Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Grumpy and Happy... and taking my jars up a notch!

Hi everyone! 

I have some awesome stuff to share today!! First, I want to share that I am over on the Bo Bunny blog today with some of the other DT members and today we are sharing our takes on how we were inspired by this....

For me personally, I was inspired by the colors and the flowers! And I knew right away that Bo Bunny's Hello Sunshine collection was PERFECT for this!

Here is my layout:




I get asked ALL the time... "Is Brookie always HAPPY?!?!? She is ALWAYS smiling!!!!" -- Well, of course she isn't!! LOL! She's a kid - just like every other kid - but we are very blessed that 99% of the time, she is happy go lucky (and I am super blessed cause she LOVES to pose for the camera! lol!)!!! She does have her moments, as shown below in the 'grumpy' pic ... but they don't last long!! 



And today -- I am up over on the Helmar blog too!!!!  

As most of you know --the family and I are moving THIS SATURDAY (EEK!!!!) to our new home! Well, in this new home, I actually get an AWESOME craft space! So I have been spending my weekends at IKEA (don't have to twist my arm to go there! lol!) buying stuff for my new scrappy space.

Well, on a recent visit to IKEA, I found these jars -- and I knew I wanted them for all the little things I have in my scrappy stash -- buttons, loose alphas -- etc. So I bought 6 jars and started filling them up!!

As I was filling them up, I realized I wanted them labeled - but not just like a quick sticker to say what's in the jars -- I wanted something that stood out and was easy to read!

Here is what I came up with!

I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry glue to adhere the Dear Lizzy jars to the tags - and also used it on the alphas!









And how bout an encore!!!



That's right!! For those that missed our 3 Cool Chicks presentation -- we are offering an encore to you!! {{This is for people who missed registration before}} Participants will get 5 emails with PDF attachments and gain access to the blog posts. Can share their inspired projects via our Flickr group OR via the comments. We will be churning out some prizes on June 1st.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

55 comments:

  1. Love your layout and those pix of Brookie - that pillow is a great inspiration. I saw one like it in a Crate & Barrel catalog but what I was inspired to create is a pillow cover made with fabric yo-yos - I have been cutting out the fabric this past week. I love that you will have your own scraproom and those little jars are super - how totally cool that you personalized them!! Hope your move goes smoothly - I am so happy for you guys!

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  2. Your lo is sooooooo cute! You really did a great job with the interpretation....love the flower pp you used...perfect! And those pics of Brookie are so sweet! The grumpy look is just too cute lol!
    And as for those jars....wow! Love what you've done! The tags on them are fab and the jars themself will be so helpful to you! Wonderful creations!!!

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  3. Those are awesome Julie! I've been saving glass salsa/spaghetti sauce jars to do the exact same thing with! Good luck with the move this weekend!

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  4. Such wonderful projects! I love all the details in the layout and those jars with the tags would be so cute in any room! Love.

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  5. How fun Julie! Such great projects! I love those jars. Very cute! Good look with your move and have fun setting up your scrappy space!

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  6. Beautiful layout and yay for a craft room!

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  7. Brookie's grumpy face is pretty cute!!! And I LOVE Dear Lizzy products and her blog too :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  8. What a bright and happy layout! Love all those flowers, and what cute photos of Brookie! Makes me smile to see her grumpy face. ;) And LOVE your new scrappy jars. The Dear Lizzie mason jars are soooooo adorable!

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  9. I can't wait to see your completed craft space! The jars are great.

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  10. Oh WOW, I love that BoBunny line with those adorable pics, Julie! They made me smile as soon as I saw that layout!! :) And what a fun idea on your storage jars!! I love how you use the tags and added the little mason jars from the Dear Lizzy line! Make sure you post some pics of your new scrap space for us, once you get moved in and get it all set up!!

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  11. Love Brooke's Shirley Temple curls, Julie. You are one amazing woman!

    TTFN~
    Have a great day ~
    Huggers,
    Marydon

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  12. That grumpy look must belong to all 6 year olds, ha, ha. Love the jars will look fabulous in your new house:):) Been meaning to ask how you are doing with Helmar? Isn't the glue fabulous~you will never SB the same. Happy for you~

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  13. Super lay-out! Love the great flowers and super cute pics! Love those jars! Love Ikea too!

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  14. Gorgeous LO's. I love Brookie's grumpy face but love the smiley Brookie best. I'm loving your jar labels. Deb xxx

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  15. Love your jars! Those are awesome & they are going to look great in your new craft room. Brookie doesn't look that grumpy in her grumpy photo. You can even see a bit of a smile in her grumpiness! I'm not sure what happened, I thought I had registered for the 3 cool chicks workshop, but I missed it. Thanks for the encore. I'll try again. Good luck with your move.

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  16. WOOO HOOOOO you are hittin the big time with the Bo Bunny gig!!! LOVE that layout and all of that color....fits Ms Brookie PERFECTLY!!! Now those jars.....OMG! I saw something similar to that in Scrapbooks ETC a while back....lovelovelove it!!!!

