Monday, August 16, 2010

you can open your eyes now

The "sneak peeks" are over and here are some of the layouts I worked on last week. There are some others, but they will be upcoming DT posts (Aug. & Sept.), so you can't see them yet.

On all of these layouts, I used myStampBOX stamp sets. I'm needing to add to my gallery on the website ( so I thought I'd rock out some layouts with some of the fabulous new stamp sets I received a few weeks ago. I also used some incredible new pattern paper from KikiART. They are a product partner with mSB, so it was only fitting that I use them both on these layouts. AAANNNNNDDDDD........her pattern paper totally's so bright & colourful & fun & funky & hard-to-not-use!!!!! Hello......get me some MORE!!!!!

I heat embossed the "HOUSE" part of the title after I stamped with the Rustic Outlines letter stamps. I love how grungy these little letters look (even heat embossed).
The KikiART pattern paper used were: Antologia CHINA - Llamarades; Antologia Familia - Botones y costura; Hot Air Balloon - Clouds (this one is my absolute FAVE)!!!!!

What better way of telling the story of how Carter adores books than by using some fun & quirky KikiART paper: Antologia FAMALIA - Parejita, Casilleros & Puzzle chico; Antologia Magica - Arbol Magico. Check out her website for this very funky pattern'll rock your next layout.
I used the mini letters stamp set from mSB for the title -- (i circles one of the titles with my journalling marker to emphasize it).

HOT new WHEELS: are all enjoying the banners so much these days that I thought I'd create one using some mSB stamps (funky flowers). Pretty cute, eh?!? I just stamped, cut around them with my scissors, cut them in half & stitched them on with my machine. Just love these funky, little stamps -- so incredibly versatile for sooooooo many layouts. (Hhhhmmmmm........maybe THAT will be one of my next to use one stamp sets in a variety of ways....hhhhhhmmmmm).KikiART pp: Hot Air Balloon - Clouds & Balloons (another one of my FAVES -- LOVE this whole line)!!!!!!; Antologia CHINA - Llamaradas.

On this layout I used the Colourful Companions stamp set (better order one of these for yourself -- everyone LOVES them)!!!!! and heat embossed a bunch of them onto light green cardstock using white embossing powder. Then I rubbed purple dye ink over the cardstock AND the embossed butterflies. The dye ink sticks to the cardstock (of course), but will be resisted by the embossed butterflies. I fairly "old-school" technique, but I just hadn't tried it again for a while {lol}.
I used some of the newest pattern paper from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker on this layout -- Tree Love, Blueberry Hill & My Friend Birdie. They are all so whimsical & fun to play with -- I love mixing all the lines 'cuz the colours don't necessarily match then; something I LOVE!!!!!!! Gotta get some more DT stuff together for her as well.............yikes!!!!?!

journalling: Asha, you have the most lovely little wings that you love to play with. Whether your wings are those of fairies....of a butterfly.....or those of an eagle....I pray that those wings will take you wherever you wish to go. I pray that you will use those wings to make all your dreams come true.

Hope you're inspired to enjoy your own crafting today {from the farm},



  1. LOVE these layout Jill!! every single one of them!! but especially the "hot new wheels", that photo of you is just great!!

  2. these are so aweSome. you are the bomb with those stamps for sure!!!

    you should come hang out over at For the Luv of would love it over there :)

  3. Each one is so bright and fun Jill! Gorgeous creations!