Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Moxie Doily

I've got a quickie for the Moxie Fab Doily & Lace Challenge! The doily was my full canvas for this little gift!
I stamped my images & sentiment (PTI) directly on the doily, then tied it on with some May Arts burlap string! (The little heart die is machine stitched in place!)
And what is the gift, you ask? A bag full of fresh chocolate chip cookies! 
Who wouldn't love this little treat?!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May Arts Design Team Call

Yesterday I posted my first project for the May Arts design team call- all the details are on this post!So here's project number two from me!
I recovered a throw pillow for my couch & added these amazing burlap flowers! SO easy!!! Nothing ground breaking in the pillow. The flowers are a little under a yard of ribbon each. (It's a 20" pillow). I tacked them into place with adhesive, then a few strategic stitches for extra security!
I'm rather thrilled with how it turned out! (AND I installed my first zipper! yay me!)
Here's a peek at before. 
Better, right? :)

And for my third project, a rainbow card! 
This card uses a wide variety of May Arts ribbon- but as you can see, just snippets! A fun way to use your leftover ribbon bits!
So check out the DT call for yourself! It's the most fun job I've ever had!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Tutorial

May Arts is having a design team call! Do you love to play with ribbon? You've got time to apply! I have loved every minute of being on the design team- being a Prima Ribbonista has been a dream!
The details are on the post, but basically you need to submit 3 projects for the first round of applications, and one of them needs to be a tutorial. These are due to the Ribbon Lady no later than June 11th.
I thought I'd start with a patriotic wreath tutorial! Perfect for Memorial Day, right? I'm grateful daily that I was lucky enough to be born in the USA & even more grateful to those that keep us FREE.
For your supplies, you'll need a wreath form, ribbon & pins. The Imaginisce ribbon cutting tool is fabulous to use too! I've used about 5 yards of red, 4 yards of white, 3 yards of blue 1.5" double faced satin. I also cut stars from cereal box chipboard with my cricut & pained them white with acrylic paint.
I used the pins for rough guidance on how wide I wanted my stripes to be, and then started wrapping!
 I was careful to be sure the straw was covered & then used another pin to secure the end.
 I continued this process until I'd made it all the way around.
 I used a small piece of 3/8" grosgrain pinned in as my hanger.
 I added the stars with straight pins as well & hung up my wreath!
Thanks so much for stopping by! More posts for the DT call to come... :) I will be crossing my fingers & toes to remain a part of this awesome team!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Case Study...

Hi there! Are you enjoying the weekend? Hadley is spending it with her cousins & my parents- so things are pretty quiet around here. I'm really trying to relax, but miss that little person! :)
My friend Erin is so great at getting me to play in new challenges! The details on this card are on the May Arts blog- you should head over & check it out- the ribbon lady has weekend prizes... :)
Here's the inspiration for this week's CASE study challenge:
 VERY pretty!!
Don't forget- May Arts is having a Design Team Call! The details are here!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 2012 PTI blog hop

It's already the 25th of the month! WOW! This month has flown by! Time for the PTI blog hop! Here's what I've come up with:
I used spring moss cardstock & a bunch of MS hydrangea bloom punches. The bigger bloom is a spellbinders die. The sentiment is from Round & Round, and the gingham is from Bitty Backgrounds, which works well with the Moxie Fab World gingham challenge. I must admit, it was a challenge to get that stamp lined up! Lol! A little May Arts ribbon (1/8" solid/stitched) with a crisp mitred corner finish it off.
 With such a pretty inspiration photo, I'm sure there will be many amazing creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

TCM & Core'

I was so excited to have a swap with Core'dinations & May Arts! LOVE their products! I've got a post up at May Arts today- so go check it out!
 I used that TCM sketch again! :)
And more punches for CAS-ual Fridays challenge! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Head over to May Arts & leave a comment- you KNOW the Ribbon Lady loves prizes!! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TCM & doilies

I am playing with the TCM sketch again! The timing was quite fortuitous, as I have all these punched circles.... :) I also threaded a doily with Baker's Twine, which I thought was a fun spin on the Moxie Fab Doily & Lace Challenge!
I made a flower from a Starbucks sleeve, so I thought it fitting that this is the Thank You for the Starbucks store! :) And flowers are the challenge at Ribbon Carousel this week so I'll play there too! :)
I've used a punch for the circles & a MFT flower die for my flower, so I'm playing at CAS-Fridays too!
Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Artful Delight Sketch Challenge

I'm playing along with Artful Delight this month, thanks to supplies from Karen, and nudges from Karen & Erin! :)I've used Skipping Stones images (grunge & garden stamp kiss), and a beautiful flower that Karen made. I stamped the butterfly image in pixie dust, then heat embossed it with pink powder & fussy cut. You can barely see the embossed frame, and the border is embossed with Pearl embossing powder.
I've used May Arts velvet ribbon & crochet lace for my vertical element, so I'll also play along with the Moxie Fab doily & lace challenge!
I love how feminine & lacy that grunge border looks with pearly heat embossing!
There's only a short time left to play with Artful Delight- but here's the sketch!
And don't forget to check out the fun at May Arts this week!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Skipping Stones Sketch #128

I'm playing along today with Skipping Stones, thanks to my dear friend Karen! She sent me this beautiful set and I have been wanting to play along- this week I made it happen! :)
I used May Arts sheer/wrinkle edge for my vertical element & MME pp to stamp on. Love this limited color palette. :) I've also embossed a frame around the focal panel- a little detail that seems to add a lot!
 There's a little time left to play along using this great sketch!
And since I used my spellbinder die to cut the focal panel & emboss that frame, I'll play at CAS-Fridays!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

PDCC 132

This week is a color splash at PDCC! I used more of those punched circles from the water tags to make this CAS thank you card. Isn't that May Arts ribbon the perfect 'splash'? :)

I liked the CAS look of that card so much I decided to find some different punched circles & yummy matching ribbon- love how this one turned out! :)
I am loving that ribbon!
OH! And I'll play at CAS-ual Fridays since I was all punchy! :D
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Recap

I've been pretty absent in blogland lately! I'm a co-chair for our school's PTA hospitality committee, and as such, Teacher (Staff at our school) Appreciation is the big week. I made these water bottle tags (I posted the group of them here)- and had to make 2 more, so I snapped a pic this time. They turned out pretty cute & overall had a great response- but 135 was a lot to make. Lol.

 One of the prizes was a drawing for massage gift certificates so I used those punches to decorate the container.
 With all the work I was doing for the week from PTA it's kind of funny that I didn't get the gifts from US ready sooner! I found this cute printable & made chocolate chip cookies to fill them. I let Hadley pick out the patterned paper & do all the die cutting- she loves the Cuttlebug! :) Fortune Cookies would have been cuter, but I couldn't find any locally & the chocolate chip probably tasted better anyway. We'll go with that.
 For Hadley's classroom teacher I used the Subway art I found here. While I appreciate the saying in the original "Practice makes Perfect" it's one that I don't like to use. Practice only makes you BETTER. So I figured out how to change that in photoshop. hee. Her teacher liked it & hung it right next to the door to the classroom. :)
If anyone wants this version just let me know!
So I'm sorry that I haven't been leaving love on all the blogs I love to visit! I'm still not caught up from that giant undertaking! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
ETA: I see May Arts is having a weekend giveaway! The Ribbon Lady Rocks. :) Head over for the details!!