Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Have Yourself and Amusing, Amazing Anniversary

I need a few anniversary cards to add to the card stockpile.  Actually this one is going to my in-laws right away, so it’s not going to help me get ahead….  The harder I try, the further behind I get.

I love embellishing all my cards with beautiful bows using ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s the perfect finishing touch!

I’m still loving the bi-color bows and today I used silver and royal blue Delicate Stitched Satin to create this beauty on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to create this bow on my YouTube channel HERE.
For the little bits of silver cording coming out the top of the bow, I cut four short pieces of Silver Metallic String about an inch long and I taped them to the back of the top of the sentiment panel in the arrangement I liked.  It add an extra fun little touch.  I finished off the center of my bow using a 10mm white Open Rose from WOC.
I mounted my lovely handmade paper roses over a strip of the silver Delicate Stitched Satin.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Sentiment:  Digital Stamp from Create with TLC
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Rectangles small and large, Classic Scallop; Cheery Lynn Designs Tea Rose small and medium
Design Paper:  Recollections Blue Geometric and Blue Tonal Dots
Ink:  Memento Danube Blue
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
sewing machine and white thread
Rubber Stamp – Old Script design used on roses for texture

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Christmas in July – Silver and Gold Style

I’m still working on some Christmas in July cards.  Soooo not in the mood!  Frankly I’m never in the mood for Christmas – even in December.  Bah Humbug!!  
Beautiful glitzy ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon help me get in the right frame of mind though….

The beautiful Glitz Ribbon I used for my bow in Silver and Gold is a gorgeous sparkly ribbon and I’m thrilled that I finally captured that in a photo.  I love this ribbon for Christmas and it comes in eleven gorgeous glitzy colors.  It’s really very easy to work with too which you can see by how well it behaves for this bow.
My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial for this bow HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday – Bingo  I have embossing, sentiment, dies or punches
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Felicity Doily w/Angle wings, Tea Rose small and medium, Mini Fanciful Flourish right and left
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-014
Ink for inking white flower blossoms:  Brilliance Starlight Silver
Adhesive:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Took-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Other:  White Mulberry Paper, Old script rubber stamp

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let’s Get Ready for Christmas!!

I can’t believe I just typed that…..  Ready for Christmas?!!!??!  I’m not really even ready for summer yet, but time does march on.  If this Christmas is going to be the ever elusive ‘relaxing and fun’ holiday that I’ve been hoping for all my life, I’d best get planning now.

I got a little nudge in the right direction for Christmas card planning when Doris from Crafting by Designs invited me to guest design for their ‘Get Ready for Christmas’ Challenge.  
I’d love for you to hop over and see the other projects from the design team and to play along.  It’s never too early to get started on those Christmas cards!
I went with a pretty low key design and embellished with a beautiful bi-color bow made with white and red Delicate Stitched Satin on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I finished the center of the bow off with a pretty 10mm white Open Rose.  To view a video on how I created this bow, please click HERE.
I also added a variety of Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts below the sentiment to finish off this quick and easy card.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long #50 – Snow or Glitter (might be a stretch but there are snowflakes…)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio All Seasons II Pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Oval small and large
Edge Punch:  Martha Stewart
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
white mulberry paper