Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Color (Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow)


Sharing more beautiful foliage from our visit to Letchworth State Park today. I built my page around the tree paper, adding in some "falling" chipboard and sticker leaves. I also used some of May Arts wonderful burlap "ribbon" for texture and natural color. In the end, I found myself without a place for journaling (!) so I had to get a bit creative. I printed the journaling on vellum and placed it right on the photo. The vellum masks the photo just enough to let the picture show through and the journaling to stand out. I was able to hide the adhesive underneath the diecut I used to frame the journaling.

How about you? What do you do when you've worked yourself into a corner and don't have a spot for what you want to say? :)
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Card Share: All Together (Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow)


I was planning on sharing this card during It's Hip to Be Square, but I had so many wonderful guest designers, that I didn't have a chance to include it. I cut 6x6 papers to size to create the card. Not only that, but I left the top edge (above the acorn portion of the paper) open to use as a pocket. I tucked the journaling cards in there and then layered the birds on top. They look kind of cozy in there, don't you think? :)

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Time of Transition (Simple Stories Harvest Lane)


A couple of weekends ago, we went leaf peeping at Letchworth State Park in Mt. Morris, NY. It's considered to be the Grand Canyon of the east. The views were breathtaking and the foliage was spectacular. This is an accidental shot I got as I was panning the area for a foliage photo. I love how it contrasts the living, orange leaves with the brittle and dry branch next to it. Definitely a time of transition...

And now it's time to announce the winner of the goodie box prize that was announced as part of the It's Hip to Be Square 6x6 paper pad series. Drum roll, please...

The winner is:


Great ideas here!
Madeline, please send me an email (my email is under the "contact me" tab on the home page) with your full name and address and I will get your package to you this week. :)
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Gourdeous (Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow & Xyron)


Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I'm so excited to share a project I created with Little Yellow Bicycle’s Acorn Hollow Collection and Xyron 
Adhesives today. 
This week the Little Yellow Bicycle Chicks have been doing a product swap with Xyron and today there's a mini blog hop. There are also prizes involved (more on that later in the post). :)

Xyron's tape runner and Create-a-Sticker (pictured below) made it easy for me to create my page.




The Create a Sticker machine allowed me to apply an even coat of adhesive to the transparency pieces I used on this page. The tape runner worked for adhering everything else.

You can see detail shots and a description of this layout on Little Yellow Bicycle's blog.

Now it's time to hop over to the next Biker Chick’s blog for even more inspiration and then on to the Xyron Design Team's blog:

Lisa Swift <----------- (you are here)

Now for the giveaway — leave a comment here and on each blog you hop to and you'll have a chance to win the entire BRAND NEW Once Upon a Christmas collection from Little Yellow Bicycle. Leave a comment on Little Yellow Bicycle's Facebook page and add another chance to win. Then head on over to the Xyron Design Team blog to check out their fabulous creations and enter their giveaway for LYB's Acorn Hollow Collection! Be sure to "like" them on their Facebook Page for an extra chance to win!

Have a great weekend! I'll be back on Monday to share a fall layout. :)
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 7: Cricut Cuts


Welcome to Day 7 of It's Hip to Be Square! Today is the last day of this series and I'm kind of sad to see it come to an end. I've gotten so much positive feedback and I'm so happy to know that it has given you new ideas.

My guest today is my friend, Alicia Giess. Not only is Alicia one of the sweetest and caring people I know, but she is one talented scrapper too! Her cut work is extraordinary, as is her photography. Of course it doesn't hurt that she has four gorgeous kids to photograph. :) Alicia currently designs for My Creative Scrapbook and Creative Imaginations and is a contributing artist for Scrapbook.com and Scrapjazz.com.

Let's take a look at the layout Alicia is sharing with us today. She created everything on this page entirely from the 6x6 paper pad that is part of Creative Imaginations Oceanside collection!


Alicia put her Cricut to use by cutting 5" circles from 6x6 papers and using them behind her photo. The scalloped edging you see around the page and the palm leaves are also Cricut cuts made from the same paper pad. Alicia hand cut the remaining embellishments — the seashells, starfish and butterflies — from 6x6 papers in the collection as well. Isn't it amazing how you can create such beautiful layering with a variety of cuts? I think so!

