Bucket List x 2 | BoBunny Zip-A-Dee-Doodle Layout

We all have hopes and dreams of things we would love to do some day. Many people refer to this as their "bucket list". I have never actually written mine down or made a formal list, but I have a list of things I want to do some day. One of those things has been to go deep sea fishing. I just wanted to go. I didn't care where and I truthfully never really thought about catching anything. I just wanted to go deep sea fishing. Well, I got that wish while on vacation this summer in Mexico. I was thrilled, by dream had come true! While we were out fishing, one of our friends caught a marlin and it was such a rush to watch him reel it in. Again, I was good to go. My deep sea fishing trip was complete. Or so I thought! I never dreamed that I would actually have the chance to reel in a marlin of my own. But, that is exactly what happened. I knew after watching my friend, that there was no way I would be able to bring one in by myself without some help. The photos in the layout below are of my for the first few minutes "trying" to do it by myself. This didn't last long and DH was there to help me thank goodness. It took 20 minutes of us working together, but in the end we succeeded and go him into the boat. This was truly one of those experiences that I will never forget.

INSPIRATION | Water Droplets and Paisley
The inspiration for the design elements on this layout are simple. The Zip-A-Dee Doodle paper was covered with black and white paisley doodles that were begging for me to color them. They also immediately reminded me of water droplets and the fish jumping out of the water.  

Bucket List x 2 layout by Juliana Michaels using BoBunny Zip A Dee Doodle

TIP | Gelatos, Markers and Hidden Journaling.
I used a combination of Gelatos and Markers by Faber Castell to color in the paisleys. I first fussy cut each of them from the patterned paper and then I colored them.  Now, if you have been to the BoBunny blog already, you will know that I mentioned some journaling hiding somewhere on my layout. It is behind the photo on the bottom left hand side. See the little striped tab? As you can see below, when you pull that out you will find my journaling. I attached the tab sticker to a Noteworthy die cut that I trimmed to fit behind my photo and then added my journaling with a pen.

Bucket List x 2 layout by Juliana Michaels using BoBunny Zip A Dee Doodle detail

Patterned Paper, Stickers, Noteworthy and Jewels: BoBunny/ Zip-A-Dee-Doodle

Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp/ Color Shine, Ranger/ Dylusions
Coloring Medium: Faber Castell/ Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush Pens



Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!


  1. Loving this Juliana! What a fun layout!!

  2. Wow, what a cool experience for you, and what a gorgeous layout! I love the grid design of the photo layouts mixed with the grid paper, and I absolutely adore your creative water droplets! How cool you colored them in to match!

  3. What a fun layout and wow to your bucket list! How exciting!

  4. Very cool that you have a bucket list! Love your page.

  5. This is beautiful! I love the way you used the Paisley..x

  6. Saw this on BB and was like WHOAAAAAAAA!! 8 footer!!! That is sooooooooooo awesome! I love love love this Juliana!!!

  7. Fun layout for your photos, Juliana!! I've always wanted to go Deep Sea Fishing too!!

  8. Great layout Juliana!! I like how you fussy cut the paisleys, they do look like water splashes!!

  9. Wow ...this is stunning, love the way your t-shirt colour draws out all the greens in the papers... beautiful. So glad you got to mark off a dream ... doing things we love is so important in life... sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  10. This is gorgeous! I love that background paper and your paisleys. And how fun that you did this!!

  11. What a fun day!! It must have been amazing to hook and bring in the marlin!! Love, love your work with this paper line!! So much fun - especially your color work on the paisleys!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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