Friday, July 21, 2017

Relax! It's Time For A New Challenge!

There is a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon today -- and it's Anything Goes! Come play along with us! The heat has been so HOT and it puts everyone on edge around here - so I decided to make a card that would remind me to chill out! :)

I used 3/8" Hot Pink Diamond Satin Ribbon for my wrap around bow, and finished off my textured button (doesn't it look like that background paper?) with a little strand of Teal Baker's Twine. All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape. The flamingo, flower, and sentiment are all from my chipboard stash. A quick card to put together!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Birthday Best

Today I want to share a CAS design using some of my Catherine Pooler stamps from the June Stamp of Approval box.
All of the words are individual stamps, and I decided to arrange them in a fun design using all of the colors of the foliage. The striped paper adds a little pizazz to the front, and to the inside of the card.

A quick and fun birthday greeting that is flat and easy to mail!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hopping in July with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome to the July Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Ginny's blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened along, be sure to start at the beginning at the RRR Blog (I am the third stop this month, so you don't have far back to go!) so you don't miss out on the awesome projects, fun news, and a prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon! Our hop goes live at 6:30 AM Central.
Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club! Take a look at this month's ribbon club package.
If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. 

My card today is made with some adorable designer paper from The Paper Studio and one of the beautiful ribbons from this month's club.

I wrapped a length of Double Faced Satin Apple Green and Hyacinth Checkerboard Satin in this month's club assortment, and then tied a double bow and added a button (Basic Grey) with Lemon Baker's Twine.

The inside finishes the card with a cute sentiment from The {Stamps} of Life. All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape and Tombow 3D Tabs.

Thank you for buzzing by and for your sweet comments! Now off to Cheryl's blog, to see her pretty creation and beautiful bows!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Mini Junk Journal

Today I want to share several pages of my Junk Journal that I recently completed. This is a ring bound journal that is reinforced by double cardstock/cardboard on each page, so it is quite sturdy.  Different from the pages you might find in a regular junk journal, which are usually copy paper weight before adding any embellishments and sewn in as "signatures." While I won't be showing all of the page spreads, I will be sharing some of my favorites - and some without ribbon or trim.

Most all of my pages are from a digital kit by Tsunami Rose Designs called Life Abloom. The cover is wrapped with ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon: Silky Crush Rose Ribbon, and two large Silky Crush Champagne bows are tied on the outer rings (this journal's "binding"). This is one of my favorite ribbons to work with. It's very slightly stiff, and holds up beautifully to "reworking" when you want to get it just right.
The Prima flower is very sparkly, as it is full of beautiful glitter.

You can see on the next two pages the inside cover, where I also wrapped the Silky Crush Rose Ribbon to match the cover. Keep in mind that these are two separate pages, both printed on copy paper, then attached to their own Kraft Cardstock, and then adhered to each other back to back. So double the weight of a card with embellishments. The rose color in the ribbon matched the color of the digital kit exactly. On the first page of the journal, I added some White Flat Back Pearls with glue dots.

I liked the designs on these pages so much that I didn't cover them up with a lot of "stuff," like I might in another junk journal. On the righthand side of this spread, I attached a length of Rosemary Natural Crochet Lace down the entire page. I thought it fit so well with the design of the doily.

I added the Rosemary Lace on my glassine bag that holds a postcard in this spread. All of the edges of my pages are sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

The little "woodgrain" envelope on the left of these pages isn't attached, and can move back and forth as an add-in to hold ticket stubs or a little note. The Rosemary Lace on the right is holding the two removable cards for notes or just for decoration.

On these two music themed pages, I changed up the trims, with Soapstone Seam Binding on the left and Chloe Crochet Lace on the right. The seam binding looks a little green in this photo, but Soapstone is kind of a magic color. Since it's close to the green leaves from the roses, it picks up some of those hues as well. My flower is made from an old hymnal I have for papercrafting purposes.

Here is a close up of the Chloe Lace down the side of this page.

These are two of my favorite pages. I had the wooden letters left over from a project from years ago, and finally was able to use them! The Soapstone Seam Binding and Chloe Lace were combined here to hold the mini Memories journaling cards. I added the Kraft die cut on the right side with a fine tip glue pen.

The "summer" letters are about the size of Scrabble tiles.

The add-in on the right is actually a legal sized envelope that just fit perfectly with the theme of the journal. I cut off one end and then punched out the half circle at the top for cards and keepsakes to go inside.
You can see the backside of the envelope peeking out in this picture on the left. I love pink, and this doily has a sparkle to it (not evident here) that added some spunk to the sweet rose journaling paper. 

The last two pages I want to show are more like a signature piece. The typewriter page is actually cardstock from a Prima paper pack. I collect old typewriters, and always have to get a typewriter in my journals somewhere! So while the color doesn't match exactly, I love having this page in there. It is embellished with the beautiful Rosemary Natural Crocheted Lace. You can see another glassine bag that holds the post card laying on top, and the inside back cover behind it. All of my pages and layers, lace and ribbons are adhered with Scor-Tape. I find it to be the best holding, and fastest to apply.

I hope you have enjoyed this walk through some of my journal pages in this Mini Junk Journal!