Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine’s Fun with the January Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR January Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Amber’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 celebrates Valentine’s Day. I just love all the pretty pinks!

I’ve been doing a little Copic coloring again and this sweetie is a digital stamp from Whimsie Doodles. 
I ran a piece of 5/8″ hot pink satin with grosgrain edge from the January Ribbon Club Assortment topped with the hot pink and shocking pink diagonal striped grosgrain around the center of the card and layered the image over that.  The beautiful bow is a double-loop double-layer bow with the hot pink delicate stitched satin created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.
That beautiful flower was made with the Shasta Daisy Strip from Cheery Lynn Designs.  This is one of my favorite dies.  The flowers are gorgeous and they are quick and easy to make.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Clear it out challenge blog – Pinks (my pink stash item is the glittery brad which I’ve had for ages)
Sweet 7 Designs Challenge Blog – anything new  –  (my new is my digital image and ribbon)
Crafty Cardmakers #130 – Something Old, Something New (old is my copics and dies, new is my ribbon, paper and digital image)
613 Avenue Create – 1001 Techniques – I used Copic coloring, Die Cutting, bow making, hand made flowers

I also couldn’t resist a quick headband.
The 5/8″ pinks in this assortment create a wonderful look with this woven ribbon headband.  You can view my how-to video for this headband HERE.  I created this one with a 3/4″ white plastic headband.

You can easily jazz it up a bit with a beautiful loopy bow attached to an alligator clip.
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.

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps –  Digital girl image from Whimsie Doodles, I Love You sentiment from Just Rite Stampers Hugs and Kisses sentiments set
Dies – Cheery Lynn Designs Shasta Daisy B310, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B
Design Paper –  The Paper Studio
Ink – Memento Rose Bud
Copics – R21, R23, R25, C0, C2, C5, C7, C9, 100, Y23, YR23, E35, E000, E00, E11, RV000, RV00, BG01
Other –  Bow-it-All V2.0, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Elegant White on White Anniversary Card with Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi everyone.  I’m showing off my Cheery Lynn Designs Dies again today.

Since the Cheery Lynn Challenge theme this week is Winter Whites, I thought I would give it a go.  I must say, it’s really hard to do an all white card.  Looking back, I can see that adding a colored image would have helped quite a bit, but since it wasn’t a total fail, I thought I would share.

I started with a white 5-1/2″ square card base.  I then cut 4 pieces of the Ankara Lace Border.  I cut the ends of each piece at a 45 degree angle to form a frame.  I then topped that with a 4-1/4″ square of white shimmer paper backed with some white mulberry paper.  On top of that sits the Felicity Doily which is topped with mini fanciful flourishes and a beautiful Shasta Daisy.  The anniversary sentiment is bracketed by two pretty little flowers from the Sweet Christine die strip with leaves from the Ivy Strip, and it’s all finished off with a gorgeous double-loop, double-layer bow using White Delicate Stitched Satin and my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  For videos on how this bow was created, visit my YouTube challenge HERE.
Is this flower gorgeous or what?  This Shasta Daisy Die is a MUST HAVE die if you love making paper flowers.  You can whip these beautiful daisies up in no time.  They are so quick and easy.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
I’ve entered my card in the following challenges:
I hope you will play along with the weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #166 – Winter Whites Theme.  One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to leave a comment before you go.  I’d love to hear from you.
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thank You… for Inviting me to Guest Design for Cheery Lynn Designs!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!  I’m so excited about my invitation to be the guest designer for the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for January and this is my very first post for them.  I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and I’m quickly building my stash.

I cut the beautiful Alpine Flourish Die in white and mounted it on a piece of grape cardstock and then on a darker purple layer and then some white mulberry paper.  That really shows it off.  That gorgeous flower is made with the Cheery Lynn Gardenia Strip.  I inked the edges with a darker purple ink to give some dimension, shaped the petals and assembled the flower.  
My Thank You sentiment is from Create with TLC and the double-layer bow that finishes things off is made with Grape Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and created with my Bow-it-All V2.0.  Want to know how that bow was made?  Visit my YouTube Channel for lots of Bow-it-All video tutorials.
I used the Mini Fanciful Flourish Left and Right dies to embellish the flower.  The flourish wasn’t quite long enough to span the bottom of my sentiment, but it was a bit longer than needed for the side.  So, I snipped a portion off on the side and added it to the bottom with a tiny bit of glue.  You can see where I did that by the arrow below.  
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #97 – New Theme – (My Cheery Lynn Alpine Flourish Die is new)
DoubleClick NEW Challenge (My Cheery Lynn Alpine Flourish Die is new)
I hope you will play along with the weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #165 – Thank You theme.  One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to leave a comment before you go.  I’d love to hear from you.
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