Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MME Christmas On Market Street Card And Ornament Exchange ~ FotoBella DT

     I hope you had a wonderful and festive holiday, and wishing you happiness and health for the New Year! The FotoBella Design Team recently had a fun exchange to make a card and rosette ornament for one member of the team. Here's what I made and sent to Apryl, using My Mind's Eye Christmas On Market Street I Want It All Bundle!

     Cutting a circle from the gold dotted vellum, I adhered it to a white card lightly misted with gold. Around the circle I embossed the stitching with a Prima stamp, and added some chipboard pieces and Paper Tape.

     Inside of the card I used some more vellum, chipboard, and Paper Tape with the Journaling Cards, which gave me the perfect spot for writing.

          To make the ornament I used white cardstock and punched the snowflake edge, spraying it again with some gold. For the center rosette I used the same gold striped vellum that's inside the card topped with some chipboard, and strung with some gold fiber. 

Here's a close-up!

     And the back where I added a snowflake from the Mixed Bag with a red Brad in the center! 

     To see the gorgeous card and ornament that I received from ReNae, and the other Design Team projects, please visit the FotoBella Blog

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Wreath Card Set ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

    With just paint and embossing powders, I changed up the look on some Christmas cards that I made out of Kraft Cardstock, featuring the Holiday Wreath Stamp Set for Red Rubber Designs! To learn how I made them and to view all four cards, please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog. Here's a close-up of one of them.


Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Since Christmas is my husband's favorite holiday, I decided to combine the colors, along with black, for the birthday card that I made for him!

     I was inspired by this sketch from Your Next Stamp, used for the December Card Challenge at Scrapbook.com.

     The main image was stamped and embossed in black using the All Things Of Nature stamp from Red Rubber Designs, onto white cardstock colored with some mists and sprays. For the sentiment I used Sophisticated Sentiments. Then I used the Speckle Background stamp over it, embossed in white, for a snowy effect, which I also used along all of my edges. The rest of the papers, and the snowflake transparency are from Little Yellow Bicycle's Once Upon a Christmas line.

     I'm also entering this into Sweet Stampin' Challenge for the Snow Time theme. Thanks for your visit!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Train Collage Christmas Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     My mother-in-law just LOVES vintage trains, so of course I had to make her this Christmas card featuring the Train Collage stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     I was inspired by this November Week 1 Sketch at Viva la Verve Sketches!

     For the background I blended various Distress Inks onto some white cardstock to give it a vintage look. Then I used Palette Inks (L'Amore Red and Giverney Green) with the Vintage Script stamp, and tore and distressed the edges. I used the same Distress Ink colors on some more white cardstock for the background where I stamped the train with black ink twice, so that I could make a frame with it for this months Stamped and Cut Window Technique at House of Cards. I also cut out the windows in the train and backed it with some yellow glitter paper. 

     To color the train and leaves, I used Distress Inks again, and a gold pen, with touches of Stickles for some sparkle. After adding the ribbons, I popped up my frame with some Pop Dots. The sentiment was stamped and embossed using the Vintage Christmas stamp. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Robin Hood Layout ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I just love my son's Robin Hood costume from a couple of Halloween's ago, and had a blast scrapping these photos of him, featuring some stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from this beautiful sketch no. 62 used for this month's sketch challenge at Scrap Africa. I finished just in time, and was so excited to finally use my wood grain stencil to create the background wood planks, which just screamed out to me from the sketch. I used most of the elements here including the vine and leaves, strip of smaller pics, and the bullseye.

     But all of the colors were inspired by this month's Color Challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

     I love this gorgeous fall color combo, and used it to make the background wood planks, with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil and some gesso applied to white textured cardstock. After it dried overnight, the fun began with all of these Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays! I also used these for some of the green fibers, the cardstock circles to make the bullseye, the brown felt under the big photo that started out tan, and the stamped frame that I made for the date, which I colored with a paintbrush.

     All of the cool metal effects on here came from Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders! I used Midnight Copper Obsidian and Twilight Bronze Slate to emboss all of the brads, the frame and date, arrows, around the inner circles for the bullseye, and to cover the Thickers that spell "take". I used some more sprays to make the background for the arrows which were stamped and embossed with the Elegant Arrows stamp from Red Rubber Designs.

     To make the bullseye I cut come circles using every color from the Lindy's Stamp Gang photo, with my Cricut Expression. Then I distressed the edges, added embossing powder to the inner circles, and Stickles on the outside for some shimmer. I finished it off by hand stitching the black circles in the middle.

      For the date I used the Mini Bet stamp, onto black cardstock, framed with the Rose Wine Labels stamp, which I hung with some striped ribbon and a brad.

     To make the vine I used some fibers and yarn and twined them together. Then I embossed the leaves with the Place In My Heart stamp using Rangers Topiary Embossing Powder. On about half of the leaves I applied Lime Stickles, for some more sparkle, which just doesn't translate as well in these photos as it does in real life!  Thanks for taking a peek!


Have a great day!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     It's just two weeks until Thanksgiving, which still gives you some time to make a Thanksgiving Card! Here's a peek at one that I made for my in-laws using stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

      Please just click on the Red Rubber Designs Blog to see my full card, and learn how I made the background.


Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bo Bunny You're Invited Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     It's time to celebrate with Bo Bunny's You're Invited I Want It All Bundle From FotoBella! With pastel colors and great hombre effects, this somewhat girly collection turns more sophisticated and a little funky, with touches of black, gold, and bright pink! It really does work for any female birthdays, of any age, including the big 30, which my baby sis just celebrated in September.

      I paired some of the floral prints with some hombre papers from the 12 X 12 Collection Pack, cutting the large scallop with my Cricut Expression, (Mother's Day Bouquet) cartridge. Then I layered it over the punched hombre papers, and hand stitched around it, to give it a pop of color. For my title, I used the Cheers piece of Chipboard, layered over some dies that come in the Noteworthy pack. Then I used my Cricut again to cut "to 30" using the Songbird cartridge. All of the other chipboard pieces with the bling come in the Ephemera package, which along with this collection and so much more, you can get at FotoBella!


Have a great day! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Bo Bunny Make A Wish Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Here's a layout I created for the FotoBella Design Team, using Bo Bunny's You're Invited I Want It All Bundle! This photo of my parents, celebrating my mom's birthday in Las Vegas, goes perfectly with all of the pastels and black in this festive collection.

     I started by masking Prima's Lace Doily Stencil with Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade) onto the back of the pink You're Invited paper, that comes in the 12 X 12 Collection Pack. Then I applied Bo Bunny's Sugar Glitter Paste over it, adding the Chipboard flower to the center with a dot of Yellow Stickles. I made another doily using Bo Bunny's Pink Punch Glitter Paste masked onto another sheet of the same pink paper. After it dried, I fussy-cut it, and added the circle photo, which I hand-stitched in black around the edges.

     The bottom edge was punched with Martha Stewart's Deep Edge Embroidery punch, and inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Then I added a dot of Stickles to the punched flower centers (Yellow, Cotton Candy, and Eucalyptus). Above the punching, I added the heart sticker strip, which I also put on the chipboard cake. To make the flowers, I used Bo Bunny's Floral Stamp, inked with black onto white cardstock, and embossed with Ranger's Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder. Then I colored them with the same Distress Inks that I used for the doily.

     Stop by FotoBella to check out this new collection, and for any other scrap supplies you might need! Thanks for your visit!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sunflower Thank You Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     A few weeks ago my husband surprised me with boxes of stamps and craft supplies from a co-worker! This is the thank you card that I made for her, using my stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     Except for the sentiment, which was stamped onto wood using Savvy Sayings, the rest of the stamping was embossed with Distress Embossing Powder (Walnut Stain). On the yellow background I used Speckle Background to mimic dirt. Then I used the Sunflowers stamp to emboss the sunflowers in the watering can, coloring them with Distress Inks, and painting the watering can with silver paint. The larger sunflowers were embossed with the My Sunshine stamp set, and also colored with Distress Ink. For some more texture, I decided to add some brown beads to the centers.

     I took my design inspiration from this sketch used for the October Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. from Viva La Verve Sketches.

     I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

House of Cards using texture and the colors shown here, except for the brown which I used instead of black. 

Crafty Cardmakers and more for challenge #150 Autumn Colors. 

Beyond Grey Challenges #72 Anything Goes


Don't miss out on the FABULOUS sale going on right now at Red Rubber Designs

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fantastic Fall Tag ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

      Fall is in the air with this fantastic tag that I made featuring stamps from Red Rubber Designs! To see the full tag and directions on how to make it, please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog.


Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bo Bunny Birthday Card ~ FotoBella DT

     You're invited to visit the FotoBella blog to see how I created this fun birthday card, using Bo Bunny's new You're Invited I Want It All Bundle! I'll show you some easy chalking techniques too!

     And if you don't have this collection, you can pick yours up at FotoBella! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Beware Halloween Layout

     I was so honored to be one of ten winners for the Graphic 45 Challenge at Scrapbook.com last month! My prize was the beautiful and spooktacular An Eerie Tale Collection paper and stamps from Graphic 45, which worked perfectly with this older photo of my son dressed as a ghost on Halloween.

     To make the tag, I used Distress Inks to add some color, and then black embossing powder for the stamping. I backed it with black cardstock, did some hand stitching, and added the purple fibers, ribbons, and home made paper roses, which I scattered throughout the page. 

     I also used black embossing powder to stamp the diamonds, backed them with more black cardstock, and popped them up, along with the photo. 

     This is my example with the twist for the October Sewing and Stamping Challenges that I host @ Scrapbook.com. Come join us for all of the Fall fun! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Fall Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy first day of Fall, my favorite time of the year!! And a special Happy Birthday to my little sister, who unfortunately, won't be getting this card today, as I sent it out late. So hopefully she isn't seeing this right now. Lol!

     I made her this card inspired by this beautiful Sketch #131 @ Cardabilities!

     After misting some kraft cardstock, I used a doily stencil to apply some yellow texture paste. Then I painted the round chipboard, and stamped the lines with the Punctuation stamp from Red Rubber Designs. For the birthday sentiment I used the Savvy Sayings stamp, then wrapped it with some fibers, adding a couple of buttons inherited from my late grandma and great grandma. 

     I inked and sprayed the green scallops and added some brown beads to them. To make the leaves, I inked some white cardstock with Distress Inks, stamped them with the Filled With Blessings stamp, fussy cut them, and curled them up for dimension, adding them to the hand stitched branches. Since Autumn leaves is the theme for the Fantasy Stampers Challenge, I'll also be entering it there. 


Thanks for your visit!