Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bow Topped Party Favors - The Ribbon Resource

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This is my 2nd project posted today.  (If you're looking for the Skittles DT post, click here)

My Double-looped Bow Topped Party Favors are featured  over at the Ribbon Resource blog today.  Hop on over and take a peek to see how these fun party favors were made.  There's a short little Flipagram tutorial on making the bows, as well.

Feel free to shop my affiliate links, later, at your convenience.


Ribbon Resource is the online retail store for May Arts Ribbon.  You can now purchase smaller 5 yard bundles!



May Arts Ribbon used:
413-34-17 ¾” Canvas Ribbon, Thank You print


#cre8time #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #partyfavors #party #birthday #celebration #paperstraws #ribbon #bow #thankyou #thanks 


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New DoubleClick Skittles Challenge - Use Wheels

Welcome to another edition of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #32 - Use a Wheel

Sept. 30 - Oct 13


For my project, I wanted a gift tag to go along with my goodies.  Have you ever mixed candy corn and peanuts?  Oh my heavens, is it good!  My wheel is, obviously, this cute wheelbarrow full of pumpkins.  I'm using the Caramel and Terra Cotta Skittles which are perfect colors for Fall.


Skittles come in a multitude of fabulous colors and are handmade in batches in Carri's "lab".  There are 25 of these fun, bubble embellishments per bag and you can purchase most 3 pack sets for under $4.00 or individually.  Plus shipping is FREE in the USA and PAYPAL is accepted.

You can purchase Skittles here:




Here's a close-up of my tag.  


Be sure and check in this Friday, Oct. 2nd for a big announcement from Skittles!

In the meantime, join the wheels challenge and be entered for a fun prize.  Be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.


Additional Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice Bits and Pieces Collection
Tombow Adhesives
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue
Scrap cardstock
October Afternoon Sprinkles Witches Brew

#cre8time #doubleclickskittles #skittles #fall #autumn #pumpkin #burlap #chevron #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #simplestories #pumpkinspice #halloween #candycorn #pumpkinpatch #masonjar #tombow

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Coffee Loving Papercrafters Fall Blog Hop

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It's time for another fun coffee loving, papercrafting blog hop.  It's not limited just to fans of coffee; if cocoa or tea is your heart's desire, bring it on!  Amy Tsuruta has organized another fabulous event with lots of sponsors and prizes.

My project today features the Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection.  I couldn't NOT use this awesome collection, seeing as how I'm a super fan of Pumpkin Spice beverages.  I've created a little scene here, with a kitchen window, even fashioning a little ledge.  Look out the window and you see that someone has taken a break from raking leaves, to enjoy their yummy Pumpkin Spice latte!  I made a little bench where my latte would be ready and waiting.  Yum!

If you'd like to snag this fun paper collection for your own, You can grab it here:




You can link up to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and view all the entries here:


Be sure an check out the rules!





I've also used some fun ribbons from the The Ribbon Resource - May Arts Ribbon Retail Store; Burlap weave ribbon and burlap natural string.  

You can grab those here:

Also, if you make a purchase in the month of September, you're entered into a drawing for a huge ribbon rack!  



#fallclh #simplestories #pumpkinspice #pumpkinspicelatte #autumn #fall #coffeelover #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #burlap #tombowusa




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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DoubleClick Skittles Challenge - Up In The Sky

 Welcome to another edition of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #31 - Up In The Sky

Sept. 16 - Sept. 29

I'm using clouds again for my Up in the Sky challenge but this one has birds too.  Actually, I needed a card for my pal Deb and it fit this challenge so, bonus!

Deb has been dealing with Thyroid Cancer and I wanted to send her something fitting.  I found this digital stamp image of the tree and birds, which was free from adayfordaisies.com, part of the "ribbons for a cause" set.  



My Skittle colors are stream and sunset orange; perfect colors for this project.  For some reason, I thought the ribbon symbol for thyroid cancer was blue.  Wrong!  When I looked it up, it was blue, teal and pink.  So I had to get creative to fix my blue ribbon.  We're calling Deb "Sparkle girl" since she's currently homebound with radioactive treatments.   Don't worry about her, she's doing great and will come out of this whole ordeal, sparkle-free!  In the meantime, me and a few crafty friends are sending her "sparkle" cards.




Have you tried Skittles yet?  Skittles come in a multitude of fabulous colors and are handmade in batches in Carri's "lab".  There are 25 of these fun, bubble embellishments per bag and you can purchase most 3 pack sets for under $4.00 or in individual bags.  Plus shipping is FREE in the USA and PAYPAL is accepted.

You can purchase Skittles here:


The newest release, "Believe in Magic" is still available.  Perfect for all your Disney themed projects (Mickey, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.)


Stay tuned for a big announcement from Skittles!  I can't wait!


Join the Skittles challenge here and be entered for a fun prize.
Be sure to read the rules for the challenge as backlinking is not allowed. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Terri


Additional supplies:
The Ribbon Resource/May Arts Ribbon Ivory burlap string and
natural burlap weave ribbon
Ranger Glitter Glue
Bo Bunny glitter paste
Tombow adhesives
Basic Grey button
White gel pen
DCWV Vintage Tissue papers
Zig Clean color pens
Waffle Flower Flower Circles stamp set
Neenah white cardstock
Bazzill kraft cardstock
Fancy Pants Designs blue paper
Tim Holtz distressing tool
Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers
Tim Holtz waterbrush pen
Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk ink

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Upcycled Halloween Frame for May Arts Ribbon

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Fall us upon us and I've got a fun, festive Upcycled Halloween Frame, featured over on the May Arts Ribbon blog today.  Hop on over and take a look at how my design team project was inspired, including some of the technology used, as well as the details on these gorgeous ribbons, right here:  




You can find most of the ribbons that I used, at The Ribbon Resource - May Arts Ribbon Retail Store. I've included some shopping affiliate links below if you'd like to check back in at your convenience. Smaller ribbon bundles are available now in 5 yard packages.  

Plus, if you make a purchase in the month of September, you'll be entered to win a ribbon rack! As Buddy the Elf would say, "It's Ginormous!"

May Arts Ribbon used:
346-46 Fuzzy Pom Pom Wired Ribbon,  Parrot Green (available soon at The RIbbon Resource)

QD47 1.5” Purple Sheer Ribbon Velvet Dots

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#mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #halloween #fall #seasonal #festive #autumn #banner #polkadots #cricut #cricuteverywhere #upcycle #recycle #homedecor #diy #washi #washitape #diecut

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New Skittles Challenge - Up In The Sky

 Welcome to another edition of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #31 - Up In The Sky

Sept. 16 - Sept. 29



My "Up in the Sky" elements feature the swirling Fall leaves and cloud on this totally divine
Autumn card.  Cooler weather is already here in my neck of the woods, and I'm so happy.  Fall is my favorite time of year!


I chose to create a paper pieced scene with some stitching, a ribbon fence and my Skittles.  The fence is an open weave burlap ribbon that I actually cut in half.  I've placed the Lettuce Skittles across the bottom of my hand-trimmed grassy border and topped one of my pumpkins with the Sunset Orange Skittle.

 


 Skittles come in a multitude of fabulous colors and are handmade in batches in Carri's "lab".  There are 25 of these fun, bubble embellishments per bag and you can purchase most 3 pack sets for under $4.00 or individually.  Plus shipping is FREE in the USA and PAYPAL is accepted.

You can purchase Skittles here:


The newest release, "Believe in Magic" is still available.  Perfect for all your Disney themed projects (Mickey, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.)



*Stay tuned for a big announcement coming soon from DoubleClick Skittles.  You will love it!


Join the Skittles challenge here and be entered for a fun prize.
Be sure to read the rules for the challenge as backlinking is not allowed. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Terri



Linking to other challenges:





Additional supplies:
May Arts Ribbon Open Weave burlap ribbon
May Arts Ribbon natural burlap string
Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice Collection
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue Fruit Punch
Tombow adhesives
Scor-Pal 1/4"
Simon Says Stamp Gray cardstock
We R Memory Keepers trim/scorer
 

#cre8time #doubleclickconnect #skittles #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #ranger #tombow #simonsaysstamp #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #simplestories #pumpkinspice #pumpkin #leaves #Fall #autumn #seasonal #stitch #sew #pumpkins #simonsaysstamp #ssswchallenge

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Week 2 - DoubleClick Skittles Monster/Robot Challenge

Welcome to Week 2 of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #30 - Use a Monster or Robot

Sept. 2 - Sept. 15


For this Skittles challenge, I wanted to pair R2D2, the fabulous and charming robot from Star Wars, with a sentiment from a stamp kit that I needed to break in.  I've used my Cricut Explore, once again, and uploaded a jpeg image of R2D2 into the online Design Space for the Explore.  I LOVE this feature!  My printer, prints the image with L-shaped markers, then I load my printed image onto a mat and the Explore scans the markers and perfectly cuts the outline of my image.  It's fabulous!


I had this really terrific starry night sky paper that was the perfect backdrop, along with some buttons that were also "out of this world".  I stamped my sentiment on vellum and added some twine, then scattered my Yellow Sunshine and Sailboat Blue Skittles across the sky and placed some Slate Skittles below my sentiment.




