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My but it seems like a long time since I’ve posted here!! Where does the time go?!!!  Here are my copic cards for the month of February!! 

Just a reminder that there are 12 new copic colors being released soon and Rhea has the preorder up in the store!!!  Go sign up now and be the first to receive these fabulous NEW colors!!!  Check out the other preorders when you’re there – there’s tons of new stuff on the way!!  Thanks for stopping by –  and stay tuned…..I will have a little copic challenge for you later in the month!!

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Head on over the the clearance section of the shop for a TON of great deals.  Stamps, paper, flowers, and the  list goes on.  You know you’ll find something you need!  😉

 

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Just click on this image to take you to the store so you can get your kit before they are all gone.

This kit with the beautiful browns and cream colours came at the perfect time for me.
All of the pages that I will be showing you are 8×8 layouts for my Mother’s album for her 80th birthday.


A photo from my parents 50th anniversary. The sheer ribbon added that touch of elegance.


On this page I  machine stitched the ribbon to the layout to hang my banner from.


The Websters paper was perfect to create a page about my Mom being a baker. I used the cute pompom trim here.


I used some old Making Memories paper that went perfectly with the brown trim and ribbon.


On this page with a photo of my Mom as a baby adding the sheer cream ribbons gave it that delicate feel.


I love this picture of my mother from last Mother’s Day! The heart on this page is created from the kit ribbons.


My last project is an altered pillowbox that showcases the lush velvet ribbon.

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I had fun with this kit! Super versatile! I did get a little obsessed with pinwheels this month, though.  Click on image above to purchase.

Loved playing with Echo Park Summer papers here!

Monochromatic cream layout with vintage doily.

My current planner, made with my bind-it-all!

Oct Afternoon thrift shop papers and more pinwheels!

And this one is various paper scraps from my desk. 🙂

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The September kit is now available in the store! Full of versatile creams and browns in so many different styles of ribbon. Velvet, organza, grosgrain, polka dots, and pompoms!  Just click on the image above to purchase.

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The SnS August kit is so well named…..” Summer Adventures”. The ribbons just cry out to be used with your summer photos but it doesn’t stop there because they are so versatile.

I’d like to share my layouts with you now.
First Dip

I used a technique of making Serendipity squares on this LO which is my challenge for you this month so please go check that out in the forum.
I tied ribbon around the squares and used strips of ribbon and attached them with some brads.

Cute

I used the cute little yellow ric rac ribbon as the string to make my banner on this page about my cute grandnephew Evan.

Catch A Wave

On this page I wanted to bring the focus to the right side of the page to balance the big wave on the left. To do this I used the aqua ric rac ribbon as a vertical line between the papers.
I used the yellow ric rac to underline my journaling.

Play All Day

For this page I wanted to bring the eye down from the title and photos
to the journaling and flower embellishments.
I ran a strip of ribbon horizontally across the page and “cinched” it in periodically with some brads.
Having fun in the pool tires little boys out!

Dude

I used some of the sheer yellow ribbon to make a bow and tie on my “Memories” charm.

2 In The Bed…

A favourite thing of mine to do with ribbon is ruffle it. It gives your page so much added dimension.
The polka dot ribbon went perfectly with my patterned paper!

Fun In The Sun

I love how the ribbon bow gave my octupus some added fun and whimsy!

Joy @ 55

Yes that’s me and I’m 55! Ack!!
I used the polka dot ribbon to make leaves for my handmade flowers. Just loop the ribbon and adhere underneath the flower.

I hope you enjoyed my projects this month. The ribbons are so amazing!
You can find all supplies used and closeups of my pages in the gallery.

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I love teals and browns so this kit was right up my alley!




Tired Mommy
Supplies:
SnS July Sandbox Play ribbon kit
Crate Paper
PinkPaislee alphas
Prima Pearls

Techniques:
I made a twisted ribbon flower on this page. If you don’t know how to make one just ask and I can show you how.



At The Park
Supplies:
SnS July ribbon kit
Ranger Ink
DMC embroidery floss
Uniball Signo pen
Sakura Gellyroll pen
Everything else is ColorBok

Technique:
I used some handstitching for the butterfly trail. One of my favourite things to do!




White Garden
Supplies:
Sns July ribbon kit
CM pp
Magistical Memories chipboard
K&Co. flower
AC Thickers
Smooch
Fiskars Punch
Ritzy Ditsy Glitz
Maya Road journal spot

Technique:
Don’t be afraid to pull your ribbons and trims apart like I did with my pom pom trim so I could use it to make the body of my butterfly.




