Monday, January 16, 2017

Valentine's Day Card with Ribbons!

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a fun and super easy card that was made featuring ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment-Sweetheart Mix! I happened to make it a Valentine's themed card, but just think of the endless ways you could use your ribbon to make different themed cards of all kinds this way! So simple and it's a great way to show off all those patterned ribbons that sometimes don't get the glory they deserve! Take a peek...
Isn't it fun? I think so! There's no particular "way" to do this--simply start to criss-cross various ribbons back and forth and wrap around card panel. Easy as 1-2-3! And keep in mind that I used the leftover ribbons from which I made my recent Valentine's Banner for the January blog hop, so there's a whole lotta ribbon in the Ribbon Club Assortment and they are truly a great deal!
That's all from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

MMMC #32 Put A Stencil On It!

Hey friends! Today I'm sharing my mid-month project for the MMMC #32 Put A Stencil On It! challenge. Simply create any mixed media project using at least 1 stencil and share with us on the MMMC blog for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor!
As a designer for the MMMC blog, I often have the great pleasure of receiving product from our sponsors and this month, the awesome company STENCIL GIRL has sent each of us 3 cool and unique stencils to play and create with! I used the 6x6 Damask Waves Stencil with texture paste to create the base. Then I went to town with a variety of Tattered Angels paints, inks and sprays and some stamps to make a one-of-a-kind mixed media background.
This canvas was a blast to work on! I painted all the flowers too and added this sentiment from TCP, an all time favorite of mine and one I've used in my artwork on many occasions. The cool chipboard piece is from SaCrafters and is called Steampunk Dress Form. I first covered it in a coat of white gesso, then a layer of Glass Bead Glitter Gel, then a spritz of pearly shimmer spray. Here's a couple close-ups of the texture and details...
And did you hear the exciting news? We are over the moon about having a brand new mixed media art designer on board and I think you just might be familiar with her....a great big welcome to the ultra talented (and super sweet) Lynne Forsythe!!! Lynne oozes creativity and inspiration and I know she's going to be an awesome addition to our team!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll pull out your stencils and make a cool mixed media piece to add to our online gallery for the MMMC #32-Put A Stencil On It challenge! Happy crafting!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hi friends! I'm so excited about our RRR January Blog Hop! We are featuring the January Ribbon Club Assortment and here's a hint....love is in the air! Hehe! If you're coming to me from the fabulous Cherry's blog, then you're in the right place! If not and you wish to join our hop, please start at the beginning of the hop on the RRR blog. Now, on to our gorgeous January Ribbon Club Assortment-Sweetheart Mix! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Doesn't it give you "heart" eyes!!!! I had the most fun with these pretty ribbons and created a super lovey-dovey Valentine's banner to hang from my living room mantle.
I made the banner base with die cuts and the letters were cut from my Cricut machine and Storybook cartridge. The 3 red velvet hearts were just cut freehand and added for a bit more "valentineyness".I added one of each of the gorgeous 9 ribbons from the assortment, tying them like so along a string, until I had a string of ribbon the length of my banner. Then I adorned my banner with some very pretty Mixed Pink Cottage Roses, White Magnolias and Red Sweetheart Blossoms.
I hope you've been inspired by my Valentine's banner! I so enjoyed sharing it with you! Now, on to the stop on the RRR Hop! Head on over to Sheila's Blog for more! Thanks so much for visiting and happy crafting!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year! January 2017 Planner Page

Hey friends!! I wanted to show you my first planner pocket page for 2017--just to prove that I did it and am on task for my #1 resolution this year, to get organized. Isn't that the story of my life, hehe! Well all I can say is if getting organized is going to be as much fun as I had doing this page, then I'm in good shape! ;)
I was super blessed to win one of the newest "simple collections" from Simple Stories recently and have itching for the new year to come around so I could pull it out and play! And let me say, this little Happy New Year Simple Collection packs a big punch and I couldn't be happier with the results! I love the pops of neon color along with crisp black and white and this smaller collection of papers and stickers is just right for an occasion/holiday like New Years where we don't necessarily need as much product as, say, we do for Christmas. I also love the clear 6 pocket insert for my page, which always comes right before my big view month page and after my monthly dashboard, then it goes into weekly spreads. If you have a planner, it's may be much the same. The clear pockets make it easy to add a bit of dimension and more interest to my page.
I added a tiny bit of my resolutions list using cool Tim Holtz Idea-ology  rub-on words. Too easy!
Washi tape is always a slam dunk on my planner pages! And I adore washi with words and phrases on them, like this one from Illustrated Faith....
That pretty much says it all for me! Let's carry on and make 2017 our BEST YEAR EVER, shall we?!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today! xoxo

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Pretty Fabric Bags Tied Up with Strings...

These are a couple of my new favorite things! Hello friends! I hope this new year is finding you well! With January already starting to move by fast, my mind likewise, is moving forward to the next fun holiday that will be upon us before we know it. That, of course, is Valentine's Day! Oh, I just love the pretty colors and romantic energy of this holiday and today I've made a couple of sweet little fabric bags that are full of romance and love! Take a peek...
These were so easy to make with a few great ribbons from RRR! For the bag, I started with beautiful 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Vintage Garden Print Ribbon and folded it like so into the shape of a small bag (approx. 2"x3"). To seal bag, you can either sew it or glue it. Next, I added a strip of delicate Louise White Crochet Lace trim along the front flap. Then I tied the entire little package up with 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon in Gray and Pink including a pretty bow, each with a small WOC Open Rose in Light Mocha center and tiny tag with red bubble heart. Each bag has enough room to slip a little gift or treat inside...like chocolate, mmm...or even a little note of love or encouragement. Here's a closer look at each one...
I hope you like them! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop!

Hi friends! Time for our RRR December blog hop featuring the fabulous December Ribbon Club Assortment! If you're already hopping, then you should be arriving here from Cherry's awesome blog! If not, you'll want to pop over to the RRR Blog and start the hop there!
Here's the fabulous December Ribbon Club Assortment!
And here' my pretty holiday project that I hope will inspire your creative Christmas spirit!
I used 5 of the 9 ribbons from this assortment to make my puffy corner bows and design. These ribbons are so easy to work with because they all mix-n-match perfectly! I also had fun using some pretty WOC White Magnolia's, Red Sweetheart Blossoms, Mixed Aqua/Blue Cherry Blossoms, a few Leaves and White Bead Berry Spray Clusters. I snuck a yummy peppermint and wrapped candy into each side of the bow clusters for a bit more of a festive feel.
Here's the top bow I added....
And here's hoping that you are having a very merry holiday season thus far!
I hope you liked my project! Your next stop on the hop is Sheila! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Easy Ribbon Tree

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a fun holiday or winter craft you can do alone or with the kids! This project only requires 4 supplies and is easy as 1-2-3! You've probably seen ribbon trees before or maybe you've made them yourself. I've made ribbon trees before folding the ribbon in a different way. This way was super fun! I enjoyed this simple craft project so much and love how my ribbon tree turned out! I just think it's so unique and pretty with its white/gold colors and big flower tree topper!
Here's the super simple tutorial I used.
Here's the supplies I used:
So pretty and so easy! I hope you want to make your own ribbon tree too! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!