Friday, July 1, 2016

New Summer Flowers Themed Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon & Kanzashi Flower Video Tutorial

It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a Summer Flowers Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

I have been wanting to share some great Kanzashi designs with a video tutorial for ages and just never found time to make the video.  Well, I finally got one done.  I just love the beautiful creations that can be made once you learn a few petal variations, and below you will find my first video.  I hope you like it.
This is so much fun and there are so many beautiful variations just with color placement alone.  I'll be back in the upcoming weeks with new samples and new petal variations.  I hope you will find this to be as much fun as I do!
The kanzashi flower today was made using 1-1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You can use any 100% polyester ribbon with the same results.  I have used Double-faced Satin Ribbon and 1-1/2"Gingham Ribbon with equally good results.  You will also find a large variety of Hair Clips and accessories on the Really Reasonable Ribbon website.

Kanzashi Flower Petal Video Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you like my video, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the video above and head to YouTube and give me a thumbs up. I'd love for you to subscribe to my channel and leave a comment as well.

The tweezers that I talked about liking so much in the video are the Squadron Products Cross Action Curved Tweezer.  I highly recommend these tweezers and they are quite inexpensive.

These creations can be added to any type of hair clip or lapel pin or can be used as embellishments for bags or whatever you like.  I can't stop making them!
This hair clip 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!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Pretty in Purple Challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Pretty in Purple themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you'll head over and link up a project to share with us.

 I'm sharing another birthday card today that was inspired by my favorite color - purple!  It started with a gorgeous piece of purple Indian Batik Cotton Rag paper that I 'had to have' and then I mixed in some of my favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and pretty dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Perhaps a little bit of a dark color combination for this time of year, but I started with the purple batik paper which has a little gold in it and bada-bing, bada-boom, this is where I ended up.  Sometimes you just have to go with it.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:

My 'signature bow' was made created with Grape and Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V3.0.

For a video tutorial on how to create this bow, please click HERE.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #181 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #236/237 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #318 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #96 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #91 - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday wk 25 - Ribbon or twine
Lemon Shortbread #18 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #159 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #117 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #317 - Anything Goes
LTSCB #80 - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Use Patterned Papers
Glitter 'N' Sparkle #193 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #36 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you'll head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon - Delicate Sitched Satin and RRR Select Swiss Dots Grosgrain
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers Grand Birthday Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Zutter Tool-it-All 9-in-1 Tool
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Design Paper - Scrap from my stash
Specialty Paper:  Metallic Indian Batik Cotton Rag Cirnkle Purple/Gold, Metallic Momi Paper Gold both from mulberrypaperandmore.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hi there everyone. Today I'm sharing a feminine floral birthday card today featuring some 'Pink-o-licous' ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some fabulous dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
When I auditioned the beautiful Sakura Flower die from Cheery Lynn Designs on a plain white background, it was too 'blah'.  A patterned background was too busy.  What to do.....  Well, I went with a white on white background for a subtle textured background.  It gives some interest without competing with the flower.  I just love this look.  I simply cut a Lattice piece in white cardstock and adhered it to a white piece of cardstock.  Then I added the floral die cut on that.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:

I added some pretty white mulberry paper as my last layer before the card base to soften the look of the card.  

My bi-color double-loop bow was made with Hot Pink and Pearl Pink 5/8" Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I created the bow on my Bow-it-All V3.0.

For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #181 - Anything Goes                                    
Word Art Wednesday #236/237 - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Wk 25 - Ribbon/Twine
Lemon Shortbread #18 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #159 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #117 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #317 - Anything Goes
LTSCB #80 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Say it with Flowers
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #193 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #36 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #264 - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Broken Fairy Designs #4 - Anything Goes with a Celebration Twist
Crafting with Friends #23 - Anything Goes
Morgans Artworld #12 - Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too #111 - Use Buttons or Bows
Simply Papercraft #31 - Anything Goes

Supplies
Stamps:  Just Rite Clear Small Oval Wishes Stamp set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9-in-1 Tool
Copic:  RV13
White Mulberry Paper - mulberrypaperandmore.com
6mm adhesive pearls

Friday, June 17, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Sizzlin' Summer Colors with Ribbon or Trim

It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a Sizzlin' Summer Colors Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.
This challenge theme fits in with the June Citrus themed Ribbon Club Assortment.  I just LOVE these bright summer colors!  This fun assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.
Not a member yet?
Members receive a great new color or holiday themed ribbon assortment each month.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.  Treat yourself today!
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

My beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was made using two of the ribbons in the June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0.

For a video tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.
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!

Supplies:
Stamps:  JustRite Clear Small Oval Wishes
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Design Paper:  Recollections Yellow Pin Dots
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo
Zutter Tool-it-All 9-in-1 Tool
Other:  Adhesive pearls round and teardrop

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs June New Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs June Blog Hop.
This release is a wonderful variety of designs so you must head over to check it out.  There is something to delight everyone!
If you arrived here from Ginny's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the terrific projects.

At the end of the hop, be sure to leave a comment answering one or more of the questions on the Cheery Lynn Designs post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

The dies in this new release are just adorable!  I decided to create a baby card with the dies this time around.  Since the dies are whimsical, I thought I could get away with a pink elephant.  What do you think?
I used a new technique I saw posted by Jennifer McGuire on her blog here to create my shimmery pink elephant.  I switched up the directions a bit to use what I had on hand, but it worked great.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:


I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #180 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #234/235 - Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenge - Weird and Whimsical
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #35 - Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's - June Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks #11 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #111 - Use a die cut
Crafting with Friends #22 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #328 - Animal Magic
Crafting with an Attitude #16 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #20 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #17 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #158 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #116 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #316 - Anything Goes
Critters & Creatures Linky Party 5 - Anything Goes with a critter or creature
Our Crafty Corner #10 - Anything Goes
Where the HeArt is #10 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #35 - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #264 - Layer it Up

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

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

Supplies Used:

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Twine - Really Reasonable Ribbon Raspberry Baker's Twine
Stamps - Recollections
Adhesive - Scor-Tape Adhesive Sheet, Scotch ATG
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud, Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Tangelo
Copics  RV52, RV55
Art Glitter #711 Winter White microfine transparent glitter
Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0
White Mulberry Paper