Saturday, March 25, 2017

easter wishes

Hey there ribbon peeps!  My day to share a project made for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

 I decided to use this sweet image from Crafty Secrets finally.  Perfect for an Easter card
I used some neat chipboard pieces and painted them and used them as my base.  Than layered my card and adhered vintage millinary flowers around the whole image. 




I than tied my bow using the purple/white lattice in satin and added a bit of purple seam binding,
I added a flower and a stamped banner and was done.   Thanks for visiting! Cherry

Friday, March 24, 2017

Floral Layout

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday to all!  Cheryl here today with a beautiful layout of my Grandma I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful shimmer satin, and embellishments. I LOVE how this layout turned out!!
I truly miss my Grandma, she was such an inspiration.  Not only was she my Grandma, but a Mom, Best Friend, and someone who would listen to what you had to say, and never was negative about it. Always tried to cheer you up when things were down and have you look at the brighter side of life. Wow how I miss hearing her voice and spending time with her. She was so loving, and spent her time with you.  We always enjoyed having my grandma come stay at our house for the day, have dinner, and then hubby or I would bring her home. All the sweet memories I have , I will cherish forever! Love you Grandma!!!!

Anyway, now that I have tears, I best move on to my layout! I chose these 3 photos of my Grandma. One was from when she was little baby(1917) and then next I'm not sure what age she was. But the last is from when we had photos done in 1991.  We did a 4 generation photo.  I just cut off the rest of us to make this layout just of my grandma. All photos were copied in black in white years back, and now are being used, so happy for this!

I ended up printing out the borders from the Delft Digital set, backed them with the dark blue from Boardwalk Club Kit, and then added blue sewing to each. The tag that I cut in half for this layout I just love.  It's absolutely beautiful, and there is room for writing.  I just LOVE the printouts of these, and love how they look on my layout for today.

The yellow background design paper is from the Delft Deluxe Kit. I also used the stencil from this collection to use on the background of the photo mattes for each photo.

Flowers were cut using white card stock, and then airbrushed using a blue and yellow Copic marker and my air compressor. I added some flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon to the centers of each Daisy. Dies used are from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Bows were created using Really Reasonable Ribbon's Blue Shimmer Satin.  The center pieces are from their clear rhinestone embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed my post for today, as I truly enjoyed creating this beauty.  Please let me know what you think, as I always love reading your comments!

Hugs to all,
Cheryl

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thinking of You

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today with a card in my favorite color combo of pink and purple that features Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This is my all time favorite ribbon style for making beautiful bows.
I admit I've been in a little bit of a funk lately and my creativity just isn't there.  It doesn't mean I don't like to make stuff though and when this happens, I like to do things that don't take too much thought.  So I grabbed some pretty paper I made a while back and made some beautiful handmade roses.  I find work like this to be relaxing since I get to use my hands and I don't really need to do too much thinking.  My rose and doily dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.
My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8" Hot Pink and Regal Purple Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products I've used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dream Hot Air Balloon All Occasion Greeting Card


Well hello there Peeps! I had myself a good ol' time working on this card going totally overboard with the chippies and embellies. Sometimes that little voice inside my head says "more more more".  I have tried to reign that voice in...but not today!



 
I'm using the gorgeous Tropic Colored Taffeta, Bambo Cord,  and Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

So Proud Of You

Welcome by again today, everyone.  It's Karen Letchworth here today sharing a sweet little card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon using just a few of my favorite RRR trims.  Ribbons, baker's twine and lace always give cards so much rich texture and personality, and you can ALWAYS trust that Really Reasonable Ribbon will have the exact colors and styles you need for any project.  From super pretty and elegant to super shabby and rustic, Really Reasonable Ribbon always has the perfect trims and finishing touches.
I made this card using two pieces of patterned papers that I inked on the edges with distress inks.  Next, I ran a border sticker along on the right-hand side of my card aside a length of Debra Natural Crochet LaceBurlap Center-Stitched Navy (which is closer to a teal color actually), and Teal Baker's Twine.  I also ran a small length of the Teal Baker's Twine over the chipboard banner pieces to create a string of pendants.
The sentiments were stamped directly onto some little journalling stickers using Black Soot Distress Ink.  I left one spot at the bottom blank so that the date of that first solo bike ride could be documented there.  I plan to send this card to my Great Nephew, Gideon.  He has mastered the art of bike riding; which as we know, is life-changing for a young boy.  Not to mention, super exciting!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget about the fun challenge taking place on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We'd love to have you play along with us, and we hope that next time you need some ribbon or trim, you will think of Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Have an awesome day!
Karen Letchworth

Monday, March 20, 2017

Learn to Dance Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Are you ready for Spring?  I know I am!  
I love that we can create spring inspired cards even when it's cold outside!  The new Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment helps us with beautiful spring colors.
I used the beautiful blue ribbons from the assortment and the delicate Victoria Lace.
Then I add the Pearl Heart Ribbon Slider to complete this fun and easy card.
Wishing you a wonderful day, sweet friends.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Just For You

{judy} One of my favorite "old" techniques is Direct to Paper, where your ink pad goes right on the paper for a fun, different kind of look.
I used two distress inks and stamped the cubes directly on to my watercolor paper in a geometric design, then spritzed the paper with water. After that was dry, I stamped my sentiment with VersaMark ink and embossed with Pearlized Amethyst EP. 
I added Gold Metallic Baker's Twine as fringe on both sides for embellishment to this comtemporary, mixed media card. In retrospect, it would have looked fun all the way down one side too. All my layers, and the fringe, are held together with Scor-Tape. There are many ways to use the Direct to Paper technique, with many different looks. If you have never tried it before, take a look at this tutorial. Have a great Sunday!