Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wishing You a Happy Easter

Hi everyone.  

Today I have a quick and easy Easter card to share that I made using my Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection 8 x 8 pad.

I love making beautiful, puffy double-loop bows for my projects with my Bow-it-All Tool.
For those of you just starting out, I really recommend using our Delicate Stitched Satin for your bows.  It makes beautiful bows, it's so easy to work with, and very economically priced.

I used some 1/4" Organza Ribbon to attach the sentiment at the bottom.  Just thread it though the holes in the grommet tag and wrap it around the card.
The little tag on the right side has Plum Baker's Twine and a 10mm White Open Rose attached.

Here is a little peek at the inside.

And now for my kitchen update.........

It's hurry up and wait time...... 
The vast majority is done, but we still have to do the tile back-splash, window trim, switch plate covers and most importantly, knobs!!

I can't tell you how frustrating it is to be unable to open many of the cabinets because there is nothing to hold on to!  I understand that we needed to wait until the granite counter was in to make sure we picked the right knobs to coordinate, BUT......
this girls patience has worn thin!!!!  lol

However, I do have a functioning sink now - see that water coming out of the faucet?  Yay!!

I didn't really move any of the stuff around (for the photo) that I have sitting on the counter temporarily - dishwasher is still not totally hooked up - but you can see the beautiful granite counter top.  
Ain't it gorgeous??!!!

More soon on the kitchen progress.  
We are going to get as much done as possible by Easter, but I'm thinking it won't be finished.  That's okay though.  We are hosting Easter, but it will just be family.  They will love it even if it's not totally completed.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Bonnie ~

Card Supplies:  
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Design Paper:  Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection
Spellbinders Grommet Tags
Sizzix floral embossing folder
Other:  10mm White Open Rose, Scor-Tape, Candi-Fix Foam Pads, Bow-it-All Tool

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

RRR Challenge #93 - Monochromatic and Ribbon Theme

Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog.  

This time we have a Monochromatic Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

My card today is about as quick and easy as it gets.

Add a fabulous bow and it looks awesome.
This bow uses 1-1/2" wide Navy Silky Crush Ribbon made on my Bow-it-All Tool.  I added a 2-Tone Blue Sweetheart Blossom to the center of the bow.

Not much dimension on this card except for the bow....

And a quick peek at the inside.  The ribbon wrapped around the lower section of the card is 1/8" Navy Diagonal Stripe Ribbon.  It's secured with 1/8" Scor-Tape which is fabulous to use to adhere ribbon.

I hope you'll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Bonnie ~

Sunday, April 13, 2014

RRR April Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR April Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Cherry'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 gray and yellow. Isn't this a great color combo??!


I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for summer!!

I had a fun summer digi stamp set, so I came up with this card. 
(Click on any of the photos for a larger view.)

I used several of the styles from the April Ribbon Club assortment including some of the Elise White Crochet Lace along the top and bottom of the center panel.  The crochet lace and layered ribbon around the middle of the card are adhered with Scor-Tape which works great with ribbon.

Both the little bow from the Confetti Dot Grosgrain and the bigger triple-loop bow made with Lemon Delicate Stitched Satin were made using my Bow-it-All Tool
Everyone who loves ribbon should have a Bow-it-All.  You'll have fabulous, stress-free bows for all your projects!

If you have not seen our Bow-it-All Tutorials, please visit the reasonableribbon YouTube channel HERE.

Here is a little peek inside my card.  I added a strip of the Light Silver Satin Crosshatch Ribbon along the bottom edge.

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

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

 ~ Bonnie ~

Supplies Used:
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps -  Digital Stamps from Create with TLC
Paper -  Design paper from Recollections
Dies:  Spellbinder Standard Circles and JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels 4
Other -  Scor-Tape, Bow-it-All Tool

Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom (in-law)!

Hello again everyone.  
Today I'm sharing a card I made for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday which just happens to be today.

Happy Birthday Mom!
(see, still doing well with the on-time card making!!)

I used several ribbons from our fabulous April Ribbon Club Assortment to make this card.

The April assortment is a gorgeous yellow and gray mix.  One of my all time favorites!  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  If you are not a member yet, sign up today and begin with this pretty mix.


I layered some ribbon from the April Ribbon Club Assortment across the middle through the sentiment and I made the gorgeous bow with my Bow-it-All Tool and added a pretty 10mm White Open Rose to the center of the bow to finish it off.

Here is a straight-on view.

Here you can see how I added a tiny bit of dimension by adding some Candi-fix Foam Pads under the sentiment.

Here is the inside with a little more ribbon across the center.  
This is a great way to use those really short ribbon pieces that you just can't bring yourself to throw out.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
 I'll have a kitchen update on my next post.  We're getting there!

~ Bonnie ~

Stamps:  JustRite Stampers Grand Birthday Sentiments
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Recollections design paper and Coordinations cardstock
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Standard Circles Small and Labels 18

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Flowers or Buttons and Bows Challenge Theme at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog.  

This time we have a Flowers and Bows Theme.  Use flowers or buttons along with bows on your project.

This challenge is being sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls.  One lucky randomly selected winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for The Paper Nest Dolls shop.  How cool is that??!!!!

The Paper Nest Dolls are a collection of original artwork, all done by hand, and then turned into a digital or rubber stamp.  Each one is unique and special, and was inspired by one of our children.


I selected Bubblegum Emma (digital stamp) for my project and she is just adorable.

My Copic coloring skillz are not as good as the other gals because I don't have much time to practice, but these images are so easy to color that even a beginner like me can be successful.

I added two double-loop bows using Apple Green Delicate Stitched Satin using my Bow-it-All Tool and I topped the bows off with pretty Pink Open Roses.

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.  I added a little strip of the pretty striped design paper at the bottom.

I hope you'll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Bonnie ~

Stamps: Digital Stamp Bubblegum Emma from The Paper Nest Dolls
Paper:  Design Paper from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)