Crate Paper Design Team : Summer Planner

Hello CP friends. This week, it's all about Summer Fun. With summer in mind, I decided to change the dashboard of my planner. I truly enjoy setting up my planner. The decorating and embellishing a planner gives me a sense of satisfaction + it is so fun to do so! 

I chose the Oasis collections to create; it has the entire fun summer look. This collection has amazing summer elements i.e. flamingo, tropical leaves and fruits, swimsuit, suitcase, etc. Working in a collection will not only save you tons of time but it will also create a cohesive look to your project. The fun and bright colors goes so well my gold planner. Since the planner is gold, I also incorporated little gold elements too. 

The dashboard (on the left) is useful especially when you want to add any pretty elements on your planning pages. You can always grab those and make your pages pretty and interesting! 

 The decorative cover page (on the right) will be great as a monthly cover for your daily/weekly planning. You can always add the month for reference. 

 By keeping or changing things around in your planner will keep you going and it's a fun way to keep up with the new products as well. Perfect excuse rite? *haha* 

I always love layering embellishments on my page. Just by layering the page, it will create fuller look and it is such fun thing to do too! And also different textures and elements create a fun look as well!

These ephemera die-cuts are perfect display on this section of my planner! It makes me smile :)

I love that I can use this planner in such a versatile and fun way! I hope that you'll try it out & create something interesting with your planners. You can also try this out with a notebook/journal too. 

Supplies : Crate Paper Oasis : Retreat (OASDS-78986), Postcard (OASDS-78984), Adhesive Chipboard (378993), Ephemera (378994), Cardstock Stickers (378995), Puffy Stickers (378996)

Thank you for letting me share today! Happy Summer!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Gift Packaging

I always enjoy giving gifts to people that I cross path with. This time round, I decided to bless 3 mothers on Mother's Day. Just a way of honouring them for what they do. 

I know that these mothers love plant as much as I do. So that was the idea, to buy 3 pots of African Violets and present them as gifts. I was looking for scrapbook products to create the tags and while searching, the scrapbook papers jumped right at me. I tried and I loved the idea. Hence, I chose Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection to wrap them all! Lovely rite?

I went with pastel patterned paper so that the colors of the african violets would really stand out. 

And here's another gift wrap that I did... 

Thanks for swinging by! 
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Bookmarks

Bookmarks are really great gift for friends who love books. In fact they are awesome gifts for friend who love journals and planners too. These bookmarks are really simple to create and they are fun too!

I wanted to have a monochromatic look to these bookmarks - for a classy look as well. So I went with black + white with the hint of gold/peach. I really love the outcome. I am really in love with the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. They are so many color combinations that you can choose from. So versatile for any themes/occasions too. 

Just by using patterned papers & stickers, you can recreate these bookmarks easily! 
Give it a go!

Thanks for letting me share!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Hello

 I always go thru the products to find inspiration. I will take some time to let the products to "speak" to me. When I saw this calendar patterned paper, I instantly knew that it will work well with some pretty ephemera & stickers.  Then, I begin to pick up the rest of the embellishments that matched with the paper. With just a little organisation or following a system each time, trust me... you will save a lot of time on your layout/project especially when you have limited time in a day! Most importantly, just enjoy the creative process. There is no right or wrong!

Let me share with you on the creative process...

First, I wanted to create a subtle & soft look for my entire layout. With that in mind, I used some gesso to go over the patterned paper. All I did was to use a wet tissue, dabbed it into the gesso and gently swiped them onto the paper. After that is all dried, I adhered the photo that was layered on a paper doily, on the month of July. It was intentionally done it that way because my daughter was born in that month. Then, I slowly built my layers around the photo, that was from the bottom to the top. Just by choosing the right embellishments to match with the patterned paper will sure create a cohesive look to your layout/project. And of course by adding the paper doilies played a huge role for a pretty with a hint of classy to it!

I was also being careful with not covering any of the months except the month July. I wanted it to show as a calendar. 

Just by adding little stickers all around the layout really helped with filling up the gaps. 

Supplies: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams : Moment (CDDS-75933), Thickers Stickers (CDTS-75955), Adhesive Chipboard (375949), Ephemera Die-Cuts (375950), Accent Stickers (375951)

Thanks again for swinging by! Have a great crafty week :)
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Precious

Recently, I revisited Maggie Holmes older collections - Shine & Bloom. Sure missed these collections. After looking at them again, I thought I should combine these collections and create with them. It’s certainly a good excuse to finish older collections in my stash as well. As much I like these collections, I should hoard them furthermore but to create memories with them. I'm pretty sure we all can relate with the hoarding part. Lol. 

Let me share with you my creative process....

In the Shine collection, you'll find these beautiful 4” tall gold foil alphabets. Mind you, anything gold is my jam! I knew I have to include on my layout. It took me a while figuring out how I should include these alphabet and finally I decided to adhere the word "PRECIOUS" in the middle. Absolutely a perfect way to showcase these beautiful alphabet. 

Once I'm done with positioning the word precious, I noticed that the gold alpha didn't stand out much on the Polkadot paper as much as I wanted it. So I took out my gesso and painted over on some black dots especially those in the middle. I truly loved how subtle it looked when the gesso dried up. 

After pasting the alpha down, I adhered some embellishments around the alpha C & I. That will certainly create a fuller look to my layout.  

Tip : To make each alpha stand out, use a pencil/pen to trace the outer line of each alpha. That will darken the edge. 

Can you spot the gold glitter ribbon bow on the headband? That's from the Open Book collection. I sewed that onto a nylon band & totally love that my baby girl has a cute & stylish headband to complete her cute attire. 

I just couldn't resist pairing some embellishments from the Gather collection too. Just simply love the fact that all 3 collections matched together nicely! 

Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Foil 4" Chipboard Alphabet
Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Thickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 paper - Flourish
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera piceces

Thank you for swinging by! Have a lovely day!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Hello Girl

Hello again! It's always good to be back here to share with you what I have created. This week we will be focusing on creative journaling. Journaling has always been an important part of my scrapbook layouts. Whether the journaling is long or short form, I will take some time to jot it out. Today, I would like to show you how I journal on my layout by using these cute embellishments in the Cute Girl collection. 

My daughter celebrated her birthday with her friends last February and I thought it would be great to jot down what she is at the age of 4. I have a feeling this page might lead me to create the second page by using all these really cute embellishments too. We shall see :)

The journaling reads:
Hello to my 4yo adorable & sweet girl.
... at this age, you're still in love with unicorn & mermaid and I so love you for who you are. I believe in you. My only wish for you is to be the happiest girl in the whole wide world. Love, Mummy. 

By placing the black scallop Puffy stickers in the page, it will help to put things in perspective and my daughter could some out read them out in the future. I have also included a lot of elements that she really loved i.e. her feline fur-brothers, ice-cream, flowers, butterfly, doll, etc. Another great way to remember all the little things she likes at this age! 

By layering the white cardstock and stitching onto the "Rainbows" patterned paper really added so much fun colours to the layout!

I really had so much fun putting this page together! All the colorful elements are just perfect for a little girl like mine. Hope you are inspired to create this week. Have fun crafting! 
Xoxo Jessy

Supplies : Crate Paper Cute Girl - Rainbows (680496), Thickers Stickers (680507), Ephemera Die-Cuts (680509), 6x12 Foiled Stickers (680510), 12x12 Chipboard Stickers (680508), Puffy Stickers (680507), Dear Thickers Alpha (680506), Chasing Dreams - Glittered Foam Thickers (CDTS-75956) 

Crate Paper Design Team : Pastel Cards

Hello CP friends! Today, I would love to share with you cards that I created with the very pretty Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. Cards are pretty easy to put together and they are perfect for any occasion! Once you have a 'sketch' in your mind or on paper, the design will come naturally as you put all the elements together. 

The cards I put together are pretty similar to each other. I kept the cards simple but they look classy and fun! One of my fav things to do is to keep the cards 'uniform' so that I don't have to spend too much time on each card. This way I can create more cards in lesser time. My cards mainly consist
one die-cut & one title/sentiment in the middle. The only thing I did was to use different elements so the cards look different but still similar in a way. The first card certainly was the initial idea that led me to create the second card. 

I love transforming this smaller art canvas by using one of my favorite techniques that is layering. This time round, I layered the patterned papers and stitched them together with my swing machine. Each cards has similar patterned paper to create a cohesive look. 

The gold glittered polka-dots acetate is such great addition to the cards. Just by adding the gold elements onto the cards instantly elevate the classy look.

Thanks for coming by. Have a great crafty week! 
Xoxo Jessy

Supplies: Maggie Holmes Chasing Dream - 12x12 paper pad (375969), Ephemera Die-Cuts (375950), 6x12 Stickers (375951), Fringed Paper Butterflies (375960), Thickers Stickers (CDTS-75955), Oasis - Ephemera Die-Cuts (378994), 6x12 Stickers (378995)