JBS Mercantile has a new Forum (this is very exciting stuff) and this past weekend they had an online crop. Because of the time zone differences i didn't stop in for any of the chats but the DT set lots of fun challenges to play along with. A lot of them are still open until Sunday if you want to play along too! There are lots of gift cards for JBS Mercantile up for grabs! i'm hoping i might squeeze some more time for a few more challenges this weekend but i wanted to share what i've done so far. i decided as it was a JBS crop i'd try and use as much JBS product on my pages as i could. Turns out i have quite a stash of embellies but not so much of the papers and most of those i've been hoarding since 2007, eeep! Time to put them to good use me thinks.
First up was a sketch by Celeste based on one of her pages.
Paper, Crepe Ribbon, Month Card, Border Sticker, Buttons: Jenni Bowlin, Mist: Studio Calico, Twine from own stash.
i already included a photo of cheese and wine night for my Document 2011 but it was a really fun night so i decided to scrap it again allowing myself to add more detail in the journalling, they're not the best photos, but i am ok with that. i managed to use nearly all JBS products on this one, they coordinate so well! i even handcut the title out of one of the papers. i couldn't resist adding in the mist or the twine though. i toned down the navy polka dot paper using some of the JBS paint in malted milk. Jenni has done a fabulous video on ways to use her inks here. i've decided i need those buttons in every colour, i think they are probably my favourite JBS product ever!
Betsy set a challenge to use an oval on your page or card. i think it might have been years since i used an oval on my layout! i remember when i first started scrapping and they were all the rage, i even cut my photos into ovals, scary! Anyway, i had some of these scalloped oval journalling spots from JBS so i used one of those to house part of my title. One of my sisters turned 25 last week and i still can't get over it! We grew up together so have a special bond, i think it's only one you can understand if you're fortunate enough to have had the same experience. i am so proud of the person she is. This is one of my favourite photos from when we were littlies. Circa 1986. And yes i still have my care bear, but he is rather well worn, travelled and loved so is not in quite the same condition.
Scalloped paper, journalling spot, stick pin: Jenni Bowlin, Mist: Maya Road, Tape: American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers: Sassafras and American Crafts, Twine from own stash.
This was my very last Jenni Bowlin stick pin, waaaah! i need to stock up on some more, i love them dearly! i punched some hearts out of scrap paper to use as a mask for the Maya Mist which turned out a lot better then i was anticipating (mist can be rather unpredictable at times). And i used one of Jenni's lovely die cut papers, but i had to trim the edges a bit to make it work for my 8 1/2" x 11" page. Now i can use the other half on different page :)