Jeune Girl Studio

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What I am Thankful For:


These hot little numbers have been my best selling items to date! They have officially outnumbered the "must-have" item of 2007... The Lunch Box. I have had so much fun being creative with these. You'll notice that there is another Meghan in this set.... and interestingly enough, it is done in mostly purples like the previous one I made. Guess Meghans like purple. This Meghan prefers pink.

I have one more that I'm scheduled to custom make for a little girl in the "Make a Wish" Foundation so stay posted for that after Thanksgiving.

I'm hoping to take some of my work on the road this weekend as I travel to the in-laws to enjoy Thanksgiving and I hope that all of you have a great holiday as well! See you back here in December!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Now Presenting: Ella!

So many unique names. I've done many of these albums and I don't think I've duplicated many names and this is no exception. A local mom and friend of mine ordered "Ella" for her friend who is expecting a little girl soon. This little one already has great taste since pink and brown was requested and that is one of my favorite color combos (I even wore a pink sweater with brown pants to church today).

I am so thankful to all the friends & new clients who have approached me to do these albums for them. I know I said Christmas orders were closed but I did have a request for 2 more albums so I will be placing an order before Thanksgiving if anyone has a last minute gift request for a name album. You must contact me by Tuesday as I will be placing my order Tuesday night and leaving for the holiday on Wednesday.

Holiday Pages... Specially Priced!!

Now - Dec 10th! Order any holiday themed layouts and receive special pricing:
2 pages for $12!
For holiday delivery I cannot personalize these with your own photos but I can create the layouts to your specifications (color, # of mats for your photos, etc). I work very closely with my clients to ensure that the colors used are perfect for you!

Contact me to place your order!

More Great Surprise Photography Photos (from 2 years ago):

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Scrapbooking Tip #10: Be Inspired!

Everyone who knows me knows that I began seriously scrapbooking for my daughters. They give me all the inspiration I need. Helping me along the way are the FABULOUS raw materials I am able to get my hands on. These papers are from "My Minds Eye" and what can I say? I absolutely adore them. The cardstock is so thick that I think it could second as Chinet. I love the distressed look. The flowers are, of course, from Prima... the BEST!

I am telling everyone my New Year's Resolution and I am starting it immediately (since it's not a diet or anything terrible!) and I hope it inspires you too: Keep Your Camera with you at all times! You never know when a moment of inspiration will occur. I was recently driving down to my favorite scrap store and I take the quiet back roads to get there. We had snow that morning (just enough to make everything pretty) and I saw some truly awe-inspiring scenery and I didn't have my camera with me! From now on, my camera will be riding shotgun!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Merry Christmas for these Children:

In October, I placed an order for name albums that I guaranteed ready for Christmas delivery. I am happy to say that I have completed all of them! The last 7 are shown here and I'm going to be getting these out to my clients soon.

This one is DEFINITELY my favorite one EVER... great name :)...

I am still taking orders for these but at this point I can't guarantee a Christmas delivery (in an emergency, I could get it done but contact me ASAP) but I do have many other wonderful items that you can consider giving for the holidays. Check out my website to see samples of my custom work and search for JeuneGirlCrafts (all one word) for items I have available for sale.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

I don't feel that I'm jumping the gun in this since the music has been on the radio (24/7 on one station in town) and the every catalog and commercial is about it!

Christmas Christmas Christmas!

I'd like to say I'm taking advantage of this time of year by selling a ton on Ebay but right now I'm focused on my custom orders so if there's something you want but are not seeing listed on Ebay let me know. I hope to have more Christmas items listed on Ebay after Thanksgiving. Remember school gifts! Teachers, bus drivers, secret santas! Also, the mail carrier deserves something nice too! I know MY mail carrier will be getting something nice since she's always picking up my packages for me.

This is one great item available RIGHT NOW on my Ebay for Christmas. This is an Advent Calendar inside an altered lunch box. You can add photos to each day (wallet sized) and display them on the easel that is included.

Friday, November 14, 2008

We Have a Winner!

Show Me Your Scraps 2008 Winner:

Elisha and her hand made cards! Congratulations to a wonderful lady.... one of my most loyal clients and great crafter in her own right. I'm adding her gift album to the HUGE box I am mailing out to her today.

I look forward to having more contests in the future! Thanks to all who entered.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

City Chic & Beach Cool

It was a family affair with these name albums. I had originally done some work for a client through my Etsy shop and she liked her name albums so much that she ordered another one. Meanwhile, her daughter snooped around and found the original albums I had made (they were SUPPOSED to be a surprise!) and SHE liked them so much that she also contacted me to do some work for her.

Each had a very unique style request. One wanted "TY&DADDY" and said that the dad was a very cool, modern guy who had a certain look to his clothing and accessories (She even emailed me a photo of a t-shirt that is just his style) so I knew I couldn't use ANY flowers! (that's hard for me!). I had to get creative. I hope she likes what I did here:

Meanwhile.... my original client wanted another album for a friend's son and their house is beach themed with beige and blues throughout so I had to switch gears (even though I did work on these at the same time so my head was spinning a little). Luckily, everything made it onto the correct albums:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

And the Winner Is........

Ummm... up in the air. How anticlimactic!

There was a tie between entry A and entry C.

I'm having a VOTE OFF that will run through Friday night so please scroll down to the choices today and vote for either A or C.

Good luck AGAIN. We can all agree the choices are terrific.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Great Birthday Get-away

I'm out of here! I'm leaving tomorrow for 3 days in Atlantic City. I've never been there so I'm looking forward to some great gambling (hopefully winning)

When I get back I will be announcing the winner of the scrap contest (you still have time to vote and it's a TIGHT RACE!!!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Time to Vote!

Here are the entry in the Show Us Your Scraps Contest! Be Sure to Cast Your Vote. You have until Tuesday, 11/11 to vote so let your friends and family know to check out this blog to vote for yours. The projects were all terrific. Good luck! (entries may have more than one photo so make sure you're voting for the one you want to win)