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I have a challenge for you!!  Since I really love the products by Bisous I want to share my love with you.  Make something (layout, card, altered item, etc) using any product by Bisous.  Leave a comment here with a link to your creation so everyone can see it.  On Saturday, March 21st, I will draw a random name from all the entries and the winner will receive some of the new Bisous product from me.  You’ll get items from these lines: Grace, Rad, Hot, Crave, Shabby, and Yum!

So let’s see those creations.  You have a little over two weeks to post your creations.  Multiple entries are welcome!!

Here’s another one of my creations from my A Cherry on Top Reveal as inspiration.

New Me

New Me

I can’t wait to see what you create.

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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.

pink-warriors

i-am-what-i-am

kyler

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The Holidays are here and finding the perfect gift can be a challenge.  This year why not give a piece of yourself?  Making gifts for the Holidays makes them one-of-a-kind and adds a personal touch you don’t get with a store bought item.  When you make a gift you are giving more than just a gift, you are giving a part of yourself.

Now you might be wondering what you can make that will be used and appreciated.  The answer is simple…a calendar makes a wonderful gift.  Here’s a gift that is used all year long and seen everyday and is extra special when it’s personalized for the receiver.  A homemade calendar lets you share photos of loved ones and pictures of special events and places.  You can further personalize the calendar by notating special days like birthdays and anniversaries in addition to the standard holidays.   Continued at A Cherry On Top.

calendar-cover   june

july  december

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I’m so honored; I made it to the final round of ‘Dream You’re A ScrapStar’ at Scrapbook Dreamer.  Our final layout was due this morning.  Journaling was a big component in this round and it took me awhile to get the story I had in my head out and onto paper.  I am happy with the results.  Once again our DreamWeaver designed an awesome challenge.  I’ll post my final layout in a couple days.  The winner of ‘Dream You’re A ScrapStar’  should be announced on Monday, October 20th.  All the final layouts are fantastic; I don’t envy the Design Team’s job of choosing a winner.   

I wanted to share my round 4 creation with you now.  I just love how this turned out.  It was so much fun creating on an acrylic background.  The items I used were: acrylic / transparent background, thickers, rhinestones, scallops, and distressing.  We also had to use the following quote on our design: ‘You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.’
C.S. Lewis. 
As you can see the quote was the inspiration for my design. 

close-up details # 1

close-up details # 1

close-up details # 2

close-up details # 2

Thanks for stopping by.  I’ve got several projects in work so be sure to check back often.  There will be some holiday projects posted too.

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Wow! I made the next cut for ‘Dream You’re A ScrapStar’ at Scrapbook Dreamer and I’m moving onto round 4.  There’s only 2 more rounds left and the competition is intense.  So many great ideas and designs.  Here’s my layout from round 3.  This is my favorite layout so far.  The items I used were: grungeboard, Kaiser Craft paper, staples, black background cardstock, and hand doodling.  We also had to use a non-scrapbook item.  The item I used was a piece of cardboard box that I tore apart.

I doodled the white scallops around the circle of Kaiser Craft paper and inked the chipboard letters, grungeboard, and piece of cardboard box with fluid chalk.  I love the look of the grungeboard here.

This is my hubby, our best friends, and I crammed inside a photo booth at an arcade. I have a fondness for photo booths so everyone piled in so I could get some photos.

Tomorrow I’ll work on round 4 entry. I have some ideas in mind and can’t wait to get going on my project.  Wish me luck in this next round.

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