Jeune Girl Studio

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Change is Gonna Come

Moving day has arrived here at the Jeune Girl Factory. All of my crafts and photographs are moving themselves over to a new and improved blog/site. This hybrid encompasses everything I need to run my "empire" (as I refer to it). Under one roof (or under one cute header) clients and fans can view my crafts and photographs. Photography clients will be able to view their session proofs and order prints. Craft clients can now order (and pay) through an online gallery as well.

I hope to see you all over there at the new site!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Deluxe Monogram Frames

I had made a few of these frames a while ago and I was reminded of them when I saw them proudly displayed at my brother's house. My sister-in-law, Cheryl, had commissioned a set of 2 frames for her daughters. Too often I make my crafts for everyone else and don't make them for my own family (like the old story of the shoemaker's family having no shoes) so I decided to remedy that situation! The other day I was over in Poughkeepsie for a photo shoot and had some time after so I ran in to Michael's to get the necessary supplies and, viola! Frames were done! Contact me for ordering info!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wedding Day Bliss!!!!

Calling all brides.... and their gift-giving friends! If you are looking for a great one of a kind wedding gift (or bridal shower gift) then look no further than these great items. Everyone who has been following me knows that I can do name albums that say just about anything so I was pleasantly surprised when TWO returning clients approached me about wedding gifts. One asked for LOVE and the other WEDDING. Both clients also asked for the same color scheme (I hope these ladies aren't going to the SAME wedding.... can you say AWKWARD?). One client took it a step further and had me make a keepsake lunch box. These are perfect for those mementos of the big day that just won't fit in the album.

Contact me for ordering details!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Name Albums for Teens & Tweens

I've been getting more and more requests for name albums for teens. These are great gifts for them and, being 100% custom, can have designs that teens and tweens prefer. Teens would have the added dimension of being able to add the photos themselves and even incorporate their own journaling. They could even involve their friends in adding the custom touches. A perfect gift!

Here are some examples:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ahh... Making Headway!

I love my client work dearly... in fact... when I'm not doing client work I go into panic mode, I think that I'll never work again. But I could relax knowing that my next set of name albums was on the way and I had some "down time" so I used it to finally put a dent in the pile of photographs I have. This is a fun page of a variety of images of my daughter, Catrina.

If anyone is interested in getting together with me sometime this summer for some scrap time, let me know... I need to be reminded to slow down and do my own work.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I Made Pages.... Just for ME!!!!!!!!

Yes, you heard me right. I had a small window of opportunity where I was able to do work just for ME!!! I have a stack of photographs of my girls that I haven't been able to touch but today I used what little time I had to create one layout of each of my girls. I used some of my favorite papers and I think they may just have to go onto my "Wall of Fame". I added some areas on the photos to show the detail of some of the areas on each page. I recently finished a FIFTY page custom order for a client so now that I'm done, I am open to taking on more orders. If you are interested in custom pages, please contact me.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Name Albums in Summer Bright Colors!!!

I've really been inspired by this HOT HOT HOT weather to use some great bold colors when making my latest name albums. My clients are always so good about telling me the colors they need and I love the combinations that they come up with!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

For a Little Boy

Name albums are such a hit because they are 100% unique and make great gifts for anyone in your life. This name album is for a 2 year old boy.

Just a reminder to anyone who owns their own creative business.... you never know where you will meet your next client or make your next sale. The woman who ordered this album is someone I met at the DMV!!! I happened to be holding 2 name albums (to give to ANOTHER client I was meeting at the DMV. What? You don't meet your clients at the DMV? Well, maybe you should!) and the clerk at the DMV fell in love with them and ordered it on the spot! Definitely my most unique client!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Layout for MYSELF

Using the Penny Lane collection from MME I was able to produce a new layout for my Creative Pandemonium design team. It's definitely a new favorite of mine and even made it onto the Wall of Fame in my office.

For all of my blog followers I must apologize for not being active lately. My photography business has become more popular than I ever would have imagined and has seriously put a dent in my scrappin' time. But I am still accepting custom orders (especially for name albums... they are as popular as ever!).

Friday, April 30, 2010

Wall Letters... A Blast from the Past

Wall letters remain one of my favorite projects but I haven't had an opportunity to work on a set for a long time. Recently, a client returned to me and asked me to RE-do wall letters I had made several years ago as GIANNA had her room remade (to welcome a little brother... his wall letters are a work in progress right now, mostly because unless his parents want to call him EVA instead of EVAN we are in a holding pattern). So Gianna is no longer a baby and now a little girl... here are her new letters:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Name Album for a Yankee Fan

It was a great day when I got an email from a loyal client asking me to decorate a name album and incorporate the Yankees in it. The feeling must have been similar to when one person decided to combine the two great tastes of peanut butter and jelly... or even better, the two great tastes of peanut butter and CHOCOLATE! I really like the color combo this client gave me too.... I think it came together very nicely.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Mind's Eye.... I'm so Addicted!!!

