Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop!

Hi friends! Time for the RRR March blog hop--yay! If you're already hopping, then you should be arriving here from CHERRY'S fabulous blog! If not, hop on over to the RRR blog to begin!
The March Ribbon Club Assortment is all about Spring! It's filled with bright, beautiful colors and patterns that are perfect for all your Spring projects! I really enjoyed working with this lovely Spring Colors Mix and I hope you have yours ordered too! It's a super awesome deal, that's for sure! 
For my project, I decorated some fun mini pizza/treat boxes to set in front of each place setting for my table this Easter. I mix-n-matched with a few different Easter-themed pattern papers and made a mini ribbon wreath to adorn the top of each box. A few stickers and pearl flower embellishments add detail to each wreath. 
I think the ribbon bows really make each wreath unique and special--just like the people who will receive them! 
Here's a couple more close ups just so you can see the beauty of the ribbons. Green diamond satin with white lace...yes please! 
Yellow with bright polka dots....love it! 
And that's all for me! I hope you like my Spring/Easter treat boxes with mini wreaths and I hope you've been inspired a bit! 
Your next stop on the blog hop is SHEILA! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Happy Easter Mini Egg Cartons

Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing these festive miniature egg cartons all dressed up for Easter! With the holiday right around the corner, I wanted to make a decorated carton filled with sweets and give to each family member. What a fun and easy way to say Happy Easter to the ones we love!
Each carton is decorated with a variety of stickers and paper from the new Happy Easter Simple Set. The mixture of black/white and colored images make for a simple, yet sophisticated and elegant look. From gingham bunnies to floral spring wreaths, everything coordinates perfectly together.
A pretty ribbon bow was attached to each side of the cartons with a pearl flower button to accent the centers and closure. Finish with a small greeting tag tied by string to the front and fill with choice of treats and goodies!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project and feel inspired to make something beautiful with the Happy Easter Simple Set! Until next time, happy crafting!

Supply List:
10157- Happy Easter Simple Set Collection Kit

Egg Cartons-Stampin'Up!
All Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Wild Orchid Crafts Mini Flowers-RRR
Pearl Flowers Accents-RRR
Mini Wood Stumps
Anna Griffin Fancy Swirl Die

Thursday, February 15, 2018

St Patrick's Day Test Tube Party Favors

Hello friends! Top of the morning to ya! With St. Patty's Day right around the corner, the new St. Patrick's Day Simple Set is a perfect excuse to whip up some fun party favors, cards, and other cute projects! It's also the perfect set to scrapbook your St. Patrick's Day festivities! I really enjoyed playing with these super cute papers and stickers and making this fun test tube treat ensemble!
Plastic test tubes are a really fun way to present little treats, such as MnM's like I chose to fill my tubes with. This Test Tube Holder Tutorial was used to create the holders with study card stock, then the really fun part, decorating the holders with the St Patrick's Day Simple Set!
Since all the stickers in this simple set are so cute, it was hard choosing--so I used pretty much all of them to decorate my treat holders. :)  I even used a few stickers to make 2 mini banners. Some pretty ribbon, twine and gold sequin trim was added to each test tube, as well as a fancy ivory button and white spiral stamen to the centers of each bow. These are great to give to friends and neighbors and if you're lucky enough to be having or attending one, these are a perfect favor for all the St Patrick's Day party guests to take home with them!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've gained a bit o'inspiration from my festive test tube treat favors! 

Products Used-
#9440- 6x12 Sticker 
#9441- Irish For A Day 
#9442- Happy Go Lucky
#9443- 3x4 and 4x6 Journaling Card Elements
#4331- Enamel Dots-Black
#7817- Enamel Dots-Green

Plastic Test Tubes
1" Hole Punch
Ribbon, Twine
Gold Sequin Trim
White Spiral Stamens
Mini Gold Paper Clips
Wooden Hearts
Solid Cardstock
Strong Adhesive

