Monday, February 29, 2016

Some buggie loves you! for LTSCB "Three's A Crowd" Blog Hop

** 3/15/16 Winner at Inky Chicks! **

We're turning THREE in March! Can you believe it?! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team is proud to bring you our "Three's A Crowd!" Blog Hop to celebrate our third birthday! We're being sponsored by Your Next Stamp! Come hop with us for a chance to win a $25 gift card to use in the YNS Store! And as an extra added bonus, our challenge and blog hop participants may use code YNSLTS3 to receive 20% off their order - and this code is valid for the duration of our blog hop! How awesome is that?!

As you hop, leave comments! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

All of the LTSCB designers are creating BIRTHDAY inspiration projects for our blog hop. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a BIRTHDAY project for an extra entry into the drawing!

Now then, let me steer your attention to my project for a minute, lol! I chose the  absolutely a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. YNS Just Sitting Here stamp set to create my buggie birthday card! This isn't actually a birthday stamp set but is very versatile. Is this image the cutest ever, or what?! My first thought when I picked out this stamp set was how much I love this challenge blog and how much I love being a part of it and having watched it grow over the past three years! I couldn't be more proud of it and my design team!


I chose a mainly black, white and red color palette, and thought the pop of green really set it off. I love my Cheery Lynn Designs doily die and had it out for another project, so I cut a black one, lopped off the right side and embellished it with some tiny white flat-back pearls.


I created a pretty double loop bow from some red and white gingham, and added a gemstone to the center. I felt like the image itself needed a little extra something so I added a tiny silver paperclip.


I did the inside sentiment in black and red to go with the color scheme and matted the panel on red cardstock.


Happy to enter this card into these challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Premium White cardstock, DCWV Reds Stack cardstock, black cardstock scrap, swiss dots and houndstooth paper scraps
  • Stamps: YNS Just Sitting Here stamp set
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Real Red ink (#126949), Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir- CG1, CG2, DG2, IG1, DR6, DR7
  • Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn French Pastry die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
  • Accessories: YNS red Glittered Gumdrops, Stampin' Up! Hodgepodge clips (#133765), tiny white flat-back pearls, clear Wink of Stella, GKD red and white gingham ribbon, Queen & Co. Pave gemstone

Now let's get back to the blog hop! Here is the line-up:
Ann
Heather
Irena
Lee
                    Leslie (you're here)
Lillian A
Robin
Tina

We hope you are enjoying the hop and if you get lost along the way - or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun - head over to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning! Remember to leave comments on the way... the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win the YNS gift certificate! And don't forget our challenge and blog hop participants may use code YNSLTS3 to receive 20% off your YNS order! Happy Hopping!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, February 27, 2016

hugs note card

** 3/5/16 Winner at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog! **
** 3/6/16 Winner at The Ribbon Girl Blog! **
** 3/13/16 Winner at Kitty Bee Designs! **

Hey crafty peeps! Hope you all are keeping warm where you are! I can't complain - we've had a very mild winter here in north Florida. We were actually rather excited when we finally got some cooler weather but it's not here for long... it'll be back up in the 70s this coming week! I'm happy to share my Crafty Friends DT inspiration project for Challenge #26 - Floral. Come play with us - we want to see your project with some pretty flowers!

Our sponsors this time are 


I perused my A Day For Daisies stash and came up with the gorgeous Flowers in Bottles digi to use for my CAS hugs note card. This is the first time I've used it and I just love it! Of course I added my signature big bow. My stitched dies have become some of my favorites - I'm using them a lot. I also used a Lawn Fawn border die to create the break in the hot pink die cut background. What a fun addition! ;)


I was lucky enough to have the cardstock, glittered Gumdrops AND the Spectrum Noir flower color match almost exactly. Love it when that happens! ;) I used the white gelly roll pen to add some special touches to the centers of the flowers, the leaves and the bottles, as well as some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers. I left the center of the card blank since it is a note card.


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, Cricut Reds & Pinks cardstock
  • Stamps: A Day For Daisies Flowers in Bottles digi, Paper Smooches Delightful Greetings stamp set (hugs sentiment)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- IG1, IG2, IG4, CT4, BT1, LG5
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
  • Accessories: YNS pink glittered Gumdrops, MISTI, tiny green flat-back pearls, Sakura white gelly roll pen, clear Wink of Stella, white fun foam, Prairie Bird Boutique hot pink ribbon

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in our Floral challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the fun digis at All Dressed Up Stamps and A Day For Daisies! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

live like it's summer every day

** 3/4/16 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Boy, oh boy, I've been busier than all get-out the last couple weeks but absolutely loving life! I'm happy to share with you today a Really Reasonable Ribbon DT inspiration project, a fun Z-fold vintage birthday card I created for a co-worker's best friend. I used the Burlap Center Stitch Navy Ribbon which I love, love, love! All of these burlap ribbons are so awesome!


Here's a close-up of the pretty double loop bow I created with my Bow-it-All v2.0. I added a silver filigree charm to the center which really gave it a nice vintage feel.


This image is from Polly's Paper Studio, owned by our teammie Ginny, who was one of the RRR sponsors this month and provided us with two sets of images to play with. I'm such a sucker for vintage and this set of Flapper Beach Babes digis definitely caught my eye! I purchased several creativity kits from Polly's a few months ago and used a few pieces of vintage ephemera from them.


My co-worker wanted a beach-themed card for her best friend so I paired the image with an awesome Paper Smooches sentiment. :)


For the inside, I lopped off a small portion of a Cheery Lynn Designs doily die cut so it couldn't be seen with the card closed and affixed a stamped GKD birthday sentiment.


Here's an overhead view of the fun Z-fold. I love me some fun folds! ;)


Proud to enter this card into these challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Charcoal Brown cardstock, DCWV Blue Shimmer cardstock, Polly's Paper Studio Flapper Beach Babes vintage digi sheet and ephemera, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 6x6 papers
  • Stamps: GKD Birthday Greetings
  • Ink: Memento Espressor Truffle ink
  • Dies/Punches: MFT Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die
  • Accessories: RRR Burlap Center Stitch Navy Ribbon, twine, white and gray flat-back pearls, Stampin' Up! Something Borrowed Embellishments (#137855)

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon! One stop and you'll be hooked on the amazing selection of products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Light the Candles

Hi everyone! You'll remember a couple weeks ago I shared some great news about being invited back to guest design for Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog. I'm really excited to share my second inspiration project this month - this one is for the Midway Motivation Post for Challenge #56 - Just One Layer! Come play with us - we want to see your project with just one layer!

I have to say that creating a one-layer project was a true challenge for me because I love layers and lots of them! I used some new Great Impressions stamps that I just love and am really tickled with how awesome this turned out!


I colored the candle cake with Spectrum Noir markers, and added some clear Wink of Stella to the flames and Glossy Accents to the candles. The only embellishments are some teal sequins.


And here's a peek at the inside. Don't you just LOVE the sentiment?! Hahahaha! This card would be great for any guy or gal that needs a good teasing about their age! ;)


Happy to enter this fun birthday card in these challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock
  • Stamps: Great Impressions Candle Cake (front) and Freak Me Out! (inside)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir- BT4, PL4, DG1, OR1, OR3, CT4, LG5, TB5, BP6
  • Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to create a fun project for our one-layer challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, February 19, 2016

another year older

Hello there, scrappy friends! I've been busy as a bee in the scrap room over the past several weeks and wouldn't have it any other way! I'm so thankful for this amazing hobby and my very supportive husband. I am truly blessed. It's time for another fun challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for #135 - Celebrate with Ribbon or Trim. C'mon and dig into your crafty stash and come play with us! There are lots of reasons to celebrate - a birthday, a baby or an anniversary, to name just a few.

I created a birthday card featuring an inlaid die cut and the delicious Apple Green Satin Swiss Mini Dots from the February Ribbon Club Assortment. OMG, green is my all-time favorite color and I'm in love all over again! ;) Loving the pale green background paper with the pop of red on the butterflies, layered on gold mirror cardstock. I cut the doily with a Cheery Lynn die.


I created this gorgeous double loop bow with my Bow-it-All v2.0. You wouldn't believe how easy it is to create beautiful bows with this amazing tool! Be sure to check out Bonnie's awesome bow tutorials on YouTube!


