Monday, March 16, 2015

A Hop With May Arts And Epiphany Crafts!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the hop with May Arts and Epiphany Crafts!  If you've stumbled along my post first, hop on back over to May Arts---and don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win some crafty goodness...

Now, on with the makes!  Here's what I've come up with...

One of my favorite ways to use ribbon, is to create a fabric cover for a mini album.  

   This particular book cover was created by layering several lengths of the 2" Burlap/Cotton Blend ribbon in white in a crosshatch pattern, and adding machine stitching in a contrasting black thread.

The Chevron Bubble Caps by Epiphany Crafts make the perfect colorful embellishment!  I love the ombre look I was able to achieve.

And that's the cover!  Super clean and graphic.  I love this geometric look!!

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by!  And don't forget to check back tomorrow for more May Arts and Epiphany Crafts collaboration.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A New Release Blog Hop With May Arts!


 Welcome to my stop on the May Arts new release blog hop :-)  You should've come here via Mallika's blog, but if you've stumbled along my blog first, just hop on over to the May Arts blog and start from the beginning.  AND don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win some lovely ribbon from May Arts!!

Now, on with the makes!!!

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

For my first project, I've created a little backpack-shaped book for my baby girl to use as a sort of yearbook.  You know, something for notes/signatures from friends and photos to commemorate her 4th grade classmates.

I LOVE the stitching detail.

The inside paper is blank and ready to be filled...

...and the front latch doubles as a pen/pencil holder!

My second project is as simple as can be!  It was my first attempt at sewing a zipper, but I love how it came out.

This simple pouch was created by stitching four lengths of the 2" Grosgrain Horizontal Stripes ribbon in Black/White together to form the base.

The black stitches blend in well for an almost seamless look...

Once the base was formed all that was left to do is add a zipper and my pouch was ready to fill!  I had
 originally intended it as a pencil case for my daughter, but I may have to keep this one instead.  I LOVE the black/white stripes!!

Ok, guys that's it for me!!  I do hope I've inspired you to grab some of your favorite May Arts ribbon and get to makin'.

The next stop along your way should be Rhea's blog.  Thanks so much for stoppin' by today, now get hoppin'!!


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!!