Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One Buck Wednesday = Digi Sale

It's Wednesday again and that means digital sale time!

Be Our Guest is a collection of a JBS favorite.  The kit comes with 12 patterned papers, a die-cut circular clock pattern, and journaling cards that can be used for journaling, embellishments, or as frames.

Chantalle McDaniel used this kit so creatively in her layout "Mooo".  She used some of the journaling cards as frames for photos and patterned paper and in the large focal point photo, she framed just one part of the photo.  Genius and oh so creative!



JBS Be Our Guest collection (Journaling cards & papers)
JBS Book pages kit
JBS Wren cardstock
JBS Playful embellishment kit
JBS Baby of Mine journalling card
JBS JBS Vintage Animal Trivia mini deck
JBS Printer’s Block alpha
JBS Speech Bubbles
JBS Jewelled Butterflies

(Other: Amy Martin stitching; Just Jaimee Cork alphas & washi tape)

Book Pages is a kit of book cover and book page images.  This kit is especially adaptable to hybrid scrapbooking too.

Carrie Arick had a wonderfully creative idea in her digital layout below.  She enlarged and colorized the dictionary page image (you can do that in digital!) and used it as her background.  This dictionary page came from a page containing the word "family" and similar words.  How appropriate for Carrie's layout of her son and his cousin.

Book Pages, Vintage Postage, Morning Mist Papers, Bright Travels Papers, Sunny Days Pocket Stuffers, Wren- Washi Tape & Labels, School Days Alpha, Baubles by Jenni Bowlin Digital; 
Storyteller Collection- August 2014 Styles by Just Jaimee;
Fonts: Amatic Bold, Pea Becki

Hop on over to Snap Click Supply Company and check out the sale today!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hybrid Happiness and a Sale

We've got two digital kits at SnapClickSupplyCo today and don't fret traditional scrappers!  Wait until you see how our Creative Team member,  Chantalle McDaniel used The Writer's Collection to create a lovely "physical" layout and take a look at our other kit on sale: it's great for pocket pages:

Here's Chantalle:

‘Writer’s Block’

My DS is really into composing his own short stories at the moment. It makes me swell with pride to see him using his imagination to create worlds of his own! JBS ‘The Writer’s Collection' could not have been more perfect for documenting this memory.

I started (as I usually do with hybrid layouts) by setting my idea up on my Mac in a blank document. This one is quite simple in it’s design and was predominantly printed straight onto kraft card stock. I’ve never been a fan of my handwriting, so I type it up when I can. 

I am absolutely smitten with these Pen Nibs! Every element in this little kit is beautiful.

I cut some of the title out on my Silhouette Cameo (after I had already printed the first part of it out) It was quite tricky working out the spacing, but worth the bit of effort. I wanted to play on the word ‘block’, creating a kind of jump in the text, mirroring my son’s frustration with himself when he doesn’t get his words or ideas onto paper, quite perfectly. Hence, the ‘O’ is a bit distressed.

The pocket is a simple folded strip, machine stitched closed. Inside, is a photocopy of one of his stories.



JBS The Writer’s Collection


JBS Wren ‘Typing Lesson’
JBS Flatbacks ‘Icons’

Absolutely Gorgeous Chantalle!  You have inspired me!  Thank you for sharing.
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Friday, September 5, 2014

September's Exclusive Stamp

One of my favorite items in the September Mercantile Papercrafting kit is the exclusive stamp.  The circular shape was designed specifically so a flatback or flair could fit nicely in the middle.  There are so many ways to use this stamp - punch circles from patterned paper and place them in the centers,  paint the middles, place buttons in the middles ... and on and on.  The "here's the story:" sentiment is quite versatile and a great journaling starter for any layout.

This month, the circular Leaf Frame Stamp comes with a downloadable Outline Cut.

Directions on how to use the Outline Cut are included, but here it is in a nutshell:

1.  Your download will give you file types that can be used in any digital cutting machine. Cut your outline shapes sized at 1.75 inches wide.   I cut more than I may need for a particular project so I always have some on hand.  

Grab a scrap of paper in a contrasting paper and run a temporary adhesive strip across it.

2.  Place your cuts on the adhesive strip and ink up your stamp on an acrylic block.

3.  Position your stamp over the shape so the image will be centered evenly on it.  Using a contrasting scrap of cardstock underneath your cut images helps to position your stamp.

Easy, right?!

I used a waterproof ink with my stamp and then then painted them with blue watercolor:

I love getting an uneven look to my watercolor and achieved this by lightly coloring the image first and then saturating my brush and blotting areas heavily after.

After the stamping the frames on the left, circles punched from patterned paper were added to the centers.  The frames become great "homes" for embellishments.

Our September Papercrafting Kit is a beautiful one!  I hope you love creating with it and please show us what you make!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Back to School with JBS

Back to school: these three words may bring to mind freshly sharpened pencils, reams of folder paper, ringing bells, and a smiling teacher waiting at the classroom door.  

About that teacher. 

By the end of the day, she is exhausted.  Her peppy morning skip up the school steps gives way to a zombielike shuffle down those steps as she leaves campus.   Her neatly coiffed hair is now limp and in need of a good brushing and detangling.  Her lovely coordinated outfit is now wrinkled and some serious sweat circles have been added to the look.  Her whole body wants to fall into bed, but she should make time to eat at least once today...and there is also tomorrow to plan for.  There is also a miracle yet to come -- by the next morning,  she'll be skipping up the steps again, ready to teach.  

So what brings us teachers back to school, day after day?  This layout attempts to answer that question. 
There is something to be said about creating a page in the moment, as I did here. After a long day at school, I returned home and, while I was still in my "oh, man, what a day" mindset, I put together this layout. First, I reviewed the detail photos that I had taken to document a day in the life of a teacher. I compiled them in a grid and printed them in a large block, around which I built the rest of the layout. 

The foundation of the layout includes several sheets of vintage papers from the JBS Mercantile September Antiquarian Kit.  They are right at home on a page about an English teacher! 

I layered the papers over each other, pairing two large lined sheets behind the photo block. I added my journaling on the lines, reflecting on how each day of teaching and learning really is a gift, and what thrills and delights us as we learn (and teach) will keep us learning (and teaching). 

The title letters and accents are from the JBS Mercantile September Papercrafting Kit

For me, heading back to school does not just involve a process, but a mindset. I try my best to take that "back to school" excitement and keep heading "back to school" all year long with all of the enthusiasm that I can muster. It's exhausting, yes, but it makes a difference.  Experiencing that "frisson" makes it all worth it.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Digital Sale Everyone Will Like!

We have a One Buck Wednesday Sale at our JBS Digital Shoppe today and it's something both hybrid and digital scrappers will love.

Flag Tags can be used digitally, but how easy it would be to print out these images for hybrid use.  Printable pdfs are included to make printing easy peasy!

The Front Porch Collection is a popular and loved collection from Jenni Bowlin Studio also available in digital.  This kit also has a printable pdf of the journaling cards to make printing of these easy too.

Cassie Wiscarson created a wonderful hybrid layout using these kits and more Jenni Bowlin Studio supplies:

Don't the tags give so much movement to the layout?  Wonderful Cassie!  Thank you for sharing!

Digital Kits: Flag Tags & Front Porch Collection. Traditional Supplies: SK599 Flag Banner - Multi, SK779 Red Skinny Alpha, SK778 Black Skinny Alpha, RO871 Scattered Stars - Gold, SQ885 Bloom Sequins, SQ886 Triangle Sequins.

Both of these kits are on sale, so check them out today!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

August Kits plus wood plus sequins :) :) :)

Hello hello :)

Today I would like to share with you some layouts that I have created using the August Papercrafting and Antiquarian kits; plus some fabulous Jenni Bowlin Studio wood and sequin products :) :) :)

Some of the wood products have been past kit inclusives, those that are available for purchase form the Mercantile,  I have included images of.

Seriously what is not to love about the JBS wood and sequin embellishments?!!!! I lurve them :) :) :)

The wooden frame is an August kit inclusive :) :) :)




So that is it from me for the mo, I do hope you are loving the teams inspiring creativity this month?! It is all kinds of fabulous :) :) :)

Cheers and happy scrapping,

Louise :) xxx

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Digital Sale and Inspiration

It’s One Buck Wednesday again over at SnapClickSupplyCo!  We have  two digital kits on sale today, and projects to inspire not only the digital scrapper, but the traditional and hybrid scrapper too!

Parade Day is a gorgeous paper collection designed by Lisa Dickinson and Definition Labels is a popular Jenni Bowlin Studio classic.

Take a look at how Carrie Arick used our Definition Labels (along with Morning Mist) in this digital layout:

See how Carrie changed up the colors of the brushes in our kit?  You can read all about how she did this on her new blog here:  The Digiscrap Geek .

We also have some beautiful hybrid  projects using these kits  First up is a layout from Nirupama.

Niru printed and cut her background pieces and added them with other traditional scrapbooking pieces to a clean white piece of cardstock.   The way Niru layers her pieces and leaves edges of photos and paper unstuck creates such a carefree style.  And what a cool photo!

Next up is a tutorial from Chantalle McDaniel showing us how she used Parade Day and her process for creating a hybrid layout.   

The majority of my layouts involve the use of my computer at one stage or another. Whether it’s planning a photo size, designing a page or printing off digital elements, my Mac is a most valued scrapping partner!

Read on to see how I went about planning and putting this layout together, using Jenni Bowlin Studio  ‘Parade Day’ digital papers and ‘Definition Labels’.
• To begin, I set up a new document in a word processing programme (I use InDesign.) I have an A4 printer, so I have gone for an 8.5x11 layout. 
• Next, I think about what I want my page to look like, so I begin to set up the individual elements.
• I then place the elements onto separate pages so I can print them out individually, starting with the paper (printed onto white card stock at letter size, full bleed.) I then print my photo out onto photo paper. (I find this gives me the freedom to print exactly the size I want and also, save paper as I can adjust where it lies on the sheet.)
• Next I print off my other elements onto white cardstock.
Now I am ready to trim everything up and start putting my page together!
I have copied and pasted the ‘shine’ definition label inside a circular shape. The clear button has been in my stash for years (I have been hoarding it for just such an occasion!) It looks great amongst a mixture of embellies, like the JBS Wood Veneer button and silhouette style ‘Icon’ flatback.
The circles have been machine-stitched on in a zig zag pattern and their edges gently distressed. I have run a line of hand stitching along the paper tape too, for added hold and a bit of interest. (One could add more photos in the area underneath with additional journalling.) 


JBS Parade Day papers
JBS Definition Labels


JBS Wood Veneer buttons
JBS 'Icons' Flatbacks
JBS ‘Everyday’ Flashcards
JBS Double Chevron paper tape

Grab these sale kits today through midnight PT!
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