Wednesday, July 16, 2014

dream come hoppin'

Welcome blog hoppers...I am excited to share my little project for the hop. I created this while camping in the beautiful Sierra Mountains so I was feeling the nature vibe with the great wood grain papers and butterflies. I created a tag and a pocket to put her in. The green ribbon is made into a sticker with one quick pass through the sticker maker. Wrap of twine makes the body and antenna and every tag need a ribbons on top.
A little flutter of the butterfly perched on ribbon make the perfect container for a tag. Write a little note on the tag and slide it the cover for a secret messages for your special someone.

Now, don’t forget to keep those comments coming for 3 chances to win an amazing prize!
 Hop on over to May Arts, Xyron & Simple Stories for even more inspiration!

May Arts:
3/8 inch Velvet Woven Ribbon, PV35 - PEWTER
3/4-inch Twill / Chevron Stripes, 382-34-10 BLACK 
5/8-inch Faux Canvas Lightweight, 444-58-10 Black 
String Burlap Ribbon, SM-10 Natural
1-inch Grosgrain Loop Edge Ribbon, FR16 - OLIVE 


Simple Stories:
The Story of US, 5900

Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed your stay...follow the links below for lots more fabulous inspiration.





        Courtney Lee   
      Charlene Driggs

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ric Rac Wristlet

Some days I just can't help myself! Layers of ric rac ribbon ruffles just make me happy. This project is ALL about the ribbon. Weather you choose to ruffle a rainbow of ribbon or create an ombre by fading light to dark these ruffles will make you smile every time you use your wristlet.

May Arts Supplies
1 yard each - 1.5 Inch Grosgrain Ric Rac Ribbon: ER14 – RED, ER28 – ORANGE, ER27 – YELLOW, ER46 - PARROT GREEN, ER34 - LIGHT BLUE, ER47 – VIOLET
30 –inches - 1.5 InchGROSGRAIN Ribbon, QH14 – RED
4 –inch 5/8 Inch DoubleFaced Faux Suede Ribbon, XV10 – BLACK

Other Supplies
9-inch zipper
Twill Fabric (19-inch x 8-inch)
Sewing Machine (I used Elna 760)
1.       Sew basting stitch 1/2 inch from peaked edge and pull string to gather Ric Rac Ribbon. 
2.       Pin gathered ribbon in line along bottom of twill fabric. Sew in place along basted line. Repeat with other colors layering up from bottom overlapping 1/2-inch. I ruffled in a rainbow but an ombre would be lovely as well.

3.       Pin 1.5 grosgrain along over basting line. Zig zag stitch over bottom edge of ribbon. 
4.      Fold raw edge of fabric under ribbon and press. Sew zipper along edge of ribbon.  
5.       Fold 10-inch piece of ribbon in half and pin match raw edges of top ribbon and strap (loop will lay flat against top ribbon) baste in place. Open zipper and turn bag wrong side out. 
6.       Sew down side and across the bottom of bag to finish. Turn bag right side out. 
7.       Thread suede ribbon threw zipper pull and tie.

What colors will you choose? Happy sewing!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Triple Threat Blog Hop

Hoppy Wednesday web travelers and welcome to my little nook of the world. I got to play with all these fabulous products. As I have not done a scrapbook page in quite some time I opted to dabble in my rusty paper crafting roots. I think I remembered why I strayed from scrapbooking...I always feel such a responsibility to say the perfect thing and have everything perfect, it is for others to see for generations to come therefore a great responsibility to get it right! Sometimes I think to much about these things.

So we move on to the project this strapping mustache wearing man is my dad. He was quite a traveler back in the day. I gave him a destinations peg board made of DCWV cork sheets. Layered circle maps, license plates, tickets, corrugated board and cork all at different levels.

Don't forget
The prize pack:

  • a stack from DCWV
  • a spool of ribbon from May Arts
  • Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow
3 prize packs up for grabs, to win comment on each blog & like our Facebook pages. 

May Arts:
3/8 -inch Velvet Woven Ribbon - PV35 pewter
2 Millimeter Baker’s Twine Ribbon- 412-10 red

 The Corrugated Neutrals Stack, 6x6 Premium Stack
Cork Solids Stack, 12x12 Brights
Vintage Lane Stack, 12x12 printed cardstock

Xtreme Adhesive
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive (my fav for ribbon!)
Tombow Foam Tabs
Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

circle punches
mini silver brads

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your journey!
Foam Tabs
Xtreme Adhesive






Foam Tabs

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On Newstands NOW! Sew it All Volume 8

Extra Extra Sew it All volume 8 on newsstands today! Another beautiful cover that just so happens to include my project (my 4th cover, not that I am counting). This issue actually holds all the information to create not one but TWO Jennifer Davey originals.            

This fun Sewing Journal will keep all your favorite notions in the zipper pouch as well as your project planning notes and pattern pieces.  All the vital steps can be found starting on page 40 and the pattern can be printed here.

And this fun white board on the go for your little artiest.  "Doodle pad" will hold a dry erase pen and two custom white board surfaces. For the project instructions see the issue and for the templates and patterns click here.

Both of these projects were created using Anna Griffin Fabrics such fun bold prints. Thanks Anna for all your fabulous fabrics!

I hope you enjoy. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Art Anthropology/ Basically Bare Blog Hop

Welcome welcome! I had such fun playing with Art Anthology and Basically Bare. As a quick reminder go don't forget to make comments on both ....sites for your chance to win one of 3 prizes up for grabs of: 1 spool and $25 worth of good each for Art Anthology & Basically Bare.  Winners announced Monday.

It is always fun to get outside my box and let my work flow in a new direction. 
After stamping on a cork sheet I covered the face of the album to make it feel like a bulletin board. Since I was already stamping on non traditional surfaces I stamped on canvas to make a measuring tape as well (although if you have a little 413-34-07 Tape Measure that would be even easier!)

I am totally excited to keep this project planning and pattern theme going in this fun album.
I spray dyed the while silk ribbon using Coloration Spray, soo simple spray and let dry. For a more even color moisten your ribbon first then spray it will obsorb more evenly, I kinda dig the ombre chambray look that I achieved.
Here is what I used.

May Arts:
1 1/4-inch Silk Ribbon - SK01 - WHITE
5/8-inch Lace Ribbon - 390-58-09 - IVORY

Art Anthropology Coloration Spray Inkspot
Basically Bare Timeless Tabs Album
Basically Bare Just Chippy Dress form

Ink:  Delecata Silver Shimmer
        Stazon Jet Black and St Valentine
DCWV Cork Sheet
mini silver brads

Thanks for stopping by!