You can see more of Alicia's gorgeous work on her blog, Inspired and Blessed.

Now it's time to recap the different ideas we've seen over the past week. What can you do with 6x6 paper pads?

1. Make a banner using a 6x6 chipboard album as a base.
2. Create custom blocked backgrounds for a layout (or card) using either machine stitching or washi tape to cover the seams.
3. Punch shapes to use as embellishments.
4. Use a 6x6 piece of paper as the back drop for a large or long title, quote, etc.
5. Tuck a tag into a pocket created with two small strips of 6x6 paper.
6. Layer 6x6 papers on 8 1/2 x 11 pages.
7. Emboss the edges of 6x6 papers.
8. Create a grid design by cutting the papers down a bit and adhering to a cardstock base.
9. Make an easy photo corner.
10. Use as a photo mat.
11. Make a variety of cuts using a Cricut (or other die cutting machine) and then layer them for dimension and interest.

But you know what? That's not all...

12. What if you folded a 6x6 paper in half and created a pocket or file folder of sorts (you could even use a full sheet if you needed a larger pocket). The edges could be machine stitched, hand stitched, sealed with washi, etc. It could hold additional photos, memorabilia, artwork, etc. The possibilities are endless!
13. The rest is up to you...:)

So there you have it, seven guest artists sharing a week's worth of inspiring projects and more than 10 ways to use your paper pads. Are you ready to USE your 6x6 paper pads and not just hoard them? :) If you create something based on any of the ideas you saw in this series, I'd love to see! Drop me a line or send me a link through the "Contact Me" tab on my home page. In the meantime, I've created a tab on my home page that links to all of the posts from this series. Nice to have it all in one place, don't you think?

I will close out this series with a big, huge thank you to all of my guests over the past week. I couldn't have done this without you. :)

Remember I mentioned on Day 1 that there would be a prize involved at the end of the week? One lucky reader will receive a box of goodies from me. :) I will be using a random number generator to choose a winner from all of the comments left during this series. The more posts you comment on, the greater your chance of being chosen. I will choose the winner on Sunday, 10/28 at 12:00 p.m. EST. :)
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 6: Making an Impression


Welcome to Day 6 of It's Hip to Be Square! We're nearing the end of this series (one more day to go) but I have to say that I am thrilled with the ideas that have been generated here and all of the positive feedback and comments I've gotten. I hope you've been as inspired as I have. It's time to stop hoarding those 6x6 paper pads and create with them instead. :)

Today's guest is the super sweet and creative Margie Higuchi. Margie started scrapbooking in the mid-1970s! She "started with layouts, then moved on to altered arts and cards", and now "dabbles in mixed media". Margie is on the design teams for Core'dinations (making cards), KURETAKE ZIG (a new gig for her, yay!), ScraPerfect and Scrap-mart.com. She "also works behind the scenes at Spellbinders Paper Arts as a member of the Web & Marketing Team and its Newsletter Editor." I can also tell you that she makes the most beautiful layered cards using Spellbinders dies.

To make this page, Margie created a background with 6x6 papers. She cut the papers down a bit and then embossed them with Spellbinders Grand Squares die templates to give the papers a finished edge. She then adhered the embossed papers to a piece of cardstock. I love how she left some "breathing room" between the papers to let the cardstock show through. The wide photo mat makes this the perfect design for showcasing a large photo, especially when paired with a simple and beautiful embellishment cluster in the corner.



I hope to see you tomorrow for one more idea. Thanks so much for stopping by to see Margie's contribution to the series. Please visit her blog, Scraps of (My) Life for more inspiration.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 5: Scaled Down


Welcome to Day 5 of It's Hip to Be Square! Today my guest is the talented Diana Fisher. Diana currently designs for Imaginisce, Scrapbook Circle, Paper Issues, Cocoa Daisy and ScrapFIT. I also know, for a fact, that she creates amazing sketches. :)

Diana used a 6x6 paper pad from Pink Paislee's Portfolio collection for this 8.5" x 11" layout that showcases her signature style. Let's find out how Diana makes 6x6 papers work for her "scaled down" pages.


