Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Boys Are The Best Layout and Sketch Challenge with Lynn

Good Morning Everyone!! It's Lynn  here today. Are you ready for the October Sketch?? Ready or it is!!

And here is my take!
This layout was tons of fun to do! I combined the patterned papers from BoBunny, Carta Bella and Studio Calico.. and they all matched! Quick and Easy!! Not all layouts need to take hours and hours to complete, sometimes they just come together quickly. That's why I love sketches, the idea is all figured out for you, so all you have to do is cut and create! I still have all the embellies from the kit all over my desk, so I just picked out some that I thought would go with the layout and I was ready to go.

 For the strip on the top I used the backside of the Carta Bella Paper strip that names the paper..I thought the "Boy Oh Boy" looked quite cute up there in the corner! There isn't anything I won't use...packaging, paper strips, you name it!

I can't wait to see what you all create! Have fun everyone!!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Freebie Silhouette Cut File with Laura - Super Star Arrow and Background

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a freebie Silhouette cut file with you..

I hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What if your photos are dark and your papers are light - a Tutorial with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today, sharing a tutorial!

I actually created this tutorial with the last kit.  It came about because of some photos I was scrapping at the time, but I didn't have a chance to share my technique yet.  So here goes.

I have shared this page before, but I really didn't get into the nitty gritty of it. As you can see my photo is very dark and these papers are so light and fun.  I really wanted to pair the two, and when I first pulled this page together it just wasn't quite right. So I used a couple of tricks to make them mesh a little better.

First up, I added a white border to my photo, a white mat would work, too.

Then I doodled .... everywhere... with a fine tip black marker.

I traced around just about every element on my page,

 And added some black journaling, too.

Now my lights and darks mesh, my photo doesn't look like a black hole in the middle of my page and I am much happier with the result.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Let's Hear It For The Boys with Lynn

Good Morning and Happy Thursday!! It's Lynn and today I'm sharing another layout I did with the Sept/Oct kit.

When Ryan was in Grade 7 he joined Jazz Band. We had so much fun traveling around the city playing at different venues. Here he is just taking a breather and just chilling with his trumpet. I thought the BoBunny Pop Quiz patterned papers would be kind of cool for this layout. I wanted to do a collage style using the frames from the Crate Paper Photo Overlays pack. One overlay I placed over the photo, one on it's own, and the last one I used it as a frame for the trumpet diecut I found in the MME mixed bag. This layout has only one sheet of patterned paper and a strip from another, everything else is embellishments!
Remember we would love to see what your creating with your kits, so please share with us on our facebook page!!! Next week I will have the October sketch ready to share, so I will see you then! Until next time......

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Go, Laugh, Play with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today and I have a new page to share created with more of the awesomeness from the September /October kit!

I combined some great Carta Bella papers and stickers as well as some elements from Fancy Pants and Crate Paper to create this page.

I had a ton of fun pulling everything together.  Adding in some pop dots for dimension and a bit of white paint from my stash, for fun.

Here are some close ups....

Why yes you can use bling on a boys page, and how fun to combine stickers to create a title!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Our Little Guy with Lynn

Good Morning!! How is everyone enjoying their Sept/Oct kits? I'm not sure how Laura-Lee does it, but there are so many fun boy papers and elements I'm having a hard time deciding what to play with first!
For this project I decided to play along with Laura's sketch for this month! Now how awesome is it?? The first thing I did was reach for the Echo Park patterned paper and this photo of Ryan back from 1992. I'm so happy I'm getting a chance to go back and scrapbook some of these older photos. For the embellishments, well, you know me... I had every package open on my desk and just had to pick something from almost each one to add. The big tag from the BoBunny noteworthy pack was just perfect to add a bunch of fun stickers too.Crate Paper, Fancy Pants and October Afternoon! I swear they coordinated their elements just for us!

Hope you all have a fabulous day and check out the sidebar for Laura's sketch link!!