Altenew Scrapbook Kit Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello creative people! Welcome to my blog. 
Today we are introducing Altenew's first scrapbook kit called Reflection. 

The bright and vibrant colors in this kit will take you back to all those happy moments captured at home or abroad. From trendy watercolor painted papers, to beautiful cityscape postcards and a wide assortment of embellishments, this kit is perfect for creating gorgeous layouts, wall art, mixed media projects, and many more!

The kit contains :

1. 48 sheets of 12”x12” patterned paper (two of each design)

2. One 8.5”x11” cardstock sticker sheet
3. Two 6”x12” alphabet puffy sticker sheets
4. 20 8.5”x3.5” watercolor cityscape postcards
5. One 2x3 photopolymer clear stamp set
6. 20 epoxy buttons with adhesive back
7. 34 cardstock and acetate die cuts
8. 12 origami wood veneer shapes
9. Two white resin decorative frames
10. One 8.5”x11” chipboard sticker sheet
11. One rubber roller stamp

Here's my take on the kit...
My inspiration began with this stripe black & white paper and of course those cute photos of my baby girl too! I am always attracted to graphic lines and hence the stripe papers were arranged that way. Once the patterned papers were adhered on the cardstock, I added pretty embellishments all around the photos. The hint of red sure made the layout stand out. And completed with more details to enhance the layout. Absolutely love the end result!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Wednesday, December 14th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Thursday, December 15th.

** BONUS... I will pick ONE random winner for $30 gift certificate here on my blog, so be sure to be a follower & leave a comment :)

Here's the list of the blog hop participants. You next stop would be Stephanie Buice's blog. 

Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs for a higher chance of winning. Do swing by on the 15th to check if you are my blog winner! Thanks for hopping by!

Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Gift Tags

I absolutely love the idea of using scrapbook products as part of my gift tags! It definitely enhances the overall look and gives a very special personal touch to the gift too. It's pretty easy to create these tags by using few products. 

All I did was to cut the shape of tag out of patterned paper. Layered another patterned paper + white cardstock on it. Then I used puffy thickers to align the words out. Lastly, completed it with sentiment and gold heart sticker. Easy peasy!

Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x6 Paper Pad 
Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Thickers 
Maggie Holmes Bloom Accent Stickers 
Maggie Holmes Shine Glitter Stickers 

Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper : Planner Dashboard

Hello CP friends! So excited that this week we are featuring Snow and Cocoa. What I love about this collection is it could be used for December daily, winter memories as well as Christmas celebration. The versatility of this collection is really great! Perfect for any kind of projects. With that theme in mind, I took the opportunity to decorate in my gold planner. Simply because everything looks good with gold *wink*

To create the dashboard and decorative cover page, all you need are a few supplies like patterned paper that will work as base and all the pretty embellishments (cute die-cuts, clips, chipboard stickers, etc.) that you can add as you decorate. 

The dashboard (on the left) is useful especially when you want to add any pretty elements on your planning pages. You can always grab those and make your inner pages pretty & interesting! I embellished the pockets with lots of embellishments like paper clips, tags, decorative clips and stickers. These elements are perfect to be used in decorating your to-do-list, shopping list and so on.

The decorative cover page (on the right) will be great as a monthly cover for your daily/weekly planning. You can always add the month for reference. 

This page is pretty easy to put together. I cut the base to fit the planner. Then I used some gesso and covered up some of the words to create a subtle look to the page. Added a tag towards bottom of the page, a paper fox and added more fun paper ephemera to fill the gaps. Layering gives a fuller look to your page. 

By keeping or changing things around in your planner will keep you going and will give fresh look as well.  It's also a fun way to keep up with the new products as well. 