During my time on the design team for Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking, I gained a new (or renewed) love for My Mind's Eye products. They sell such great quality paper and all the goodies they make to go with their paper makes page making quick and easy.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Name Albums... still going strong.

I am just as busy as ever creating name albums for clients. This wave of photos includes a custom TEACHER album. These are great for end of year gifts! Order now to ensure that they'll be ready for May or June deliveries! Also, Mother's Day is FAST approaching so I need any custom orders now for a timely delivery.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Custom Scrapbook Pages:

One of my favorite clients has returned to me asking for more custom pages. I love working with her photos. She and I have a very similar style with our photos. This time around we're going back a few years to when her twins were newborn and I'm also making pages for their recent Disney trip. Custom scrapbook pages are a great way for you to catch up when you know you won't have time to do all the work yourself. My pages definitely help! Contact me for ordering details.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Adult Sized Apron!!!

I finally succeeded in making an adult sized apron! I know I have had several requests for these so as I find more time I will be making more. Contact me for ordering details.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lunch Boxes.... not just for Hauling Food

Lunch boxes remain near the top of projects I just love to do. These add a splash of color to any child's room. They can be used to hold hair clips, various "treasure", and vacation souvenirs (I can make a Disney themed one and you can put all your receipts and any 3D pins that may not fit anywhere else)

This one is for a little girl with a VERY talented mommy. Stephanie makes the most adorable dresses and little girl clothes. Her ETSY shop (here) inspired me in the colors I used on her daughter's lunch box.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scrapbooking Tip #17: Hit Me with Your Best Shot

Ok, I admit, I have been terrible about doling out the scrapbooking tips. My last tip was in July of 2009. So I hope you haven't been waiting for #17 to come along!

"Hit me with your best shot" is not only a fun song to sing in the car, it's also a good philosophy when attempting to scrapbook in today's digital photography age. I average around 300 photos per month of my girls and I know I can't scrapbook every single photo so the key is to find the photos from every event that will make an family event a true memory.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Name Albums: The Craze Continues!

I figured once Christmas passed that things would calm down around here but boy was I wrong! I am busier than I have ever been and I definitely can't complain. I more than doubled my fan numbers with a recently successful fan page "blitz" on Facebook. I am enjoying getting to know the new faces and getting orders for even more name albums. Here are some recent ones:

If you like name albums... stay tuned. The postman just delivered 14 more yesterday!!! I have some work to do!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

You Have to Follow This Blog!!

Melissa Davis is a fantastic template designer and really knows how to design for today's hottest trends. Every Friday she does a giveaway which is always nice.

Head over to her site to check out her latest giveaway.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Inspired by Color

My clients always bring out the best in me. One of my favorite people, Cindy, asked for an album for a little girl and that was it.... just said "it's for a little girl... I totally trust you". I delved deep into my "girl drawer" (yes, I have a girl drawer, and a boy drawer, and a cardstock drawer... ok 2 cardstock drawers.... and a Cosmo Cricket drawer... I could go on and on) and pulled out these wonderful papers by Pink Paislee.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

One of My Favorite Forums:

I have been so lucky to be a designer for Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking for several months now and I find that I love spending time chatting in their forum (and of course, shopping for lots of goodies!). Every month they do a giveaway for the best layout and best card uploaded. The forum is small .... it feels like a family in there. With other message boards, you can post a question or statement and a few seconds later, it's bumped down a long list of messages, never to be seen again. So I'm always happy to share news and seek advice at the HSS forum. I'd encourage anyone who loves scrapbooking and chatting about it to join the forum there.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Remember When I Used to Scrapbook... For Myself?

I hardly remember it either!! Luckily my design team work has kicked back in this month and it forces me to sit down with my own photos and I am always so relaxed and find myself totally regenerated.

Though, I had to confess, the Olympics have been distracting me a lot in the last week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Big Week Going on in Here!

This is a pretty exciting week for Jeune Girl Studio. First, there is the February 20th deadline for local girls 7 & under to enter my first ever casting call in coordination with Lyla's Lovelies.

Secondly, I'd like to start a FAN PAGE BLITZ! From NOW until February 28th I will be opening the floodgates and encouraging friends to recommend me to THEIR friends on Facebook.

Here is how it works:
1. Become a Fan Yourself (skip step one if you are one of the 286 people already on board) by clicking here:
Jeune Girl on Facebook

2. In the top left, just under my logo you'll see a link to SUGGEST TO FRIENDS and you can click on your own friends and send a suggestion. (you may also want to send a separate note because step #3 is REALLY IMPORTANT if you want to win)

3. When your friend becomes a fan he/she should leave a comment somewhere on my wall or on the photo of the prize with your name as having recommended them to join.

4. Whoever recommends the MOST FRIENDS by 9 pm Eastern Time on 2/28 will win:

My Craftiness is starting to expand to new markets... it's more than just scraps these days but I love it all.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lookee What I Made!

These are great props for my photo shoots... but my girls love them too. Now they want me to make them for their stuffed animals. I don't foresee that happening.