Friday, March 15, 2013

Jillibean Soup: Friends For Life Layout

This went up on the Jillibean Soup blog yesterday and I'm glad I could share it with you today. If you have seen the new CHA collection by Jillibean Soup, you will notice that I've used almost everything new on this layout. I've said it before and I'm going to say it again that the Chilled Cucumber Soup collection is my favorite thus far. I feel so blessed to be able to work with these beauties, all thanks to Jillibean Soup ♥

Let me share with you how this layout came about. First, I'm a sketch person and I always start off my project with a sketch (usually my own) so, when I found this sketch from Pinterest, I jumped right into it. I followed the sketch closely and to re-create the grid lines, I used a brown ink and my faithful tracing wheel to start making the faux stitch lines. So easy and fuss free. I did a tutorial a while back on how to create faux stitch with a tracing wheel and you can find it here. Hope you enjoy!

On a sad note, Google Reader is shutting down in July. Have you heard? I have been faithful to Google Reader for so many years and depend on it for my daily dose of inspiration. Now that they are announcing of shutting it down, I feel lost and sad. Of course there are other alternatives out there such as bloglovin and feedly but they are not as good as ol' Google Reader. Oh well, guess I need to deal with it and live on......



  1. This is such a sweet that collection and your layout!

    Totally sad about Google Reader too :(

  2. Oh my, I sure do love this Cindy! Gorgeous!

  3. Such a gorgeous LO!! I love the design, colors, and details!

    I am not happy about google reader either :(

  4. Beautiful layout, Cindy! You have such a gift for layering!

  5. Super pretty spread. Love everything about it. Wow!

  6. Very, very pretty!! Love the tiny patterns and colors! I can see why it's your favorite collection to date :)

  7. I love the faux stitched background! :) beautiful take on the new collection... too bad it's not easy to get in Malaysia.

  8. Such a pretty fresh layout and I know your bestie too :). You know that I always love your work. So glad I got the chance to tell you in person :)
    Great catching up :) Thanks so much!