Under the Mistletoe

Well, not really UNDER the Mistletoe, but that was the first thing I thought of when I heard Bo Bunny’s new Christmas line was named Mistletoe.

Before you start thinking of kissing or anything romantic, let me tell you that this new line from Bo Bunny is young, childish, whimsical and fun in traditional Christmas colors and a beautiful light blue.

Here’s one sample page I made for Capture-A-Memory:


This is the last portrait of my family before my son left for bootcamp in the U.S. Navy. I added a bit of black cardstock, some ribbon and a few Maya Road pins. The flowers were cut out of Bo Bunny paper using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Flowers die.

This one features a much older photo … for a $5 donation to a pet-rescue organization, we got this Polaroid of my children and my cat with Santa. Cute, huh? The Bo Bunny paper made this layout so easy. Everything — title, patterned paper, tree, “stamping” is all part of one sheet of paper. I used some others to make a photo mat, added a bit of ribbon and cut the journaling block (cut from another sheet of paper) and it’s done. It took all of about 5 minutes, yet looks like I spent hours. Thank you, Bo Bunny!

With a piece of leftover Bo Bunny paper, I made this quick little card. It uses two stamps from Stamps by Judith, Copic Markers and a bit of Stickles for some sparkle and shine. The base of the snow globe is colored in Y28 and then AtYou Spica pen in gold. It is the closest look to actual metal I have been able to achieve with Copic markers.



The Dorky Bird

Normally I would be posting about Technique Thursday, today. But, since everyone is so busy with getting their kids ready to head back to school, putting up produce for the winter and taking those last few vacations, we decided to hold off on Technique Thursday until September. That way, you won’t miss anything. And, I would hate for anyone to miss a week, because I have some great ideas planned …

So, for now, I wanted to share a card I made with Stamps by Judith stamps that we just got into Capture-A-Memory.

I’m not sure why I am in a holiday mood, but here’s Dorky Bird all dressed up for winter:

I stamped him on X-Press It Blending Card and colored him in with Copic markers.

Next, I cut out the hat and boots and used Glue Dots Pop Up to adhere them.

Then, I used Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to add a bit of Flower Soft’s Flock to the hat.

Finally, I matted him and attached it to a card front made with some holiday paper.

Isn’t he cute?!