Monday, March 11, 2013

jbs mercantile march updates: hunt treasures

march gallery updates are live over at jbs mercantile!  there's LOTS of new eye candy and i mean LOTS!  here's another beach layout for you (can you tell i'm on spring break? ;).  i also have an antiquarian layout in my gallery that i won't be sharing here just yet, but you can see it there!

i had fun with watercolors and the exclusive stencil from the papercrafting kit (sold out! sorry!).  i first misted the kraft card (below - also from the main) with studio calico white, then misted it with speckled egg.  i then flipped the wet stencil onto the little envelope flap.  from there i used a set of watercolor crayons to color in some of the squares on both and went back with a watercolor pencil to add a bit more definition to the grid design on the kraft card.  so easy and fun (and bonus calvinball points for crafting my own embellishments!).

there are just a very few of the mini-album kit and artisan add-on left and this month they pair beautifully.  i am having the best time using my march kit bits on my project life pages (i finished another spread last night and hope to share it tomorrow).  the washi tape from the mini-album kit and the word stickers from the artisan add-on are both making multiple appearances.

i feel like i should put a disclaimer on these last two pics.  "don't try this at home kids!"  but do any of you do this?  get to the very end and realize you want a little something in the background?  i am notoriously bad about it.  i just had to put some of that white mist in the background of this already finished layout, so i totally ripped up a piece of typing paper and laid it out in critical spots on my layout before misting away.  luckily, i didn't do too much damage.  you can see in the top photo that a little mist leaked onto the top left photo.  i noticed it after photographing the layout and it actually wiped right off.  whew.

calvinball updates!  still going strong!

i was too tired after gallery updates last night to get my blogging in, but i've made up for it by blogging twice today.  technically, i should only get a half point for my first post today (you only get a half point if you miss a day), but i'm going to go make a new rule that says you get a bonus half point if you blog twice in one day.  so there i'm getting two points for blogging today!  confused?  don't you love calvinball!  i'm also getting those two points for the project life spread yesterday.  my scrapping points have almost caught up to my bonus points!  woot!  go me go!

current totals:
calvinscraps - 14
calvinblogs - 11
calvinbonus - 15

total - 40


  1. You are on Calvinball fire girl!! I love your watercolor embellishments...yay!! ;) Evie