Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Designer Showcase - Robbie Herring

Hi everyone! I'm Robbie Herring. I have been designing with Bo Bunny for around 2 years now and I'm lovin' it! For those of you who don't know me yet, I'll give you a bit of an over-view.

I've been married to my wonderful husband for 25 years. We just celebrated our silver anniversary last week! I'm so lucky that he is supportive of this fun hobby that I came to love. We have been blessed with 2 children. Our daughter is 24 and our son is 22. We couldn't be any prouder of them! Our daughter is out of college and living about 3 hours from us and our son is a senior at Texas A&M. Whoop!

As those of you with older children know, it is harder to get recent pictures of your kids when they aren't living at home. Thank goodness for Facebook! Without it, I would probably only have Christmas and other holiday pictures. The layout that I am sharing today is a lift off of my daughter's facebook. Even though she has a camera, she usually just uses her phone to take pictures. Some of them won't make it to the page, but some of them end up looking really great and way more fun than the perfect pictures I'm always trying to get. 
 I used the gorgeous new Serenade Collection to make this one. I chose to really play up the yellows in the collection to go with her photo. Between her yellow top and the extra saturated picture, it was a perfect match!
 When I'm putting together a page, I like to add lots of little details. Because I tend to be drawn to EVERYTHING when it comes to embellishments, I always try to ask myself if I see the pictures. It is important to me to have my photos take center stage.

This close-up shows some of the details that I love to do for my pages. Stitching almost always shows up on my pages and I love clustering and shaped papers and stickers. Keeping it to the edges of my phot with just a bit of overlapping helps to keep all this from overwhelming my photo.
 More clustering and a touch of fussy cutting make a showing on the bottom of the page. I couldn't help but make leaves out of the patterned paper. Of course, if you are familiar with my work, you will now that a ribbon or bow almost always ends up being added. If you haven't tried the Double Dot ribbon, you need to! I LOVE how it has the dots on both sides to make tying bows and knots a snap!

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  Serenade Dot, Serenade Garden, Serenade Pendant, Serenade Sunrise, Serendade Trellis
Double Dot 6x6 Paper Pads: Bold and Bright
Stickers: Serenade Combo
Chipboard: Serenade 12x12 and Serenade Layered
Buttons: Serenade
Brads: Serenade
Trinkets: Serenade
Petals Serenade

Recently, I was looking through my computer at all the Bo Bunny projects and pages that I have done over the last 2 years. It's funny, but I don't always go back and look at my pages from the past. Taking a stroll through my Bo Bunny files was almost like looking through my scrapbooks. It gave me the idea to share a few of my favorites here.

First, I wanted to share the first page that I did for Bo Bunny. It's appropriate to this time of year that it's a first day of school page. This is my son on his first day of 1st Grade. Where did the time go? The collection is Learning Curve. I'm still hoarding some of this!
 Quick Tip: I used a real wooden ruler on this page. I cut down the ruler to make it fit better. I used Tim Holtz sissors to do it. Be sure that your ruler doesn't have a metal strip to get this look.

Next up, is a Halloween Altered project that I made using the Whooligans Collection. What an adorable collection! I still have this and pull it out during Halloween. Would you believe that the candy still looks great? Wouldn't want to eat it though!
 This is a little place setting that I came up with for the Kid's Table at Christmas. It is one of my favorite projects because I had such a great time making it!
 Summer is such a fun time for having fun and spending time of the water. I chose this one because I love the picture so much! My daughter made such great friends in college and I think the picture really gives the feeling of a perfect summer day. It was made with the Barefoot and Bliss Collection.
 Finally, a more recent collection. This is the Little Miss Collection and I can't get enough of it! Add a wonderful picture of a baby's first day at home and it's perfection. As I mentioned earlier, my kids are grown, so it's especially great to have friends and relatives that share their pictures.
Hopefully, I haven't gone on tooooo long!

Working with Bo Bunny for the last 2 years has been such a fantastic experience! I like to say that I don't have a style and haven't met an embellishment that I don't love. Bo Bunny fits me perfectly! They do it all and do it so very beautifully!


  1. Such a beautiful post Robbie. I love how you shared some of your past layouts and your more recent ones. I loved every project!

  2. I've always been a fan of your work and it was great getting to know more about you. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful layouts!

  3. Hi Robbie...thanks for sharing everything and amazing projects :)I know it gets harder to get photos as they move away :(

  4. Beautiful layouts! I am going to buy Serenade just because I love that first layout so much!!!

  5. WOW!!! All of your creations are simply marvelous!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I always love seeing your gorgeous creations! You are such a sweetheart and an inspiration to all of us:)

  7. Robbie!!! These are all AMAZING!!! You always inspire me!! I am IN LOVE with that Christmas place setting!!! ADORABLE!!! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Robbie, your work is amazing!! Love how you can work in so many styles so beautifully! Great to get to know you better!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  9. Love all your amazing projects Robbie!! I always love your projects!