Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nothing But Blue Skies

I love creating monotone cards with lots of texture - there is just something quite elegant about the look.  This card really shows off the great color gradation that is available with WorldWin Cardstock.  I used four different neutral shades, and they blend so well.

WorldWin Cardstock:
Anna Griffin/ProvoCraft Embossing Folder
Want2Scrap Pearls

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

May Arts Ribbon Organization Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the second day of the May Arts Organization blog hop!  The Ribbonistas are sharing ways to store all of that gorgeous ribbon that we love.  I have to tell you, this hop kind of sent me into panic mode, because I was afraid if I shared pictures of my studio, a camerman might show up from Hoarders, and want to shoot an episode!  But, luckily, I've been motivated to work on some storage solutions -  and I can tell you, I will be stalking the rest of the team's blogs to see what great ideas they came up with!  Also, be sure to leave plenty of comments along the way, for a chance to win 3 spools of your choice of May Arts ribbon.

I like to organize my ribbons by color (mostly) - because, I am generally looking for a specific color to go with a project.  My exception for this is my silk ribbon.  I keep it all grouped together, because I will generally work with it together.

I have CD storage boxes arranged on a wooden book shelf that the shelved are sloped towards the middle (like a V).  I can see into the boxes of ribbon while they are on the shelf.  My silk ribbon is just in it's own little box.
 For shorter lengths of ribbon, not on the spool, I use a large safety pin, and group similar types of ribbon together, and hang this from my baker's rack, that is right beside my ribbon shelf.  This seems to work better for me than having them all stuffed in a big box (which is how it was before the idea of this hop!)

Here is the rest of the hop line-up.  I hope you will be inspired to organize your ribbon stash.

Candy Rosenberg
Charlene Driggs 
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Erika Taylor

Erin Thiem
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker


Lalo IK
Leah Farrar-White
Sandy Allnock
Virginia Fynes

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products 
Balmy Breeze Paper Collection HCDP1 - 232
Decorative Lattice Swirl Die HCD 733
Seascape PreCut Set HCPC 3531
High Seas PreCut Set HCPC 3527

Other Products:
WorldWin Cardstock
Want2Scrap Pearls
Clearsnap Ink -  Chox (Raven, Driftwood)
May Arts Ribbon- Woven Burlap
Xyron Mega Runner, Creatopia

Directions: Cut the small rectangular printed panel (with a blank oval design) from the patterned paper.  Stamp the sailboat in the center.  Overylay the Decorative Lattice Swirl diecuts on either side of the sailboat to frame it.  Stamp and die cut the small anchor, and add as an embellishment.  Finish with a piece of burlap, knotted in the center and a few pearls.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Baby Card

Graphic 45- Little Darlings
WorldWin Paper -  Cardstock
Clearsnap - Donna Salazar Chox (Butternut, Bluejay, Petals)
Want2Scrap Pearls
Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Words or Whatever - Wow Chipboard Release

Are you ready for some yummy new chipboard from Words or Whatever? and maybe a few new AltaMatz templates as well?  Then pull up a chair, and have a look!  Be sure to go over to the Words or Whatever blog to see more of the new release and what the rest of the team came up with.

I used the Happy Days title for this layout.  I've layered lots of fussy cutting as well as banners and handmade flowers nestled in a velvet ribbon lattice.

For this Adorable Baby Layout, I inked around the new Birds on a Wire AltaMatz, and then traced around it with a metallic pen to give more definiation.

Finally, on This Boy layout, I used glitter, embossing powders and mists to create this vintage finish.