Spring Makes Us Happy

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a card I made using items from the March Simon Says Stamp Card Kit and some twine from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

I colored the watercolor image from the kit with my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Palette.  After I colored the image I set it aside to dry for a bit.  I then created the card base using orange cardstock and patterned paper from the kit.  I wrapped Black Burlap String around the middle of the card base.  I then took the image and cut out the picture to separate it from the sentiment.  I then popped all of the individual pieces onto the card base with foam tape.  I added tiny bows to the egg balloons with the same string.  I added some white accents to the balloons with white gel pen and white perfect pearls.  I added Journey Glaze to the bold words in the sentiment to make them stand out a bit more.  I hope you enjoy this bright spring card.  Have a wonderful day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Welcome Spring Challenge

Hi there crafty peeps!  Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  I created a fun shaker card as my inspiration for this challenge.

All of the supplies and stamped images are from the latest month's Simon Says Stamp Kit.  I created the shaker element by making a shaker pocket with my We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool.  I then layered the stamped bunnies along with my die cut grass onto the bottom of the pocket frame with my sentiment strip.  I added some of the Hyacinth Double Faced Satin Ribbon to the top and tied it in a simple knot.  I hope you enjoy my Welcome Spring card and will join in on this new challenge.  Have a wonderful day!

Spring Botanical Thanks

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a cute 4 bar thank you card I created using several stamps and products from Fun Stampers Journey and some beautiful ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I stamped several FSJ images and colored them with my Copic Markers.  I layered them onto a stamped background wound with Black Burlap String.  I mounted this all to a piece of 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 inch purple cardstock from FSJ.  I added a few enamel dots for an accent.  I also covered the stamped bee with Journey Glaze.  I mounted the focal panel onto striped patterned paper after creating a sash and bow with Yellow Plaid Ribbon.  Finally I mounted the entire front to a card base made with the same purple cardstock from FSJ.  I hope you enjoy my spring thank you card.  Have a wonderful day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop

Hi there crafty ribbon lovers!  Today is the day for the March Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The design team and I have come up some beautiful projects with the new Welcome Spring 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.
As some of you might know, my husband and I are expecting our first baby in June and we were delighted to find out it's a girl!!  I decided to make a cute door hanger for her nursery using items from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Polly's Paper Studio, and my scrap stash.
I took a hanging chalkboard I had in my stash and painted the edges with Distress paint in Spun Sugar.  While that was drying, I took a wood frame and painted that with the same Distress paint.  I then sprinkled on some Frantage embossing powder in Shabby White to the frame and melted that with my heat gun.  I glued a piece of digi vintage print from one of my Creativity Kits from Polly's Paper Studio.  I then adhered this down to the chalkboard.  I then adhered a few tags from the same kit around and inside the frame. I took one of the adorable digi collage images from the Blooming Bicycles Journal Card set and adhered that off center on the frame.  All of my images and tags were edged with Black Soot Distress ink.  I added a few pink doodlebug pearls as accents on the frame.
I then moved on to creating my bouquet of flowers with several different Wild Orchid crafts flowers from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.  Aren't they just spectacular!?  After they were arranged and adhered, I moved on to the sentiment.  I used some American Crafts Thickers scrabble blocks in pink for the first part "ENJOY"  and then took my Picket Fence Distress Marker and hand wrote "Life" onto the chalkboard.  I added some Crystal Stickles to the roses on the image for sparkle.  I also added Journey Glaze to the bicycle to make it stand out.  Finally, I cut off the original burlap string that was on the top and created a hanger with Pearl Pink Roses with Scalloped edge Grosgrain ribbon.  I also created a double layered bow with my Bow-It-All tool and Pearl Pink Satin Ribbon and adhered this to the top of the chalkboard.
I hope you enjoyed my adorable door hanger using the new Welcome Spring Collection.  Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

Vintage Easter Greetings

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a lovely vintage Easter card I made with images from Polly's Paper Studio and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I created my card base with two papers selected from the Vintage Easter Creativity Kit.  I then popped up one of the vintage digi images included and the sentiment banner with foam dots.  I added some subtle sparkle to the image with my Clear Wink of Stella marker. 

I created a and for the card using the new Lemon with Stitched Center Satin ribbon.  I then tied a multi-loop bow to the band made with Lemonwood Stripe Baker's Twine.  I hope you enjoy my Easter card and have a wonderful day!