Happy Wednesday everyone! I am so very excited to share a new project with you today featuring some beautiful product from May Arts and Authentique! This whole week, design team members from both companies have been sharing some beautiful projects using Authentique’s Harmony collection together with a variety of ribbon from May Arts.
As part of the products, I received the card making stack, and I knew immediately I could have some fun with those. I decided to team them up with some of my favourite 3/4″ chevron twill ribbon in yellow to create some small journals! By using some embroidery thread to attach some pages, creating these journals was even easier than putting together a card. I had so much fun I ended up making three!
So there you have it – some fun little notebooks to capture those little thoughts or moments! I can’t wait to see what the other gals have up their sleeves today too! And you will want to check them out and leave a message because Authentique and May Arts have put together three packages to give away to some lucky people who take a moment to comment! We always love hearing what you think, and it’s always better when there is a prize, or two, or three!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I know that some students down in the States have been back in school for a couple of weeks now, but here in Alberta, students do not start back until next week. Having said that, the summer is over for us teachers, and I am in full “Back to School” mode. So the timing with My Whimsical Little World‘s new Back to School release is perfect timing!
Paola has put together an awesome assortment of “Back to School” images for any type of project you might have up your sleeve. I started with a card with an educational-themed quote, which I thought would be a great way to encourage a teen or tween in your life to make the most of their experiences this coming year.
This card was created with a digi called Olivia and I think she is so cute! I loved colouring up her hair.
My favourite project for this release was a set of cookie treat bags that I thought would be a great surprise in a lunch kit. These two treat bags use digis called Supplies in a Mug and Alarm Clock.
These are amazingly easy to make. I simply added the cookies to a sandwich bag and folded over the extra plastic and taping it in place. I then grabbed some cardstock that was 3″ wide and as long as the diametre of the cookie, and then folded it to create a tent that was 1.5″ wide. I coloured up my images and fussy cut each, embellished the paper and glued everything in place. I then added some double sided adhesive to the back inside of the tent and placed the cookie bag on top. Voila – it’s that easy (maybe this would be a good video tutorial for the coming months)!
Paola has been releasing new images over in her Etsy store every week, so make sure you take the chance to stop by and see what is there! You might also want to pop by Amanda, Martha and Kimberly’s blogs to see the great projects they created with the release as well! Thanks for stopping by!
It’s Saturday, so I get to share a fun inspiration project for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps‘ weekly challenge. This week, I get to be the hostess, and I am challenging you to doodle away! I have to admit that I get a bit freaked out to freehand doodle on my cards, so I have a couple of tips. If the idea of doodling makes you nervous too, either try doodling right after you have stamped your image (before you colour), so you don’t loose a whole stamped image if you dislike the doodling. Or, simply pencil it in first – no one will know you practiced first (just remember to draw lightly)!
This week, I worked with one of the cute images from the Once Upon a Time 4 set. I coloured her up with Copics (finally finding some purples that I actually like!!), and then used my Sakura marker to doodle in some lines and create a bit of a sentiment. I was quick and easy, and created a cute frame-look around the image without needing to emboss or die-cut! That’s my kind of technique! ;)
Okay, now it’s your turn! Create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or another stamp, and include some doodling on it! Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!
Don’t forget that Kimmie has LOTS of fabulous stamp sets on SALE in the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS this weekend 30-50% OFF! There is also a HUGE new selection of paper pads including a whole new line by Wild Rose Studio!
Thanks for stopping by!
Often times, I am asked about my style as a crafter! While I am never sure how to answer that question, one thing is for sure – I am a bit of a ribbon addict. There is something about the texture, colour and dimension of ribbon – the perfect choice can really take a great project and make it extra special!
If you’ve seen any projects here on the blog before, you will know that my favourite ribbon company is May Arts! Whether I am using some of my favourite chevron stripes or some of the beautiful crochet ribbons, May Arts ribbons add a finishing touch to almost every project I create. So when Betheny from May Arts posted about a design team call, I was oh, SO tempted to throw my hat in the mix. So, here we go!
One of my favourite recent projects was a home decor project that teamed up some chalkboard paint, a stencil, gesso and some black and white chevron ribbon (382-34-10). The ribbon in this project wasn’t only functional, but worked to tie together the balck and white together.
This second project I decided to showcase was created as part of an “unconventional valentines”-themed tea party that I created this last Valentine’s day. This project was particularly fun because I got to play with a variety of ribbons – including, 1.5″ Grosgrain stripes in TG34, AX17 – 7/8” Satin Cut Outs (hearts) and 376-1-03 – 1 Inch Grosgrain / Satin Edge Ribbon. Created simply by covering some cardboard with paper and beautiful ribbon, who knew it could be so easy to have a cupcake stand to match any party theme!
Finally, because this is a position for tutorials, I had to include a project with a stepped out tutorial! I chose an interactive card – another one of my favourites!
Well, there you have it! Three fun projects that I hope will get me into round two of this design team call. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Thanks for stopping by!