Sunday, December 9, 2018

Celebrating Christmas Card Day ~ FotoBella DT

     Today is Christmas Card Day, and is supposed to be the day you send out your cards, but I say there's still plenty of time to get crafty and create your own, like I did here, using Bo Bunny (Christmas Collage) Papers from!

     To create a winter wonderland, I splattered the papers with Dylusions Paint (White Linen). The trees were done with the Tim Holtz Mini (Woodland) Stencil using Prima Marketing Snowflake Paste, also applied to the torn paper edges. Then I added Distress Spray Stain (Walnut Stain) to Prima Marketing Gesso (White) for the tree trunks. The stitching was embossed with the Bo Bunny (Stitches) Stamp using Emerald Creek (Chinese New Year) Embossing Powder, also used on the sentiment. 

     In addition to the Bo Bunny (Christmas Collage) Layered Chipboard, and the Chipboard circles, I added a large Bo Bunny Double Dot (Ruby Red) Jewel

     Thanks for dropping by, and shop for a big selection of Christmas goodies!

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Penguin Christmas Card Set ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     It's definitely beginning to look like Christmas around here, as it's snowing outside as I'm writing this. And where there's snow, there's penguins, on this set of cards, embossed with the Mister Penguin and Perky Penguins Stamps from Red Rubber Designs

     I started by embossing the snow with the Speckle Background Unmounted Rubber Stamp, onto black cardstock, using Emerald Creek (Soft Fallen Snow) Embossing Powder. Then I used EC (Enhanced Ivory Pearl) around the edges and for the sentiment, done with the Contemporary Greetings Stamp. 

     The penguins were stamped with the Mister Penguin and Perky Penguins Stamp Sets, embossed with EC (Onyx Frost) EP. Then I colored them with Distress Inks, and added some cotton to a few of the hats. 

     Cutting Bo Bunny Doilies in half, made a quick and easy way to showcase these adorable penguins! Shop for other Winter & Christmas Stamps at Red Rubber Designs.


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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) Teacups Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello and happy first day of December! For the FotoBella Design Team, I created this layout that's straight out of wonderland, featuring the whimsical Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle from

     I started by applying Bo Bunny Glitter Paste (Pink Punch) to the Tim Holtz (Dot Fade) Stencil along the bottom of the striped paper. Then I applied Distress Ink (Black Soot) to the edges of the banner pieces from the Noteworthy pack, using my Blending Tool. The banner is connected with some hand-stitched twine, with a sticker of teacups placed above it. 

     I secured a brad towards the end of the twine. 

     The striped banner is a sticker, with some more hand-stitched twine to highlight the title, made from Thicker's included in the Bundle. I dug out my older Bo Bunny Ephemera packs to find the sheer ribbon, and hand-stitched the gold zigzag.

     These banner  pieces with the keys are also in the Noteworthy pack. 

     I love the arrows and glitter on this piece from the Layered Chipboard!

     But the teacups from the Layered Chipboard, is really what makes this page! The purple heart sticking out, is from the Noteworthy pack. 

   Thanks for your visit, and get the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle at!

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Winter Wishes Card

     To start the holiday season, I created a festive card for a December birthday, using Distress Inks and Emerald Creek Embossing Powders, for the Winter Wishes Blog Hop with Eileen Hull

     The colors were inspired by this beautiful palette used for the November Inspirational Card Challenge @

     I made the background by smooshing Distress Inks (Pine Needles and Evergreen Bough) onto white cardstock, and embossing the snow and snowflakes with Emerald Creek (Enhanced Ivory Pearl) EP. Then I tore around the edges, and embossed them with (Soft Fallen Snow)EP. 

     The main image, sentiment, and edges of the card base, were embossed with EC (Charred Gold) EP. Then I colored the wreath with Distress Inks and a couple of Lindy's Sprays. 

     The strip of lace was embossed with EC (Enhanced Ivory Pearl), along with the dots of the pink background, colored with Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet). Then I added beads to the wreath, along with a few Pine Cone Charms, lightly embossed with (Soft Fallen Snow) Embossing Powder, and strung with green fiber. 

