Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween One and All!

Hi friends.  Happy Halloween to all!  
The big day is finally here and all the cute little ghosts and goblins will be running around the neighborhood having fun and collecting treats today.  I’m finishing out the Halloween crafting season for this year with one more ‘too cute to be scary’ Halloween card embellished with some of my favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The Black Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon is one of my new favorite ribbons.  There is a HUGE selection of plaid and gingham ribbon styles at Really Reasonable Ribbon and it’s really hard to pick a favorite!
My pretty double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  It’s so quick and easy to tie gorgeous bows with this tool!  To view all my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.
I also ran a piece of the black houndstooth plaid ribbon across the center of the card and topped it with the super cute Itsy Bitsy Spider Grosgrain Ribbon.  This one if my very favorite Halloween styles.  How can you not love those adorable spiders?!!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Digital Image:  Floozyville on Etsy
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Let’s revisit the 1970’s!

Greetings from the 1970’s!  Today we are going retro with Cheery Lynn Designs!
One of the new dies in the October release from Cheery Lynn Designs is this fun retro VW bus.  I had a great piece of purple and blue tie-dye looking paper I created a while back with Color Burst pigment powders from Ken Oliver and I knew it was perfect for this project.  I applied a piece of Stick It Adhesive to the back of a piece of black cardstock and then cut out the Groovy Bus.  Then I fussy cut the dyed paper so it would fit behind the lower part of the die cut.  I added small pieces of yellow for the headlights and grey for the hubcaps and license plate and then added the tie-dye paper.  I love the way it came out.  I created a road with grey cardstock and put a few blades of grass on either side of the van.  
I finished it off with a fun bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 with Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a fun peace sign button I found in my stash.  
For a tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies from Cheery Lynn Designs 
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive, Scotch ATG, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Color Burst Powders and watercolor paper
Peace button
Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Anything Goes Themed Challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Anything Goes themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you’ll head over and link up a project to share with us!

Cheery Lynn Designs launched several new Memory Book Dies with their last release that are great fun to work with.  I used the Large Hearts and Rings die for my mini album.  The binding die offers a variety of width options and it punches the holes used to hold the album together. You can use brads, larger rings or in this case I used some natural and red Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon which I laced through the holes in a fun weave pattern.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
One of the things I love about dies from Cheery Lynn Designs is the fabulous detail you get.  Just look at the word Mexico and the sombrero.  The detail is amazing!  This Fiesta set is great for a mini album to document a trip to Mexico, you could embellish a fun Mexico layout or even make fantastic Cinco de Mayo party invitations!
I added some small ribbon loops on the side and embellished the top of the sentiment panel with a simple knotted piece of Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon.  You know I can’t call it done without a bow!  
I’m entering my mini album in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll head over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs store.

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Natural Mulberry Paper