Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Birthday - Marigolds

Lots of October birthdays in this family.

I was a little surprised to learn the October flower was the Marigold. I guess I never thought about it.   I do love them though. They're a strong, sturdy, colorful addition to the fall landscape.

I used Versamark ink and white detail embossing powder to create the blooms.  I colored them on both the back and front sides with Kuretake Zig Brush pens.  They watercolor beautifully.

I cut them out and just used my clear double sided tape runner to adhere them.  No see through!

A little embossed linen card stock with rounded corners and a sentiment and done!  Love Clean and Simple (CAS) cards.

The weather is beginning to moderate to mildly hot from sizzling... finally.  :-)

Supplies used:

Cardstock - Papertrey Ink Linen & Orange Zest ; Vellum
Stamps - Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers Collection, Bountiful Banners
Ink - Versamark; Kuretake Zig Waterbrush markers
Other - embossing folder, corner rounder
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Friday, September 25, 2015

CASE this Sketch - CTS142

Yay...time to make another card.  Thought I 'd try this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch (CTS142)

Here's my take on the sketch...Love matching the envelope!


Cardstock - Stampin Up, Neenah 80 lb. Solar White, DCWV 
Stamps - Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday
Dies - Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday, Envelope Die;  Lil Inker Designs

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CASEing Lime Doodle and Papertrey Ink

It's been so long since I've posted a card.  I've missed my paper and ink and I've missed keeping up with my blog.  Life is busy and while it's a good kind of busy, I'm longing to get back to visiting some of my favorite stamping blog friends and creating a few cards of my own.

I've realized that my creativity has taken a break so I decided to CASE a card I found on Pinterest by Debbie of Lime Doodle Design.

I loved the design but not the colors so I followed CASE rules and changed 3 things.  :)

1. Brightened the colors
2. Added a double wrap of twine
3. Changed the sentiment and darkened up my bird a bit more.

I love that this card can work for birthdays, get well, and thinking of you.

Thanks for checking in!  I've missed you.  

p.s.  I've decided to take a break from the May Arts Design Team.  It was a wonderful ride but it was time to step least for now.  :)
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ribbon Sweat Band Tutorial

Love the no-slip ribbon sweat bands but don't love the price?  Good news!  We've got you covered on the May Arts blog today.  Now you can make one for every workout or night out and you can create them in any width you want thanks to the amazing selection of ribbon at May Arts.

Craft show season will be here soon and these would great Christmas gifts!

Thanks for visiting us...

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Scrap Blog Hop

If you're like me, you have a whole bunch of ribbon scraps.  I can't stand to throw pretty ribbon away no matter how tiny the scrap may be.  You never know when you can use it, right?

Well, the May Arts team has a whole lot of great ideas for those pretty bits and pieces of May Arts ribbon.

I've combined mine to create some fun binder clip photo holders.  Just stamp a scrap of cardstock, cut to fit your binder clip, use some Scor-Tape to make sure the paper is secure, then tie on some pretty May Arts satin leaves,  crochet lace, sheer or other combo of ribbons.  No stamps or paper?  No problem!  I used some rub-on scraps on the second clip.  They stick beautifully.

These would make awesome stocking stuffers, small gifts or party favors.

Want some pretty May Arts Ribbon scraps to get you started?  Want them from the NEW Fall lineup?  

I thought so!  :-)  Just leave a comment on each Ribbonistas blog.  The Ribbon Lady will be awarding 3 grab bags of ribbon from the new fall line.  

Here's the line up for the hop:

Thanks so much taking time out of your day to hop with us!  We hope you've been inspired!
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Shabby Flower Tutorial

Love pretty shabby flowers but don't have much time  to make them or $$ to buy them?  We've got you covered!

Head over the May Arts blog for the tutorial to make these beauties from your ribbon scraps!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Easy Summer Placemat Purse May Arts Style

I've got a quick and easy tutorial on the May Arts blog today.   All you need is a cute placemat and some fun May Arts ribbon!

These would be great for those last minute teacher gifts!  Just fill them with some cute notepads, pens, hand sanitizer, etc. and you've got a useful, economical gift!

