Tuesday, April 8, 2014

{make your own enamel dots with perler beads}

Hello hello! Today I am sharing a little tutorial on how to make your own enamel dots - with perler beads. You might remember these from your childhood if you're like me, placing them carefully on the little plates with a pair of tweezers then ironing them to bond together. I raided my daughter's craft basket for these goodies. You can pick them up at most craft supply stores.

 You will also need a sheet tray and parchment paper.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a pan with parchment paper (don't use waxed paper). Place the beads carefully upright on the tray. I found a pair of tweezers worked best.

Carefully transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

When they are done they will look like this! Super cute right?

 I used the April kits at Citrus Twist to create this layout featuring my enamel dots, as well as some from the add-on kit. They are just the perfect embellishment for pages!


I think they add a great touch. I hope you'll try this technique today, it's super fun! Thanks for stopping by.




Monday, April 7, 2014

{citrus twist - simple strategies}

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Hi there! Today I'm sharing a layout with the April kits at Citrus Twist and it's all about simple strategies. I was inspired by the tags in the embellishment add-on. I used three on this page and embellished the sun and the feather with some hand stitching. I then used one of the tags as a template to trim my photo.

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I kept the layout pretty simple, sticking with a centered design. I added some string from my stash to embellish the tags and some mist as well.

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Aren't these tags fab? The cork butterflies from the main kit are pretty awesome too. Hope you've picked up some inspiration today for a simple layout! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

{glitz design - new 77 collection}

This week I decided to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – make a layout based on a triangle design. I started by printing my photos then using a cardstock template to trim them into triangles. Next I added some accents – a journaling card, washi, wood veneer, patterned paper and stitching. This patterned paper from the 77 collection was the perfect background and the pops of gold are a great touch!



 Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ papers – Bits & Pieces, Kaleidoscope
Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “77″ Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design “77″ Puffy Stickers
Glitz Design “77″ Whatnots
Glitz Design “77″ 12×12 stickers – Titles & Accents
Glitz Design “77″ Washi Tape – Friday

{bella blvd + page maps}

Today I'm sharing a sneak of a layout that I made for Bella Blvd in cooperation with Page Maps. You can check out the full post here to see everyone's layout!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

{april kits at citrus twist}

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Hi there! It's time for another month of kits at Citrus Twist and I have to tell you, I have so enjoyed working with them this month! This layout combines sneaks of the main kit, scrapbook add-on and the PL kit. I was inspired to use a lot of papers from the 6x6 pad in the PL kit.

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I used some fun frames from the main kit to base my layout on. I had fun picking out patterns and embellishing the layout. These were some fun photos of my son at the children's museum.

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I created a sequin pocket using some vellum and sequins from my stash, as well as the stamps this month.

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Do you see any products you recognize? Full reveal will be on the 5th! Be sure to leave a comment on the CTK blog with your guesses at to the products that will be in the new releases at reveal, and you'll be entered to win a gift certificate to the Citrus Twist shop!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

{plus one goodies from paper issues}

Hello hello! Today I am sharing a layout I made with some of the new American Crafts Plus One goodies available at Paper Issues. This is one of the best lines in a long time, in my opinion! I love the bright colors.

I also used some of this cute washi tape, adhering it to a piece of white cardstock then punching circles out for embellishments.

These stitched tags are a must have.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Use code JENCHAPIN to take 20% off these or any other new products in the store!

Friday, March 28, 2014

{glitz layout + a free cut file!}


Hey there! Today I'm sharing my layout inspired by pink, blue, gold and white. What else to scrap but my babies?? I used bits and pieces from the Carpe Diem and All Dolled Up collections, as well as the Black and White collection.

I also accented with some giant rhinestones and sequins.

I couldn't find a cut file I liked for my title, so I made one myself! You can download it here if you'd like. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

{thinking spring - bella blvd}

Happy St. Patty's day! This week on the Bella Blvd blog, I shared a green themed layout. The kids and I made shamrock cookies in hopes that we would get some warmer weather!

I used lots of new collections - Lucky Starz, Max and Molly.


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 17, 2014

{lucky stars! - paper issues}

Hey there! It's time for a new issue at Paper Issues! This week it's all about lucky stars. Link up your layout for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card from Lori Whitlock! On this layout I've used her lucky cut.

I've also used lots of little bits from the March Swag Bag which is still available!

Thanks to Lori for sponsoring our issue! And don't forget to link up for a chance to win a giftcard. Thanks for coming by today!

Friday, March 14, 2014

{citrus twist kits PL layout}

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Hello! Today I'm sharing a Pocket Life layout I made with the March kits. This PL kit is fabulous!

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This week I included a screen shot of a text from daycare. My son is always getting into some kind of trouble! :) I also used the stamp included in the PL kit over the "good" card.

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I love stamping on wood veneer too!

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Love this card, and the wood veneer dots in the main kit are awesome. Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to grab your kit before they are sold out!