Friday, July 20, 2018

Lollipop Day Card ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello and happy National Lollipop Day! Today I'm featuring these treats on a card made with the Bo Bunny Sweet Moments Collection from

     I punched the edges of the green paper from the 12 X 12 Collection Pack, and layered the large die cut from the Noteworthy Pack on top, after blending the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I added the cake from the Layered Chipboard.

     The sentiment was done with the alpha stickers found in the Bo Bunny Forever Young Collection

     To make the lollipops, please visit the FotoBella Blog for a tutorial, and get the Bo Bunny Sweet Moments Collection at!  

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

How Sweet It Is ~ FotoBella DT

     Do you have a sweet tooth? Because today is National Ice Cream Day! In honor of this day, I created an art journal page for the FotoBella Design Team, with my Bo Bunny Sweet Moments Bundle and Dylusions Paints.

     To make the background, I used my fingers to apply Dylusions Paints (Bubblegum Pink, Fresh Lime, Melted Chocolate, and White Linen). By spritzing with some water and tilting my page around, the colors were able to bleed and blend into eachother. Then I applied white gesso to a polka dot stencil with one of my Bo Bunny Palette Knives.

     The banner is made from the Sweet Moments Chipboard, anchored by a couple of buttons from the Ephemera

     For the titlework, I used a mix of Noteworthy and sticker banners, adding black and white alpha stickers from the Bo Bunny Forever Young Collection.  

     I made the pattern myself for the ice cream and cone, piecing it from papers in the 12 X 12 Collection Pack and the Ephemera. To make the cone, I cut a piece of paper at 3 inch by 3 1/2 inches, and actually shaped it into a cone. Then I flattened it out, and made the grid lines with my sewing machine. The edges of the ice cream were colored with Distress Inks, using my Blending Tool with Picked Raspberry on top, Gathered Twigs in the middle, also used on the cone, and Ground Espresso on the bottom. Then I added chocolate sprinkles on top with Bo Bunny Double Dot Mocha Jewels

     So indulge yourself with some ice cream today, without the guilt, along with the Bo Bunny Sweet Moments  Collection from FotoBella.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bee Happy ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I'm always happy when I'm working with color, and of course using my Red Rubber Designs Stamps, featuring quite a few on this double spread in my art journal!

     After coloring the background with Lindy's Gang Magicals and Sprays, I used Lindy's Purely White Embossing Powder with the Script Background Unmounted Stamp over both pages. The rest of the stamping was embossed with Midnight Pewter Embossing Powder. Then I used the Distressed Typewriter Bet Stamp (no longer available) to spell "Bee", framed with one of the Rose Wine Labels, that I backed with clear acetate colored with Butterscotch Alcohol Ink.

     "Happy" was embossed with the Vintage Greetings Stamp (also unavailable), and colored like the rest of the stamping, with Lindy's Magicals and Sprays. The Beautiful Butterflies and bees were curled for dimension, with some Clear Wink of Stella added to the wings for a touch of sparkle.


     The bees and flowers with the beads added to them, were stamped with the Be Fabulous Unmounted Rubber Stamp.

     Then I stamped the other flowers with the Floral Collage Cling Mounted Stamp, to go with the script on the background. The lattice design behind them was embossed with the For Everything Unmounted Stamp.

     I had so much fun creating this happy spread! Thanks for looking!


Distressed Typewriter Bet
Vintage Greetings

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Sassy Sapphire
Prima Donna Purple
Drop Dead Gorgeous Green
Hi Maintenance Magenta

Friday, July 6, 2018

Bo Bunny Sunshine Bliss Layout

     Summer's here, and so is the new Bo Bunny Sunshine Bliss I Want It All Bundle from! So I scrapped this photo of my late grandmother, to feature this beautiful, pastel collection.

     I love this old photo of her, and extended the ray from the photo, onto the rest of my papers, with my Blending Tool and watered down White Linen Dylusions Paint.

     The bigger flowers came in the Noteworthy pack, and the rest were fussy-cut. Then I adhered beads onto the centers with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. I also fussy-cut the leaves, embossed with the Bo Bunny Floral Stamp, using Ranger Verdigris Embossing Powder.

     The same Verdigris Embossing Powder was also used on the wood birdcage, after coating it with Bo Bunny White Gesso.

     Finally, I added the title using the chipboard Thickers!

     Thanks for visiting, and get your Bo Bunny Sunshine Bliss I Want It All Bundle @!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

"Trust the Magic" Dylusions Art Journal ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello! I'm back with an art journal page that I had a blast making, using stamps and Ranger Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Paints from!

