Wednesday, March 30, 2011

nine soon to be ten

totally freaks me out! it went by so quick.

supplies - michelle underwood's new kit take note and chrissy w's template pack #16

Sunday, March 27, 2011

take note

made this layout for using echo park paper's for the record line. i couldn't resist pairing the line with a photo of my grandparent's backyard. tfl!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

kits for caylin

 a dear sweet scrappy friend, kristina proffit, recently found out that her daughter, caylin, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. crystal wilkerson designed a trio of fabulous kits to raise money for the family's medical can read caylin's story and purchase the kits here. the kits are only a dollar, but you can give more if so inclined. these frames would be great on paper pages too - just print them out - cut them out and use them!

Monday, March 21, 2011

jenni bowlin studios + kenner road=

head on over to jenni bowlin mercantile tonight at 7 CST for the full reveal 
and your chance to purchase one of these lovelies! 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

over teh rainbow printables

rebecca cooper share some more rainbow printables for st. patrick's day!

two layouts to share

 i adore the new baker's twine from splendid fiins! coming next week!
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend Paper Pack
Creativity by Crystal Summertime Paper Pack
Creativity by Crystal Happy Spots Paper Pack
Creativity by Crystal The Neutrals Paper Pack {July}
Creativity by Crystal Crystal's {Merry & Bright} Papers
Elle's Sutdio Christmas Papers
Queen of Quirk Love: Me Paper Pack
Queen of Quirk Knotty Girl Paper Pack
Kitschy Digital Thrift Store Grab Bag
Fonts: An Unfortunate Event & Typonoksidi

all from splendid fiins at
@ the office paper pack 1
@ the office add on 2
@ the office add on 1
@ the office - supplies 1
splendid fiins border bits - office coming soon! at

head on over to today for a chance to win this
awesome ebook from reknowned photographer kelly willette.

Monday, March 14, 2011

photo philosphy at

this week over at professional photographers share their personal philosophies about photo taking. head on over and visit. you won't be sorry you did!

thinking of you card

i made this card for 2Ps using laina lamb's rolled flowers cutting file. and some older cosmo cricket that wasn't getting used. the flower center is jenni bowlin's new charms. tfl!

Friday, March 11, 2011

color inspiration

a great source for color inspiration!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

free digital scrapbooking templates

a great collection of free digital scrapbooking templates. paper scrappers if you like sketches this is a great resource for sketches as well!  enjoy!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

rainbow print for st. patty's day

from rebecca cooper. isn't it lovely. this one is definitely getting printed and framed for my one day wall of collected things ala elizabeth dillow.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

head on over to for a chance to win a seat in the seminar 
i'm teaching over at masterful scrapbook design! fun times!

and a layout to share too...

all supplies from 2Ps - oh shoot kit from tickled pink studio and inky dinks from lauren reid

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

reminding you that...

i'm blogging all this week over at come join me!

and here's a layout...
using a new kit from edeline marta called baby soft available at two peas in a bucket.

and another...
all supplies from jessica sprague. the borders and the frame are new from splendid fiins this week.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

don't forget...

Don't forget to mark your calendars for JBS's Be Our Guest online crop this weekend! You can check out our new and improved message board complete with chat room! It's going to be great fun with lots of quirky games, inspiring challenges, and chats with our designers. We will be giving away lots of gift cards to JBS Mercantile, plus we have two amazing top prizes: First Prize is a Guest Designer Spot for the April JBS Mercantile Kit Club ($75+ value) plus a gift box of Be Our Guest goodies ($75+ value). Second Prize is a Guest Star Spot on the JBS Inspiration Blog and a gift box of Be Our Guest goodies ($75+ value). So come join us!
during the month of march i'm teaching a seminar over at masterful scrapbook design.

here are the details!


We’ve heard a lot about  ”finding inspiration” for your pages from store shelves, magazines, fashion, websites and many other resources. It’s time to get specific about just how we can show YOU resources and methods for finding, gathering, and specifically translating inspiration to the scrapbook page.


about ideas and inspiration. Do ideas just “arrive” if you think hard enough? What’s the role of past experiences and inspiration from other sources? What are the aspects of a piece that can inspire?
finding and organizing inspiration. In this section we talk about the many sources there are for inspiration and methods (digital and hard-copy) for organizing your inspiration pieces.
viewing an inspiration piece. Go beyond passive viewing of your inspiration pieces with the techniques described here for apprehending and translating inspiration to the page.
applying inspiration to the scrapbook page. Just as you can take inspiration from various elements of a piece, so, too, can you apply inspiration to individual elements of the page. We’ll look at titles, journaling, layout, photo treatments, and embellishments and how inspiration can be directly applied to them.

Guest teachers

Teachers contribute to the seminar, participate in live webinars, write “designer notes” and annotate layouts for inspiration galleries. This month, learn with  Paula Gilarde, Celeste Smith, Lisa Dickinson, and Anna Aspnes.

Designer notes

These are illustrated articles written by guest teachers and Debbie Hodge that take a closer look at several aspects of our monthly focus topic – inspiration.

Designer inspiration

Guest teachers Paula Gilarde, Celeste Smith, Lisa Dickinson and Anna Aspnes share 80 annotated layouts in which they take you into their thought and design process for making these pages.

Designer interviews

Four video, audio, and transcript recordings in which Debbie Hodge interviews each of the guest teachers with a focus on inspiration.

You can subscribe to the site for a mere $10/month! Go check it out!