"I would have to say that as I mostly make 8.5" x 11" layouts, I love that the 6x6 papers allow for the same great patterns and colors as the larger 12x12 papers, just sized down. It helps in being able to get the same effect and design as those using the larger papers. It makes it look to-scale. And they are so easy to layer and combine in the smaller sizes."

Diana did a beautiful job layering a number of 6x6 papers to create a foundation for the rest of her page. I love how she angled the papers to give the page a fun look. This technique also allows you to see all of the papers she used. She even tore back a portion of the paper to give you more of a peek at the bottom most sheet.



 Let's take a closer look:



Thanks for stopping by today and thank you, Diana, for sharing your wonderful idea with all of us! Please be sure to visit Diana's inspiring blog: Design by Diana.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 4: Bits and Pieces


Welcome back to a new week of It's Hip to Be Square! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday and now have pumpkins lined up on our front walk way. The plan is to "carve" them using an idea I found on Pinterest. It involves using a drill to "carve" polka dot designs into the pumpkin. Well, enough about me. It's time to introduce you to Sarah Klemish, my guest for today.


Sarah "has been scrapbooking for the better part of 12 years." She "loves the process of scrapbooking and knowing that my kids and family will always have memories to look back on." Sarah was an ongoing guest designer for Bella Blvd. and is currently "guest designing when asked". I've long been a fan of Sarah's fresh, clean style. She is the queen of white space and an amazing photographer to boot! Let's see what Sarah has to share with us today...


Sarah's idea is to use bits and pieces of 6x6 papers to create different elements on a page. What do I mean by this? This is how Sarah describes it:

"I love that most scrapbooking manufacturers make 6x6 paper pads! With most companies a 6x6 pad of paper includes 2 double-sided pieces of paper of all the patterns in a particular collection! Talk about getting a good deal! Because I like to use smaller pieces of patterned paper on my layouts, the smaller sized pads work perfectly for most of my projects.

The layout I created is for a friend who recently got married. I used the My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine" 6x6 Designer Paper Pad. I love that My Minds Eye has so many embellishments and additional product that coordinates with their smaller pads so that completing a layout is fast and easy.

I started with a neutral background (Studio Calico Folio), adding some black paint splashes on the top right and bottom left. I added a 6x6 piece of wood grain paper. I cut down a second sheet of the wood grain paper, punched the edge with a scallop punch and added it to the top of the first piece of wood grain paper. I then cut down a 6x6 piece of rainbow chevron paper. I placed it on the right of my layout, slightly overlapping the wood grain paper.  I also cut down a piece of orange polka dot 6x6 paper and added that under the chevron pattern. I tucked the "You are so..." tag in the little pocket created with the two cut pieces of paper. I then added a scallop edge for additional color. 

I cut out a large photo corner from a gingham pattern included in the paper pad and placed it in the top right corner of my layout. I cut down a small piece of red dot and yellow stripe papers to add behind my photo (along with a doily for a "girly" effect).

Lastly I added a dimensional butterfly embellishment, brads and journaling strips. Super fast and easy but mostly inexpensive!"

So there you have it...Sarah's permission to cut into your 6x6 papers (LOL!) and use them in part, or as a whole. I love how she used the papers in so many different ways...layering them, creating a pocket with two small strips, as a photo mat, and as a photo corner. I'd say this layout is chock full of inspiration. Wouldn't you?

Be sure to pop in to Sarah's blog, My Life on Paper, to say hi and to see more of her work.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 3: En-titled


Welcome to Day 3 of It's Hip to Be Square! Are you enjoying the ideas you've seen so far? I know it's only been two days, but have you tried any of them yet (or at least tucked them away for future reference?) LOL!

Today my guest is Ashley Calder. Ashley is the author of the book, Scraptastic: 50 Messy, Sparkly, Touch-Feely, Snazzy Ways to Jazz Up Your Scrapbook Pages. She has designed for Fancy Pants, Pebbles Inc., Autumn Leaves and Leave Memory Stamps and is currently a Jenni Bowlin Studio Ambassador. Let's take a look at the wonderful idea Ashley is sharing with us today...

