Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MMMC #31-Merry & Bright Challenge

Hello friends and happy December to you! I love this month so much! It's filled with all sorts of fun and so much more! Today is the start of another new and super fun challenge at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog! To celebrate this festive month our MMMC #31 theme is Merry & Bright! The DT had the delightful opportunity to work with Eileen Hull's fabulous Sizzix Box and turn it into something merry and bright for the holiday season. Oh my, I had so much fun with it! I hope you'll be inspired to join in our Merry & Bright challenge this month! Eileen Hull is our sponsor and the prize is one you'll definitely want to get your crafty little hands on! Stop by our MMMC blog and see all the other wonderful ways our DT designed their boxes, then get your merry and bright mixed media crafting on!!
And since I'm so blessed to be designing for Really Reasonable Ribbon, it's also time for our RRR Challenge #154-Winter Holiday with Ribbon or Trim Theme! Yay! 2 new challenges, tons of fun! Join one or both today!!! :D
I call this the "Magical Christmas Box" and I enjoyed making is so very much! I used Graphic 45 papers to cover it and added a variety of pretty WOC Roses, Red Sweetheart Blooms and WOC Bead Berry Sprays. I added a set of Tim Holtz metal feet, which I spray painted glitter gold and to the top, and a pretty vintage-style knob with gold painted metal base. The fabulous ribbon is 1/8" Diagonal Stripe in Black--just perfect for the feel of my vintage box, I think. :)
Here are shots of the sides and close ups. These vintage-style images are from Crafty Secrets and they seem like they're really vintage since I've had them for almost 10 years, haha. So glad I finally got inspired to use them on my box.  I added some snowflake rub-ons and Prima foil ru b-ons for a bit more interest. I love how if you look closely, you can read the music sung by this festive winter bird is the song "Jingle Bells". :)  
 Here's the other side of the box. I had fun adding pretty embellies like mini candy cane, buttons,  puffy hearts and music notes! Also more foil rub ons for shimmer and shine!
And that's my merry and bright inspiration for you today! I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed and creative day!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ornament Cards with Pretty Bows

Hey friends!  Today I'm sharing 2 very easy Christmas cards for your holiday inspiration! Both ornaments were cut using my handy dandy Cricut machine and then topped with a pretty bow using fabulous Double Faced Satin Ribbon in Poppy Red and Bud Green from Really Reasonable Ribbon!
 I used the super easy fork method to make these little bows. Here's a link to the fork bow tutorial if you're interested in trying it out! You can make single bows like I did or double bows, which are even more beautiful and fabulous!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Reindeer Kisses and Penguin Love

Hey friends! Hope your weekend is going great! Today I made a couple of holiday cards with one super cute stamp set called Reindeer Kisses! This penguin and reindeer from The Cat's Pajamas...beyond adorbs. This first one is for the TCP Winter Blog Hop and I hope you like it!
Next up, I made a fun card for the current TCP Tuesday Challenge #327-Stars!  These were so easy to make with some pretty patterned papers and ribbons strips. I used ribbon from RRR: Red Satin Swiss Dots, Double Faced Red Satin Solid, and Gingham Black 3/8".
Thanks so much for stopping by today! xoxo

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Upcycled Frame with Big Puffy Bow!

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a easy project that anyone can make to brighten up your wall d├ęcor this holiday season.  I took an old frame that wasn't being used and painted it red, then simply added some May Arts Wired Edge Ribbon made into a puffy bow to the top corner. This is a super easy craft to make and has a really nice presence. That wired edge ribbon is so fun to work with!
Then I decorated the opposite bottom corner with a couple of WOC White Spiral Stamens, 2 WOC White Bead Berry Spray Clusters, 1 Red Bead Berry Spray Cluster and a few Ivory Roses.
Here's a close up of the corner....
I hope you've been inspired to try using wired edge ribbon in some creative way! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon NOVEMBER Blog Hop!

