Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home and May Arts Ribbon

This Operation Write Home hop means something extra special to me this year as my best friend is being deployed on Monday to the middle east. She is a single mom and has to leave her two children behind here in the states. She is a doctor in the Air Force and will be taking care of our soldiers but is also a pilot - which is rare in the military. I have already created some cards for her to send back to her children and I will be adding this one to the bunch so she can send it home. I cannot wait for her safe return. 

So... I LOVED the look of this crochet lace and only had like 3 inches left so I put it on the edge. I also love the subtle stripes of the patterned paper from Imaginisce's travel collection going a different direction than the ribbon on the card.

I used a the star confetti mask from Um Wow Studios along with a memory mist from Dreamweaver Stencils. It doesn't show up well in this picture but the white on the burlap looks really cool in person! :) 

Make sure to check out the line-up on the May Arts Ribbon blog to see who else is participating in the event. 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

Craft in Partner Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Doodlebug Teeny Type Alphas in Lily White
Paper Trey Ink cardstock in white


Friday, May 16, 2014

Avery Elle, Um Wow, and May Arts!

Good morning!!! :) 

The Ribbonistas are hopping with Avery Elle and Um Wow.

Just to give you an idea of the products that I used on this card I thought I would write it on top of the card! :) 

 I had so much fun with these two companies!!! This dark wood veneer from Um Wow - scrumptious.

The May Arts chevron ribbon is just perfect here, right? It totally feels like the bike is going somewhere to me! :) And did you notice the detail on that bike? Super fun!The spokes are so thin and the chain - awesome detail!

This was my first time misting a stencil. I'm hooked! Didn't it come out nicely? It's the Um Wow Studio: Hexagon Mask.

Be sure to check out how you can win one of THREE prize PACKAGES! Check out the info on the May Arts Ribbon blog! :) 

May Arts Ribbon Used:
382-14-27: 1/4" Chevron Twill
382-34-94: 3/4" Chevron Twill

Partners in Craft Used:

Other Craft Supplies Used:

Here is the line-up for the week!






Monday, May 12, 2014

The Graduates - 3-D Box!


I just want to take a minute to say that I SOOOO appreciate it when you all leave comments for my projects! The comments that you leave for me and are so incredibly encouraging! THANK YOU!

Okay, back to our scheduled programming. ;) The Graduates... This line is so much fun! As you will see from my DTmates' projects, this line was built so that you could add your school colors and it would still look fabulous! Since I didn't know who this card was intended for I kept it neutral.

Do you see that sparkle!?! Also, please notice how cleanly the sprinkles card stock cuts... gorgeous, right!?!

I replaced the deedledee that was made for this with this graduation cap doodle-pop. I have a confession: I am a doodle-pop hoarder. My personal resolution is that if I love a crafty supply, I will use it!!! I am using my doodle-pops and having so much fun doing so! They make any project pop! (pun intended)

Is that a pixie?!? Yes, yes it is. Texture - I love adding texture right now. I cut it down to size. And those gold sequins.. mmmmm... scrumptious. 

I needed a sentiment I felt so I grabbed this one off of the fancy frills! Don't forget to check those "border sticker" sheets for sentiments. They often have awesome ones! :) 

 Side view!

Make sure to check out what the rest of the DT has made for your inspirational pleasure! They are incredibly talented and... pay attention to how you can win this fabulous line! :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

doodlebug: sequins in bon bon (4266)

other supplies:
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette cut file by Lori Witlock
Xyron adhesive


Friday, May 9, 2014

Raggamuffin Hop with the May Arts Ribbonistas!

Hello!!! Welcome to the Ribbonista Raggamuffin Hop! Check out the May Arts Ribbon Blog for full details and PRIZE details!!!

We were challenged to create a Raggamuffin project based on some inspiration. At first I was all jazzed to make it it into a baby mobile by using foam balls and then covering them. But... then this wall was SO bare in the play room that I just had to fill it with fabulous May Arts Ribbon as I will be able to use this for years and years!

Check out all of this yummiess!!! The play room doubles as the media room (the other half... it's a long room...) so we didn't want super girly colors. I wanted everyone to feel comfortable in there - girl and boy alike. It's not supposed to be "patriotic" - I just love stars and blue and red and and ... now this raggamuffin display!!!

 I attached this antiqued clothespin using some gold tinseled ribbon so that I could clip up Emmaline's (and eventually Charlotte's) artwork. :) 

Doesn't it make a super fun display!?! 

May Arts Ribbon Used:
474-2-10: 2" Burlap
EM-04: 1.5" Net
NP-01: 1.5" Crochet
390-1-1: 1" Lace


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sugar Shoppe Baby Blocks

Hello! I hope you are having a sweet day! ;) Here is a sweet baby block gift to give to someone or use yourself! Sugar Shoppe!!!! Love love this line. It has the popular minty-blue color, the fabulous peach color and some pink of course. It just screams sorbet! :)

As most of you know, I just had a baby and it is super popular to take "as they grow" pictures. Some people will take them with a sticker on a onesie that says "one month" or "two months". I like the idea but the sticker-ed onesie wasn't really my thing... So I came up with this!

I decided to make a side with days, weeks, months, and years so I could use them for a while and for Emmaline as well as Charlotte. :)

I dressed up the blocks with some stickers, but I didn't want to take the focus off the numbers

I also put the two flower doily tiles one the sides.

I love love love Doodlebug color coordination - this line works perfectly with several of the alpha colors, but I liked the pink for the pop. So if you have some bubblegum colored Doodlebug alphas in your stash - they will match perfectly! :)

There are actually four blocks to get all of the numbers represented and to do double digits.

This would make such a fabulous baby shower gift or if you want to just do years with older children you could photograph them holding the blocks in front of them! Too cute! I hope I have inspired you a little today! Have a beautiful and Sugar Shoppe filled day! :)



Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother Goose Thank You Notes

Over at Imaginisce we were challenged with a “Teacher’s Appreciation” project. Everyone always needs thank you notes so I made these up Mother Goose style! As Emmaline is only 20 months the closest teacher we have is pre-school so I thought the fun - soft - colors were sweet instead of the normal red apple theme (which I love too!) We were told to think outside the box - I think this fits! :) 

Totally loving these sweet buttons. They have subtle polka dots on them - darling detail.

And these wood veneer stars are too fun!

I hope this inspires you to grab some nursery themed papers, dies and colors and make some thank you notes for a teacher or a friend who is a teacher. :) 

Have a beautiful day!

Supply List:
Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Welcome Spring)
Imaginisce: Buttons (Welcome Spring)
American Crafts: Cardstock Neutrals

American Crafts: Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars


Ribbon Rings!

I made these awesome ribbon rings for Emmaline. I am up on the May Arts Ribbon Blog today and I even made a video for you complete with Emmaline at the end! :)


Sugar Shoppe Baby Blocks! :)

My project is up on the Doodlebug Blog today! Head over and check it out! :)