Sunday, December 29, 2013

MIM: A La Carte #2

Two posts for this week's MIM!
The second is MIM #102: pillow box stamping
I used berry sorbet paper & bb:diamonds with the fabulous Tsukineko delicata ink- swoon! I tied it up with some May Arts 3" gold ribbon- love the simple elegance! The pillow box die was a Christmas gift so I couldn't wait to use it! I have a few more gifts that I'm excited to put to use- soon I hope!
Thanks for stopping by!

MIM: A La Carte

We could choose whichever MIM we liked this week, so I've used 2 different ones :)
Here's the first is MIM #134: repeat & lift.
I used the thank you die & stamps with some fresh inks for a great CAS thank you card. More of these are sure to be made!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Pretty Bottle Tags

I'm up today at May Arts! Head over & check it out! I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December 2013 PTI blog hop take 2!

Take two on the December PTI blog hop for me! :)
Adding some string (May Arts burlap string) to a wine tag.
 I've added it to the button element too. I used some packaging to cut the 'joy' diecut & put it on top of a May Arts ribbon pennant (1.5" metallic ribbon)!
DCWV patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Hopping!

December 2013 PTI blog hop

Merry Christmas!! I hope everyone had a really special holiday! It is amazing how much hustle & bustle there is leading up to Christmas & how quickly it is over!
We try to schedule a down day for the 26th every year, so we've already watched the Sound of Music with friends- very relaxing! It was Hadley's first time seeing it & it was so fun to share it with her!
On to the hop! This month the theme is 'tied up with string'- our movie certainly has that running through my head now too!
 I thought it was a good time to start on thank you cards, so I've used vintage cream cardstock & topped it with some imaginesce patterned paper die cut with the 'thank you' die. May Arts burlap string ties it all up! Totally CAS.
Here's the inspiration:
Happy Hopping!

Ribbon Ornaments

I have a post up at May Arts- a great one for a quick & thoughtful gift! Head over to check out the details!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Glitter & Burlap!

I'm up at May Arts today! My friend Erin inspired me to add some burlap to pine cones- head over to see how we went a little further! A little last minute craft that you can even do with your little people- a great Christmas eve activity! :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ribbonista Handmade Gift Hop!

The Ribbonistas are hosting a handmade gift hop!
I decided to make this burlap table runner. I had seen one similar at my local Ben Franklin store & thought I had the perfect May Arts ribbon to add!
This runner uses 1/2 yard of red burlap.
I started by turning the edges twice & machine stitching to keep the burlap from fraying.
I then added 1.5" natural faux burlap and 5/8" natural crochet ribbon to each side, machine stitching them in place.
Here is the underside of the end- I stitched down the outside & did a little stitch in the middle to hold it together.
I added a tassel on each end made from 1/8" ivory cord/burlap & more of the crochet ribbon.
I really love how it turned out & think it will be a well-received gift!
I know you're going to want to see what inspiration the other ribbonistas have for you!
Don't forget to leave a comment at each blog to increase your chances to win 3 spools of  ribbon-your choice!

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

May Arts + Scrapbook Adhesives!

May Arts has teamed up with Scrapbook Adhesives for a week of inspiration!
Here's what I came up with:
 I must say- I love this. There's something about burlap, eyelet ribbon & glitter paper!
I used the crafty power tape to adhere the 5/8" eyelet ribbon to the top & bottom of each banner- it is super sticky & worked great!
The burlap & 'glitzy glitter' paper are from DCWV.
I used the 3/8" eyelet to string the banners.
The small 3D foam squares were perfect for attaching my letters (cut with Cricut 'Base Camp' cartridge)
I added a bit of natural burlap string for interest & easier tying! 
Thank you to Scrapbook Adhesives for great products!
Thank you for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Here are your stops this week:





Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ribbonista Christmas Card Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Ribbonista Christmas Card Blog Hop!
I used to make cards every year- I would make the same card 70-80 times! It seems that having a little person in school uses up the time I used to make all of those cards! Ha!
I have to admit, when I received the Echo Park 'tis the Season' pack, I was inspired! All the cards I've made are from that pack- embellished with gorgeous May Arts ribbon, of course! :) I love that there are so many pretty elements- I will be using that pack up!
First up- this one uses one of the stickers from the pack. I topped some of the patterned paper with faux burlap in olive, then red sheer box pleats, and tied it up with red/white baker's twine!
I love the result!

A different patterned paper is topped with the same olive faux burlap & red chevron twill & sticker. A totally different look!
Cute green polka dot paper again! This time I used 3 ornament stickers, but cut off the 'string' they were hanging on & replaced it with silver string metallic ribbon. I topped the paper with red velvet ribbon, then ran another piece along the bottom & topped it with the 'celebrate' sticker.
I've used the gray snowflake paper again- this time topped with red burlap, red center stripe sheer (isn't that ribbon SO Christmas-y?!), and a sticker.
And last up is a printed panel that I topped with the banner stickers. They are hung from twisted rope ribbon! I've used tape on the ends, but you could leave it off & fray this ribbon too!
So I've got a start on my Christmas cards this year! Yay!
You know there will be lots of inspiration- AND PRIZES! You could win 3 spools from our Christmas Category!! 
 Post a comment on any stop along the way for your chance to win!

Jen Shears- that's me!