Maggie Holmes Design Team : Darling Moment

Every now & then, I like to pick older photo(s) to scrap. It is really great to see the changes and to look back on how things have changed our lives. This particular photo was taken on my daughter's 2nd birthday in 2015. And I had this idea to journal my thoughts about her and to let her know what is about to happen in 2016. It's amazing how a photo can speak so much about reflection in life. And the beauty of all this, we can choose to scrapbook the thoughts and reflections so we may remember them for a long time to come!

I begin my process by placing the title in the middle, towards the top. Next, I positioned the photo to the left. Adhered the papers at the top and finally worked my way down by adding embellishments. I knew I wanted to have more space for journaling so I left some empty spaces in the middle in between of all the beautiful embellishments. Once I'm done with the composition and placement of the embellishments, I completed my layout with some stitching at the top and bottom + splattered some gold mists.  

Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 paper - Bliss
Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 paper - Cheer 
Maggie Holmes Shine Puffy Stickers
Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Glittered Thickers
Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Foil Stickers
Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Glitter Stickers

Thank you for coming by! Hope you will have a great day!
Xoxo Jessy

2016 Crate Paper Design Team

 YAY... I am SO excited to officially announce that I have been invited to be a part of the 2016 Crate Paper Design Team! It is truly a dream come true for me to be on the team as I have been their loyal fan back in 2009. Just love each collection to bits! *heart*

To celebrate this special day, allow me to share with you a layout I created with one of the Crate Paper latest collection called Hello Love. I absolutely adore the cute-funky patterns + the bright colours!

Thanks so much for coming by & sharing my excitement! 

Have a lovely day peeps!
Xoxo Jessy

Felicity Jane : "Mark 9:23" Bible Journaling

Journaling in my bible is definitely something I really enjoy doing. And this time round, I decided to use Felicity Jane Susie kit to journal. 

The first thing that caught my eyes in the kit was the stamp set. I was delighted to see these words "anything is possible". Immediately, I knew the perfect verse I should journaled on my bible i.e.: Mark 9:23 “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” I love that in the stamp set, it has encouraging words like "be brave", "this is going to be good", etc. Isn't that perfect to remind me to continue to believe in God? Just love how everything worked so well together! 

Totally adore those vellum hearts! They are not only perfect but they don't covered the verses in the bible too! 

I wanted to create a page marker to this verse. What I did was attached the script bow onto the paper clip. How cute!

Hope you are inspired to use your kit with "off-page" project. You'll be amazed how versatile the FJ kits are each month! Happy Crafting!
Xoxo Jessy

PinkFresh Studio : Oh Happy Day & Be You

Hey creative people! It's so awesome to be back here to share with you two layouts that I have created with the new collections, Felicity & Life Noted. I absolutely love how both collections have its own awesome elements & the colours are just so good! 

Firstly, let me share with you what I have created with the Felicity collection. I really love the fun & whimsical elements in this collection. I was drawn to these little cute houses on one of the patterned paper. I knew I have to fussy cut them and make a collage out of them. I cut strips of white cardstock and attached onto the background & that's pretty much how I layered the houses on top of each other. Once I'm done with the composition, I adhered foam dots at the back of some houses to create a little dimension to them. 

This layout is created with the Life Noted collection. I adore the bold colours and the graphic lines. It's pretty simple to create this layout. I layered two patterned papers with the same designs together. Then, I fussy cut some diamond shapes. Positioned the photos in the middle, title at the top and arranged the diamond shapes at the bottom. Completed the layout with sticker phrases, some stamping and splattered some mist! And of course some stitching around the layout to add some fun interest :)

Hope you enjoy these layouts and thank you for letting me share today!

Happy crafting!
Xoxo Jessy

Felicity Jane : Joy

Hello everyone!  I'm so excited to share with you this layout I created with the Felicity Jane December kit. There are tons of beautiful Christmas element in this kit and what I love most is the colours! The only problem is I do not have many Christmas photos taken in 2015 or the year before. So today, I'll be sharing with you little tips on how you can use your December kit with your everyday photos. I love taking it as a challenge to use up the festive papers + elements that are in my stash. That will definitely save you some bucks! *wink*
Let me share with you my 3 simple-steps creative process on this layout...
1. First, I will look out for simpler patterns (polkadot, stripes, plaids) that do not scream too much of festive theme. 
2. Next, I also pay attention to colours and elements that I can use for everyday themed photo(s). I really love this Chinese New Year photo that I took back in 2014. It goes so well with the colours in the kit. And I also fussy cut the flowers just because there are some flower motifs on my daughter's & my Chinese costume. 
3. Completed my layout with stamping & some cute embellishments.  

I hope this post will allow you to take a different approach with the festive papers or elements that you have in your FJ kit. 
Have fun crafting! 
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Bloom Winner!

Maggie Holmes Crate Paper Bloom CHA 2016-1

The random winner of the Bloom giveaway is...

Candance Fowler - I love this collection soooo much! Can't wait to start playing with it! 

Please email me to claim your prize!

Thank you once again for playing along :)
Xoxo Jessy


Hello creative people!

Today, we are introducing Maggie Holmes' newest collection for Crate Paper called BLOOMA new collection from Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper debuting this weekend at CHA 2016. 

Bloom was inspired by Maggie's love of flowers and the fond memories she has of being in her grandmother's beautiful backyard garden. You'll find that much of the design in the new collection translates directly from this inspiration, including 6 different floral patterned papers, a stunning gold foil floral on vellum, and a large variety of colorful flowers, leaves and floral accents in the ephemera, chipboard and sticker packs!

Not only is BLOOM perfect for Spring, but it's also designed to coordinate with your everyday memory keeping, gift giving, crafting and more. The collection is filled with lovely feminine icons alongside cute trendy basics such as bows, hearts, labels and tags. New embellishments include 3 dimensional paper flowers, layered fringe hearts, a washi tape book, silicone shapes, mini leather tassels, clear stickers and more! As always, Maggie makes it all shine by layering gold foil and the perfect gold glitter onto many of her products. You will especially love the rich finish of the gold foil washi strips!

Today I'm sharing a few sneak peeks into Maggie's new product line! I'm super excited about this beautiful collection as I am a huge fan of flowers too!

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 BLOOM 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 13, 2016) and announce the winner on my blog.  

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 & Stephanie :)

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

Thanks for coming by!

Xoxo Jessy