Thursday, December 27, 2012

Simply Beautiful with Bo Bunny Serenade

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Today I am sharing my Design Team project with Fotobella.  This layout was made with the BEAUTIFUL Bo Bunny Serenade-I Want It All Collection found at


· Paper: Cutouts (Side B), Dragonfly (Side B), Stripe (Side B), Garden (Side B), Poppies

· Combo Sticker Sheet, Brads, Petals

· Xmas Red Stickles

· Gold Stickles

· Pop Dots

· Dark Red Ribbon

· Black Ink
Photo Sizes:
· 5”x7” Portrait


· Lucky 8 Classic Wreath Punch (also sold at Fotobella)

· Circle Cutter

· Stapler

· Paper Trimmer

· Paper Piercer

2. Choose the following paper: Cutouts (Side B), Dragonfly (Side B), Stripe (Side B), Garden (Side B), Poppies.
3. Select the Dragonfly Paper and measure and mark it at 9”x9”.

4. Trim the paper down to 9”x9”.

5. Using the Lucky 8 punch Classic Wreath. Set the cut settings to “on” for the Outer Cut and the Inner Cut.
6. With the red side of the paper facing up, begin punching all four corners.

9. Ink the edges of the shape with black ink.
10. Select the Cutouts Paper Side B and your circle cutter tool.
11. Cut out a circle that is 6” in diameter.

12. Matte your photo in white cardstock, matte with Poppies paper and then matte a third time with Garden Paper Side B. Place the photo on top of the Circle as shown.
13. Select a dark red ribbon and gather three loops together. Use a staple to secure the loops at the base (where my thumb is holding the ribbon). Do not cut the ribbon tails.
14. You will want to leave the ribbon long enough to place the Simply Beautiful Sticker on top with two ribbon tails showing on the left of the sticker.

15. Using pop dots, adhere the Simply Beautiful Sticker to the bottom left hand corner of your matted photo.
16. Select a small red and yellow flower, layer and attach with a brad. Using a glue dot, adhere the flower embellishment so that it covers the small red flower to the left of the word “simply” on the sticker.

17. Select the sticker that says “Cherished Memories” from the 12x12 sticker sheet. Using pop dots adhere the sticker to the top right had corner of the matted photo. Select a small black and red flower, layer and secure with a brad.

18. Embellish the layout with Xmas red and gold Stickles.

Hope you enjoy this beautiful layout you just made!

Have a very Happy New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Do Not Open Until Christmas & Christmas Printables

Merry Christmas!  Are you madly baking? shopping? gift wrapping? humming those holiday tunes?  It's all happening around my house today lol....and then I'm throwing in scrapbooking and!  Oh what fun the holidays are :)
I thought I would throw in a few more Christmas projects, just in case you get in a pinch and need a few quick ideas! 
A quick and easy card idea for those last minute gifts and giftcards. 
To make this card I used Creative Memories "Be Merry" Collection. 
And for those last minute stocking stuffers I came up with these fun tags.  I was on Pinterest and discovered these great Christmas Printables at and used them for my tags.  There is quite a selection of printables to choose from. 
I am going to give these to my kids who LOVE the Ipad and renting movies on the Apple TV. 

I printed out the fun printables on cream colored paper. 

I used Creative Memories "Be Merry" Collection for the paper.  I embellished the tags with twine, stickles, We R Memory Keepers Yuletide embellishments, ribbon and stickles. 
Hope you all are enjoying the holiday! 
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Handmade Gifts with Bo Bunny Serenade Collection

What's the big question that you get asked everywhere you go this time of year?  "Are you ready for Christmas?"  Well....are you?!?  Yikes it's only a few days away.... 

If you are looking for some last minute ideas for that perfect gift, something homeade and from the heart, well then you have come to the right blog!  I am featuring two projects for the Fotobella Design Team made with Bo Bunny's Serenade Collection that would make great gifts.  This collection can be found at and you can get the complete collection by selecting the "I Want It All" Bundle. 

My first project is a beautiful bookmark, perfect for those avid readers I know!


I really loved this quote so I chose to place it at the top of the bookmark.I   wanted to place the quote sticker without interfering with the beautiful dragonfly.  I did that by cutting along the body of the dragon fly and the top edge of the wing on the right side with anXacto knife.  Then I slipped the 2 bottom corners of the sticker behind the slits.  I embellished it with gold stickles along the edge and a chipboard flower sticker.  I added a yellow rhinestone to the center of the flower. 

I love the earthy colors of this paper but I did want to add a little bling to it…I couldn’t help it!  So I used green stickles along the edges of the winds and embellished the body of the dragonfly with Icicles Stickles to give it some shine.  It worked perfectly.Just enough sparkle.


My second project is a Recipe Mini Album. Besides scrapbooking all the time, I also enjoy cooking and baking. I often receive requests for my recipes…and to be honest, I’m terrible at sharing them! I thought I could create this mini album and tuck a few of my most requested recipes and gift it to those who are always asking for them J


One of the sticker sheets in this bundle is all a cooking theme, which was perfect for this recipe book. For the cover I combined stickers, flowers, brads, chipboard sitkcers, rhinestones, trinkets and ribbon.

I made every page a different shape by experimenting with my Lucky 8 punches (also found at 

Hope this inspires you to make some creative handmade and heartfelt gifts of your own this holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fotobella Sketch Challenge!

