Scrapbook Layouts

Hello Summer Blog Hop with CKCB and LBBS!

Good morning, afternoon or evening!

If you’re hopping along you should have arrived via Martha’s blog, Happy Scrapper. If you want to hop all the way through you should head back to the start at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog!

Summer is already here! Do you smell it? Do you hear it?

Hello Summer!

We’re so happy to welcome you on our fantastic blog hop with triple celebration!

First one – is Little Blue Button Stamps finally started producing Rubber Stamps! We are partners of C.C.Designs and now they have our own rubber stamp line – image stamps and VINTAGE stamps as well!

Second – is to encourage our DT friend Steph! She had started her own blog Emchantedsteph ! Steph is a very talented young lady who amazes us with her famous scene cards and other wonderful projects! Go girl!

Third – summer is here!!! Isn’t it enough for celebrating?

We gathered two design teams – Little Blue Button Stamps and Counterfeit Kit Challenge! Each dt member prepared a wonderful project using new released in June summer digital stamps from LBBS! Isn’t it fun? 

Be ready to get inspiration and new ideas!

Little Blue Button Stamps – is a company that produces and sells  beautiful and fun digital image stamps, sentiment stamps and printables of high-quality!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge – is a fun challenges using Kit Clubs as inspiration, but your stash as the base.

So let’s start!

There will be four winners:

1st prize: $20 for purchase digis or printables in LBBS store + two rubber stamps from LBBS

2nd prize:  $10 for purchase digis or printables in LBBS store + one rubber stamp from LBBS

3rd prize: 3 digital stamps or any printable designs from LBBS of your choice

4th prize: 40% discount for purchase digis or printables in LBBS store!

What you need to do to enter:

1. Here is a list (down below) of all dt members blogs which you should visit

2. Visit each blog and leave a comment on a blog hop projects of each designer.

3.  Your last stop is Little Blue Button Stamps blog where you must leave your last comment telling what you have done: commented on each blog hop post and maybe subbed to someone?

Also you could get additional  entry if you subscribe to each blog (if you’re not subscribed)!

Simple? Of course there are a lot of stops you should make but there are not enough of inspiration!

You have the whole day and night starting 
June 12th midnight PDT(Pacific Daylight Time) and ending June 13th midnight PDT!

Winners will be announced June 15th in both blogs – Little Blue Button Stamps and Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

And now here’s my layout using Miss Lilly Hawaiian

I Belong on the Beach:

I Belong on the Beach by Jennifer Grace

Here’s how I made my Miss Lilly embellishment…

1. I printed Miss Lilly onto a piece of printer paper.

2. I covered the area where she’d been printed by sticking a thin 6×6 piece of patterned paper on top, held in place with washi tape.

3. I held it up to the light to check where the printed image would come out.

4. I put the printer paper with the patterned paper stuck on top back into my printer and clicked to print again. Now Miss Lilly is on patterned paper!

How to print a digi stamp

 

Then I just cut her out, coloured her hair, top, and skirt a little, and added some gold glitter to her flower, necklace, and skirt:

Miss Lilly Glittered

She looks like she’s having so much fun!

I belong on the Beach by Jennifer Grace

Apart from Miss Lilly , everything on here is from my June Counterfeit Kit, including my homemade flags and speech bubbles! I love how summery it all looks together.

And your next stop is Amelia’s blog, MieliefishArtyFarty!

Line up:
 
 
 Andrea 
 
 
 
 
 Jemma  
 
 
 Jennifer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Little Blue Button Stamps

We wish you fun and luck during hopping! x

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My June Counterfeit Kit – Blog Hop Reveal!

It’s time for the reveal of the June Counterfeit Kits! Hop along with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Design Team, as we show you what kits we’ve pulled together from our stash! If you’re hopping along you should have reached me via the fabulous Jemma at Just JimJams, and I shall send you onwards at the end of my post!

