Green and Purple Challenge

Hi there crafty peeps!  Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Bonnie has challenged us to create something fabulous with the theme of Green and Purple with Ribbon.

I created this lovely spring/St. Patrick's Day card with the newer paper collection from Graphic 45 called Time to Flourish.  All of the paper is inked around the edges with Distress ink in Peeled Paint. I used grape cardstock for matting.  The ribbon and lace I used is from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store which were 5/8" Grape Plaid Ribbon and Sandra White Crochet Lace.  Come visit the blog and join in the fun this challenge.  Have a wonderful day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hey there!  Today is the day for the February Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The design team and I have cooked up some beautiful projects with the new Purple and Green Mix.

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 St. Patrick's Day card with two of the ribbons in the mix.  I used patterned paper from the new Authentique Lucky 6x6 paper pad.  I inked all of the edges in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and matted it all in purple cardstock.  I cut out Irish Blessing from the same patterned paper pad.  The image of the Irish maiden is from a digital collage I purchased off of Etsy. I added a few emerald green rhinestones to add some sparkle.  The two ribbons I used are Kiwi Shimmer Satin and Grape Plaid Ribbon.  Finally I added a few Mulberry roses in white and purple as another accent for the card.

I hope you enjoy this cute vintage St. Patrick's Day card. Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Luck of the Irish-Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hey there crafty peeps!  I decided to take a break today from Valentine's Day projects and share a card I created for St. Patrick's Day.  I was inspired by a new paper pad I purchased recently from Authentique called Lucky.

I matted the papers with green cardstock and used an image from the patterned paper as the focal point.  I just loved the banner with the four leaf clovers.  I added dark green gems for some sparkle.  I brought the whole card together with a lovely wrapped bow made from Forest Green Delicate Stitched Satin.  There are so many lovely ribbon varieties available in green that would be perfect for all of your St. Patrick's Day decor, cards, and gifts this year at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

I hope you enjoy very green and Lucky card, and that it inspires you to create something for the occasion as well!  Have a wonderful day.

February Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hi there crafty peeps!  It is the start of a new month which means a new challenge over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  Thank you so much to those of you that participated last month!  We had a wonderful response to our new format which is very exciting.  This month Gloria is Challenging us to use the theme of Love.  So fitting for the month of February right?

How I Love Thee
You may create a Valentine, anniversary, wedding, or other love-themed project for this challenge. You may create something that has the word "LOVE" on it. Dig into your hoard and find all those hoarded hearts and pink sequins and doves and wedding paper that you have been saving for just the right project!

I created a cute Valentine's Day card for my inspiration using the adorable Heart Strings Digital Stamp from Whimsy Doodles.  I colored her with my Copic Markers and used Glossy Accents on the hearts for some shine.  The patterned paper is some old Valentine's Day paper from my hoard that is part of the American Crafts XOXO collection which is now discontinued. The Red Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this month.  Head on over to the blog to link up your project and to see all of the other wonderful inspiration from the rest of the DT.  Visit their blogs as well and leave them some love.  They are all SOOO talented!  Have a great day!

Watercolor Valentine

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's Amber here today, and I am so excited to share with you a simple but beautiful card I created for Valentine's Day using watercolors to create my background.

I used supplies from the new February Simon Says Stamp card kit to create this card.  The watercolors were so much fun to work with.  I used a mix of red, pink, and purple.  I then splattered some Gold Gelatos mixed with water to create some interest.  The wreath and sentiment are both rub-ons are from the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss collection that I rubbed onto sticky backed canvas die cut with a circle die.  I added some sequins for sparkle.  To finish the card and bring it all together, I wrapped Ivory Burlap String from the store and also created a bow with my Bow It All tool.

I hope you enjoy my simple but beautiful Valentine's Day card.  Have a wonderful day and make sure to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store for all of your Valentine's Day card needs!