Jillibean Soup - Dutch Mustard Soup

Happy Saturday all! I am super excited about the projects I am sharing with you today! I used the new Dutch Mustard Soup collection by Jillibean Soup for all of them. I even added a little twist on a couple of my cards by throwing in a little Soup Staples for an added punch of color! These projects are on display in their booth at CHA and I of course am super excited to be here to see them being displayed! First is an altered 7 Gypsies Printer Tray. I am in love with all the new corrugated shapes, but especially the new trees and butterflies! The photos of those darling little girls are courtesy of Jill! Thanks girl!!!
Take a sneak peak behind the door of this home and you will find it is filled with love!!!
Here is the little twist of Soup Staples I mentioned! I think the Pink Sugar added a fun twist to these Valentine's Day cards!!!
I used a Silver Leafing marker by Krylon and Glitter Paint by Plaid to add a little sparkle and shine to the corrugated shapes!
My final card really makes me happy! I absolutely love the color combo of orange, yellow and green, so you can see why this card makes me feel quite happy!
I hope you enjoyed taking a peak at my Jillibean Soup projects! I had an absolute blast working with this collection! Thank you Jill and Jillibean Soup for making me one happy scrapper!!!

Happy Hugs!

Bo Bunny Blog Hop + A Giveaway

Welcome to the Bo Bunny blog hop! If you just happened to stop by my blog please make sure you start at the beginning on the Bo Bunny blog so that you can follow through for your chance to win a fantastic prize from Bo Bunny. Bo Bunny is going to randomly choose one blog hop participant that leaves a comment on each of the designer's blogs and if you "LIKE" the Bo Bunny Facebook page. You see, Bo Bunny is trying to reach 10,000 "LIKES" on their Facebook page. So when you are done hopping, head over to the Bo Bunny Facebook page and "LIKE" our page. Make sure to leave a comment that you "LIKE" us for your chance to win. If you already "LIKE" Bo Bunny, let us know that too! You have until next Tuesday (February 1st) 10 PM Mountain time to hop, leave your comments and "LIKE" us. The winner will be announced on the blog on Wednesday.

Now for some Bo Bunny scrappiness! The project I created for this hop came together so easily using the Winter Joy collection! I have to admit, I was recently inspired by one of my fellow Bo Bunny designers (Kathleen Glossop) to throw in a contrasting color (in this case the red) for a little added pop of interest. The Bo Bunny chipboard and wrap worked perfectly and I placed the red in a visual triangle to help draw your eye toward the focal photo.
Here you can see how I used the wrap. I used thread to create a running stitch along the top edge of the wrap. I then pulled the thread tight to gather the wrap and create the pleats. Once I was happy with how much gathering I had created, I tied the end and then hot glued it to my layout. Oh how I love my hot glue gun!!!
The chipboard letters where already brown, but I used some ink to make them a darker, richer brown. I then mimicked the white dot design on the flowers using a Signo white gel pen.
You can see here how I created some "faux" stitching. I used the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy to create the holes/pattern and then used a Signo white gel pen to create the stitches. I used some Stickles to add a little glitter and shine to this chipboard flower and used 2 different flowers and layered them.
Patterned Paper: Winter Joy, Winter Joy Dot, and Winter Joy Stripe
12 x 12 Chipboard: Winter Joy
Chipboard: Chunky Chips Chipboard Alpha, Swirls and Brackets, and Circles and Arrows in Wildberry
Rubons: Learning Curve
Wrap: Crush Pink Ruffle Wrap

Before you hop on to your next destination I want to share with you a little something as my way of thanking you for stopping by today and every day you stop by! I am going to be doing a little something new this year for those of you who follow and/or leave me a comment! Stay tuned for more info on that! Now on to the important stuff...
A Bo Bunny Giveaway
To thank you for stopping by today, I am having a little Bo Bunny giveaway of my own!
I have included a ton of Bo Bunny products including paper, chipboard, stickers, brads and rubons! I will also be including some papers and embellishment from one of the Summer or Fall releases (the winner will get to choose which one) with the products below!
If you would love a chance at winning this package of goodies, please let me know as you leave a comment below. If you are already a follower let me know and if you are not please become one. You never know what might happen in the future! ;) I will throw your name in twice if you do all of this! I am going to leave this open until Tuesday (February 1st) at 1o PM Mountain time. Good luck and thanks again for stopping by!

Oh and don't forgot....you are still hopping!
Your next Bo Bunny designer to hop to is
She is super talented and full of inspiration!
I just know you are going to love what she has to share with you today too!


Cricut Circle CHA Crop

I just wanted to make a quick shout out about the
Cricut Circle Crop
that will be going on this Friday (January 28th) at CHA.
I will be there and I can not wait to meet some of my fellow Criclets!!! If you are interested in attending or want more information, you can check out all the details HERE! Another exciting tid bit about attending the crop is that Provo Craft will be providing you a sneak peek of the products they will be releasing at the CHA show AND Cricut Circle sponsors will also be providing you a sneak peek of the products that will be unveiling the next day. How exciting is that?! I can't wait and I am looking forward to seeing you there!!!

New Year, New Goals

So who set goals for 2011? I usually think about them and at times in the past I have scrapped them. I will admit however, that I might not have written them down this year if I had not had this as an assignment for Bo Bunny. The past few months have been busy and with focusing on settling into our new home, new town and new job this was kind of one of things that had gone to the back of my mind. I am glad I had this assignment because it allowed me to get these thoughts down and I now want to keep this layout in view as a reminder of things I want to accomplish in the coming year. Some of these are quite personal, but they are what they are!
And I have chosen a "word" for this year....HAPPINESS. This is something I want to focus on this year in a very different way than I have in the past.
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Winter Joy Snow Fall, Winter Joy Stripe, Winter Joy Snow Angels, Winter Joy Bundled
Journaling Cards: Bo Bunny Noteworthy Winter Joy
Chipboard: Bo Bunny Chunky Chips Alphabet in Chiffon
Cardstock: Bo Bunny Double Dot in Tutu Dot
Die Cut Machine: Cricut Expression and Gypsy
Cartridges: Martha Stewart All Occasion Cake Art

I have a little Gypsy action going on here and I thought I would share the files with those of you who are interested.

I had a lot of fun creating the butterfly "chains" with my sewing machine! All I did was run them through my machine and left a few stitches between each one to create the chain. I then attached them to my layout in a kind of flowing motion to mimic them flying around!

Just a quick reminder before I go, there is a Bo Bunny Blog hop going on right now. I am not a part of it this week, but it started on January 5 and will be continuing until January 12. Stop by the Bo Bunny blog to get started. This is the first of a series of Bo Bunny Blog Hops that will be going on all this month!

Happy Hugs and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I know, a bit of time has pasted since my last post! Including Christmas! Christmas was great and my husband (who is the bestest ever) suprised me with a new Droid Incredible! I am now officially up to date on technology. (I had one of those ancient flip phones! LOL!!!) I really love my new toy!!!
As for the lack of posting, that will be changing this month! I promise! I have been working to get ahead and I actually have a few posts already scheduled to post later this month! Watch out world, Juliana is getting even more organized!
I saw the inspiration for this project at a trendy home decor store months ago and I knew that I wanted to try to create my own version of it. I also knew that some Jillibean Soup goodness was going to be my paper of choice! This clock now has a prominent place in my scrappy room and I can't wait to use it to inspire how I decorate my scrappy room once we have a new house.
I used paper mache book boxes from Hobby Lobby and just covered them with patterned paper. I attached the clock findings to the inside of the large book box and then adhered the other 2 books to it. I was tempted to add more "stuff" to the clock, but I thought that a more simple style would fit more with my home decor. All in all, it was a rather easy project to put together!
Wouldn't this make a fun little place to hide something?!