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3.29.2010

Jillibean Soup: Chicken Noodle Collection and a giveaway!








{Reported by Lain Ehmanmn}


Let me start by issuing a disclaimer: I pretty much love all the Jillibean Soup products, so being asked to review the Chicken Noodle collection was like asking a pig to wallow in a nice, cool mud puddle. Count me in, baby! Why am I talking about pigs and mud puddles? Well, as you can see, the Chicken Noodle collection has a barnyard theme, and one of the featured creatures (say that ten times fast) is a way-too-cute piggy. Adorable!

The collection includes double-sided patterned paper, acrylic stamps, ribbon and twine, cardstock stickers, letter stickers, canvas flowers, corrugated alphas, and more, all in a very agricultural-oriented green, gold, barn red, and brown -- a perfect palette for capturing springtime excursions and summer trips.

What I like:

-The variety of papers and colors (one of the patterned papers is a sheet music print, with the song "Old MacDonald," another is cornstalks, and a third is bold daisies, to name a few).
-The fun, whimsical drawings aren't too cartoon-y, so I can use them with my older kids.
-The gender-neutral palette is suitable for both boys and girls.
-The high-quality embellishments (stickers that stick! Yahoo!).
-The fun cardstock stickers that include borders, journaling spots, and "buttons"


What I don't like:

-Some of the colors are a bit off -- in my opinion, the barnyard red doesn't really go well with the orangey-brown color, and made it hard to use some of the items together.
-Some of the prints were TOO big for me to use easily (like the barnyard patterned paper -- most of it gets covered up so it's lost when I tried to use it.
-The ribbon selection was small, with only one ribbon (cute pigs!) and green twine. I'd like to see a thinner, plain ribbon to use as accent.

What I made:


Jillibean Soup Chicken Noodle patterned paper, cardstock stickers,
corrugated alphabet, canvas flower
. (Other: Kraft cardstock, pen, corner rounder)

I'm a speed scrapper, so it was fun to grab a couple of theme-appropriate photos and go to town with the variety of fun patterns. I particularly loved the very apt cardstock sticker, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch," as my little one is holding a chicken in the picture!


Jillibean Soup Chicken Noodle patterned paper, alphabet stickers,
cardstock stickers.( Other: Machine stitching, white cardstock, corner rounder, pen)


I've had this photo in my stash for a long time, and the red was the perfect color to set off the barnyard colors of Chicken Soup. I toned down the green by using it just as an accent color, and added another pop of red with some machine stitching as a photo frame. By the way, this photo was of Stacy Julian, Anna Aspnes, Angie Svoboda and me at CHA-Winter in 2008! Talk about good memories. :)


Jillibean Soup Chicken Noodle cardstock stickers, patterned paper, letter stickers.
(Other: border punch, machine stitching, kraft cardstock)


Whenever I make a layout, I try to create a card at the same time. This assures I use my scraps AND that I have a good selection of greeting cards on hand when I need them. I guess I had pigs on the brain. I can't imagine why! I trimmed some of the pig patterned paper to size, sewed it on, and scalloped the bottom edge. Then I added a greeting, and called it good.

Where and How Much:
Product name: Chicken Noodle
Manufacturer: Jillibean Soup
MSRP: $.76 - $6.39
Available at: Croppin' Paradise*, Scrapbook.com, Stopandscrap


What do you think? Does this line make you squeal like a pig with excitement? Let us know! Leave a comment by midnight EST on Thursday and you will be entered to win a prize pack from Jillibean Soup!

146 comments:

Jenna said...

So cute!!! Love the stickers!!! Going to have to go purchase very soon for fair pics!!

Christine Van Dyke

julie.schellin said...

this is one Jillibean line that I don't think I would use much but I love the colors and could probably put it to good use. :)

ArlaMo said...

I'm a huge fan of anything Jillibean!! I need to find more pics from my childhood to scrap with this line (lived on a ranch for several years.) My own kids have been pretty citified, lol.

carriegel said...

I grew up on a farm so this paper speaks to me. Will have to look for it in my LSS.

Kristin at Attempt Creativity said...

Those pigs are just absolutely adorable!!! I love them.

rebecca_geile said...

I usually love Jillibean soup because of their tight patterns. I'll have to look for this collection.

Kim M said...

Jillbean has become one of my new favorites. I love the fresh designs they come out with and their spring release was no exception. Even their embellies are cute, love love their corrugated alphas!

Cynthia B. said...

I think everything that Jillibean has done is so cute. Great projects, Lain! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenny McGee said...

Looks like a very cute line. Love the pigs, they are so cute.

Dalovely Damanda said...

I'd use some of the farm stuff for our recent farmer's market adventures and corn maze trip. And I love greens, reds and browns together.

KittyMama said...

