May Arts New Release

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It is new release time at May Arts Ribbon, and the design team has been working hard (I know, it’s tough working with pretty ribbon) to share some project ideas featuring all the new ribbons and trim!

If you have spent any time here at SCS, you will know that I love colour!!  So, when I saw the new 7/8″ Double Faced Satin collection, I begged the Ribbon Lady to let me play!!  If you haven’t seen this collection yet, it features 7 colours in the blue/green/teal family, and is available in the 3/8″, 7/8” and 1.5″ widths.

Card-fullF or this little “Thinking of You Card” ( 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″), I simply created 1.5″ strips of the ribbon, cut the bottom edge into a v-shape, and then layered on row on top to the other – alternating the colours.  I thought the colour family was so pretty that I let it define my paper choices too – a set that comes out of DCWV’s Chick Chat stack.

Since I loved how fresh and vibrant these colours were together, I also decided to create a couple of hair bows for my fresh and vibrant little gals!

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These are just screaming to top off a couple of pigtails, don’t you think?

I also thought it would be fun to see how these ribbons worked with some other colour schemes too!

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This wa a layout I created to celebrate a little crafter in my life!  I love that the ribbons worked together to pull some of the colours out of the paper and create a bit more contrast.

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I did a bit of layering for interest, and simply tacked the ribbon down with some adhesive from my ATG gun.

Okay, while I will admit that blues and greens are not my usual “go to” colours (pink, pink and more pink), I really love this collection!!!  I have no doubt that it will be a big part of my crafting this spring (I see a whole collection of spring and Easter projects in the future).

Now, if you haven’t had a chance to see what the other ladies have been up to with their ribbon collections, get hopping!!!  Not only will you see lots of eye candy, but you will have the chance to win some of the new releases for yourself!  Here’s today’s line up:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

May Arts Ribbon Featured:

Other product:

  • DCWV Chick Chat Stack

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Sugar and Spice

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It is Fabulous Friday over at the Tiddly Inks blog, and that means I get to show you any project with any stamped image that I would like!  These are always fun days because the sky is the limit in the inspiration we can share!

Cookie-Wryn-closeupI decided to use one of the newer images in the Tiddly Inks store called Smart Cookie!  This image of the character Wryn is one of my new favourites!  I think she is perfect for thank-you and girly cards, but I have seen the design team use her for all sorts of treat containers too!  As always, there are all sorts of bonus images that come with her too – like the glass of milk.  So you can make each use unique!

I coloured up Wryn using Copics, and used some paper from DCWV stack called Haute Pink.  I topped her off with some ribbon and eyelet trim from May Arts (two of my favourites)!

Well, I am going to do some serious scrapbooking this weekend, so I will have lots to share next week!  I hope you will pop back soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Baby Mine

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G ood morning crafty peeps!  I am so excited to be part of the Faber Castell/May Arts hop that has been going on all week!  Designers from both teams have been showing off all sorts of fun projects, and I get to round out the ladies today.  If you haven’t been over to see what Jennifer and Tracy have to share, make sure you take the opportunity to go over and leave some love! And while your at it, pop on over to the May Arts blog to let us know what you think – it’s worth your time!  Both companies have chipped in for some serious goodies – $50 prize pack of FC goodies and 3 rolls of May Arts ribbon!

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Okay, so  let’s talk a little bit about this project.  I recently got my hands on some the 7/8″ Embroidery/Satin Ribbon from May Arts (I was using white), and I was curious to see if the texture in the ribbon would play nicely with my Gelatos from Faber Castell.  Did they ever!  I simply rubbed 2 of my Mix and Match Gelatos from the blue collection across my ribbon and then added some water, rubbing the colour into the ribbon with my finger.  After it dried, I had this beautiful light blue colour over my ribbon.  I then tried to play up the pattern in the ribbon a little bit more, this time working with a Double Scoop Gelato in Bubblegum to just add a bit of colour along the pattern.  What a fun way to customize some ribbon for any project!

Alright, so get yourself on over to the other blogs so you don;t miss out on your chance to win!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Celebrate You!

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It’s Fab Friday time at Tiddly Inks, and it is always one of my favourite days because the sky is the limit in terms of choice!  The design team get’s to pick any stamp and just have some colouring fun!  I decided to show off one of our new releases called Dandy as Candy – a perfect stamp for that cute gal in your life!

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One of the things that I try to do before I start colouring an image is have some paper in mind.  It helps me pick colours, and makes it easy to coordinate and pull the card together. When I found this Doodlebug paper in my stash, I knew I had a winner – jelly beans, I tell you!!!  Perfect!  Together with some cute ribbon from May Arts, I hope the recipient thinks this card is cute enough to eat!  ;)

If you are in need of some sunshine and smiles, make sure you head on over to the Tiddly Inks blog for all sorts of inspiration from the design team!  Trust me, there is no way you will be able to leave the blog without a smile on your face!

Thanks for stopping by!

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