Monday, November 30, 2015

merry and bright {card}

Hello! :) I am showcasing some more great ribbon and trim from 3 Girl JAM today. 

I used some Clover crinkle ribbon from the Sunny Meadows bundle which is a perfect match for the red and green striped ribbon in the Holiday Trim pack, which is also where I got the gold cord. 

ribbon and cord: 3 Girl JAM
pp, stickers and die cut: Echo Park

Head on over to the 3GJ store today and enter coupon code RB10 at checkout to save 10% off your entire order! 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas JOY {gift box}

Today I am sharing this pretty Christmas JOY box I created for Perfect Paper Crafting

Supplies: Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting matPerfect Layers Mini, and Perfect Tears Deckle  edge Tool (Fine Deckle Edge), Patterned paper and file cards: Webster’s Pages
Twine: Maya Road, Rubons: BoBunny, scallop punch, Craft box, sequins, seed beads, pop dots, and white cardstock.

For detailed instructions and more images you can get them here

The PPC tools would make excellent gifts- you can check out all the wonderful tools here

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Merry Christmas bear {card} and a fun announcement

Hi! I have some fun news to share- I have been invited to be on the Craftin Desert Divas Digi Design Team! :) This will be a fun new adventure for me and I am looking forward to stretching my creativity.

Here is my first project as a DT member. I used the Winter Bear Digi Stamp.

I tried to make his fur appear a bit matted to make him look softer. I am delighted with how to the sheen on his hat turned out, too! 

I added some Glossy Accents to the poinsettia, the white in his eyes, and the red on the candy cane to add a bit of texture. 

I have also created a new facebook page just to share my crafty creations. I would love to have you "like" it. I tried to use the play on my name as I have here on the blog, but fb wouldn't allow it. Go figure. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

polar bear felt gift card holder

Don't you love it when you get an idea and it not only works well, but comes together easily? This is one of those projects.

Most of my children are away, so I am always looking for fun ways to send them gifts for special occasions. When I was using the Stitched In Circles die set for several of my latest projects, I had an idea to incorporate felt and see what would transpire. I am going to make several more of these in the near future.

dies: Craftin Desert Divas Stitched In Circles
ribbon: 3 Girl JAM
sticker: Echo Park

I am also entering this project into the Make It Sparkle Craftin Desert Divas linky party- week 2. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

grateful for you {card}

Hello! :) I am sharing a card featuring several wonderful products from 3 Girl JAM store. 

The background of this card was created by gluing three of the colored Jute Ribbons from the Jute Ribbon & String pack onto white cardstock. I did overlap on the cream jute ribbon as it is a bit wider than the merlot and sunflower colors. 

I then added the sentiment and finished off with some Green Jeans crinkle ribbon from the Saturday Morning bundle and the Charcoal crinkle ribbon from the Rustic Country Bundle
The button on the flower on the ribbon is from the Vintage Buttons pack

Jute, crinkle ribbon and button: 3 Girl JAM
pp and stickers: Echo Park
flowers: Wild Orchid
stick on brads: JoAnn

To receive 10% off your entire purchase in the 3 Girl JAM store, enter code RB10 at checkout. Happy shopping! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

reindeer card trio

Earlier in the week these cards were featured on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog. I absolutely love how these came out, thanks to the awesome PPC tools I used! 

For detailed instructions and more images, please head over to the Perfect Paper Crafting Blog

Saturday, November 14, 2015


I am sharing a layout I created using the Make it Monday No. 49 sketch from The Memory Nest. It's been awhile since I have created a layout as my focus seems to have switched to cards and projects as well as trying new things. Maybe it's the time of year, but either way it was nice to create a layout for a change. 

It definitely went in a direction of its own, but the bones of the sketch are there. ;) 

I added some stitching to the hearts as a dimensional detail. 

pp: Pebbles
wooden arrow
dies: Craftin Desert Divas

owl I want for Christmas is hoo {card}

I have been having such a great time coloring these adorable stamped images from Craftin Desert Diva's! I used both watercolor pencils and markers for the coloring as well as some puff paint to add dimension. I colored several layers to add some texture and the effect is quite lovely in person. 

I stamped and colored two gifts, then cut out the ribbon on the second and layered onto this one. It adds just a tough of dimension and is a detail that is likely to go unnoticed. 

pp: Webster's Pages
colored pencils

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

happy owl-days {card}

Today I am sharing another card with stamped and colored images. (go me! lol) I used markers in this one, and I greatly prefer the look of a marker over colored pencil. 

It's a bit difficult to see, but this card is full of shimmer. I sprayed some silver mist on the pp to give it a nice sheen. The light purple sheer ribbon also shimmers.  

white cardstock
pp: Webster's Pages and Studio Calico
dies and stamp: Craftin Desert Divas
shimmer mist: Maya Road
ribbon: white 3 Girl JAM and sheer unknown

The card base was created using the largest Stitched In Circle die

There are also several layers to the card using the die set. 

I am entering this card into the current Linky Party- Make It Sparkle- on the Craftin Desert Divas blog. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Christmas tree {box}

I have stepped out of my scrappy comfort zone and tried something new (at least new to me). In the fourteen years I have been scrapping, I have never, ever colored a stamped image- can you believe that?! I have been on two stamp MF teams and one digital image team, and not once did I ever color an image- I always stamped on patterned paper and fussy cut/layered as needed. 

So, today I will be sharing my first attempt at coloring with a project I completed this morning. :) 

paper mache ornament, pearls, and rhinestones: Michael's
pp: MME
stamps and die cuts: Craftin Desert Divas
sequins: Hazel & Ruby
watercolor pencils: Prima
white gel pen
Glossy Accents
white cardstock

This started as a 2.5x2.5 square paper mache ornament from M's that I painted white and covered it with some gold-dotted vellum along the sides and a coordinating dotted pp on the top. 

I stamped the adorable Owl-day images onto white cardstock and then colored with watercolor pencils. I tried to give the owls some dimension, and I did OK, but clearly I have a long way to go with my coloring skills. lol I fussy cut them and used some Glossy Accents to add a bit of dimension to things like the scarves. trim on hat, and belt buckles.

The gifts were stamped, colored then cut and adhered around the tree. 

The sentiments were stamped and I cut into banners.

In addition to the stamps, I used the Stitched in Circles dies to create the circles, wreaths and Christmas tree on top. 

This came together easily and the longest part was the drying process. 

I have submitted this to the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party. The current theme is Make It Sparkle, which this project fits nicely into with the sequins, gold dots, and rhinestones. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

thankful {wall art}

Hi! This was created for Epiphany Crafts. I LOVE the end result of this project- and honestly, I still surprise myself, pleasantly so at times, when I create something that I cannot stop looking at. This wall hanging is one of those projects that makes my heart happy each time I see it.

to see more detailed images of each frame, head on over to the Epiphany Crafts blog

wall frame: Hobby Lobby
pp, die cuts and stickers: Simple Stories
Epiphany Crafts tools: Round 14 and Round 25 with coordinating bubblecaps
white paint and sandpaper

Monday, November 2, 2015

give thanks {card}

Hi! Today I am sharing a card using several of the fantastic ribbons from 3 Girl JAM.

I finished it off with a bow using the Charcoal crinkle ribbon from the Rustic Country bundle. 

ribbon and jute: 3 Girl JAM
pp and die cut: Echo Park
enamel dots

As a reminder, you can save 10% off your entire purchase in the 3 Girl JAM store by using the coupon code RB10 at checkout.