Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Jill and I reside in rural Northern Illinois. I have been hooked on digital scrapbooking since 2006 when I stumbled upon it quite by accident. I am also an avid photographer and have recently started creating hybrid projects ... what fun! This blog is my way of sharing some of my creativity and photography with you ... I hope you enjoy it and stop by often!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Better Luck Next Year

Juno Designs has a new release today ... Season of Joy available at the ScrapMatters store
 Isn't the kit wonerful??  Not only did the colors first grab me, but the assortment of awesome elements is superb!
I have scrapped this picture before - and intend on doing so each holiday season because it is just too funny ... it makes me smile every time I see it!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Digi Dare

I have been stalking the Digi Dares Blog for awhile now - and today decided I'd play along ... phew - it was more of a challenge than I thought it would be - and I just finished.

The "daring" details:
Split Personality. I want to know what makes you go really happy and really upset (or sad, or just plain grumpy). Celebrations and parties are starting to pop here and there for the holidays and let’s just say I am a big grumpy holiday gal. (Dalis wrote this awesome dare, but this kinda describes me too.  Feel free to go holiday or maybe even go with someone else’s perspective.)
Tell me the little things or the big things, we want to know it all! Is it the strong disgusting smell of cinnamon pine cones that make you feel like you want to RUN! Or is the homemade air scents that makes you sing along.
Dare Flairs:
1- Split the page.
2- Use different (very different colors) for each side of your page
3- Use some kind of metal on the grumpy side and something soft like curly ribbons or flowers in the happy side.
4- Journal (list or paragraph it doesn’t matter)

And here is my page:
  Credits for my page include:
Count the Ways by Juno Designs
Happy To Be Me by Joyful Heart Designs
Vintage Desktop by Litabelle Designs
Come Alive by Connie Prince
We Are Family by Connie Prince
Blessings of Life by Juno Designs
Blackbird by Stolen Moments
Home For the Holidays by Stolen Moments & SugarPlum Paperie
Journey of the Heart by KimBroedelet & Elisie's Pieces
Just Sail Away by LDrag Designs

Vintage Photos

Dad and Mom passed along lots of vintage photos to me - I'm so happy to have them.  I have scanned some, but have hundreds I need to get scanned and filed away.

Here's a page I created using a kit designed by Connie Prince (thanks for giving me the opportunity to be a guest on your creative team during December Connie!!).  The kit is available in Connie's store @ Scrapbook Bytes - the name of the kit is "We Are Family" 

Here is another page I created using a photo of my oldest sister.  I just can't help but smile when every time I look at the photo!  

The page was created for a challenge hosted by Juno Designs at ScrapMatters, using the quote: "Just be who you want to be, not what others want to see."  When I signed up for the challenge I really didn't think I would make a page that took the quote quite "literally" ... but that's how it turned out.

Kit credits for the above page:  Serene Breeze by LDrag Designs, Love Letters by Down This Road, Winter Breeze and My Favorite Things by Megan's Creations - all found @ the ScrapMatters Store

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Releases 11.23.12

Love these new releases available @ The ScrapMatters Store

Count Your Blessings by Juno Designs

A Special Day Christmas Edition by LDrag Designs

Winter Wishes by Jennifer Labre Designs

Monday, November 19, 2012

Manic Monday - It Must Be a Boy Thing

It is Manic Monday over @ ScrapMatters ... check out LDrag Designs kit called "It Must be a Boy Thing" - found at the ScrapMatters Store
Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Give Yourself a LIttle TLC Jars

A few weeks ago I saw a "Pamper Yourself" gift jar idea ... this is my take on the project.

A mason jar had been used for the project I spotted earlier, but I decided to go with another type of jar ... 
 I found the cool cylinder vases at the Dollar store ... the price was right and I think they turned out pretty cute.

I picked up fuzzy socks at Kohl's ... shower gel and mini candles are from Bath and Body Works and Lotions from Gordman's ... and of course, I had to throw in Ghidadelli Chocolates!

I printed the greeting on the little card first then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the envelope and card.

I hope my friends enjoy getting these fun little gifts as much as I enjoyed putting them together for them!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16 New Releases

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!  Brisk and sunny here in northern Illinois!

Wanted to share a few awesome new releases with you today ...

 Created using Family Gathering, Juno Designs kit - it can be found @ the Scrapmatters Store

Created using Jennifer Labre's fun Movie Magic kit also found @ the ScrapMatters Store

This page was created using the November Monthly Mix found at the GingerScraps Store 
Thanks for visiting - wishing you a great weekend!!