Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ribbon Scraps Hop With May Arts!


Welcome to my stop here on May Arts' hop sharing ideas to use up some of those ribbon scraps you (meaning ME!) hate to throw away :-)

For a full list of hoppers, hop on over to the May Arts blog HERE---and don't forget to leave comments along the way.  We have 3 grab bags of new release ribbony goodness up for grabs!

Now, on with the project...

One of my all time favorite ways to use my scraps is creating rag bracelets.  It's quick, and a great way to put to use those scraps!

For this bracelet, I've used scraps of the 1.25" silk ribbon in white3/8" lace ribbon in ivory1" lace ribbon in white, and the 3/8" velvet woven ribbon in antique gold.  OH!  And I've thrown in a length of the 3 mm diamond chain for a little extra sparkle :-) 

I always have quite the stash of silk scraps floating around because who's throwing away silk??!

Since my scraps were on the smallish side (as scraps tend to be), I just used my sewing machine to stitch the smaller pieces into a length long enough to wrap around my wrist two times...

...and used a needle and thread to sew the chain to the end of the ribbon.  Velvet loops serve to hide the ends of the chain as well as providing me a place to attach my closure when the bracelet is complete.

Finally, I just machine stitched and hand stitched on the rest of my scraps, along with an assortment of vintage buttons, onto the original length of ribbon.  What you're left with is a shabby mix of silk, lace and buttons that I'm a fan of!

Here's a closer peek.  I just love the roughed up silk and the grunginess of the vintage findings together!  

Ok, guys, that's it for me.  I hope you've found a little inspiration here today.  Now go grab those scraps and get crafty!!


Monday, July 6, 2015

Viva Las VegaStamps! and WOW!

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the crafty world.  Today, I have a fun project for you that's rockin' some Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber and embossing powder from WOW!

Supplies used:
UmWowStudio Gear Mash
Gina's Designs Wooden Clock

Thanks so much for joining me today!!  If you wanna see some more crafty eye candy, hop on over to the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog and the WOW! blog --- and don't forget to check back all this week for more!  And maybe even win a little crafty goodness??


Friday, July 3, 2015

May Arts and Stampendous!

Hello and welcome to my little stop on this week long collaboration of May Arts and Stampendous!!

I absolutely LOVE stamping on fabric, so I've whipped up a trio of tags using May Arts 2.5" Cotton Blend ribbon...

I've simply stamped the Stampendous floral images with StazOn ink onto the ribbon and embellished them up with a bit more ribbon and a button stitched on, and topped them with more trim.

To achieve a slightly varied look, I just rotated the stamp for these two...

...and I've created a repeated pattern with a sentiment on this one!

Don't forget to comment on posts from this week for a chance to win some May Arts and Stampendous goodies.  If you've missed any, hop on over to the May Arts blog and check them out!


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You Are My Home.

Today, I have a project over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog.  Wanna peek?

Supplies used:
wooden hanger
white paint
Jet Black StazOn ink
Gina's Designs House Mini Display Tray
May Arts 1/4 inch silk ribbon in Mauve
May Arts 1/8 inch Cord/Burlap ribbon
3/8 inch Lace Ribbon
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave 12 by 12 inch paper collection
UmWowStudio Alpha One chipboard alphabet letters
gold embossing powder
mother-of-pearl buttons

If you want more details, hop on over and check it out HERE!


Sunday, May 31, 2015


Congratulations to the Winner of the Gina's Designs Birthday blog hop!

Barbara MacAskill won the Beach Shape Set that I am giving away here on my blog. 


Please follow the steps below to claim your prize!

The Grand Prize winner has been announced over on the Gina's DesignsBlog which you can find HERE.

1) Please email Gina at
2) Place "Birthday Blog Hop Winner" in your email Subject line
3) Please state what blog you won on and the shape set you won
4) Please provide your mailing address

*****If we don't receive your email by Friday June 5th at 5pm CST a NEW Winner will be chosen****

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us, and stay tuned for more from Gina's Designs Lasercuts!


The Girls.

Hello!  Today, I come with a mini layout.

Since I prefer to work in miniature, I always find it's easier for me to fill up a layout when I downsize.  This layout is 8 by 8 inches and features the vintage camper from the Sweet Summer Shape Set.

I LOVE the vintage camper and I knew from the moment I layed eyes on it, that it would make its way onto one of the layouts from one of my yearly NSD Scrapbooking retreats with My Girls!

 I began by paper piecing the camper with cardstock.  A bit of Copic marker shading gives some dimension to the piece.  I then added my metallic stripes and a bit of embossing powder to really highlight the antenna and hitch.

Here, you can see a bit of the metallic shine!

 It's not quite as girly as my real life camper would be (PINK with silver racing stripes!), but it totally gets the point across.  I don't really camp, and my idea of camping is a resort with a fully working bathroom!

Thanks for joining me today and I'll see you next time!!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
watercolor paper
black cardstock
watercolor paint in yellow and grey
Simple Stories Summer Fresh 6 inch paper pad
WOW! Platinum Metallic Sparkle embossing powder
Viva Las VegaStamps! Postal Background stamp
sewing machine
miniature alphabet stickers


Thursday, May 28, 2015



Today, I'm over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog with a fun tutorial to create a lovely, textured background.  If you want the details, hop on over and CHECK IT OUT!

Thanks for stopping by today!!