Thanks for looking!

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 Embellishments: Pine Cone Charms

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday season, try adding burlap to your next project to create a natural look full of texture and dimension, that's perfect for Fall or Winter. I made a banner with it, on a card featuring an assortment of Autumn Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs

      Autumn Swirls were embossed onto the background with Emerald Creek Baked Texture (Patina Oxide), after smooshing with Distress Inks (Bundled Sage and Rusty Hinge). It's matted with cardstock, embossed with more Baked Textures (Chunky Rust), and (Dirty Sand) on the base.

     I did some hand-stitching around the burlap banner, backed with orange cardstock. 

     The wreath started with some fibers that I saved from some packaging. 

     Then I embossed the leaves, acorns, and sentiment with Emerald Creek (Burnt Copper Leaves) Embossing Powder, using the Filled With Blessings Unmounted Rubber Stamp for the leaves, and the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp for the sentiment. 

     The acorns were embossed with the Give Thanks Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, and topped with a raffia bow.

     Check back soon for the Winter version of this card, using burlap and stamps from Red Rubber Designs!


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Lego Birthday Card

     Today I was very happy to spend time and celebrate with my adorable nephew for his second birthday, as he lives far away and I'm not able to see much of him! Since he loves blocks, I dug up this old Lego paper to make this card for him. 

     This sketch used for the November Inspirational Card Challenge @ made it easy and quick to do. 

     I used some of the black strips to make the two. 

     And finished it up with some Bo Bunny Double Dot Jewels. 

     Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) ATC's ~ FotoBella DT

     Hi everyone! The Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle from is packed full of fun and whimsy, making this set of ATC's so quick and easy to make! 

     Just visit the FotoBella Blog for a step-by-step tutorial.Thanks for looking!


Friday, November 16, 2018

Button Day with Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello and happy National Button Day! I'm so excited to be posting my third annual project for the FotoBella Design Team, celebrating this special day dedicated to BUTTONS! This year I dug into my own stash, to create this mixed media piece made from cardboard and the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle from

     I love recycling pieces of cardboard, but especially the circles, like the large one used here, saved from a frozen pizza! The smaller one was left over from a set of pans, and both started with a coat of Prima Marketing Black Gesso. Then I glued red, black, and blue buttons to the rim of the larger circle, along with some FotoBella Vintage Charms. Next, I covered them with a light coat of black gesso, so the original colors could show through. After it dried, I highlighted all of the texture with Prima Marketing Metallique Waxes (Bronze Age and Vintage Gold), and finished the edges with some red fiber.

     The smaller circle was given additional texture with Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste (Blue). Then I added dies from the Noteworthy pack, rubbing the edges of the center one with Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold). To resemble a button, I added some large grommets with my Crop-A-Dial II Big Bite, strung with some black and gold fibers. 

     I overlapped part of the key die cut with the bottle, onto the larger circle, adhering it with some pop dots. 

     The other key comes from the Layered Chipboard. Then I finished the edges of the smaller circle with some black and gold fibers. 

     Thanks for looking, and shop for your Buttons and the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) Bundle


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) Dali Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a Design Team layout using the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle from This whimsical collection was the perfect match to scrap one of my favorite paintings, melting clocks not included!

     To enhance the melting clocks, I cut the (Land of Wonder) paper and a sheet from the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) 12 X 12 Coordinating Double Dot Paper Bundle, into a curvy design. Then I used my finger to apply Bo Bunny Stencil Paste (Gold) to the edges, securing the right side of my page with a gear from a FotoBella Vintage Charm

     After smearing a little Bo Bunny White Gesso to the background, I used some old alpha stamps on the banner, and inked the edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot).

     All of the banner pieces are from the Noteworthy pack. Then I applied Bo Bunny Stencil Paste (Gold) to the Bo Bunny Royal Stencil, included in the Bo Bunny Sunshine Bliss I Want It All Bundle, to make the key. 

     Finally, I hand-stitched the black vines. 

     Thanks for your visit, and get the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle at

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