Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This Doesn’t Happen Nearly Often Enough

I was chit-chatting with the sweet and talented Sandra Cheng of Studio 68 the other day, and she invited me to join her creative team! I love Sandra's artsy funky style, so of course I said yes! :) I picked a favorite shot from a recent trip to Houston to scrap my first layout for her. :)


Journaling: There are so many factors that seem to get in the way of you seeing your cousins – distance and busy schedules being the biggest ones. You look so forward to every visit, wondering how everyone has changed since you last saw them, and just being excited to have the chance to spend time together. And, of course, the trampoline at Aunt Jill's house is always an added bonus. [Kaylee (9) takes her turn catching some air while Madison (4), Josh (6), and Matthew (12) pretend to be eggs waiting to hatch. 8-6-11]
- by Studio 68 at Zig Zag Scrap –
Azul {The Collection}
additional alphas: Just Black Alpha, Painted Up Alphas
- other –
fonts: CK Ali’s Hand Official, LD Remington Portable

I’m so excited to be joining Sandra’s team and am looking forward to scrapping lots more pages with her wonderful designs! :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

New! This Face! :)

I have some fun new elements in my shop today! Inspired by bookplates used to claim ownership of books, these fun... um... "face-plates" will let you assign an owner to all of those happy (and not so happy) faces in your life. :)

"This Face" is available in two different styles - doodled and stamped! Each set includes a fun assortment of 16 word art phrases (each in singular and plural, and each in two versions), 6 frames (with clipping masks), 13 face doodles (with clipping mask), and 2 versions each of "me", "you", and "us" to sign on the line. :)



Love doodles AND stamps? The "This Face – Combo" pack gives you both sets at an extra savings!


I had tons of fun scrapping with these. :)

Journaling: About six months ago Matthew picked up a new catch phrase - whenever he's minorly disappointed by something, he quickly responds by saying “sad face”, even if the expression on his face isn’t sad at all. The catch phrase, which he claims full ownership of, has not lost any steam, and hardly a day goes by that he doesn’t say it. This time he decided to add an illustration to demonstrate just how sad he was. Today’s crisis? No tacos for lunch. Oh, the humanity!

- By Kim Jensen at ScrapDish –
word art, face doodle:
This Face - Doodled
papers, staples: Garden Pop {Exploded} Combo
hook: Spell It! Plastic Beads
date beads, braid: Date It! Plastic Beads
paint: Srsly Stoked (with Kate Hadfield)
- other –
inked edges: Atomic Cupcake
fonts: Pea Cari (Kevin & Amanda’s Fonts for Peas), Plastique (Jeff Vorzimmer)


Journaling: Kaylee, about to get a long overdue haircut. When we pulled the sides back and combed her bangs forward, I noted that she bore an amazing resemblance to a sheepdog. So she went into full puppy-dog mode. :) 4/6/11

- by Kim Jensen at ScrapDish –
word art:
This Face - Stamped
papers: Garden Pop {Exploded} Combo, Audaciously Awesome (with Kate Hadfield)
alphas: Shameless Felt Alpha Pack, Garden Pop {Exploded} Button Dot Alpha, Girlfriends Alpha , The Three R's Alpha, Burst My Bubble Alpha, Pinned Purple Paper Alpha Tags
elements: Garden Pop {Exploded} Combo (eyelets, flower, straight ribbon), Random Moments Full Kit (ricrac), Damaged Goods (curled ribbon), Cardboard Bits - Sproingy (curl), Girlfriends Micro-Mini (flower), Audaciously Awesome (with Kate Hadfield) (ribbon tab), School Zone Elements (stitching)
font: Pea Anderson (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas)

All three "This Face" products are 25% off right now! Hurry over now!

Thanks for reading! Happy scrapping!

Monday, August 01, 2011

New! Alpha and Notebooks and Papers & Elements!

The August Bits & Bytes are up and this time we're going Back to School! I have FOUR new products this week!

First up, a whimsical, chunky, hand-drawn alpha!The Three R's Alpha

Next up is a versatile set of notebooks! Fabulous for all kinds of layouts!The Notebooks

Then I have a fun set of back to school themed papers and elements. Welcome to the School Zone!
School Zone Elements

School Zone Papers

A few layouts...

Two from me. First, one of Matthew working on his summer math… 110729-summermath-600

Journaling: The school had some recommended math workbooks for summer to help keep things fresh. We weren't sure which book to get for you, since you were in advanced class in 6th grade and the books were supposed to be for the previous year's material. We decided to go ahead and get you the 7th grade book, figuring you could skip any material that was too advanced, but so far there hasn't been much that you needed to skip. We ordered the books a bit late, so instead of the suggested 3 days per week, you've been doing 5 to get "caught up". I was worried that you and Kaylee might find the worksheets to be a drag and that it would be a battle to get you to do them, but it's actually one of your favorite "chores" this summer.
- Products by Kim Jensen at ScrapDish –
papers: School Zone Papers; notebook: The Notebooks; alpha: The Three R's Alpha; all other elements: School Zone Elements
- other -
fonts: Pea Anderson and Pea Swimmy Script by Kevin & Amanda’s Fonts for Peas

And then mixing it up a little with these shots of Kaylee at the park this past spring. 110301-chasingbutterflies-600

Journaling: I love the excitement with which you explore your world, intently searching for four-leaf clovers or enthusiastically chasing butterflies – having absolutely no idea what you'd do if you ever caught one.
- by Kim Jensen at ScrapDish –
School Zone Papers; notebook: The Notebooks; butterflies: Butterfly Fields - Paper Butterflies;
staples: School Zone Elements; ribbon: Damaged Goods
- other –
fonts: Dirty Ego by Misprinted Type, CK Ali's Hand Official by CK Media

Melinda scrapped her family’s back to school shopping!

And Robin did this cute page featuring her 8th Grade Yearbook!

All my new Bits & Bytes products, along with other coordinating products from the ScrapDish designers, are on sale 25% off right now! Hurry over now and SAVE! :)

Have a wonderful week!