Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 2015 PTI Blog Hop

Time for the PTI hop
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did here!
I loved the inspiration pic- here's what I came up with:

I heat embossed the stamped image, die cut with a spellbinders die & then traced the circle with a die & white pen.
I added olive satin leaves & red liquid pearls. 
The card panel is embossed with the woodgrain plate. 

I'm hoping to hop tonight- can't wait to see the pretty creations this image inspires!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Ribbon Chain Garland

Head over to the Ribbon Resource to see the details on this fun ribbon chain!
Ribbon Chain Garland

As Featured on The Ribbon Resource

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Create Along With Us PTI Challenge: December 2015

 Always so much inspiration with the PTI release! In an effort to get some tags done for Christmas I used the 'Create Along With Us Challenge'.

I've used a PTI tag die & vintage book print for the base. The sentiment is from Vintage Ornaments & the flower image/die is from Year of Flowers.
I wanted to tie the gold ink in so I used some 1.5" gold bonded glitter ribbon & tied it up with a red burlap string bow!

Hard to believe Christmas is this week! Yikes! I am still trying to visit blogs from the Coffee Lovers Hop! So much fun & inspiration there- I am in AWE of how many super star commenters there are!! 

I was inspired by this card on this post:

Bonjour Card

Santa Hair Bow

Head over to the Ribbon Resource to see the details on the Santa Hair Bow I created- as well as the darling Ribbon Baby!! :D
DIY: Santa Hair Bow
As Featured on The Ribbon Resource

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop: Happy National Tea Day!

Today I wanted to get a little something posted for National Tea Day and join the hop again!
All the patterned paper is Little Yellow Bicycle. I've put my new Lawn Fawn set & dies to work again- it was fun to piece this together!
The tag is PTI

I have so much to get done, but this hop keeps calling my name! Loving all the inspiration I've seen already & looking forward to visiting more!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

MIM #234: Embellishing with Felt; Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Look at me go!
I'm playing along with the Coffee Lovers Bloghop and MIM! I really should be in bed, but why sleep when I can die cut felt? :D
I've used 2' Deep from PTI for the snowflakes & sentiment. Warm Happiness Too for the mug- on glitter paper. The snowflake is Spellbinders, sequins are Pretty Pink Posh & the felt is from a local fabric store that closed :(
I had to add some silver metallic string!

Another shot to show the shimmer!

Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop: Happy Hot Cocoa Day!

I'm playing along again with the Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!
(You can see my first post here & check out the prize from Super Sponsor Ribbon Resource!)
Today is National Hot Cocoa Day, so I'm putting my new Lawn Fawn set to work!
Here's what I came up with:

I used a kraft tag and added the cute cup of cocoa & candy cane :)
The snowflake is from PTI's 2' deep set.

I've been baking all day! I'm so glad I took a break in time to play along on cocoa day!
That cocoa packet & awesome candy cane are from my Secret Santa at work- so darn cute! Today might be the day to enjoy them!
Looks like another great turnout for a fabulous hop- can't wait to take a hop around!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Ribbon Resource Christmas Crafting: Kid Crafts!

The Ribbonistas are sharing some fun ways to craft with kids and ribbon today!
We made ornaments for our project!

This first style was made with fimo clay. Incredibly easy, roll it out & cut it with a shaped cutter. We also stamped it with clear stamps & made a thumbprint heart before baking. 
We hung it with 1/4 red chevron twill & gold metallic string to hang it!

We also made our own dough using this recipe I found on pinterest- there are a million!
I will say that even baking on low heat for a veeeerrrrryyy long time (hours) they still weren't all the way dried out & some of them cracked as they dried the rest of the way. Perhaps a dehydrater or a higher temp would've solved this, but they looked cute anyway & we didn't fret about it.

After making the dough you roll it out & cut with shaped cutters again.

When they were done baking we used watercolors on some!

The ornament above is hung with silver metallic string- the one below we used red & white Baker's Twine!

You can enter to win 2 5yd rolls of Christmas ribbon at the Ribbon Resource Blog!

Don't forget to check out all the other kid inspiration:

·       Lori Williams
·       Karen Baker
·       Jen Shears
·       Latrice Murphy
·      Karen Hanson

Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop

EEEK! So excited to be playing along with the Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop on behalf of The Ribbon Resource- 
Here's what I created:

I used 2 different papers from a DCWV holiday stack- one for the panel & one I used my silhouette to cut the mug. I used this file, but I did alter it...
My mug is sitting on red velvet- so fun!
I added a snowflake to the center & some 1/4" crochet to the top.
If you click on the image you will see some 1/4" sheer white 'steam'!
What do you think? I'm really excited about how it turned out- and it's even flat for mailing!! 
Can't wait to see all the inspiration that this hop brings!!

Don't forget to head over to The Ribbon Resource to see the prizes up for grabs!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

MIM #233: Splattering Technique

This week the challenge at PTI was to add some splatter to our project-
Here's what I came up with:

I used PTI dies to cut several tags. I added a diecut 'joy' to the large one & 'noel' was stamped in gold on the others.
The splatter was created with watercolor paints.
I didn't attach the baker's twine as I am going to package these up to give to my Secret Santa at work this week :)
Trying hard to not get so caught up in the crazy busy of the year & enjoy the time together as a family- we saw Santa on Friday & it was such a joy!
I hope you're enjoying the season too!

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Ribbon Resource Christmas Crafting: Ornaments

The Ribbonistas are hopping every Friday until Christmas to give you inspiration and chances to win some ribbon for yourself!

Here's what I came up with:

I used the 2.5" snowflake print ribbon- I cut it in half and frayed the edges- it took less than a yard to cover my glass ornament. I tried using mod-podge to glue it first, but that wasn't working- although it did allow me to shape it somewhat. I ended up hot gluing when the mod podge was dry.
I added about 9" of red 3/8" adhesive velvet ric rac to finish the top.

This was a pretty simple project and I like the rustic look!

Here's the lineup for the other Ribbonistas sharing ornament inpsiration:

And, of course, we are offering you some Christmas ribbon too!
2 5yd rolls of Christmas Ribbon- winner's choice!
Head over to the Ribbon Resource to enter!