Thursday, July 30, 2009

Simple Ribbon Flowers

Today I have a really quick and easy ribbon flower tutorial to share with you fabulous ladies!
These flowers are a wonderful way to add a custom personal touch to your pages especially if you can't find that right embellie! And hey - you can use up your scrap ribbon too!!

First what we need:
* Scrap Ribbons - on average my lengths were about 10-12 inches
* Scissors
* Thread
* Needle

Then we simply thread our needle, knotting the end of the thread, and start running a quick basting stitch close the edge of one side of the ribbon!

Once you get the entire length of the ribbon stitched up gently pull the thread until you get a slight gather in the ribbon.

Then begin to wrap your ribbon until you get something that YOU think looks good. This may require you to pull on the thread some more to gather it more or to let out what you have already gathered a bit, it's all about making it look like what you want!

When you get your ribbon flower to look how you want then take your needle and thread and seal the deal I like to just make a few stitches through the middle of the flower to tack it all together just to make sure that it will remain solid!

And now you have the basic of your ribbon flower! All you have left to do is embellish the center and you are good to go! You can embellish it with whatever your heart desires, which is the fun part!!

I absolutely can not wait to see your Ribbon Flowers!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Slice™ Slice™ BABY!!!!

We have ALL 14 of the BRAND NEW Slice™ Design Cards up for preorder with the first 2, Mix & Mingle™ and Spook Alley™ shipping the early part of August. So hurry on over to the STORE and pick yours up NOW!

More to come from CHA tomorrow night! So stay tuned!

Happy Scrappin'!

LOTW July 27-August 2

Check out this adorable wall hanging by oceanlover.
Isn't it sweet and wouldn't it be a great gift for a family too.
I love that the card board has be recycled!!
Totally cute!

CHA Here We Come!

We are on our way to Orlando now and so far our trip to Florida has been busy and fun fun fun! I sat next to Josh Brolin on our flight from San Diego to LAX (for those of you who don't know who he is, he played the big brother in the Goonies and is married to Diane Lane), gave my hubby a hard time because he smiled at me and he countered with "well I sat next to a blonde" lol...I think I made out. We also went thru a tornado warning in Tampa as we were driving thru it...scary. Florida is just BEAUTIFUL...the humidity is about to kill me, but still gorgeous.

Tonight we will be attending the VIP event for Making Memories. They will be showcasing the pink slice and new design cards. We will be sure to take pictures of all the new goodies and post them when we get back to our room. So be sure to check back nightly for updates. If you are interested in any of the new products shoot us an email at so we can get preorders in.

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Loli Pop Flower Tutorial

You know those cute little lolli pop flowers?
Well we're going to take it a little further with hearts.
This is the perfect way to embellish with matching papers & to use up scraps.

Tools need to make paper Flowers:
• Scissors or Cricut (I used the Plantin School Book Cartridge)
• White Paint
• Paint Brush
• Brads
• Spray Bottle or Glitter Water Spray (Optional)
• Hole Punch (I used my Big Bite Crop-a-dile, the smaller hole)
• Your choice of Card Stock or heavy weight pattern paper
• Distresser (Optional) (I don’t use it)

Step One:
Pick your card stock. You can pick 1 paper or a few.

Step Two:
Cut out your hearts.

If you hand cut them you don’t have to follow sizes just make them one bigger than the last.
Made with hearts.
1st layer 3 small hearts
2nd layer 4 bigger hearts
3rd layer 5 bigger hearts
4th layer 6 bigger hearts

*You only need one set of each size to make a flower.
I did 2 sets of each size to make a second flower.

Step Three:
Paint the edges of the hearts

(You can distress the edges first if you’d like.)
You can either let them dry or get a little messy!

Step Four:
Punch a hole in the pointed end of the hearts.

Step Five:
Pick your brad, I chose silver just because.

Step Six:
Stack the hearts from smallest on top to largest on bottom.
Put Brad through holes and secure.

Because I choose to do three sheets of hearts I was able to do 1 of each color in a solid flower and 3 that were all mixed up.
1st layer 3 small hearts
2nd layer 4 bigger hearts
3rd layer 5 bigger hearts
4th layer 6 bigger hearts

Step Seven:
Lay out your flowers over paper towels and pray with water to moisten.

Step Eight:
Start to mold your flowers with lefts and cripples to add texture.

You might have to moisten them more to mold the lower layers.
Flatten out for better use on Layouts and card or leave as a Bulb.

Step Nine:
Let dry overnight before using is best.

~ Misting * Painting is optional.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

i-top By Imaginisce™

For those of you who preordered the NEW i-top tool and accessories by Imaginisce™, we received our shipment in this afternoon and they will be shipping out tomorrow. We did SELL OUT of our first shipment of i-top tools and large head sets, but not to fret, we will receive another shipment in mid-end September. So be sure to PREORDER yours for the nest shipment today!

Don't forget about all the new cuttlebug folders we have up for preorder also. We just added new Christmas ones to the STORE too. So hurry on over to check them out now!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Layout Of The Week

Our layout of the week from the Gallery is Jodi. We just love everything about this page, especially her ice cream bar...doesn't it just look good enough to eat? Congrats Jodi!

Don't forget to go and congratulate her on the Forum and if you aren't already a member sign-up now and start uploading to the gallery...your work of art could be the next to be featured!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Our New DT Bee's

I am so excited to announce that we have picked our very FIRST Design Team members. It was a tough choice as we had so many VERY talented applicants, but I know that our first 5 Bee's were an excellent choice and will represent our company well. Without further ado, here are our Design Team Bee's.

Design Team Coordinator, Designer and Sketch Artist.
Hello! My name is Trisha. I've been scrapbooking for about 8 years. My sister introduced me to patterned paper and I've been addicted ever since. I've lived in this small Texas town all of my life and have no plans of leaving:) I am married and have two beautiful children; a daughter and a son. They are the center of my world and my motivation to scrap. I am passionate about leaving behind a legacy for them...there are no "little" moments. Every moment matters:)
Trisha's Blog

Hi-ya! My name is Amy. I am currently a SAHM to 3 absolutely beautiful children; Kayla (9), Kyrsten (5), and Koen (2), and the wifey of 9 years to my high school sweetheart, Travis. We are the typical Military family and absolutely love the lifestyle it has provided us, good and bad. My husband is currently deployed so I am scrapping like a madwoman late into the night! Being a mother of 3 active and rapidly growing children has definitely given me the boost I needed to get in gear with my scrapbooking! I just love capturing moment on a page so later in life my family can look back and just remember the little things! That’s what really matters to me….and hey; I get to have a blast doing it! It can’t get much better that that! I am SO excited and honored to have been picked to be a part of JuJu Bee’s very first Design Team and look forward to being a part of this amazing community!!
Amy's Blog

Hello, my name is Kristin and I am from Arizona. I’ve been scrapbooking for a little over four years. My layouts tend to revolve around my family, our pets, & our many adventures. My husband, Justin, and I have been married 5 years and have 3 babies all with four legs and cold noses. Those three, Lily -4, Booster-4 and Zoey -1 are all my main inspiration. Scrapbooking has always fascinated me but in 2005 it became a hobby and an obsession. Over the years I’ve seen my layouts take on a new level. I love learning new techniques and applying those to my own projects. I work in mixed media, from paper projects like cards & layouts to altered items and beaded projects. Once in a while paper meets beads. Scrapbooking is a not only a way for me to express myself but also a way for me to relax. I know being in a group like JuJu Bee’s will offer so much inspiration.
Kristin's Blog

Hi! My name is Jamie Harder and I love to scrapbook! I started scrapbooking after my daughter was born five years ago, but it wasn't until my second daughter was born, almost three years ago, that I really got hooked. Scrapbooking is a passion for me for so many reasons: I love being able to document my daughter's lives as they grow and learn about themselves and our magnificent world; I love that it makes me take more pictures and that it motivates me to keep learning how to take better pictures; I love my creativity time, where I can "play" and just see what I come up with; and finally, I love the online community of fellow scrapbookers to share in this wonderful hobby with!

I have just recently left my full time position as an environmental educator, so I can be at home with my girls. I feel so blessed to be able to spend so much time with them but if I am missing the work atmosphere, I am lucky enough to still be able to pick up shifts! Being at home has freed up so much time for me to pursue my love of scrapbooking and I am so very thrilled and honored to be a part of JuJu Bee's team!!!
Jamie's Blog

My name is Janelle, I live in georgia with my partner and our 3 kiddos!
I've been scrapping since 2000 and love every minute of it.
Besides scrapping I love to read and watch reality tv! :)
Janelle's Blog

Don't forget to join us on the new forum, there is plenty of scrappy chatter, challenges, games AND SO MUCH MORE!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Come Join Us!

Our Forum is now up and running along with the gallery. So come on over and join us on the newest up and coming forum. You will meet a group of WONDERFUL crafter's from all over the globe that have already made our board a wonderful place to come to. We already have plenty of scrappy things going on, discussions, challenges and so much more. You won't want to miss out on this great community. Hope to see you ALL there and don't forget to pass us along to all your crafty friends!

Blog Credit:
Graphics used on page are from digital scrapbooking kits Ladybird and Bee Love by Mag Designs. Blog arranged by Designs by Sarah using her Blog Design Service.