Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wplus9 Giveaway: A Star Is Born

So glad to have you all visiting on this chilly morning after Christmas!  I trust your holiday was extra blessed!  Ours was relaxed and memorable to be for sure.  Unfortunately, my hubby is back to work this am, but my kiddos and I are snuggled in enjoying a Christmas movie and playing with our presents.  I'll have plenty of pics to share later, but until then, I've got a layout, to share with you all, for Wplus9 Design's A Very Merry Christmas Giveaway, using one of my all-time favorite stamp set and die combos, Kisses & Cuddles and Clear Cut Stackers: Stars, and a few others, too ;).
I started this layout by using one of my newest templates to cut the burst pattern from color-coordinating patterned papers and machine stitching it, with pink-threaded, zig-zag stitches in the center of a piece of ivory, text, patterned paper.  I then used those fabulous star dies to cut out my photograph and its Pink Pirouette, cardstock frame, both of which were positioned, in the center of the burst, with foam tape.  A stamped in Jet Black ink, paper-pieced, and glittered mobile flanks the photograph's right side...
and a trio of sweet buttons rounds out the top left corner.
I then stamped the striped frame, which I used as a journaling card, in Pretty in Pink ink, on an ink distressed, Oatmeal, cardstock die cut.  The stars were stamped, in Barely Banana ink, overlapping its top right corner and trickling out; and the "A star is born" title was stamped, in Jet Black ink, in its bottom center.  I then used the space above the title to journal, Welcome to the world, sweet girl of mine.  Love you bunches.  A "Best Day Ever", cardstock, sticker banner, as well as a stamped, in Coral Calypso ink, on White cardstock and hand cut banner, turn our attention to the flower cluster...
which consists of a stamped in Jet Black ink and paper-pieced buggy, which also had its wheels dressed up with a couple of aqua pearls; pink crochet flower, topped with an aqua, paper blossom and trimmed with a hemp twine bow; mini clothespin; and a lamb button, laced with hemp twine.  I also tucked in a "HAPPY", cardstock sticker and a die cut from newspaper print, patterned paper and ink distressed banner.  The latter was used to etch in that final 11.1.08 date.
So, there you have it!  I hope you can see, for yourself, why I love Kisses & Cuddles...
and Clear Cut Stackers: Stars so very much!  Just imagine the possibilities!
Please don't forget that Lea Lawson has a little something to share, with you all, today, too.  And just in case you missed them, a few of our Designers have already begun sharing some of their favorites...
Then, you'll round out the rest of the week here...
And just as a reminder, this is what's up for grabs!
Don't forget to leave a little love below for your chance to be entered in this more than $275 in value giveaway.  Good luck!  And thank you ever so much for taking the time to stop by!  Hugs! 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Kisses & Cuddles - buggy, mobile, stars, & title, Bitty Buddy Valentines - journaling frame, & Banner Love - banner (Wplus9) Paper: Pink Pirouette & ivory text (SU); Oatmeal & White (Wplus9); pink gingham, aqua floral, yellow plaid, & newspaper (Fancy Pants); aqua octagon, multicolored fancy circles, & doily (Basic Grey) Ink: Coral Calypso, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye, Antique Linen, & Jet Black (Ranger) Other: pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars, Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles, & Banner Trio (Wplus9); Dazzling Diamonds, pink crochet flower, & crystal, pink, & aqua buttons (SU); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); "Best Day Ever" banner (Jillibean Soup); aqua pearls (The Hobby House); aqua paper blossom (Recollections); lamb button (Dill); mini clothespin (Canvas Corp.); "HAPPY" cardstock sticker (My Mind's Eye); burst template (Studio Calico); hemp twine (Creative Impressions)

167 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great job Jinny, hope you and your family had a stress free holiday.

Kara said...

Beautiful page!! Love the stitched peices!!

Annette said...

aww this is just so cute and i love how you put the image in a star...so totally adorable...awesome layout..

Crafty Math Chick said...

Beautiful layout, love the patchwork look and all the accents.

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow!! What amazing piece work for this gorgeous page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Sharron said...

This is SO ADORABLE! I love the patchwork design and all your sweet details!!

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome layout Jinny! I love the burst design with the zig zag stitches! I hope you had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Rosemary said...

wow... that is one absolutely gorgeous layout!!!

Jessica Strider said...

Oh, that's adorable. Lovely layout and beautiful stamps to accent a beautiful baby. :)

Small T said...

Such a cute layout! Love it! :-) xx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

What an awesome layout - wow!!

Kim S said...

