Thursday, March 28, 2013


I think we are starting to thaw out after all the snow that was dumped on us a few days ago :)  I can't speak for everyone, but I sure am ready for spring!  Today I'm sharing a couple of layouts with you that I did using Echo Parks Photo Freedom Volume 1 Collection.  This was my first try at the formatted pages, let me tell I am HOOKED!!!  I just love that it is so easy to work with.  You can either put a few pictures in or you can really load up.  I chose only a few, because I had to leave room to have fun creating :)  I used my Cameo Silhouette and a couple of cut files.  Here are the cut files that I used Love Life Cards, Always Remember  and Smile on the Silhouette website.  I used a glassine bag from SRM and loaded it with confetti that I had punched out along with some square sequins I had in my stash.  I put the heart life card I cut on top of the glassine bag and sewed it shut.  I used some wood veneers from Studio Calico, My Minds Eye washi tape and just some sequins I had in my stash.  I really liked using the black and white photos with all the pops of color.  I will absolutely be doing more or these formatted scrapbook pages in the future!

Now for this second layout I used MME and Pebbles washi tape, SC wood veneers, sequins and a few more cut files on my Cameo.  Circle HeartsLove and Family Word Tag

Now for my final project with this collection, I made a card.  A dark gray card stock as my base.  I layered a few of the cut out pieces.  Then I cut a banner with my Cameo, here is the cut file Banner and of course I finished it off with some SC wood veneers.

Can you believe it, not a single piece distressed or inked!!!  I truly love all styles, but my heart is still vintage.  Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 book with Echo Park.

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a mini book I did with Echo Park's Photo Freedom Volume 1 Collection.  I think I say this every time, but I had such fun working with this collection, it was full of color!  I used my Silhouette Cameo and a few cut files to make some of the pages, you can find them here at the Silhouette Store Today Album PageStar Album Page and the Love Album Page.  I used 140 lb cold press watercolor paper to cut out the "Today, Star and Love" pages, then I had some fun with Faber-Castell's Gelatos.  I used the Gelatos as a watercolor.  I took a non stick craft mat and smeared some color from the Gelatos on it, then took a wet paint brush and picked up some color, then painted till I achieved the look I was after.  To help dry faster, I used my heat tool.  The watercolor paper held up nicely.

I used some washi tape to accent (My Minds Eye & Pebbles).

All of the ink splatters are Mister Huey's & October Afternoon mists.

All the stickers used are from the Photo Freedom Volume 1 Collection.

All the wood pieces are Wood Veneers from Studio Calico.

Here is a list of all the Gelato & Mist colors that I used on this project.
Faber-Castell Gelato's - Cotton Candy, Guava, Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Butter Cream and butterscotch.
Mister Huey's -  Desert, Splash and Opaque White
October Afternoon - Token

You can find these products at The Scrapbooking Studio.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March ATC Class

Hi everyone, Bobbi here bringing you this months ATC Class.  We will be working with lots of Wendy Vecchi's stamps!  We will also be altering some of Wendy's Blossom Bucket pieces.  It's going to be a blast, you won't want to miss it :)  Class will be at The Scrapbooking Studio-Bloomington Saturday, March 16th from 10am-1pm, give us a call to reserve your seat at 309-585-0409.  If you can't make it to class, sign up for a kit!  I just LOVE Wendy's sassy stamps, hope to see there!