Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scrapjazz Articles Sneak Peeks

So you may or may not know that I write articles for which actually end up on I recently have done several and wanted to give you a few sneak peeks of some fabulous products that I reviewed:

#1 Jillibean Soup- Corrugated Shapes
I fell in love with these fabulous new shapes the moment I first saw them, they are so fun and versatile- great for cards and layouts!

#2 Cosmo Cricket- Glubers
Ok, how much fun are these dreamy dots of adhesive? They make these fantastic coiled flowers in just a couple minutes- so cool.

#3 Lily Bee- Happily Lost Paper Collection
This paper line really spoke to me, simple vintage meets elegance is how I describe it and I couldn't find a theme it didn't work for. Perfect colors for Spring and Summer!
 Let me know what you think, you can watch for the full articles at

Friday, April 22, 2011

Letter "O" at Scrapbook Challenges

I just posted my second challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges website. You can find it by following this link. The challenge has the following requirements:

So for the letter “O” of our continuing ABC’s of me challenge you will need to create a layout using these three items beginning in the letter “O”:

1) Use the color Orange somewhere on your layout.

2) Use an Oval shape in your layout, and yes egg shapes totally qualify as ovals- especially this week!

3) Use photos that were taken Outdoors

Here is a layout I created using these requirements, it's titled "Happy Campers":

Materials Used: Jillibean Soup/Talk  Soup- Hint of Gossip & Chit Chat, Jillibean Soup Coredinations Cardstock/Green (sanded & inked), Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprout, NEW Jillibean Soup Chipboard Alpha/Woodgrain, NEW Jillibean Soup Chilled Strawberry Pea Pods (Diecut title box)
Jillibean Soup Atomic Soup/Lt. Blue box alpha
 I used the color orange in the journaling sprout subtitle, the oval shape can be found in the shape of the owls and the photos were taken on a camping trip,all outdoors. Oh and the owls are a bonus “O” addition.

I would love to see you join in the ABC’s of me letter “O” challenge, please go to this link to join in the fun! If you have never visited the Scrapbook Challenges website, you are missing out on tons of inspiration!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Can You Say Watermelon Gazpacho?

Exciting news over at Jillibean Soup, a brand new mid-release!! It is crazy cute and was designed by the super talented Laina Lamb! Check it out:

Here is the link to a more detailed blog post over at Bean Talk. Just wanted to share some sweet almost summer goodness!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Jillibean Soup Announcement

So there is big, big news over at the Jillibean Soup Blog today! They just posted their 2011 Design Team and Guest Design Team you can find it here.

Drum roll please........I have been asked to be a guest designer!!! Wooo-Hooo, happy dance. I am over the moon excited and honored to be considered for such an invitation. I love Jillibean Soup and can't wait to see what the new year will bring. In honor of the announcement I thought I would share a few of my favorite Jillibean Soup layouts with you. They are not the ones I submitted for the dt application, I will save those for later ;)

This one is titled "My Sweet Honeybee" it features photos of my very busy boy and the Jillibean Soup line of Atomic Soup with some Kraft Staples/Brown Pea Pod, Green Sugar Staples and Summer Squash/Gold Potatoes paper. There are Speckled Egg  Alphabeans, bakers twine, a kraft journal sprout and a Sugar Pick too.

This is a fun review of the year of 2010 using the scrumptious Pasta Fagioli line with some Coredinations cardstock and corrugated arrows thrown in.

This remains one of my all-time favorites- "Snugs", mostly due to the fantastic photo of my two babies! This one using the classic Old World Cabbage line (love it!) with some Pasta Fagioli/Meatballs, kraft journal sprout, bakers twine and corrugated buttons thrown into the mix.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my big news! Have a great weekend!