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.  






Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May Arts + Art Anthology + Basically Bare

Welcome to day 2 of the blog hop!

I had a ton of fun combining May Arts, Art Anthology & Basically Bare products- here's what I came up with:

First up is a fun card I made using the 'Fanciful Frames' & 'Hats & Staches' from Basically Bare. I used the inside of one of the frames as a mask & sprayed with Art Anthology 'Waimea Bay'. Then I got to work on covering that frame in May Arts Black Denim ribbon- I LOVE how it turned out!

Next up another card with 'Hats & Staches'- this time I misted with Art Anthology's 'Heart'.

I tied some May Arts red, white & blue Baker's twine (funny that the French flag is the same color as ours!) & stamped 'MERCI' (using stamps from Practicing Creativity's 'carved love' set) below. This one makes me chuckle!

Last up I used the 'Happy Little Tree' set & Art Anthology Velvet paint in 'limeaid'.
The card base is embossed with a woodgrain pattern. 

The 'grass' and 'apples' are both created using the Mini pom pom ribbon (olive & red).
Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn 'A good apple.'

Now you know there are prizes when the Ribbon Lady is involved in a hop!
Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for more chances to win!

3 prizes up for grabs of: 1 spool of ribbon and $25 worth of good each for Art Anthology & Basically Bare!






Sunday, June 1, 2014

MIM #166: Debossing Stamped Images

The MIM challenge this week was to deboss a stamped image. I need to work on lining those dies up for sure!
Pretty Peonies again.

Fresh Ink & Delicata gold inks.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Teacher Gift Book

I'm up at May Arts today- head over get the details on this project!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 2014 PTI Blog Hop & MIM #165: Artsy Watercolor Backgrounds

 This month the PTI challenge is to use melon & aqua! Easy peasy for me since I am loving that combo right now!
I used pretty peonies for the flower/dies & trendy trees for the sentiment.
I incorporated the MIM challenge this week too! I used some fab letterpress paper that Erin had sent me- perfect for watercoloring!

*I really need to retake the photo during the daylight!*

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Hopping!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May Arts + OWH

I'm participating in the OWH blog hop today- head over to May Arts for the details on the hop & the giveaway.
I wanted to give you the details on my card!
I've used an OWH sketch (#188)
Button tied with red/white/blue baker's twine
Sentiment from PTI.
Thank you to all the Veterans out there!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

MIM #164: Cluster Stamped Sentiment

Barely sneaking in again for MIM
This was a really fun technique & can see using it again soon- and I love how it turned out with the butterflies! (Butterfly Dreams)
Sentiment is from Smile. Filagree border.
May Arts pink silk.
Fresh ink.
PP is Little Yellow Bicycle.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Arts + Um Wow + Avery Elle!

We've got a really fun pairing this week between May Arts, Um Wow & Avery Elle!
All of these projects use the Oh Happy Day set from Avery Elle.
Here's what I came up with:

For this card I used the Um Wow Butterfly Confetti as a mask & misted with Dreamweaver Blue Martini & Tattered Angels Mallard spray inks.
I stamped the sentiment & heat embossed with white powder.

I layered 2 types of May Arts pleated ribbon: 5/8" satin pleats in teal & 5/8" sheer box pleat in ivory.
Next up I used the Um Wow Ray Background on patterned paper from the  DCWV 'my sunshine' stack. I misted with Imaginecrafts Fireworks spray ink in Summer Sky. Love the shimmer on this!

I stamped the sentiment 3 times- you can't really see it well, but there are 2 blues (fresh ink pool & turquoise) and Tsukineko Delicata golden glitz. The bird is only stamped in turquoise.
I used the May Arts 1.5" blue denim for my tab & layered 2 gold ribbons to tie it all together: metallic gold string & gold string metallic ribbon.

Last up I used the Um Wow Layered Hearts chipboard. I painted one of the hearts with red acrylic paint & then added Tsukineko GlazOn for some shine.
I stamped the arrow & the sentiment in black ink (versafine).

I tied 1/4" chevron twill in red around the card & added a black & white Baker's Twine bow to the knot.

I had so much fun playing with the Um Wow goodies & am smitten with the font from the Avery Elle set- pretty sure you'll be seeing a LOT of that :)
Well you know there are always prizes with a hop!

The giveaway is 3 prize packs of:
1 Stamp Set
1 roll of ribbon
1 mask, flair set & layered chipboard set
To enter post a comment on each May Arts/UmWow/Avery Elle blogs.

And here is a list of the May Arts Stops!