Bunny's mini Blog Hop

Hey all y'all I was hopping around the blogosphere today looking for some inspiration and new techniques and thought I would share some things I came across.

Blog one LilyBean's Paperie, now I have known this designers work for a while as we used to be on the CX forum together way back in the day, and have always loved her work.  Today she has the cutest thing for a birthday card, and since my mom's birthday is tomorrow I am thinking that this card may be just the inspiration I needed.  I found some cool vintage image sites while surfing the other day, so I am hoping I can find a cute ticket to use.

Blog two is Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490, she is so fun took a class with her a few years ago and had a blast.  I totally agree with Wendy that the Distress products by Tim Holtz and Ranger are awesome.  In fact I do not think I would survive with out it, and the Archival ink rocks as well.  Not to mention it has been a while since I have played with stencils this might be a fun technique to use for a birthday card as well. I am also looking forward to seeing her finished project, she only gave a sneak peak.

Blog three is Jennifer McGuire Ink and I really love the idea of the cut out with the design.  I think this is what is going to finally get me to use those Quickutz dies and stamps that I bought years ago and regretfully have never used.  Also such a versatile way to do a card that it would work for any occasion, which is cool!

I told you it was a mini blog hop, and I did go to a few others but out of all of them these were the three that I felt would really help me make a card for my mom.  I am not sure if I will combine the three or make three, we will see!  So, now it is time to get my scrap on, I hope that others will find some inspiration as well.  Keep on hopping and peace out--Bunny

Bunny's Scrappy Hole is Finished....

...Well almost.  There are just a couple of things to do and then it is done but I could not wait any longer to share it with everyone.  I want to say I tried to make the best use of the space that I have and really like the layout and over all flow of the room.

First, what isn't done.  Well, I have yet to create the curtains, but I have some very cute material, it reminded me of some Basic Grey Paper I have.  I still have to spray and hang up my wire racks.  These are over the door spice racks that I will use for my ribbon and some other things.  They most likely will get mounted right to the wall above my work table.  Other than that I need to create my stencil so I can put a design back up on my hutch and a couple other places.  I have the design picked out it is just a matter of cutting and and doing.

Second, the colors.  As I said before the colors are Walls--Ballerina Pink (much to the surprise of almost anyone who knows me), Accent One--Aloe Vera Green, and Accent Two--Sarsaparilla Brown.  Since I could not get the exact colors in the spray paint I used Satin thistle Field (light pink), Satin Everglade Glen, Satin Brown Velvet, and Gloss Frosty Berry. I spray painted a lot of storage things that I had, I found a lot of storage stuff in the right colors at the dollar store as well.

Third, welcome to Bunny's Scrappy Hole:
This is a view of my main work space from the door.  My Ott Light matches the room and I found some glitter lava lamps at Five Below that work perfect.  I have my little crop caddy in the pink camo bucket, can I say I LOVE the Dollar Tree.  A small cork board for inspiration and a little rack for my Xyron X's and sanding block.  On the keyboard tray sits my glass cutting mat and a small light table, my scanner is to the right as well as my trimmers and other tools.  To the left is a storage area that has my Sticker Binders and other scrappy supplies.  And I know, I need a different colored desk chair.

Here is the Hutch I was referring to.  I found it at Good Will for $50 and refurbished it with some distress painting techniques.  I used the Sarsaparilla Brown and the Aloe Vera Green.

The glass jars on the top hold my Prima Flowers and  I found them at the Dollar Tree, yes I bought them out too.  With the florescent light behind it I think it looks pretty cool.  I also found some apothecary type jars at TJ Max and have flowers in them as well.  The doors hold miscellaneous stuff, acrylic stamps, adhesive, ribbon (for now), pre-made blank cards and envelopes.  Next to it I have a DVD stand that I painted and it houses my larger dies.  On the wall is one of my racks that has different media in it and my punches.

What kind of Librarian would I be if I didn't have a card catalog?  Seriously, found this on Craig's List and had to have it.  It sits atop an old entertainment center that I found at the Habitat Store.  Painted it and happy Library Bunny here.  I have my cigar boxes waiting to be altered stored in there.

In the card catalog I have Sizzlit dies, small acrylic stamps, stamping tools, stamping mediums, tools, and some Cricut items.  Another DVD stand houses my Cricut Cartridges.  My large cutting board sits on top and is completely accessible, along with a idea books.  The computer stand holds my Cricut.

My ode to all that is Tim Holtz and Ranger above my desk.  Don't need to say much more than that.

Here is the area to the left of my desk, just a small shelf unit painted along with some little storage boxes I found on clearance at Lowe's years ago.  I had to paint them as they were black and orange.  They hold things like brads, eyelets, beads, buttons, you know all those little small em-bellies we love so much.  I found the little bins at the Dollar Tree and the wood boxes are from Michael's, I of course painted them.  I have Markers, acrylic blocks, and acrylic stamps stored here.  The bottom shelf has my idea binders and inventory lists, hey I am a librarian what did you expect.  The ribbon hanging is on a multiple hanger thing and I used the individual holes to organize the colors--repurpose!!

Next is my closet, which was so small but add a couple of shelves and there you go instant Paper Place.  I painted the three drawer storage units because they were white and I just couldn't have that.  Storage bins both plastic and cloth from the Dollar Tree and no paint needed on the plastic ones.  In the bottom of the closet I have my crop bags and my bags of scrap paper, which I use for cards and such all the time.  I have a little rack that will be put up on one of the doors--its the little rack I bought at the Ranger Warehouse Sale last year.  Most of my 12x12 fits on the one shelf but not all of it, but that is okay my Basic Grey and Tim Holtz have special places just for them.

Now on to my favorite thing, my work table.  I found the idea on Pintrest, so thank you very much.  I painted the surface with all three colors so it looks distress and old, I absolutely love it and it really took no time at all to do.  The surface is a hallow interior door and it sits on two shelf units I found at WalMart.  I spray painted the shelf units so that they looked like they had been used for awhile.
Under neath I have a couple storage things that I have tools and such in that I do not use as often and some crop bags with projects in them.  The stool is from the Ranger Sale as well, it was FREE so my mom grabbed it.  I am thinking of painting this Ott Light, which was a gift at a crop I attended (I know right).  Above the work table I have two more racks with stamps and some embellishments.  The top holds my Big Kick, small paper cutter, Xyron cutter and specialty 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  I also have pencil holders and the like all painted to go with the room.  A long time ago I found these cute light bulb things, so I painted them, and have a pink light in each of them, the room glows at night it is so fun.


Here are the shelf units of the work table, I decided to get the ones with doors so that it would look neater, the inside is painted green and the outside pink.  Again the bins are from the Dollar Tree.  They work well for so many things and I love how everything goes together.  

So, there it is, Bunny's Scrappy Hole all ready to get the mojo flowing.  Oh wait I already have.  In fact, I really liked the color palette challenge over at Ranger this month and thought it would work perfect for the idea I had for my Dad's Father's Day card.  

 Seeing that my Dad likes wine and the card is late it seemed appropriate.   On the inside it says "To the finest Father ever aged."
And one last card, I made this for a friends son for his High School Graduation.


 I so love playing with all my Distress products.

Please let me know what you think, if you have any questions about any thing.  I am so happy to finally have my room done, I could live in here!  Well, that is it for now so keep on hopping, peace, Bunny Out!!

Checking In

Hey all y'all I just wanted to do a quick check in and share some of the progress on my scrappy space, aka the Bunny Hole :)

Anyway, my table top has been painted and sealed, cabinets for the base have been assembled and one has the painting started.  The weather has been hampering my ability to finish painting some things, but I have been trying.  I have the back of my racks painted, and everything else that needs painting is laid out neatly so I can grab and go.  I put the new door knobs on my closet doors today.

Let's see what else, oh yeah...the shelf for my scanner has been installed and the scanner is hooked up.  I am so excited, not to mention the space it helped me create.  My rack for my little Xyron X's is up and happily doing its duty.  And I have one of my cork boards up by my desk for little pieces of inspiration.

I cannot wait to unveil my finished space.  Oh, the color scheme of my room is ballerina pink--shocker for some of you I know, but scrapping is my girlie thing, aloe vera green--which is a light green, and sarsaparilla brown.  I so love the colors, and lucky for me I have been able to find storage cubes and bins at the dollar store in green and pink.  Yes a very happy Bunny for sure.

That's all I got, so until next time, keep hopping!