This month we had a choice of kits to counterfeit from the May Scraptastic Club Kits, and I chose ‘Destination Unknown’ which you can see HERE. This is my version:

June Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

I loved the bright, happy colours, and the happy-go-lucky feel, of the Destination Unknown Kit, so I tried to replicate that!

I started with some bold papers and a selection of journal cards / tags (which I blue-tacked onto a sheet of white cardstock to keep them all together).

Papers and Journal Cards:

June Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

Papers are from DCWV Taj Mahal, Dovecraft Fantasy, Crate Paper Portrait, Bazzill Basics Papers Avalon, Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee, Webster’s Pages Western Romance, DCWV glitter papers,   Cosmo Cricket Upcycle and Odds & Ends, Doodlebug Designs, Papermania, Pebbles Walnut Grove, and K & Co Margot.

The journaling cards are mainly from Echo Park and Elle’s Studio (various collections), plus a couple of other odd cards.

The Embellishments, Alphas, and Stamps:

June Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

These include: Pink ‘Salutations’ Thickers, Amy Tangerine ‘Muse’ Thickers, Prima Fairy Belle Alphas, Crate Paper Acorn Avenue Mini Alphas, Pink Paislee Portfolio Stamps, Handmade Speech Bubbles and Flags (more on these below), Papermania gems, pink and yellow feathers, pink sequins, stripy paperclips, blue & white twine, and a selection of ribbons (I realised my ribbon box was overflowing so here’s a good chance to use some up!).

Here’s the handmade embellishments – they aren’t too complicated this month so I’m putting the details on this post rather than a separate post:

Handmade Embellishments by Jennifer Grace

The Handmade Flags…

Take 5 cocktail sticks and glue a seed bead to the top of each one (I used glossy accents to glue them on), and choose a selection of paper scraps (I used papers from the 6×6 Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper pad):

Flags Step 1

Cut the papers into rectangles, fold in half, and cut notches in the ends if you want to (photo shows them unfolded):

Flags Step 2

Fold the papers around the cocktail sticks and glue together – done!

Handmade Flags by Jennifer Grace

The Handmade Speech Bubbles:

When making these I was counterfeiting the Studio Calico Snippets Speech Bubbles in the Scraptastic Club Destinations Unknown Add-On…

Cut a selection of speech bubbles (I used my Slice Desin Cutter and Back to School Design Card), from a variety of paper and cardstock:

Speech Bubbles Step 1

Decorate them!

From left to right, top to bottom, here’s what I did: 1. Stamped the word ‘Hello’ with Studio G Mini Alpha Stamps, 2. Added a strip of Freckled Fawn Washi Tape, 3 & 4. Left Blank, 5. Stamped a hand from an American Crafts ‘Thanks’ Stamp Set and doodled a black border, 6. Punched two stars from book paper and doodled around them with gold pen, 7. Used yellow mist with the Studio Calico Burst Mask and added an enamel dot, 8. Stamped some cogs with a Papermania stamp, 9. Stamped some Ampersands with a Studio G stamp (stamping several times after inking so some were faded):

Handmade Speech Bubbles by Jennifer Grace

I can’t wait to add these to my projects!

Your next stop along the hop is the lovely Lisa at Recklinghausen Musings, I can wait to see her kit! Go check it out!

Guest Designer: Sherri http://sherrithompson.blogspot.com/
 **you are here** Jennifer http://jennifergracecreates.com **you are here**
Hopefully I’ll be making lots of lovely things with my kit this month, and there will be another blog hop on the 12th with our sponsor this month, Little Blue Button Stamps, so you can look forward to that!
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Bye for now, x
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Counterfeit Scene of the Crime NSD Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge ‘Scene of the Crime’ blog hop – lots of the DT members are giving you a sneak peek into their scrapping space today! It’s all part of the NSD weekend celebrations going on at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog – check it out!

You should have arrived via Jemma at Just Jimjams, and at the end of this post I’ll send you onwards. but first, here’s where I work:

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Since I had to move out of my own little craft room last year (so cheeky boy could have his own bedroom), my scrapping space is my dining table. Yeah, we don’t eat at the table much, because it’s normally covered in paper and glue!

Crafting here has good and bad points. It’s good because it’s easier for other’s to craft with me here – my daughter sits at the table and crafts too, or sometimes friends come round to create. Plus it’s near the kitchen so I can stick bits down while I’m waiting for a pot to boil! The bad thing is this is the room you walk into when you open our front door, so I try to clean up after each project so the house isn’t always a total mess (though it usually is when people call in unexpectedly!). Also, this room doesn’t get much light, so I have to leave the lights on all the time while I craft – I have daylight bulbs fitted. So it isn’t perfect but it works for now!

Want to take a closer look at a few bits?

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Here’s some of my pizza boxes – there’s more on the shelf below but you get the idea – I basically store manufacturers, counterfeit kits, layouts, and themes (eg xmas) in separate pizza boxes. Then when I start on a project I just pull a pizza box down and get to work! I don’t like the look of pizza boxes, I’d like some pretty boxes that are just the right width to fit in the Expedit unit, but about the same height as a pizza box. This seems to be hard to find though, at least within my price range, so pizza boxes it will remain for now! Did you spot that a couple of these boxes are full of prizes for my upcoming event?!

I also have a small TV, which has a built in DVD player, stored on top of these boxes. I get it down and put it on the dining table when I feel like watching a DVD while I work. This could be anything depending on my mood, from Friends, to Armageddon, to Pride and Prejudice, to Harry Potter! Anything I’ve seen before – if it’s a new DVD then I can’t scrap at the same time as I’d get to distracted!

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The above bureaux came from my Grandad’s loft when he moved last year. My Mum used to have it in her bedroom when she was younger. It’s perfect for scrappy supplies! I store my Slice Cutter and boxes or ribbons, buttons etc in the shelves at the bottom, and the draw holds most of my 6×6 papers and my score board. The top opens to reveal this:

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This is where I keep my ink pads, my most often used stamps (small ones in the gold box, larger cling stamps standing up on the right), my most used punches, my Mod-Podge, and a few other bits. When I sit at the end of the dining table I can flip this open and reach everything nice and easy!

On top of the bureaux is this:

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A handy place for lots of tools! My pens are in my Vintage Book Pen Pot (tutorial HERE), scissors and craft knives in an older black pen pot, and the silver box holds my most used adhesives. Love having them ready to grab!

Okay, one more thing to show you that I love:

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I picked up this heart shaped bowl/basket at a car boot sale a while back and I love it! These days it holds my washi & glitter tape collection.

So there you go! I’m sure I could show you lots more but I think that gives you a good glimpse into my workspace! What your favourite bit about where you create?

Now you need to hop on to Julie at His Glory Girl. Have fun checking out the rest of our scrap spaces! Here’s the full list in case you get lost:

Bethany  http://inspiredscrapper-bethany.blogspot.com/

Sherrie http://sherriesmuddlepuddle.blogspot.ca

Andrea http://snappingmonsters.blogspot.com/

Angela http://colestoucan.blogspot.co.uk/

Jemma http://just-jimjams.blogspot.com/

**you are here**Jennifer http://jennifergracecreates.com**you are here**

Julie http://www.hisglorygirl.blogspot.com/

Lisa H. http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com/

Lynnette http://sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com/

Milissa http://millermall.blogspot.com/

Rebecca http://howiburb.blogspot.com/

Have a great Sunday! x

Scrapbook Layouts

Happy (Inter) National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day to all! Though it should be ‘International Scrapbook Day’ by now, right? Who do we talk to about changing that?!

There’s so much going on in the online scrapbooking realm this weekend! I am going to tell you about all the things I’ve heard about, but first I’m going to tell you about the ones that I’m already involved in!