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! If you're already hopping along with the RRR February blog hop and coming to me from CHERRY'S awesome blog, then you're in the right place! If not, hop on over to the RRR blog to find all the details on how to join in the fun!
We are featuring the beautiful Purple and Green Mix-February Ribbon Club Assortment on our projects today! It is perfect for all those upcoming Spring and Easter projects and...1 lucky random hopper who follows the rules will WIN a package of this gorgeous ribbon assortment! How awesome is that?! 
And for my project, I've designed some pretty Spring gift boxes made from miniature egg cartons! 
I decorated the top of each carton with a wood stump covered in flowers, along with a layer of purple/white gingham patterned paper and a white fancy spiral die cut. A combination of the following were used on the tops of each stump:
The ribbons I chose from the assortment-5/8" Bud Green Taffeta Ribbon and  5/8" Satin with Grosgrain Edge Hyacinth, were made into flowing bows with White Acrylic Pearl Daisy Flower Bead centers and adhered securely to each side of the cartons. I tied the sentiment tag to the fronts with Burlap String Parrot Green (not part of the assortment). 
I really enjoyed making these and I hope you've gained a bit of Spring-spiration from them today! Your next stop on the hop is the blog of Miss SHEILA! Thanks so much for visiting! Have a creative and blessed day! 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

I'm On A New Design Team!!!

Hi friends and happy weekend!! I'm popping in quickly today just to share a little announcement that I'm super excited about!! I've been extended an invitation to serve on the 2018 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L design team and I couldn't be happier!! And now, take a peek at the rest of this awesome team of designers! I bet there's a few faces in there you'll recognize....
And now you see why I'm so very honored to be a part of the new 2018 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L DT! Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my happy news with you! Wishing you a great weekend with lots of crafting time! :D 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #45-Love

Hi friends and happy February 1st! It's time for a brand new challenge at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog and this month's theme is all about L.O.V.E. We want to see your beautiful mixed media projects that give us all the heart eyes!
Our awesome sponsor for this month's challenge is TopFlight Stamps! 1 lucky random participant who follows the rules will win a $25 gift certificate! That's totally worth joining in!! 
And here's a bit of inspiration for you to draw from, if is suits you ;) 
I was completely inspired to make this by a project I found on Pinterest here. First, I tore a bunch of patterned paper and glued it down, then I painted over the top part of the canvas with a water-washed light blue acrylic paint and for the bottom, a light green. I then drew a rough outline of my tree with a pencil and used a lot of eraser. I'm not a drawing artist, so I found this to be pretty rewarding when the tree actually turned out ok! If you're apprehensive about free-hand drawing like I am, I want to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and give it a try--you just might surprise yourself! :) 
I filled in my tree outline with 2 different shades of brown paint, then added a bit of white ink a top the dried brown to create a more realistic bark effect. The "heart-leaves" were die cut and punched out on bits of patterned paper scraps, then glued all over the tree, with a few falling and a few more on the ground. I added a bit more interest to the background with stamps and washi tape, then I outlined the entire tree and all the heart leaves with a fine black pen. The sentiment is just some letter stickers I had on hand. My favorite part is the little red heart with T+L carved into the tree...that's me and my hubby, hehe! Adds a cute touch. :) I hope you like it! And I sure hope to see your mixed media creation inspired by Love this month in our MMMC-#45 gallery! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting! 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happy New Year Planner Spread and Ribbon Tassel

Hi friends! I'm back up on the RRR blog today sharing my latest planner spread. Winter 2018 is amongst us and I'm loving my festive New Year's themed planner spread to help keep my spirits high while the temperatures are low! A fresh new year to start things off right and a new planner spread and ribbon tassel to go along with it!
I made this spread for my white and gold striped planner. As you can see, the inside is white with tiny gold dots and it goes perfect with my color combo and papers. My planner ribbon tassel is always my favorite part of my monthly planner spreads. This one includes colors of gold, gray, black and white.
It's so easy and fun to make ribbon tassels! I love the different textures and styles of ribbon and trim that make up my tassel. I used a strip of each of the following: Shimmer Satin Old Gold, Diamond Satin Black, White 3/8" Ric Rac, Delicate Stitched Satin Shell Gray, 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon Black, and Vanessa White Crochet Lace. I also added a small Silver Snowflake Charm to the top of the tassel. 
And that's all for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by Once again, I hope you've been inspired in some way by my planner spread and ribbon tassel charm! Have a great day and happy crafting