Thursday, November 17, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle Cycling Team Project

WOW!  How excited am I today??!!  I get to share the two layouts I created for Little Yellow Bicycle using their Hello Fall collection.  First off, let me say how honored I am and how completely blown away I was when I was chosen as one of the designers for Little Yellow Bicycle's Cycling Team.  I was chosen along with four other talented scrapbookers to use the Hello Fall collection to create projects or layouts using these fun products. Here is a little bit about each of the layouts I created:

"A Harvest of Fun"
 
One of the great things about working with coordinating products, is how quick and easy your pages can be.  You don't have to sit for hours trying to pick out the products you want to use and lose time working on your pages!!  That's what I loved about this fun page, using the Hello Fall line from Little Yellow Bicycle!  It took less than an hour to get my page completed.  I started by cutting a scalloped frame in the Burnt Orange Knit paper and attaching it to my background Autumn Tree paper.  I then cut 5 inch squares from Golden Flourish, Harvest Rings, Green Splendor, and Walnut Knit.  Then I inked the edges of each of the papers to add a little more definition.  I created a grid with the 5 inch squares and then placed my photos in the center of the layout.  There were a few scraps of paper after cutting, and I used those to create a few border strips under my photos.  There are some adorable alphas included in the Family Tree kit I received, and they were perfect for using in my title.  I adhered each letter to a scrap piece of the Walnut Knit paper to make them stand out a little more against my background paper. Finally, I started adding some of the adorable embellishments in the Hello Fall line.  The Chipboard Shapes worked great on the right hand side of my page, and I decided to add a little bling to my border strips with the Jewel Stickers.  I finished my title off with the word "Fun", which was included in the Chipboard Sticker Words package.  There are so many fun banners and penants also included in this line, and I decided to balance out the left side of my page by adding several of the pennants.  For a little fun touch, I added one of the Clear Cuts Shapes to the center of the yellow pennant and attached it with a brad.  For my journaling strips, I just used a Desktop Publishing program to type up my journaling and printed it out on a scrap piece of the Autumn Tree paper.






 
Products Used:
 
HF-101  Autumn Tree
HF-106  Golden Flourish
             Harvest Rings
HF-103  Green Splendor
HF-105  Burnt Orange Knit
HF-104  Walnut Knit
HF-279  Chipboard Shapes
HF-310  Family Tree Kit (Letters)
HF-135  Cardstock Favorite Pieces
HF-308  10 Things Pocket (Pennants)
HF-165  Chipboard Sticker Words
HF-197  Jewel Stickers
HF-230  Clear Cut Shapes
 
Other:
 
Font:  Plantagenet Cherokee
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Pen:  Zig
Ink:  Memento
 
"Little Pumpkin Picker"
 
Since I had so many fun products to work with from Hello Fall, I decided to do a double page layout for my second project.  I began this page by getting my papers cut and layered.  For the background paper, I chose Delicious Autumn Text and then used Burnt Orange Knit, Golden Flourish, Harvest Rings, and Walnut Knit for layering.  Then I placed my photos and added the title and journaling area.  There are some great shapes and embellies in the Clear Cut Shapes package and I used two of the orange flourishes near my title and journaling block.  Since the flourish on the right hand side was over the Orange Knit paper, I decided to add the Golden Flourish paper behind it, to help it stand out.  I used some of the cute little leaves from the Cardstock Favorite Pieces package to scatter across the two pages and I outlined thiem with a brown Zig pen for more definition.  I decided to add a little bit of Baker's Twine, in matching colors, to give another fun element across the layout.  There are some adorable banners in the Mini Banner package and I LOVE the little owls that are included here and there in this line.  This banner was the only one I had and it was only 12 inches, so I decided to use part of it under the photos on the left side of my page and then used the remainder, for a little emphasis, under the landscape photo on the right side of my page.  I finished off the layout by adding the cute little acorn and tree from the Chipboard Shapes package.


 


 

Products Used:
 
HF-107  Delicious Autumn Text
HF-105  Burnt Orange Knit
HF-106  Golden Flourishes
             Harvest Rings
HF-104  Walnut Knit
HF-161  Crepe Paper Lace Stickers
HF-279  Chipboard Shapes
HF-134  Journaling Cards
HF-309  5 Things Envelope
HF-310  Family Tree Kit
HF-230  Clear Cuts Shapes
HF-135  Cardstock Favorite Pieces
HF-307  Mini Banners
 
Other:
 
Pen:  Zig
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Thickers:  American Crafts

1 comment:

Cindy Lou said...

Cute pages! Love to document such cute moments and this layout does it perfectly! TFS!