Posts from — April 2012
I’m so excited to share more eye candy from my first post as part of Basically Bare’s Book Bunch! I am so honored to be part of this fabulous design team!! The group is just so much fun… I just can’t get enough of their creativity and fun! It’s been a blast so far… and, it’s just the beginning!!
Here we go…..
This is a fun, bright and spunky Polly’s Pockets Basically Bare Booklet ! As you know, most of my albums are typically all about friends, family and vacations, but this album is ALL ABOUT ME. To keep with that theme, I dipped into my all-time favorite papers and embellishments. You’ll see plenty of American Crafts Amy Tang, Bella Blvd, Paper Loft and, of course — Basically Bare. One of my crafty friends encouraged me to sign up for journaling ”30 days of Lists.” The idea is to create a journal that includes 30 lists on all on kinds of different, fun topics. Oh, and something you should know – I pretty much live by my lists so this was the perfect project for me!I hope you enjoy the photos, tips AND a glimpse into my life!
The front cover includes Basically Bare’s embellies – Hearts Variety #2 – I included both canvas and felt hearts. On the felt heart, I used Zig Fabricolor markers. On the canvas heart, I used my new favorite Zig Painty Pens! Imagine a bucket of paint that comes out neatly in a marker! Ohhhhh – I’m SO in LOVE!
The pages above include a ton of fun, bright colors. Check out the Basically Bare embellies – Celestial Shapes – labeled 1, 2 & 3. These stars are acrylic and work perfectly with the Zig Painty Pens. I definitely recommend layering the acrylic on top of the chipboard stars. It creates a really cool effect!
Have you noticed the fun pockets on these albums? Each page on the right side includes a pocket – just like an old-school library book! I love, love, love it! It was perfect for this project because I was working to cram 30 separate lists in the booklet! I was able to make it all fit because of the fun library card inserts! The insert includes Paper Loft’s Huckleberry Pond Distressed Cardstock.
Eeeekkkk – I absolutely LOVE these pages with the frames. The Amy Tang paper matched perfectly with the Rebecca Price Basically Bare embellies – Fanciful Frames Set. I covered the frame with patterned paper and then added a yellow border with the Zig Painty Pens. I also embellished the frame with Basically Bare’s embellies – blossoms & leaves. Using the green Zig Painty Pen, I created an outline on the acrylic leaf and added a chipboard flower with a button in the middle! The insert also includes Paper Loft’s distressed cardstock.
These cheerful pages include a Basically Bare embellie Little House Set. I actually turned the house on its side and created an arrow. I covered the “house” with a Zig Blue Painty Pen and added a few white polka dots with the Painty Pen.
The last two pages include a few felt clouds. As much as I enjoy covering and embellishing the Basically Bare embellies, I actually liked the Celestial Shapes (felt clouds) as-is. I just used my white painty pen to draw a few lines and polka dots to make them a bit more fun!
Here are a few detail shots!
Over the next month (or so!) I am planning to highlight each list and elaborate on the topic! Stay tuned!
April 15, 2012 1 Comment
Hi there! Just a quick note to let you know of a new item up on my Etsy shop! This is an everyday mini chipboard album. It’s just 5×5 in size and has placeholders for all your favorite photos! This is a sweet little chipboard mini album designed with bright hearts, starts, flowers — it just screams “fun!”. Cardstock, buttons, embellishments add to fun look and feel. This album has 10 double-sided pages.
The scrapbook is premade and ready for you to insert your favorite photos, quotes and memories! This is the perfect little brag book to purchase as a gift for someone you care about or just to show off some of your favorite memories. Handmade and personalized!
Free Shipping on this item in the U.S. For international orders, please send me a message for pricing.
April 11, 2012 No Comments
Hi there! My first official post is UP over at Basically Bare! Check it out… In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek of my first Basically Bare project: ”30 Days of Lists”!
April 9, 2012 1 Comment
The last week or so has been a whirlwind of travel, fun and friends! Needless to say, I’ve been a bit behind in the blogging world! Here’s just a quick post of a little fun album for Kaylin. It is a pre-designed, chipboard mini album. The bright colors and fun look-and-feel make it the perfect gift for a 12-year old gal! Each page holds a placeholder for some of Kaylin’s favorite photos! Love it!
I’m craving some crafting so stay tuned for some upcoming exciting posts! And, my first post on the Basically Bare blog will be next week – woo hoo! Can’t wait to share a sneak peek! yay.
April 1, 2012 No Comments