Sunday, July 12, 2015

It’s a Good Day to Have a Good Day!

Hi friends.  It IS a good day to have a good day, right?  I love a good inspirational quote paired with a really fabby bow made with great ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I created the bow for this card using two of the white ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  It’s fun to create a bow using one color and two different ribbons styles as opposed to using two different colors of ribbon.  You can find my video tutorial for this bow on YouTube HERE.  You’ll be surprised just how easy it is!
The July Ribbon Club assortment contains 9 styles and 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  
This is a really great assortment as a base for your ribbon collection since black and white go with everything!  Each monthly assortment is a fun color or holiday themed assortment of coordinating styles.  JOIN TODAY and begin with this fantastic assortment.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and experiment with lots of different ribbon styles.
White on white is not and easy color theme for me, but I will continue to work at it to see if I can improve.  I have to tell you that I was itching to put a thin black border around each layer…..  I still want to tear it apart and do that…… but I won’t.  Ha!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Stamp:  My Favorite Things Chalkboard Greetings
Dies:  My Favorite Things DieNamics Pierced Rectangle Stax;  Cheery Lynn Designs Alpine Flourish Doily, Gardenia Strip, Build a Flower, Mini Fanciful Flourish right and left, Small Exotic Butterflies
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper
6 and 8mm half pearl
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We Don’t Know How Strong We Are…

Hi friends.  Today I have another ‘WOW’ bow to share made with fantastic ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This pretty bow was made using Regal Purple and Delphinium Diamond Satin Ribbon and tied up on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I have a video tutorial for this bow which you can find on YouTube HERE.
I’ve been resisting pulling out the sewing machine because I knew it was going to open a whole can of worms with me wanting to get back to quilting, but I did it anyway.  I did a simple zig zag stitch around the perimeter of the design paper just to get warmed back up.  
I created the beautiful roses in two sizes for a little added pizzazz at the bottom.  I use an old script stamp I got back in the 1990’s just to add a little look of texture to the petals and I inked the edges before assembly.  
I continued the stitching theme on the inside of the card as well.  I really like the look.  I think you will continue to see stitching on my cards….
The background doily die I used is actually a square.  Yup, it’s a square.  I just measured and cut 1-1/2″ from each side and joined it together.  The bow and the flowers cover the seam, but you would likely hardly notice even if it wasn’t covered.
I like to purchase dies that I can get a lot of use out of and I’m not opposed to cutting the die cuts down and reshaping them.  Why not get double or triple-duty from them!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
LTSCB #57 – Triple Play (I have 3 flowers)

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinaviam Doily, Tea Rose Small and Medium
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Grape Jelly
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Sewing Machine and thread
Bow-it-All V2.0
Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool

Saturday, July 4, 2015

God Bless America and Happy 4th of July!!

Just popping in to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!  I’m busy busy today preparing for a family party for my niece to celebrate her high school graduation.

I created my tiny double-loop bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0 with 3/8″ Electric Blue Satin with Metallic Edges from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This is another one of many reasons I love the Bow-it-All.  You can make bows ranging from a tiny 1/2″ wide all the way up to 9-3/4″ wide.  How’s that for range?!  You can view all my Bow-it-All Video Tutorials on my YouTube Channel HERE.
Since one ribbon is just never enough for me, I ran a piece of Red, White and Blue Striped Grosgrain under my image and added some small pieces out the bottom using Red Diamond Satin and Electric Blue Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps #147 – Red, White and Blue
Not Just Cards #21 – Anything Goes

Stamp:  Retired Stampin’ Up Stamp
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug star pattern
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  Recollections Brush Markers, White Mulberry Paper