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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ruby Rock-It/Twinery Blog Hop

Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans!  We are excited to be partnering up with our sweet friends over at The Twinery this month and we are having a blog hop with their fabulous team!  Welcome!! You should have come from the The Twinery Blog - I hope you have time to make the full hop, there are tons of project that need to be drooled over :)

For my project I did a fun layout using the Handi Scandi Collection.  This collection is so fun and bright with fun glitter paper and accessories.  I chose to highlight some of the flowers on my page with some awesome twine.  I used some icraft circles from ThermOWeb, starting in the center and working my way out.  I just love the contrast that it gives my page.  The gingham ruffle ribbon is from May Arts.  Your next stop will be Melyssa Connolly :)  Have fun and enjoy the hop.....  Jenifer

Saturday, September 20:

Here are the fun prizes :)

To be eligible for our Essence Empire Bebe collection prize, simply start from the beginning and hop all the way through, leaving a comment on each designer's blog over the 3 days and then come back here letting us know you have!  Comments close Monday, September 22nd at 11:59pm PST and we will announce our winner later in the week!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Love Layouts with Simple Stories and ThermOWeb

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my Simple Stories layouts with you.  I received the Legacy collection and it was absolutely stunning :)  This collection will help you with all of your "fall" needs.  I think I might even say this is one of my favorite collections ever.

 For my first layout I used some icraft tape to make some pleated crepe paper and they are a perfect match.  Tuck transparencies under pictures and clusters to hide adhesives. Use foam squares to help give dimension to some of the hearts.  The gold glitter photo corners are a perfect touch for my fall layout.

Here is a close up of my center cluster.

For my second layout I used the cut off strips at the bottom of the 12x12 papers.  They are the perfect size to use for the center of my layouts.  Using the Mini Runner to adhere your strips and some super tape to stick on the ribbons and lace this layout can come together very quickly.  Foam Squares, zots and gold photo corners and you have a perfect layout.
Here is a close up of this layout.  I just love the splashes of golds and browns in the Legacy collection and have some fun plans to put the rest of it to good use.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy Girls tag-May Arts/Paper Crafters Library

Go check out my fun tag up on the Paper Crafters Library.  There is also a chance to win some fun ribbon just leave a comment :)
Have a great day,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Vellum-Tutorial Tuesday-Ruby Rock-It

 Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share some helpful tips when using vellum.  I love vellum and could use it all the time and in every project.  I especially love the Ruby Rock-It vellum, it is a little bit thicker and is just beautiful to work with.

For my first card I embossed the vellum with some Wow Embossing powder.  I love the results, and how beautiful the stamped image came out.  I attached the vellum by sewing it on down the side to give it a fun feathery feel.
 Here is a close up of the embossing.

 For my second card I used the vellum over top a piece of patterned paper to mute some of the colors.  Making this card very soft and feminine.  I attached the vellum using some gold glitter photo corners for just a little bit of pop.

For my last card I dry embossed it with an embossing folder and ran it through my machine. Look at all the wonderful texture.  I attached it with some glue in the center and covered it up with the flower and a fussy cut doily.
 Here is a close up of the texture.

I hope I have inspired you to use vellum in your next project.  I promise it is not a scary as it seems.
Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Other Supplies used:
Leaves-May Arts
De-Vine Stamp and Opaque Bright White Embossing powder-WOW
Embossing Folder-Darice
Glitter photo corners, Foam Squares and Zots-ThermOWeb

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

W-on Wednesday-Wow Factor Layout-Ruby Rock-It

Hi this is Jenifer here with you to share another reason why I scrap :)  I scrap so that I can look back and see my little ones again. I mean look at those chubby little cheeks :)

For my layout I combined a few different lines, like the piece of vellum under the picture.  The Stars, corner flags and star coins are from the Military Die Cut collection, the Wow Factor card is from the Essence East Coast Line and a Fundamental Kraft tag.  I like to hide my journaling so I wrote some notes down on the tag and tucked it in behind the picture.
For the background circles I used my fiskars circle templates and a Wow pen and embossed it with some Copper Metallic embossing powder.  Then I randomly placed my stars and snaps until I was happy with the placement.
Thank you so much for taking a look at my project today, make sure you stop by again soon :)

Ruby Rock-It Supplies: 
Background paper from the "Military collection"
Other Supplies:
May Arts Ribbons
Wow Embossing powder-Metallic copper
Fiskars Circle templates
Photo Corners-ThermOWeb

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Textured Muslin Gift Bag-Curtsey Boutique

Spackle and Muslin Bag Tutorial
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jenifer Cowles
My Pinterest boards are filled with projects that use texture mediums and stencils, but until today I've been too chicken to try it for myself. Jen is back sharing a super easy project on adding texture to our muslin bags. I can't wait to try this out!

Jenifer placed a stencil over one of our muslin bags. Ensuring it was flat she used regular household spackle (found in any hardware store or even Walmart). She spread a thin and even layer over the stencil with a spatula and then lifted the stencil off.

Allow the spackle to dry completely based on the manufacturer's recommendations and then embellish. Jenifer topped her bag with our ruffled fabric ribbon, clothes pins,  fabric flowers and glitter butterflies.

Curtsey Boutique Supplies