Thursday, October 29, 2015

Christmas has come early! So what's with the Halloween....? #ad

 (FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

Guess what?  Christmas has come early!!  What's that?  This is a Halloween project?  Well, yes it is, but right now you can get free shipping on your ribbon at The Ribbon Resource - May Arts Ribbon Retail Store  through Nov. 1st.  It's not often free shipping comes around on ANY order, so if there's a cool ribbon you've been wanting to try?  Now's the time to grab it. 





The Ivory Burlap String is one of my favorites and a staple in my crafting.  I use the burlap string for everything!  Well, almost everything.  The 5 yard bundle starts at just $2.95; the perfect size to try out, without investing big bucks.


from: Ribbon Resource




Check out all the fun ribbons from iridescent, wrinkled, satin, trim, adhesive backed, glitter, burlap, velvet, crochet, lace... the list is endless!









Want the bigger spools but don't want to invest big bucks?  Grab a friend, while shipping is free, and go in on an order together.  Split the ribbons and the cost!  Nothing like sharing the love with your crafty friends.  Remember, this offer ends 11/1.  Have fun shopping!

(I'd love to see what you create with your new ribbons.... visit me at facebook.com/wavingmywand and share your projects!)




The Ribbon Resource - May Arts Ribbon Retail Store  


Additional supplies:
DoubleClick Skittles Bubble Embellishments
7 Gypsies mini wooden clips
 Simple Stories DIY mini kraft bags
Skull embossing folder
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
(available at scrapbook.com)

#mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #freeshipping #freeship #Halloween #Christmas #craft #diy #homedecor #cartabella #trickortreat #cuttlebug #simplestories

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Furry Friends Challenge at DoubleClick Skittles

Welcome to the newest edition of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #34 - Furry Friends

Oct. 28 - Nov. 10


For this challenge, I cut several images from my Cricut cartridge, Give A Hoot.   The Skittles that I'm using today are Lettuce (on the trees) and Pumpkin from the Witches Brew collection (on the sentiment).



I used a touch of glitter glue on the bottom of the Pumpkin Skittles and clear glue for the others.  I love the little woodsy scene here and my Skittles bring it all together.  I have to have a little bling on almost all my projects or it just doesn't feel complete.  I think that sentiment was from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I used the Print and Cut feature of my Explore to cut all the images.


There's still time to snag the few remaining packages of the Witches Brew Skittles.  These colors translate beautifully to other seasons as well.


Carri has 3 different price options for this set, starting at $3.75 for the 3 pk set.  That includes free USA shipping and PAYPAL accepted.  But, hurry!

You can shop here:


Join the Furry Friends challenge and be entered for a fun prize, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri



Additional Supplies:
Cricut Explore
Ranger Stickles Glitter glue
DCWV cardstock
Neenah White cardstock
Miss Kate Cuttables sentiment
Tombow adhesives
Ribbon Resource Ivory Burlap string



#skittles #doubleclickconnect #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #tombow #dcwv #cre8time #burlap #string #fox #trees #fall #autumn #lettuce #pumpkin #pumpkins #haystack #wood #woods #forest #ranger #glitter #stickles #cricut #cricutexplore #cricuteverywhere

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Adornit and Mountain Plains Crafters Blog Hop


We're featuring the brand new Art Play Paintables which include themes for Halloween, Christmas, Adventure, Critters, Faith and more; 12 brand new pages to color with multiple images on each sheet.  They're perfect for watercoloring, markers, colored pencils and more.  Use them in multiple ways - cardmaking, scrapbooking, treat boxes, tags..... you're only limited by your imagination!



Each blog will have a special word that you need to collect and form a phrase, to be entered to win a fabulous prize from Adornit.  But first....

I'm featuring several projects today, starting with this one from the Joy Collection by artist Lindsay Ostrom. For this image, I watercolored using my Zig Clean Color Pens.  The pink and green color combo is one of my favorites!  I highlighted her hair with a white gel pen and some Stickles glitter glue in Mercury Glass.