I used the Paper Smooches Adorable Array die, a couple different shades (and textures) of green cardstock, and some clear Wink of Stella over the two flower elements, and layered the panel on gold mirror cardstock. Inlaid die cuts are so much fun - it's like piecing together a puzzle. :)


For the inside, I used a couple leftover strips of paper and cardstock from the front and stamped a large sentiment. Both the front and inside sentiments from from Unity and I used a black card base this time.


Proud to enter this card into these challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot and Grass Green cardstock, DCWV green and cream textured cardstock scraps; Marco's Gold Mirror cardstock, GKD Garden Tour 6x6 patterned paper
  • Stamps: Unity Birthday Jubilee stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Adorable Array die, Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die
  • Accessories: RRR Apple Green Satin Swiss Mini Dots, MISTI, green flat-back pearls

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project for our celebration challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon - there's an amazing selection of products, the best prices around, super fast shipping and great customer service! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ombre hello note card

** 3/10/16 Winner at Southern Girls Challenge! **

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a great week. I'm happy to share with you today a Really Reasonable Ribbon DT inspiration project. I created an ombre note card using the absolutely gorgeous Teal Silky Crush Ribbon. I know I've mentioned before that I just LOVE this Silky Crush ribbon! Definitely among my growing list of favs!


I created this pretty bow with my Bow-it-All v2.0. The big simple bows are just as fun as the multi looped ones! ;)


The ombre background was created with Brusho crystals, starting light at the bottom and getting darker toward the top. I finished it off with splattered water droplets and some wrinkling. Yep, you read that right - I wrinkled it a little bit. The hello script die is one of my favorites and I brushed the die cut with clear Wink of Stella then added Glossy Accents. I completed the look with randomly placed silver sequins to compliment the silver foil cardstock the panel is layered on. I left the inside blank to use as a note card.


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, Marco's Kachina Glass Cloth cardstock, Marco's Silver Foil cardstock, Ranger Watercolor Paper
  • Ink: Brusho crystals- Turquoise and Leaf Green
  • Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant hello Script
  • Accessories: RRR Teal Silky Crush Ribbon, clear Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Stampin' Up! Frosted Sequins (#135835)

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon! One stop and you'll be hooked on the amazing selection of products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fishing Rules

Hey everybody! Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and spent it with your loves! My hubby gave me a diamond heart necklace with a 'floating' diamond in the center and it sure is gorgeous! It's time for another fun challenge and I'm happy to share my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #72 - Anything Goes! We know everybody loves the 'anything goes' challenges so come play with us! We being sponsored this time by Lacy Sunshine Stamps, DRS Designs and Imagine That! digis by Kris!

I chose the awesome Fishing Rules digi from DRS Designs for my Dad's Day card. It's really hard to not get carried away with embellishing masculine cards so I kept this one really simple... probably the most simple card I've made in a while and I'm really loving how it turned out!


Aren't these fishing rules a hoot?! As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to create with it! I had a great stamp set with fish that I used to compliment the digital image. I created the background by randomly stamping the fish, and then I fussy cut two fish that I colored with Spectrum Noir markers and clear Wink of Stella to make them look wet and slimy, lol! The only other embellishments I used were twine and three brass square metal studs.


The inside sentiments and fishing lure image were from the same stamp set, which I stamped on a layered panel.


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents Kraft cardstock, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla cardstock (#101650), brown cardstock scraps
  • Stamps: DRS Designs Fishing Rules digital image, GKD Gone Fishing stamp set
  • Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Antique Linen distress ink, Spectrum Noir- BG1, BG5
  • Accessories: Tim Holtz distress tool, Darice foam, twine, clear Wink of Stella, Basic Grey brass square metal studs

I hope you've found a little inspiration to create something to enter in our Anything Goes challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the fun images at Lacy Sunshine StampsDRS Designs and Imagine That! digis by Kris! I'm sure you'll find something you can't live without, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, February 13, 2016

When life gives you LIMES for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop


Hello, crafty friends! Woo-hoo! It's time for another Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop and you are in for a real treat! The design team has been busy creating projects using ribbon from the February Ribbon Club Assortment. This one is the Gorgeously Green Collection and oh.my.gosh... some of the yummiest ribbon ever!


If you are hopping with us, you should have arrived here from the uber talented Kathy's blog. If not, then you might want to head over to the RRR blog to start from the beginning. Trust me... you don't want to miss a thing! :)

I created a fun CAS encouragement card using the awesome Emerald Plaid Ribbon from the February Ribbon Club Assortment. Green is my absolute favorite color and really and truly, any of the green ribbon in this assortment would have complimented this card, but I fell in love with the plaid! :)


I created this gorgeous bow with my Bow-it-All v2.0. You know I love my big bows but this clean and simple project called for a clean and simple bow! ;) 


I colored this Unity image and sentiment with Spectrum Noir markers and even added some salt around the rim of the glass! The only other embellishment is a trio of green Twinkle Goosebumps.


For the inside, I stamped a simple encouraging sentiment (from another Unity stamp set) on a layered panel.


Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Cherry's blog! Be sure to leave some love on all the blogs as you hop... everyone loves and appreciates comments! And when you reach the end of the hop (back at the RRR blog) leave a comment on the blog hop post answering the Question of the Month for your chance to WIN the February Ribbon Club Assortment! :)

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Grass Green cardstock
  • Stamps: Unity When life gives you LIMES (front), Unity Blossom by Blossom (inside)
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- IG1, LG1, LG3, LG4, LG5; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers
  • Accessories: RRR Emerald Plaid Ribbon, MISTI, clear Wink of Stella, Queen & Co. green Twinkle Goosebumps, Darice foam

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to visit Really Reasonable Ribbon for all kinds of gorgeous ribbon and crafty goodies and tools! You'll find an amazing selection of products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Monday, February 8, 2016

You & Me

Hi everyone! Happy February! I'm still shaking my head wondering where the month of January went! We've had a very pleasant winter so far here, so I'm a happy camper! A few weeks back my cute little snowmen card won the Christmas challenge over at Crafty Boots and I was asked to be a February guestie. I'm very happy to share my inspirational project for the Love Is In The Air challenge this month. I used some new crafty goodies for this card - coordinating Stampin' Up! papers and a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.


I'm really loving my stitched heart dies and have used them quite a bit lately. I also pulled out an old favorite Cheery Lynn doily die. Loving the pinks and corals together. :)


I jazzed up the inside a bit with some leftover scraps of the paper used on the front, and stamped the inside sentiments (also from the Simon Says Stamp set) on a stitched die cut. The front and inside panels are layered on black Cast-Kote cardstock which is glossy and really pretty. ;)


Happy to enter this valentine into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Pretty Petals DSP (#138442), Cricut Reds & Pinks cardstock, Marco's Black Cast-Kote Gloss cardstock
  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Labeled With Love
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral ink (#126983)
  • Dies/Punches: MB Stitched Heart Layers dies, MFT Die-namics Stitched Square STAX dies, Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish die
  • Accessories: 3GJ Coral Crush ribbon, MISTI, Darice foam, white flat-back pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to create a project for our Love challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Vintage Happy Birthday

** 2/14/16 Top 5 at 613 Avenue Create! **

Hi everyone! Here we are rolling through to the second week of February! I'm stoked to share with you today a Really Reasonable Ribbon DT inspiration project. I created a vintage masculine birthday card using the awesome Burlap Center Stitch Brown ribbon. OMGosh, I love the full fluffy bows this ribbon makes! ;)


Here's a close-up of the gorgeous bow I created with my Bow-it-All v2.0. I generally don't put bows on masculine cards but I couldn't see not putting one on this card! I added a TH trinket pin to the center for a little interest. :) 


I mentioned several weeks ago that I ordered some creativity kits containing various themed vintage papers and ephemera from Polly's Paper Studio a few months back, and this is the second project I created using them. I L.O.V.E. how this turned out! Vintage is so much fun and it always helps to have gorgeous papers and ribbon to make it all pop! The other embellishments used were a tiny gold paper clip, a clock charm and beefy G45 metal brad. :)


For the inside, I adhered two strips of leftover paper used on the front to the bottom of the layered panel and stamped a simple sentiment. Oh, and did I mention how much I'm loving this?! :D


Proud to enter this masculine birthday card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock, Polly's Paper Studio Masculine Vintage Papers and Ephemera
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Endless Birthday Wishes (#140273)
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle 
  • Accessories: RRR Brown Burlap Center Stitch, TH Idea-ology trinket pin, Graphic45 metal brad, tiny gold paperclip, clock charm

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon! One stop and you'll be hooked on the amazing selection of products, great prices, fast shipping and the best customer service around! Thanks for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, February 6, 2016

love you

** 2/11/16 Top 3 at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges! **
** 2/14/16 Spotlight at Sweet Stampin! **
** 2/20/16 Top Pick at Inkspirational! **

Hi everyone! I hope your February is off to a great start and you're keeping warm wherever you are! We had unusually warm temperatures throughout December (85 degrees on Christmas day) but January brought some cooler weather - finally - which we're loving! 

