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!!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Gettin' All Quilty.


Mary here with a few quilt-inspired cards that are rocking some cute chip embellies.

I've always been a fan of the home-spun look of quilts, but haven't been able to make the jump to actual quilting.  So what's a girl to do when you're itching to make something stitched and fabulous?  Quilted cards, of course!

The Button Shape Set from Gina's Designs provides the perfect finishing touch for my mini quilts.

I've simply given them two coats of white embossing powder...

...and tied a bit of twine through.

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

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
Iron Orchid Designs 6x6 Loolah paper pad
WOW  embossing powder in Opaque Bright White
May Arts String Burlap Ribbon in Natural, Ivory and Olive


Friday, April 24, 2015

A Ribbon Baby Hop With May Arts!

Hello---and welcome to my stop on day TWO of our Ribbon Baby Blog Hop!!

If you missed any of the goodness, here's a full list of the two days of hoppers...

Be sure to leave comments if you'd like a chance to win some May Arts ribbon!

Now, on with my project...

I've created a 'sweet' banner that would be perfect decor for any nursery.  I love the rainbow of color, but it could easily be customized with any colors and even your sweet bundle's name!

Each of the banner's were cut from the 4 inch Burlap/Wired Ribbon in Light Natural.  I simply folded it over a length of the 1/8 inch Cord/Burlap Ribbon in Natural, and glued the pennant shut with a touch of tacky glue.

Each of my letters were covered in a good layer of silver glass glitter before I glued them down.

In between each of my pennants, I've tied small sections of the 1.25 inch Silk Ribbon in a rainbow of colors!  Small bits of 1 inch Lace Ribbon in White add a bit of softness to this bright color palette.

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:

cardstock letters
silver glass glitter
Aleene's Tacky Glue

Ok, guys that's it for me!!  Don't forget to hop on over and check out the rest of the team's baby inspired projects.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Birdhouse Photo Display And A Hop With Art Anthology!

Hello!!  Today, I'm over on the VLVS! blog with some inspiration as part of a week long collaboration with Art Anthology!

Hop on over and check it out and don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win some goodies from both stores! 

Here's a peek at what I've created...

For the details, hop on over to VLVS! and check it out!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An Up-cycled Tote For Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!!

I'm such a fan of creating environmentally friendly projects---up-cycling and more.  Anytime I can make something awesome from an object that was destined for the trash pile, I'm a happy girl!  So, in honor of Earth Day, I've created a fun tote bag all dolled up with May Arts ribbon.  If you wanna hear a bit more about how it was put together, hop on over to the Ribbon Resource blog and check it out!!

Not familiar with Ribbon Resource??  It's the May Arts retail site!  Why not get your ribbon straight from the horses mouth?  Or site??  Eh, you get me!!

Thanks so much for joining me today!!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Quick And Easy Tags.

Hello!  Mary here with a quick way to jazz up your chip.  These tags are perfect for tying onto packages, labeling storage bins or creating jewelry!

How cute would they be to label your veggies in a Spring garden??

The first couple tags I created are covered in a paper clay, stamped into and covered with a coat of white paint.  This is one of my favorite ways to use my chip pieces.  Stamp a name or a background stamp for a textured embellishment!

The second set is rockin' a chalkboard look!  A quick coat of black paint and a handwritten name with a white gel pen and they were set.
With some of the tags, I just tied my trim around a handle but with others I chose to punch a hole.

Ok guys, that's it for me.  I can't wait to tie these cuties on gift packages and give them to a few scrappy sisters at our National Scrapbooking Day festivities!
Thanks so much for joining me and I'll see you next time!!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
paper clay
white paint
black paint
white pigment ink
white gel pen
May Arts twine/cord


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Birds Of A Feather.


Today, I have a fun and simple set of canvases rockin' a serious pop of color :-)

I began by gluing down one of the pieces from the Birds On A Wire 2 set and the largest feather in the Feathers Shape Set with a small amount of tacky glue.  A quick coat of white acrylic paint and a little Mod Podge to seal it in and it's ready for color!

I've outlined the pieces with a water-soluble graphite pencil to make them stand out more.

I finished my canvases off with a few white circles drawn on with a white PITT pen...

...and a sprinkling of glass microbeads for a little sparkle!

If you'd like to see how this project came together, check out my video (COMING SOON!).

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
8 by 10 inch canvases
white acrylic paint
Mod Podge
Lindy's Stamp Gang spray inks
General's water-soluble graphite pencil
Faber-Castell white PITT artist pen
Aleene's Tacky Glue
May Arts 1 1/4" and 1/4" black silk ribbon

And that is that!!  Thanks so much for joining me today :-)


Monday, April 6, 2015



Today, I'm over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog sharing a little card set that's rockin' a bit of the rainbow.

Here's a close-up of the stampin' action...

...and the wrap-up!  I thought it would be cute to give this set all bundled up.  LOVE the vellum butterfly!

If you wanna see the full-on tutorial in pictures, hop on over to VLVS! to check out the 'how' and the 'to'.

Viva Las VegaStamps supplies used:

Other supplies used:

Canson watercolor paper
WOW! embossing powder in Primary Ebony
wooden clothes pin
white sewing thread
Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Sparkling Clear
May Arts 1/4 inch silk ribbon in Grey and Pink

I've also played along with the Lindy's Stamp Gang April Color Challenge!  You can find the details HERE.  And here's a peek at the inspiration graphic...

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see ya next time!!


Sunday, April 5, 2015


Did I mention I'm now designing for Gina's Designs??  YEP!  So expect to see more chippy love over here :-)

Now, on with the makes!

Today, I've created a set of Easter inspired cards---because it's Easter---and also because I'm absolutely smitten with the pieces in the Build A Layout Easter set from Gina's Designs.

To alter the chipboard, I began by painting each piece white and then adding a wash of Distress ink.

To finish them off and give a bit of sparkle, I dabbed on some Stickles glitter glue here and there.

If you look closely, you can see a few sequins under the vellum to add some fun movement to the cards.

And that is the set!  These cards are definitely Easter-inspired, but just 'spring' enough to brighten someone's day for the whole season.

Thanks so much for joining me, and I'll see you next time!!

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:
watercolor cardstock
vellum cardstock
black cardstock
white paint
Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed
Stickles glitter glue in Stardust
sewing machine with various colors of thread
Pretty Pink Posh flat sequins in Sparkling Clear
May Arts 1/4 inch silk ribbon in White, Teal and Pink


Thursday, April 2, 2015

World Autism Awareness Day With May Arts!


Today, I have a simple project with a big meaning...

This picture frame features puzzle pieces and a wash of blue---both of which are used to help raise awareness for Autism.

When asked if I wanted to create a project for World Autism Awareness Day, I took it as an opportunity to learn a bit about something I knew very little about---and support our very own Ribbon Lady!!

To create the lovely texture for this picture frame, I've glued several lengths of the 4 inch Burlap/Wired Ribbon in Light Natural down with Mod Podge.  I then covered it with a layer of white paint before adding a wash of Lindy's Stamp Gang spray.

I absolutely LOVE the finished frame!

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:

wooden picture frame
white paint
Mod Podge
puzzle pieces
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio spray in Caribbean Blue

Thanks so much for joining me today.  If you'd like to see more of what was created, hop on over to May Arts!!