Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Get Out of Town!

I'm up at May Arts today- check out what I created!

Such a fun project to create & totally inspired by Erin's latest adventure!

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary! Seems like yesterday...

Sunday, April 5, 2015

MIM #207: Double Partial Die Cutting

Quick post tonight to play along with MIM.
I've used spellbinder dies & put Enjoy the Ride stamps to use- been a long time since I pulled that set out! Created a sunset with ink blended on the background.
I did not pop my front panel up. It took me an insane amount of time to get it cut clean & by then I didn't have the steam left to cut teeny tiny bits of dimensional adhesive.

It's been a week of chaos- my baby turned TEN.
Pics on that to come! 
For now, wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bunny Shirt

I'm up at May Arts today giving you the details on how I made this fun shirt- Great for Easter & all spring long!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Autism Awareness Day 2015

Today is Autism Awareness Day!
The May Arts Team likes to show our support for this day- head over to the blog to see what everyone's made.

I've created a card using many of the symbols: blue, the puzzle piece & part of the 'light it up blue' saying.
I die cut a tag from DCWV paper. Using a puzzle piece as a mask I sprayed imagine craft Bahama Blue irResistible texture spray & set it aside to dry.
Once dry, I ran 1.5" faux linen in navy through the tag & tied it off with 1/8" curly sparkly ribbon in royal blue.

Stamped my sentiment on the card base using Lawn Fawn's Sally's ABCs.

Attached my tag & done!
Thanks so much for stopping by today- don't forget to wear blue- let's light it up blue in support!

Now, of course, there is a giveaway for you too: 
3 prizes of 1 spool each from our “blue” ribbons – winner’s choice! 
That’s 3 chances to win!  What do you have to do to win? Head over to the May Arts blog & check out all the projects- post a comment as you visit each blog.  The Ribbon Lady will announce the winners on the May Arts blog on Monday, April 6th. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 2014 PTI Blog Hop

 This month we had a beautiful inspiration photo- aqua & yellow & happy spring all rolled into one. 
I loved it & couldn't wait to create something.
But wait I did!
This is such a crazy time of year for us- but I am sneaking a fun card into the hop!
I've used a PTI tag die on DCWV paper, as well as the year of flowers stamp & die of the daffodil. 

Some yellow polka dots in the background.

I'm sure to find a ton of inspiration when hopping- hope to get some in tonight!!
Happy Hopping!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

MIM #205: Confetti Cluster Stamping

This week the MIM challenge was to use those tiny stamps within an image- or cluster confetti stamp them. I die cut a butterfly from butterfly dreams to use as a stencil. most are from filled with joy- one of the tiny flowers is from wreath for all seasons. 

I like the look of this technique, although I'm not so sure about the colors I used. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

May Arts + Epiphany Crafts!

May Arts & Epiphany Crafts have teamed up for a blog hop!
I was given the Shape Studio Tool Flower 25 to work with- here's what I came up with:

I used fabric stiffener on 1.25" silk ribbon in rose, then punched it with the tool & added the matching epoxy shape!
I looped the new 3/8" multi-size beaded string in ivory & tied them up with the 1/4" silk in robin's egg blue ribbon.

I also used the punch to cut some contact paper to use as a mask on the 2" burlap cotton blend in natural. I spritzed it with Memory Mist Spray in Lavender Tea.

When it was dry I attached the ribbon to a card panel & added the matching epoxy pieces. 

I love how these turned out- the epoxy shapes add a lot of wow to each project!

There will be 2 sets of prizes up for grabs consisting of both companies goods!
Comment to win- Good luck!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

MIM #204: Watercolor Smooshing

Sneaking a post in on Sunday night again!
This week the challenge was to create a watercolor 'smooshed' background. I'd been wanting to try this, so not sure why it took me all week.
I do know.
Science Fair.
We survived- and even turned it in on Friday (because I'm trying to teach my daughter to NOT be a procrastinator!) and it's not due until tomorrow. 
So here's what I created:

First time I've inked up Filled With Joy. That's embarrassing! 
Inks are Fresh ink & gold delicata.
A few May Arts silk ribbon tabs- 3 robin's egg 1/4" tabs on top of a teal 1.25" tab.

Boo to the weekend being over!
Have a great week!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Curtain Ring Bracelets

I'm up at May Arts today! Head over to see how I made these!

Monday, March 9, 2015

May Arts New Release Hop

I am showcasing the new 2.5" open weave burlap net- and it is so fun!!

For my first project I used the net across a cardstock panel & wove 1.25" white silk through it. This is a wired ribbon so it made it easy to wrap around the cardstock.

Next I wrapped it around a bottle for a pretty way to gift a bottle of wine. I used matching burlap string to tie up the ends & added an Artful Accent kraft tag. This would be fun to layer as well, but I wanted to show how great it looks on its own!

I love how this ribbon adds so much texture to a gift bag!

Last up I used it as a mask & spritzed an Artful Accent kraft tag with ink. I topped it with a stamped layer of vellum so that the pattern would still show, then folded a piece of the 2.5" open weave burlap net in half & machine sewed it in place with the vellum layer. I finished the tag off with more 1.25" white silk & natural burlap string.

As you can see, I really enjoyed working with this new ribbon!
Make sure you visit all the Ribbonistas for tons of inspiration- 
and head over to May Arts for details on a ribbon-y giveaway!



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Spring Coffee Lover's Bloghop!


I've used the pattern that Julia Stanton (thanks Julia!) provided in the last hop & cut a cup with my silhouette.
I did the base as a shaped card (per the pattern) but then cut another layer with DCWV paper that looked very springy & another lid to top it with.
Stamped it with PTI latte love & added a strip of 1/4" chevron twill in celery & then tied it with grape burlap string.

I think it looks very springy indeed!
Here in the PNW it has felt like spring for several weeks- it seems that winter missed us completely this year! Already mowing lawns & pulling weeds!!
Thanks to Amy & Chaitali for another amazing hop!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PTI February 2015 Blog Hop

This month we had a photo inspiration (see below)- and I'm always such a literal girl!
I used the Spellbinders die with contact paper for a mask, colored with watercolor pencils & added water.

What do you think? Before I added the water I was thinking that I had chosen poorly, but as soon as the watercolor effect happened I was a bit smitten.
Vellum panel so that the sentiment (from botanical blocks) didn't cover much of the pattern- gold heat embossing.

Here's the inspiration pic. I should've done more blue, but was going mostly from memory...
The night pics really aren't doing it justice. boo.

Blog Hop Inspiration

Can't wait to see how others were inspired! 
Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cuddle Blanket

I was up at May Arts yesterday- with this sweet cuddle blanket tutorial:
Head over to check it out!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

DIY Neck Wrap

I've got a fun post at May Arts with instructions to make this great neck wrap/heating pad!
Head over to check it out & tell me what you think! :)

If you have any questions about DoTerra oils let me know!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

MIM #201: Cover Plate Stencils & Embossing Paste

This week the challenge was to use PTI cover plates & embossing paste to create. How lucky am I that Erin sent me several that she'd cut out! I put the chevrons to work here, with gold embossing paste from Dreamweavers. 
Swoon. Seriously.
That gold is too much. When it was wet I wasn't sure how metallic it would look so I sprinkled some of the Dreamweaver f/x powder in a few places. Turns out it didn't need it, but added a cool texture.

I cut some tickets out of vellum, stamped with just the ticket & heat embossed with black powder.
A layer of 3/8" black metallic velvet ribbon anchors the base.
I put some rhinestones in the top corner- wish I had some gold sequins on hand!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

PTI Anniversary: Blue Ombre

Another PTI challenge entry! This one was to use blue ombre on our project.
My daughter was working on a school project with watercolors so I took advantage & colored a panel with blue myself- then sprinkled salt on top for the spotted effect (all those art docent lessons are giving me fun ideas!)

Die cut the birthday out of vellum & added some May Arts parrot green burlap string.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

PTI Heavy Metal Challenge

This PTI anniversary challenge was to use metallics & neutrals-
here's what I came up with:

Background basics polka dots in black topped with a spellbinders gold foil 'hello'.
This is all on a white pearl cardstock panel.
I am not going to lie. 
I LOVE this.

Thanks for taking a peek- hope you're enjoying the festivities!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PTI Anniversary: Maile Belles Returns

I love Maile's style- and happy that she will be bringing us more PTI inspiration!
There is a challenge to create something inspired by a project found on her blog- I found this and
here is what I came up with:

Here is the original from Maile:

You can see I replicated her project in different colors- and used a different sentiment :)
I am enjoying the PTI anniversary party! Hope to create more from the inspiration (of course we've got a science fair project & valentines to contend with, so we'll see)!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget that May Arts is hopping all week with Faber-Castell!! Head over & leave a comment for your chance to win!

Monday, February 9, 2015

May Arts + Faber Castell

I had a crazy good time playing with the Faber Castell goodies I was working with!
May Arts + Faber Castell = BIG FUN!
Here's what I have to share:

I used 3 colors of gelatos from the red mix & match set & mixed it with the whipped spackle.
Gelatos Colors-Red
Whipped Spackle
Ombre fun? Yes, please!
I spread that over 2" webbed weave ribbon.
I tied a big 1.25" white silk bow & 1/4" pink silk tails

Another mix of gelato & spackle, this time spread over 7/8" adhesive fleur-de-lis scroll design.
I love having cards like this in my stash!

I can hardly contain my excitement for this project!!!
I've painted a bottle with a multi-surface paint on top & the bottom is Faber Castell's chalkboard paint!
Chalkboard Paint
I've tied 1/8" burlap cord in ivory at the color break- with a nautical knot in front.
Burlap string in ivory around the neck, with the tails holding navy satin cut-out anchors!

I used the Stamper's Big White pen to create my 'chalk' ahoy!

Stamper's Big White Pen

Have I mentioned that I'm excited about this?

Ok, you know there's a giveaway, and more inspiration to be had!

The giveaway - $50 prize pack of Faber Castell goodies and 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon! 
Make sure you check out all the inspiration & leave a comment for your chance to win!
Here's the line-up for the week!!