Autism Awareness with May Arts

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Good morning crafty friends!  I’m not sure if you know this, but April happens to be Autism Awareness month, so today, some of the Ribbonistas from The Ribbon Resource are teaming up for a special little blog hop!! It’s a hop we have every year on this team, and this year, I am excited to share a special card with you!

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For this card, I used the puzzle piece Autism symbol as the inspiration for the stamp choice (this happens to be a Tiddly Ink digital stamp coloured with Copics), and then placed everything on some brightly coloured layers of Doodlebug patterned paper.

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I topped the whole card off with a  beautiful blue bow tied onto a paper clip for easy positioning on the card (this one happens to be the 7/8″ Double Faced Satin – Ha-76-98, but check out all these pretty satin blue options).  I then did a bit of hand lettering on the stamped image and I was all done – a card that will work for anyone special in your life, but holds even more meaning for some impacted by Autism!

The diversity in the projects today is absolutely wonderful, so make sure you take some time to visit the other blags.  And as usual, The Ribbon Lady has some awesome prizes up for grabs at the Ribbon Resource blog, so make sure you pop over that was as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hearts are not just for Valentine’s Day!

Hello crafty friends!  Today, I wanted to do a quick little share with you of a layout that I created for May Arts! 

This was a little picture I grabbed of my oldest daughter with the very first stuffie that I purchased for her (His name is Mr. Mouse just in case you were wondering)!  It’s a simple one, but I love the colours and simple textures on this one!  The paper is from DCWV and I used both the  ¾” Pink Satin Hearts (AX-17) and my all time favourite ribbon –  ¾” Twill/Chevron in pink (382-34-17).  If you would like more details, come on over and see the post here.  

You know, it never fails to amaze me how much I still really love scrapbooking images of my girls!

 

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!