Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christ-Mouse!

Hi everyone!  

Christmas is almost here!!

That magical holiday that we spend an entire month preparing for and it lasts for a couple of hours……  Bah humbug!   🙂

Dear Santa, 

All I want for Christmas is an extra day each week 

so I can play all day and not feel guilty…….


The beautiful ribbons and trims on my card today naturally came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

The perfect place to find all the best ribbons and trims!!

Anyhoo, when I was working on another project, I found this cute image that I colored when I was working on learning how to use my Copics quite a while back.  It’s probably over a year old, but I really like it.  One of my millions of New Year’s resolutions is to make the time to practice my coloring…..  
My bow is made with Emerald Delicate Stitched Satin and it’s a triple loop figure 8 bow made on my Bow-it-All Tool.
This ribbon style is one of my Top Picks for making beautiful loopy bows.  It’s very inexpensive too and it is available in a variety of colors.
If you don’t have a Bow-it-All Tool yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?
After all you’ve done this last month, treat yourself to the new ‘must have’ tool.
The center of the bow is a 10mm Mulberry Open Rose.
I also wrapped some Christmas Baker’s Twine around the lower part of the card.
And below is the finished inside of my card.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
To view all of my Bow-it-All Video Tutorials, visit our 
May you all have a wonderful Christmas and plenty of family fun.
~ Bonnie ~
Digital Image: Mistletoe Jasper from Digi Stamp Boutique
Christmas sentiment: (antique) PSX stamp
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio
Ink:  Verafine Satin Red
Mulberry Rose:  10mm White Open Rose
Paper Punch:  Martha Stewart
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Friday, December 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR December Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Cherry’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 icy winter blue, white and silver. Isn’t it pretty??!

I started out with a fun winter themed card
and lots of ‘ribbony’ goodness from the December Ribbon Club assortment. 

I used a great digital sentiment from Create with TLC Digital Goodness and my background was embossed with an embossing folder from Darice. My loopy bow was made using my Bow-it-All Tool.
(You can click on any of the photos for a larger view.)
Next I used two of this month’s ribbon styles to make an Easy Woven Headband.  If you missed my Easy Woven Headband Tutorial, you can view it HERE.
I then made a loopy bow using a third style and my Bow-it-All Tool.  The center is embellished with a 20mm Mulberry Rose.
You can view my Video Tutorial for Embellished Bows HERE.
I added an Aligator Clip to my bow so it can be used on the headband or removed and worn separately.  For use on the headband, just gently insert the clip into the weave at the location of your choice.
Way back when I was young and energetic, I made special Christmas ornaments each year to give to family members as gifts.  Lately I just can’t find the time (or enthusiasm).  BUT, while looking for something else in my attic I cam across a big bag of jingle bells.  (Don’t even ask how long they’ve been up there!!).
(click the photo for a close-up view)
I pulled them out and came up with this quick holiday ornament.
Simply make a loopy bow with the ribbon of your choice (I used the White Delicate Stitched Satin from the December Ribbon Club assortment) and add a pretty flower or embellishment of your choice in the center and glue to the bell.  I used the Rachel White Crochet lace from the December assortment as the ornament hanger.  I really like how it turned out!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Your next stop is Nicole’s fabulous blog.

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

 ~ Bonnie ~

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reindeer Poop Stocking Stuffer or Party Favor – Free Printable

Yes, I went there…..
Hi everyone.  I’m busy again this year with a new classroom gifty for my son’s 5th grade kiddo’s.
Last year I did Grinch Pills and you can find that post HERE.
This year I’ve got some Reindeer Poop for them.  
Seriously, what 5th grader does NOT think poop is funny?  lol
I filled a little 3″ x 3″ zip loc baggie with Milk Duds (Whoppers or Raisinettes work well too).
I then printed my graphic, folded it in half and stapled it to the top of the candy bag.  I finished it off with a tiny little bow made of 1/8″ Red Diagonal Stripe Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
There are lots of different reindeer poop poems and projects ideas on Pinterest.  
Yes, you would be amazed how many!  I wasn’t totally thrilled with any of the free printables offered though, so I set out again to design my own.  This is always an adventure because it’s so long between each project that I make, it’s like learning all over again.  I must start using my software more often!
My cute little reindeer is a free graphic from  Take a look at this great website.  He has lots of great freebies and other fun stuff.
Feel free to use my Reindeer Poop sheets, but they are meant for personal use only.
I used the generic Merry Christmas ones so they could just be passed out to the children easily,  but I made another option with a to and from on the back.  Use whichever works best for you.
Simply click on any of the graphics and save them to your computer and then print them.
For personal use only.
For personal use only.
Here are full sheets set up for printing on 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock.
For personal use only.
For personal use only.
This is a great fast and easy project.
Once I had the graphic designed, I whipped up 24 of them in a couple of hours.  That includes packaging the candy, printing and cutting out the pieces, and adding the bows.  
Merry Christmas everyone!!
I’m sharing my project on the following link parties:

~ Bonnie ~