Thursday, October 30, 2014

Inspirational #144: Fall Foliage

     I just LOVE fall, and since my parents 43rd anniversary was a couple of weeks ago, I decided to make them a fall themed card for Inspirational #144, to use fall foliage.

     I took my inspiration from bonus sketch #6 used for the October Card Sketch Challenge @ 

       All of the papers are an older line, Beautiful Life, from Bo Bunny and is still one of my favorites! I started out by making the wreath from a ring of paper, which I wrapped and glued with rafia, adding orange fiber around the outside.  Then I stamped and embossed the leaves using the Filled With Blessings stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  Inside of the wreath and the swirly background were stamped with Autumn Swirls. The anniversary sentiment was done using Contemporary Greetings, and I added the label plate over Anniversary, which I got as a RAK from my scrappy friend Lisa. So thank you Lisa! 

    And THANK YOU for visiting my blog!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Christmas Collage Santa Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     I just LOVE this Santa image that's part of the Bo Bunny Christmas Collage paper collection, from FotoBella, so  I used it here on this layout that I scrapped of my son at 6 years old!

     I also wanted to use the film sticker that comes in the I want it all bundle, since I hadn't yet in my previous projects with this line. It worked great with this sketch from Bo Bunny's October Sketch Challenge.

     I used some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays (Rudolph's Nose Red and Cathedral Pines Green) to mist the top of the Santa paper, and I think the colors match the collection perfectly. I also did some distressing, machine-stitching, and inking on here, including the title stickers, which I inked along the bottom in red, to make it stand out more. The tag was cut from paper and I added fibers from my own stash to it. I also added the candy cane and holly leaves from my stash. The small, yellow button comes in the Buttons pack, and the rest from the Ephemera pack. 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Inspirational #142: Pumpkin Patch ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     It's time for a new stamping challenge at Red Rubber Inspirationals! I'm hosting this week's Inspirational #142, to stamp a pumpkin, in honor of Fall, my favorite season. I created this card using the Filled With Blessings stamp set from Red Rubber Designs. I just love the scarecrow with the pumpkin and colored him in with markers, as well as the polka dots and fence! The leaves were misted with different Autumn colors.

     The design inspiration came from sketch #5 used for the October Card Sketch Challenge @

     I misted the tag and stamped the sentiment using Autumn Swirls.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas Collage Card Tutorial

     I just love the new Bo Bunny Christmas Collage I want it all bundle from FotoBella!! It's so beautiful and festive!! Get an early start on your Christmas cards, like the one I made here.

    For a step-by-step tutorial on how I made this card, please click on the FotoBella blog!
Thank you for looking!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bo Bunny Christmas Collage 2 Pager ~ FotoBella DT

    Happy weekend! Here's a 2 pager I made using the beautiful and festive Bo Bunny Christmas Collage I want it all bundle  from FotoBella. These photos are from my aunt, uncle, and cousin's visit at my parents house. It's always great to see them!

     I took my inspiration from this sketch used for the October 2 Page Sketch Challenge @ 

     I thought this design would be perfect for all of the fun embellishments that come in the bundle, like the Chipboard, Ephemera, Layered Chipboard, and Brads, which I used to make the banner and clustered under the large photo.

     I fussy cut the scallops and punched holes in the centers using my Big Bite II, inking the edges with Distress Ink (Fired Brick). I also added some machine stitching using red and green thread.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bo Bunny (Christmas Collage) Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     The new Bo Bunny Christmas Collage I want it all bundle was so perfect for this old photo of me and my cousins! I'm the one on the right.

     I started by masking the doily with Distress Ink (Festive Berries). Then I used Tim Holtz' stencil (Dot Fade) with some gesso put randomly on the page. I fussy-cut all of the circles and medallions from paper from the 12 x 12 Collection Pack, and added the buttons on top. The star also comes in the pack of buttons, which I added to the top of the chipboard tree, after adding green ink to the edges.

      I added the date with some stickers from the 12 X 12 Collection Pack over the chipboard banner. I stamped 25 with the stamps that come in the Ephemera package, using Ranger Seafoam White embossing powder. I finished it off with some hand-stitched circles around the photo, date, and image of the girl and tree, that comes in the Noteworthy package.

    You'll love this collection for all of your holiday photos, old and new, from FotoBella!!