Friday, December 20, 2013

BoBunny Design Team December Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the BoBunny December Blog Hop!

Today, we are hopping along, starting & ending at the BoBunny blog.  There, you'll see a question listed next to each designer's name.  As you hop through to each blog, collect the answer to each question, and then head back to the BoBunny blog to enter the answers into a Rafflecopter giveaway, for a chance at a great prize package worth $50! 



The giveaway will be open until December 23 at 12:00 AM MST.

If you didn't start at the beginning, here are the links in order:

Keri Babbitt (you are here!)
BoBunny

This month, we are getting to know a little more about 6 designers.  Each designer will be sharing about themselves and their scrapping style, along with an Elf Magic project, just in time for the holidays!

I'm Keri Babbitt, a mom-of-two daughters, who both love crafting too!  Together, we love to create travel scrapbooks, canvases, and handmade gifts for others.  We also love vintage & thrift shopping together.  My scrapping style is often vintage-based, but with the clean lines of a more modern style.  I love that BoBunny products are versatile enough to satisfy both my love of vintage and my love of modern.

The theme for this month's blog hop is Elf Magic.  It's such a festive, adorable collection for my little ones!  I created a "letters to santa" mailbox for my kids to use throughout the holidays:



























The pattern was a bunch of trial-and-error, LOL, but it came together so well when completed with some metal and chipboard embellishments.



























After "mailing" their letters, my kids can open the back flap of the mailbox to take the letters out.


This was such a fun project, and believe me, it's gotten a LOT of use throughout the month, as the kids send holiday poems, jokes, and all sorts of correspondence to each other. Cute!

What did my 8-year-old daughter ask for as her #1 gift request from Santa?  A Lalaloopsy Haley Galaxy doll. 

Thanks so much for joining in on all the Elf Magic fun!
You're next stop is ... Lisa Gregory.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Expanding Your Options December - Frog Dog Studio

Happy December to one and all...I hope this month brings you lots of festive fun in one form or another!

I'm up today at Frog Dog Studio with a video tutorial HERE.
And here is a look at the project featured in the video - a fun holiday canvas with some gorgeous vintage ephemera:


I used lots of collage-layering, and tons of glitz, glam, and glitter on this decor piece.

  

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Time with BoBunny...

As Thanksgiving approaches, here in the USA, my kids and I are gearing up for fun Fall crafts!
So far this week, we are enjoying our Thank You Turkey:



























The feathers are in a pumpkin jar for now, and as we go about our days, we jot down a Thankful Thought or two on the back of a feather, and add it to the turkey.



























During our Thanksgiving Feast, we'll enjoy reading the feathers to each other & discussing what we are grateful for this year.

Also this month at BoBunny, I shared a Fall Traditions layout.  Yes, it's another layout about our annual Pumpkin Patch outing *smiles*



































I love how the bold colors of the Autumn Song collection pop on the Chiffon cardstock.
Hints of warm-toned jewels and bronze brads complete my Autumnal palette:



Aw, I adore these two sweethearts...so grateful for them.  Now bring on the feast! :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

November @ Frog Dog Studio

Hello and Happy November to you and yours, even though it's halfway through already! :)

Today at Frog Dog Studio, I am up with a video tutorial featuring the amazing Starburst spray inks from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

You can see my technique video HERE, and here are the projects I created with the November main kit and papercrafting add-on.
 


































Aw, my little ones are so LITTLE in this gorgous Fall photo!  Love the colors of this BoBunny Autumn Song collection, and loved using mixed media techniques with spray ink, glitter, and embossing powder on this layout.



























Another Autumnal layout here, at our favorite pumpkin patch, love the running in the photo:


The shimmer you get with these sprays is phenomenal, but doesn't always show up well online. 
Here's a better angle so you can take in all the shimmery goodness:














































I also created a Fall banner for our home:




























The Maya Road canvas stars took the spray ink so well, and with some diecut leaves and words from the BoBunny paper pad, this banner was a breeze to put together.

With the November Main kit, I had such fun coloring Catherine Scanlon's Art Journal pages - art therapy, for sure, and made me feel like a kid again, coloring to my heart's content.












































Watercolors + glaze pens, sigh, just a joy to create with.













































Utilizing all the finishes from the different art mediums in the kit, you get such interest and dimension to each page.

Happy Friday to you, and hope that this weekend brings some relaxing art-time in one form or another.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Guesting @ Scrap Africa!

Yes, I'm still alive, though you wouldn't know it from my poor, sad, neglected blog these days, lol.

I'm happy to be guesting this month over at the Scrap Africa challenge blog!
Here is the page I created with their fun sketch:



































Lots of washi goodness, metallic finishes, and vintage touches here.



























Using up my letter stash & some new PLS goodies on this one!

To check out the other DT examples & to play along with the original sketch, stop by the Scrap Africa HERE.

Thanks so much to Denise & Evgenia at Scrap Africa, for inviting me to join in the fun!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Flea Market Simplicity...

I admit it, I've definitely been stalking online shops for my biggest CHA love...the new Crate Paper collections.  The gold-edged photo overlays have been calling my name ever since I saw sneak peeks, so I ordered two packages!

Here is a simple-style layout using the new Flea Market collection.  It's all about the words+story here, topped off with the perfect accents from Crate:




































Love the airy look of the vellum, and that ombre paper is a new fave...I want them to release it in EVERY color!



























The gold-trimmed, heart-bokeh frame was perfect for the photo of my little one giving her Daddy a smooch.



























She IS magical. :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It's Pinspiration time @ BoBunny!

Pinterest inspiration is a favorite for me, from art to color palettes to sketches, I love using it all to whip up some crafty mojo for a project.

Today at BoBunny, the DT is sharing  pinterest images, along with a project inspired by it. 
I definitely wanted to play along!

