Sunday, October 18, 2015

New Vintage Themed Challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi friends.  There is a fun new Vintage Themed Challenge this week on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you’ll head over and link up your project!

My card showcases my favorite new Scandinavian Boutique Stacker Doily Die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  This die set has so many possibilities!  You will be seeing this one used in lots of different ways, so stay tuned!
Cheery Lynn Designs Products Used
I love this Vintage Christmas Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well.  I tied a basic double-loop bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0.  The plaid is just so pretty that there was no need for a super fancy bow.  To view a video tutorial on Bow Making Basics with the Bow-it-All Tool, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card 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.
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs
Digital Image:  Art Cult on Etsy
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000
Natural Mulberry paper
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Please, Please (DON’T) Let it Snow!

Hi friends.  I hope your summer is going well.  I’m with you if you dislike seeing holiday stuff appearing on shelves and online already, but if you are a crafter, you need to start planning now if you want to kick back when December arrives and enjoy the holiday…..  So, how many of you have actually ever accomplished that??  Certainly not me but it sounds really nice, doesn’t it?

Well, ready or not, Christmas will be here before you know it and Really Reasonable Ribbon is ready with a full selection of Autumn, Halloween AND Christmas styles in stock and ready to go.  Shop early for the best selection.

My bi-color double-loop bow is made using 5/8″ Christmas Red/Green Plaid and 5/8″ Emerald Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.  I just love how a beautiful bow is the perfect finishing touch for a card, don’t you?
I created my paper roses using a the terrific tea rose dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
My card has been entered in the following challenges:
Image:  Floozieville on Etsy
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinavian Doily, Tea Rose small and medium; Spellbinders Grand Labels 1
Ink:  Distress Ink Old Paper; Memento Rhubard Stalk
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Natural Mulberry paper
Thursday, August 13, 2015

RRR August Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR August Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Amber’s blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with yummy autumn themed ribbons. I just love the beautiful colors of fall!

My card below features 3 ribbon styles from the August assortment.  I made the pretty bi-color bow using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to make this bow HERE.
The pretty handmade Sweet William flower (die from Cheery Lynn Designs) is a fun addition to this card.  This is such a versatile flower.  You can make it in any colorway to suit any holiday or theme.  I have a video tutorial for this flower HERE.  The flower on this card is a leftover from a CardMaker magazine submission.  To see another great card I created with this flower along with a step-out tutorial, see page 40 of your Autumn 2015 CardMaker magazine issue.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
And here are my headbands of the month.  As always, you can view all my video tutorials on my YouTube Channel.  The hairbows were made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 and attached to an alligator clip.  You can slip them in to the woven ribbon ont he headband and mix and match them on different headbands as you please.
The headband above was made with a 3/4″ wide plastic headband and 5/8″ wide ribbons.  The headband below is a 1/2″ plastic headband and 3/8″ wide ribbon styles.
I find some really great color and print combinations by forcing myself to use ribbons from the assortment each month.  Who would have thought the prints below would work so well together?  I love how it came out!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon AugustRibbon Club Assortment
Stamps –  Sweet n Sassy Stamps SNS-14-025 Birthday Word Art
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs  Sweet William Strip, Small Exotic Butterflies
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper –  The Paper Studio All Seasons II paper pad
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Bow-it-All V2.0
Other – Want2Scrap pearls