Monday, October 4, 2010

It was a Jillibean Soup day

That almost sounds like a Chicken Noodle soup day which it is here today since we got some rain after a week of heatwave and humidity!  I really do mean Jillibean Soup day though since last week I was soooo happy to be the Guest artist on the Jillibean Soup blog.  Jillibean Soup has so many papers and other products that I really do love so this was FUN!

All of these projects were posted on their blog but I wanted a chance to show you some of the details and to share a little bit of what I did.  For the first layout, I wanted to share this photo of my youngest grandson. I asked him to give me a smile and this is what I got. How priceless!  I thought this patterned paper with the little cameras on it was a great piece to use with it.  The SPROUTS that I used go right along with the theme.  Notice the red cardstock too.  That is Jillibean Soup Core Impressions by Core'dinations.  It comes with that great embossed design in it already. 


The letters that I had to use were white.  They do come in other colors but what I really do like about the white is that I can custom color them.  I sprayed these with red Memories Mist spray and I also rubbed them with a Fluid Chalk stamp pad. 
The little fish come on this piece of patterned paper. I add in some punched out little fish here and there, mine look more like sharks!  For my little square of photos, I created a collage in Picassa.  I cropped four photos in a square shape and then picked those four and created a collage. This is sooooo easy in Picassa.  I then added the white border around and between the photos.  Now I could print this out in the size I wanted.  I picked just the right size to fit in the space I had left.  This is so much easier then cutting four photos in perfect squares.  I did some machine sewing around this square for added interest. 

Again, me letters were white.  I colored them with spray color and by rubbing them with a Fluid Chalk stamp pad. 
How about that punched border? At first I wasn't going to buy this one and now I am very happy that I did. It is by EK Success.   
Probably my favorite supply in all that I used is the red and white herringbone sticker letters and the matching patterned paper.  I picked the letters to spell "joy" and made my card have a slight Christmas look to it.  The label is also a sticker.  The star is a die cut that they offer.  I rubbed it with a white stamp pad and then embossed that ink with white embossing powder.  This gives it a "snow" look.


The card base cardstock is more of the Jillibean Soup Core Impressions Core'dinations cardstock.  This piece is WhiteWash.  I slightly sanded it to expose the little design. 
The flowers are from another piece of Jillibean Soup Core Impressions Core'dinations cardstock. It has embossed flowers all over it and I just cut out three of them.  The buttons are actually stickers, they make the cutest flower centers. 

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

15 comments:

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh I just adore your layouts and love how the cards turned out as well! They sure were lucky to have you as a guest over there!!

Lindalou said...

Where do I start with all the effects that I love. The texture on the lettering is so cool. The process you used gave them such depth.

The picture of your grandson reminds me of what little ones do when they hide. They close their eyes and since they can't see...they think we can't see them.

The cards are great. I really like the subtlety on the Christmas card and your thank you flowers are very cool.

ellen s. said...

these are amazing. i love every detail. your eye for it is amazing, gorgeous!

hope you had a great weekend.

Charlene said...

Love the 1st Lo picture! And your other creations are so amazing!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

All fabulous projects Linda! Congrats on the guest designer spot!

(-: Heidi

yyam said...

These are awesome projects Linda! Congrats on being GDT! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What wonderful projects,Linda! I so love Jillibean and this was a real treat to see all your goodies. You did an amazing job. Congrats on your guest DT gig! And thanks for sharing all the details. I so love how you colored your own letters.

ashjoy said...

Congrats! Love the colors!

Sandi Minchuk said...

Great projects, Linda!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such fantabulous projects...each and EVERY one!! That grandson of yours is just THE CUTEST *and that's comin' from a grandma!

dstandard said...

Awesome cards Linda - and congrats on the GDT spot with Jillibean! Your grandson is just yum!

Renee Lamb said...

congrats on the guest spot and you totally rocked all the Jillibean Soup! I am in LOVE with all the Core Cardstock! I have to get some of that! Love the layouts and cards - your grandson is so flipping cute!

Hilary Kanwischer said...

What a fun, sweet layout! Those crimped letters immediately caught my eye. Somewhere in my stash, I've got one of those. I need to find it and play with that amazing tool again. Love it all!!! :)

Lisa Dorsey said...

Congrats on your guest DT spot! How exciting. Love what you did with all the Jillibean. That fish layout is my favorite though. Great details and adorable pictures on them all.

Catherine Pooler said...

I am loving all the texture on your projects! Nice blog!