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!!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gina's Designs Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!

The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST.  You should have just come from Melissa's Blog.  If you didn't, don't worry!  Just pop over to Gina's Designs Birthday Blog Hop post and follow all the blogs in order.

We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.
The first one is the Birthday Prize Giveaway!

The Birthday Prize package includes:
To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway, you need to:

1. Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
2. After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.   
3. Email your answer for a chance to win the
 Birthday Prize!

 This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. That prize package is fantastic! 

Now the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. The shape set I am giving away is the Beach Shape Set.

How fun is this set?  So perfect for all things Summer and absolutely makes me wanna run off to the beach.  I think these pieces are perfect painted, distressed and covered with a coat of glossy clear embossing powder.

To be entered into my blog's giveaway, you need to:

1.  Subscribe to my blog. 
2.  Leave a comment on this blog post.

THAT’S IT! So easy!

So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces! My word for the Birthday Prize giveaway is TO.

The next blog you will want to visit is Shanna's Blog.
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect your word.
Mary - The Craft Hoarder

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  GOOD LUCK!!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sweet Baby Girl.

Hello and Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you're having a lovely one.  Today, I have a shadowbox to share with you that I've created for my sweet Baby Girl.

 I began by covering the front of the 7 x 7 Themed Shadowbox Baby Girl with paperclay.  Before it was dry, I stamped into it here and there with a star stamp and let the whole thing dry.

 After it was dry, I covered the whole thing with a coat of white paint and a coat of Mod Podge to seal it in. I then applied a coat of black paint which I wiped off with a wet rag to give the recesses a bit of a distressed look.  Some inking with brown ink furthered the distress.

 Some paper piecing along the clothes line...

...and some crackle on the "B" were perfect embellishments!  It's sort of a monogram, as our last name starts with "B".  I've also added in some ribbon, lace and a few pearls and mother-of-pearl buttons embedded into a layer of beeswax.  The shimmer on the beeswax is a dusting of Perfect Pearls.  LOVE!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
Creative Paperclay
white paint
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Mod Podge
hot glue
black paint
Distress Ink in Tea Dye
Maggie Holmes 6 x 6 paper pad
May Arts lace and 1/4 inch silk ribbon
mother-of-pearl buttons
glass pearls
Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Owl Be There For You!

Hello!  Today, I've got another post for Gina's Designs and a fun way to cover your chip.

 One of my favorite ways to use chipboard die-cuts is to recreate the look of an applique in a quick and easy way!  This owl from the Owl Micro Mini Album is the perfect size for the front of this journal I've created.  I've simply covered the chipboard pieces with a thin layer of tacky glue, applied my fabric and trimmed each piece out before layering them together to create my faux applique!

 Here's a peek at the little guy all close-up and personal.  I love him and he brings this simple journal cover to life!

Thanks so much for joining me today and I'll see ya next time!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
chipboard cut to size for the covers
denim fabric
tacky glue
coil binding system and 3/4 inch coil
white cardstock
buttons and thread


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Quick Gift Bags.


Today, I have a set of quick gift bags I've created for a few of my favorite scrappy gals.  Hop on over to the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog if you want the deets.

Thanks for stopping by today!!