Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sneak Peek Day 2 featuring the January Journaling Spots

Today is Sneak Peak Day 2 featuring the January Journaling Spots. We have 2 different January Journaling Spot Sets that will be available in the 2RedBananas store Monday, February 2nd!

Living in Louisiana, we RARELY get snow so I had to pull out some OLD photos for these layouts. Which it worked out well since I didn't see me getting around to doing layouts of 1998 anytime soon :-)

This first layout is using Bo-Bunny Holiday Cheer Plaid paper as the background. The snowflake clusters scattered on the page and the large journaling snowflake are from the 2 Red Bananas January Journaling Spot Stamp Set. All the snowflakes were heat embossed and I added some sparkle stickers in the center of the cluster snowflakes and the centers of the black flowers for some bling. The large journal snowflake is embellished with the stickers as well as some Doodlebug jewels. The "winter" transparency is from Daisy D's. It's hard to see in the photo but I used the Sakura Stardust pen to color in the large snowflake and edge around the swirls on the background paper to add some shimmer. The snowflakes were easy to use the embossing technique with because the image stamped so well.

Paper(s): Bo-Bunny Holiday Cheer Plaid, Black & White Cardstock
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Journaling Spot snowflake clusters and large snow flake journal spot
Other: Sakura Stardust Pen, white embossing powder with VersaMagic ink, Stampendous Class A 'Peel Stickers, Doodlebug jewels, Prima and Target flowers, Winter Daisy D's transparency

For the 2nd layout, I used Pink Paislee for the background as well as some BasicGrey Shiver (with the snowmen) and scraps I had in my box. This layout features the 2 Red Bananas January Journal Spot 2 Stamp Set, which will be available February 2nd! The mitten is stamped in black ink and colored with Sakura glaze pens. The sentiment "Cold Hands Warm Heart" is heat embossed in white. The mitten and sentiment are both in the featured stamp set. I used a stencil and white pen to do the swirls around the flower cluster. The ribbon used is May Arts and available now at 2 Red Bananas.

Paper(s): Pink Paislee Rain Showers, BasicGrey Shiver, various scraps
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas January Journaling Spot 2, black ink, white embossing powder with VersaMagic ink
Other: Crafter's Workshop Swirl Stencil, Signo white pen, Prima flowers, Sakura glaze pens, May Arts ribbon

And, I made this card using the 2 Red Bananas January Journaling Spot Stamp Set. It is a birthday card for next year. (That is if I can remember where I store it :-) The January stamp is from 2 Red Bananas and the celebrate stamp is from Paper Salon. I used the Sakura Stardust pen to edge around the word January and the swirls next to it. I also edged around the embossed edges of the nestie. The "1st" glitter stickers are Making Memories Paperie. I also used a Fiskars decorative edge trimmer on the bottom of the patterned paper and topped the card off with a sheer polka dot ribbon.

Paper(s): white cardstock (base & nestie), BasicGrey patterned, pink shimmer cardstock (Nestie)
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas January Journaling Spot and Paper Salon Small Talk
Ink(s): ColorBox Lime Pastel and Pink Pastel
Other: Sakura Stardust pen, Making Memories Paperie stickers, Fiskars decorative edge punch, sheer polka dot ribbon
If you are participating in the Blog Hop today to be entered in the random drawing for BOTH January Journaling Spots sets plus some new ribbon, the answer to my question is the new May Arts crinkle ribbons. Be sure to visit the other DT sites to leave a comment to their post for today and to get all the answers to post back at the 2 Red Bananas Blog. If you are just starting here and want to play along, visit Jami Bova's blog and get the full instructions.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These are AMAZING Maraya!! You go girl! :)

  2. I love the January card as well as the Easter one. You are so creative.

  3. Wow. I love how you stamped the snowflake journaling block on black. It looks so awesome. And your other one is cute, too. I also love the January card. You rock!

  4. Oh my, these layouts are gorgeous!!! Love the card also!!

  5. These scrapbooking pages are incredible and the card is stunning! I wish I could make as beautiful layouts as you!


  6. Journaling stamps are so pretty! I love your detailed work on them! And card is so elegant! Love the sparkles!

  7. Great scrapbooking pages - love the layouts! Cute card too :)

  8. these are all great girl!! love that card - the color combo is unexpected but oh so lovely!

  9. I really like the mitten page with the circle. I'm a circle freak. The card is super cute too. I'm going to have to copy that one.

  10. I like how you used a stencil and white pen to make the swirls.

  11. The circle on the mitten page is really great. I too love circles on my layouts.

  12. Beautiful LOs! The first on with Bo Bunny red papers is especially striking!

  13. Love your layouts. I like the mitten page, it is awesome.

  14. Great Projects today love the Scrapbook layouts very very creative and so cute!!!


  15. Love the Bo Bunny paper -- both cards are gr8. Thanks for the tip on May Arts crinkle ribbon -- hadn't heard of it before.