Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Page with LYB and Xyron Giveaway

I love the bright colors of the Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow collection.  It is great for both autumn and everyday pages.  I thought the collection would definitely compliment these photos of my son playing at the park.  I clustered three photos (4x4, 4x5 and wallet-sized) to add more meaning from the day and to move the eyes around the page.  My son is famous for his funny faces, so I had to add one instead of a tradition smiling photo. The baker's twine border keeps all the photos grounded in the middle.
I also love all of the beautiful foiling on the Acorn Hollow embellishments and how you can easily layer the clear cut stickers and chipboard shapes together.  The green tree is a clear cut shape and the orange tree is chipboard.
The Xyron 2.5" Create-a-Sticker was super easy to use and perfect for both the chipboard and clear cut shapes.  They easily crank through the machine and do NOT need to dry - which for an impatient scrapbooker like me, is a little slice of heaven.  I was particularly happy that the adhesive was clear and does not ruin the clear cut shapes.

I liked the idea of tying the baker's twine together at the ends and then gluing it down as a "free form" frame.  The black and white twine was a nice contrast to the fall colors and pulled the photos and papers together.
I'm a big fan of using LYB journal tickets and fresh verse stickers to make a title.  It saves you from having to rely on alphabets and will fit together in fun clusters, like this one where I added a chipboard leaf and some jewel stickers as an accent.

Acorn Hollow Products:
AH-105 Toss & Tumble/Crimson Houndstooth
AH-104 Bountiful Bands/Textured Teal
AH-134 Journaling Cards - with foil accents (10 pieces)
AH-140 Cardstock Stickers - Fresh Verse - with foil and debossing (43 pieces)
AH-279 Chipboard Shapes - with foil accents (36 pieces)
AH-230 Clear Cuts - with foil accents (38 pieces)

Now for the giveaway - leave a comment on the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog and you have a chance to win some awesome Xyron goodies to make your own amazing project.  Leave a comment on the LYB Facebook page and you add another chance to win.  Then head on over to the Xyron Design Team blog to check out their fabulous creations and enter their giveaway with our Acorn Hollow Collection!  Be sure to "like" them on their Facebook Page for an extra chance to win!

Thank you for stopping by -


Kris Berc said...

What an adorable layout!

Shellye McDaniel said...

just fabulous, Liz! I really love the addition of the baker's twine as a border!

Kathy Martin said...

Adorable! LOVE what you did with the twine! :)