Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sketch Support

It's one page week at Sketch Support!  Allison has provided a terrific sketch for us to use!  It's my favorite one so far!!  Such a cute sketch with so lots of room to make it your own and use it over and over again! 

Here is the page that I came up with.

It's a Girl

This is the daughter of one of my daughter's co-workers.  As you can see, she is such a CUTIE! Not to mention, her mom dresses her so adorably!  

Her parents are expecting and I know that they are having another little girl.  Laynee is always has the most precious little bows and headbands, and on Mom's blog I saw that Laynee had agreed to share her bows.  I couldn't resist adding a bit about that to the journaling.

 I used some little My Mind's Eye banner stickers for the flags.

 Here is a peek at the sketch.  Please visit Sketch Support to download it for
your personal use and to get many more ideas. 

The team has done a fabulous job of showing the versitility of the sketch!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

She Art!

A while back, on Facebook, one of my friends posted a picture of a canvas she had done and mentioned She Art.  I LOVED the look of it!  As you all know, the last thing any of us needs is another hobby!  :)  Well, too bad!!  I had to give She Art a go.  After searching online for more, I came across an online workshop offered by Christy Tomlinson.  I signed up and finally had a chance to start watching the videos.  I love the way Christy teaches.  It's casual, yet packed with techniques and ideas! And... it's FUN!!

I am such a 'gotta measure it' and 'gotta have my ruler' girl, that I knew that I had to just go with it!  Talk about freeing!  I'm still in shock that I did this.  I know that the scale of my girl is off a bit, but I'm ok with that.  I so enjoyed that there were no rules for these girls!

I have to admit that I haven't finished the all of the workshop, but I just couldn't wait to try my hand at a girl.  Here is my first attempt...

The part that scared me to death was doing the hair.  It took me a while to get up the nerve to do it!  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but I know that I'll like it better after I've done a few.

In this picture, you can see that I used a lot of rub-ons and stamps.  The banner is just MME stickers that I glued on, painted on, doodled on... 

Next up... A tiny bow!  It is mine, so it had to have a touch of ribbon!  I really coated it and stuck it down with Mod Podge, so it won't go anywhere and it's stiff. 

Finally, I decided that I was keeping this one.  The sentiment is added last and this is the one I chose for me.

So that's it!  My first attempt, but certainly not my last! 

If you are interested in the class, go to Scarlet Lime for the details!  The class is worth every penny!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bo Bunny Trinkets and Buttons

Today is all about Trinkets and Buttons on the Bo Bunny Blog! 

I LOVE costume jewelry and charm bracelets.  The Bo Bunny Trinkets remind me of beautiful pieces of jewelry.  They have such pretty filigree looking edges and are perfect to dress up your pages, cards or altered items.  The buttons from Bo Bunny come in such pretty shapes and finishes.  There are also pretty metal pieces in the button packages! 

You can see here that I added some of the older Bo Bunny Rub-ons and also some of the Gabrielle Collection Rub-ons to my cardboard.  Because my project is on canvas, I cut off the backs of the brads and just glued them on.
The painted background is just acrylic paint on a paper towel roll for the circles (brown), on corrugated cardboard for the stripes (blue) and also on bubble wrap (peach) for the dots.  Super simple and quick!

 In this picture you can see that I gave the background paper a few spritzes of Glimmer mist.  The journal strips are just paper that is inked and 'roughed up' a bit.

You can also add some of your other treasures, broken jewelry parts and charms.  I added a few extra little charms from my jewelry making days to this, too.  It's such a fun way to make a gift for someone special in your life!

Be sure to take a moment to drop by the Bo Bunny Blog to get more ideas for fun ways to use your
Trinkets and Buttons!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Scrapbooking and Beyond - Gadget Girls - Chip Art Giveaway

The new Scrapbooking and Beyond Magazine is on the shelves!  The Gadget Girls Series continues with another terrific giveaway!  This time the designers got the chance to create with the GCD Studios Chip Art Tools!  You can win a set of the tool, too!  Just go to Scrapbooking and Beyond or, better yet, pick up a magazine! Don't forget that Scrapbooking and Beyond has a Facebook page, too!
 Here is a link to the site:  Scrapbooking and Beyond Gadget Girls

Being a Texas girl, when I saw this tool, it immediately reminded me of leather working tools.  When I was a girl, most everyone I knew had a leather belt with their name on the back.  Leather working was also a craft that most of us gave a whirl at one point or another.   I decided to give my chipboard a leather belt  look and this tool worked perfectly for that!  Naturally, I wanted to use a picture that was 'Texas' in style, too.

Here is what I came up with:

Back to Your Roots

I used the Gabrielle Collection from Bo Bunny for this page.  I also couldn't resist adding a little Texas shaped charm. 

For tips and more ideas, be sure to pick up the latest edition of Scrapbooking and Beyond.  In addition to this layout using the Chip Art tool, you will also find layouts by
 Liz Qualman, Pam Callaghan and Tanisha Long. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bo Bunny Winner!

It's time to announce the winner of the Welcome Home Project Kit!

The New Bo Bunny Welcome Home collection is so beautiful!  My favorite color is blue, so I'm really in love with this collection!  In fact, this is my favorite color combination.  There is just something so soft and beautiful about these colors together.

I showed you the sneak and this layout at the Bo Bunny Blog, but I wanted to post it here now, too. 

This is Jade when she was a little girl.  She is holding a baby chicken in her hands.  She has always been such an animal lover.  Pictures like this will always remind me of when the kids were growing up in the country surrounded by baby animals.  It truly says 'home' to me.


I love to layer my embellishments and Bo Bunny makes beautiful embellishments that make it so easy!  The jewels around the journal spot are just the strip of Bo Bunny Jewels.  Just work them around the circle.

That Gorgeous flourish is a Rub-on from the Welcome Home collection.  I just added some of the individual jewels to accent it.

Be sure to drop by Bo Bunny to see more examples with this collection!

Now... for what you really want to know!!!


Well, I used to get the winner, but for some reason the random number didn't show up here!  Maybe next time, I'll get it right!  :) 

And The Winner Is...

 Congratulations Michelle M! 
Please email your address to me and I'll get your prize in the mail!

Thanks so much to everyone who played along!!  Your comments were so sweet and so appreciated!!