Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ribbon Trimmed Robe

I'm up at May Arts today- head over to check out the details :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

SAF 2014: 1920's

Here's my take on the PTI SAF 2014 glitter & rhinestone challenge inspired by the 1920's:

The focal panel is pink paislee; ribbon is May Arts 1.5" silky crush in pewter.
I do love me some glitter & bling- fun to combine them!

SAF 2014: 1940's

I was only able to get a couple SAF projects done-
All stamps/paper PTI. May Arts Baker's twine. This was so fun- I love creating stamped patterns!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meet the May Arts Team Week!

It's time to meet the new team! I'm honored to still be a returning Royal Ribbonista!
Make sure you head over to the May Arts blog for the details of the GIVEAWAY!! 






Thursday, August 14, 2014

MIM #176: Embossing Paste Backgrounds- take 2

Another shot at the embossing paste background for this week's challenge. 
I used a dreamweaver stencil & spray ink again to color the paste. 
The die is cut from DCWV paper 3 times, the stamped portion is heat embossed on vellum. 

1" grosgrain/satin edged ribbon in light turquoise is machine stitched on the edge & a few sequins finish it off. 

MIM #176: Embossing paste backgrounds

This week the challenge is to use embossing paste for backgrounds. I don't have any cover plates (what!?) so I used a stencil from dreamweaver & also used spray inks from dreamweaver to color my embossing paste. I was shooting for an ombré look- sort of worked ;)

I also used the die from pretty peonies 3 times with DCWV paper to create the sentiment & the stamp is also from that set. A bit of May Arts burlap string in parrot green & a few sequins finish it off.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

MIM #175: Creative Card Borders

This week the challenge for MIM was to use non-border dies to create a creative border.

 I used Pretty Peonies stamp set, and Momento Luxe inks in pistachio & morocco on a vintage cream panel.

The ribbon is May Arts 3/4" parrot green velvet/corduroy topped with copper ombre raffia. Speaking of raffia- did you see May Arts came out with a bunch of new raffia colors? They are fab!

I love the look of the dies off the edge- very fancy!
Hard to believe I'm not posting this at 11:30pm Sunday night too! WOOHOO!
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

May Arts Fall/Winter 2014 New Release Week: Flag Banner Ribbon

Welcome to Day 2 of New Release Week!
I'm featuring the 1" adhesive flag banner ribbon!
I started with a simple card:

Next up I added some DCWV patterned paper, brads, Graphic45 alphabet stamps & Staz-On Ink:

The adhesive makes adding them to toothpicks super quick:

And perfect  for decorating treats:

The reason you read this far- Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake decoration! Attached to skewers; I stuck them to themselves so it's cute on both sides of the cake:

Added a bit of burlap string:

Yes, I know that salted caramel center is distracting you from the amazing banner of ribbon.

Last up- we decorated a plain white t-shirt! We used the adhesive backing to place the ribbon then stitched with coordinating ribbon to make sure it would survive washing.

Hope this gives you lots of ideas! Here's the line-up this week- be sure to leave comments because the Ribbon Lady loves to share ribbon! ;)

Here’s the giveaway:
3 prizes of 1 spool each from our new releases.  That’s 3 chances to win! 
Here’s how to enter:
Comment on the May Arts blog!  
(Of course I'd love to hear what you think too!)






Sunday, July 27, 2014

MIM #173: No Outline Watercoloring

This one feels like it fits the challenge this week better over at MIM!
I've stamped my stack of cups in chamomile tea ink and watercolored with Fresh Ink pads. (Die cut with the button card die).
Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn.

'But tell me more about that ribbon!' you say?
I'm not surprised you noticed.
Because it is fantastic.
You need some.
Trust me! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 2014 PTI blog hop

This month the PTI hop challenged us to use a photo for inspiration- here's my take:

I also tried to incorporate the 'no outlines' watercolor treatment as featured in this week's MIM challenge, but my ink shows too much... I've got another one in the works for that. I used my water pen & fresh ink to fill the button card in.
I still like how it turned out :)
A doily & 1/8" red velvet May Arts ribbon finish it off.
I  missed out on the hop. boo! Having trouble with the inlinkz...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

MIM #172: Rainbow Medallions

This week the Make it Monday challenge was to create a rainbow medallion- I chose one of my first loves from PTI- a fancy flourish! :)
Inks are Tsukineko & Fresh Ink.
I used a scallop punch to cut a piece of patterned paper & layer vellum on top. The circle is from Circles & Ovals (stamped in delicata gold); sentiment is from butterfly dreams.
May Arts gold metallic string ties it up neatly along the top!

I love how the medallion shape turned out- may have to try it in other colors too!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

May Arts + Simple Stories + Xyron

Welcome to Day 4 of the team up between May Arts/Simple Stories/Xyron!
What fun!
I am working with the Good Day Sunshine pack. I know I will use these supplies for scrapbooking too, but for today I've got 4 cards to share! They all feature the Simple Stories 3x4 Element pieces.

First up- Happy Summer!
I've got the new 2.5" plain Cotton blend, topped with light fuchsia 5/8" satin/grosgrain double band & tied with yellow burlap string. I secured all the ribbon & the cardstock element with Xyron's tape runner. That sticker seems to tie it all together!

Next- hello!
I covered the entire card front with the Xyron tape runner adhesive then added the focal card & LOTS of burlap string (red, yellow, parrot green, light blue, lavender) and a little twisted burlap string (orange & grape)!

Thought this would be a fun card to give to my husband. The new 5" tiffany blue tulle looks great with the stickers from the Simple Stories kit & the 3x4 element! Xyron tape runner holds things in place!

Who wouldn't love this card? I used some of the patterned paper from the kit, topped it with a 3x4 elelment tied with the new 1/4" tiffany blue silk & added a sticker from the kit. Again used that awesome Xyron tape runner!

Now, of course, we have a chance for you to win some goodies of your own! Make sure to leave a comment for your chance at one of 3 sets of prizes up for grabs, each composed of the following:

 Here's the line up for the week so you don't miss a chance at inspiration or the prize pack! :D





      Charlene Driggs

Sunday, July 13, 2014

MIM #171: Pop Up Die Cuts Take 2

I channeled my friend Erin & made a tag for this week's MIM too- which of course needed to have a coffee theme! 

Some old Cosmo Cricket paper, May Arts red silk & seafoam Baker's twine.

I've been missing crafting so much. We have been getting our old house ready to put on the market for 3 weeks. I'm worn out!! Looking forward to finally enjoying summer with Hadley!!
Thanks for stopping by!

MIM #171: Pop up Die Cuts

A quick post to join the fun for MIM this week!

Put a neglected set to use!
Patterned paper is BasicGrey Fact or Fiction. May Arts gold string metallic ribbon. Fresh Ink ink.

I had added Glaz-On to the windshield & headlights & left to get my camera.... I came back to a naughty kitten standing on my card! Ack. What a mess. The windshield definitely paid the price.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

May Arts + DCWV + Tombow!

Welcome to day 2 of the hop! May Arts + DCWV + Tombow is a triple wow!!
I made this fun card using a DCWV Dots box of cards for my base. A couple of fun prints from the Honey Chic Stack were attached with Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive runner.

I made a frayed flower hair bow on 5/8" elastic ribbon very similar to the one Virginia made HERE.

I used the Tombow Fastener tabs to allow the cute hair bow to be easily removed!

And another DCWV panel attached to a plain gift bag makes it pretty wow! Satin pleats (5/8") along the bottome & 3/8" satin along the top- again using the xtreme permanent adhesive. A 1.5" satin bow tied at the top finishes it off!

Now you KNOW there is going to be a fab prize!!

The prize pack:
  • a stack from DCWV
  • a spool of ribbon from May Arts
  • Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow

3 prize packs up for grabs, to win comment on each blog & like our Facebook pages.