March 24, 2011

Jillibean Soup - Owls and Birds

And cards! Oh my!!! I have 2 of my recent Jillibean Soup projects to share with you today! I had so much fun using the Corrugated Shapes to dress up my cards! First up I have one of the new shapes which is an adorable little owl. I gave him a coat of orange paint and a pair of googlie eyes to help him stand out a bit more!
Here you can see a close up of how I created the "branch" he is perched upon using Jillibean twine and Sugar Picks. Surely with this card you can tell I am ready for spring to arrive! I can not believe that we are still getting snow around here. We got lucky this past weekend, but I fear what tomorrow may bring as the weather man is forecasting snow...
Anyway, I created some eggs from patterned paper and then set the little corrugated birds inside just like little chicks happily hatching out to enjoy the spring weather that has to be arriving soon!Thanks for stopping by today! I love your visits and your comments!

HAPPY HUGS!
Juliana

March 17, 2011

More Jillibean Please! and the Lucky Winner!

First off I have the LUCKY winner of my LUCK of the IRISH giveaway!
Congratulations goes to Sharla!!!

I loved all the thoughtful reasons given as to why each of you thought you should win, but I especially loved this poem by Mary O!!!
THE LUCK OF THE IRISH
THAT'S WHAT I SEE
GREAT CRAFTING ESSENTIALS
ALL GIVEN FOR FREE
JULIANA, SO KIND AND GRACIOUS TO HOST
THIS PROVO CRAFT GIVEAWAY
ON HER BLOG SHE DID POST.
THE CONTEST IS SIMPLE AND FUN JUST TO TRY
"WE'RE ALL LUCKY WINNERS" THE LEPRECHAUN'S CRY
FOR OUR PASSION IS CRAFTING
WITH SUCH FRIENDS...
WHOM ARE LASTING


Thank you all again for stopping by and saying HI! And stayed tuned for another giveaway next month!

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Now on to the Jillibean....

If you asked for more Jillibean today then you've got it! I love scrapping photos of my adorable nieces and these photos are no exception! Here A is using her sign language to ask for more milk! She is about 18 months here and was fully able to use her words, but she still loved to use her sign language. She loved her milk then and still loves if very much at the age of 3 1/2. In fact, she loves it so much, she usually drinks all of it before she starts to eat her meal! And she inhales it!
This LO uses the new Jillibean Blossom Soup collection mixed with a bit of my favorite Pasta Fagioli! To create the flowers, I used the corrugated shapes as templates. I traced around them on the patterned paper and then cut them out of the paper. Once the flowers were cut out, I lightly misted them with water and then scrunched them to give them their shape.
Another little tip is that I used metal cutters to cut the tips of the Sugar Picks off and left just the beaded section. I then hot glued this to the center of the butterflies that I hand cut from the patterned paper.
Jillibean Soup Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Blossom Soup/Lime Wedges, Half Pound Blossoms, Fresh Cilantro; Pasta Fagioli/Romano Cheese, Shell Macaroni
Corrugated Alphas: Green
Corrugated Shapes: Flowers
Sugar Picks: Orange/Turquoise, Red/Brown, Green/Quartz
Cool Beans: Green

Other Supplies: Cardstock: Core' dinations for Jillibean Soup, Sewing Machine, Gems by Bo Bunny


Thanks for your visit and your comments!
HAPPY HUGS!
Juliana

March 11, 2011

Are you feeling LUCKY?

This week has been Luck of the Irish week over on the Cricut Circle blog and I decided that I would like to ad to that luck by having a little giveaway here on my blog!
This giveaway is for these 2 fabulous products are compliments
of Provo Craft and the Cricut Circle!

If you are feeling lucky, leave a comment below telling me why you should be the LUCKY winner of my giveaway and I'll throw you in the pot for a chance of winning! A winner will be drawn randomly from all the comments I receive on this post! You have until Wednesday March 16th to leave your comment! I will announce the lucky winner next Thursday, March 17th on St. Patrick's Day!

HAPPY GOOD LUCK HUGS!
Juliana

March 5, 2011

GCD Studios CHA Projects

Hi all! Today I am finally sharing the projects I created for the fantastic GCD Studios award winning CHA booth! I had a great time creating all three of my projects and I hope, as you take a peak at them, that you find some inspiration you can use on your next crafting project!

First up is a Ferris Wheel party center piece that I found at my local craft store. Of course, I knew right away that the new Fun House collection was the perfect partner for this project!
To dress it up a bit, I added tickets hand cut from the patterned paper. I backed them with scrap chipboard to give them more dimension and durability. I also embellished it with Melody Ross ChipArt Chipboard stars that I dressed up using a gold leafing pen and gold distress Stickles.
On some of the stars I debossed them using the Melody Ross Chip Art tool and the Mini Shapes Ornamental Stamps. The final touch was an accordion folded medallion that I added to the center of each wheel and topped with a gold star!Ferris Wheel Fun
Supplies:

Fun House 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Chip Art Tool
Chip Art Ornamental Stamps: Mini Shapes
Chipboard Shapes: Stars

My next project is an altered painters tray that I altered using Animal Cracker for Girls! I cut out images from the fantastic die cut paper that is included in this collection and used them to "fill" some of the little openings.
I once again used some of the Melody Ross Chipboard Shapes and Chip Art tool to embellish this project. For these pieces I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist and then debossed them. Once dry I painted a light coat of antiquing gel and then wiped the excess away. I then added an edging of gold using a gold leafing pen.
Animal Cracker Tray
Supplies:

Animal Crackers for Girls 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Chip Art Tool
Chip Art Ornamental Stamps: Mini Shapes and Vintage Floral
Chip Art Alphabet Stamps: Bluebird Uppercase
Chipboard Shapes: Flowers and Basic Shapes/Small

For my final project I was inspired to create a cute little purse diorama using the new Material Girl collection! When I saw this purse at my local craft store, I knew it would be the perfect thing to alter with these papers!
More Melody Ross Chipboard love on this one using Glimmer Mist. This works the same as lightly misting it with the spray bottle of water if you let it dry just a bit before you deboss it with the stamps. When you open the purse you can see the little diorama I created on the inside of the purse. I cut the perfume bottles from the patterned paper and then adhere them to the bottom so they would stand up and look more dimensional.
Material Girl Purse
Supplies:
Material Girl 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Chip Art Tool
Chip Art Ornamental Stamps: Squiggle
Chipboard Shapes: Butterflies and 12"Borders

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed looking at the projects I created for CHA as much as I enjoyed making them!
HUGS!
Juliana

March 3, 2011

Twine flowers and leaves

Yeah, I know it is March and not the beginning of the year, but I made a calendar! I have had this wooden set for probably a year sitting there waiting to have some love. And well it finally got the love it deserved! Jillibean Soup's Pasta Fagioli and Dutch Mustard Soup! I have decided that my dream scrappy room will be decorated with items altered using these 2 collections! I already have a clock (you can see it HERE) and now I have a calendar! What's next? Who knows, but I do have some ideas!!!
As you can see I had fun creating some fun little flowers for this project. I used Jillibean twine and created my own version of the new Bean Blossoms. I used Bean Stalks (twine), Cool Beans and Corrugated Shapes. I covered a piece of chipboard that I had cut into a circle and three leaf shapes with double sided adhesive. I then adhered the twine in the patterned I desired. I finished off the flower by adding the corrugated flower and button with my hot glue gun.
Jillibean Soup Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pasta Fagioli/Clove Fresh Garlic, Romano Cheese, Meatballs, Shell Macaroni, Blended Beans; Dutch Mustard Soup/Creme Fraiche, Whole Grain Mustard, Gruyere Cheese, Cornstarch
Corrugated Alphas: Kraft, White
Corrugated Shapes: Flowers
Bean Stalks: Multi Stripe Ribbon, Stars Ribbon
Cool Beans: Brown

Other Supplies: Wooden Calendar by Hobby Lobby, Font Bernard MT Condensed

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hugs!
Juliana


March 2, 2011

Vicki B and some Trinket love!

Today on the Bo Bunny blog we are focusing on the new Bo Bunny Trinkets! I am in LOVE with this latest addition to their product line! They are a great way to dress up any project and they are not too bulky. Below is a LO I created using them and make sure you stop by the Bo Bunny blog to check out what the other ladies created!


Here I used the new Vicki B collection and the Trinkets! I used a hot glue gun to adhere them to my LO. This was the best option that I had in my adhesive drawer, but I am sure other adhesives will work. I would love to hear what you find that works for you! I did a fun little stitch with my sewing machine along the right hand side and then dressed it up a bit more with some of the new Jewels.
Lastly today I wanted to remind you about the Bo Bunny Card Challenge. All you have to do is create a card using the sketch found on the Bo Bunny blog and share it with us for your chance to win a fabulous Bo Bunny prize package! The challenge is open until March 7, so you still have plenty of time to play along. You can check out all the details HERE.
And speaking of here, here is the card I created based on the sketch created by Romy.
Once again I used a little Vicki B. These are some of the scraps I had left over from the above LO. I can hardly ever bear to cut into a full 12 x12 piece of paper to create a card. Most of my cards are crafted from my scrap stash!

I hope you have more than just a good day today!
Thanks again for stopping by!
HAPPY HUGS!!!
Juliana

March 1, 2011

Ad Lib

On the Bo Bunny blog today we are sharing with you projects created by the design team using the new collection Ad lib. Make sure you stop by and check out what the other ladies have created!
This release has fast become a favorite of mine! I love the bright, bold colors and the funky, hand drawn designs. This is the first layout I have created using this collection and I had a blast playing with it! I made another one while I had it all out , but it's not for sharing just yet! Sorry to be such a tease!
I thought the fun feel of the papers went perfect with these photos of Danny and Woody! Danny was happy to see this layout created, but it made him miss Woody even more since he has not made the move with us just yet. Unfortunately there is not room for him in our 2 bedroom apartment! We are hoping that he can join us very soon. It would certainly put a huge smile on Danny's face to be able to spend some time with him!
For the layout I did a lot of cut work. The circles are cut out of one sheet of the Ad Lib Stripe paper and then layered onto another piece of it to give it some more dimension. Now that I look at it I wish I had dome some more cutting to make it even more dimensional. Oh well! live, learn and have some fun in the process!!! And I did have fun as I paint on the circles in coordinating glitter paint by Folk Art. It is called Extreme Glitter! And extreme it is! I am in love with this stuff and for some reason I just love the smell of it!
In the process of creating, sometimes you have to take a "mistake" and "fix" it. I had to do just that with the stitching I did on this LO. I originally sewed it with white thread, however, after I finished sewing I realized you couldn't see it very well. What to do? What to do? Well, I decided to color over it with a black marker. I think it did the trick. What do you think? Here you can see a close up of the layering I did using the chipboard and wraps! Here's a little tip to share: I gave the stickers more dimension by adhering them to the top strip of the 12x12 Chipboard (you know the border piece at the top of all the lovely, fun cut out pieces) and then trimmed around it. And waa laa, I had my own chipboard sticker! And the wraps! I totally love that gauzy yellow trim that coordinates with the Ad Lib collection! I just wish I had yards of it to play with!!!The new buttons Bo Bunny has added to their most recent releases are so fun! They have a great mix of colors and textures in the packages and they should add a super fun element to any project you have in mind!
Well, that all for today folks!
Thanks again for another visit!
HUGS!!!
Juliana