March 1, 2013

Playing Catch Up - Jillibean Soup

Do you ever have those moments when you look at a photo and it brings you back to the exact moment you took it? I have a crystal clear memory of taking these 4 years ago. We were in Disneyworld, sitting on Main Street watching a parade. I was busy taking pictures of the parade, when I turned and looked at Nico. He had flipped his Mickey shades over his eyes and was sitting back in his stroller paying close attention to every float that went by.  He was tired and it was hot, but he was totally relaxed.  I remember smiling at him really big, just being grateful for him and being happy. 
I wanted the layout to convey 'happy' and what better way to do it than with a dose of bright + sunny yellow. The title card provides some journaling and a pop of color. The hexagon paper is precut and should be coming soon from Jillibean. It was a quick and easy was to add texture and shape to the layout. I filled some of the spots with word strips and sun punch outs to emphasize the theme. Most of the papers here are from upcoming Jillibean lines (Chilled Cucumber Soup and Fresh Vegetable) that should be available in March. The play on words in the title add a little whimsy and fills up dead space in the photos. 
These are some cards that I did for Jillibean's booth at CHA this year. Sorry about the poor photos. Somehow I forgot to take pictures with my camera. These were shot with my iPad at the last minute. You can see some of my messy trays in the background there. 

All of these cards were created with Jillibean's brand new lines (Cucumber Soup, Fresh Vegetable and Irish Farmhouse) coming to 2Peas soon! 


  1. Beautiful layout, Nancy! I love the yellow and how you placed the title. Your cards are so pretty too! I can't wait for the new collections to come out.

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous work! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

  3. I love this layout and the story that goes with it. That hexagon paper is awesome. I can't wait for it to be released.

  4. Hi! I'm a real person here to comment on your fun LO and your awesome cards! They are fabulous! I love all the honeycomb elements and the fabulous colors (yellow is my favorite color and I love the play on words on your LO!)Thanks so much for sharing, Nancy! Have a great weekend!