Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nostalgic Carnival Card - Remember

Hello, friends and thanks for stopping by today as I share a sweet little card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used some super cute nostalgic papers, ephemera, stickers, chipboard, and a journalling/decorative card (carousel) and yellow sentiment sticker strip from October Afternoon ephemera packet.   I also added lots of great ribbons to my card just to add some fun.  I love this nostalgic, retro look, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has the perfect trims for this and any style of project.  I just love how I can always find the perfect trim for each project I create, and you will too.   Go on, and give Really Reasonable Ribbon a try.   I assure you that you won't ever be disappointed.  These trims are products are absolutely LOVELY!
At the top left of my card, you will see a circular piece of ephemera (half or so tucked under card), and a snippet of 3/4" Red Chevron Stripe Twill.  Then, down at the bottom left part of my card you will see pieces of Plaid Turquoise Ribbon3/8" Yellow Gingham Ribbon, and Red and White Plaid Houndstooth Ribbon.  I just love how all these different ribbons work together so nicely and compliment one another.  The ribbons really brought my card to life and gave it texture, depth and personality.  Oh, and I don't want to forget to tell you all that I use LOTS of Scor-Tape to hold my cards together.  It's a fabulous, long-lasting adhesive.
Be sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to check out the ribbons I used (all listed and linked above....just click on the ribbons you'd like and add them to your cart).   AND -  there's also a fabulous challenge taking place right now, so come play along in our Current Challenge  And finally, there's always lots of great inspiration over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Be sure to stop by often for inspiration, special sales, shopping, challenges, and SO much more.
Thanks again for stopping by.  

Have a blessed day,
Karen

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says Use Patterned Paper - I used various October Afternoon patterned papers on this fun nostagic card.

New Challenge at Word Art Wednesday

Today is the start of a fun new Anything Goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.  One lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to spend on whatever their little heart chooses.  I wish I could play along!
For this challenge, I cut some strips of patterned papers that I inked, layered them onto my kraft card base, printed the free word art/scripture on ivory card stock, and then I embellished the card with a wooden ticket from Prima.  I also layered some Ivory Burlap String and Natural Burlap String under the wooden ticket just to add some texture to my card.
I really hope that you will all stop by Word Art Wednesday to play along with us for your chance to win the fabulous prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I look forward to seeing what you will create to share with us.  Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello today.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says Use Patterned Paper - I used several 

Blessings,
Karen

Friday, June 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind

Thanks for stopping by again today!  What a fabulous release we've had over the past few days with Paper Sweeties as we revealed our fabulous new sets including Madison and her matching Madison Sweet Cut, our new Aloha stamp set, and our awesome new Oval Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts.  These new products are sure to quickly be among your favorites.  Paper Sweeties is just FULL of adorable stamps, dies, and accessories to help you create something adorable.
Today's card combines the new and the older together as I used some Echo Park Party Time patterned paper and sentiment sticker to create this sweet  birthday card.  I ran a width of Frosting Seam Binding across my card and tied two bows with it, and I hot glued those to the side of my sentiment sticker.  The #enjoy stamp is also from the new Aloha stamp set, and I surrounded that with the smallest oval in the new Oval Scalloped Frames Sweet Cuts.  Can you see it there (in the photo below) cut from vellum?

At the bottom right of my card, you will see that I added a yummy cupcake.  This was created using the cupcake image from our sweet Homemade With Love stamp set and stamping the image once onto patterned paper and once on to cream card stock.  I ran some glue around the rim of the cupcake, and sprinkled it with some ultra-fine glitter to create some "frosting".  I colored the stems and berries with my Copics, and I tucked a snippet of a Strawberry Paper Straw into my cupcake.
Paper Sweeties stamps and accessories make it easy to create super sweet cards for any occasion.  I encourage you to stop by Paper Sweeties to check out all of June's New Release, as well as all the other fabulous products available to compliment them.  You are always sure to be delighted with your purchases from Paper Sweeties because they're all just SO SUPER ADORABLE that you truly can't go wrong.