Hello my lovely friends!! Today is the 13th and that means it's time for the November RRR Blog Hop, featuring the beautiful Country Holiday Ribbon Club Assortment Collection! If you are already hopping, then you should be coming from the fabulous blog of CHERRY! Otherwise, hop on over to the start of the hop on the RRR Blog
I love this ribbon assortment so much! It can be used all year long for so many different projects and that makes it a great value to me!
 I really wanted to make a "Thankful" album this year and this ribbon assortment was perfection! I love tying lots of different ribbons to metal rings because it has such a celebratory look.  I used 1 of each of the 9 beautiful ribbons on my 3-ring album.
How cute, right? This album was fun to make! I used the new Echo Park collection called "I Love Family" and "Fall Is In The Air" cardstock sticker elements.  Now for a close up of all those wonderful ribbons....
 Now I know you want to join the RRR ribbon club! (hehe)
And the next stop on the hop is the ever so talented SHEILA! Thank you for visiting today! Stay thankful and blessed, my friends!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ribbon Tassel and Mini Pom-Pom Paper Clips

Hi friends! Today I'm thrilled to be sharing my very first project as a returning designer for Really Reasonable Ribbon!  I'm so happy to be back on board this wonderful company and team and look forward to sharing lots of fun ribbon creations with you!  If you're a planner girl like me, then you are sure to like these easy ways to dress up your planner with ribbon and twine!  First, I made a pretty ribbon tassel to hang from my planner and I just love it!
You can use all kinds of ribbons and trims to make tassels.  It's a great way to use up scrap ribbon too! For my tassel, I cut 2-3 strips each of Gabrielle Off-White Crochet LaceJuliet Natural Crochet Lace, 3/4" Pink Chevron Striped Twill, Pink Burlap Center Stitch RibbonBaby Pink Seam Binding, Cream Seam Binding,  1/4" Gingham Black Micro Trim and Double-Faced Satin Pink Ribbon.  I also added 1 Bead Berry Spray Cluster in White and 1 Bead Berry Spray Cluster in Pink to the top of the big pink bow. All of these are available at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.
Find lots of great way to make your own DIY Ribbon Tassels on Pinterest like I did!
And I followed this simple Mini Pom-Pom Tutorial to make my mini pom-pom paper clips using Gold Metallic Divine Twine and Black Licorice Divine Twine. Super cute and fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I've enjoyed sharing my planner pretties with you and I hope you've been inspired!  Happy crafting!

Monday, October 31, 2016

MMMC #30: Color Inspiration and Autumn Tags

Hi friends and Happy November! Today is the start of a brand new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Blog and this month we have a great color inspiration board! I made a couple of mixed media tags loaded with Autumn goodness and I hope you find it inspiring and want to join in the mixed media fun too! There is lots more great inspiration to see for our MMMC #30 challenge and an awesome sponsor offering a great prize so take a look and see what speaks to you!
I designed 2 mixed media tags inspired by these autumn colors and tones (plus a few flowers, hehe).  There is also a great new challenge going on now at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog that fits the bill. RRR Challenge #152-Tag, You're It! Hope you'll play along too!!!  
I had fun creating my own background with stencils, modeling paste and colored sprays. In addition to a variety of flowers, each tag has a metal keyhole distressed with layers of paint and ink. I also added some altered wooden leaves (one painted and stamped, the other painted, gold foiled and splattered with white), paper and fabric leaves, buttons with twine, bead berry spray clusters and gold thread. I wanted to make them suitable for the season and found these two bible verses in my stamp stash a perfect fit. Finally, I added some elegant ivory satin ribbon and sherry diamond satin ribbon to the top of each tag all tied together with a little twine bow.
 A close up of the mixed media yumminess....
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll also head over to the MMMC blog and take a look at the awesome inspiration for this challenge from the rest of the team!  I look forward to seeing your creations too!!! Have a great day!