Friday, May 1, 2009

A Few Layouts and a Goodbye Giveaway

I used the Noel Mignon Lovely Day Kit (sold out) plus a sheet of Kraft cardstock and letter stickers from my stash to create this St. Paddy's Day page for the current Mix It Up Challenge. I love the way the green and yellow play off each other against the neutrals!



A mixed title is a really fun way to use up those random letter stickers hanging around in your stash! Give it a try and come play along with us at Mix It Up!



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Well, yesterday officially marked the last day I was a BackPorch Memories designer. I reluctantly decided to step down after a year and a half, but I knew I was ready for a change. I LOVE it there, so it was a hard decision for me! Paula's kits are such a great value and put together so well! They are really fun to work with! I love the monthly stamp club and I have really grown to love all the gals I've become friends with there. But sometimes change is good. Sometimes you just need to do something different for the sake of doing something different.

I left on great terms, and just to show you all how much I love them and want to keep supporting them, I thought that I would have a little giveaway! :D

This is the stamp set for May . . . isn't it adorable?!!! They are flying out the door, but I managed to snag a set (okay, two sets . . . I had to get one for ME!) to giveaway here on my blog. So if you would like your name tossed into a drawing for this adorable stamp set, please leave a comment on this post by Midnight, Monday, May 4th (Mountain Time). I will post a winner on Tuesday. (And YES! all of you lurking friends and family are more than welcome to join in this giveaway! . . . Heck! It might even FORCE you to post and say "hi!" to me for once! ;) LOL!)



I also thought I would post some of the layouts I did for the crop that was just held at BackPorch Memories. I hope you made it over there! It was so much fun!

This one was for an Interior Inspiration Challenge. If you know me, you know I LOVE interior design. My challenge was to use this room (from Country Home Magazine, April 2008) as inspiration for a page. I just love the colors and patterns in this room and thought there were so many directions to take it! -- I also posted a sketch to get people started, but they didn't have to use it if they didn't want to. If you're curious, check out the gallery HERE to see all the different takes on this one! Super fun!






Another challenge I hosted was called the Feeling Edgy Challenge. All I wanted people to do was create a page really concentrating on dressing up their edges, whether it be through inking, distressing, stitching, punching, tearing, etc. You get the idea. Below is my sample using the April BPM Medley kit. HERE is the gallery for that one if you are curious at seeing the takes for this challenge.



Thank you again BackPorch Memories for a wonderful experience on your design team! I'll definitely be stopping in to see how you are all doing! Best wishes and big hugs!!!

Jana

45 comments:

ALLY said...

I'm sure you will greatly missed over at Backporch Memories Jana! Miss ya at So Sketchy too! Your pages are stunning girlie... I lurk way to much! Hope all is well with your and the family!

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sugar_and_spice said...

So glad I found your blog! Your work is amazing and that cupcake stamp set is way too cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

LisaW said...

BPM kits are fabulous - I always loved seeing how you put it all together! Those cupcake stamps are just adorable. I had a lot of fun at the Spring Fling - thanks for all of your encouragement and inspiration.

Michelle said...

great inspiration for my friday morning! tfs!! love the mixed up letters idea. off to check out the site now. love the stamps too! i'm sure you'll be missed at BPM.

Jingle said...

Your layouts are beautiful! I'm sorry you won't be designing for backporch anymore.

Aphra said...

What a sweet tribute to Back Porch Memories....they are certainly fabulous! The stamp set is darling!

Deanna said...

Jana i know you'll be missed at BPM, and I'm sure they're sad to see you go because girl you can crank out some gorgeous pages! I love these, and have starred them for future use! ;) love that sketch too! :D

Veronica said...

Jana love your work. I enjoy checking your blog for inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway! Love cupcakes.

Diana said...

Thanks for a giveaway opportunity, and I love that stamp set. Backporch Memories will miss you, I'm sure. Love the sketch posted today, too.

thanks!

Virginia said...

What gorgeous layouts, girl! I'm LOVING what you did for your interior design challenge! Gosh that's beautiful! Love it!

Ahem, you can always toss me in for the giveaway... I mean... if you want to. ;) CUTE stamps!!!!!

Frances said...

Your layouts are fabulous...I will be at Mix it Up tonight! That stamp set is sooo adorable, thanks for the opportunity!

Trace Geworsky said...

