Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Mother's Day Card

Well, can you believe Mother's Day is right around the corner?  I sure can't.  I decided to get a little ahead of the game today since the challenge theme over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog is Mother's Day this week.
I seems to be on a purple kick again.  For those of you who don't like purple, my apologies BUT, it makes my heart happy, so I'm going to craft away in purple for a while.....

This card includes the Cheery Lynn Ankara Lace Border, two pretty butterflies from the Small Exotic Butterfly set and a couple of Sweet Christine Flowers left over from last weeks challenge card.

My beautiful double-loop bow was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using Regal Purple Diamond Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  If you are not familiar with the Bow-it-All, take a look at my video tutorials on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: JustRite Stampers Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Small Exotic Butterflies, Ankara Lace Border, Sweet Christine Flowers
Spellbinders Labels 18
Design Paper:  Graphic 45
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear glue, E6000
Other:  Bow it All V2.0, 6mm round pearls, teardrop pearls

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Happy Birthday in Shades of Purple

Hi friends.  I'm hopping on with a quick card on this gorgeous Spring day.  I'm sitting in my studio with the windows wide open enjoying a wonderful warm day - finally!!

I couldn't resist playing along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week since the theme is Pretty in Purple and purple IS my favorite color.

I used the fun chicken wire frame die from Cheery Lynn Designs for the background and embellished with pretty Sweet Christine flowers and mini fanciful flourishes.  The fabulous Happy Birthday word are stamp is an 'oldie' from Stampin' Up.  I love me some word art stamps!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weather weekend as well.

Friday, April 17, 2015

New Challenge on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog - Aqua/Coral Color theme

Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have an Aqua/Coral Color Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

Today I've made a woven ribbon headband for my challenge sample.  Yup, you can enter any type of project in this challenge as long as you follow the theme and use some sort of ribbon or lace/trim in your project.

This headband design was created by using 3 pieces of the coral rose satin and one piece of the tropic satin and below is a photo of my ribbon setup for the start of the weave.

The headband was woven as shown in the video below.  The only difference is that I used 3 of one color and one piece of the contrasting color to get the look of the coral ribbon wrapping around the headband.  Pretty cool, huh?

You can view my Woven Ribbon Headband video below.
Watch at YouTube

As you can see by my samples, there are lots of different patterns you can get by varying your ribbon placement.  Experiment and see what you can come up with!  If you like my video, be sure to head over to YouTube and subscribe to my channel so you don't miss any new videos I post.

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!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR April Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Amber's blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the terrific projects.

This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a VERY popular aqua and coral color assortment.  I had no idea how much people LOVE these colors together! 

I am loving the Crafty Secrets Digi Sheets from our RRR/Crafty Secrets week on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog that I used another for my card today.  If you missed our posts for the week, you can head over to the RRR Blog after the hop and check out the posts from April 3rd through the 11th.

The images on my card are from the Wedding Printable Sheet at Crafty Secrets.  You know I love to keep digital images on hand for those weeks when all my free time seems to evaporate.  

This card came together very quickly and now I have a wedding card in my stash just in case....

I made my bow using my handy Bow-it-All V2.0.  I could NOT live without this tool.  Really!  
Sometimes a simple double or triple-looped bow (or three) is all you need.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

And for my headband lovers, here is my offering for this month.  You can find the tutorial for this headband HERE.
There are many times I've started a headband with colors or prints that I thought were questionable for a headband, but they always turn out great.  Don't you agree?

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen's fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Is Spring Finally Here???

Boy I hope so.  Finally we have a sunny day and it might even get in the lower 60's.  Woohoo!!  It's been a long time coming.  I can't wait to throw open all the windows and let some warm air flow through the house.

Today I'm sharing another birthday card.  It seems like no matter how many I make, it's never enough.  Daisies and yellow say 'Spring' to me, so that is my theme for today.

This card features the magnificent Shasta Daisy die and Burlap Border die, both from Cheery Lynn Designs.

The simple double-loop bow was made with Daffodil Swirl Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view all my Bow-it-All Tutorials on my YouTube channel.

I have entered my card in the following challenges: