Monday, April 21, 2014

New Product Focus with Leah Farquharson

I'm loving the newest goods from Jenni Bowlin Studio this season. I've put together something really simple today featuring a bunch of the lovely wood veneer pieces, flatbacks, rubons, and triangle sequins! One of the biggest projects for a class I'm currently taking is learning to see and collect inspiration from the world all around you. It's been a very eye opening, and lovely experience. I have to say, it really makes you think a bit more about the world all around you that you pass by all the time - sometimes without even seeing. - Leah

Inspiration by Leah Farquharson

Supply List
Flatbacks - True Vintage II
Wood Veneer - Insta-Frames
Wood Veneer - Flash Cards
Modern Mercantile - Novelties
Modern Mercantile - Etcetera
Sequins - Triangles
Skinny Alpha Stickers - Sage

Friday, April 11, 2014

Building a Layout with Corrie Jones : Video!

Corrie Jones has such a light-hearted and whimsical signature style.  In this video she makes a layout using a single piece of white cardstock, adding background layers of gesso, watercolor, stitching, and rub-ons and uses layers of embellishments to finish.  Watch Corrie's process below!

Thank you Corrie for letting us watch you make your beautiful works of art!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Product Focus : JBS Rub-Ons and Your Pocket Pages

I am using the pocket page format for my son's college baseball album.  I'm finding it an easy way to store the photos I know he'll want to see years from now, record stats and records, and store memorabilia.

I've found that the new Jenni Bowlin Studio Pennants Rub-Ons, Labeled Rub-Ons, and other JBS gold Rub-Ons work extremely well with this format.

I want to keep the format similar and simple throughout the entire book.  This is the only way I'll finish by the time he graduates next year!  The gold is such a fun neutral and goes with anything, including the blues and whites of his baseball uniform.  The gold will certainly match with any other school and uniform color, too.

The new JBS Wood Veneer buttons add another neutral touch with dimension.  I painted them with a clear glitter paint and added matching embroidery thread.  

The pockets are either white cardstock with Spice Tin splatters - or blue with splattered white paint and die-cut titles.

I just love the cohesive look when you keep with certain color schemes and embellishments on each pocket: a hint I learned from Doris!

Another great way to use your JBS Rub-Ons is to rub them directly onto the top of the plastic pocket page.  The enlarged photo above was from a photographer and I wanted to preserve it as is, so I rubbed a Pennant Rub-On and a piece of the Tiny Trims Revised onto the top of a plastic 6x8 pocket.  JBS Rub-Ons are of GREAT quality and transfer to paper like buttah and to transfer them onto a slick plastic surface, you just need to rub twice!

I am thrilled with this format and using Jenni's Rub-Ons to embellishment my pockets!  I think my son will be too!


Rub-Ons - Dominos - Gold

Rub-Ons - Pennants - Gold

Rub-Ons - Labeled - Gold

Wood Veneer - Buttons
Paper Tape - Notebook Grid

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A New Video from Jenni : Rub-On Techniques!

Jenni's Rub-Ons are known in crafty circles to be the best around.  Made in America of the best quality, you'll find them easy to apply on a variety of surfaces.  Jenni shows us some of her favorite tips, tricks, and techniques in this video.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Wood Veneer Mini Album

Jenni's Wood Veneer is causing quite a buzz!  Six styles of wood veneer were released and 2 of these styles are mini album covers:

Here's how Jenni used on of these covers to create her own sweet mini:

Jenni bound her mini with baker's twine, and there are many other ways to bind the album and personalize it.

Wouldn't these make a great starting point for a mini album class, too?!

Supplies used to create the mini and first 2 pages shown above are:

Friday, March 7, 2014

More New Release Inspiration from Jenni

Not only does Jenni produce classic and timeless papercrafting products, she uses those products to create classic and timeless layouts.

Take this beauty for example:

Jenni took the basic grid design and added her own twist by sewing the grid in metallic gold thread and letting the ends of the threads hang.  Each block is filled with a photo, journaling, or embellishment from her new collections.

What a wonderful way to take a basic design to a new level!

Stay tuned for more inspiration with new our new JBS releases!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Jenni's Video : Up Close With her New Releases

A video from Jenni is such a treat!  Her newest one introduces her 2014 Winter Releases, a new Bulk Program for Retailers, and we also get a peek at Jenni's classic crafting style with a new layout.

See it all here!