Monday, July 1, 2013

Jenni Bowlin Guest Designer!

So proud to share that I am the Guest Designer for July over at JBS Mercantile.  I was completely non non-nonplussed when I got the email asking me to take part in their fabulous team for the month.  Honestly, I couldn't believe it.  I am truly honored to be working with this artistic, sincere, and just plain nice group of women!  So grateful to everyone there, thank you!

I got the paper crafting kitthe mini album kit and the historian kit (for project life).  You can check out my gallery there. Here are a few highlight of what I made with them.

Special thank you to the amazing and talented Lisa for making me my own Mercantile banner.  I will treasure it always :))

This was the last layout I did, mostly because I knew what I wanted to do with this paper as soon as I saw it and therefore kept putting it off.  I have had this phases of the moon layout idea in my head for a while and I knew these repeating globes would be the perfect backdrop.  I would have used my silhouette but I wanted the circles to line up with the patterned paper and knew that would be hard to do the new-fashioned way.

So, I got out my trust old circle trimmer, which I happened to find very easily when unpacking boxes (why are the most random things the easiest to find when unpacking??). I made a grid on the back of the white paper and then started cutting out circles and partial circles.  In case you are wondering this paper has 1 5/8 inch circles.  I used my trusty kid made modern watercolor set to paint the moons.

Dumbo Hathi - Hathi is hindi for elephant and is what our daughter calls Dumbo, so cute.  I have millions of  Disney photos and doubt I will ever scrap all of them.  (On the plus side, Walt Disney World likes my photos, what!) 
I used all the kits for this layout.  The stencil is from the papercrafting kit and is painted with more watercolors and a distress ink stamp marker in red. The D on the Basic Grey paper in the paper crafting kit was calling out to be stitched into my title.  I added a little more stitching with some random white circles.

I snipped more tickets from this Basic Grey patterned paper to make a photo mat and added my writing to a carte postale journaling card. 

Thank you so much for letting me share this :)  I will be back tomorrow with the project life pages I made.

And, just another friendly reminder, since google reader is commiting suicide, please consider following me (on bloglovin') as alternative. (Name that movie!)


  1. Congratulations!!!! Love that moon & stars layout!!!! So creative!

  2. oh Niru!! Congratulations my friend!! so so happy for you. great work with the goodies!!

  3. ps : you remind me of Haathi Mere Saathi! lol.. gonna look it up and see if I can rent it online now.. :D

    1. Thank you Sasha, lol. I have to find that movie sounds awesome :)

  4. hooray for you! your moon & stars layout is so creative and love how you stitched Dumbo!

  5. Congrats! Your layouts are awesome. The guest designer spot is well deserved.

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you did that moon layout!! So clever!!

  7. The watercolor chevron pattern in red is just gorgeous! Congratulations on your guest designer spot...have fun with it!

  8. Congrats, love the moon phases - genius :)

  9. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! How awesome is this?!?!?! So deserved :) Congrats girlie!!!!


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