Can you tell where Ashley used 6x6 papers on this beautiful layout? Take a look at the neutral sheet, with a subtle pattern, in the bottom right corner. That's right! She used it for her amazing title work! The entire title is made from small metallic brads. I love how the metal in the title plays off of the paper clips in the upper portion of the page and the metal embellishments in the bottom left corner. Ashley backed her title with a number of other layers, allowing just a bit of each paper to peek out around the edges. This really puts the focus on the title.


The idea for the Ashley's title work came from this image on Pinterest. 


Inspiration is all around us, isn't it? I can envision this idea being used for large sticker titles, quotes, and even some beautiful Cameo Silhouette cut work. What other ideas does this bring to mind for you? Be sure to share them with us. :)

Ashley, thank you so much for sharing this incredibly creative idea! Please visit Ashley's blog, Things that Shine, to see more of her inspiring work.

I'll be back on Monday with more ideas and a continuation of this series. Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 2: Four Square


Welcome to Day 2 of It's Hip to Be Square! I can tell, from the wonderful feedback I've gotten, that you really enjoyed Katrina's banner yesterday. I'm glad it inspired you to think about making something similar for the upcoming holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. This type of project would be fun with a birthday theme as well.

I have two guests today. First up is Krista Koenig. Krista has been teaching crafting classes for the past 10 years. She is a self-professed "tool geek" and especially loves diecuts. Krista is going to show us how to create a custom 12x12 background for a layout using four 6x6 papers. This technique could also be downscaled and used on a card. Other variations of this idea could include stacking two 6x6 papers horizontally or vertically across the page and building a layout from there. My husband (!) was even brainstorming ways you could cut the papers into triangles and/or strips and recreate quilt patterns. :) LOL!

When Krista uses this technique, she starts off by choosing four complementary papers from the same paper pad. She likes to use papers from one collection to make it easier to coordinate colors and patterns.


Once the papers are in place, Krista machine stitches them together using a zig zag stitch. This adds subtle definition between the papers and some texture too. A straight stitched border just inside the outer edge pulls it all together.


Once the stitching is done, it's time to build the page. Krista says she kept the photo large and the embellishments simple so they wouldn't be overwhelmed by the background. Let's take a look at the finished page...a bit of stamping, a title, and a tag tucked behind the photo and it's done. :)


Don't have a sewing machine? No worries. There are more ideas below that don't require one. :)

Please visit Krista's blog Red Car Productions to see more of her work and the beautiful things she does with Copic markers.

My second guest for today is Julie Tucker-Wolek. Julie has been "scrapping since my son was born 15 years ago, but really got into it as a major passion about six years ago when my daughter was born. I create everything! Cards, layouts and altered projects!" Check out the beautiful altered canvases Julie sells in her Etsy shop, Dandy Bo Bandy. Julie currently designs for Blue Moon Scrapbooking, Helmar and LESSology.

Let's take a look at what Julie made for this series...she assembled block-style backgrounds, similar to what Krista showed us, but used washi tape, instead of stitching. The tape not only covers the seams between the papers, but also creates pretty borders between them. Julie started with two 6x6 paper pads by Lily Bee and created three layouts, using just 12 sheets of 6x6 paper. That leaves plenty more paper to use on other projects.


This is what the background looks like before adding the washi.


This is what one of the backgrounds looks like once the washi tape is added. Julie went from this...


...to this finished page. The chipboard circles add interest between the blocks of paper and lead your eye down and across the page. Some misting and fun title work completes the look.

                            

Here's another version using the same technique. This page uses three pieces of striped paper and one solid.

                           

On the finished page you can see how the solid block is the perfect spot for some title work and the opposing block holds the photos which balances the page very nicely. The other two blocks are embellished simply with words relating to the photos.


Here's one last variation for you:


To finish off this page, Julie selected two additional pieces of 6x6 paper and punched multiple hearts which she layered and cascaded down the page and used around her photo too. Super pretty, don't you think?


So now we know we can create custom backgrounds for layouts (or cards) and either stitch the pieces together or use washi tape to add another design element to the page. Pretty doable, don't you think?

Julie, thanks so much for sharing your work today! To see more of Julie's work, please visit her blog, Life with the Tucker and Wolek Clan.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 1: It's A Banner Day!


Welcome to Day 1 of the much anticipated It's Hip to Be Square series! Are you ready for a week of great ideas and inspiration from my wonderful guest artists? I know I am! Without further ado, it's now time to think outside of the square...

My first guest is Katrina Hunt. I met Katrina when we were on Little Yellow Bicycle's Hello Spring Cycling Team together. I've learned that Katrina really knows her way around when it comes to using her scrapbooking supplies. She is equally amazing at creating layouts or cards. She also creates beautiful altered items which makes her a perfect fit for the Basically Bare design team. She's also a whiz when it comes to using a Cameo (hey, this might be a good idea for another series, LOL!)

This is what Katrina has to share about using 6x6 papers:

"Mini pads are GREAT for mini albums and banners. The smaller prints work well with them and don't overwhelm the project. This banner (see below) was so quick to put together, it only took me about 2 hours! The Little Yellow Bicycle canvas/chipboard 6x6 mini album is my base, so I didn't have to trim my papers at all. I kept the same design on each panel to give a flow to the project. Then I just changed the embellishments on each panel.  

I LOVE to use mini pads for these types of projects. Bonus, I usually have more than enough paper left over for other projects."

Let's take a look at the wonderful banner Katrina created! All of these pieces were made entirely from one 6x6 paper pad and one 6x6 canvas chipboard album from Little Yellow Bicycle's Acorn Hollow collection.


Let's take a closer look at each panel:

Katrina used some narrower strips of 6x6 paper, some torn, some punched, over a larger background piece (that also has a pretty border punched into the bottom). Looks like you can do some wonderful edging techniques with 6x6 papers, doesn't it? She repeated this same technique on all of the banner panels, adding in some inking on some of them as well to give a bit of depth and definition to the paper.





Katrina, thank you so much for making it a banner day here at Remember the Good Times! You can see more of Katrina's wonderful work on her blog: Paper, Scissors, and Glue and on Little Yellow Bicycle's blog where she is showcasing more of her work this week as part of the Acorn Hollow Cycling Team.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with another guest and another way you can use your 6x6 paper pads. :)
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Defined (Echo Park Note to Self)


In the time since my Dad passed away, I've been keeping a list (and adding to it) of things I want to remember about him (and for future generations to know). The tag behind the photo lists this information including things like personality traits, likes, dislikes, favorites, etc. When we were going through his belongings and cleaning things out, I came across two old-fashioned mustard labels (one of which I used here). One of Dad's friends was famous for her homemade mustard and I know Dad loved it. The second label actually has the recipe written on the back of it so I'll be holding on to that one. If I know my Dad, he may have had these labels made for her. I also included a portion of one of his bookplates to personalize the page a bit more.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the start of the week long series, "It's Hip to Be Square", all about using 6x6 paper pads. :) I've seen some of the creative work my crafty friends have done for this series, and you don't want to miss it!
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Card Share: We Are Family (Jillibean Soup)


Happy Monday! I'm back today with another Thanksgiving card. This one will go to my sister who is hosting Thanksgiving this year. This is pretty much all Jillibean Soup but the scalloped border is by Bella Blvd. I couldn't resist adding a little metal accent to the turkey's tummy. :)

Just a reminder that "It's Hip to Be Square", the series, starts in two more days! I'm excited to share some fun ideas with you and get you using your 6x6 paper pads! I may even have a prize to send to one lucky reader. Just sayin'. :)
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Card Share: Happy Turkey Day (Jillibean Soup)


Since it was World Card Making Day last weekend, I spent some time making Thanksgiving cards for my sisters. I like to take the opportunity, during the holiday (and other times of the year too) to tell them how thankful I am to have them in my life.

