Wednesday, August 6, 2014

May Arts:: New Release Week



May Arts just released more fabulous ribbon in 2014! New textures, new colors & best of all – new inspiration!   You can check out the new releases here, and the Ribbonistas are featuring projects using these beauties all week long, with each Ribbonista has been assigned one new series to play with. Of course, there is a prize up for grabs by commenting on the May Arts Blog and visiting participating designer blogs: 3 prizes of 1 spool each from our new releases.  That’s 3 chances to win!
I had the pleasure to work with the new colors of the Paper Raffia Line (Series JPP).

I love making card and featuring ribbon on them. My first card (above) features three new colors as flowers. A card without a lot of bulk! I took some double side adhesive and wound the raffia on it, and simply adhered the blooms to a previously stamped card base.


This next card features paper raffia as a lovely textured background. I simply layered the raffia onto a die cut double sided adhesive pattern and attached it to a card.


My last card featured a fun and playful way to use the paper raffia on a card! I attached a strip of double sided adhesive to a card base and just layered a bunch of strips of the raffia on top! I finished the card with the fun mini poms in black.

I really enjoyed working with the paper raffia outside of tying bows on packages, which is also a perfect use of the paper raffia! I hope you enjoy seeing all the projects and make sure you check out the new releases on the May Arts Blog and leave a comment!




Monday
Charlene Driggs
Valerie Gee
DeeDee Catron

Tuesday
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears

Wednesday
Jenifer Cowles
Jennifer Davey
Karen Baker

Thursday
Lalo IK
Latrice Murphy
Rhea Weigand

Friday
Courtney Lee
Shellye McDaniel
Virginia Fynes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LID:: July Release Day 3



It's the final day of the Lil' Inker Designs July Release. As usual, I hope you've enjoyed the days of hopping. You should have arrived from Jen's Blog!


Aren't these products just so elegant! For my project, I started out altering the card base with some inked edges and mist. Then I stamped one outlined feather and two solid feathers with gold ink from the Fancy Feathers Stamp Set and die cut them with the coordinating Fancy Feathers Dies. I then adhered them to the card base, added a simple bow made out of 1/4" May Arts Silk Ribbon in Pink, and then finished the card with one of the many sentiments from the Fancy Feathers Stamp Set.

I really hope you enjoyed the hop and will enjoy all the fabulous new products being released this month from Lil' Inker Designs! Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Monday, July 28, 2014

LID:: July Release Day 2



Welcome to the second day of the Lil' Inker Designs July Release. As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you. You should have arrived from Jen's Blog!


Seriously, how cool are these products that I featured on my card today!? Some of my favorites from this release. I used two new dies and one new stamp set. I started my die cutting one of the Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Die Set and then die cut the Seriously Word Die from it and another colored piece of cardstock. After assembling that onto my card, I added a May Arts Chevron Twill Ribbon tab and finished the card with a coordinating sentiment from the Seriously Awesome Stamp Set.






Now for a surprise, and something much needed in my own stash, I added the Angel Policy Stamp Set that was stamped onto some Pinking Edge Sentiment Flags to the back of the card for that extra personal touch!


Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LID:: July Release Day 1



Woohoo! It's Day One of the Lil' Inker Designs July Release. As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you. You should have arrived from Jen's Blog!


My first project features two of the new releases! I first used the raindrops impression from the Cut it Out Clouds Die Set to make some rain drops running the length of my card then added some layered die cut clouds and lightening bolts! I finished the card with an inspirational stamped saying from the cool new set, Dance in the Rain.

Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

May Arts:: Xyron and Simple Stories


May Arts has the best collaborations and this week we are teaming up with Simple Stories and Xyron for a ton of inspiration! My two favorite past-times during the summer are baseball and reading and was happy to be able to combine these two into one project featuring amazing products from all three companies!


I started the bookmarks by adhering journaling cards from the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit to a cardstock base with Xyron's Adhesive Runner. I then added the photos of my boys' in their baseball uniforms and embellished with stickers from the kit. I was able to laminate the bookmarks with Xyron's Glossy Laminate Sheets for durability and finished them by adding a tassle of May Arts Ribbon consisting of 1/4" Silk Ribbon in Yellow (SK27) and one of the new colors, Mint Green (SK98), as well as Burlap String in Parrot Green (SM46).

As usual, there are prizes up for grabs by hopping along and commenting on the designer's pages as well as the May Arts Blog. THREE prize packs consist of: Simple Stories' Good Day Sunshine Kit, a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice), and a 2.5" create a sticker from Xyron.

And the order of the hop is as follows:
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

May Arts:: Tombow and DCWV







I am so very excited to be participating in this Triple Threat Blog Hop featuring May Arts Ribbon, Tombow Adhesives and DCWV paper! I swear that May Arts Ribbon, DCWV paper and Tombow Adhesives are a perfect trifecta. I created a Nautical Card Set with DCWV's Hey Sailor Stack, various textures and shades of May Arts Ribbon knotted together and all kept secure with the amazing Tombow Adhesive Tabs and glue.


I really had fun discovering some different sailor knots, and especially liked the fact that my older son helped me out.


Be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog for more details, a complete hop order, and of course, prize details! Up for grabs is three prize packs of:
  • a stack from DCWV
  • a spool of ribbon from May Arts
  • Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow
Monday
Charlene Driggs
DeeDee Catron
Gini Williams Cagle
Debbie Fisher
Angela Alexander
Sara Andrews
Tuesday
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Melissa Cash
Karen Hanson
Rachel Kleinman
Wednesday

Jennifer Davey
Karen Baker
Tessa Buys
Thomisia Francois

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

May Arts:: Art Anthology & Basically Bare


May Arts has teamed up with two fabulous companies: Art Anthology and Basically Bare and we are coming your way with a week long hop full of inspiration!


I have a clean and simple card today, my favorite kind to make1 I started with the cool, old fashioned bare chipboard key from Basically Bare then added Art Anthology's Lava Dimensional Medium, which is a perfect combination! Once the key dried, I tied May Art's Burlap String in Ivory (SM-09) around the key in a bow and adhered behind the key a strip of May Art's 4" Wired Burlap in Natural (398-4-02) I then adhered this piece to a card base stamped with a sentiment and will be sending it over to my cousin who just bought a new home!

I really love the mixings of the products from these three companies, it is a match made in heaven! I hope you find yourself inspired too.

Here's the line up. Please stop by the May Arts Blog for  prize details and more information!
Monday
Courtney Lee
DeeDee Catron
Tuesday
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Wednesday
Jenifer Cowles
Jennifer Davey
Karen Baker
Thursday
Latrice Murphy
Rhea Weigand
Friday
Shellye McDaniel
Valerie Gee

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

LID:: June Release Day 3


Welcome to the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs April Release! Today we are showcasing even more projects for you. Haven't the projects from all the design team members just been amazing? We are continuing with our hop today, you should have arrived from Jen's Blog!


I saved my favorite project for last! I had this idea a while back to produce this Peek-a-Boo Interactive Die, and it is finally here! To compliment the die, I designed Unscramble This, which also could be used alone as well. I first cut out out a pale yellow cardstock panel with the LID Exclusive Stitched Mats: Rectangles and then created the lifting panel with the Peek-A-Boo Die. I then created a border with the darker yellow cardstock, also cutting a lifting panel with the die. I stamped the "answer" on the white cardstock base and then stamped the "question" on the pale yellow panel. Pretty cool, don't you think? I finished the card with a big, May Arts Silk bow.


I seriously really loved all the products from this release, but then again, I love everything LID! I hope you enjoyed the release and hop too! We are saying farewell to Suzanne and welcoming new designers!

Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Monday, June 2, 2014

LID:: June Release Day 2


Welcome to Day Two of the Lil' Inker Designs June Release! I hoped you enjoyed seeing all the pretty projects from the team yesterday! You should have arrived from Jen's Blog if you are following the Release Hop!


I have two projects to show you today! My first project features the coordinating Pieces of Me Stamp Set and Puzzle Pieces Die Set. Love the options with these two-use them together or stand alone. I stamped a few of the puzzle pieces onto green cardstock then highlighted the panel with a few die cut puzzle pieces. I finished the card with a stamped sentiment from Pieces of Me and a simple bow of May Arts Burlap String.


My next project features the really cool, versatile and fun set called Thumbs Up! Pretty simple and straight forward design...


Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

LID:: June Release Day 1



Woohoo! It's Day One of the Lil' Inker Designs June Release. As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you. You should have arrived from Jen's Blog!


My first project features three of the new releases! I used the really neat Scattered Sequins Die to create my own custom sequins to scatter behind a sun that has been stamped with the super cute smile stamp from Pieces of Me. After adding a paper strip, washi tape and May Arts Burlap String, I stamped as sentiment from Unscramble This, mixing two of the stamps for a custom greeting. (I found, with the help of a fellow LID Design Team Member, that to get optimal results for the sequin die with a cuttlebug is to emboss the die first with 2 B plates and an embossing mat, then run it through again using the B and C plate)

Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!