Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trick or Treat at Bo Bunny

It's almost October which means that we will be starting to see so many little goblins coming out to play!  The Bo Bunny Blog is featuring some FABULOUS ideas for Halloween decor today!  You have got to stop by and see what the DT has done with the brand new Whoo-ligans collection.  I can't believe all the fun decorating ideas there!  It's a Must See post for sure!

Here is a little candy holder that I made for the post.  This one is such fun and super easy. 

Simply cover a container with paper, add embellishments and tie a bow for the container.  The 'ruffled' edging is just a border punch.  I just cut slits in it between the scallops and rolled each scallop around a pencil. 

To add the candy and the embellisments to your arrangement, simply fill your container with a piece of florist's foam and push in the lollipops.  Add gumballs and other candies to a bamboo skewer and push those into your foam.  Finally, the fun chipboard pieces are adhered to lollipop sticks and added in.

To finish up.  Cut little squares of tissue paper, push a toothpick through the center and use several to cover up your foam.

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bo Bunny Mini Edgy Album

Hi everyone!  I'm sharing a mini album that I made with Bo Bunny Mini Edgy Album and the Olivia Edgy Album Paper Pad.  This combination make covering your mini album so easy!  The die-cut pages are perfectly matched to the album!  You will also love the paper pad for the extra sheets of the Olivia papers that are included.  They are a smaller version of the same papers that you love in the 12x12 sheets and are perfectly sized for the album. 

This is an album of Jade earlier this year.  Our plans for a photoshoot changed a bit with the collies wanting inon the action.

The album has a terrific clear cover page.  Did you know that rub-ons go on perfectly on acrylic. 
With the clear cover, your first pages can compliment each other.  You can see how I layered them by looking at this picture with the acrylic cover opened.   Don't forget to take advantage of packaging.  The clear overlay that you see in the next picture is actually the cover of the journaling book.

The next picture is my favorite!  I love that you can see where Glory was sneaking in on the action.  I also love the look on Jade's face.  She's trying to make sure we still get a good picture and her eyes are just sparkling. You see that we decided to just go with it!
Out of perfect focus pictures are ok.  The next one is focused on Jade, but the girls are a bit blurry.  They were moving so fast and I didn't have my camera set correctly.  I'm really happy with it anyway because it shows their excitment.

Supplies:  Bo Bunny
My Mini Edgy Album Chiffon Scallop
Olivia Mini Edgy Album Paper Pad
Olivia Journaling Cards
Olivia Rub-ons
Olivia Glitter iCandy Chipboard
Olivia A Mother's Love Stickers
Olivia Grateful Heart Stickers
Olivia iCandy Brads
Olivia Combo Sticker
Olivia 12x12 Stickers
Olivia Cutouts
Cream Gardenia
Kitchen Spice Flowers
Double Dot Ribbon in Coral, Ocean, Orange Citrus, Kiwi and Coffee

Other Products:
Prima Sprites
Making Memories Tiny Alpha
Alcohol Ink

Be sure to stop by the Bo Bunny Blog to see Carole's album!  It is fantastic and she has so many other ideas!

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

It's that time again!!  Time for a blog hop!!  Really Reasonable Ribbon does a hop on the 13 of each month and you know what that means... Bonnie is giving away a prize!!!  Be sure to stop by the blog to get the details!!

The Ribbon Club this month features some adorable orange and black ribbons!! This comes just in time to get you started on your Halloween projects or fall projects!  It's a great mix, too!! 

I made this using the orange and black polka dot ribbon!  Love that the orange ribbon has black dots!!  Too Cute!!  Of course, since I'm from Texas, my little door hanger had to reflect that!!

I drew the little bottom half of the witch. Then I just cut out the pieces and layered them. I also added some pop-dots to give it some dimension for interest. The ribbon ruffle was done by cutting little strips of the ribbon, folding them in half and attaching them with glue dots. To hold it all securely in place, after I attached the ribbons, I added another cutout of the skirt to the back. For the witch's legs, I simply ran some skinny ribbon through my Xyron X and wrapped it around the legs for the strips. The design on the boots was done by doodling with a Glaze Pen.

