Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To theme or not to theme???

 We are so excited about today's post.We asked our awesome, incredibly creative Design Team to use paper that had a very specific theme....  and create layouts that have nothing to do with that theme.

Halloween paper is not just for Halloween anymore...
Check it out....

Designed by: Tara Orr
Hint: Because the area you are working with is that much larger for a double layout, choose larger embellishments and larger photo(s). This will help to keep your layout 'in scale' and make it easier to 'fill up' the larger space.
Supplies: Whoo-ligans Cut Outs, Whoo-ligans Batty, Whoo-ligans Madness, Whoo-ligans Monsters,
Whoo-ligans Noteworthy Journal Pages, Almond Dot Cardstock, Chiffon Rose Trim, Purple Rose Trim,
Cream Gardenia Petals, Antique Lace Petals, Chunky Charms (swirls & brackets in licorice),
Chunky Chips Alpha Stickers, Bo Bunny Ribbon
Tombo Mono Adhesive Permanent Roller, Permanent or Repositionable Liquid Glue, Mono Aqua, Permanent Liquid Glue

Darling mini album
Designer: Irene Tan
Supplies: Whoo-ligans, Whoo-ligans Spiders, Whoo-ligans Stripe, Whoo-ligans Dot, Whoo-ligans Madness,
Whoo-ligans Boo, Ocean Dot, Licorice Dot, Whoo-ligans Combo Sticker, Whoo-ligans Cut-Outs,
Dark Denim ribbon, Bo Bunny button, flowers, bling,
Others: acrylic album and embellishment, mask, stamps, solvent ink, distress ink, adhesives.
Who would have guessed the projects above were made from Halloween paper???
*With the following 4 projects, you can enjoy Christmas paper all year long.....

Amber at 6
Designer: Mirelle Divjak
note: Every year after amber's birthday I record her favorites. I love to see the changes as she grows up.

Supplylist: Bo Bunny Almond dot, Bo Bunny - Noel collection, dot, joy, noel, traditions, rejoice, memories,
Bo Bunny Olive zipper trim, Antique lace petals, Charcoal knit petals, Chunky charms : Swirls & Brackets Chipboard stickers - chocolate, Combo Stickers: Cambridge

Designer: Janis Medina
Christmas paper with BEACH pictures....
Supplies: Noel Cheer, Noel Joy, Noel Memories, Noel Postcards, Noel Rejoice, Noel Stripe, Noel Cut Out,
Noel 12x12 Sticker, Noel Note Worthy Journaling Cards, Noel Traditions Cardstock Stickers, Noel Wraps,
Noel Epoxy Brads, Noel Stamps, Bo Bunny Curry Coordinating Double Dot, Bo Bunny Dark Denim Coordinationg Double Dot, Bo Bunny Bling, Mama-razzi Flowers

Designer notes: I lightly misted on my Noel Memories paper and stamped on some portions using Noel Clearly stamp for added texture.

(Spring photo)
Designer: Gabrielle Pollacco
Bo Bunny Patterned Paper: Noel, Noel Memories, Curry Dot, Chocolate Dot,Noel Chipboard,
iCandy Brads (Olivia collection), & Antique Lace Petals
Other: crystal flourish, laser-cut chipboard, blooms.

Designers Tip: When you are looking to get a non-traditional look to your l/o with themed papers like the Noel collection, choose papers from the collection that are alike in color and go for a monochromatic look. I chose the creamy/gold color papers in the collection to create this page
(leaving out the reds & greens keeps the page from looking like a Christmas page).

Now and Forever Card
Designer: Sandra Rupp
Wedding Card and used the Backside of "Noel Stripe" in Combination with Ocean Dot...

Check out a beach photo,bundled up cozy picture and a picture at the park used
 with our Learning Curve line...
These photos have nothing to do with going to school!

Punta Cana Beach
Designer: Luzma Bruna
Supplies: Learning Curve Recess paper, Learning Curve Stripe paper, Learning Curve dot paper,
Learning Curve paper, Denim wrap, Denim rope trim, Charcoal Knit, Olivia Cream Gardenia,
Learning Curve Cut outs, Learning Curve chipboard, Double dot paper harvest dot, Clover dot,
Chunky chips Alpha clear.    Other: Ek punches, MS punches, Little tag Etsy, Uni ball Signo

Designer: Tara Orr
Supplies: Learning Curve Noteworthy, Chunky Chips Chipboard Alphabet Stickers, Chiffon,
Bo Bunny Double Dot Ribbon, Chiffon, Learning Curve Crossword, Learning Curve Letters,
Learning Curve Dot, Learning Curve Recess

Swing it?
Designer: Kathleen Glossop
Supplies: Learning Curve Cardstock stickers, Learning Curve iCandy brads, Learning Curve Stripe,
Learning Curve Cutouts, Learning Curve Combo Sticker, Learning Curve Chipboard, Double Dot, Chunky Charms Clear

Janis's daughter has on a sleeveless shirt with a collection called "Winter Joy"
My Girl
Designer: Janis Medina
Supplies: Winter Joy Snowfall, Winter Joy Peace, Winter Joy Frosty, Winter Joy Bundled, Winter Joy Dot 
Here is our Paradise line used with pictures taken in Feb. of Carin's son blowing bubbles.

Simple Joys
Designer: Carin McDonough
Supplies : Paradise Boardwalk, Paradise Batik, Paradise Surf, Paradise iCandy Epoxy Brads,
Chunky Chips Alpha Clear, Double Dot 5/8" Buttercup Ribbon,
Others : Alphabet Stickers, White Gel Pen, Embroidery floss, Acrylic paint

Fun idea: My bubbles are actually the centres from the clear Chunky Chips Alpha!
We think with these ideas you can pretty much use any photo with any themed paper.
Let your imagination be your guide.  We'd love to see what you come up with using themed paper for something other than it's theme.
Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Wow, gorgeous layouts girls! I love it that you all thought outside the box and the projects you came up with are all absolutely gorgeous! I love the new blog header too, by the way:)

  2. It was so fun to do this assignment!!!
    Love all the designs!!!!

  3. ladies you rocked this assignment! Everything is just so gorgeous!!

  4. I love Whooligans and it seems like such a versitle line...I am glad I got some ideas from your DTs.

  5. wow what a challenge for thinking outside of the square. All the layouts are just divine. TFS and providing inspiration.

  6. All the layouts are just gorgeous!! Love them all!

  7. you gals are sooooo creative!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Really??? Serisously?? Words fail me, you girls ROCK!!!

  9. What great ideas you give us here! I love this, and wonderful inspiration by all the gals, too!

  10. These are AMAZING! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE them! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. These are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!! I could just look at them for hours!!!!!!! Great job ladies!!!!!!!!!:D

  12. love how you record her favorites every year.. i think i might have to start that tradtion what wonderful layouts. Thanks

  13. Gorgeous layouts! I enjoy using papers for themes they are not designed for too!

  14. Love all of these layouts!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  15. This was such a fun assignment to do....the BB papers just scrap themselves sometimes! Love what the rest of the DT girls did with the themed papers!

  16. Love the new blog header!!!

    Thank You so much for sharing all these gorgeous layouts.
    Got lots of ideas!

  17. How fabulous!! I definitely noticed that with the backsides of the papers . . . anything goes! Sometimes I have to convince myself to use the paper for something other than what was intended! This is very inspiring!! :)

  18. Wow!! Who would have thought? THese are all such fabulous layouts!! Beautiful and so creative!!