Monday, April 28, 2014

Quick Spring Card

I was up on the May Arts blog on Friday- go check out how easy it is to create this:
And don't forget to leave a comment this week to celebrate the Ribbon Lady's wedding!!

MIM 161: Watercolor Splats 2

Another shot at the watercolor splats!
I used Momento's Bahama Blue & Love Letter on this one.
Star Prints images were heat embossed in white; May Arts white curly ribbon. I like the bokeh appearance of this one :) 
Did you know the Ribbon Lady got married yesterday? I had the honor of making her bouquet- and in true Ribbon Lady form she is having giveaways to celebrate the event! So head here for more details on the bouquet & the giveaways! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

MIM 161: Watercolor Splats

Playing along with MIM this week- last minute again!
I used Bahama Blue ink from Memento for the background, topped it with a doily that my friend Cindy made me with the PTI doily die & stamped the sentiment from the 'Smile' set (that was still out from the hop!)
May Arts 1/2" crochet ribbon & pink sequins from my stash. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

April 2014 PTI blog hop

This month the challenge for the PTI hop is to use embroidery as your inspiration.
Here's what I've come up with: 
I broke into the Smile set- inked the leaves twice & cut it with a Spellbinder die to mimic the look of the hoop.
I tried doing it on smokey shadow first- but I don't have any embossing powder (in these colors) that shows well on dark cardstock. May need to remedy that at some point! ;)
Versamark & clear embossing for the centers.
Core'dinations paper (from the MME stack) & May Arts kraft Baker's twine. *love*
A little chai distressing around the edges.
Here's the image that inspired me:
Embroidery Hoop Poppies-  I don't do embroidery, but if i did, i'd want it to look like this.
Happy Hopping!
Here's Hadley with her sweet kitten Annie Crookshanks McGonagall on Easter :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Three Carrots

I'm up at May Arts today- head over to check out how I made these!
(3 karats would be fun too, no?)
Happy Spring & Happy almost Easter!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MIM #159: No-sew Quilted Cards

Sunday night post for me! 
This week's MIM challenge was to make a quilted card without sewing. This was pretty fun & I can see making another one soon!

I've used DCWV paper & May Arts burlap string to tie on my tag.
I don't have any cover plates yet, but the giga guidelines impression plate worked pretty well :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

May Arts & Lawn Fawn...

May Arts & Lawn Fawn have teamed up again! Lawn Fawn has such fun designs- I love working with them!
First up I've got a card using Summertime Charm stamps & Hello Sunshine petite paper pack!
I stamped the jar image with Staz-On Blue Hawaii on vellum then hand cut the jar. 

I machine stitched the jar onto the patterned paper then slid the satin leaves inside the jar & tied some turquoise Baker's Twine around the neck of the jar. Pink frayed flowers with DCWV pearls make quick blooms!

Next up is a teacher card- in time for teacher appreciation week!
I've used A Good Apple stamp set with the Dewey Decimal petite paper pack.

I stamped the image on DCWV chalkboard paper with white ink & white heat embossing. The top border has 1/4" champagne twill stripe ribbon & 3/4" tape measure printed canvas is tied below. 

Okay- now it's time to hop- you know there are prizes!
The giveaway is 3 sets of prize packs of a roll of ribbon and a stamp set each!
That's 3 winners total!
You need to post on both May Arts and Lawn Fawn sites to win.

Here's the list for the week:






Saturday, April 5, 2014

MIM #158: Stamping with watercolor mediums

It's hard to believe I'm posting a MIM card before 11:30 sunday night!!

I've used gelatos & tied a simple bow with May Arts celery baker's twine.

We're celebrating our April 1 girl today!
We made her cake & used spellbinder dies & glitter core'dinations cardstock for the the snowflakes- cricut cut '9'. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop!

So happy to be a part of the May Arts Autism Awareness Day Hop again this year!
(You can see my project from last year HERE); this year we were to use the puzzle piece as our inspiration!
Here's what I came up with: 

I painted several puzzle pieces with acrylic paint & when they were dry I lightly distressed & used them on my card!
I used a Dreamweaver Stencil on the card base (I'm kind of addicted to them!)
I tied the new 3" navy tulle & the 5/8" periwinkle cotton/stripe ribbon on top of that. I added some white wired colored string, wrapping it around a pencil for the curl.

Make sure you stop by all the blogs for your chance at 3 spools from our "blue" ribbons - winner's choice.  To win: post a comment along the way.