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Jillibean Soup―Pasta Fagioli

What’s better than one guest blogger in a week? Two! Today I’m crazy excited to bring to you a long time scrappy friend and incredible super-star in the industry, Kimber McGray. Kimber has so graciously taken time from her busy schedule and has accepted my invitation to be a guest blogger today featuring projects with the Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli collection.

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I’ve been working with Jill and Jillibean Soup since shortly after the 1st Jillibean Soup release in 2008. Every time we release a new line I always say “This ONE is my favorite!” Pasta Fagioli continues to be at the top of my list of Jillibean Soup lines though. I love the cameras and film strips on the pattern papers. As a scrapbooker, these designs will ALWAYS fit what we are documenting. The  sticker sheets and journaling sprouts make this kit complete and ready to scrap with right out of the box.

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Kimber, thank you so much for treating us to your amazing creations today! For those of you lucky enough to be going to CHA, be sure to stop by the Jillibean Soup booth and wave hello to Kimber. For those of you that wish to be there in spirit, you can check out Kimber’s blog for a bounty of creative inspiration.

Jillibean Soup | Blossom Soup

What’s that you say? It’s Thursday and we have a blog post for you? That’s right! You’ll be seeing more random blog posts here and there to further spur your creativity. Isn’t that kind of like the best bloggy Christmas gift ever? Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Brenda Smith, who did a fantastic job using today’s steal, Blossom Soup by Jillibean Soup.

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be here today and can’t wait to show you what I’ve created with Jillibean Soup’s Blossom Soup. If I can be honest, upon first glance I was a little intimidated by the soft colors of this collection. They are typically outside of my comfort zone. But when I started cutting into the papers and placing them on my layout, I was surprised by how much I loved them. And as I continued to work, I loved the papers more and more and couldn’t get enough of them. I only created three projects today but you can bet that you’ll be seeing these papers on my future layouts.

The first layout I made, “Shine,” was inspired by the pink text paper in this collection. With phrases like “sun in my eyes,” “birds chirping,” and “morning dew,” I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use with it. This picture is of Harper the day before her first birthday. She wanted to play outside all day long that day and as she was playing on her own, I realized she was no longer a little baby. I started by using the printed Kraft paper that is included in this collection. I misted it on the right side using an acrylic template and then built on top of it with all these beautiful papers. I’m in love with how it turned out!

The second layout I made, “Homegrown,” was so fun to make. Do you remember in elementary school when you used to make hearts out of construction paper by folding them in half and drawing a half heart shape and then cutting them out? That’s what I did with the blue and white stars paper. Then I punched 1″ circles and glued them to the outer edge of the heart to make a scalloped look. The stickers that are included in this collection have the cutest little sentiments, and I thought this one that says “Homegrown from the heart” was perfect for this layout.

Lastly, I made this card from leftover scraps. The patterned papers in Blossom Soup complement each other so well that putting together cards like this is an almost brainless process. You can bet that I’ll be making many more cards like this with my scraps.

That’s all I’ve got for you today. If you are on the fence about today’s steal, don’t hesitate. You will not regret owning these papers! Thank you to Lisa and Kristy for having me here today and thanks to all of you for stopping by.

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Thanks Brenda! We always love seeing your amazing creations, and right now I can think of nothing better than curling up in my crafty room with some soup―Jillibean style!

Have a great day everyone and remember we absolutely love seeing your creations. Feel free to share them on our Facebook fan page so that we can all oooh and ahhh over what you create.

Jillibean Soup, Cream of Mushroom | Mid Week Mojo

Topaz Club — Layout 10


Wow! Another ten weeks have whisked by and here we are at the final installment of our Topaz Club series. To celebrate we have a new manufacturer to the ScrapbookSteals family once again — welcome Jillibean Soup! I love today’s steal from the Jillibean Soup, Cream of Mushroom collection.

This collection is so rich and fun and perfect for fall. I was so excited when I realized how perfectly it would work with some very recent photos that I took of my son on one of our day dates.

I absolutely adore the trims that come with this collection. They make the perfect addition to the page along with the Journaling Sprouts.

I’m quite certain that this is one collection that I will be excited to pull out and use again.

Now before I get into the details of the exciting Topaz prize which has been brought to us by Kiwi Lane Designs, I will announce the winner of the Topaz #9 random drawing.

This week’s lucky winner is Kassandra Missen. Not only do I love this layout but I am incredibly touched that the sketch inspired her enough to create a page out of chronological order.

Kassandra, if you will send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a prize out to you!

Now for the scoop on the big Topaz prize.

Kiwi Lane Designs has graciously sponsored the Topaz prize by sending us these three templates to give to one of you!

  • Tiny Sweetheart
  • 12″ Abbie Road
  • Wildflower

To add a little fruity kicker to the combination we are throwing in a combination prize pack of Lime Twist by My Mind’s Eye for an approximate total prize value of $60.00! What better combination than to use a little Kiwi Lane Design love on some brand new My Mind’s Eye papers? Right. I didn’t think there was a better combo!

In order to win this amazing prize package here is what you need to do.

  1. Complete all 10 topaz layouts. Don’t forget that Topaz #10 must be completed and posted by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, October 3rd.
  2. Make sure all 10 topaz layouts are posted somewhere online.
  3. Provide a link to your creations in the “Totally Topaz” blog post. This can be a link to a gallery hosting all of your creations, or individual links. Just make sure that everything is listed in one post.

If you are new to our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Good luck everyone! May the scrappy mojo be with you.