My favorite technique for watercoloring is to run your pens across an acrylic block, then spritz with water and apply with a wet paintbrush.  Look closely and you'll see those white circles in the background.  I simply drew those in with a white gel pen.  In addition, all of the paper piecing that I've done here is with the Adornit blender paper.  I'm using 3 different blender papers which, by the way, are double sided and fabulous!  The distressed edging of the green polka dot paper is courtesy of my Tim Holtz distressing tool.  Oh, and I almost forgot... I stitched that ribbon onto the paper.  I'm always happy when I use my sewing machine and it turns out like it's supposed to!


I've embellished this card with Stickles glitter glue, Wink of Stella glitter pen, washi tape, embossed paper using my Cuttlebug, May Arts Ribbon burlap string and glitter polka dot ribbon and DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments.



Next, is an image designed by artist and owner of Adornit, Carolee McMullins, from the Today Is Best Art Play collection.  I was immediately drawn to the folk art image and really had fun with the color combo of teal/coral.  


For this image, I used my Zigs and directly colored onto my images.  I also used a Tim Holtz waterbrush pen to dilute some of the color and blot with a paper towel.  I watercolored the background and added lots of white dots with a gelly roll pen.  You can do whatever you want!  Add more tiny black dots, draw swirls... it's yours to color!  I matted this onto a 5x7 white card with a frame made from the Spellbinders Detailed Scallops Frame dies and paper elements from My Mind's Eye.


More embellishments here, with May Arts Copper wired ribbon and DoubleClick Skittles.  All my adhesives are by Tombow.



Stephanie Ackerman is the artist who created some of the Faith based images of Art Play.  This piece is from the Pray collection.  I'm a lover of scripture stamps and images and adore what Stephanie has done here.  I switched it up a little and used my Tombow Dual Brush pens on this project.  I chose 3 basic colors; beige, purple and and a fuschia (and a touch of yellow).  To get that tie-dyed look on the edges of my art play, I spritzed the purple color on an acrylic block and dredged my edges across the diluted watercolor.  I love the effect. 


The backdrop was created by stenciling with gold glitter paste and adding some more Adornit blender paper, onto A2 purple cardstock.  More gorgeous May Arts Ribbon, white gelly roll pen, glitter glue and Skittles.




Now, this cute little guy was drawn by artist Michele Hamilton, from the Alphabet Soup collection.  Everyone who knows me, knows I LOVE owls!  I have owl pins, owl necklaces... my sister is always gifting me with something owlish for my birthday or Christmas.  So, this was fun to make.

Let me ask you....have you ever started a card or project and it just wasn't going well?  Did you toss it?  Don't!  My crafty friends have taught me well.   Keep everything!  Well, everything within reason.  I kept this backdrop; an embossed leafy card that I just wasn't happy with.  I've had it in my scrap pile for probably 6 months or more.  When I colored up this owl, I felt like it needed something special.  Although I'm an avid cardmaker, I like to mix it up a bit too.  So, I turned that old discarded piece into a little giftcard/treat box.  


I just scored a few lines here and there and ended up with a nifty little box.  I can slip a gift card in there or drop in some treats for a friend.  The Art Play sentiment is perfect for this: Whoo Loves You?  Well I guess, I do, since you got a nifty little treat box.  Ha!  This time, I used some nesting dies to cut out my art play, and added some gold embossing.  You don't have to leave your Art Play images where it is.  I've been known to do a little clip and snip with my Art Play!  I've used my Zig pens and watercolored some more.  I use the Marvy Le Pen ultra fine point for those tiny black dots.  There's also more Adornit blender paper and some Pretty Little Studio woodgrain stars and Skittles.


(Your word is COLOR!)



My last project features artist Lindsay Ostrom again.  I'm so happy to have gotten to know Lindsay.  She is truly gifted and I adore her work.  This image is from the EEK collection.  You'll see later in the hop that some of the design team went all cuckoo for the Halloween Art Play images!  They are pretty darn fun.  

The base for my card is the Carta Bella Trick or Treat cardstock.  Very appropriate don't you think?  I've added more Adornit blender paper, a doily, some woodgrain Ephemera from Pretty Little Studio, May Arts Ribbon burlap string and pumpkin ribbon, Skittles Witches Brew and Ranger liquid pearls in Pumpkin.  Lots of Halloweenie stuff here!