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  17. Super Super cute page of lil Brookie being grumpy/happy! Loved those flowers!! Cute jars too love those homemade tags!!
    Kim

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  18. LOOOOOVE the LO! Great papers and the flowers--fab design! And look at those jar tags! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  19. awww, lovely projects as always, Julie, I love the first page! Brookie is definetely the cutest, I love her faces =)

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  20. Love the storage jars!!! So excited that you will have your own scrappy room! Loving the layout with Brookie! Great colors and I LOVE the grumpy look!!:)

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  21. Wow! LOVE that cushion & super love your 'take' on it...those flowers are amazing....off to BoBunny...one of my fave scrap makers! Your jars are just perfect....tags look super...bet your looking forward to your new scrap space!!!!

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  22. LOL! Love the grumpy and happy pics! And the tags on those jars are brilliant!!!

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  23. WOWZAH!!! great layouts and the jars are simply fab!!!

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  24. Loving the fun layout and great pictures of Brookie...lol
    LOVE the new jars, so wish I had an IKEA close to my house, I would be there all the time

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  25. Wonderful layout. All those pretty flowers are perfect around Brookie.
    Love the jars and oh what fun you must be having picking out new goodies for your craft room. I can't wait to see.

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  26. LOVE your layout, your jars and the ENCORE!!! (We don't have to sign up again, then???)

    Good luck on your move this weekend - may it be a smooth one!!!

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  27. Love your LO it is so beautiful!!
    Adorable pictures of Brookie!!
    Love your jars!! I love those kind of jars too but I have no room for them until we move one day!!
    Love how you labeled them with the tags, such a creative and clever way!!
    Big Congrats again over at Bo Bunny!! Will go and leave you some love!!

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  28. Holy flowers! Loooove it!! I'm giggling right now at those picks of Brookie! Lovin those jars too!

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  29. LOVE that adorable layout and those jars are perfect for all those little things!!! Don't ya just LOVE Ikea!!! (=

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  30. awesome photos!!! Made me smile! :)

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  31. Awwww....your layout is soooooooo pretty! Love the expressions on Brookie's face!!!!

    And how awesome are your sweet jars! :)

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  32. Love your layout!!! Its so pretty... so are those photos of Brookie!!!! Look at your jars!!! they so cool!!! Thanks Sharing my dear friend... hugs..xoxo

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  33. Oh, Julie. Your layout was perfectly inspired by that pillow! Great layout. And that Brookie is adorable not matter what face she is making.

    Love what you did with the jars. I so need to go to Ikea and get some of those. LOVE Ikea!!

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  34. Such a cutie pie LO of Brookie! I love your take on the inspiration photo. Too cute!!

    How cool are your jars! I love what you've done with them!!!

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  35. You are right, that line was pure perfection for the inspiration piece! Gorgeous layout!! The jars are soo cool!! Good Luck this weekend, and huge congrats to you all!! hugs xoxo

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  36. LOVE that layout of Brookie's two moods! Those flowers and colors are so happy and match the photographs brilliantly! And your jars, and their jar tags ;), are absolutely darling! I'm so jealous you have an Ikea! Everyone says the inside of our church looks like one, but I've never been. So, I totally don't relate. Sigh.

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  37. Even "grumpy," she has a twinkle in her eye! ;) I have those same jars...found them at a garage sale (!) Apparently they used them to display childhood photos for table decorations at their wedding, then they were done with them! Silly garage salers. Have a beautiful holiday weekend moving in to your new home <3

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  38. I saw your layout over at Bo Bunny blog...it's so sweet!!

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  39. Love your LO! And, adore those jars! What an awesome idea! Gotta get to Ikea!!

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  40. I love what you did with that inspiration photo Julie! Whatever that email signup is for, it sounds cool! Can't wait to see what pops up in my email box! Good luck on the move and be sure to show us pics when your craft space is up! So excited for you!

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  41. Great layout! Love the photos....we see a lot of that too! I signed up for 3 chicks and am hoping to churn out some layouts in the next week!

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  42. lol she is still cute when not smiling :)
    beautiful layout and fab jars!!!

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  43. So funny to see Brookie Grumpy...!! LOVE the jars!! Congrats on the move...we're going on vac, but I'll come visit you (if you invite me) when we get back!! Crop at Julies!!

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  44. those pictures of brookie are ADORABLE! GREAT jars too!

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  45. Julie your projects are all fabulous! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!!

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  46. I love what you pulled out of that inspiration piece: a fun and colorful page! Your jars are darling too!

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  47. I totally see the pillow influence in your layout!! How fun! A big YAY for the new craft space that you can call your own :)

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  48. Your layout is fabulous!! I love all the colors that you were inspired by:) Looks great and I also love the great idea for me on getting more organized. Great containers and again love the idea!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  49. I really love your bright colourful and fun layout! It's so cute!!! Your projects are so creative and useful too! TFS! :D

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  50. Holy Flower Power this is so cute! Love it Julie!


    Those jars are awesome! Love the tags!

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  51. Super adorable page and photos of little Brookie. Love those jars. Ikea is my fave! :)

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  52. LOVE Ikea! So wish we had one here! The jars are PERFECT! And that page is too cute... although even the grumpy photo doesn't look too grumpy! She's too cute to look grumpy!

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  53. Wow, amazing projects all the way around. Love the contrast in your LO. and the jars are so cute!! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  54. Adorable layout with lots of fun element!
    I love how you organized your supplies in those Ikea jars, by they way, Ikea is one of my favorite place to shop!

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