Friday, November 21, 2014

Sami Stamps new release, Christmas Mermaids!!

There is a new release at  Sami Stamps  today!.  This the release is called Christmas is wonderful!

The challenge at Sami's Stamps is to use a Sami Stamp and "Anything Goes" 
Please come and play, we'd love to see what you can create.  Don't forget, Sami always offers a freebie so anyone can play along!  To go to the Sami Stamps challenge click here.

I love this sweet whimsical image called, Christmas Mermaid:

Dies used:
Loopy circles- Memory Box
Oval-Lifestyle Crafts

Background is Memory Box stencil and gel medium.

Copics used:
skin-YR20, 21, 24, E02, RV06
hair- Y21, 19, YR24, E99
hat/top- RV29, 25, 23
bottom- RV29, 25, 23, 21, 10
white/fin- W1, 3, CB
Stickles on hat
Fin- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and glitter

Here is the fun new release:

Want to see some more inspiration using these images?  You can check out my team mates blogs featuring them as well.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties 3D Snowball Ornament

For the next two weeks at My Besties 3-D Deco Challenge blog we have another great challenge for you!

The theme is, Bell's, Baubles or Beads (Add one or two or all three to your card or Project)

To participate in our My Besties 3D challenges go here:

For this project i colored up this image 029  found at Sherri Baldy's My Besties Etsy store here or Scrapbook Stamp Society here and only used the top half of the image and then attached it to an actual ornament.

Side view showing the 3D layers:

Dies i used:
Memory Box Holly leaves. (in the video i used Doo Hickey holly leaves dies)

YouTube video instructions:

Written instructions:

What i did to make this ornament.  I purchase a set of "snowballs" (these are styrofoam type based..not glass or plastic) from Michaels.  I purchased some ornaments at a charity shop just so that i could take the ornament caps off.  Then i hot glued the ornament caps to the snowball.  I added the holly leaves and some beads..again hot gluing them to the ornament.  Next i colored my image and turned it into a 3D image.  Now for the tricky part.  I cut a strip of acrylic (from packaging).  At one end i made it into a point so that i could push it into the ornament base.  I used hot glue to add the acrylic strip to the back of iedthe 3D image, i do not recommend doing that because it starts to melt.. i would use a heavy duty glue and let it dry.  You have to position the acrylic on the back of the image so it will sit supporting the image on the ornament. You can test it with a glue dot first. To make it easy to push the acrylic strip into the ornament base, i first used my Xacto knife and made a slit into the ornament. Then i glued it into the the ornament to secure it.  Next i pulled the elbows of the image forward and hot glued them to the ornament.  Looks easy, but there is a bit of fussiness to this. I attached a ribbon to the back to hang the ornament, because if you look at the original digi you can see she is leaning on the ornament and the cap is to the side. i thought of adding an ornament hook, but because of looks better without it.

You should also check out my 3-D Deco team mates awesome designs..the links are below:

Julie Team Leader
Bonnie (me)


Monday, November 17, 2014

My Besties Bottlecap printable release- Winter wonderland

I was invited by my a new My Besties friend, Chantale, from Quebec Canada to create something with a My Besties printable Bottlecap release for a Challenge at the My Besties French Challenge Blog here

I have chosen to make a Winter wonderland card using this super cute My Besties bottlecap! My Besties Bottlecap printables can be found here.
Here is a close up of the bottlecap image:
What are some of the dies i have used:
White doily, cream doily and birdcage- Memory box or Poppy Stamps
Snowflake not sure anymore.
Pine ferns might be Doo Hickey or Memory Box.

I have used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and Stampendous glitter and a gem inside of my bottle cap.  Snow covered flowers and glitter flowers are from Petaloo. The white flower in the center is from Michaels bargain bins.

I made the Clay/foam frame around the bottlecap using a Crayola Air dry clay that dries quickly using a silicone frame mold.

Please visit my friend and the French team at the My Besties French challenge blog .


