Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tag You're It #39

My friend Erin is the designer fir the Tag You're It! challenge this time around & she encouraged me to play along!
Here's what I came up with:

PTI tag die as well as plane stamp & die. Patterned papers are old- the clouds are MME & the plane is on Little Yellow Bicycle. Loved that I put a bunch of older supplies to work for this!
White 1.25" silk & 1/4" taupe silk finish off the top!
There's still a couple of days to play along with this one! :D

I've got some super exciting news to share!
I will be the Guest Designer in March for Paper Sweeties!
I can hardly wait!! :D

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Stampendous + The Ribbon Resource!

 The Ribbon Resource and Stampendous are teaming up this week for some fun & prizes!!
Here's what I've come up with:

I stamped the giant peony image & heat embossed with Stampendous Summer Shine Embossing Powder in pink.

I tied a 1.25" fuchsia silk bow around the card, layered some 3/8" multi-sized beaded string & tied them in with the 1/4" fuchsia silk. I love how it turned out! 

Next up a Valentine card!
I heat embossed the sentiment white white detail powder, and the little hearts with clear detail powder.

I tied the 1.5" white Valentine's Day Ribbon around the base and added a 3/4" red satin heart to the center!

Make sure you stop by all the blogs this week for inspiration- The Ribbon Resource is giving away 3 $25 gift cards too!!
Did you know The Ribbon Resource offers ribbon in 5 yard amounts & free shipping on orders over $25? Head over to check it out!

Stampendous Line Up






Monday, January 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop: January 2016

This month the inspiration for the hop is a photo- see below.
I was rather stumped until I started looking through my patterned paper & found this piece from Authentique- the colors seemed like the ones from the inspiration. Now that I've got them both up they aren't a perfect match, but I'm ok with that!

I used fillable frames 8 for the frame & sentiment.
I used 5/8" orange ruffle edge down the right border- love the detail it created!
I'm normally so very literal- glad I could think outside of the box on this one a bit!

January inspiration

Sunday, January 24, 2016

MIM #237: Matchbook Valentines

This week the challenge at PTI was to make a matchbook Valentine. 
I can't remember ever using this technique, which is crazy! It is fun & easy!
Here's what I came up with:

I put an old sheet of patterned paper to work as my 'matchbook' and added a stamped Valentine from Tag-It's #11.
I covered the staples with 3/8" adhesive ric rac. Super fast & fun.
LOVE how it turned out!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Create Along With Us: January 2016

This week PTI challenged us to create along with them as they showcased the new release. I was smitten with Melissa Phillips' card and decided to recreate it!
Here's what I came up with:

I used the butterfly from Love Lives Here and colored it with the Zig markers I won during Pretty Pink Posh's Birthday Bash! (EEEK!!!) I really loved the way they colored! I'm not a copic girl at all, but these are much more like watercolors!
A flourish from Fancy Flourishes is stamped with Chai ink. I don't have a tag that large so I used a spellbinder circle die to round the top.
The felt hearts are from the centers of one of the Love Lives Here dies & they are machine stitched in place with gems added to the centers.
The gold background I created with a coverplate Erin sent me- I used Versamark ink & then brushed on Dreamweaver Metallic f/x in goldfinch.
My mom has been sick so I used a thinking of you sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes.
The ribbon is 1/2" solid wrinkled pink that I've added some ink to.

Here's Melissa's creation... So very pretty!


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cardmaker Hop!

I'm playing along with the Cardmaker Hop today- here's what I've come up with:

I used Authentique patterned paper for the panel. A layer of 1.5" cotton ribbon with red stripes was topped with 5/8" red adhesive rosettes
I tied all the layers with a red burlap string bow!

One more:

This one uses more Authentique paper, this time I topped it with 5" white tulle that I folded in half  so that it would appear more white. I adhered a row of 5/8" red satin hearts over the tulle then layered red burlap string & ivory burlap string & tied a bow with them together!

There you have it! And I've got some Valentine's ready to go!
I hope you enjoy the hop!

Of course there's a prize: 2 prizes of - $25 gift cards to the Ribbon Resource!

Here's the lineup so you don't miss any inspiration:

Friday, January 15, 2016

Dressing Up a Bag at The Ribbon Resource!

I'm up at The Ribbon Resource today!
Head over to check it out!
Dressing Up a Plain Gift Bag

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Make it Monday #236: 2015 A La Carte

This week was a 2015 a la carte week at PTI- so I chose the make your own foam stickers!
I had some craft foam in my stash & am embarrassed to say that I have not finished my thank you's- so here's what I created:

The top is glitter paper- so much tidier & preferred when the card is for a man! ha!!
Looking forward to finding more time to craft in 2016- maybe I will be able to play in all the MIM!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January Sketch For You To Try

I'm playing along with SFYTT for the first time since my parents are rock stars & gave me some Reverse Confetti for Christmas! That Holiday Coffee Hop sure added to my wish list!
Here's what I came up with:

I used a DCWV card base, topped it with 2" natural cotton burlap blend, topped it with a snipped of 1.5" cotton ribbon with red stripes, then tied a 5/8" red twill knot. I forgot how much I love that twill!
I used the 'Be a Barista' & 'Caffeinated Cups' Stamps & Dies.
I can't remember the last time I used a sketch! I wanted to put those new goods to work for my parents' thank you! ;D


Sunday, January 3, 2016

MIM #235: Adding Color to Stamped Images

This week the challenge at PTI was to add color to stamped images. I used the prismacolor pencils & gamsol technique & LOVE the vintage feel it gives the flowers from Graceful Greetings!

I used a DCWV printed card base & spellbinder dies to cut & emboss the panel. 
A simple gold metallic string bow finishes it off.

I made a few of these since I have lots of thank you's to send after a wonderful Christmas!
I'm quite behind since we left the day after Christmas & spent the week in the snow! 

Happy 2016!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 2015 PTI Blog Hop

Time for the PTI hop
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did here!
I loved the inspiration pic- here's what I came up with:

I heat embossed the stamped image, die cut with a spellbinders die & then traced the circle with a die & white pen.
I added olive satin leaves & red liquid pearls. 
The card panel is embossed with the woodgrain plate. 

I'm hoping to hop tonight- can't wait to see the pretty creations this image inspires!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Ribbon Chain Garland

Head over to the Ribbon Resource to see the details on this fun ribbon chain!
Ribbon Chain Garland

As Featured on The Ribbon Resource

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Create Along With Us PTI Challenge: December 2015

 Always so much inspiration with the PTI release! In an effort to get some tags done for Christmas I used the 'Create Along With Us Challenge'.

I've used a PTI tag die & vintage book print for the base. The sentiment is from Vintage Ornaments & the flower image/die is from Year of Flowers.
I wanted to tie the gold ink in so I used some 1.5" gold bonded glitter ribbon & tied it up with a red burlap string bow!

Hard to believe Christmas is this week! Yikes! I am still trying to visit blogs from the Coffee Lovers Hop! So much fun & inspiration there- I am in AWE of how many super star commenters there are!! 

I was inspired by this card on this post:

Bonjour Card

Santa Hair Bow

Head over to the Ribbon Resource to see the details on the Santa Hair Bow I created- as well as the darling Ribbon Baby!! :D
DIY: Santa Hair Bow
As Featured on The Ribbon Resource

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop: Happy National Tea Day!

Today I wanted to get a little something posted for National Tea Day and join the hop again!
All the patterned paper is Little Yellow Bicycle. I've put my new Lawn Fawn set & dies to work again- it was fun to piece this together!
The tag is PTI

I have so much to get done, but this hop keeps calling my name! Loving all the inspiration I've seen already & looking forward to visiting more!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

MIM #234: Embellishing with Felt; Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Look at me go!
I'm playing along with the Coffee Lovers Bloghop and MIM! I really should be in bed, but why sleep when I can die cut felt? :D
I've used 2' Deep from PTI for the snowflakes & sentiment. Warm Happiness Too for the mug- on glitter paper. The snowflake is Spellbinders, sequins are Pretty Pink Posh & the felt is from a local fabric store that closed :(
I had to add some silver metallic string!

Another shot to show the shimmer!

Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop: Happy Hot Cocoa Day!

I'm playing along again with the Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!
(You can see my first post here & check out the prize from Super Sponsor Ribbon Resource!)
Today is National Hot Cocoa Day, so I'm putting my new Lawn Fawn set to work!
Here's what I came up with:

I used a kraft tag and added the cute cup of cocoa & candy cane :)
The snowflake is from PTI's 2' deep set.

I've been baking all day! I'm so glad I took a break in time to play along on cocoa day!
That cocoa packet & awesome candy cane are from my Secret Santa at work- so darn cute! Today might be the day to enjoy them!
Looks like another great turnout for a fabulous hop- can't wait to take a hop around!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Ribbon Resource Christmas Crafting: Kid Crafts!

The Ribbonistas are sharing some fun ways to craft with kids and ribbon today!
We made ornaments for our project!

This first style was made with fimo clay. Incredibly easy, roll it out & cut it with a shaped cutter. We also stamped it with clear stamps & made a thumbprint heart before baking. 
We hung it with 1/4 red chevron twill & gold metallic string to hang it!

We also made our own dough using this recipe I found on pinterest- there are a million!
I will say that even baking on low heat for a veeeerrrrryyy long time (hours) they still weren't all the way dried out & some of them cracked as they dried the rest of the way. Perhaps a dehydrater or a higher temp would've solved this, but they looked cute anyway & we didn't fret about it.

After making the dough you roll it out & cut with shaped cutters again.

When they were done baking we used watercolors on some!

The ornament above is hung with silver metallic string- the one below we used red & white Baker's Twine!

You can enter to win 2 5yd rolls of Christmas ribbon at the Ribbon Resource Blog!

Don't forget to check out all the other kid inspiration:

·       Lori Williams
·       Karen Baker
·       Jen Shears
·       Latrice Murphy
·      Karen Hanson