Friday, September 28, 2012

May Arts Ribbon Giveaway!!

The Ribbon Lady has chosen a name for the new team.  I'm so excited to be a small part of such a talented group of creative women.

Head on over the May Arts Blog and say hello...we're giving away ribbon to celebrate! 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Birthday presents

September 27th is the Ribbon Lady's birthday and she's celebrating by giving presents to YOU!!

Head over the May Arts Ribbon Blog to find out how to get yours and wish her Happy Birthday.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I love this happy boy!  He's been in my collection for along time and I don't think I'll ever let him go.  He works for birthdays, anniversaries, parties...celebrations of any kind.  I thought I'd let him out of box today.

Hello, party boy!  I love you.

Stamps - All Night Media - Party Boy; Stampin Up - Celebrate Everything
Ink - Versamark; Copic marker
Paper - Neenah; PTI -  New Leaf
Other - foam tape

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Clean & Simple Monday - How 'bout lunch?

The SplitcoastStampers CAS challenge this week CAS189 is a sketch by past DT member, smoatsmom.

I decided to go the silly route and use my favorite forlorn pound puppy from Rubbernecker Stamps, called simply "Dog".    I popped him up on foam tape and bent his ears and tail forward.

Stamps - Rubbernecker Stamps Dog, Lunch sentiment
Paper - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Versafine; Copics
Other - $1 bling

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Birch forest

The meadows and far-sheeted streams
Lie still without a sound;
Like some soft minister of dreams
The snow-fall hoods me round;
In wood and water, earth and air,
A silence everywhere.
                                                      from "Snow" by Archibald Lampman

I love this Rubbernecker stamp called "Birch Forest" makes me feel calm, quiet and peaceful.   I love that it can be used for just about any occasion from sympathy to Christmas.

I heat embossed this version in white then added some Sparkle N Sprinkle Twinkling Clouds to the ground...just a bit for some texture and subtle sparkle.

Have a super weekend.
Thanks so much for spending some of your precious time with me...I appreciate each and every one of you.

Stamps - Rubbernecker Birch Forest
Ink - Versamark
Paper - PTI Kraft
Other - Sparkle N Sprinkle White Detail EP, Twinkling Clouds

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Flying by....

Flying by with a Halloween card.  We don't "do" alot of Halloween but I still like to send cards to the grands.  Something fun but not too scary.  Our granddaughter is going to be 10 so I thought she'd like this "grown up" card. 

I just LOVE the new designer paper from DCWV...The Bewitched Matstack.  It made this card come together in a snap.  The glittery embossed pumpkins called for some extra glittery fun so I had to had that gorgeous May Arts Glitter Velvet Ribbon to my tag.  The tag is hand cut.

The cool witch and sentiment are from Rubbernecker Stamps Halloween Set 1.

Want to know how I colored my tag?  Ritz die!  I was dying something else and decided to see what would happen if I dipped some tags in the die.  They came out a bit lighter than I hoped but I still like them.

Do you decorate for Halloween?

Cardstock - Papertrey Smokey Shadow; DCWV - Bewitched Matstack
Ink - Versafine black

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Hello Wednesday!  It's time for another peek at the workdesks around the world on Julia's Stamping Ground WOYWW172 My desk is in much the same disarray as last time.  I've been busy but have to save my standing time for DT projects. 

I did find a new stamp from Rubbernecker that I thought would be awesome for fall and wintery cards.

A new pad of paper from DCWV just right for Halloween, some tags that I dipped in Ritz die 'cause I wanted to see what they would do.  I put one down on plastic wrap and got a cool wrinkly pattern.  Picked up that cool bling at the Scrapbook Show for 99 cents!  Not sure what I'm going to do with the seeds yet. 

Here in the tropical South, we're just planting our gardens but I don't think I'll be planting pumpkins...although, you never know!

I have some Whoopee news in the post be sure to scroll down and check it out because you could win BIG!!

Finally got an appointment with the ankle specialist...Thursday. 

Happy WOYWW!!
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Secret Revealed and a HUGE Giveaway

I've been keeping a secret!  If you want to know what it is AND have a chance to win some FABULOUS PRIZES, head on over the May Arts Blog..


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Monday, September 17, 2012

Thrifty Gifting & a Giveaway

If you're looking for Clean and Simple Monday....just scroll down.

This giveaway is closed and the winner is:

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Timestamp: 2012-09-24 16:07:07 UTC

Comgrats Karen!!

Need a gift, need it fast and don't have much cash?  No problem!!  We're thrifty gifting at the May Arts Blog.  I've created little gifts for baby, get well and birthday. 

Want to create one of these little gifts for yourself?  Love that sweet little acrylic box?  Head over to May Arts,  leave the Ribbon Lady a comment then head back here and tell me you did.  I'll pick 2 winners to receive one of these sweet boxes..and some ribbon to go with them!!

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Clean & Simple Monday - Pinterest Inspiration

This week's SplitcoastStampers CAS Challenge (CAS188), is based on a photo from Pinterest.  Denise chose a lovely leaf photo as inspiration.

Here's my take on the challenge.  I actually made the card before seeing the photo...just went on Denise's description.  Brave or crazy?

Happy Monday! 

Cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Stamp - unknown
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint
Other - May Arts Crochet Lace Ribbon
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Fabulous Friday - Giveaway!!

Sorry, for the lack of food today ladies.  I spent part of the day hobbling around at the Scrapbook Show with a dear friend to help her celebrate her birthday.  It was a fun day and it's about to get even better 'cause May Arts is giving away 4 rolls of ribbon...yep, that's about $100 worth and what do you have to do?

Go to Craft Test Dummies  and leave a comment but be sure to follow the directions so you don't get bumped out.  You must answer the question to have a chance to win.

Have fun...and let's play with ribbon!!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WOYWW 171 - Spooky Chocolate

It's Wednesday!  That means checking out all the workdesks around the world on Jullia's Stamping Ground WOYWW171!

Here's a little sneaky see the rest head on over to the May Arts blog and be sure to comment...the Ribbon Lady is giving away presents!!

We're partnering with Tombow this week so that means even more presents!

Little update on my ankle injury...MRI revealed a hairline fracture in the tibia, a partial tear in one ligament and bad sprains in two...4 more weeks in the boot!  sigh...Dr. said to stay off my that's going to happen!!

Be sure to head over to May Arts for some ribbony good fun!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Woo,'s May Arts/Tombow Blog Week!!  You know what that means...a whole week full of crafty goodness and giveaways!  Be sure to head over the May Arts Blog and the Tombow Blog to see what's up.
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Clean & Simple Monday - Colorblocking

This week's Splitcoast Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS187) is a technique - Colorblocking.  I did a quick google search and found that this style is a very popular fashion trend right now so I took my inspiration from there...everyone royalty to the runway has been spotted in this trendy look so let's dress our cards for style.

I grabbed some bright scraps, some black for grounding and here's what happened:

The second card looks like a one layer but I actually layered the colored pieces onto white cs prior to adding the panel to the card base.

Easy, peasy way to use up those that ever growing stack of scraps and cool enough for guy cards, you think?

Paper - Neenah Solar white; Papertrey Ink
Ink - Versafine
Stamps - Papertrey Sentimental Sayings

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Foodie Friday - Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread & Moxie Fab Focal Point

Happy Friday!  I haven't had time to play Moxie Fab for awhile but I so wanted to try my hand at the Focal Point Challenge this month.  Not sure I accomplished it but here's my attempt.

I'm so happy Nicole came out with a die for the witch from Spooky Sweets II and that cool spider web and those little ghosts? Why, they're from May Arts Ribbon, of course!!

Paper - Papertrey Ink; Teresa Collins
Accessories - May Arts Ribbon; Papertrey Ink

Now for an equally spooky treat...Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.  Oh my gosh, is this ever delish!!  A hit of chocolate with the light banana background. good!  No butter or cream cheese necessary and just as good for dessert as it is for breakfast.  Come on over for a slice...and a cup of tea.  

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I appreciate your comments.  Don't forget to check out the sidebar for the current challenges and monthly giveaway.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

hanging out...

Dad's home but he still has to check that darn email.  Guess I'll just hang out close by until he's finished, then maybe he'll play ball with me...please?

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Hello Wednesday...why do you have to pop up so quickly?  It's time for another around the world workdesk peek at Julia's Stamping Ground and WOYWW170.

My desk is as I left it to prep dinner and get orders ready to ship out tomorrow, so it's a MESS!  A happy tumble of ribbons and tape and glue.

I didn't crop anything out so you get to see it in all it's wild glory.

Off to get an MRI on this ankle in the morning and braces adjusted in the afternoon. May need a massage after all that stress! 

Happy WOYWW!!

PS...the Goo Gone is to clean my scissors of sticky stuff...nothing exciting!
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Rubbernecker Monthly Challenge

We're going back to school on the Rubbernecker Stampin' Sisterhood blog.  #SS21 Just click the link to find the details on how to play and win, then get creating and link up your card.  Easy, peasy, abc!

Here's the inspiration photo!

Paper - Papertrey; Martha Stewart; Stampin'Up
Ink - Versafine black
Other - May Arts Gingham Ribbon ; small white tag; Dear Lizzy brads; Spellbinder Star dies; cork
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

May Arts Monthly Challenge Time!!

It's time for the monthly challenge at May Arts RibbonThis month May Arts is partnering with Helmar Adhesives for a fun challenge called "Ink it"! 

Head on over to the May Arts Blog for all the details on how to play but's limited to the first 25 who respond to The Ribbon Lady.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Blog Candy Winner & September Candy

Time to announce the August Winner of the $10 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate...

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Timestamp: 2012-09-01 01:24:56 UTC

amy said
um, just gained 5 lbs:)

You poor dear...I had braces before and my DD has had them since dec 2010 so I feel your pain:(
Aren't you a sweetie to do the follower blog candy...who doesn't love PTI?
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August 3, 2012 1:19 PM

Congratulations, Amy!  You've got two weeks to contact me for your prize!!

Now for the September Candy...Back to School!    Perfect for teacher gifts, tags, cards and scrapbooking.

Just leave a comment on this page for a chance to win.  One follower will be chosen at the end of the month.

I apologize for being absent for a few days...the doctor ordered me off my ankle as the swelling isn't going down. MRI on Tuesday....sigh

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