Sunday, November 29, 2015

PTI MIM #232: Layered Stamping on Kraft

The challenge this week was to stamp on kraft, using white ink to make the colored inks pop.
I used 2' deep- Here's how it turned out:

I really liked Dawn's example with the big flowers, but wanted to try this sled- it was definitely a challenge!
I topped it off with 1/4" red silk- which I really like, but it also hides the silver snowflake I stamped on top of the first white one & didn't like at all! 
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend- our house is nearly complete in it's Christmas transformation! Here's hoping for snow now- at least in the mountains!!!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 2015 PTI Blog Hop

 Already the 25th of the month- and a beautiful image in non-traditional colors was our inspiration for the PTI Blog Hop!
Here's what I came up with:

Spellbinders dies were used to cut & emboss the focal image. Using a Wreath for all Seasons I built a wreath using the colors of the ornaments in the inspiration pic. Smokey Shadow, several Fresh Ink colors & Delicata in silver. (It is so hard to capture the glimmer of that ink in pics! I tried a different angle below!)
The image is popped up with loops of teal 3/8" satin tucked below.

I've got lots of prep for Thanksgiving (HOW is it HERE already?!) but looking forward to hopping!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pumpkin String Art

I'm up at the Ribbon Resource today! Head over to check out the details on this fun project!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

MIM #129: Fabric (or ribbon!) Scrap Christmas Trees

This week Melissa challenged us to make a fabric strip Christmas tree. Tonya sent me the link and told me this challenge had my name all over it- so glad I got a chance to play along!

I made a tag with my ribbon tree! I've used so many bits of green Ribbon Resource ribbon I can't even list them all tonight!
I topped it with a 3/4" silver satin star and scattered 3/8" multi-sized pearl beads throughout.
A Tiny Tags die is stamped with a sentiment from the same set; snowflakes are from 2 feet deep. I'm with Melissa- never too many snowflake stamps!
I like how this little tree turned out! I may go back for a little more trimming- but excited to have another fun tag ready for the holidays!!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Ribbon Resource & DCWV: Christmas Craft Ideas

The Ribbonistas are hopping with DCWV this week to showcase some great craft ideas!
I was sent the Christmas Village Stack- it is crazy cute! It has loads of houses and stores to cut out and embellish, as well as cute punch out embellishments, reindeer and glitter trees!
I started with this fun house!

You're definitely going to want to click on the images to look closer! 
I've used the pearlized string beads to outline the windows and roof line- they really look like lights on the house in person!
The 1/4" red adhesive scallop border adds a fun detail to the house!

This guy needed a red nose- he received one by adding one 3/8" red mini pom to his nose!

This glitter tree is so pretty- hard to capture the sparkle in pics, but it's there! I added more of the pearlized string beads, as well as the gold metallic string- wrapping them both around the tree. Of course we needed a topper too! I used one star from the 1.5" silver star banner and glued one star from the 3/4" gold satin star ribbon to the center. I did the same on the back so this tree looks great from either side!

I added more of the red scallops to the back of the house, as well as creating a wreath using the 3/16" ivory wired beads, then wrapping with more of the gold metallic string. A 1/4" red silk bow finishes it off! Do you like that bit of white tulle 'smoke'? I think it adds a fun touch!

I love how much detail the ribbon/beads that I used add, yet it didn't take a lot of any type! The gold metallic string and pearlized string beads may be a bit over a yard each since I wrapped them around the tree too- everything else is well under a yard!

Ok, we've got a week of fun, and of course chances to win some goodies of your own!
Not one chance- but THREE!!! Three prize packs made up of goods from DCWV and Ribbon!!
Lots of ways to win- commenting is one! Check out the details at Ribbon Resource!!

I don't want you to miss anything, so here's the line up for the week: