A Note To My Peeps

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a card I made with a New stamp set I purchased and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon

The stamp set  used is from Fun Stampers Journey called Favorite Peeps.  I colored the chick in the egg with my Copic markers and glitter. I then created a layered focal panel with Yellow, White, and Purple cardstock and also a layer of wide patterned Washi Tape.  I then stamped the sentiment on a thin strip and adhered it to the bottom of the focal panel.  I then worked on making a 5x5 square card with White cardstock and a few JillyBean Soup patterned papers from my long hoarded stash.  I then added a sash and triple loop bow with White Glitz Ribbon.  Finally, I popped the focal panel up on the card with foam tape.  I hope you enjoy my card.  Have a great day!

Show Me The Pink Challenge

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's that time for a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.

The theme for Challenge #133 is Show me the Pink.
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.
Now, let's see your Show me the Pink creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on February 5th to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

I created this Valentine's Day card for the challenge using two different stamp sets from Fun Stampers Journey and Ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  I used Cool Pool cardstock for my card base.  I layered patterned paper from Crate paper onto the base.  I stamped the mason jar and the conversation hearts from the Be Mine stamp set and the Homemade stamp set/die bundle.  I shaded the jar and label with my Copics.  I wrapped a piece Deep Pink Solid Twine around the lid.  I used the same twine along with Cream Mesh Ribbon and wrapped that vertically around the card base.  I popped the mason jar up with foam dots onto the card.  I then added Journey glaze to the mason jar.  When it was dry I cracked it to give it a vintage look.  Finally, I added two Bezel Dots to the lower corner as an accent.

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.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR133) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until February 3rd at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.

Heartfelt Love

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a Valentine's Day card I made using products from Fun Stampers Journey and Really Reasonable Ribbon

I used my Brush Stroke stamp set to create a fun Ombre Pink to Red background panel.  I then wound Silver Metallic String around my fingers several times to create a "nest" and adhered that down to the middle of the panel.  I die-cut a heart out of white cardstock and popped that up with foam tape to the center over the nest.  I then took my Shimmer Silver Color Splash and made tiny splashes of silver spray across the card and heart.  I covered the entire heart in Journey Glaze and then sprinkled it with Journey Sparkle Dust.  I added some white sparkle enamel dots and clear rhinestones as accents to the card.  I then added my sentiment in black ink to the bottom left corner.  Finally, I took the completed panel and popped it onto a red and white card base with foam tape.  I hope you enjoy my fun and artistic looking Valentine.  Have a wonderful day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hi there crafty ribbon lovers!  Today is the day for the January Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The design team and I have come up some beautiful projects with the new Sweetheart Collection.

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.

I created this adorable vintage Valentine with my hoarded Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection paper.  I absolutely love this collection and have a hard time using it, but I knew it would be perfect for this month.  I started with a A2 size white card base which a matted a slightly smaller piece of red cardstock on top.  I then layered a piece of patterned paper to the cardstock.  I layered several cutout images from the collection to form a collage.  I added dark red flatback pearls on the card as accents. 

I created the belly band from 5/8" Pearl Pink Diamond Satin ribbon and 3/8" White Double Faced Satin Ribbon from this months assortment.  I created a quadruple looped bow from the same 3/8" White Double Faced Satin Ribbon with my Bow-It-All tool.

I hope you enjoy my vintage Valentine made with the Sweetheart Collection.  Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

January Hoarders Hop

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

I have been subscribing to the Simon Says Stamp card kit for a couple of years now.  Every month a box full of coordinating papers and ephemera are sent out with a beautiful stamp set.  I unfortunately rarely end up getting the time to use them.  They get placed in a labeled ziplock bag and sit collecting dust in my craft room.  It really is a shame, so I have made it one of my New Year's resolutions to make at least one card with every kit that gets sent to me.  All of the products in my card this month were included in the January Card Kit except for the wood veneer snowflakes.  Those are from a long hoarded package from Studio Calico.

I started with an A2 base cut from lilac cardstock.  I then layered two different patterned papers onto the base.  I wanted to use some of the stamps provided, so I created my own stamped background panel with white cardstock, SSS Fog ink and SSS Sea Glass ink.  I added two hand cut fishtail flags to the top.  I then layered an Ice block and two cute Penguin die cuts images to the lower corner.  These came on a cardstock sticker sheet.  I stamped the sentiment on a thin white strip of paper and pop dotted it up above the critters.  To finish the card, I added two painted wood veneer snowflakes, enamel dots, rhinestones, and a snowflake sequin.

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, and it inspired you to use some of your hoarded supplies.  Please make sure to visit all of the other blogs on this hop and leave the talented ladies some love.  Have a wonderful day!

You Stole My Heart

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a sweet Valentine's Day card I made with an older stamp set from My Favorite Things called Cute Critters.  I also used some beautiful ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store

I stamped my image in black Memento ink and then colored it with my Copic markers.  I then cut out a few Doodlebug patterned papers and the image with a Die-Namics Blueprint die set.  I die cut some grass and added it to the bottom of the image which was popped up on the card with foam squares.  I also added a die cut heart to the tree because the stamped heart on the tree was too small for me.  I stamped the sentiment onto Pink cardstock and popped that as well.  I added faux stitched lines with a white gel pen to the sentiment.  I added clear Wink of Stella and Journey glaze to each of the hearts to make them stand out a bit.

The ribbons I used for the band and bow are from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  I used Red Glitz Ribbon and Heart in Line on Hot Pink Grosgrain Ribbon.  I added some black thread and a hot pink button to finish off the bow.  I hope you enjoy my cute critter Valentine!  Remember to head over and check out the great Valentine's Day collection of ribbons.  Have a wonderful day!