Products used:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Club Assortment
Bo Bunny:
Licorice Dot
Grape Dot
Whoo-ligans Monsters
Thickers Jewelry Box
Chip-Chatter Black Glitter Alphas
Spare Parts Round Fabric Brads

If you made it here from Cassie's Blog, you are already on your way! Your next stop is Kym Weber .

If you started here, hop back to Really Reasonable Ribbon and start the hop there.

Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bo Bunny New Petals

Have you seen the new Petals at Bo Bunny?  If not, these are MUST haves!!  I had the fun of working with them this week! I used the cream Petals that coordinate with the Olivia Collection.  These are gorgeous and they take mist or ink so beautifully!  There is a LOAD of inspiration using many different Bo Bunny Petals ont the Bo Bunny Blog today!   Be sure to check it out! 

I wanted to alter an item and couldn't come up with an idea.  There happened to be a paper back book laying on the counter, so that's what I altered!  This is what I came up with.  Perfect for that small space that you need a little something decorative.

This is really easy to do.
1.  Spray the pages of your book with water to make the pages wave.
2.  Give the pages a few good sprays with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist.
3.  Use Decoupage with a paint brush to liberally coat the pages.  Be sure to do the upper and lower edges, too.  Place something heavy on it to keep it fairly flat to dry.  Decoupage dries very quickly, so the wait isn't too long! :)
4.  While it's drying to the cover.  Cut 2 chipboard sheets the same size as the book top and bottom.  Cut one piece of chipboard the same size as the spine.  Cut a sheet of cardstock 1 inch longer and wider than the entire book cover size.  (This will allow plenty of room to overlap the paper for the cover.)
5. Now, decoupage your chipboard pieces to the patterned paper.  When applying decoupage to adhere paper, you want a very thin coat.  A thin coat prevents bubbling with paper.  Be sure to leave a bit of space between the pieces as shown so that your cover will fold well over the book.  Trim and fold over edges as show.  Along the spine, just fold your paper under, or you can attach it over the top.
6.  Use a liberal amount of decoupage to adhere the cover to your book.   You are ready to decorate!  I added a small piece of florist's foam as shown in the picture to add some dimension to my arrangement.  Adding foam also gives you a great base to design around.
Bo Bunny Products:

Olivia Stripe
Olivia Honey Dew
Olivia Cashmere
Olivia Dot
Clover Dot
Olivia Cream Gardenia Petals
Olivia 12x12 Chipboard

Other Products
Florists Foam
Glimmermist - Coffee Shop
Tulle-Copper Shimmer
Royal Coat Decoupage Finish

Hint: To add an overall 'antiqued' look, simply give your entire project a few light sprays of Glimmermist.

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Creative Scrapbook September Kits Available!

I wanted to post a reminder that Pam has a few Main and Limited Edition Kits available this month!!  Be sure to get over to My Creative Scrapbook to get one quick!!

Here are the pages that I did with the kits this month!!  I was loving them!! 

Main Kit:

Creative Kit:

Limited Edition Kit:

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Creative Scrapbook Sneaks-Kits Available

Guess what?  I am sharing the WHOLE KIT pictures!  Pam has extra kits to sell!  I am so excited to share this news with all of my followers!  As you can see from the pictures, these are so full of products!  The design team has done a fantastic job with them and I can't wait for you all to see the reveal. 

The Limited Edition Kit

Here are some sneaks of my work with the Limited Edition Kit.  I love this new line from Prima!  So beautiful and Pam has piled in the embellishments!

The Main Kit

Ohhh... Fancy Pants and My Mind's Eye!  This is another beautiful kit!! So many beautiful things are included to create with!  You will NEVER regret signing up for the kits at My Creative Scrapbook.

These are some sneaks of my layouts done with the Main Kit.

So what are you still here for?  ROFL!  Get over the My Creative Scrapbook and order your kits.  You can always e-mail Pam at mycreativescrapbook@gmail.com for more information!  See you there!

Thanks for dropping by!