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Hello Helmar Fans! JJ here, with a layout to share with you - featuring Faber-Castell Gelatos, and Helmar Crackle Medium. I started off my page with a gessoed background (I stamped texture into the gesso before it was dry -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at Helmar Design Team
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Hello Helmar Fans! JJ here again today, to share a Mother's Day layout with you. (Yup - it's coming fast!) I used Professional Acid Free glue for all the photos and papers. I love how well Helmar works with highly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Helmar Design Team
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Hello Helmar Fans! JJ here again, continuing our week of partnering with Want2Scrap. I got to work with some awesome chipboard shapes, and decided to showcase them in a scrapbook layout. I started off with layering my page with papers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Helmar Design Team
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Hello Helmar fans! JJ here today, continuing our Pink Paislee with Helmar week. The "Portfolio" collection is hip & trendy and it's perfect for 'everyday' pictures. The 'polaroid' frames are fun, and easy to work with - a little Professional... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Helmar Design Team
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Hello Helmar Fans! JJ here today, to kickoff a week of projects featuring PanPastels. Although PanPastels are considered a 'fine art' material, they can also be a great addition to your scrapbook pages. You can use them like a paint... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Helmar Design Team
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Hello Helmar fans! JJ here today, to share with you a couple of cards I made using ColorBox Molding Mats by Clearsnap. (The first card is based on this month's Sketch Challenge) To create the 'broken tile' on this card,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Helmar Design Team
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Hello Helmar fans! JJ here today, to share a mother & daughter layout with you. Helmar Adhesives are showcasing Susan K Weckesser all this week on the blog, and I'm lucky enough to get it started: My daughter and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Helmar Design Team
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Hello Helmar friends! JJ here with an art journal page I created to team Helmar up with Darkroom Door this week. I was delighted to get a chance to work with these great stamps, but since I've never been to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Helmar Design Team
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Hi Ruby Rock-it Fans! JJ here today, to share another layout from the Cook collection. To say that this collection is versatile would be an understatement. (Look at yesterday's post by Debbie - can you believe we used the same collection?! I love that!) There are a ton of cute... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Hi Ruby Rock-it Fans! JJ here, sharing another layout made from the November Pagemaps. I used the new Christmas collection "Joyeux Noel". One of the sheets has a terrific hexagon pattern, so instead of the circles in the sketch, I cut out and used the hexagons: This collection has a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Hello Helmar friends! JJ here again, with another layout showcasing how well our adhesives work with textured scrapbook supplies. For thick, textured papers like Authentique, I always reach for Helmar's Professional Acid Free Glue - I never have a problem... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at Helmar Design Team
I'm in love with that stencil!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2012 on Art Journal Every Day: December at Balzer Designs
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Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans! JJ here, and today I want to share a layout using the Bella! Boutique "Family" collection: Combine a chipboard banner with a title? Sure! These mini-letters are part of the die-cut "Words to Go" pack. There are a number of great chipboard shapes in the Inspiration... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Hi Ruby Rock-it fans! JJ here, and today I wanted to share a project using the new Mother Nature range. This collection is beautiful. I couldn't resist using for this photo of my nephew when he was a baby. This collection includes a couple of embossed cardstocks - I used... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Hello Helmar Fans! JJ here, and today I want to share my October Colour Challenge project (plus a layout). I was inspired by not just the colours in the challenge, but the photo as well, and went with a flower... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at Helmar Design Team
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Hi Ruby Rock-it Fans! JJ here again, this time to share a project from the "Eklectique" collection: I love the layering possibilities with "Eklectique" - so many soft shades and patterns. The lace that comes with this collection is wonderful - gorgeous texture without a lot of bulk. I love... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Hello Helmar Fans! JJ here again, to share a couple of layouts with you: For this page, I adhered all the paper and photos with Professional Acid-Free glue. Helmar 450 Quick Dry was perfect for that 'tricky-to-glue' ribbon. I used... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at Helmar Design Team
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Hi Ruby Rock-it Fans! JJ here again, sharing some more projects featuring the Fusion Neutrals papers. These papers were perfect for the woodsy feel I wanted with this picture. My die-cutter got a serious workout for this page - I wanted a lot of leaves and branches. I even cut... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
I'm very curious to hear your review once you're further into it. Good Luck!!
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Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans! JJ here, with an outdoors summer layout. This features the Bella! Fusion line in the Neutral colourway. The background is one of the 'B-sides' of the papers, but it was perfect to go with the rocks in this mountain top photo. I used a die-cutter to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Cheering you on!!
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2012 on .focused at Soldier Girl's Thoughts
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Hi Helmar Fans! JJ here today, with a summertime layout. For this page, I adhered all the papers with Premium Craft Glue. Then I started on the embellishments and photos. I knew I wanted the chipboard under the pictures, so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at Helmar Design Team
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Hi Ruby Rock-it Fans! JJ here again. Today I want to share a couple of projects made with our new wedding lines. The first is a wedding card, combining papers from the J'Adore line with the Découpage wedding themed set. Start by adding paper to your stepper card base (I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
You're effing awesome. You are going to blow your hubby's mind when he gets back. XD Some days I still find it hard to stay motivated. But I'm working on it. Last night Hubby told me that he was proud of me for all the effort I'm making. I don't *need* his approval, but it sure felt nice. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2012 on What Motivates Me? at Soldier Girl's Thoughts
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Hi Helmar Fans! JJ here, with my take on this month's challenge: Of course, I used the Susan K Weckesser papers for my page - love these papers! I glued all the papers using Premium Craft Glue. The photo over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Helmar Design Team