Thursday, April 17, 2014

IBS Mother's Day Wall Hanging

Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing my latest Inspired By Stamping Design Team creation--a Mother's Day Wall Hanging. I have had this project in mind since I first saw the fabulous I Love You Because stamp set.

Here is the full wall hanging:

I started by die cutting a cereal box with the largest of the Fancy Label Dies 1. Plain white die cut card stock was glued to the backs and color die cut card stock (to match the colors in the photos) to the fronts. The pictures were cut with the second largest of the dies.

The I Love You Because font is so pretty. All of the sentiments were stamped on white card stock and then sponged while still inside the dies.

Now for some close-ups:

I’m up first as I am (cough, cough) the oldest.

Next up are my brothers.

Then my nieces and Harry.

There is a ½ inch space between each die cut on the ribbon.

I hope my Mother’s Day wall hanging gave you some inspiration and ideas.

Please visit the IBS Blog to see what Nupur is sharing along with me today. Don't forget to leave some love while there--we enjoy your comments, plus there is weekly IBS Blog Candy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SU Weekly Deals - April 15-21

Happy Tuesday!

Here are the latest SU Weekly Deals, available through April 21:

Happy crafting!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mojo Monday 340 - Ahoy, Matey

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a card for the Mojo Monday 340 Challenge:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used the Inspired By Stamping Ahoy, Matey stamp set and Silhouette cut file.

And, the inside of the card:

Thanks for stopping by!

SU Weekly Deals - April 8-14

Happy Saturday!

Here are the latest SU Weekly Deals (available through April 14):

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Creations by AR April Release and Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to the Creations by AR April Release and Blog Hop. This month's template is an Easel Top Box and it sure is versatile. It can be used as a recipe box, photo holder, or card organizer. I thought 'outside the box' and created an Easter 'Basket' Box!

Here is a picture of the front of my Easel Top Box closed:

Side view:

The back:

Opposite side view:

With the easel top open:

Top view:

Inside view w/Easter goodies:

To give you an idea of the size of this box, these are all the goodies that went in it:

A couple of other ideas I thought of for this box are a recipe file for a bridal shower gift and a baby shower gift with decorated index cards for each month of the baby's first year so the new mom can record important details/events. What ideas do you have for this new template?

The new Easel Top Box template comes in PDF, Silhouette, and SVG formats. Detailed, step-by-step assembly instructions with pictures are included with all Creations by AR templates.

How about a chance to win this new Easel Top Box template! Please visit and comment on all the DT blog posts and the Creations by AR Facebook Page. Comments will be accepted until noon ET on Friday, April 11. The lucky template winner will be announced on Saturday, April 12 on Adela's blog and Facebook Page.

Now it is time for you to be inspired by the rest of the AR girls:

Adela (owner)                                                                                                
Lisa S.
Lisa E. (that's me!)

Please note:  Doris, Jak, and Lori are not participating this month.

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Supplies used:  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Soft Suede, and Whisper White CS, Easter DSP (unknown manufacturer), Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Regal Rose Ink, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, IBS Fancy Label Dies 1, MS Grass Border, Sitting Bunny, and Standing Bunny Punches, Papertrey Ink Bunny Die, and IBS Easter and Easter Labels Stamp Sets.

Monday, April 7, 2014

LNS 246 - Ribbon

Happy Monday!

Welcome to a new LNS Challenge. The challenge for the next two weeks is all about ribbon.  

For my DT sample, I made a gift bag with ribbon for handles:

Instructions for making bag:

Cut a piece of DSP 6 x 7. With the 6" side along the top of your paper cutter or score board, score at 1 1/2.

With the 7" side along the top, score at 1/2, 1 1/4*, 2, 5, 5 3/4*, and 6 1/2. *Please note, the 1 1/4 and 5 3/4 score lines only get scored down 3 1/2, not the entire length.  You will then score diagonally to the bottom score line.

Here is a visual to help:

Remove two bottom corners. Cut the two score lines from bottom up to cross score line.

Cut a second piece of DSP 6 x 3 and score at 1 1/2. This will be the back piece of the gift bag.

Now it's time to visit the LNS Blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  

There are so many ways to use ribbon.  We would like to see what you do with your ribbon.  You have until Sunday evening, April 20 to link your card, L/O, or 3D project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:  Old Olive and Whisper White CS, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Doily, Pearls, Little Leaves Sizzlet, 7/8" Scallop Circle, Petite Petals, and Scallop Edge Border Punches, and A Round Array and Petite Petals Stamp Sets.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

IBS Mother's Day Bouquet

Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing a card using the new IBS Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set.

I started by cutting the bouquet on my Portrait with the coordinating Mother’s Day Bouquet cut file.  The bouquet image in this set is gorgeous and can be colored in many different ways and colors.  As I wanted a ‘soft’ look, I water colored the bouquet using pastel shades.

How about that double bow?  Are you bow-challenged?  I once was, but then I watched this awesome video tutorial by Joanna and learned that I too could make a bow!

The sentiments in this new set are as beautiful as the floral image!  I cut this fabulous sentiment with one of the Fancy Label Dies 1.

I hope my mother enjoys her card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Please visit the IBS Blog to see what Vicki is sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!