Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Bo Bunny Prairie Chic - Stickers

If you want to see a collection that a Texas girl can really wrap her arms around, check out the new Bo Bunny Prairie Chic collection!! THIS ONE IS AWESOME!!!  I'm pretty sure that could be happy with a room wallpapered in this one!  So pretty and it has lots of western accents without being over the top rodeo.  It's just perfect for those pages that could use a beautiful western touch.
Be True
I'm so glad that I hadn't scrapped all the pictures from this little backyard photo shoot.  These pictures of my daughter needed to be scrapped with this collection!  :)
The focus is on stickers for this post.
The Bo Bunny doilies come in three sizes so they will fit all of your needs.
For the title, I used a large sticker, stuck it to a piece of cardstock and free hand cut it around the edges to give it a border.  To make it stand out a bit more, I adhered it using foam dots.
I wanted to add a bit of pink to the sticker border so I punched some tiny circles and added them to the larger round places on the sticker.
Here is another outline with cardstock added to my sticker. 
Also, couldn't resist using the new Bo Bunny Jewels!!
For more inspiration and to see what we are up to at Bo Bunny, be sure to check out the blog!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In a Jiffy with Little Yellow Bicycle

This is a little brag book that I made using the Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because collection.
The colors in this collection are right up my alley!  I am a huge fan of blue and adding in red is on my favorites list, too! 
I love brag books, but don't like how they can be too big to actually tuck in your purse.  This is just the right size to do that and it's so easy and quick!
I had some trading card sleeves at the house and thought that they would be such an easy way to  put together some wallet sized pictures with some great papers and flat embellishments.  Adding a few ribbons and a chipboard heart gives it a little extra fun!
I used the 6x6 paper pad to mat all the pictures.  The best part about this is that because the matting is simple, you can switch out the pictures easily for new ones as your children grow.
I also used several of the journaling cards for this and mostly flat stickers.  The journal cards make it easy to tell the story if you want to add it to the book.

Turning it on the side is totally fine with this project. 
Don't forget the adorable Clear-cuts in this collection!  They are also flat and perfect to tuck into the sleeves.
Tip:  The sleeves are pretty tough.  It makes them perfect to tuck into your purse and keep your pictures safe, but it is a bit hard to punch through them.  If you have one, the easiest way is to use a Crop-a-dile.  That thing will punch through anything!  :)
Be sure to checkout the Little Yellow Bicycle blog for more inspiration!  The Biker Chicks are always up to something!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Limited Supplies - Bo Bunny

A handful of supplies can go a LONG WAY!  Limited supplies doesn't mean limited possibilities!
Each month, the Bo Bunny Team creates layouts that follow a formula.  We limit ourselves to 3 patterned papers, 1 cardstock sheet, I sticker sheet and 1 package of embellishments.
Bo Bunny-Mama Razzi 2
I was a HUGE fan of the first Mama Razzi collection and I think this one is even better!!
Using the front and backs of your papers makes your supplies go further.  A little bit of planning before cutting can make for fun embellishments.  Bo Bunny includes so many prints on their papers which make them perfect for embellishing.  This is what I did with the squares on one of the sheets.
It's amazing how many stickers are included in the combo sticker packages.  I have to say that I barely scratched the surface of the sheet! 
The embellishments that I chose were the buttons.  I really loved that they were a mix of traditional and chipboard buttons.  Lots of different textures to add interest!
Keeping it simple doesn't have to mean that you can't add stitching details.  Instead of stitching in a traditional way, I just added holes at the corners and stopping points.  Use all 6 strands of the floss for this technique. 
Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog for more ideas, classes and tutorials!