Thursday, March 31, 2016

Christmas Love with Trimmings

A new challenge begins over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra blog, so let's get those jingle bells jingling! a reminder to those of you here in the USA that the challenge blog is based in the UK, so I have to share my post early to coincide with everything going live across the pond.

Bugaboo Stamps is our fabby sponsor every month, so be sure to play along for the chance to win a gift certificate to shop in their store.

I have used the cutey 'Kidz Reindeer' image on my card, along with papers from the Basic Grey Juniper Berry collection. dies are by Spellbinders, and sentiment is from Create with TLC. punch for sentiment & little banner are by SU! and tab punch is Jenni Bowlin.

ribbon snippet is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. buttons are from my vintage stash. stickles was added to the main image for snow. a marker was used for faux stitching and accent dots.

I hope to see you in the new challenge! and thanks so very much for stopping by! :)

Stella Says Sketch - sketch
Crimbo Crackers - cute kids
ABC Christmas - G for green or gold (used both here)
Winter Wonderland - for a child
Pile it On - stitching
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Cute Christmas

Happiest of Birthdays, Aud Sentiments!

Coffee of the Day - Irish Creme

Today begins a new challenge at Aud Sentiments, with our theme being 'Birthdays' as we celebrate 6 years of blogging and challenges!!!! I do hope you will pop over to see all of the beautiful projects made by the team to inspire you!

I am using an image and sentiment by Simply Betty Stamps for my card. papers are from the Basic Grey Saturday Morning collection. ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon and twine is by Maya Road. the little flowers were given to me, so I'm sorry I don't know the mfg. buttons are from my vintage stash.

check back later this evening for my Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra post. have a most wonderful day! :)

Crafting When We Can - sketch
Outlawz Twisted Thurs - anything goes
Inky Impressions - Let's Hear it for the Girls
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Dream Valley - girly

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2 Simple Sympathy Cards

Coffee of the Day - Creme Brulee

Sadly, one of my cousins died on Easter morning. although I have to say, if I could choose, that would be the exact day I would pick to go to Heaven! oh, the rejoicing and partying going on! lots of comfort in that mental picture, I tell ya.

anyhow, I am busy making lots of sympathy cards to send to his family. I'm not one of those who can make sympathy cards ahead of time. I need to make these as I need them so I can really think and pray over each one.

I'm also a fairly slow crafter, so I'm afraid y'all are going to be seeing these for a bit. I apologize in advance for this.

I'm sharing 2 today, made with a beautiful feather image from A Day for Daisies. papers are from the Webster's Pages Painted Passport collection.

ribbons and trims are all from Really Reasonable Ribbon with the exception of burlap which is May Arts and buttons are from my vintage stash.

1st card - little banner punch and sentiment used on it are by SU!
2nd card - banner die is SU! and sentiment stamp is by Unity.

thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is amazing! :)

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Digi Choosday - spring colors
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Ribbon Girls - any image and ribbon
Outlawz Mon. Greeting - anything goes
Paper Shelter - buttons
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
WAW - anything encouraging goes

Monday, March 28, 2016

Live Where the Sand Comes Up to My Door

Coffee of the Day - Dulce de Leche

Today marks another final DT posting, this time being my time with Sandra Caldwell's team. as you can see, changes are taking place here on my blog. seasons come and go, and it's all good. :)

My card today uses the new image, 'Flip Flops on the Beach #363'.

This was such a fun card to make since it overflows with great embellies! paper is from the gorgeous new Carta Bella Yacht Club collection. the texture to this paper is amazing!

sentiment is by Ginger's House, stitched sun & clouds die is from La La Land, flip flops die is by Taylored Expressions, and main image/matting die is from Spellbinders. sentiment is punched with a SU! punch. flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

peacock seam binding is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, twine is leftover from some tags I had used, and polka dot grosgrain is old from my stash. shimmerz paint was used on the little shell of the main image, as was a wink of stella clear glitter pen and white gel pen.

So glad you stopped by today! hope your week is off to a great start! :)

Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - ribbon
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Outlawz Festive Fri - Make Up Your Own Holiday (I think 'Flip Flops Day' sounds pretty amazing, don't you?!)
Cr8tive Hands - anything goes
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Come Rain or Shine
WAW - anything encouraging goes
City Crafter - on Cloud 9
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Top 3 at {Pin}spirational Challenges
Winner at Crafty Gals Corner
Top 3 at Double D Challenges

Coffee of the Day - Carrot Cake

A most blessed Easter morning to all of you! It is the hope of all of us at Really Reasonable Ribbon that you are surrounded by your family and friends as we celebrate this most special day! :)

The projects I am sharing with you today as similar to the ones I posted on my blog for the monthly ribbon club blog hop, is you stopped by for that. I had several requests for some of the wooden rabbits I had made, so I was busy these past few weeks getting them ready to hop to their destinations before Easter morning. ;)

The first pair were going to the same house, so ribbons and flowers are similar.

items used:  pearl pink roses with scalloped edge grosgrain, brown micro gingham, 5/8" robin's egg satin with stitched center, bay leaf seam binding, moss green gingham, ivory burlap string, parrot green netting, spring moss mini ric rac, Wild Orchid Crafts: magnolias, cosmos, lilies, rosebuds, hip rosebuds, daffodils, aster daisies, light turquoise open roses, and leaves.

The next bunny was going to a home that had a similar color pattern, but I tried to mix up the ribbon choices a bit. this wooden rabbit is larger than the other ones. it was already packed up and mailed when I realized I didn't get the measurements of it. to give you an idea, it's actually larger than the aqua rabbit above.

items used: pearl pink roses with scalloped edge grosgrain, brown micro gingham, aqua seam binding, aqua gingham plaid, celery gingham plaid, ivory burlap string, Wild Orchid Crafts: magnolias, cosmos, cottage roses, daffodils, rose buds, mini sweetheart blossoms, and leaves.

I used vintage buttons for the eyes and tails. the little cards are from Cameo Shoppe.

Don't forget to play along in our 'Welcome Spring with Ribbon or Trim' challenge! we'd love to see what you make! :)

Creative Craft Cottage - anything goes
Petal Lu - anything goes
Crafting with Friends - anything goes
Creative Corner - anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy - pastel colors
Crafty Girls - anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - photo inspiration
Crafty Gals Corner - Easter or Spring
Li'l Red Wagon - Easter/Spring
{Pin}spirational - photo inspiration
Decorate to Celebrate - anything goes
Double D - Easter
Our Crafty Corner - anything goes
Where the HeART is - anything goes/Easter
Choux Choux Paper Art - Easter/Spring linky party

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Joy Bunnies

DT Favorite at Sasayaki Glitter
Top 3 Pick at Scribbles Designs

Coffee of the Day - Carrot Cake

I'm sad to say that today is my last day posting as a DT member with Paper Temptress. I'm so very thankful to Patricia and Melanie for allowing me this wonderful opportunity. It's been a fun ride! :)

Believe it or not, my final card does NOT contain any Desert Storm Kraft card stock anywhere on it! shut the front door! I know y'all are in shock.... I was, too, when I made it, but I went for this gorgeous aqua instead. mind you, the Desert Storm will always be my fave, so you had better stock up! you'll fall in love with it just like I did! it's so multi-purpose!


my card base is the lovely spring Aqua BASIS with the edges inked in white craft. aqua mini ric rac from Really Reasonable Ribbon and  natural jute twine were tied in a bow around the decorative paper by Authentique. flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and pretty sentiment is by Shady Tree Studios. oh yes, the cute bunny image is and old one by Sandra Caldwell, and the girl bunny's bow is accented with the wink of stella clear glitter pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! enjoy your weekend! :)

Outlawz Mon. Greeting - square card with a greeting
Scribbles Designs - a song in your heart (Here Comes Peter Cottontail, of course! grins!)
{pin}spirational - photo inspiration
Animal Friends - Easter
Kreativeinkauf Ch - Easter
Scrap 'n Challenge - anything goes
Brown Sugar - Easter
QKR - Easter cards
Creative Ladybird's Creations - anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - photo inspiration
Crafty Creations - Spring Fever
Paper Shelter - Easter
Everybody Art - anything goes
Fan-tastic Tues - cute critters with square or rect. card
Ike's World - Easter Bonnets/Hats
Artistic Inspiration - anything goes with a twist of Easter
Eureka - Easter card
Melonheadz - layer it up
Sasayaki Glitter - Easter
Choux Choux Paper Art - Easter/Spring linky party

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Candy Easter Baskets

Coffee of the Day - Cinnabon (a very nice person sent me this K-cup! so yum!)

Since all of my kiddos are going to be away for Easter this year, I made a fun type of Easter basket for each of them. I found the idea through a friend's Facebook page and then followed the link to this blog post. my baskets are a modification of these.

Each basket is different and tailored to the recipient. Dave and I had to go to a special candy warehouse on the other side of Cleveland in order to find the laffy taffy ropes. it was about a 1 1/2 hour drive just to get there, but what a cool place! couldn't find the candy ropes in any stores around here, but then we do live in an itty bitty town. I like the ropes braided the way I did them here. :)

Baskets are tied with plaid ribbons and baker's twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon. each one sports the fave colors of the person receiving it.

had to make a basket for Tyler's girlfriend, too. :)

I sure do appreciate you stopping by my blog today! have a great day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

An Altered Almond Can for Easter

Top 3 Pick at Through the Craft Room Door

Coffee of the Day - Caribbean Hazelnut

I made quite a few gifts to either send out or give away for Easter this year. the one I'm sharing today is something Tyler will be taking with him tomorrow as he heads to PA for a visit with his girlfriend's family.

I have altered another almond can, this time for Easter. it is filled with yummy pastel M&M's. I hope they like it! :) if nothing else, they will enjoy the treats inside!!!

someday I will think to take step by step photos, but I'm usually on a time crunch when making these. sorry, for those of you who have asked in the past. will try to do it the next time I make one.

decorative papers are all from various collections by Basic Grey, silk flowers were purchased at Michael's & Pat Catan's, and mulberry flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. buttons are from my stash.

ribbons & trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon include:
yellow circus dots
pink silky crush
violet burlap string
Elise crochet lace

you can't really tell from the photo, but I used a pretty doily die from Sizzix under the ribbon spool and outlined several of the pieces in stickles. yes, the bag of M&M's really does fit inside! :)

thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you tomorrow with another Easter project.

A Snowflake's Promise - a touch of spring
Clear it Out - Easter & buttons (there are a ton of buttons on here. you might have to click on the photo to see it larger in order to see them all. they are at the base of the ribbon spool.)
Inky Chicks - Happy Easter
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - flora and fauna
Decorate to Celebrate - anything goes
Choux Choux Paper Art - Spring/Easter linky party
Just Us Girls - color inspiration
TTCRD - anything goes

Monday, March 21, 2016

Love All of This Coffee!

Coffee of the Day - Blueberry Cinnamon

It's Monday so you know it's time for a new Sandra Caldwell image! and this one is so perfect for the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, too! :) with everything that is going on around here, I haven't been able to participate the way I would like to, but I do have this one coffee themed card I want to link up with all of the other lovely cards you'll see.

The image is called 'Coffee Hut #359' and will soon be in Sandra's Etsy store. I added a few little touches to several of the coffee cups.

papers and sticker embellishments are from the Basic Grey Hillside collection. I also added part of a Starbucks coffee cozy. ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon include coral rose grosgrain, emerald plaid, and palos verdes baker's twine.  a white Wild Orchid Crafts apple blossom with 30mm leaf was added along with vintage buttons.

I'm sending this card to a special someone in the Coffee Loving Papercrafts Facebook group who sent me a wonderful package of various flavors of K-cups a few weeks ago. oh my gosh, they were so yummy!!!! :) I thought this would make a nice thank you card to a fellow coffee lover.

get ready, because this week I'll be posting a lot of Easter projects! have a great day! :) and thanks for stopping by!

Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - spring coffee themed card
Outlawz Paper a la Mode - anything goes
613 Avenue Craft - anything goes with optional twist to use a bird (on circle sticker)
L'il Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - square or rectangle cards
Little Claire's - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rad in Plaid Hipster Bunny

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Macadamia Nut

It's been quite the emotional week around here, with a very sick dog and a few other things going on. but I did need to get a card made for Mick to go with his Easter present. (I'll share photos of that in a day or so...)

The Outlawz group has a progressive challenge going on right now, and this fun bunny rabbit was given to anyone who wanted to play along. it comes from Gerda Steiner Designs and just made me smile! :)

Mick is quite the hipster, although he would be the first to deny it. that is a sure sign of being a hipster! notice his goatee and long sideburns.... I typed out the sentiment on the computer.

paper is from Authentique, dies are by Spellbinders, buttons are vintage, and ribbons & burlap string are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. a piece of torn corrugated cardboard was inked and added. some faux stitching completes the card.

Thanks for stopping by! have a wonderful weekend! :)

A Gem of a Challenge - Easter
Allsorts - Easter
Sweet Stampin' - Easter
Brown Sugar - Spring
Simply Create Too - be funny/make a joke
Creative Moments - Spring has Sprung
Double Click Skittles - bunny, basket, or egg
The Male Room - Easter

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Winner at A Bit More Time to Craft
Best Technique Winner at Champion of Champions Worldwide Challenge

Coffee of the Day - Irish Creme

I would like to say Happy St. Patrick's Day to each of you! I hope you have your green on today. :) if not, grab a smidgen of green ribbon you picked up in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store, pin it to your lapel, and you'll be good to go!

To get you in the mood for festivities later in the day, I'm sharing with you an altered project I made for one of my sons. He saw it while it was a 'work in progress' in my craft room, so  he actually thinks it was made for his brother. what a sneaky mom I can be when I need to be! grins!

I started with a wooden shamrock wall hanging I found on the JoAnn's website. I did quite a bit of work on it to get it ready to alter. I sanded off all of the glitter and added many coats of paint of different shades of green with some browns in between.

papers are from the Authentique Charmed collection, with a ripped piece of a paper bag thrown in for good measure! felt shamrock was from Michael's a few years ago, little applique is vintage as are the buttons, and flair buttons were found at the dollar store. fun vintage dog image is from an Etsy store called Vintage by Me. I actually burned the edges before adding it to the collage. beer stein die is from Find It Media.

plain cotton blend ribbon was tied and added to the shamrock face, green burlap string was tied in a bow around the stem, and 5/8" emerald green gingham plaid ribbon is used for the hanger. I did add some kraft ink to the gingham to age it a bit.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! have fun celebrating!

Champion of Champions - anything goes if a previous winner
Craft Rocket - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - green with ribbon
A Bit More Time To Craft - anything goes
Craft for the Craic - St. Patrick's Day

Find Your Wings Butterfly

My 2nd post for the day, with one more to follow. I told you it was going to be busy here! :)

We have a new challenge over at Aud Sentiments and it's a fun one! there is a bingo board for you to use, and our sponsor is none other than the very talented Art by Miran.

I have used the beautiful Maria Mariposa on my card along with a pretty butterfly template from Shape EZ.

papers are from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie collection, sentiment is by Create with TLC, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, black seam binding & pink burlap string are from RRR, and button is from my vintage stash. sequins are by Lawn Fawn. lovely butterfly die is from Cat's Pajamas, and sentiment is punched with an EK Success tag punch. her wings are accented with a wink of stella glitter pen.

Bingo: ribbon, paper punch, 2 patterned papers and die cut, flowers, 2 patterned papers

don't forget to stop back for my last post of the day! and be sure to play along in the bingo challenge, too! :)

Outlawz Paper a la Mode - National Butterfly Day
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - anything goes/use die cuts and punches
Creative Knockouts - Spring is on the Way
Star Stampz - think Spring
Inspiration Destination - anything goes

Sheer Hoppiness

It's a new challenge over at the Cardz 4 Galz blog, with our theme being 'Cute and Cuddly.' think of bunnies and kitties and cute little critters such as that when you make your cards to enter. :)

The other day I found this wonderful coloring page being offered for free by Prima. isn't she just so very sweet? I couldn't pair her with any papers other than Prima ones, so all of these are from the Tea Thyme collection.

the beautiful floral die is also by Prima, the leaf flourish die is from Cheery Lynn, sentiment is by Create with TLC, pink silky crush ribbon and pink burlap string are from RRR, little sweetheart blossom flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and button is vintage. main image and matting die are by Spellbinders. sentiment punch is from SU!

one more post coming in just a bit.....

Outlawz Twisted Thurs - layers
Champion of Champion - anything goes if previous winner
Cute Card Thurs - Easter
DL Art - Easter
Crafter's Cafe - Easter
TTCRD - anything goes
Crafty Boots - Easter
Di's Digi Designs - lots of layers

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Leprechaun's Pot of Gold

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Macadamia Nut

Sharing another St. Patrick's Day card with all of you, this one with an image from Aurora Wings. He is the 'Whimsical Leprechaun with Shamrock' and always makes me smile. :)

I added a felt shamrock from Michael's that was inked a bit to help tone down the brightness of the green, once again the paper is from the Authentique Charmed collection, both ribbons are the lime juice grosgrain from RRR with the bow being tied with the olive burlap string. a few sequins complete the card. little touches with distress stickles, a white gel pen, and the wink of stella glitter pen to the main image.

Tomorrow is a BIG day for posts on my blog, so be sure to stop back by! see you then! :)

Cr8tive Hands Friends - anything goes
City Crafter - make it green
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - go green
Outlawz Color Ch - color challenge plus twist (green, orange, & black plus felt)
Aurora Wings - fave season (I actually like all but summer. spring is wonderful with things blooming and turning GREEN again. grins!)
Dragonfly Journeys - go green
Choux Choux Paper Art - St. Patrick's Day linky party

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Raising an Irish Mug to Ya

Coffee of the Day - Maple Fudge

for the next few days, I'll be sharing a few St. Patrick's Day cards I've made to send off to my sons away at school. We love St. Patty's Day here at our house! :)

Today's card uses an image from MelJen's, although she no longer sells her images anywhere. it's called "Irish Brew." the little strip of torn paper & banner are from the Authentique Charmed collection. can you tell how much I have loved using papers from that collection this season? it really is wonderful if you can get your hands on any before it sells out.

the other day when I was making my Irish Coffee card, I knew I was going to need those cutey little shamrocks. but I am a paper hoarder when it comes to the card stock from Paper Temptress. I don't have that much, so I use it very sparingly. I came up with the idea to put the Memory Box die across the bottom of the Olive BASIS card so it created a little cut out. this way I was able to get the die cuts I needed for the other card, but also get a fun effect on this card! cool! :) I highlighted the shamrocks with the same craft ink I used for the edges.

card base was also sprayed with olive glimmer mist. as you can see, someone in the family made the sacrifice to drink a Guinness so I could use the label and bottle cap here on the card. ;) pretty lime juice grosgrain ribbon from RRR was added to the label along with a vintage button tied with olive burlap string.

this was my first time using liquid applique, and I confess mine is fairly old. it was fun, so I'll definitely try it again! sure adds a lot to the foam on the beer stein! :)

enjoy your day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow!

Outlawz Twisted Thurs - add green
Shopping Our Stash - oh, me lucky charms (liquid applique is VERY old!)
Get Creative - St. Patrick's Day
Crafty Cardmakers - go green
Incy Wincy - shades of green
Glitter 'n Sparkle - use some green
Pile it On - green plus 2 other colors (gold and light blue for main image bg)
Quirky Crafts - masculine with ribbon or twine (I have both)
Choux Choux Paper Art - St. Patrick's Day linky party
Hiding in My Craft Room - super scraps (both pieces of designer paper are scraps)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mid-Month Inspiration Post for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra

Favorite at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

It's now time to share my mid-month post for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. because of the time difference I have to post my card the evening of the 14th so it coincides with the post going live in the UK on the 15th. ;)

Our challenge is always sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, but  mid-month DT projects can feature images from anywhere.

Today's card has a cute little image from Sandra Caldwell called 'Head Elf' because he was a perfect match to the Boot Card Template from Shape EZ. don't you think so?

paper is from the Basic Grey Evergreen collection, flowers & holly leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts, striped satin ribbon & gold twine are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and pretty little doilies are an Etsy purchase. I added some stickles accent dots to the boot and white gel pen & glitter pen accents to the main image.

playing along in the Christmas Extra challenge is a great way to get a jump start on your holiday cards! hope to see you there. :)

Christmas Card Ch - anything Christmas goes
Crafty Friends - anything goes
QKR - add some sparkle (stickles, gold/silver ribbon, gold twine, & glitter pen highlights)
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
DL Art - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Ch - shaped card
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - cute Christmas
12 Months of Christmas - anything Christmas goes with optional decoration twist

I'm the Cutest Easter Bunny!

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Macadamia Nut

Since it's Monday, you know I'm here to share something made with one of Sandra Caldwell's new images! :) My card today is with the cute 'Fluffy the Rabbit,' which I'll link to just as soon as it's in the shop.

sentiment is from Create with TLC, decorative paper if from the Authentique Springtime collection, small flourish dies are by Sizzix, and large flourish die used to cut clear packaging is by Tim Holtz.

peacock seam binding is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and buttons from my vintage stash. accents made with white gel pen and clear spica glitter pen.

so happy you stopped by today! have a great week! :)

Come and Get It - Easter/Spring
Great Impressions - bunny hop
Robyn's Fetish - Easter cards
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Ch - anything goes with an Easter twist
Aloha Fri - Easter
CRAFT - Easter/Spring
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - anything goes with an animal
TTCRD - anything goes

Sunday, March 13, 2016

An Altered Wooden Easter Bunny for the RRR Blog Hop

Top 3 Pick at Crafting Musketeers

Coffee of the Day - Carrot Cake (just seemed appropriate!)

Welcome to my stop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop! as we do every month for the hop, the DT shows projects made with the fun ribbon club kit. if at any time you ever get lost while hopping, just head back to the RRR blog for the complete list. plus you will want to stop there at the end for your chance to win your very own set of the monthly ribbons! :)

you should have landed here from GINNY's wonderful blog. she always has such neat projects, doesn't she?! :)

our oldest son, Tyler, is going to spend Easter with his girlfriend and her family. he is even going to meet the 'grands' so this is BIG! I made a little something for him to take to her grandparents.

I found this little wooden bunny on the JoAnn's website. actually I first saw it in their sale flyer, but couldn't find it the one time I was able to get to a store. so I ordered it online. I knew it would be fun to fix up!

you can see the various ribbons from the monthly club kit that I used. I also added my fave Wild Orchid Crafts magnolia (I added a bit of watercoloring to make the color match), aster daisies, cosmos, tiny rosebuds, and a sweetheart blossom. I also used a bit of  the iridescent string to tie on the little tag, but it is currently out of stock in the store. you could easily use any of the wonderful burlap or jute strings that Bonnie currently has.  or even some of the thicker baker's twine. :) you could really go for fun with the metallic gold or silver!

the pretty floral tag is from a great new vintage digital company I have found on Etsy called Cameo Shoppe. I promise you will be seeing much more from them on upcoming posts! their sheets print out so crisp and clean! bark heart is from Live and Love Crafts and the safety pin is a found treasure from Tyler's girlfriend. I thought she would appreciate seeing it on here! ;) she is always picking up little goodies for me to use on my projects. what a sweetie!

----> I'm adding another bunny project at the last minute because my youngest son, who has been home this past week for Spring Break, asked me to make one for his girlfriend after seeing this one.

I used this larger aqua wooden bunny from JoAnn's and another tag from the same digital sheet by Cameo Shoppe. here I used the yellow gingham plaid ribbon from the monthly club kit, the aqua version of the pink scalloped edge roses grosgrain found in the ribbon kit, iridescent string, 1/8" pink diagonal stripe ribbon, and light pink mini ric rac for the bow.

parrot green netting is the base for the floral arrangement made of WOC chrysanthemums, lilies, hip rosebuds, and daffodils, a 30mm leaf was added to the daffodil at the bunny's ears.

your next stop on this fun hop is at the most amazing blog of AMBER. you know she is going to have something fabulous to knock your socks off! :)

thanks so much for stopping by!

Allsorts - Spring is in the Air
CRAFT - Easter/Spring
DL Art Thankful Thurs - Easter
Crafting Musketeers - use 3 ribbons (I actually used a lot more than 3 on each!)
Crafty Enjoyments - Spring or Easter
WAW - anything goes
Champion of Champions - anything goes if previous winner

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Irish Coffee for the Day

Coffee of the Day - Irish Creme

It's another lovely Saturday, and I'm here to share a St. Patrick's Day card with all of you for my Paper Temptress post.

I started with a base of BASIS olive cs, inking the edges. being me, you have come to expect that SOMEWHERE I am going to use the Desert Storm Kraft cs, aren't you?! c'mon..... you know it wouldn't be the same if I posted a card without it! ;) so I made a fun banner using my fave kraft, adding little shamrocks cut with a Memory Box die from the same olive cs as the base.

 when it came time to add some ribbon, I was stumped because I didn't have any green from the Paper Temptress store. hmmmmm..... what to do? the 5/8" rainbow opulence ribbon to the rescue! I cut a snippet that was in the orange/yellow/green range, and it was perfect! :) you  never know what will happen when you need to improvise!

papers are from the Authentique Charmed collection, sentiment is by Create with TLC, and the Irish coffee cup image is by Jennifer Nilsson/Doodle Garden, although she no longer sells her digis. flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and buttons are from my vintage stash. the froth on the coffee was covered in rock candy stickles, and I forget every time that it causes the inks to run. so please forgive the smoodges....

 Have a great weekend! :)  Jennifer

Outlawz Greeting - add a little green
Brown Sugar - green & gold
Pattie's Creations - anything goes with green

Monday, March 7, 2016

Thanks, Little Birdies!

It's now time to post my project for Sandra Caldwell's Etsy store new digi releases! this is always fun, since she sneaks in a few images the DT doesn't know about either. ;)

I have used the oh, so fun 'Birdy Hair Salon #301' on my card.

papers are from the Basic Grey Kneehighs collection, mini sweetheart blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts, baby pink seam binding & pink burlap string are both from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and buttons are from my vintage stash. main image die is by Spellbinders and larger die is by SU!.  a wink of stella clear glitter pen was used on her hair bow for some sparkle. :) the little sentiment is an SRM Stickers product.

also feel free to join Sandra's Facebook group page for more fun! you never know if she is going to have an impromptu game or challenge! :)

L'il Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Outlawz Paper a la Mode - Welcome Spring
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring
Allsorts - International Women's Day
Suzy Bee's - anything goes with a touch of spring
Digitally Sweet - Spring is in the Air
Wags 'n Whiskers - Spring Fun
Craft Rocket - feathers and/or fur

Easter Blessings

Coffee of the Day - Carrot Cake

Hippity Happity Hoppity Monday to you!

March is a very busy month for getting crafty, between St. Patrick's Day and Easter. the Really Reasonable Ribbon DT always has plenty of projects created to inspire you for whatever you happen to have sitting on your crafty table! :)

I am sharing a pair of Easter cards I created using some pretty downloads from Polly's Paper Crafts (who so graciously sponsored us last month) and products from the RRR store.

I used images from the Easter Kids Button cards, distressing the edges.

the blue card is topped with 5/8" bluebird gingham plaid ribbon tied in a bow with the delicate Sharon crochet lace.

the pink card uses Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon tied with the same Sharon crochet lace.

I also added the gorgeous WOC Magnolias, Aster Daisies, Open Roses, Cosmos, and Sweetheart Blossoms for a lovely floral touch.

the banners for both are free printables from Live, Laugh, Rowe. as soon as I saw them, I knew they would make the perfect backing for these cutey button cards! :) little bunny & bow dies are by Tim Holtz and the grass one is from My Favorite Things. buttons, as almost always, are from my vintage stahs. beautiful sentiment stamp is from Shady Tree Studio. I do so miss Nancy's stamps and treasure the ones I have.

I do hope you will join our current challenge, "Show Me the Green with Ribbons or Trims." we would love to have you play along! :)

There is also a DT call currently going on! You KNOW you would just LOVE to be part of this amazing team! :) hurry on over to get the deets on how to submit your application! it has truly been one of the kindest and most supportive group of people I have ever had the honor to serve with on a Design Team! :)

see you in just a bit with my post for Sandra Caldwell...

613 Avenue Create - anything goes with glitter twist (stickles on bunny bow)
Ribbon Girls - Spring/Easter with ribbon
Hiding In My Craft Room - Spring Colors
Quick Quotes - Welcome Spring
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
Creative Knockouts - flower power
Time Out - Easter and/or Spring with optional masking