MAGGIE HOLMES DESIGN TEAM : Chasing Dreams Winner!

The winner of the Chasing Dream giveaway is...

BECCA SWANSON @beccalynn424

Please email me to claim your sample prize pack!

Thank you to everyone once again for playing along :)
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Happy

Hello CP friends! So excited to be back here in 2017 to share with you what I have created with the latest collection by Maggie Holmes, "Chasing Dreams". I love the tropical and all the fun adventure elements on this one. And YES, the vibrant colors too!

I'm a HUGE fan of big floral patterns. Whenever I see them in any of the Crate Paper collection, I will get all excited! I knew that I had to feature this beautiful tropical leaves and flowers on my layout. Fussy cutting has been one of my fav techniques. Mixing and matching patterns are one of my fav things to do as well.

I really love using shapes on my layout and decided to use thick lines that I pre-cut using Silhouette at the top and the bottom of my layout. That balanced up the heavy overall look on the layout. I also chose script looking patterned papers, simply because I love how they looked against the bright floral. It gives a delicate and classy look. Pleasing to the eyes too.

Foam dots are one of my favourite supplies. By adhering behind your fussy-cut elements, it instantly creates a dimension. 

By adding the puffy sticker onto the fussy cut floral. That sure gives fun texture and depth to the layout!

The possibilities are just endless with this collection. I can totally use Chasing Dreams with the rest of the Crate Paper collections. Seriously, that's the best part!

Supplies: Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Stay True (375928), Hello Beautiful (375947), Puffy Accents (375953), Collect Thickers (375955), Phrase Stickers (375952), Accent Stickers (375951), Chipboard Stickers (375949)

Thank you for coming by! 
Xoxo Jessy


Hello creative people! Today, we are introducing Maggie Holmes' newest collection for Crate Paper called CHASING DREAMS
Celebrate each day and welcome happy times with Chasing Dreams by Maggie Holmes. Highlight your favorite life moments in beautiful shades of pink, blue, and green with accents of black and gold. Products feature fun patterns such as florals, cute creatures, cameras and hearts. Delight in every moment with Chasing Dreams!

In the Chasing Dreams collection, what I love are the embellishments. There are layered dimensional embellishments, plus wood and epoxy buttons, some cute ephemera shapes and epoxy shapes too. It's a fun variety of different materials and the cute designs from the collection.

 I absolutely adore this fringed butterfly. They are perfect for scrapbooking, card making, to tie onto gifts and many more amazing ideas for that! How fun :)

And for this special day, we are doing a blog hop to celebrate the release of this new collection and hope you will join in on the fun! Each of us, the design team members are sharing different sneak peek images. We are each doing a giveaway as well! Yay! 

* Yup, I am giving away a sample prize pack of the new CHASING DREAMS collection here on my blog!! To enter the giveaway ... be a follower, leave a comment here on this blog post. I will draw one random winner next Wednesday (January 11, 2017) and announce the winner on my blog. 

** Extra entry : Be sure to check out my Instagram page or you may search my Instagram username : @jcchris and leave a comment there for a second entry (look out for chasing dreams photo), tagging a friend so they can join the fun too! (You can tag as many friends as you want, one username per comment.)

You can enter to win on each of the design team gals blog, so be sure to visit each one to increase your chances! Head on over to Amanda & Kim :)

After you visit each of our blogs, be sure to visit Maggie's blog & Crate Paper's blog to see the full reveal!! 

Thanks for coming by! Happy Hopping!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Gift Cards

Creating handmade gift cards are always fun thing to do! I love the personal touches each card would bring to the receiver. What's more? These cards are really simple to create, only with 3 products.  

I began with a white base. The backgrounds are picked from the ephemera pack. Once the background is adhered to the base, I stuck the gold foil sticker in the middle of the card and completed with sentiment. Easy peasy and yet look classy! 

I absolutely loved the fact the colours are so sweet & pleasing to the eye!

I had so much fun making these pages. I hope you will have fun making yours too!

Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera Acetate
Maggie Holmes Gather Mixed Embellishments
Maggie Holmes Accent Stickers

Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Gift Wrapping

Hello creative people! How have you been? Hope you had a great Christmas. Let me share with you what I've created with the Maggie Holmes Bloom & Shine collection. I really love using scrapbooking products whenever I can. And one of them is to wrap my gifts especially when I have small pressies to give. It really made the whole wrapping process fast and easy. 

First and foremost, I'll pick a colour theme. That way I will stay focus and my wrapping will look cohesive too. I went with black, white & gold. Simple yet classy. These colours can go with so many different festive seasons and occasions. Once paper is done, next was the ribbons of the same colour theme. To add more element to my gift wrapping, I added the 4" gold chipboard alpha as initial to each recipient. And completed it with red berries for that Christmassy touch! 

Thank you so much for swinging by! Happy Holidays <3 p="">
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Christmas Tags

Hello friends! It is that wonderful time of the year again. Yay! And it is time to take clear your stash especially those scraps you are left with. Haha. Scraps are perfect to work with, especially on a smaller canvas. You'll be surprised how you can whip something fast too. 

Today, I would like to share with you on how I used Maggie's Gather collection and turned them into Christmas tags. Seriously, I love how Maggie's collection can be adapted for different themes and festivals throughout the year. All you need is a little imagination :)

 First, I picked out tags from the ephemera pack. Then I went thru my scraps and picked out papers that matched with the tags. Next, I snipped out christmas tree shape. You can always outline the trees before cutting them. Once that is done, I added in fun pieces to enhance my tags. I love how fast and easy it was! 

Just a little twist of colours & positioning embellies, you can create tags fast! And Christmas tags do not have to be red, green & white. It can be as colourful as these :) 

So the next time when you are running out of ideas, create something smaller to begin with! Somehow, you will find your inspirations again :)

Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera Acetate
Maggie Holmes Gather 6x6 Paper Pad
Maggie Holmes Gather Mixed Embellishments
Maggie Holmes Gather Gold Puffy Alpha Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers

Happy Holidays!
 Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper : Gift Giving

Christmas is coming soon and it is perfect time to wrap your Christmas gifts. Personally I love wrapping my gifts pretty much few days before Christmas. Somehow it gives me the mood to do some last minute wrapping. Haha. By personalising each gift with some fun scrapbooking products like Snow and Cocoa collection will surely put a big smile to whoever receives your gifts. And working with a collection will sure speed up the wrapping process. 

I started the process by using this cute polka dot tissue paper. Once I have wrapped the gift, I continued with the layering of the elements. I placed the patterned papers first, followed by white doily + pastel yellow crepe paper I have. Topped with mint stripe that I cut out from the Snow and Cocoa packaging and adhered the jar pocket in the middle. Complete the look by adding more snowflakes and ephemera pieces.

Adore the concept of the jar pocket! You can add fun ephemera pieces & phrase stickers by slotting into the clear pocket. How clever! And isn't that little girl looking so cute?

Supplies: Snow and Cocoa - Jar Pockets (375891), 6x6 Paper Pad (375883), Snowflake Stickers (375889), Phrase Stickers (375888), Ephemera Pieces (375886)

I'd love to wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! 
Xoxo Jessy