Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Victoria Marie - Challenge time

Hi everyone,

Here is my latest video up on You Tube.  I was up last weekend on the Victoria Marie FB group (I am part of her design team) with the lovely Hannah Lemieux and we came up with this super fun challenge to scrap a page about what TV family or character you are most like. I did a quiz and I got Gilmore Girls... I thought, that's crazy.  I am married, have 2 boys and those boys are barely teens yet (my eldest just turned 13).  How in the world am I like Gilmore Girls.  But when I read the description... I decided to go with it.  So while I don't have serial long term relationships with men and then back out at the last moment cause I realize I don't actually want to change my life to be with them... (oh yes, I have binge watched Gilmore Girls) I do actually think I am a lot like Lorelai Gilmore.

Here's my video and see below for Hannah's too.

And here is Hannahs:

Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Catch up!

Hello everyone,

A quick post today just to update you on what I have been working on... which hasn't been a lot unfortunately!!  Fall is a busy time and so I haven't been doing many videos for my YouTube channel.  Which sucks.  But here is what I have worked on in the past month or so...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Crafty Maven Getaway

Happy Tuesday!! In my continued effort to keep updating this blog, here is my next video on You Tube!! Since July I have been a regular monthly contributor to The Crafty Maven Getaway You Tube channel and this month I have 2 videos up.

The one for today is for In Your Pocket Tuesdays - all about Project Life!

This week I used a challenge from the recent crop on the FB page which asked us to incorporate a greeting card. I cheated a wee bit and used a birthday party invitation.

Here is the layout:

And here is the video:

My other video this month was for Scraplift Saturday but also doubled as a bonus challenge Friday night before the crop started.  It was to "Scraplift Without Guilt." (but of course, also give credit where credit is due)

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 28, 2015

LIFTED - A bimontly series on You Tube

Hello everyone! I have been very remise in updating my blog lately as sometimes it is hard between all the social media platforms.  BUT, as someone who also enjoying reading about people's process sometimes, I will make an effort to start getting posts up at least as often as I put up videos!

I have been doing a series for the past several months called "LIFTED."  This series started out as me alone doing a layout/video when I saw a layout that just spoke to me and immediately had me wanting to scrap.  I was approached by Christy Hariman, a fellow Canadian and BC scrapper about doing this together and I thought "WHAT FUN!".  So every 2nd and 4th Thursday we are doing this.  We take turned picking a layout that speaks to us and I think it is really fun to see how the same layout can be interrupted so differently or what about the original inspired us.

As I was prepping for this post, I went to You Tube to count how many of these we have done! I was shocked so I am NOT going to post them all here. But I will share with you the link to Christy's channel where you can find all her videos for this series.

Christy's Beautiful Life: You Tube Channel.

And below I will put my last several here, as well as a link to my channel where I do have a Lifted playlist so you can find them easily.

ScrapsbyJen - Lifted Series Playlist.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Victoria Marie - Hump Day Challenge September 21, 2015

Hello ladies!  I'm here with a blog post to tell you all about my newest challenge for the Victoria Marie FB group.  Today I am up with the Hump Day challenge and it is all about patterned paper.

My challenge is about challenging yourself to use as many patterned papers as you can.  My rule of thumb when using lots of patterns is to start with a multi-colour paper that I use as the inspiration source for all the colours I pick. Then, the rest of my papers tend to be more tone-on-tone pulled from the colours in the original piece.  I find this helps keep it from getting TOO busy :)

Here is my layout (see video below) that I used NINE different patterned papers on!  Crazy, hey?!  But I think it works.  I am not 100% sure on those large Thickers for "Little" but really wanted to use then and... once they are glued.. they are glued!

And here is a second layout that I did recently that also has as many patterned on it. But for this one I used a cut file background so each of the papers is used in a very small amount.

Friday, September 18, 2015

CROP!! - The Crafty Maven Getaway

Hello everyone. Letting you know that there is an all day crop tomorrow, Saturday, September 19th that is open for submissions all week (some challenges have prizes and some are just for fun).

Head over to The Crafty Maven Getaway Destination Group to check it out:

Also!!!! I am doing a live scraproom tour today at 2:30 pm PST on Periscope.

Here is my twitter account and it will tweet out when I get started:

LASTLY... (so exciting) I am starting off the crop with some Friday chatting on a Group Skype call at 6:30 pm.  FIND ME on Skype (Jen Stokes, Victoria, BC Canada - white shirt and blue scarf in photo) and add me as a contact. I can then add you to the group call.

IF Skype does not cooperate, we will move over the FB group and chat there!

I also have a video up on The Crafty Maven Getaway You Tube channel tomorrow morning for Scraplift Saturday... here's a little peek :)

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Hi guys, sorry I have been ignoring my blog due to the thoughts of wanting to update it's look.  Which is silly as I can still write on here despite wanting to make some changes.  So I promise, new posts are coming really soon talking about what I was up to creatively over the summer and a new look over all.