Friday, October 31, 2014

tagged



After receiving one on my crafting energy capsules from my fearless leader in Ribbon aka the Ribbon Lady...I was inspired by the "bright assorted tags, Core'dinations". So I dug out EVERY May Arts Ivory and Black ribbon and picked through every embossing folder I owned and off I went.

 


I was a little concerned about embossing with the eyelets already in place but they are a soft metal so they accepted the lovely patterns right along with the card stock! wohoo



sooo pretty all embossed and ready to distress!!!!



Using the great distressing tool (it's a foam core sanding block with a hook and loop to attach sand paper pieces) to highlight the fact that these tags are white core (hence the Core'dinations name, tricky right!?)



So this is the point that I actually realized the issue I was dreading with the eyelets...as I pulled some of the ribbons through, granted I have put 3 largish ribbons through each eyelet, the eyelet came loose. I solved the dilemma with a quick glue dab of MONO Aqua liquid glue under the eyelet and wham. fixed!




Once all was well and dried it was on to make these fabulous tabs the divider for this journal that I hope to one day feel brave enough to start using...why is it that I am intimidated by the empty page? (I used Tom-bow new Extreme Adhesive to securely affix them) I would love to be one of those amazing art Journalers who have thoughts and ink drawings with water color and tremendous amounts of artsy talent, so one day I aspire to be worthy to write in this fun journal.


As for now I added a little Keep Calm and Carry on with my old school hand press style label maker....and maybe we will add a little love one step at a time to make this journal the one I want it to be.

Alright this was fun...I almost feel like having a contest! Hmm maybe I will!!!
Alright here it is ... I will later add the details of EVERY ribbon I used to make this project BUT If you guess how many ribbons I  used by November 7th you will win a set of tags! (winner will be chosen from the right answers or the persons closest to the number.)

They will be the small size to put on gifts and such but they will be darling and you will love to give a gift with these pretty puppies on it.

So Guess the number of ribbons used and you could win designer tags! GO


supplies
LOTS and LOTS of May Arts Ribbon to be named on November 7th, 2015
bright assorted tags, Core'dinations
Tombow extreme Adhesive
Mono Aqua Liquid glue
Art Journal

tools
sizzix embossing folders:
cuttlebug embossing folder:
Sizzix die cut machine
Label Maker


MONO Aqua Liquid Glueor too under the eyelet.

Friday, October 17, 2014

May Arts Christmas Card Hop


Welcome Hoppers!
Christmas cards are so fun, the play on colors and themes. One of my most favorite things about the Christmas season is the music from my favorite classics by Bing Crosby to singing carols at church. Music clearly inspired my card today.
As I am the BIGGEST procrastinator of all time making Christmas cards for all my friends and family, in the busiest time of year, is something I always aspire to do but have never been able to finish in a timely manner.  So this year I will set a more attainable goal...I will make tags for gifts and use Christmas cards as thank yous. And I will move my goal of a family and friends newsletter and handcrafted card to another holiday like groundhogs day or wear a fake mustache day. Done I feel better already.
As for now you can see this is one of the cards that I will be using for thank you card this coming season.




May Arts
1/8 Inch Silk Ribbon, SK10 - BLACK
3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac, A480-38-14 Red 
1/8 Inch CORD/BURLAP Ribbon, SP09 - IVORY

Partners in Craft
Stazon, Jet Black
Tombow Extreme Adhesive


Other
CS Stampin' Up: Pool Party
Glitter paper
Sheet music

Tools
Paper trimmer
Stampin' Up/EK success Ornament punch
Sanding block
Elna Sewing Machine




Thursday
·         Virginia Fynes
·         Tracy McLennon
·         Rhea Weigand
·         Mary Brockway
·         Mallika Kejriwal
·         Lalo IK
·         Karen Hanson

Friday
·         Karen Baker
·         Jennifer Davey    < You are Here
·         Jenifer Cowles
·         Jen Shears
·         Gini Williams Cagle
·         Emily Lanham
·         Charlene Driggs

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

beautiful



Welcome, I have a little something to share but first to the fun of your opportunities to win! There will be 3 prize packages up for grabs and will include fabulous product form May Arts, Authentic & Imagine Craft! To win you must head on over to each company blog and post a comment.




