Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties Love Ya Bunches

Hey there, everyone!  I welcome you by today as I share another fun "Blast From The Past - Winter Edition" post for Paper Sweeties.  For today's card, I pulled out some of my favorite Valentine themed products from Paper Sweeties so that you could all become a bit more familiar with some of the ADORABLE Valentine's Day products available at Paper Sweeties to help you make something sweet for those you love this Valentine's Day - the Winter Holiday of LOVE.
My card was created using some pretty patterned papers that I machine stitched and inked with some sweet Ballerina Pink Ink.  I cut a heart using the AWESOME With Love Sweet Cuts Heart, and the sentiment I stamped on the tag (Love Ya Bunches) is from the For You Stamp Set.    I also added two Bubblegum Sequins and one Marshmallow Sequin to the bottom right of my card just to add an extra touch of sweetness.  

On the left of the With Love Sweet Cuts Heart, I added a lovely bow tied with Watermelon Seam Binding and Frosting Seam Binding in  my bow.    I used the Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #1 to cut the smaller heart tag that's hanging from my pretty Seam Binding bow.   I also tucked in a piece of a Paper Straw (super cute accents!). There are SO many gorgeous products at Paper Sweeties and I hope you will stop by to do some shopping.  Here are links to the blogs of all my talented team-mates who have prepared something sweet to share with you:

Have a blessed day,
Karen

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Wednesday Blog - Use Patterned Papers

Monday, January 15, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon Button Card

Hello, and welcome!  It's so nice to have you visit me today.  I'm sharing a sweet card I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using some older patterned papers from my stash.  They are October Afternoon's 5 & Dime collection.  Well, actually it's just one piece of patterned paper from this collection, but I used both sides of it.  Once I had the patterned paper in place, I added half of a vintage cream doily on the bottom of my card, and then I ran a width of Forsythia Seam Binding across my card to create a border.
Next, I cut a button card and stamped it with a button-themed stamp set.  I attached the button card using two small strips of Scor-Tape (a fabulous long-lasting Adhesive).  I attached four buttons to the button card, and ran some Lemonwood Striped Baker's Twine through the center of the white button, and a bit of Olive Burlap String through the holes in the red button.  On the left of the button card, I attached a sweet bow cluster that includes a few White Double-Head Stamens, Baby Pink Double-Head Stamens, and Red Double-Head Stamens, a piece of the Forsythia Seam Binding, a length of Dusty Olive Seam Binding and some knotted Cherry Baker's Twine, and is topped with a pretty White Flatback Pearl.
Did you know that almost every single day, you can find a lovely new project on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to inspire you?  It's true...LOTS of great inspiration and all kinds of fabulous ideas for using all of the wonderful products found at Really Reasonable Ribbon, take part in our monthly Blog Hops, and it's also the best way to learn about special sales and promotions taking place on the RRR Shop.  We hope you will visit often.  Thanks again for stopping by to visit me today.

Have a great week!
Karen

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Use Pattern Paper - I an older patterned paper from October Afternoon's 5 & Dime Collection

Paper Sweeties - You're Snow Special

Welcome back by again today, everyone!  I hope you're having a great week and that you have been enjoying all the fabulous Paper Sweeties projects being shared.  There sure are A LOT of awesome products available at Paper Sweeties, and I hope you will take some time to explore ALL there is to offer.  Here's another project I've created using some of my favorites.