I'm once again guest designing for Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and I'm super stoked to share my inspirational project for the Midway Motivation Post for the first February Challenge - #55 - Love Is In The Air. Come play with us - we'd love to see your love or Valentine creations! I used the absolutely amazing Unity 'Strength & Dignity' stamp set for my love card. I bought this stamp set back in 2013 and this is the first time I've used it. I stamped the 'love you' sentiment on vellum, heat embossed it in white and hand-cut fish tails on each end to create a banner which I wanted to be the focal point. 


I built the background with pink stitched hearts layered on foam and a white criss cross die cut. The background is layered on a lighter shade of pink cardstock and foam and adhered to the card base. I placed the banner diagonally across the hearts and finished it off with randomly placed pink sequins. I'm really loving this! ;)


For the inside, I stamped a floral heart in pink and the sentiment across the heart in black.


February is the month of love, it only comes around once a year, lol, and there are tons of awesome love challenges going on in blogland right now! I'm super excited to enter this love card into lots more (way more) challenges than I normally do:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Cricut Reds & Pinks cardstock, vellum
  • Stamps: Unity Strength and Dignity stamp set
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento Angel Pink and Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Criss Cross die, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers
  • Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, MISTI, Doodlebug Design pink sequins

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to create a project for our Love challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, February 5, 2016

Vintage Santa Ornaments

** 2/9/16 Top 3 at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge! **
** 2/23/16 Top 3 at Digi Choosday! **
** 3/16/16 Top 3 at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! It's time for another fun challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! I'm really excited to share my DT inspiration project for #134 - Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim! We're being sponsored this time by Polly's Paper Studio who will be giving away 5 digis from her Etsy store to a randomly selected winner! This will be in addition to the top picks chosen by the RRR design team! So come on and dig into your ribbon stash and come play with us!

Polly's is owned by our teammie, Ginny, who graciously provided several of us with digis to play with for this challenge. I thought I was done with Christmas projects - for a few months at least - but when I saw the Old World Traditional Santa Oval Frame Tags, I just HAD to have them!

I created a set of four vintage Santa ornaments and used the Apple Green Checkerboard and Emerald Green Diamond Satin from the February Ribbon Club Assortment for the bows and Gold Metallic String for the hangers. Every style of ribbon in this assortment is just gorgeous!


I created the double loop bows with my Bow-it-All v2.0. Be sure to check out Bonnie's awesome bow tutorials on YouTube! I thought the green went very nicely with the colors in these digis. ;)


I printed all nine digital images on antique linen cardstock but only used four of them for this project; I'll create the other five at a later time. Each Santa was cut with an oval die, layered on foam and edges distressed with walnut stain ink. I cut scalloped ovals from canvas, distressed the edges with walnut stain ink and layered the Santas on them. I created dangling elements with beads and findings, and attached them to the bottom of each ornament, then attached each bow. The last step was to create hangers on the top of each ornament with the gold metallic string.

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Marco's Ivory Antique Linen cardstock, Paper Accents Kraft cardstock, Claudine Helmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas
  • Stamps: Polly's Paper Studio Old World Traditional Santa Oval Frame Tags (digital images)
  • Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Antique Linen distress ink
  • Dies/Punches: SB Classic Circles and Classic Scallops dies
  • Accessories: RRR Apple Green Checkerboard RibbonEmerald Green Diamond Satin Ribbon and Gold Metallic String

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project for our Anything Goes challenge this time! I can personally vouch for the wonderful products and customer service at Polly's Paper Studio - I think I've ordered all of her creativity kits, lol! FUN stuff! :) And be sure to check out all the ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon as well. You'll be glad you did! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie