Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!

Can you believe the big guy will be here in just a few days?  Where did December go?
I have a couple more Christmas images that I colored up to share in the next couple days - in between baking cookies, wrapping presents, and oh yeah, the full time job!

I used one of my favorite plaid ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon on this fun card.  I made a double-loop, double-layer bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using the Red/Green Christmas Plaid Ribbon.  The plaid across the bottom of the card is layered over some 7/8" Ruby Red Satin.
Want to see how I created this bow?  Visit my Bow-it-All Tutorials on YouTube HERE.

The adorable Santa image is a digital stamp from Whimsie Doodles.  I've added a little glitter to Santa's hat and coat trim to jazz him up a bit.  Still working on that Copic shading....

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Whimsie Doodles Celebrating the Holidays challenge
Sketch Saturday #340
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge #80 Christmas
DL. Art Challenge 146 Santa Claus
Hannah and Friends #212 Christmas
613 Avenue Create #102 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Image:  Whimsie Doodles
Design Paper:  K & Company Mod Holiday pad
Dies:  Spellbinder A2 Matting Basics A & B
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Scor-Tape, Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Glue
Copic Markers:  BG000, YG61, YG63, YG67, R32, R35, R37, E000, E00,
E11, C00, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR15
Glitter:  Art Glitter Diamond Dust

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR December 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 beautiful wintry light blue, white and silver mix.  Like a sparkly, frosty winter day.

Not a member yet?  Why wait!  Treat yourself to a gift this holiday season.  Join today and receive a fun new holiday or color themed assortment each month automatically.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash!

This is a quick and easy card.  I used a fun digi from Create with TLC and then just added some layers below with a white embossed snowflake background.  I made a beautiful layered bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0 and I added a bunch of little ribbon loops from the assortment down the right edge.  I used the lace from the December assortment along the left edge and I very lightly inked the edges with blue ink to make it stand out a bit.

Next I made some pretty tags on my Silhouette Cameo and embellished with more pretty layered bows.

I couldn't resist doing a Woven Ribbon Headband with a twist with these gorgeous ribbons.  I think this would be a great gift if you know a little girl who loved Frozen.  Right??  
If you'd like to make this headband yourself, don't forget I have a video tutorial on YouTube HERE.

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.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Christmas from Our House to Yours....

Wow, I'm on a roll with posts this week, huh?  I've actually had the pieces for this card on my desk all week and just have not found time to assemble them.  Today I'm playing along with my favorite challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs.  I just love all their dies and I'm feeling the need for another order, pronto!!

I made my lovely triple-layer bow from Red Silky Crush Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  For a video on exactly how it's made, visit my YouTube videos HERE.  This is a must have tool for ribbon lovers! 

Now, I'm not usually one for a really large bow on a card, but I gave it a try on this card.  What do you think?  Too big....or is it okay?

Isn't that square Scandinavian Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs gorgeous?  AND the new Stick It adhesive sheets from Ken Oliver are absolutely fabulous for intricate die cuts like this.  You adhere this product to the back of your cardstock before you cut it and then peel and stick.  The best part is you can reposition it for a short time in case you need to adjust.  LOVE THIS STUFF!!!

-Also note that I was able to work in some of my large hoard of mulberry paper on this card too.  I have some white and red on there.  Woohoo!!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinavian Doily and Poinsettia Strip
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Other:  Bow-it-All Tool, Mulberry Paper, 11/0 yellow seed beads, Stick-it Adhesive Sheet

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fun Snowman with Non-Traditional Colors

Hi there.  I'm still plugging along with my Copic Coloring practice and today I have a snowman with a non-traditional color scheme.  I was having issues working with red which apparently one of the harder colors to blend, so I went to a favorite color combo of mine - purple and green.  I love how this turned out.

I'm using this cute little digital snowman from Whimsie Doodles again.  He's so fun to color.  I added some sparkle to his hat with Art Glitter Diamond Dust.  The beautiful double-loop double-layer bow is made with Grape Checkerboard Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  Want to learn how I made this beautiful bow?  Check out my Bow-it-All Tutorials on YouTube HERE.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Digital Snowman Stamp from Whimsie Doodles
Design Paper: Recollections Bold Basic pad
Embossing Folder: Dot folder from Cuttlebug
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Small, A2 Matting Basics B, Classic Hearts
Glitter:  Diamond Dust from Art Glitter
Copic Markers:  V12, V15, V17, YG11, YG13, YG17, C0, C1, BG000, YR21, YR24, YR27, E51, E55, E57

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Vintage Snowman Card for PTT Anything Goes Challenge #193

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.

Today I am working with a fun Vintage Collage Sheet from My Artistic Adventures:  Shabby Chic Snowmen Tags.

I fussy cut the snowmen and layered them popping up the one in front slightly with foam dots.  You can also cut these images with your Silhouette if you know how to do such things.  By the time I figured that out, I could have cut out a dozen of them.....  Someday......sigh

I have a strip of Raw Silk Diamond Satin running around the middle of the card on top of a 7/8" wide piece of jade cardstsock and my beautiful double-loop double-layer bow is made from Rose Petal Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I created the bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0.
My buttons are embellished with Pink Burlap String and the teeny tiny 1/2" bow was also made with my Bow-it-All Tool.  And of course you can see the pretty pink mulberry paper peeking out behind the center panel.  (My new signature style - lol)

I was having so much fun, I carried the theme over to the inside.  

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!