7/17/2014

May Arts, Simple Stories, & Xyron Blog Hop!


Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories. & Xyron blog hop! 

For my project, I wanted to display a couple of photos from my trip to the Outer Banks, NC last year. We go every year, but I had a couple of really great photos that I took over the 4th of July. The Simple Stories "Sea to Shining Sea" collection was PERFECT for this project!

I started by printing some photos from my trip and finding the perfect chipboard banner to do the job.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the paper to the chipboard.

I took this photo at the Cape Hatteras light house... that was before I decided to go up in the lighthouse, that's a once in a lifetime kind of thing ;-)

This was one of my favorite photos, we found a little beach that was pretty private and spent most of our days there. Very serene. 

This is the same beach in the photo above. We actually spent the 4th of July there relaxing and my husband fished a little. I love embellishing with the stickers from this collection kit.

I chose to display this banner in my hallway over my "beach" shrine. It's the perfect finishing touch!

I LOVE making banners for the sheer fact that I can make them shine with some lovely May Arts Ribbon. The anchor ribbon is one of my faves and I couldn't wait to use it on this project! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Hop on over and visit my fellow ribbonistas today! 

Be sure to visit the Xyron and Simple Stories blogs as well this week! We have  3 sets of prize packs of - a Good Day Sunshine Kit, a spool of ribbon (winners choice), and a 2.5" create a sticker to give away! 

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- 424-18-14, 455-38-03, 419-03, SM-14, DD-8-14, 376-1-01, 392-58-14
Simple Stories- Sea to Shining Sea Simple Sets Collection
Xyron- Mega Runner
Petaloo- Flowers
Leaky Shed Studio- Chipboard Banner




6/03/2014

May Arts/ Art Anthology/ Basically Bare Blog Week

Welcome to the May Arts/Art Anthology/Basically Bare Blog week! Be sure to check out all of the amazing projects this week on all 3 blogs! 

For my project, I created a canvas with Authentique's new Authentic Art Prints. 


I added a touch of Art Anthology's Mayan Gold velvet to the outside of my canvas and also used it on the Sun from Basically Bare.

I LOVE May Arts little rosettes. I used some of Art Anthology's colorations mists to give them their fun colors!

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to visit my ribbonista sisters today!

Products Used:
Authentique Paper- "Radiant" Collection- Authentic Art Prints
May Arts- Swiss Dots, Rosettes
Art Anthology- Colorations, Velvet
Basically Bare- Celestial Shapes Embellies

5/22/2014

Imagine Crafts/Stampendous Blog Hop

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Stampendous! We have to admit that our two companies were made for each other and we're proud to have shared a long relationship of working together.  After all, what are stamps with out ink?  The projects created by our artists this week feature IMAGINE Crafts Radiant Neon™ inks paired perfectly with coordinating colors of Fran•táge Color Fragments from Stampendous, along with some of their newest stamp designs and Stack Art kits.

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

You can win 3 of the brand new Radiant Neon™ ink pads and 3 jars of our Color Fragments! We'll give away three prize packages (color is our choice) to U.S. Mailing addresses. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. Monday we'll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!
Here are the designers with some inspiration for you today. Be sure to leave them some appreciation when posting your comments on their posts.

So are you ready for some exciting inspiration?

Here's who is hopping today:

Sharon Morrison

Janelle Stollfus

Naghma Husain

Wendy Price

Baerbel Born

Lea Kimmel

Emily Lanham

***Blog Hop Hint - if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, "Sorry this page cannot be found," just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog's name), and it will take you to that blog's most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.  You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions.

If you missed any of the previous days of the Hop, select one of these links to take a look at the artists and the projects that they created:  MONDAY May 19thTUESDAY May 20th, and Wednesday May 21st.

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For my project I wanted to create a fun shaker card. I've never made one before and since I always have so much trouble with those lovely mica fragments going everywhere, I thought they would best be contained for this project. 

I started by stamping with VersaMagic and embossing with a white embossing powder. I then rubbed some Radiant Neon inks over top and rubbed the excess off with a paper towel. 


Next I filled a little clear cello bag with some mica fragments and taped it to the inside. I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card. 

Thanks for joining us today!

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko- Radiant Neon: Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, Electric Pink; White Embossing Powder, VersaMagic Ink, Black Memento Ink
Stampendous- Neon Pink & Orange Mica Fragments, Follow Art Stamp, Botanical Blooms Stamp

5/15/2014

May Arts/Avery Elle/ UmWow Studio Blog Hop!


Welcome to the May Arts, Avery Elle, & UmWow Studio blog hop! 

