Maggie Holmes Design Team : 1911

We have just celebrated our 11th year wedding anniversary last Nov 2016. We went thru a lot ups and downs like other couple and we are glad that we still are very much in love for each other :) Forever grateful for my amazing & very supportive hubby! After being together for 15 years, now we can celebrate our special day with our 2 beautiful daughters. And for that, I have created this layout to remind us of our love journey.

Let me share with you my creative process...
I started by pre-cutting my white cardstock with my faithful Silhouette. The number 1911 stands for November 11th. Then, I layered the cut numbers with 2 patterned papers. With one being colour-blocked. Next, I adhered the photo and worked around it by adhering stickers and ephemera pieces. I kept my colours almost monochromatic. I love how classy & simple it turned out to be!

And as always, I completed my layout with hand-journaling.

Truly love the black and white polkadot paper. That provided the extra pop that I wanted to achieve for my layout! 

Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Paper - Love
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Paper – Favorite
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Paper - Jane
Maggie Holmes Gather Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera Pieces
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers

I thank God for being there for us whenever we need Him and for bringing us together!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Bird Park

Hello CP friends! I've always love spending time with my family in every possible ways & being one is by travelling. We have gone for vacation both local and also overseas. Every now & then, we will do staycation. Another fun way to have a weekend getaway with our girls.  

My daughter loves animals just like her daddy. In 2015, we brought our eldest daughter to visit the bird park. It was the one of the best trip ever the weekend. She loved every moment of it! And the best part, I got to document this special photo of them both with real life birds as props. 

Let me share with you on the creative process. Firstly, I started by placing the photo onto the pre-cut circle design that I cut with the help of my Silhouette. Then followed by layering the fun leaves patterned paper beneath. Next, I adhered the photo and worked my way around the photo. 

I adhered lots of pretty embellishments around the layout & stamped part of the title with the alpha clear stamps. Got to love the mixed elements on the title! 

Adding different kind of embellishments will certainly create different textures and dimensions. 

Once I'm done with the embellishments, I took a good look. I wanted to include more texture to my layout & decided to use crepe paper. I applied some adhesive and gently crumpled the crepe paper and create ruffles. Then I double sewed around the edges to complete my layout. 

Supplies : Crate Paper Oasis Spring Break (378980), Retreat (378986), Stickers (378995),Charm Thickers (378992), Acrylic Stamps (379000), Puffy Accents (378996), Puffy Phrases (378997), Chipboard Stickers (378993)

I am all ready for the next vacation! Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

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