Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American Jillibean Soup fans! And, to other nationalities as well:) I feel blessed and thankful for so many things, including getting the chance to visit with you. Please spend your day celebrating being thankful however you may choose. You might celebrate by eating a little, watching a little football, preparing for Black Friday shopping, checking out the Jillibean Soup blog (of course:)!), or whatever else makes your Thanksgiving special.
Bond Goes Backpacking Layout by Emily Pitts
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Kraft Cardstock Patterned Paper: Happy Camper Stew/Dash of Danger; Fresh Vegetable Soup/Chicken Base, Stalks of Celery; Cold Avocado Soup/Pure Olive Oil Placemats: Kraft Chevron Alphabeans: Blue Corn Navy, Apple Green Hexies: Remember Beanstalks: Red Baker's Twine
Other: adhesive, thread.
Falling In Love With You Layout by Leanne Allinson
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Cold Avocado Soup/Chopped Green Onions; Happy Camper Stew/3 Parts Critters; Soup Staples II/Orange Salt, Gray Salt Hexies: Today Flashcards: Cold Avocado Soup Alphabeans: Braised Brown Corrugated Alpha: Bold Brown
Remember if you would like to be considered for Soup Spotting, you can simply email me with your Jillibean Soup projects to firstname.lastname@example.org or load up your projects to our Facebook page (there's a link to the left to sign up). Have a great day!
Hey Jillibean Soup fans! I am excited to be on the blog today to share with you a fun project using something from my favorite inspiration resource-Pinterest!
Whenever I am low on creativity, I look to Pinterest to give me the boost I need and today's project is just that! I went to my inspiration page and found this fun poster that I thought would work to give my creative juices a workout.
I was inspired by two things on this poster - the square shape and the blue color in the ad. So, I got straight to work. Let me take you through the process. Let's get started!
Cut several squares into 1" by 1." Choose a color and find varying shades of that color, even if different colors are intermixed in the paper. Here are my choices:
You can see that I chose teal/aqua and added in some gray, as a light shade of blue. OK, I cheated a little, but the effects work with the color scheme!
Now, it's time to play with your paper. Like in the poster, start building your background by layering your squares onto a piece of white cardstock. Because your end pattern is busy, you need to work off a less busy base, like white or something similar that goes with your papers.
Start adding squares and alternate through the colors and patterns you chose to trim down to size. You will want to eventually lessen the amount of squares you use on each row, and even skip a spot or two too!
If you wish, add a little stitching down each row if you like.
You can also add in some white elements into your design - to add a little texture to your page. You can see that I trimmed down a white lattice Placemat to add into the mix of my papers. I also trimmed the sentiment off the bottom of the white frames Placemats and integrated it into my background.
Now, your background is done and ready to be layered on with embellishments!
I added some fun new Stampables into the mix of my project.
A new paper doily and chevron paper bags were used to layer behind my photo:
Next, I added some fun challkboard embellishments from Jillibean! I added a chalkboard pennant and even an actual mini chalkboard as part of my title:
You can real chalk or even a white gel pen to add to the chalkboard effect to it!! WAY cool:)!
Here is my final project:
You Layout by Nicold Nowosad
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Chilled Cucumber Soup/Fresh Minced Dill, Smashed Garlic; Cold Avocado Soup/Ripe Avocados; Christmas Cheer Chowder/Mixed Merry; Irish Farm House Soup/Barley; Soup Staples II/Gray Salt Corrugated Shapes: People, Words Sugar Picks: Swallowtail Stampables: Chalkboard Flags, Chevron Mini Bags, Doilies, Wood Flags, Mini Chalkboard with chalk Placemats: White Frames, Lattice Alphabeans: Grilled Gray, Tart Teal Flashcards: Cold Avocado Soup Banner Bites: Coordinating Shape Stickers: Chilled Cucumber Soup
Thanks again for joining me on Tuesdays for these posts - I hope you are inspired to look at something in a different way!
Good morning everyone! I hope that you had a fantastic weekend and are looking forward to this week's holiday celelbrations and Black Friday shopping! I actually did a little shopping over this past weekend to avoid some of the crowds. I always try to be done before with most of my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving, but that doesn't always happen:) Today, we've got some inspiring cards to share with you.
No worries if you missed out on the Cold Avocado giveaway!! I happen to know that we're using it for our December Card Kitchen kit! If you don't know what the Card Kitchen kits are, click HERE.
As always, make sure to head over to the Card Kitchen blog. Besides Kimber's fantastic cards, we always have a guest designer and Amy Sheffer does amazing work with the kits. These card make me want to start my Christmas cards!!!
