Thursday, August 21, 2014

Maggie Holmes Design Team: Blog Hop

Hello creative people!

Today, we are introducing Maggie Holmes' newest collection for Crate Paper 'Open Book' collection!


Maggie's newest collection has her signature style that we all love so much, but with a hint of Fall season flavor and a rich, saturated color palette. There are also some fabulous new icons and unique new embellishments!

In this collection, you will find lots of vintage finds and sweet colorful icons with a focus on storytelling. Capturing and recording your most treasured memories was the inspiration behind this new collection, and Maggie's desire is that you will enjoy telling the stories of your own life using the products from the line. 

Throughout the collection you'll see accents of gold foil, embossed details, lots of glitter and pretty phrases. It's an eclectic mix of icons, florals, words and ephemera that you will find easy to mix and layer with.

Here's are sneak peeks at some of Maggie's new Open Book products... 

Gosh. I am in awe with everything!! Gorgeous!!

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!

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Yup, I am giving away a sampling of the new Open Book collection here on my blog!! To enter the giveaway ... be a follower, leave a comment here on this blog post. I will draw a random winner on Monday (August, 25, 2014). 

Next up... on the blog hop is Amanda. Be sure to hop along so you can see all the pretty pictures and enter each giveaway. You can enter to win on all of our blogs, that will definitely increase your chance to win!

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

Xoxo Jessy




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Maggie Holmes Design Team : What A Gal

Hello again! I absolutely adore the prize ribbon designs that are found in Styleboard collection. It gives a very fun look to the collection. I thought it would be fun to create my own version of prize ribbon using the Styleboard die set - yes, with the bow die set!
This is a wafer die that you can use over & over and works with most die cutting platforms.
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Here is the prize ribbon that we are making today. Cute, rite?

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The above picture is to show you how I arranged my plates and papers that I rolled them onto my Big Shot die cut machine.  For the prize ribbon, we are using the base of the bow. You'll need 4 pieces to assemble. 

TIP: To secure the die onto the patterned paper, I used washi tape. Here I cut two papers at one go. Just be sure you roll it a couple of times before you remove the plates.   

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TIP: The papers will get stuck onto the die. What you have to do is to use a piercing tool / needle to  gently poke thru the little hole to release the papers.

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Next, apply adhesive in the middle of the piece.

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Fold each end inward to form a bow. 

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Here is what it will look like. 

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Next, snip a 'v' at each end with a precision scissors. 

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Here is what you will get. 

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To form the prize ribbon. You'll need to arrange a 't' with the first two bows. Then, you overlap by crossing the third & the fourth pieces on each other. 

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Ta daa... here is the completed prize ribbon. I added the alphabet sticker 'K' in the middle and cut 3 pieces of paper ribbons and added them at the bottom of the rosette. 

Here is a look of my completed layout. 
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I really like the background build page. All I did was just to layer photo, patterned papers and some chipboard & vellum shapes. 

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Once again, thank you for letting share with you today! Happy crafting!

Xoxo Jessy

Supplies used:
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Background Build Page
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Inspiration Paper
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Cardstock Stickers
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Die set
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Frames
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Roller Date Stamp
 Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vellum Shapes
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Chipboard Shapes
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Thickers - Chipboard
Maggie Holmes Signature 6x6 paper pad



Friday, August 15, 2014

A different kind of blog hop : WINNER

Congratulations Lisa Chin! 

You won the "A different kind of blog hop" giveaway. 
Please email me (jc.chris@gmail.com) with your address :) Enjoy!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Xoxo Jessy




Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Love This

Hello lovely people! I'm so excited to share with you this layout I created for Maggie Holmes Design Team. I really wanted to scrap this seriously cute photo of my baby girl. So I used the photo as an inspiration for this layout.

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First, I chose 4 patterned papers & cut them with the square with heart cut file. Once I'm done cutting and positioning the cuts, I sewed them down with yellow thread so that it will give a little contrast on a white cardstock. I added droplets of gold mists too. Once the mist is dried, I trimmed the edges of the white card stock & layered a patterned paper at the back of the cardstock. Just to give a fun look to the layout. Finally, I sewed the 'love this' banner, added little details and embellished the corner of the photos with chipboards & vellum shapes.

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I love that the chipboard banner is not too thick and it's so easy to sewn across with the sewing machine. Just be sure that you keep the speed a little slower so that it will stitch well. 

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I didn't want to leave each heart empty so I filled them in with adhesive pearls and also with glitters. They look pretty, don't they?  

Thank you so much for letting me share with you today!
Xoxo Jessy




Monday, August 11, 2014

A different kind of blog hop...

About two weeks ago, Sasha Farina tagged me to be in this special 'blog hop' and I couldn't be more pleased to play along! How can you say 'NO' to your favourite scrapper?! Sasha has been a favourite of mine for the longest time. Her style is gorgeous and very tasteful. She is excellent with colors.  And I love her journaling. Straightforward, thoughtful and meaningful. For me, her signature style is stitching on her layouts. She can stitch so fast. When I mention stitching, we ain't talking about the simple straight line. She does the hard ones ok?! She is pretty hardcore. That's why I love her even more. Haha. Check her out and you'll know what I mean! 

