Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snowman Fun and a New PTT Anything Goes Challenge


Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  This is weekly Anything Goes Challenge Blog and we'd love to have you come over and join the fun.


So I've decided I need to learn how to color well with my Copics.  This is clearly a practice run.  A few spots where I colored outside the line and the blending is not optimal, but I liked it and decided to use it.  Everyone starts somewhere, right?

I've accented with Metallic Silver String from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I also added some Art Glitter Diamond Dust to his hat for a little sparkle.  
I hear red is one of the hardest colors to blend, so of course I started with that......  Yup, I'm a glutton for punishment.  I will wow you with my fabulous coloring abilities really soon.  Promise!!  This way you will be even more impressed with my progress.  :)



This card has been entered in the following challenges:

I hope you'll head over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and play along with our challenge this week.  We'd love to see what you are creating.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Vintage Christmas Card and Tags




Today I'm guest designing over on the My Artistic Adventures Challenge Blog and the theme for Challenge #13 is Christmas/Winter.  I'd love to have you head on over and take a look and maybe even play along!

Those of you who follow my blog know I love to have some great digital images and collage sheets on hand so I can whip up a quick project when I'm short on time and Heather has lots of great options in her Etsy store My Artistic Adventures.

Heather also has a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY going on right now. 

She is giving away a $50 gift certificate for collage sheets at her etsy shop.  It's very easy to Enter to Win.  What a fabulous prize!



I used the new Pink Victorian Vintage Holly Christmas Season's Greetings Gift tags Ornament 3 Digital Collage sheets for my projects today.

My ribbon and lace is from the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment.  I ran a strip of the natural crochet lace around the center of the card and the brown shimmer satin topped with the tan/brown diagonal stripe satin above it.  The pretty triple-loop bow was made with my Bow-it-All V2.0.  Love that tool!!

I used my Zutter Distrezz-it-All to distress the edges of the paper.  Such a quick and easy card!

Here is a little tag set made with the same collage sheet.  They are little top fold tags so you can write a sweet message on the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Stop over at the My Artistic Adventures Challenge Blog and see what the other DT girls created.  I'll hope you'll play along with this challenge too!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

RRR November Blog Hop



Welcome to the RRR November 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 made up of lots of beautiful rustic colors.  I just love that this assortment works for Autumn, Christmas and all types of vintage projects.



I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today and I just love them with this color palette.  Who knew??  I used several ribbons from the assortment on this first one.  I doubled up the brown shimmer satin to make it a bit wider and topped it with the beautiful plaid across the middle of the card and tied a pretty layered bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool for the upper left corner.  Then there are a few open roses in the bottom right.  All Open Roses are 25% off at Really Reasonable Ribbon through the end of November.  Stock up now!  The image on this card is from Ephemera Vintage Garden.



For my second card, I did a little more layering across the bottom of the card.  I started with the natural crochet lace, then added the great rustic plaid and topped it off with the brown satin with gold edges.  And of course another fabby layered bow.  The image on this card is from Floozieville on Etsy.  


And I couldn't resist a quick woven ribbon headband.  These two ribbons look fantastic together.  Look at the beautiful shimmer.  It's even more gorgeous in person!  To view a video tutorial on making this headband, click HERE.  This headband was made with a 3/4" Plastic Headband and 5/8" wide ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.


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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Give Thanks...... for Autumn!


Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  This is weekly Anything Goes Challenge Blog and we'd love to have you come over and join the fun.

We are at the tail end of gorgeous autumn colors here in the northeast and I'm not ready to let go just yet!!  I just love autumn, but I'm not very fond of what follows it....  So indulge me as I make a few more fall color projects.


So how about that bow?  Do you love it??  That is one of the gorgeous ribbon styles from the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment.  There is still plenty of time to subscribe and start of with this great assortment!  This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17-yards of ribbon and trim.  I've used it for both Autumn and Christmas project and it is fabulous for both.


Those gorgeous flowers are made with the Sweet William Strip from Cheery Lynn Designs and they are awesome!  I also used my favorite new doily stamp from CLD called Lords and Commons Doily.  I also included Mini Faniciful Flourished right and left for a little extra touch.

The edges of the flowers are inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and there is a half pearl in the center that I colored with a Copic marker to match the center petals.

This beautiful double-loop double-layer bow was made with my Bow-it-All V2.0 and it is soooo easy!  This is a must-have tool for ribbon lovers.  To see my Bow-it-All Tutorials, click HERE.

And finally a peek at the inside.  Did you notice my mulberry paper again?  I think it will be my new 'signature style'.  Whaddaya think?

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

I hope you'll head over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and play along with our challenge this week.  We'd love to see what you are creating.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers Autumn Vintage Labels 3
Ink:  Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Sweet William Strip, Lords & Commons Doily, Mini Fanciful Flourish right and left; Spellbinders Grand Circles, JRS custom dies Vintage Labels Three
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, Scor-tape, Mulberry paper

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time to Give Thanks


Hi everyone.  I took some time today to play along with another fun challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs.  I have some great new dies that I just LOVE!


I used my new Royal Scandinavian Doily die along with Small Leaves Set #1.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Stampers.  I shaped my leaves a little to give them some dimension and added them using foam tape.  AND, I pulled out some of my mulberry paper stash and used it so frame my green cardstock layer.  Does anyone use this stuff any more?  I have soooo much of it from the 1990's and I'm going to start using it again.  Maybe I can be a trend setter!!  Everything old is eventually new again, right?


I also used the lovely Ivory/Rust/Gold Plaid Ribbon from the November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  My layered bow was made with my trusty Bow-it-All V2.0.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges: