Monday, 17 March 2014

JBS Mercantile, March...

...and me. A little while back, totally unexpectedly, I got a lovely email asking me if I would like to make some pages with the JBS Mercantile March kit. Of course I said yes, please! I've been buying Jenni Bowlin products since I first started scrapbooking and I'm a big fan.

A beautiful box of supplies arrived soon after and I was especially pleased to be able to pull out some of the new season's releases - gold rub ons, Betsy Sammarco's beautiful chalkboard flair, wood veneers - to go with March's selection. I laid it all out on my desk and first I made this:

Sian Fair for JBS Mercantile


But there is green in this kit too, so of course I couldn't resist a bit of a nod to St. Patrick's Day with She Plays Trad about the Irish traditional music group The (Not So) Small One brings her flute to once a week. They're going to be performing at the big school Easter Concert soon, and we'll all be clapping along. (And that's why I used the ticket stamp in the kit to stamp a sheet of navy tickets. Our concert tickets are pinned to the kitchen noticeboard in high anticipation!)

Sian Fair for JBS Mercantile


Sian Fair for JBS Mercantile

I love the contrast in colours in these two pages from the same kit, and the mix of gold and silver. I have one more page made, which I think will be up on the JBS blog soon, and lots of bits still on my desk. There are a couple of little wood veneer album covers I'm hoping to put to good use. So, thank you Jenni Bowlin for the opportunity. Your March kit is a beauty!

And Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! We'll be celebrating with a Rugby Match to go to, then home for the Irish stew I'm about to put in the slow cooker. Have a good one.

31 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like how you've got two completely different looks from the one kit. Not surprised they've asked you to play - you do it so well :)

scrappyjacky said...

I love them both....you always use embellishments so well.

Ginger said...

Both layouts are beautiful Sian! Happy St. Patricks Day! Now I must find something green to wear today :)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

So many lovely embellishments and ll put together beautifully. Loving the chalk board flair.

Cheri said...

Such beautiful layouts Sian! Seeing what you can do with these kits almost makes me want to go back to paper!

Ruth said...

I really like them both, but the 2nd one is probably my favourite!

S said...

Love to see you playing with so much colors - very pretty pages. What a fab kit. Happy St. Pat's to you and yours.

furrypig said...

what a lovely surprise being asked to play with some lovely products and you made some great pages!

Abi said...

Lovely pages, the colours are so cheery! Happy St Patricks day to you Sian!

Jo said...

Really lovely pages. Happy St Patrick's Day to you too :)

Louise said...

ooh to completely different & fabulous look from the same kit! I'm liking tso's t-shirt x x

Hope you've had a perfect St Patrick's day x

Karen said...

So much yummy goodness in these two layouts! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well.

Karen said...

What lovely pages and soooo you in style. Happy St Patrick's Day to you too.

Sandie said...

Lucky you! I love Jenni Bowen too and you have certainly done these two pages proud. Happy St Patrick's Day!

Lisa said...

simply lovely layouts as always - I'm not surprised they asked you to showcase their kit! You have such a lovely style.

Lisa-Jane said...

Happy St Patrick's Day! Congrats to Ireland on the 6 Nations - a fitting tribute to Brian O'Driscoll ;-)

Melissa said...

I, too, like how you got such different layouts from the same kit! And how fun that the (not-so) Small One is going to be performing soon!

Miriam said...

Beautiful LO's again Sian, it's no wonder you got asked to contribute! That is a beautiful picture of The (not so) Small One. Late to wish you Happy St. Patrick's day. Hope you had a good day ending with one of my fav's: Irish Stew

Barbara Eads said...

Jenni's my "homie!" I use a lot of her "stuff" in my class kits. Love your layouts, as usual. Now I need to try to make Irish stew. I don't think I've ever had that!

Sheena said...

Great use of patterns.
These pages look so different even when they are from the same kit x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great looking pages!!

Carmen said...

Oh I do so love both of these! Did you use an actual typewriter on the first one? I needs to know see as the ball is slowly rolling with my starting scrapbooking again. No excuses as Sarah gave me one of her old scrapbook albums to start me off when I met her at ComicCon ;)

I do love what you did with these kits!

Sinead said...

Two really gorgeous pages, you'd never know they came from the same kit. I love all the little bits and pieces layered together so perfectly in the first layout, and the green and gold on the second page are super. I'm such a fan of your scrapbooking style Sian :D
Beannachtaí na féile Pádraig ort (which means 'St. Patrick's Day greetings to you!' in Irish!) xx

alexa said...

Both these pages are lovely, and it doesn't come as surprise that you were asked to showcase these pretty products. I admire your ability to position your typing in just the right place on those labels! And it's the Not So Small One lovely?

Jimjams said...

Congrats to you - how lovely to be supplied with lovely up to date stash direct from a manufacturer! You've done them proud too with these two pages - my fave is the first ... but then it is about Stockholm!

Jennifer Grace said...

Ooh, I love all the details on here, especially the chalkboard flair, they are such a cool different texture and bold addition to the pages. Congrats on the JBS guest spot! x

Gail said...

They both look lovely Sian. Hope you had a nice St. Patricks day.

Alison said...

Congrats on the guest spot! Sian...you have made two fab pages with all that yummy stash!
Alison xx

jsquaredscrapspot said...

What a fantastic pair of pages. I especially like that yellow floral page.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

What an exciting (and well-earned) opportunity! You certainly made the most of it. I like both pages, most especially the layering on the Stockholm page.

Nathalie said...

What an awesome opportunity!!! Congrats! And your pages are beautiful!!! The yellow one is my fave!

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