Monday, April 27, 2015

Sweet Life Cards {Bo Bunny Design Team}

I know, we are all in the mood for Spring! That's why this week I chose Bo Bunny's cheerful and beautiful 'Sweet Life' collection papers and embellishments to make a couple of cards.  Spring is synonymous with weddings, so I thought it would be fun to create a bridal shower invite using 2 sizes of the Bo Bunny paper doilies.

It's super easy to create this cute little invite card using the Bo Bunny Doilies, some Sweet Life paper and some double dot cardstock.  Here is a quick little step by step on how to fold the dress design....

The key to getting a nice frothy look to the skirt is folding slightly off center so that you can see the layers.  Here is a close-up pic of the finished dress....

I simply added a strip of the green (Clover) double dot paper and made a little 'ribbon' for the dress and added a tiny white rose to finish the look.

A dear family friend just passed away and I wanted to make a sympathy card that could bring a little cheer to the family. So I used one of the pretty floral papers from Sweet Life, fussy cut some of floral images from another of the papers and added another folded doily and some coordinating buttons from this collection to add a finishing touch.

I also added a pretty pink blossom from the Blush package of Bo Bunny Blossoms. I attached my fussy cut little flowers with some foam adhesive dots to help them stand out from the page a little.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I really appreciate all the kind comments and feedback :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

I Wish I Could Scrap Like Her.... {The Scrapbook Diaries Kits!}

I have some of the nicest people in the scrapbooking industry stopping by my blog and Youtube channel.  The comments and feedback is always so sweet and thoughtful!   One comment that I hear often though is, "I would love to do pages like your's but I can't get my hands on some of the products you use".  Well, now you can!  Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries makes it easy for you to create either the exact same page I created here (or you can tweak it to fit to your taste).  I provide a full step by step Video Tutorial on how this page was made (you get full unlimited access to this with the purchase of the kit).....and Janene puts together all the product used to create this page.....Yep, that's right, the specialty ink, the unique chipboard, the pretty blossoms and page accents, stamps and papers.....all of it! On top of it Janene creates a gorgeous bonus page that can also be made with the kit ingredients (and believe me, she created a beautiful bonus page for this one!).  

 Smokey greys and buttery yellows have long been a color combination I love, so when I saw those beautiful Prima roses, I was inspired to create this page.  They have such subtle color variations and the gentle shimmer that just make them glow!

Also included in the kit is this unique and lovely Dusty Attic layered chipboard. I show you in my video tutorial how I prepped and finished these pieces.

This kit also includes my NEW Textures #2 Stamp Set!  This set has lot's of fun textures includeing the chicken wire design you see above, as well as the crackle finish I used on the chipboard (as well as three other unique textures and designs).  Janene offers the kit 2 ways, as a Basic or a Complete set.  This way if you've already got my stamp set you can go with the Basic set making it more economical for you :)

Isn't that butterfly cute!  It's such a lovely design printed on vellum, so the butterfly has a sheer airy look to it!

If you would like to try this kit for yourself, just hop on over to The Scrapbook Diaries and order yours now, the kits do go fast!  I had so much fun creating this page and I just know you are going to love this one as well!  You can order your kit HERE.  

NOTE:  Many of you asked if my Mischief layout would ever be put out as a kit!  Well, Jennifer Hedger (Dusty Attic) and Janene (The Scrapbook Diaries) worked together to make up a kit for this one!  This kit is PACKED with gorgeous chipboard and even has the Dusty Attic Rusting Powder in  it!  Now, I gotta warn you, she only has this kit in a very limited small number so it's first come first serve, but I thought I'd let you all know about this one incase you want to save in shipping and add it to your package if you are ordering the kit above! :)  You can find the Mischief kit HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I so appreciate all the lovely comments and feedback I get from my dear blog readers, hope you all have a lovely weekend! xo xo

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Got a Bo Bunny Layout Published in Somerset Magazine!!

Hi All, I just thought I'd post a little message about some exciting news for me!  I got a Bo Bunny layout I made using the gorgeous Madeleine Collection published in the newest issue (April 2015) of Somerset Memories Magazine!  I've always been a big fan of this magazine!  They are not afraid of artistic style in this magazine, lots of creative work to be seen in this publication, so I'm super thrilled that they asked to pub one of my pages! (I can see one of my dear friends, Heather, has been pubbed in this one as well! Congrats Heather!)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Everday Pages with Bo Bunny's Safari Collection

Hello my friends! I'm sharing with you today my latest layout using Bo Bunny's Safari collection and featuring their brilliant Aqua Jewels!  ...So, you bought the Safari collection to scrap all those photos you took with the kids at the Zoo or on a special vacation.  But now you've got some leftover paper. What I love about Bo Bunny's themed collections is that they can be used for everyday photos as well!  I was just crazy about these grungy wall papers, so I started with these as my base for this page of my dear husband and me.