I love how this fun card turned out and my Skittles look fabulous, don't you think?  They are so much fun to play with and add such character and playfulness to your craft projects.  Grab some today!

Skittles come in a multitude of fabulous colors and are handmade in batches in Carri's "lab".  There are 25 of these fun, bubble embellishments per bag and you can purchase most 3 pack sets for under $4.00 or individually.  Plus shipping is FREE in the USA and PAYPAL is accepted.

You can purchase Skittles here:




The newest release, "Believe in Magic" is still available.  Perfect for all your Disney themed projects (Mickey, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.)



Join the Skittles challenge here and be entered for a fun prize.
Be sure to read the rules for the challenge as backlinking is not allowed. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Terri


Additional Supplies:
Scrappy Moms Stamp Set "Fan-tastic"
May Arts Ribbon/The Ribbon Resource bakers twine
Tombow adhesives
Bazzill Vellum
Kraft card 5x7 The Paper Studio
Art Minds buttons from Michaels
Starry Sky paper (maker unknown)
Ranger black archival ink

#cre8time #doubleclickconnect #skittles #ranger #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #tombow #scrappymoms #bazzill #vellum #kraft #buttons #star #stars #R2D2 #starwars #robot #cricut #cricutexplore #cricuteverywhere


Monday, September 7, 2015

Watercolored Beauty Featuring Adornit Art Play Paintables and The Ribbon Resource

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Here's a beautiful piece that I've colored up featuring the ADORNit Art Play Paintables.  These are some of my absolute favorite products to color.  This piece is drawn by artist Lindsay Ostrom and is from the Be Awesome Collection.

You can't beat the price of these fun coloring, paintable pages.  At $1.49 each, they're affordable and a great way to relieve stress.  Coloring is super hot right now and you can find coloring books for adults on every corner but if you'd rather give it a try on a budget price?  Grab up a few of these and get started.


I used my Zig Clean Color watercolor brush pens.  You might want to grab some of those as well.  Watercolor pencils are another medium that blends well on the Art Play Paintables.   I've also used some of the ADORNit Blender Paper on this project as well.  Check out all of the ADORNit products at Scrapbook.com and grab your adhesives as well.  I used Tombow adhesives on this project.  


For my rolled flowers, I used ribbon from The Ribbon Resource.  If you make a purchase in the month of September, you'll be entered to win a Ribbon Rack at The Ribbon Resource.  Check it out!

from: Ribbon Resource

Get 10% Off Your Next Order at The Ribbon Resource


from: Scrapbook.com





Additional Supplies:
DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments
Bazzill Basics Vellum
Bazzill Basics Purple Cardstock
Doily
White gel pen



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#adornit #bazzill #vellum #scrapbook #ribbon #ribbonresource #mayartsribbon #skittles #zig #kuretake #sewing #stitch #artplayaday #artplay #watercolor

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Making a Pinned Badge With Cricut and the WRMK Fuse!

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School has just begun, but we're already having our Homecoming and it's only the second game.  My child is in the marching band for the first time and having a ball, wailing on the saxophone.  I thought I would help out and work in the concession stand (also another first) and at the last minute, threw this badge together, so I could wear it for Homecoming and proudly show off that I'm a Band Mom.  I had 30 minutes before I had to leave.  Could I pull it off?  Does a cow moo?  

Luckily, I had already created this bear claw in my Cricut Design Space, when I made one for my son's saxophone case last year.  It was a jpeg photo that I converted to an svg file, using a free online converter.  Technical stuff, but if you're into that kind of thing, you can do a little research and pick it up easily.  Luckily, I'm a member of several Cricut Facebook groups, and the information in those groups is invaluable.



I quickly added some text, copied it so I could add some layers and see how I wanted it to look.  When I got ready to cut, I lined up all my red layers to cut on a strip of red vinyl on my mat, then arranged my black layers to cut just below on a strip of black vinyl.  If you use the design space for the Cricut Explore, be sure you attach all your items prior to cutting.



Next, I pulled out a page protector, my We R Memory Keepers Fuse, 
a gorgeous piece of musical scrapbook paper and some embellishments.  
from: Scrapbook.com


First, I added my layered Cricut cut vinyl to the front of my page protector.  Next, 
I trimmed my paper and embellished it, even running an adhesive runner across some sections and sprinkling glitter for sparkle, then placed inside my page protector and began fusing the edges.  It took about 30 seconds or less to fuse all sides.  So easy!  You could also cut some cardstock letters or use stickers with your badge, but I just love the clean look of the vinyl, plus it lasts forever!  Well, a really, really long time, at least.  There are so many different things I can make for school events, parties and more, with my Fuse.  The badge alone can be made for a number of different occasions.   




To finish off my badge, I used my hot glue gun to glue this gorgeous bow that I made with glitter polka dot ribbon from The Ribbon Resource.  It's brand new and not available just yet, but it will be soon, so click the link, bookmark it and check back.  If you shop through my affiliate link in the month of September, visit the Ribbon Resource blog as they are giving away a Ribbon Rack and every purchase enters you to win.  Nice!

Get 10% Off Your Next Order at The Ribbon Resource







Supplies Used:
The Ribbon Resource 533-15-14 Red Glitter Dots Ribbon (available soon)
DoubleClick Skittles Believe in Magic bubble embellishments
Tombow mono aqua glue and power bond adhesive runner
Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating glitter Lily White
My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper by Rhonna Farrer

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#fuse #ribbonresource #cricut #explore #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #americancrafts #giveaway #designspace #cricutexplore #glue #skittles #tombow #band #badge #cre8time #cricuteverywhere #cricutexplore

Friday, September 4, 2015

WINNER WINNER! Blogiversary Grand Prize!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped celebrate my big Blogiversary event.  I especially would like to thank We R Memory Keepers and American Crafts for donating the Fuse, and Carri at DoubleClick Skittles for donating the fun bubble embellishment set.

Special acknowledgement goes to some of the companies who make the other favorite things I'm giving away:  ADORNit, May Arts Ribbon, Tombow, Unity Stamps


If you've been getting notifications from my Event page on Facebook, then you know my outline for choosing a winner, from all comments left on the blogiversary posts, at all my social media sites, and those who left hashtag #wavingmywandblog .  I've used random.org to select the winner and that is #119 who actually commented over on the week one post of my Instagram page.

Congratulations to:
#119 Justyolie

She will receive the We R Memory Keepers brand new Fuse, a trio pack of DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments, a grab bag of Unity Stamps, 5 yards of May Arts Ribbon from my personal stash, a brand new set of Tombow Dual Brush markers (Bright Collection) and a selection of Adornit Art Play Paintables.

Thank you everyone for celebrating with me.  I wish I could really express my gratitude and give every one of you a prize.  A thank you and a universal hug will have to do!

Terri from Waving My Wand


#wermemorykeepers #americancrafts #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #adornit #unitystamps #tombow #doubleclickconnect #skittles #cre8time #fuse #blogiversary #artplayaday

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oversized Vellum Sleeve for Cards & More

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I recently found myself in somewhat of a dilemma.  I made a really cute, really LARGE card.  The envelope that I thought it would fit in, didn't.  What to do?

Make an oversized sleeve!  Ding, ding, ding!  I decided to wing it (like I always do) and see what I could come up with.  It was a lot easier than I thought, so I thought I'd share this technique with you.  You can make this plain if you like, although, I chose to emboss it using my Cuttlebug.



You can really make this as large or as small as you'd like.  I'll give you my dimensions for making a sleeve to fit a card that was just over 6"x6".  My sleeve was approximately 7"x7".

You need:

- A trimmer/scorer such as the We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board 71337-1  
*embellishing tools, optional





First, trim your vellum sheets down to 8.5"x8.5".  I didn't go quite this large but I wish I had as it was a tight fit for my card.  Next time, I'll know better.

I used a 5"x7" embossing folder and scored both sides of my vellum to be able to fold the edges over the top of the embossing plates.  To fully emboss the vellum, I chose a design that could easily be turned upside down to finish embossing the bottom section, as my vellum was longer than the 7" folder.

 

Now, you're going to want to flip both sections of vellum over so the scored edges are facing down.  Add your Scor-tape to the outer side edges and bottom of one sheet of vellum. 



Now, add the second sheet of vellum by adhering to your taped sheet, to form this pouch or sleeve.


If your edges are uneven, simply trim with scissors.
Isn't it beautiful?  It's just what I need for this large card, plus it makes a lovely decorative presentation for the card and can be upcyled and used again.

Make several to have on hand for future projects.  I trimmed and scored both pieces of vellum at once, to save on time.  I can think of so many ways to utilize this sleeve; a gift set of smaller cards, thematic items such as teacher supplies, or crafting supplies for your crafty friends.  So many options.


 If you'd like to give this technique a try, I've included some shopping links in my post so you can easily purchase some of the items needed.  I would love to see what you make!  Feel free to share them and tag me at facebook.com/wavingmywand , instagram.com/wavingmywand or twitter.com/wavingmywand

Additional supplies:
Couture Creations Hyper Magical embossing folder 5"x7"


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#bazzill #americancrafts #envelope #emboss #embossing #cricut #cricuteverywhere #cuttlebug #provocraft #couturecreations #cre8time #vellum #simonsaysstamp