Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day ~ FotoBella DT

     Today is World Card Making Day, so I joined the FotoBella Design Team in making a card for the occasion using Bo Bunny's Serendipity Ephemera from The rest of the team did a wonderful job using different products, and their cards can be seen here

     I'm such a fan of Bo Bunny's Ephemera packs! They're always packed full of embellishments and papers that are perfect for card making! Like the clocks, all fussy-cut from the papers in the Serendipity Ephemera, and embossed along the edges with Ranger's Silver and Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powders. I popped a couple of them up, adding brads from the pack to the centers of some of the clocks. 

     To the cream background paper, also from the Ephemera, I added some Weathered Wood and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks with some water to create some texture. Then I used Prima Marketing's Salvage District Clock Stencil with my Mini Blending Tool to apply Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress Inks. 

     I used my old Ranger Alpha Mask with Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo Distress Inks on one of the clocks to mask "46"years of marriage for my parents. Then I added some sparkle to the flower below it, with Silver Stickles.

     The sentiment was embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder. Then I used fibers from my own stash to the Chipboard Clock Button, also found in the Ephemera. Finally, I distressed the paper edges with Tim Holtz' Paper Distresser,  and finished them off with machine stitching. 

     Thanks for looking, and Happy World Card Making Day from all of us at FotoBella


The Card Concept ~ (I took inspiration from the colors and silver metal clock using the Shabby Chic and Vintage Style with some Mixed Media thrown in.)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Medallions Tag ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! Time for some stamping inspiration from Red Rubber Designs! I made this mixed media tag with copper accents, and a bohemian vibe featuring the Mini Medallions, Medallions,  For Everything, and Be Happiness Rubber Stamps.

     I started with white gesso that I coated a Ranger Manila Tag with, and to the TCW stencil in the center. Once dry, I used Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stains with a light spritz of water on my tag, and on a separate sheet of white cardstock for the medallions. 

     When that dried, I reapplied my stencil to the tag to add Prima's Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold and Rich Copper) over the gesso. Then I embossed the design along the top and bottom in copper with the For Everything Unmounted Stamp. Using the cardstock that I previously sprayed, I embossed the Medallions Stamp onto it, fussy-cutting, and layering it three times to make a flower.

     I used three of the Mini Medallions, also embossed in copper, and popped two of them up with foam dots. 

     The phrase was stamped in black with the Be Happiness Unmounted Rubber Stamp onto a piece of torn vellum, inked along the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then I scattered and glued some blue sequins along the tag. 

     I finished off the top with some fibers and beads that I strung together. Thanks for looking!



Friday, September 22, 2017

Dylusions Fall Leaves ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy first day of Fall! I'm welcoming my favorite season with this 2 page spread in my art journal done with Ranger Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Paints from

     Before spraying my pages with some water, I placed some wax paper behind them to protect the other pages. Then I used my fingers to apply Squeezed Orange, Funky Fuchsia, and Crushed Grape to the page on the right, working quickly and spraying some more, before turning the page on the left down over the paints to reveal this background. 

     Once dry, I used the Ranger Dylusions Diamond in the Rough Stencil in random places with my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply Dirty Martini, Pomegranate Seed, Melted Chocolate, Pure Sunshine, and Tangerine Dream paints, using the same colors for the leaves.

     The leaves were done with one of my oldest stencils, but any one would do, including the Bo Bunny Falling Leaves Stickable Stencil or the Dylusions Fronds of Foliage Stencil

     To create leaves flying around, I made some with crisp paint lines, while leaving others with just a little bit of paint, fading the colors into the background with my Mini Blending Tool. Then I stamped some texture onto them with the Bo Bunny Rough It Up Stamp.

     SO much fun with these Dylusions Paints from! Thanks for looking! 

Challenges Entered:


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Anticipation Bo Bunny Serendipity Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello! I'm back with another layout that I scrapped with one my favorite photos of my sister, while she was pregnant and absolutely glowing, using Bo Bunny's Serendipity Collection from

     I started by combining some of the papers from the paper pack with ones from the Ephemera. The background and wood papers were inked along the edges with my Blending Tool using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then I used a large punch along the top and bottom of the leaf paper, and inked the edges with Broken China and Pine Needle Distress Inks, which I also used for the titlework, in addition to a coat of Sprinkled Sugar Stickles.

     From the Chipboard, I used the large flourish, butterflies, and tab on top of the photo where I added the date. 

     To the smallerBo Bunny Blossoms (Clover Dahlia). I added a spritz of Broken China Distress Spray Stain.

     I used my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser along some of my paper edges, and finished them off with machine stitching, which I also did in between the green laces from the Ephemera. The brads are also included in the Ephemera.  

