Thursday, November 12, 2015

I Believe in Santa…

Hi friends.  I have a fun Christmas card today embellished with gorgeous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some fun handmade flowers using the Shasta Daisy Strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Today I’m introducing a new Topsy-Turvy Bow which I created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.   I’ll be back with a video tutorial on how to create this bow really soon.  
The topsy-turvy bow is a double-loop bow in the back and the top is a single loop bow which is slightly larger than the back loops for a fun look.

My bow and center band ribbons all came from the gorgeous November Ribbon Club Assortment.  It’s a mix of beautiful silver and gold ribbons which is great for Christmas and New Years projects as well as wedding themed projects.  Treat yourself and subscribe today!  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

I just love the gold paired with the red and white on this card.  The beautiful die cuts and handmade flowers help to showcase the fun sentiment.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #149 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #209 – Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #49 – Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #162 – Use some red
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #21 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #237 – Add a Sentiment
Allsorts Wk 336 – Ribbons and Bows
Creative Moments #81 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #59 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #4 – Use Die Cuts
A Snowflakes Promise #9 – Anything Goes Christmas or Winter theme
TTCRD – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used
Ink:  Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper
Chunky White Glitter
Sunday, November 8, 2015

New ‘Autumn Colors’ Themed Challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs

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

I really love the rich warm autumn color palette so an autumn colors challenge theme is perfect for me!  I cut my French Lattice Frame out of cream cardstock which I backed with Stick It adhesive.  I then layered it on my rust cardstock and trimmed it to the size I wanted.  I added a thin border of cream cardstock again and mounted it on my card.  I printed my sentiment out on cream cardstock, die cut it with my oval die, inked the edges a little and layered it on two more oval layers.   I added a big handmade black-eyed Susan Flower and a dainty little double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool with 5/8″ Kiwi Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll head on 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.
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLD
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Ink:  Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Natural Mulberry paper
Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumn is the Time to Harvest Friendship

Hi friends.  I can’t believe September is almost over.  I just love Autumn and it seems to fly by every year!  I love making projects with rich Autumn colors and it’s never done without a beautiful bow using ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

The pretty bi-color double-loop bow is made using Maize Checkerboard Satin Ribbon and Tangerine Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  To see a tutorial on how I created this bow, please visit my YouTube Channel HERE.
I made the pretty paper flowers using the Shasta Daisy Die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I love making my own flowers because I can create them in the perfect color to match my project.  BUT, if you don’t have time to create your own flowers, Really Reasonable Ribbon carries a large variety of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts that work really well too.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs French Lattice Frame FRM132, Oval Stitch and Cut Tool Lge Silver Stitch Tool LSC7, Oval Classic Large Stacker Nesting Die XL7, Shasta Daisy B310, Build a Flower #2 B187
Cardstock:  Recollections
Ink:  Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Natural Mulberry Paper:  Mulberry Paper and More
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Other:  Judikins Speckles Espresso, 8mm Half Pearls