Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Rachel!

 Today is a very special birthday for one lovely, sweet blog friend.
Rachel Kleinman from RWKrafts
She is my blog hop sister and now one of two DT mama's for us over at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.  She is a generous crafter and a very kind human who loves her fur babies.
This card is for you.
 I had to get a little mixed media on this very bright happy card and add a little critter in there as well.  For the background I used some embossing paste and a cool polka-dot stencil.  To add color to them I just dotted them with copics and BAM!  Instant party.

And now your last stop on the hop is Mixed Media Monthly Challenges!
Hope you have an awesome day Rachel!
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Sunday, August 31, 2014


 It's a brand new month and that means a brand new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
This month's theme is a beautiful inspiration photo challenge.  Check out all the texture and wonderfully bright colors in this picture.
On top of that we have an awesome $25 prize from Ellen Hutson.
Now that's even more of an incentive to get inspired and link up.
I was inspired by the painted teal background and all the lovely colors in the photo.  I also got the idea of the yellow burst from the flowers.  Even the background paper was from the pattens in the flowers.  So much to take from I can't wait to see what you all create.
Check out the other awesomeness from my girls of on the
and don't forget to link up!  You got one whole month to do so.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Galaxy Ribbon

Hi friends!  Bet you're surprise to see a post from me after all the crickets hanging around here.  I've been super busy and have a really good excuse that I'll be sharing soon.  Promise!

Today I wanted to share this tutorial over on the May Arts Ribbon blog.
The galaxy look has been allover some awesome cards out there and I put a twist on it.
Want to see?  Check out THIS POST for the tutorial and other ways I used this galaxy look.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

May Arts Fall/Winter 2014 New Release Week and GIVEAWAY!

Hello ribbon loving people!
This is a good week because all week long the May Arts Ribbon company will be introducing all their brand new fabulous fibers.  All the ribbonistas are showing off all the awesome ways to use the new goodies.  The best part is you could win BIG time!  You could be one of the 3 luck ones to win one spool each from the new release.
 Head on over to the May Arts Ribbon blog to see all of the new releases and all the fun inspirations and giveaway details.

Today I get to share one of the most useful and handy, MUST HAVE IN YOUR STASH ribbons.
 I know when you think of May Arts Ribbon a number of lovely fibers comes to mind and elastic may not be one of them.  But I'm telling you that these are a must have.  Especially when they come in awesome colors including metallic!  Here's a look at some of the ways I used them.

As a cool headband.
You can add extra texture and interest by crocheting the elastic like I did here.

 Make a quick and easy bracelet.
Because of the elastics 1mm size, they easily slip into beads to make bracelets.  All you have to do is slide the beads through and knot the ends.

Two ways to hold your things together.
Here I'm sharing with you two different ways of how you could use the elastic to hold anything from napkins to papers and books together.

This tie would be ideal for all your paper needs.  All you have to do is to knot a button and slip the things you need to hold together in the middle of the elastic.

Here is a tie for all your heavy duty projects.  For this one you knot the elastic in a button just like the first.  But for this you'll take both sides of the elastic around the thing you are holding and loop the end of the elastic around the button.  Making double the elastic power.

 I really hope you all get your hands on these awesome elastics.  If you ask me, everyone could use a spool!
Now to see what else cool ribbon is being release.  Stop by the amazing blogs of Latrice Murphy and Rhea Weigand.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014


 It's the first of the month and time for another Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
I had fun with this one and I think you will too!
 Here's a layout of my littlest man at the park.  I wanted to keep with the black and white theme like in the picture but thought it would be fun to add pops of fun colors.
Plus had some messy fun wit this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
 Yes!  Challenge #3 is to get all messy and bust out the paste.  We also got a super cool prize up for grabs.  Eclectic Paperie is offering a $25.00 gift card to one lucky player.

I used two different stencils and pastes on this layout.
I thought it would be cool to add a tone on tone look so I went with it.  The hot air balloons where made with a glossy black embossing paste.  Both products by Dreamweaver Stencils.
 Next I created an ombre look to add that pop of color.  To do this just add gelatos to your paste to add color and spread over the stencil.  The super cool stencil used here is from DCWV.
 Last is to let it all dry and add on all the cool embellishments.

You all know you love stencils and paste so go grab some, make something cool and link up to this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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