Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Mother’s Day Themed Challenge

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

For this challenge I created a Mother’s Day card and necklace gift set.  I sprayed the necklace flowers with a clear matte spray for protection.  I created the flowers and then adhered them to a small base of white cardstock for stability.  The chain was attached to that base piece under the flowers.

My beautiful bow was created with Sherbet and Hot Pink 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was made on my trusty Bow-it-All Tool.
For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
I created bi-color petal layers for my roses.  On the white layers I used an old script stamp with pink ink to create some texture and I also inked all the edges.  I shaped the petals with a foam pad and stylus tool and assembled the layers to create the flowers.
This pretty gift set is a great example of what you can create with very few dies.  This stunning set only requires 3 dies and these dies are very versatile.  If you are just starting out with your die collection, these three will take you a long way.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #173 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #228/229 – Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #185 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #32 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin – Pink and Girly
A Beautiful Mess #1 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #195 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #19 – Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge – Words
Creative Fingers #107 – Anything Goes
Cut it Up #94 – Spring Flowers
PDE Linky Party #120 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #14 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #291 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #155 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #309 – Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner #8 – Anything Goes

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.
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sentiment:  Silhouette Store – Mom I Know A2 Card design 78591
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Bow-it-All Tool 
Ink:  Memento Rose Bud
White Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury 120lb
Other Cardstsock:  Recollections
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
White Mulberry Paper:
Saturday, April 9, 2016

New Challenge over on the My Sheri CRAFTS Challenge Blog

Hi everyone.  I’m thrilled to be the guest designer on the My Sheri CRAFTS Challenge Blog for the new bi-weekly challenge.

The theme this time around is Mother’s Day with Flowers.  

I went with the fabulous color combination of Red and Turquoise which matches the color theme for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment.  Isn’t is wonderful?!!
Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with the wonderful color themed assortment which contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.  TREAT YOURSELF TODAY!

It’s certainly not too early to begin your cards for Mother’s Day.  It’ll be here before you know it!  
I used one of my favorite Cheery Lynn Designs border dies to create the background for this card.  It’s a 2″ wide border die, but I cut it twice, overlapped the seam and lining up the pattern.  Then I trimmed down the middle so it would fit perfectly together.  You can barely see my seam on the top and it’s disguised on the bottom with the Flourish die.
I created the beautiful roses with the small medium and large rose dies.  I cut the layers, inked the white layers with my old script stamp and inked the edges.  Then I shaped the petals and assembled the roses.  I do love to make paper flowers!
Cheery Lynn dies used:
I ran a strip of 5/8″ Turquoise Plaid Ribbon across the center of my card and topped it with the Red and Turquoise Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon both from the April Ribbon Club Assortment.  
The beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was made with 5/8″ Red Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon from the April Assortment along with a piece of 5/8″ Red Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  I created the bow on my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.
For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
For a video tutorial on how to create the beautiful whispy-edged mulberry paper layer, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head on over and visit the My Sheri CRAFTS Challenge Blog and share your project with us.
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon 
Digital Satmp:  freebie from Spectacular Printable Blog
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Memento Love Letter
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All
Zutter Tool-it-All
White Mulberry Paper:
Cardstock:  Recollections
Script Background stamp
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,