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Baby’s First Easter Faithbook Page

Happy Easter! I am looking forward to spending time with my family and friends at church tomorrow morning, so I thought I’d share this with you a day early :). It’s a hybrid scrapbook page I made celebrating Gabe’s very first Easter (2007). I can’t believe how much he’s grown in the past two years!!

First Easter Hybrid Scrapbook Page

Digital Supplies: Fancy Leaves and So Flirty kit, by Jess Gordon

Physical Supplies: Flowers, Crystals, Cardstock and Letter Stickers all by Prima

First Easter Scrapbook Page

Here’s a close-up look at the hidden journaling area behind the main photo. You can see my full tutorial for this page in the April issue of the DST Insider . Check it out  – it’s free!

Mini Album Faithbook Idea

Happy Good Friday!

Have you been to Michael’s lately? They have some gorgeous new scrapbooking collections from Prima, so I went shopping!!!! First, I picked up some of these:

First Blush by Prima, available at Michael’s
First Blush by Prima - available at Michael's

I loooooove this new collection, and I’m especially proud of the papers by Doris Castle and Dianne Rigdon, two talented digital designers I have been lucky to work with in the past! The flowers and other embellishments are also as lovely as can be! I will be stopping back at Michael’s again tomorrow (with a 30% off your entire purchase coupon) to pick up some of the new Nursery Tales collection too – perfect for me right now :)!

Mini Album Faithbook

Mini Album Faithbook

Here’s a project I made recently with the new First Blush collection by Prima. Since the paper pack has 96 papers, I’m sure there will many more fun projects to follow! I have been trying to memorize a group of Bible verses about four topics; Kindness, Gentleness, Patience and Self-Control – areas I would like to improve on in my life, especially since I will soon be the mommy of two ;). So, I printed out the scriptures and added them to this mini album. I love using an accordion album for projects like this, because I can display the open album along a shelf and look at it every time I pass by.

Mini Album Faithbook

To add a calming, peaceful feel to the album, I included springtime flower photos I have taken at a nearby botanical garden recently. It was tempting to go overboard with the beautiful floral papers from the First Blush line, but I tried to stick to mostly muted green papers, so as not to overwhelm the flower photos in the album.

Mini Album Faithbook

I am really happy with how this album came out, and I hope it will inspire me to learn these Bible verses and serve as a reminder of them for years to come.

Supplies: flowers, patterned paper, die-cut felt strip, stickers and crystals all from the First Blush Collection by Prima, available at Michael’s stores.  Album from Oriental Trading Company. Distress ink by Ranger.

Altered Flower Pail Tutorial

Here’s a fun project I made almost a year ago! The full tutorial with step-by-step photos is on the Prima blog today. Actually, I made two of these last spring -  for my nieces, Emma and Madison. I don’t know which they were more excited about, the pretty pails or the candy inside ;).

Altered Prima Flower Pail

If you are into “going green” with your scrapbooking projects, this is one way you can reduce/reuse/recycle! The little pail I altered is actually a recycled flower container. Here’s a shot of the flower pail before I started the project.

Scrapbooking Supplies from Prima

Click Here for a Step-by-Step Tutorial with Photos

News, Ideas and Tutorials

So Much Love
(So Much Love: Credits and instructions below)

Well hello! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve shared my scrapbook ideas – hopefully I can make up for it a little bit today :).  First things first though, I want to say a BIG Thank You to everyone who has emailed me to say you’ve missed my posts, you are thinking of me and especially those of you who have been praying for me!! It is very touching and much appreciated.

So, here’s a little update on why I have been MIA for the past couple of months: as you can maybe guess by the layout above, I am pregnant! We are very excited about this happy news – what a blessing :)!! For the first trimester I was veeeeery tired, and although I luckily have not had to deal with “morning sickness” I have had to deal with an ongoing chronic illness which unfortunately came out of remission right about the time we found out we were expecting. So I have been pretty wiped out, but I am learning how to cope and I am blessed with an awesome husband and a group of caring friends who have been very helpful and supportive.

Anyway, that is why I have taken a break from designing, blogging, article writing, etc. for a while.  Now that I have a bit more energy, I hope to get back into the swing of things (at least with scrapping and blogging). So let’s get started, shall we?

For those of you who read the Prima Blog, these will not be new – sorry. The only creating I have been doing recently has been to fulfill my requirements for the Prima design team. I am glad I made that comittment, otherwise I might not have gotten anything done at all!

So Much Love (seen above and at the Prima Blog)

Digital Supplies: Signs of Spring Chipmates (SKU19843)

Physical Supplies:
All from Prima: Signs of Spring Papers (#881290, #881276, # 881368, #881283), Alphablends (#840716, #840723), Whispered Words (#812010), Voila (#881634), Die-Cut Chipboard (#400026), Clear Epoxy Stickers (#400002), RFH Sticker Sheet, Essentials 3 Coquette flowers (#517281) and Sprites 2 (#517144).

I used the RFH (Retail Friendly Hybrid) Die-Cut Chipboard, Sticker Sheet and Clear Epoxy Stickers along with the Signs of Spring Chipmates to create customized matching embellishments for my page.

Hybrid Steps:

  • I opened the Signs of Spring Chipmates file in PhotoShop, and used the Ellipse Tool to draw a white oval over the yellow sticker shape.
  • I used the Eyedropper Tool to choose a pink color from one of the other stickers, and used this color to type the words “a baby” over the white area of my yellow sticker.
  • Next, I printed out the sticker sheet onto the RFH sticker paper (be sure to print a test page first to make sure the stickers line up correctly).
  • For the yellow title sticker, I just adhered it to the matching chipboard sticker and placed the matching epoxy sticker on top to create a custom title sticker.
  • For the green and blue chipboard arrows and the yellow heart, I cut the stickers out by hand before adhering them to the matching chipboard. This gives them an uneven edge, so the chipboad underneath shows a bit.
  • I added an epoxy sticker over the heart, but I didn’t use them on the arrows, instead I created even more dimension by using the Alphablends stickers on top.

Orchid Farm

This layout was for the March BAP (Build-a-Page) Sketch.

Orchid Farm

Digital Supplies: Beautiful Day Kit by Vera Lim; font: Century Gothic

Physical
Supplies: All from Prima – Loft 18 Burgandy #520045; Elysee Lace#519520; Sprites #517212; Center Kissed Round 6 mm # 520700; Whispered Words #812119; and Steel Toe Mary Jane paper #602178

Tip: to create the blue block of color along the right hand side of the page, I opened the background (digital) paper in Photoshop and drew a rough selection using the lasso tool, then I feathered the selection and on a new layer, I filled the selection with white. Next, I layered the blue digital paper on top and “clipped” it to my shape, using the keyboard commands ctrl+alt+g, then ctrl+e (commands might vary depending on the version of Photoshop you use).

Thank You Card (originally seen here)

Thank You Card

Digital Supplies: Prima Fancies Silhouettes #1 by Valerie Foster

Physical Supplies: From Prima – Fancies #518806; Whispered Words #812010; Build-A-Bauble #400033; and The Bitty Bag paper flowers #506988. Other supplies: blank card, pink brad and a pen.

Hybrid Steps:

In Photoshop, I created a new document with the same dimensions as my blank card. I opened the Mixed Fancies digital image, and positioned it on the front of the card. I used the custom paper size option in my printer settings to enter the card dimensions. Before printing, I checked my print preview, to be sure that things were lined up correctly. Then I printed the image right onto the blank card. I used a brad to attach the flowers onto the perfectly coordinating design. Finally, I added a message and a few more embellishments and I was done!

Card, Tag and Gift Bag  Set (originally seen here)

Card, Gift Bag and Tag Set

Digital Supplies: Parcel Post digital stickers by IOD

Physical Supplies: From Prima – Fancies #518639, Mulberry Paper Leaves 170684, Elysee ribbons 519513 & 519520, Belle Fleur 518042 & 518059, Voila! Art Strips 880200, Whispered Words 812119 & 812010, RFH sticker sheet, & Clear Epoxy Stickers #400002. Other Supplies: Kraft cardstock and gift bag.