For a fun project try the Sketch Challenge going on at Fotobella right now.


Post your layout on Fotobella's face book page and you can also see my layout interpretation of the sketch :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Imagine That!

Okay so I've got great news!  Did I say great?  I mean, Fantabulous!!!!  Hey did you hear that?  It's Imaginisce calling....well okay, emailing.   Emailing little ol' me. 

Why you ask?  Well just to tell me some very IMPORTANT NEWS!!!!!  Are you dying with anticipation yet?   Let me just say I was more than anxious all last week, hoping and praying I would get this email from Imaginisce.....

Well here it is folks.....


Check out the Imaginisce Blog and join me in congratulating all of the members of the 2013 Design Team!

Cari Locken (DT Coordinator) - Canada
Diana Fisher - USA
Fleur Smith - Canada
Jodi Wilton - Canada
Monique Liedtke - Netherlands
Regina Mangum - USA
Sara Zenger - USA
Suzanna Lee - USA

(* returning members)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Wednesday Again?  Time sure does fly when your (I'm) having fun :)  Happy WOYWW!!

It's been a whirlwind of a week.  Busy with Christmas cards, shopping, get togethers and of course....SCRAPBOOKING!  There has been no shortage of that this past week.  Scroll down to my earlier post when you are through with this one and you will see what I've been up to.

Take a gander....and enjoy! 

Lots of stuff to spy this! 

By the way, I know my post says Tuesday...and this is for Wednesday.  I'm in Southern California, USA and sooo, WOYWW is ahead of me when it come to time zone...but it's Wednesday somewhere, right????

For more WOYWW go to to see what 'What's On Your Work desk Wednesday is all about!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sparkle & Shine Layouts

Are you ready for a dose of Holiday Cheer? I’m here to share several layouts I put together for with the We R Memory Keepers Yuletide-I Want It All Bundle. Yuletide is a beautiful Christmas line full of traditional Christmas colors and designs. The “I Want It All” Bundle is packed with fabulous paper and tons of embellishments! Believe me…you want it ALL!
After spreading the entire bundle contents out on the table, I set to work creating an eye-catching 12x12 layout. I wanted a layout that matched the festiveness portrayed in my photo.

Sparkle Layout

I selected the ‘Poinsettia’ paper as my background and began layering patterned paper behind my double matted photo in a staggered design. One of the techniques you’ll find I frequently use is inking the edges of my paper. I LOVE this look and inked all of the paper in this layout using red ink.
Next is the embellishing, always a FUN creative process for me! I enjoy taking the embellishments I have and combining them to make new ones. The photo portrays my favorite lighted boat in the boat parade so I wanted to signify that by creating an Award Ribbon embellishment to place at the bottom left of the page.

I used the chipboard stickers and paper to do this I cut a pennant out of the red/green ‘hounds tooth’ paper to match the Dec. 25 pennant. Using a scallop circle punch I created the background piece of my ribbon with the lined paper from the ‘Cards’ patterned paper.
For the “holiday” title at the top left of the photo I cut out the word “holiday” from the Card patterned paper and matted it with Dark Red cardstock. I attached the red ribbon behind the “holiday”.

I cut out the title “Sparkle” using my Cricut and Teresa Collins Dec. 25th cartridge, popped it up off the page with pop dots to add dimension, and then using Silver Stickles, wrote the word “Sparkle” through the center of the word die cut.

To include a journaling section in the layout I selected the ‘Twas’ Tag, punched out the inside and cut off the saying. I attached it below the photo on the bottom right with a fabric brad. This placement helped to create balance to the layout as well as a small space for journaling.
Lastly, to add my own sparkle to the page (another thing I LOVE to do!), I used Xmas Red, Green and Silver Stickles to the embellishments. I also like to use the Stickles around the edges of the paper and/or embellishments to make them stand out.

To recreate this layout, use the following supplies:
· Paper-Dot, Plaid, Poinsettia, Snowflake, Card, Dark Red Card stock, White Cardstock,
· Embellishments: Layered Chipboard Stickers, Twas Tag, Fabric Brads, Embossed Stickers
· Red Ink
· Pop dots
· Stickles: Xmas Red, Silver, Green
· Scalloped Circle Punch
· Die Cut Machine to make “Sparkle” title
· Red Ribbon

If you are like me, and like to create 2-page layouts, here is a second layout to go along with the first one.

Shine Layout

The cluster of embellishments in this layout include the chipboard sticker ‘Joy’ tag, the embossed ‘Snowflake’ sticker, ‘Jolly’ mini badge and sheer red ribbon.

The word “Shine” is written with Silver Stickles to match the “Sparkle” title on the opposing page layout.

My favorite part of this layout is the small picture I placed at the top right of the page. The idea here was to incorporate a small photo as part of embellishing the page. I cropped a photo down to 3”x 2”, matted it and popped it off the page with pop dots. I cut one of the crochet doily embellishments in half and place it behind the photo. Then, I layered the ‘Merry Christmas’ mini badge and ribbon on top of that.

I used the same layering of patterned papers, photo matting, stickles technique and page placement of embellishments as in the first page so that this layout would work with the first one as a 2-page spread.
Are you in the holiday spirit now? I know I sure am! Visit and add We R Memory Keepers-Yuletide I Want It All Bundle to your shopping cart and get to scrappin’ those holiday photos!
Happy Holidays!