Wednesday, May 30, 2012

We are Blog Swapping with Basically Bare! Day One!

Do you like embellishments?  Do you like to "create your own" using a bare base?  Well, we are starting a two day blog swap with Basically Bare today and that is just what the Divas are going to show you!  Basically Bare not only has unique and fun mini books to alter, but they have bare chipboard, canvas, arcrylic, and cardboard embellishments to make your own to match your layouts with the paper collection you are working with!

We will also be having a giveaway, but you will have to comment here on the blog and also over at Basically Bare's blog.  Their designers have created some FUN FUN FUN stuff and I can't wait for you to see it!  But, let's look at what the Divas created first!

Laurel Seabrook used the Messages collection to make a journal from one of the mini books the girls were sent.  Here is Laurel to tell you about it.....

Hi everyone, Laurel here.  I am so excited to bring you my Basically Bare project today.  I loved this mixed album as soon as I saw it in my package and couldn't wait to use it.  I decided to make a Gratitude Journal and have left lots of space for adding photos I take, lots of journaling and I love the few envelopes for holding memorabilia or more photos.  I had a lot of fun creating this, I used lots of stamps and Cricut cuts and for adhering the items to the pages I have used the Beacon 3 in 1 Glue.

(Laurel has more pictures of her complete album on her blog)




Jodi Wilton created this CUTE altered frame project that I want her to send me!  I love how the two collections mixed perfectly! Let's hear from Jodi......

I used the six of the chipboard Hearts from to create a home decor project! The hearts were perfect because they were nice and thick, which added a lot of dimension to the project! I covered the hearts with EXIT HERE and AUDREY collections, and added the hot air balloon to tie in the title.





I (Katrina) made this layout about my first trip to CHA using the Audrey collection.  I will have close ups of the dress and heart on my blog. 

The girly collection was perfect for the dress form and wings!  I also used a canvas heart and some of the chipboard blossoms to accent my picture.  Double bonus is that that cluster also holds my layout title!  BTW, Suzy is glowing..I am sweating!  July in downtown Chicago during the heatwave last year!


Deana Boston had fun creating with the Basically Bare Celestial Shapes set using the sun and clouds for her layout about a flat tire!!  She used the Noah collection for her layout. 


Deana added sequins to her sun and wrapped twine around the felt clouds!

Melanie Jarocki created a couple of cute and fun cards using Audrey and Noah.



Sarah Eclavea has done a fun little mini with the Exit Here collection.  Here are a few of the pages from it.





Did you get some ideas?  Are you wanting to get your hands on some Basically Bare and Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker goodies?  Well, we can help you with the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker part!  Leave a comment below and we will draw one winner for a collection kit of your choosing.  Basically Bare has a giveaway on their blog also, so be sure to comment on BOTH blogs!! And comment on tomorrow's post, because we will have a giveaway there too!



31 comments:

julie e said...

What fun projects - thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow ladies!!! you really did an awesome job!! basically bare looks like so much fun!

Erica Marshall said...

Awesome job ladies!! What fun projects and who doesn't love a fun blog hop!

Janet Zeppa said...

What a fun blog swap! Lots of cool ideas!!

Margie said...

So many different and gorgeous projects! Lovely work!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Those are some fantastic embellishments that I would love to get my hands on.

Tarnished Rose said...

All the projects look great! Your designers did a wonderful job.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Kelly Massman said...

These are great!!! TFS and for a chance to win!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such fun projects! Love the minis and all the great embellishment that you guys Nicki'ed up (yup, that's a word). Thanks!

Tracey said...

Awesome projects!! Love them!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww!! These are all AMAZING!! LOVING how Deana put sequins on the sun on her lo!!

Trisha said...

Wow, love all the great ideas and inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

{VICKI} said...

i've never heard of basically bare
thanks for the inro--
headed over to check them out

connie said...

great projects!

Jenneke said...

GREAT projects!! I think the combo of both brands is a perfect one!

XXXJenneke

Tonya H said...

Wow! These creations are fabulous. The two brands together offer so much inspiration. Fantastic job by the DT. Off to check out Basically Bare. Thanks to both companies.

Sarah said...

wow, wow, such great projects!!! Love them all girls!!

Bethany Becker said...

Great projects. I love the minis. All the DTs for both brands did fabulous jobs. Thanks for sharing!

Beatrice Lawson said...

These made me smile, particularly the funny LO about the flat tire. Hilarious. And the hearts and gratitude journal were just lovely. Great job!

hilde janbroers said...

great projects!! I would love to get my hands on some Nikki products again...:-))

Ellen Jarvis said...

ADORABLE ... all of the projects made me smile from ear to ear, and that's what scrapping is all about. The collections work perfectly together. I can't possibly find a favorite, as they ALL are! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com

Becky Garrison said...

The Designers really out did themselves today! I'm really loving that mini album by Sarah!

Chrissy said...

Cute projects! Fantastic work using Basically Bare goodies. They pair up nicely with the NS products.

byondbzr said...

Beautiful projects ladies! I loved swapping with Nikki Sivils! ;)

Stacy said...

Thanks for getting my creative mojo flowing after viewing all of these projects...off to create :)

rlovew said...

Fabulous projects! I especially love the frame that Jodi made and the cards.

Angie said...

Hello INSPIRATION! Loving what the DT created! I'm so going to try some of these projects, love the mini ablum, sooo cute and the framed are makes great little gifts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy said...

Oh, these albums, cards and layouts are so awesome! Love the prints and colors, and the bare chip and albums are so cool...going to check them out now!!!

DawnC said...

All these projects are full of inspirations! Great Job everyone!

Robin B. said...

Awesome projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lovez' Lao said...

Woah! These projects are so amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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