Monday, July 27, 2015

Beachy Nostalgia with BoBunny...

The day is sadly here...my final post for BoBunny.  I have adored each and every moment of my two years on their design team. But for now, my focus needs to be on Year Two of this endless home renovation - thus, my hesitant yet necessary resignation from the team.

But, on a happy note, let's take a look at my beachy project:

Find Your Paradise Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Boardwalk Collection


















Since I just cannot get enough of the BoBunny Boardwalk collection, I have added to my Oregon Beach album that started HERE.  I utilized some of the designs from the double-sided Misc Me cards, and to unify everything, edged everything in Gold Pearlescents and glitter.

Find Your Paradise Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Boardwalk Collection


































I added dimension with brads, chipboard, and buttons.

Find Your Paradise Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Boardwalk Collection


























Along with the glittery gold edging, I detailed each rectangle with machine-stitched gold thread.  I love the beachy-glam look it gives to the Boardwalk papers.

Find Your Paradise Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Boardwalk Collection


























This is my very favorite image from the Boardwalk collection - perfect for both my little bathing beauties and their beach pics.

Find Your Paradise Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Boardwalk Collection


































Another fun Misc Me tip, especially for vacation albums, is to add envelopes in between the pages of your albums.  Even with the 12x12" Misc Me, you'll see that two of the punched holes still line up, and you can add an envelope right into the larger album size.  These envelopes are easy to customize with some cute accents, and can hold all the vacation ephemera, souvenirs, receipts, or extra photos that you'd like to keep.  I love the way they look in the larger albums too.  It's a fun way to add a variety of sizes into your 12x12" albums.

Find Your Paradise Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Boardwalk Collection


























Find Your Paradise Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Boardwalk Collection


























I love the feeling of catching up and adding more pages into an ongoing album like this one.  The Misc Me products really do make it easy to quickly add a page or two in at any time.  Love that!

A gigantic thank you to BoBunny, and to all of you who have shared comments and emails on this crafty blog of mine.  Much love and creative vibes from me to you!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Wild West Mini with BoBunny

Happy soon-to-be July to all you crafters out there!  This month with BoBunny, I combined the Juliet collection and the Penny Emporium collection to create a deliciously vintage mini album, showcasing our "Wild West" tradition for Father's Day and Dad's Birthday every year.  I had fun combining elegant images and heavy distressing techniques with tongue-in-cheek photos from this year's Father's Day bash.  Let's take a look!



































The front cover is steampunk-elegant with a neutral color palette.  The gold rub-ons adhere to the fabric album binding fabulously, and the layered chipboard accents give great dimension.


Obviously, these photos are meant to be funny and silly - a rootin' tootin' Old West card game with their Daddy, pretending to talk all Cowboy-like with their Sarsaparilla and candy cigs, lol.

The new Misc Me pocket squares are double-sided, so I can get both pages' designs with no bulk or pattern waste.  Brads, stickers, and jewels finish off the look.

I love that printing press paper in the background, and the distressed edges of the photo mat are heavily inked with blue and brown ink.  The initials on each page coordinate with the Cowboy Criminal names the kids made up for this Wanted-Poster photo shoot.  (This little one went with Franny Thinwrists McCoy, in case y'all were wonderin').

Do I look like a sneaky, murderous gold miner, heh?!  More inking and layering with rub-ons here, and here's a final look at the detail on that gorgeous steampunk chipboard accent:

Monday, May 18, 2015

Romeo to my Juliet...

The latest and greatest from BoBunny includes a brand new romantic collection, Juliet.

I love that this collection is rich with color and design - a gorgeous set of designs for any type of crafty project.  Here is the layout I made, the very SECOND I got this beautiful collection in my hands!

My Beloved Layout by Keri Babbitt using BoBunny Juliet Collection


































This circular background paper is definitely a new favorite, and is a great frame to showcase a focal photo.  All the gorgeous new embellishments add pops of color, and the dimension needed to finish off this family page.  I can't wait to frame this one!

























Monday, April 27, 2015

Fairy Book Basket with BoBunny

As you may be well aware, I'm a definite lover of all things Fairy, Garden, and Fantasy.  So, for this month's out-of-the-box project for BoBunny, I created a woven fairy basket, full of tiny books:



























Using the Garden Journal collection, I fussy-cut some tiny postcards from the 6x6 paper pad, and stapled some blank paper inside each book.  Then I went to town distressing the covers, with ink, rub-ons, and jewels.  Each mini book has a bookmark inside, along with a title page:



























For the bookmarks and the basket, I cut paper into strips and then lightly coated each strip with Pearlescents.  This coating strengthens and adds a metallic sheen to the strips, which can then be easily woven or bent for bookmarks.  The coating makes the basket quite sturdy, and allows the bookmarks to hold their curved/creased shape.



























My daughters can't wait to fill these little beauties in with fanciful fairy stories and field-guide facts.  And I can't wait to see them traipsing around the yard doing so!


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!