Friday, July 24, 2015

CardMaker and Stamping Bella Blog Hop

Hi! and welcome to the CardMaker and Stamping Bella Blog Hop! This is the first hop for the new CardMaker Blog team, and we are so excited that we got to pair up with the talented ladies from Stamping Bella.  Make sure to stop by their blog, because they will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store - so you could pick out some of these adorable stamps for your own collection.

I chose to work with one of the Uptown Girl images, Maybelline Loves Mail. It was such a bright and cheerful design, perfect for sunny, summer colors.  I colored her with Spectrum Aqua pens, which added to the fun splash of color.

The next stop on the hop is Stephanie Hill.  Have fun!

Core'dinations Cardstock - Brights Assortment
Want2Scrap Pearls
Tim Holtz Punch - Spiky Floral
Punch Bunch Medium Birch Leaf Punch

Blog Hop Order
Gini Williams Cagle  (You are here)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ribbon Scraps Blog Hop with May Arts

Are you a hoarder of ribbon? Even the tiny scraps? Then today's blog hop is for you! The May Arts Ribbonistas are showing you ways to make those little bits and pieces still pack a punch. Be sure to check out all of the inspiration, and leave comments....The Ribbon Lady will be giving away three grab bags of new release ribbons!

For my card, I used a couple of easy tips to stretch those ribbons.  First, the  AKB14 checkered "bow" isn't really a bow at all.  I wrapped the ribbon to the back of the card paned and attached it only on the backside (leaving the length on the front loose).  Then I had a very small piece of the ribbon that I just tied once around the ribbon, and it gives the appearance of a bow, with much less ribbon required.  The other trick that I used was with the 426-58-46 Grosgrain Stitch Print Scalloped Edge Ribbon  (It's peaking out from behind the red panel) - was to cut the ribbon in half, and use part of it along the top of the panel and one along the bottom of the panel). To wrap everything up, I added small bows using the burlap string SM28.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flight of Fantasy Collection Coming Soon from Crafter's Companion

 If you enjoy fairies, dragons and other fantasy themes, you are going to have so much fun with the new  twin CD-ROM, Morgan Fitzsimons' Flight of Fantasy. It  includes tons of digi stamps,  papers, images and more. This fun release from Crafters Companion will be available on July 28th.

Morgan Fitzsimons Flight of Fantasy CDROM: Digi Stamps Digi Designer Paper,
Sheena Decorative Metal Dies: Wild Rose
Spectrum Noir Markers: BP1, BP3, BP4, BP5, BP7, PL2, PL5, CR10, OR1, OR2, OR3, CR3, CR4, CR1, LG5, LG2, CR3, CR5, FS5, FS4, FS3, FS2, FS1, CT3, CT4, BT4, BT3, BT5
May Arts Ribbon
Petaloo Flowers
Want2Scrap Pearls

Monday, July 20, 2015

Life Is a Song

I've got a card to share with you today that uses a couple of the new release stamps for July from Technique Junkies. I stamped the background using the Peonies background stamp. I colored the flowers with Pan Pastels, for a soft look.  The sentiment, Life is a Song, was stamped and then die cut.