First up – I am super excited to say that I’m guesting at Shimelle Laine’s Blog today! (If you’re new here, visiting me from Shimelle’s blog then ‘Hello!’ – Please check out my current giveaway with news of a blog event I’m holding next weekend!)

My challenge was to add some sparkle… not too difficult for me as I love a bit of bling! But it was still a challenge as I had to create and email the page quickly, and I also tried to use lots of different types of sparkle without overwhelming the page. Here’s a little sneak of the page, but you’ll have to pop over HERE to see the whole thing and to get tips on how I worked quickly:

Today Was Shiny by Jennifer Grace for Shimelle.com

My supplies were mainly from Crate Paper Maggie Holmes, DIY Shop, and The Pier, with some extras including Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn Wood Veneers, American Crafts Wow Glitters, Papermania Pink Shimmer Dome Stickers, and a Glitz Uncharted Waters Rhinestone.

While you’re there check out all the other challenges – Shimelle has examples from a lot of talented scrapbookers, and the challenges are open for a week! Go HERE!

I’ve also been getting all sketchy lately – not just following a sketch, but actually designing the sketches! Check me out! My sketch skills aren’t perfect yet but it’s been an okay start…

I created this sketch for an SJ Crafts NSD Sketch Challenge:

Sketch by Jennifer Grace For SJ Crafts NSD Challenge

I based it on my Disney Family layout on this post. As I’d already made that layout, I decided to use the sketch for a card, rotating it once to the right, and making the layers smaller, but you can see still the sketch there:

Oh Happy Day card by Jennifer Grace using Crate Paper

Supplies: Maggie Holmes and DIY Shop Collection Packs, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Cameras and Chevrons, My Mind’s Eye My Girl Enamel Dots, Hero Arts Clear Gemstones.It’s all layered up on a 6×6″ square kraft card blank, and the camera wood veneer is glittered with American Crafts Wow Glitter ‘Fountain’.

Make sure you go and check out the challenge HERE, if you enter you might win a £10 gift voucher to spend at SJ Crafts, and it’s open until the end of May. There’s plenty more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team on the sketch post to get you thinking, they did a fabulous job with my sketch! There’s going to be more NSD activities going on at the SJ Crafts blog and Facebook Page, so check those out and don’t miss out – I’ve heard whispers of a giveaway!

I also made a sketch for The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, who are doing a ton of NSD celebrations too! In fact they started yesterday, you can see the first post HERE which includes prize details!

This is the sketch I made for CKCB:

NSD Counterfeit Kit Sketch by Jennifer Grace

See how I made it a bit nautical to go with my May Counterfeit Kit? Of course you could swap the anchor out for a different embellie to match your supplies/theme!

Here’s the layout I made with my sketch:

On Porthmeor by Jennifer Grace

On Porthmeor detail by Jennifer Grace

Everything is from my May Counterfeit Kit, except I added some Hero Arts Clear Gemstones, and some white thread. I even got one of each of my handmade items on there!

Go check out the other inspiration on offer HERE!

So that’s all the projects I’ve been involved in for NSD so far, but there’s so many more I could join in with today! Here’s what I’ve heard about and may well be investigating…

Two Peas In A Bucket

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Scrapbook.com

Big Picture Classes

Studio Calico

The Paper Bakery

Carta Bella

Echo Park

October Afternoon

Simple Stories

Prima

Is that enough to keep you busy?! If not I’m sure there’s more going on, somewhere!

Have an amazing NSD, I hope you manage some scrapbooking! x

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Clay Cameos & Pretty Pegs

I’m here to show you how I made/decorated some bits and pieces for my May Counterfeit Kit!

