Saturday, March 30, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Really Reasonable Ribbon is a ribbon kit club that you should consider becoming a member of.  The quality ribbons truly embellish your projects with style.  Here is a sneak peak of my posting at RRR, so please stop by the blog and share the love with the RRR team.


Lavender Silk
Sheer Two Tone Fuchsia/Pink
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Flourish with A Bling

Friday, March 29, 2013

Inspired by Stamping & Pretty Pink Posh

Two very different cards to share with you today.  The first one is an under 10 minute challenge at Pretty Pink Posh  a color challenge #14 and the other is a Black Board challenge with Inspired by Stamping.  Be sure to check out both websites for great inspiration.
9 minutes and 55 seconds
What can I say, I enjoy my card designing, all that texture love!!!!!
Twine can be inked up to match your project colors.
Lawn Fawn pattern paper from the Dewey Decimal collection is showcased on this card.

I am going to play along with the  Twinery team challenge titled Banners TT003.  Visit the Twinery, they have lots of beautiful twine and great inspiration from their DT.

Inspired by Stamping is becoming one of my favorite websites with a very talented Design Team with lots of quality Stamps designed by owner Joanna.  Be sure to visit often at this Australian website and be prepared to enjoy the journey.  Great technique challenges taught by the design team.  I have a stamp set on the boat as we speak, so I can hardly wait to start to design some cards with my stamp set.

There is a March Challenge right now, with a video on the Black Board Technique and I have to say I love it.  I think I will be trying out a few cards with this technique.

Check out all of these websites & you will be inspired to get out the paper & scissors this weekend!!!
Have a good one!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Really Reasonable Ribbon is an excellent ribbon kit club.  When I received my GDT package, I could hardly wait to open and gaze at all the textured ribbons that I ordered.  To-day I will share a short step by step tutorial on how I made my textured organic flowers for this layout.
Step # 1
Cut ribbons, cream mesh, green burlap about 3 inches in length.
Step # 2
Using a  pair of scissors or sharp tool, fray the all ends of the ribbons.  You can see in the photo above, the cut pieces and then the frayed end pieces of ribbon.
Step # 3
Cut a piece of organza ribbon about 24 inches.  The amount of ribbon you cut will determine how large of a centre you have for your flower.  Make a bow using wire to hold the centre of the bow together. You can see the bow at the back of the picture beside the green burlap band of ribbon.
Step # 4
Add a  floret  or a gem into the center of your bow.
Step # 5
Using the bow wire, thread your cream mesh ribbon piece and then the green burlap piece up against the base of your organza bow.  Shape your petals and just like magic, you have a organic flower from 
Costa Rica!!!

1.5 " Cream Mesh 
.5" Burlap Woven
.58" Sheer Iridescent
Coredinations Cardstock
Helmar Glue
Dusty Attic Chipboard
 Do you think the flowers complement the mono titi's velvet coat?  Oh so Costa Rican!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy

Do you love texture? Texture is everywhere in our world. One of the 5 senses of the body is touch. Welcome to my Core'dinations blog post that showcases how fun Core'dinations quality card stock can appeal to your sense of touch.
Core'dinations is a unique card stock. I love that you can sand Core'dinations to show off the embossing and discover an underlying coordinating color !
I am sure you can feel the texture in my cute little projects below and see how easy you can design show stoppers yourself! Join me now and visit the Core'dinations website, discover the magic you can create.

For this Design Team audition, I thought I would try out the Cricut Machine and make some small miniature gift bags. This is an off the page project for me, as i was inspired to create something different from my norm.

Are you ready to begin the journey of how to get the look?  A quick look at the supplies.

Can you guess what type of material I have used for the gift bag tissue topper?

Tip # 1-  Sand your project before starting to assemble.  Notice in the photo's below it's much easier to sand your paper before you die cut tiny pieces as it possible to tear a petal during the sanding process.

My last project...this is a tattered floral creations from  a Sizzix Die. Again, lots of layering!

Tip # 2  Spray some fabric stiffener to help curl your ribbons. 
 A headband with fairy dust glitter by ClearSnap featuring Coredinations cardstock.

 And now the question you are all thinking, "Why the darker/orange projects being posted in March when spring is upon us? Well, I am submitting these project for a magazine publication and for those who are not aware, door to magazine glossy print takes about 5 months. Lets see, April to August = 5 months... See you in September....fingers crossed.

Supplies List
Core'dinations cardstock
ScrapMatts chipboard
ClearSnap Fairy Dust, Ink, stamp & embossing powder
Really Reasonable Ribbon Kit Club
Flourish with a Bling (FWAB)
Want2Scrap pearls
Beacon's Stiffen Stuff

 Tip # 3-  (Answer)   The gift bag tissue is a baby wipe used to clean my stamps that just happened to turn out to be the right color tone from many stamp cleanings from the past.  Are you not going to start keeping and drying out those wipes for a perfect project match in the future?  I can hardly wait to try a multi-media project with those colored wipes.

As you check out my blog you will see I venture out into different area's, so as far as my scrapping style, well I don't know how to categorize my style at the moment.  My style is an evolution of change. I create works of art that appeal to me at a point in time and as new techniques are introduced to my world, I will incorporate these new elements and techniques. I am inspired by so many talented artist in this world.  I always remind my self that in the movie industry you have blockbuster movies and movies that go bust so together,  lets create happiness and enjoy the beauties that Core'dinations card stock will create for you.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Inspired by Stamping

Inspired by Stamping IBSIC # 50 is a beautiful spring color combination. Join the community at Inspired by Stamping and see all the lovely designs and products that are available at their store.  I am so ready for spring.

Every solid project begins with a great sketch.  So, check out Unity Stamp Company's Sketch challenge.
ClearSnap Ink, Fairy Dust Glitter, Emboss Powder
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Unity Stamp Co.
Want2Scrap pearls

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Welcome! The March Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop starts at the RRR Blog!

You should be coming to my blog from Bonnie's Blog.

Here is a look at the RRR March Ribbon Club Kit.

"I'm continually impressed by Bonnie's talent for combining the perfect color combinations and quality products from the greatest manufacture's into RRR club kits".

Once I started creating a card with the ribbons, I could not stop. So, here you go, I snipped my way through the kit and ended up with 6 cards and still have lots of ribbon left from the kit.

Here are some close-ups, let me know which one is your favorite.

I hope you enjoy the hop! Make sure to leave a comment! I love your comments!

Hop over to Cheryl's Blog for some more inspiration.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon Glassine Beauties

Hello fellow bloggers: Here is a sneak peak to my posting on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog. Check it out, you will love it!!! These beauties would be hand delivered cards/envelopes which makes them extra special. Please let bonnie, owner of RRR know that you too see the quality in her ribbon kits. Thanks for your visiting and commenting.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Inspired by Stamping-Challenge # 48

Inspired by Stamping offers an inspiration challenge every Thursday (Australia time). The challenge lasts for one week, then a new photo is revealed! Here is the photo/color combination for this week's challenge. Play along with the team at "Inspired by Stamping". A great group of talented designers will give you lots of inspiration at Inspired by Stamping. I am hoping to add Inspired by Stamping products to my design table for future magazine publications which will shine beautifully in glossy print.... wink wink I have used ClearSnap; smooch Spritz, Embossing Powder, and Mixed Media pigment Ink. The ribbons are all from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the stamp set is by Unity Stamp Co. Lets capture our memories has a great March sketch design # 9 which is where i got my inspiration for my card. Stop by Inspired by Stamping and check out the shop. Let them know I sent you over and maybe the karma genie will fly over let them know I would love to be a Guest Designer in 2013. I am sharing this beauty with Simon says "Anything Goes", Lets Capture our Memories LCOM Sketch # 9 and Challenge # 21 making your own over at A blog named Hero.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Inspired by Stamping-WHW # 91 & MojoMonday

Inspired by Stamping features a technique tutorial by a design team member and this week its # 91 Embossing Folder Kissing Technique. I have not tried this before and after a few embossings, I am hooked on this cool technique. Check it out and give it a try on your next project. Designer Deb Hickman of Inspired by Stamping is the author of this fun technique. I made a card for this challenge WHW # 91 using Deb's creative technique. Joanna, owner of Inspired by Stamping has a lovely website and store with quality products to create your artistic projects. Be sure to visit the store which features Joanna's designed stamps. Like all great cards and layout, sketches are the inspiration that allows us to be creative. Here is the Mojo Monday sketch # 282 that inspired me to create this fun Hello card using the Kissing Technique.
Ribbons can be found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.