Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Well I am a little late to the party, but better late than never right?  I did manage to complete two cards today in honor of WCMD. For some reason I'm in a Christmas mood. So I did two Christmas cards from Jillibean Soup products:

First a traditional Christmas card in traditional colors:

And then a non-traditional Christmas Card:
The best part is they were created from the same collection pack! Yep-Brand new Jillibean Soup- Holly Berry Borscht. So which one do you like best? hmmm I can't decide.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jillibean Guest Designs at PageMaps!

I was so very excited to get the chance to guest design with other Jillibean Soup design team members for PageMaps this month! Here is my double layout, featuring the one and only Gabe on his very first day of school ever:

Layout features brand new Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples III and Holly Berry Borscht, mixed in with Cold Avocado Soup and Irish Farmhouse.
Oh my, this kid melts my heart. He is also doing great in school, acts like he's been going his whole life, lol.

A close up of the banner:

If you like my layout you will love the other ladies creations! So go here PageMaps and check them all out and grab the sketch I used and all the others, best of all- they are free!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Card Kitchen Guest Designer & New Jillibean Projects

Here are some of my Jillibean projects from recent months. I have really loved playing with the Cool as a Cucumber collection, it is perfect for my little man layouts but versatile enough everyday cards and layouts too. Oh and by the way I am the guest designer for the month of August over at the Card Kitchen Kit Club- here is one of my favorites from those cards, love that crazy cute nerdy dog! Go to the link above and check out my other seven cards!
One of my guest designer cards for the Card Kitchen, love how the argyle turned out! I want to try some more color combos too.
This month's kit really rocks, you can get one here at the Jillibean Soup online retail store, here is what you get for $24.99:
If you are interested just go here to buy one.

Here are some of my other most recent cards and layouts:

Love this collection sooo much! Cool as a Cucumber Soup and a Hampton Art Vintologie Stamp and Stencil set.

A Lovely Day Wedding Card features new Jillibean Stamp and Stencil set Butterfly Dictionary.
Also two super cute new Halloween collections, one of which translates very well to everyday as shown above. Jillibean Soup Witches Brew.
And now for some layouts....
It's like this collection was made for my boy, love it so much! The halo over the G? Perfect for Gabriel, most days anyway ;)
The other new Jillibean Halloween collection, Owloween- how adorable are those owls! Little dinosaur is awful cute too.
And finally my first Selfie layout, I actually really love it. Made it with the new Witches Brew 6x6 pad and Jillibean Stamp and Stencil set with lots of new Jillibean embellies, including black glitter beanboard alphas!
So there you have it an update of some of my latest, let me know which collection you like best.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Layout Published in Scrapbook Generations

Just wanted to share that the Create online magazine is released for June and I was lucky enough to have a Jillibean layout chosen to be published in their "Readers Gallery". It is a fun layout titled "Silly with Sissy" with photos from a lunch with my family last October. It features the new Birthday Bisque collection and stamping. What I love most about Scrapbook Generations is their sketches, the layout I did was based on one of their sketches- it makes scrapping so quick and easy.

First I will share the sketch:

 Here is a sneak peek of the layout:

Be sure to go to their website here to see complete layout and check out the June issue of the magazine, it is full of inspiration!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NSD Winners Announced!

Sorry for the delay, we were in Michigan last week for Mega Meet and were very busy. All of the winners of the NSD Blog Hop are up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk Blog. My random winning number was #14 who was:

  1. Wow, what a great project and awesome kit!
Congratulations Kathleen! 
You have won the March Card Kitchen Kit!
Contact me via email: with your shipping information.

Didn't win my prize? There were 15 other prizes given out that day- be sure to check the Jillibean Blog for the full list of winners!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Jillibean Soup National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop & Giveaway

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Thanks for stopping by!

 I am very excited to share my most favorite Jillibean Soup project ever with you. It is actually one I get to enjoy every day because it now hanging in my living room. It was an altered, upcycled  printers tray/drawer that I discovered at a local Goodwill store (best find ever!) .Anyhow it is my favorite project for many reasons, I love that it is vintage, I love that it has a rainbow of color and I love that it displays some of my favorite family photos in a unique way.
The Sky is the Limit Printers Drawer

  The project was created for a Designer challenge for the Jillibean Soup Design Team and the challenge was to see how many Jillibean papers you would use in one project. So that is how I came up with the idea of the hot air balloons, because it was a sneaky way of getting 24 more papers onto the project :)This project used  78 papers from 23 different collections, a wonderful example of how Jillibean collections interchange effortlessly. The color family groupings were not part of the original plan either, it just happened when I was laying it all out (lots of measuring...). Don't tell anyone that some of my most creative inspirations were actually happy accidents ;)

Thanks for sharing your National Scrapbook Day with me, so happy to have you stop by- feel free to join and follow my blog if you like. But most of all be sure to comment below so you can have a chance to win this fabulous prize:

Deadline to comment is Monday May 5 at Midnight EDT.
Winner will be posted on the Jillibean Soup Blog on Tuesday

That's right you could win a beautiful March 2014 Card Kitchen kit that has materials to make the eight cards pictured above and many, many more. Not familiar with the Card Kitchen Kit Club and want to learn more? Go to the Blog here: Card Kitchen Kit Club

Also if you are local to central Ohio two things:
1) Come visit us at the Jillibean's store in Marysville, Ohio at 116 N. Maple St. across from Chase Bank. Closed on Sundays & Mondays, Open from 10 to 5 Tues. to Thurs. and 10 to 6 Fri. and Sat. A shop of vintage items/decor and papercrafting supplies.
2) I am teaching a double layout class using Jillibean Soup/Birthday Bisque in Mt. Vernon at Country Stitches on May 24th from 2pm to 4pm. I would love to have you join us! If you are interested let me know and I will get you all the details.

Gotta run and finish packing up my scrappy supplies so I can join my friends for a National Scrapbook Day Crop tomorrow (today) at Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center, Ohio near Polaris Mall. It should be loads of fun and I can't wait, I hope your day is just as fabulous!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Join Us at Mega Meet!

So we are approaching our biggest scrapbooking event of the year, Great Lakes Mega Meet in Novi, Michigan on May 8-10, 2014. It has some of the best papercrafting shopping, classes and crops in the Midwest.

The Big Bean herself-Jill is teaching two classes there each day, here are photos of each:
This is the 8 Mini Card Class featuring Grandma's Lima Bean Soup

This is the 6 Card Irish Farmhouse Cards Class

Jill always does a great job with her classes, you won't be disappointed! If you want to sign up for class go to this link: 2014 Mega Meet Class Schedule Some of my other favorite manufacturers are at this event too: Jenni Bowlin, Maya Road and Melissa Frances! They all have booths and classes there as well.

If your coming to the event stop by and see us at our booth, we will have all the newest JillibeanSoup products with us and lots of our fabulous Card Kitchen Kits.

I also wanted to share links to a couple of my new projects from the Jillibean and Hampton blogs:

A Sweet Easter card is up on the Hampton Blog today.

A fun Home decor project using Sightseeing Stew is up on the Jillibean Blog.

FYI- It snowed here in central Ohio yesterday?! Hopefully won't see that again until winter! Happy Springtime, finally?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Recent Jillibean and Hampton Projects

Here are some recent projects created for Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art. First some Jillibean layouts, including this exclusive blog only double layout, the left side was on the Jillibean Blog but the right page I saved for here. It all began with a Scrapbook Generation sketch, if you have never tried them you should.

A double layout of my son's Birthday visit to C.O.S.I. museum, we had a blast! Features brand new Sightseeing Stew from Jillibean.

A special layout featuring my hubby and Jillibeans Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup collection. Original sketch by Back Porch Memories.

A DT application cart using 7 different Jillibean collections! and 3 different stamp sets.
 Now some Hampton Art projects:
A special baby shower card featuring Bella Blvd. papers and stamps.

Another layout of our bday visit to the museum, finished the night with a 3D Penguins movie. Features new Spicy Social Soup Collection from Jillibean.

A stamped Spicy Social Card too. Love how this one turned out!
Let me know which is your favorite!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Term with Jillibean Soup Team

So happy to be introduced on the Bean Talk Blog today for my next term with them. Love this team, they have become family! Here is the Soda Pop Party set I created for one of my DT application projects.

Will share more photos of projects soon, got alot to catch up on!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Big Announcement on the Jillibean Blog

The new design team has been announced on the Jillibean Blog:

So excited to be asked to stay on for another term, still can't believe I am part of such an incredibly talented team! Congratulations to all the returning members and all the new ones! Cannot wait to see what is in store for the Jillibean crew! :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

January & Valentine Projects + a GIVEAWAY!

Well we thought things would slow down after the holidays, but we still seem to stay so busy. Anyhow, here is an update with my January projects for Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art- some fun Valentine cards in the mix and make sure you read to the bottom, for a GIVEAWAY!

New Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup papers and stamps

New Jillibean Soup Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup stamps & stickers
New Jillibean Soup/Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup papers and stamps

New Birthday Bisque collection from Jillibean Soup papers and stickers.

My Favorite CHA DT project, a Birthday Wish Cake made from paper! Also features the new Birthday Bisque collection.

Another fun CHA project using Jillibean Soup/Birthday Bisque collection and stampables chalkboard flags, TIP: chalkboard markers make writing on them much easier!

It has been awhile since I offered a GIVEAWAY, so here are the details:

1) Help me add followers to my blog- my goal is 150!
2)Become a follower and leave a comment on this post to be entered to win before midnight 2/13/14.
3) Already a follower? Then just leave a comment to be entered.
3) Winner will be announced on the blog on Valentines Day 2/14/14!

1 Bella Boulevard/Hampton Art Kiss Me
1 Jillibean Soup/Hampton Art Stampable burlap bag
1 Jillibean Soup/Hampton Art Mini Chevron Bags
I do have to limit the giveaway to U.S. winners due to shipping costs, sorry.

Thanks for stopping by, spread the GIVEAWAY news!

Congratulations TeenaBugg38 you are my winner, please contact me at with your shipping address and I will get your prize pack shipped out!