Monday, May 4, 2015

Just For Fun with Clique Kits!

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Happy Monday to you!

It's been a fun weekend for the most part with all kinds of National Scrapbooking excitement and sharing going on everywhere. I was fortunate to get a day away to enjoy myself on Saturday which was such a wonderful treat!

I worked on a few projects for my June commitments, so I can't share any of those projects yet.

Today I ended up at home with a sick child, so while he was napping, I was able to create a few projects to play along with the Clique Kits National Scrapbooking Day Online Crop.


The first challenge I chose was a cards with layers challenge.  I used the Clique Kits National Scrapbooking Day Kit that I had ordered for this. The die cut elements and the gold accents are really fresh and fun.


The next challenge that I chose was a stitching one hosted by Marcia.  


I was working on these projects while my son was resting so I decided for this page that I would just do a few hand stitches. Notice the page corner at the top is just part of a leftover embellishment from my card.


This is a really super clean and simple design for me, but I decided I wanted to just sit at the table with the kit in hand and my photo and just put it together. I gave myself 45 minutes. 

One of the other challenges that inspired my page was to scrap in a grid style which I don't typically do, but that's the point of challenges, get you out of your comfort zone and try things.  : )

Thanks so much for stopping on over!  Have a super scrappity day!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cards with BoBunny!

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Happy Wednesday to you!

I have a couple of fun cards to share with you today featuring some yummy BoBunny collections, Garden Journal and Sweet Life. By the way, if you haven't checked out the blog lately, you definitely want to head on over for the previews of our all NEW collections going on now!

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"I {heart} You" card featuring Garden Journal
I Heart You step card featuring Garden Journal Collection by BoBunny designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

This collection is so soft and romantic, I wanted to use this sentiment and added a few extra details with our 3x4 Ornate Frame Die to add a nice frame to my sentiment focal point.

I Heart You step card featuring Garden Journal Collection by BoBunny designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The post card sticker here was attached with foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. It  gave me some space to tuck in the chipboard element behind it.  

BoBunny Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Pastel / Garden Journal
Buttons: Garden Journal
Jewels: Double Dot Think Pink, Double Dot Blue Hues
Stickers: Combo Sticker / Garden Journal
Chipboard: Garden Journal 6x12 Chipboard
6x6 Paper Pad: Garden Journal
Die: 3x4 Ornate Frame Die


"Here and Now" card featuring Sweet Life

Here and Now card featuring Sweet Life Collection by BoBunny designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

For my next card I really wanted more of a masculine appeal, so I chose the Sweet Life collection and used the burlap patterned paper

Here and Now card featuring Sweet Life Collection by BoBunny designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

I used one of our small doilies and misted lightly with Frost and Sugar Glimmer Spray, then loosely pleat folded, then tucked under my pattern paper that I found on the Flutter page.

BoBunny Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Flutter, Inspire / Sweet Life
Buttons: Sweet Life
Noteworthy: Sweet Life
Jewels: Double Dot Blue Hues, Double Dot Red Jewels
Doily: Small
Glimmer Spray: Frost and Sugar
Chipboard: Sweet Life

Thanks so much for stopping on over today! Have a super scrappity day!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Petaloo and Quick Quotes Blog Hop!

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Greetings and wishing a happy Monday to you!
Exciting news and week over at the Quick Quotes blog...


We are so thrilled to be partnering all this week with our friends at Petaloo
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Welcome to the Quick Quotes and Petaloo Blog Hop! 
 
I am super thrilled to kick off our fabulous week of fun with Petaloo. Our theme for the week is Mother's Day and for my project I've chosen our Gypsy Road papers. My project started out looking like this:


It's a leftover box from a gift we received during the holidays last year.  I inked all of the corners edges of the box using Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink to prepare the surface for the transformation.
Up-Cycled Gift Box

To begin, I trimmed my pieces to fit for covering all of the sides, then inked the papers with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I'm a big fan of inking my paper edges to give them dimension.

The scalloped border you see is a die cut piece from a previous Club Q Kit. It fit perfectly, so I inked the edges with Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink, then attached. The bottom edges are folded over so I can still lift the cover off of the box.


Next, I added the Petaloo Burlap Trim in Cream next to the strip as a nice transition. I stapled the trim on the bottom edges of the box. The next piece that I added was a small white doily that I altered using the Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink. It slipped right under my trim and created the perfect embellishment block.


The little pearls were woven in and out of the trim and tacked down under the trim with glue. Now I added the Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix x8 flowers in Cream, the Darjeeling Petites x24 in Cream which are all accented by the Darjeeling Foliage Assortment x 15 to accent the blooms.

I completed the design by adding a sweet flourish that I tucked under the doily and a few little tags that I stamped the "So Loved" sentiment on using Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight Confessions, Antique Linen, Warm Sand

Petaloo Products:
Foliage Assortment x 15

Thank you so much for stopping on over today!  Now be sure to hop on over to our very talented friends at Petaloo to see the amazing inspiration they have for you today!

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What's a Blog Hop without a few Prizes?!!!

PRIZES ...
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We have FOUR PRIZE PACKS to give away
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you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.)

Winners will be announced on Monday, May 4.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Heritage Collection with BoBunny

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Thursday greetings to you!

I've got a special project to share with you today featuring the all new Heritage collection by BoBunny. When I saw the tree patterned paper, I knew that I wanted to scrap this photo with it!

Grandfather Scrapbook Page featuring the Heritage Collection by BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Since I wanted to emphasize the background design, I didn't want to layer a lot over the paper, but I still wanted some interest, so I trimmed the tree paper 1 inch on 2 sides to make an 11x11. Next, on my background paper, I used our Stickable Stencil Borders to create a Glitter Paste border in Wasabi. This gave the page a really pretty and subtle design. 


Using my Noteworthy die cuts, I found the perfect background for my photo. I determined placement and marked lightly with a pencil. Next, I added my stenciled clock, mist drops and stamping to the paper.


While that was drying, I also misted a small Doily with some Gold and Sugar Glimmer Spray to coordinate with my color scheme. Once the background paper was dry, I punched randomly in a few placed of the border.

One thing that I love about the BoBunny collections, there are always a ton of fun elements that you can cut out to help with your journaling and to tell you story. From the Combo Stickers to the Patterned Paper in the collection, it always comes together beautifully!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Anthology, Ancestors, Belong, History and Register/ Heritage
Noteworthy: Heritage 
Buttons: Heritage
Stickers: Heritage Combo Stickers
Chipboard:  Layered Chipboard / Heritage 
Stamps: Stained Textures
Ink: Licorice
Jewels: Double Dot Mocha Jewels
Brads: Heritage
Glitter Paste: Wasabi and Copper
Glimmer Mist: Gold, Sugar and Bronze
Dies: Elegant Border Die and Ornate Frame Die
Stickable Stencils: Love and Borders
Doilies: Small
Rub-Ons: Filagree Gold Rub-Ons
Wood: Iron Works Wood Shapes

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!  Be sure to ask for the Heritage collection by BoBunny at your favorite craft store!!!