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Sale – Last Day!

Wow, thank you all SO MUCH for making this sale a success, I am so grateful for each and every one of my readers and customers :)! If you still have something you’re planning on picking up, I’d do it today – tomorrow everything in the store will be going back to the original prices. Well, everything that’s in the store now, that is ;). I have a little  something new for you, so stay tuned…

A Chance to Win :)!

Pssst… just a heads up:  I’m giving away some of my new goodies later this week :). Check out my post at DST: Click Here! Have a nice day :)!

Flirty New Release and a….FREEBIE!

I have lots of new scrapping supplies for you in the store today :)!

Here’s my new kit, So Flirty!

So Flirty Digital Scrapbook Kit by Jess Gordon

I also made a quick page set:

So Flirty Quick Page Set by Jess Gordon

*Click Here for the So Flirty Quick Page Set*

And Kelleigh designed these super adorable printables with it too:

So Flirty Printables by Jess Gordon and Kelleigh Ratzlaff

If you purchase the kit, you’ll also receive this new Fancy Leaves element pack – FREE!

Fancy Leaves Element Pack by Jess Gordon

You can save over $5 if you purchase the bundled set – this is a GREAT deal :)!!

So Flirty Bundle by Jess Gordon

And check out this super fun printable project, designed by Brooke – in Oregon!! She was sweet enough to let me offer this as a freebie for you all – thanks Brooke!!!!

So Flirty Candy Bar Wrapper Freebie

*Click Here to Download the So Flirty Candy Bar Freebie*

Coming soon: tons of inspiration from my So Flirty One-Kit-CT!!!!

Happy New Year! 50% Off Sale!!

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Happy New Year :)!! I hope you all enjoyed your holidays!! I am truly enjoying mine – my Mother-in-law is still in town until Tuesday, so we are having a wonderful extended visit :). I feel a little bad about being MIA from Scrapbook Ideas and the online scrapping world, so I thought a little sale might help make up for it ;).

From now until Sunday, EVERYTHING in my store is 50% off!!

{HUGS!} Jess

A Time for Giving

My mom sent me a link to this video, and I just had to share it here too – it really moved and motivated me! I hope it will do the same for you.

Interested in helping to provide clean water to developing countries? You can make a donation right here (I did!): https://www.water.cc/give/. You can even make the donation in some else’s name and send them a beautiful e-card to tell them about it :).

I enjoy giving to various charities throughout the year, but there is something about Christmas that makes me want to give even more than usual. Partly because I feel so blessed myself, and I want my blessings to overflow into the lives of others. But mostly it is because I feel compelled to give when I think about the true meaning of Christmas: God’s greatest gift to us, his son Jesus Christ.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

I love love LOVE Christmas and all of the many joys of the season, but I can honestly say I get the most joy from giving to others, especially those who need the most!

Here are some scrapbook pages about Christmas giving… you didn’t think I would have a post with nothing scrappy in it, did you ;)?

The first one is by Oriana, I was so impressed and inspired by her idea!

Card by Oriana

*Click here for credits and to leave her some love in the gallery :)*

These next two are by me – Gabe and two of his cousins each packed a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child again this year. This tradition gets more fun each year as the kids get older and have a deeper understanding of the meaning and significance of giving to other kids. If you want to see Gabe with his box from last year click here :).

Operation Christmas Child 2008 Page 1

Operation Christmas Child 2008 Page 2

What is your favorite charity to give to at Christmas time? Have you scrapped about your giving traditions? I’d love to hear about them :)! {HUGS} Jess

Christmas Gift Basket Idea

****FAMILY MEMBERS: Don’t look at this one please :)!****

Here’s an idea I have been wanting to try ever since I saw it on Kayla’s blog last year around this time: homemade caramel dip! I was amazed that you can make this great treat right in the can without ever even opening it :). You just remove the labels from some cans of sweetened condensed milk, put them into a deep pot, and completely cover them with water, then boil them for three hours (adding water when needed). The milk turns into a caramel-y type sauce – who knew?? But I learned after the fact that it can be dangerous because the cans will exploded if the water level drops below the tops of the cans! Good thing I remembered to keep adding water :)!!! Despite the risk, I will be making more of these – I tested some, and it is YUMMY!

Christmas Gift Basket Idea

Here’s a gift basket idea: Decorate cans of homemade caramel dip (I used printed papers from Chrstmas Heart), add some apples, candies and bags of nuts and you have a sweet gift to  be enjoyed by all … I hope ;)!

Quick Page Freebie :)!

Gabe and I have a busy day ahead of us, making yummy homemade Christmas treats and packing parcels for far away loved ones. I hope your week is off to a great start – here’s another freebie from me :)! ~xo Jess

Christmas Heart Quick Page Freebie

*Click Here to Download*

Today Only Quick Page SALE :)!

It’s time for another Sunny Sunday Sale! The Christmas Heart Quick Page set is on sale for only $2 today – that’s more than 50% off :)!

Christmas Heart Quick Pages

*Click Here to Purchase*

Christmas Heart Quick Pages Details

*Click Here to Purchase*

Starburst Paper Tutorial, Plus Another Chance to Win!

Firstly, I wanted to let you all know that there is a contest going on at Sunshine Studio Scraps with a chance to win my Christmas Heart kit :)! Click Here to Check it Out :)!

I have been so focused on hybrid crafts that I haven’t talked much about digi scrapping lately. I finished up another page for my scrapblog book today, so I thought I’d share a quick tutorial :)!!

Scrapblog Christmas Book Page

Credits: Christmas Heart kit and Christmas Heart quick page, by Jess Gordon, available here. Fonts: Cry Kitty and Problem Secretary.

Create a Starburst Look with Solid Papers

Papers with a starburst pattern on them are so fun, and they’re great for emphasizing part of your page, as I have done in the layout above. To get this look using a simple solid paper I followed these steps:

  1. Open the solid paper in photoshop.
  2. Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool, draw out some selections for the “rays” for your starburst. Draw the first ray, making a closed shape (it will have marching ants around it when you are finished). Holding down the shift key, draw the rest of the rays. You only need to draw the lighter colored rays. You can be a perfectionist and make sure all the rays meet perfectly in the center, or you can just make rough shapes like I did :).
  3. After step 2, you should have all of your light colored rays selected (outlined with marching ants). Right click inside one of the selections, and choose “layer via copy”
  4. Change the blend mode of the new layer you just created to “screen”, and adjust the opacity to your liking (I used 63% for this example).

That’s it – have fun :)!!!

Hybrid Ideas From Christmas Past

Meeeeeeerry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!! I was browsing through last year’s posts about my hybrid Christmas projects, and I thought I’d share some of the pics again in case some of you are newer readers. There are some fun ideas here I plan to borrow from for this year’s gifts :)! If you click the images, you will be taken to the original post, which has more information about each project. All of these projects were made with either Shabby Princess, Shabby Miss Jenn or Weeds and Wildflowers digital designs. If you like these, you will LOVE their new designs for this year even more!!! But I’m pretty sure all of the designs from last year are still available in their stores as well :).

Shabby Princess 2 Page Calendar

Have you made any hybrid Christmas gifts this year? Do you plan to? I’d love to hear what you’re making, so please share – I still have more people on my list to make things for ;). And if you have pics online, please link us up :)!!!

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