Monday, May 25, 2015

Bright & Fun Misc Me!


Good Morning Everyone! Since it's Spring here in Canada, I couldn't wait to play with the bright fun colors in the #Forever Young Collection. It reminds me of all the beautiful colors popping out of the garden. Today I am sharing some of my Misc.Me pages and the Misc.Me White & Kraft binder using the #Forever Young Collection and the Stained Textures Stamp Set.

You're So Sweet by Lynn Shokoples

You're So Sweet Misc. Me by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Forever Young Collection and Stained Textures Stamp Set

For the album I cut a piece of the 12x12 paper on an angle and then added some of the fun embellishments from the Noteworthy Package. A fun way to add some fun colors to the album cover.

You're So Sweet Misc. Me by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Forever Young Collection and Stained Textures Stamp Set

For my Misc. Me pages I went back to 1991 and chose some fun photos of my daughter. She was just turning 3 years old. My how time flies, my little girl is now 27!! I love doing random pages for my album of years gone past and remember all the wonderful memories.After placing my photos, I worked on each card doing some stamping with the Double Dot Pink Punch Ink before adhering the photo down. A little trick I learnt after getting ink all over a photo while stamping, lol.

You're So Sweet Misc. Me by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Forever Young Collection and Stained Textures Stamp Set

After the stamping, out came the Chipboard pieces, some Noteworthy and some Layered Chipboard. I find it brightens up the cards adding that little extra something. It also gives the layout some added dimension. The Noteworthy pieces go a long way. The banner border was cut up and placed on three different cards.

You're So Sweet Misc. Me by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Forever Young Collection and Stained Textures Stamp Set

All the cards came from the #Forever Young Journal Contents package. So easy and so fun picking out which cards to use. 

You're So Sweet Misc. Me by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Forever Young Collection and Stained Textures Stamp Set

You're So Sweet Misc. Me by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Forever Young Collection and Stained Textures Stamp Set

Thank you all for joining me today! Have a wonderful day!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: #Forever Young/ Besties
6x6 Paper Pad: #Forever Young
Noteworthy:# Forever Young
Chipboard: #Forever Young/ Chipboard, Layered Chipboard
Stickers: Little Letters Cardstock Sticker
Double Dot Ink Pad: Pink Punch
Journal Contents: #Forever Young
Stamps: Stained Textures
Binder: 8x9 White & Kraft Binder
Page Protectors: 50 Piece Misc. Me Life Journal

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Birthday Banner!


Hello Everyone! Today I would like to show you a fun project that I made with the beautiful 'Sentiments' clear stamps from Bo Bunny. I created a birthday banner using the lovely 'Sweet Life' collection.
This banner would be fun to hang on the wall for a birthday party or to give to someone as a gift.

Happy Birthday banner by Romy Veul


My banner consists of four tags, which are all decorated with papers from the mini paper pad, chipboard and embellishments from the Sweet Life collection. I also stamped the text 'Happy Birthday' on each tag with black ink. 



I also made sure to add some dimension to each tag by using chipboard pieces, both from the Sweet Life Chipboard package and from the Layered Chipboard set.


Bo Bunny Supply List:
6x6 Paper Pad: Sweet Life
Chipboard: Sweet Life Chipboard, Sweet Life Layered Chipboard
Noteworthy: Sweet Life 
Clear Stamps: Sentiments 
Double Dot Ink: Licorice 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wonderful Wood Shapes and Glimmer Spray!


Hi Lisa here to show you that the wood pieces can be primed and sprayed to match your projects! I decided to mix and match some wood pieces from 3 different collections for my layout. I  love the colors of the sea. The blues and greens are just so calming. With just 2 beautiful colors you can create a masterpiece.On this layout I used BoBunny's Glimmer Spray in Frost and Mint.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young

The background was adhered to a piece of corrugated cardboard. I then used the Brocade Stencil and crackle paste on the background. Once it dried, I sprayed some Glimmer spray in Frost on a piece of plastic bag, then sprayed on a bit of water to water it down and pressed the bag, spay side down onto the background to achieve a watercolor effect. I did this using the Mint as well until I got the coverage I wanted. I also die cut the butterflies from the Flutter dies and sprayed them with Frost and Mint to get a variegated color.  Once they were dry, I adhered them to the background by the body only and slightly folded up the wings.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young and stencils

For the blossoms, I enhanced the darker blue ones with Glimmer Spray in Frost. For the lighter blue flowers, I sprayed them with Mint to change the color up a bit. I also die cut some blossoms and leaves from the Double Dot paper in Clove, then I sprayed them with the Frost and Mint
Glimmer sprays for a 2 toned effect. They dry to a gorgeous shimmer.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young and blossoms

The wooden pieces were all primed using white acrylic paint. Once they were dry, I sprayed them with Frost and Mint. I arranged all of the pieces on my layout until I was pleased with the design and then I adhered everything down permanently. I used the stamps around the page in random spots, just for texture.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young and wood embellishments
Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young and wood embellishments

Thank you for joining me today on the blog. I will be back soon when we will be showcasing projects with the newest collections. Until then, get out those wooden pieces and give them some color!!

