Monday, November 30, 2009

'TIs the Season

It truly is. Thanksgiving has come and gone which means it's official, the Christmas season is upon us. One of my recent Bo Bunny assignments was to make a handmade ornament. I had previously purchased this large glass ornament in the clearance section at Micheal's. Love the shape of it. It is a big flat circle. Pulled out which Bo Bunny line to use? Well, 'Tis the Season of course! Cut all of those trees out of one piece of paper and fringed some green patterned paper for the grass added the ribbon and button and of course some  Stickles for snowflakes and then filled the ornament with fake snow.  For some reason the silver top of the ornament was bugging me...didn't like the look of it. I decided to cover it with a Bo Bunny flower and bling and then added some more Stickles on the edges of the flower petals.

I have finished up my December kit from A Million Memories. Just need to get it photographed and uploaded. I'll be back in the next day or two to share it with you!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Paper Rose Tutorial

I received a ton of requests on the Bo Bunny blog from people wanting to know how I made the roses on the wreath that was o the BB blog (see my post before this to see the wreath). So, I made a little video on how to make your own. Please be kind and remember that I am no professional! :) There is a part where I escape off of the screen for a little while...oops. So, I am following this video up with some photos of what you misssed.  Here's the video...

and here the photos....

This first one is what your square piece of paper looks like after you have folded it in half diagonally three times. 

this second one shows me holding the tip that is folded, you will cut the top of your petal on the end that I am NOT holding.

This third photo is what your triangle should look like after you have cut the top of the flower.

This last photo is of me now holding the rounded end of the flower petal that I just cut off in the previous photo. You now need to cut off the pointed tip. This is what your flower should look like once you have done that.

Hope that helps those of you that were having difficulty visualizing it!

I look forward to seeing all of your projects with these roses!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's Bunny Time!

I'm over that is not implying that we have a fifth on the way! ;) Just my little way of saying that it is time to share with you my latest projects for Bo Bunny!

This first project is one of my favorites ever! I will definitely be making other versions of this! This started out as a styrofoam wreath form. Yep, I handcut every leaf and petal on this! Aren't those flowers yummy?! I used a variety of papers from the Gypsy, Kitchen Spice and Delilah lines. I loved how well they went together!

This next is a layout made using a sketch that Rita Shimnioak, one of the other BB designers, made. I used one of the new lines...Love Bandit.

Lastly, a unque way to say thanks. I repurposed a box that we had laying around the house and made it into a "thankful" box. It is filled with little scrolls on which is written all of the many things that I am thankful for about the recipient that this will go to. This one is made with the Gypsy line.

Thank you all for stopping by. I'll leave you with a sneak peek for the December kit from A Million Memories...I love this one!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Such a pretty kit!

These were my projects made with the November kit from A Million Memories. I've been inspired to make cards lately, so there are more than a few of them! I'll start off with the two layouts. This first is one of my new all time favorites.

Been lovin' paper bows's a big one!

This is a picture frame. When I thought I was done with the kit and cleaning up I found this piece of Prima Specialty paper that I had completely forgotten about. I've had this frame for a while and thought I would put it to use. Didn't have much stuff left from the kit, so I made a cardstock flower and some leaves from some of the other Prima paper I had left and then added some bling swirls out of my own stash and some glitter around the edges of the frame. Super quick and easy!

Here are all of the cards...

Hope you all have a great weekend. Kids don't have school Friday so we are headed over to Central Oregon for some good old R&R!