Archive for January, 2009


Love n lollipops

Love 'n lollipops

I received my first kit this month and boy was I happy with Love ‘n lollipops! It’s a kit that fits right in with my pictures of London.

So I picked a picture that says for me: “This is London” and made this layout.



The journaling:

Typically London.  The red telephone boxes.

I didn’t see anyone use them, but only for tourists making pictures.



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Patchwork Quilt

Good morning!

I had the good fortune this month to work with the Patchwork Quilt ribbon kit. I must say at first I was a little worried, these are not my colors, but once I got a hold of it the ideas just flowed. It matches so much and it’s a nice way to get out of the January blahs.


Here is some of what I created.

This first project is a card gift set I created using a Maya Road tin that came with my sheers. These fit standard cards so I did a set of four to go with them. I used Fancy Pants Arctic Chill paper.


And a close up of the tin


For my next project I used Basic Grey Urban Prairie. This ribbon kit matches it perfectly. I decided to alter a tin to hold some ribbon for in my scrap room


And finally I did a couple of layouts

This one is using Sassafras Lass, Life at the pole papers


And We Are Memory Keepers Nonsense


A very lovely kit!

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Today we are going to make our ribbon look like patterned paper. I am using 1.5″ grosgrain ribbon and 8.5″x11″ cardstock. The idea is not to use any patterned paper!

First: The easiest way to do this is to have an even number to divide by, so cut your cardstock down to 8″ {to make it an even 8.5″, just add the scalloped frame}. Now, measure across your cardstock every 2″. I am using 4 colors, if you are using more or less, than adjust accordingly.


Second: The ribbon is 1.5″ thick and we are doing two rows so measure 3″ up from the bottom of the cardstock. Now make a grid.


Third: Cut your ribbon strips in 2″ pieces and arrange according to the pattern you like.


Fourth: Adhere. I followed the grid with my ATG gun just inside the lines. We are sewing at the end so allow for some stitching.


Fifth: Trim any fraying that may take place and now we are ready to stitch. Add photos and embellish and you are done! You have ribbon that looks like pattern paper!


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January ZZ Kit – Love Notes


January AF Love ‘n Lollipops


January ZZ Patchwork Quilt


January SnS Cocoa Cream

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This kit is beautiful, and works not just for Christmas projects but for anything! You can get it right here.

Here are a couple of pages I did with it.

Summertime Joy

For this layout I tied ribbon through the buttons and added a rubon to the ribbon strip at the bottom of the page.


MiMi & Bri

Here I added a strip of ribbon to the page, then layered it with the Chatterbox felt sticker.



I just love this Pink Paislee transparency! I added some Fancy Pants chipbaord and this layout was quick and easy!



The 2 cards on the left are using the Pink Paislee Tinsel Town collection which is just so pretty! The postcard sheet is perfect for cards. And I love nontraditional Christmas colours.

For the Merry Christmas card on the right I tried a few new things… I used a plastic slide mount, covered it in microbeads and Utee and heat embossed it, as well as inking up the metal charm.

And for the Thank You card I used up some very old Upsy Daisy from my stash paired with some Kaiser pearls.


Christmas House

I altered this little chipboard house using the Art Freckles December Vintage Christmas kit. The lace made perfect gingerbread trim!


Another view:


Happy Holidays Wall Hanging

I received a Sassafras Lass desktop diorama to cut out and make in a magazine and they had a challenge going to turn it into something else…so this is what I made. I used an old Junkitz board, the Life at the Pole line, some Stickles and gems and the beautiful lace from the kit.



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