I love Jillibean. They are my new favorite company!! I do agree with the ribbon, though. I wish they had a few more options with the ribbon.

Arjanne said...

I really like the letter stickers, but they are hard to get in my area.

Heather said...

I like Jillibean. I want to get at least some of the papers in this line (not all of them would go with things that I want to scrap-the big barnyard patterns are less appealing to me). And I really like the look of some of the embellies like the canvas flowers and the corrugated alphas.

Steff said...

I like what I see! I have boys and the color pallette here really appeals to me. I like what you made with it. FUN!

just me and z said...

Oh I would love to win this collection! I have the perfect photos to scrapbook with them! We took my daughter to a pumpkin patch at a family farm, and these would be PERFECT! Pick me, pick me... PLEASE! :)

Donna O'Bryan said...

I love the piggies and your card is so cute. How can you go wrong with farm themes?

joni said...

I'm really starting to like this company! They have some really cute stuff! I love what you did with it!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I haven't seen this but it is so cute here! I would love to win!

mustangkayla said...

I'm squeelin'! Do ya hear me? ;)

Rach said...

How cute are those papers! I haven't bought any new bits for ages and have the perfect photos for those papers of my little boy's 3rd birthday last year! I NEED those papers! x

susan m said...

Love this collection!

noel joy said...

very cute lain!

Gomunk said...

How fun! Scrapbooking for my two little boys isn't the easiest when looking for boy-friendly paper, but I love how this line can be used for either boys or girls.

Jenny Brannies said...

I love your card! (I can't see the other projects though. I've tried several times and they aren't loading)
Man oh man, I looooove piggy paper so I would definitely love this!
I own one piece of Jillibean Soup paper and have been dieing to get more so this would ROCK! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karolyn Loncon said...

This line is super cute! I'm not much into farm animals, but I think it'd make some really cute cards, don'tcha think? Thanks for the review!!

JeanneK said...

I love all the Jillibean Soup, ever since they first started. I think I have the best photos for that farm-likepaper.

Created for this... said...

This is not something I would have chosen but after seeing the way you used this line - I think it could work.

Jenn said...

Love their products! Thanks for the chance to win

Joni Parker said...

I love Jillibean Soup products. All the new lines have been on my must have list since I saw the sneaks here on TSR. We do lots of farm/animal stuff, so this line particularly speaks to me (E-I-E-I-O)~!!! Thanks for the review...your projects are awesome.

Melissa Ullmann said...

Oh my goodness, I just bought this line this weekend at the LSS! NOW, I can't wait to use it! Thanks for the review!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Really cute stuff! I love their papers. Very versatile! Not sure what I'd do with the pigs, but I'm sure I could think of something--they're really cute!

Anonymous said...

This line is so Cute, u don't have to live on a farm to enjoy it either. Love the card & lo's

Lynda p

Joy Pearcy said...

This line is so great! I absolutely love it and can't wait to try some. Thanks for this chance!! Love the layouts and card you made!! So cute!

Courtney ;-) said...

too cute! can not wait to get my hands of some of these precious products!

The Grounds Family said...

Great review Lain and TSR! Cute collection. Great for petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and fair layouts!

Julie Overby said...

Super cute stuff! Love the bricks!

{Sarah} said...

Ooh, I'm really diggin' those cardstock stickers!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

ohhhh tractors and pigs!!!!

jennie said...

I certainly needed to see this line actually used. It kinda threw me the 1st time I saw it. But I am seeing the possibilites and I think its pretty fun.

Rebecca said...

I have to say Jellibean is one of my new favs:)

marla said...

I have seen Jillibean products online but never in person. I would LOVE to win these products.

Lisa J. said...

Oink Oink! That's all I'm sayin'!

Cassie said...

I love it!!!
Love the tractors!
They are SO cute!!
=)

Angela Fehr said...

I've been looking for farm themed products lately, and I love JS, so this is awesome!

Susie said...

This line is sooooi cute. Males me happy to be a scrapbooker!

*charygirl said...

I find myself using their products lots lately! They have some good stuff I must admit:)

Stephanie Zito said...

I love Jillibean Soup and really love this collection It's too cute! I like the whimsical farm animals and can visualize getting lots of layouts and cards done with these papers!

Heidi Y said...

Love the whole collection!

barbs said...

What a great collection. I think the pigs are really cool.

Jewel said...

I really like this collection. Of course, I too am a little biased, as I pretty much adore anything Jillibean Soup!

Merrilee said...

What a fun line!

lisa808 said...

I'm not familiar with Jillibean, but the brick paper looks like it would be fun to work with.

KariAnnS said...

I could eat Jillibean Soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'm not sold on the barnyard paper but I love the 'b' sides. And I adore the alphas! I want them in every color

Linda said...

I love Jillibean papers and this new set is just beautiful. Just in time for summer and lots of farm photos with the grandkids.

Gisèle said...

oink, oink.... love it all, back to nature:-) This line would be great for my family who lives in the country:-))

Cassi said...

Jillibean pps are so cute, love the colors and the ability to fussy cut the animals :)

Sela said...

Love it! I think a few boyish cards are in order from this pack :)

Erika M. said...

I'm thinking this is just a cute little line to do projects for kids!

Gabi said...

Whoa that is WAY cute!! I love Jillibean Soup even if I've never used their stuff before. I've heard wonderful things about them, and when I see them next I will BUY it!!

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Darlene's Scrapbooking Stuff said...

Love Jillibean Soup! Barnyard theme is adorable can't wait to get my hands on some!

Etta said...

Adorable!!!!! I love Jillibean Soup!!

Janette said...

I love the simplicity of Jillibean Soup products!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute! I love all your featured projects! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jillibean Soup stuff--my nickname is Jelly Bean...spelled dif--but LOVE it anyway:)

Cindy said...

This is outside my normal comfort zone, which is exactly why I'd like to try it! The line is really cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindylou said...

love all Jillibean products it is all soooo cute:)

PamS said...

This line is too cute...I can see my husbands garden pictures on it.

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is really cute. I agree the barnyard paper might be hard to use but maybe the cover of a mini album? It looks fun anyway!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Jillibean Soup is one of my most favorite manufacturers now! Jill's stuff is SO CUTE!!!! And Lain, I love your LO's!

smahrty said...

I too like JB Soup! Thanks for sharing your opinion on this line.

Scrapamum said...

Believe it or not I have yet to try Jillibean Soup. After seeing this I think I need to find some pronto. I have the perfect picture for this line.

Natalie said...

GREAT review! I feel the same way about big graphics and when the coordinating embie selections are minimal. Thanks for the info!

Nancy L. said...

love the layouts and the card is just too cute!! love this collection!

Kristen said...

Oh yah...I'm a big Jillibean fan as well...and i just love the country kitsch that is this line!

Yaritza said...

I love the line. The colors are great. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Faith B. said...

Love the farm scene.
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kmassman said...

Love the new set! Reminds me of my grandma's house! She's long gone, but it's nice to be reminded!

Anne Thompson said...

Think this collection could be used to make some very cute cards! Love the farm theme! Anne, yourmainestamper

Shannadl said...

Cute! The items you made with it are super cute!

Katie said...

I really liked pieces of this line and didn't like some of it so much. Love the projects Lain made!

Deborah Young said...

Honey, I'm squeeeeealing with delight! Super cute!!!

Miwa said...

Love Jillibean! There's something really special about their stuff! Love the layouts!

S said...

Gotta love any line with a touch of red in it! Count me in.

Gayle215 said...

I love Jillibean Soup, but my LSS does not carry much of it. The designs are unique!

jpichot said...

You didn't talk about the uber cool corrugated alphas!!!!! I love all Jillibean Soup, but I am dying to get my hands on the corrugated alphas!!!
(other than that, it was a great review that I tend to agree with)

Rebecca said...

Jillibean Soup has quickly become my #1 FAV!

thanks for the chance to win,

Rebecca Keppel

Anonymous said...

this line would be great for a cookbook! tdwatt@acxiom.com

julieann said...

Love it! It would be great to use for our state fair photos from this past summer:)

carpediem said...

Great collection! Love the tractors! laura j

AJ said...

I think Lain's layouts are SPECTACULAR! absolutely!

Anonymous said...

i agree about the colors in the barnyard paper but I still like this product and would love to be able to get some for my stash!! EJ

Deanne said...

way more than squeel! That is soo cute!

Karen said...

Your layouts are fabulous. Love everything Jillibean!

scrapper al said...

I love Jillibean Soup! Thanks for the good and not-quite-as-good points about this collection.

Michelle said...

Oh I am a HUGE Jillibean fan myself! Love it!
Thanks for the chance to win! :)

~shellbell78

Theresa said...

I have just recently discovered Jillibean and like their style. Love the pig patterned paper, the journalling stickers and the stamps.

isabel scrap said...

my favorite line for the moment

la zaz said...

I'm a fan, since the beginning
thanks for the chance

Alexandra said...

those pigs are so so cute

the mustik said...

Love all those bright colors, the new collection is amazing, really

Guillauma said...

cute, cute, the cutest line ever

isa dona said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win, Jillibean Soup is one of my favorite manufacturers

Vitoria B said...

wow, love to win !
Perfect for boys and I have 2 little boys

cbk said...

Very cute line - love the pigs!

Just call me b said...

I love everything Jillibean, but it is so hard to find around here, so I would certainly SQUEAL if I won!!!

SherryG said...

Jillibean papers are sooooo cute!

Curlywiggles said...

I love jillibean soup & have already purchased the corrugated alphas and can't wait to get my hands on more! I really like the stickers, especially the mini alphas which are included on the sheet.

petunia670 said...

Love your examples, they have just enough pop on them! Love the corrugated alphas and the fun barnyard pp.

lenore said...

This line is so cute!

Rhayne said...

I was kind of torn with this line. I like some of the papers and embellies A LOT but some I could live without. Overall, I wouldn't likely buy the whole line but piecemeal instead :o)

A splash of Sherry said...

Love it. The pigs are adorable.

Cathryn67 said...

So cute, with the warm weather and all the fairs coming up I need some of this paper!
cathryn67 at yahoo dot com

Julie Batta said...

I love this line from Jillibean Soup. Living in rural Iowa this is right up my alley. Loving the cardstock stickers!!!! So many options on one sheet. Definitely a top pick for me.

Debbie said...

I love the colors in this line. I would love to scrap a visit to my Granmother's farm.

Thanks for the review and giveaway.

debbie p

Kiwi The Kreator said...

LOVIN' this line!!!

Jingle said...

This is really fun and I love the colors!

Scrapycandy said...

I'm MOOING with excitement! And actually you gave me a great idea! My son is doing his Scout Eagle project at our local farm/park...and it would be terrific to use these papers for all those pictures! We are painting the fence in the pasture (a very large fence) and these papers are so cute and so perfect! :)

Jamie Lane said...

The papers look like a lot of fun to play with! Love the examples provided!

Jana said...

It's an adorable line. I would love the chance to try to make the larger prints work for me. (wink, wink, nod, nod)

Carly said...

I think it's really cute & would go great with some pictures I have of us at a petting zoo.

KateB said...

not all of the patterns work for me...we don't do much with pigs so they are a bit much...but its a cute line.

AngMomof3 said...

I have already used these papers for a layout of my son and my dad out on the wheat farm... it's my new favorite!

Melinda said...

This kit is so awesome. I have tons of farm and fair pics that this line would compliment. I love the colors!

Terri ( Meterr) said...

Awesome stuff! I love the barnyard paper and all the cute elements!

rosemaryschild said...

Luv all these ideas! Great giveaway! Wonderful & Quirky!

Lisa C. said...

I have loved Jillibean for awhile now. My daughter is in FFA so this line is perfect!!

Rona said...

Great review - Your layouts are too cute!! I have several Jillibean products and I love everything I have tried so far!

Btrflywmn said...

This paper is so cute, love the colors. Great page.

Tina S said...

This line is so cute! I am a pig collector (in memory of my daughter) and I can think of tons of layouts with her photos. Just darling!

Claude said...

I have only recently fallen in love with Jillibean Soup! My lss doesn't carry this line, so I would love to get my hands on it!

billiemick said...

Great collection!

Billie

Deborah said...

I would love to use these papers. I have lived on a farm my whole life and these look like just the papers I'm looking for to scrap my 20 plus grandchildren's scrapbooks. Deborah Keizer

Veronica said...

The fact that some of the colors don't really "Go" with each other, will only make me think MORE outside the box!!

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

I have to issue the same disclaimer about Jilly Bean ... LOVE IT ALL!!!

Valerie Bishop said...

I've loved everything Jillibean Soup has put out!! The pp is nice and thick and the buttons are to die for!!

Katarina said...

I like the colourscheme, but I'm not so fond of the motifs. Don't know what I would use it for. I'm happy though that it's something I haven't seen before so that's a big +.

NanaBeth said...

Wow Lain good to see you. I think the collection is cute as can be but I'm not feeling inspired by it. That could definitely be a lack of vision on my part.

e_donaldson said...

I love this collection! I think it would be perfect for our county fair pictures! Oh and I love piggies hehe. Thanks for the opportunity!

- Elizabeth (e_donaldson@sbcglobal.net)

~~Mia~~ said...

awesome! i love this line, and absolutely love what you did with it!!!

Nathalie said...

I love the colors of this collection and pretty much anything from Jillibean Soup!!! What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

lynn said...

oh, i just LOVE jillibean stuff! your samples are gorgeous! thanks for the chance!

Agata said...

I love those colors! My favorites! ANd the stickers are awesome!

Lisa C. said...

I LOVE Jillibean!! These little pigs are so cute:)

Rebecca W said...

I really love the pig card. I haven't used Jillibean's soup stuff yet so I am not very familiar with it but it looks like fun.

Molly said...

I love all of it! Thanks for the review!

~Molly

Lisa C. said...

I have so many pictures of my kids at the petting zoo! This line is perfect. Love the colors!!

egjk said...

Great paper for some fun del mar fair pictures I have not been able to scrap!