Friday, February 3, 2012

Bo Bunny Snowfall Layout

This layout has quickly become one of my favorites. I LOVE Bo Bunny's snowfall collection and I'm still kicking myself for not buying the paper pack when it came out.

Bo Bunny Snowfall w/Glittler paper
These colors work great for photos of Emmett, and of course I just happen to have some snow photos of my pup!

I used a sketch for this layout (not one of mine). I love using so many of the patterns from one collection on each layout.

Jolee's Boutique - Parcel Collection
I kept the Embellishments pretty simple on this layout also. I'm finding more and more that I like it simple.

This Layout is also inked in Brushed Cordory, it seems to my favorite at the moment.
Glitter to frame the photo and die cuts
Bo Bunny Title
Tip of the day: If you have a sticker that you want to pop dot brush baby powder on the back of the sticker, brush off excess and use pop dots to make it stand out... if you don't us the baby powder when you put the layout in a book the sticker will get pushed down to the paper and stick so it will end up flat anyway.

I'm going to see if I can't find a little time this weekend to get a new sketch together and sample. I'm also hoping to add some more vinyl stickers to my Etsy store. Here's hoping I have enough time for everything!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Completed Scrapbook Sketches

Hi All!!! Where has this week gone??? I can't believe I'm typing this up on a Thursday.

On Saturday I went to a 12 hour crop, this crop is all about using Sketches (which I have fallen madly in love with as you know). Unfortunately I can't share the actual sketches I used, I will share the finished pages!!!

My Emmett at 10 weeks old
I loved this sketch since I was able to use quite a few photos, I took SO many photos when he was a little pup that it's just crazy.

The paper used is We R Memory Keepers: Friends Furever

I have used this paper for at least 4 layouts now, I could do a whole book of it I love it.

I wanted to watch my cost on embelishments for this page so I cut out some the pattern paper and matted it!

Die Cut

I welded the 10 weeks in SCAL and cut it on my Cricut.

Note: Everything is inked in Ranger Distressed Brushed Cordoroy.

I have 2-3 more layouts I'm going to post from this day.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Oh man...

I was going to have a great post today!!

I left all my photos on my other computer! So upsetting!

On Saturday I went to a 12 hour crop and had such a great time, I wanted to show you what I got done. So I will post those photos over the next day or so.

Also on a side note the name of my blog will be changing soon, Just evolving a little to incude all the fun things I love!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Scrapbook Sketch #2 for 2012

I'm so happy to bring you Sketch number 2!!!! 

This week I'm introducing "Inking". You will notice that anything "cut" has been inked. I use Distress inks from Tim Holtz. I use the blending tool with the foam but you can use ink pad alone. It adds dimension and is great! 

The key to inking is using it all the way or not at all. 

Sketch Sample
For this sample..

3 Bugs in a Rug - Dawson

Background: Rawr (daw-834)

Pattern 2: dino party (daw-826)
reverse side of Pat 2 is the brown

Pattern 3: dino patch (daw-831)

The photo mats are from color packs that I had  a dark shimmery blue and a light blue. The main image has the white in the middle.

Distress Ink used : Broken China (I think Chipped Sapphire or Stormy Skye would have been great choices too... I'll have to pick them up)

Notice that there are two extra 2" circles... I ended up cutting a couple extra so I flipped them over and used them. 
The Title is white sticker letters framed.

Inked Edges

 Framed Title

Sketch #2 2012


I love comments so please let me know that you like what's going on.

Also if you have your eye on some awesome paper and want to see it an upcoming sample... Please let me know. 

The sample pages will also soon be available on Etsy... Just more exciting things on the way!!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

An afternoon at the park...

Despite the cold and snow I'm heading out to the park with my hubby and the pup. I'm hoping to get some great snow photos to scrapbook with the winter Bo Bunny Line!!!!!

I'm going to get my new sketch post ready when I get back. Look for it in the morning!!!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lets Talk Embellishements for Moment

Do they call to you???? I can hear them I swear... The pretty little "this and that" or anything purple.

"I have to have it, I'm sure I'll use it." "Those colors are great." "Oh it's on sale."

Sound familiar? We all have been there for something if not for those crazy Embeli's... I love them all!

Ok here is the flip side... Using sketches has really cut down on my embellishment habit. It's probably added to my paper addiction... alway a trade off right? I'm more selective in my embelly buying...

Don't get me wrong, I will always use embellishments!!! They add that something extra, that little pop to every layout. But... I have noticed that I now shop for them differently. I have a couple future layouts in mind right now and if pick one up and can't think of when I'll use it I put it back.

For example... today at lunch I went to Michael's and the Disney stickers were on sale, So I had to look (I am a major collector of anything Pluto). I only bought one (this is a big deal... trust me) and it was the back of Mickey Minnie watching fireworks... I wanted this one before but wouldn't pay full price so I grabbed it. I had a pirate one in my hand and knew a photo of my nephews... but I wasn't really sure I'd use it for sure so back it went.

I have definately become more select in my buying and I know it's becuase I know scrapbook with a plan (sketch).

I'm getting my next sketch ready, I just have to figure out what paper I'm going to use for the sample. I'm happy to say that this has been the hard part so far, I'm thinking about using some papers from a DCWV paper pack.

It will be up sooner than later!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA and PIPA... Have you seen google today.

SOPA AND PIPA - Know more

Wikipedia has gone dark... along with many other sites... Google has blacked out the "Google".

This is something that could affect us all... in more ways than I really want to think about this early in the morning.... but here I am thinking about it.

While I am a huge supporter of copyright, I'm a photographer and I'm the daughter of photographer. This legislation is more harmful than good. Read the link to wiki and then try and access the home page. For a site that large to dark, it means something.

The saddest part of this is it will only really effect american companies...

Ok I'm off my soap box... I will back tomorrow with a scrap related post PROMISE! (and I have a new sketch in the works!!)