Friday, May 18, 2012

Just "DOO" IT! ~ Why Not Scrap Yourself?!!

Hello my Scrappy Friends!

Here is my 2nd post of the week as a DT Member of Scrap-a-Doodle Doo! If you don't already, PLEASE check out and FOLLOW The DOO Blog, so that you can continue to receive TIPS and INSPIRATION from the rest of The DOO Team, and find out info on upcoming classes at the store, as well as WONDERFUL Weekend Crop Events, Sales and Scrappy Happenings!

This is a layout I made using BoBunny's Zoology Collection.  It is a photo of ME! Yes, I actually scrapped a photo of JUST ME (and a few Elephants too!)

So, RIGHT NOW, I want to give you PERMISSION to do the same - It really is quite fun!!
After all, you are the creator of scrapbooks in your family, right? SO why SHOULDN'T YOU do a few pages that make YOU Happy, and your family / friends will enjoy and cherish in years to come?

I promise, if you never have - you will LOVE the results
- SO just go ahead and CREATE for YOU for a change!
  I was able to add lots of things that I just LOVE on this layout, because it is based on one of MY favorite animals at the Zoo (San Diego Zoo in this case) from our first trip there last summer.  We had a great time watching these BIG and BEAUTIFUL animals interact with each other, and some of the trainers.  It was a day and a trip I will always remember, so I wanted to do a layout to remember it by.

The materials that were used was BoBunny's TIGER 12x12 paper as well as some of the CUT OUTS and coordinating chipboard elements - all with the Elephant Theme!

The BB Tiger paper edges were inked with Ranger Distress Stain BLACK SOOT.

I wanted to pick up the teal of my shirt and necklace, so I found a teal diecut in my stash, and inked those edges with Ranger Distress Stain Picket Fences.

I used lots of flowers, brads and gems from my stash. TIP: PLAN BEFORE YOU GLUE! I always layout the photos, and the elements before I glue anything down and then take a picture of it with my phone, so I can look back and see the placement of all the elements, once I have it set the way that I want it.

Can you find the little metal elephant charm? He, along with some of the buttons are also BoBunny's added elements from this collection - soo cool! There are all kinds of Flowers on this Layout too - most of them are from Prima if I remember correctly. I love this little grouping of "Stuff!" don't you?

The 3D Elephant is also from BoBunny's coordinating elements. I just LOVE all the "STUFF" they make to coordinate with their lines.  They add such dimension and FUN to my Layouts!  AND ~ I also LOVE that Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, my MOST FAVORITE Local Scrapbook and ON-LINE store carries LOTS of WONDERFUL Products, and is my GO TO place to get all this Scrappy Goodness!

The Teal Pearl Swirls are from ZVA - this was one swirl that I cut up into pieces, and added by each grouping of elements. The playing card was from a small deck of cards that I purchased at The San Diego Zoo - with scrapping in mind of course! LOL! I added it with HELMAR's Zap Dots to give it some added POP, along side the 3D Elephant - LOVE those things!

Thanks for looking! I hope this layout has inspired you to "GET YOUR SCRAP ON!" this weekend!

Hopefully somewhere down your scrappy road, you will Just "DOO" It!
Go ahead and create a layout with YOU as the "STAR!"

HAPPY SCRAPPIN' !  ~ ((HUGS)) Sherri