Scrapbook page by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Safari collection papers and embellishments

I took the grunge look a little further by tearing out sections of the turquoise wall paper and exposing the aged brick paper behind it. Before I glued it together I sandwiched some tattered cheesecloth between the layers.  I used the Chocolate to add 'rivets' to the edges of the paper.

Scrapbook page by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Safari collection papers and embellishments

I began creating a background for my photo area by first dry brushing some Gesso on the area, then I used the NEW Cascade stickable stencil with some texture paste on the same area.  Then I added some richness to the design by adding a bunch of the small gems from the Aqua Jewels pack at the cross sections of the

Scrapbook page by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Safari collection papers and embellishments

I tucked a wood piece from the Ironworks Wood designs package behind the photo, removing the center disc (to be used in my floral cluster - below), and then filled the cavity with a variety of gems from the Aqua Jewels packet. 

Scrapbook page by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Safari collection papers and embellishments

Finally, I wanted some rustic looking blooms for this page so I used a daisy floral punch on some neutral color papers from a 6x6 paper pad from the Heritage collection.  I layered a few of the punched blooms and added a circle of burlap to the center.

Bo Bunny products used in this project:
Patterned Paper: Safari/Corrugated, Jungle, Outback
6x6 Paper Pad: Heritage
Combo Stickers:  Safari, Star-Crossed (title alphas)
Stickable Stencils: Butterflies, Cascade
Wood Accents: Ironworks, Kraft wood Keys & Butterflies
Jewels: Aqua
Stamps: Floral Stamps

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope you enjoyed this project and feel inspired to give these yummy product a try! I appreciate all your kind comments and feedback! xo

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Elongated Steampunk Canvas VIDEO TUTORIAL {Dusty Attic & Shimmerz Paints}

Hi All! I'm thrilled to bring to you today a new VIDEO TUTORIAL using a unique elongated canvas and some really fun Dusty Attic Chipboard and Shimmerz Paints products! I've always wanted to try doing one of these long canvas's and I found myself one in a nice manageable size for my first try, this is a 4x12 inch Artist Loft Canvas that I found at my local Michaels Craft store.

Here are some of the Dusty Attic products I used to create this canvas design:

~-Decorative Frame #1
~ Nuts & Bolts, Hinges
~ Pen Nibs
~ Cogs #1
~ Mini Cogs
~ Mini View Finders
~ Chains, Corner Flourish #3
~ Decorative Keyhole
~ Dusty In Color Cranberry (on heart)
~ Dusty in Bloom Mini Roses

I was going for a metalic/verdigris look for this one so I chose these colors and products for this project:
~ Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz
~ Olive Branch Spritz
~ A Shade of Grey Coloringz
~ Chocolate Brownie Coloringz
~ Before the Dawn Coloringz
~ Ride the Tide Creameez
~ Miner Miner 49er Inklingz
~ Giddy about Green Inklingz

I will take you through the whole process of creating this project, from making the heart centerpiece embellishment to layering on all these lovely paint products.  So grab yourself a cup of coffee/or tea, relax and enjoy!....

I hope you enjoyed watching my step by step on creating this canvas!  Here are a few close-ups of my page .....

Close-up of the air dry clay heart I made as centerpiece for this project as well as some of the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used to make up the canvas design.

I added some textures with molding paste and some stencils and used the Shimmerz NEW 'Ride the Tide' Creameez and 'Giddy About Green' Inklingz with 'Miner Miner 49er' Inklingz to get the verdigris (aged metal) look.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! You can order your paint products at the Shimmerz Paint Store HERE.   Remember if you would like to have a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz product in the color of your choice, just put my name 'Gabrielle' in the 'Instructions to Merchant/Seller' part of your next order!  xo

Dusty Attic products can be ordered directly from their website (Australia) HERE, or another source in North America is at The Scrapbook Diaries HERE, Janene (owner of The Scrapbook Diaries) has recently added loads of new Dusty Attic product to her shop! xo


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