Saturday, February 14, 2015

With Love.


I'm over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog with a little Valentine love for my Sweetie :-)  Here's a peek...

If you'd like to read up on how this card was created, hop on over to the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, February 13, 2015

An UNLUCKY Hop With Viva Las VegaStamps!

Feelin' UNLUCKY??  Well, hopefully a bit of hoppin' with the Viva Las VegaStamps! crew will change those stars back to LUCKY :-)

You should have come here via Susan's blog---but if you've happened upon me first, be sure to hop on over to the VLVS blog and start from the beginning for your chance to win a pound of rubbah.


One lucky comment along the way will win a pound of stampy goodness from VLVS!  Ok, on with the show.

Here's what I've come up with...

Honestly, I've never been one to create something sinister, scary or spooktacular.  I'm more of a rainbows and glitter kinda gal!  So, when I was brainstorming a project, I knew I needed a bit of magic to make it happen. 

I've started with a background inked up with Distress ink in Black Soot and Pumice Stone and water.  I then stamped with Versamark ink and added a bit of Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl.  You can's see the images from straight on, but a quick tip into the light, and the Moon Phases and Field Of Stars stamping magically appears.

A little generation stamping (stamping repeatedly without re-inking!) with the In The Pale Moonlight sentiment stamp adds a bit of a spooky, shadowy look.

But my favorite (other than the stitching!), is definitely the sparkle of the moon :-)

Finally, I embellished with a small length of May Arts silk ribbon that I've distressed and a Prima star.

And that, my friends, is that.  Hopefully I've inspired you, even if  I've failed to give you the gore and horror.  If you've missed anyone along the way, here's the full list of hoppers...

DeeDee Catron :
Corrie Herriman :
Hermine Koster :
Michele Kosciolek :
Shanna Shands :
Glenda Tkalac :
Susan M. Brown :
Mary Brockway :

Supplies used:

Canson watercolor paper

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Home Is Where The Heart Is...A May Arts Hop With Faber-Castell!

Hello and welcome to my stop on this week long hop with May Arts and Faber-Castell!  If you've missed any of the goodness this week, you may want to head on over and check out earlier posts and leave comments for your chance to win some swag from May Arts and Faber-Castell :-)

Ok, now on with the makes!!  Here's what I came up with...

This sweet banner was created by adhering vintage dictionary pages to some linen material for a bit of added strength. I trimmed out, stitched and stuffed five of these mini houses, in total.  Here's a peek... 

I think this one may be my favorite. 

The background was created by laying down some lovely color using Gelatos in Bubble Gum, Guava and Lavender and then dabbing on a touch of Gold Champagne.

A few doodled hearts using the White Pitt Artist pen add a touch of whimsy...

...and the layered Plain 2.5" Cotton Blend ribbon makes a perfect roof!  A heart in the center of each house is stitched on and embellished with my favorite lace, trim and vintage findings to finishes them off.

All that's left to do is string them along a length of  Natural 1/8" Cord/Burlap ribbon with bits of lace and trim and my banner is ready to display!

And that's, my friends, is the project.

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:

vintage dictionary pages and findings

Don't forget to comment for your chance to win some goodies from May Arts and Faber-Castell!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Valentine's Hop With May Arts!

Hello!!  Today, we're hoppin' with May Arts!  Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win some ribbony goodness :-)

Here's what I've come up with...

Stitched hearts, black & white with pops of PINK, glitter---and best of all May Arts.  What's not to love??  This super girly card is the perfect way to say "I love you!" to my sweet baby girl.

I've used a ruffled line of ribbon and trim to ground my sentiment...

...and a little pink heart from the Satin Cut Outs trim is the sweetest :-)

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:
Ranger Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
Viva Las VegaStamps! - Waybill/Invoice Background

The next stop along the way is Mallika.  If you've lost your way or happened upon me first, be sure to hop on back to May Arts and start from the beginning!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Unique Gift Wrapping With May Arts!

Hiya, Folks!!  Today, I'm hoppin' with May Arts as we explore all things Gift Wrap.  By the time you've finished this hop, we hope to have inspired you to grab your favorite ribbon and get your wrap on!

Although I do enjoy the hunt of finding that perfect gift, there are times when a gift card is a better option---soooo, I absolutely wanted to find a creative way to give the gift of plastic!  Here's what I've come up with...

I've combined two 8 inch lengths of the 1.5 inch Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain ribbon with a bit of tacky glue.  If your ribbon is prone to fraying, a small amount dabbed onto the cut edge will keep those stray fibers in place.

Tri-fold your ribbon and give it a stitch along the left and right side edges to make a pocket.  A length of 1/4 inch Black Silk ribbon and an eyelet make the perfect closure!

Not only is this a quick solution to dress up a gift card, it's a 'perfectly pocket-sized pouch' for keeping cash, cards or photos in.


A gift in a gift :-)

Okay guys, that's it for me!!  Now, hop on over to Mallika's blog to continue with the hop.  If you've lost your way, a full listing of today's hoppers can be found back at the May Arts blog.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Sweets With May Arts!


Today, I'm hoppin' with May Arts in a totally sweet way!  We're sharing out best Holiday Sweet Treats along with some amazingly sweet (and ribbony!) packaging---'cuz everybody knows it's all about the packaging.  Well, maybe not all about the packaging, but it sure does make it feel a bit more special, no??

Here's what I've come up with...

I kinda have a thing for mason jars, and they're definitely a bit more sturdy than a cello bag, so I decide to decorate one up to hold my treats.

A few silver and gold stars from the Metallic Star Banner Ribbon stitched onto the Green Burlap/Wired Ribbon, bordered with Natural Burlap/Woven Ribbon and my jar was ready to fill.

I made a simple tag (with the recipe written on the back) and tied it on with a bit of my favorite Natural String Burlap Ribbon and my treats were ready to go!

Not only did I get to spend some time with my favorite girl, but now we have one SWEET gift for someone special.

May Arts supplies used;

Other supplies used:
Neenah white cards stock 
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Viva Las VegaStamps! - Victorian Flourish rubber stamp
silver bell

Oreo Cookie Balls:
1 - 16 oz package Oreo cookies (crushed)
1 - 8 oz softened cream cheese
coating chocolate (chocolate bark)

Mix the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese thoroughly.  Roll the mixture into walnut sized balls and chill for 30 minutes.  Dip the balls into melted coating chocolate and add sprinkles to the top while the chocolate is still soft.  Allow the chocolate to set up before packaging.  This recipe made approximately 24 balls.

Okay guys, that's it for me!  Your next stop along the way will be Jen.  If you've lost your way, hop on back to May Arts for the full list of hoppers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard.

Hiya, Folks!!

Today, I'm over on the May Arts blog with a VIDEO tutorial for this fab Christmas Countdown Chalkboard.

Here's a peek...

Wanna see how it all came together??  Hop on over to May Arts and check it out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!!