Jeune Girl Studio

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I <3 My Mailman!

Check out what I got in the mail on Friday!!! Nothing but goodness and love courtesy of my mailman. I can't wait to make some great projects for Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking. Stay posted for projects made with all of these goodies.

BONUS: My source of endless inspiration: Creating Keepsakes also arrived!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Last Licks!

My stint as a guest designer at Your Scrapbook Stash will be ending in a few days so I wanted to get at least one more layout done with the goodies I was sent. This Cosmo Cricket paper is just awesome and I can't get enough of it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm on a Design Team!!!!!!

Remember WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back in January when I said my resolution for this year would be to make a design team? Well, it's happened! I have had small successes up until now (guest stints and various publications) but now I can finally say that I am a member of the Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking Design Team. I just found out a few hours ago so I will post more details as I have them.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Love Me Some Giveaways!

Head over to this blog run by a local mom who has a great home business. She's giving away a cute bag! Enter HERE:

There are many bags to chose from but here is a sample:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Look at Me! Look at Me!

I wasn't lying when I said I was a guest designer. Check out the cool questions I answered as part of my stint this month. I've had so much fun working with Your Scrapbook Stash that I will DEFINITELY be trying out for their full time design team. Thanks so much to the ladies for choosing me.

Here's the Link!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Toot for Me :)

As reported earlier, I have the privilege of being this month's guest designer at Your Scrapbook Stash. I was sent an awesome (and FREE!! yay!!) kit featuring Cosmo Cricket.... one of my favorite manufacturers! The paper is so sweet and girly and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I was given free reign on what I would design and I decided that my first item would be an altered lunch box.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

NEW ITEM! 8x10 Frames Now Available!

It's interesting, most of the ideas for my crafts come directly from my clients. I had a local mom ask me to make a custom frame for an 8x10 photo. I had always done my deluxe frames for 4x6 photos so I didn't even know if an 8x10 frame was available. After a quick trip to my local craft store, I discovered that they do have 8x10 frames and they're very easy to work with!

So now I'm putting the word out.... 8x10 frames are now available! Contact me for ordering info!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

No Photos!

I'm BACK from vacation... that's the good news! The bad news is that I have completely filled up my hard drive on my laptop and was only able to upload about half of my vacation photos and cannot edit ANY of them until I clear up some room. So I am going to be getting a 1 tb hard drive sometime soon. I don't know what I'm going to do without new photos to show everyone of the crafts I'm creating!

Speaking of crafts! My ebay auctions are heating up (I have one with a bid and NINE watchers!!! That's crazy!) and I am moving on to round 3 of the treasured scrapbooking online contest which is really exciting. The latest challenge is going to be SO TOUGH!!! Lastly, I was greeted at home today with a box of goodies from Your Scrapbook Stash! I am their guest designer this month so now I have some great Cosmo Cricket items to work with!

Ok Ok, I can't NOT post a photo... here are the girls in Maine... so cute!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer Vacation is Here!!

And nothing says Summer Vacation better than this:

I'll be out of town with the family for a few days (we're going to Maine! My first time ever going there.... Lobsters beware!!!!!!!!). Meanwhile.... you won't be without me, just head over to Ebay to check out my sweet fall/Halloween/Back to School listings!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Hot Mess!

.... yeah, that's a good phrase to describe my scrap space yesterday afternoon. I had some quality time to work yesterday and I didn't waste a second. You'll see that I was working on Halloween since my Ebay listings will be up TOMORROW. I knew I had to make a cute little mini-album.

I think most scrappers would agree that a messy scrap space is a GOOD THING... it's a sign that creativity is taking place. I'm just glad that I have a dedicated space in my house to do my work so all I have to do is close the door and the mess is forgotten. The OCD eventually kicked in and I did straighten it up but it was fun while it lasted!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Getting Crafty in My Spare Time

So I'm involved in another contest which is pushing me to be as creative as I can be. This time, it's for Treasured Scrapbooking. I've already made it to the second round and I'm excited to share the projects I've made so far.

Here is this week's entry. I actually used the photos from my Christmas card since the rules stated that I needed to use at least 3 photos in the layout and my printer is on the fritz (needs ink) and I was in a time crunch. Luckily, I have more than one extra of these little babies sitting around (photos are from my shoot with Melissa Surprise from last year... so cute)

This is the entry for the first week:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Well, if you're a scrapbooker, the holiday season begins EARLY! Last year, I waited too long to premake items for Ebay and I ended up missing out on much of the selling since I was making custom Christmas gifts. This year, I am getting a head start so I don't miss out. I'm hoping to avoid being getting too overwhelmed in the next few months.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Halloween in August?

Yes, that's right! Starting August 15th I will be listing HALLOWEEN& other FALL related items on Ebay in conjunction with a group challenge that I am participating in. My Ebay design group, QITM is eager to get a jump on the fall selling craze. September 1st is the real start of our busiest time of year and we can't wait to get busy being crafty! Hope you remember to search QITM HALLOWEEN from Aug 15-30th to see some great Halloween crafts.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Custom Pages!

I recently was able to get my hands on some great photos to make some custom pages with. This client and I really worked well together. She couldn't have made my job any easier and these pages were a joy to create! Contact me if you'd like some custom pages of your own.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Good News!

I'm honored to have been chosen as the guest designer for the month of August for This definitely is helping me in fulfilling that resolution I made all the way back in January (where has the year gone!) to be true to my own style and get myself noticed by the scrapbooking community.

As the guest designer, I will be working with a set of goodies they are sending me so when that arrives I will certainly be posting my finished projects both here and on their site.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Using the New Goodies!

Remember my new lens? Well, I put it to good use today with the family at a butterfly garden. These shots would NOT have been possible with my kit lens. Very happy with my purchase thus far!