Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mixing and Matching times three!

This post gives triple the inspiration as we show how three design team members mixed Jenni Bowlin releases to create great layouts!

Tanner's Apple Orchard by Megan Klauer

Megan Klauer continues this month's theme of mixing new product with classic JBS on her layout. "Tanner's Apple Orchard." She pulled her inspiration from the green and white checked "Homegrown" paper from the "Homespun" collection. She then mixed in several pieces from this year's "Be Our Guest" mini-papers. What a delightful combination and perfect for these delicious apple photos.

Here are sweet little apples punched from the same sheet of "Homegrown" paper. The numbers and blue star are pulled in from the multi-colored sheet of Star Banner Stickers.

Finally, she's brought in some perfect titlework with the large and small black Chalkboard Alpha Stickers and our newest alpha release, the Shadow Alpha Stickers in red and black.

I love it! Such a fresh fall page! Thanks for the inspiration Megan!

Mixing It Up: "My People" by Jill Sprott

This is the time of year when we eagerly await boxes full of new scrap goodies, but what about the products that already have homes in your stash?  They deserve love, too, don't they?  In combining new items with older ones, you can get your new product "fix" while also revitalizing product that has been somewhat neglected.   This is exactly what I did with the following layout:
I pulled together some of my favorite yesteryear JBS products with my favorite items from recent releases.

The foundation of the page is one of my favorite JBS papers ever, "Vintage Drawing Paper."  I have been hoarding sheets of this precious stuff for years, and this is the last of it.  I also worked in papers and journaling cards from the Victoria, Play Date, and Red and Black Extension III lines, along with the more recent Be Our Guest and Haven lines, and the new Christmas and Halloween lines.
I combined older and newer accents as well here, including pearl flowers (one of my all-time favorite JBS accents), mini letter stickers, and gold floral rub-ons, all of which keep company with the new shadow alpha stickers and one of the house chipboard pieces (which I inked with the new Weather Vane ink).
This layout, like the others posted by the design team over the past few weeks, illustrates just how well older and newer JBS products mix on a page.  Though what's new won't be new for long, isn't it refreshing to know that what's old can be new again?  

Mixing JBS Releases for an Eclectic Fall Layout with Briana

Hey everybody, Briana Johnson here to share a fall page I made using several Jenni Bowlin Studio releases, some recent and some from way back when. I wanted to do something with an eclectic look using a funky fall color palette and lots of pattern. Would you believe I used 7 different lines on this layout! 

I used Circle Die Cut from Be Our Guest, Floral from Tangerine Dream, Album (one of my all time favorite JBS papers), Accessory Sheet, and Dictionary from Haven, the bingo card side of Holly Stripe from Christmas 2011, Petite Red Floral from Red & Black Collection III, Buttercup floral paper from Front Porch, and Aunt Charlotte from Family Tree.

I also used shadow alpha stickers in orange/black (but they definitely go with orange or yellow) and red/black alpha stickers, black doily flowers, decorative delicate brads, Mercantile Exclusive label stickers in brown, mini chalkboard alpha stickers in yellow, flag banner stickers in red/ black, and brown apothecary stickers. Whew!

I traced one of Jenni’s chipboard butterflies on white cardstock. Then using those lines as I guide, I typed the journaling with a typewriter. I'm not going to tell you how many tries it took to get it just right. But I will say micro space is your friend. Then I cut it out, glued it onto the butterfly, used an exacto knife to clean up the edges, and finally went around the edges with an ink blending tool and JBS Malted Milk Ink.

Thanks for joining me and I hope to see you mixing your JBS in unexpected ways!