Monday, September 15, 2014

Paper Issues + Whisker Graphics

Hi friends! Today it's time for a new issue at Paper Issues! Whisker Graphics is our sponsor this week and you could win a great selection of their product by linking up. This time it's anything goes! Link up your cards, scrapbook pages, tags, altered projects and mini books.

I decided to do a pocket page and used some bags cut down to size so they would fit in the pockets.

I also used pieces from the September Swag Bag available now at Paper Issues.

Be sure to link up at Paper Issues for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Elle's Studio | September Kit & Exclusives

Hi everyone! Today it's time for another fabulous monthly kit from Elle's Studio. I had such a fun time working with these tags, stamps and cork!

I started out with the awesome cork circle piece that is one of the extras this month. I embellished with enamel dots, tags from the kit and stamps.
Here's a better look at the extras this month -- cork, an awesome stamp set and a Halloween mini kit!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Grab your kit today only at a discount! Head on over to the shop to see what you can find :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pocket Pages | One Little Bird

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Hello friends! Today I'm sharing my first post on the One Little Bird blog. I'm sharing several 6x8 pocket pages that I created to document the end of our summer. Let's discuss how excited I am to be on Peppermint's pocket team for a minute, though. I was first introduced to her digi shop at The Lilypad via the Daily Digi Podcast. I am a podcast junkie and listen to that along with about 20 more ;) When I saw on instagram she was having a creative team call, I couldn't help myself and applied. How excited I was to be contacted to participate! I will be sharing one project per month on her blog.

I had a lot of fun making these pages! I had fun mixing black and white along with some pops of color for these spreads. I used One for the Album journaling cards for this spread. For the cards, I went ahead and added some of my text before I printed, as well as one of the photos. I have been obsessed with watercolor lately. I used my waterbrush to add a little color to this card, along with some sequins. I wanted to experiment with printing some journaling cards on a large scale. I am really in love with the Around Here journaling cards and printed the "weekend photos" at 6x8. I kept it simple by adding a chipboard arrow under the title. I love the big impact of the large page. Even though I tried to use my computer for journaling as much as possible on these spreads, I still like using my typewriter once in a while. I typed these out on white cardstock, then cut them into strips and added some stitching down the center. Again loving the sequins, even for boy themed pockets! jenchapin OLB Sept (7) 
I think this spread is my fave. September is our anniversary month, so I wanted to recognize that. I used the September calendar card and added a simple chipboard heart along with a little watercolor on our anniversary date. The Era Of kit is fabulous. I used the "forever my always" file to make this 6x8 enlargement, then added stars from Little Talks and printed on white cardstock. I embellished with a few gold chipboard stars. jenchapin OLB Sept (8) jenchapin OLB Sept (9)The heart I love you card is one of my faves - from The Era Of journaling card set. I added a wedding photo in black and white. jenchapin OLB Sept (10)This spread features some Little Talks journaling cards. I also couldn't help but use the Prix Fixe journaling card for my egg photo - I take a lot of food pictures and this set is perfect for that. jenchapin OLB Sept (11) jenchapin OLB Sept (12)Again with the watercolors! I printed out the Currently card from Around Here, then used my typewriter for journaling. I added watercolor to the title along with some of the words. I love this effect, it adds a little interest but doesn't take away from the simplicity of the card. That's it for me today! Hope you gained some inspiration for your own pocket pages. Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop Ahoy! Kit - Pocket Page

Hi there! Today I'm sharing another layout created with Sweet Stamp Shop's kit - Ahoy.

This is my third project with this kit and still going strong! I have one more project planned :)

The stamps have been really great. I love that I can use my watercolors with them.

Here I've used them to color in this card after stamping with black ink.

I combined this kit with the August Swag Bag from Paper Issues as well! Tons of nautical themed goodies that go great with it.

 And that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Page Maps + Elle's Studio

This month Elle's Studio is teaming up with Page Maps to bring you a whole new set of layouts and sketch inspiration. Becky provided this sketch for me to work with.

Here is the layout I created. I went with a back to school theme and used the new back to school cork available at Elle's Studio along with the Shine collection.

I can't believe my baby is in kindergarten and I have been a little obsessed with scrapping the pictures :) She is seeming more grown up now that she's five. Time is just flying by!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Reflections release with Sweet Stamp Shop

Good morning! Today I have a layout to share with a new kit from Sweet Stamp Shop. This kit is called Reflections and it is full of awesome cards, buttons and a stamp set.

Here is a look at the bonus card in the kit. Love this saying!

I decided to create a layout about my daughter's first day of Kindergarten. I thought the cards were perfect for documenting the right now and the colors worked fabulously with her outfit too!

This card is perfect, love the follow your heart saying.

I used my circle punch with some of the colored cards to make my own embellishments that were popped up on foam dots.

This card came in 4x6 but I trimmed it down to fit on my layout.

Thanks for stopping by! Get your Reflections kit today. They are only $15.95! Such a great deal for all that is packed in there.

Have a good Tuesday :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop - Summertime Lovin pocket pages

Hi there and happy Monday! Today I am sharing a few more projects with the Ahoy kit from Sweet Stamp Shop.

This kit is $15.95 and is packed with journaling cards, wood veneer and a stamp set.

I had pictures of my kids outside playing and knew this kit would be perfect to show them off.

I used the Popsicle stamp and stamped repeatedly on a 3x4 piece of white cardstock, then used watercolors and a waterbrush to color them in.

Here's the backside of that spread.

I used a similar technique with the Summertime stamp but only colored one word in the middle with my watercolors.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

{Pocket Scrapping and a good-bye to Glitz Design}

 Hey there! Today I am sharing a pocket style scrapbook page for my PL album. I have had fun completing my album this year, and while I am not "caught up" by any stretch, I am happy with what I do have! I had a few weeks that needed a filler page in between and this is it!

I love adding enamel dots to my PL pages but I usually add the dots on the outside of the protector to prevent any glare that the dimension might cause.

The camera 3x4 card is fabulous and paired wonderfully with a few elements from the Black & White collection.

I also knew I had to add the Hooray card and it paired wonderfully with some sequins. You will also notice that my date stamp is a favorite in my PL pages!

Today I am also announcing that I am leaving the Glitz team. Some of you may know that I am a nurse and am going back to school to pursue my master's degree and that means cutting back quite a bit on scrapbooking! I have to thank Laura, Lea and all the Glitz Girls for being so awesome; I have loved working with you. And thank you to all the Glitz blog readers for your sweet comments! I truly appreciate every single one.

PL Page Supplies:

Glitz Design "Brightside" papers: Bits & Pieces, 6x6 pad
Glitz Design "Brightside" 12x12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design "Felicity" 12x12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design "Black & White" 12x12 Stickers Alphas & Words
Glitz Design "Black & White" Puffy Stickers