Hi Everyone! I saw the new Crate Lines at CHA this Summer and was absolutely floored. It's really my favorite release in a very long time. I couldn't have been more thrilled when I was asked to guest design, and once I began working with the new lines, I found that not only are they gorgeous, they really lend themselves to fast and easy scrapbooking!
About Jen Jockish...
Jen lives in Central Illinois with her husband, Brad, and their two daughters, Ayla & Nora. She works full-time as a high school secretary, so finding time to scrapbook can be a challenge, but thankfully, she's a great husband who loves to spend quality time with his girls. Jen has been fortunate to have had some great opportunities in the scrapbooking industry. Her work has been published and featured in Creating Keepsakes, BHG Scrapbooks Etc., Scrapbook Trends and Ella E-Books, among others. She is a former member of the Creating Keepsakes Dream Team and is currently a Garden Girl at Two Peas in a Bucket and on the design team for Studio Calico. You can read more about her at http://www.gingergrace.typepad.com
Ten Random Facts...
I'm a lefty. And very proud of it.
I drink a Mt. Dew Code Red every single morning. It's my coffee.
I read a lot. I usually finish one to two books a week, if not more. It's my late at night escape.
I love heavy metal music.
I also love musicals.
I'm obsessed with Bravo TV, especially the Real Housewives. Guilty pleasure.
My husband and I fell in love over the Harry Potter Books.
I think I can sing, but I'm probably mistaken.
I love to snuggle with my girls.
My"Sisterhood" page is easily my favorite I made. I cut the heart background from my Silhouette and then adhered it with foam adhesive, leaving some of the hearts in place. I then just layered a bunch of papers, added in embellishments, a title, and that was it!
For the "Field" page, I again used my Silhouette to cut the heart outlines. I just kind of pieced together some patterned paper underneath and used my Exacto Knife to cut away any excess. I love the chipboard elements and thought they went great with this page.
"Adorable & Sweet" - again, with the hearts cut from the Silhouette, I layered a ton of chipboard pieces beneath them and used the B-Side of one of the negative hearts to create my journaling.
I'm not normally a fun of theme-y products, but this Crate Christmas line is the exception! I had a photo of my daughters and their cousins from Christmas last year that I'd been wanting to scrap, but it's not the greatest photo, so I knew I needed some great product to go with it. Lots of bits and pieces on this page, which is my favorite kind of scrapbooking.
For "Happy Times", I punched some circles from patterned paper and then placed them on the edges of the page as a kind of frame. I added buttons to the gaps. Again, more paper layers..and lastly, I cut a thin strip of patterned paper and twirled it around a pencil before adhering it with foam adhesive to the page.
Thanks for having me!! "You're so welcome Jen!! It's been a honor!! Love your work, always!"