Thursday, August 28, 2014

Every Day Life 12 x 12 Misc Me

Misc Me scrapping is the perfect solution for all your everyday life photos! Our everyday life is worth scrapping, and with a 12 x 12 system you can fit tons of photos!

 Check out how these ladies have incorporated some mixed media into their pocket systems!

Apricots & Teaparties by Keri Babbitt

Apricots and Teaparties by Keri Babbitt using Madeleine Collection

As my summer comes to a close, I enjoy adding more everyday photos to my Misc Me 12"x12" album.  Soon the hustle and bustle of school time will be upon us, and I want to capture the relaxed feeling of these fleeting days before they're gone!

Apricots and Teaparties by Keri Babbitt using Madeleine Collection

This summer was our first with a large apricot tree, so several of our days were filled with picking, bottling, and gifting apricot preserves.  Of course, that also meant that multiple tea parties were a MUST, so we could cook with and enjoy our fruity bounty.

Apricots and Teaparties by Keri Babbitt using Madeleine Collection

I had a lot of photos for this two-page spread, so the products I used are minimal but lovely.  The new Madeleine collection was a great match with its pinks, oranges, and greens.  I loved adding a hint of mixed media with the gorgeous new stencils, sprays, and inks from BoBunny.

Apricots and Teaparties by Keri Babbitt using Madeleine Collection

I stenciled with the sugar ink pad, topped and blotted with Glimmer Spray in Tutu.  After I removed the stencil, I spritzed on a bit of Mint Glimmer Spray, and finished off the look with gold thread.  I adore this layered look!  For a final touch of dimension, I layered chipboard over the top of the page protectors.

Apricots and Teaparties by Keri Babbitt using Madeleine Collection

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Stripe/Madeleine
Cardstock: Aquamarine Dot
Stickers: Candy Cane Lane Combo Sticker; Madeleine Combo Sticker; Pop Quiz Combo Sticker
Noteworthy: Madeleine
Chipboard: Madeleine
Misc Me Binder: Black 12 x 12
Misc Me Contents: Madeleine Recipe Contents
Stickable Stencils: Brocade
Ink Pads: Sugar
Glimmer Sprays: Tutu, Mint

Week 22 By Bernii Miller

I love to record my everyday life, and even more so now that BoBunny have their very own 12 x 12 Misc Me range. I love their pocket page formats and the pocket cards are of a very high quality, so you are able to ink, mist and even watercolour them if you wanted and they will not warp! 

I used the Primrose collection cards and teamed them with the brand new release Romance, Captured and In life Alpha stamp sets. They are so versatile and I was able to use them through out the spread. I also used the brand new release Double Dot - Licorice Ink Pad.

Then to add a cohesive look across my week I used some glitter glue to decorate the cards in parts of the pattern and then used a fine tip black pen to outline boarders on each of the cards. 

BoBunny Supplies:
Stickers: Primrose Combo Sticker; Primrose Cardstock Stickers
Noteworthy: Primrose
Buttons: Primrose
Jewels: Primrose
Chipboard: Primrose 12 x 12
Stamps: Romance; Captured; In Life Alpha
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Primrose
Misc Me: 12 x 12 Page Protector Variety Pack
Doilies: 4" small
Ink Pad: Double Dot - Licorice Ink Pad

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Every Day Life Layouts Round 2

We are just loving this every day life theme! It is so fun to learn something new about the design team. Enjoy these fun layouts from Maria, Kaori, and Juliana! Could you create a page about the same things as any of these ladies?!

Everyday Routine by Maria Potapovich (mellpellmell)

Ahaha, my everyday life! My everyday life - is daily routine, even though it sounds very boring.
And every day my face looks that way - I do try to smile, but my eyes are closing themselves because I terribly want to sleep.

Fuss and a huge amount of work in progress, the cries and noise, the constant haste mail and e-mails, the Internet and the usual household chores - that's what my everyday life is!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Endless Love/Head Over Heels, Periodical, Fantasy/Enchanted Garden
Kraft: Gift Bag Chevron
Washi Tape: Black & White Patterned 
Stamp: To The Point 

Coffee Layout by Kaori Fujimoto

I love coffee. I drink it every day.
I did not like it very much when I was a girl. But I was a veterinary medical student, studying for the national examination, I started drinking coffee to shake off my drowsiness. Now, coffee has become indispensable to my life.

