Thursday, October 23, 2014

Adventure Scrapped!

What a great way to preserve those fabulous (and not so fabulous, but funny in hind sight) travel memories! Megan hits this one out of the park!

Our Trip 2014 by Megan Gourlay

Our Trip 2014 using Misc Me and Souvenir by Megan Gourlay

This year is the 50th anniversary of the FORD Mustang.  My husband happens to be FORD crazy! and so we apparently just had to head to America to be part of the celebrations.  How better to document that trip by using Misc Me! and Souvenir was just perfect to get me started.  I've used the stencils throughout in a few different ways.

The beginning of our trip started in San Francisco and we stayed at really delightful motel, it really was a gorgeous spot to relax after a day spent seeing all the sights.

Our Trip 2014 using Misc Me and Souvenir by Megan Gourlay

Here I wanted to blend my stencil colours to match my motel sign - this time I used blue and brown inks with a blending tool.  Ive also altered my Noteworthy by covering the original sign from saying cafe to Our Adventure by popping a sticker on top and mounting the motel sign behind the film strip.



Our Trip 2014 using Misc Me and Souvenir by Megan Gourlay

On this page I wanted a subtle effect from using my stencils so I randomly used white texture paste in my background.

Our Trip 2014 using Misc Me and Souvenir by Megan Gourlay

For the two 3x4 cards I've used Pearlescents Sugar to cover my stencil design, again giving me a subtle background, before layering with wash and chipboard embellishments.

Our Trip 2014 using Misc Me and Souvenir by Megan Gourlay

My final page is part of the next section about Alcatraz.  Because the photo has a heritage feel to it I wanted the background paper to reflect that too, so I've used texture paste with two different stencils before painting over it with two Pearlescents and then randomly stamping.

I hope this has given you some ideas for creating backgrounds using stencils.  We do love seeing what you do with Misc Me so please keep sharing :)

BoBunny Supplies:

Misc Me Notepaper: Souvenir
Chipboard: Souvenir
Brads: Souvenir
Stencils: Brocade, Bliss
Stamps: Captured, It is written, Distressed Textures
Washi: Modern Miss
Dot Jewels: Red
Pearlescents: Chocolate, Sugar
Ink Pad: Blueberry, Licorice

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Room Reveal!

This is Misc Me project is a must see! It's the perfect idea to capture all those fun surprises in life! The skies the limit here!

Room Reveal by Keri Babbitt 

Room Reveal Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Stickable Stencils

The new stickable stencils from BoBunny are my new favorite toy, and I love using them in different ways on my monthly Misc Me pages.  This month's page is about my daughters' new room.  Its vintage, shabby chic style paired well with the Madeleine collection, so I got out some Madeleine papers and started layering the stencils over them.

Room Reveal Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Stickable Stencils

For this first, photo-heavy spread, I lined up the stencils along the edges of the papers, and used a gold pen to outline the images and then fill them in.  The "stickable" factor of the stencils allows for detailed penwork like this, without having to worry about the stencil shifting beneath you.  So helpful and gives great results.

Room Reveal Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Stickable Stencils

On the second page, I layered glitter paste, Pearlescents, and glimmer spray over the dots and doily stencils.

Room Reveal Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Stickable Stencils

The dimension and detail the stencils add is so lovely, and customizing with stencils is a fun, fast way to add a little mixed media touch to my clean-lined Misc Me style.  I love the way the glitter paste and Pearlescents take the color of the glimmer spray, without losing their own sparkle and shine.  The result is a look with variegated hints of gold, cream, pink, and of course glitter.  Just perfect for my pink &glitter loving girls!

Room Reveal Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Stickable Stencils

BoBunny Supplies Used:

Patterned Paper: Elegance, Grace, Happiness, Roses/Madeleine
Stickers: Candy Cane Lane Combo Sticker, Madeleine Combo Sticker
Noteworthy: Madeleine
Buttons: Madeleine
Brads: Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Collage, Madeleine
Chipboard: Madeleine, Wild Card
Misc Me Binder: 12x12" Black
Misc Me Page Protectors: Variety Pack
Wood: Iron Works
Stencils: Bliss, Brocade, Lace
Glitter Paste: Gold
Pearlescents: Blush, Butterscotch
Glimmer Spray: Gold

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Your Happy Place

Everybody has a happy place....you know that thing or place that just calms your soul. Well, why not scrap it? Maria has done just that below!

