Echo Park Paper: Cozy Cookie Crate

I love this time of year! It’s a time to be grateful and ponder on the many blessings we enjoy in our daily lives.
When I think of my blessings, the people I know and love are at the top of my list. Why not take a moment this year to tell them! Drop them by a little note along with a homemade goodie and you are sure to make their day.
Today on the Echo Park Paper Blog I am sharing a paper crate that I created with the I Love Family collection and fill it with cookies. The best part is there will be enough for them to share with their entire family!
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Cut out the pieces of the crate from Kraft Designer cardstock using an electronic die cutting machine. Next, decorate the side panels with Home Sweet Home paper from the I Love Family collection.
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Decorate the front of the crate with I Love Family stickers, chipboard and die cuts, popping up some of the pieces with foam dots for dimension. I added an enamel dot to the center of the flower for even more dimension.
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Bake your favorite cookies, stack them up, and place in cellophane bags. Tie the bags with a cute ribbon, adding a large, wood button, if desired. Tie on a cute tag from the I Love Family Ephemera pack and you are ready to place them in your crate and deliver them to the recipient.
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SUPPLIES: I Love Family CollectionCarta Bella Kraft Designer CardstockHome Sweet Home Paper12×12 Element Sticker12×12 Alpha Sticker6×13 Chipboard AccentsEphemera PackEnamel Dots, Silhouette Cameo Machine, 3D Wooden Crate Box Cut File by Lori Whitlock (Design #66549 in the Silhouette Design Store), Adhesive, Ribbon, Wood Button, Orange String, Cellophane Bags, Cookies
You are sure to put a smile on your loved ones face … and give them a happy tummy, too!
 Happy Thanksgiving!
JanaBold

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Noel Mignon: Queen of the Kitchen

Happy Sunday! Today I’m up on the Noel Mignon blog with another scrapbook page using the Golden Delicious Classic Kit.

QUEEN OF THE KITCHEN

For this page, I used the colors in the photo to help me select the papers for the page.

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In the top left corner of the photo, I created a little vignette of flowers layered over a cut apart label. I placed two of the flowers on different heights of foam squares to give it some variety; then added in a sprinkling of colorful brads.

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I wanted the viewer’s eye to be led across the photo to the title next, so I used more flowers tucked behind the right edge of the photo to accent the word, “Queen.”

My daughter actually came up with this title. I was trying to figure out what to say about her winning a recipe contest at a teen church night, and she squealed, “How about ‘Queen of the Kitchen?'” It was perfect! And I love that she was still so excited about winning that night!

The gold letter stickers from the kit spell out the word “queen.” The rest of the title was created using the two colors of letter stickers from the Golden Delicious Daily Diary kit.

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Finally, I layered together all kinds of fun bits around the title. The mason jar was cut from the Imaginisce “Happy Harvest” paper. Then the pumpkin, apple, and plaid button come from the Simple Stories chipboard sheet. Finally a few brads, and phrase stickers and a die cut on top. It’s so cute and eclectic!

Well, with Thanksgiving approaching I hope you are gearing up to be the “Queen of your Kitchen” this holiday! Are you hosting this year? My daughter will be getting her wisdom teeth out on Wednesday, so my assignments are minimal this year.

Stay warm and cozy!

JanaBold

Live Inspired Giveaway Winner!

Happy Friday, Friends! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Live Inspired challenge at TracieClaiborne.com. It was so much fun to see your beautiful projects!

It’s time to announce the winner!

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The winner of the Noel Mignon Blue Moon Daily Diary Kit is …

myscrappyideas (Tina Gale Husong)

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CONGRATULATIONS, Tina!!! Please email your address to me at jana.eubank@gmail.com and I will get your kit in the mail.

Thank you again to Tracie Claiborne of the Live Inspired podcast. She has another fun guest on her show this week that you will want to check out. Also, later today she will be posting the winner of her giveaway on her Live Inspired video series. Be sure to watch and find out who won!

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Well, I did it! I “killed” my November Noel Mignon “Golden Delicious” kits! All of the papers are down to the bits and pieces … all of the rest of the leftover bits (and there are still a LOT of usable items) will be filed into my stash to use on other projects.

 

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So what did I end up making? Nine scrapbook pages, two 2-page pocket page spreads, four single page pocket pages, and one home decor piece! Woot! Woot! I will share these projects with you over the next week and then I will be moving onto holiday projects.

THANKFUL Home Decor Tray

I picked up this tray at Hobby Lobby. It is by The Paper Studio brand with a listed price of $12.99. However, I’m pretty sure I got it on sale … they are ALWAYS running great sales or use a coupon for it.

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I was excited about purchasing this tray because I thought it would be a great rotating home decor piece that I could use pocket cards in. My plan is to rotate out the cards with the different holidays and seasons. Fun, right?!

I discovered, however, that the openings in the tray are smaller than 4×6 and 3×4. If you pick up one, just keep in mind that you will have to trim your cards approximately 1/8″ on each side.

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You can also fill the openings with photos if you’d like! I just opted not to do that this time around. 🙂

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My favorite card in the bunch is, surprisingly, the one with the layered gold bow. I’m usually not a bow person. I really struggle on finding places for them on my projects, but I had a lot of fun layering the chipboard pieces and brad on this one. The shimmer of the gold just makes me happy!

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I also really love that cute little owl critter. I love how his eyes are closed … combined with the phrase “Give Thanks” below, it looks like he is in the middle of a sweet prayer of thanksgiving. 🙂 Awwww! That makes my heart happy!

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I’ll be back over the next several days to share the rest of my Noel Mignon layouts with you!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

JanaBold

So You

Do you ever have those moments where you are just floored by how quickly your kids are growing up? I know you do. It’s crazy, isn’t it? Lately, I’ve been thinking about my son a lot. He is such a joy to have in our family. He is taller than me now, and is joining in on the adult conversations at family gatherings. He loves “older” music (like John Denver, James Taylor, Queen, BeeGees, etc.), collects cassette tapes and vinyl records, loves anything vintage, being outside every chance he gets, and just loves life. He is a happy guy, kind and thoughtful, and watches out for his sisters. 🙂 I’m so proud to be his mom. It’s been awhile since I’ve snapped some photos of just him, so I made him stop his homework the other day, so I could take a few.

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I came across these cute pics of him wearing a coonskin hat the other day and had to scrap them. We were at a pioneer tea party for his sister and because I was focused on scrapping my daughter and her friends, I had missed printing these ones out. But they are just so HIM. I’m grateful I stumbled on them again, so I could get his cute personality in our family album.

I pulled out a Kaisercraft collection I had in my stash and put it to use. Can you tell that I’m loving using my stash lately? Hehe!

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The title is a phrase by Karla Dudley that I found in the Silhouette Online Store here. I love using my Silhouette for titles! I never have to worry about running out of the popular letters and love that I can size them to fit my page perfectly. I cut the title out twice in two different colors (I do this a lot), and then used my scissors to trim out the word “you” so I could create a layered title. I embossed the red layer with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then decorated the center of the letter “O” for some added detail and color.

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The tree was trimmed from a die cut page that was part of the collection. I cut the hearts from another patterned paper and sprinkled them throughout the tree accompanied by phrase stickers (by Fancy Pants Designs).

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I’m gearing up for Thanksgiving this week. I LOVE Thanksgiving! It’s the perfect time to catch up with family. If you are looking for a meaningful project for Thanksgiving Day, may I suggest downloading the FREE Printable album by Bella Blvd found HERE? (Stephanie, you ROCK for putting these together to share! Thank you! Thank you!) I put one together in 2011 for my family and it makes my heart smile every time I read it.

Here’s a peek at our 2011 book. The ironic thing is that we weren’t even at this Thanksgiving dinner with my family. We had a small Thanksgiving dinner here at home with our own family the night before we were supposed to travel to my sister’s three hours away to stay with her for the weekend. We ended up all getting sick and couldn’t go (this is why Maryn and Camryn were both thankful that we had a dinner just ourselves … or else we wouldn’t have had one that year). 🙂 I gave the book to my parents to have everyone fill out, and even though we weren’t there, their words remind me of all that was going on that year in each of our lives, and how much I love them.

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I love reading my parents thoughts and love for each other. I cherish this because when do you get your parents’ to write in your albums, right? 🙂

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My nieces and nephew even took the time to fill out the pages. 🙂

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If you are interested in the older versions of Stephanie Hunt’s printable albums you can find them on the links listed below. Even though they have the years on them, I think you could still use them for other years (I’m thinking you could print out the new year on little blocks and adhere them over the other year).

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

JanaBold