Saturday, November 15, 2014

Archery Lesson

Another layout today using the "Nest" collection from Webster's pages. This pp with all the pretty feathers on it was perfect for the photo of Morgan with all the arrows around her. She loved taking Archery. After "Hunger Games" and "Brave", she was all up for it. I remember being about her age and taking archery... so fun.
 
I added some real feathers (they came as a trim, making them super easy to work with). I also dug out some of my old "Magic Mesh" in lime green and added for texture. Again, stitching around the vellum to make it stand out a little more, and used tissue paper to frame the photo for a more airy feel.
 
The cardstock is BoBunny double dot, and the sparkly letters are Thickers. The little letters are from Webster's Pages. I popped up a lot of the elements, and used a La La Land die to make the leaves up top.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Young Love

I recently purchased the "Nest" collection from Webster's Pages, and I'm really in love with this paper. My Creative Sketches (brought to you by "My Creative Scrapbook" kit club) has a monthly sketch challenge, and I finally had time to enter it! I really loved their October sketch (link HERE), and it was the perfect opportunity to cut into the gorgeous paper. By the way, if you've never checked out their kits, you should do so (link HERE). They have the most gorgeous ones every month, and several to choose from, including a mini album one, etc.
 
Well, here's my layout! The picture is of my parents and it's spring time, so the paper fit perfectly. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges of the vellum, and a circle punch for the three circles. I also used some cheesecloth behind the Prima flowers, did some stamping with a Unity script stamp, and added some really old Robin's Nest dew drops to the flowers. Thanks for taking a look :)
 

 

 

 
 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Scrapbook Generation's "Create"!

Well, the latest issue of Scrapbook Generations "Create" Magazine is live, and BoBunny is the featured company! So the BoBunny DT was asked to create projects based on sketches provided in the magazine, and I did a one-page layout. I used the gorgeous "Madeline" collection, with a little of "Pop Quiz" thrown in, to scrap this photo of Morgan on her first day of school this year. 5th grade already! I also added BoBunny mists, bling, chipboard, die-cuts, Pearlscents, "Sugar" ink pad, and more.
 
To see the sketch my LO is based on, check out the latest issue of the magazine HERE. It's such a great publication and it's totally free! You can also check out this issue and all past issues on their main magazine page HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

"10 Questions" Mini Album

I love to make these albums once a year, where I ask Morgan 10 questions about herself. It's fun to see how the answers change over time, and it's a great snapshot of who she is in that moment. I got the idea years ago from Hilde Janbroers-Stolk. This year, I think I will make the first one for Dexter too.
 
I used the "Modern Miss" collection by BoBunny - the pre-printed mini album, the "Misc Me" inserts for journaling spots, chipboard, buttons, bling, stickers, washi tape, etc. I also traced around the edges of the pages and some of the cards to add more definition.
 
From my stash, I added some old Sassafras cardstock stickers, Thickers, a few Prima Flowers, and a couple ZVA flourishes.
 
If you want to see the video I made about it, it's available on my YouTube channel HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Printer's Tray gift

I altered a Printer's Tray to give as a gift to my parents for their Anniversary. I used all BoBunny products, including jewels, laser-cut wood embellishments, and of course the gorgeous "Avenues" collection - papers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, layered chipboard stickers, etc. I also used the new Pearlscents to add some dots to the clock, birdcage, the wooden embellishments, and to the tray itself.
 
In the first row, are my mom and dad's pictures of them as kids. In the middle row are my brother and I, and in the bottom row are my kids (my brother doesn't have kids yet).
 
 
 And some close ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 8, 2011

Found this gorgeous BoBunny "Avenues" paper that had "October 8" all over it.. on tags, the tokens, etc. So of course I went hunting for a picture I took on October 8th, and managed to find one from 2011.
 
I used mostly BoBunny supplies: Avenues paper, embellishments, die cuts, and chipboard, as well as a BoBunny doily. I also stitched on the LO with a sewing machine, and sewed on some various buttons, and added lace for texture. I also added acrylic paint to the metal tokens to help them blend into the layout better. And if you look closely, you will see I used 3 eyelets here - embellishing embellishments with them is a great way to reduce your stash ;)
 
 
 

 
 
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stenciled Cards!

I made a couple really fun cards using BoBunny's new stencils. I love that the stencils stick down to the paper, so when you work with them they actually stay in place :)
 
 
For the first card, I used the Madeline collection. I also added a raised script background by applying molding paste to the stencil from the "Brocade" stencil set, and then inking it a little with BoBunny's new ink pad - it creates a very romantic effect. I finished it off by adding Pearlescents to the wooden flourishes and silver Glitter Paste to the flower. All supplies are by BoBunny.
 
Here, I used the new stencil combined with BoBunny's new glimmer spray to make the dot background, which I then traced with a sharpie - perfect for a kid card! I used the "Our Lil' Monster" collection... and added googly eyes to the monster... just for fun :) The two borders are doodled and the sentiment is from the "Surprise" collection.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stop and smell the roses...

I made a layout about my mom when she was young, holding a baby bunny. When I work with vintage photos, I often start by transforming them to black and white (they're typically more of a greenish-beige otherwise... not attractive), and then enhancing the blacks and whites for a sharper image.
 
This paper from BoBunny's Madeline collection was so perfect for a vintage photo. I added some Pearlescents and mists as well, and of course a bit of bling. The gold on the flowers is from BoBunny's new glitter paste.
 
(You can click on the images to see the larger version... also my blog cuts the right edges off sometimes, so by clicking on it, you can see the full picture).
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed today's post. Please stop by tomorrow - I'm going to share a couple cards I made using BoBunny's new stickable stencils! They're so easy to work with :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Morgan did my hair....

My mom got her a book on making braids, so she's been practicing :) Oh, and she's not into scrapbooking any more (probably because I am), but she's really into cooking/baking (probably because I'm not). I'm readying myself for the teenage years. But in the meantime, I made her day by buying her a handheld electric mixer. She's planning on baking a blue cake... I'll share the results if the ingredients survive.
 
 
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Card Challenge!

Today, I'm sharing a card I made to play along with the PPinkyDolls challenge. The challenge was "anything goes" or "fall colors", and I wanted to make it more of a challenge so I went with the fall colors :) They have the cutest digi stamps - you can shop for them on etsy HERE. I mean... look at her little face, isn't she the most adorable (in a slightly orphaned-creepy way) little girl! I fell in love instantly.
 
I used my Prismacolor pencils to color her up and a bunch of dies, including Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, and Magnolia. The paper is My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found 3" 6x6 paper pad. The base cardstock is BoBunny double dot. The little wooden sentiment is Studio Calico, and the flowers are Prima and recollections.
 
The card dimensions are 6x6. You can click on the images to see better resolution/details.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kindergarten!.... already...?!?!?

Wow... the time has really come... here is Dexter on his first day of school this year! He did SO well and was excited that it was finally his turn to go on the yellow school bus too. Such a big boy! I used BoBunny embellishments (buttons, chipboard, etc) and papers from the "Pop Quiz" collection. The background sheet is from BoBunny's new "Wild Card" collection - the colors fit with "Pop Quiz" perfectly! I also can't stop using the new Pearlescents to make these dots everywhere... they're so addicting :) The little wooden embellishment that highlights the "5" (Dexter's age) is by BoBunny as well.