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties 3D Little Princess

I had made a project that failed, so i didn't want to throw it away..instead i re-created it using the main part.  When all else fails..make a card, i always say..  (well sometimes i do.. lol)

So what started out as a different project has now turned into a wonderful card for a Princess's Birthday...  This image is a pre-colored 3D sheet.  It is one that all you have to do is cut out all of the layers and build them up with foam tape.  The result is always satisfying and the recipients love them.

Here is a link to this 3D sheet if you'd like to try it yourself!  Little Princess 3D.

View of the 3D close up:
Dies that i used on this card are:
Purple metallic flourish- Memory Box
Floral white border- Poppy Stamps
Green romantic heart frame- Sherri Baldy
White doily- Lifestyle Crafts

Punch - Banner/Fiskars


Sherri Baldy's My Besties presents The Magical Sparkle and Snowflake YouTube Video Hop

Once a month or more.. (seems to be more) I will be making You Tube videos for Sherri Baldy's My Besties.  You've probably seen some of my videos in the past, now i am doing it for the Design Team.

Starting today Nov. 15 we are having a YouTube Video Hop..please check out all of the prizes and info under my project..

For the video hop i made this Canvas framed art using image 0003
another view:
How did i make this framed art?  I flipped the canvas and used the back side for my shadow box frame.  I cut out the My Besties image and glued her to the canvas.  Then i used Mod Podge Dimensional and sprinkled glitter around the image.

I have also used several embellishments from a great store called Creating with Details.  the flowers and the beaded flower is from this store, along with the pretty lace on the bottom.

The wooden snowflakes are from Michaels.

the banner is a punch from Fiskars, i am not sure what corner die that is though.

For those of you that would like to do the video Hop here is the list of YouTube channels.

 1. "HOP" to each of the members listed below
2. Must subscribe to each channel and leave a comment :)
3. Watch for giveaways on their channels too!
4. When you've finished, title an email "SPARKLE!" and send to to be entered for:

(Sponsored by Sherri Baldy and also Mai Larsen!!)
     Creating With Details is sponsoring a $110 Prize. Includes Gorjuss Stamp Sets, Gorjuss 6x6 paper packs, 3 Want2Scrap chipboard albums, Want2Scrap bling and nestaboard, Mini distress inks, and Kaisercraft flowers! Also, the fabulous MY BESTIES stamps and goodies by Sherri Baldy!

Sherri'sEtsy Store

My-Besties here or here 

ScrapbookStamp Society Store My Besties products

CREATING WITH DETAILS (embellishments and more!)


#1 Jen Evers  (Our coordinator)

#2 Melissa Cooper

#3 Marie Gamber

#4 Janie (Rinta) LaCasella

#5 Stephanie Rafos

#6 Tina Kucinic 

#7 Leslie Owens

#8 Bonnie Kohane (you are here)

#9 Mai Larsen

#10  Bernadette Mares 

#11 Sherry Wolfe

Christmas Stampin all year long- Anything Goes
Creative Corner- Let it Sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge- Anything But a Card
My Besties Aussies- Let it Snow

Friday, November 14, 2014

Wow.. Sami Stamps is having a FANTASTIC Deal!

Check this out!!! 
Go to Sami Stamps shop here for this great deal!  Winner will be announce Jan. 1, 2015

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Day 3 of Sherri Baldy's Newly released printable tags.. Shelf Elf style tags!

Day three of Sherri Baldy's newly released Printable tags.  These tags are available at Scrapbook Stamp Society here.

I have yet another idea for the Printable tags... and the My Besties 3D team also has several ways to use the printable tags...hop on over to the My Besties 3D Challenge Blog !

Today, i used the tag as a little Elf note card.  You know the Elves that sit on the Shelf :)  My daughter does this cute elf and the grand kids are excited every year to see what the Elf is up to.  This year she can use these tags as little notes to the kids from the elf!  Super fun to make!
Here is the set of tags you get on your sheet- link to the tag is here:
The set of cards finished: