Thursday, November 28, 2013

{bpc december duos class giveaway!}

Today I have a class to give away! My friend Angie Gutshall is a contributor for the 12 Days of Christmas: December Duos class that begins December 12th at Big Picture Classes.

Document Your Holiday in a Delightfully Fun and New Way
starts 12/12/2013 ::  $24.00

About the Class
The "December Duos" concept is easy, stress-free, and inspiring. Every day for the twelve days leading up to Christmas Day, two of our twelve instructors will share a scrapbook layout, video message, and a page prompt in the form of a duo ("warm & cold," "give & receive," "near & far"). That's a total of two-dozen inspiring ideas!

You can follow the instructor's lead or march in your own direction as you snap your photos for the day. Then, after printing our fabulously free journaling cards and title cards, you'll either slip the cards and your photos into a Project Life mini album from American Crafts or use them on a traditional (or digital) scrapbook page.

12 Days of Christmas: December Duos makes it easy to capture all of your most important holiday moments—in a festive new format—while keeping up with all the parties, presents, and pageants that make the holiday season magical.

Please leave a comment telling me how you're planning on documenting your Holiday season this year. I will draw a winner on Monday evening 12/2.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

{december daily 2013}

Well it's that time again! Time for December Daily. I just finished my album from last year and decided to jump right in to building a kit and starting fresh. I am using supplies from my stash as well as kits from Pretty Little Studio and Studio Calico.

Here's a peek at my title page. I used a transparency from Allison Kreft as well as my kits and some vintage sheet music.

You can watch a video of my kit here:

I will be making a few more videos of my foundation pages as they are completed.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

{glitz design projects}

Tonight I'm sharing some layouts made with Glitz Design collections. This first layout was created with the Hello December line. I decided to use vellum over the red striped paper to tone it down a bit, and thought that adding sequins to make a large pocket would be fun!

I used several layers of patterned paper under my photo along with a large die cut title and some wood veneer that I cut using my Cameo and the Finnley deer head cut.

I also made a double page Project Life style spread using the Wild & Free collection which was perfect for some summer photos.

I used the 4x6 map card to make a line with some string and brads since I had relatives in town from Seattle.

I also created a 12x12 layout with the Wild & Free collection about my son's first steps. I wanted to add lots of arrows to draw your eye around the page and mimic the feeling of him being "on the go".

I also did some paper piecing with chevrons and my sewing machine.

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!

{always fabulous}

Lately I've been having fun experimenting with digital and hybrid projects. This layout was created with a template from Studio Calico in Photoshop. I added my photo to the template, added my journaling and printed it out on 8.5x11 smooth white cardstock.

After that, I added a bit more mist, some feathers, sequins, wood veneer and die cut words.

You can find most of what I used here in the Paper Issues Shop under Studio Calico Printshop collection. Use the code JENCHAPIN to get 20% off your order.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

{love - bella blvd}

On the Bella Blvd blog this week -- I saw an ad in Target with some strips of multicolored tape that inspired this layout. I knew instantly that Bella's designer tapes would be perfect to create a rainbow background on my page. I decided on grey cardstock as it paired nicely with the colors and black and white photo. After adding some elements from the Snapshots and Daily Chevies collection, my layout was complete!

Snapshots: Borders, Captions, Paper Pieces, Alpha+Bits; Daily Chevies: Chevy Carrot; Playdate: Alpha+Bits; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Dot, Yellow Chevron, Piggy Pink Stripe, Gulf Dot, Jail Bird, Polka Dot Combo, Chevron Combo, 12mm Combo, Pickle Juice Stripe, Gray Dot, Pink Dot

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 18, 2013

{paper issues + creative scrappers}

Today the Paper Issues team is pairing up with Creative Scappers for this week's sketch! And guess what? I'm now a member of the Paper Issues team! So exciting! Here's my take:

If you'd like to play along, you'll be entered to win a $30 gift card for the PI Store. Link up your layout HERE.

And if you'd like to place an order, use code JENCHAPIN for 20% off!

Here's a video I did of my latest order.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

{december daily 2012}

 I finally finished my December Daily from 2012!! Here are some pictures of the inside. I used a Simple Stories SN@P album, and it is FULL! I ended up doing all 31 days. Hope you enjoy!