Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bright and Bold Birthday Wishes

Hi friends.  Today I have a fun red, white and blue birthday card using fabby ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The May Ribbon Club Assortment is a beautiful Red, White and Blue Mix, and while it’s a Patriotic theme, the ribbons can be used for so much more!  I love the bold look of red and blue together and that combo is great for many different occasions.
The May assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  Not a member yet?  Sign up today and begin with this fun assortment.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash!
I used two of the blue ribbons from the assortment on my card.  My beautiful double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  This is a must-have tool for bow makers.  You will make perfect bows every time and it’s super fast.  To take a look at all my Bow-it-All Video Tutorials, please visit my YouTube Channel.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Stamps:  Gina K Various Verses
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Alpine Flourish Doily, Small Exotic Butterflies #1
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Recollections Brush Markers
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  White Mulberry Paper, Bow-it-All V2.0
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