Friday, October 28, 2011

Step it Up! at Bo Bunny

At the Bo Bunny Blog, there have been several requests for simple layouts.  We decided to start with a simple layout and then "Step it UP!" to show how to take your layout to the next level. 

My example does add a lot more detailing, but I was careful to keep it easy!  After all, not every page should take you forever to accomplish.  Some of my favorite pages are pages that came together quickly and easily. 

Picks of the Patch

I started with a basic design.  The Noteworthy shaped journal paper adds a great design element without taking a long time with going through the trouble to make it yourself.  A couple of punched edges, some stickers and your page is done!

Want to add a bit more?  Use several colors of embroidery floss to add some small details.  You can see here that I added floss strips to the borders, around the picture and around the Noteworthy.  Take forever?  NO! 
For the borders, I just put a hole in the page at each end and pulled the floss all the way across the page.  Same thing with adding the purple floss to the picture, just one hole for stitching at each corner.
The only place that took a little time was around the Noteworthy.  Still simple though!  Take advantage of the area where the colors meet and poke holes for stitching there.  It will cut out the time of measuring and placing!

The final touch is to add some big flowers, buttons and some orange dots.  The dots were done with Slick Paint.  Very quick and easy!

Here is a close-up so you can see the stitching and the dots.  I also just hand cut the leaves.   

Be sure to stop by the Bo Bunny Blog for more Step it UP! ideas!! 

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sketch Support

It's One-Page Week again at Sketch Support!

Allison has provided us with an adorable sketch.  I am still just crazy about banners, so I decided to really play them up with my design.  I added layers of canvas and die-cut banners to come up with this look.

Cute Girl

 You can see a closer look here.  I also added some embroidery floss bows to tie the banners together and complete the look.

Here is the sketch that Allison provided this week.  You can see that I used fewer photos.  There are so many possibilities for this sketch!  Be sure to check them out at Sketch Support!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Card Challenge Tuesday at Bo Bunny!

Hi Everyone!  It's Card Challenge Tuesday at the Bo Bunny Blog!  This time we have a terrific sketch that was provided by Juliana Michaels!!

I chose to make a super simple little card using the Welcome Home Collection.  Don't you just love how great products make creating so easy?  I thought a Congratulations card for a friend who is moving was a perfect fit for this collection.

Be sure to drop by the Bo Bunny Blog to see the sketch and for an opportunity to win a great prize!  While you are there, take a moment to stroll through the posts to see Bo Bunny's wonderful new collections!  You're going to love them!