Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January Journaling Spots :)

Good Morning!! Are you up for some more blog hopping today? We have more blog candy at the end :)

Today, we are introducing you to the January Journaling Spots. There are two sets, one with snowflakes and one with a mitten and sentiment. My first layout, which is an 8X8 so you can get an idea of how big the stamps are uses both of the images in the January Journaling Spots2. I love how the journaling spots are an embellishment to your page as well as just being a place to write! You can decorate the mitten in many ways, all I did was stamp it on blue cardstock and used a Twinklette pen to put some green glittered ink on the stripes and around the edge. It was so easy and doesn't take away from the pictures, which is always my goal when scrapbooking.

Paper - October Afternoon - Night Light "Katie", green bazzill and blue cardstock
Ribbon - May Arts Solid Iridescent - sage
Embellishments: Dew Drops - Water, Marvy scalloped punch, paper piercer, pop-dots
Ink: Versafine - Onyx black

This one uses the January Journaling Spot set. It comes with snowflakes and a "January" stamp. We get LOTS of snow here, so I got to use one of my pictures to write about how I love to watch the snow falling from the sky. I never would have thought to use orange on a snow layout, but I really like it. I'm going to have to think outside the box a little more often :) This one also uses one of the new May Arts ribbons - the Burlap/Woven string in Natural.

Paper: Webster's Pages - Parlor Collection - "Southern Comfort", Bazzill - orange, regular blue and brown cardstock.
Ink: Versafine - Vintage Sepia
Embellishments - one of the NEW ribbons - May Arts Burlap/Woven String - Natural, Dew Drops - Flame

Okay, for all of you blog hoppers, you need to know my answer to the question. My favorite ribbon is textured ribbons. I love texture, whether it's sheer with sparkles, or grosgrain, or this burlap, or the new suede leaves, I just love what texture adds to my projects :) Leave a comment here, so you can be entered into the blog candy drawing, and if you want to tell us what your favorite ribbon is, we'd LOVE to know!

Be sure to hop to the other DT member's blogs to see what they have done with this set and to get their answer to the question, and make sure to comment on their blogs too. Then hop back to the 2RedBananas blog to leave your comment there.

Our quote for the day: "Dreams are the touchstones of our character." - Henry David Thoreau

Thanks so much for hopping along with us again today!!!


Jacqueline said...

These are both so beautiful!! Love the touch of the woven ribbon!

Teresa said...

I love your mitten page. Great pictures too. What a cutie. You just can't stop using those dew drops can you?

Janna said...

These are both incredible layouts!! I love the ribbon you included and the gorgeous background papers!


Elena said...

Beautiful layouts! I love the orange color on the second page!

Margie said...

Beautiful pages! Great layouts! I love the color schemes :)

Cassie said...

oh my goodness. they are both great but that second one took my breath away!! love the orange with the snow - what a great choice! i love the look of trees in the winter without their leaves!!

And that burlap ribbon looks waaay cool!

Maraya said...

Hey Jeanette, Both of your layouts are beautiful. The orange looks great with the snow pictures!

Susan said...

wonderful layouts love the way you did the journaling

Dianne said...

Jeanette, your layouts are gorgeous! I not only love the colors, but you laid them out beautifully.

Sue D said...

Very nice layouts--I never would have thought of using an orange background either but I like it. My fav ribbon is grosgrain.

Anonymous said...

I also love ribbon. I really like twill if I am working in my son's book. Softer satin or sheer is nice in my daughter's book. Either way, I love my ribbon!

Cathy said...

Love your layouts. Very Nice.
My favorite ribbon is polka dots. Anything with polka dots.

Cheri Howard said...

Lovely LOs! The first one reminds me of childhood campouts around the campfire!

Tori Wild said...

What an adorable page around the fire! I love the mitten journal!!

Seoulscrappin' said...

Love the way you used the journaling tags to frame the pic ... lovely layout!