Everyone has some kind of place in which they feel good, where they are always smiling...
It can be a city in which you spent your childhood, or the street where once there was something very pleasant, or even a tiny piece of land, which somehow heals the soul...

Today my LO is about this.



To give the impression of the old place, I used a dark and "gold" tones, as well as a little weathered in the form of bleaching with the gesso some places.


As always, I could not resist and used labels from paper sheets!
For example, here this: charcoal chevron;


Or this: NY - are two last letters from "Bo Bunny"
Or...maybe... Do you know what are the multicolored circles (dots)? ;)


And I would like to tell you what products I have used to create this scrapbook page. So...

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  Charcoal Chevron Dot, Madeleine: Tiles, Happiness and Pincushion
Double Dot Glimmer Spray: Bronze, Gold
Stencil: Brocade Stickable Stencil

...have a creative day!



Monday, October 20, 2014

Stickable Stencils! The best thing since....well...ever!

Stickable Stencils...have you tried them? You have got to if you haven't! I can't tell you how much fun they are...it's the kind of thing you need to try yourself! Today you can learn a little more about them with a tutorial!

You Are Here by Juliana Michaels

You Are Here Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Souvenir Collection, Stickable Stencils and Double Dot Ink Pads

Hello BoBunny Fans! It's Juliana here with you today to share a quick and easy tutorial on how to use the fabulous new BoBunny Stickable Stencils with their new Double Dot Ink Pads. I really love that they are stickable. Once you position them, they won't move around as you apply your ink and when you are finished and ready to remove them, they will not damage your paper. It really makes stenciling super easy and fun!



In the video, I share with you how to create a background similar to the one that I used on my You Are Here scrapbook page. I love the nuances that are achieved by applying the Double Dot Ink to the paper. In some areas the ink is darker because I applied more ink and in other areas it is lighter. After completing the stenciled background design, I then began adding the rest of my design elements.

You Are Here Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Souvenir Collection, Stickable Stencils and Double Dot Ink Pads

I used several pieces from the Souvenir Noteworthy as well as a couple of the Souvenir Layered Chipboard pieces. This collection is ideal for all of your vacation and travel layouts.

The orange and blue papers are from the new Double Dot Chevron collection. The Brilliant Blue Chevron perfectly matched the color of the ponchos that we wore as we tried to stay dry during our trip to Niagara Falls this past summer!

You Are Here Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Souvenir Collection, Stickable Stencils and Double Dot Ink Pads

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and that it inspires you to get out your BoBunny Stencils and Ink Pads and start creating.

BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Souvenir / Wanderlust
Chipboard: Souvenir Layered Chipboard
Noteworthy: Souvenir
Double Dot: Chevron in Brilliant Blue and Orange Citrus
Stencil: Brocade Stickable Stencil
Ink Pad: Double Dot in Blueberry

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Madeleine 8x9 is Sublime!

Hello friends! You are going to love what Lisa has for you today! I love the creativity and out of the box thinking in this album. Tons of inspiration here! Take a look!

Here's The Story - Lisa Novogrodski

This time around I was inspired to do something totally different and FUN with my Misc. Me collection. I decided to focus on the Pocket Page Protectors but use them in a more 'out of the box" way!  I also wanted to incorporate larger scale photos to show you how those work.

I started with the recipe dividers and set my first photo against that to begin my story. I've embellished with contents from the Madeleine collection.


Heres The Story Misc Me by Lisa Novogrodski for BoBunny using the Madeleine Collection

As you turn to look at my next page I have actually filled a full 8 x 9 page protector with confetti that I punched from Madeleine Paper and some vellum. I added little sequins from my collection.  On the outside of the page protector I adhere the wood "That's Life" embellishment. I used the Pearlescents and glitter paste to enhance the wood.

You can see my photo from the following page underneath. I took a large scale photo and cut it in half to fit that page which is the 8 x 9 Recipe Page Protector.

Heres the Story Misc Me by Lisa Novogrodski for BoBunny using the Madeleine Collection

I love how it looks with the peeking through.

My next page is a collage I created in Photoshop. I prefer black and white photos when I am working with a busy theme. I like the continuity between the pages. I added many different photos from different times in my daughters life.

Heres The Story Misc Me by Lisa Novogrodski using BoBunny Madeleine Collection

On the page following this one I used two different size photos and once more added sequins to the pocket to step it up a notch and make it more playful.

