Oct 23, 2014

A Pinterest Inspired October

 The JBS design team has been showing how they can use Pinterest to inspire their own layouts. You can check out the gorgeous examples on the JBS Mercantile Inspiration Blog.

Two of my layouts using the October JBS Mercantile kit, were Pinterest inspired.  



"Play Football" was inspired by a print ad using a flag banner.  You can see the inspiration piece and read all about it here:  http://www.jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2014/10/from-pinterest-to-scrapbook-page-banner.html


"In a Tree" was also Pinterest inspired.  I loved this piece of art by Philippa Leith:


And although Philippa's artwork is done on different material and has quite a different feel to it, I was able to take inspiration from the sections of folded paper and diagonal flow of bits and pieces on her work.  Does anyone know where I can find a current link for Philippa?  I would love to know!

I'm already planning my next project using October's kit and inspiration from Pinterest.  It's not only a fun way to complete a project, it challenges you also.


Oct 20, 2014

September's Big Six

I wanted to post my six top September photos before October's over.  The days fly ... I want to stop time in its tracks ...



1. The "can she please stop growing now" photo.  I caught dear niece reading in her grandpa's chair.  It's her favorite thing to do and I love her little dimples and sweet smile.


2.  The "cows have beautiful faces" photo. Don't they?!   Mom and I stopped by to pick up homemade cheese, but they were closed.  The cows turned to smile anyway.


3.  The "thanks for playing up the scary Halloween cat look" photo.  Doesn't every garden nursery have a resident cat?  And they all sleep in a cardboard box on the counter.  This one decided I needed a scary photo and played it up real good.


4.  The "I held my breath during the entire workout" photo.  Watching ds in a cross-fit competition is not for the faint-hearted.  In this particular workout the competitors had to rise from sitting while lifting weights overhead with one hand.  Ya' - crazy.



5.  The "I can't believe I didn't know milk could do this" photo.  Creating projects for my design teams is a blast especially when I learn something new.  Like this project for SnapClickDesignCompany, where I searched online to find an interesting way to stick homemade, custom labels onto glass and found out MILK has been used for this purpose for years!    You can bet that no glass jar is safe in my house now.


6. The "nope, it's not Ireland" photo of my alma mater UCONN.  Visited ds in his last semester there and Horse Barn Hill still looks the same.  Ah, the green, the sky, the smells, the cows ...  I loved it then and still do now.

There you go with my Big Six for September! I hope your October is wonderful!

Sep 24, 2014

WOYWW 277 | A New Kit

It's Wednesday and I have stuff on my desk to share!  Wooo hooo!  I love a new project on my desk!


Most of everything here is from the new October JBS Mercantile Kit, so yes, I guess this is a bit of a sneak peek at what's coming.

I've started a 12x12 page - it going to be totally fall-ish, with a favorite photo(s) of dear niece that I just took the other day.  It's so nice to have nieces that actually LOVE to pose for the camera.  When I say LOVE, I mean L-O-V-E.

You get a good view of the exclusive stencil in the kit which I'm not using on this page, but am dyin' to use on the next.  To the right is my tiny attacher - i've been using it a lot lately.  The rectangle of white above that is hard to see but they are white photo corners.  I've been loving photo corners lately.

If you want to know what WOYWW is all about, visit Julia's blog here.  She started this amazing weekly blog get-together!

Thanks for visiting!