Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Caring Thoughts

Hi everyone.  Today I have a pretty sympathy card featuring the wonderful Sakura Flower die from the May New Release over at Cheery Lynn Designs.

I’m really loving the new frame and flower dies.  This card features the Sakura Flower die which was a favorite from our Blog Hop.  I cut the die twice – once using green cardstock which I used as the base and a second time using a piece of watercolor paper colored with Ken Oliver Colorburst pigments.  I snipped the flower portions off from this die cut and glued them to the green base.
I chose to make a white on white muted background by cutting the Quatrefoil frame from white and layering it on a white background.  I love the subtle look this creates.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
The Sakura flower is mounted on the Pierced Stacker #2 which is layered over coordinating ribbons – 3/8″ Turquoise Diamond Satin Ribbon layered over 5/8″Delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The small sentiment was cut out using the Nesting Doll Tag and trimmed with some Baker’s Twine and Burlap String.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #177 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #230/231 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #157 – Anything Goes with a Twist of Flowers
Crafting from the Heart #113 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #313 – Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges #39 – Purple + 1 other color
Dare2BArtsy – Turquoise & Purple challenge
Glitter & Sparkle #189 – Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts #5 – April Showers Bring May Flowers
HIMCR #251 – Feminine
Brown Sugar #199 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #21 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #325 Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy #164 – Dies and/or Punches
PDE Linky Party #124 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #29 – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love to have you leave a comment before you leave.

Sentiment: JR Clear Caring Thoughts Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Ken Oliver Colorburst pigments and watercolor paper
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Monday, May 23, 2016

Thank You

I just can’t get enough of the wonderful red, white and blue colors in the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment this month!

This pretty May Patriotic Themed Ribbon Club Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  
Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with this great assortment.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.  Treat yourself today!
I love the look of kraft colored cardstock mixed with the red, white and blue.  It makes me happy!  The beautiful dies used on my card are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  Beautiful ribbon and great dies are a winning combination!
My beautiful bow was made with 5/8″ Red and Royal Blue Plaid Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V3.0.
For a video tutorial on how to create this bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
As You Like it challenge – Favorite Big or Little Bow – I love this bi-color bow because it’s the perfect embellishment to any card – bigger is better!
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Adhesives: Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Scotch ATG, E6000,
White Mulberry Paper – mulberrypaperandmore.com
Friday, May 20, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Themed Challenge

Hi there. It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.
This time we have a Vintage Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.
I grabbed my favorite ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, some great dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and one of my digital collage sheets from Cobra Graphics on Etsy and some pretty Mulberry Cottage Roses and this is the result.  I like an aqua and brown color combination.  Who knew?!
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used;

FRM153 Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1 *NEW*

My beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was made using 5/8″ Turftan Brown and Tropic Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool.
To view a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
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!
Digital Collage Image:  Cobra Graphics on Etsy
Sentiment Stamp:  Just Rite Stampers Grand Sentiments 
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn paper pad
Natural Mulberry Paper – mulberrypaperandmore.com