Okay ladies and gentlemen. . .I know you are going to be as impressed as I was when opening up the photo files Jana sent in for today! I think we all need to invite ourselves over for a scrappin' party! I'm going to let Jana take the floor from here and walk us through her Scrapbooking Room.
Last year we were able to build our dream home. I was lucky enough to design my scrap room with built-in cabinetry. I LOVE it! It's my favorite room in the house! The room was meant to have a walk-in closet and a an adjoining small bathroom. Instead, we opened the space completely up and made different work areas out of the resulting odd shape. The main area is where my desk is.
I love this area because I was able to have drawers built right behind my desk that house my punches and embellishment drawers (separated by color).
To the right of my desk is a room that steps up six inches, this is where the closet was supposed to be. I put floor-to-ceiling cabinets to store my paper, scrapbooking kits and albums.
There is a small desk area for my children to work. I also have a cabinet in there where I store my alphabets. I have them sorted by color in Iris Snap-Close cases. I love this system! I can quickly and easily find the letters I want to use on my projects.
The main desk area is L-shaped. This is the view from my desk looking towards the other side of the room. I call this area my stamping station. There is a small sink there and this where I work with anything that is messy: inks, stamps, paints, glitter, etc. My kids also like to hang out there doing homework. In the corner my husband added a TV on the wall along with a chair so that he could have a place to sit and chit-chat while I work.
Thanks for having a look at my space! I hope you'll come over and scrap sometime! :)
Like it couldn't get any better, Jana has created her last layout using both Family Tree and Swing Into Spring products.
Check out that tree!
Beautiful work Jana! You are truly an inspiration on so many levels! Thank you for sharing your time, talents and space with us!
I'll be chatting it up with any of you that wanna join. Tonight at Scrapfreak at 9 pm central standard time. To login to the chat or create a username go here and set yourself up! It's an open forum...you can ask me anything you'd like or you can just sit in and read! See you tonight! Can't wait!
"My challenge was to create a layout based on the theme "A Day in the Life of . . . " Right now, with two little girls at home (a 2.5 year old and a Kindergartner), my days are filled with princesses, tea parties, and dress-ups. It's always a "ball" around here in some form or another! The Sweet Celebration line was perfect for scrapping these snapshots of my girls playing together with their tea sets. I wanted to focus on the girly-party feeling of my daily life because I know that next year when my Kindergartner is in school full-time these precious days will be just a memory. I used pink as the predominant color and dark brown as an accent color to keep everything grounded. I cut out the cupcakes from the Treats and Sweets paper and mounted them on punched circles to create a row of accents. All of the accents are mounted on foam squares to give dimension to the page. Finally, I tilted the letter "a"s in my title to continue the party feeling."
Don't forget to check back Friday to see Jana's beautiful Scrapbooking space! See you then! (or tonight maybe....at Legacy Scrapbooks!)
I'll be at Legacy Scrapbooks this Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 pm. I'm so excited to visit this great store, located in a super awesome area, the Historic Downtown of Cedarburg. All the quaint shops and community closeness is so charming!
I will be teaching a make-n-take using Sweet Celebration. Call Legacy today (262-377-3642) to reserve a make-n-take kit for only $5 while supplies last!
Anyone and everyone is welcome! I hope if you're in the area you'll stop by, say hi and do a little shopping! You can read more about the event here.
Hi there! My name is Jana Eubank. Growing up my family owned a printing/copying business and for as long as I can remember. I have gravitated towards anything paper-related . . . including giant packs of crayons, tiny stationery sets, smelly stickers, markers, paints, you name it! It was only natural for me to become completely absorbed in scrapbooking when it came out mainstream with all of its wonderful products. I have been scrapbooking for about 12 years. I enjoy the creative outlet it gives me, but I also love that it pays tribute to what is most important to me in life, my family. I do a little scrapbooking every single day, usually while listening to Pandora radio. It has become a part of my daily routine. If I'm not scrapbooking, I am perusing interior design magazines, hanging out at scrapbook sites, or celebrating life with my family. I am a stay-at-home mom to 3 daughters and 1 son and have been married to my best friend, Kevin, for 12 years. We live in Bountiful, Utah.
It's Friday! Yay! That means another peak into an Artista's scrap space! I know lots of you can relate to Charity's dining room scrappin' area!
My scrap space is our dining room table. We have an open floor plan in our home so the dining room is right next to the living room. We eat dinner at the table most every night. So, it's quite the task to get things cleared off the table each day for the evening meal. I guess that's one way to keep things cleaned up! I do have a craft armoire that is right next to our table that I store most of my paper in and other things down below. There is a table that pulls out that I use when I need to spread out during a project.
I also have several rolling plastic storage units in our bedroom for other things. One day I hope to have a creative area to call my own!
I love Target dollar section for storage items. I found this blue bucket there and use it to hold all of my acrylic and puff paint!
Finally, the last of Charity's Artista projects are these beautiful handmade cards using the Swing Into Spring collection.
(Love the grass ruffle on this card! Great landscape!)
Thanks Charity for sharing your storage and space with us! Your beautiful work has been so inspiring!
Use a solid piece of cardstock as your background/base.
Totally lovin' the handmade cloud embellishment. Oh, what you can do with a circle punch!
Also love how she cut up the Label Additions stickers to create a fun photo corner collage.
Charity tells us about the techniques and design elements from the layout,
"I used a hole punch to punch many circles from the raindrop paper. Little dots were made on the raindrop paper using blue puff paint and allowed to dry. Layer the punches into a cloud and add title over the top. I used the white cardstock background to try to anchor the design and keep the bright, bold patterns from overwhelming the page. I also chose white as I was trying to create a neutral background for the other elements on the page."
Brooke contacted me a short while ago wanting to do an interview. She works full-time in the publishing industry in technical editing of craft kits and CardMaker magazine. In her free time, she works as a freelance artist designing stamps and uses her craft design blog as a place to feature all her favorite things in paper crafting, interior design and fashion.
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Hi everyone! My name is Charity. I am 34 years old. I have been married to my honey, Brian, for 6 years. We have a 4 year-old named Alexander and Audrey Marie who is 2 years old. I work one shift a week as a RN in the Surgical ICU at Mayo. The rest of my days are spent making sippy cups, playing playdough and trying to scrap during nap-times! One of my favorite things on the planet is chocolate covered popcorn (I'm a chocoholic)! I have been scrapbooking for nearly 6 years now, but became "serious" about it around 4 years ago. My style varies, but I try to use product in unique ways. I also enjoy making cards and other crafty things.
For this layout, Charity explains,
"I used my scalloped edged scissors on the Lineage paper and then cut around the circles in the Heritage paper's design to create a scalloped edge on that as well. The holes down the side of the paper were made with a hole punch and twine was used to thread through. Love the wee little trees on the family tree paper, but this time I cut them out and used them as flowers. Centers of the flowers are popped up with pop dots.