Miss You A Latte

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share with you a card I created with a cute image from Whimsie Doodles and some fabulous ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

I colored "Latte Lizzie" with my Copic Markers.  I cut her out with my Pierced Rectangle STAX dies from MFT and matted it with Wild Cherry Cardstock.  I used Echo Park "Keepin Cozy" patterned paper for the card. 

 I wrapped Gray Plaid Ribbon around the card and also created a bow with this using my Bow It All Tool.  I also wrapped Red Burlap String around the card as well.  I hope you enjoy my card.  I had so much fun coloring up this image.  Have a wonderful day!

Heart with Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there! Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  Bonnie has challenged us to use the theme "Hearts with ribbon" on a crafty project.  I created this Valentine below with ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store and hearts hanging from the little girl's umbrella.  Isn't that vintage image so sweet?!  I used paper from BasicGrey's "True Love" collection.  I matted it all with Wild Cherry cardstock from MFT.  The doilies peaking out are cut with an MFT die on red glitter cardstock.  I added Stickles in Christmas Red to the hearts in the image as well. 

The ribbon I used for the bow and band is Red Sheer Organza with Satin Center.  I created the bow with my Zutter Bow It All Tool.  I added some roses in red and white and some white leaves all from Wild Orchid Crafts which Bonnie carries in the store.  I hope you will head over to the blog and join in all the fun!

Vintage Valentine

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share with you a sweet vintage valentine I made using Ribbon and Baker's Twine from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.

I matted the digital printout image on glitter cardstock and lined the image with stickles glitter glue in Pink Taffeta.  The paper is from last years Crate Paper Valentine's Day collection.  I matted that on glitter cardstock as well and glued that to a standard A2 card base.  I placed a white heart doily behind the image before adhering it to the card base.

I wrapped a band of Hot Pink Satin with Grosgrain Edge ribbon.  I also created a bow to go on top of this with the same ribbon and my Bow It All tool.  I then adhered a white button to the center of the bow tied with Cotton Candy Baker's Twine.  I hope you enjoy this card and make sure to pick up all of your Valentine's Day ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Bonnie has a huge selection perfect for the occasion.  Have a wonderful day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hey there!  Today is the day for the January Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The design team and I have cooked up some beautiful projects with the new Love is in the Air assortment.

If you are following along you should have come here from Ginny's Blog.  If not, head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.

For my project, I decided to make a Valentine's Day pillow treat box with two of the ribbons in the assortment.  I absolutely love this sentiment from the MFT Lovey-Dovey set.  Unfortunately it is a retired set. I stamped with Doll Pink Simon Says Stamp Ink and inked the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  I added some teal enamel hearts to the sentiment tag.

I used Diamond Satin ribbon in Shocking Pink and Brenda White Crochet Lace for the belly band and the bow on the top.  I added a button from my stash tied with Aqua Baker's Twine.  I hope you enjoy this cute and simple treat box.  Head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop. Have a wonderful crafty day!

January Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hi there crafty peeps!  It is a new year and time for another challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  We are changing things up some for 2015 so make sure to head over to the blog to find out about the changes.  Without further ado, let's get to the challenge theme!

Choose Your Challenge:
Create any type or style of project you wish, as long as you pick ONE (1) item from each category in the chart below! Choose your cardstock, printed paper, or other base (box, canvas, tray, etc.). Next, choose your adhesive. Finally, from the chart below, choose your coloring medium, fiber, technique, texture, and embellishment for your project! The combinations are almost endless! (You may choose more than one item from each category, but you MUST have AT LEAST ONE from each!) Pull out those hoarded products, have fun, and welcome to a NEW YEAR at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

I have moved directly from creating Christmas themed projects right in to Valentine's Day without skipping a beat.  Here is a card I created using items from each column above.  For a whole list of products with links scroll down to the bottom of my post.

Column 1: Inks and Markers
Column 2: Twine and Lace
Column 3: Embossing
Column 4: Bling

I hope you will join in our challenge this month to kick off the new year.  Please visit the other DTs blogs below and see the other amazing projects they have created for the challenge.  Have a wonderful day!

Christy Butters

Valentine's Day Decor Blocks

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to share a quick but cute decor piece for Valentine's Day.  I have a set of wood blocks in my craft room that I change for each season/holiday.  I had a Christmas banner set hanging from the blocks, but since Christmas is officially over *sad face*, I decided to created a new banner set to hang from them.

I used patterned paper from the BoBunny Head Over Heals collection matted with red cardstock.  I cut out the letters from red glitter cardstock and my Silhouette Cameo.  The last block has a stamped and die-cut image from the My Favorite Things Distressed Hearts set.  I added black adhesive gems and black heart enamel shapes to four of the blocks as accents.  The middle block has a die-cut heart and a white button tied with pink/black bakers twine.

I created bows for each banner with my Bow-It-All tool.  I used hot pink delicate stitched satin ribbon from this months Ribbon Club Kit "Love is in the Air".  I also used black diamond satin ribbon.  All of this can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

The finished dimensions for each banner are small length banners- 2.5 x 3.25; medium length banners- 2.5 x 3.75; large length banners- 2.5 x 4.25.  I hope you enjoy this project and it inspires you to start some Valentine's Day projects of your own.  Have a wonderful day!