Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Video Tutorial- 3D Layouts + Chic Tags

Hey everyone!  I have a new video tutorial on the Chic Tags blog.  This month I focused on 3D layouts/backgrounds and how I cut them out on the Cameo.  Stop by the blog and check it out in detail.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Pitch Perfect with Paper Issues and Lawn Fawn

Paper Issues has teamed up with Lawn Fawn for our newest link party..."Pitch Perfect"  Lawn Fawn sent us the state set Stay Tuned since it fit so well with our theme.  I made a couple things!


Jen Chesnick- Tune in - LO

 So I decided to go with our current play list in our house.  By far her favorite is Frozen.  The movie and the music.  I used Hello Sunshine by Lawn Fawn as well for my projects.




Stop by the blog HERE and link up your creations to win some Lawn Fawn goods!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scraproom Updated, Yet Again!

It really is almost commical at this point how many times my room has changed and moved.  I am up on the Bella Blog today with my space.  You can find my older space in THIS POST.

I think everyone enjoys getting to peek into other designer's scraprooms, right? It's fun to see how others store and organize the same types of products and tools that so many of us have. And while many of us have totally different ways of setting up our spaces, or have totally different types of spaces that we're working with, you never know when you'll see a new way of storing or organizing products that you can incorporate into your own space.
Scraproom Share, by Jen Chesnick.

My craft room has moved several times it's a running joke among my friends at this point. I moved into my current room when my daughter turned a year old. It was flaming hot pink! I couldn't take all the color so I painted it white for the time being. The room itself is only about 10' x 6'. It used to be our walk-in closet that's how small it is. Even with space constraints I still seem to cram it all in and a toddler to boot.

On the left side of my room is a large expedit from Ikea. I use it to store my albums, altered items and mini albums. Up top is closed storage to hide "the ugly stuff" adhesives, chipboard, extra mini albums and such. The white boxes are from Ikea. I use them all over my house! They are inexpensive and super handy.

I store all my pattern paper and card stock that is not design team related in the expedit as well. The paper holders are exactly the correct size for the expedit and they are from AC Moore made by Display Dynamics. Behind the expedit is what I call the Monica closet (from Friends) I have so much stuff shoved in there its embarrassing! The highlight of the closet is my hanging storage for my camera lights by Cowboy Studio. I use them when filming videos and when I need an extra boost of light for projects.

On my desk I use all kinds of bits and things for storage mostly from Ikea and Target. The white stands are from Ikea, the bins from Target and the washi holder is from Micheal's.

The large white shelf is actually a ribbon holder I got on clearance from Michael's. I use it to hold my Bella Designer tape.  I like keeping the little bins in front full of my most used items. Adhesive, twine, pens and dots. On the top I keep liquid glue and all of my tools. Under my desk is where I keep all of my design team items. I have 5 bins on rollers with each filled by team. I keep each collection in large ziploc bags and label them with washi tape. I found this to be the easiest way for me to keep track of everything. When I have a specific assignment I can pull out one collection and work with it rather then digging through everything. I tend to make projects by line rather than mixing items anyway. Discontinued items get filtered into my regular stock of supplies.

On the other side of the room I have all of my mist, glitters, paint, embossing powders etc and my punches. The shelves are from Ikea (no longer made) you can get picture shelves similar to these just a tad bigger. The punch holders are towel racks also from Ikea.

Under the longer of the two desks I house my embellishments, random cords and things and my machines. I used a closet system from Ikea for this stuff and plastic divider trays that come with the system. Are you seeing the Ikea trend?

Finally I added in a little persons desk by Step 2 yet all she wants to do is sit at mine. I can't blame her with all the pretty stuff!
Thanks for taking this tour with me. I hope it gives you some great ideas for your own space!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Snapshots with Bella Blvd



I was up on the Bella Blvd last week with Pinterest Inspired projects.  I kinda took a detour with this one LOL.  I am not sure why but I just took direction from the pile of sequins.  I hand cut all the cameras from the Snapshots line and threw them in a pile and started sticking them down.

Jen Chesnick- Snapshots

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Bonus project..I forgot to post from last month!  Trends with Triangles.  Which I am honestly not a huge fan of. So I used BIG ones. 

Jen Chesnick- Slides & Smiles- Bella Blvd

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Too Darling with Elle's Studio & Thermoweb






We've teamed up with Elle's Studio over at Thermoweb.  It's no secret of love playing with their stuff, so I was more then happy to participate!  




Stop by the blog HERE to enter the raffelcopter giveaway.  


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pages Maps with Becky Fleck + Bella Blvd


Becky Fleck and Pagemaps asked the Bella Team to join them for this months edition of sketches.  I always love working with Becky's sketches and this tie was no exception.


And here is my take on the sketch.

Jen Chesnick- Keep it real- Pagemaps

 I used the Family Forever line along with the new Kerri Bradford script words.  I am really digging this cuts!  You can download the new sketches HERE and sign up for the monthly email HERE.