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Niki Jin Crafts is Back!

Last you heard from me (from this blog, anyway) was almost two years ago when I said goodbye and went exploring new directions. I started another blog (it ... didn’t last), and wrote a post here and there for my portfolio website, mostly talking about my professional art and design work. Nowadays I stick to posting mostly to Instagram.

So what have I been up to? Life has been busy, taking care of two young kids and building a freelance career doing book design and illustration. In between, I keep myself busy with various projects related to my art.

I let go of Niki Jin Crafts for a little while, but recently, it came back to my mind. I thought about what I want to do with this site. Just let it sit there? Delete it? Well no, I’m not ready to get rid of it quite yet! It could use a little updating, though, that’s for sure. I’ve given the site a new look (I hope you approve!) but that’s not what you’re here for, right? We need some new content, of course. I promise, new stuff is coming…

My First Digital Scrapbooking Kit

I've previously written a post about digital scrapbooking. (Click here to see it.) I mentioned that I wanted to start creating some of my own papers and embellishments for use in my pages. I finally started playing around with this recently, and I completed my first digital kit.

I started by creating a 12x12 paper design, around which I would base the entire kit. I kept it pretty simple, using easy geometric shapes and an uncomplicated design.



I then created some more papers to complement the main design.



No scrapbooking kit would be complete without it's various embellishments and alphabet. Again, nothing too complicated. I simply repeated colors and shapes used in the papers to create ribbons, buttons, and letters.

Below is a sample page I created using my newly designed kit. As in my previous scrapbooking post, this page features my cat, Sally.

JenKel Enterprises

My mother Kellie and her friend Jen organize a local craft show twice a year, in the spring and fall, at a high school in my hometown of Keene, NH. It's always a big hit, and I've helped out at every show for the past few years.

Here are some images from the last show, which was in April.





My mom is a crafter herself, and she creates beautiful silk flower arrangements and wreaths like the one below.
To learn more about JenKel Enterprises and the craft shows, visit their website http://www.jenkelenterprises.com/