Thursday, April 21, 2011


Just a little post to share some new work!  I haven't shared in a while and sharing is good.  So, while I'm working on teaching my toddler to share nice, I will do the same here!  I might even have some nice goodie sharing to do at the end of the post!

 First up is this layout for the current "Scrap That Baby" challenge blog prompt.  Sonograms was the theme.  I used one from Christopher as a little bean!  I think this was the one where we found out he was a boy!  I used Prima papers, My Mind's Eye kraft embellishments, Prima flowers and bling, and Thickers letters.  The ribbon was from a recent baby shower I went to.  Recycling! Check out the challenge and link a page up there to be in the running for some Nikki Sivils goodness!
 Cute... that's my sweetheart!  My little Christopher looks adorable in this photo from a year ago.  I created this page as part of my PencilLines DT application!  Haven't shared it yet, so I thought I'd do that now.  The sketch was great fun to use!
 Another cute photo of my boo..  Here I used a Studio Calico kit for the page and it was my first PencilLines sketch challenge page!  Lots of Sass here.  Here's a link to the challenge page.
This is the current Pencil Lines sketch page!  I used lots of Faber-Castell products here and featured this page on their blog for my Technique Tuesday this week.  I love the summery feel and the warmth of the glazes!  I soooo want to go back there where it was warm and sunny.  It's cold and snowing (in late April no less) here! BLAH!!

So, those are some of my most recent projects.  I have a bunch of Nikki Sivils stuff to share too in a minute, but here is a Spring project I made using ALL Prima flowers, papers, and embellishments.  I submitted this for my DT application (trying once again... hmmm hmmm) in hopes that they see how I can use their product.  I absolutely LOVE how this turned out.  I had an old cake dome in which the base broke.  I used my Slice die cutter to make the leaves and also used some Prima felts to create the foliage.  The flowers were sprayed with mists and added Ebling to it. There are 4 layers of design here. 
 Here it is without the dome so you can see the layers better.  This took me forever to do!  I have it sitting on my dining room table now for Spring. 

Okay, so now some Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker pages to share.  I absolutely love their new lines.  This is one using the 'It's Raining, It's Pouring" line:

Mark was about 2 at this time.  He was so cute jumping in puddles.  His brother now does the same at his age.  I need to get some photos of that soon!  I used Faber Castell's Gelatos to make the mists here.

Another page this time using "Max and Mollie" line.  The photos are from our Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk in October this year.  The back of our shirts said, "Fight like a girl". 

I have a couple more, but I save them for another posting this week.  I told you that I'd have a little giveaway at the end.  So, I will give away a little Easter basket full of Nikki stuff!  A couple mini pads of papers, cord brads, flags, and some of her sticker treats along with some candy goodies.  This is open to US participants only unfortunately.  Not sure the candy will be okay to ship overseas.  So, if you post a comment about what you love about Spring, I'll pick a winner on Friday, April 29th!  Thanks for visiting!



Nati Tristan said...

Wow! You did a lot of inspiration sharing! Love them all! I really enjoy baby layouts and I definitely love that "RELAX" layout! The colors are outstanding! My favorite thing about Spring is the blooming of the amazing flowers, the fresh breeze coming through our windows! New life! :o)

Kataroo said...

Wow I love your work :) My favorites are the relax LO with all the different techniques, the spring dome (WOWZERS) and the clouds with the rain spray dripping down.

Anonymous said...

Loved everything Jen! all the pennents and embellies are so fun - loved the birds holding the one ! Wow you knocked my socks off with the prima ! I can't believe they haven't picked you YET! You rock!


Heather said...

I love what you have done with the Faber Castell products especially. Your background technique inspired me to play with my Gelatos! Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Wow! What gorgeous stuff! You just HAVE to get picked! My favorite thing about spring? Definitely sidewalk chalk! There is nothing like playing with your kids and drawing on the concrete!

jenni said...

I love your sonogram LO, it is beautiful! I love so many things about spring! The end of the school year, and now and soon I can play with my kids, home grown strawberries, swimming in the pool (we live in Arizona) and tulips!