Monday, November 24, 2014

MIM #189: Impression Line Watercoloring

This week the challenge was to use a die to create an impression & watercolor within the impression.
I really like how it looks!

I used twinkling H20's to color my impression & silver delicata for the stamped portion.
I also used a Spellbinder's snowflake die to cut some vellum & May Arts 1/4" sheer white ribbon.

I'm kind of in denial that it's Thanksgiving week! This year feels like the fastest ever!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

May Arts: Kids Crafts

Welcome to my kids craft post!
Hadley and I thought it would be fun to make birdseed ornaments for gifts this year. We found this post and used the recipe to make our own!

Cookie cutters work great but I have very few of those so we made most of ours in a muffin pan. 
Straws were pushed into each ornament to hold a space to put our ribbon through.
After they had set up we used 5/8" red cotton stripe ribbon to hang our ornaments. 
For reference, the recipe from the linked post made a full pan of 'muffins' as well as 2 cookie cutter ornaments.

Since we used a ribbon wider than our hole we used silver string/metallic ribbon as our threader. 

Worked like a charm!

These were really fun to make & didn't take too long! I think we will make another batch up for more gifts!

There are even directions for making a box on the blog we found the recipe- so I used some Core'dinations to whip up a quick box, tying it with that same cotton/stripe ribbon. I added some holly leaves because they always make holiday gifts look festive!

A bit of the new kraft raffia for padding inside!

Lots of Kids Crafts inspiration to be found at the blogs below!
You know the Ribbon Lady loves a giveaway-stop by the May Arts blog for the details!!



Thursday, November 13, 2014

May Arts + Core'dinations!

It's a fun week of May Arts & Core'dinations teaming up for a blog hop!

I've got a few projects to share:

I made this cute tag with Core'dinations whitewashed paper- it's dry embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder.
May Arts 1.5" snowflake is topped with a satin cutout snowflake.
Beautiful light blue silk ribbon is accented with silver/white Baker's twine. Love how wintry this feels!

Another snowflake! This one uses the kraft Core'dinations paper and is embossed with a Dreamweaver stencil snowflake.

More kraft Core'dinations paper! This one is embossed with a Dreamweaver damask stencil.
I used the white adhesive fleur-de-lis scroll ribbon on top of the teal 1.5" silk. Spray ink was used to alter the color- I love that it ties in so well with the exposed kraft.

Kraft Core'dinations & Dreamweaver stencil. 
I folded the 1.5" gold metallic ribbon in half to tie around the focal panel so that it wouldn't cover too much of the cool paper, but also have a tie with a lot of wow. Kraft raffia gives a surprise texture!

That's it for me today!

Here's the hop order- be sure to see all the inspiration- and head to the May Arts blog to see the fabulous prize up for grabs!






Sunday, November 9, 2014

MIM #187: Partial Die-cuts

This week the challenge at PTI was to use partial die-cuts. Melissa always has the sweetest projects so I'm glad I could find time to play along!

I used the PTI tag & joy dies, as well as a spellbinders snowflake die. Cardstock is Core'dinations; snowflake is cut from vellum.
I'm definitely making more of these- they will make a perfect Secret Santa gift!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 3, 2014

May Arts 'Artful Accents': Kraft Banner

I've got a fun banner to share today: Let it SNOW!
We are hoping for a great ski season, so we will be chanting this soon enough ;)
I used the new Artful Accents Kraft Banner for my base.
First I dry embossed with a cuttlebug snow folder.

After that came the layers of ribbon!
Topped with Letters cut using the 'opposites attract' cartridge & my Cricut.
The paper for the letters is DCWV textured paper & they are misted with Tsukineko 'frost' spray.

I also used a grommet to add my ribbon for tying!

For the giveaway:
2 winners of their choice of 1 Artful Accent.  
Leave a comment on the May Arts Blog to win! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

MIM #186: Partial Die Stamping

The Make It Monday Challenge this week was to use partial die stamping.
I broke out my grateful die & my 'counting my blessings stamps' for the sentiment. The fern stamped on the die is from 'meadow greens'.

The patterned paper is from a new DCWV stack; bittersweet burlap string.

I really like the way this technique looks- will have to do it again soon! :D
My sweet girl was a jellyfish again this year- love that I can see her clearly even when it's totally dark!

We added the eyelashes & "sea" eye makeup. She looks adorable- but her daddy didn't care for her looking so grown up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop October 2014- take 3

 One last project for the hop!
I've used vintage ornaments (stamps & dies) various inks & the woodgrain embossing folder. Also signo pen to hang the ornaments :)

I've added some stickles- doesn't show much....
no ribbon!?
Here's the inspiration-
such a literal girl :)

Thanks for stopping by- happy hopping!

PTI Blog Hop: October 2014 take 2

I've got one more tag to share for this month's PTI hop!
For this one I adhered ribbon & then die cut the tag- I like how it turned out!

The ribbons I used were:
and of course another snowflake!

Thanks for stopping by- happy hopping!

PTI October 2014 Blog Hop

This month for the PTI hop there is photo/color inspiration to use for starting our holiday crafting-
I used my new PTI die for the base & the tree die as a mask to stamp the background basics chevron.
I don't have all of the exact colors, but pretty close. I used a clear copic marker (the only one I own!) to outline the image- kind of gave it definition. 
I added the snowflake, as I'm so literal....

Here's the inspiration pic:

Off to a busy day- looking forward to hopping tonight!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wine Cork Pumpkin

I'm up at May Arts today- head over to check out the details on this! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MIM #184: Gold Dipped Die Cuts

Late Sunday night- the week's sure are flying by!
I've got a card for the MIM challenge- such a pretty technique!

I used the die/stamps from Pretty Peonies for the butterfly & a fancy flourish image stamped in Delicata. I love how when you clean the delicata ink off your stamp there are bits of gold dust left on your fingers!
The butterfly is stamped in Fresh Ink limeade.

I've nearly made it through the vortex of PTA/school commitments for the month! HA!
 I could use a nap! :)
Thanks for stopping by- have a great week!

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Handmade Christmas Card Hop

I've got a fun card today that is VERY ribbon heavy, and I think even postal friendly!!

I've embossed my card base with the herringbone stencil by dreamweaver. I topped that with the new 2.5" blend in the holiday snowflake pattern. Satin cutout snowflakes are topped with red 5/8" twill ribbon that was stamped (with Staz-On Opaque ink) a PTI sentiment & heat embossed with white powder. Two more snowflakes anchor that twill :)

The giveaway: 2 prizes of 2 spools each (one each day) from our Christmas Section.  
Don't miss any stops- here's the list!

Christmas Card Hop

·         Virginia Fynes
·         Tracy McLennon
·         Rhea Weigand
·         Mary Brockway
·         Mallika Kejriwal
·         Lalo IK
·         Karen Hanson

·         Karen Baker
·         Jennifer Davey
·         Jenifer Cowles
·         Jen Shears
·         Gini Williams Cagle
·         Emily Lanham
·         Charlene Driggs

Sunday, October 12, 2014

MIM #183: Dry Embossing over Heat Embossing

This week the Make It Monday Challenge was to dry emboss over a heat embossed image. 
I went with a CAS thank you card- heat embossing the stamped image with white powder.

I stamped on a woodgrain patterned paper from  DCWV, and ran it through with the woodgrain plate from PTI. Wish the texture showed more in the picture...
Kraft Baker's twine finishes it off!

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ribbon Water Bottle Holder

I'm up at May Arts today- head over to see how easy it is to make this water bottle holder!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

MIM #182: Mason Jar Stamping

 It's Sunday night so it must be time for me to post a last minute MIM project!
This week the challenge was stamping on Mason Jars- SO FUN!
I painted my jar (an upcycled salsa jar!) with off white acrylic paint & waited very impatiently for it to dry!
 I chose an image from Guidelines 2- one of my first PTI sets. It is heat embossed with gold powder.

I tied some May Arts jute (which I'm not finding in the catalog, but this would be a great substitute!)  ribbon around the neck and then tied on snippets of 3" metallic gold ribbon, 3/8" crochet trim in natural, and 5/8" satin scallop edge in ivory. A tremendous tag cut from MME paper is tied on with ivory burlap string.

I didn't make a single card for WCMD! Boo. I did get a handle on LOTS o' PTA projects, and that's a good thing!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Happy National Coffee Day!
Well when two of your friends mention a coffee blog hop, you've got to listen, right?
I had plans for hitting the hay early (5:30 am comes so early on Monday!), but that's what coffee is for, right?!
I've stamped my image on a piece of 2.5" plain cotton blend ribbon (pure heaven in itself!), then stitched it on the fun paper from BasicGrey's 'fiction' line. I love this paper & I'm so proud of myself for USING it!

The cup is from PTI's 'warm happiness too' & the sentiment is from 'latte love'. I heat embossed the 'power' part of the sentiment for an extra kick.

I will have a long day at work while this fun hop is happening- but looking forward to checking out the java inspiration tomorrow night! 
So fun!
Thank you ~amy~ & Erin for encouraging me!