Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hopping Along!

Hi there everyone!! 
Welcome to the December edition of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!
If you came to my blog from Vivian's blog then you are on the RIGHT TRACK!  If not, then you might consider starting over at the beginning at the Really Reasonable Ramblings Blog and make your way through.
It will be worth your while!

Check out this Gorgeous Assortment that Bonnie has put together for the Ribbon Club!
I absolutely adore the whimsical look of this assortment!  it made me think of snow men and snowflakes!  LOVED it!   I knew immediately that it would make perfect winter bows!  I also added in super adorable little snow~girls and viola...
Now...snow does NOT happen in Texas often, so this is the closest we will get!

OMGoodness!  I am in LOVE with this assortment!  I made two Big Ol'e TEXAS bows and then....with the remaining 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon and a little extra tossed in for good measure, I made a Big Ol'e TEXAS sized korker bow!

I Hope you have enjoyed my TRIPLE bow feature this time around! 
OH...and if anyone is interested, I am now selling my bows. 
I have put a few on my facebook page.  YES, I will ship!
Just click on my facebook button on the right side of my page and friend me.  Then you can view my bows.  
These three will be available for purchase also.
If you have a special outfit you would like to match ribbon to, I can do that, too! Bonnie has a magnificent assortment of ribbons in the RRR store!  Go take a look and we can custom design your bow!

Now it is time to hop on over to Ginny's blog to take a gander at her inspiration!  
I'm sure you'll love it!
Thanks for visiting and have a magnificent week!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Good Bye "35"

Good Morning Ya'll!!
Yes, Today is my Birthday. 
I don't FEEL a year older.  Hopefully I don't LOOK a year older.
But I am.
And since my post at Really Reasonable Ribbon fell on my own birthday, I thought I would do a layout telling my 35th year good-bye, and tell "36" that I am looking forward to it!  LOL

I had read somewhere that scrap booking is great, but if YOU are not in any of the albums, then how will your kids remember YOU.
That has been exactly how my albums were looking.
FANTASTICALLY GORGEOUS, but I was no where in them.
SO, all year long, I took photos of myself.
And here is a collage page of ME at 35:

And here is a close-up of my title work:
I used 1 1/2 inch White Wrinkled Ribbon to help create focal interest for the title.

I used the clock piece to show that time is ticking away!!!  LOL
Purple is my favorite color, so logically, the main color of my layout about ME is my favorite color.
My journaling about my year is hidden behind the layout.  It is a lot of journaling, so I didn't want to put it on the front, it would have been more than the photos! LOL
I hope I have inspired you to create something today!
But most importantly, I hope I inspired you to take photos of YOURSELF.
Your kids and loved ones will want those someday, whether you do or not.
Thanks for visiting us today!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Magic Happens...

Happy Monday to Y'all!  Misty here today, and
I Can NOT BELIEVE that it is December already!
Tomorrow is my 36th Birthday...I don't think I was 35 long enough!  I can't have been a year already!  LOL  UN~BELIEVABLE!

As unbelievable as that is, I needed to focus on something that IS believable.
Now THAT is believable!
It is all around.  The sounds, the smells, the smiles. Love is all around us during this time of year.
Young or old, we are never too old to believe in the magic.

Here is a layout I did focusing on that magic.  I took my munchkins to visit santa Clause, and they all sat on his lap...EVEN the sixth grade girls! Aubrie and her best friend didn't even put up too much of a fight.
For this layout, I wanted to go clean and simple.  Because, we all know, the simpler we can go during the holidays, the better!  I used minimum supplies, for a maximum impact.
All I used for this layout was:
Just Because 200 
Holiday's and Events Itty Bitty Vellum Box Set
Amaretto PowderPuff Chalking Inks
Really Reasonable Ribbons
A little bit of paint and cardstock tossed in for good measure and VIOLA!
a simple but impactful holiday layout:

Magic Does happen when you least expect it. These photos prove that.  I love being able to look back on photos and see how sweet my kiddos once were.  :-) 
I hope I have inspired you in some way today!  
Happy Crafting, and have a 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Club Q Re-Do!

Happy Sunday Y'all!
I am here today to share with you my Club Q re-do's!!!
These were supposed to post before Thanksgiving, and for some reason, Blogger FAILED me!  
But, here we are today, trying again!

I used the kit for 12x12 layouts rather than cards and ornaments...the layouts better suite my preferences and I am in LOVE with the collection! 

First up is my Christmas layout.  I used an assortment of pocket sized photos to create this layout, problem was, the colors of my photos did not match my products that I wanted to use.
SOLUTION:  I printed them all in black & white instead and viola!  Perfect match!

My next layout features autumn photos.  
YES, this is from the same kit!  I just tossed in splashes of orange rather than the pinks and it transformed to the autumn look!
You'll notice that in both of my layouts, I used the elements for the paper ornament as ribbon slides instead and then just embellished them.

 for both layouts I used lots of Powder Puff inks.  I used Very Berry, Mocha Mama, and Midnight Confessions to help accent my paper and vellum edges in all the right places. I tossed in extra ribbon and hemp from my stash to go along with the beauties that came in the kit, and wow...what gorgeousness it created!  I still have plenty more materials left from my kit so that I can create more wonderful projects!  Make sure you get your kit before they are all gone!
Thanks for visiting us today!  Hope you have a wonderfully Blessed Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Santa Bow Tutorial

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Good Morning!!!
Remember this super duper adorable little girl from yesterdays hop???
LOL...well...we aren' focusing on her...we are focusing on the bow in her hair!
If you can make individual bows, You can make THIS bow!! 
 Here is a photo of your materials...the only thing missing from the photo is the ribbon slide that I used for the center of the bow.  
cotton crochet thread, stiffen stuff spray
scissors, hot glue and a lighter to heat seal your ribbon
your clip of choice ( I use french clips)

Now, once your have your material gathered, you will begin your bow.  
If you click on each image, it will have instructions for you for each step along the way along with the matching photo.  **You will notice a round ribbon slide in these photos, only because Dummy Me ran out of squares before I remembered to take photos!  I do recommend the square ribbon makes the look of Santa's belt much more accentuated.

And as always, if there are still ANY questions, please feel free to ask and I will help in any way that I can!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps together!


What a wonderful combination of two companies!  These products fit so very well together!  For my project, I used the Lacey Mixable 8x8 album from Clear scraps along with the Cracklin' Rose Collection from Quick Quotes.   I admit, I have never done one of these albums before this, because I just prefer to work on my 12x12 layouts for my albums.  This was a nice change from the norm and I LOVED DOING IT!

I started with covering my chipboard pages with the paper from Quick Quotes.  I knew that I wanted those completely covered so that I could start my embellishment process.

My cover page of my album is kind of plain when it stands alone... just the work JOLLY and a wreath made from pine-look pipe cleaners.    BUT...when the album is closed, the first page looks gorgeous!  You can see the velum poem peeking through...and the flowers  I love the way the pages together create a masterpiece!

I used the vellum poem "Christmas" and I inked the edges with Limeade Powder Puff Inks.   I tossed in some flowers and leaves to help adorn the page a bit.
I went page by page, adding vellum, inks, flowers, paints and photos.  I chose to use a random assortment of my favorite photos from Christmases past. 
The chipboard 8x8 Christmas tree assortment was one of my favorite additions to my beautiful album!  
Below are the pages of my album....each one different, each one unique. This was truly one of my most favorite projects ever!

By the time I had finished the album, I realized that I had created a masterpiece that I will cherish for years to come!
Thank you for taking time to look at my project today!  Have a wonderful week!

Lacey Mixable 8x8 album from Clear scraps
Cracklin' Rose Collection from Quick Quotes
chipboard 8x8 Christmas tree assortment
Christmas vellums
Powder Puff inks
Birthday Bag o Chips

Hop Along with RRR!

Hi there everyone!! 
Welcome to the November edition of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!
If you came to my blog from Vivian's blog then you are on the RIGHT TRACK!  If not, then you might consider starting over at the beginning at the Really Reasonable Ramblings Blog and make your way through.
It will be worth your while!

Check out this Gorgeous Assortment that Bonnie has put together for the Ribbon Club!

I absolutely adore the elegant look of this assortment!  I knew immediately that it would be perfect with a touch of white tossed in!  I also added in a yummy~licious looking candy cane and viola...



And just because I am IN ABSOLUTE LOVE with the Christmas Holiday and all things Santa... I have been dying to make a santa inspired ruffle ribbon bow!  
So, here is my munchkin wearing her Santa Bow: 

I used the charcoal glitter ribbon from this month's assortment for the center "belt".
The more I look at this bow, the more I want to make more of them!  
It was  so easy and suuuuuper duper adorable!

I Hope you have enjoyed my double bow feature this time around! 
And...just for fun...and a little Christmas bonus...
I will do a photo-tutorial on the Santa Bow tomorrow! 
Make sure to come bak here or to the RRR blog for that! 
Now it is time to hop on over to Ginny's blog to take a gander at her inspiration!  
I'm sure you'll love it!
Thanks for visiting and have a magnificent week!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Club Quick Quotes

Happy Thursday everyone!  It has been a LOOOOONG week for me already!  

Today, I want to share with you a  little Christmas itemthat I did using the November Q-Club kits and some of my handy dandy Powder Puff inks!

This first project is a stocking.  Just a paper stocking of course, but functional nonetheless.
Here is a close up of the flowers.  You can see that I have used ample amounts of maraschino cherry powder puff ink on these flowers. 
  You can also see in this photo that I have used green with envy and blue moon inks to accentuate the stocking and its top "fluff" portion. 

Here is the paper stocking completed.  It is fully functional and can be used as an alternative to a holiday card, or as gift card holders, or even just to give out as a class gift before the holidays to all of your munchkin's friends!
I sure hope this inspired you all today to get busy creating! 
Thanks for visiting!

Materials used:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Hi Y'all!  And Happy Sunday!
Today I want to share with you the first of my annual hand made ornaments.
Every year, I make a few ornaments for family, friends, and of course...myself! 

This one is my "Country Rose" ornament.
All I do is fill the inside of the glass ornament with various lengths of ribbons.
Then I put the hanger top back on and decorated the outside. 
White seam binding makes a nice contrast on the top of the ornament secured with a golden button and dark brown hemp while red plaid ruffle ribbon creates the loop holder. 
I hot glued this jute rose to the top of the ornament and voila...a super simple Country Christmas Ornament to keep...or to GIVE!
 I hope I have inspired you today with this super simple ornament idea. 
Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon has THE BEST RIBBON selection go visit her!
Go pull out your ribbon and get to creating today!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hop with QQ and Helmar

Welcome to our little Hop~  And Happy HALLOWEEN!
If you came to my blog from Barb's Beautiful Blog...then you are on the right track!

Today, I want to share with you a couple of things that I made using Quick Quotes products and Helmar adhesives.
I know today is Halloween, and I do have a little table decoration to share with you...HOWEVER....

First up is my Thanksgiving card.
The outside says, "I am Thankful for You."
The inside says, "I am Grateful for Us."
A quote by Patsy Gout that I cut in half to use each piece separately. 
Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday of the year.  It is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for and to count our many blessings. 
I made a 3 layered pumpkin...the layers have the helmar ZapDots for dimension, and the Vellum Spray to adhere the vellum quote to the card stock, and the 450 Quick Dry to glue the mini roses and the leaf vine in place.   Let me just say...these products are wonderful! .  I even used Maraschino Cherry and Mocha Mama Powder Puff inks to liven up the edges of my card.

 Here is a close up of the vellum Quote.  You can see that it is 100% in place, and there is no stick residue to be seen through the vellum.  I love that spray!  
Here is a Halloween table decoration...a witch's hat that I made using the Dreamscape deep purples along with the oranges from the Halloween collection.  I used the same 3 products listed above to get this nifty little project put together.
I just want to say...I will never use another liquid glue again...450 quick dry is absolutely amazing.  Honestly.  I LOVE it.     

Here is a close up of the flower that I made using the Halloween 300 paper and the helmar 450 quick dry and some purple passion powder puff inks.  You can see that I tossed in a bit of ribbons and roses to add some festiveness to this super scary witch's hat.  :)  LOL.  
I LOVE Creating fun decorations for Halloween, and I must say, I had a BLAST using Quick Quotes and Helmar this time around!  I hope I have inspired you all today!
Now head back on over to the Quick Quotes Blog and leave us a comment there, too~!
Thanks for hopping along with us today!  

Materials Used:
Helmar adhesives
Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbons and trims.
Prima flowers and gems.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Happy Saturday to Y'all!
I have a little canvas project to share with you today using the Cracklin' Rose Collection , some vellum, and some lasercuts.   I made a beautiful little wall hanging that I fell in love with.
As you all probably know by now, I am ADDICTED to quotes, inspirational sayings, and words of wisdom.  Patsy and the ladies at Quick Quotes feed my need for these with all of the beautifully designed vellums.

Here is a canvas wall hanging:
I used some alcohol inks to create the back ground effect, and inked all of the edges with powder puff inks.  I used the lasercut bird and feeder from the Garden Bag-O-Chips inked with Tahiti and Mocha Mama Powder Puff Inks for my embellishment.  I used the Sentiments Itty Bitty Vellum Box set and I inked the edges with Tahiti and Mocha Mama ink and mounted them.  
 The Cracklin' Rose 100 paper was the ABSOLUTE perfect paper for this project.  the rose images, the burgundy and green hues...all so very gorgeous and dreamy.  Once everything was in place, I covered everything with Mod Podge to help protect it all and keep in looking beautiful.  
This project has become a permanent fixture in my hallway.  I look at it every day and these three little words inspire me and start my day out wonderfully.  

I hope I have Inspired YOU ALL today to create something Meaningful and Beautiful today! 

Products Used:
lace from RRR
mini roses
alcohol inks
Mod Podge

Monday, October 22, 2012

Magic and Wonder

Happy Monday to you all!
I don't know about all of you, but I am soooo ready for the holiday season to get here!
I have been listening to Christmas music lately as I create and sucking on peppermint sticks.  LOL
I have been so very inspired that I created a holiday layout using Cracklin' Rose...but TOTALLY not what one would expect from this gorgeous collection.  I used the creams and whites of the collection and added in bright reds and greens for the accents to help create this whimsical page featuring my daughter and her BFF from last Christmas.

I used acrylic paints to paint the laser cut Christmas tree and sprinkled it with glitter...then used Green with Envy Powder Puff ink to ink all of the branches.  For the gift package, I used red acrylic paint for the bow and only the Green with Envy ink for the package border.

Since the collection features deeper red hues and I was shooting for bright red, I created a couple of lollipop embellishments with ribbon to help accent the layout. This is the Sheer Braided trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon in red and white and parrot green and white.  They make a PERFECT lollipop don't you think!??
I hand cut these stockings from The red notecard on the Summer Samba 500 cut-outs page and I added a touch of crochet lace from RRR to the tops and inked with Midnight Confessions inks.

I fell totally in love with the effect that I was able to achieve using this collection.  One look at the collection and one would think classy, elegant, beautiful, gorgeous, ANYTHING but whimsical.  What a magnificently versatile collection this truly is! Thank you for visiting me today!  Have a WONDERFUL week!

Products Used:
Cracklin' Rose Collection 400 & 500
laser cut Christmas tree
Green with Envy Powder Puff 
Midnight Confessions inks
Summer Samba 500
ribbons from RRR