Tuesday, October 23, 2012

magical maple leaf mantel

i guess you noticed i just posted last week's blog hop.  i thought i published it wednesday, but i found it still in draft just now.  ooops.  so.  let's say you leave a comment on this post and i'll pick a winner this friday.  yes?  by the way, this is my mantel in it's current state.  i haven't been doing much unpacking still.  i did take the time to make a sweet fall garland though.  i love it!
i blatantly copied lisa dickinson's idea.  you blatantly copy lisa dickinson, right?  i thought so.  she is awesome.  she designed these maple leaf cuts too.  they're my favorite.

this garland was super easy to make.  the jbs cuts are .dxf files which means they download directly to the silhouette cameo.  NO EXTRA STEPS NECESSARY.  believe me, if doris can do it, it's easy.

three of the leaves have titles on them in the cut file.  i found that if i clicked on the words it would grab parts of them and then hitting delete would get rid of them.  i just kept clicking on the word bits and hitting delete till i got the titles all off.

i then cut five sets of the leaves.  three of these sets had both sides in appropiate colors for my garland.  two of the sets had brightly colored prints that didn't match.  it was these two sets that i cut into three pieces per leaf.  i then layered these pieces onto the whole leaves and stitched the edged to get the quilted look.

i then just stapled my leaves to a piece of yarn and hung it on my new mantel.  i feel festive even if my house is still a mess. :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

JBS Halloween Treats Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Jenni Bowlin Studio "Halloween Treats Blog Hop!"  Indeed we do have lots of treats for you! 

First up, I want to share this sweet little fall leaf banner I made for my mantle.  Now right now the banner is a mess as I'm still not unpacked from the big move, but at least it has a little fall style now thanks to Lisa Dickinson and her Maple Leaves Digital Cut Files!  I LOVE them!  I totally took this idea for the quilted leaves from her layout and card in the October gallery.  These were SO easy to make!  i'll post a few tips (and better pictures) tomorrow!

We are very excited with our debut line of digital cuts. These are SO user friendly with the Cameo!  Leave a comment here as to your favorite fall tradition and I'll choose a winner Saturday at 6:00pm CST to receive all four sets!

Speaking of the Cameo, we've got a great deal to offer you on it!  Enter the code -  jbshalloweenbonanza - at checkout for a sweet deal on it.  I have to tell you that this machine has revitalized my scrapbooking.  Truly.  It's that good, and you know I'm not so much into the technology.

And if you, like me, are not so much into the technology or just want to love your new Cameo a little more, then this class is for you.  It is PACKED with information and support.  Packed!  Read more about it on Amanda Jones Robinson's blog.

We've got more giveaways to share as well!  If you hop over to Jenni Bowlin's blog you can be entered to win this delightful handmade Halloween house!

And if you hop over to the JBS Inspiration Blog you can enter to win your choice of the three MEGA KITS that just went on sale.  These are amazing prices at 65% to 75% below retail!

Don't forget to stop at all the other hot Halloween hopping spots along the way for more chances to win!

Amanda Jones Robinson
Amy Kingsford
Ashley Calder
Betsy Sammarco
Briana Johnson
Connie Mercer
Corrie Jones
You are HERE -------> Doris Sander
Your next stop is HERE -------> Jenni Bowlin
Jenni Bowlin Studio Inspiration
Jenni Hufford
Jill Sprott
Kerry Lynn Yeary
Leah Farquharson
Lisa Dickinson
Megan Klauer
Natalie Elphinstone
Shimelle Laine
Tina Walker

Thursday, October 11, 2012

10 on the 10th(ish): ketchup post

i knew i shouldn't brag about blogging.  the big move has gotten me so behind.  eeps.  at least i figure shimelle's 10 on the 10th post is a good opportunity for getting caught up here.  now getting caught up on life is going to take a lot longer.  sigh.

i've been a busy girl at get it scrapped!  there are tons of new articles up (daily inspiration!) including "ideas for using menswear inspired patterns on your scrapbook pages" which features this page.  the title on it actually came from the topic assigned.  this layout was also included in september's masterful scrapbook design, "on trend."  i'm currently gearing up for november's masterful scrapbook design, "scrapbooking old photos."  busy busy busy!
another amazing experience i've been involved in is get it scrapped's new guided-study critique groups.  our last group meeting is tonight, but yay! we've got another session starting the end of the month (i believe there are only 3 spots left right now).

i got the jbs mercantile gallery updates loaded late last night.  it's well worth a visit as there are 32 beautiful new projects, including four from our newest designer, karine cazenave-tapie.  i have 3 belated projects myself, but really need to make tons more with the super fab october kits.
we announced the new jbs ambassadors design team.  so excited to be working with these talented girls in the upcoming year.

onto a more personal note.  we're currently getting our christmas craft on, wrapping styrofoam balls with strips torn from old goodwill oxfords.  they're so pretty!

we're wrapping them while listening to tracie's christmas pandora station in sherri's cabin in gatlinburg.  good friends, good eats, and good fun in a gorgeous environment.  yes!

g has already had 3 playdates at the new house.  on this past one they played roblox irl with packing boxes.  fun!

we took a walk on the greenway right before the big move.  i love the watching the changing seasons there and took lots of instagrams.

we had a great cub scout campout at lannom farms.  g finally conquered his fear of heights enough to climb up on the big hay bales.  hooray!

g has started loosing his canines.  i was a bit nervous when they started wiggling until i googled it and realized he had another set he hadn't lost yet that were due out at 9 (which he turns in 9 more days).  of course, the tooth fairy wasn't prepared, so she had to write a check.  at least we had the cute tooth fairy pillow to stuff it in.  thanks bridgette!

and that's about it, more or less.  :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

we've moved . . .

 to a little house in the country . . .

 on an acre of land . . .

 with 17 trees . . .

 and my very own scraproom!  what more could a girl want?

okay, a fridge would be nice (tackling this necessity as soon as we get back from vacation) . . .

 and an interior designer (what in the world do i put on that big empty wall?) . . .

and an unpacking fairy (because the washi tape box is such an obvious location for packing the salt and pepper shakers!).  :)