Jeune Girl Studio

Saturday, October 31, 2009

So I've Had to Get Creative...

Earlier this week I was busy working in my scrapbooking room when all of a sudden my desktop died.... yup... just decided it was time to be done. We've known for a while that it was old and should be replaced. We're hoping that the information on their is recoverable but luckily, the photos on there have been backed up. Meanwhile, the desktop was hooked up to my printer and had my scrapbooking software on it so I've had to get creative in order to continue to be productive on my 30 page order. Luckily, my client gave me a few pages with just titles and no journaling so I've been concentrating on those for now. I also have about 5 other pages started that need to have the journaling added when I can get things up and running again. For now, the Cricut is running quite a bit and I have been using more alphabet stickers than ever.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Layouts Galore!

I am up to my ears in LAYOUTS!! I have a wonderful client (all of my clients are wonderful!) who has chosen to use my services for a second time and now she wants 30 pages!!! I laugh because many of my crafty friends (who also work full time) would say "It would take me 30 months to make 30 pages". But having 3 hours a day that I can fully dedicate to crafts really helps me get my work done quickly.

This particular client really is in tune with my style so when I get my hands on her photos I feel like I'm making pages of my own kids. Here are the ones I've gotten done so far. With only 1 1/2 weeks until I leave for vacation and with the distraction of the Yankees in the World Series, I will have to work even faster to get the rest done before I leave.

Monday, October 26, 2009

What's Your Color Scheme Lately?

Do you find yourself liking different colors depending on the time of year or by what you see in stores & catalogs. I know that my tastes change throughout the year. Right now I am thoroughly enjoying some of the more bold colors. I have been in love with yellows and reds for a while now and I'm starting to add other colors to this mix. Luckily, I had a client recently who needed some boy pages made so this fit right into my favorite color schemes.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Another Great Gift Idea

Isn't this a cute mini-album? This is for the teacher of my friend's daughter who happens to love butterflies!! Handmade gifts are always so appreciated and are 100% unique! I even gave an extra piece of butterfly chipboard to my friend to have her daughter decorate it and add it to the album for a truly personalized touch. Of course, Jenn had to request PURPLE... the hardest color for me to find... but I managed!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A tropical vacation is the theme this week and with the weather in the northeast, I can definitely say I'd rather be on that vacation than scrapbooking about it. However, I do wish my client and her family a 'bon voyage' (hey, I'm miss Jeune Girl, I can break out into French if I want... though I am not French and do not speak much of the language).

Best wishes to the sister in law of my client. She is the reason for their trip as she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer at this time. I keep her in my thoughts and I hope that the trip brings the family some happy memories. My client also requested a layout specifically for her dear sister in law. I found these great words and kept the layouts very simple:

Friday, October 16, 2009

There are No Words for This

... but I am glad the pencil in her mouth is DIFFERENT than the one she has shoved up her nose. Stay classy Catrina!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Butterfly Kisses

Two of my design team designs were due this week so I have been pretty busy doing work for myself (for once!). For the Creative Pandemonium team I was challenged to use 2 colors of solid cardstock along with 2 tags... after that I was on my own. When I put the basic elements together I knew that it wasn't a 'me' page so I had to add my own personal touches.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Can't Leave Out the Boys!

Yes, it can be done... I CAN make boy items. I have some great supplies on hand for any requests that come my way. This little mini album will be listed on Ebay soon. It's just perfect for that little cowboy in your life.

This album was created for the October Design Team Challenge over at Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking. I can't get enough of their fabulous supplies!

Monday, October 12, 2009

For a Friend

This summer, my friend, Katharine, gave birth to a gorgeous little girl so, naturally, she needed a name album to match her daughter's beauty. I hope I came close! She asked for pink and green BUT NOT SAGE GREEN! So I chose a bold apple green with a matching bright pink that I hope she loves.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ahhh... Relax.....

To me, there is nothing more relaxing than having time during my day for scrapbooking. I was having a chat recently with some friends who commented how lucky I am to have a job that is also such a source of joy to me. "Work" is definitely not the right word for what I do!

This layout of Catrina is beyond minimalist. I really wanted the photos to shine so Bazzill's dotted cardstock was a no brainer and I'm psyched that the deep purple was a great fit. Purple can be such a challenge to use!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to join the design team for Butterfly Crafts!! I look forward to the monthly challenges being listed by our group leader, Karen. Keep an eye on my blog here for my projects and head over to the Butterfly Crafts blog to see what the these talented ladies are up to!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Here are some custom frames I've been working on this week. The little boy frame is a client order and it really made me realize that I LOVE making projects for little boys. I have an abundance of supplies and really need to work on more of these!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Coming Out of Hibernation

Wow, I feel like I haven't put myself out there for months! Between design team work and creating items for custom clients and craft shows, I feel like I have been neglecting my Ebay customers. Worry no more! I have some new listings right now. Other items leftover from the VERY successful Apple Festival will be listed soon. One such item is this cute Princess Frame:

And please head on over to Ebay to check out my listings.... I'll make it easy for you... here is the link:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Don't you love the look of these holiday cards? These fabulous templates are from Sweet Shoppe Designs. Contact me for ordering details. Using your own photos, I can design a card that is perfect for your family. All of the Titles that you see are able to be personalized with your own holiday message.

Take a look at all these samples.... I'm sure there is one (or two, or three) that would be perfect for delivering your holiday greetings.