Heres The Story Misc Me by Lisa Novogrodski using BoBunny Madeleine Collection

I love the unexpected in my albums. I again cut apart the page protector and added some sequins and stamped images. I sewed up the opening and made a little flip book.

Heres The Story Misc Me by Lisa Novogrodski using BoBunny Madeleine Collection

For this little flip up see through pocket I simply cut one of the pockets from the Page Protector Variety Pack and filled it with confetti. I sewed along the bottom and embellished the front. I punched a hole through my the protector for my collage page and attached the little pocket with a ribbon.

Heres The Story Misc Me by Lisa Novogrodski for BoBunny using the Madeleine Collection

I've started this book with a variety of photo and playful elements for my daughter to enjoy in years to come! I hope you are inspired to add a few of these little treasures to your Misc. Me books as well!

BoBunny Supplies:

Misc Me Binder: Black Binder 8 x 9
Misc. Me Contents: Madeleine Recipe Contents
Misc. Me Page Protector: 6 x 8 Page Protector,  8 x 9 Recipe Page Protector, 8 x 9 Page Protector Variety Pack
Wood Shapes: That's Life
Doilies: 4" Small
Stamps: Captured
Combo Sticker: Madeleine
Chipboard: Madeleine
Noteworthy: Madeleine
Stamp Block Set
Stencils: Brocade
Jewels: Baby Bump, Emerald, Think Pink
Buttons: Madeleine
Pattern Paper: Grace/ Madeleine
Glitter Paste: Gold
Ink Pad: Pink Punch, Licorice
Pearlescents: Blush

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Madeleine Misc Me!

What an amazing idea for wedding pictures! I love the delicate accents the mixed media adds to this stunning project!

Welcome To My World by Lynn Shokoples

Welcome To My World Misc.Me page by Lynn Shokoples featuring BoBunny Madeleine Collection

Good Morning Everyone! How do you do your Misc. Me pages? By the week? The month? I do a little different system. My goal is to capture memories of events, places, vacations etc. I don't do a weekly spread or even a monthly one. These are all memories I want to document and some aren't even in the same year. This way I am never behind ( well that's my story and I'm sticking to it, lol).

For these pages I am featuring the Madeleine collection. I loved the soft elegant colours and I immediately thought of my daughters wedding photos. Her wedding colours were purples, so I quickly changed the photos to black and white and was on my way. I loved how they still popped out of the pages.

Welcome To My World Misc.Me page by Lynn Shokoples featuring BoBunny Madeleine Collection

First I started with the Madeleine Journal Contents package and picked out several of the cards. Then I had this idea when I saw one of the cards had a frame. I fussy cut it and tucked Nicole's photo into the frame. This then gave me the idea of taking the Allure Patterned Paper and fussy cutting some of the frames to use on other cards. My next step was way too much fun!!

Welcome To My World Misc.Me page by Lynn Shokoples featuring BoBunny Madeleine Collection

The next thing I did was use the new Lace Stickable Stencil with the Pearlescents. I chose the Island Mist and Blush to add some detail to the cards. I also used the Pearlescents to dot the centers of the flowers for some added bling. I snuck some stamping in on the corners of the cards using the small corner pieces in the Romance package and some Emerald Ink. Along with some of the chipboard pieces , the noteworthy and combo stickers my cards were complete. I love how they all add dimension without adding bulk to your pages.

Welcome To My World Misc.Me page by Lynn Shokoples featuring BoBunny Madeleine Collection

Have you tried the new Glitter Pastes? Oh my goodness they are my new favourite thing! Along with the Stickable Stencils I wasn't sure I could stop.

Welcome To My World Misc.Me page by Lynn Shokoples featuring BoBunny Madeleine Collection

We would love to see what everyone is working on in their own Misc. Me binders, so please share with us on our Facebook page! Have a wonderful day everyone, and thank you for peeking at my pages!

BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Madeleine/ Allure
6x6 Paper Pad: Madeleine
Noteworthy: Madeleine
Stickers: Madeleine Combo Stickers
Chipboard: Madeleine
Journal Contents: Madeleine
Jewels: Double Dot Emerald
Stickable Stencils: Lace
Stamps: Romance
Glitter Paste: Gold
Pearlescents: Blush, Island Mist
Ink Pads: Emerald, Pink Punch
Page Protectors: Misc. Me 12x12 Variety Pack