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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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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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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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