I started this little project with a small white paper bag that I folded over and covered with some sweet inked patterned papers.  To the front, I added vines and flowers cut from wool felt using the Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts.  I stamped the sentiment (You're Snow Special) using the Let It Snow Stamp Set.  I stamped Abigail onto white card stock, colored her using my Copics, and cut her out using the Abigail Sweet Cut.  Then, I dressed her in her favorite winter coat, hat, mittens and boots by stamping onto patterned papers using the ADORABLE Let It Snow Stamp Set.  I topped Abigail's hat with a Grapefruit Sequin.
For the next page of this little book (the inside left - photo below), I used another inked patterned paper and then lined the left-hand side of the page with more wool felt flowers using the lovely Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts.  I used the rectangle tag found in the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts and stamped "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" in Coal Ink using the Let It Snow Stamp Set.  I also topped the tag with a bow tied with Bubblegum Seam Binding.
Finally, on the right-hand side of the booklet, I simply covered the page with patterned paper, and added a scalloped border using the Sweet Borders Sweet Cut, and left a spot for a photo so that when this book is given as a gift, a photo (or two) of some fun Winter activities can be stored in this place.  And because this is a paper bag album and comes with a built-in pocket, I added a tag for additional photos or journalling, and I added some Green Apple Seam Binding and Watermelon Seam Binding to it.
My talented team-mates have each prepared something special to share with you today, and I hope that you will take some time to stop by their blogs to take a look at how they used some of their favorite Paper Sweeties favorites to inspire you with their "Blast From The Past".  Here are the links to their blogs:

Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld

Thanks again for stopping by, and don't forget to stop by Paper Sweeties to find your favorite "Blast From The Past" products to help YOU create something extra sweet.  We just know that you will LOVE what you find there.

Karen

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Blog - Use Patterned Papers

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - Challenge #437 - Winter

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties Blast From The Past

Welcome to my blog today as I share a super sweet card I created using some of my favorite products from Paper Sweeties.  There isn't a "new release" this month, and that's because all of us at Paper Sweeties really just wanted to remind everyone (including ourselves) how much we LOVE all the sweet products that are already available in the Paper Sweeties Shoppe and revisit them.  So...for this card, I chose to make a card that uses several such items.
I started with some sweet patterned papers that I inked.  I cut a Large Oval Scalloped Frame from a wood-grain paper and used it to frame the ADORABLE Emma.   I stamped Emma in black ink onto a piece of white card stock and colored her with my Copics, and I then cut her out using the coordinating Emma Sweet Cut.  She needed a cute outfit to keep her warm, so I stamped her coat, mittens and boots onto different patterned papers using the Let It Snow Stamp Set.  Once she was all clothed in her adorable outfit, I added a sentiment (Let It Snow) from the Let It Snow Stamp Set.   That is also on a smaller oval from the Oval Scalloped Frames Sweet Cuts.  I also added some burlap strings (brown and red) with some berries and then I accented them with some sweet holly leaves cut from oatmeal wool felt using the lovely Meet Me Under The Mistletoe Sweet Cuts.  And finally, the bottom of my card is framed with a scalloped border from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts and lined with Strawberry Sequins, Green Apple Sequins and Marshmallow Sequins.
As you can see, I was able to incorporate several Paper Sweeties products, and that just goes to show you how well ALL of these sweet products work together to compliment one another.  I hope you will stop by the blogs of all my talented Paper Sweeties team-mates who are sharing projects today. Here are those links:
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld


Thanks again for stopping by.  I hope that you will visit again tomorrow when I share another super sweet Paper Sweeties project with you all.  Have a blessed week!


Karen

Here's where I'm playing along:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #437 - Winter Theme
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Use patterned Papers" - I almost always do.  These patterned papers are from Crate Paper's Peppermint Collection.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Welcome by today, everyone!  Today is the SUPER FUN and super inspiring January Blog Hop with my friends at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You should have arrived here from Bonnie's Blog; but if not, you can get started on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We're all showcasing projects made with this month's gorgeous ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment.  Just look at these beautiful trims!
Ordering the Ribbon Club Assortment can be done now and then (when you see a collection you can't live without), or it can be purchased so that you get a new assortment of ribbons delivered to your door EVERY month.  Either way, it's a great way to get the most lovely trims for every time of the year.
I normally share a hair bow attached to a French Clip but instead, this month I'm sharing a bow that's attached to a stretchy pink head band.  I just love seeing them on little baby girls - how they almost swallow their whole head and make them look SO stinking adorable.  There are lots of great Clips and Headbands in the RRR shop. I used ALL the lovely ribbons in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment including the 5/8" Delicate Stitched Satin Pearl Pink, 3/8" Mixed Pink Diamond Print Grosgrain, 5/8" Checkerboard Satin Hot Pink, 3/8" Candy Hearts on Pearl Pink Grosgrain, White Crochet Lace, 3/8" Mixed Pink Hearts on Hot Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Pearl Pink Taffeta Ribbon, 3/8" Random Mixed Pink Stars on White Grosgrain, and the 5/8" Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Like all of the trims found at Really Reasonable Ribbon, they all work beautifully together.  Additionally, there's some pink vintage Lace, mesh, Rhinestone Embellishments and Cream Rose Buds tucked into this sweet head piece.
Your next stop is at Kathy's Blog, and I know she will have something extra wonderful to share with you.  Don't forget to answer the question at the end of the hop, and don't miss out on checking the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog each day to be inspired and learn about special offers; and of course, shopping for all the fabulous products just waiting for you at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Happy ribbony shopping and crafting, everyone!

Blessings,
Karen


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Love You Much

Welcome by my blog today, everyone, and thanks for stopping by.  I'm sharing a sweet little Valentine card I made that I hope to share in a few challenges.  I hope you've had time to get some crafting done during this busy time of year.  I have an upcoming shoulder surgery, so I've been trying to work ahead as much as possible.
My card uses some Lemon Craft patterned papers, a Paper Sweeties stamped sentiment and heart die-cut, a few white sequins, and lots of fun embellishments.  I plan to send this card to one of my nieces for Valentine's Day.  Here's to hoping I get it in the mail on time!  LOL
As you can see, I used Charcoal Grey Seam Binding, Cream Seam Binding, Ivory Burlap String, Pink Burlap String, and lots of gorgeous Mulberry Flowers and Flower Stamens.  I also did some machine stitching and added some Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Leaves to accent the flower clusters.
Here are the challenges where I'm sharing my card:

Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Challenge #88 Anything Goes - I used Sue Wilson Designs Finishing Touches Branch Dies (green branches peeking out)

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #81 - Anything Goes using dies.  I used a Sue Wilson Designs Finishing Touches branch die-cut and a Paper Sweeties heart doily die-cut.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Use Patterned Paper"

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog - Challenge #1801 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting me!
Karen

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Today Is Your Day

Hello, and Happy 2018!!  I'm so glad you've stopped by today as I share a sweet card I made just this morning.  My day started very early as I had to help a friend by giving her a ride home from dropping off her car for repairs. Once I'd dropped her off at home, I swung by Tuesday Morning and I picked up a new 8x8 paper pad from Pebbles, Inc. Jen Hadfield's Simple Life.  The papers really caught my eye, and I just had to create something real quick to share.
I used some black Coredinations card stock for my base, and a scrap of yellow from my bin along with two of the patterned papers from this sweet new paper pad.  I did some machine stitching, and also drew some faux stitching in black onto the yellow paper.  I used a little Pebbles, Inc. tag (just a note) and a journalling card from the paper pad (today is your day), and a small Making Memories tag (good luck).  This encouraging card is being sent to my niece who just starting a new teaching job this year.  I want to encourage her as much as possible.
I also added lots of flowers including some Petaloo from my stash, some Flower Stamens (my new favorite), some Natural Burlap String, and several black, orange and yellow Open End Roses.  I tucked a Tim Holtz rusty paper clip at the top right.  I enjoy lots of little touches...as you've probably noticed.  LOL    Here's where I'm playing along:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Something New" - as explained above, I used this brand new 8x8 paper pad that I just picked up this morning.  And, I'm sending this card to my niece who just started a brand new job.  

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Something New" - as explained above, I used this brand new 8x8 paper pad that I just picked up this morning.  And, I'm sending this card to my niece who just started a brand new job.