Don't forget to check back next week! We are having a HUGE sale for Black Friday!!! Both wholesale and retail!!
Oh and one more thing - how about a FREEBIE!!!! Since we're heading into the holiday season I know you can use the words "family" and "joy" for your Silhouette cut files!
To download these freebies click on the link: FREEBIES and download the zipped file.
Have a FANTABULOUS weekend everyone!!! Local peeps - I'm resetting the store and adding all our Christmas goodies - come visit the store this week!
*Designer note: This is a different type of Project Life-just a place to jot down something about each day of the year. A date has been stamped on each recipe card in an upcycled recipe box. Starting in January, I will write down the year and a daily tidbit for the day. This will be used for many years and will be fun to see what we do each day from year to year.
Slinky Pumpkins by Jenifer Harkin
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Christmas Cheer Chowder/Folded Flakes Pea Pod Parts: Cold Avocado Soup
Other: slinkies, wood spools.
Holiday Magnet Set by Sheri Feypel
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Paper Pad: Christmas Eve Chowder, Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup Pea Pod Parts: Christmas Cheer Chowder
Thankful For You Place Setting Favors by Patty Folchert
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Kraft Cardstock Patterned Paper: Cold Avocado Soup/Chopped Green Onions; Irish Farm House Soup/Stewed Beef, Sliced Turnip, Sea Salt, Parsnip; Happy Camper Stew/1 Part Camping Gear, Dash of Danger, 3 Parts Critters; Fresh Vegetable Soup/Mushrooms, Chicken Base; Chilled Cucumber Soup/Croutons; Country Pumpkin Chowder/Bite Size Bits Clear Stamps: Cold Avocado Soup/Better Together-small set Stampables: Woodgrain Mini Bags, wood buttons
Other: assorted candy for bags, Ranger Archival ink (coffee), Cuttlebug System and Cuttlebug Maple Leaf cut and emboss, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares and tape runner, vintage metallic gold string and tan ribbon.
What do you do with all your left over bits and pieces? I always like to think I'm going to use up my stash of left overs but it never seems to happen according to plan. New products come along and the remnants of past projects get filed away until the cupboard is bursting at the seams. So, recently I've made a conscious effort to use up as many bits and pieces as I can and then give the rest to our local school for use in their art department... a win win situation. It's Melinda with you today and I'm going to share a layout I created using not much of anything but lots of everything.
Getting started: Instead of using a full sheet of pattened paper for my background I took a plain piece of cardstock and added color with Pan Pastels, a sponge and lots of blending to avoid strong edges.
I then adhered a left over piece of a 12" x 12" placemat using a glue pen which made life easier with the lattice pattern.
Next step was to add my photo, embellishments, title and journaling. I placed the chipboard butterflies onto the layout but felt they needed a bit of a lift so decided to add some gold embossing. First I covered the pieces in lots of glue adhesive.
Then completely covered the tacky side of the wood piece with gold embossing powder.
A little bit of a blow-dry with a heat gun and they were done. I also added a few drops of glue to my layout and repeated the same process as I loved the effect of the butterflies and felt a couple more splashes would balance things out.
SUPPLIES Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Cold Avacado Soup/Half Clove of Garlic, Pure Olive Oil Placemats: 12" x 12" diecut white trellis Coordinating Label Stickers: Cold Avacado Soup Coordinating Shape Stickers: Irish Farm House Soup Flash Cards: Cold Avacado Soup Wisewords: White Smile Kraft Woodgrain Frames Chevron Mini Bags Large Wood Shape Assortment
Happy Monday morning everyone! How was your weekend? Was it super great?! Hope so! We've moved from soccer to basketball with my daughter's first 5K run thrown in there too. Not too bad for a 10 year old. They had a wonderful program through her school and the YMCA. It's called 'Girls On The Run.' Including herself, I think she ended up having 20 girls participating. It was a proud day. And, I'm proud to share these cards with you:)
Merry Christmas Card by Kim Holmes
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Christmas Cheer Chowder/Sifted Snowflakes, Candied Cheer; Soup Staples II/Turquoise Salt Pea Pod Parts: Christmas Cheer Chowder Clear Stamps: Christmas Cheer Chowder Stampables: Photo Frame
Other: Bazzill card, American Crafts cardstock, Ranger glitter glue, Momento ink, Tim Holtz staples.
Miss You Today Card by Paula Gilarde
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Cold Avocado Soup/Spoonful Of Honey Pea Pod Parts: Cold Avocado Soup Wise Words: Yellow Sentiments