Paper Sweeties Featured Designer

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Evening, y'all!  I was over-the-moon thrilled to get an email from Debbie asking me to be this month's Featured Designer at Paper Sweeties and didn't hesitate for a single second to accept or start planning what I would create to share with you all.  Debbie makes it so easy with a plethora of darling images, coordinating dies, sequins, ribbons, and Baker's Twine.  The hardest part is just picking, but today just so happens to be my birthday.  So, I set off with Party Time and its coordinating die to dress up a few photos of my birthday celebration from a couple of years back.
I started this page by stamping a few confetti spots and stars, in Jet Black ink, strategically, throughout the aqua/pink, diamond, base page.  Don't you think that happy background is perfect for a birthday celebration?  I then used my photos, which were matted with Whisper White cardstock, to create a cake, stacked on an aqua, gradient, paper plate and topped with a trio of die-cut, from Strawberry Slush cardstock, candles.  In turn, those candles were lit with die-cut, from White cardstock, flames, which were stamped in Jet Black ink and colored in with pencils.
I then separated each cake layer with strings of stamped, in Jet Black ink, on White, cardstock die cuts, flowers, which were colored in with pencils and glittered.  A trio of stamped, in Strawberry Slush ink, on White, cardstock die cuts, blooms dress up the cake itself and were flanked with stamped, in Jet Black ink, on White, cardstock die cuts and pencil-colored leaves.  Lots of interlocking circles were Cameo-cut from vellum and tucked, along with bits of silver thread, under all the layers; and a trio of Cameo-cut, from Whisper White cardstock, snowflakes add punches of solid color amidst all that pattern.  The "Party Time" banner was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on an aqua, snowflake, patterned paper; hand-cut out; and adhered, with foam tape, to ground a couple of stamped, in the same way as everything else described above, balloons, which also were colored in with pencils and dressed up with little, Peppermint Baker's Twine bows.
A third balloon balances the whole look...
and rounds out a visual triangle with the "celebrate" title, which was Cameo-cut from Whisper White cardstock.  Finally, a bunch of sweet, little, Green Apple sequins, as well as a bursting handful from the limited edition Valentine's Day Sweet{heart} Mix, completes the look.
I had a little journaling that I wanted to add to my page, but at the risk of making it look too busy, I decided to create a pocket, to house my homemade, cardstock tag, which, too, was laced with more of that yummy, Peppermint Baker's Twine, on the backside of it all.
It reads, Flowers, Olive Garden for dinner, apple crumb cake at home, and family... What better way to celebrate my birthday?!  "FUN DAY JAN 22 2012"
I had a few goodies leftover from my page and couldn't let them go to waste.  So, I have a card, to share with you all, today, too.
I started this card by creating a watercolor background, on a piece of White cardstock, with both Spun Sugar and Broken China Distress Inks.  I then trimmed that bit, down its right edge, with a strip of a pink, number, patterned paper and anchored everything, to the White, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches.
I then stamped some confetti bits, in Jet Black ink, throughout the watercolor piece.  Both those Cameo-cut, vellum circles and White, cardstock snowflakes from above, along with a little more silver thread, were tucked behind the cake, which was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on White cardstock and colored with pencils.  A few Green Apple sequins embellish the cake's flowers.
The balloon was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on White cardstock; colored with pencils; adhered with foam tape; and embellished with a bit of Peppermint Baker's Twine, tied in a bow.  A small handful of sequins, from that same limited edition mix above, were scattered about to complete the look.
That does it, from me, for today.  I've added links for all the Paper Sweeties products I used above in my {Supplies & Tools} sections below.  Debbie's prices are super reasonable; checkout is really simple; and shipping is always fast!  So, run on over and treat yourselves to some happy, new goodies today!  And while you're at it, leave a comment on my Featured Designer post, on the Paper Sweeties Blog, to enter to win yourself a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe.  You have until the close of the day EST on Sunday, January 25, 2015, to comment to win.  Thanks, to you all, for peeking in; and a HUGE thanks to Debbie for having me this month!  It's been a hard week around my house, so I'm going to sign off for the weekend a little early, but please don't forget to leave a comment over on my Birthday Giveaway post for your chance to win a loot of fabulous goodies, too.  Have a good one, friends!
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Party Time, Make Today Beautiful, You're Invited, & Banner Wishes (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Strawberry Slush & Whisper White (SU!); White (Wplus9); vellum (Paper Studio); aqua gradient & snowflake (MME); aqua/pink diamond (Shimelle); aqua chevron (October Afternoon) Ink: Strawberry Slush (SU!); Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); Party Time & Homemade With Love dies, Peppermint Baker's Twine, & {Sweet}heart Mix & Green Apple sequins (Paper Sweeties); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); Unending Circles cut file (17 Turtles); Snowflakes 4 cut file (Laura Whitaker); Celebrate America cut file (Ali Edwards); Cameo (Silhouette)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Party Time & You're Invited (Paper Sweeties) Paper: White (Wplus9); pink number (Elle's Studio); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black, Spun Sugar, & Broken China (Ranger); Barely Banana (SU!) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Snowflakes 4 cut file (Laura Whitaker); Unending Circles cut file (17 Turtles); Cameo (Silhouette); Party Time die, Peppermint Baker's Twine, & Sweet{heart} Mix & Green Apple sequins (Paper Sweeties); Big Shot (Sizzix); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Such fabulous goodies from Paper Sweeties you've highlighted on your beautiful layout. Love all of your gorgeous stamping!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Huge congrats!!! And HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love love love these! LOVING the colors, the candles and the balloons!! And loveeeeeeee how you did the photos to look like a cake!!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

So so cute Jinny! Love your sweet layout! So many precious details!

Brianna Lynn said...

what a fun and unique design with such pretty colors!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations on being the featured Designer Jinny! You have such incredible style as a scrapbooker. Love your projects today so much xoxo

~amy~ said...

awesome!
Super love your projects Jinny!

CountryTwinkle said...

Congratulations! Love all your projects and the colors are wonderful.

Annette Allen said...

aww the best layout ever.. love how you added all the stamped images.. great designing.. looks like the perfect birthday

Kara Lynne said...

Happy Birthday!! Your layer cake is so fun. I love how your son is trying to keep your daughter from blowing out your candles! Love the card too, especially the water colored background.

Linda R said...

Congrats to you.. How exciting. Your page looks amazing. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Ros Crawford said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely lady!! What a super page and lovely photos ... I hope you had a brilliant day!

Jill Norwood said...

Happy Birthday Jinny! Love your fun Birthday layout and wonderful card with the watercolor background! Congrats too on being the featured designer! :)

Ashley Horton said...

Too cute Jinny! I love the way you arranged the photos to look like a cake and added the fun candles at the top!!

Debbie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU, Jinny!!!! This LO and coordinating card have stolen my heart! When I think you simply cannot top one magnificent project you create and share ... YOU DO! This LO has got to be one of my all-time favorites that you have ever designed -- the pics in the shape of a cake and all those fabulous additions, including the sweet candles, are over the top adorable! You are SO talented ... what a blessing you are for sharing your talents with us this month at Paper Sweeties! The LO's you create will be treasured family heirlooms for your children to cherish!

Lisa said...

Happy belated birthday wishes Jinny!! Your scrapbook page is simply delightful! I love the photos stacked up like a cake with the sweet floral garland dividers! A darling card too, such pretty colors!

Michelle said...

Beautiful layout, Jinny! I love the fun colors. The card is sweet too. Great projects!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic birthday cake filled with family memories. Those pictures are amazing. Love the fun balloons and flowers, the sweet little flower sequins... the card look great too with the number border and stitching! Happy Belated Birthday!

Leslie Germain said...

Gorgeous page and card! Love the cake look and candles!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

SUPER SWEET Layout and Card!! ;) LOVE your designs and the added touches of goodness!! I just SMILE when I look at your creations!! PURE BEAUTY!! ;) THANKS a for sharing an shave a Fabulous Week!, ;)