Tuesday, December 16, 2014

May Arts: Unique Gift Wrapping

Welcome to my stop on the May Arts Unique Gift Wrapping hop! :)
I found this pin awhile ago & thought it was a really fun idea- but it needed ribbon!!

I used two pieces of kraft paper & held them together with clothes pins. I sketched a simple stocking shape (I outlined in black so you could see it in the pics) & cut it out.

I didn't want pin holes so I used more clothes pins to hold the stocking together so that I could sew it.
You can see I added the 1.5" wired burlap with lace edge in natural, topped it with burgundy 5/8" satin pleats & tied a loose bunch of natural burlap string aound the pleats. 

I left the top open for filling & tied a stamped Artful Accents kraft decorative tag & jingle bell on.
If I actually had my gift prepared I would sew the top up like the link I pinned above, but....

I think this looks adorable! You could make lots of shapes- the example had a star, but a simple circle could be decorated to look like an ornament! And this takes just a bit of ribbon, so a great use for those pretty bits that are too small for much else!

Thanks for stopping by! Check out all the other inspiration for unique gift wrapping by the other Ribbonistas!! Stop by May Arts to see the prize up for grabs- leave a comment for a chance to win!!



Thursday, December 11, 2014

May Arts: Holiday Sweets!

Welcome to my stop on the Holiday Sweets hop!
I've made a yummy harvest bread to give to some special friends & wanted to wrap it up to make a pretty gift!

I love the contrast of burlap & glitter! 

I also made a mini loaf of the bread & wrapped it with 5/8" organic cotton stripes (385-58-14) in red. I tucked some holly leaf satin cut out ribbon (EX45)as well as some red curly sparkling ribbon (SE14)
I used one of the new Artful Accents kraft decorative tags (T495-33) to stamp a holiday greeting then tied red burlap string (SM-14) around the tag & used it to tie it to my gift as well.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Don't forget to check out all the Holiday Sweets ideas from  Ribbonistas- plus a chance to win some ribbon for yourself- on the May Arts blog! :):

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I'm super excited to be able to participate in ~Amy's~ amazing hop!
Hopefully I've got things linked properly :)
I went pretty CAS today.
I used some BasicGrey paper & spellbinder die for my window. PTI Warm Happiness Too was used, but the snowflake is from 2 feet deep.
May Arts 3/4" ivory canvas was stamped with delicata gold ink (also used on the snowflake) & tied off with 1/4" light blue sheer ribbon.

My favorite drink this time of year is a chai eggnog latte. SO delicious- have you tried one?

I don't have any coffee ribbon, but I do have lots of other types! How about I send one person a sample of several types? Don't forget to leave your contact info in your comment if you're a 'no-reply' blogger!
ETA: My little blog candy will be open through Dec. 14th- just like the hop!

Erin is the winner of my blog candy! I will be getting your ribbon out to you soon!
Thanks to everyone that left such sweet comments :)

Thank you to amy for all her amazing work!
Happy Hopping!

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Sunday, December 7, 2014

MIM #191: Glittered Frames

This week the MIM challenge was to make glittered frames. 
I kind of like glitter.
A lot.
So here's what I came up with:

The stamping on the flowers was hard to capture- used gold delicata which looks fab with the MS gold glitter on the frame :)
Sentiment is from a wreath for all seasons.

The busy season is here! Yikes! 
Hope you're all enjoying it- wish I could just slow it down a bit...

We saw Santa on Friday- I posted on instagram from my phone- I caught a really genuine laugh they were both having- we asked her what they were laughing about & she said she told him she wanted a pet rock- he cracked up.
what a nut.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 2014 PTI Blog Hop- take 2

Another quick card for the SNOW themed PTI hop!

This is so shimmery in person- and the snowflakes are outlined with prisma pencil- I love how they look!
Happy Hopping!

November 2014 PTI Blog Hop

The 25th already? 
Glad I remembered last night so that I could make a snow-themed card for this month's hop!

I really love this set- I've inked it with Vintage Cream ink- hard to see, but I also stamped snowflakes on the back layer.
The window was created with a spellbinder's snowflake die! Lot's of mica snowflakes obscure the stamped ones!
Red 1/4" sheer May Arts packs a punch :)

Hoping to get to hop tonight in between prepping my little bit for the classroom feast in Hadley's class & getting prepped for Thanksgiving here!!
Excited to see all  the snow inspired projects!

Monday, November 24, 2014

MIM #189: Impression Line Watercoloring

This week the challenge was to use a die to create an impression & watercolor within the impression.
I really like how it looks!

I used twinkling H20's to color my impression & silver delicata for the stamped portion.
I also used a Spellbinder's snowflake die to cut some vellum & May Arts 1/4" sheer white ribbon.

I'm kind of in denial that it's Thanksgiving week! This year feels like the fastest ever!
Thanks for stopping by!