I love that little sweetie peeking out from the star!! The banners and the stroller are perfect touches!

Mum of 4 said...

What a great layout! Love the stars.

Sue D said...

Oh my--what a fabulous layout--it really draws your attention to the star of the layout.

Betty Heisler said...

I love how you put that all together. Lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan T said...

This is amazing. I love your layout especially the star framing out your little cutie. Thanks for the chance to win amazing products and for the inspiration!

Jeanne J said...

Jinny, so many gorgeous details here! The starburst with the stitching is just stunning. Looks like a beautiful quilt you put together just for baby! Goes perfectly with the stamps and beautiful photo of your baby. This will be treasured for years when you remember "the day you were born".

Tammy said...

This is absolutely beautiful Jinny! Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas.

Susi said...

Awwww! What a lovely LO using one of my favorite Wplus9 stamp sets!

Amy Kolling said...

Jinny, such a beautiful layout here! You are going to have so many memories for your kids to look back on. Such a great gift to them! So hope your family had a wonderful Christmas!

joy said...

What a sweet layout for that adorable little bundle of joy! Love those stars and the stamps too!

lisa808 said...

Awesome page.

Jackie said...

That is an awesome layout, so perfect for that adorable baby!

Lynn said...

What an absolutely gorgeous layout. Wow! I love all the gorgeous papers you choose...and highlighted those fabulous WPlus9 goodies!

Lisa said...

What a sweet collection of papers Jinny! Very cute page ;) So happy you had a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy the day with your kiddos ~ hugs!!!

Melissa said...

What a sweet LO!

Karen said...

Very impressive scrapbook page. And this is a terrific giveaway!!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful scrapbook page...so many amazing and fabulous colors. Great giveaway too.

Chunyuan Wu said...

gorgeous layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

angelabranon said...

I love all the radiating papers coming from the little star.

Sue McRae said...

Love all the patterns on this cute page!

mzjluv said...

What a great use & combination of patterns. Just too cute.

Leslie said...

Your layout is beautiful! I love how you used the star as a frame!

resmith said...

I just love your layout! So adorable.

Jean Martin said...

OMGoodness girl! I love this!!!!! That starburst background stitching is fabulous!And I love the different WPlus9 goodies you put together!!!! Beautiful layout, beautiful baby! :)

Unknown said...

this is gorgeous. I love your mix of patterned papers.
Aang

Karen said...

Gorgeous layout, and the products you chose are fabulous!

Alyssa S said...

Oh my adorableness!! This is spectacular!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an amazing layout, I love the fabulous background!

Dana said...

Gorgeous layout!!!

Jill W. said...

Your starburst pattern highlighting your adorable baby is wonderful! I love the layers so much!

Angela Fehr said...

Beautiful layout! I love layouts featuring dies and stamps.

Teresa W. said...

What a beautiful page! The stitches add so much to this fabulous layout/

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

Beautiful layout!

Sandra said...

wow! This is fabulous!
Sandra ltb

Miriam Prantner said...

Can't wait to hear about your Christmas! I love this sweet layout' love all the stamps you incorporated and that great sunburst!

Sudmann said...

What a pretty layout - definitely a star! So many little things find on your page - cute!

Joni-nina Andaya said...

Lovely layout!

Houses Built of Cards said...

GORGEOUS gorgeous layout!!! I just adore your colors! Soooo pretty!

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Vickie Lee said...

Such a sweet and adorable layout. Yummy product too! Love the starburst.

Susie said...

Beautiful layout Jinny! I love all of the layers and colors!

Denisse said...

Jinny, what a gorgeous page! you inspire me to try my own! great use of the products!

Rosy Newlun said...

Woooo - your entire page is beauty in the extreme! Love these baby stamps and star dies - you sure did a great job here!!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! I love the idea of a shaped photograph, and the sunburst behind it is the perfect way to get all those lovely patterns onto one layout. The little cluster around your lovely journalling card is perfect!

Juilien Jiang said...

Great baby page layout! Love the design and stamps you used.

Vickie Z said...

Great LO....your daughter was an adorable baby!! Love the stamps/dies you used!!

Kathy H said...

Very cute LO Jinny.

Karen said...

Love the layout, so cute. Hope you had a great Christmas.

Shirley A. said...

Love all your hard work. What a beautiful piece and what a beautiful baby.

Shirley A. said...

Love all your hard work. What a beautiful piece and what a beautiful baby.

Annheidel said...

Cool layout! I like how you have patterned paper rays coming from the star.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Jinny!! Love the starburst and the sweet pic inside the star!! I'm happy to hear you had a very Merry Christmas!!

Jeanne said...

Jinny, this is just so sweet. I love that you added you journalling to it and she will treasure pages like this when she grows up! Lucky her!!!

KimCreate said...

How adorable this layout is. You can recognize your daughter even tho she is so young.

Caraboo said...

Such an adorable layout! I love the colors you used!

Stephanie said...

Jinny, You layout is beautiful! I love all the colors and patterns you used.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous and so super sweet!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Just adorable, what a sweet layout!

Chris L.

Darla said...

Gorgeous layout, love the stitching and that sweet baby photo!

MMJ said...

I love how you adapted the banners stamp and star stack die into a scrapbook layout.

MMJ said...

I love how you adapted the banners stamp and star stack die into a scrapbook layout.

Eileen M said...

What a beautiful layout! Those star stackers have been calling my name! Thanks for sharing!

CarolCel said...

So very pretty.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the star in the middle of the starburst design! And that photo is soooooooooooo precious!!!!!

Pam said...

Beautiful page. Love the starburst highlighting the baby. Fabulous!

Maple said...

I love this!

Anonymous said...

Awesome layout! Heather J.

Kathy said...

Love the star die...and the banner...so pretty.

Clay and Amy said...

That is darling! I love the way you highlighted that sweet photo.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet page Jinny. Love the stitched and paper-pieced bursts. The images are darling. Perfect for the baby theme. The papers are so pretty. Awesome design.

Carol said...

Sweetest layout ever!

MicheleT said...

Nice layout! Love it!
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Trell Doxie said...

You are such a wonderful scrapper. I really love how you incorporate the stamps into your pages.

Evelin said...

amazing layout! amazing giveaway! :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

Such an adorable layout love how you incorporated all those wplus 9 items in your beautiful layout. It's such an amazing giveaway.

Jackie Pedro said...

OMGoodness...what an adorable layout! Thank you for the chance to win!

Adili said...

beautiful, beautiful LO.

Maureen Merritt said...

Your layouts are always amazing and this one is no exception! I love how you are able to incorporate stamping on your pages!

Holly Saveur said...

Very sweet!

Jessica ML said...

What a great layout! Love the stamps and stars.

Monic LL said...

What a gorgeous layout. You certainly make the most of the stamps and stars. I wish I did more scrapbook but I alway migrate to card making.

Renee said...

WOW, truly AMAZING LO!!!!!! This page really makes me want to dive back into scrapbooking. Thanks for inspiring me~!!!!!!!!

Kate Vickers said...

Very pretty page! I love how you used the stamps!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is stunning!!!! i love the design and papers! dimply beautiful !

anya said...

Jinny, this is gorgeous! I love the starburst pattern, and the way you used the star dies to cut not only your photo but a little frame as well. Love the scrumptious colors on this, too!

~Tammy~ said...

Such a sweet layout! I love the starburst background! Amazing!

bbourassa said...

What a cute layout! Just draws your eye to the picture. Beautiful!

Cathy Weber said...

This is one of the most beautiful and touching layouts I have ever seen. I love the way you created your starbursts which makes you focus in on the sweet baby picture.

Amy Papale said...

Such a stunning layout...literally took my breath away!

Stephanie said...

What a touching page, I just love the newborn pic of your daughter. The starburst design is just stunning with the great selection of papers and little embellishments.

Marlou McAlees said...

hi Jinny , your layout is stunning, every detail is perfection. A very Merry Christmas and happy 2013 xx

Ros Crawford said...

This is such a stunning LO ... I love how you combined your amazing sewing skills with your creativity and picked the perfect papers, colours and embellishments to showcase your little Star!

SueB said...

love the scrapbook page with the attention to detail in both the sewing and that baby carriage ... wow! thanx for the inspiration!

deb said...

the layout is gorgeous. love the sewing and patches.

cutiephinphin said...

What a stunning LO! Love the sunburst, the star-shaped photo and those stitching. Also love how you incorporated stamping into your layout.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

You make me want to try scrapbooking - such a wonderful LO!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy L. said...

OMG, what an adorable layout!!!! Love the picture, really sweet!!

Tina said...

Crazy cute page, love all those patterns!

Michelle said...

Beautiful layout and such sweet pattern papers, too!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sweet!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! You are so creative. I love every card and layout you create. You know how to mix and match patterns and elements so well. Your children will love these keepsakes when they are older. Donna

cuecards said...

Love your use of the Star Stackers die! Wonderful page layout!

Sharon said...

Jinny, what a gorgeous layout of the sun burst. I love the tiny red banner piece. What a surprisingly pleasant pop of color.
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win such a fabulous collection!

Shirley said...

Love that star die with the starburst background!

Ruth G said...

Super sweet and cute!!! I love all your stamped details and paper piecing!!! I need to do more of that on my LOs. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Liana S. said...

This is beyond awesome! So much to look at and all of it wonderful.

Kristen said...

So beautiful and light, love all the papers and stitching :)

Michele L. said...

That is such a great page with so much attention to detail!
Love it

Indy said...

What an amazing layout!

Christiana said...

Such a gorgeous layout and great picks!

Leigh said...

What a super sweet layout!

Lisa (aka Leezy) said...

Love the layout! Very nice!

Joyce said...

What a cutie, and love your LO.

lori said...

What a sweet layout! Thank you for sharing!

Melinda Abrahamson said...

I love the starburst effect. It has a great feel for a baby page!

pamela said...

Love your use of items on a scrapbook page!

Kathy Mc said...

What a beautiful scrapbook page of your little bundle of joy! The paper piecing looks awesome with the stars ~ great memories.

Jessrose21 said...

Darling page! So much work!

Lee-Anne said...

How absolutely adorable...such beautiful colors and what a sweetie!

Beth said...

OMG this is so cute!! I love the way you've made rays with these gorgeous papers! Love it!

Beth xx

Lin said...

Could this be any cuter, Jinny? Love it from top to bottom!

Lola G. said...

It's amazing how much Wow can be achieved with such a soft color palette when you have the perfect focal point! Beautiful.

sentsue said...

Love the star focal point and the stiching. Great page.

Lisa said...

Beautiful layouts! Great giveaway!

lalacraftworld said...

Love this layout. I love your stitching it really makes a different for the rays!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Your layout is AMAZING!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

What a super cute layout! I love the colors, and of course, I love anything with stars!

Dana Nelson said...

Gorgeous as always, Jinny!

Suzanne Russell said...

Love this layout. Beautiful project and a beautiful baby. : )

Helen L said...

what a beautiful page!!! Love the sunburst look you created with the papers!!

Sharron A. said...

I love your layout! I so want to try my hand at sewing, and this has given me a push. Love all your colors and papers and your cute little one!

Janet Zeppa said...

Adorable layout! Love the sunburst pattern.

Leah said...

Lovely..such a sweet moment!

Rema said...

Great job Jinny. Love the layout...

Barb Turpin said...

Oh my! What an absolutely adorable layout, I love how you used so many different stamps...they all fit so well...I'm thinking I might just need the star die set.

Kathy said...

Very cute set. Thanks for the great giveaway!

AuroraDawn said...

Such a cute card, I can see this 'hop' is going to cost me a penny or two!

Thanks for the inspiratation.

ADx

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a beautiful scrapbook page! TFS =)

pcm said...

Love this layout!!!!

annieambriel said...

A Star layout...love it :)!

Debbie said...

Great layout! I'll have to use it when my first grandbaby is born in February.

katrynka said...

Such a gorgeous layout!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Absolutely stunning LO!! The design is just fabulous!! And what a cutie patootie photo too!!

Amazing giveaway as well!! I would probably faint, if I won!

Happy New Year!!

Judy1223 said...

Jinny, what a beautiful layout...love all the patterned papers and sweet baby elements!

glorygirl said...

Gorgeous layout!!!! LOVE that sunburst with the patterns you chose!

Weenie Thomas said...

Sweet layout!

Jennifer Scull said...

my gosh, this is a precious layout! what a sweet idea! :)

Michelle said...

Wow.... a really lovely layout, beautiful colors, and amazing stitching!

Celestial Charms said...

Such a wonderful layout, especially all the embellishments.
Maureen

Jen Carter said...

Great job with this layout Jinny! You always do such beautiful work!

Judy Cook said...

I just love this scrapbook page. I need to make one and this gives me great inspiration. Thanks.

JJ Bolton said...

Beautiful layout! So sweet!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Adorable layout! And what a sweet photo!

Paulette S said...

what a fabulous layout. I love the star die used to cut the baby's photo and the rays shining out from the star. I also love these elements of shinning because babies arrival certainly conveys that. ;)

Suzanne said...

Utter perfection, Jinny! You make me want to become a scrapbooker. And the baby set is one that I don't have yet - so precious! Happy New Year!

Lisa T. said...

Great way to use the star die. Have a happy New Year!

Barb S. (FL) said...

What an absolute fabulous LO. I love the star, starburst - oh, I love it all!
TFS,
Barb S (FL)

 
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