Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Hi there, Jen here with my very first blog post for BBD. As many of you know, Bean Bunny has just released an adorable new kit made of pinks and purples and princesses called My Fairy Tale. Just about the time I joined the BBD CT and got a chance to play with this bundle of cuteness, my fiance suggested a trip to the (mostly for kids) theme park called Enchanted Forest in Salem, Oregon. I was so super excited when I realized the prospects for photo ops and LOs I could make using this new kit! We're talking pink candy houses and Little Bo Peep here, it just couldn't get any better! So as we headed out I grabbed the camera and asked is it charged? "Yeah, I think so" was the reply. So off we went. As soon as we walked in, I was in love with the place. Sugary cuteness all around. I whipped out my camera and began snapping. But suddenly, just 4 photos in, something went terribly wrong. Yes, that's right, the battery was charged, for all of about 5 minutes worth. I tried and tried to get the camera to snap another photo, at least the pink candy house I begged, but it was not to be. So I reluctantly returned to the car and put my camera away. All in all it was still a really fun day, but I was truly disappointed when we arrived home and I discovered that the only good picture I had managed to get in those 4 measly snapshots was of Little Red Riding Hood. No pinks, no purples, no sparkly princesses, just a lovely red cloak in a forest of green. Never fear, though, my disappointment quickly turned into delight when I realized that all was not lost. I love My Fairy Tale, I had a pretty decent photo, all I needed was for my photo and My Fairy Tale to match. So I got to work designing my page in the pink and purply cuteness, and then recolored the papers and elements to red and green to match Little Red. Below is the result. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. The take home lesson here is that if you see a kit you love (as in My Fairy Tale, what's not to love?! Am I right?) but the colors aren't quite right for you photos, go for it anyway! It's fairly straightforward to recolor and get the look you want. And you can reuse and reuse, recoloring for each happy, fun, and joyful event life sends your way. Happy Tuesday everyone!
This is my original LO using My Fairy Tale in pink and purple
Here it is recolored to match my photo - the only difference is the second paper in the stack - I used the checked pattern instead of the polka because I couldn't quite get the polka to the color I was looking for
I am so insanely late posting this. Like seriously, terribly late. But at least I am the bearer of fantastic news! Bean Bunny Designs released a bunch of CU Packs over the weekend! Hooray! Check them out below =)
As a graphic designer myself I found this hilarious lol. I remember when I lost my cat I had the awesome-est missing cat posters . I even got a call to ask me where I got them done! lol anywho this made my day <3 Im sure many of you designers will love it! :) enjoy
FYI I love my cats dearly :) and If I ever lost one I would go to him for a poster ;)
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am To: David Thorne Subject: Poster
I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.
This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number.
From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Poster
That is shocking news. Luckily I was sitting down when I read your email and not half way up a ladder or tree. How are you holding up? I am surprised you managed to attend work at all what with thinking about Missy out there cold, frightened and alone... possibly lying on the side of the road, her back legs squashed by a vehicle, calling out "Shannon, where are you?" Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.
Regards, David. From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Poster
yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm today.
From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster
I never said I don't like cats. Once, having been invited to a party, I went clothes shopping beforehand and bought a pair of expensive G-Star boots. They were two sizes too small but I wanted them so badly I figured I could just wear them without socks and cut my toenails very short. As the party was only a few blocks from my place, I decided to walk. After the first block, I lost all feeling in my feet. Arriving at the party, I stumbled into a guy named Steven, spilling Malibu & coke onto his white Wham 'Choose Life' t-shirt, and he punched me. An hour or so after the incident, Steven sat down in a chair already occupied by a cat. The surprised cat clawed and snarled causing Steven to leap out of the chair, slip on a rug and strike his forehead onto the corner of a speaker; resulting in a two inch open gash. In its shock, the cat also defecated, leaving Steven with a wet brown stain down the back of his beige cargo pants. I liked that cat.
Attached poster as requested.
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small?
From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
It's a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.
Regards, David. From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don't come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I am willing to overlook this faux pas due to you no doubt being preoccupied with thoughts of Missy attempting to make her way home across busy intersections or being trapped in a drain as it slowly fills with water. I spent three days down a well once but that was just for fun.
I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say lost. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Awww
I don't have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friend's cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter, I kept the cat in a closed cardboard box in the shed and forgot about it. If I wanted to feed something and clean faeces, I wouldn't have put my mother in that home after her stroke. A week later, when my friend came to collect his cat, I pretended that I was not home and mailed the box to him. Apparently I failed to put enough stamps on the package and he had to collect it from the post office and pay eighteen dollars. He still goes on about that sometimes, people need to learn to let go.
I have attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed instructions.
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Awww
Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a photo of my cat. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Awww
I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says "I haven't seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?" you can politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill.
I knew someone who had a basset hound that had its hind legs removed after an accident and it had to walk around with one of those little buggies with wheels. If it had been my dog I would have asked for all its legs to be removed and replaced with wheels and had a remote control installed. I could charge neighbourhood kids for rides and enter it in races. If I did the same with a horse I could drive it to work. I would call it Steven.
Regards, David. From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww
Please just use the photo I gave you. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks Shan. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
Can you just please take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still have to make photocopies of it. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
It's a great honor to post this... check out all these gorgeous ladies, all fabulously talented and all members of the Bean Bunny Designs Creative team! (even the very first one ;) haha) (click the image for a bigger version)
Here's some beautiful layouts by a few of the ladies!
Also, to end this post on a great note... how about a freebie?! (I LOVE freebies - pretty sure I mention that everytime I post!) Anyway, Bean Bunny Designs is this weeks creator for Sunshine Studio Scrap's Exclusive Facebook freebie! Yay! So head over there now and grab it while you can!
I'm so insanely excited to show you this preview of Bean Bunny Designs latest kit! It's CUTE! (One of the things I love about being on a creative team - seeing kits early!) Seriously, it's pretty and adorable and... well, just take a look below!
Also, a re-release of one of my favourite kits (I LOVE the colours)! It's stunning so be sure to keep an eye open for this one in store later today (tomorrow for me!)
Need another reason to purchase these kits? Of course you don't but here's one anyway! Bean Bunny Designs is currently having a 30% off sale off her entire store at Sunshine Studio Scraps! That makes this new kit (and all the old ones!) insanely cheap!
Also, are you a fan of Bean Bunny Designs on Facebook? (find the link over in the sidebar) because I have a little hint for you... there's a new exclusive freebie coming up real soon there ;)
Now just because I'm a fan of anyone who's a fan of Bean Bunny Designs, I've created a little freebie from My Fairy Tale as my little gift to you so grab it below, have a great and safe weekend and enjoy! (Extra shadowing is added for the preview only... the actual shadows on the cluster are more realistic :P)