Merry Christmas

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back for one last Christmas card share before the day approaches.  Sometimes with a card you don't need a big fancy bow but you can still use some pretty ribbon as an accent.  I used several patterned papers from a hoarded October Afternoon paper collection to create my card base.  I then created a fun belly band as an accent using Green Glitz Ribbon.  I placed my retro Santa image on top.  I then fussy cut out the sentiment and popped it up with foam dots on the card.  I added a snowflake flair button next to Santa and then three white enamel dots at the top.  As a final touch I added Stickles to Santa's fur trim and then traced the letters with Glossy Accents.

Head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon store to pick up all of your accent ribbons.  I hope you enjoy this card and all of you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Christmas Greetings

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back on the blog today to share a simple but beautiful card I whipped up for a party I will be going to this Christmas season.  With life being so hectic right now it is good to always have some supplies on hand to make quick cards in a pinch.  I did just that with one of my creativity kits from Pollys Paper on Etsy and a couple of different ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon's Store

I adhered two printed papers to a Kraft card base.  I then wrapped Ivory Double Faced Satin Ribbon and Gold Glitz Ribbon vertically around the base.  I used the same glitz ribbon to make a simple double looped bow with my Bow-It-All and adhered it to the top of the ribbon band.  I then layered  a digital music sheet print.  I took my Santa focal image and matted it onto Kraft cardstock.  I popped that on top with foam squares.  As a final accent, I added three gold glitter enamel dots to the bottom left corner.  Voila!  This card only took about 15 minutes to put together and looks perfect to send to anyone to help them celebrate the season.  Have a wonderful day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop


Hi there crafty ribbon lovers!  Today is the day for the December Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The design team and I have come up some beautiful projects with the new Beautiful Blues ribbon club assortment

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

This month I decided to alter a mini crate box I picked up from Hobby Lobby quite a while ago.  I wanted to make something to hold the Christmas cards from this year.

I painted the box with Picket Fence and Broken China Distress paint.  I then added a silvery shimmer with Distress Pewter stain.  After that was all dry I added a band of Light Blue Netting and Light Navy Satin with Grosgrain Edge around the middle of the box.  I adhered a silver glitter die cut made from one of my Spellbinders dies to the right side of the box front.  I created several bows from Light Navy Satin with Grosgrain Edge, Blue Topaz Argyle Print on White Satin, and Silver Metallic String.  I then adhered them to the top of the die cut.  I then cut out a Poinsettia from an MFT die with white, yellow, and green MFT felt.  I adhered that to the top of the bows.  I finished it off with a Navy blue flat backed pearl.

I hope you enjoy the Christmas card holder I created with the beautiful new ribbons from the December Ribbon Assortment.  Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

December Hoarder's Hop

Welcome to the December Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Glenda Brooks blog. After visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet's blog next! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!

I created this rustic cabin Christmas card using the Winter Wonderland stamp set from FSJ to create the image within the polaroid frame and the hand stamped background paper.  I stamped the image and background paper with Oatmeal Cookie ink onto Butter Cream and Oatmeal Cookie cardstock respectively.  I distressed the image with the same Oatmeal Cookie ink.  I then added some color to the windows and trees with Lemon Drop and Fresh Forest inks.  I cute out all of my die cut pieces with Snapshot Frames Die set.  The ribbon and lace are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used Red Double Faced Satin ribbon and Chloe Natural Crochet Lace.  I added some Journey Glaze to the roof of the cabin and then sprinkled it with Journey Sparkle Dust.  I also added Journey Glaze to the Holly berries. 

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, and my card got you into the Christmas spirit a bit.  Please make sure to visit all of the other blogs on this hop and leave the talented ladies some love.  Have a wonderful day!

Shimmer and Sparkle Challenge

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's that time for a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.
The theme for Challenge #131 is Shimmer and Sparkle.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.


My card was created with a winter shimmer and sparkle theme in mind.  I used a hoarded stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I heat embossed the trees onto white cardstock with white embossing powder.  I then inked the background with Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, and Broken China Distress Inks.  I hand cut out a snowy hill and adhered it at the base of the trees.  I stamped the sentiment on the snowy hill in black ink.  I popped the finished scene onto a white card base with foam tape.  I then wrapped Royal Blue Diamond Satin and Silver Metallic Grosgrain ribbons around the card.  I created a bow with the same Royal Blue Diamond Satin ribbon.  Finally I added some clear sparkling glitter to the snowy hill and winter sky to mimic snow.

Now, let's see your Shimmer and Sparkle creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on December 18th to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly theme.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* You have until December 16th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.

Retro Holidays

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am dropping by today to share a retro holiday card I created using some awesome ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.

I layered several papers and images from one of my hoarded creativity kits that I purchased from Pollys Paper on Etsy.  I wrapped Poppy Red Diamond Satin ribbon and 3/8" Celery Green Plaid ribbon around the card base and topped it with a bow made from the same Poppy Red Diamond Satin ribbon.  To finish the card, I added some crystal Stickles all over the snowman to make him sparkle and three red gemstones at the bottom of the card.  I hope you enjoy this retro creation and don't forget to head over to the store for all of your holiday ribbon needs.  Have a wonderful day!