Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shadow Box Update

Hi everybody!  Hope you are all enjoying our latest snowfall in the comfort of your nice warm home!  It certainly is the perfect weather for crafting, and I am pleased to report that I have finished my little shadow box!  I am just tickled with the results and it's just in time for February, the month of Love...

It didn't take much to create this little box of sweetness.  I used 1 sheet of G45 Sweet Sentiments as I initially mentioned, which I fussy cut.  I did change the background to a pink patterned paper from Kaisercraft's Key to My Heart collection (Charismatic), 1 sheet of cream cardstock for the lattice, which I cut on my Silhouette, scraps of cardstock for all the little flowers that are at the bottom of the oval frame cutout, some seam binding (my favorite ribbon), a little Wink of Stella, and the shadow box.  I am officially ready for Valentine's Day, although I think this box will sit on my shelf over my work area so that I can admire it all year long!

What are you crafting today?

Stay warm!  Alice I.

Photo Scraps closed on Tuesday January 21st

Hi Everyone,

Photo Scraps will be closed on Tuesday January 21st due to the road conditions.  We will reevaluate the roads tomorrow morning to see if we will be opening on time on Wednesday.  Stay Warm and Craft On!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fussy Cutting A Sweet Sentiment

Today, while putting away papers I purchased recently, I came across a beautiful sheet of Graphic 45 paper from the Sweet Sentiments Collection.  I have always had a soft spot for Graphic 45 papers...  I love the quality of the paper, the colors, and best of all the SMELL!  Yes, the smell...lol. No other paper smells quite like Graphic 45!

When a new line comes out, I buy it all...the 12x12, 8x8, chipboard and even some of the stamps.  I bring it home, I go through the pad slowly, methodically, studying each page and looking at all the details...and then I put it away!  I don't use my G45 paper pads...they get put away in their own little section.  If I decide to use any of it, I go back to the store and buy the sheets I need.  I think I would just be mortified if I pulled a sheet from my pad...because then it wouldn't be complete!  I know...don't judge! lolol

So I took this sheet of G45 Sweet Sentiments and decided I wanted to make a shadowbox.  Because I only had one extra sheet (not from my pad), I decided I had to make good use of it and so fussy cutting would be the technique of choice.  I found a wonderful neutral background to use as my backdrop from the Kaisercraft Art of Life Collection (another favorite) that was cream in color with a faint script writing across the entire page....yummy!  I pulled out my little detail scissors, magnifier (the ol' eyes need all the help they can get) and so far I've cut out the angel and the scroll.  My plan is to pull out my trusty Silhouette, create a lattice the size of the shadowbox, and create an oval opening to reveal the angel.  Maybe a few handmade paper flowers, a few butterflies and finally a phrase on the outside glass in vinyl.  In my head this all looks perfect....let's see how this plays out...lol.  Will return to share the final piece!

Next time you're at Photo Scraps, sneak over to the Graphic 45 section and discretely take a whiff of the Graphic 45 paper.  Tell me it doesn't have a smell of it's own!  lol

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New House Canvases from Susan and Tracy

Hi Everyone,

I had two fun ladies take my canvas house class today.  They got messy and we not afraid of using bright colors.

Here is Susan and her canvas.  The walkway was wet so she couldn't tip it higher.
Tracy got to play with modeling cream, stencils, sprays, markers, stains and even distress ink.  She is going to add some Stickles when she gets home because everything is better with glitter.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Word of the Year Canvases

Hi Everyone,

Have you embraced you word of the year? Our church has embraced the idea that picking a word of the year as inspiration to guide you thru the year is easier that trying to keep New Years resolutions.  I got together with my bible study group the other night to make canvases of our words.

Here is what Jimmy Page had to say about the word of the year.  The start of each new year gives us the opportunity to both look back and look ahead. We all want our life to count. When you discover and live out the One Word that is meant for you this year, you’ll find renewed mission and meaning. Throughout history, ordinary men and women who have lived with passion, purpose, and courage have left enduring legacies and have changed the world. So let’s discover the transformational power of One Word to create clarity, power, and a legacy that lasts.

To Listen to his sermon, Click Here.

Susan created a canvas for herself and two small ones for friends.

Deanne had fun with color and even used the modeling cream.
Dana combined stamping along with her sprays. 
Diane combined some great colors, left some white space and got an accidental heart.

Karen (an art teacher) layered lots of colors with stamps and got a great dripping effect.
Here is Kirstin with Carol our fearless leader.  

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Jillibean Soup Design Team Call

Happy Friday! Big Announcement: Design Team Call!

Happy Friday everyone!  Slowly getting everything ready for CHA next week.  Trying to stay warm while doing it - brrr, it's cold outside!  I feel sorry for our dog that has to go out there! 
January is turning out to be a very busy month with Sneaks, CHA and a Design Team Call too!!  Woo hoo, excited about this.  Here it is..
If you have questions - feel free to send us an e-mail at info@jillibean-soup.com.
Good luck!
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