Monday, April 28, 2014

{new issue at paper issues - mum's the word}

Hey there! There's a new issue up at Paper Issues and it's called Mum's the Word! Here's the layout I created for it. Doodlebug is sponsoring this issue, so I used some of their awesome polka dot vellum, stickers and die cuts.

If you would like a chance to win a Doodlebug prize pack, be sure to link up your project here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 25, 2014

{mini album share - bella blvd}

Today I am sharing a pocket mini album on the Bella Blvd blog! I hope you will stop by and check it out.

I don't do mini books an awful lot, but I do love to document vacations using them. For this album, I used a 6x8 binder with divided page protectors. I printed my photos on 8.5x11 photo paper at home so I could customize the sizes of my pictures. That part took the longest. Afterwards I gathered my memorabilia and started adding to the pockets. As you can see from the pictures I used a lot of Bella's Candid Cards in this album - they are just perfect for pocket scrapping and those 2x2 cards are the cutest! I also stitched up a few of the pockets with sequins, buttons, wood veneer and some memorabilia from our trip. For a few of the pieces, I punched holes directly in the brochures and added them to the album. I also cut a page from an old atlas book to show our route to Chicago. I hope you'll try this out soon! It's a super fun way to document a vacation or special event that your family will treasure for many years.


Molly: Sketch With Style, Refuse to Sink, Unlimited Text, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Candid Cards; Max: Sketchbook, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Candid Cards, Paper Pieces; Family Forever: Family Rules, Language of Love, Happy Home, Game Night, Mom & Dad, Borders, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Candid Cards; Lucky Starz: Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Candid Cards; Snapshots: Daily Details; Sand & Surf: Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Oreo, Oyster; Simply Simona Chipboard Numbers: McIntosh

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{paper issues - pitch perfect issue with glitz design}

It's time for a new issue at Paper Issues! This week the theme is Pitch Perfect, so I'm sharing a layout based on a song title that I did for Glitz Design.

I used my Silhouette sketch pens for the title along with some gelatos and watercolors.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can find Glitz goodies in the Paper Issues shop.

Use code JENCHAPIN to get 20% off your order!

Also -- don't forget to link up your "Pitch Perfect" project HERE. You could win a stamp set from Lawn Fawn!

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}

simple strategies
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.

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.

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}

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.

jenchapin_discover Apr kit (3)
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.

jenchapin_discover Apr kit (4)
I created a sequin pocket using some vellum and sequins from my stash, as well as the stamps this month.

jenchapin_discover Apr kit (2)
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!