Saturday, January 26, 2019

Graphic 45 (Penny's Paper Doll Family) Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Did you ever play with paper dolls as a kid? I sure did! So the Graphic 45 (Penny's Paper Doll Family) collection from took me back to my childhood, with vintage paper dolls and beautiful papers, that I assembled into a quilt design, on this page that I scrapped of my dad and his siblings. My dad is the one in the middle with the bow tie. Aren't they all (Sew) cute?

     All of the squares were cut at 2", and the edges rubbed with Prima Marketing Metallique Wax (Bronze Age). Then I added gold machine stitching, and some old buttons that I had from my late grandma, and great-grandma. The stitching on the buttons came from them, so I left the others alone.

     The tape measure also came from one of my grandma's, and was the perfect addition to this collection! Then I found some old chipboard for my title, and added Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold) to the edges.

     The same wax was also used on the flower from my stash, and the edges of the chipboard button.

     All five paper dolls were fussy-cut to represent each kid.

     I love the little dresses and hats!

     And let's not forget about the boys!

Thanks for looking, and shop this collection at!

Challenges Entered:

As You Like It ~ Favorite Pearls or Buttons (They once belonged to my late grandma and great grandma, and I especially love the ones that still have their stitching!)

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Gold and Silver Thank You Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Combining gold and silver can be very striking and elegant, especially when embossed with rubber stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     I started by stamping the background script onto white cardstock, using permanent black ink, with the Beauty of a Woman stamp, and spritzing with Lindy's Sprays. Then I embossed the Fern Frond Stamp with Emerald Creek (Silver Sparkle) Embossing Powder, and the bamboo with the Simple Starters Stamp using EC (Charred Gold) EP.

     I used EC (Charred Gold) again with the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp along the bottom and right side. Then I embossed the sentiment with the Vintage Greetings Stamp (no longer available) with EC (Mirror Gold) EP, and adhered the sequins and beads one by one. 


     The frame was cut and mitered from a heavy kraft board, and covered with black gesso. Then I embossed it with the Victorian Borders Cling Mounted Stamp using EC (Mirror Gold and Mirror Platinum) embossing powders. 

     These older Petaloo butterflies were the perfect addition!

     Thanks for stopping by, and get these stamps and more at Red Rubber Designs!

Challenges Entered:

Emerald Creek Dares ~ January "Have it All" #ECJAN2019 (Made this thank you card for my in-laws, who are always so generous over the holidays, and wants us to "Have it All")

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Graphic 45 Penny's Paper Doll Tags ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello! Today I have a fun set of tags using the Graphic 45 (Penny's Paper Doll Family) I Want It All Bundle from I used the friends around the world paper dolls, representing Spain, Netherlands, China, and Scotland. 

     Each doll is able to access his or her costume with accordion fold tabs along the centers, with a smaller outfit, cut from the 8 X 8 Paper Pad, hidden underneath.

     For a step-by-step written tutorial please visit the FotoBella Blog. Directions will specifically be for the Scotland Tag, but can be used for most other paper dolls in the Graphic 45 (Penny's Paper Doll Family) I Want It All Bundle from Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy Sunday! Today I have a layout to share using the Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) I Want It All Bundle from

     I started by pulling the blues from the collection, and painted the punched snowflake border with Dylusions (White Linen) Paint, using my Mini Blending Tool. Then I gave it some sparkle with a couple of coats of Stickles (Sprinkled Sugar).

     I also included a sheet from the Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) Coordinating Double Dot Paper Bundle. Then I masked the music notes with the Tim Holtz (Concerto) Stencil using Distress Inks (Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans), before adding the Thickers' from the bundle.

      The banner and a couple of the circle snowflake pieces, come from Layered Chipboard.

     The truck comes in the Noteworthy pack, and was the perfect touch for these photos that I took a couple of years ago passing through Truckee, California.

     So glad you stopped by, and get the Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) I Want It All Bundle at

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) Money Envelopes ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello again! I'm back with some quick and easy money envelopes that can be used for any occasion by simply changing the papers and die cuts. I used the Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) I Want It All Bundle from on this set that I made for my nephews.  

     For a step-by-step written tutorial, please visit the FotoBella Blog, because who doesn't love to receive cash?

Thanks for your visit!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Charming Forest ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     After the holidays, I finally got a chance to play in my art journal again, creating a Charming Forest with a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs

     To start the year with positive energy, I started by stamping all of the quotes from the Be Happiness Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set onto white and cream cardstock, using black and brown permanent inks. Then I tore them into vertical strips, and adhered them onto both pages of my art journal. Next came a light coat of gesso, followed with some Lindy's Gang Sprays and Magicals, used to color these pages for the Lindy's Gang January Color Challenge

     I even added some Lindy's Sprays and Magicals to white and black gesso, applied to the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil to make the tree trunk and door. It took several coats to color the bark, followed with a coat of LG Embossing Powder (Reindeer Moss Green). Then I embossed the door knob, made from a brad, with LG (Queen Sheba's Silver).

     The Charming Forest images were stamped a few times onto white cardstock with black permanent ink, embossed with LG (Reindeer Moss Green) EP, and colored with Sprays and Magicals. Then I dyed some cheesecloth with LG (Ponderosa Pines Olive) Starburst Spray to make the tree tops. 

     The lake was made with several layers of Sprays and Magicals, with some black gesso applied to a stencil to mimic ripples. Then I covered it all with a coat of Lindy's Embossing Powder (Angel Wings Peacock). The grass was done with the Mountain Scenery Stamp. 

     To make the bridge, I also embossed (Reindeer Moss Green) EP onto some twigs to make them look wet and mossy. The sides were made from some rope and green fibers. 

     Originally I was going to add beads to light my tree, but these lanterns are so much better! They were stamped onto white cardstock and embossed with LG (Midnight Pewter) EP, using part of one of the Victorian Embellishments Stamp. Then I colored them with (Brushed Nickel) Spray and (Yodeling Yellow) Magical Shaker, adding some bling to the bottoms. Finally, I used (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray to paint rays of light shining from the lanterns, followed with some Stickles (Diamond) for even more sparkle. 

Thanks for looking! 


Challenges Entered:

Magicals (Sandra Dee Sepia and Greased Lightnin' Green from the Go Greased Lightnin' Flat Set

Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Use Something New (I used my new Lindy's Magical Shakers and Embossing Powder (Angel Wings Peacock)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) 2 Pager ~ FotoBella DT

     Winter is here and so is the new Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) I Want It All Bundle from! This collection was perfect to scrap these older photos of my husband and son at the park on this 2 page layout!

     Part of the title was cut with my Cricut Expression, using a sheet from the Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) Coordinating Double Dot Paper Bundle. Then I used the Thickers included in the bundle to spell CHILL. 

     Some of the paper edges were painted with Dylusions (White Linen) using a Mini Blending Tool. Then I added some die cuts from the Noteworthy pack, and some ribbon from my own stash. 

     To the banner pieces, I inked the edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot)

      Since my son wasn't wearing a hat in these photos, I gave him one from the Noteworthy pack.

     Thanks for your visit, and get the Bo Bunny (Winter Getaway) I Want It All Bundle at