Monday, November 28, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle Cycling Team!

It was such fun news to hear that I was being asked to be on the Little Yellow Bicycle Cycling Team!  I got to play with the fabulous Hello! Fall collection.

Now... how cool is that?

We were asked to make a project, but who could possibly stop at one with this collection?  It's simply perfect for your fall pages and decorating!

So, I did a layout!

These are a friend's grandchildren. The collection worked so well with the picture of the children surrounded by pumpkins!  In fact, it worked so well that...

 I did another layout with pumpkins! 

This is another friend's adorable little girl on a recent trip to the pumpkin patch.

Of course, I still wanted to play with the collection, so I came up with this 8x10 canvas to
set out for Thanksgiving.

I shared all the details of these at Little Yellow Bicycle and
I would LOVE IT if you stopped by the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog
to see the instructions and close-ups of my projects!!!


Bo Bunny Mini Album

Today, I'm sharing a mini album that I made at the Bo Bunny Blog

My album features the Oh So CUTE Blitzen Collection!

If you haven't played with a Bo Bunny Mini Album yet, you are in for a treat!  These are already covered with paper to coordinate perfectly with the embellishments for each collection! 

Here is my album.  I'm giving it as a gift, so I have left the journaling spaces open for the recipient to fill in herself. 

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For a complete list of supplies and lots of tips,
Stop by the Bo Bunny Blog!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Sketch Support One Page Sketch

Happy Thanksgiving!  No, I am not nuts!  I know that Thanksgiving was yesterday, but... we didn't celebrate until today.  My son didn't come home until today because he HAD to attend the Texas A&M vs. Texas game!  Although we are not thankful for the final outcome of the game, we are so thankful for the many blessings in our lives.  Mostly, we are thankful that we are able to be together for the holidays with those we love.

On that note, I came up with this layout for Sketch Support that features a picture of Jade that I took when she was home visiting for the holidays.

The sketch this month was another one that I really loved!  I changed it up a bit to make it work with my one photo.  You can see and download the sketch at Sketch Support. 

I used lots of layers on this page.  This collection from Bo Bunny is just gorgeous for winter photos. 
 It's called Snowfall. 

I decided to do some lacing on the page.  The sketch had two pieces of paper side by side, so lacing was a fun and pretty way to connect them and add interest.

Don't forget to check out Sketch Support to download the sketch I used for this page and many others!!  There are so many more inspiring layouts done with the sketch there, too!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Sketch Support Add- On Sketch

Did you know that Sketch Support has Add-on Sketches? 

These are little sketches that are great for embellishing, making shapes or even using for altered items. They are the perfect little extra to make you think outside of purchased pieces and inspire you to make some things of your own.

The add-on sketch this month was some terrific pieced together leaves.  I chose to incorporate them into a layout.  Take a peek in the bottom left corner.  What a great way to use an embellishment to pull several colors together for the entire page!  The picture and background being almost all green could have made for a pretty page, but using the leaves gave me an opportunity to pull in whatever other colors that I chose.

This is a picture that I took in the side yard right outside of my scrapbook room.  We have lots of fawns every spring in our yard.  We love seeing them, especially when there are twins.

 You can see the close-up of the leaves from the Sketch Support add-on sketch here.  To make them, I cut strips of several different patterned papers, stacked them on top of one another and cut the angles all at one time so they would match up in the centers.

 I am wild about all of the baker's twine on the market right now.  I love how you can add little details with it.  I chose three coordinated colors, pierced holes in the paper under the frames and at the edges, then finished it off with a bow.  I loved how it fit in the grooves of the corrugated frames.

Be sure to go by Sketch Support for more great ideas using the add-on sketch! You can print off this sketch there, as well as, two page sketches, one page sketches and even card sketches! There are lots of cards, altered items and more layouts there.  Don't forget to share your pages at the Sketch Support gallery, too!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Bo Bunny Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Bo Bunny!

Be sure to go to the blog to check out the details!  The challenge this week is all about your everyday life.  I chose to take some pictures of things that I try to do each and every day.  Some of the Good Things!  After all, I don't particularly want to scrap about housekeeping or errands!  LOL

I also used a picture of myself.  I very seldom do this, but I think it's important that someday someone will know a bit about the people who made all of these albums.  :)  It's too bad that it pretty much takes a challenge to make me scrap myself but it usually does!  Maybe we should all take a personal challenge to scrap about ourselves every now and again.

I added lots of layers to this layout.  I even layered my pictures.

Just another close-up of my page.  I used glimmer mist and chalk ink to change the color of that fabulous antique lace flower from Bo Bunny! 

Don't forget to drop by the Bo Bunny Blog for the details on the challenge!! 
There is a PRIZE in the offering for one lucky winner!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One More with Adornit!

This is my last project this week with Adornit!  It was such fun getting to guest design for them!  The products are such high quality and there are so many cute embellishments and stickers to play with!


The colors of the Happy Hearts collection went so perfectly with this adorable pictures of a friend's daughter hugging her Minnie Mouse!  I just couldn't resist making a cute page with it.

I used the cut-out paper to make my title.  To make it really stand out on the page, I outlined it with a black marker and attached it with foam tape.

These CUTE daisies are also from the cut-out paper.  Try adding a few stitches and brads to the centers for detail. 

Another cut-out daisy and one of the journaling stickers finish off the page.  Again, I added some stitches for detail.

For the details on the page and for much more inspiration, be sure to stop by the Adornit Blog!!  They have a new blog and it's terrific!!  You can also see all the new collections there!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another Day with Adornit!

It's day 2 with Adornit and ME!

Did you know that Adornit has a NEW blog? 
You should definitely go take a peek!!  I know they would love to hear from you!

Today, my layout was done with the Daisy Dew Collection.  This one is such soft and beautiful colors with patterns that are wonderful to work with.

The picture that I used is a picture of my kids, niece and nephews.  I made the shape by using a pattern that I had previously traced from a die-cut.   

Here is a quick look at some of the gorgeous embellishments that Adornit makes!!  Lots of layers and possiblilities!

Be sure to stop by the Adornit Blog for more close-ups and ideas!  The designers there are sure to inspire you to create!!  Not to mention... there is so much more than scrapbooking at the blog! 


Monday, November 14, 2011

Guesting at ADORNIT!

I'm super happy to have been asked to guest design for Adornit this week!!  They have such fabulous collections that are such fun to design with!

For my first day on the blog, I chose to use the new Paisley Princess collection.
At first glance, you might think that this would only fit with a sweet little girl picture.  I beg to differ!  :)  It will work with those sweet pictures, but why not go out of the box and play with some big girl pictures?

I did just that since my princess is all grown up now!  The fabulous zebra print paper and the edgy font fit perfectly with a picture that my daughter had worked with in Photoshop.

Fun Girl 

For a close-up and the details on this page, be sure to drop by the Adornit Blog!! 
While you are there, take some time to browse!  There are so many new collections and so many great ideas!  You are sure to be inspired!!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bo Bunny, Scor-Pal and a Giveaway!!!

I know how we all LOVE giveaways!!  This week, Bo Bunny has teamed up with Scor-Pal for a blog hop!!
Be sure to drop by the Bo Bunny Blog and the Scor-Pal blog and leave a comment for a chance to WIN!! 

I have to admit that I had never used a scoring tool.  I don't know why I hadn't tried this before!  I LOVED it!!  It is so easy to use and works perfectly every time, even for beginners!!  Such fun!

The post at Bo Bunny today is about stitching.  When I was thinking about how to use my tool and experimenting with it, I thought about how perfect the lines come out and decided to use them for stitching guides.  I loved how I could just pierce along the lines and add my stitching.

Here you can see how I scored along the card for stitching guides.  I also flipped the card over and and did some extra lines to give an embossed look to the card, too.

Look how easy it is to make these squares!!  Just score one inch apart along the card, then flip it and score in the other direction.  All you have to do then is pierce at each intersection and stitch!

Here are what the cards looked like before I added sentiments and embellishments.

Tip when stitching on cards:  Be sure to use tape instead of knots to secure your threads on the back.  This will make it easy for keeping it flat on the inside.  Simply cover the stitching with paper for a finished inside as well as a great outside!

Don't forget to go by the Bo Bunny and Scor-Pal blogs for inspiration and a chance to win!!!