Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tag! You're It! #21

Erin is the designer at Tag You're It- so I had to play along!
I cut a tag with a PTI tag die, and the house is from PTI's Love Lives Here (cut from a Starbucks sleeve!).
 I don't have any coverplates, so Erin had sent me some cardstock cut with some of hers- perfect to put one to use here with embossing paste.
Cardstock is G45.
White May Arts 1.25" silk at the top & ribbon under the house is no longer available, but this one would be a good substitue!
I was inspired by her embossing paste honeycomb, green paper & die cut on top of ribbon :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nautical Party Decor

I'm up at May Arts today with the details on making your own dock piling!
Head over & check it out!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Arts Flower Challenge Inspiration- Denim

The Ribbonistas are sharing flowers created with May Arts Ribbon to inspire you to join the new challenge!
Here's what I've created:

This denim barrette is so cute on my sweet girl!

I've used 1.5" denim in blue; using a spellbinders die I've cut a flower 'backing' from the ribbon & then rolled the ribbon to create the flower, hot gluing in place. This ribbon has a finished edge, so I trimmed one side to allow a bit of fraying. 
A little 3/8" eyelet trim tucked into the center & finishes off the clip! 

Make sure to head over to May Arts for more ribbon flower inspiration!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ahoy! A Ribbon Resource Post!

Ahoy, Matey!
I'm up on the Ribbon Resource blog today- head over to check out the details on this fun card!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MIM #210: Using Vellum to Soften Patterns

This week there were several ways shown to use vellum as an overlay. 
With Teacher Appreciation Week this week I decided to use this technique on a box of cards from DCWV for Hadley's teacher.
Whose crazy idea was it to put an overlay on 32 cards?
I heat embossed the sentiment in 3 different colors

I do like how they turned out! The metallic on these cards is really fun- definitely didn't want to cover the whole thing!

I decorated the box & it's ready to go!
Hard to believe we are this far into the school year. 
Kind of sad about it really- my baby is growing up so fast!
Hope you have a great week!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

MIM #209: White on White Die Cuts With a Pop of Color

 This week the challenge was to use white on white die cuts & add a pop of color/dimension.

I used Just the Ticket set/die. I really like this technique!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 2015 PTI Blog Hop

This month the challenge is to use navy & pink- I seem to use nothing but lately!
My friend Cindy was sweet enough to add Graceful Greetings to her cart for me this month :)
I love this set so much- and used nearly all of the images the first time I opened it! yay!!!

I knew I wanted stripes so I dug through my paper & found dots & stripes from Echo Park to be just what I had in mind. That is a fun pack & not sure why I haven't used it all up before now!!
I love that a single stamp can make such a pretty statement!

I did add some metallic gold string- couldn't resist! I think these may still be standard mail rate!
The ink is SU! & Delicata gold. Really pretty together in person!

I am looking forward to seeing all the pretty inspiration!

That concludes my hop entries- but had to post some of the pics from Hadley's birthday- 
We had a nautical themed party (navy & pink!)- or I should say parties! We had a cousin sleepover followed by family party & the next weekend was friend sleepover! Six 10 yr old girls! 
Hadley told me today the reason nobody sleeps at a sleepover is because that's what the name says- you don't sleep until it's over. That's pretty accurate!
I sure love that sweet girl.

Now here I have to say that I am not a party planner. We don't do a lot of hosting at all that isn't family. That said, Hadley & I worked together to come up with some fun details! I also got to know my silhouette pretty well :D

Those pretzel sticks are pretty fun to make- and you can see my labels below are on PTI tag dies!

One of the activities was for the girls to create the canvases pictured below. Using my silhouette to create the stencil it went pretty smooth- even when there were 6 artists!
The anchor banner & Hadley's canvases will all be in her room- she is patiently waiting for me to paint the hunter green wall that was that color when we moved in.
I'm not going to admit how long ago that was!

If you made it through the party pics too- wow! :D

Thursday, April 23, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Baby Hop

The Ribbonistas are sharing some Ribbon-y ideas for baby!

I've created a burp cloth- prettier than many that can be purchased- and made with lots of love!
I cut my fabric the length & width of the center panel of a washed cloth diaper, I turned 1/2" of fabric under on both sides & top/bottom & machine sewed it in place.

I used May Arts 3/8" velvet woven ribbon in pink to trim each side- so pretty & soft!

For gift giving, I folded the burp cloth up with the fabric showing & tied it up with 3/8" double faced satin in pink!

I hope you enjoy all of the sweet baby inspiration!
Stop by all of the Ribbonistas listed below- and the May Arts blog
Rumor has it there's a prize- wouldn't you love a chance to pick a spool from the May Arts baby section?



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Get Out of Town!

I'm up at May Arts today- check out what I created!

Such a fun project to create & totally inspired by Erin's latest adventure!

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary! Seems like yesterday...

Sunday, April 5, 2015

MIM #207: Double Partial Die Cutting

Quick post tonight to play along with MIM.
I've used spellbinder dies & put Enjoy the Ride stamps to use- been a long time since I pulled that set out! Created a sunset with ink blended on the background.
I did not pop my front panel up. It took me an insane amount of time to get it cut clean & by then I didn't have the steam left to cut teeny tiny bits of dimensional adhesive.

It's been a week of chaos- my baby turned TEN.
Pics on that to come! 
For now, wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bunny Shirt

I'm up at May Arts today giving you the details on how I made this fun shirt- Great for Easter & all spring long!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Autism Awareness Day 2015

Today is Autism Awareness Day!
The May Arts Team likes to show our support for this day- head over to the blog to see what everyone's made.

I've created a card using many of the symbols: blue, the puzzle piece & part of the 'light it up blue' saying.
I die cut a tag from DCWV paper. Using a puzzle piece as a mask I sprayed imagine craft Bahama Blue irResistible texture spray & set it aside to dry.
Once dry, I ran 1.5" faux linen in navy through the tag & tied it off with 1/8" curly sparkly ribbon in royal blue.

Stamped my sentiment on the card base using Lawn Fawn's Sally's ABCs.

Attached my tag & done!
Thanks so much for stopping by today- don't forget to wear blue- let's light it up blue in support!

Now, of course, there is a giveaway for you too: 
3 prizes of 1 spool each from our “blue” ribbons – winner’s choice! 
That’s 3 chances to win!  What do you have to do to win? Head over to the May Arts blog & check out all the projects- post a comment as you visit each blog.  The Ribbon Lady will announce the winners on the May Arts blog on Monday, April 6th. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 2014 PTI Blog Hop

 This month we had a beautiful inspiration photo- aqua & yellow & happy spring all rolled into one. 
I loved it & couldn't wait to create something.
But wait I did!
This is such a crazy time of year for us- but I am sneaking a fun card into the hop!
I've used a PTI tag die on DCWV paper, as well as the year of flowers stamp & die of the daffodil. 

Some yellow polka dots in the background.

I'm sure to find a ton of inspiration when hopping- hope to get some in tonight!!
Happy Hopping!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

MIM #205: Confetti Cluster Stamping

This week the MIM challenge was to use those tiny stamps within an image- or cluster confetti stamp them. I die cut a butterfly from butterfly dreams to use as a stencil. most are from filled with joy- one of the tiny flowers is from wreath for all seasons. 

I like the look of this technique, although I'm not so sure about the colors I used. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

May Arts + Epiphany Crafts!

May Arts & Epiphany Crafts have teamed up for a blog hop!
I was given the Shape Studio Tool Flower 25 to work with- here's what I came up with:

I used fabric stiffener on 1.25" silk ribbon in rose, then punched it with the tool & added the matching epoxy shape!
I looped the new 3/8" multi-size beaded string in ivory & tied them up with the 1/4" silk in robin's egg blue ribbon.

I also used the punch to cut some contact paper to use as a mask on the 2" burlap cotton blend in natural. I spritzed it with Memory Mist Spray in Lavender Tea.

When it was dry I attached the ribbon to a card panel & added the matching epoxy pieces. 

I love how these turned out- the epoxy shapes add a lot of wow to each project!

There will be 2 sets of prizes up for grabs consisting of both companies goods!
Comment to win- Good luck!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

MIM #204: Watercolor Smooshing

Sneaking a post in on Sunday night again!
This week the challenge was to create a watercolor 'smooshed' background. I'd been wanting to try this, so not sure why it took me all week.
I do know.
Science Fair.
We survived- and even turned it in on Friday (because I'm trying to teach my daughter to NOT be a procrastinator!) and it's not due until tomorrow. 
So here's what I created:

First time I've inked up Filled With Joy. That's embarrassing! 
Inks are Fresh ink & gold delicata.
A few May Arts silk ribbon tabs- 3 robin's egg 1/4" tabs on top of a teal 1.25" tab.

Boo to the weekend being over!
Have a great week!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Curtain Ring Bracelets

I'm up at May Arts today! Head over to see how I made these!

Monday, March 9, 2015

May Arts New Release Hop

I am showcasing the new 2.5" open weave burlap net- and it is so fun!!

For my first project I used the net across a cardstock panel & wove 1.25" white silk through it. This is a wired ribbon so it made it easy to wrap around the cardstock.

Next I wrapped it around a bottle for a pretty way to gift a bottle of wine. I used matching burlap string to tie up the ends & added an Artful Accent kraft tag. This would be fun to layer as well, but I wanted to show how great it looks on its own!

I love how this ribbon adds so much texture to a gift bag!

Last up I used it as a mask & spritzed an Artful Accent kraft tag with ink. I topped it with a stamped layer of vellum so that the pattern would still show, then folded a piece of the 2.5" open weave burlap net in half & machine sewed it in place with the vellum layer. I finished the tag off with more 1.25" white silk & natural burlap string.

As you can see, I really enjoyed working with this new ribbon!
Make sure you visit all the Ribbonistas for tons of inspiration- 
and head over to May Arts for details on a ribbon-y giveaway!