Sunday, February 21, 2016

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Ribbon

Welcome to the Use Your Stash blog Hop

Ribbon, Ribbon I have boxes, jars, and piles of ribbon in my craft room.
This month we're featuring ribbon and how we can go about using up all of that ribbon.   I keep a lot of ribbon in my stash and I'm sure I'm not the only one. 

I'm Priscilla and I'm glad you're here. You've arrived here from Wendy's blog, but if you just found me follow the links and you'll see some fabulously fun artwork.

 I hope you enjoy my work featuring ribbon.  I've posted the complete list of consultants and their blogs at the bottom of this post.

The cards are white on white with 3-D foam tape for dimension.  I used my craft ruler to create a faux stitch effect around the edges of each card.  I want the ribbon to be the focus of these cards.

I was working with my ribbon and I wondered what defines ribbon.  I view ribbon as those lovely strips of fabric that come off spools, so I googled the definition and pasted it below in case you too are curious.  
  1. rib·bon
    1. 1.
      a long, narrow strip of fabric, used especially for tying something or for decoration.
      "the tiny pink ribbons in her hair"
      "a hat decorated with red and white ribbons"
    2. 2.
      a long, narrow strip of something.
      "slice the peppers into ribbons lengthwise"
    1. 1.
      extend or move in a long narrow strip like a ribbon.
      "miles of concrete ribboned behind the bus"

Thank You for viewing our hop if your interested in joining in on the fun by using up some of your #CTMH stash email me.  I'd love for you to leave a comment then hop to Michelle's blog to see her ribbon art that she created with her stash. 

Create from the Heart,

Monday, February 15, 2016

Technique Blog Hop - Kissing is for Stamping

Welcome to the Independent Consultant Technique Blog Hop!  You've arrived here from Cat's blog, but if you just found me follow the links and you'll see some fabulously fun artwork.   

Our featured technique this month is Kissing is for Stamping.  The artwork created by participating consultants will show you what you can  create by using this technique in your art creations.   This technique works for card makers, memory making, & mixed media.   

I added depth to this card by embossing the patterned paper. I used the matching Thin Cut dies that match the one stamp set.  I do hope that I did the technique correctly, if not I hope that you like my card.

Items Used:
My Acrylix stamp sets:  Ink Blot D1660. & Springtime Wishes C1641
Thin Cuts:  Springtime Wishes Z3201
Exclusive Cardstock:  Sorbet & White Daisy
Exclusive Ink: Black,  Honey, Pear,  Poppy, Saffron, Sorbet, & Topiary 
Other:  Gold Metallic Thread & Gold Dots.

Thank You for viewing the hop & if you'd like to ask me any questions email me.   I'd love for you to leave a comment then hop on to Darlys blog.

Create from the Heart,

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Share the Love - Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Independent Consultant SOTM* Blog Hop.   We want to inspire you in your artwork.   This is a spotlight blog hop featuring February's constant Campaign Share the Love (CC1060).
This set helps the Operation Smile a Charity that helps children around the world.  When you purchase this set $7.00 goes to Operation Smile.  
If you'd like to learn more about Operation Smile visit there website for more information. 

I'm Priscilla please enjoy our hop.  If you arrived here from Michele's blog you're right on track.   If you what to see the complete list of participating consultants visit Melinda's blog.

Isn't this set cute?  Perfect for cards & memory keeping.  

I like to finish the inside of my cards you can see a peek of the cute camera I put inside.  I did some fussy cutting to create a layered/decoupaged image of the typewriter.   

I used this months featured paper pack Charlotte with it's soft vibe it's a versatile set, which can be used for any occasion.  My list of products is below.

The products used:

Exclusive Ink:  Black
Exclusive Cardstock;  Slate, Sorbet, & White Daisy
Embellishments:  Gold Foil Tape, & Gold Sequins
My Reflections:  Charlotte Paper Pack
Tools;  CTMH Heart Embossing Folder & Foam Tape
Other  Metallic Gold Thread & Scotch ATG tape.

Thank You for visiting my blog today.  I'd love for you to leave a comment then hop on to Donna's blog.

Create from the Heart,

*SOTM = Stamp of the Mont
**CTMH = Close to My Heart

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ballon Animals Stamp Set

Welcome to the Independent Consultant Stamp of the Month (SOTM*) Blog Hop!
Our featured stamp set is Balloon Animals only available for purchase during the month of February.      I've seen several balloon animal stamp sets, so this set is right on trend.   This set is available for purchase for 17.95 or 5.00 with a purchase of 50.00 or more.

{Image is from the Artistry Cricut Collection}

I'm Priscilla I'm happy you are viewing our blog hop.  The artwork created by participating consultants will give you many ideas on how to take this stamp set &  use it as a jumping off point for your creations.  The hop is a circle you've arrived here from Michelle L.'s blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning or want to see the list of all the participants visit Melinda's blog. 

I'm using the Penelope paper pack it has an Easter vibe. :^)    I like the bright hues & this set  it is definitely Spring.   I made a card for the hop.

 I try to finish the inside of my cards.  This card is good for a Birthday or to celebrate an accomplishment.  
 Trouble decided to do some memory keeping today.
 She's looking for something that will pull this layout together. 

The layout I'm working on for this years Easter pictures, but I might flip those duckies & make it for a birthday.  

I've seen balloon animal stamp sets by various companies this year & that means this set is on trend and works well with a variety of paper.
I'll post a picture of the finished layout tomorrow. 

The supplies I'm using are:

My Acrylix Stamp set:  S1602 Balloon Animals
My Reflections Paper Pack:  Penelope
Exclusive Cardstock:  Crystal Blue,  Thistle, & White Daisy
Exclusive Inks:  Crystal Blue, Honey, Pear, Pixie, Thistle, White Daisy {pigment ink}
Embellishments:  Twine in Glacier, Pixie, & Thistle. White & Gold Ribbon, White Stars

Thank You for viewing our hop if you would like more information about CTMH** email me.  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment then hop to Michelle B.'s blog to see her artwork. 

Create from the Heart,

*SOTM = Stamp of the Month
**CTMH = Close to My Heart
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