Monday, February 22, 2010

A few projects to share - long post - lots to share ;)

So this weekend was filled with snow . . . snow. . . snow and the sickies! Not really my kind of weekend! I allowed myself plenty of rest, lots of medication and 3 boxes of tissue and I think I am on the mend.

Well the weekend wasn't a total wash - in between naps I was able to get a few projects finished up.

This week over at BBTB2 we were challenged by our fellow design team member Sandi to use the little elephant cut from the everyday paper dolls cartridge found on page 75. I have to admit I struggled with this one - this little guy does not have a shadow feature! I decided to use my design studio to take off all of the little markings - you can do this by right clicking on each of the "detail markings" and selecting hide contour.

I kept it pretty simple after that - no layering - nothing - just decided to use the basic shadow cut to join 2 elephants together and play off of the word "tons". Isn't this paper and chipboard the cutest ever - it's from Crate Paper.

Anyway, here's my take - you need to head on over to the BBTB2 blog to check out the others - my fellow design team sisters are so much better with whimisical then me - trust me you will be inspired!

I also had a chance to play with some of GCD Studios papers. I played around with the Artsy Urban - I love this line! It's papers mix and match so well. Here's a little altered bucket that I made by cutting and rolling some paper to form flowers. I then added in some prima bling and leafs that I have had in my stash for a while (feels good to use up that stash!). I also have a little altered book that's "all about me" that I am excited to share later this week.

The Vintage Boy line was a lot of fun too! Gavin just had his birthday and he had a "buzz" party - this paper is perfect for invites, thank you notes and favors. It also is perfect for scrappin' the party itself.

I was also able to create a few other projects this weekend for Scrapstreet Magazine. We have some amazing companies sponsoring the magazine these next few months - I wish I could share but my lips are sealed! I will however, leave you with a little sneak peek of some projects I completed using one of of our upcoming sponsors....oh this was fun! Here's my projects:

So what do you think? Do you think you know which company this might be for? Make sure to check out our upcoming April issue to find out!
Speaking of Scrapstreet Magazine - did you check out the free February issue? It's chalked full of amazing projects that will inspire you! Are you looking to get published? We would love to include you in an upcoming issue...make sure to check out the current calls by clicking here.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have an amazing Monday and if you get a chance - stop back by later this week - I have so more projects to share with you :)


DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh Jen, me first! so sorry you've been under the weather (quite literally I imagine with all of the snow). It certainaly didn't affect your craftablility! Fabulous stuff here, girly! Love it all! xxD

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Hope your feeling better! All great, I especially love the white bucket w/ the flowers.

Terry said...

what darling projects! I love those flowers!

Jeri said...

Good morning Jen. I'm sorry you've been ill and hope you are on the mend quickly. Your creativity hasn't suffered. Beautiful designs on everything you've showcased.

Renee' Dezember said...

oh Jennifer these turned out PERFECT!!! LOVE what you did with the Artsy Urban :D I just LOVE it!!!!

Crayola58 said...

Hope you are back to feeling wonderful... I loved all of your projects.... wow.... the little elephants are so cute, shadow or not...and I loved your flower bucket.

Julie said...

OOOH I love the flowers!!! i would love it if you would show us all how to make them....please!!!

Lindsey said...

busy gal! lovin your stuff!! <3

Creative Momma said...

Oh my goodness, all these projects are wonderful...I love the elephants in a silohuette style cut and those pails are so adorable :)
Hope you are feeling better :)

Heather said...

I love how the elephants are kissing. So sweet!!I hope you're feeling better. your other projects are gorgeous! I love the flowers on the pail. WOW!

Jess said...

Fabulous projects! Love those cute little elephants!