Supplies : Snow & Cocoa - 6x6 Paper Pad (375883), Ephemera Pieces (375886), Decorative Clips (375893), Jar Pockets (375891), Snowflake Stickers (375889), Brr (375875)

Thank you for swinging by! Have a great week!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Happy Birthday Gift

Hello there! I must say that I've been enjoying personalising gifts for fiends. For some reason, I have a lot of birthday & special occasion gifts to give towards this end 2016. Well, as the saying goes, "It is better to give than to receive." It would be nice to receive sometimes too, you know! Haha. 

This was quite fast to be together. Firstly, I wrapped the gift with the 12"x12" patterned paper. Next, I pasted the doily in the middle section. Then, I started to layer with tags that you can find in the ephemera pack. Finished it with more layering - chipboard, puffy & sentiment stickers! 

Maggie Holmes Gather Patterned Paper - Pure Joy
Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera Acetate
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Accent Stickers

Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : XOXO

Hello everyone! Today I'm so excited to share with you what I've created with Maggie's newest collection, "GATHER". And as always, I just couldn't stop staring at all the beautiful pieces. It's perfect for so many themes & celebrations! Trust me, you'll go head over heels once you see them in real life!

I was feeling so inspired by the products that I immediately got my hands into them. I always take some time to look through each products & papers. Often times, I get inspiration just by looking at the patterns/designs. While browsing the Gather collection, this particular patterned paper called Details captured my attention. I really loved both side especially with the fun & colourful patterns, so I decided used them together. Lovely, isn't it? Once that the paper is adhered onto the white cardstock, I worked on the embellishments. Started from the top to the bottom and added little details in between. 

 The stripes on the patterned paper gave me an idea to snip and create paper fringe. Absolutely adore the outcome! It sure gives a fun dimension to the layout. 

Black & white photo is perfect against all the colourful elements. It gives a classy look too!

Layering the ephemera, stickers, thickers and chipboard stickers will create great texture & dimension to your layout.  

Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 paper - Details
Maggie Holmes Gather Thickers Blessed
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera Pieces
Maggie Holmes Gather Chipboard Stickers

Thanks for coming by and have a great week!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Altered Notebook

Every now & then, I really enjoy altering projects. A good shift when I want to take a break from creating scrapbook layouts. It sure is refreshing to the soul! This round, I decided to alter a notebook. 

This project is fairly simple. First, I started by adhering the b&w stripe paper. Next I created a tag by using patterned papers and slowly add on the embellishments in this order : doily, vellum, frame, gold alpha & stickers. 

Layering has been one of my preferred techniques whenever I create. It definitely gives a very interesting outcome to my creations. I love how all the layering turned out so well on this notebook. Just so perfect for the classy black+white+gold combo! And that 4" beautiful gold alpha sure add-on the classy look to my notebook :) 

And with touches of gold mist splatters, it completed the look! And it goes very well on a black cover & kinda reminded me of the twinkling stars in the sky too :)

Maggie Holmes Shine 6x6 paper pad 
Maggie Holmes Shine 4" Gold Chipboard Alphabet 
Maggie Holmes Shine Glitter Stickers 
Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 Chipboard Stickers 
Maggie Holmes Shine Beautiful Foam Phrase Thickers 
Maggie Holmes Open Book Frames 
Maggie Holmes Confetti Gold Foil Vellum Make A Wish 

Thank you for making time to swing by!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Gift Packaging for Baby Shower

A while back, my family was invited to a very special baby shower of a very good friends of ours from church. We gifted a foldable diaper mat for the couple and the crafter in me had to whip up the packaging for this precious parents-to-be! 

I must say that it was pretty simple to create a gift tag just by using minimal supplies. All I did was to  snip some patterned paper and turned them into banners. Layered them together, adhered some fun stickers & sentiments - you are actually good to go! And of course that 4" gold foil alpha steals the show of the whole packaging! Simple but special :)

Crate Paper Cool Kid 6x6 paper pad
Crate Paper Cool Kid Accent Stickers
Crate Paper Cool Kid Die-Cut Cardstock
Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Foil Chipboard Alphabet

Thanks for letting me share today!
Xoxo Jessy