Monday, August 19, 2013

Have Yourself a Blissful Beautiful Birthday!

Isn’t that a wonderful sentiment??
I made a little time for crafting this weekend and I was able to complete a few cards.  Man, it seems so much harder when you don’t craft on a regular basis.  After a few false starts, I ended up with something I like. 
Here is a close up of the rouched ribbon made with 5/8″ Turquoise Checkerboard Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I think it’s the perfect little touch.  Not too much, not too little…….
Here is a close up of my flower.This was a new little present to myself – The Azalea Paper Blossoms punch set from McGill.  I really like it and think I might need some more different kinds of flower punch sets.  Whaddaya think??  🙂
Here’s the glamour shot….
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge week #220 – Use your new stash.  My digi and the flower punch were my new goodies
Our Creative Corner – Words, words, words
Sweet Stampin’ – Bold and Beautiful
A Gem of a Challenge #93 – Punch it Out (flower was made with a punch set)
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #181 – Anything that Looks Like Summer
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Occasion-ally
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Bonnie ~
Adhesive:  Scor-Tape
Digital Sentiment:  TLC Creations
Design Paper – The Paper Studio and Recollections
Cardstock – my stash
Punches – McGill
Friday, August 16, 2013

Giveaway Alert!

Head over to the Handmade by TLC Blog for a chance to win some wonderful Shapeology Dies from Whimsy Stamps.  This is my favorite, but there are three!!  Woohoo!!

I love Autumn themed dies because it’s my favorite season, and I also love floral and swirly type dies.  I took a look and there appears to be something for everyone.  
~ Bonnie ~
Thursday, August 15, 2013

RRR Challenge Time – Pink & Brown and Ribbon Theme

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.  This time we have a Pink & Brown Theme.
I was feeling a bit uninspired today, but somehow I sat down and this came together rather quickly which is really unheard of for me.  Honestly, I’m not sure where this came from!
I used the beautiful Delicate Stitched Satin in Pearl Pink Ribbon which is included in the terrific Pink, Ivory and Brown August Ribbon Club Assortment.  I just love this ribbon for fluffly, loopy bows because it’s very lightweight and easy to manipulate.  I wrapped a Pink 20mm Open Rose around the center of my bow and added three more roses beneath the sentiment.  The birthday greetings sentiment was a digi freebie from the Handmade by Paula Blog.  Head over and take a look – she’s got lots of fun stuff on her blog! 
I’ve always admired the girls who make the inside of their cards look almost as good as the front and I’m trying.  Clearly I need a little more practice, but I am trying…..
I used 5/8″ Turftan Brown Diamond Satin for the base ribbon layer and then added Random Dots Pearl Pink w/Hot Pink & White Dots Grosgrain to top if off.  Both of these ribbons can also be found in the RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment.
The sentiment on the interior of the card is from Bird’s Cards Blog and is also a great source for amazing free digi stamps. 
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Bonnie ~