Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween One and All!

Hi friends.  Happy Halloween to all!  
The big day is finally here and all the cute little ghosts and goblins will be running around the neighborhood having fun and collecting treats today.  I’m finishing out the Halloween crafting season for this year with one more ‘too cute to be scary’ Halloween card embellished with some of my favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The Black Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon is one of my new favorite ribbons.  There is a HUGE selection of plaid and gingham ribbon styles at Really Reasonable Ribbon and it’s really hard to pick a favorite!
My pretty double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  It’s so quick and easy to tie gorgeous bows with this tool!  To view all my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.
I also ran a piece of the black houndstooth plaid ribbon across the center of the card and topped it with the super cute Itsy Bitsy Spider Grosgrain Ribbon.  This one if my very favorite Halloween styles.  How can you not love those adorable spiders?!!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Digital Image:  Floozyville on Etsy
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Let’s revisit the 1970’s!

Greetings from the 1970’s!  Today we are going retro with Cheery Lynn Designs!
One of the new dies in the October release from Cheery Lynn Designs is this fun retro VW bus.  I had a great piece of purple and blue tie-dye looking paper I created a while back with Color Burst pigment powders from Ken Oliver and I knew it was perfect for this project.  I applied a piece of Stick It Adhesive to the back of a piece of black cardstock and then cut out the Groovy Bus.  Then I fussy cut the dyed paper so it would fit behind the lower part of the die cut.  I added small pieces of yellow for the headlights and grey for the hubcaps and license plate and then added the tie-dye paper.  I love the way it came out.  I created a road with grey cardstock and put a few blades of grass on either side of the van.  
I finished it off with a fun bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 with Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a fun peace sign button I found in my stash.  
For a tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies from Cheery Lynn Designs 
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive, Scotch ATG, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Color Burst Powders and watercolor paper
Peace button
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Believe in the Magic of Christmas…

Hello friends.  Today I’m sharing a fun Christmas card using glittery metallic ribbons and some pretty Wild Orchid Crafts open roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I went with a non-traditional color scheme on this one, but I think it works really well.  This was a really quick and easy card to put together.  It’s really just several layered die cuts with a digital stamp sentiment.  I also dry embossed the white layer with a snowflake embossing folder.
I finished my card off with some pretty Mulberry Paper Roses and an attention grabbing bi-color double-loop bow with the beautiful and sparkly Glitz Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.
For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Glitter Paper:  DCWV
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Large Labels, Small Labels, Large Labels
Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Snowflakes
small silver jingle bell