Saturday, September 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop!

Hi friends! Hope you are having a great weekend so far! Thanks for stopping by! If you're here from Jenn's blog for our RRR blog hop, then you're in the right place! If not, head over to the RRR Blog to begin! 
Isn't this an extra fun hop?! I sure am enjoying all the wonderful projects with the September Ribbon Club Assortment! I loved making my project with these frightfully fun and boo-tiful ribbons!
Here's what I brewed up...
I combined the inspiration from this and this pinterest project to create my fancy witch's hat popcorn balls! I found the little white paper doilies to be perfect hat brims! I hope you like them too and are inspired to give them a try!
Caramel Popcorn Balls:
1 cup water, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 cup light corn syrup with vanilla, (if not, add 1 tsp. vanilla extract).
Mix together all ingredients in medium saucepan on high heat with a candy thermometer inserted til temp reaches the hardening point of 237 degrees.Remove from heat, pour over 1 bag microwave popcorn and toss with plastic spoon or spatula til all popcorn is well coated. Lay out a piece of wax paper and lightly butter your hands, then form popcorn mixture into large balls. (makes 8)

Thanks so much for visiting today! By the way, Really Reasonable Ribbon is currently having a Design Team Call!!! Check out all the details HERE!

Your next stop on the hop is Cheryl!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"be the change" Mixed Media Canvas

Hey there! Just popping in to share a little 6x6" mini canvas I made today in 30 minutes--yep, I did! It was super simple with my Design Memory Craft Gelatos® + water and couple other supplies to make a quick-mixed-media-mini-work-of-art! I'll be entering this into the Take The Challenge with Mou September 2014 challenge. Mou challenged us to create something in 30 minutes or less. I set my stove timer to 30 minutes and had 6 m leftover before photos were taken, hooray!
I added a little bit of Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create a sand effect along the base. In addition to Gold Gelato on the beach area, the following Gelato colors were used to create the rest of the canvas: Blueberry, Metallic Mint, Raspberry, Black and Coconut. The Be The Change Unity sentiment is stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink Pad and a few sequins are added for a bit-o-sparkle!
I'm also entering this canvas into the Craftsy's #waterwonders contest
That's all for now! Thanks a bunch for visiting me! I love seeing my friends in bloggyland! Wishing you a creative and blessed day!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

More Happy Hellos!

Hi there! Hope your weekend is wrapping up well and that you are safe, sound and happy this Sunday evening.
I couldn't sleep for the life of me last night, so around 3am, I decided to make a card. What else, right? lol. I'm betting my fellow crafting insomniacs can relate. ;) This one is for 2 challenges:
MoxieFabWorld's Fabulous Friday Challenge-Graphic Garland. This is the inspiration we are to draw from. The second challenge is the Share The Love Week featuring Simon Says Stamp/Day2 "10 Minute Dash"-create a card in 10 minutes or less, so this came together fast!
It was my first time playing with my Stitched Chevy Dies from MCT and oh, do I love them so! I stamped the happy hello along the bottom with Winnie & Walter stamp set, The Big, The Bold and the Happy and added a few Doodlebug Sequins Assortment in Beetle Black and Lily White.
Thanks for dropping by! Have a wonderful and blessed day and hope to see you again soon!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sharing Happy Hellos!

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend! It was SO nice today--a balmy 88 degrees in Seattle! And trust me, I am more than happy to take any hot, sunny days that the good Lord is willing to give us here in the Great NW in September!!
I made 2 cards for Share The Love week over at Winnie & Walter. They teamed up with SimonSaysStamp for a super fun-filled week of inspiration and challenges! They had a challenge each day, but I only got a chance to do 2 of them. I had to use at least 1 product of each company of my card, plus follow the theme. With these 2 superb companies, this was hardly a challenge. Their products are so versatile, I even made both cards using the same stamp set and ink set! Here they are...
Thanks so much for stopping by this weekend! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Just For You, Teacher!