Here's a close-up of my image.  This was watercolored with my Tombow Dual brush pens again.  To begin, I chose several pens with purples and blues, swiped on an acrylic block, spritzed with water, then brushed onto my paper with a wet paintbrush.  My intent was to give an early evening sky and I love how it turned out.  I have a thing for skies as well as owls!  You know, you don't have to leave your edges white.  You can bling those out as well.  Give it a little dimension and interest.  I watercolored my edges and when dry, added the liquid pearls and tiny dots with the white gel pen and Marvy Le Pen ultra fine point.  There's a touch of glitter glue on the tree trunk and stars as well.



Did you find your word?  It's listed above so if not, go back and look again!  Be sure and write all the words down to form a phrase, then follow the instructions that Adornit has given for the prize entry.
You can head back to the Adornit Blog if you get lost.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Now, head on over to Deb's blog for the next stop. 



Follow my Adornit Art Play Pinterest board as well for more inspiration!

I would love if you would follow my other social media too.  (I'm having a giveaway on Instagram through 11/1/15)



Linking to these challenges:




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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Halloween Challenge at DoubleClick Skittles

 Welcome to Week 2 of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #33 - Halloween

Oct. 21 - Oct.27


I snagged a few sheets recently of the new Carta Bella Trick or Treat cardstock and am using these fun papers to feature the Skittles Witches Brew bubble embellishments.



I love this scary Frankenstein monster, and added the Pumpkin Skittles for the eyes.  Just above, you can see where I embellished some of the wording with the Frog and Witch colors.  I also added Black Skittles on the corners of my center image.  I think the black gives it a nice polished look, don't you?

So how do you adhere the Skittles?  Glue dots, clear glue.... I love the Tombow mono aqua glue.  I use Tombow most of the time and sometimes I even add a touch of glitter glue as well, for that Bazinga factor!

 

Did you know that the new Skittles release, Witches Brew is almost sold out?  Everyone is going nuts for these bubbly little gems and if you hurry, you might snag one of the few remaining sets.   Carri has 3 different price options for this set, starting at a price point of $3.75 for the 3 pk set.  That includes free USA shipping and PAYPAL accepted.  But, you better hurry.

You can shop here:


Lastly, I added a pretty bow to round out this spooky and fun card.




 Join the Halloween challenge and be entered for a fun prize, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri








Also linking to:


Additional supplies:
May Arts Ribbon Orange Chevron
Tombow Adhesives
Ranger Stickles Glitter glue
Carta Bella Trick or Treat cardstock

#skittles #witchesbrew #pumpkin #witch #frog #black #Halloween #Christmas #easter #holiday #cardmaking #pocket #card #craft #bubble #fall #autumn #cre8time #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #cartabella #trickortreat #ranger #stickles #glitter #sssmchallenge #simonsaysstamp

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Forget Fantasy Football....how about Fantasy ribbon? #Ad

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

I am totally loving wired ribbon right now.  In fact, I'm loving it so much, I wanted to share the love and show you my current favorites.  The colors that I'm totally diggin'?

Bittersweet, Parrot Green and Violet Iridescent.

Sheer.  Bendable.  Beautiful.



These beauties are totally jazzing up my home decor, my card making and my gift giving.


"1.5 inch Bittersweet Sheer Iridescent Wired Ribbon"

from: Ribbon Resource


What I REALLY love about these colors, is that they translate not only to autumn and Halloween colors, but to color themes as well.  My mom does this gorgeous purple and green Christmas tree every year.   I wish I had a picture to share.   Stunning, really stunning.
 


from: Ribbon Resource

I'm right aren't I?  These ribbons are total stunners.  Click on any of these photos and you'll be directed to a place full of color and rainbows.... The Ribbon Resource.



from: Ribbon Resource

The Ribbon Resource now has smaller, 5 yard bundles; perfect for smaller projects.  Want a little more but don't want to spend the money?  Grab a friend and order the larger spools and split the cost!  Another great way of saving a dollar, which I am ALL about!

I hope you'll take a peek at my favorite ribbon store.  Be sure and check out the Ribbon of the Week and the Sale page while you're there for even more savings.

Need some project ideas?  Visit the blog for projects and tutorials from the design team.  
Have fun!






#ribbonresource #mayartsribbon #halloween #easter #autumn #seasonal #ribbon #gift #decorate #DIY #homedecor #christmas #bow

Friday, October 16, 2015

Day 2 Halloween Blog Hop / Ribbon Resource with Mini Ribbon Pumpkins

It's Day 2 of The Ribbon Resource Halloween Blog Hop with the Prima Ribbonistas!  Be sure and check out all the fun halloween projects that the girls have created for this special 2 day event, and follow the instructions to be entered to win a gift card to the Ribbon Resource online store.




Here's the line-up for today's hop if you get lost along the way:



For my project, I've made some easy mini ribbon pumpkins for a light string.  
It's as simple as rolling your ribbon and tying a knot!  I only made four of these pumpkins because I ran out of ribbon (I've been using this gorgeous ribbon a lot!) so keep in mind you'll need a 32" strip for each pumpkin.  The supply list below is for four pumpkins.


You will need these ribbons:




To begin, cut your bittersweet ribbon into four 32" strips, or just grab your roll, and roll it around your fingers four times.   Gently remove it from your hand, keeping intact.




Take one end of your ribbon and tuck it through your rolled loops, pulling out both ribbon ends from opposing sides



Bring your ends together at the top and tie a loose knot.  Cut a 3" piece of your green polka dot ribbon and thread through the looped hole.  Tie into a single knot, then pull the loose orange knot closed tightly.   Pull your orange ribbon loops out and shape to form a pumpkin. Trim the ends as desired.  



You can make a bunch of these to decorate your table, use with a place setting and a little name tag attached or, as pictured above, string lights through the center of your pumpkins and adhere with a little adhesive glue dot.

Fun, festive home decor that's easy to make.  Once I got in the groove, it took about 1 minute to make each pumpkin.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!


Now, hop on over to Emily's blog....

If you get lost, start at the beginning at The Ribbon Resource Blog.  Be sure and visit yesterday's post if you missed Day 1.


Additional supplies:

  10 light string
Adhesive Dots


#cre8time #ribbonresource #mayartsribbon #halloween #pumpkin #pumpkins #DIY #homedecor #seasonal #autumn #fall #polkadots #party #celebration #lights #giveaway #bloghop #prize


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New Halloween Challenge at DoubleClick Skittles

Welcome to the newest edition of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Challenge #33 - Halloween

Oct. 14 - Oct. 20


There are so many fun and amazing Halloween paper products on the market right now.  I am such a paper addict and as you can imagine, I have several of those collections in my crafty domain at this very moment.  It was a total no-brainer deciding which paper collection I would use to feature the new Skittles release aptly titled Witches Brew; the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities collection.  It's the perfect companion for the newest Skittles colors, Frog, Witch and Pumpkin.  For goodness sake,  there's even tiny little potion bottles that say Witches Brew and Frog!

Another first for me today.... I made my first French Fry box.  I broke in my Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 and used my Explore to cut these G45 papers.  


I fussy cut those little potion bottles and even "burned" my white tulle from The Ribbon Resource by melting it a bit with my heat embossing tool, so it would resemble cobwebs.  It looks pretty cool in person.  The Witches Brew Skittles are scattered about on my box and perfectly match the colors of my paper... or is it the other way around?  The paper matches the Skittles?  Haha.  Regardless, I'm sure there's room in this box for some spooky treats.  My teenager will love getting his favorite Halloween candy in this super cool box.



Did you know that the new Skittles release, Witches Brew is almost sold out?  Everyone is going nuts for these bubbly little gems and if you hurry, you might snag one of the few remaining sets.   Carri has 3 different price options for this set, starting at a price point of $3.75 for the 3 pk set.  That includes free USA shipping and PAYPAL accepted.  But, you better hurry.

You can shop here:




 Join the Halloween challenge and be entered for a fun prize, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri





Linking to these other challenges:

Additional Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon / The Ribbon Resource purple velvet polka dot ribbon
Scor-pal 1/4" tape
Tombow adhesives

#skittles #doubleclickconnect #cricut #cricutexplore #cricuteverywhere #tombow #graphic45 #g45 #rareoddities #halloween #pumpkin #pumpkins #witch #frog #witchesbrew #potion #frenchfrybox #tulle #polkadot #polkadots #diy #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #ssswchallenge

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

So Suzy Stamps Prancing Reindeer

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)
(2nd project today)

I've been wanting to break in a couple stamps and since I finally had a day off from work, and, I was in the mood to make a Christmas card, I went to work.

I'm using two different stamps from So Suzy Stamps, the reindeer and the sentiment.  I love So Suzy Stamps!  She has such fun, quirky and unique stamps to choose from, and lots of other products as well.  The stencil, the Stickles glitter glue, the Flower Soft....they came from her store as well.  I love one stop shopping!

I've used a number of techniques on this card and various inks from ombre to chalk ink to distress ink.  I'm not a snob when it comes to ink.  I believe in throwing it all out there.



For the sky and clouds, I used Powder Puff chalk ink, even using a paper towel to scrunch on that lavender color.  For the snow, I dabbed my Tim Holtz Picket Fence dabber onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water, then dipped a small tipped paintbrush and tapped my splatters onto the sky.



The trees were stenciled with the Evergreen stencil from The Crafters Workshop in Hero Arts Ombre Ink, then I added Stickles glitter glue and Polar White Flower Soft for the snow.  I also inked the deer with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink, then added Ranger Mercury Glass Stickles glitter glue.  The border for my sentiment also has DoubleClick Skittles in Ginger and burlap and string from The Ribbon Resource.  

The Ribbon Resource - May Arts Ribbon Retail Store



This was such a fun project to make.  Check out my affiliate links and do a little shopping if you'd like or bookmark for later.

Linking to these challenges:







from: Ribbon Resource



from: Ribbon Resource

#sosuzystamps #tcw #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource @doubleclick #skittles #stencil #ombre #heroarts #quickquotes #powderpuff #chalk #burlap #reindeer #prancer #snow #christmas #holiday #seasonal #glitter #christmastrees #deer #button #sew #cre8time #cardmaking

Breast Cancer Awareness Pin for The Ribbon Resource

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)

Hey ribbon lovers, I've got a gorgeous pin featured at The Ribbon Resource today, the online retail store for May Arts Ribbon.  Unless you live under a rock, then you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Head on over to the Ribbon Resource blog and read my family's brief story and check out the tutorial for making one of your own!



Leave a comment over at the RR blog and share your own story.  I'd love to hear about it.  Sharing is caring!  Feel free to shop my affiliate links below, at your convenience, any time.  Thanks for stopping by.... Terri

Ribbons used:


from: Ribbon Resource

from: Ribbon Resource

from: Ribbon Resource


The Ribbon Resource - May Arts Ribbon Retail Store



#bca #breastcancerawareness #breastcancer #ribbon #ribbonresource #mayartsribbon #tulle #rosette #beads #modpodge #xyron 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Hop to Stop domestic violence

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links.)
Today I'm sharing a card created for bringing awareness to domestic violence.  Many have a story to tell and the need to heal old wounds and move forward in life.  As a child, I was a witness to domestic violence.  My birth father used to beat my mother, even going so far as to break her nose while driving in the car.  Years later, after divorce and 3 marriages, my father finally stopped drinking and got his life in order.  The memories never fade though, do they?  Those childhood memories molded me into the person that I choose to be today; the mother I choose to be; the strong woman that I choose to be.


I eencourage you to link up and if you'd like send your card to the designated women's shelter that organizer Becca Dawn has arranged with.  

You can link up here:



The color theme is purple for this hop.  I've colored up an image from the Adornit Art Play paintables.  Yes, I went a little over the top.  I'm hoping some little girl will receive this and be over the moon with all the sparkle and glitter.  Children of domestic violence need a little happy in their lives.  May Arts Ribbon is also a sponsor of this event and i
I'm happy to be featuring their ribbons on this project as well.

Even if you don't participate, it would be lovely if you would share and spread the news.  Thank you!



You can purchase the Adornit Art Play Paintables here:

Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Art Play Paintables - 12 x 12 Paper - Happy - $1.49

from: Scrapbook.com




Also linking to these challenges:



Additional supplies:
May Arts wired pom pom fringed ribbon
and gold glitter dots ribbon
Kuretake Zig clean color brushes
Ranger Stickles Magenta glitter glue
Bo Bunny Gold glitter paste
TCW stencil
Coredinations cardstock
Tombow adhesives
Doubleclick Skittles bubble emembellishments

#artplayaday #skittles #adornit #happy #artplay #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #tombow #bobunny #thecraftersworkshop #tcw #kuretake #zig #cre8time #thedailymarker30day3