I heart the kits over at BPM, and always admired your work over there, so I will miss seeing it there, but i know what you mean..change is always good(well usually;)

Harley Dee said...

I know everyone at BPM is going ot miss you. But change is good, and change leads to growth! :) Thanks for the giveaway :)

Teresa Loop said...

I will totally miss seeing you at BPM, I just joined there!

Love the NM page you did, I've been wondering what to do with the spinner cards!

Best of luck on your new endeavors!

Anne Hall said...

adirable stamp set. just wanted to add I love your studio. Good luck on your new adventures!

Lisette said...

These stamps look adorable. What a great gift.

Jenni said...

Your work at BPM was alaways fabulous...I'm sure they're gonna miss you so much!!! LOVe those cute stamps...just too cute!!! Love your work Jana!

Lan said...

I'm sure you will be missed, glad you still post all your creations here on the blog cuz it's my favorite weekly stop! Wonderful sketch and layout, love the rich pretty colors.

isabel scrap said...

love to read your blog, so I send you a kiss !!!

isabel scrap said...

love to read your blog, so I send you a kiss !!!

Colleen said...

More great layouts Jana and what a fabulous stamp set! Love it!

Charlene said...

WOW I really like your St. Patt'y Day LO!! Awesome!! Well, every Lo is awesome lol!! I really like the stamps at Backporch! They are great and I bet they will miss you!! Have a great weekend!!

Gwen said...

That stamp set is so cute it officially brought me out of lurkdom! And I love your St. Patty's Day layout too :)

aspliid said...

I read you blog every day. Your work is just amazing.

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Heather said...

That stamp set is adorable!! Love your blog and your work!

Stacey said...

Jana your work contiues to inspire me. These layouts are wonderful. Your use of color is just fabulous. I think I might just have to use your sketch this weekend to! Wonderful job.

Nathalie said...

Well, you know you don't need to force me to post here ;) I am sure that they will miss you at BPM!

irasema said...

I love your layouts and I always appreciate a good sketch!

Alicia Sharp said...

Love your work and I know you will be greatly missed on the DT! Hope you find some good change. Change really does help. Thanks for the cool giveaway! Love the cupcakes and your work is beautiful as always!!

Ginny said...

What a cute stamp set. Sounds like you had a great run, had to have been hard to leave such a great group. Take care & lovely layouts!

Amy Wilges said...

Jana, love, love, love your creations!!! I was stopping by to say "congrats" on your UA DT!!! well deserved, can't wait to see what you do with their kits. :)

have a creative weekend,

Amy Wilges

Mary said...

I love your blog. It is always so full of inspiration for me. I love your style too and it's easy to use your layout to recreate and make it my own. Thank you. It would be fun to win that cute stamp set also. Mary

Mary Ann said...

Throw my name in the hat for the stamps!! They are so cute!!

I'm a lurker here, but love the inspiration I get from you.

Julie Brooks said...

I just signed up yesterday for Backporch Memories auto renew kit. I'm really looking forward to getting my first one and thanks to finding you on 2 peas I found what looks to be a great new monthly kit club. Your layouts are so inspiring, I have really enjoyed browsing your blog and gallery at 2 peas.

Delia W said...

These stamps are so ... sweet. And I so understand that sometimes it is the right choice to move on, even if you're Ok where you are. Good luck with the change.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Love all of these pages, especially how you mixed up the alphas in the title of "happy go lucky"! Those stamps are super-cute, thanks for the giveaway!

Kim Ryden said...

Love the stamp set and would love to win it! YEAH!

Michelle Lanning said...

oh Jana --- I love your work (I don't need the stamps) just dropping in to tell you (again)

Amber said...

When one door closes another door opens:) Would love to win these adorable stamps!
Hugs
Amber

Damaris said...

Sad you are leaving BPM...but Change is good...scary sometimes but good. Change can bring growth and positive outcomes. I am sure good things are coming your way.
Hugs,
me

Aleta said...

aww - I'll miss your work at BPM - but hope you still check in with us. And I love the stamp set - I didn't get one so I'd love to win it from you!

Mel said...

They are going to miss you at BackPorch Memories. Your layouts are lovely! What a cute stamp set!

Elizabeth Bailey said...

Sad to hear that you are leaving Back Porch Memories. What a cute set of stamps!

RobinDiane said...

What an adorable stamp set!

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