Monday, June 3, 2013

CI + GJS Blog Hop

Welcome to the Genuinely Jane Stuios(GJS) and Creative Inspirations Paint(CIP) Blog Hop! 

If you came from the talented Kimberly S.'s blog then you are in the right place. If not, and you would like to start at the beginning, please head over to the Creative Inspirations Paint Blog Here!

Before we get to the good stuff, let me give you a little info on each of these two awesome companies:

Genuinely Jane Studios manufactures small and medium size wood mini-albums for mixed media, scrapbooking and altered art in many shapes and sizes. All of the albums are hand made right on site in their Central Missouri facility. In addition to their albums, they also carry other art supplies in their online store.

Creative Inspirations Paint, our other company in this team up manufactures non-toxic, water based, translucent, shimmery paint that can be used for scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, altered art and more. They also carry embossing powders, glitter and UV resin. Using the paints is as simple as "Shake, Open and Play!" The paints are some of the most vivid you will find on the market and made in Washington State.

All of the designers from both teams have joined together to show you what can be created using the albums and paint! Be sure to check both the Genuinely Jane Studios and Creative Inspirations Paint websites to see all of the wonderful products!


I have been so excited about this blog hop!

I have to be honest, I have never created an album like this before, so it was a first for me!

I LOVED it!!  I love the wonderful albums from GJS!  And as many of you already know, I love the shimmery paints from CI along with the other great products!! 

GJS offers a bunch of wonderful wooden albums, I really liked The Square with Heart Cut Out album!

A close-up of the flowers on the front:
The stamps I used for my album are all from Inspired By Stamping!!  I added some CI Fairy Dust to the flowers, to give them a little shimmer!!

As you open the album, the first page has the picture of my kids and I!!  I love this photo, taken last fall.
I covered the photo with Mod Podge to protect it.  I also added a Metallic Inspiration Fuchsia from CI in each corner, so that the cover of the album wouldn't scratch the picture. 

The next page was coated with CI Chocolate on the sides and back.  The front I covered with paper. I then added the embellishments!  

The leaf die was covered with CI Green Olive and the flowers were painted with Fairy Dust!

I love these chipboard butterflies I have!  CI Paint covers them so nicely!
I used Aqua Marine!  Look at the shimmer!!

And the last page:
I added shimmer to each of the butterflies!

A look at the completed album:
As you can see I used CI Chocolate and Tutu Pink on every other wooden album page.  So the album is very shimmery!! :)

Here's a look at the back of the album, in which I used Tutu Pink to cover the entire wooden piece.  I then stamped directly onto the wood with some VersaMark and embossed with CI Deliquesce Metallic Copper!

I just love it!  I actually ended up giving it to my mom for Mother's Day!  She cried!  


Like what you see? Well, guess what? There are a couple of great prizes being given away at the end of this hop by both companies!

GJS - Gift Certificate for Wood Albums valued at $25!!
CIP - 5 Paints, 5 Glitters or Embossing Powder and 1 Bottle of the new Resinesence!

How to Win: Leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop which are listed below...

Kendra ------ You are here!

For an additional entry, Like each of the companies Facebook pages!! While you are there, say hi!

The hop lasts until Friday, June 7th at Midnight!!

Thanks for stopping by, happy hopping!!

Your next stop is the talented Emily!!

Have a wonderful day!


Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful album! I love how you personalized the back cover!

Emily Hammann said...

Aww... Kendra, the album is beautiful! I love the photo!!!

Kimberly S said...

So pretty Kendra! Bet the kids are already loving looking at it! :) hugs, Kimberly

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful album Kendra!!! Love the details on this, and the beauty. I bet your mom is going to cherish it forever!!! beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! love all the different details and the shimmer too!

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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the book with heart shape opening, wonderful embellishments & memories. I like all heart shapes. Wonderful blog hop. Thanks for giveaway chances.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

DIANA L. said...

Your album is so sweet, Kendra I love all your pages and the designs and colors are super Great job!!
CI design team member

michelle hodges said...

Beautiful album!
Love the colors you used and loved how you created the back cover what a fun & creative idea!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! What a beautiful way to showcase special memories. :) SueC

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful!!Love it!!!

Lisa Stolp said...

Beautiful work Kendra. These wood albums are so cute. I just ordered some CI paints before my surgery and can't wait to use them. I'm still experimenting with paints. Hope to see you soon sweetie! Miss you.

Gail said...

Hi Kendra - if I were to receive a wonderful album like that from my son or DIL I would cry too! It is just beautiful - thanks for sharing your great work and for the hop - enjoy your week Gail

Shea said...

Squeee!!! No wonder your mother cried - this album is PRECIOUS! Love all the flowers and girly accents!

D- said...

Adorable and so is the album. Cute! TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (at AOL)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love the great trim and details! Carri~Abusybee

katieo said...

I love the way the cut out frame highlight the beautiful picture of you and your kids

Connie Walsh said...

What a wonderful album. I am sure your mother loved it.

Lori said...

Amazing job. Absolutely love it.

Carla said...

Your album is gorgeous. I love all the details you added and the gorgeous shimmery glittery look. thanks for sharing.

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Lucy said...

Very sweet album! I would love to receive one from one of my daughters as a gift!

Kassi said...

Such a sweet gift, and a perfect way to say "I love you!"

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful album!