I added  a little blue ink and white gesso to give a fresh feeling.

Cut some Balloons from "Balloons" paper and to add a three-dimensional effect, I adhered them using double sided foam tape.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Balloons, Imagination, Keepsake, Passage, Timeless / SomewhereIn Time
6x6 Paper Pad: Somewhere In Time
Jewels: Autumn Song
Stickers: Somewhere In Time Combo Sticker
Stamps: Stitches Stamp, It Is Written Stamp, Wall to Wall Textures Stamp
Doilies: 4in Small Doilies
Kraft: Black & White Patterned Washi Tape, Kraft Patterned Washi Tape, Kraft Burlap Pleated Lace, Kraft Wood Shapes Camera, Kraft Wood Shapes Elegant, Kraft wood clocks
Flower: Natural Earth Daisy, Natural Earth Zinnia

Running Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

Running Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Modern Missa

As you can see from my journaling, I started running this past May. It has become a part of my weekly routine, as I run 3 times a week to keep in shape. The regular exercise has done a world of good for me in more ways than one and I plan to continue doing it.

I took all of these photos using my iPhone and I have been posting them on Instagram to keep track of my running routine. I thought it would be fun to select some of these photos and create a layout to help record my running and why I started. I selected one photo from each month since I started running, so these represent May through August.

Running Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Modern Missa

The color of my shoes inspired me to use the Modern Miss collection for this layout. I embellished it with a combination of chipboard, Noteworthy, stickers and brads from the collection. I also included some of the new Kraft Wood Shapes to continue the theme of photographing and recording my running.

Running Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Modern Missa
BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Modern Miss / Authentic, Modern Miss, Party, Fascinating, Dramatic
Chipboard: Modern Miss 12x12 Chipboard
Brads: Modern Miss
Noteworthy: Modern Miss
Stickers: Modern Miss
Buttons: Modern Miss

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Tutorial - Altered Clock

Being crafty is not an easy task. Every day life consists of taking the most ordinary products and turning them into beautiful creations.

Today we have a quick fix for those clocks in your home that you have been meaning to beautify!

An Enchanted Clock - by Megan Gourlay

Its not secret that I love to alter things, taking something, anything really and giving it a new purpose in life.  Today I thought I would share how to turn a perfectly ordinary clock into something beautiful, in a few quick and easy steps.

Step 1:

Remove all the pieces that make up the clock, and carefully set aside.

Step 2:

Use the glass cover of the clock face as your template.  Pick out part of the design from your chosen piece of paper, set your glass template over it, draw your circle and cut it out.


Step 3:

Adhere the paper circle onto your clock face and reattach all the pieces of the clock back together.

Step 4:

At this point you need to decide how you want to decorate the outside of the clock.  I have fussy cut the lily's and adhered them to the base of my frame to begin my cluster of elements.

Step 5:

Fussy cut any further images from your patterned papers and layer them together with some blossoms until you have the effect you want.

Designer Tip:
Curl your paper elements to give them more definition and shape so that they look like they 'flow' over the side rather than remaining flat.

Step 6:

Once you are happy with placement you can stick things down - I have used a strong tacky adhesive to hold all of my elements down, Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

Stand back admire your work of art and then decide who the lucky recipient will be :)

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Enchanted Garden, Pixies / Enchanted Garden
Blossoms: Plum Purple Daisy, Plum Purple Pansy

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Everyday Life Layouts

While scrapping, crafting, and preserving the memories of the big moments are an absolute must, have you taken time recently to just scrap something that happens in your everyday life?

This week our theme is everyday life. Share your favorite everyday life creations with us on the BoBunny Facebook page!

Scraps Of Everyday Life by Tracee Provis

As scrappers we record our lives through our pages. When I was asked to create with the theme everyday life I wanted to make something that represented the little snippets that make up my life. I always have the camera close to hand ready to capture those memories so this picture was a perfect fit for my layout.

I wanted to add some smaller pictures of the things my camera is always focused on so I printed them off and fitted them into the Kraft Wood film strip frame. I used one of the stamps from the Distressed Textures stamp set to create some pattern to my Sugar Dot background paper and I also stamped over some of the patterned paper too.

The page itself was made from mostly scraps of Bo Bunny collections. I have a special box for them that sits on my desk, I love some of the irregular shapes that these scraps create and by adding some fussy cut elements and stickers it brings the whole layout together.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Graduation/Pop Quiz, Bundle/Baby Bump, Balloons, Passage/Somewhere In Time
Cardstock: Sugar Dot
Chipboard: Pop Quiz 12 x 12 Chipboard, Modern Miss 12 x 12 Chipboard
Stickers: Baby Bump Combo Stickers, Licorice Alphabet
6 x6 Paper Pad: Modern Miss, Pop Quiz
Brads: Baby Bump, Pop Quiz, Zip A Dee Doodle, Modern Miss
Wood Shapes: Camera, School
Stamps: Distressed Textures, To The Point
Misc Me: Notepaper

En bil till (One more car) by Ulrika Wandler

My everyday life consists of driving my car to the train station in the morning going to work, and then of course home again in the evening.
When the weather is good I take my bicycle, but all winter long I drive my car! 

The perfect papers and embellishments for my photo come from Our 'Lil Monster. I love the bright red color in that collection! Almost as much as I love my red car! ;-)

The bar code is from a BoBunny package and I thought it could represent the cost for buying a car... ;-)
But the car was of course more expensive than any BoBunny product...

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned paper: All-Star, Curiosity, Mischief/Our Lil Monster
Cardstock: Sugar Double Dot
Stickers: Our Lil' Monster Combo Sticker
Noteworthy: Our Lil' Monster
Brads: Our Lil' Monster
Jewels: Pincushion
Stamps: To The Point stamps, Stitches stamps
Blossoms: Wildberry Bouquet

Fur Ever Friends by Amy Voorthuis

I have to admit when I was asked to create a layout about my everyday life a lot of things popped up in my mind. But one thing the most & that's walking with our pup every night! Everyday around eight all four of us walk a hugh route in the park. Fibi enjoy's it so much because she can walk free.

This picture was taken when Kevin & Fibi where at the waterside just before she accidentally fell in :-))) and brrrr it was so cold!

The BoBunny blossoms are my favorite flowers to work with. The one with the paw print on it is partial handmade and partial BoBunny. The top layer I created myself with fabric which is my new addiction. The rest of the flowers are all BoBunny.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Happy Trails, Paw Prints, Fur Fashion/Happy Trails
12 x 12 Chipboard: Happy Trails
Stickers: Happy Trails Combo Stickers, Head Over Heels Combo Stickers, Happy Tails Cardstock Sticker
Brads: Happy Trails
Jewels: Happy Trails, Frosting Jewels
Kraft Wood: Clocks
Stamps: It Is Written
Blossoms: Natural Earth Zinnia, Denim Blue Zinnia, Buttercup Bouquet, Buttercup Dahlia, Wildberry Dahlia
Doilies: Small 

August Mood Board Cards

Hey card making friends! Today is the day you have been waiting for, the August mood board inspiration in card form.

If you are feeling inspired by the August mood board, be sure to post your creations on the BoBunny Facebook page! #BBAugustMoodBoard

BoBunny August Mood Board

Love card by Maria Potapovich (mellpellmell)

This card about love. What is love? What is it? She quickly flies into our lives, just like a dragonfly - you do not have time to look back, and she's right in your heart! But it also is constant ... and it lasts as long as our clock is ticking - the heart ... This card about the fact that love is in our hearts always and every second!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  Keepsake/Somewhere In Time, Endless Love/Head Over Heels, Periodical/Enchanted Garden 

Hello card by
 Maria Potapovich (mellpellmell)

This card is very simple. I used stamps cut paper circles and vellum to reduce the level of "roughness" here to create the background. This card is made just to say hello.

Ah, yes! Here again, a lot of different colors of pens - I like these light hints of color!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Dramatic/Modern Miss, Dot/PrimroseVintage Dot/Shadow 
Doilies: 6.5in Medium
Jewels: Happy Tails

Fairy Card by Evgenia Petzer

It's no secret that I prefer dimensional cards, one easy way to get this effect is to stick the papers (layers) only in their middle and to leave the sides loose, you can see below the detailed shot and the doily has this effect and it brings extra air to my project.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pixies, Enchanted Garden, Spellbound/Enchanted Garden
Jewels: Enchanted Garden
Jewel Flourishes: Frosting Jewels

You Are Beautiful Card by Evgenia Petzer

What I absolutely love about the majority of BoBunny lines is that they have lots of papers for fussy cutting, it really provides you with so many options, you can create your own fairy tales with this line.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pixies, Enchanted Garden, Fantasy, Spellbound/Enchanted Garden
Stickers: Combo Sticker/Enchanted Garden
Jewels: Primrose
Jewel Flourishes: Frosting Jewels

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Mood Board - Canvas and Layout

Welcome back to another creative day on the BoBunny blog! The August Mood board is our inspiration this week, enjoy crafty friends!

BoBunny August Mood Board

Whimsical Canvas by Gabrielle Pollacco

Hello, it's Gabrielle here with you today to share with you a canvas I made using the August Mood Board as inspiration.  This was such a fun Mood board, the colors in it are some of my all time favorite combinations.  I decided to create a little vignette using the reverse side of an art canvas.

I began by began by tearing bits and pieces off of my Bo Bunny Washi tapes (I used tape from the Black & White, and Kraft collections).  After that I added a little texture with home-made texture paste and a stencil.  I cut a piece of background paper from the Enchanted Garden paper. I continued by dry brushing a bit of Gesso in a thin coat over the texture and taped area.

I then chose some flourished and scroll chipboard from Et Cetera collection to decorate my frame with.  I added some trinkets and buttons from other Bo Bunny collections and glued them to the frame work.  I gave the added items a coat of  Gesso and when it dried, I misted and painted the frame with the blues and purples in the paper collection.

I created a little nest with some Spanish Moss (found in the floral dept of your local craft store) and made little eggs with air dry clay, and tucked it into the corner of the frame.

I did a little fussy cutting from the Enchanted Garden patterned papers (flowers, mushrooms etc.) to add a few more whimsical embellishments to the framework.  I gave the whole frame a final gilded finish by dry brushing some gold metallic paint to bring up details.

Bo Bunny products used on this project:
Patterned Paper:  Enchanted Garden / Mosaic, Enchanted Garden, Periodical, Fairies, Pixies.
Chipboard:  Et Cetera
Trinkets: Et Cetera, Gabrielle, Serenity
Jewels: Apple Cider

Nature's Beauty by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

Greetings, it's Rhonda here to share with you my take on the Mood Board. I loved the dreamy and soft feel of the colors and the element of time all together. It inspired me to use these sunset photos from the campground of our recent vacation.  

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

This was the perfect opportunity to work with our all new Glitter Paste and Stickable Stencils. I have to share with you that the results are more vibrant and so stunning, it is beyond amazing! It reminds me of bedtime fairy dust really. ha! I've done quite a bit of fussy cutting and added some cuts using dies and my cutting machine.

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

I used the Pearlescents in Chocolate to accent the rivets on the door. They were also used along with a Stickable Stencil on my Doily in Island Mist and a touch of Brilliant Blue. These dried very fast. Once dry completely, I spritzed the Doily with water, then used Glimmer Spray in Frost and Gold.

I really love that with Mixed Media you can make your project extremely artistic or simply add hints of it all to your taste and what the project calls for. BoBunny's new products make the process fun and easy.

BoBunny Supplies:
Pattern Papers: Enchanted Garden, Imagine, Magic, Moonlight, Mosaic, Pathway, Periodical, Pixies, Spellbound  / Enchanted Garden
Stickers: Enchanted Garden Combo Sticker
Chipboard: The Avenues 12x12, Somewhere In Time Layered Chipboard
Stamps: Gateway Stamp
Brads: Enchanted Garden
Blossoms: Plum Purple Bouquet, Plum Purple Zinnia
Doilies: 6"Medium
Kraft: Wood Clock
Pearlescents: Chocolate, Sugar, Island Mist and Brilliant Blue
Ink Pad: Sugar
Glimmer Spray: Frost and Gold
Glitter Paste: Silver
Stencils: Bliss Stickable Stencils