Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Have Yourself and Amusing, Amazing Anniversary

I need a few anniversary cards to add to the card stockpile.  Actually this one is going to my in-laws right away, so it's not going to help me get ahead....  The harder I try, the further behind I get.

I love embellishing all my cards with beautiful bows using ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's the perfect finishing touch!
I'm still loving the bi-color bows and today I used silver and royal blue Delicate Stitched Satin to create this beauty on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to create this bow on my YouTube channel HERE.
For the little bits of silver cording coming out the top of the bow, I cut four short pieces of Silver Metallic String about an inch long and I taped them to the back of the top of the sentiment panel in the arrangement I liked.  It add an extra fun little touch.  I finished off the center of my bow using a 10mm white Open Rose from WOC.
I mounted my lovely handmade paper roses over a strip of the silver Delicate Stitched Satin.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Sentiment:  Digital Stamp from Create with TLC
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Rectangles small and large, Classic Scallop; Cheery Lynn Designs Tea Rose small and medium
Design Paper:  Recollections Blue Geometric and Blue Tonal Dots
Ink:  Memento Danube Blue
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
sewing machine and white thread
Rubber Stamp - Old Script design used on roses for texture

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Christmas in July - Silver and Gold Style

I'm still working on some Christmas in July cards.  Soooo not in the mood!  Frankly I'm never in the mood for Christmas - even in December.  Bah Humbug!!  
Beautiful glitzy ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon help me get in the right frame of mind though....
The beautiful Glitz Ribbon I used for my bow in Silver and Gold is a gorgeous sparkly ribbon and I'm thrilled that I finally captured that in a photo.  I love this ribbon for Christmas and it comes in eleven gorgeous glitzy colors.  It's really very easy to work with too which you can see by how well it behaves for this bow.
My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial for this bow HERE.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday - Bingo  I have embossing, sentiment, dies or punches

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Felicity Doily w/Angle wings, Tea Rose small and medium, Mini Fanciful Flourish right and left
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-014
Ink for inking white flower blossoms:  Brilliance Starlight Silver
Adhesive:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Took-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Other:  White Mulberry Paper, Old script rubber stamp

Friday, July 17, 2015

New RRR Challenge - Black & White Plus one Additional Color

 It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a Black & White Plus One Additional Color Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.  You can add a colored image as well.
I decided to go Clean and Simple this time.  I used several of the ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I omitted my usual bow.  This leaves the card super flat for mailing while still sporting some gorgeous ribbon and it can be used for a man as well.
I added a strip of the black checkerboard ribbon across the center of the card with a piece of black argyle print grosgrain on top of that for a fun look.  I also added three little flags of black checkerboard to the bottom right of the sentiment.  This is a great way to use the little snippets of ribbon that you don't want to throw away.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:

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!

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps: MFT LJD Grand Greetings
Dies;  MFT DieNamics Pierced Rectangle Stax
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders M-Bossabilities ES-006
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Other:  White Mulberry Paper, Black and Yellow Snaps

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let's Get Ready for Christmas!!

I can't believe I just typed that.....  Ready for Christmas?!!!??!  I'm not really even ready for summer yet, but time does march on.  If this Christmas is going to be the ever elusive 'relaxing and fun' holiday that I've been hoping for all my life, I'd best get planning now.
I got a little nudge in the right direction for Christmas card planning when Doris from Crafting by Designs invited me to guest design for their 'Get Ready for Christmas' Challenge.  
I'd love for you to hop over and see the other projects from the design team and to play along.  It's never too early to get started on those Christmas cards!
I went with a pretty low key design and embellished with a beautiful bi-color bow made with white and red Delicate Stitched Satin on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I finished the center of the bow off with a pretty 10mm white Open Rose.  To view a video on how I created this bow, please click HERE.
I also added a variety of Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts below the sentiment to finish off this quick and easy card.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #50 - Snow or Glitter (might be a stretch but there are snowflakes...)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio All Seasons II Pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Oval small and large
Edge Punch:  Martha Stewart
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
white mulberry paper

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Don't Follow Your Dreams; CHASE THEM!

Another fun and inspirational quote card today.  I'm loving my new My Favorite Things stamp sets!  I got some really fun Die-Namics sets too.  Don't ya love that pretty flower?
Today I'm playing along with the color challenge.  This was an odd color combination for me, or maybe it's because I didn't have quite the right color shades available in my stash....  Whatever, I'm game to give it a try.  

I think it came out pretty good.  I even worked in some sequins, although I feel like they should be sewn on.  They have a hole for sewing....  Whaddaya think?  I glued them, but I'm still not sure I'm on board with sequins.  I'll keep trying.  
Today I just added a simple double loop bow created from delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Sometimes simply is all you need.  I made the bow on my #1 all-time favorite tool, the Bow-it-All V2.0.  If you would like to view all my video tutorials for the Bow-it-All, please visit my YouTube Channel HERE.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
LTSCB #57 - It's a triple play (I have 3 sequins)

Stamps:  MFT Vertical Greetings
Dies:  MFT DieNamics Pierced Rectangle Stax, Pierced Oval Stax, Prima Donna Petals
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Other:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 6mm Sugar Plum Mix, 6mm half pearl