Tuesday, November 24, 2009


some of the layouts that i created last weekend. These ones all have a "school" theme to them.

Title: your freckles
* your typical "jill-layered-LO" with a few little twists. I actually cropped my photo and pattern paper with my scissors; no paper trimmer involved. I saw a very similar lo on a blog I was reading and fell in love with the more non-traditional way of cropping a photo. love this. Can;t take the credit here for this brain-wave. the circles in the corners are stamped with black ink & hot pink paint. The mini dots are an actual Stampin' Up stamp that I borrowed at the crop from a friend. i WILL be purchasing them soon though. :)

Title: Looking Forward to Gr. 3
* a very simply-designed LO. I love the background paper -- so typical to Carter at this age. and the dictionary paper (that i actually ripped out of our dictionary at home; the "pn" section of the book, i think) shows Carter's keen sense & character in school.

Title: 3 waiting

* This LO is actually scrap-lifted from a magazine that i loved and ripped the page out one day. no idea which issue though. love the strips of pp & dictionary paper; love the painted background; love the floral in the corner (i think that is my design :) ; love the vintage little dick & jane card in the corner under the flower; love the photo of my 3 kids waiting for the bus on their first day of school. love these memories.

Title: shine

* this LO is totally inspired by the homemade felt hearts that i cut and sewed onto the lo. I also hand-doodled all the flowers on the page -- these are doodled onto watercolour paper with a black Sharpie marker and then coloured using "Smooch". This lo is actually really dimensional and this photo doesn't really show that. :( Maybe i'll post some close-ups one day.Title: K

* another product of "jill-layering" and tryng to include all the embellishments i've had forever in my stash. I actually don't have THAT many school-themed embellies; i tend to purchase generic embellishments that i can use on multiple-themed lo's. It's fun to get the creative juices flowing with something that isn't typical sometimes.

beware: you are going to see a common layout theme in the pages that I will be showing you. I had never really noticed before, but my sister-in-law pointed out to me on the weekend that I tend to always (maybe more like "usually") place my photos on the right-hand-side of my layout and design around them. She, on the other hand, "usually" (more like "always") places her photos on the lhs of her layout. Strange, eh? Is this b/c i am right-handed and she is left? I have no idea. I do know though, that looking through my albums, i DO tend to draw ones eye to the right side of my lo's for some odd reason.

just a little something to ponder.

thinking & questioning {from the farm},


  1. LOVE these!!! You just simply have a way with product!!! And I can't believe how OFF I was on guessing the number of layouts!! Just goes to show that you and I MUST get together sometime and scrapbook just for US (so I can copy you and do 24 layouts in one weekend too!!!) Blessings my friend! Allison

  2. Hey Jill, I love your layouts, gorgeous just like you. I might be inspired by you yet again and follow one or two of your layouts. I have hanging in my office the acrylic layout that you taught on Crop n Cruise, love it.