Sunday, January 23, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle Challenge

When I heard that my friend Liz Qualman was having a sketch challenge at Little Yellow Bicycle, I couldn't resist playing along.  Liz's sketches are the first sketches that I ever used and she just keeps hitting them out of the park!

Of course, Little Yellow Bicycle has such wonderful products that it makes it easy to come up with a cute page!   This challenge is to use Liz's sketch and the new LYB Cupcake Love collection. 

Here is what I came up with...

Love our Candy Girl

This is our great niece.  I got these pictures at a baseball game.  Isn't cotton candy the best part of going to the game?

Little Yellow Bicycle has the cutest cut-out sheet to go with this collection.  I just cut out the lollipops, added some pop dots and a bit of ribbon. 

The collection also had adorable chipboard and little embellishments to play with. 

I didn't have exactly the right color of chipboard letters, so I used a tip from my friend Sandie Vincent.  Just use a sharpie to color your glitter letters.  They will stay glittery too!

The little banner is also part of the cut out sheet.  Super cute!  I added some stitches and a bit of ribbon to make my banner.

Here is Liz's sketch that this one was based on.  You can see that I didn't make a lot of changes to the sketch because it really fit my pictures perfectly.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Two Page Layouts at Bo Bunny!

Boy... I think that things are finally slowing down around here.  It has been a fabulous holiday season and we had a great Christmas.  Problem is... it's been an endless parade of parties, visiting and company!  I wouldn't change a single thing about it, well maybe the fact that my brother's dog ate the ear off my cute yard bunny, fished the thermometer out of the pool and lastly broke my birdbath!  It has meant that I am so behind on blogging!  December and the beginning of January have just gotten away from me!  All of my plans to keep my blog updated have flown out the window!  Hope that you are all recovered now, too! Hhmmmm... think it's too late to share Christmas pictures?  lol

Back to scrapping things now!

Each month Bo Bunny dedicates one of our blog posts to 2 Page layouts.  Like I told ya'll a few months ago, it had been so long since I had done one of these.  Now, I'm on my 3rd!  I really love the way a two page layout tells a story.  In fact, I think that the pictures on this one say everything and I chose not to journal at all.  Of course, journalling could have easily been done, too!

Here is my layout featuring the new Crazy Love Collection.   This collection is about the cutest thing ever!  I love that the pink is complimented with brown.  There is just something about pink and brown that draws me in.  Love it!

Baby Love
Note:  The color of the brown in the collection is a wonderful chocolate brown.  The rainy days are just not doing me any favors in taking pictures of my work lately!

As you can see, the newest addition to our family is twins!  These are my niece's new babies.  I wanted this one to be a story of the babies' first moments.  I decided to include not only Mommy and Daddy, but to also included each of their other children greeting their new siblings.

Bo Bunny Supplies Used: Crazy Love Collection Kisses, Fudge and Flowers, Cut Outs, Chipboard, Brads, Noteworthy, Pink Parfait Petals and Rub-ons. Crush Collection Flirt, Love and Chipboard. Bo Bunny Bling.

Other Supplies Used: Prima Flowers, American Crafts Alphabet, DMC Embroidery Floss.

Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog to see more 2 page ideas! 

Guess what else is going on at Bo Bunny today?  You got it SNEAK PEEKS! 
Woo Hoo!!  You are going to LOVE these!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, January 7, 2011

More From My Creative Scrapbook!

It the Main Kit this month wasn't enough for you, then  how about adding a Limited Edition Kit?  This one is LOADED with embellishments!  It features Pink Paislee Sweetness.  Pam added the Pink Paislee Parisian Elements, too.  They are beautiful and the ways you can use them are endless!  Be sure to go by My Creative Scrapbook to have a look!

Worth the Wait
This is a picture of my niece while she was carrying her twins.  If you look closely at her wrist, you will see her hospital bracelet.  She had to spend some time in the hospital before the twins were born.  I can't imagine that was fun especially considering she had 3 children still at home, too. 

