Epiphany and May Arts blog hop

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Okay, I know this is going to sound crazy, but it snowed yesterday here in Calgary, and I was so excited.  Normally at this time of the year I am complaining about the aforementioned weather phenomenon, but yesterday’s snow was met by afternoon sun, and that meant SNOWMEN!!!  Most of the time it is too cold up here in Calgary, so suitable “snowman snow” happens only a couple of times a year.  Yesterday was one of those days, so the two little gals and I got outside for some creative time!

While it was so fun to watch them in the snow, I have to admit that there is something special about sharing creative crafty times with my gals too!  So for today’s Epiphany/May Arts blog hop, I thought it would be fun to scrapbook one of those memories!  My youngest, who turned four last week loves to paint, and when she get’s started, it is no holds barred. In this photo, I was trying to capture the fact that she had gone through 9 sheets from her painting pad and was still going strong!  Sheer concentration!

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Now when the Ribbon Lady mentioned we would be teaming up with Epiphany Crafts, I was so excited!  I had the perfect excuse to work with some more of my new release Double Faced Satin ribbons, and who knew what fun might come my way from EC! What did come my way were these Bubble Cap Pennants, and I knew they would be a fun way to dress up some ribbon!

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So I got out my scissor, and a fancy little tea light…

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…trimmed up the edges…

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…and then just ran the flame across really quickly to seal everything up!

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What I ended up with were these great pennant pieces that not only had a cool textured finish from the bubble cap, but also still showed off the beautiful satin ribbon.  And I had some great elements to coordinate with my layout!

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So there you have it – a little teamed up fun with Epiphany Crafts and May Arts!  Now the design teams are going to be showing off project ideas all week, so make sure you check out what Lalo IK has to share today, and leave some comments for your chance to win two sets of prizes that include goodies from both companies.

Thanks for stopping by!

May Arts ribbon used:

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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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Pink and Red is in the Air!

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Oh, I am a happy crafter today because I get to share two of my favourite things – ribbon and pink, pink, pink!!!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so the awesome May Arts team decided to share a little inspiration.  And for those of you who are anti-Valentine’s Day – that is no reason to rob yourself the chance to win some May Arts ribbon goodies!  Make sure you comment anyway!

If by some chance you are starting today’s fun here at SCS, make sure you head on over to Virginia Fynes‘ blog to make sure you have all the chances possible to win!

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For today’s hop. I decided to have some fun with the Artful Accents – G492-01 White Banner.  This make a great base for all sorts of banner projects, and once I had this one done, I still had enough pieces of banner left over for at least one more project!!  I have to admit that I went a little crazy with the ribbon here too.  I was having a lot of fun mixing textures – everything from velvet ric rac to satin embroidery to sequin hearts!

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I think my favourite element ended up being the sequin hearts.  At 1.5″, these beauties were the perfect size to fill in some of the space between the banner pieces.  Because they are adhesive, I simply took two hearts and placed them back to back over top of the thread that holds the banner pieces together.  I had this embellishment done across the whole banner in less than 3 minutes!  Have I mentioned lately that I love adhesive ribbons (and May Arts has an awesome selection to make your crafting life easy-peesy).

Okay, enough of the gushing and googlie eyes here – I need to save some for Valentine’s Day! ;)  If you haven’t checked out the pretty and playful inspiration up today, check out the list below.  And don;t forget, we will have a whole new line-up of projects tomorrow, so you will want to come back and check that out!  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and have a pink-tastic day!

Today’s designers:

May Arts Product used:

  1. 3/8″ Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac – A480-38-14 Red and A480-38-17 Pink
  2. 1.5″ Adhesive Sequin Heart – A478-15-14 Red
  3. 3/8″ Satin Hearts –  343-22 FUCHSIA/RED HEARTS
  4. 7/8″ Satin Embroidery – QA01 – WHITE
  5. Artful Accents – G492-01 White Banners

Other products used:

Pennant Flower Tutorial

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Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!  It’s tutorial time today, and I have a new flower for all your bloom lovers (and I know there are a few of you out there because flower tutorials are still the number one posts here at SCS).  Now, I know there are all sorts of creative companies out there that create beautiful flower embellishments, but I just love sitting down and using different materials to create my own.

When the new 1” Adhesive flag ribbon (A486-1) was released at May Arts, I was in heaven! I love this ribbon, not only because it is an easy way to add texture and color to a project, but because the size and shape make it perfect for creating flowers! Here’s a little video to show you how:

I have used these little flowers on cards (one of my favorites is the poinsettia-inspired bloom that found it’s way onto a Christmas card this year), headbands, scrapbook pages, witches hats and even on gift bags! I hope you are inspired to create a few blooms of your own!  Thanks for stopping by!

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