Thursday, August 2, 2012

Quick & Easy 2 page layouts and more!

Today's post is LOADED!!

First of all we have some awesome 2 page layouts for you!
(okay...only 2 - 2 page layouts!  gggrrrrrrrr.... mine is sitting on my counter
top, so I DON'T forget to take it to work to scan)

A whole lotta good it's doing us there.  Sorry :(

And I'm sad cuz I used fun pictures at the beach in Cali when a couple
of my friends and I took a road trip 
and I was able to play with the new DETOUR collection.

I'm over it and moving on....
(but make sure to read all the way to the end... cuz there's more)

Today's formula for our layouts is:

4 patterned papers
1-2 pieces Double Dot cardstock
2 embellishment packs of your choice 

Hummingbird Festival
Juliana Michaels

Designer Tip:
The tabbed piece of paper contains my journaling 
about what I learned when I went to this festival. 
This is a great way to include journaling when you have a lot to say 
or if you want to keep it more private.

Create your own dimensional flowers from cardstock 
stickers or by fussy cutting like flowers
 from patterned paper and layer them with double sided foam tape. 

You can further embellish them by using Jewels as the center of the flower. For more details on how I created the flowers please visit my blog: 17turtles 
 How to use the left overs:

1. Create another layout by adding another full 12 x 12 sheet of paper and using the left over pieces of patterned paper and cardstock. 
2. Fussy cut more flowers to use on cards or another layout.
3. The extra stickers will certainly create another layout.
4. Use the jewels to embellish the left over stickers and use them on a card or layout.

 Bo Bunny Supplies:

Patterned Papers: Bubbles, Doodles, Wish/ Alora
(I used 2 of Bubbles)
Cardstock: Double Dot in Poppy Dot
Jewels: Alora
Stickers: 12 x 12 Combo Sticker/ Alora

Robbie Herring

 Designer Tips: 
1.    When choosing papers, be sure to consider both sides. The Apple Cider Journey paper has some really great shapes on the front side, and a plaid on the back side. I cut the shaped piece in the upper left side, the apple, the upper scalloped border and the word smile from the front side. The plaid on the back made the perfect print for layering punched flowers.

2.    Another way I used the backside was to choose the Apple Cider Dot paper. It had a nice word print that I used to help center my design and a dark dotted backside to punch a border and use for the back layers of my punched flowers.

3. Don't forget the packaging! In addition to using the layered chipboard for added dimension around my page, I also used the packaging to punch out leaves for my flowers.

4. Pull out your old scalloped scissors and use them to cut a contrast border around select pieces. I used mine to cut the scalloped border around the shaped piece.

 Left Overs: 
1. I have a LOT of the combo stickers left over. I will be using both the alphabets, borders and other shapes on future layouts. Those stickers go a LONG way and are such a great embellishment to buy to help stretch your supplies.

2. I also have quite a bit left of the Coffe Dot Cardstock. I keep a file folder for all my Double Dot Paper scraps. It will go into that folder to be used when I need accents.
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Papers: Apple Cider Collection-Apple Cider, Apple Cider Bounty, Apple Cider Dot and Apple Cider Journey
Cardstock: Double Dot in Coffe Dot
Layered Chipboard: Apple Cider
Stickers: 12 x 12 Combo Sticker/ Apple Cider

Now... for our next item of business...
It's a sad and a happy day.

We have love, love, loved having our fabulous guest designer Julie
play along with us all summer!  She has been amazing and exceeded any expectations we had.
I seriously don't know how she does it... she is so on top of things and is such a wonderful mom and wife and we have thoroughly enjoyed having her.
(And lucky for us... she has been playing and commenting and facebooking 
with us for a long time and we're not really losing her...) 

We love you Julie!  Thanks for playing.

And now.... 
We would like to introduce our next guest designer:

Lynn Shokoples
(and Jax and Daisy)

Hi Everyone! My name is Lynn Shokoples and I live  in Alberta Canada. It's a honor to be a guest designer at Bo Bunny. I've been scrapbooking since the beginning of time when all there was available was some paper, pens and scalloped rulers. I started my first baby album in 1992. Let's just say my style has evolved since then. I love to try new techniques and go between a shabby style to cute and fun layouts.  I've been a Bo Bunny fan right from the start and will admit to stashing some of eachcollection for that "special layout".   When I'm not scrapbooking, I'm a wife and a  mom to two wonderful young adults Nicole 24 and Ryan 20, a new son-in-law Christopher. I'm also a new mom to two rambunctious Goldendoodle puppies. Keeps my life interesting! I'm excited to be a part of this amazingly talented group of ladies whom I've admired for years, so thank you Bo Bunny!

Thank you Lynn... we can't wait for you to play!!!


  1. Wow first of all beautiful LOs too bad yours is missing I'm sure we'll see it soon and I'm sure it's gorgeous!! Secondly congrats Lynn WTG!! What an honor!!! Julie was truly great!!

  2. What gorgeous LO's and inspiration by the DT. I'm so excited to see Lynn as the guest designer!! Love your work, Lynn!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  3. Welcome Lynn! Can't wait to see what you do! Juliana, Love your layout!!

  4. Thanks Julie, it has been fun seeing your work! Your projects are so pretty!

  5. These are really exciting layouts! I have been using Bo Bunny for a long time, but just started with the blog. Guaranteed I will be back for more great ideas!

  6. Welcome Lynn. Can't wait working with you. Loved the Quck & Easy pages great job girls

  7. I just love these layouts! Such amazing details. Thanks everyone for the welcome, I'm excited to be a guest at Bo Bunny!

  8. Wonderful, fun and great layouts with great tips. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas Julie

  9. Love the Smile layout by Robbie. So beautiful and love the flowers.

  10. I absolutely loveeeeeeeeeeeee the lo's from Juliana and Robbie!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! And I just can't wait to see yours Kris! :) Thank you so much for your kind words!! Being a part of this team for the summer has been a dream come true!!! Thank you all for your encouragement!!!!! Love you all!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee Lynn! She is AMAZING!!!!! She will ROCK BO BUNNY!!!!!!!!!!

  11. I love seeing two page layouts and these two were absolutely fabulous. Now I want to see yours. Welcome to Lynn too.

  12. Wonderful news! Lynn is a sweetheart...and a talented scrapbooker!

  13. wow!!! what a beautiful layout!!!Fall is my favorite time of the year!

  14. congrats Lynn! these double pagers and just stunnning and make me want to make one :)