So here are some questions I got to answer in the 'blog tour' series...

1. What am I working on right now?
Well, I have been working on a 'secret assignment' that it will be revealed soon! I have also started on my project life that I stopped early of the year.
  

A little bit on my project life... I was a little overwhelmed at the beginning of the year. I didn't want to spend too much time on embellishing my PL, simply because having a toddler growing up like a weed does not allowed me to spend a lot of time on it. PL can wait but I can't miss out on Katelynn's growth! My main focus is Katelynn (and my hubby of course) ... always!

Finally,  when I was going through my PL album last week, I decided to give it a try again. This time it will be simple & clean, easy on the embellishments. Let each photo speaks. I'm so thankful for this app called Collect. It allows me to input photos & journaling on daily basis. Will share my full PL spreads soon!

2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Back then (before Katelynn), I would probably spend about 1.5 hours or more to complete my layouts. Some more than a day! Since she entered into my life, I got to scrap as fast as I can. It can be as little as thirty minutes or prob an hour + the most. I tried my best not to bring forward any of my layouts more than a day! Usually, I will get it done before the day ends. That's my personal rule!

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
. White cardstock
. Gelatos
. Mist
. Chipboard shapes
. Vellum shapes
. Wood veneers
. Patterned papers (of course)


4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Let's talk about creating process. First, I have to clear my scrapping table before I start a new layout. Better focus that way. A cluttered table can't help me think sometimes! I spend a lot of my time visualising in my head, simply because I do not have vast freedom to linger around with my papers and embellishments. My time is pretty limited as a SAHM with a toddler. When I get an idea, I will try to imagine/sketch it in my head before I begin. I will gather everything and make it work. A photo helps me start too, somehow it will spark ideas to me. I like to work in advance when I have assignments. One more thing, I need to listen to music when I create. It keeps me calm.

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
As far as what inspires me creatively… fashion, weather, photos, things around in the house and lots more! And of course, Pinterest! Basically, I get inspiration from lots of places! Whenever I see some interesting design/pattern, I will start to visualise it on my layouts. Paying attention on little details help me stay inspired too! And yes, Katelynn is my biggest muse too!


6. What is my signature style?
 To be honest, I am still figuring that part out after so many years. Haha. But I can tell you that my style is leaning towards modern-clean-classy-a little graphic looking kind of style. I think my style changes according to time and season in life.
This was what Sasha has to say about my style...
"Jessy Jessy Jessy - kind, encouraging, sweet and such a fun scrapper! I feel like she's such an asset to our scrapbooking industry. If you're into colors and whimsical style layouts, you will definitely love her.
"

Isn't she the sweetest? I'm flattered *blushing*. Love her to bits!
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Next Monday (August 18th), the 'blog tour' continues with these super talented ladies. 
Trust me, they all have magic touches . . .

I have always been a BIG fan of Debee's creativity.  I started to follow her during her scrapbooking era till I found her again on Instagram last year. So grateful that she is still contributing to the paper world. I absolutely love how she thinks, in design wise. How she puts everything together, effortlessly! She is so good with mixing bright & bold colours/patterns. She is now designing paper products, stamps and beautiful packaging for her Etsy shop called 'Inspire Lovely'. You should check her Project Life spreads too. They are just so beautiful! If you are a fan of succulents, you should check her out even more!

This lady is genius. She thinks of designs in such beautiful & unique way. Always adore her scrapbooking/cardmaking ideas. Always thinks out of the box! Playing with colours is her forte too! She creates the most meticulous layout each time. She can make any themed collection look fun & pretty at the same time, easy to the eyes. Her eyes for details is out of the world! I really enjoy her tutorials.  So glad & proud to be in the same design team with her!

I only discover about this talented lady recently. I love her simple & clean, airy & soft looking layouts. Layouts like hers "less is more" are not easy to create. She understands the word 'balance' & 'classy' so well. You can see them throughout her creations. Another lady who understands colours very well. She is really good with soft, pastel and monochromatic colours.

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To celebrate me starting project life again, I am doing a giveaway. You'll receive Project Life cards and some embellishments (not all are photographed here). Open to everyone around the globe!

So all you have to do is to leave a comment below by Thursday, August 14 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT +8). I'll randomly pick one winner. Be sure that I can contact you via your blog or email. All the best! 

Thank you for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy


Friday, August 8, 2014

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Sweetheart

I hope you will stop on over and check out the step-by-step tutorial!! 


Have a great fab day! TGIF!
Xoxo Jessy


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Veggie Stamp

Hey there again! Today I am back to show you what I created with my veggie. I have this tutorial for the longest time (more than 2 years!) but didn't have the opportunity to share it with you guys. While I was looking back at my draft posts, I thought I should publish it :p

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When I was cutting the end of my "bok choy", I got this beautiful-rose-like design. It gave me an idea to create my own stamp, just like the old school days!

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Beautiful isn't it?

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I decided to use neon poster color paints and also modeling paste to create texture to my cards. 

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Just simply stamp them according to your composition. 

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For the modeling paste one, I added glitters to the stamped image. Can you see the lovely texture?

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Ta daa... here are my completed cards! Hope you like them :)

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Xoxo Jessy



 

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