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Two of the biggest obstacles facing scrapbooks are 1) a lack of time and 2) a lack of money.  So often we see beautiful layouts with lots of intricate layers and details. And while we admire these creations most of us don’t have the time to create such detailed designs or the money to buy all the supplies needed.

Well I have the perfect answer for you. Bisous, pronounced (b-zoo), has the product for you. Their PDQ™ lines, with pre finished scrapbook papers will eliminate these obstacles but leave you with pages that have all the intricate details and the look of layers you desire without the cost or time.  Attach your photos; add some journaling and your done. From beginner scrapbookers to seasoned veterans, the PDQ™ lines have something for everyone. Weather you just add photos, build on the foundation to create your personal style, or cut the papers into pieces, you’ll find you have endless possibilities with the PDQ™ lines by Bisous. 

Go from this paper:

Hot Paper 3

Hot Paper 3

to this completed layout in minutes.

My Place

My Place

Here I used Side B of Hot Paper 3.  After attaching my photo, I added chipboard for the title and as a few embellishments. I completed my journaling, and added a few rhinestones to the stars surrounding the heart. 

Tip: To add some more dimension and make the designs on the paper pop, I traced around some of the designs with coordinating markers and black Sharpie pens.


Click here to see the complete article and more examples using Bisous at A Cherry on Top.  You can also watch this site over the next few days for more examples using Bisous.

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Little Yellow Bicycle has taken the best of what you love with their Love Letters Collection. It’s a lavish collection of saturated pinks, reds, greys (the new go-to neutral) that’s sprinkled with just the right amount of velvet and clear accents. There are vintage inspired details that have a modern sensible approach. Are you looking for a Contemporary or Romantic collection? Well the Love Letters Collection is both. Not only can you document those romantic events, you can showcase everyday moments with this collection. Check out the clear shapes and frames, velvet accents, decorative edged papers, epoxy, stamps and more…It’s all here!  You will love every day with Little Yellow Bicycle!!

Here’s just a few of the projects I created with these “lovely” products: Continued at A Cherry On Top.

 

Here’s a quick, little Valentine’s Day gift I made for my mom.  Instead of just sending a photo for her to hang on the refrigerator, I altered a magnetic frame. The reds from the Love Letters Collection added great contrast to our photo that a lot of black in it. As a finishing touch, I added some bling and a flower on the outside of the frame to give it some extra pizzazz. 

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“Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?”  This is a line from the song Colors of the Wind from the Disney movie Pocahontas.  I’ve always loved this line; it makes me think of all the color possibilities in nature and how the eye sees those colors in different light and circumstances.  Colors can evoke feelings, soothe the soul, or awaken the body.  We all have favorite colors, ones we turn to time and again.  We’re also drawn to colors by our moods.  From light to dark, vivid to subdued, our world is full of colors, and we each have our own perception of the colors we see.

Of course color is huge in the scrapbooking world.  We pick papers to match photos, because they are a favorite color, or they represent a certain theme.  But as you’re scrapping, take time to really look at different colors.  Don’t always go for your old standbys.  Different colors, intensities and styles can add life to your pages and convey feelings or suggest a story without words.  From bright to subdued, look for colors that add to the story you’re trying to convey with your scrapbook page.  Don’t be afraid to try to new colors and play with them to see how they can instantly change the feel of your page.

As I was looking for different colors to help me tell my stories on my scrapbook pages, I found these wonderfully colorful Rouge de Garance lines from Sandylion.  During these past few winter months I’ve found I been yearning for bright, bold colors.  I wanted colors that reminded me of spring, gave me a warm feeling, and relaxed me like a day at the beach.  I found all of this with papers from Rouge de Garance.   Continued at A Cherry On Top.

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I’m extremely honored to be one of the new design members for My Acrylic Album.  Check out the announcement here.   As you can see the team is full of talented designers.  I look forward to designing for such a wonderful company.

Check out their new December 2008 releases:

You can purchase these gorgeous albums here.

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I love the Holidays, there’s such a magical feeling in the air.  Everywhere you look things sparkle and shine.  Lights blink, tinsel shines and the town glows.  The Tinsel Town collection from Pink Paislee has captured that magical feeling of the Holidays.  As soon as I received the collection I was immediately inspired to make a Holiday collection of decorations and gift containers.  What I especially love about the collection is the vintage and modern look of this collection.  The swirls, lettering and prints give the creations a vintage look and feel, while the colors are very modern and hip.

Holiday Collection

Holiday Collection

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Door Hanger

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Candle

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Gift Bag

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Gift Card Tin

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Holiday Wish Tin

Check out a summary of my design team reveal on the Cherry Bits Blog (a behind the scenes blog for www.acherryontop.com). You can see my complete article and the materials I used for my Tickled Pink collection at A Cherry On Top here.

May your Holiday Season be Jolly, Bright and Tinsel Town Pink!

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Last week I received some exciting news.  I was approached by LoveToKnow Scrapbooking Web site to do an article as a featured expert on what it’s like to be a design team member.  If you haven’t checked out this site, you need to see it.  They have articles, tutorials, freebies, examples, tips and techniques for every scrapper.  Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, paper or digital scrapper; they cover all aspects of scrapbooking and are a great resource to add to your scrapbooking arsenal.

I was extremely honored when asked to share my experience as a Design Team member for A Cherry On Top and to be included in a list of such talented and inspiring scrappers as Sandy Genovese, Becky Fleck, Ashley Calder, and Allyson Bright Meyer.  You can see the full article here.

Thank you LoveToKnow Scrapbooking for this amazing opportunity.

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