Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Card Challenge Tuesday at Bo Bunny

It's Card Challenge Tuesday at the Bo Bunny Blog!  This week the challenge is to make a card using a great sketch by Design Team Member Romy!  Be sure to play along for a chance to win a prize from Bo Bunny!

Here is the birthday card that I came up with.

Ad Lib 6x6 Paper Pad, 12x12 Chipboard Stickers,
Party On! Cardstock Stickers, Ad Lib Brads, Ad Lib Wraps,
Ad Lib Vertigo and Improv Patterned Papers

Design Tip:
I did a lot of layering of chipboard and a sticker on this one.  If you want to layer a sticker, just back it with transparency to help it retain it's shape.  Add pop dots for dimension and you are good to go!  This works great in your scrapbooks, too. 

Here is Romy's terrific sketch:

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Must Have - Green, Blue and Brown and an i-rock

It is probably a weird Must Have, but I have to occasionally scrap with these colors!  It is my absolute favorite color combination.  When I saw the Twig Collection from Little Yellow Bicycle, I had to have it!!  I was so lucky to win some in a LYB challenge, but I had to buy even more!  I'm telling you I could scrap with this one for days!!

This is just a little page that I did for fun!  It is a picture of one my daughter's friends and her PRECIOUS little girl!

This is Love
I just love the way she is looking at her daughter and the smile on her face says it all! 

I want to give a little shout out to my friend Susan Goetter!  I was inspired by her to add little flowers to my felt leaves.  She did a lovely page with punched flowers layered with stamped leaves.  You can take a peek here at it :  Susan's layout.

If you haven't gotten one yet, you REALLY need to get an Imaginsce i-rock tool!  Speaking of Must Haves... I don't think I would ever attempt to put down this many individual gems without one!!  It makes it so quick and easy!!  If you remember from an earlier blog post here, it also has studs!  VERY cool and a definite MUST HAVE!

So, I would love to know what your favorite color combination is!  I'm hoping to try out some that maybe I haven't before.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Treats

It's almost Easter!  Are you ready?  Have any little ones in your life?  Of course you do! 

My kids are grown and I don't have grandchildren yet, but that didn't stop me from making up some little treat holders.  I do have great nieces and nephews!  I made these little treat holders using Bo Bunny Double Dot Supplies.  These are about the size of a cupcake holder.

 I really love how the new Bo Bunny Striped Double Dot designs worked with the woven look.

I used a variety of punches for these.  To make the bottom of the holder lay flat, just clip in a bit between each scallop.  This will also give you more work space to glue them together.  I used a 2 1/2 circle punch for the bottoms.

 Tip: I made the woven pieces all at the same time. I did the weaving on top of a 4 1/2 by 8 inch piece of cardstock. I then cut them into 1 1/2 by 8 inch strips to make the baskets. The weaving was done with 1/4 inch strips of the Coffee Striped paper. Be sure to use enough tape underneath to hold all the strips in place when you cut.

Supplies used: Double Dot Papers Coffee Stripe, Coffee Dot, Ocean Dot, Wasabi Dot, Buttercup Dot, Citrus Dot, Blush Dot. Double Dot Ribbon Concord, Kiwi and Butter Cup.
Other Supplies- Misc. Border Punches and 2 1/2 Circle Punch.

Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog today!  The design team has many more ideas about how to use your scrapbook supplies to make fun and creative Easter Treat holders!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Focus on Timepiece at Bo Bunny

Today the design team at Bo Bunny is focused on the Timepiece Collection.  This collection is so perfectly suited for heritage pages.  What is terrific about it is that it is suited for so much more, too!!  I really enjoyed working with it for this more edgy photo of my daughter and her friends.  Of course, it is loaded with clocks and keys... which I LOVE! 

Here is the page I came up with...

These are the Best of Times
I am just crazy about this picture! I love the edgy feel of it and wanted to go with that look for my layout.  Of course, my style isn't usually edgy, so I'm not sure if I hit that mark, but I'm really happy with how this one turned out. 

So... I'm dating myself, but the title came from the Styx song!  The added benefit (or curse depending on your thinking) is that I've been humming that song for 2 days!  It brings back so many memories that I tempted to call my high school friends today!  Trust me... they will remember that song and the memories of my first car!  :)

Now... I have to know... do you remember this song?  Or... do you have a song that the minute you hear it, you are instantly immersed in wonderful memories? 

Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog for more layouts using Timepiece!  There is a lot of inspiration for using this terrific collection there!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Must Have-Simple Stories

It's been a LONG time since I did a Monday Must Have!  I HAD to revive the Must Have for today!  Things have been so busy around here lately that I haven't had as much time to scrapbook as usual.  Things are calm now, so yesterday I sat down with my new Simple Stories Life Documented collection and just played and played!  These papers speak to me!  :)  Seriously, they are so up my alley!  They have it all!  beautiful papers, great stickers with terrific shapes, journal cut-outs, transparency... I could go on and on!  These are distressed just the right amount to suit my style, too! 

I love the entire concept of Simple Stories (check this out) and I love that you can do fussy pages with the collections, too! I already have plans to make a few layouts mixed with sheets of the outtakes.  I decided to play with a picture of Alex and then had to play with a couple of pictures of Jade.  I really love how this collection suits my 'older kid' pictures!  I also loved that my boy and girl pages came together so effortlessly with all the little elements that are included in the packages.

See... I told you I could go on and on! 

Watch Out World
This is a page of Alex (far left) with his friends before Graduation.  We took them out to a creek to take pictures on this day. 
I added a bit of ribbon, stick pins and cardstock for the green star.  Everything else is from the Life Documented Collection and the accessories package. 

I Love College Life
This one is of Jade (in blue) and some of her friends while she was in college.

The shapes and versitily in this collection is amazing!  If you know me and my style, you know that I can't resist shaped pieces.  I couldn't help myself and cut my papers into a shape, too!  :)

So, what do you think?  You NEED some right?  Be sure to drop by their site to see the page sheets that go with this and their other collections.  I have to go now...I NEED to see where I can get my hands on the Destinations Collection now!

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