I had been saving this Clear Scraps chipboard album that I picked up at Scrapbooks Plus for something fun. Well, Rachel's recital pics combined with the Bo Bunny Love Shack line = lots of fun. The colors matched perfectly with the backdrops & their costumes.
Rachel loves this book - and she was NOT happy with me when I dropped it off at the store to display. She wanted to take HER book home! So, what else could I do but bribe her with Disney princess stickers...
I love the look of raw chipboard and I really didn't want to cover it all up. But I did ink the edges - thankfully I've got several sponge dauber that make easy work of all these edges.
It's a long wait until November, but they just released this poster yesterday. Can't wait to see how they've adapted the book - including the wolf pack.
Which reminds me - next time dogs sound like they're howling in pain, don't leap out of bed and race to the kitchen as if your life depends on it. All it got me was a fainting spell, 8 stitches, a swollen face, a tetanus shot, and an uncomfortable overnight in the hospital. Now I've gotta go pick up my daughter at preschool and try not to scare all the kids.
It's my turn to host again at Method Playground. This time I thought I'd pick something that everyone has a bit of laying around -- glitter. I was inspired by all the embellishments out there that come preglittered - like the Prima Nursery Tales collection items I saw in Michaels.
And I've got two layouts for you:
Here I not only glittered the middle of this chipboard button, but I used glue dots with the same fine glitter. A close-up:
And here's my second layout. I used two different types of glitter for this: Doodlebug's sugar coating and iridescent flakes I found in the paper-making section. For the tree, I first stamped my image then used a fine glue pen to trace over the stamped lines. The flower was brushed with Glossy Accents using a foam brush before the flakes were applied.
And here's what the flower looked like before adding the button & bling (albeit a little more colorful thanks to the camera's flash):
The May kit from Scrapbooks Plus was loaded with Bo Bunny paper, adhesive die cuts, chipboard and some Coredinations cardstock. I had paper from the Love Shack collection, although I supplemented it with a couple other Bo Bunny pieces. I had just had a bunch of Easter pictures printed, which went well with the colors in this collection.
So we got an Orvis catalog earlier in the week, which gave my husband a fantastic idea. The kids were tired and fighting our efforts to get them into bed. He walks up to me smiling and brandishing the catalog. His brilliant idea to end misbehaving, fighting, and get the kids to actually clean their room -- the "pants of shame."
If said children don't do as we ask, well he'll simply don the "pants of shame" and take them out in public -- like to the mall, to meet their friends .. well, you get the idea.
I think it'll work, too, albeit in about five years when they'll start to become embarassed at us. However, at the tender ages of 4 & 6 they're just as likely to think these are the coolest pants ever. And judging from how my daughter choose to select her outfits, she'll ask for a pair herself.
We're really excited to be featured in the May issue of ScrapStreet Magazine. You can find the article here on our challenge blog, Method Playground.
We're doing a challenge in connection with the article - using decorative tape. This turned out to be very timely as Studio Calico recently included some fabric tape -- rip strips -- in their monthly kit. I also used some of 7gypsies Gaffer Tape in my layout.
So Saturday was National Scrapbook Day. I had good time over at Scrapbooks Plus doing a demonstration and make-and-takes with Glimmer Mist. I got to play around with some of Tattered Angels' Framed Fonts chipboard pieces, Glimmer Mist and stencils. Thanks to everyone who came out!
The chipboard is very cool - especially because it's embossed. Here's one of my samples - the outer part was sanded after spraying with sapphire Glimmer Mist; the inner was lightly inked with antique linen Distress Ink then sprayed with pineapple Glimmer Mist.
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