This is "love note" size card with altered ribbons, distressed edges and a lovely shimmer. Bigger isn't always better sometimes you just need to send a small thought to remind someone how amazing they are.



See the shimmer? It is beautifully subtle. Enjoy your creative journey, come back sometime.


May Arts


Authentique
6x6 bundle Collection: Radiant, Item # RAD011
"Radiant" Details, Item #RAD007

Imagine Crafts
Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Sparkle, IA-SML-004
MementoLuxe: Lilac Posies, FF24

Other
Tombow 
rhinestone brads



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Jennifer Davey <<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
Karen Baker <<<<<<NOW go HERE

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Tombow's Sticky U


I was asked to join the alum at
TOMBOW's STICKY UNIVERSITY
The assignment: use Tombow's Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
to create a project of my choice. 

 I am a fan of Tombow's Xtreme Permanent Adhesive because of it's versatility and strength.
Using canvas, twill ribbon, paper and card stock you can see this xtreme adhesive has no issues with any surface. 


Every good school paper gives it's sources...

Supplies:
Tombow's Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
Tombow's Power Tabs
3/4 inch Ivory Canvas, Tap Measure  
5/8 inch Faux Canvas, Black 
Canvas Mat Stack DCWV
Paper , Times and Seasons 2 by Echo Park
Natural Card Stock

Antique buttons, Thread and Sewing Machine.

Keep it Sticky U. ;)


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

May Arts New Release Showcase



Once upon a new release ribbon launch I pulled the amazing 3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac card and had the fun of playing with velvety adhesive ric rac. As alot of my brain naturally falls to sewing projects I had to alter my thinking and enjoy a new adventure.

3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac comes in 10 fabulous colors but I must have been in a Christmas in July kinda mood when I worked on this project or else I just wanted a cohesive collection of projects either way it is a little Christmasy.



3 projects 1 ribbon...

 ATTENTION: Use a battery Powered candle! do NOT use a candle with real live flames ribbon is not flame retardant! Okay now that it is out of the way and you understand that I did NOT recommend open flame and ribbon, Layer 3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac with other ribbons to create your own trims.


Space 3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac to give the illusion of ric rac in between your trims. The use of negative space can add quite an impact take advantage of it it doesn't cost a thing!


Overlaping and staggering your points gives a fabulous scaley texture and dimension. Wrap the ends around the edge of a card stock base will leave you with no frayed edges.

I am sure there are a billion other ways to use 3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac ... what would you do with them?

other May Arts ribbons  I used...


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your journey. Don't forget to go back and comment on the May Arts blog for your chance to win free ribbon!! There is no better way to get fabulous ribbon (then free)!



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Virginia Fynes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

dream come true....blog hoppin'





Welcome blog hoppers...I am excited to share my little project for the hop. I created this while camping in the beautiful Sierra Mountains so I was feeling the nature vibe with the great wood grain papers and butterflies. I created a tag and a pocket to put her in. The green ribbon is made into a sticker with one quick pass through the sticker maker. Wrap of twine makes the body and antenna and every tag need a ribbons on top.
A little flutter of the butterfly perched on ribbon make the perfect container for a tag. Write a little note on the tag and slide it the cover for a secret messages for your special someone.

Now, don’t forget to keep those comments coming for 3 chances to win an amazing prize!
 Hop on over to May Arts, Xyron & Simple Stories for even more inspiration!




May Arts:
3/8 inch Velvet Woven Ribbon, PV35 - PEWTER
3/4-inch Twill / Chevron Stripes, 382-34-10 BLACK 
5/8-inch Faux Canvas Lightweight, 444-58-10 Black 
String Burlap Ribbon, SM-10 Natural
1-inch Grosgrain Loop Edge Ribbon, FR16 - OLIVE 

Xyron:

Simple Stories:
The Story of US, 5900


Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed your stay...follow the links below for lots more fabulous inspiration.
 


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Friday
        Courtney Lee  
      Charlene Driggs