Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Inspired by Pinterest at Bo Bunny

I'm sure if you haven't actually been on Pinterest, yet, you have certainly heard about it.  I tried to hold out because I knew that I would spend WAY to much time on it!  I actually refer to it as my time sucker.  I swear, you can hear the slurping noise when I log on!  :)  Yes, I think it's safe to say that I'm pretty hooked!  It seems that the girls at Bo Bunny are hooked too! 

Today, the design team is showing some examples that are inspired by Pinterest.  If you have been on Pinterest, you are bound to have seen some of the fabulous Subway Art that is out there.  That is our focus today.  Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog for a couple of examples that we were given to inspire us.

Girls of Summer
For my page, I chose to use a die-cutter for my title and add lots of stickers with words and alphas instead of any journaling.  I used the adorable new Hello Sunshine Collection!

 Although this layout has a lot going on, it is really quick and easy to put together.
To start, I used an electronic cutter to cut out my title. I wasn't really picky about where it ended up, because I planned to just work around it. I did make a point to leave the center of my layout empty.

  Using lots of stickers makes layouts quick and easy to put together. To add intrest and make layering easy, just use lots of foam dots. You can see this in the close-up pictures.

Using lots of stickers makes layouts quick and easy to put together. To add intrest and make layering easy, just use lots of foam dots. You can see this in the close-up pictures.

 Use the cut outs to add instant shapes. Since they already have such neat shapes printed, just choose one and cut along the edges.

 Finally, to get the look of stitching or bordering without taking much time, just add holes at the corners and stopping points instead of actually making a lot of stitches.

Don't forget to check out the Bo Bunny Blog for more ideas that are inspired by Pinterest!  There is also another mini album tutorial there and so much more!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More Splash!

It's almost Father's Day and at the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog, we are sharing cards made with the brand new Splash Collection!  It's easy to come up with some cards for your favorite guy using this collection.  There are great colors, prints and especially embellishments all ready to go!

For this card, I couldn't resist using the little crab shaped Clear Cut shape.   Each year, while our children were growing up, we would go to South Padre Island for vacation.  We made so many memories on these trips.  One of the most fun and funny things we did was to 'go crabbing' after dark.  Trust me, I never thought I would be outside at night with a flashlight on a beach searching for crabs!  Not to mention, crawling around in the sand trying to catch them so I could put them in a bucket for the kids.  All the giggles and squeals were worth every minute!  :)  Of course, we let them go afterwards.

The little flags are so cute and such a great way to add more detail and your sentiment.  I thought fun dad was perfect for this card.

For this card, I chose to use some of the fishes that are included in the embellishment packages.  I pulled out some of the darker colored masculine papers and put this one together.  The bottom chipboard fish is framed by one of the journaling tablet pieces.

Make stitching easy by just stitching through the points to make your shape.  This is a quick way to add some more detail without taking a long time.

Be sure to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle to see Shanna's cards! 
 There are also lots of new projects there using this fun new Splash Collection
and more to come tomorrow!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Ready for summer?
 Little Yellow Bicycle is all ready with their new Splash Collection!

Check out the great colors in this one!  All the brights with a mix of the tans is just perfect for beach pictures!!  It's a terrific combination for those pictures of sun and sand!

There are such fun embellishments to go along with the papers!  These felt flowers are soooo CUTE!  They combine more of the brights along with burlap leaves.  See, I told you this was the perfect collection for sun and sand photos!

More cute beach embellishments!  The clear cuts are such a great way to add more color to your layout and check out that fun beach umbrella!

For all the details and some design tips, please drop by the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog