Tuesday, November 25, 2014

There's SNOW Buddy Like You!


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.

This adorable image is a digital image from Whimsie Doodles.  I just love their adorable images and they are so user friendly for newbie Copic color-ers.  Love love love 'em.


So I'm still working with my Copics.  It's coming along.....
What, the shading is all wrong??  Nah, there is a light shining on the lettering from the right side and there is a spotlight shining directly from above the snowman....  (Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!)  Grrrr
Okay, so I just don't have that artist eye, but I'm confident that I can learn to 'see' the whole light source thing with enough practice.  Practice makes perfect, right?


I went with non-traditional Christmas colors for this card so I could play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #160 - Non-Traditional colors.  I used the Cheery Lynn Designs Ribbon Eyelet Border with Piercing Die (one of my favorites!) and wove my 5/8" Turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon through the holes.  I topped that with 3/8" Christmas Lights Multi Satin Ribbon and a pretty little double-layer bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I also have a piece of Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinavian Doily Die above my image.  NEVER THROW OUT YOUR SCRAPS PEOPLE!!  I was messing around with this square doily trying to make a rectangle (which worked beautifully) and I had some edges left.  Doesn't it look great topping off my snowman image?

Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a HUGE 4-day SALE through midnight eastern time on Friday, 11-28-14.  The more you buy, the more you save!!  Head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to pick up your sale codes

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!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday Tag for a Special Gift


Hi everyone.  I'm racing in at the last minute to play along with my favorite challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  This week the theme is Tag, You're It!

So, off I go to my Cheery Lynn Designs die stash and......  I have nothing tag shaped!  Now what??  Well, take a square doily and make it rectangular - that's what!  I used my Royal Scandinavian Doily and cut 1-1/4" in from each side.  I got rid of the middle and put the two sides back together, and voila - a rectangle is born.  I also used my favorite new adhesive to adhere the doily cut to the background layer.  Have you tried the Stick It adhesive sheets from Ken Oliver yet?  These adhesive sheets are AMAZING!!  They are super thin and there is no problem cutting through both the paper and adhesive with your dies.  You adhere the sheet to the back of your paper, die cut as usual and then peel off the lining and adhere to your project.  The BEST part of all is that it is designed to be repositionable for a short period of time so you can get your intricate die exactly where you want it.  Love love love it!!


My poinsettia is made with the Cheery Lynn Designs Poinsettia Strip.  I cut one of the large and medium size flower in green for the leaves and then three medium and two small in red for the flower petals.  I inked all the edges with white ColorBox ink for a little accent.  The middle is 9 or 10 little 11/0 seed beads from by beading days.


I also used one die cut of the Holly Flourish to get a little more green in there.  I just pulled off some stems and placed them around the tag.
The beautiful bow is 5/8" Red Satin Swirls Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and of course I used my Bow-it-All V2.0 to create the perfect double-loop bow.  The tag tie is Red Burlap String and Iridescent White Metallic String.


I'm entering my tag in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

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.