Thursday, December 29, 2011

Goals at Bo Bunny

The Bo Bunny Design Team was asked to make a project about our goals for 2012. 

 I am not much of a specific goal setter.  Not that I certainly couldn't afford to loose about 20 pounds, but I'm more about working on myself overall.  Instead of making a layout, I chose to make an inspiration sign.  I saw this quote on Pinterest and actually pinned it onto my 'Note to Self' board, so I thought it was perfect for today's post.

My Goal and My Reminder!

I am the world's worst about thinking things to death!! My kids will attest to the fact that I have the corner on thinking of every senario and then worrying about it! This is a reminder to quit thinking so much about EVERYTHING, even getting this project done. If I spent half as much time DOING as THINKING about what I was going to do, I just might be able to conquer the world! 


I chose to mostly use the Vicki B. Collection along with lots of Double Dot papers and ribbon.  I wanted this one to be a bit bright and fun.  It's for my scrapbook room so it needs to catch my eye, too,

I LOVE the Subway Art that I've been seeing around the net.  I think I could use it on every project.  I've always loved mixing fonts and alphabets for titles and Subway Art really fits into that love.  I used alphabets from several collections to show the message on this sign. 

Be sure to stop by the Bo Bunny Blog to see more layouts and projects
 about 2012 goals in the coming days!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More She Art

First of all, I hope that you all had a

It was a wonderful Christmas for us.  Having our kids home at the same time is always a special treat.  It doesn't happen nearly often enough! 

I have been so busy with Christmas that I haven't had a lot of time for extra scrapping time.  I do have a LOT of projects that I haven't gotten around to posting yet though.

This is another example of She Art.  I lifted the idea for the dress from another blog, but for the life of me, I can't find it!  I have no idea how she did hers, but this is my take on a 'pretty' She Art girl.

I made this for my Mother-In-Law a few months ago.  I wanted to make something a bit more elegant and also something that fit her 'style'.


She collects angels and I really wanted to give this the feel of being an angel.  I searched and searched for wings, but couldn't find any that suited what I had in mind.  I ended up buying some crystals and cutting them up to make the wings.

You can see a bit of them here.  I just stuck them down and then added Mod Podge to make them really secure so they would stand up to the test of time.  You can also see a bit of the masking and stamping here.  The word 'believe' is a rub-on.

Here you can see that I used a ribbon for her sash.  To get it to stiffen and to stay in place, I first coated it in Mod Podge.  After it was a bit tacky, I shaped it into the look you see here.  When it was completely dry and stiff, I added several more coats of Mod Podge, being careful not to saturate it again so it would hold it's shape.

You can see the dimension of the dress here.  It was done by layering lots of strips of paper and bunching them up.  I kept adding more layers until I liked the look.  The word 'love' is also a rub-on.  I just rubbed it on over the layers.  Worked like a charm.

Other tips:  I used Lumier Metalic paint to get the sheen on the dress and flowers.  The gorgeous corner flourishes are old Basic Grey rub-ons.  Dig into your stash to find things that are left-overs.  If you are doing mixed media, invest in the Farber-Castell Pitt Big Brushes!!  They are worth every single penny of the cost!!  E-mail me if you want to know where I got mine.  I got a great deal on them!

Hope you like this one!  Would you believe I have 6 more She Art girls to share?  Trust me, you'll probably get sick of them before I'm done!  :)


Friday, December 16, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle Cycling Team

I am really excited to be on the Little Yellow Bicycle Cycling Team again!   This time, I got to create with the Wonder and Wishes Collection.  The traditional colors in this collection make it a breeze for creating Christmas layouts and projects. 

For my first project, I made a layout. 

Sweet Helper

I had to laugh when I finished this layout and remembered that I had done a layout of this same little sweetie from last year and used 'Sweet Helper' on the page!  :)  It just goes to show that it's a perfect description for her.

The clear-cuts are perfect for layering on your projects.  I also used some die-cut papers from the collection for layering.  Check out the wonderful felt poinsettias from LYB!  Love them!

I used lots of different products for the clustering on the bottom right corner.  Fabric, flowers, stickers and even pom poms are included in this terrific collection!

I couldn't resist adding a bit of gingham ribbon to compliment all the sweet polka dots.  The little stick pins are so perfect for adding detail to a bow.  I just tied the twine around the pins and glued the pom poms to the top.  Easy and such cute extras from the collection.

Next up is another layout.  Take a look at these PRECIOUS little boys! 

December Joy

Their grandmother took this picture of them and I couldn't help but think of the joy of grand kids during this time of year.  Using the Banner Chipboard and a sticker combined for the title fit the bill.

 More layers here.  These were done by combining patterned paper, die-cut papers and even a large tag from the album package.  LYB does some fantastic albums that have lots of great pieces than can be added to pages, too.

More stickpins through a bow.  :)  As you can tell, I love that look!  I also punched holes in the chipboard piece to pull the ribbon through for added detail.  I mimicked the die-cut banner piece with a long hand-cut banner. 

Be sure to take a look at the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog for more inspirational ideas for Christmas!  There is a lot of fun going on over there!  They are also releasing some of their new collections!  I, for one, can't wait to get my hands on some of the new goodies!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Card Sketch Challenge at Bo Bunny

It's time for another Card Challenge at Bo Bunny!  Romy provided a great sketch for us to play with this time.  If you haven't seen Romy's cards, you should rush over to Bo Bunny to take a look!  She does beautiful cards!

Here is my take on Romy's sketch.

This was made with the new Snowfall Collection.  It is so beautiful and glittery!  I could play with it over and over again... and I will!  :)

The sentiment on the sticker is so perfect for a winter card.  I used a different jewel for each snowflake as a nod to the sentiment. 

Be sure to stop by the Bo Bunny blog and play along! 
There is also still time to play in the layout challenge!