Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dressed Up Gift Bag

I'm up at May Arts today- Head over to check out the details on this cute ensemble!! :)

Dressed Up Gift Bag & Matching Card Set

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MIM #179: Emboss Resist Using Diecuts- Take 2

One more for the challenge at PTI this week- Erin sent me too many fun cover plates & dies to only make one card! :)
This one I used delicata gold ink over the resist, then sprayed the 'hello' with sparkle- so hard to capture the shimmer on this card- but it's LOADED! 
(I've added a couple of different angles below with the hope of showing the shimmer!)
Red 5/8" glitter elastic makes it all pop!

Thanks again to Erin for getting me creating today :)
That's it for me!
Hope you have a great week!

MIM #179: Emboss Resist Using Diecuts

Ah,,, Sunday. Where has the week gone?
This week the challenge was to use diecuts or cover plates to create a heat embossed resist for our background. I still don't have any cover plates. 
But my ever trusty friend & owner of many a cover plate saw to it that this fact did not stop me! Erin not only sent me some cut out cover plates & dies, she sent them in this week's No. 1 card- talk about happy mail!!
So in honor of Erin I've used a cover plate AND a die :)
This one I used some fresh inks in blues & faded down to the silver delicata in the lower right- hence the silver metallic string under the 'thanks' die. (I brushed that with ink too)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Super Hero Gear

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

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MIM #178: Back to School Easel Card

This week the challenge was to make an easel card using a die from our stash.
I went with a Spellbinder label die; the base is embossed with the PTI woodgrain plate.

I used vintage cream ink for the chalk look & the wonderful words 'teacher' set for stamping/teacher die.

This is a really fun technique & I had such great intentions of making several cards this week, but here it is after 11pm on Sunday.
I do have a fair excuse- THIS happened this week:

HOW did this happen?
More of that fab DCWV paper with REAL chalk for our sign!
(yes, I did coordinate the ribbon with her outfit for the sign!)

And yes, she IS nearly as tall as I am already. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!

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!