Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 2015 PTI Blog Hop

 Already the 25th of the month- and a beautiful image in non-traditional colors was our inspiration for the PTI Blog Hop!
Here's what I came up with:

Spellbinders dies were used to cut & emboss the focal image. Using a Wreath for all Seasons I built a wreath using the colors of the ornaments in the inspiration pic. Smokey Shadow, several Fresh Ink colors & Delicata in silver. (It is so hard to capture the glimmer of that ink in pics! I tried a different angle below!)
The image is popped up with loops of teal 3/8" satin tucked below.

I've got lots of prep for Thanksgiving (HOW is it HERE already?!) but looking forward to hopping!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pumpkin String Art

I'm up at the Ribbon Resource today! Head over to check out the details on this fun project!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

MIM #129: Fabric (or ribbon!) Scrap Christmas Trees

This week Melissa challenged us to make a fabric strip Christmas tree. Tonya sent me the link and told me this challenge had my name all over it- so glad I got a chance to play along!

I made a tag with my ribbon tree! I've used so many bits of green Ribbon Resource ribbon I can't even list them all tonight!
I topped it with a 3/4" silver satin star and scattered 3/8" multi-sized pearl beads throughout.
A Tiny Tags die is stamped with a sentiment from the same set; snowflakes are from 2 feet deep. I'm with Melissa- never too many snowflake stamps!
I like how this little tree turned out! I may go back for a little more trimming- but excited to have another fun tag ready for the holidays!!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Ribbon Resource & DCWV: Christmas Craft Ideas

The Ribbonistas are hopping with DCWV this week to showcase some great craft ideas!
I was sent the Christmas Village Stack- it is crazy cute! It has loads of houses and stores to cut out and embellish, as well as cute punch out embellishments, reindeer and glitter trees!
I started with this fun house!

You're definitely going to want to click on the images to look closer! 
I've used the pearlized string beads to outline the windows and roof line- they really look like lights on the house in person!
The 1/4" red adhesive scallop border adds a fun detail to the house!

This guy needed a red nose- he received one by adding one 3/8" red mini pom to his nose!

This glitter tree is so pretty- hard to capture the sparkle in pics, but it's there! I added more of the pearlized string beads, as well as the gold metallic string- wrapping them both around the tree. Of course we needed a topper too! I used one star from the 1.5" silver star banner and glued one star from the 3/4" gold satin star ribbon to the center. I did the same on the back so this tree looks great from either side!

I added more of the red scallops to the back of the house, as well as creating a wreath using the 3/16" ivory wired beads, then wrapping with more of the gold metallic string. A 1/4" red silk bow finishes it off! Do you like that bit of white tulle 'smoke'? I think it adds a fun touch!

I love how much detail the ribbon/beads that I used add, yet it didn't take a lot of any type! The gold metallic string and pearlized string beads may be a bit over a yard each since I wrapped them around the tree too- everything else is well under a yard!

Ok, we've got a week of fun, and of course chances to win some goodies of your own!
Not one chance- but THREE!!! Three prize packs made up of goods from DCWV and Ribbon!!
Lots of ways to win- commenting is one! Check out the details at Ribbon Resource!!

I don't want you to miss anything, so here's the line up for the week:






Sunday, October 25, 2015

October 2015 PTI Blog Hop

 A quick pop in to post a fun tag for October's PTI blog hop. 
I used my new Meadow Greens Dies on DCWV paper (I stamped each leaf/cluster twice, once with the paper right side down so that I could have a double sided leaf/cluster- does that make sense?)
Tied the bunch of leaves with beautiful May Arts 1/4" red silk ribbon and adhered to the PTI tag.
Stamped the bottom with a sentiment from Merry Little Christmas.
Finished it off with 1.25" red silk, tied with ivory burlap string.

Love the CAS look while still getting dimension!

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lace Boot Cuffs

I'm up at The Ribbon Resource today!
Head over & check out the details on the lace boot cuffs my cutie is wearing!

As Featured on The Ribbon Resource

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ribbon Resource Halloween Hop!

 The Ribbonistas are hopping at Ribbon Resource to give you some Halloween ideas!
Here's what I've come up with:

A fun way to upcycle those aluminum cans! 
After thoroughly washing I adhered approximately 40" of 1.5" orange grosgrain with scor-tape. I made sure to wrap it over the top and inside to cover any slightly sharp areas that were remaining.
A fun bow around the top with 5/8" cotton ribbon with black stripes only took about 30"
A spooky satin cut-out bat finishes it off!

Wouldn't it be so fun to give some treats like this?

Make sure to comment at all the Ribbonistas on the hop- there are 2 $20 Gift Cards to Ribbon Resource up for grabs!

Here's the line up for you!
·        Gini Williams Cagle
·        Jen Shears
·        Jenifer Cowles
·        Jennifer Davey
·        Karen Baker
·        Karen Hanson

·        Latrice Murphy
·        Lori Williams
·        Michele Kosciolek
·        Tracy McLennon
·        Terri Burson
·        Emily Lanham

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Check out the details on The Ribbon Resource on the fun BOO sign I made! 

As Featured on The Ribbon Resource

Raffia Garland

Head over to The Ribbon Resource to see how I created this fab fall garland!!

As Featured on The Ribbon Resource

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.