Friday, February 10, 2012

Welcome Jenn - Our Feb 2012 Guest Creative Team Member!

Hi Cherries. My name is Jenn and I am so excited to be the GCT for this month. I have so much in my life to be happy about and am thrilled to be able to share a little bit of that with you. I am engaged to the most wonderful and amazing man who has taught me so much about love. Between us we have 3 awesome children, one little angel in heaven, and 3 cats that are just as spoiled as our children are! 

My family keeps me busy and is usually the focus of my scrapbooks. If I am not hanging out with the family, you can usually find me scrapbooking, reading, watching sports, or baking. I started scrapbooking as a young girl. I loved to cut pictures and articles out of magazines and glue them into other books. Thankfully my scrapbooking as evolved greatly since then. I love all styles of scrapbooking, but tend to gravitate towards more simple and clean pages.

When I think of February, I instantly think of love and Valentine’s Day. So for my reveal I wanted to showcase some of the people and things that I love. What better way to do this then with Basic Grey’s Kissing Booth collection? I love the colors of this line and found it to be very versatile. I love how the colors and designs blend and coordinate with each other, making it very easy to work with.

For my first layout, I wanted to share with you the love of my life. I choose the background paper (Oh Darling) because of the outdoor feel to it. The picture was taken while we were camping so I thought it was perfect. I used the back of xoxo, the back of we belong, as well as the back of kiss to help accent the picture. 

To add a little bit of depth I used stickers from the Kissing Booth Elements sheet. I love that the alphabet sheet came with three different fonts in three different colors. I used all 3 alphabets from the alphabet sheet to make the title. In order to help make the stickers and alphabet pop I outlined them with a fine tip marker. 

I also wanted a little bit of contrast between the papers since they blended together so nicely. In order to create that effect, I inked all of the edges using Chestnut Cat Eye pigment ink by Colorbox.

For my second layout I wanted to focus on my love of my children. I am so blessed to have 3 awesome kids. I really wanted the focus to be on the pictures of the kids so I chose to work with more subtle papers and only 1 pattern paper. I used the back of Hugs for the background. I also used the front of We Belong, the back of Kiss as well as the back of XOXO. Once again I used ink to help contrast the papers. 

I used Chianti Cat's Eye ink by color box. The deep red helped to bring some pop of color to the dark subtle papers. In trying to keep the focus on the pictures, I used the lovely mini pink alphabet to add names to the pictures while using the browns for the title. Did I mention how much I love this alphabet sheet? I used the element sticker sheet and the layered banner sticker sheet to create a couple of accents on the page. The flower stickers were a great way for me to hide my adhesive on the vellum!

For my final layout, I wanted to do a snapshot of things that I love. Pink is my favorite color so I wanted to incorporate lots of pink into this layout. The way these papers coordinate are awesome. I used the back of Truly, the back of Kiss, the front of Butterfly Kisses, the back of XOXO, the back of We Belong, and the back of Butterfly Kisses. I inked all of the edges using Chestnut Cat's Eye pigment ink by Colorbox. Using the element sticker sheet, the alphabet sheet, and the layered banner stickers I created a visual triangle to help bring focus to the list of things I love.

When I was finished with my layouts I realized I had some nice sized scraps to work with. I hate to throw anything away so I used the scraps to make a couple of Valentine’s Day cards.


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