Hey there! Still Friday and I have another post lol! I want to share the teacher's gift card holders I made for the DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge #139-Back To School.
These gift card holders sure would make a nice back to school gift for your favorite teacher, don't your think? They are a no-brainer with the fantastic Embossed Gift Card Holder Die from My Creative Time. Just pick some pretty patterned paper, a couple stamps and embellies and you're set!
I am a former designer for MCT, so I'm lucky enough to have received tons of Emma's awesome products during my time with her company. She is one of the most generous business owners in the industry--not to mention one of the most innovative and brilliant as well! To complete my gift-card holders, I used More Gift Card Sentiments stamp set (yep she made a sentiment for teachers, nurses, and so much more in this set) and the teeniest tag from the Teeny Tag Layering Dies.
The scalloped floral border sticker and ticket stickers are from Crate Paper by Maggie Holmes and part of my August Embellishment Kit from Madge's Scrappin' Lounge. Find details on how to get your own monthly embellishment kit for a mere $15/mo shipped (that means no shipping fee) HERE! I promote Madge's embellishment kits because I am a subscriber myself and I love them. Each month she sends a delightful array of some of the hottest products on the market--there is always a nice variety of different companies products to try and yet they all coordinate beautifully together. Madge puts a lot of effort into coordinating these kits and they are well worth $15. I look forward to my embellishment kit every month!
Thanks so much for visiting me! Have a great day!!!

Talk Nerdy To Me!

Hi friends and a very happy Friday to you! Today I have 2 cards that I made for the Plugged In With Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking blog's September Gallery Challenge "Talk Nerdy To Me". I believe the title theme speaks for itself haha!
I knew I had to break out my (retired) Jaded Blossom NERD stamp set! And I did something very unusual for me...CAS. Clean and simple is not my typical card-making style but I was really digging the Paper House Productions HIPSTER 6x6 paper so much and wanted it, along with the stamped sentiment, to take the show. These were quick, easy and most of all, fun to whip up! Hope you enjoy them too!
Are you feeling your inner nerd? Why not come over to the dork side and join in the September Gallery Challenge too! The deadline isn't until September 22nd!
Thanks a whole bunch for stopping by my blog! Wherever you are, whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I'm A "Sticky U" Graduate!

Hello friends! Well, I know the new school year has just begun, but today I'm graduating from the Tombow Sticky U! Not to toot my own horn, but class was a breeze with the new Tombow Xtreme Adhesive and I passed with flying colors!
When Kasey over at Tombow extended an invitation to attend Sticky U, I almost fell off my chair! Be a part of a campaign for one of the best and most respected adhesive companies in the industry?? Um, let me think about it....of course, my answer was a resounding YES!!! And I tell you what, this new Tombow Xtreme is no joke. It gets the job done! Want proof? Well, take a look....
This is my 2014 "Everyday Life" mini album and I cannot tell a lie, I'm kind of in love with it! I used only the new Tombow Xtreme adhesive on this album and I'm so happy with it, I'm going to give this to my cousin and her fiancé for Christmas this year.The Tombow Xtreme worked GREAT on my wood veneer and chipboard. It adheres beautifully to a painted surface as well! It's 5x stronger than standard tape runners and is truly so easy to use! If you are curious about that yummy ribbon, it's all from my one-stop ribbon shop Really Reasonable Ribbon, but of course!
Here's a quick how-to video:
Come along and take a look at the inside...
Are you loving this paper? It's the new Echo Park collection, Capture Life and yes, it's even more fantastic in real life! All solid cardstock is Bazzill.
You know what else coordinated perfectly with this project? Winnie & Walter's stamp set: The Write Stuff-Picture Perfect! I used it to stamp each tab title and then stamped a fun little icon in different colored inks over the top of the titles. I inked the edges of almost everything in black.
The new Tombow Xtreme even works on  all your 3D embellishments, flowers, buttons, even metal--it's an all-around GREAT adhesive!!!
I'm so thankful to have been a part of the 2014 Tombow Sticky U! Keep up with Tombow Sticky University crafts by searching #StickyU on Social Media Outlets! Thank YOU for stopping by and allowing me to share my project with you! I've enjoyed it so much! Wishing you a very creative and blessed day!!!