Just a heads up to say that next week (starting on Wednesday), I will be featuring a week long series called, "It's Hip to Be Square". It's all about how to use 6x6 paper pads. You won't want to miss the wonderful line up of guest artists that will be featured. :)
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lakeside at Lidemoki (Simple Stories Summer Fresh)


I'm feeling a bit nostalgic lately. I've been sorting through "older" photos and getting them, and the memories behind them, onto scrapbook pages. My parents bought a lake house in NH when I was an early teen. My Dad affectionately named it Lidemoki Lodge (Lidemoki stands for the first two letters in each of his girls' names). He later built a tree house on the property for his grandchildren and named it using the first two letters of their names as well. With my Dad's passing a year and a half ago, we had a tough decision to make — could our four families afford to buy the house and keep it in the family for the next generation? Unfortunately the answer was no. We spent a lot of time there and the memories we made during that time will make us smile as we look back, take them out, dust them off, and share them with our children.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Altered Project: Trio of Fall Vases (Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow)


Today I'm here to share a super simple altered project that's up on Little Yellow Bicycle's blog today. Head on over there to get a closer look at each of these cuties. They're made from tiny milk bottle-shaped vases I bought at Target's Dollar Spot. The transformation was completed with just three products from the Acorn Hollow Collection: the Paper Crafting Kit, 6x6 Paper Pad and 5 Things Pockets. Can't get any easier than that, right? :)
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Always on the Go (Little Yellow Bicycle The Escape)


This is for my Dad's memorial album. For as long as I can remember, my Dad was always traveling, whether it be for business, pleasure, or philanthropic purposes. Even after he sold his company, and supposedly "retired", he still worked. He chaired many boards and helped get small companies off the ground. His travels even took him on a dream trip to the Galapagos Islands a few years ago where he toured the islands in a glass bottom boat. I journaled about all of this plus my memories of the great souvenirs he brought me when I was a kid. Nice memories...
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Are You in a Pinch? (Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow)


This is Little Yellow Bicycle's new Acorn Hollow collection. Yes, I used a fall-themed collection for a summer/beach-themed page. Hopefully the scrapbooking police won't come after me. :) I think the natural colors work really well with my photo. How about you? Do you ever use a themed collection for something other than what it's intended?
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Uber Tubers (Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow)


I'm sharing another page today that uses Little Yellow Bicycle's new Acorn Hollow collection. Don't you just love the wood grain background paper? Perfect for fall! I added in a bit of one of LYB's "older" collections called Savor. Nice to find a great match and use up a bit of my stash in the process. I used various alpha stickers to spell out different words for potatoes (although I have to admit I had never heard of "murphy" as a nickname for potatoes until I did an online search. You learn something new every day!)
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Picking the Perfect Pomme (Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow)


Who's been waiting for the release of Little Yellow Bicycle's new fall collection, Acorn Hollow? You are going to love it! It's the perfect fall collection with all of the colors you'll need to create a great seasonal page. I don't know if you can tell, but the heart in the word bubble has a copper-colored foil design (as do some of the other embellishments). The foil adds just a touch of shine to your page.

This layout is up on LYB's blog today, along with some detail shots, so head on over there and leave me some love, OK? :) You'll see that I've even given some tips on how to stretch your embellishments and use them in different ways.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Just Me (Fancy Pants Be You)


Every once in a while, I do a page about me. Don't be shocked! I document who I am at a given period in my life, what I'm doing, reading, accomplishing, etc. It's interesting to look back on, whether it's at the end of the year, in five years or even a decade from now. When was the last time you did a page about yourself? :)
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Card Share: Milestones

(As seen in CARDS magazine, 9/12)

I made this card for a CARDS magazine color challenge. I like the combo of the red, yellow, and turquoise. It's not one I would come up with on my own so I enjoyed giving it a try. This was actually meant for Alexa's first day of middle school but I had to send it off to be published. LOL! I guess I'll give it to her as a 6th grade graduation card instead.
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Card Share: Back to School

(as seen in CARDS magazine, 9/12)

Just a simple card I made for CARDS' back to school call. I don't usually "style" my projects before submitting or posting, but I had fun with a couple of things I had around the house that seemed to go well with this one. Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share.
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