Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jo’s Scrap Shack’s 5th Blogaversary Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to Jo’s Scrap Shack’s 5th blogaversary birthday celebration hop! In honor of celebrating 5 wonderful years, Jo has an amazing two day blog hop lined up with 18 talented designers, several sponsors,  some of which are among the top companies in the industry and lots of blog candy! So please share this news with your crafty friends, grab your favorite beverage and hop along with us! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, go visit Jo’s Scrap Shack. If that’s where you started, you should have come from Tina’s blog and if you did, you are right on track with the hop!

I’m so excited to be participating in this blog hop.  Congratulations to Jo for 5 wonderful years of blogging!  Be sure to stop by Jo’s Blog to see all the wonderful prizes that are available and see what you need to do to be entered to win.  Winners will be announced May 9th on Jo’s blog.
My color palette today is red, white and blue which corresponds with the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment.  This is a very versatile and bold color palette and I think it works for just about any summer occasion.  I love how it looks on this birthday card.

I created my blue background paper and the papers I used for my flowers and butterfly using distress inks and distress oxide inks.  I used just about all the reds, blues and greens to create the papers.  I cut and shaped my flowers from the Floral Bouquet Kit from Cheery Lynn Designs using a foam pad and stylus and added the foliage and flowers to the lower left corner building from the bottom up starting with the foliage.  The flower centers are 10 and 14mm Half Pearls from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the May Ribbon Club Assortment.  You can see a third red patterned satin ribbon peeking out beneath the flowers and butterfly that I wrapped around the center of the card.

For a video tutorial on how I created this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.
Your next stop on the hop is AJ’s Blog.
I’d love for you to leave a comment before you go. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Vintage Silhouette Note Card

Hi friends.  Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.  I have something different for you today.  I did a card specifically for a challenge.  Go figure!
I actually am never really able to do that because I have to work way ahead because I have limited time in my craft room, but when I saw the Silhouette themed challenge up on the Double ‘D’ Challenge blog, I had the PERFECT image to use and I just had to go for it.  Of course that meant last minute scrambling to get it done in time, but I did.  So proud of myself!!
This also isn’t my usual style, but I’m pleased with the results.  I created my background paper while playing around with my Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set.  I would list the colors I used, but it was one of those ‘don’t know when to stop’ deals, and I pretty much used all the browns, pinks and a little red.  It doesn’t show up as well as I’d like in the photos, but the background is a bit of a mottled brown.  I did spritz it and dry it with my Heat It Craft Tool several times while building layers of color.  I’m still in the playing stage with these fun new inks.  I used the same paper with a little more pink ink added for every other layer in my roses along with solid brown cardstock that I inked a little with an old script stamp using worn lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.
I also want to give a shout out to ‘stampoutonline’ on Etsy where I got my cool new ‘Handmade by’ stamp.  I just love the cool font they used.  They have lots of great style options and their customer service is top notch, so if you need a custom stamp, stop over and take a look.  Tell ’em Bonnie from Make Time to Craft sent you over.  (I have no affiliation with them, I’m just really pleased with my order and the service I received.)My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Coral Rose and Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also ran a piece of Coral Rose Checkerboard Satin Ribbon across the middle of the card under the image.

For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Double ‘D’ Challenges – Silhouette
613 Avenue Create #196 – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges #82 – Flowers w/optional twist of ‘kissing’
Crafty Creations #340 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #120 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #127 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #20 – Petal Power
Crafting from the Heart #156 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – April Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #236 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #4 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds #25 – Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles – Ribbon and flowers
Eclectic Ellapu – Shabby Chic or Vintage
Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with dies
A Vintage Journey – The Magic of Three
Crafting with Friends #42 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #368 – Anything Goes with Twist of no designer paper
Fussy and Fancy #186 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #186 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #46 – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonble Ribbon
Digital Image:  Cobra Graphics Vintage Silhouettes
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs  FRM153 Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1M7 Oval Classic Stacker Layers Small SilverXM7 Oval DieB435 Tea Rose SmallB436 Tea Rose MediumB387 Tiny Fanciful Flourish Right & Left
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set
small spray bottle
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Scotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Natural Mulberry paper
stylus and foam pad for shaping flower petals