Friday, December 28, 2012

get it scrapped: red

this one delights me.  i love the sequins, the fun filmstrip, the overlay of washi tape on the photo, and that one lone button on the chevrons.  even more i love reliving this moment.  the little scab on his nose.  oh how i worried my niece would kill me for that one.  seeing him in his little man suit.  the joy on his face.  i think he could have danced till dawn.  he was so adorable and charming.  he makes my heart beat.

this one is featured in an article on the color red over at get it scrapped.  it's a good read.  it was made (mostly) from the november jbs mercantile papercrafting kit, which features jenni's most recent release, red/black extension v, and artisan add-on.

we have a winner!

congratulations CristinaC!  we'll get your class pass sent soon!  :)

This class looks awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win!
2peas: CristinaC

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Two Peas "Start Here" Workshop with Lisa Truesdell - Giveaway!

I'm very excited to tell you about a new workshop, "Start Here," offered at Two Peas in a Bucket by my talented friend, Lisa Truesdell.  The class is amazing (I've seen it)! and I'm truly honored to have been a participation in the inspiration process.

Start Here mini workshop with Lisa Truesdell

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." - Pablo Picasso

Get a jump on inspiration with Start Here. In this workshop, Lisa Truesdell will give you the tools to turn almost any image into a jumping off point for your next layout. You'll learn to break down images into smaller elements and use them to inspire your page's color combo, design, or even new techniques. We'll talk about finding images you love and identifying what grabbed you about them, and how to put that inspiration to work! Lisa is joined by twelve talented contributors who will each be sharing a page based on one of Lisa's inspiration pieces, as well as their thoughts on finding starting points in unexpected places.

Included in the workshop are 27 brand-new scrapbook pages (15 from Lisa and 12 from her contributors) showcasing a variety of interpretations of inspiration pieces, 3 printable PDFs and 3 brand new videos following Lisa as she makes a layout starting with an inspiration piece.

Lisa's talented contributors include Allison Waken, Ashley Calder, Becky Novacek, Doris Sander, Erica Hernandez, Emily Spahn, Kelly Noel, Kristina Nicolai-White, Laura Kurz, Lexi Bridges, Lisa Dickinson, and Marcy Penner

The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace and upon purchase can be accessed in the "Workshops" section under "Classes & Events." A private message board forum is also available to ask questions for Lisa and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!

Two Peas is graciously giving away several spots in this brand new workshop! for a spot in start here leave a comment on this post with your two peas username by sunday, december 16th. i'll post a winner on monday morning. if you've already registered, 2peas can refund your class fee or pass your spot along to a friend.  Be sure to check out Lisa's post where you'll find many more opportunities to win!

Monday, December 10, 2012

jbs mercantile: december gallery updates

the jbs mercantile december gallery updates are already live!  i got them up a bit early this month as jenni has a special treat in store, literally in store, an early christmas themed flea market!  oh the cuteness!  there are several rare "made in japan" pieces, handmade by jenni bowlin snowglobes, super cool cameras, and much more!  there are still a few december kits and limited edition kits for sale as well.  it's a great place to shop for all your scrappy besties!

i was apparently into texture on this one with the burlap trim (i pulled the flower from the papercrafting kit apart), faux suede leaves, ribbon tabs, stitching, glitter chipboard alpha, and perfed tags with dangling strings.

Friday, December 7, 2012

December Scrappenings

just wanted to pop in and share a couple things.  first up these two layouts from my december jbs mercantile kits.  i absolutely adore this first layout.  the main kit has this vintage ballot (left) and these diecut word cards (especially nice if you don't have a diecutting machine).  i love all the neutrals in the kit.  they really foster creativity and let the photos take center stage.  i did a little splattering experimentation on them.  the first one was with acrylic paint mixed with water (green) and mist dropped from the mister straw (grey).  like the way it turned out, but was wanting some larger splatters.  thus the second layout. on that one the splatters were done with tim holtz distress ink droppers.  hmmm.  the splatters just stay in a blob and have to be dabbed off with a napkin.  not quite the look i was going for, but hey, it goes with the mad scientist look, right?  planning to get my scrap on this weekend as gallery updates are on the 10th (monday) and i haven't even started any of my december projects!  ack!

the other awesome thing i wanted to mention was that debbie hodge at get it scrapped! and masterful scrapbook design is giving away a free class every day through december 12th!  it's an awesome opportunity, especially if you've never taken an online class before and are curious about the different styles and formats.  hurry on over as today's free class offering is only good through midnight EST!