     I started with the sky background, made from Dylusions Paints, (Crushed Grape, After Midnight, London Blue, Squeezed Orange, and Funky Fuchsia) and a little water, applied with my fingers. Then I used an old tree stamp along the sides, stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. Besides the gold crackle, the same ink was used for the rest of the stamping, but embossed with Ranger's Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder. The gold crackle was stamped with an old Tim Holtz stamp, and embossed with Ranger Gold Tinsel. 

     The main image and hearts were embossed with the Prima Marketing Finnabair Trust the Magic Stamp Set, which inspired this page. 

     Then I embossed the butterflies with the Prima Marketing Finnabair Rust & Dust Stamp Set. I used a paintbrush with watered down White Linen Dylusions Paint to paint bubbles on the background, and adhered the sequins with Glossy Accents

     Finally, I added some buttons, covered with Prima Marketing Black Gesso, and sprinkled with beads. Once dry, I went over them again with Dylusions Paints, and finished them off with Prima Marketing Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold).

     Thanks for looking, and get these supplies and more at

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Mixed Media Place (Took inspiration from the sky, trees, and bubbles)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dude Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! Today I have a card for all of those surfer dudes, featuring the That Guy Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, embossed onto vellum, using Emerald Creek Deep Sea Embossing Powder, and outlined with Enhanced Ivory Pearl EP.

     It's made from torn colored cardstocks, that I applied gesso to, using a palette knife to create waves. Then I went over it with some Lindy's Gang Sprays, and Emerald Creek Embossing Powders, (Cool Lagoon, Deep Sea, Dirty Sand, and Fractured Ice) before adding beads, adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel.

     The starfish was embossed with the Under the Sea Unmounted Rubber Stamp, which is no longer available, but can be digitally downloaded here, at Pickled Potpourri Designs.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Grapes Art Journal Page

         Grapes were the inspiration for this art journal page, made for the Lindy's Gang June Color Challenge!


     All of the stamping was embossed with Lindy's Embossing Powder (Midnight Pewter, used on the grapes and ivy, and Oakleaf Olive, used on the circles).

     Then I glued down some fibers, and woke up the next morning hating it, and knew trying to take them off would ruin my page. So I added some hand-stitching, giving them the dimension I was after. Now I love them, and glad I stuck with it!

     Finally, the quote was printed onto clear vellum paper, and cut into strips, or rays, surrounding the sun, that I painted with a few extra coats of Yellow Rose of Texas Spray.

Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Relax and Fish Shaker Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Father's Day is this Sunday, so I'm featuring the Relax and Fish Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, on this shaker card that I made for my Dad, colored with Distress Inks. The corrugated board started out blue, and along with the circle, got three layers of Emerald Creek Embossing Powders (Deep Sea, Cool Lagoon, and Fractured Ice), to create the beautiful shimmer and depth of color, found in a lake.

     I also embossed EC Fractured Ice onto the fish, and added sequins, before sealing up my window, made from clear acetate paper.

     Then I used the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil, with Prima Marketing Clear Gesso, sprinkled with Glass Glitter (Pearl) and more sequins, to mimic a splash.

     Even though I made this card for Father's Day, it could also be used for other occasions, like birthdays, retirement, or just to show you care. Thanks for looking!


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Thursday, June 7, 2018

KaiserCraft (Misty Mountains) Choose Happiness Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Do you have a happy place, where all of your worries and fears seem to disappear? Mine has always been the beach. So I found this old photo, and slightly altered the colors in Photoshop, to go with the beautiful new KaiserCraft Misty Mountains Scrapbooking Bundle from

     Being an Aquarius, I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous, amethyst, "Agate" paper! So I tore some of the edges, and covered them with Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste (Brass). Then, to really enhance my birthstone, I made it sparkle with Prima Marketing Glass Glitter (Pearl), adhered with Prima Marketing Clear Gesso, applied with one of my Bo Bunny Palette Knives

     I also used Clear Gesso as the first step in my stencil work, which matches the design on the background paper. After it dried, I went over it with Distress Crayons, (Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves), and blended the colors with my fingers. Then I used the stencil again, to lightly apply Patina Effect Paste (Brass). The straight edges were colored with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, and finished with hand-stitching done in three colors. 

     The same exact steps that I did with the stencil work, was also done to the wooden title.

     Finally, I placed the circles of bling, one by one, with FotoBella Clear Rhinestones & Half Pearls, dyed with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (Wild Plum and Stream). By mixing both, I got blue and purple, and applied them with a Q-Tip.

     The colors and rhinestone design, were inspired by the gorgeous May moodboard and sketch, at Mixed Media & Art.

     Thanks for looking, and pick up your KaiserCraft Misty Mountains Scrapbooking Bundle @

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