Friday, February 8, 2013

Thinking of You……..

Hi everyone, Bonnie here with a card today.  I actually like the way this card turned out, which is not something I say much of the time.  We are our own worst critics, right?

I wanted to play with one of my new Spellbinder Shapeability dies and this one is called Botanical Swirls.  It’s really very pretty, isn’t it?  I cut it out of some hunter green cardstock and layered it on a nice cream panel and made a little frame out of the moss green cardstock.  Then I layered some 5/8″ Ivory Diamond Satin on top of some 7/8″ Hunter Grosgrain and wrapped a piece of Moss Jute String around a couple of times and tied it in a knot.  Then I added my sentiment on top of that. This is a nice way to add some ribbon and still have the card remain flat enough for mailing.


Well, it’s snowing here AGAIN on the east coast.  Blizzard warnings out all day today.  So if you are socked in as I am today, how about entering a challenge or two?  My card above would qualify for our current RRR Challenge with a theme of Monochromatic Color and Ribbon.


RRR is also sponsoring a challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and there are still a couple of days to enter that for a chance to win a $15 RRR Gift Certificate.   Head over and take a look!


Thanks for stopping by today.


~ Bonnie ~



Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon

Adhesives:  ScorTape, Candi Foam Fix

Stamp:  JustRite Stampers

Paper:  Misc cardstock from my stash

Ink:  Versafine Olympia Green

Other:  Spellbinders Shapeabilites Botanical Swirls, Nestabilities Labels 18 and Ovals


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Who am I???

Okay ladies, I’m having a bit of a crafty identity crisis.  I have no idea what my style is any more.


So……..back in the day when I had time to follow my crafty desires, I knew who I was.  Lots of layers, precision cutting and coloring, bright colors, etc.


Now, I hardly ever have time to craft and when I do, it’s just pandemonium!  I don’t know what I’m doing, what I’m using, what kind of project I want to make.  Has this ever happened to any of you?


So, I’m searching for the new ‘crafty me’……  You are likely to see a bunch of trial ‘identities’ while I play around.  Hang in there,  okay?




Today I have a couple of kinda CAS birthday cards.  I really want to embrace this style because I like it – and, well, when you have limited time it seems like this is the way to go. 

Just not sure if I can pull it off…………..



I accessorized this first card with a piece of 1-1/2″ wide Tulip Grosgrain – (love that color!) and some Plum Baker’s Twine.



The second card shows off some of the colors of our fun Sheer 3-Stripe Ribbon

I just love this stuff!!


Thanks for stopping by today!


~ Bonnie ~


Supply list:


Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Stamps:  card 1 – Happy Birthday Sentiment from JustRite Stampers, card 2 – Happy Birthday digi from Bird’s cards

Paper:Design Paper from Recollections and cardstock from my stash

Other:  Spellbinders Nestabilites dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder


Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday Terry!! 


So again, I was making a birthday card on the day before someone’s birthday.  Why  is it that I just can’t get it together??  I like to tell everyone that I celebrate their birthday by sitting down to create a card on that very special day.  🙂



For this card I used a new favorite color combo for me – kraft and aqua.  I printed the Happy Birthday message on my computer and layered it on some kraft cardstock and then 7/8″ Tropic Grosgrain.  The side column is 1-1/2″ Light Brown Jute Ribbon, 5/8″ Tropic Grosgrain and Natural Jute String.  The butterfly is Wonderful Wings Grand Shapeabilites and my design papers are all from Recollections.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches #70

Fab & Funky Challenges #155 – Use your favorite color combo


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

~ Bonnie ~