Monday, October 28, 2013

Hello Autumn + Paper Issues & 30 Grateful Days


I'm a little late!  Today started the newest Issue at Paper Issues!  Falling for You can be interpret anyway you wish.  I chose to go with the fall theme for my entry. 

Jen Chesnick - Hello Autumn- Paper Issues

I use the new line by Fancy Pants for Fall - Collecting Moments. I also mixed in some Crate Paper, May Arts & Studio Calico. So if you have some Fall items or Wedding or Anniversary or get the picture.  Go link them up to our link party HERE.  You'll be entered to win the new At Last line by Ruby Rock it


Lastly on Friday we start a fun photo a day #30gratefuldays on Instagram host by Me!  Prizes for participation throughout the month.  So if you are already documenting your November be sure to add a photo and play along!  



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hello Amazing! + Glitz Designs

Jen Chesnick - Hello Amazing - Glitz Designs

Super simple and graphic really isn't my style.  However. I felt this feather needed to stand out.  I will be showing you more of these next month and a tutorial on how to make them!  I am loving Wild and Free by Glitz.  It fits my girl to a T! 


and speaking of T's!  My friend Tamara Tripodi has opened a shop on Facebook called Dudes and Dolls Applique Boutique.  I just ordered up a a shirt for Ms Parker!  Isn't it adorable?!

Dudes and Dolls Applique

Look for photos soonish!  Give her a like on Facebook and show some small business love! 




Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tiny Turkey + Bella Blvd


I was up on the Bella blog Monday with my take on this weeks Monday Challenge: Triangles! I knew I wanted to create a fall mini album, so how was I going to fit in the triangles?

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Candy Corn!  As much as I love how the front came out I wish I had left it a bit more candy corn-ish.  I actually did the colors and everything.  YOu can see them peeking out here and there.  This little turkey was just TOO CUTE. 

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I used cardstock and pattern paper for the front and back page.  The inner pages are just doubled pattern paper. 

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You can find the Thankful collection by Bella Blvd HERE at They have the biggest selection I have found on this particular collection! 


Sunday, October 20, 2013

My Star + Pink Paislee & Heidi Swapp

Jen Chesnick - My Star - Pink Paislee

I've been waiting for Color Wash and Mixed Company to hit the stores for what seems like forever!  I had no idea they would mix so well together.  The diecut paper in Color Wash by Pink Paislee is totally fabulous!  


The ephemera pack of Mixed Company by Heidi Swapp was a perfect compliment to this line.  I loved it so much I bought another pack.  It has a TON of items (it says 91) vellum, acrylic and die-cuts.  


lastly these tags were a HUGE hit in the PI shop.  You get quite a few and they are ready to be played with!  I love that.  If you're a fan of Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee you can enter to win a set of her Color Wash line in the current link party at Paper Issues!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tada! + Scraptastic Kit Club


Last week I made Parker's Halloween costume.  As soon as she saw it she was all OOOOOoss and AHHHhhssss Prettyyyyyy.  So I got out my camera to snap a shot and I said Parker what do birds say?  (why a bird idk shes an owl) and she says TADA!  I.die.

I can't wait to get "real" Halloween pictures of her full get up, but until then this photo had to be scrapped ASAP.  Enter a new kit!  I recently joined Scraptastic Kit club.  This month was my first and I got the Blackbird kit. 


I shared two photos on Instagram of the kit.  First are these RAD wood pieces.  The spiders rock. period.  


The 2nd picture was of some of the actual kit kit.  Really lovely flair designed by Ormolu.  Here is the full kit from their website. 


You can check out the kit HERE and their main site HERE

Jen Chesnick - TADA!

The first of a couple layouts to come after Halloween!  I added a bit of American Crafts POW paper for my title. 




Wednesday, October 16, 2013

This Girl + Elle's Studio


This Girl, made using Elle's Studios Penelope collection.  I used my cameo to sketch out the silhouette then hand stitched it with twine from Lawn Fawn.  This twine is no joke and super thick!  I don't recommend it LOL!  While I like how it came out it was very hard to sew with on paper. 



If you haven't seen the new Bits & Pieces they are new to the Penelope and Noel collection.  I just love them! I hope they continue with further releases. 



Monday, October 14, 2013

Hocus Pocus with Glitter Dust! + Thermoweb

Jen Chesnick- Thermoweb- Witch Hat

Good evening.  I have a tutorial on how I put this fun piece of halloween happy together today on the Thermoweb blog.  HERE

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Whole lotta Halloween! + Bella BLVD

Jen Chesnick - Boo! Happy Halloween - Bella BLVD

I've had this Lifestyle Crafts advent calender hanging on my wall since LAST Christmas.  Empty.  I've had good intentions of filling it seasonally and well......yano how that goes.  We got around to adding out fall decorations to the house and I took it down and decided to tackle it.  


I used the Trick or Treat line by Bella BLVD.  I am totally digging these colors.  I like non-traditional holiday lines.  Its super cute and I figure when its done I can use my pre-made tags and bits for Project Life.  How's that for smart!




You can find the Trick or Treat line HERE at Two Peas and HERE at Paper Issues.  Enjoy!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Elle's Studio + Sketch Thursday (on Friday!)

Well I didn't want to double post will all the good stuff going on at Elle's this week, but yesterday was sketch thursday.  This weeks sketch was inspired by Laurel Seabrook's layout. Truck Yeah in the Designer Gallery.


and here is my take on that sketch!

Jen Chesnick - Summer of Parker - Elles Studio

Summer of Parker features the Saltwater collection along with bits and pieces of the August and September limited edition kits!  If you have never played along upload your project to the Elle's Studio Gallery and be entered to win a $10 gift card to her shop

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Elle's Studio October kit is LIVE + CUT FILES!


I am absolutely PUMPED for this months Elle's Studio Limited Edition & Exclusive October Kit is now live and on sale! Every month on the 10th, Elle's Studio launches a new kit for a special price of $9.99 on launch day (at 12:01am on the 11th it goes up to $11.99). Don't miss it - it's exclusive to Elle's Studio and they have a limited stock on hand, once they sell out they will not be restocking!  



These kits really are SO nice to add into your regular stash.  Lots of seasonally bits without being too much of a thing.  Does that make sense?  I want to scrap Fall and Halloween, but not a ton and this is just perfect!  Plus I love the mix of traditional and non-tradition colors.  I used my kit on this layout.  It might be why I am so pumped.  Maybe!

Jen Chesnick - Elles Studio- What a Hoot

The owl makes me so happy.  Along with the October kit i mixed in the Penelope collection.  



Well if the kit isn't awesome enough Elle's in now offering CUT FILES!!!  This is SUPER exciting!  I am not sure how many exclamation marks or awesomes can be put into one post.  I love cut files!



You can pick up your cut files in the Elle's shop for $1.99! Along with the limited edition and exclusive kit OH and the new collections from this past CHA! WHEW! Enjoy!