It’s Baby time!

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I am so excited to share this post with you today!!  Recently, our very own Ribbon Lady welcomed Ribbon baby, and we have been waiting ever so eagerly to celebrate with this hop.  With two little (but growing) gals of my own, everything baby is still near and dear to me, so this project was all about fun with baby!

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One of the first things I learned as a new mom was about something called “Taggie” toys. Everywhere I looked, toys, books and blankets had these little ribbon loops attached.  I had no idea what it was all about until my oldest got a book, and those tags spent tones of time in her mouth.  And boy was that a blessing, because instead of having to fish pieces of cardboard from board books from her mouth, I was simply throwing that book in the wash!  Alleluia!!

So when we decided to do the hop, I knew that I wanted to have some fun with ribbon tags.  I hopped over to the fabric store and picked up some flannel and had some fun cutting out random symmetrical shapes.  With a bit of adorable Twill Chevron ribbon and some of the Double Faced Satin in pretty new colours, my little monsters took shape.

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Oh, and here’s one more secret about these little guys – they CRINKLE!!!  Yes, you heard me – give them a squeeze and they have that crinkly sound that babies (and apparently 4 and 5 year olds) love, courtesy of some cheese slice packaging slipped inside before I finished up the seams. It’s this crazy texture that I have to say I thought I would find annoying until I actually played with one.  And now, every time I pick one up, I can’t help but squeeze!!!

Everyone in my family (including the hubby) has a favourite!  And while I originally had a few new babies in mind for these monsters, I have to admit that I don’t think they are going to leave this house.  They have been adopted.  The good news is that I have more flannel where those came from, and there might be a few new monsters to join the clan!

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Now, if you haven’t stopped by the other blogs today, you really need to get on that!  Our uber generous Ribbon Lady is giving away spools of ribbon from the baby collection to a lucky winner from those who take the time to comment.  Maybe satin and chevron isn’t your baby thing, but I have no doubt that you will find something that is.  So leave a comment, and then get hopping!  I’ll put in a good word for you! Here’s the line up for today:

May Arts Ribbon:

Other product:

  • Flannel
  • Thread
  • Felt
  • Stuffing
  • washed plastic packaging

 

 

Anything Goes

It’s challenge time at the Tiddly Inks blog, and it’s a great one – Anything Goes!  I always love these challenges because it is a great excuse to get some cards done for upcoming events, together with participating in a challenge!  Two birds with one stone is always good for me!

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For this card, I decided to team up the darling Cute as a Cupcake stamp with some paper from Doodlebug.  I tend to shy away from using yellow to colour larger areas on a stamp mostly because it scares me (like colouring red)! ;)  But I almost always love how it turns any card into something bright and cheerful, so I gave it a go!  It probably helps that I just got some refills too (streaky yellow is not pretty).

Once the image was coloured, I topped off the card with some Chevron ribbon from My Arts (you know it is my favourite), and did a bit of doodling – some stitching and a sentiment.  I am not sure if I have mentioned it before, but my Sakura pens are my favourite for doodling (Micron 01).

Okay, there is a ton of inspiration over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, as well as all the details on how and where to post.  We always love seeing what you come up with, so make sure you join in and let us see your beautiful work!

Thanks for stopping by!

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DCWV/Tombow Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Thomisia Francois but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) DCWV Blog (On Saturday) to start!

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For today’s hop, I decided to do some scrapbooking.  This is honestly one of my favourite type of papercrafting to do, but I don’t do it nearly enough!  I thought that the Gilded paper stack would be a perfect choice for a more masculine page, and I love the tones and textures of the page.  The Tombow adhesives were perfect for this – I used the super quick and easy Extreme Adhesive on all of the large areas, and the new design meant that I didn’t have any of those bulky blobs at the ends.  I also made good use of the Foam Tape and Adhesive Dots to get some differences in height (I love that the Adhesive dots are slightly coloured so I can see where I am putting them).  I think I need to make a shaker card with this foam this weekend too!

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Okay, now since this is a hop, you do have some chances to win some great prizes!  To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4×4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Friday, March 27th:

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Daniella Hayes.

Sweet and Spicy

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Good morning crafty peeps!  It’s another fabulous Friday, and I have to admit that I am looking forward to the weekend!  So it is timely that it is also Fabulous Friday over at the Tiddly Inks blog, and the DT is sharing all sort of “anything goes” inspiration to get you excited about crafty time this weekend.

Skull-girl-closeupNot to long ago, Christy release a bunch of new images, and I am still having a blast colouring them all!  This darling gal, called Semi Sweet is one of my favourites.  And while she might have a bit of an edge, I would argue that there is nothing “semi” about this cutie – all sweetness here!

I coloured her up to match some fun Doodlebug paper I had in my stash using Copics.  I just recently got some new refills, so I was all set to go!  I topped her off with a bit of hand lettering, and a tuxedo-inspired bow made from May Arts velvet and satin ribbon.  Now I just need a sassy gal to send this card to!

So, here’s hoping you have a chance to do something you really enjoy this weekend – crafting, gardening (my tulips are coming up – and it’s only March), or whatever inspires you!  And make sure to check out all the beautiful creations over on the Tiddly Inks blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

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