Monday, August 29, 2011

Get to Know... Robbie Herring

Hi everyone!  It's my turn on the Bo Bunny Blog!  First, I have to admit that I am NOT a writer!  I always worry about what to say in these type of situations.  Hopefully, you will all just go with it for me!  :)

I have been designing for Bo Bunny for a little over a year now.  It is terrific how wonderful working for and with Bo Bunny is!  I am forever telling my friends what a great team and what great Bo Bunny support we have.  It is truly a dream come true to work with so many fantastic people.  Of course, as you already know, Bo Bunny ROCKS the products!! 

Guess what?  Today is my anniversary!  I've been married to a wonderful guy for 24 years.  We live in the great state of Texas!  We are born and bred Texans and couldn't hardly imagine living anywhere else.  I was a stay at home mom until my children went to college. Now, I guess I would say that I'm retired.  I keep myself pretty busy though!  In addition to scrapbooking, I love to sew and paint.  I also love decorating and since we moved to a new home 2 years ago, that has kept me up to my ears in projects!

Here we are at a business banquet last summer.  It's sad how few pictures that we have of us together.  I tend to be behind the camera, instead of in front of it. 


I mentioned our children earlier.  We have been blessed with 2 great kids!  Our oldest, Jade, has graduated from college and moved away to work.  We are really lucky that she's only a few hours away.  This is Texas and it's BIG so 2 1/2 to 3 hours isn't that far for us!  :)  Our youngest, Alex, is a senior in college.  He goes to Texas A&M.  Gig 'em!  He's only 1 1/2 hours from home, so we are thankful that we still get to see him often, too!


I started scrapbooking when my daughter was a senior in high school.  I loved it!!  The plan was to make her a senior album and then make my son one when it was his turn.  Needless to say, that is not quite how it worked out.  I have been scrapbooking for around 5 years now and those two books have turned into a LOT of books!  Most days, I do something creative.  When we moved, I got my very own craft room for the first time!  I also sew, paint and have my computer in this room.  I love wrapping gifts, so that happens here, too.  It is the most used room in our house!

So, I guess I should admit, that I can't be creative if I don't know where all my things are!  These drawers from Ikea are great for holding all of my 'stuff'!  Like I said, alot happens in this room and these drawers are able to hold all the tools and toys for my various hobbies!


This is slatwall that my embellishments and some of my pages hang from.  Because my kids are my inspiration, the pages on my wall are all pictures of them together.


You just gotta love Ikea shelving!! 

On to what we do!  Scrapbook!! 

I honestly don't have any idea what my style is.  I truly love it all!!  I know that I really like to add details to my pages and I haven't met an embellishment that I don't love!  Shabby pages, bright pages, linear pages... I love them all!  I tend to let my pictures dictate where my pages are going.  I think that I move back and forth between styles.  I do have to admit that I love anything girly!  Even though I didn't plan it, the 3 pages that I'm showing you today are all girl pages.   In my defense, my son hardly ever takes pictures!!  When he lived at home, I could force him, but it doesn't work out so well now!  :)

The new collections are FABULOUS!!!  I can't get enough of them!!  I can't wait to do some of my son's pages with them, too!

First up a page with the 
Et Cetera Collection!
This collection is perfect alone or mixed with other collections!   I can't wait to do some heritage pages with it, too. 

Friends

I made this flower using the ribbon flower technique that I showed here on this blog.  Just change the size of the petals to  3 1/4 inches for the wider wraps fabric.



Supplies Used:
EtCetera Collection:  Paper-Mail Room, Geography, Cut Outs.  Trinkets, Buttons, Wraps, Petals, Noteworthy Combo Stickers, Layered Stickers, Live Love Laugh Stickers and Chipboard.

Next up is the
Welcome Home Collection!
This is my absolute favorite color combination!  It's so gorgeous!!

Moments
Before our recent move, we spent 17 years living in the country.  This picture will always remind me of the time our children were growing up surrounded by animals.  It says 'Home' to me.




Supplies Used:  Welcome Home Collection:  Paper- Dreams and Portrait.  Layered Chipboard, Buttons, Rub ons, Combo Stickers, Home Grown Stickers, Jewels.  Double Dot Ribbon.

 

Finally, I couldn't resist the gorgeous colors of this collection!!  They are so vibrant!! 
Forever Fall
is sure to be making an appearance on several pages in my books!

She
This is one of my daughter's senior portraits.  I have scrapped this picture in sepia before, but I couldn't resist using it again in color.  Her shirts matched the colors so perfectly!


I used a McGill punch to make the sunflower on this page.


  To emboss the chipboard letters, I just peeled a few layers off the back and ran them through my embossing machine.  Easy!


Supplies Used:  Forever Fall Collection:  Paper- Sunflower and Dusk.  Noteworthy, Trinkets, Brads, Combo Stickers,  Chipboard, Graditude Stickers.  EtCetera Collection Combo Stickers.  Chunky Chips Alphabet.  Double Dot Ribbon-Olive.

Last but not least, I thought that I would share a few previous favorites with you!  Since it's back to school time and Learning Curve is my all-time favorite school collection, I want to include them!



Halloween is just around the corner so here are a couple of my ideas for a page and a project. These were both made using the adorable Whoo-ligans Collection.


Thanks so much for hanging out for this long!! 

Be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a prize from Bo Bunny!!! 
It's almost the end of the month and Bo Bunny is going to be announcing the winners soon!! 

Also, be sure to drop by my blog!!  You will have another chance to win a Bo Bunny prize there, too!  My Blog :  Just the Scrap

Have a great week!

112 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you - you are so talented!!!

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  2. Wow, I am totally jealous of your scraproom! It's gorgeous! Love all your great LO's too!

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  3. Gorgeous projects as usual - you and your family are so beautiful and seriously, I almost died when I saw your wall - your slatwall!!! I NEED THIS

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  4. Great projects!! Your scrap room is awesome!!) Very stylish!

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  5. Your projects are great! Thanks for sharing Robbie!

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  6. Such adorable projects and layouts! And I am hugely jealous of your scraproom!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  7. Your work is great. Love all the pages. My favorite is the halloween, I guess because I love anything halloween. I was married that day. LOL.
    Your room is amazing. I am sure you have lots of fun in there.
    Thanks for sharing your story.

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  8. These are gorgeous Robbie! I love the Et Cetera Collection too, I can't wait to get it to use on my ancestry photos. LOVE your workspace too!

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  9. Very beautiful work! Your scraproom is so great!!! You're a lucky woman!

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  10. Wow, I love your layouts, but I started drooling when I saw your scrapbook room! Amazing.

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  11. Goodness Robbie your scraproom is amazing as are your layouts. Thanks for sharing your work is so inspirational!

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  12. Very nice work, and your scrapbook room is amazing !

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  13. Your scraproom is beautiful! I'm sooo jealous!! Love your stuff! I foloow you over at scrapbook.com! Such talent! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great blog post. Thanks for the link to the ribbon flower tutorial, I will definitely try this one out!

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  15. Awesome projects! Can't wait to check out your personal blog. LOVE your scraproom and your slatwall - going to show to DH and do some begging (lol!)

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  16. love your work, and your room looks so cool! Love the pop of red in the chairs!
    kacee

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  17. I love your scraproom!!! It is to die for!!! Your creations are simply beautiful!

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  18. WOW- I can't believe anyone's room is so clean and fancy! Great projects made in such a great scraproom!

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  19. Such wonderful projects, your creativity is inspiring. And your scraproom, WOW! is about all I can say.

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  20. Love your craft room and fabulous creations!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  21. collections are beautiful, and the projects of this scraper is wonderful.
    congratulations.

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  22. I love how the vibrant colors in these paper lines were used to full advantage..beautiful details too. Thanks for the great inspiration! And I have eyed that IKEA storage for awhile...thanks for showing off that space.

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  23. Lovely work! I have been a fan of yours for quite some time now. I love your fall layout featuring your daughter. I love doing lo's of my girls. I'm going to check out the flower tutorial you mentioned. TFS!!

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  24. Awesome! You might be my favorite designer so far. Love the trick or treat box!!

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  25. It was nice to find someone who has as eclectic a style as I do - I just can't limit myself to any one style, and like you, I mostly let the pics and theme dictate the style. I love your scrap room! I too can't work without knowing where all my tools and goodies are. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Beautiful LO's thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. Whoop! (I married an Aggie, and he's raising our kids to be Aggies too. ;) )
    Beautiful projects, Robbie! And your scrap room looks like a little piece of heaven. Thanks for letting us get to know you, and thanks for sharing your lovely work with us!

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  28. Nice to meet you and see all your fabulous work! You're very, very talented.

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  29. What a wonderful post! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!! I loved meeting your family and the birds eye view of that uber organized crafty space! I totally love that slatwall too!!!

    All of your projects are fabulous!

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  30. Love your scraproom! TFS the directions to make those cute ribbon flowers! I want to try them! Love your scrap pages! How could they not look great using Bo Bunny?!? :-)

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  31. What a great family to scrapbook. Love your LO and your scrapbook room to.

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  32. I loved reading your post! It is a pleasure getting to know you ;) I am so impressed your craft room is so clean! mine constantly looks like a tornado went through it! Your projects are fantastic! thank you for sharing your work with us.

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  33. Love your projects and your scrap room - can only hope to have mine look like taht someday! LOL

    Allison M.

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  34. Robbie you have a beautiful family! Happy anniversary! So happy to be on this fabulous team with you! love your scraproom!

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  35. I have seen your work over the years and love all of your layouts. Bo Bunny really has the greatest supplies. Your room is fantastic. Wish mine was as neat.

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  36. Beautiful layouts. I love them all. The Welcome Home collection layout is stunning.

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  37. great work and i love your craft room. I am so jealous.

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  38. Loved to read more about you Robbie. And your scraproom is awesome I'm jealous.... Lol!
    Have a nice day Jolanda

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  39. Your projects are so great. I love your scrap room, very orginized.

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  40. Wow, I didn't know Texas was so big! Gorgeous pages! X

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  41. You are soooo talented, Robbie! I really love your style of scrapbooking and Bo Bunny suits your style just so perfectly! You always do wonders with their products. I love your layouts and I also loved getting to know you better:) It's so wonderful to have you on our team!

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  42. Nice to get to know you better! :)
    Beautiful work as always and fab room!

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  43. Beautiful layouts! You have been very busy, great job!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. That is my DREAM scraping room!

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  45. Gorgeous pages!! Looooove your scraproom.. Wish mine was that organized! :)

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  46. Your work is amazing! Loved getting to know you and seeing your scraproom! Can not wait to see more of your work!

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  47. Very envious of your gorgeous craft room!! Your layouts are very beautiful - I also am in love with the new Et Cetera line, and I think Welcome Home will be great too - waiting for it to show up at my LSS.

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  48. Love your room! So organized and lots of space to do all your crafts! Your projects are awesome!

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  49. Love your craft room and love the layout you did with Welcome Home-wonderful!

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  50. Very good work, and your scraproom is amazing!!!
    Thank you for sharing so much talent.

    I love to meet you.

    kiss

    Taty

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  51. I really love your layouts. Your placement of the embellishments is perfect and the pages flow so well. You're very talented! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. I have liked your work for a long time! Nice to know more about you--your scrap room is amazing, too!!!

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  53. Your projects are beautiful and inspiring. And that scraproom, all I can say is WOW!

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  54. Love that Who-ligans collection!! These projects are beautiful!

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  55. Cool scrapbook room: love your projects, too!

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  56. The Pick of the Patch layout had been flagged as a favorite of mine a long time ago! Love all your work! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  57. I'm not surprised to see Robbie Herring here. Her work is beautiful I've always admired it on scrapbook.com. Love, love, love your scrapbook room Robbie. You are so very talented. WTG!

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  58. Beautiful projects and I love the new scraproom.
    -Cher

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  59. Love that scraproom! Wonderful projects!

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  60. Great scraproom, and I love the Halloween container! What a fun decoration!!

    Lu

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  61. Robbie....I just knew you'd rock those new collections!! Just LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done with them! wow! ...so cool seeing your scraproom too...I want to come play! xx

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  62. Wow -- just LOVE your designs...and your scrapbook room is to die for!

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  63. I would love to have your scraproom. Love the projects.

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  64. Robbie your work is amazing! Your scrap room is WOW, love it!

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  65. Beautiful layouts!!

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  66. Wow, what wonderful Lo's. Nice to "meet" you! Neasa in Ireland.

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  67. Hi nice layouts still drooling with your amazing scrap room hope to see more of your beautiful creations!! Greetings from Puerto Rico...

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  68. What great pages! They must be a great way to remember your kids when they were younger! Thansk for the chance to win!
    kiwihana@aol.com

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  69. Your craft room is lovely and so organized! Love the photo & layout of your DD with the fall line :)

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  70. pur work is inspiring and I love your craft room!

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  71. I love all your pages, Robbie. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Happy ANNIVERSARY!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your creations! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  73. All of your layouts and projects are amazing and so inspiring. It was great to get to know about you and your family. Your craft room is right out of a magazine. The red, white and black color combo looks so great together.

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  74. Loved your scrapping/sewing/gift wrapping room. Just became an empty nester and getting ready to move myself. I will remember your room! Loved your layouts, too!

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  75. You did a great job using Bo Bunny's beautiful papers.
    Congrats on being the feature designer!

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  76. Love your work! Love the scraproom too. Where did you get the slat wall?

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  77. MELINDA TATE MCCALLAugust 29, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    Love your pages and you scraproom!!!

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  78. Your scrapbook room is AMAZING! I love your layouts! Thanks for sharing!!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  79. So great to see your scraproom, but why is it so much cooler and neater than mine?!!
    Love your style and your beautiful family. Wonderful inspiration!!

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  80. Wonderful creations! Love your scrap room!

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  81. Gorgeous projects, and so lovely to get to know a little about you. Your craft room looks awesome!

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  82. It was nice meeting you. I am so jelous of your scrapbook. It is great. You are a very talented. Thanks for the change to win.

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  83. Had to come and check out what you did- the sneak on your blog was so tasty!!! Great work as always xoxo

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  84. I don't know which I love more - your work or your craft room!

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  85. Nice to meet you and your family. Love all your beautiful projects too.

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  86. Love your style. Makes me want to see more pages.

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  87. I love your scrap room! SOOO jealous. Your work is beautiful!

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  88. what an amazing Room! I adore the layouts!

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  89. Thank you for sharing your scrap room with us. I love seeing how other talented scrappers, quilters, and seamstresses organize there special spots. I am in the middle of reorganizing mine and love the ideas. Your work is gorgeous and thank you for sharing your family. Our youngest just completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at UT, so I have to add a "hook em" just to balance things a bit.

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  90. Love your work! You have great talent and a beautiful family.

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  91. Love your creative style, Robbie, and the way you layer embellishments is AWESOME!

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  92. Wow! What an awesome room! (I'm jealous lol!!)
    Wonderful layouts and projects. thanks for sharing.

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  93. Thanks for sharing you great projects!!
    You have a beautiful family!
    I have a scrproom but I will tell you....it looks nothing like yours though :(
    I love that slat wall...Great.. TFS

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  94. What an awesome scrap room!! It's so neat and organized!!

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  95. What a gorgeous family!!! Your scrap room is my dream room! Love the layouts...awesome as always!!!

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  96. Nice to meet you and see where all the creativity happens
    ava

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  97. I like how you combine embellies on your layouts..this is a skill I need to learn. Thanks for sharing!

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  98. Love your scraproom! Beautiful LO's.

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  99. That Welcome home collection looks so lovely - like you, I love the colours!

    What a wonderful scraproom - how fortunate you are to have so much space and a great organisational system!

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  100. Your Scraproom is a great inspiration, since Im currently trying to get a spare room cleaned up and made into a craft room. The projects are also making me think of what to do next. Thank you for sharing.

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  101. Your projects are wonderful, enjoyed them all!

    We moved two years ago and I got a room all to myself too! My husband put in cabinets and peg board and everything! It's my favorite room in the house :)

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  102. It's so nice to meet you. You are a very talented lady! Love your layouts and your scraproom is to-die-for!

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  103. Robbie, you work is amazing! I love the fact that you don't have a "style" and you just go with what your pics "tell" you to! I'm hopefully going to be making my very first trip to Ikea soon to shop for some scrap room furniture. So thank you for the inspiration!

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  104. I LOVE your craft room!! You make some beautiful projects in there! Thanks for sharing.

    Carrie

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  105. Great getting to know more about you, love your products.

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  106. Wow, what a terrific place to play. Your layouts are absolutely beautiful!

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  107. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pages!!! I love your organized room! Ikea is wonderful!!

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