Thursday, December 20, 2012

May Arts Holiday Hop!

Happy Holidays to all May Arts Blog Hoppers! This is day FOUR is this Ribbon-filled hop! I hope you have enjoyed the past few days. If you haven't had a chance to check the first three days, head over to the May Arts Blog so you don't miss out on the amazing inspiration!

Here is today's line up!


Here is my share in the Holiday Cheer!

Holiday Door Décor

-          Take the poster board and cut it out in the shape of a stocking.
-          Cut 5 inch by 5 inch squares out of variety of holiday paper.
-          Lay the paper onto the stocking in the desired order.
-          Create different size rectangles to create gift boxes
-          Decorate with May Arts Ribbon

May Arts Ribbon

 Poster Board

DCWV Christmas Multi Stack

Thanks again for HOPPING by! :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

May Arts is feeling the Holiday Spirit! The Ribbonistas are spreading the joy by showing what they can do with Ribbon! 

Here is my Christmas Tree!! Working in retail, the holidays are usually a busy time for me. I did manage to make some time to create some Holiday CHEER! :) Surprisingly, this project didn't take much time at all!

-I cut 3 inch pieces of the burlap, folded it in half, and hot glued it all around the floral cone until it was covered.
- I decorated the tree with with wired beads
- I created a lil pom pom topper using the Bowdabra to finish it off!

My Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon: 

Thank for stopping by and make sure you visit the other RIBBONISTAS!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Mini Wreath

I love creating decor! It has to be one of the highlights of my crafting! I created this mini wreath for work! It's tiny enough to fit your Christmas tree!!! Please visit the May Arts Blog for more details!
-Shape the floral wire into a circle, the size is up to you. Leave at least an inch on each end of the wire. This would be where we would close up the circle.
-Fold the burlap ribbon in half width wise. Accordion fold the ribbon, approximately  1 inch in size. The length would depend on how big the circle is and how tight or loose you want the burlap to be.
-Weave the wire through the folded ribbon until the entire circle is covered in ribbon.
-Twist the ends of the wire.
-Decorate wreath as you please.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to start off by saying how THANKFUL I am for making it to have been chosen as one DCWV's October Stack-a-holic Top 10. 

There are plenty of things I am thankful for, but most specially:
My family and friends
My health
My stable job
A roof over my head
My craftiness :)

Cardstock: DCWV Crafty Stack
RIbbon: May Arts

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My Blog Misses Me

I have been out of the blog world for quite awhile. Work and being a mom has taken up a good amount of time and sleep has been winning over crafting. I've been cranking out projects, but haven't had the time to take photographs or create a write up. It's also very hard in the PNW to get a good photo without sunshine!

Thank you so much for being patient. I will be up and running regularly once the holiday season calms down. Oh the joys of working retail! Still stay tuned of occasional projects here and there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Double Take

I have been on hiatus lately due to being sick! Thanks due to weather changes and work! I am currently on a mini vacation from work, so here I am, back on track!

 This week at Lasting Memories, we want to see your take on 
What does that mean??  Use 2 of the same photo or similar photos on your layouts!!  

But to give you some quick ideas...
1.  Use 2 of the same photo, 1 big, 1 small.
2.  Use 2 photos of the same subject but taken at different angles.
3.  Use 2 of the same photo, one color, one black and white.
4.  Use 2 similar photos of a similar subject.

I went ahead and used two photos of my fave lil guy! I was inspired by DCWV's October Sketch and used the Snapshot Stack

I used images from the stack and created dimension using pop dots.

I added this fun pinwheel.

Also added alphas to compliment the image.

Cardstock: DCWV Snapshot Stack
Alphas: AC Thickers
Buttons: Misc.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Neon Chic

It was so exciting to see my layout making it to the top 10 for September's DCWV Challenge.

The challenge was to take the following sketch and create something fun!

Here is my take using the Neon Chic stack! I bought this stack because I LOVE the colors. Once I got home and began to look through it, I love its versatility. It's hard for me to find scrapbook paper to use for my son, but this is perfect! 

I am loving the neon tulle like print! It brings out the edginess!

The color splatter patterns are a lot of fun.

I added my go to embellishments, ribbon, to add some texture along with some pearls.

Like always, I also through in some hidden journaling!!

Cardstock: DCWV
Ribbon: May Arts
Pearls: Studio G
Alphas: American Crafts

Now my take on the card sketch challenge!

I used DCWV's Snack Stack! The strawberry cardstock looks absolutely delicious!!!

I added ribbon and buttons to add dimension, (my trademark) I love May Arts Net ribbon!! 

I also threw in some clever wording to compliment my cardstock.

Cardstock: DCWV
Ribbon: May Arts
Button: Misc
Alphas: Recollections

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Autumn Splendor

This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is AUTUMN SPLENDOR! Use those autumn colors, photos, accents! It's up to you!

For this week's challenge, I used a photo that my hubby and I took in a photo booth in this year's fair. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved photo booths, and he hasn't. I always have to drag him in one. This year, he was all for it! (Maybe it because we hardly have recent photos of ourselves)

Most of the people who are familiar with my style, know that my usual go to embellishments are buttons and ribbon! Here they are as always. I wanted to do something different with the ribbon this time. I used the ribbon as a border, and also as a backdrop to the photo strip.

Threw in some alphas for the title!

And topped it off with some fall colored flowers. The leaves are actually satin cutout ribbon from May Arts!

Cardstock: DCWV
Ribbon: May Arts
Flowers: Kaisercraft
Alphas: American Craft Thickers
Buttons: Misc

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ribbon, Lace, and a hint of Pink!

This week at Lasting Memories, we have a brand new challenge for you!
 "Ribbons, Lace and Pink!" 
Use your ribbon, lace and some pink anywhere on your LO's!

Here is my take on the challenge! I took photos of my husband and I from Valentine's Day a few years back. I used the perfect DCWV stack for this challenge: Linen and Lace.

Kaisercraft florals to add some dimension.

Recollections Alphas and, of course, my go-to Ribbon: May Arts!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shadow Box with May Arts!

Check out my DIY Shadow box on the May Arts Blog!!

Here is a sneak peek!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Toy Story!

This at week Lasting Memories we're going to the movies! Our challenge for you this week is to use something from the movies on your layout. This could be a theme, title, quote, photo .. get creative!

This challenge is perfect! I have had these photos of Ethan laying around. I recently bought DCWV's All About Boys stack and saw the cowboy and space themed papers!! It was crafting destiny!!
Cardstock: DCWV
Alphas: American Crafts Thickers
Stickers: JoLee's
Twine: May Arts
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Buttons: Misc
Cardstock: DCWV
Alphas: Sticko and ColorBok
Buttons: Misc