Monday, September 29, 2014

Blinks of Life : Life Story (Week 14-17)

Hi again! It's that time of the month to share with you what I have created for Blinks of Life. For this month, we have two beautiful kits. 

BLINKSOFLIFE Sugar Spice Scrapbook Kit
The main kit is known as Sugar & Spice

BLINKSOFLIFE Cinnamon Roll Kit
And the embellishment kit is called Cinnamon Roll

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For these 2 kits, I decided to create Project Life / Life Story spreads. You'll be seeing lots of spreads this month :) Perfect excuse to catch up where I'm left at!

At the early of the year, I decided that I should create two weeks in one full spread. This way I will spend less time on my spreads and I can still create all the important memories each time. This works very well for me and I have pretty happy about that! 

Close-up shots: 
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I absolutely love the Collectapp a lot. It made my life so easy. I keep tracked all my photos and simple journaling daily in this app. You should try too! 

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Sharing another spread with you. Week 16 & 17 is very dear to me because it was my dad's birthday. Katelynn is introduced to him as 'Opa' for grandpa as we have Dutch descendant. For now, she could say ''. I'm sure in no time she can call him 'Opa'.

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I really love to keep my spreads in a clean & simple design. As a SAHM & having a clingy toddler, I don't get too much time on hand during crafty time so I will try to create as fast as possible. So this clean & simple style works pretty well for me!

Lastly, be sure to check out Sugar & Spice and Cinnamon Roll kits in the store! And of course all the wonderful inspirations at the gallery. We have talented guest designers joining us this month!

I'll share 2 more spreads soon. Be sure to check back! Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Jillibean Soup Design Team

Today I have 2 layouts to share with you. These layouts are created with the new Jillibean Soup collection. 

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I absolutely love this layout especially the precious photo of my baby girl and my hubby! These two are inseparable... seriously! For this layout, I created with the Mixed The Media + Soup Staples III. 

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I used the Owloween collection on this layout that was meant for Halloween! A little challenge for myself... to use a themed layout on an everyday theme! What do you think? 

Thanks for swinging by again!
Xoxo Jessy

Friday, September 19, 2014

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Love You This Much

 Hello again! Be sure to check out my tutorial on creating a custom background at Maggie's new beautiful blog! Happy FRI-YAY!!

Xoxo Jessy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Today

These days, I really love these colours: black & white! In fact, I'm beginning to notice that I am slowly drawn to black and white more & more each time. Haha. 

I absolutely adore the black white patterned papers that Maggie designed for her collections. Particularly, I really love the black & white diagonal stripe from the Flea Market collection and of course the famous black & white polkadots from the Styleboard collection. 

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I wanted to create mostly black & white for my layout with hint of pastel colours. So I chose to adhere half of the diagonal b&w stripe patterned paper onto a white cardstock. Then, I layer the rest of the patterned paper on top of each other. In between of the papers, I slotted frame, doily, vellum and stickers. 

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To give a personal touch to my layout, I painted those flowers with gelatos & cut them out. It was pretty fun & easy to paint. Give it a try the next time you create your layout! 

Thank you for stopping by today!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Styleboard 12x12 Paper - Sweet
Maggie Holmes Styleboard 12x12 Paper - Inspiration
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Accent & Phrase stickers
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vellum Shapes
Maggie Holmes Flea Market 12x12 - Treasure
Maggie Holmes Flea Market Bow Embellishments

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blinks Of Life Design Team : Awesome

Hi again! I'm back again to share with you a layout created for my Blinks Of Life CT Spotlight. Be sure to stop by the blog to learn a little more about me! 

Supply List:
(Kits - Le JardinSummer Breeze - Blinks of Life; Stamp – Le Jardin Blinks of Life)
Thank you so much for coming by again!
Xoxo Jessy

Friday, September 5, 2014

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Sweetheart

Lately, I really enjoyed looking at chalkboard craft and that sparked an idea to create with the American Crafts Chalkboard Paint. 

Here is the layout that I'll be sharing a simple step-by-step today! 

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First, use a wet wipe and dip into the gesso. Spread it all around the patterned paper.
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Once the gesso is dried, used a new wet wipe and spread the chalkboard paint evenly by forming a square frame in the middle.
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Next, sew all around the square frame. I sewed twice for mine.
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After that, trim 1.5" of the patterned paper and adhere it onto a white cardstock. I have also decided to use the white and gold glitter tape to enhance the edges. All I did was to adhere the tapes under the patterned paper. 
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I used some white mist and splatter the edges. It looked awesome on the chalkboard paint.
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After all that, I used the polka dot black & white patterned paper to just paste it in the middle of the painted chalkboard paint. Be sure you trim it a little smaller so you can see the paint and the white thread. 

I absolutely love the gold rub-ons and decided to use them on the layout as well. TIP: Be sure to cut the words/images before you rub it onto the layout. You will avoid the rest of the images get "rub" onto the layout that way. And of course it is easier for you to plan your placement too!
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Here is the completed layout again. I added a silhouette die-cut flower, vellum & chipboard shapes to complete my layout. 
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Here are some close-ups: 
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Once again, thank you for letting me share with you today! Hope you enjoyed today's simple step-by-step! Happy Scrapping :)

Xoxo Jessy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


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