Monday, June 25, 2012

Couple of Projects

Hey everybody, I know it's been a bit since I updated this, but I've been working on projects. I have a couple to share today. It won't be the entire projects, just peeks because they're both on other blogs, so you have to visit there to see the whole thing!!! Sorry!

First is one that is over at the WOW blog. It's a boy page too, so you really need to check it out, lol!! It's a page of my two handsome sons!!! All the details of the embossing are on the WOW blog too! Please check it out!

Next is a page of our daughter, it's over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. I would love to hear what you think about it if you drop by there.

I really hope you check out the entire project on the blogs. I would really appreciate it! I'll be back later in the week with a regular post!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

***WOW*** Blog Hop Time

Hello everybody, it's time for the Powder Puff Girl's Blog Hop over at the WOW blog!!! I hope you play along with us, there will be wonderful prizes. And you're sure to find lots of inspiratin along the way! You should have arrived here from the gorgeous blog of Katarina!

Your next stop will be the WOW blog!!!

If you get lost along the way you can always go back to the WOW blog to find your place!!! Here: WOW

This is the layout that I did for the Hop. This is a picture of my Aunt back in the 1920's! I love how you see her as she looked on an average day! Her hat, her shoes, sitting on a "motorbike"!!!! She was a school teacher for over 40 years and lived to be almost 100!!! She was a very sweet and wise lady and I miss her a lot!!!

I used the Suzy West WOW StampSet14 Vintage stamp for this. the paper had one chandelier on it, so I used the little chandelier stamp and repeated it on the background using WOW Primary ebony . The paper also had a little crown, and it so happens that the set has a little crown as well! So I ramdomly stamped it on the background as well and embossed with Suzy West Cable Car Red from the By the Bay collection.

Here are some close-ups:

The chippie bicycle is from "Imaginarium Designs" and I embossed it with the Suzy West Pantry collection color "Pepper"!

Here is a close-up of one of the little crowns!

and one of the little chaldeliers!

This is just a closeup of the bloom cluster, I used buttons and twine and a mix of blooms from Petaloo and Prima.

I hope you have enjoyed the hop, please don't forget the last stop here at the "WOW" blog!!! Thank you so much for visiting!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Challenge #50 at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Today starts a new challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon, you can go to the blog and check out all the details and the gorgeous work from the Design Team here: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

Here is my project for the challenge.

I wanted to do a boy page for this. I used the ribbons from the gorgeous June Ribbon Club assortment.

I have a tip for you, if you have alpha letters, here these are the ones from the HomeTown Celebration collection, but they were all red, well I wanted black, so I took my black Zig markers and colored in the letters!!! Now I have black letters!!!

Here you can see that I used the red textured ribbon, then layered with the more narrow blue on top I also used the widest blue in the pack for the pretty bow. I used little pieces for the ties in each button of a different color! Here you see that I cut some of the stars from the patterned paper in the Moxxie "Hometown Celebration" collection and popped them up on pop dots.

Here you see a close up of the bow and some more of the ribbon, also my "faux" zig zag stitching done with my Trusty "Zig" markers!!!

Just one more closeup of the detail. The chippies are OLD, OLD Scenie Route that I had in my stash, lol!!!

I really hope you check out the challenge this time, and if you're not a member of the ribbon club, please check it out too, you get a lucious assortment every single month, and let me just say, that every month I am happily surprised!!!! Wait till you see the ones for July!!!! Check the challenge here: RRR BLOG

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

RRR Blog Hop Time!!!

Hello, it's that time again! Time for another fun Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!! I hope that if you are just starting here that you will go here: Really Reasonable Ribbon and start at the beginning! If you are already participating you have arrived here from  Heidi's blog   and I welcome you!!! Now, here is what I have created with the wonderful June Ribbon Club Assortment pictured below!

Now, here is what I created with this lovely collection of ribbon!!!!

Here are a couple of close-ups to show the detail! I used some small blooms and chippie accents for embellishments and that was it! A very simple page!

I cut some of the stars from the Moxxie "Hometown Celebration" paper and put them on pop dots, added a button and put at the top of each strip of ribbon. You can see the beautiful texture on the red ribbon!!!

Your next stop will be Misty's blog!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

**Anna Griffin Summer Scrapbook Sale**

Hello everyone, I just wanted to let you know that Anna Griffin is having a super Summer Sale!!!

Friday, June 8th at Noon until Monday, June 11th at Noon EST
Free U.S. shipping for orders over $50 (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)
Free gift with purchases over $50 (one gift per customer) -- click "shop online"

Please check out the website or the Anna Griffin FB page if you need more details!!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Sneek from RRR

Just wanted to post a few sneeks of my project that is on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog today! Here are a couple of closeups, you can see the entire project and step-by-step here: Really Reasonable Ribbon blog

I will post the entire project and step-by-step for the little dress form tomorrow, but you can check it out now over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Challenge Time at RRR (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

It's time for a new challenge over at "Really Reasonable Ribbon"! This time the theme is flowers and ribbon!!! You can check the  blog for all the details here: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
The theme for Challenge #49 is Flowers & Ribbon. 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.

Here is my layout for the challenge and a little tutorial for the Jute blooms.

My ribbon and trim are ALL from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I used the Bakers Twine Assortment on the little buttons. I used the Moss Jute on the blooms and the beautiful Fushia Wrinkled for the bow!

I used the gorgeous ManorHouse Creations blooms on this layout, along with some beautiful Anna Griffin papers and vellum quote stickers. I used the Lace Border strips by Anna also. You can find them all on HSN.

 I used the 1.5 inch Jute ribbon in Moss for this. I started with a 7" strip for each bloom.

I just held it between my thumb and pointing finger and gathered it, holding tightly in the middle.

I just secured it with a "t-pin".

Then I attached a green Manorhouse bloom in the center!!! Finished!!!!!

This was a simple little bloom to make, and you can gets lots of different looks with the different colors of Jute at RRR! And the Manorhouse blooms are just perfect, there is such a wide range of colors and sizes!!!

Thanks for stopping by and please go over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and check the other DT projects and check out the challenge, we'd love to see your creations!