Thursday, December 15, 2011

jbs December kit projects

I can't tell you how much I loved working with my first JBS Mercantile kit!! All of the pieces fit together so beautifully that it made the process just effortless and, well... FUN! ^_^

Writing a bucket list has been on my mind recently. It was already floating around {maybe because I'm starting to get a bit older, and our children are getting older as well. I'm thinking a bit about life, and what I really want to get done before it's over.}Anyway, we ended up watching the movie recently that famously features the idea, and it really reinforced what I had been thinking... It's definitely on my to-do list in the upcoming year.

Thankful that we can give to others:
photo of our little guy doing a thankful tree - and a little chat we had when he mentioned that he was thankful that we could give to others so that they could have a good Christmas, too. {insert mommy heart melt/slash daddy is SO proud}
*Technique note: I spritzed a paper doily with an opaque spray ink from October Afternoon until it was really soaked with ink, then I laid it over my cardstock to make a stamp-like impression. I reinked a bit, and repeated. Once it was dry, I took the stencil included in the kit, and inked over it with the mustard yellow pigment ink, then finished with a few splatters a brighter aqua. Once everything had dried, I layered my papers and embellishments over and included my photo and journaling.**

Brown paper packages:
Our Christmas packaging from last year! STILL one of my faves! {And that's the actual doily that I used the impression of in the above layout. I tossed it aside while working on the other one - and when I came back the next day found that it was dry, and pretty awesome for another layout.}

All of the projects were put together using this month's papercrafting, project and artisan add-on kits - which you can check out here. Happy Friday!!


beckyjune said...

Leah, you do such gorgeous work! I am so excited to see what you create on that team. You make me want to go scrap :)

julie said...

leah, i love the paint techniques you used! and i love that page!! don't you just love when your kids melt your heart!

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