra print adds lots of of fun,
while the "Beach" sign helps leave your picture options open.
|Pages 3 & 4: Each of these cute little cards were cut from a full page |
of card size images and have their own little pockets.
|Page 5 & 6: These are my favorites! |
I LOVE the orange background with the pop of flowers
Page 6: The "hidden gem" of this mini-album is this page.
This page actually holds a 6 page mini book! (see below)