Friday, June 28, 2013

May Arts/Xyron/Little Yellow Bicycle Blog Hop

It's time for another blog hop with May Arts Ribbon, Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle...and, of course,...there are prizes!! at end of post.  ;-)

I got to play with the fun papers and embellishments from the LYB "Poppy" line.   This cool line has lots of bright, happy colors that are perfect for summer crafting and scrapping.

I had a little wooden box that I picked up at Michael's for $1 a while ago.  I gave it a coat of Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paint.  I traced the box onto my paper, cut it out then attached it with Xyron Double Sided Tape.  That stuff really sticks!  Nice smooth application, no bumps or lumps or loose edges.  Make sure you cut each separately as the sides may not be even.  (ask me how I know that!)

From there it was all fun!  May Arts Wired Chevron Ribbon makes a fun spiral pinwheel type bow on the handle topped with a cork stick pin from LYB.  A white doily, is topped with a tag from LYB Journaling Cards that I stitched on my sewing machine.    May Arts 1/2"  Woven Burlap Ribbon, a bit of Hero Arts Orange Soda ink sponged on the edges and stickers from LYB finish the box. 
Inside, I created 3 cute cards without a rubber stamp or ink anywhere in sight.  I love May Arts new Faux Canvas Ribbons!  This bright orange makes me happy.  I ran the LYB bird sticker through my Xyron Create a Sticker to give it some extra holding power because I placed over the end of the stick pin.
Ribbon, cork and shimmery sticker love!
This super easy card features one of the LYB Wood Tags and May Arts Burlap String...easy peasy!
I adore my  May Arts Leaves but sometimes adding them to a card can be a challenge when I don't want any bulk.  Now that's no problem!!  Just run the ribbon through your Xyron machine for easy application.
I think this little set will make a nice little gift for someone. 
Supply List
May Arts Ribbon Used:
Partners in Craft
Little Yellow Bicycle - Poppy Paper Pack, Wood Tags, Cork Pins, Burlap Stickers, Journaling Cards
Xyron - Adhesive Tape, Create a Sticker
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Orange Soda
Wooden Box - Michael's Stores
Martha Stewart Satin Paint
Neenah Cardstock
Foam Tape
Now for the deets...just hop to each blog this week and leave some comment love for a chance to win:

The Ribbon Lady will be giving away 3 ROLLS of your choice during the week, and in addition, some lucky comment will win:
You will have through the weekend to hop and comment  for the Grand Prize so there's still time to get in on the fun.

Here's the blog list in case you missed one along the way this week. 


Sandy Allnock








Charlene Driggs  (that's me!)

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Monday, June 24, 2013

May Arts/Xyron/Little Yellow Bicycle Blog Hop and Giveaway!


Blog hop!!  Be sure to visit the May Arts Ribbonistas each day as well ad the Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle sites for fun inspiration and prizes.  There will be a grand prize at the end of the hop!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Easy Bow Tutorial

Want to see what I created with these fun colors?  Head over the May Arts Blog today for a fun ribbon tutorial!

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Time passes...

When I was a kid, time passed much too it rushes by without waiting for me to catch up.

My grandson is 8 years old today.  It seems only yesterday he was all warm, sweet smelling and cuddly.  Now, baseball, basketball, and football, climbing into his tree house, chasing his dog...and annoying his sister leave him all warm, smelling like a boy and thankfully, still cuddly.

Happy Birthday, David!

If you've been wondering about my absence it's because I'm moving my studio into the bigger office area in our house.  DH has graciously offered to sacrifice his big desk to the consignment store and all the books are being donated so that I can take over the shelves.  

Before that happens, there are walls to paint, I want to paper the backs of the shelves and then...the MOVE.  Stacks of paper, piles of ink, boxes and boxes of stamps and ribbon...oh so much lovely ribbon to find a new space for.  

Time passes and I'm still running to catch up.

Card supplies:
Cardstock -  Fancy Pants Corrugated cardstock
Stamps/Dies - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Hero Arts
Other - Balsa Wood (bat)

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Monday, June 10, 2013

May Arts Sneak Peek Summer Journal

Summer's here and that means lots of memories to be recorded for that back to school assignment..."What I did on my summer vacation"!

Head on over to the May Arts blog for a cool idea for girls..stay tuned for a boy version coming soon!

Be sure to head to the blog to see the cool cover and the rest of the notebook!  Happy Summer!!

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Monday, June 3, 2013

May Arts Stampendous/Coredinations Blog Hop and HUGE Giveaway

It's time for a whole week of super inspiration with May Arts Ribbon, Core'dinations and Stampendous.  The design teams have partnered to bring you not only amazing projects but fantastic giveaways as well.

Each day this week, 2-3 of the designers from each team will be bringing you projects and a chance to win some awesome prizes.  All you have to do is comment to win! 

I'm up first today so here's my project!  One of my most favorite things to do is altering tins.  I combined our beautiful May Arts ribbons, with Core'dinations Ebony and Ivory Collection Cardstock (no white core!)  and the Stampendous Encrusted Pink Jewel Kit  ( LOVE this!) to create this sweet little gift.

I used Scor-Pal Scor-Tape to cover the outside of the tin and the lid.  I wrapped the base with May Arts Faux Lightweight Canvas in black, then I wrapped May Arts new 3/8" Crochet lace trim around the lid.   

Next, I used Spellbinders Circle dies to create a liner for the inside and top using Core'dinations cardstock.  I lightly sanded the edges of the top circle with the Core'dinations Sand It tool; then attached both with more Scor-Tape. 

Now for the that beautiful peony!  I created it using the new Sizzix Peony die and that gorgeous Core'dinations cardstock. After cutting the petals, I lightly sanded the edges of each one before shaping and gluing them together.

After the flower was assembled, I used a Versamarker pen to trace along the edges of the petals then sprinkled some Stampendous Shabby Pink embossing powder over the flower. I shook off the excess and heat embossed.  Then I ever so lightly spritzed the bloom with spray adhesive and shook some Stampendous Champagne Glass Glitter over the flower for more subtle sparkle and shine. 

I covered the leaves that come with the peony die with May Arts new Jumbo Leaves.  3 small black pearls are glued in the center of the flower.

The tag was cut from Core'dinations cardstock, the edges were lightly sanded then stamped with Versamark ink using the birthday sentiment from Stampendous Happy Messages.  I heat embossed the sentiment using more Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Powder.  I tried to capture the tiny sparkles that make my heart go pitter pat.

I ran the edges of the tag in my Versamark pad, then heat embossed with more Shabby Pink Embossing Powder.  The little bits of embossing powder are intentional.  I wanted my tag to look lightly distressed and shabby.

 Everything was attached to the lid with more Scor-Tape.  Now the tin can't be given empty so I created a beautiful May Arts Pink Velvet bookmark to go on the inside.

I hope I've inspired you to get creating with May Arts Ribbon, Core'dinations, and Stampendous!  


May Arts Ribbon used:



round tin, Scor-Tape, Papertrey Ink Tag Sale die, black pearls, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Sizzix Peony die, Versamark ink, beads, Imaginisce Petal Roller

 Want to know what you can win for leaving a comment each day this week?  Here's a peek.

First up -  ANY 2 rolls of your choice of May Arts Ribbon!

And how about these?

Now, here's the line up for the week.  Don't forget to go to the Stampendous and Core'dinations Blogs each day as well.


Charlene Driggs

that's me!
Christina Colón
DeeDee Catron

Ava Gavloski
Ellen Sosnoski
Susanna Lee

Kristine Reynolds

Emily Lanham
Erin Thiem

Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles

Karen Baker
Lalo IK

Leah Farrar-White
Sandy Allnock
Virginia Fynes

Linking up at:
 Artsy Fartsy Momma

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