Thursday, February 23, 2017


Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a retro card I created with the new Peace Symbol die from the Bohemian Collection that was just released in January from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Isn’t the texture on the peace symbol and in the background frame die just fabulous?!!
My card base is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  I backed a piece of aqua paper with Stick It Adhesive and ran it though the die cutting machine for the background Bohemian Paisley Frame die and then adhered it to jade cardstock.   I then added some layers from bottom up, trimming each to leave a small border, ending with the paisley frame.
I then cut the peace symbol in aqua shading just a bit with distress ink to really bring out the details.  I mounted it on a cream circle just a tiny bit bigger and used the burble/cheesecloth embossing plate on that to add some texture.  These were adhered together and then added on a jade circle that left just a small border.
The word Peace was cut in cream and jade so I could offset and stack them for a shadow effect.  Before I did that, I inked the word for a bit on am ombre effect.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:

XL4 Circle Classic
CASO20 Nesting Doll Circle
E164 Burble/Cheesecloth Embossing Plate

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope I’ve inspired you to try some of the dies from the NEW Bohemian Collection at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Ribbon:  Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Ink:  Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Spun Sugar
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives: Stick It AdhesiveScotch Advanced Tape Glider,  E6000, Designer Dries Clear Glue
Sponge Daubers
Friday, February 17, 2017

New Celebrations Challenge this week on the RRR Blog

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.

This time we have a Celebrations Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

I’ve used the gorgeous new Mehndi Botanicals 2 die from the new Bohemian Collection from Cheery Lynn Designs to make my flower.  I used scraps I had left from some gorgeous marbled paper that I made a while back.  Just love the way it came out.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
B863 Mehndi Botanicals 2
FRM154 Quatrefoil A2 Frame 2
LPC-7 Oval Pierce & Cut
XL-7 Oval Classic

My gorgeous bow was made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Sherbet and Shocking Pink 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This ribbon is really a dream to work with.  The bow was finished off with a white 10mm Flower Cabachon.

For a video tutorial on how I created this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Big Wishes II
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Paper:  Scrap from marbled paper that I made
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives: Stick It AdhesiveScotch Advanced Tape Glider,  E6000, Designer Dries Clear Glue
10mm Flower Cabachon
White mulberry paper
Monday, February 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop


Welcome to the February Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Cheryl’s blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a pretty mix of pink and green.

Not a member yet?
This pretty pink and green assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a holiday or color themed ribbon collection.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

I added some gorgeous mulberry roses under my sentiment.  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries a HUGE variety of Mulberry Flowers and they are a great quick and easy way to embellish any project.

My beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the ribbons from the February Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial showing how to make this lovely bow, please click HERE.I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #268/269 – Anything Goes
Penny Black – February Use Your Favorite Stamp
The Ribbon Girl – February Card Challenge
Allsorts Wk 402 – Hearts and/or Flowers
Brown Sugar #237 – Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
Crafting with Friends #36 – Anything Goes
Morgan’s Art World #3 – Add flowers 
Simply Papercraft #43 – Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge – Do you prefer ribbon or lace?  I prefer ribbon for bow making, but I LOVE both!
Crafting with an Attitude #24 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #33 – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges #76 – Inspired by Words
Crafty Creations #334 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #111 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #121 – Anything Goes

Now for my headband of the month:
This headband was created on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband with the 3/8″ pink and green confetti dot grosgrain from the February Ribbon Club Assortment and I added 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in pink and apple green for the twists.

For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.

I’m entering my headband in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #194 – Anything Goes
My Time to Craft #339 – Anything but a Card
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #175 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.


Ribbon:  RRR February Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamp:  My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs FRM155 Chrevron A2 Frame, CM5 A2 Frames Rectangle Classic
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio
35mm Trellis Rose
25mm Cottage Roses
30mm Green Leaves
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderE6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool