Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Frame

I'm up at May Arts today sharing how I made this great teacher gift!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! I hope you'll head over to May Arts & join the fun of the Earth day hop!
All the details are HERE- and look what you could win: 
Hurry over- the winner will be announced April 24th! :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ribbon Organization!

How can that NOT get your attention?
So here's the peek-
And here's the expanded version:
 Yummy, right?
I've tried organizing by ribbon type (all grosgrain/satin/etc), by ribbon series (striped grosgrain), but I like to see it by color.
This is actually part of a rather large shelving unit- after I joined the May Arts team I needed to store that gorgeous ribbon, so I added 1x2" mdf boards to the shelving unit. I have an L-bracket on each end & in the middle for support.
Now what do you do when that isn't enough room?
You visit Ikea!
This wire basket cart holds a TON of ribbon! And you can even stack another unit on top for more storage. I love that I can sort it by color & see what color is in each before I even pull out the basket.
 And for ribbon that I don't have entire rolls of?
I keep them on cardstock & file them in drawers too. No rhyme or reason! The Ikea baskets would work for this system too, but I already had this 3 plastic drawer bin, so I put it to use.
 My baker's twine & silk are on my Ribbon Carousel!
Before I had such an amazing supply, I used to wrap my ribbon around clothes pins & put them in wide mouth jars. Also a super pretty way to store those smaller amounts of ribbon!
Hope I've given you some ideas for how to store your ribbon!
Now you're going to want to visit all the Ribbonistas for inspiration- but make sure you leave a comment too for a chance to win 3 spools of your choice!
Your next stop is the talented Jenifer Cowles' blog!
Here's the schedule so that you don't miss anyone!
Candy Rosenberg
Charlene Driggs
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Erika Taylor
Erin Thiem
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Lalo IK
Leah Farrar-White
Sandy Allnock
Virginia Fynes

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

May Arts Corsage

I'm up at May Arts today! Go see how simple it is to create your own corsage!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

OWH Spring Training Blog Hop

I'm up at May Arts today- supporting OWH!
Go check out the hop- there's prizes involved- and hopefully you'll be inspired to make a card or two for OWH!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Wrap

I'm up at May Arts today sharing the supplies for this bit of spring pretty!
Go check it out & let me know what you think! :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Light It Up Blue!

I'm participating in the Light It Up Blue Blog Hop today!
We were asked to make something blue- it didn't need to be ASD related, but I had this idea in my head & was all in!
I used a canvas & painted it blue- slightly dry brushing. I inked around the edges & stamped text randomly & smudged it a bit.

I wanted a light bulb to symbolize 'lighting it up', so I free-handed a light bulb on vellum & cut it out to use it as a template. I painted the bulb with pearl paint & set it aside to dry.
 I outlined the bulb in the new white mini cording.
The base of the bulb has threads made from silver string.

The puzzle piece & the blue color are the 2 main symbols for ASD, so I knew I wanted to incorporate the puzzle piece somehow too. I painted the puzzle piece with white paint, and dimensional glaze is on top creating the shine. Some dimensional adhesive pops it up on the canvas.

So now it's time to hop along & leave some comments for a chance to win this:
Here's the list! Happy Hopping! 
Light it up Blue Blog Hop Order
Jen Shears ---you're here!
Lalo Ik