Bunny Out

Happy Scrappy Day

Well it is International/National Scrapbook Day 2013 and so I have been getting my scrap on.  I have some great news too.  I had previously posted a card I made Regaining My Scrap Groove inspired by of course Tim Holtz and Ranger Industries.  Well I posted it on the Ranger blog for the color palette challenge and I was chosen as one of the three winners.  I am so super excited about it.  Anyway, they sent me a very nice scrappy prize full of fun Ranger stuff, even got some of the Dylusion Ink Spray, still haven't played with that yet.

So, back to some cards I have done recently.  I have really been having fun playing with my new Distress Paints and new colors of Distress Stain.  Who am I kidding, seriously, if it says Distress or Tim Holtz all y'all know I am going to have to get it.  Oh, and to add I am in love with the Distress Markers.  I seriously could sit and just make back grounds all night long, and the scrappy therapy has really been good for me.

Friendship Card
A Cut Above
The card here is made using Distress Paint and Distress Metallic Paint, Fired Brick, Black Soot, Picket Fence, and Brushed Pewter.  Distress Ink and Distress Markers colors are Black Soot and Pumice Stone.  I repurpose material from the library so I do not use the regular tags--they do give a little different effect I think but I am not 100% on that.  Anyway, the inspiration for the card came from the Project section of the Ranger Blog: Brave Card.  I changed it up some, the printed paper is from an old Dictionary, with the words skill and skilled, turned out pretty well since I only have a small section of the dictionary.  Thank you to my BFFA Donna for that. Archival Jet Black Ink, Distress Markers, Crackle Accents, Co'ordinations Paper, and Honeycomb Texture Fade.  I wrote "A Cut Above" and on the inside is the John Lennon quote "I got by with a little help from my friends" from Stampin' Up! Sage Advice Stamp Set.  I made this card for a special friend who I miss very much.

So, there it is, I so love the background, I almost didn't want to stamp over it, so glad that I did, it looks almost tie dyish, with a cool metallic sheen to it.

Home Where Love Resides
Mother's Day #2
I also made another card similar to the one previously mentioned.  I actually used a bunch of the stuff that Ranger sent me, so glad I got some new colors.  For this one, I of course utilized my scraps--why keep them if you are not going to use them.  Anyway, I also used some of the Drywall Tape as the mesh, I inked it all up with Distress Paint.  The background is with Distress Paint as well.  I believe I used the Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean and Tarnished Brass, Archival Ink in Olive and Coffee, and Vintage Photo Distress Paint.  Stamps are again Wendy Vecchi Studio 490, and Stampin' Up!.  I also used some of the Kraft Glassine Paper, this stuff is so fun and absolutely amazing.   Prima flowers and I believe a Making Memory brad and American Crafts Ribbon.  Can I just say using my stash has been so fun, I think I may finally be where I say, "Why did you buy it if you are not going to use it!"  So, I have been listening to myself and well, I am USING it!!!  The effect the Distress Paint gives is so fun, a little spray of water and dry and well, fun!  The pop of blue is one of my favorite things about this card, and the frayed ribbon.  Mother's Day card #2.

Well I have a Birthday card to make, so I best get going!!  I will say again the Scrappy Therapy has been very nice, so I think I will get some more.  But before I forget, I am hoping to get this Scrappy Room done so hopefully it will be nice this week in the evening so I can spray paint and paint.  Just a few things and this room will be done, super stoked.  Anyway, thanks for hopping by and remember to Scrap Happy and hop on my friends hop on.  Peace Out  Bunny

Scrap Happy

So, I have been a little scrap happy lately, which is a good thing.  This year I used some of my tax rebate to jump start the scrap mojo and boy howdy did I have fun shopping.  I am going to blame a long time friend for one expenditure, but its a good blame.  If you have not seen Whimsy Stamps, I suggest you check them out.  I feel in love with a couple Kenny K stamps when a friend sent me a couple samples.  Well, if you have a wild side and like to stamp then here you go.  And as always I had to buy some new Distress stuff, stains and paints for the most part, and a huge bottle of Distress Stickles Dry Glitter.  I haven't used it yet, but I hope it will be enough for a while.

Well once I got all these fun products in my hands I had to play, and play I have.  Fingers dirty, desk top a mess, and cuteness all around.  I am learning ways to play with the Distress Paint as well as ways to utilize my Distress Markers.  So, here are some things I did this past week.
Kenny K--Download Diva, colored with Distress Markers and Gelly Roll Pens

Kenny K--Colored with Distress Markers
I love using scraps, this card was created with scraps of paper!

Kenny K--Firefighter, colored with Distress
Had a lot of fun playing with this one and of course used scraps of paper

 But, my favorite thing I made this week is this cute little Missing You Card.  I utilized my scrap stash of course for the colored card stock.  Otherwise, I used the Distress Paint to create the Wrinkle Free Distress Look and then added some Distress Ink and a little Metallic Distress Stain.  The Mesh is actually Drywall Tape colored with Distress Stain and Glitter added for a touch more bling.  The stamp is Kenny K's Devilish Donna and I colored it with Distress Markers, Glaze Pens, and Glitter Pens.  A Prima Flower with a gem brad and some staples for a more "goth" look and some punches to add the sentiment on the outside.  The inside reads: "It is the Friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter" Marlene Deitreich.  I had so much fun.

Well that is all I have for now, so until next time Scrap Happy and hop on my friends hop on.  Bunny

Regaining my Scrap Groove

It has been awhile yet again, but I have been trying to get the scrap groove back.  It has been coming, thanks to inspiration from Tim Holtz and Ranger.  I have recently really been trying to take time to scrap and these are two places that I seem to visit the most.  But then again how could you go wrong with seeing what Tim is up to.  Anyway...here is something I created this week.

Using the spring color palette challenge colors from Ranger I created this card.  Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Olive and Coffee Archival Ink, Kraft Glassine paper, Coredinations Tim Holtz Distress paper, Prima Flowers, some ribbon and chipboard, oh and some Rock Candy Stickles... I made a little butterfly or bird out of a Prima Flower and a heart shaped piece of chipboard, oh and the stamps are Wendy Vecchi Studio 490.  I used two different Sizzix Texture Fades to emboss the Coredinations paper, and of course I inked it all up.  So much fun, and I for the most part used all scrap paper.

So, I will try to be here more often to share what I have been doing.  Hopefully my next post will be of my Scrappy Hole all finished.  Stay tuned, but for now, never give up and never surrender, hop on my friends hop on.  Bunny

Where have you been?

Well, it has been what one could only call forever since I have posted, and well sorry. I will say that I have been more then a touch busy since my last post so bear with me. Let me try to get all y'all caught up on what has been going on in Bunny's World.

First, I did get the job at Widener University School of Law. My first day on the job was October 1, 2010. It has been a crazy 18 months and all the experiences that this opportunity has handed me have been well an experience. In that time I have also taken on some more responsibilities with my professional organizations, which included...wait for it...a panel presentation at annual conference last year. I was actually very happy with how I did too, which is a surprise because I was nervous as all get out, and well the room had at least ten times more people in there then we thought we would show up. Okay, there is a quick recap.

Second, I bought a house :) Yes I did. I have a very nice little house on one acre not far from anywhere. I am about half way between Baltimore and Philly. One cool thing is being back in the land of hockey. I have so gotten into Flyers Hockey (if you follow me on Twitter you may have already noticed that). It is so odd wearing orange given my dislike for all that is orange when it comes to the orange of the SEC football circuit. Despite being in Philly I still cheer hard for my Packers and my Carolina Gamecocks. My house is slowly coming together. I have a beautiful bedroom of my dreams and my scrappy room is coming together.

Third, personally a lot has changed as well. I recently lost my grandma after a long difficult battle with Alzheimer's. She was a vibrant woman who taught me so much. She will be greatly missed but I know that I gained another angel. Lots of other things have happened as well, and those of you close to me know what it is. To all my friends who helped me through all of this I really appreciate you. You really do find out who your true friends are when you hit rock bottom, so thank you for pulling me out of that dark place I love all of you.

For now, lastly...I have started my scrapping again. I have for the most part been doing cards. I am in the process of wrapping up a two week online course with Tim Holtz called Creative Chemistry 101. I have so enjoyed it, I have learned so much and I cannot wait for his next installment. Most of you know that I have a scrappy crush on Tim, well it has grown. The man is a creative genius and has a sense of humor to boot. No worries Mario, I just love him for his creative mind :). I want to share some cards I made using some of the techniques that we learned in the class, so, here goes. Please let me know what you think.

Key to My Heart Moose U!
Lizard Ticket to the World

Yes, for the most part it is all Ranger Inks, I will have to say one of my most favorite companies when it comes to scrappy stuff.

I will do my best to not be such a stranger, but for now keep on keeping on. Oh yeah, and smile it makes the world wonder what you are up to :P

Bunny Out!