Wednesday, June 6, 2012

B & A -- and some altered book ends!

Hi everyone!!

I wanted to share a layout I made for the Blue Moon Blog ... it will be live on there tomorrow :)

I used Bo Bunny's Ambrosia collection for my layout!! (all products will be listed on the Blue Moon blog tomorrow at 8AM MST)





When we went to Legoland in March and in the parking lot they had HUGE "A" and "B" in the parking lot... and of course I had to get a pic of Adam and Brookie in front of them... it's not everyday that I get to see their initials so BIG!! lol!!


Also today I am sharing my latest project for the LESSology challenge!! This time we want to see what you can do with bookends!!! I found these a few weeks ago at a consignment store...

Yes -- these are hand carved little guys on here -- and I am sure that someone made them with some amazing craftsmanship-- but to be honest -- they kinda creeped me out! lol!! Sooooo off they came!! (But seriously... if anyone is DIE HARD in LOVE with these guys... then you can have them -- they are off the bookends now... but I did save them -- just in case one of my followers... HAD to have them!) :)

Once they were off -- I spray painted the base pieces off white -- then added Graphic 45 Kraft paper to the base -- and then added some Studio Calico mists on top of the paper and spray paint --- I also took these ordinary rocks and painted them bronze to go with my theme --  


And here is what I made with my book ends --



I used Graphic 45 papers that I got from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com! And I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry glue to adhere everything down! I love that glue!!
 








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Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

62 comments:

  1. Your projects always inspire me :) :)

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  2. The layout is gorgeous... the photos are really cool with the kids in front of each letter! Love that!

    And those bookends.... OMG!! How gorgeous!!! I love how you completely changed them!! They look so much better for sure. I agree with you on the guys being a bit creepy!

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  3. OMGosh!!! Those bookends are amazing Julie!! I love everything about them! (ehem...not really loving those guys...but you're MORE than welcome to send me those bookends! lol) I am just stunned by how amazing these are! They're getting pinned right now ;)

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  4. WOW! I love the colorful layout, and you have blown me away with those book ends! Amazing and so fun!

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  5. Shut the front door!!! Those bookends are AWESOME!!!

    I LOVE your "A" and "B" Legoland layouts, too!!

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  6. OH my goodness these are amazing!!! Love the rock idea ;)

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  7. How creative are you??!!! I would have never thought of such a project!!! Fabulous!

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  8. Awwww....how sweet is that layout! The colours are amazing Julie! And I'm so glad you are no longer creeped out by your bookends...lol...another fabulous altered creation! Seriously, what can you NOT do?

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  9. oh my gosh those bookends are sooo freakin cool!!!! way to go, those are seriously amazing!!! great page and love the big letters too!!!

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  10. The bright colors on your layout are so happy! You created a cool transformation with the bookends!

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  11. Gorgeous layout Julie..I love the bright colors... And your bookends...I'm totally stoked okay... its really STUNNING... amazingly beautiful... its a real winner !!! hugs..xoxo

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  12. Glad you got rid of those creepy guys....Graphic 45 is MUCH nicer!!! And LOVE what you've done with those flowers in the corner of the LO....looks FAB:):):):)

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  13. Amazing off the page projects!!! So creative! I'll pass on those wooden guys though LOL! Thanks anyway! :D

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  14. Great layout. I love that you found a big A and a big B ... lovely, bright and happy colors! :)
    Ohhh the bookends ended up being very cool. That's a beautiful project. :)

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  15. Stunning lo, and loveeeee your project, how creative!

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  16. I LOVE how you transformed the bookends (and off the two men :)). Gorgeous work with all the fussy cut details, they almost look like characters from all your books come alive!!!. WOWW, Julie!

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  17. Please don't send those little men here...They kinda creep me out too! BUT you made these bookends into such awesomeness!!! Love the LO too!!!

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  18. First the colors on that layout are just so beautiful! Love it, and second, how fun are those bookends! Love how you think!

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  19. Those are fantastic Julie!! great projects!

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  20. Just love what you created with those bookends - and yeah, those guys are creepy - maybe you could use them for a Halloween project. Have a super day!

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  21. So, so, so, so cool! Those bookends are amazing, Julie!! LOVE your transformation! And your layout is so beautiful. All those flowers are stunning!

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  22. Wow! Love the lo! Those pics are so neat! And those bookends....wow
    ! Wow! Wow! These are so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love what you've done for this challenge! So gorgeous and creative! Wow!

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  23. Whoa! Those bookends. What a beautiful transformation!! Love them. Great layout too, So fun and cheery.

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  24. ohhh my what are you creative very very beautiful creation......layout's

    hugs carla

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  25. awesome project~good choice on the rocks to anchor the bookends!! What an Imagination!!!! Great display and the pic's are great!!!

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  26. Holy cow, Julie! You do the most AMAZING projects! Such a super fun, gorgeous layout and the book thingies - AWESOME!!!!

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  27. Love, love Legoland! Cute page & photos! And those bookends made a major transformation! Too CUTE!

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  28. Those photos are TOO FUN! Great idea to get their pics under the initials at Lego Land!! I love the Ambrosia collection on your page, Julie!

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  29. Oh my word you got to be kidding!!! These are just amazing! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE them...can't believe you started with the book ends and a ROCK!!!
    Fun pictures of the kids and the alphabets sweetie

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  30. fabulous stuff as always, Julie, really inspiring ;-)

    bjs

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  31. You must have gone to Legoland at the perfect time! How cool is that?!

    The bookends are unrecognizable after you altered them! AMAZINGGGG!!

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  32. Fun LO and terrific new and improved book ends without the creepy guys :)

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  33. Love the layout. I knew right away those were from Legoland! How fun! And my word are you clever with the renewal of the bookends! Just lovely! Nice job!

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  34. I recognize that LO!!! and I friggin' LOVE that you painted rocks!

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  35. Oh my word, these are amazing Julie!! Wow!

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  36. Awesome- LOVE the layout! Your bookend makeover is great. I scanned through the comments and don't see anyone who wants the creepy guys. Me neither!

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  37. Love what you did with the bookends! I dub you the queen of everything! You can take anything and turn it into a beautiful work of art!! Love the layout - great pics and beautiful colors!!

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  38. Cute pics and layout!!!! And your altered projects always rock! You and Graphic 45 go together like PB&J!

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  39. When my boys were little I loved when we went to a Legoland. It was so much fun.
    I love LOVE LOVE your bookends. We were thinking on the same lines. I used G45 too. You did an amazing job. Those guys are funny. I hope you saved them for something. They look like they just need the right spot.

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  40. WOWZA...love the transformation. The Graphic 45 papers add the perfect touch. Love these!

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  41. love the colorful layout!

    the bookends are awe-some!!! but I don't get the rocks. did I miss something (not surprising!)?! lol!

    do you love the Helmars better than zip dry?

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  42. Hi Phin :) I just answered you via email :) Thanks everyone for the amazing comments... and you all sure you don't want my creepy men??? LOL!! :)

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  43. those guys are creepy WAY to improve them! wonderful colorful layout too!

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  44. Hi JUlie! I L O V E coming by and it has been a long while! I always appreciate your comments to me. You are one amazing lady! Love those big letters from lego land.

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  45. Love your LO very pretty!!
    How cool to see the initials at Lego land!!
    Amazing and creative altered book ends!!
    Way to rock the G-45 collection!!

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  46. I must say I much prefer the way you dressed up those book ends to the way they were. You made them really stand out and they look so beautiful.
    What a great happy coincidence with those letters,..or fate...? :-)

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  47. Julie!!! HIIIII I love your work honey, and always admire your blog, but so shy to leave a comment, so I thought Id leave you one now! Such colorful awesomeness and the G-45 wow amazing!

    Big Hugs! Frank

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  48. Great layout!!!!!

    Girl, you totally rocked the bookends challenge...who would have know what your "before" bookends looked like...they have been wonderfully upcycled and embellished.

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  49. You are too funny with those guys from the bookends!! you made me laugh which I really needed to today!!
    I did like the guys but I don't really need them however what you made with those G45 papers is absolutely stunning!! just fantastic.
    Legoland LO are so cute!! would love to take my kiddies there!!

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  50. What an amazing transformation! Wow!

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  51. Beautiful layout Julie! loving the colors and those pics are awesome!
    Love what you did with the bookends!! You are so amazing in altering!!

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  52. Those bookends look amazing. I LOVE how they turned out. So creative my friend. I also love you page.. So bright and happy!

    Hugs~

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  53. love your layout!! how fun to find a leggo A and B!!! :)

    will pass on the "creepy" men! lol

    your finished bookends are *GASP* AWESOME!!!!!! :)

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  54. OH WOW... I would much rather have your book ends!! This has to be one of my favorite projects of yours yet. Truly sensational!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! :) :) :)

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  55. OMg..I almost peed my pants for missing the A & B (or J, in my case) signs at Legoland..but they wre in the parking lot? Hope that didn't go up to J or i'll be pissed. (we got a shuttle ride over each day) -- LOVE LOVE those bookends...my golly girl, you are hte quuuuueeeennnn of altered!!!

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  56. Such a great page! LOVE those dimensional blossoms, and your bookends are fantastic! So many fabulous details! Yum!

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  57. this is one of my favorite projects of yours...you really are a talented woman!!

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  58. Gorgeous LO and bookends!! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  59. WOWZA Julie amayzing projects!! Just love the layout & whhhhhaaat amayzing bookends!!!

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  60. Fun layout and that bookend just blew me away!!!!

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  61. OMG amazing bookends, truly stunning!!

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  62. Your bookends are so awesome! I love the way you think outside the box and how you really recycle!!

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