A Little Bit of Sweetness

I have fallen IN LOVE with Authentique's new "Sweetness" collection! When I first saw it, I knew I had to dig up as many pics of my daughter eating ice cream as I could find. There weren't many, but I made it work! 

Along with this beautiful paper, Imagine Crafts Creative Medium and Memento & Versamark inks go hand in hand! Let me show yo uhow!

I started out with this Maya Road Shipping Tag album. It's a really nice heavy chipboard and comes with a binding ring attached to the top. 

Glue your papers to the album pages (front and back).

Cut your pages out. I use a razor knife for precision. 

Sand the edges. You can also ink the edges if you want, I left them plain, I liked the rough look from sanding.

I decided to try something with this album that I've never tried before.... I added some Creative medium (in Sparkle) to all of m pages. This just gives an extra protective coat as well as a nice shimmer (goes really well with this paper!)

Once all of the pages are covered with Creative Medium and dried, you can attach the ring and start to embellish. 

I took some of the little cardstock die cuts and also covered them with Creative Medium. I just like the added protection that it gives, especially on the embellishments that I would be putting on the cover. 

For the rest of the embellishments, I used Memento and VersaMagic inks to add a pop of color to the edges.

And Viola! There you have it, my super sweet mini album! 

Another cool tip with this album... I completed it by only using 3 of the 12x12 double sided papers from this collection along with the 12x12 Enhancements sheet and Components die cuts. I hate to have large scraps, so I used it all up! 

I added photos of my daughter from over the years, this one is one of my favorites. I printed all of the photos in Sepia just to match the vintage look of the paper. 

Here's a peek at the entire album.

How could I not resist adding the oh so popular "Keep Calm" sign to the back? It was the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts- Creative Medium- Sparkle, Memento- Angel Pink, VersaMagic- Aquatic Splash
Authentique Paper- "Sweetness" Collection
Maya Road- Shipping Tag Mini Album
May Arts- Ribbon
Petaloo- Flowers & Trims
ZVA- Creative Bling


May Arts- Round 2 DT Submission

For my Round 2 submission, I wanted to do something very ribbon heavy. Normally, I would play with paper and ribbon, but sometimes, I like to try something different. Lat year, I made Flip Flops for my daughter, so I thought I would make her a little something again. She gets excited when I make things for her. There's something special about receiving handmade gifts. 

I decided to try my hand at some ribbon garland! My daughters room is very colorful, so I thought this would be a fun project. Little did I know how quick and easy this would be to create!

Start off by gathering lots of pretty ribbon. Scraps are also good to use for this project. 

For the base, I used May Arts Jute because it's very strong and would hold up well for this project.

Make a knot at the end of your jute string, be sure you leave a loop to hang it from.

Cut your ribbons by doubling them up, I used about 12 inch pieces (24 inches before doubling them over). 

Lay your ribbon as shown behind the jute. 

Pull the end of the ribbon through the loop.

Your ribbons should look like this.

Keep adding ribbons and alternating colors. When you are finished, tie the jute leaving a loop to hang the other end from. 

I also added ribbons to the sides. This is a great little home decor piece and it looks really cute hanging over my daughters bed! 

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- 
Pink- 444-58-22, 373-58-23, 443-58-22, RG-5-17, 437-22, BB22
Teal- 373-58-04, 377-38-15, 437-04
Purple- 377-38-47, BT47
Orange- DD28, EA28, FN28
Green- 437-46, 443-58-46, 392-58-46, EA46
White- 373-58-09, 377-38-01
Black- FS10, 392-58-10, 377-38-10, 390-58-10
Jute String- 363-09 


May Arts & Lawn Fawn Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Arts & Lawn Fawn blog hop! We started this hop on Monday, so if you are just stopping by today, be sure to visit the May Arts & Lawn Fawn blogs to get the full lineup for the week! 

When I was told we would be working with Lawn Fawn, I got excited, I was immediately drawn to the adorable "Admit One" stamp set. I paired it with the Lawn Fawn "Dewey Decimal" paper pad because the colors were bright and fun.

I decided to try my hand at some cards today. I can't take full credit for the idea, I stumbled across it on Pinterest and fell in love with the little paper bags as envelopes. 

I added some of my favorite ribbon from May Arts, Teal Metallic Velvet (377-38-15) and Natural burlap string (SM09).

We are also having 2 giveaways of 3 spools of ribbon along with 1 stamp & die set. The first giveaway will take place Monday- Friday, the second will be over the weekend, Friday-Monday. Visit the May Arts blog for more details! 

Don't forget to visit ribbonistas Erin Thiem and Leah Farrar-White who are also up today with some great projects!

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