Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to Emboss on Velvet Ribbon

I've got a fast, easy tutorial for you on the May Arts blog today.   Grab your iron (well, you might as well use it for something, right?) some gorgeous May Arts Velvet and follow the tutorial to create this:


Have fun!!


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Let's make Danny's wish come true


This is Danny.  Danny has an inoperable brain tumor.  He will be will be 5 yrs. old on July 25th.   Sweet Amy Tsuruta linked this article about Danny yesterday.  All he wants for his birthday are cards with his name on them.


 We can do this!!

Here's my card for Danny.  Felt so good to put ink to paper again!  I used May Arts BRAND NEW Nautical Satin Cutouts (ran them through my Xyron) Papertrey Ink Designer papers and Avery Elle's Knotty stamp set.



There's still time to make this precious little boy's birthday special.  Here's his address and it's also in the article above:

Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035


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Friday, July 18, 2014

May Arts, Simple Stories, Xyron Blog Hop - Day 5!

It's Day 5 of the May Arts/Simple Stories/Xyron Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Courtney Lee's blog, you're in the right place.

I chose to work with "the story of US".  I knew it would be perfect for a newly wed couple to journal to each other.   I used 8 May Arts ribbons on the front!  After I cut the designer paper to fit the front/back covers, I ran them through my Xyron 9" Creative Station.  No glue, no tape, no mess and instant adhesion.  Gotta love that!


More Simple Stories and May Arts Ribbon on the inside to keep things interesting. I can't show you all the pages but here are a few.



Perfect back cover!

May Arts Ribbon used:



Here's today's line up:

Friday

If you missed anyone during the week, here's the full May Arts line up.  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Don't forget to check out the Simple Stories and Xyron blogs for more inspiration and chances to win.

You know there are always awesome prizes up for grabs so here goes:

Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit
a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice)
Xyron 2.5" Create a Sticker

Just hop and comment to win!


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Day 3 - May Arts, Simple Stories, Xyron Blog Hop


Day 3 is here!  Here's your May Arts line up for today:

Wednesday
      Jenifer Cowles

and Days 1 & 2 in case you missed them:

Monday

Tuesday


Don't forget to visit the Simple Stories and Xyron blogs too!

Prizes..of course! Just comment to win!

Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit
a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice)
Xyron 2.5" Create a Sticker

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

May Arts, Simple Stories, Xyron Blog Hop - Day 2


Day 2!  Be sure to visit and comment to win! Here's today's line up: 

Tuesday

Here's yesterday's line up just in case you missed someone and don't forget to check out the Simple Stories and Xyron blogs for even more chances to win!

Monday

Up for grabs:


Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit
a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice)
Xyron 2.5" Create a Sticker
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Monday, July 14, 2014

May Arts, Simple Stories, Xyron Blog Hop


It's here!  Day 1 of a fabulous week of inspiration from May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories and Xyron.

Here's today's May Arts line up:

Monday

Be sure to check out the Simple Stories and Xyron blogs for even more inspiration and chances to win

Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit
a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice)
Xyron 2.5" Create a Sticker


Here's a sneak peek at my project coming later this week?  Any guesses?



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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!


It's not about hamburgers and hot dogs...although those are nice.

Read and cherish it...the only country in the world with a Constitution and form of government that has lasted more than 200 years.   We are the government.  It's up to us to keep it for future generations.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Triple Threat Blog Hop - Day 4! Triple Giveaway, too!


Here's your line up for today's inspiration:

Thursday

Here's the first 3 days in case you missed someone....just comment and like our Facebook pages to win!  Want to know what you can win?  Check out the May Arts blog for details.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday


Good luck!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Triple Threat Blog Hop - May Arts, DCWV & Tombow - Day 1



May Arts Ribbon, DCWV, and Tombow have joined together to bring you a triple the fun and inspiration blog hop.  

We had a very special birthday in our family so I needed a gift packaging that would disguise the birthday boy's gift.  Square packages are a dead giveaway.  :-)

I knew I wanted fun ribbons so I chose May Arts 5/8" Wired Chevron ribbons. The bright colors in this line make any project pop.

DCWV White Board Stack makes it easy to personalize any gift.  I just cut and glued it with Tombow Mono-Multi to a plain kraft paper gift bag.  

A simple plaid  pattern from DCWV alpha zoo Stack was attached with Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive (so easy to use!).   There are so many fun colors and patterns in this stack.  Perfect for boys.   My all time summer favorite DCWV Citrus Stack Glitter cardstock added happy shimmery color.



May Arts Burlap String is keeping those birthday balloons grounded until the big day and a few matching Pixie Sticks add to the fun.  I used Tombow Hook and Loop tape to keep the bag shut so there wouldn't be any peeking until the big day arrived.


A Blog Hop this big needs big prizes right?  

There will be 3 big prize packs.  Each will include: 
  • a stack from DCWV
  • a spool of ribbon from May Arts
  • Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow
To win just comment on each blog & like each of our Facebook pages.  

Here's the line up for today.  

Monday
Charlene Driggs (that's me!) Your next stop will be DeeDee Catron.



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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Burlap!

Head to the May Arts Blog today to see how I turned this plain glass cylinder


into a beautiful centerpiece.  


Want to see the finished product...and find out how to make your own?  Head to the May Arts blog for all the details!


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No More Father's Day Cards!

What you say?  Is she against fathers?  No way!!  Has she lost her mind?  Now that is debatable!

How many Dads do you know who read the card you've labored hours over (or stood in front of the card rack for hours for!) and then into the trash it goes or stuffed into a drawer never again to see the light of day.

Why not give Dad a gift he'll treasure forever?  Start a journal that the kids can begin with scribbles and continue every year for the rest of their lives?

Need some inspiration?  Head to the May Arts blog to see my project and get those creative juices flowing.
There's a complete supply list there too...




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Saturday, May 24, 2014

May Arts/Operation Write Home Blog Hop




May Arts Ribbon is proud to support our nation’s deployed heroes through Operation Write Home®! This organization has sent over one million cards overseas so our service members can keep in touch with their loved ones while they’re away.  I hope you enjoy all the projects on the May Arts Blog and take some time to check out OWH’s blog and all the others participating, 

Here's my submission:  I used OWH Sketch 225 or my layout.

I am so honored to be able to participate in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop. Our military men and women are far from home without the daily love and support of their loved ones. OWH gives them a way to stay in touch. Thanks OWH and May Arts for giving us a way to be encouragers to our brave men and women in the military.




The Ribbon Lady is giving you more incentive to make and send cards to OWH - 2 spools of ribbon of your choice!!  What do you have to do?  Comment HERE

God Bless our men and women in the military, past and present.  Freedom is not free and we so appreciate their sacrifice.

May Arts Ribbon used: (All ribbons were run through the Xyron to make sure they were good and sticky.




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Monday, May 19, 2014

It's that time again!


It's here!  Calling all Ribbon Lovers to submit to the May Arts Design Team for 2014-15.  Do you LOVE creating with ribbon?  Then this is your chance to strut your stuff.

You'll find all the details on the May Arts blog.

Good Luck!!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

May Arts/UmWow/Avery Elle Blog Week - Day 5 - My turn!



It's Day 5 and the final day of a fabulous week of inspiration by Design Teams from May Arts, Avery Elle and Um Wow.  You'll find the full May Arts Hop List below in case you missed anyone.

I love the way this Clean and Simple card turned out.  I think this would be a great card for Father's Day or a masculine birthday/encouragement/anniversary card.   Love that versatility!

I began by misting these great stars by Um Wow (you get tons of stars and star silhouettes in one package!) with Memories Mists Blue Lagoon.  I sprayed one large star with spray adhesive then sprinkled it with glass glitter.  Let everything dry.

After the stars were dry, I just stamped the compass image from Avery Elle's Knotty set in Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Staz-on Blue Hawaii ink onto Solar white cardstock.  I cut the circles with Spellbinders Circle dies from Stampin' Up Navy, Bazzill metallic cardstock as well.  The compass circle is popped up with  foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives.




I stamped my sentiment from the Avery Elle Knotty set then tied a figure 8 knot (animated knots) with May Arts SP10 1/8" Burlap Cord.  I used two pieces of the cording for extra width.  I love the beachy natural texture it adds to the card.


The card front is popped up with more Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares so that the cord can be secured on the back.  




There are prizes up for grabs, so please be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog for more details. The giveaway is 3 prize packs of:
  • 1 Stamp Set
  • 1 roll of ribbon
  • 1 mask, flair set & layered chipboard set
To enter post a comment on each of the MA/UWS/AE blogs. Here's the complete hop list I promised you so you don't miss out!

Thanks for joining us!!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday



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Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Arts/Avery Elle/UmWow Blog Hop & Giveaway Day 4




It's Day 4 of the May Arts/AveryElle/UmWow Blog Hop.  Head to the May Arts blog to find out how to win some awesome prizes and head to these fab blogs for inspiration!


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


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