Inspired by Tortellini! | RAP

As I visit designer or manufacture blogs from the creative world I find challenges where someone has found a wonderful piece of art and challenge crafters to create something inspired from the art.  Bo Bunny just did this with their design team and a very artsy pillow. Their DT did an incredible job.

I saw this packaging, not artsy, but I loved the circles, the line and the writing beneath.  Definitely not artsy, but well balanced and fun.  With an entire page of photos of the Red Album (check the tab above marked "Red Album Project" for more information) I decided to be inspired by a package of Healthy Choice Tortellini!   LOL

What I Learned
Dad did not document this album as well as some of his other albums so I'm having to "guess-ta-mate" some of the dates.  The album is between 1954-1958.  I knew dad was stationed in Okinawa during this time period, but there are other photos in this particular album that say "Japan" on the back.  These photos had nothing on the back of them.  Well, I guess-ta-mated Japan 1954.  I got one right and one wrong.  It is Japan, but it is 1956. 

Dad's journal has a log on year, month, and place of event section that I totally forgot about.  Listed for 1956 between October and December is a note "T.D.Y. School in Japan."  Tada!  The photos are from Japan but the date is wrong.  

Click the photo of the whole layout and you can see more of the sewing detail that I love at the top left corner. 

Ingredients:  Bo Bunny Serenity Collection (new but only 10 packs left at Scrapbook dot com as of the time of this post); Bo Bunny metal flowers;

Tim Holtz post card embossing fade, Distress Ink Walnut Stain; numbers and base tag 7gypsies; Maya Road flower; Ranger paint dabber Picket Fence; Dymo; Prima postage stamp rub-on;

Plaid folkArt stencil; and Fiskars Border Punch Bracket.

Deadline Fast Approaching 
Next Thursday is the deadline for entering May's Challenge to be in the drawing for the Bo Bunny Alora Collection.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you create.  Click on CLICK for more info.  

Fun Side Note
If you are a Fiskateer, Cheryl Waters, Lead Fiskateer, is hosting a Mixed Media Madness On-line Event tomorrow.  My understanding it involves tutorials and challenges.  Cheryl is one of the most outstanding mix-media artists in the craft industry.  If you can be there I would highly recommend it.  If you are not a member of Fiskateers (a community of crafters hosted by Fiskars) it is easy to sign up at .

Have a Crafty Day! 

Gratitude List
1.  fun day with my friend antiquing
2.  productive time with hubby painting the porch
3.  laughter and a good attitude when someone doesn't show for an appointment
4.  God's grace in life as He grants me peace in my heart
5.  counting to 10, breathing easy, and not buying


  1. oooooo I'm loving that page!!! The papers are perfect and love all the pix you got on there. What a great tribute.

  2. you did an awesome job!!! I'm going to try that soon!! Love the pic's of your dad and the what you are doing!!! :):):)

  3. Beautiful page. I love those old pictures-they have such a story behind them. And I love Healthy Choice tortellini too. :D

  4. I love your inspiration!! Your dad did an amazing job with his photos, What a treasure for you to have!


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