Head over to the blog for all the details.

Thanks for joining us!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Flower Challenge

It's spring time and that means it's time for a bounty of beautiful flowers.  May Arts is hosting a ribbon challenge for our readers!  The Ribbonistas have created our own ribbon flowers to inspire you.  Come create with us for your chance to win some amazing May Arts Ribbon!

I created these pretty silk roses with beautiful May Arts Silk Ribbon.  You can find the easy tutorial at the link below.

Hope you've been inspired!  
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Baby Hop

The Ribbon Lady has an announcement.  She's hired a very special assistant (I hear she works for ba-ba's, is very cute and adorable, and that her momma, daddy and big brother are quite smitten with her.  :-)

The Ribbonistas are having a Baby Hop to formally welcome the Ribbon Baby to the team.

I've created a set of soft blocks with ribbon tabs using a variety of May Arts ribbons for color and texture.

I found the basic tutorial for these 4" x 4" blocks here.  The author only used 4 pieces of ribbon but we know that where May Arts Ribbon is involved, more is much better!

I used crochet velvet, crochet lace, velvet, grosgrain, satin, chevron, faux suede and more for lots of tactile interest.  The pretty fabric is from Moda.

These are quite addictive to make and I'll be making some to keep on hand for last minute baby gifts.

Here's the rest of the hop so you don't miss a day of sweet baby inspiration and a chance to win a spool of ribbon from the May Arts Ribbon Baby Section.  There will 3 winners so be sure to comment on each blog today and tomorrow.



Tracy McLennon

Thanks so much for joining us!  Hope we've inspired you!  Be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog and say hi to Ribbon Baby!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Cards Two Ways with May Arts Ribbon

I've got some quick and easy cards on the May Arts Blog today.  One for girls and one for guys. Both made with scrap ribbon.   Ribbon on guy cards?  Sure...when it's May Arts Ribbon.

 Here's a sneak peek:

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Easy Apron Tutorial/Mother's Day Gift Alert!

I love to cook and invariably, whatever I'm cooking, I end up wearing!  Now I understand why our moms wore aprons.  I actually love them and this one is especially easy to make.

Be sure to head over the May Arts blog for complete details.  They'd make great gifts too.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Baby Blanket Tutorial

It's spring and it seems like babies are blooming everywhere!  I've got an easy tutorial for you on the May Arts Blog today for a sweet blanket perfect for the cool days of spring or a little one to carry around.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

May Arts/Epiphany Blog Hop Week

It's May Arts/Epiphany Blog Week and you know what means!  Lots of inspiration and giveaways!

Here's the lineup for the week:


o   Lalo IK


o   Jen Shears


Be sure to check back each day for your chance at one of two sets of some yummy ribbon & Epiphany products!!

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Monday, March 9, 2015

May Arts New Release Blog Hop - Sweet Little Baby

Today is day 1 of the May Arts Spring/Summer New Release Blog Hop!  There are so many gorgeous new ribbons...and you'll want to own them all!

I got to play with the new Adhesive gingham hearts.  They are just soooo adorable and the acrylic backing sticks to everything from clothing to metal.

I have a friend with a brand new baby girl so all things sweet and pink were my inspiration

 First up is this sweet little onsie & sock set.

 I sewed May Arts 3/8" Crochet Trim to the neckline then a row of the sweet new Adhesive Mini Gingham Hearts.Because these will washed frequently, I tacked the hearts to the neckline and socks with a needle and thread and a tiny running stitch in the center of the hearts.

And just because I couldn't resist, I added May Arts new Adhesive Rosettes to the backside.

How adorable is that!!?

The sweet little cards were created on my Gazelle with a cut file from The Cutting Cafe.

I added the same crochet trim to the arms and leg openings with double sided tape, then it was just peel and stick those adorable adhesive hearts and done!

Want to win some of this adorable ribbon or any of the other new releases? 

Just leave a comment on the Ribbonista blogs today and tomorrow.  3 lucky winners will be drawn by the Ribbon Lady for your choice of one of the new releases.

Here's the full 2 day line up so you don't miss any of the crafty inspiration.



Thanks for joining us!!

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