Friday, October 2, 2015

2015 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop- #3 and final!

One last entry into the 2015 Coffee Lover's Hop
There were over 600 entries when I linked my last card!
I had the inside of the coffee cup from my last card (from a digital cut file provided by Juliana at 17 turtles during the summer hop)- and I also had cardstock from all those paper spacers I made to create the shaker.
Since I was really liking that old MME paper I decided it deserved to be made into a card too!

Added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and punched a hole in the top after using Warm Wishes Too from PTI to stamp the sentiment. (I was originally going to use it as a tag but liked the CAS look of it on a card!)

Orange 1.25" silk ribbon and ivory burlap string from Ribbon Resource (one of the sponsors on the hop! yay!)

Thank you for an amazing bunch of inspiration! I have a LOT of catching up to do on the hop!!
Thanks to Amy and crew for putting it all together!

Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop 2015 & MIM #225: Die Cut Shaped Boxes

I've got a fun little project to add to the 2015 Fall Coffee Lover's Hop!
I used the cut file that Juliana at 17 turtles gave to everyone during the summer hop!
I used the Make it Monday tutorial and turned it into a shaped box instead of a card :)

PTI Latte Love stamps & some crazy old MME cardstock- one that I had bought for scrapbooking (ahem.) and it was too pretty to cut. 
I got over it- and happily I still like the paper (how often does our taste change & we don't like them anymore?)

Various fall colors of seed beads from my stash.

Sort of funny story. I tried using craft foam in my silhouette. It was not having it. So I started cutting cardstock to layer for the spacer. I *thought* it had cut all the way through. 
So I had to cut all of those spacers out by hand.
Good thing it's cute.
Thank you to Juliana for the awesome cut file, and to Amy and the gang for the amazing hop! 

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 2012 PTI Blog Hop & Fall Coffee Lover's Hop

I'm so happy I had some time to play along with the PTI hop & the Fall Coffee Lover's Hop! This idea has been floating in my head since I saw the inspiration at PTI....

Lots of PTI goodness- Wreath For all Seasons for the sentiment, Fancy Flourishes, Warm Happiness Too, Places Please for the little leaf on the mug. I put Betsy's chalkboard technique to use- even inking the Smokey Shadow focal panel with Smokey Shadow Ink- Really adds to the depth in person!
An ancient DCWV stack was used for the PP, and had to fit in some May Arts Ribbon- I used some 1/2 woven burlap in orange to highlight the white pencil area.

Looking forward to seeing all the inspiration & creativity in both hops! Amy & crew have an amazing line-up of sponsors again! So grateful for all the work they do to put these fun hops together!

Monday, August 31, 2015

SAF 2015 Finale

 I've got one final card for #stampafaire2015
I decided to wrap a few challenges in one-

I masked my card then inked it up with fresh ink, die cut the 'hello' from a glitter stack of DCWV paper and tucked parrot green twine under the die. Pretty Pink Posh sequins float up the inked section. The 'sunshine' is stamped in grey- so this ends up being a very Seahawks inspired color scheme! (The colors aren't showing as well in this photo as they look in person. darn.)

I had to fight with my modem to get this one up, so I am off to bed for tonight- looking forward to perusing the inspiration!!

Ribbon Resource: Customize your Decor

I've got a very pretty post up at The Ribbon Resource- head over to check it out!
A little birdie told me you should stop by the Ribbon Resource tomorrow- something very exciting is being announced!!
More on that tomorrow!!

As Featured on The Ribbon Resource

His & Hers Cards at May Arts

Did you see what I created for May Arts?
Erin sent me the PTI wine bits- head over to check out the details!!

Since I've tied some twine around that ribbon I will add it to the #stampafaire2015 threads challenge!

SAF 2015: Pins & Needles Take 2

Last project for #stampafaire2015- and another one for the Pins & Needles Challenge!
I love listening to Melissa Phillips and her style is heavenly!
I used her double bow, stick pin, and glitter look for this card- so sweet.

The ribbon is May Arts 1/2" white wrinkled ribbon. I've had those pins forever- I'm not even sure who they are by, but hooray for actually using them! The patterned paper is another that's been in the too pretty to use category- pink paislee sweetness pad, I believe.
I added vellum leaves cut from Mum's the word dies & topped those with glitter too.

I will admit to wishing I'd placed a qualifying order after seeing the beautiful creations with the SAF set!
 Thanks for stopping by! I can't believe I got 4 cards done after my chores were finished today!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SAF 2015: Threads Challenge Take 2

I've got another card for the Threads Challenge at #stampafaire2015!

I used polka dot basics for the background, stamped off for an ombre look. 
Doesn't Laura Basson make you giggle? I love to listen to her videos- she is so animated!!
I put an oval vellum layer down to diffuse the dots and added my 'happy' die cut (DCWV patterned paper) over my thread nest that I made using May Arts silver metallic string.
A little vellum flag was stamped with the 'birthday' and heat embossed with clear powder.

SAF 2015: Threads Challenge

The Threads challenge at #stampafaire2015 is a mighty fun one- I wish I had more time- I think I could use every single one of the twine techniques!
As soon as I saw the luggage tag tied buttons I knew I had to give that a shot!
I went a little further and did multiple buttons- pretty fun!

I used an embossing folder on one side of the card base, added my buttons with May Arts natural burlap string and stmaped my sentiment several times so that the pink shadows the brown ink.

SAF 2015: Pins & Needles Challenge

What a fun batch of challenges happening at PTI's #stampafaire2015!
I carved our some time to create today- such a great feeling!!
My first card puts machine stitching to work for the pins & needles challenge:

I die cut the 'birthday' from some scrap metallic paper, machine stitched it to a piece of patterned paper (Fancypants- The good life pad) and stamped the little addition to the sentiment above before attaching it to my card base. Click on the image for a better view!
Pretty CAS, and I like it :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 2015 PTI Blog Hop

I'm always amazed at how fast each month goes by- already time for another PTI blog hop!
This month there is an inspiration photo, and here's what I was inspired to create:

I put lots of Burlap String to work! A few of the colors are already available at the Ribbon Resource!
Here's the order I used: SM 10, SM 32, SM 28, SM 27,  SM 17, SM 14, SM 36, SM 25
Sentiment is from Mum's the Word, vintage cream cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by- happy hopping!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

MIM #221: Masking Sentiments

This week the challenge for MIM is to mask your sentiments-
Here's what I came up with!

I used Mum's the Word with Sentiment Signs. I did outline the sentiment box as it did look like it was floating as Ashley had mentioned.
I love how this turned out!!

I've been out of town for quite awhile so lots to catch up on- as well as getting ready for back to school! Why does summer go so fast?

Hope you have a great week!

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!!