It’s been awhile!

Well, I have a little confession to make.  My blog has been a little neglected lately!  The good news is that I have still been crafting up a storm – sometimes it just feels like one extra to take pictures and share them here.  But today, I am back with a fun card created with a brand new stamp from Tiddly Inks.  Christy has created a new character namned Molly, and she is a darling.  If you love colouring hair, this is a character for you!

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July-19-cuThis particular stamps is Molly Swims.  I coloured her up with my favourite hair colour combination – YR31, E13, E15, E18.

I love the bright highlights and warm depth it creates at the same time.  I teamed her up with some paper from Pebbles – so I coloured the rest of the image to coordinate.  It’s a simple layout – I think it works for a fun summer birthday card, invitation, miss you or even a thank-you!

So, if you are feeling summer inspired, we do have another fun challenge up on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog – Summer Sun!!  So think sunshine, summer fun, summer images, summer feeling!! As always, any creation is game at TI, as long as you include a Tiddly Inks stamp or image.

So, you go get crafty and I will get on more posts for the blog!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Hopping with Graphic 45

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mayartsbloghop-3-585x1024Good morning crafty friends! Today is day three of The Ribbon Resource and Graphic 45 blog hop!  Both design teams have all sorts of pretty products to showcase this week, and today, I get to share a project I created with the Children’s Hour collection and some beautiful silk ribbons (one of my new crafting obsessions).

I have a little confession to make before I start – besides my immediate family, I have a really hard time remembering birthdays.  I can tell you what month people are born in, but the details always seem to allude me.  Given that there were so many calendar themed papers in this collection from G45, I thought I would make a little home decor piece that would also serve as a month reminder of when, specifically, there are birthdays that I want to help celebrate.  Thus was born: my monthly birthday reminder!

This “calendar” was a lot of fun to put together.  Since I didn’t want to use it for particular days in a particular year, I decided to use the calendar grid pages as a background for each month.  I then simply fussy cut and layered pieces on top that were themed for each month, varying the layouts on each page.

 

In terms of ribbon – each page was embellished with either 1/4″ silk ribbon or 1.25″ ribbon;  1/4″ Silk in brown (SK-4-93) and ivory (SK-4-09) and 1.25″ Silk in ivory (SK-5-09).

I tied each in different ways, sometimes using double bows, single bows and even pulling it through different chipboard tags.

Each page ended up with a journaling space that I will use to write in names and birthdays.

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I just used a pencil on this page to give you an idea of what I will do.  I figured that most of my family would disown me if I posted their actual pictures here on the blog!😉

Finally, I also added a really double mixed bow onto a large paper clip that can be moved to mark each month that I am on.  I love the extra dimension that it adds to each page!

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So there you have it!  With great product from two great companies, I may be able to keep on track with the birthday front!  Maybe, just maybe!😉

Now for the important part!  Both companies have giveaways for the hop so make sure you get a chance to pop over and enter!  The Ribbon Lady actually has 3-$25.00 gift cards up her sleeve.  Also make sure you check out the great posts from the other designers up today! Here are the ladies on our team…

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampendous Hop

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It’s hopping time!  This week, The Ribbon Resource has teamed up with Stampendous to create some fun projects featuring stamps and ribbon!  Over the last couple of days, members from our team have shared some really beautiful projects, and today, it’s my turn!  If you have ever popped by Scrappy Canuck Studios before, you will know that I am no stranger to stamping.  In fact, it’s not only how I got started in crafting, but it is also what at least half of my blog posts are about.  So I am always up for a new stamp, especially when I get to team it up with some of my favourite ribbon!
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Once I chose the paper I wanted to work with (this happens to be from DCWV), I stamped 3 of the Stampendous stamps on white cardstock and coloured them up with Copic Markers to match the paper.  I then took my trusty CutterBee scissors and fussy cut each image (I never get tired of fussy cutting – some people colour to relax…I fussy cut)!  I then started to assemble my pieces, using some foal adhesive for each of the stamped images to make them pop off the page.

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Then I hit my ribbon stash, and I found some 1/4″ Silk ribbon (Silver – SK-4-31) that I thought would be a great compliment to the bright yellows and greens in the stamps and paper.  I tied the ribbon onto a large paper clip at the top, looping the ribbon twice for a full effect.  I slipped the paper clip onto a banner on the card and I was all done!Stampendous-front

This card reminds me so much of the fresh colours that we will be seeing in a few months up here in Canada.  It is usually a late spring for us up here, but it will be worth the wait!

Today, the team at The Ribbon Resource have three ladies up with projects (including me).  Make sure you pop by to see what they were up to with other Stampendous and The Ribbon Resource products!

Thanks for stopping by!

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  • DCWV patterned paper and cardstock