Layout and Cards with Jillibean Soup’s Garden Harvest Collection

Layouts and Cards with Jillibean Soup’s Garden Harvest Collection 

This is one of my favorite pictures of my three kids now that they’ve grown up.

Silly, Carefree and Serious

It captures their personalities perfectly.

I have this picture in a frame in my family room,

but, I wanted to use it for a scrapbook layout as well.  (It is my favorite, after all.)

I used Jillibean Soup Garden Harvest Collection Pack* to make my layout and a few extra cards.

I love a “clean and simple” card.

“You are my happy” card.

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Love Makes a Family Banner

Create a sweet Home Décor Banner with Rose Appliques and letters.

To make the Love Makes a Family Banner you’ll need:             (*affiliate links)

Directions:
  1. Create a banner by folding the white felt in half lengthways.  Cut diagonally across the bottom from the center fold to a point approx. 3″ from the bottom corner on the outer edges.
  2. Set iron to cotton setting, or follow garment care label.  Position Rose Appliques and letters with shiny side down on felt.
  3. Cover with a fine cloth.  With firm pressure, iron over cloth for 30 seconds.  Turn banner over and iron the back of the letters for 30 seconds.
  4. Cut down 1″ longer than the banner.
  5. Glue or sew the top of the banner over the wood dowel.
  6. Glue gold trim to top of the banner.

You can find Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters, floral appliques at your local craft stores.

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Jillibean Soup and Xyron-Siblings Layout

Growing up with you is one of my favorite memories.

This is me with my crazy, wonderful siblings.    (I’m right smack dab in the middle.)

The five of us have been through a lot together.  Especially the last year.

I’m  so glad we have each other to count on.

Even though we drive each other crazy from time to time, there’s a real closeness and love.

This picture was taken last August when the whole family got together for one last

picnic at our family home.

Home… A story of who we are.  A collection of things we love.

That caption from the collection about brought a tear to my eye.

I’m a little nostalgic when it comes to home right now.

Down the hall in my family home was a very large collection of photos.

The pictures covered both sides of the hall walls.  It was like a very big scrapbook.

No one was left out.   (even if you didn’t like the picture)

A collection of everyone they loved.

For my Siblings Layout…here’s what I used:               (*affiliate links)

When you have a lot of little pieces to stick onto a layout I like to use a combination

of my Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker* and my Xyron Mega Runner*.

The Xyron Sticker Maker is real easy to use.  Just place the paper, design side up, into the end of the sticker maker and pull the paper through.  Rub the protective covering and peel back to expose sticker.

This week the Xyron and Jillibean Soup Design Teams have joined forces for one amazing blog hop.  Make sure to join us each day on Facebook for awesome inspiration and a chance to win some cool prizes on both pages.  (make sure to visit both!)

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“The Family Tree”

The Family Tree…

In the backyard of my childhood home stands a ginormous Silver Maple tree.

That gigantic tree has been the backdrop for tons of family pictures during it’s 40 plus years.

I’d always thought of it as “my tree” because I was the one who drug it up from the woods

and had planted it.  Up until recently, possibly last year, I found out that it wasn’t my tree.

Dad told me that my tree didn’t make it and he had replaced it with this one.   (Sigh!)

One of my favorite pictures was this one taken on Thanksgiving Day 2006.

The guys were out in the yard playing catch with the football and I asked my sister-in-law

to snap a family picture.  The guys lifted my youngest up in the tree, football still in hand.

As we get my parents house ready to sell, it dawned on me that I need to get another

family picture by “my tree” while we still have the chance.

This past week-end, we had one last large family get-together at the home

and took one enormous family picture around that old tree.  (35 in all with only 3 missing.)

We also took this one of my family…Just as we were, sweaty and all.

It was a beautiful evening spent celebrating family.

It was also a little bittersweet as I know Mom and Dad would have loved it.

For my Xyron Design Team project this week, the team got the opportunity to pick any

collection we wanted from Photoplay Paper.

The moment I saw the Memory Lane Collection I knew it was perfect for my pictures.

I received the collection which included 12 sheets of beautiful double-sided paper and a full

sheet of beautiful cardstock stickers and a package of the ephemera cardstock die cuts.

Everything went together smoothly with the help of my trusty Xyron Mega Runner*.

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Sue’s Family Flip Album Video

As soon as I received this new flip book from Paper House I fell in love.

This interactive album has plenty of room for photos, and lots of places to write

down memories, plus it has special pockets for keepsakes.

Since mere pictures wouldn’t show you how fun this album is…

I decided to make a short video.

I actually spent more time editing and uploading the pictures to be printed than it took me to put this

album together.  I decided to keep my album simple with just a few stickers.

I’ll go back later and add some journaling.

But…with the extra large spine, you’ll be able to get carried away embellishing. (if you’d like)

 

The album I used in the video is…

Paper House Productions FB-0004E Flipbook Interactive Album, Wedding Day*

Since the pages of the album are neutral they worked perfect for my family pictures.

To embellish my album I used the Wedding Day 12″ Cardstock stickers.

 

*This project was created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

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Etched Family Frame

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Whenever I get a chance…

Whenever they’re all home together…

I try to get a family picture.

It only seems to happen a few times per year.

When we’re all together, there’s so much excitement, talking and laughter that I  forget.

Like this summer, after swimming and naps….

I set up the tri-pod, gathered the kids and set up the self timer.

(it’s always good for a few laughs)  All 18 eyes were open,

all those who were running away were captured and everyone was looking.

Phew… not an easy task.  But always worth it in the end.

It was starting to get dark, so the picture’s not as clear as I’d like it.

I decided to print it in black and white and put it in a simple black frame.

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To capture the sentiment of the picture I etched the word “family” on the glass.

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Directions:

  1. Remove glass from frame.  Clean glass to remove all dirt, fingerprints and oil.  Dry with a coffee filter, paper towel, or lint-free cloth.
  2. Apply “Family” stencil to glass.  Burnish the edges of the stencil.  You want to make sure no edges are coming up.
  3. Mask around the stencil with removable painters tape for extra surface protection.
  4. Apply a heavy coat of etchall® etching crème to the masked area of the stencil.
  5. Leave etching crème on design for 15 minutes.  After etching time has elapsed, use the squeegee to return the crème back into the original container for later re-use.
  6. Rinse etched surface with hot water to remove any remaining crème. Remember to keep crème away from porcelain sinks or ceramic tiles.
  7. To make the etched letters stand out more, apply picket fence distress paint over the letters.  Wipe surrounding area of the glass clean.

Poof and he's gone

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