Tip: In Photoshop, I re-sized the digital stickers used for the card, so they would be a little smaller and fit my card better.

That’s it for today, more to come soon!

Faithbooking Page Updated :)!

I spent a good chunk of time today updating the Faithbooking page with all the faithbooking related posts I could find from the past few months. I had gotten way behind with my updates during the holidays!

And here’s a new one from today – I scrapped it during Gabe’s nap. He was so excited to see himself on my computer when he woke up  :).

I Love You 24/7

Credits: Real Love Mini Kit and Real Love Freebie, both by me :).

I hope to get some Bible study – inspired pages done soon too. I am doing two great studies right now :)!

Real Love Mini Kit {and freebie}

Happy Friday everybody! I hope you had a great week and are ready for the weekend :)!! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to Valentine’s Day  – what could be sweeter than a whole day dedicated to LOVE? It is with this in mind that I have put together my new mini kit: Real Love – It is on sale for just $2 right now!

Real Love Mini Kit by Jess Gordon

My inspiration for this kit is a passage from the Bible:

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a (NIV)

You will find these words incorporated into the design of some of the papers in the kit, and of course, most of the elements are meant to communicate a major message of LOVE :)! Although you can’t miss the bold pinks and lavender colors here, you will also find plenty of neutrals too – for those non-girly pages ;).

And of course I have a little freebie for you to coordinate with this kit! Enjoy :)!!
*Click Here to Download the Real Love Freebie*
Real Love Freebie By Jess Gordon

I LOVE these beautiful pages made by some of my talented digi scrapping friends!

Melinda Staley

Melinda Staley

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Jennifer

Jennifer

Sharon Dale (aka skye_zak)

Sharon Dale (aka skye_zak)

Rebecca Labbe, Kiden Studios

Rebecca Labbe, Kiden Studios

RuthMelody

RuthMelody

Anne Berit

Anne Berit

Wendy Cole

Wendy Cole

So Flirty SALE and Freebie :)!

Yay, it’s the weekend :)! Didn’t this week just fly by?? I have to run over to DST to announce the winners of my giveaway, but first I just wanted to share this little freebie with you and let you know about a SALE: The So Flirty Kit, Paper Pack, Element Pack, Quick Pages, and Bundled Set are all on sale for 30% off right now, PLUS everything in the Christmas Heart collection is 50% off :)!!

Here’s the freebie – it coordinates perfectly with  So Flirty, so if you haven’t picked it up yet, this will give you a little taste of what you’ll find in the kit. I also threw in a new one of the Fancy Leaves too, since the Fancy Leaves download comes free with the kit :)! Have a great weekend!

So Flirty Freebie

*Click Here to Download the So Flirty Freebie*

So Flirty CT Inspiration!

Wow, I’m blown away by all of the BEAUTIFUL pages my “So Flirty One-Kit-CT” made! Thanks ladies – you are so talented, and it has been a blast working with you :)!!!

These were all created with So Flirty, now in my store at sunshinestudioscraps.com:

RuthMelody

RuthMelody

Brooke - in Oregon

Brooke - in Oregon

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Amber at Stolen Moments

Amber at Stolen Moments

Sory Reyes

Sory Reyes

Sory Reyes 2

Sory Reyes 2

Melinda Staley

Melinda Staley

Rebecca

Rebecca Labbe, Kiden Studios

Anne Berit

Anne Berit

Anne Berit 2

Anne Berit 2

Jennifer

Jennifer

Jenni

Jenni

Wendy

Wendy

Wendy 2

Wendy 2

Wendy 3

Wendy 3

Sandra

Sandra

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!!!!

Super Cute One-Kit-Call :)

**UPDATE: I now have all the scrappers I need for this call – thanks :)!!**

Hi all! I have a new kit coming out, and I’m looking for a few scrappers who are willing to make a page or two for me! You will need to email me a copy of your page within the next day or two, plus upload your page(s) into 3 online galleries (DST, Sunshine Studio Scraps and at least one more). If you’re interested, please email me: scrapbookideas @ gmail.com (if you have never made any pages for me, please include a link to your most updated gallery). Here’s a sneak peek of the new kit:

sneakpeek

Thanks for your help :)!

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