Banners Guest Designer: Kim Jeffress!

Guest Designer
I'm excited to introduce our Banners Week Guest Designer: Kim Jeffress from down under! (Blog: Kim Jeffress | Instagram: @kimjeffress | Pinterest: @kimjeffress)



Short bio: I have been scrapbooking for almost 14 years and ventured into the world of design teams a few years ago. A SAHM to two little boys aged 5 and 7, I love recording the everyday moments of their lives in my scrapbooks. The things they say and do, the little things that one day will be the big things! My style is very simple but I love to add little quirky twist to my projects to keep them fun.
How did you get started scrapbooking? When I first met my husband he was working interstate and I would only see him on weekends. He encouraged me to find something that would keep me busy during the week so I went along to my first scrapbooking class and I was hooked from day one!
What is your favorite American Crafts product? I would have to say my new favourite product is the DIY Shop mini stapler, it allows me to add small embellishments to my projects without the bulk, plus the mini staples are super super cute!
US by Kim Jeffress
This photo is a new favourite of my husband and I, taken recently on Mother's Day at the beach. I chose colours in the papers and embellishments that coordinated nicely with my photo, even though we are coming into Winter here in Australia it was a beautiful warm day so I also chose Summery die cuts as well.
Supplies: Daydreamer, Hula Hoop paper (66760), -Daydeamer, Juggling paper (66757) – Plus One, Ensemble paper (66827)  – #Summer, Smile paper (66952) – #Summer Bits Die Cut Shapes (366971) - Thickers, Glitter Foam (66770) - Daydreamer, Rubons Accents and Phrases (366783) – Daydreamer, Stitched Title Cards (366790)  – Plus One, Flair Metal Badges (366906)
AMY by Kim Jeffress
When I received some of the Amy Tangerine Plus One collection in my pack of goodies I couldn't resist using them for a layout about meeting Amy for the first time when she visited Australia 2 years ago. I chose to create a bright happy layout to reflect the bright bubbly personality of Amy.
Supplies: Plus One, Companion paper (66824) – #Summer, Blue Skies paper (66953)-  #Summer, Heat Wave paper (66950) -#Summer, Road Trip paper (66948) – #Summer, Bits Die Cut Shapes (366971) – #Summer, Die Cut Acrylic Shapes (366968) – Plus One, Flair Metal Badges (366906) – Thickers,  Taffy Glitter Foam (66835)
STAY COOL CARD by Kim Jeffress
Adding several layers of contrasting patterned papers really makes my card pop. Adding the acrylic shapes adds a fun touch to complete it.
Supplies: Plus One, tandem paper (66805) – Plus One, Companion paper (66824) – #Summer, Popsicles paper (66951) – Plus One, Peer paper (66826) – #Summer, Die Cut Acrylic Shapes (366968)
His happy place
HIS HAPPY PLACE by Kim Jeffress
I wanted to create some texture on my layout without bulk so I used my sewing machine to stitch through a lot of my elements on the page. I love the subtle yet effective look it gives.
Supplies: #Summer, Beach Towel paper (66954) – Plus One, Ensemble paper (66827) – Day Dreamer, Double Dutch paper (66759) – #Summer, Heat Wave paper (66950) - Daydreamer, Stitched Title Cards (366790)  – Plus One, Flair Metal Badges (366906) – Daydreamer, Rubons Accents and Phrases (366783)- #Summer,Bits Die Cut Shapes (366971) – Thickers, Yoyo Chipboard (66773)
Vacation bag
VACATION BAG by Kim Jeffress
I used a large calico bag and sewed on some patterned papers and die cuts for my banner. I plan to place some pencils, papers, and small craft items inside for our next road trip to keep my boys busy!
Supplies: #Summer, Blue Skies paper (66953) - #Summer, Heat Wave paper (66950) – #Summer Bits Die Cut Shapes (366971) – #Summer, Die Cut Acrylic Shapes (366968) – #Summer, Whittles Clothespins (366972) - Thickers, Yoyo Chipboard (66773)

Make sure to find more of her creations here: Blog: Kim Jeffress | Instagram: @kimjeffress | Pinterest: @kimjeffress