Here's the list of my Paper Sweeties friends who have prepared something for you today.  I hope you will stop by each blog to say hello.  Oh, and don't forget about the fun challenge on the Paper Sweeties Blog where you can win $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties store, and a chance to be our next Guest Designer.
Blessings,
Karen

P.S.  I'm playing along and sharing my card here:

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #157 - Die-Cuts, Chipboard and Punches - I used my Paper Sweeties die-cuts (which we call sweet cuts) to make the cupcake; and I stamped and die-cut it twice.

CropStop Challenge Blog - June Linky Party #29 - Anything Goes

New Summer Challenge at RRR

Hello, all my ribbon loving friends!  Today starts a brand new fun challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and this time our theme is SUMMER.  This challenge allows you to celebrate summer however you choose.  It can be with a summer themed project, summer colors, a card, or anything else that includes ribbon of some kind.  We can't wait to see your creativity!
I made a fun Summer card using some older patterned papers and stickers.  I ran a length of both Peacock Alley Seam Binding and Lipstick Red Seam Binding down the length of my card, and used each of these again to tie a lovely bow that has some Ivory Burlap String bundled into it as well.  I just love how these trims add such bright color to my card as well as depth and texture.
I topped my bow with a lovely Two-Toned Yellow Sweetheart Blossom, and I also tucked one Green Mulberry Leaf and one White/Pink/Green 35mm Mulberry Leaf under everything as an accent.  Adding Mulberry Flowers on top of my bows gives them an added touch of beauty while lending me the luxury of hiding my "glumpy" glue issues.  LOL
There's a Prima butterfly paper clip at the top of my card, and I inked my card and tag with Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink.  I really hope you will stop by to play along in this fun new Summer Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I thank you again for visiting me today.  Have a great week.


I'm playing along here:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog - Challenge #1724 - Anything  Goes


Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #157 - Die-Cuts, Chipboard and Punches - I used a PTI die-cut to make the journalling/sentiment spot.

Joy Clair Challenge Blog - June Challenge: Anything Goes - The inspiration photo made me think of SUMMER, so I'm sharing this card.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog - Challenge #124 - Picnic - For this fun SUMMER card, I purposely used that red and white gingham paper to resemble a traditional Summer picnic tablecloth.  You might also notice that sweet patterned paper that numbers all the fun things you can do in the Summer including PICNICS!!

CropStop June Challenge - Anything Goes Linky Party #29 - I used lots of Tombow Adhesive, May Arts Ivory Burlap String, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Dare2BeArtzy Challenge Blog - June Challenge: SUMMER

Blessings,
Karen


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties June Release Day

Hurrah!  It's time for our June Release, and that means that finally YOU can purchase our sweet new friend, Madison, along with her Madison Sweet Cut, an ADORABLE new outfit, accessories and sentiment set called Aloha.  And last, but certainly not least, we have a sweet new set of Oval Scallop Frames (all of which I used on my card for today).
Madison looks so cute today in her polka dot pants.  They were stamped using the outfit found in the new Aloha stamp set.  The big sentiment "hello sunshine" as well as the smaller sentiment "#summer" are both from the new Aloha stamp set as well.  It's really a versatile and useful set that I will continue to use often.
The papers I used for yesterday's and today's cards are from Emma's Shoppe by Crate Paper.  I hoard this stuff; but I love how cute it all is with my Paper Sweeties stamps and sweet cuts.  The colorful patterned papers are great for paper piecing with Paper Sweeties' adorable outfits and images in their many wonderful stamp sets.  OK....here's the list of my Paper Sweeties teamies who are sharing with you today, and I hope you'll stop by each one to say hello and gain some inspiration.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Karen


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peek

It's time to take a "sneak peek" at some of the FABULOUS new products at Paper Sweeties this month.  There's a new girl in the sweet shoppe at Paper Sweeties; and her name is Madison.  She will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15, 2017, along with her coordinating Madison Sweet Cut.  Today, our sweet little Madison is wearing a brand new outfit she found in the adorable new Aloha stamp set (also available starting tomorrow). Her purse, hat and sunglasses are also from the Aloha stamp set.
I took A LOT (maybe too many...lol) of pictures of this card.  Madison is making her debut, after all.  AND....she has several accessory changes going on here to show you all.  If you watch the gradual progression in the photos below, you will see Madison showing off all her new accessories.   I also took THREE cover photos of this card.   There's the one posted above, and this one with her sunhat and sunglasses on (from the new Aloha stamp set) so that she's all ready for a fun day outdoors.
And just like you and I......sometimes Madison flips her sunglasses up on her forehead; especially when she sees a cute boy, like Jake, walking by.  Madison flips up her sunglasses like this to take a closer look.
The first close-up photo shows you another view of Madison in her cute new outfit.  By stamping directly onto different patterned papers, you can easily and quickly create colorful outfits for your Paper Sweeties dolls to wear.  Madison is the newest of several lovely friends including Abigail, Emma and Jake, all available at Paper Sweeties, and each with plenty of cute outfits.
And again, the same view only with Madison wearing her accessories again.  Isn't her purse cute?  Madison needed a purse to hold her sunglasses, suntan lotion, etc.  Accessories are everything to a girl's outfit after all, right?
Especially in my close-up photos, you will notice that I cut some Rectangle Scallop Frames from vellum.  This Sweet Cut is a sneak peek for July; but tomorrow, you will be able to purchase our new Oval Scallop Frames which I will showcase tomorrow.  You'll also see that I added a couple of Peppermint Sequins.  So sweet!

Here's the list of Paper Sweeties designers participating in today's Sneak Peek.  Each designer has prepared a sweet new project showcasing this month's fabulous new products; and there's more each day through June 16, so be sure to stop back by.
Have a blessed day,
Karen

P.S.  I'm playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Get Touchy/Feely" and Madison is giving us LOTS of great texture with layers of paper, chipboard, etc.

CropStop Challenge Blog - June Linky Party #29 - I used lots of Tombow Adhesive and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blog Hop Time at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, to all my ribbon-loving blog friends.  Thanks for stopping by today for the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop.   You should have arrived here at my blog by way of Bonnie's Blog, but if you didn't....there's still time to get started right here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  There's also a question at the end of  hop, so don't forget that either.  Take a look at this month's GORGEOUS Ribbon Club Assortment.
As I always like to do, I was able to showcase ALL the lovely ribbons from this month's Ribbon Club Assortment by sharing a hair bow.  It's nice to use them ALL because they're so pretty.  There's a length of each including the 3/8" Diamonds and Dots on Copen Blue Satin, 5/8" Tropical Double-Faced Satin, 3/8" Concentric Circles on Ocean Blue Satin, 5/8" Peony Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, 3/8" RRR Select Swiss Dots on Moonstone Ribbon, 5/8" Copen Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, 3/8" Fancy Shell Print on Tropical Satin Ribbon, 5/8" Ocean Blue Diamond Satin Ribbon, and last but not least by any means, the lovely 3/8" Crosshatch Ribbon on Peony Satin.  Gorgeous!
There's a piece of white lace on the top of my bow; and Really Reasonable Ribbon carries a wide variety of Lace.  There's also a fun little Rhinestone Embellishment in the center of my hair bow, and Really Reasonable Ribbon carries LOTS of great Embellishments as well.

Your next stop on the blog hop is at the blog of my talented teammate, Kathy, and I know she will have something wonderful ready for you all.  Thanks so much for joining us on this month's Blog Hop, and don't forget to answer the question at the end of the hop so that you'll be entered to win this month's FABULOUS Ribbon Club Assortment.  We're always happy to have you join us.

Have a great day,
Karen

I'm linking up here:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Touchy Feely" - All these fabulous ribbons give you a great load of texture to touch and feel.