BoBunny Supplies:
12x12 Patterned Paper: Yum/Forever Young
Double Dot Paper: Clover Dot
Blossoms: Denim Blue Daisy
Wood Shapes: That's Life/Ironworks/Kraft Wood Keys and Butterflies
Dies: FlutterDies
Stencils: Brocade
Glimmer Spray: Frost/Mint
Stamps: It is Written/Distressed Textures
Ink Pad: Emerald
Layered Chipboard: Heritage
Double Dot Jewels: Emerald

Friday, May 22, 2015

Giveaway Winners!

Wooohooo! It's time to announce the winners of our FABULOUS Spring 2015 release giveaway contest! Thank you to everyone who entered and played with us! And now, without further a do, the WINNERS!!!


The winner of the Boardwalk Papers is: Linda Chidster!

The winner of the Boardwalk Embellishments is: Janice McLean!

The winner of the Penny Emporium Papers is: Brigitte Wohlfahrt!

The winner of the Penny Emporium Embellishments is: Deborah S.!

The winner of the Juliet Papers is: Geo Chad!

The winner of the Juliet Embellishments is: Jaimie Sunshine! 

The winner of the Misc Me Juliet is: Karin Boschaart!

And finally, the winner of the Misc Me Boardwalk is: Katy Young!

Yay!!!! Congratulations to all of our winners! We will be emailing you! 

Just a reminder.....all this GORGEOUS new product is hitting stores and online NOW! With that said.....Everyone have a wonderful crafty weekend! 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Marvelous Mixed Media!



Mixed Media Eye-glass Case Tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco
Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.


Hi everyone!  Gabrielle here with you today to share a Steampunk style eye-glass case I made using a variety of Bo Bunny's gorgeous mixed media products and one of my favorite wood embellishment collections called Ironworks.   

Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.

Have you tried these beautiful new lasercut chippies?  I was lucky enough to get my hands on this stunning butterfly chippie, they have such intricate cut-work, love them! So I decided to make this, and a lovely scroll from the Ironworks wood accents collection the centerpiece of my OTP project.  I thought it would be nice to make a video tutorial up to show how this thing went together....so grab a cup of coffee (or tea) click on the arrow below and enjoy!




I just love the way the Pearlescents adhere so well to almost any surface, I didn't even have to pre-coat my piece with Gesso!  Here are a couple of views of this project from other angles...

Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.

This is the backside of the glasses case, you can see the nice texture I got using the Cascade Stickable Stencil with a combination of  Licorice, Graphite and Chocolate Perlescents streaked across it.

Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.

I finished my design with some Bo Bunny Trinkets and Mocha Jewels. 

Mixed Media Glasses Case tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Ironworks wood accents, Pearlescents, Glitter Paste, Lasercut chipboard and Stickable stencils.

A view of the left side.  I also added some little hits of the Bronze Glitter Paste to the wings o the butterfly and on the metal flowers.  This project came together quick and easy and now I have a pretty eye-glass case to keep on my night table.

Product used in this project:
Bo Bunny Stickable Stencil/Cascade
Bo Bunny Pearlescents/Licorice, Graphite, Chocolate
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste/Bronze
Bo Bunny Laser cut chipboard/Butterfly
Bo Bunny Wood Accents/Iron Works
Bo Bunny Double Dot Jewels/Mocha
Bo Bunny Trinkets/Apple Cider collection

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hope this has inspired you to use Bo Bunny's fabulous wood accents and mixed media products!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Happy Place With Wood Shapes!


Hello friends! My project today is an altered frame that I've used the Garden Journal collection along with our That's Life Wood Shapes.

Our Happy Place by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Our Happy Place Altered Frame featuring Garden Journal collection and That's Life Wood Shapes by BoBunny designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

 I've used Pearlescents and Glimmer Sprays as well as stamps. Recently I received a wedding invitation with this lovely photo on it and knew I wanted to create something special with it. 

I thought it would be fun to place this frame on their wedding gift as a little bonus.

Our Happy Place Altered Frame featuring Garden Journal collection and That's Life Wood Shapes by BoBunny designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

To start, I coated the frame with some cream paint. Once dry I traced the frame shape and trimmed the paper to fit. I stitched around the paper giving myself enough extra space to sand the edges. I traced the heart from the back of the paper and carefully cut it out and adhered my paper to the frame with some Mod Podge.

I sanded all the edges and then dry brushed some of my cream paint on the very borders. I rubbed some Sugar Pearlescent around the heart edges, then brushed a very light layer overall and set aside to dry.

The That's Life Wood Shape chevrons are altered with Pearlescents. The small chevrons are base coated in Silver and then brushed with some Frost. The middle chevron is base coated in Sugar and then dry brushed with Frost.




I collaged the chipboard and used my wood shapes to accent my design. The Elegant Border Die was cut and I folded two segments together to create my flourish heart that is tucked in behind the Layered Chipboard. Some simple stamping and drops of glimmer spray and jewels completed the frame.

How do you like to alter your wood shapes?

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Notebook / Garden Journal
Wood Shapes: That's Life
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard, Chipboard / Garden Journal
Buttons: Garden Journal
Stamps: Distressed Textures, It is Written and Stained Textures
Stamp Block Set
Pearlescents: Brilliant Blue, Silver and Sugar
Glimmer Spray: Bronze, Frost and Sugar
Ink: Licorice
Jewel Flourishes: Glaze
Jewels: Double Dot Blue Hues
Die: Elegant Border Die