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!!


Monday, April 27, 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!!


Monday, April 13, 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 :-)




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!!