Ribbon Scraps Galore!


Good morning!  It’s a sunny day here in Calgary after a tornado warning yesterday, so needless to say, I happy to be able to share a fun post with you today!

The team over at May Arts ribbon thought it would be a great to have a hop showing you different ways to use up your ribbon scraps.  If you are anything like me, I save every little bit of ribbon.  If I trim some for a bow, it goes in my ribbon bag.  If I decided on a different piece, it goes in the ribbon bag.  If I only have a bit left at the end of the roll, it goes in the ribbon bag!


So, to tackle this challenge, I decided to get serious about using some of these pretty odds and ends.  My first task was to dump it all out and see what was actually in there.  I managed to find some of my favourites – including the 3/8″ adhesive ricrac and 1/4″ navy silk ribbon! Honestly, you can never go wrong with red and blue, right?!

Then I decided to find some coordinating paper – this happens to be from Pebbles in and is called Fun in the Sun.  With that in hand, I went through the stash again and founf a few more pieces that coordinated – including some of the String Burlap in a few different colours. With a variety of widths and textures, I was set to go!

All I did to create this look on the card was to use a craft knife to cute a piece of white cardstock, and then tuck the the ribbon across and through the cuts in the a variety of directions.  Scor-tape was a perfect choice to adhere the ribbon on both the front and the back so it didn’t pop back out through the cuts.


So there you have it – I managed to use up a few of my scraps for this project!  And yes, the rest went back into the bag! :)

The Ribbon lady is giving away 3 grabs bags filled with new releases to go with the scrappy theme of this hop, so make sure you take some time to pop by the blogs today and leave some comments.  We would love to hear how you use your scraps as well!  Here’s who we have up for you today:

Thanks for stopping by!

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[This post was sponsered as part of the May Arts Ribbon Scraps hop]

You are my Sunshine Summer Song Challenge

Up here in Calgary, we have had a lot of sunshine this summer (a bit too much actually), so when Tiddly Inks decided to go with “Summer Song” as the challenge this week, I decided to pick one of the favourite songs of both of my daughters.  It’s a not a “summer” song per se,  but it’s definitely a favourite in our house!Swing-full July 21


This card was created with one of my favourite stamps called Wryn- Swinging By.  My youngest daughter is always hanging upside down, climbing and jumping off of things, etc. so I love having a stamp that I can use for her that shows energy, movement a bit of that energetic spirit she has.  I don;t think that is easy to capture in an image, but I think Christy nailed it with this image.

Swing-closeupAs usual, I used my trusty Copics to colour her up (I need some refills by the way – anyone know of a good Canadian online supplier?) to match some leftover pieces of Doodlebug paper I had from the Happy Harvest collection.  Layering small pieces is a great way to use up some of those scraps that you just can’t bear to part with as your stack dwindles!  The sentiment was hand-lettered with my trusty Sakura pen with just a bit of extra doodling to give more of an illusion of movement.  I sure love this little cutie.

So, as usual, you are most humbly invited to join this weeks challenge 162 over at Tiddly Inks!  We always love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stampendous Hop


It’s hop time with May Arts and Stampendous, and today I have something a bit different to share with you.

I was on Pinterest the other day, and fairy gardens seemed to be everywhere! So when this great stamp called Fairy Friend arrived from Stampendous for this hop, I immediately thought of all those cute and petite garden ideas,  But here’s the problem – I do not have a green thumb at all.  We do have a really beautiful garden, but that is mostly the hubby’s doing!

So I decided to do the “non-green thumb” version of a fairy garden! Vase-details

I create this little vase, I simply grabbed a mason jar and wrapped it with three of my favourite textural ribbons – 1/4″ Adhesive Scalloped Border (Ivory A485-14-09)3/4″Velvet Corduroy (Parrot Green 357-34-16), 2.5″ Cotton Blend/ Vintage Inspired (Pink Floral 468-25-17).  Starting with the widest, I simply layered one on top of the other.


I coloured up the image from Stampendous with my Copics, fussy cut and then adhered it to the jar with some foam squares for a bit of extra dimension.  Finally, I added some beautiful flowers and a bit of water and was all finished!

Now, while this little creation is currently quite happy on my fireplace mantel, I also think it would be a beautiful thank-you or hostess gift (Thank-you Fairy Much) or even a gift for a friend (You’re a Fairy Good Friend).  Vase-front

I hope you are inspired to bring a bit of garden into your home with this project!  Make sure you take some time to comment because we do have a great giveaway for you – a  $25.00 gift card to The Ribbon Resource.  Mallika Kejriwal also has a beautiful project to share with you today, so make sure you pop by and leave her some love too!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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Other Product:

  • Stampendous stamp – Fairy Friend
  • Mason Jar
  • Dry Adhesive such as Scor-tape

Happy Canada Day!

O-Canada-frontO-Canada-closeupHappy Canada Day everyone!  Whether you are in Canada or not, it’s a great day to celebrate!

Given that I happen to be a “scrappy Canuck”, I couldn’t let the holiday pass without at least a little bit of craftiness, so I decided to use the super cute new stamp from Tiddly Inks called “Patriotic Wryn” for a little card.  This version of Wryn actually comes as a bonus image when you purchase the digi called Wryn The BBQ Queen (and I’ll have that one to show you later in the week).  The generic flag makes her perfect for celebrating all sorts of events – whether it’s the celebration of a country, a sports team, or even a birthday – just pick your colours and you are set to go!  I grabbed some Doodlebug paper and some May Arts eyelet and velvet ribbon to finish off this red and white bonanza!

I am off to celebrate with a bit of BBQing myself, so if you are a fellow Canadian, I hope you have the chance to put your feet up today and take a few minutes to give thanks for this great country we call home.  And to everyone else, go ahead and have some poutine on us!  On Canada Day, the calories don’t count!