Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snowman Fun and a New PTT Anything Goes Challenge

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  This is weekly Anything Goes Challenge Blog and we’d love to have you come over and join the fun.

So I’ve decided I need to learn how to color well with my Copics.  This is clearly a practice run.  A few spots where I colored outside the line and the blending is not optimal, but I liked it and decided to use it.  Everyone starts somewhere, right?

I’ve accented with Metallic Silver String from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I also added some Art Glitter Diamond Dust to his hat for a little sparkle.  
I hear red is one of the hardest colors to blend, so of course I started with that……  Yup, I’m a glutton for punishment.  I will wow you with my fabulous coloring abilities really soon.  Promise!!  This way you will be even more impressed with my progress.  🙂

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and play along with our challenge this week.  We’d love to see what you are creating.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

RRR November Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR November 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 is made up of lots of beautiful rustic colors.  I just love that this assortment works for Autumn, Christmas and all types of vintage projects.

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today and I just love them with this color palette.  Who knew??  I used several ribbons from the assortment on this first one.  I doubled up the brown shimmer satin to make it a bit wider and topped it with the beautiful plaid across the middle of the card and tied a pretty layered bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool for the upper left corner.  Then there are a few open roses in the bottom right.  All Open Roses are 25% off at Really Reasonable Ribbon through the end of November.  Stock up now!  The image on this card is from Ephemera Vintage Garden.


For my second card, I did a little more layering across the bottom of the card.  I started with the natural crochet lace, then added the great rustic plaid and topped it off with the brown satin with gold edges.  And of course another fabby layered bow.  The image on this card is from Floozieville on Etsy.  
And I couldn’t resist a quick woven ribbon headband.  These two ribbons look fantastic together.  Look at the beautiful shimmer.  It’s even more gorgeous in person!  To view a video tutorial on making this headband, click HERE.  This headband was made with a 3/4″ Plastic Headband and 5/8″ wide ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.
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.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Give Thanks…… for Autumn!

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  This is weekly Anything Goes Challenge Blog and we’d love to have you come over and join the fun.

We are at the tail end of gorgeous autumn colors here in the northeast and I’m not ready to let go just yet!!  I just love autumn, but I’m not very fond of what follows it….  So indulge me as I make a few more fall color projects.

So how about that bow?  Do you love it??  That is one of the gorgeous ribbon styles from the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment.  There is still plenty of time to subscribe and start of with this great assortment!  This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17-yards of ribbon and trim.  I’ve used it for both Autumn and Christmas project and it is fabulous for both.
Those gorgeous flowers are made with the Sweet William Strip from Cheery Lynn Designs and they are awesome!  I also used my favorite new doily stamp from CLD called Lords and Commons Doily.  I also included Mini Faniciful Flourished right and left for a little extra touch.
The edges of the flowers are inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and there is a half pearl in the center that I colored with a Copic marker to match the center petals.
This beautiful double-loop double-layer bow was made with my Bow-it-All V2.0 and it is soooo easy!  This is a must-have tool for ribbon lovers.  To see my Bow-it-All Tutorials, click HERE.
And finally a peek at the inside.  Did you notice my mulberry paper again?  I think it will be my new ‘signature style’.  Whaddaya think?
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and play along with our challenge this week.  We’d love to see what you are creating.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers Autumn Vintage Labels 3
Ink:  Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Sweet William Strip, Lords & Commons Doily, Mini Fanciful Flourish right and left; Spellbinders Grand Circles, JRS custom dies Vintage Labels Three
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, Scor-tape, Mulberry paper

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