This is what we’re here to talk about:

May Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

And we’ll start with the…

Clay Cameos:

Clay Cameos by Jennifer Grace

I’d seen a few tutorials out there for making your own polymer clay cameos or buttons. You can buy ready-made moulds (molds), but I made my own mould too. Here is one of the tutorials I’d seen on making them, and as I have a lot of Fimo polymer clay that gets rarely used these days, I thought I’d give it a try!

Step 1: Take some polmer clay, bigger than the item you want to mould, and knead it until soft. As my clay is about 7 years old this step took me ages and the clay was still a bit crackly, if I’m going to make more of these I need new clay!

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Step 2: Spray your button (or whatever you want to make a mould of) lightly with water, OR dust it with cornstarch or baby powder. This will stop it getting bits of clay stuck in the grooves. Then press the button into the clay to make a good impression:

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Step 3: Bake your mould according to manufacturer instructions. Then when the mould is cool, dust with powder or spray with water again. Ball up some more polymer clay and press it into the mould. Trim off any excess clay:

clay cameos step 3

Then to colour my cameos I just put a teeny bit of acrylic paint on my fingertip, and rubbed it onto the raised areas of the button. If you wanted this to look more perfect you could use a fine paintbrush to paint it on, but I was okay with the distressed look:

Clay Cameos by Jennifer Grace

My finished buttons are approx 1″ in diameter and a quarter of an inch deep. I shall attach them to a project using Glossy Accents!

Next up is the…

Pretty Pegs:

Pretty Pegs by Jennifer Grace

You may have noticed these are just half-pegs. I don’t usually use pegs on my projects, because to me they look too bulky, so I thought I’d just use half-a-peg, as that would be flatter! You could of course paint a whole peg in the same way. Here’s my process:

Step 1: Take the wire off an ordinary wooden peg (my halves measure 3″ long by ” wide by a quarter inch deep), so you have two wooden halves:

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Step 2: Paint each half in what-ever colour you choose. One of mine is navy-blue (Martha Stewart Satin Paint ‘Wild Blueberry’ – this needed 1 coat of paint), and one is a minty-colour (Martha Stewart Satin Paint ‘Beach Glass’ – this needed 3 coats). I then added white stripes on one, and white spots on the other:

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Step 3: Twist some thin wire round the dent on the peg, folding it flat at the back:

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That’s it! Then you just need to glue it to your project, making sure the peg sticks more at the bottom than the top, so it looks like you’ve pegged something down!

Finally there’s this 12×12 piece of kraft cardstock you can see in the background:

May Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

Which I simply added some anchors to, using my Glitz Anchors roller doodle, a Tim Holtz embossing ink pad, and some Ranger’s embossing powder in Seafoam White. I can’t wait to use this for a layout background!

I hope I’ve inspired you to make some unique embellishments/backgrounds! Which one of these would you be most likely to use?

Have a great day! x

P.S. There’s still 4 days left to enter my giveaway!

Crafting Kits

My May Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop Reveal!

Hello! Sorry I haven’t shared my Hen Party photos yet, we had an awesome time, but it was tiring too! I haven’t caught up with my sleep yet, as I came home to both children feeling under the weather and waking us up lots at night. I shall share Hen Party pics soon!

Today it’s time for the Countefeit Kit Challenge Blog’s Reveal for May. We’re hopping along, so you should have reached me via Jemma at Just JimJams, and I shall send you onwards at the end of this post. If you aren’t sure what the Counterfeit Kit Blog is, then head HERE now to read all about it!

This month we are counterfeiting a couple of fabulous kits at Polly Scraps – the nautical Shoreline and the boy-themed Totally Rad. Can you guess which one I decided to Counterfeit? Shoreline of course – I live near the beach and I love the sea (hands up if you knew that?!)

Here’s my kit for May:

May Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

I’ve created quite a small kit (by my standards) for this month. That’s because I still have some of my March and April kits left to play with, and I know I’m going to be busy in May – for starters there’s my big weekend blog event ‘Onwards and Upwards’ which will be taking up a lot of my time (there’s still 5 days left to enter the announcement giveaway).

