Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 2015 PTI Blog Hop

There is a beautiful image for this month's hop at PTI-
here is what I came up with:

I had visions of recreating those popped up rows of butterflies, but alas, they wouldn't all fit!

Cardstock is vintage cream, pattern paper is BasicGrey, MS butterly punch- I scored a line under those butterflies & put pop up adhesive under each wing- love how that turned out!
This 3/8" ribbon from  May Arts is the border.
I double stamped the sentiment from Graceful Greetings- I liked it in the blue color, but it didn't show well enough....

Thanks for stopping by!

Blog hop inspiration

Thursday, July 23, 2015

May Arts: Scraps Hop

We're having a Scrap Hop at May Arts today!
I thought a fun way to use those scraps that are only a few inches long would be to make ribbon covered bandages! 

I had seen a post awhile ago with fabric covered bandages & thought ribbon would be another fun choice! The box had the width of the different sizes listed, which made it easy to pick ribbons that would fit. I've used 3/4" chevron twill,  5/8" glitter elastic, 5/8" cotton stripes, 5/8" denim, 5/8" burlap center stitch, and the new 1" solid with color band & stitched edge.

I used the fabric store brand type & Tacky glue.
Nothing fancy!

When the glue dried a bit I trimmed them up!

Sort of sad & lucky that my girl & I were both in need of a bandage shortly after I'd made these!!

Now make sure you hop along & leave comments- there will be 3 grab bags of the new release ribbons-so three chances to win this fun prize!!! 

Here's the lineup! Good luck!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

May Arts: Natural Trellis

 I'm up at May Arts today with this natural trellis!
Head over & let me know what you think! :)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

MIM #217: Creating Custom Borders

This week the challenge for Make it Monday was to create your own custom border. 
I started looking for images to use & was pretty excited when I found this image from last year's stamp-a-faire set fit perfectly into a 1.5" scalloped circle punch I had!
Various Momento Luxe inks, and a bit of Delicata gold stamped off under the 'joy'.
My first use of Pretty Pink Post sequins! These are from the sequin mix.
A little grape burlap string at the edge of the focal panel.

So glad I could fit this in- Hadley went to her grandparents so I finally painted the dark green wall the house came with when we moved in while she was gone.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ribbon Resource: Patriotic T-shirt!

I'm up at Ribbon Resource today! 
Head over to check out how fast & easy this shirt is to make!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

May Arts + Stampendous!!

May Arts & Stampendous have teamed up for some summer fun!

My first project is an altered tag from the Artful Accent Blue & Green Decorative Tags.
I used the 'Life is a Picnic' sentiment stamped with versafine black ink (I masked off the little ant you will see below). The 1/4" adhesive scalloped border in robin's egg makes a great border along the top & bottom!
Celery green 1.25" silk & the new robin's egg 3/8" double faced satin finish up as the pretty tag tie!

Next up I used the same sentiment along with the fun picnicking ants on a summery card!
Both are stamped in versafine black ink. The 3/4" elastic/plaid ruffle ribbon in red seemed the perfect picnic accent! I topped it with the 3/8" adhesive velvet ric rac- fast & fun! A black button is tied with 1mm waxed cord in red.

That's it for me today- make sure you check out all the inspiration this week! Don't forget to leave comments- there's a $25 Ribbon Resource Gift Card up for grabs!!






Sunday, June 28, 2015

MIM #215: Bringing the Inside Out

Finally found some time to create a card for MIM this week!
This is such a fun effect! It was very difficult for me to get a pic though!!!
Men of Life & Out to Sea sets used. Smokey shadow, aqua mist & silver delicata ink.
DCWV patterned paper & twinkling h2os painted on the sails.
Silver metallic string is looped loosely below the popped up (fussy cut) sailboat.

The happy is die cut from some silver metallic packaging- I can't even remember what it was from, but like a good craft hoarder I knew I'd put it to use!

Hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ribbon Resource: Fabric Headband!

I was up yesterday at the Ribbon Resource
Head over to check out the details on this cute headband!!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop/ PTI MIM #213: Cool Condensation/Watercolor Hop

Erin will be so proud of me!
I created a mask with the PTI hello die & washed twinkling H2O's over it.
I cut my coffee mug from Lawn Fawn paper & added glossy accents (it's an iced coffee of course!)- which you can't see AT ALL in this pic. (sorry about that!!)
A few sequins to finish!

Hoping to have some time to hop this week- Amy is beyond amazing putting this fab hop together again! I don't know how she does it!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cowboy Hat Makeover!

I'm up at the Ribbon Resource today- head over to check it out!
Cowboy Hat Band Makeover

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