The doily was sprayed with glimmer mist and then I inked the edges.  To make the leaves, I just folded some ribbon in half with a bit of double sided tape in between.  I then cut it at an angel and used glue dots to add it to my page.

Pretty as a Picture

This is Maddi, my great niece.   She was one of the ones waiting at home!  I don't get to see her often enough and I can't believe how grown up she looks here!

I just used sharpies to color in the details on the Parisian Elements Circle.  I added a few crystals to the centers of the flowers.

Birthday Girl

Isn't she beautiful?  This is a friend's daughter on her birthday.  On this one, I cut up the vine in the kit to use in my flower cluster and in the top corner.  I also fussy cut another sheet of paper and layered it over the background paper.  The crystals are colored with a gree sharpie to make them show a bit more.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook Reveal - Main Kit

Wow!  Pam has done it again with the kits this month!  The January My Creative Scrapbook Main kit is out of this world!  It features Webster's Pages Sweet Season.  I am wild about this collection.  The colors are gorgeous!  Pam did it right and added so many beautiful extras.  The flowers, gorgeous trims and even glass beads are all the perfect fit for the wonderful paper collection.

Here is what I did with the Main Kit this month... 

A Taste Of Winter

To make the pleated banner along the bottom of my Taste of Winter page, I used a punch to make the scalloped edges. I then just folded back and forth as shown in the close-up and added glitter. Once you have each one finished, you can attach them.

Pleating the paper gives you a lot of freedom in arranging to the shape you want.

Sweet Snacks

To make the cupcakes on my layout:

Cut out a cupcake from the paper.
Trace it onto cardstock and cut that out.
Cut the cupcake apart between the icing and the cupcake holder.
Attach the 'holder' to your cardstock cupcake and then glue the trim along the top.
Attach the 'icing' overlapping the trim (just a bit) using pop dots.
Add rough glitter to the seam between the 'icing' and the trim.
Lastly, add the brad to the 'cherry' on top.

I have to say thanks to my friend Paula for letting me use these beautiful pictures of her girls!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's a Bo Bunny Blog Hop!

Hey everyone!  Hope that you have all recovered from the Holiday Season!  I am getting back in the groove and can't think of a better way to do it than to be inspired by a Bo Bunny Blog Hop!!

What is better than a Blog Hop?  3 Blog Hops of course!  The Bo Bunny Design Team is hosting 3 blog hops in the month of January.  Today, you will get to meet 8 designers and see their Bo Bunny projects!  Be sure to stop by each of the blogs because the projects are wonderful!  If seeing all the projects isn't enough incentive, you are bound to want a chance to win some Bo Bunny goodies! 

Here is my project to share today.  I have been itching to play with the Crazy Love collection.  This adorable picture of my new puppy seemed to be the perfect fit for this collection.  Even the name fits since we are just crazy about our Daisy.

Oopsie Daisy!

I just couldn't resist using this title.  Poor little Daisy.  I pushed back a chair and broke her toes.  This is a picture of her wearing her cast.  It was as big as her!  I had to laugh when the vet brought her out in her pink cast and it had this little blue heart on it.  The vet understands us!  Of course, right after I took this picture, Daisy ripped off the blue heart and ate it! Thankfully, she only had to wear it for a day until her special protective boots arrived from Canada.  Would you believe that they only make doggie boots that were small enough to fit her in Canada?  Daisy is all healed now and as busy as ever. 

Supplies Used:  Crazy Love Fudge and Flowers, More than Words, Cut Outs, Brads, Chipboard, Layered Chipboard.  Popsicle Flowers, Double Dot Chiffon, Winter Joy Snow Angels.
Other Supplies:  American Crafts Poolside Alphabet, Offray Ribbon, Tiny Pom Poms.

On to the Hop!

If you made it here from Sarah's Blog, you are on the right track and your next stop is Tara's Blog.
If you started here, be sure to hop back to the Bo Bunny Blog so that you don't miss a thing!

How do you win the prize?  Easy!  All you have to do to have a chance to win for this hop is to leave a comment at all the blogs along the way! 

Thanks for dropping by!