So I decided to keep it simple and not add to much. Also a lot of the bits are newer stash, though I did pull a few older items to try and use up!

Here’s my Papers:

May Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

12×12 Papers: A decorated piece of Papermania Kraft Cardstock, Crate Paper Random ‘Pattern’, DIY Shop ‘Design’, and Maggie Holmes ‘Happy Day’, DCWV Once Upon a Time ‘Mermaid Lagoon’.

6×6 Papers: All Glitz Designs Uncharted Waters.

Here’s my Alphas and Embellishments:

May Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

Including: Me to You ‘Especially for You’ Cardstock Stickers, American Crafts ‘Cupboard’ Thickers, Simple Stories Sn@p Typeset Stickers (yellow), a few Crafty Secrets Vintage Cuts ‘Adventures & Travel’, Glitz Uncharted Waters journal cards cut from ‘Bits and Pieces’ Paper & a ‘Whatnot’ Piece, a Making Memories Metal Frame ‘Expressions’, some Bazzill Basics Papers Wayfarer Stickers, Studio Calico Wood Veneers ( handful mixed of Cameras, Tiny Stars & Chevrons), Freckled Fawn Wood Chips (Arrows), The Paper Bakery Flair ‘You’ve been Geotagged’, My Mind’s Eye My Girl Enamel Dots, Glitz Uncharted Waters Roller Doodle ‘Anchors’ & ‘Bokeh’ Washi Tape, Papermania Capsule Yellow Ribbon, American Crafts Glitter Tape ‘Aqua’, a selection of buttons, a couple of decorated pegs, and some summery ephemera which I think came free with a magazine a long time ago!

These items were handmade/decorated:

May Counterfeit Kit by Jennifer Grace

Check back tomorrow for more details / tutorials on those!

What do you think of my kit? Is it suitably nautical like the Shoreline Kit?!!

Now you need to hop on to Julie at His Glory Girl to see what kit she has lined up for this month!

Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:

Guest Designer: Sherrie  http://sherriesmuddlepuddle.blogspot.ca
**You are here** Jennifer http://jennifergracecreates.com **You are here**
Thanks for stopping by! x
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My April Counterfeit Kit – Blog Hop Reveal!

Hello! Welcome to the April Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Design Team Hop Reveal!  You should have arrived here via Jemma at Just Jimjams, and I shall send you onwards to see more lovely kits at the end of this post!

Before we get to the kit – did you notice that this blog, Jennifer Grace Creates, is a new blog for me? I used to blog at Jennifer’s Jumbles, but I will be blogging here from now on. I post a Giveaway yesterday to celebrate the new blog, so go check that out HERE, and don’t forget to sign up and follow me!

This month we are counterfeiting the Gossamer Blue March Kit. I loved the bold reds and yellows in their kit, and I already had some of the Color Me Happy collection to start my kit from. Here’s my bright kit – I know this one will make me want to scrapbook some summer photos.

My April Kit:

April Main Kit

Here are my papers and alphas:

April Papers

12×12″ Papers: Paper Pizazz ‘Black Destinations’, Echo Park Hello Summer ‘Red/Yellow’, Teresa Collins ‘Journal Notes’, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 ‘Borders’, Glitz Design Color Me Happy ‘Bits & Pieces’, Crate Paper Paper Heart ‘Delivery’, Rusty Pickle ‘Pashmina’, Die Cuts With a View ‘Taj Mahal’, a striped piece from Papermania (I can’t remember the collection), and a piece of white transclucent paper. There’s also a a 12″ tall piece of Echo Park Eveyday Ecclectic Paper (red chevrons) which is a few inches wide.

6×6″ Papers: From Glitz Design Color Me Happy, Papermania Happy Days, Bazzill Basics Papers Avalon, and Crate Paper Portrait.

Alphas: Papermania Capsule ‘Cranberry and Apple’ Alphas, American Crafts ‘Cupboard’ Thickers, Simple Stories Sn@p Mini Alphas, Glitz Design White Tenny Alphas.

My tags and stickers:

Tags and Stickers

Including Crate Paper Storyteller Tag Cuts and Border Stickers, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Element Stickers and Alpha Stickers, American Crafts Remarks Adhesive Chalk Labels, a lot of Elle’s Studio Tags from various collections including Day to Day and The Sweet Life, Jenni Bowlin Memo Quilted Stickers, a Pink Paislee Portfolio Ephemera Tag, A Glitz Design Uncharted Waters Title Sticker and ‘Bits & Pieces’ Journal Card, plus a couple of strips of heart paper from the Color Me Happy 6×6 pad.

Other Embellishments and Stamps:

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Including American Crafts ‘Thanks’ stamps, Elle’s Studio ‘Exclusive Christmas’ ‘Right Here’ and Note Tab’ Stamps, a couple of branding strips from Elle’s Studio Day to Day Papers, a piece of white cardstock cut with a Tim Holtz ‘Filmstrip’ Die (which I think may have been Jemma’s – borrowed at the Crafty Blogger’s Retreat!), some My Mind’s Eye Kraft Funday Twine, Papermania ‘Shimmer Heart Dome’ Stickers, Glitz Color Me Happy Giant Rhinestones, My Mind’s Eye My Girl Enamel Dots, a few black gems, a couple of Freckled Fawn ‘Speech Bubble’ Wood Chips, some Studio Calico ‘Tiny Stars’ Wood Veneers, some Scrap & Create ‘Woodgrain Pattern’ Flair, a Glitz Uncharted Waters ‘Bits & Pieces’ Journal Card, a Glitz ‘Chevron’ Roller Doodle Stamp, an alphabet wood stamp (unknown brand), some yellow-striped ribbon, My Mind’s Eye All is Bright red Washi Tape, Freckled Fawn ‘Yellow Airmail’ Washi Tape, some black word beads, some watch parts, a length of red ribbon and a length of black measuring tape ribbon, and some homemade tidbits.

Also, for the first time this month, I’ve made myself an Add-On Kit. I was inspired by the Gossamer Blue Color Kit, which I think is an amazing idea! But I already had enough black in my kit, so I chose a different current colour obsession instead (probably partly fuelled by Ashley Calder’s current Trending Series) – Gold!

My Gold Colour Add-On Kit:

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I can’t wait to add some shine and shimmer to my projects this month with all this gold!

My gold kit features: some handmade ruffle trim, Paper Cellar glitter Alphas, a sheet of gold translucent paper, a gold cake base from a store-bought cake, a piece of cream paper with gold glittery dots, gold sequins, a gold pen, some loose glitter, acrylic paint, liquid pearls, and glitter glue, American Crafts Gold Glitter Zing Embossing Powder, Freckled Fawn Wide Gold Airmail Washi Tape, Anchor Artiste Metallic Gold Crochet Thread, American Crafts Gold Glitter Tape, Some irridescent ribbon with gold edging, some cream ribbon with gold stars (thanks Sarah!), 5 gold skeleton leaves, 2 puffy gold stars and a handful of small gold chipboard stars, some brass metal hearts (I found two more in a different heart shape after I took this photo), Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine Spritz and some pre-misted doilies and cardstock circles, a gold VersaColour ink pad, some gold coloured wire, and a crocheted flower.

There will be more details on these Handmade Embellishments posted tomorrow (2nd April):

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So check back then to learn more about them!

What do you think of my kits? What colour would you choose to make an add-on kit with?

Now you need to hop along to Julie at His Glory Girl. Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:

Guest Designer Kate http://kateblue.blogspot.co.uk/
You Are Here * Jennifer http://www.jennifersjumbles.blogspot.com/ * You Are Here
Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to go and check out my giveaway! See you soon, x