For my project I decided to create a fun little card. I LOVED the Needle Little Love stamp set from Avery Elle. So perfect for cardmaking! I also fell in love with the Butterfly Confetti from UmWow Studio, I knew I had to use it on this project! Of course, what project wouldn't be complete without some lovely ribbon from May Arts?! 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to visit the other ribbonistas today as well as our friends at UmWow Studio & Avery Elle.


We have 3 prize packs for you to win!
1 Stamp Set
1 roll of ribbon
1 mask, flair set & layered chipboard set
To enter you must post a comment on each blog: May Arts, UmWow Studio, and Avery Elle

Products Used:
May Arts- AKB10, 408-15-10, SM10
UmWow Studio- Butterfly Confetti, Butterfly Kisses Flair
Avery Elle- Needle Little Love Stamp Set

Authentique Paper- Accomplished collection

5/13/2014

Taylored Expressions May Key Ingredients Blog Hop




Hello and welcome!!  Today the Taylored Expressions DT is showcasing the May Key Ingredients and the May Stamp of the month.


This month's kit is awesome! I just adore the colors and the stamps & dies! I created this cute little card, perfect for spring! 

Now, it is time to hop on to Jen Shults' blog to see what she has put together with these awesome products.

Here is the full blog hop list:

4/25/2014

Day 2: Taylored Expressions & Faber-Castell blog hop!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions & Faber-Castell blog hop! If you came from Tiffany Johnson's blog, you are on the right track! If not, be sure to not miss a beat by starting at the Taylored Expressions blog

For my project I wanted something fun and happy. So I created this little mini 4x6 canvas for my home. I received a set of the Faber-Castell PITT brush markers and I couldn't wait to try them! I used the Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil cutting plate for the background and colored it with the PITT markers. I had 3 colors and was able to create a cool faded effect. 

Giveaway Details
Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST. 

Now hop right along to see the rest of the fabulous projects today! 
Taylored Expressions Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Johnson: http://iheartartblog.com/ 
Emily Lanham: http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/ <---------- YOU ARE HERE

4/08/2014

Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!!  Today the Taylored Expressions DT is showcasing the April Key Ingredients and the March  Stamp of the month.

This month's kit is awesome! I just adore the colors and the stamps & dies are "SEW Cute!" I created a mini album for my project today. One of my favorite kinds of mini albums are those made from paper bags. I thought this was perfect and would go along well with the vintage feel to this kit. 

Here's a peek at some of the inside pages. 

Here's a little close up of those awesome stamps and dies from the kit that I used on the cover. 

Now, it is time to hop on to Jen Shults' blog to see what she has put together with these awesome products.

Here is the full blog hop list:

4/07/2014

May Arts & Lawn Fawn!


Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon & Lawn Fawn blog hop! Please visit the May Arts Blog for more details and your chance to win some lovely ribbons! 


For my project, I used the "Let's Roll" stamp set along with the "Hello Sunshine" petite paper pack from Lawn Fawn. I thought this card was super cute and would brighten anyone's day! 

Don't forget to visit the other Ribbonistas today! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

4/04/2014

Radiant Neon Blog Hop


Welcome to the Radiant Neon Blog Hop! If you are just stopping by today, be sure to start at the very beginning on the CardMaker Blog


I made this fun card by spreading some Radiant Neon inks in a rainbow pattern on a piece of white cardstock. I didn't know how it would turn out, so I just played around. These inks are so fun and so beautiful that any card created with them will brighten someone's day. 


I thought this sentiment was PERFECT for this card. After adding that I finished it off with a beautiful bow. 

If you are following along and collecting the electric words today, your electric word from this stop is
RADIANT NEON

Your next stop on the hop is Lovely Linda Lucas: http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au/


For your chance to win a FULL SET of these amazing Radiant Neon Inks, visit the Imagine Crafts blog for the full list of rules and find out how to enter! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Radiant Neon Ink- Electric Pink, Electric Coral, Electric Orange, Electric Yellow, Electric Green, Electric Blue, Electric Purple; Fireworks- Tuxedo Black; Sponge Daubers
The Crafters Workshop: TCW219 Punchinella 6x6 Template
Unity Stamp Company: Delightful Little Things Stamp Set

4/02/2014

May Arts Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop


Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Autism Awareness Day blog hop! Be sure to check out the projects made by all of the ribbonistas today! Also, don't forget to stop by the May Arts Blog for your chance to win a great prize and learn a little more about why we do this hop each year! 


For my hop project, I wanted to stick with the puzzle piece theme. I had some cute little die cut puzzle pieces and decided to make a card. 


The sentiments on the puzzle pieces were perfect for this hop!


Thanks for stopping by! 

3/11/2014

Taylored Expressions March Key Ingredients Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!!  Today is my very first post as a Taylored Expressions DT member and we a re showcasing the March Key Ingredients and the March Stamp of the month.

Here's what all you get in the kit.... That's A LOT of god stuff, right?!

I created this fun little gift bag (among many other things) with this kit. The papers in the March Key Ingredients kit are from Simple Stories Daily Grind collection. I also used the March Stamp of the month- Take A Spin on this project along with the Coordinating die set, Spin It To Win It.

Now, it is time to hop on to Jen Shults' blog to see what she has put together with these awesome products.

Here is the full blog hop list:
Amy Crockett
Cassie Trask
Charmaine Ikach
Courtney Kelley
Emily Lanham
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Keia Shipp-Smith
Kendra Wietstock
Kerri Michaud
Monika Davis
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Tracy Clemente
Wanda Guess

3/10/2014

May Arts Ribbon & Penny Black Blog Hop


Welcome to the first ever May Arts Ribbon / Penny Black Blog Hop!  We have had so much fun teaming up with this amazing company and have loved creating with their products.  We have a full week of amazing inspiration ahead of us! Once you are done here, please visit the May Arts Blog and see all of the other great projects created by the lovely Ribbonistas!


I created this super sweet card for the hop today. I just LOVED the Summer Fun stamp set from Penny Black. So many different combinations could be used with this set, but I chose to go with the ice cream for my card today. 


I added some lovely matching ribbons from May Arts to make this card extra sweet! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used: 
May Arts- 424-18-17, 393-25-17, 373-58-04
Penny Black- Summer Fun Stamp Set
Authentique Paper- Sweetness Collection
Petaloo- Velvet Hydrangeas

3/04/2014

May Arts Ribbon Retro Color Themed Craft Challenge

Welcome! If you haven't stopped by the May Arts Ribbon blog lately, you are in for a treat! This week the "Retro Color Themed" Craft Challenge was announced! If you haven't played along with one of these challenges yet, you MUST play along with this one! 

Here's why....
You get a sampling of these lovely ribbons to play with!!! The challenge- you combine 4 of them in a project. So easy & fun, right? 

As a Ribbonita, I got a change to play along with the challenge first.... just to provide inspiration for you :-)

Here's my project! I had SO much fun playing along with this one! The colors are so great and they just scream Spring to me. 

I started with a 4x4 canvas, my ribbons, some Fireworks sprays and a Spring/Retro looking stencil. I never know where these canvas projects will go when I start them, but they are always fun to create. 

I started by laying my stencil over the canvas and just spraying away with my Fireworks. As you can see, in the middle the spray bled together a little which is normal on these canvases, it all depends on how heavy you spray. It can be covered up, but just be careful with spraying too much or you won't see the stencil marks.

I had SO much fun embellishing this one! I just HAD to use all of these yummy ribbons. 

I used a sticker sheet from Authentique's "Delightful" collection from last year... so I guess that's where my "Retro" comes in hand since the collection is now considered "old." hehe!

I wanted to tie it all together with this photo of my husband and I from our 3rd anniversary last year. The colors in the photo matched well with some of the ribbons, so over all, it all tied together nicely. This little gem is hanging front and center in my craft room! 

Good luck and I hope you all decide to play along! More inspiration projects can be seen today on the May Arts blog

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- NV18, DA12, 462-17, FP17, 350-58-94, 338-12
Authentique Paper- "Delightful" Collection 12x12 Details Stickers, 6x6 Bundle
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko- Fireworks in Angel Pink, Tangelo, Dandelion
The Crafters Workshop- 6x6 Spring Fling Stencil
Canvas Corp- 4x4 Stretched Canvas
Petaloo- Orange Velvet Hydrangeas

2/20/2014

May Arts/ Stampendous Blog Hop!

Welcome to the May Arts/ Stampendous blog hop! If you are just stopping by today, be sure to check out the ENTIRE hop lineup on the May Arts blog

For my project today, I decided to alter this cute little chalkboard for my craft room. My daughter had this chalk board and it was cracked on the wood, so I wanted to doctor it up. You can find these chalkboards at your local craft store and they are fairly inexpensive.

To make this, you will need some of the Essentials from Stampendous. I used the Stack Arts Elements 5 kit. This one matches my craft room perfectly! 

First, take a piece of cardstock and cover the chalkboard leaving the outside wood edges to decorate. Spray the edges with some Spray Adhesive. BEWARE.... THIS IS MESSY! 

Sprinkle some of the mica fragments onto the outside edges where the spray adhesive has been applied. Set aside and let dry.

Next, it's time to embellish! 

I took some pieces from the Stampendous Kraftboard Stack Art Royal Heart Kit and added some glitter.

Next, I tied some pretty bows with my bow-it-all. 

Add the bows to the chalkboard along with a piece of ribbon to use for hanging, and Viola! How quick and easy is that?! This makes an adorable memo board to hang anywhere!