Smile
Supplies:
SnS July ribbon kit
Cosmo Cricket pp
Luxe rubon
Oct. Afternoon stickers
Uniball Signo pen

Techniques:
I like to pleat my ribbon for added dimension and I made faux stitching lines with my Uniball Signo pen.

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This fun kit really inspired me to do some fun beach pages.  I love these beautiful cool colors!  Just click on the image above to purchase this kit.

Sweet Sweet Summertime

Supplies: Pink Paislee papers and border sticker and glitter brads, MM alpha stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, SNS ribbon and trim from the July kit, Prima flower, paints, unknown menu card and cardstock.

Techniques: the bright yellow cardstock is washed with ivory and white paint to give a softer color and texture, paper edges are distressed with scissors blades, cut out popsicles from paper and popped on 3D foam for an embellishment.

Place of Peace

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket and various paper scraps, MM and Pink Paislee and 7Gyspies stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, AC rubons, Kaiser Craft flowers, various buttons, ribbons and trim from July kit, handmade organza ruffle

Techniques: I cut and then gathered and hand sewed a ruffle from a strip of pale blue organza.  I love how it echoes the ocean waves/foam.

Pillow Fight

Supplies: October Afternoon papers, MS border punch, MS label, AC thickers, Ribbon from July Kit and SNS store, Prima flowers, unknown button, mixed AC Thickers

Techniques: I chose to keep this layout very clean and simple since the photos are so manic.  🙂

The Mantsch Clan

Supplies: Crate and Pink Paislee papers, Prima and various other flowers, Various buttons, Pink Paislee papers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, American Crafts Thickers, Prima leaves, ribbons from July kit

Techniques: I created grosgrain ribbon springs by wrapping the ribbons around a chopstick and then baking until they held their shape.

Tide Pool Fun

Supplies: Bo Bunny and October Afternoon and Basic Grey papers, American Crafts thickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, Brides flowers, trim from July kit

Techniques: For the little flower centers I used AC vinyl thickers pieces that never get used off of my sheets – the periods.

Travel Journal

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket papers, Paper Studio and Cosmo Cricket alphas, SIS gaffer tape, unknown button, ribbon from July kit

Happy Card

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket papers, American Crafts thickers, ribbon from July Kit

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This June ribbon kit has tons of ribbon in it! What a bargain!
Click on the image above to purchase it.

Mr.& Mrs.

My DD and my SIL just celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary so I felt the need to scrap a wedding photo.
The turquoise ribbon was a great hit of colour against the black and white.

I had fun making ribbon flowers and adding rhinestones to the centers.

June’s One Fine Day Kit
PP: Best Creation Inc.
Punch: Martha Stewart
Rhinestones: Kaiser
AC Thickers

Dude

My grandnephew’s third birthday and Thomas The Train was the theme.
What cute little conductors!

For the border I punched holes with my crop-a-dile and threaded the ribbon through. I put brads in between each “loop” of ribbon. Then I added some pompom trim and machine stitching.

June’s One Fine Day Kit
Cardstock:Bazzill
PP & Rub-ons: Fancy Pants
Unk brads

Say Cheese

Little Evan always gives the camera a “cheesy” grin!

June’s One Fine Day Kit
PP,chipboard and letters all Sassafras Lass
Cardstock: Bazzill
Machine stitching

Oh Canada Eh?

One year my niece dressed her little guys in red and white for Canada Day. So patriotic!

I made loops from the ribbon and formed them into flowers and added buttons to the centers.
I added handstitching to the paper outline for added texture.

June’s One Fine Day Kit
PP, chipboard & buttons: Sassafras Lass
K&Co.: Frame & letter stickers
Film Strip: Tim Holtz
AC Thickers

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To purchase the beautiful May Showers Kit click here.

Carving Melons

Ribbon from May Showers
Bazzill cardstock
BG patterned paper
MS punch
K&Co.embellies and tag
Gelatin stamps

White Garden

Ribbon from May Showers
Autumn Leaves Buttons
Unk pp
AC Thickers
P K Glitz glitter,embossing powder,sticky tape

Gift Card Holder




Ribbon from May Showers Kit
SU punch
K&Co pp
Hero Arts Stamp
P K Glitz embossing powder,glitter

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