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Sunday, June 02, 2013

My DIY Jenni Bowlin kit and a layout

Hi everyone!

A few days ago I felt inspired by the beautiful weather I believe we will have someday (after a week of thunderstorms, I am holding out hope we will see the sun eventually!) and a trip to the antique market to put together a kit of my favourite Jenni Bowlin Studio products that inspired me and made me feel ready for summer.

Here is a little video tour of my DIY JBS kit, plus a sneak of the layout I just couldn't wait to get started on! See the full layout below.




This photo is of a rare moment in which the Very Busy Ruby Sky climbed up on top of me for a fast cuddle before she was off again. Thank goodness for handy iPhones so I could grab photo evidence of this fleeting moment! She is as sweet as anything, but cheap with the lovies. :)

I was having a really hard time getting the bones of this layout down until in a moment of confusion I accidentally put down the "family sewing machine paper" sideways, and I totally loved it! It transformed this awesome paper into something that I couldn't help but be drawn to, to read the labels, to a fun graphic paper that resembles stripes. After that, the rest pretty much fell into place!



I love these little 4x4 JBS papers (either from the individual pads or from the newer cut-apart sheets). They are so perfect for laying and tucking under bits.



I glittered up one of the vintage millinery leaves that came in the March Jenni Bowlin Mercantile kit, with some fine grain German glass glitter. I arranged them on pleated vintage satin ribbon along with a JBS feather tag and a JBS rhinestone bow.



I love using these oversized single JBS rub-ons for layering! They add just the right amount of interest to a page without taking it over. And this JBS chipboard star done up in heat embossed silver glitter looks great on top of the silver rub-on.



Love these gold numeral crown rub-ons!!!



One of my favourite part of Jenni's Mercantile kits are the amazing exclusive stencils/masks she includes every month! (Ok, so pretty much the whole kit is my favourite part, but I really do love and use those masks SO much).


12 comments:

Jill said...

I'm always excited to see a new layout from you! This is beautiful. You're so crafty. :)

Margie H said...

Great touches of that beautiful pink ribbon and that gold crown...wonderful page :)

Kimberly Kett said...

Gorgeous!!

Pamela said...

Love this!!!! :)

Janna Werner said...

This beautiful layout really makes me want to touch it!

Claire T said...

Beautiful. I love the layering and that pink ribbon just makes it!

Madeline said...

Such a beautiful page! Love all your special touches.

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful layout, love the misted background

LauraB whosthischick said...

Such a pretty layout. Love the photo and nice touch with the satin ribbon.

Jennifer Grace said...

This looks so gorgeous, I love that big satin ribbon. x

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Great kit! I love Jenni Bowlin's designs!

Connie Mercer said...

nice video! YYou will get lots of layouts from that amazing kit you put together!!!