Friday, May 1, 2015

New RRR Challenge – Photo Inspiration Theme

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

This time we have a Photo Inspiration Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

Here is the inspiration photo for this challenge:

Beautiful photo is courtesy of  Aiken House and Garden Blog.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute (like I always am – sigh…..), so I’m trying to get ahead of the game.  I decided to team up my RRR challenge card and my Cheery Lynn Challenge card and make a card I’ll need in the next couple weeks all at once.  How’s that for thinkin’!!
I went with the birdhouse and flowers theme from the inspiration photo and tried to pull in some of that beautiful purplish-pink color too.  I think the Rose Bloom Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon that I used for my bow is a close match to that gorgeous color.
I used the Alpine Flourish Doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs as a beautiful mat behind the birdhouse image.  It adds a pretty and feminine touch.
My double-layer double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  This is a ‘MUST-HAVE’ tool for anyone who loves ribbon and beautiful bows.  To view all my how-to video tutorials using the Bow-it-All, visit my YouTube Channel.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  JRS Clear Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Digital Images:  Digital Design Boutique Spring Birdhouses Blue
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Alpine Flourish Doily, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B
Ink:   Versa Fine Onyx Black
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, White Mulberry Paper, 
Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day Card

Well, can you believe Mother’s Day is right around the corner?  I sure can’t.  I decided to get a little ahead of the game today since the challenge theme over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog is Mother’s Day this week.
I seems to be on a purple kick again.  For those of you who don’t like purple, my apologies BUT, it makes my heart happy, so I’m going to craft away in purple for a while…..
This card includes the Cheery Lynn Ankara Lace Border, two pretty butterflies from the Small Exotic Butterfly set and a couple of Sweet Christine Flowers left over from last weeks challenge card.
My beautiful double-loop bow was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using Regal Purple Diamond Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  If you are not familiar with the Bow-it-All, take a look at my video tutorials on my YouTube Channel.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Small Exotic Butterflies, Ankara Lace Border, Sweet Christine Flowers
Spellbinders Labels 18
Design Paper:  Graphic 45
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear glue, E6000
Other:  Bow it All V2.0, 6mm round pearls, teardrop pearls
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Happy Birthday in Shades of Purple

Hi friends.  I’m hopping on with a quick card on this gorgeous Spring day.  I’m sitting in my studio with the windows wide open enjoying a wonderful warm day – finally!!

I couldn’t resist playing along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week since the theme is Pretty in Purple and purple IS my favorite color.

I used the fun chicken wire frame die from Cheery Lynn Designs for the background and embellished with pretty Sweet Christine flowers and mini fanciful flourishes.  The fabulous Happy Birthday word are stamp is an ‘oldie’ from Stampin’ Up.  I love me some word art stamps!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weather weekend as well.