Welcome to Freebie Friday! I am so lucky to have the privilege of sharing this adventure with you each week. This week I had the pleasure of working with a collection of products from Jillibean Soup. All I can say is that I had a blast! They have such a variety of products that are so easy to work with. From their cork embellishments, to awesome ephemera packs, to alphabeans and mini placemats – there are so many projects I could create! Oh, and their Mix the Media Wood Plank is fabulous. I enjoyed getting my hands dirty with that one!
The wood plank was great to work with. I used a photo transfer technique to put one of my favourite pictures on the wood and then used modeling paste with the Thankful stencil to create the raised text. Once the paste was dry, I used blue distress ink to colour the modeling paste and to add a bit of colour to the wood area around the word.
Tip: If you want to colour the modeling paste, after it is dry, slip the stencil back on top of the word and ink away. Once you are done, you can easily wipe the stencil clean with a baby wipe or damp cloth.
There are so many fun pieces in the Mix the Media Ephemera pack. These pieces are great for cards or to embellish a layout. I also used the Cork embellishments on this card. I adhered them where I wanted them on the card and then used distress ink to colour them red to match the cardstock.
The Cool as a Cucumber Soup collection is full of nice bright colours. As soon as I opened the package, there were so many photos that popped into my mind that I could use with this line. I really like that the collection pack includes both the labels and die cuts. The Bite Size Bits and the words on the Cool Cucumber paper are wonderful as well. There are so many options to use beyond just the patterned paper.
I knew that I could create a layout about my daughter using the Cool as a Cucumber Soup collection, but the Soup Staples III also had so wonderful papers as well. On this layout, I combined papers from both collections as well as Enamel Star embellishments and a mini placemat.
I have so many amazing pieces left over after I created these projects that I am sure I will be creating with Jillibean Soup products for weeks.
Would you like to win a prize pack from Jillibean Soup?
For your chance to win the Summer Red Raspberry collection and matching wood veneers, leave a comment on this blog post telling us if you would be interested in participating in a Card Swap at your local Scrapbook Expo event and how many cards you think each person should bring with them for the swap? Feel free to share any additional feedback you may have about the Card Swap concept. The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, February 6th.
Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by our friends at Paper Smooches Stamps. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! I enjoyed reading all of your responses. It looks like many of you would like to get your hands dirty with some mixed media projects.
The lucky winner of the Paper Smooches giveaway is …
Congratulations Janet! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Paper Smooches winner’ in the subject line.
We also have a winner from the #IWannaGoSBE giveaway from Facebook …
Congratulations Carmen and Jeanne! You have each won a single day pass to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo event of your choice. Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker as well as which event you would like to attend and include ‘#IWannaGoSBE winner’ in the subject line.
A number of times a year, there are huge trade shows where manufacturers release their new products. Earlier in January, the CHA Mega Show was held in Anaheim, CA. While on site, the Scrapbook Expo team worked with a number of your favourite manufacturers to film videos of the latest and greatest products being released. Here are the videos sorted by manufacturer. Keep checking back, as we are still adding more videos every day.
Thanks for joining me this week! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative!