The One with Guesting for Jenni Bowlin

Monday, April 2, 2012

When Doris Sander asked if I'd guest design for Jenni Bowlin Studio a few weeks ago, my answer was a resounding yes! I got a box o' delicious goodies a few days later and here's what I made (and here's the post on the Jenni Bowlin Studio Inspiration Blog):

Journaling says: Dear Jane, getting ready for you has been so much fun! I love shopping at sales for adorable dresses, skirts, shirts, and accessories. I can't wait to play with dolls, paint nails, dress-up, watch chick flicks, and do girly stuff.

How to: I adhered a photo in the middle of a pink patterned paper background first and then stamped my journaling all around. I re-stamped a few words on patterned papers, cut them out, and re-attached them over the original words with foam tape. I felt it was lacking a bit of color so I filled in a few key words with colored pencils. I sprinkled a few embellishments here and there and cut two acrylic flowers in half to make photo corners. A vellum butterfly on the photo finished it up!

Supplies: Patterned paper, buttons, acrylic (bows, flowers), vellum butterfly, letter stamps: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Colored pencils: Prisma; Ink: StazOn; Adhesive: American Crafts

Journaling says: When you are outside is when you are happiest. You grab my finger and pull me along to look at this and that. You find dandelions to pick and pull apart, stairs to climb, gates to open and close, fountains to dip your fingers into, dogs and cats to smother with love, airplanes to gawk at, kids to laugh at, and so much more!

How to: Edge a blue cardstock background with mini photos. Trim bracket borders and strips from patterned paper and adhere them beside the photos; write journaling around the bracket borders. Top chipboard buttons with matching button stickers and adhere them in a row down the center. Place stickers, images and labels cut out from patterned paper, stickers, and more beside the buttons as shown. Cut out letters from stencil paper, back them with cardstock, and adhere them down the bottom right of the buttons. Punch star confetti from the top and bottom edges then use the stars to embellish a few tags. Drop brown spray mist around the punched stars. Dab over an arrow stencil with green acrylic paint then remove the stencil. There's more but that's good enough for now :)

Supplies: Patterned paper, chipboard buttons, stickers (buttons, flashcard, mini alphabet, numbers), arrow stencil, acrylic paint: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Cardstock, pen: American Crafts; Star confetti punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico


Journaling says: Fox - at 17 months you are such a boy-boy! You love Toy Story - especially Buzz Lightyear - you love throwing balls, "driving" cars around and saying "vrooom!", you love dogs with all your heart, you love splashing in puddles and making messes, you love reading and talking to yourself. You're growing up so fast - slow down!

How to: Drop green acrylic paint across a kraft cardstock backround and let it dry. Punch pinked circles from a bunch of patterned papers and cut them in half; adhere the pinked circle halves in borders around the background. Replace a few of the circles with other elements like button stickers, labels, a chipboard tab, etc. Sew over the pinked circles using gray thread. Punch a star through each corner. Add an alphabet sticker title to the middle. Place two photos on the left side using foam dots. Cut black brackets from chipboard packaging and use them to frame the photos. Cut out a dog from a pocket and adhere it and other embellishments on the bottom right corner of the photos. Use the stars from the punched corners to accent the photos. Write journaling inside one of the pinked circle borders.

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers (buttons, mini alphabet, "place" label), dog die cut, chipboard (brackets, tab), tag, acrylic paint: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Cardstock: Core'dinations; Pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Punches: Fiskars (star), Martha Stewart Crafts (pinked circle); Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

Thanks for lookin'!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN