Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pandas on Safari with BoBunny

My youngest daughter is in LOVE with panda bears, so our trip to see some in real life was a vacation highlight for her.  She took many photos as she happily stood entranced, watching the pandas rest, walk, and eat bamboo.  Here is a page highlighting her favorite photo, using the new Safari collection from BoBunny:

I love the instant dimension of the glittered, layered chipboard accents.

And check out these diecut cloud shapes I layered with glitter paste.  The white part is glitter-covered too, so in real life the whole thing just sparkles.

For my vacation album, this showcase page will be the cover page, and the rest of the panda pics will be added in a more simple pocket-page style.  I love this system of scrapping when I have lots of photos, but still want a bit of fun with lots of product layering.  It makes the entire process less overwhelming, while still having creative fun with my scrapbook stash. :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

New Product Gorgeousness - BoBunny

The newest BoBunny release is truly gorgeous, and right on trend with all kinds of mixed media, romantic, gold goodness!  Here is a layout featuring their mixed media products and a new collection - Sweet Life:

Titiana Layout by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Sweet Life

Just look at the new stencils, pearlescent & glitter paste colors, and those gold rub-ons - I'm loving it.

Titiana Layout by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Sweet Life

I had fun mixing all sorts of color on top of the heart stencil, and the new licorice pearlescent is such a bold statement with the clock stencil.  The lovely flowers have been customized with sugar glitter paste, and gold & silver glimmer sprays.  I know this is a collection I will be using again and again. And again, lol.

Titiana Layout by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Sweet Life

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Let's Build a Snowman

This month, my daughter and her friends had an idea for a Winter Blowout party, with their own version of an ugly sweater contest, Frozen karaoke, and of course, a hot cocoa bar. 

After seeing "build your own snowman" marshmallow kits all over Pinterest, I thought it would be a great craft to go along with the party.  Each child can make their own snowman, and then plop it right into their hot cocoa mug. Fun!  Here is a peek at my party decor:

Snowman Kit by Keri Babbitt using Altitude Collection from BoBunny

After filling some bags with all the fixin's for a snowman, I topped each one with a glimmer-sprayed doily, flower, and Noteworthy diecut. Done!

Snowman Kit by Keri Babbitt using Altitude Collection from BoBunny

Snowman Kit by Keri Babbitt using Altitude Collection from BoBunny

After altering the outside of the cocoa can, I layered on more doilies for a fun topper.  I added more cocoa toppings with a little fold-over paper pouch that holds a bag of white chocolate chips.  Quick, easy, and super festive.

Snowman Kit by Keri Babbitt using Altitude Collection from BoBunny

A little touch of blue and black ink really helped the gorgeous papers to pop, and I added a little delicate hot-cocoa-steam detailing with a pearlescent pen. 

Snowman Kit by Keri Babbitt using Altitude Collection from BoBunny
Happy Winter!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Holidays with BoBunny

This time of year is always my favorite for festive decor - and this being our first year in our farmhouse makes it all the more fun!  To add to our new holiday home, I created a mini one with BoBunny goodies:

Isn't that flourish chipboard from our Leaky Shed team-up just perfect for a rooftop?  I sprayed the chipboard with gold glimmer spray (I've already gone through one whole bottle, I can't get enough, lol!), and embellished it with jewels.

The gold star paper is called Jack Frost, from the Candy Cane Lane collection, and the chipboard from the same collection finishes off the simple front of my house.

I detailed the house sides with paper from the Altitude collection, topped with more gold Leaky Shed chipboard.  And now for the finishing touch, the doily roof!

I halved the doilies, and curled them slightly with a pencil before gluing them on to my removable roof piece.  The inside of the house is filled with mini candy canes, and is a charming little addition to my holiday tabletop. 

I hope you enjoy this Christmas creation, and wish you and yours Happy Holidays and a Merry New Year!  :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gift-Giving, Victorian style with BoBunny

November is the month my gift-giving excitement for the holidays kicks in.  This year, my daughter is finally getting the Victorian atomizer/beauty set she's always wanted, so I'm wrapping it up in vintage style!

Using the Rose Cafe collection from BoBunny, I created a gift box, a gift topper, and a tag - all with that romantic Victorian feel.

Here's a couple close-ups of the gift box for the perfume atomizer.  I cut up the Rose Cafe Post paper, distressing each postcard/envelope edge, and then decoupaging all the pieces onto the gift box, using gold glimmer spray to gild the surface.

The box is wrapped up with flowers and lace - and can be used for as a jewelry holder on my daughter's vanity after she opens the gift.  Love double-duty wrapping!

For the wrapped gift topper, I sprayed the doilies quite heavily with gold glimmer spray, with a hint of bronze and frost spray here and there.  I made sure to let the spray pool deeply in the nooks and crannies of the doilies, without blotting, to dry.

Rather than ribbon, I used the film strip to cut a bow for the top.  I love it so much that I think I'm going to save the entire layered piece and make it into a wall hanging after Christmas. :)

Happy gift-giving season to you and yours - I encourage you to get a little crafty with your holiday wrapping this year!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CREATE Magazine Feature.

Happy November everyone!

This month, at CREATE magazine, the featured manufacturer is, you guessed it, BoBunny!
Each designer had the chance to work with a sketch - my project is a two-pager, using a sketch created by the talented Allison Davis.

I love the mix of large and small photo options here, and my favorite part is the layered title cluster.

This issue is FILLED with BoBunny gorgeousness from front-to-back, so make sure to check out the entire free issue here:

CREATE November Issue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Souvenir Mini Album with BoBunny

Do you have a vacation spot or town that you repeatedly visit?  Somewhere to see family, friends, or just relax and vacation in a familiar place?  For us, it's Boise, to visit family and have a generally fabulous time.

Since we visit pretty frequently, I figured it was time to create a mini-album, to house all our favorite photos and keepsakes in one location.  I used the new BoBunny Souvenir collection and some Misc Me supplies to create a mini album to document all our fun:

I layered the cover page with mini wood accents, brads, diecuts, and washi tape.

For the filler pages, I used a variety of patterned paper in different sizes, envelopes, and Misc Me 6x8" page protectors.  I love the eclectic looks this gives to the mini.

The smaller envelopes can be used for receipts or instax photos.  I included a large envelope for more keepsakes & ephemera at the back of the album.

Technique:  Fill a page protector with embellishments, glitter, and sequins, and seal it up with stitching or washi tape.  This is a favorite mini-album technique that I just love no matter how many times I do it.

Buttons and border stickers are a quick accent to any pocket page, and I LOVE the transparent layering look that I can get with the new film strips from BoBunny.

I included several favorite photos throughout the album, with coordinating journaling cards in an envelope.  This way, the kids can jot down their thoughts and memories as they look through the book, and include this ongoing journaling inside the envelope pocket.  The kids love doing this, and I love how much meaning it adds to the album - love to hear them giggling and reminiscing as they write their little notes to add to the book.