Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sketch Support One-Page Sketch and a Giveaway!

It's One-Page Sketch Week at Sketch Support!  I love the sketch that we worked with this week!  I am also wild about these adorable papers and stickers from Doodlebug!  This sketch is such a versatile one and I was easily able to make some little changes to suit these precious pictures!

Here is my layout.

Here is this week's sketch.  You can download and print the fabulous sketches by going to Sketch Support! 

As you can see, I made some small changes.  I changed the stars to flowers.  I layered Sprites and Doodlebug flowers stickers, and added some Doodlebug leaf and butterfly stickers, too!

A few more layered stickers and flowers and I also added some of the Doodlebug Petite Prints punched for leaves along the bottom.   

AND... A Giveaway!!!

You can win your very own Sketch Book by becoming a follower on my blog!!!  Leave a comment to let me know and I'll choose a winner on Sunday!!  You WANT this book!!  It is packed with great ideas!! 

(edit:  Of course, if you are already a follower, you can win, too!!  Just leave a comment letting me know!)
Don't forget to drop by Sketch Support to be inspired!  There are so many wonderful designers and the ideas are endless!!

Here's a look at the book cover.

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tutorial Time at Bo Bunny!

Hey everyone!  I have to admit that I'm getting this up just a little late!  :)  It's been pretty busy around here lately and I'm behind on everything.  You know how that can go in the summertime.  The days just seem to fly by!

I made this card using the wonderful Double Dot Ribbons from Bo Bunny.  I also added some of the Double Dot papers.  I love how there are so many colors of these! 

Go to the Bo Bunny Blog here to see how I made these EASY flowers! 

Hope you are having a GREAT summer! 

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend!  Ours was filled with 'Honey Do's' and gearing up for guests!  I love how I feel after getting so much accomplished in a weekend.  It makes Monday mornings feel GREAT!

It is time to announce the winner of Scrapbook Generations FABULOUS Sketch Book winner!!  You are going to love this!  Great ideas and it makes scrapping so easy.  Isn't it great to let someone else do the thinking sometimes?  I love that!  :)

So the winner of the book is... Stephanie! 

Congratulations Stephanie!  Please e-mail me your full name and address and we'll get the book right out to you!  Thanks so much for everyone who played along for a chance to win!  Wanna know a secret?  This isn't my last giveaway!  Be sure to check back next week!

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

4 or More at Bo Bunny

We have had some requests for layouts showcasing 4 or more photos recently at Bo Bunny.  Of course, you ask and we try to deliver!  :) 

I love loading the fabulous products on my pages, but I also want to make my layouts about the events, too.  Adding more pictures to a layout sometimes tells the story in a more in depth way.  I also think that there are also times when you just want to use more of your great pictures and adding more to a page meets that need.
Here is a layout that I did for the blog today using 5 pictures.  I used the layout of the family as my focal point by printing it larger than the other pictures on my layout.  Because I used so many pictures, the main picture is a 3 1/2 x5 photo instead of a more standard 4x6.

I mixed up the title by using layered chipboard and stickers. 

The flowers are simply punched paper added to a silk flower and backed by leaves.  I love the brads that go with the Zoology collection added to the centers of these. 

You might notice that the brackets are raised.  They are stickers that I lifted by using foam dots.  Use several to keep the sticker from bending in your album.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Zoology Zebra, Wild Thing and Cheeta
Cardstock: Double Dot in Licorice Dot
Stickers: Zoology 12x12 and Zoo-rific
Die Cuts: Zoology Noteworth
Chipboard: Zoology Layered
Brads and Trinkets: Zoology

Be sure to take a peek at the Bo Bunny Blog for more inspiration from the design team!

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sketch Support Giveaway

I'm so happy to have done my first layout
 for the Sketch Support Team! 

 This week is 2 page sketch week and Allison provided us with a fantastic sketch!  You want to go over to Sketch Support to see what the rest of the designers have done with the sketch.  The different looks and ideas are endless!  All week long, you will get to see the sketch in action.  You won't want to miss it!

Now.... before I share the sketch and my layout with you, I have some SUPER GREAT news!!! 

Volume 8 of Sketches for Scrapbooking was just released and
you can win it!! 

You're going to love it and be so inspired!!  Here is a peek at the cover.

How do you win?

All you have to do is become a follower of my blog, then hop over to Sketch Support to become a follower there. 

Let me know by a comment here that you did that and I'll pick a random winner on Sunday to get their very own copy of the new book!  How easy is that?  Of course, if you are already a follower of my blog and at Sketch Support, just let me know by commenting and you will be entered to win, too! 

The Sketch for this week is a sketch that is included in the book. 

Here it is!  You can download this sketch and many more at Sketch Support.

Here is my take on the sketch.  I couldn't resist using the Bo Bunny Liberty Collection for this sketch that is loaded with stars.  Instead of doing a patriotic layout, I did a birthday layout.

My son's birthday is on July 3rd so he had a LOT of Red, White and Blue Birthdays! 

 TIP: Sometimes a picture that is a bit busy can have a tendency to disappear on patterned paper. Adding a white border can help highlight the pictures better. I also like to pop up pictures a bit in this instance. I added two layers of cardstock underneath the pictures to further highlight them.
Supplies Used: Bo Bunny Liberty Collection paper, stickers, die-cuts, chipboard, brads and alphabet. Jillibean soup alphabet (red) and October Afternoon alphabet (blue). DMC embroidery floss.

Don't forget  to take a peek at Sketch Support to see what the design team did with this sketch and to become a follower while you're there for your chance to WIN!!
Thanks for dropping by!