Monday, May 21, 2012

Moxie Fab Gingham Challenge & Coconut Lime Cards

So I wanted to join in over at Moxie Fab to their "Gingham" Challenge. I am a country girl at heart you know, and gingham is definitely my style.  So I pulled out my favorite new Jillibean Soup papers, Coconut Lime Soup and started playing. The challenge was to use gingham in an innovative way so this is the card I entered into the challenge:
I used a punched out scrap and made it into a banner piece and then layered a contrast color under it.

 This is another of my favorites of the group, it reminds me of a summer farmer's market:
Materials Used: Jillibean Soup/Coconut Lime Soup paper, pods, stickers & Bite Size Bits; Jillibean Soup/Butterfly Sugar Pick; Want 2 Scrap/red gemstones; Jillibean Soup/Red Baker's Twine
I was also lucky enough to get to teach a Jillibean Soup Card Class in Lancaster, Ohio at the Grand Re-opening of Scrapbooks 2 Cherish this weekend. I really enjoyed it and got to meet some wonderful ladies there. One of the cards we did in class was by Summer Fullerton:

 and I decided to do a few variations of that card, it is very versatile. Here are my interpretation of Summer's original:

I am really loving the summery color combo of this line right now. Let me know what you think of these cards! Hope you have a berry sweet day!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Altered Frame Tutorial

Happy National Scrapbooking Day all! and Cinco De Mayo-  a match made in heaven I say. Mexican food + scrapping good times= A Wonderful Day!

Anyhow, I just wanted to share some sneak peeks of an article I did that is up over at It is an altered frame for my Mom for Mother's Day using Websters pages paper, Maya Road chipboard & trim and some vintage buttons. It started out as a $.25 frame I bought at a garage sale! In the article there is a step by step tutorial on how to do it, it really isn't hard- just takes a little time and patience. Here are some close-up sneak peeks:

Materials used available at the end of the article on, see link below.
To see the whole project and tutorial go to the article here. Have a great weekend everyone!