     Thanks for looking, and shop to get this collection, with a huge selection of many others found here





Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Serendipity Princess Zara Art Journal ~ FotoBella DT

      Hello! I'm back with another page done in my art journal, using Bo Bunny's Serendipity Collection featuring the Princess Zara Stamp from Prima Marketing for the FotoBella Design Team!

     It was so fun and relaxing coloring her with my Prima Marketing Watercolor Brush/Pen and Distress Inks, along with the woodgrain stamping done with Bo Bunny's Rough It Up Stamp from

     For a step-by-step tutorial on how this page came together, visit the FotoBella Blog. Thanks for looking!



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Rise and Shine Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     My mom has always loved chickens and roosters, so I definitely had her in mind with the Rise and Shine Cling Mounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, when making her birthday card this year!

     After stamping the Rise and Shine image twice with permanent black ink onto white cardstock, I colored it with Distress Inks, and fussy-cut the rooster from the second image. 

     Then I mounted the first image onto black cardstock with punched edges, and popped up the fussy-cut rooster over the ribbon, recycling the kraft bag behind it. 

     Using the same water stamping technique as my last post found here, and the same Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Stamp, I just changed the colors of my Distress Inks, and tucked it behind the kraft bag. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the rays using the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp. 

     All of the flowers were stamped twice, colored with Distress Inks, and layered and curled using the My Sunshine Stamp. I love how they look against the gingham, stamped with the Gingham Background Stamp using Palette Inks ( Bordeaux, Moulin Rouge, and L'Amore Red ) for an ombre look. 

     I finished it off with distressed edges, and machine stitching. Thanks for looking, and shop Red Rubber Designs for these stamps and more! 





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Rise and Shine Birthday Card (Sneak Peek) ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! My mom's love of chickens and roosters definitely inspired her birthday card this year, featuring the Rise and Shine Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs! I recycled a small kraft bag to showcase it.

     Using the same Water Stamping Technique that I shared on my last Red Rubber Designs Blog post, with the same Rays of Hope stamp, I just changed the colors of my Distress Inks. Please view today's post here to see the results, and how I combined the Gingham Background, My Sunshine, and Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Stamps from Red Rubber Designs to create this special card!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

You are Amazing Bo Bunny "Serendipity" LO ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello! Today I have a layout to share of my niece using Bo Bunny's Serendipity Collection from

     I started with the photo by tearing the edges along the top and sides, and coloring them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink using my Blending Tool. Then I fussy-cut her dress and feet along the bottom so I could place her on the nest that comes in the Noteworthy pack. 

     Right behind the photo is one of the larger pieces of paper that comes in the Ephemera, and from one of the smaller pieces, I cut her name out with my Cricut Expression. Then I used my blending tool again to color the bottoms of the letters with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and gave them a coat of Cotton Candy Stickles. The tag that it's on was cut from a sheet included in the Bonus 12 X 12 Paper Bundle.

     Then I used the banner from the Layered Chipboard as my title. 

     Most of the embellishments on here are from the Noteworthy pack, including the flowers, butterflies, and arrows. For some dimension, I decided to curl the flowers, butterflies, and feather on the large arrow.

     I gave the butterflies some antennae with the Bo Bunny Flutter Stamp.

      Along the left side and over a couple of layers of distressed papers, I used Prima Marketing's Doily Stencil with White Gesso and some glitter. And of course, I finished off the distressed edges with some machine stitching.

     Thanks for looking, and shop to get this collection and so much more!



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ahoy Maties Layout ~ FotoBella DT

      Ahoy! Unfortunately I wasn't able to post this earlier because of technical difficulties, (my laptop broke, and had to be taken in) but I'm up and running again with twice the speed and memory. So here's a page I created from white cardstock using some goodies from

     My design inspiration came from this great sketch at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

     I started by masking off the left side with some tape, and applying Postbox Red Dylusions Paint to the Tim Holtz Zigzag Stencil. Then I masked the other side, and used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to feather out London Blue Dylusions Paint. It kinda reminds me of a lighthouse.


      Next came a few spritzes of Broken China Distress Spray Stain along the top left and bottom right. Then I added splashes with the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil, and some more London Blue Dylusions Paint.

     The netting was stamped with Prima Marketing's Finnabair Net & Wire Stamp using Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I used some papers from Bo Bunny's Pop Quiz Ephemera to create the banners, adding a couple of Pop Quiz Stickers to them.

     For the titlework, I used Bo Bunny's Pop Quiz Chipboard with some more London Blue Dylusions Paint applied to the upper letters.

     Then I finished it off with some buttons and hand-stitched circles.

     Thanks for looking, and shop for all of your scrapping needs!