Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Two page layout day

It's one of my favorite days on the Bo Bunny blog- two page layout day. I don't see too many two page layouts so I love getting new ideas from all the Bo Bunny designers.

I created my Bo Bunny two page layout using the new Crazy Love line, which I am crazy in love with- hehe! I love anything with bees and this little guy is the cutest! Sorry about the photos. As hard as I try I cannot take a straight picture of a two page layout. Everything is straight, even and spaced out correctly in real life, I promise! I took these photos of my little Frances on the swings this summer. I love the looks on her face and knew this playful line would be perfect for them.

And here is that cute little bee I was talking about. He is from the Crazy Love 12 x 12 chipboard (along with the little letters). I drew his trail and then added some cut out flowers to it and punched hearts. There was a little butterfly with a trail like this on one of Frances's dresses. I thought it was so cute I couldn't resist copying it on my layouts.

The rest of the DT did a fabulous job with the two page layouts. You can check them out on the blog post!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Keeping Busy

I have been super busy taking care of both Frances and little Isabel this week as you can imagine! For some reason Frances won't call her Isabel. She calls her little sister. She says "little sister sleeping" or "little sister needs milk". She is being a very good big sister and loves watching Isabel sleeping in her chair. And bless her little heart, Isabel is a very good sleeper! She sleeps five hours straight at night. So I have been lucky to get some rest.

Today I have a few projects to share from Bo Bunny and Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. I was able to finish all my DT work for both teams weeks ago. I planned ahead so I would have all my projects done before Isabel's big day. So I have been taking a few weeks off from scrapping until I start working on my December projects.

First up I have some cards made from the Bo Bunny Midnight Frost card kit. I love the Bo Bunny card kits. They have everything you need to make lots of cards including the envelopes in no time. Our assignment was to make some cards with the card kit, but make them different than the directions provided. So if you like following directions you can make the cards directly as shown or if you like to embellish you can add some extras like I did on my cards below.

The only thing I added to these cards not included in the card kit is the ribbon, buttons and stickles. I love how pink looks on wintery cards so I couldn't resist adding the little splashes of pink on both cards.

And next up I have some projects from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.

On this layout I used this the "Tree Love" collection. I love, love, love how cute this collection is and how perfect it is for fall, my favorite time of the year. Frances loves to step on leaves. She just discovered them this fall and can't get enough of them. She says "Crunch, crunch, crunch" when she steps on them so I thought this title was perfect :) :)

The next were created using the "something for everyone" line. Love the colors and patterns on this one. And of course I couldn't resist adding some pink as usual!

This layout is one of my favorites. I love the picture of Frances and the title is what she says. When we ask her if she loves us she says "Lub you soooo much". She still hasn't gotten the letter v yet!

That's it for today. Thanks for coming by ~ Sarah

Monday, November 15, 2010


our newest addition Isabel Ann Eclavea.

She was born November 13th at 3:17pm, weighed 7 lbs and was 19 3/4 inches long. We love her so much already and can't believe just how cute she is! Frances tells her she "loves her sooo much" and has already tried to give her Cheerios. She is a great big sister and loves to help out.

Here are some of her first pictures taken by the hospital photographer. I already have all my scrapbook layouts in mind!

Thanks for stopping by to see our new little Isabel ~ Sarah

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An altered frame to share...

Does anyone shop at IKEA? I love that place!! We just spent all day there on Saturday buying a new couch, a new dresser for the baby and a cabinet for our office. If you've been there before then you have seen their "market place" area on the lower floor. You can find all kinds of little stuff down there for the office, kitchen, bathroom or really any room in the house. While there a few months ago I discovered these unfinished frames in the market place. They hold a 4 x 6 picture and you can buy these cute matching easle to hold the frame on. Since they are unfinished they are perfect for altering.

So when Bo Bunny asked the Design Team to create an altered item for today's blog post I knew just what to do! I painted the frame with brown acrylic paint and then covered it in cardstock. Then I used embellishments from the Crazy Love line to finish it off. I have to say the frame is cute, but my little Frances is cuter!

You can see what the rest of the DT altered HERE.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's card challenge Tuesday

on the Bo Bunny blog! Today's challenge is to use something from nature. The Design Team was super creative in their use of objects found in nature.

I had this idea as soon as the challenge was posted. I took my girl Frances to the park and asked her to find me some sticks. She picked all different shapes and sizes and we had a lot of fun!  Here's us with our stick collection.

I choose one to make the tree trunk on my card. I cut it into several different sizes and then assembled into the tree trunk. I used a clear drying liquid adhesive to adhere the sticks to the card. It was lots of fun to make and the real sticks give the card lots of dimension.

You can play along to with the Nature Challenge. Just visit this blog post to upload your cards.