Friday, February 12, 2016

I’m so Lucky to Know Such a Charming Person!

Hi friends.  I’m still playing with my fabulous February ‘Gorgeously Green’ Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Today I’m sharing a fun St. Paddy’s Day themed card.

The sentiment on this card could easily be changed to make a birthday card, thank you card, or whatever you need.  The beautiful dies used on this card are from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
For my bow on this card I used a 3/8″ ribbon instead of my usual 5/8″ width.  Because I still wanted a substantial size bow, I did two loops on each side for each color.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.
For a tutorial on how to create this bi-color bow, please click HERE.
All the ribbons on my card came from the February Ribbon Club Assortment.  This great assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  JOIN TODAY and you can pick up our special deal this month where you can start with the January and February assortments for a special low price.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ve love to have you leave a comment before you go.
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, E6000, Candi Fix Foam pads
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper – Mulberry Paper and More
Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Anything Goes Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a Anything Goes Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.  We are showcasing the amazing digital collage sheets available over at Polly’s Paper Studio over on Etsy on this challenge.  You know I love to have great digital images on hand for quick cards and there is a wonderful variety at Polly’s Paper Studio.  Enter our challenge for a chance to win 5 digital files from Polly’s Paper Studio!

I’ve always loved a red and black color scheme.  This image worked great with the red plaid design paper.  I topped the card off with a bold red and black bi-color double-loop bow created with Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0.
For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.  It’s easier than you think!
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:  Polly’s Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  We R Memory Keepers Geometric Folder
Design paper – red gingham from Pebbles
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
20mm Red Open Rose
Friday, February 5, 2016

February Blog Hop with Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Welcome to the February Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!  

You should be coming from Donna’s Blog.  After visiting with me, hop on over to Wendi’s Blog next.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for a full list of Blogger’s, go to Gloria’s Blog.
This month I will share the shameful secret of my handmade (by me) marbled paper stash.  I think my reason for hoarding crafty stuff is partly because some stuff is just so pretty, you don’t want to use it because then it will be gone.  I made this paper at the Art Continuum in Ohio in either 1999 or 2000.  Yup, it’s over 15 years old.  I don’t even remember exactly how I made it.  I think there was some sort of gel paints involved and on the turquoise one I can see that we textured with plastic wrap.
I decided after 15 years I could part with a small 4″ x 6″ piece of it.  I can’t promise to use the rest though because, well, then it will be gone!
I kept this card relatively simple because I really wanted to showcase the pretty marbled paper.  But I was able to work some beautiful handmade roses in.  I created the roses with the Small and Medium Tea Rose dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
The bow was created using 5/8″ Pearl Pink Diamond Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.
To view all of my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Your next stop on the hop is Wendi’s Blog.
I’d love to have you leave a comment before you go.  If you are visiting me for the first time and like what you see, I would love to have you follow my blog.  Happy crafting!!

Sentiment:  Just Rite Stampers Grand Birthday Sentiments
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud
Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Handmade Marbled Paper