Sunday, March 3, 2013

Genuinely Jane Studios Meets Ruby Rock-it Nostalgia

The Genuinely Jane Studios website is LIVE. Woohoo!!!!!
(Please click on the name to come visit us at our brand new website)

A little about Genuinely Jane Studios:
Genuinely Jane Studios (GJS) manufactures small and medium sized mini-albums for scrapbooking, mixed media and altered arts in a variety of shapes and sizes. 100% American-made, the facility is located in rural, north-central Missouri and uses only the highest quality materials. 

For my first GJS Design Team project, I used a 6x6 GJS Bracket Album and a Ruby Rock-It Nostalgia Collection Pack. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

The first thing I did was paint all the pages, front and back, of the entire album with Claudine Hellmuth Yellow Pastel Acrylic Paint.

I added some Claudine Hellmuth White Gesso to the front using a Donna Salazar's stencil and then started to plan the layout of the pages. The next step was to add MORE COLOR!! I ended up using multiple colors of paint and ink on each page. The full list of products used is at the bottom of this post. Here is how the entire album looked when finished:

Front cover

Page 1 and 2
I love how page 2 has "Admit one" and "Family" on the tickets. Plus the spinner can be turned to your particular families description. I placed my spinner at "Naughty". LOL. It fits them!!

Page 3 and 4
Each page carries the brick wall theme throughout the book. Absolutely love Donna Salazar's stencils. This brick one is perfect for mini albums.

Page 5 and 6
 Lots of places throughout the album to add pictures and journal.
Back cover
The back cover and all of the edges were painted with Claudine Hellmuth Black Gesso. Each page has swirls added with a Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen.

This was a fabulous and fun album to design. I have owned the Ruby Rock-it Nostalgia Collection Pack for a while and was just waiting for the perfect project to use it on. I found it!!! So much fun!!!

Here is the final list of all products used: 

To celebrate the Genuinely Jane Studios website going LIVE - 
I am doing my FIRST ever giveaway!!!

All you have to do to enter is respond to this post AND become a follower of my blog. The giveaway will be open for one week. I will draw a winner Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 2 pm CST.

The winner will have 48 hours to email me their mailing address and I will ship them any Genuinely Jane Studios album of their choice that retails for $10 or less.

(Sorry, US residents only)


I hope my album inspires you!
Create every day, live outside your comfort zone, and have fun always
Good luck to all who enter


Keren Howell said...

Love this album, Lori - the colours and images are just fab! Only sorry I can't participate in the Giveaway as I'm in the UK! xxx Keren

Tanya said...

CONGRATS!!! How exciting!! I LOVE LOVE this album!! You ROCK my sweet friend!!


Pam Lindaman said...

I'm following your blog now :)
Love the album you created, so colorful and interesting!
Thanks for the chance to win, and Genuinely Jane Studios has some awesome stuff!

sandee said...

Well, I am already a Lori fan and follower! I loveeee the mini album, and are you sure you weren't thinking of me when you put that spinner on naughty? lol Going to check out the web site, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Paula said...

I am so in love with this book. I absolutely love the shape and your work is beautiful as always.

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Von said...

Each page is wonderfully well done, Lori. Lots of creative features, movement, texture and colour. Just incredible!

Tanya said...

Awesome job on the album Lori!! :)

Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell said...

Very nice Lori Great Album I love al the pages so awesome as you are!!

Melissa said...

So exciting, Lori! Love this project - it is amazing!

Carole Z said...

Stunning album Lori, fabulous, can't participate in the give-away as I'm in the UK, Carole Z X

Eliza said...


You have created one really brilliant album. I love each and every page, awesome.


Gloria Blenkhorn said...

I am inspired...Love the album.

Gloria Blenkhorn said...

Love the inspiring. Jean

Winnie said...

Love your book Lori! The colors and the fun designs on each page are so unique. The spinner is fab and love the back cover looking like a chalk board.

Kay Wallace said...

A big Lori fan here, and already a follower! Just checked out the website of GJS and am impressed! I have just recently completed my first mini--so struggled with it! You have made it look so easy! Thanks for offering your great giveaway!

Christine said...

I LOVE this album! I stumbled across the Genuinely Jane Studios home page! It is a super collection and I am inspired by what you did with this Bracket Album! :)

Craftychris said...

ooh I adore this album. The bright colours are really striking and the design is fabulous! I can't join in the giveaway as I live in the UK. xx

Create With Joy said...

Love what you did with your album Lori!

I am a new US follower - GFC - and I appreciate the chance to win!

Create With Joy

Shawna Bosworth said...

Love your album... and love the chance to win. Thank you for posting this.

Von said...

So enjoyed seeing what you've done, Lori!! And thank you for the drawing giveaway -- so kind of you, honey!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Lori this is beautiful!! What a fun book and your detail are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with us!
Hope you are having great weekend!