Monday, February 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the February Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Judy’s Blog, then you are on the right track.  If you just happened along, be sure to hop back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.

This month we are showcasing the RRR February Ribbon Club Assortment that is a fun mix of greens!

Can you see all the ribbon club ribbons on my card?? 

I mean besides the white bow  🙂
Yup, the background is made up a portion of all the ribbons in the assortment with the exception of the white seam binding.  I’m a quilter (among other things) and I wanted to replicate a bargello quilt pattern.  I’m very pleased with how it came out.

I made the large bargello ‘fabric’ piece below from a portion of each of the ribbons in this month’s assortment and then I ‘fussy cut’ the background square out so it would look the way I wanted it to for the background of the card above.  There was still plenty left after the first card, so I can use the rest on other projects.

I made this second card with some of the leftover ribbon background I made. 

We’ll be giving away a February Ribbon Club Assortment on the RRR Blog to one lucky random winner, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog along your way and then head back to the RRRR Blog to answer our ‘Question of the Month’ for a chance to win. 
Your next stop is Heidi’s fabulous blog. 

As a thank you for visiting my new blog, I will be giving away a ribbon club assortment and the card below to a random commenter on this blog.  I’d love to have you become a follower too, but that is not required.  The winner will be announced here on Friday, 2/17.

If you’re interested in a tutorial on how to make a fun ribbon bargello background like the one I made, let me know.  It’s easier that you’d think.  If there is any interest, I’ll show you how to do it on my next post on the RRR Blog.

~   Bonnie  ~

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon’s February Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Stamp- SU;  Round Floral Stamp – Inkadinkado
Paper:  Assorted papers from my stash
Ink:  Marvy Matchables #4 green
Accessories and Tools:  Assortment Spellbinder dies, pearls, rub on sentiment, Scor-Tape

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some Shabby Love

Since setting up my blog, I’ve been looking around at all the fun challenge blogs out there.  I also have come to the conclusion that it’s hard work to create a card that fits the theme for multilple challenges.  Kudos to those that can link up 15 or more challenges for one project.  I got 8 today and that was quite a production for me!! 

I started with sketch SSS145 from The Sweet Stop Sketch Blog and went from there.  I often don’t know where I’m going when I get started, and it sometimes doesn’t go anywhere good, but I’m pleased with the way this card turned out.  I tried some distressing on this card too which is not exactly in my comfort zone.  Here is a different angle to show the distressing.  I’ll get a little more aggressive with it next time.  😉
When I thought I was done, I just had creams and browns and it looked ‘blah’.  So I added some Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine over the Brown Satin w/Scalloped Edge Ribbon across the center and I made a small ribbon rose with 5/8″ Pink Satin w/Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.  I slipped a couple of moss leaves under the rose to finish it off.  I think it looks great now.

Other Challenges for this card:
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #56 – With All My Heart
Colour Create Challenge #89 – Light and Dark Browns with White or Cream
DYSU #58 – Love
ABC Challenges – Use 2 of something (I used 2 hearts)
Paper Pretties PWC192 – Add texture to your card
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes with the option to add a heart
Paper Sundaes Challenge #107 – Use two – cream, blue, distressing, pearls (I used cream and distressing)
Ribbon/Trims:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp: Large Background Script from SU
Ink: Adirondak Espresso
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Heart Die – Sizzix
Paper: Misc. from my stash
Thanks for stopping by.
~  Bonnie  ~
Monday, February 6, 2012

Welcome to my new blog!

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog!  I’ve been thinking about starting my own blog for a while, so here we go. 
Today I have a birthday card I made for my SIL using my favorite Diamond Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used sketch SSS144 from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog.
I used the adorable image Wren – Grow a Little Love from Tiddly Inks and the birthday sentiment is from BirdsCards.  The background embossed dots were made using a Cuttlebug folder and the oval cutouts are Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Ovals.  The design papers are from my scrap bin.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge – Free and Easy
DYSU Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Paper Pretties – PWC191 Use ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by.

~ Bonnie ~