May Hoarders Hop

Welcome to the May Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Christy Houser's blog.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!


My husband and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary on the 7th of May. I decided it was the perfect time to sit down and create a few more pages to add to our ever growing wedding album.  This is one of the layouts I created.  I took three pictures of me and my invites taken before the ceremony at my parents house to create the page.  The paper and embellishments are from a long hoarded stash of the "Lyric" collection by Prima.  I fell in love with this collection when it came out a few years ago, and I had to buy everything I could get my hands on.  Of course once I got it, I squirreled it all away.   Each picture is matted onto white pearlescent paper to make them stand out a bit from the background.  I used my Silhouette as well to create the doily in the background and my title.  The pictures were taken by my super talented (and professional photographer) cousin Erin Hanson

I hope you enjoyed the hop, and it inspired you to use some of your hoarded supplies.  Please make sure to visit all of the other blogs on this hop and leave these talented ladies some love.  Have a wonderful day!

You're A Star!

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share an adorable card that could be used for numerous occasions.  I created it using a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey and beautiful ribbon from this month's Ribbon Club Kit that can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.


I stamped the star image in two different colored inks from FSJ.  I fussy cut them out and adhered both to a white cardstock panel.  The red star I popped up with foam dots.  I then adhered a puffy silver star to the top of the red star.  I added the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock over the top of the blue star with foam dots.  I wrapped Red and Turquoise Diamond Print Grosgrain around a red card base and also made a bow to adhere to the sentiment strip.  As a final touch I added Robin's Egg and Garnet Perfect Pearls around the stars in opposing colors.  I also added a few Sparkling Clear sequins to the card.  I hope you enjoy my card for today and have a wonderful week!

Things with Wings Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there crafty peeps!  Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. We are challenging you this time to create something with a "Things with Wings" theme.  Here is my interpretation on the theme.


I created this adorable card using one of the new Avery Elle stamp sets called Woodland Wonders.  I colored each stamped image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and die cut the shapes out with the coordinating die set.  I created a circle window into a wood grain stamped panel of cardstock to create some added interest.  I then popped this up onto a base covered in blue patterned paper.  I layered all of my cute colored images into a small scene on the front of the card.  I also die cut out some layered of grass for the bottom to give the bunny something to stand on.  I stamped the greeting to the top left corner.  I then wrapped some natural colored hemp cord around the top from the 20lb Brights Hemp Cord Set..  This can be found in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store

I hope you enjoy this adorable woodland card.  Make sure to link up your project to join in the fun over on the blog.  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Birthday Flower Cluster

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a quick and simple card I created using this month's Simon Says Stamp card kit and ribbon from this month's Red and Turquoise ribbon collection.

 
The ribbon collection can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.
 


I layered two strips of the included patterned paper onto a white card base.  I then stamped and fussy cute three flowers and coordinating leaves from the stamp set.  I layered them onto the front of the card in a bunch.  I then stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and cut it out with a border.  I popped it up with foam tape to the top of the card base.  I then wrapped 3/8" Diamond Red Satin ribbon around the card base and tied it into a simple knot.  I added Journey Glaze to the sentiment and centers of my flowers to add dimension to the card.  I hope you enjoy this simple but sweet birthday card.  Have a wonderful day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop

 
Hi there crafty ribbon lovers!  Today is the day for the April Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The design team and I have come up some beautiful projects with the new Red and Turquoise Collection


If you are following along you should have come here from Jennifer's Blog.  If not, head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.


I created this greeting card using the stamp set from the April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp and ribbon from this month's ribbon assortment.  I stamped the flowers and leaves with several different colors of ink in my collection onto an A2 sized white card base.  I then stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of the same cardstock and die cut it out with a pierced fishtail flags die.  I popped it up with foam tape and added it to the card base.  I wrapped two pieces of 3/8" Quatrefoil Print on Turquoise Satin Ribbon on the top and bottom of the sentiment.  I added stickles to the centers of each flower for some sparkle.  I also added journey glaze to the sentiment to add more dimension.

I hope you enjoyed my cheerful greeting card using the new Red and Turquoise Collection.  Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

Life in Full Bloom

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a fun card I have created using new to me watercolors, a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey, and beautiful ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


I started by creating a watercolored background panel with my new to me Mission Gold Watercolor Palette.  I cut it down to size and matted it onto some light yellow cardstock.  I then stamped a flower from the Full Bloom stamp set on Bristol paper.  I colored it with my Zig Real Brush Markers and fussy cut it out.  I popped it up with foam dots onto a pierced die-cut panel with a sentiment from the same set stamped onto the bottom.  I wrapped Fuchsia Organza around the watercolor base and tied it into a bow.  I then adhered the stamped panel onto the watercolor base.  I took all of this and mounted it onto a white A2 size top folding card.  I added glitter dust to the flower to make it sparkle.  I also added a few sequins and enamel dots to accent the card.  I hope you enjoy this bright fun card and have a wonderful day!

Spring Makes Us Happy

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a card I made using items from the March Simon Says Stamp Card Kit and some twine from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.


I colored the watercolor image from the kit with my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Palette.  After I colored the image I set it aside to dry for a bit.  I then created the card base using orange cardstock and patterned paper from the kit.  I wrapped Black Burlap String around the middle of the card base.  I then took the image and cut out the picture to separate it from the sentiment.  I then popped all of the individual pieces onto the card base with foam tape.  I added tiny bows to the egg balloons with the same string.  I added some white accents to the balloons with white gel pen and white perfect pearls.  I added Journey Glaze to the bold words in the sentiment to make them stand out a bit more.  I hope you enjoy this bright spring card.  Have a wonderful day!