Here is the image I chose from Pinterest:

Source: DesignInspiration.Net
 I just love the creamy white walls, sunny yellow windows, the green plants, and the row of gorgeous vases/containers.

Here's how this image translated into a finished layout:

Shutters, rows of yellow border diecut, scattered accents & a painted/stamped background.

BoBunny Supplies Used:

1. The Avenues Collection - Doors Paper, Combo Stickers, Brads, Trinkets, Noteworthy, Dimensional Stickers.
2.  Stamps:  Stained Textures
3.  Cardstock:  Sugar Dot

Are you a Pinner?  I'd love to hear more about what inspires YOU on Pinterest!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back 2 School + giveaway winner!

Yes, school's back in session and I've completed my annual "1st Day" layout:



































Had fun using little bits & pieces of my favorite summer CHA buys so far...in love with these Jenni Bowlin gold rub-ons & doily sequins!  And this new star "Balzer Bits" mask was the perfect "gold star" for my back-to-school theme. 



























Gold pigment ink + embossing powder from Lindy's in King Midas Gold.  Love it!




























Now on to the giveaway...thanks to all those who left some love for my Laina Lamb Design projects!

Random.org says the winner is...#4!

"You have an amazing talent Keri - love your designs. I think I really like the mod borders stamp. Keep showing us your creativeness, it is awesome.   Jessica H"

Congratulations, Jessica!  You are the winner of the Bingo stamp set from My Favorite Things!


  
And last but not least...I'm up on the Frog Dog blog today with a new video for my monthly blog series:  Expanding Your Options.  If you're interested in my creating/layering mixed media process, 
be sure to check it out~

Monday, August 12, 2013

These are a few of My Favorite Things...

I was thrilled to be asked by the amazing Laina Lamb to design some projects using her stamps & dies from My Favorite Things.

What a talent she has for design...I love her bold imagery, fabulous font choices, modern sentiments, and versatile dies!

Here is my first layout:



































I love the long chevron stamp, and the feathers, cut in gold vellum, turned out so lovely!


Supplies Used:


Up next:


The notebook paper die is so fun, and the words make a great title+accent, cut from the red-orange vellum.

Supplies Used:


Lastly, a card, using the negative-space from the notebook die, and washi-cut feathers.

Supplies Used:

Feather & Arrows Die-namics

Aren't her products so awesome?!  In honor of that awesomeness, I've got a giveaway for you!

One lucky blog reader will win Laina's Bingo stamp set...check it out:


To be entered to win, go to these Laina Lamb Design pages at My Favorite Things:


Then come back here and leave me a comment, telling me which product of hers catches your eye as your favorite!

I'll draw a winner at the end of the week, and send this Bingo stamp set on its way to you.

Again, many thanks to the talented Laina Lamb for letting me create with her products...it was such a pleasure!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Guesting @ SRM!

I'm so happy to have a blog feature this month over at SRM Stickers!

I enjoy using their clear-background stickers, and I LOVE that they are now offering glassine bags in all sizes.

Here is a peek of a new project...for the full feature, I'd love for you to check out the SRM blog HERE and say hello over there today! :)














































This large-size glassine bag is perfect for crafty gift-giving!  Here, I decorated it with SRM stickers + vellum & paint, and filled it with an assortment of embellishments for a fellow craft-loving friend.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Come share in my excitement today...

because, pinch me...I have the opportunity  to be part of this incredible DT!


BoBunny...how exciting is that?!?!  I'm thrilled to be joining this global group of extremely talented designers:

Amy Voorthuis - Netherlands
Bernii Miller - Australia
Denise Van Deventer - South Africa
Evgenia Petzer - South Africa
Ilene Tell - Delaware, USA
Irene Tan - Malaysia
Juliana Michaels - Ohio, USA
Keri Babbitt - Utah, USA     < - - - that's me!!!
Lisa Nazario-Gregory - Florida, USA
Lisa Novogrodski - Rhode Island, USA
Lynn Shokoples - Canada
Maryia Potapovich - Republic of Belarus
Megan Gourlay - New Zealand
Rhonda A. Van Ginkel - Minnesota, USA
Romy Veul - Netherlands
Tracee Provis - United Kingdom
Ulrika Wandler - Sweden
For a teeny sneak peek of a recent BoBunny project of mine, check out the Creating Keepsakes All About Albums preview HERE. You may see the tiniest hint of  my C'est La Vie Misc Me album on the "Scrap Journaling" teaser page. :)

Again, I am in awe of the talent on this team, and am very honored to be part of it...thanks so much for stopping by to share in my excitement!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Make way for the August Kit reveal @ Frog Dog Studio!

This month at Frog Dog Studio, we've got two amazing kits to share with you!
Here's a look at the truly gorgeous mixed media kit:






































I am in LOVE with everything about this kit...the wood embellishments are gorgeously handmade, and that ephemera sheet is my new favorite.

I created a sea-themed wall hanging with my kit:

After altering the white bag that the kit comes in, I decorated the front with a set of 6 ATC's.

I filled the inside of the bag with paper+photo groupings, and let the kids write favorite oceanside memories on the back of each one:

For my 2nd project, I created a series of ATC inside cellophane bags...that way I could add confetti & other fun little loose tidbits!


I'm telling you, the glitter paste in this kit is awesome...it has so many uses & I love how it takes color & builds for layering.

This month, I also had the chance to play with Frog Dog's scrapbooking add-on kit.  It features gorgeous papers from Fabscraps, and some gorgeous chipboard, washi, and rhinestone trim.  Plus three different art mediums to get messy with!

Here are my layouts:

To check out all the amazing DT projects, head to the Frog Dog blog HERE.

I'll hope you'll join me later in the month for more details & tutorials about the mixed media techniques I used on all these fun projects!