Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 3 of Holiday Creating with Ribbon!! =) Plus a GIVEAWAY =)

Today I want to share a really cute Ornament idea!!
I found this cute Snowglobe stamp and I just had to have it!! I LOVE them and as a kid I always felt the magic that they held, so I wanted to create one filled with my FAVORITE winter icon SNOWMEN!! I LOVE them in all shapes and sizes and the stamp set by Lawn Fawn was a MUST have for this reason!! I had SO much fun creating with it!!
Here is a photo of the finished ornaments
I have used the Making Frosty Friends Stamp set by Lawn Fawn, SEI paper, May Arts RIbbon, Clearscraps Acrylic 12x12 sheet, Tattered Angels Glimmer mist and Antique Linen Distress Stain.
Here is a video showing how to make these AWESOME little Ornaments.
THANKS for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a message for your chance to win a
Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch~GARDEN RAIL you can find it here:

                                                 COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 2 of Holiday Creating with Ribbon!! =) Plus a GIVEAWAY!! =)

Today we are going to create some really fun gift bags!!
You could use these for SO MANY things!! Presents, treats and anything inbetween!!
Here are the photos for our projects today!!  =)

So after I got going I just KEPT going!! =)  I was having SO much fun and the ideas just kept coming so I just went with it!! =) Sorry for the three different videos but I just could help myself!! =)
Here are the videos!!

So wasn't that fun!!??  =)
Here are all of the products that I have used for these projects!!
May Arts RIbbon #Red and Green Grosgrain Diagonal Stripes ribbon 336-38-14 , Lace 390-58-09, Browm Grosgrain Dots DD33, burlape twine SM09, Paper Trey Ink Stamps Love Lives Here Holiday, In the Meadow, Memory Box Dies: Christmas Flowering Tree, and Deer trio, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:wheatfields, Purto Rico, Chalk Chalkboard Mist, Flower Soft gold and Christmas green, Sparkly Fluff: Chocolate brown and White, Melissa Frances Vintage Glitter in Silver.
Here are a few up close photos!!

I hope I taught you some fun ideas on  how to use Flower Soft, or Sparkly Fluff and that if you haven't tried this FUN product that you'll try it out some time!!
Today I am going to give away the Sizzix Tim Holtz Die Movers and Shapers 1/4' 3 Hole Punch die!!
You can find it here:
 THANKS for watching please leave your comment to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
                                                   COUNTRY HUGS -N- KISSES
                                                            LARISSA  =)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 1 of the 10 Days of Holiday Creating with Ribbon Plus a GIVEAWAY!! =)

Hello and THANKS for joining me for some fun Holiday Creating with Ribbon!!
Each day for the next 10 Days I will be sharing some fun Holiday Craft ideas and I will be giving away a prize each day!! In order for you to be eligible to win all you have to do is leave a comment on my you tube channel for each video and then for an added bonus chance to win visit my blog become a follower and leave a comment and you will be entered twice to win each prize for the comment that you leave~~EASY HU!! =)
Today I made some fun tags and a card sharing a really fun Embossing Technique using Gelatos and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist!! Here are the photos of those projects!!

 Also here is the video showing you how to achieve this look!!
For this project you will need: Embossing Folders of you choice, Gelatos of your choice, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist of your choice (I used Piece of Heart and Puorto Rico), Distress Stain in Picket Fence, Paint Dauber in Pearl, Distress Stickles in Rock Candy, Vintage Glass Glitter, Maya Road Wooden Snowflakes, Prima Pearls and Gems, and May Arts Ribbon of your choice.

The first step is to take the embossing folder of your choice and the gelatos of your choice (I would recommend using more than on color for added interest) I used the Tim Holtz Snowman/Snow Flurries Embossing folders and then the Light Blue, Dark Blue and white Gelatos!!
Next I colored on the desired side of my Embossing folder (raised side for and indented look, indented side for a raised look.) I colored on the indented side for a raised look on the snowman die and the raised side for an indented look on the snowflakes. Either way the look is really AWESOME!! =)

Next I took the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist of choice (Piece of Heart and Puorto Rico) and sprayed inside the indented part of the folder on top of the gelatos that you have added to the folder.
Place your paper on top and sandwich the folder together and run it through your embossing machine.

Then cut out the snowman leaving a slight border around the edge.

Added some ink to the edges of the snowman for some added color and dimension.

Next take your tag and add Pearl Paint using the dauber to pounce leaving a texture that looks like snow. I added two layers and didn't worry about covering ever inch of the tag. This just adds even more life to the tag.
Once dry I added Distress Stickles in Rock Candy and let that dry.

I then distressed the edges of the tag and then added some of the gelatos to the edge of the tag to add some more color to define the tag edge/shape.

I then added the snowman and cut the May Arts ribbon #BS35 to size and sprayed it with glimmer mist to match the snowman color.  Then I cut two strips of May Arts Burlap twine and tied a double bow to add to the top of the ribbon and then placed a Prim gem in the center of the bow. I then added a Maya Road wood snowflake to the bottom of the snowman and placed a matching gem in the center of the snowflake and attached the snowman to the tag. 

For the other tag everything is the same except I used Distress Stain in Picket Pence to color the tag!! I did this by covering the entire tag and drying and then recover and dry. Depending on the darkness of the color that you want you may have to do this up to 4 times.  Then I added distress stickles and before it could dry I covered it with Vintage Glass Glitter pressed it down into the stickles really well and then let it dry!! Then you are ready to distress the edges of your tag and add the gelatos to the edge. Place the snowman and add your ribbon.  I used May Arts Ribbon #336-38-34 and Sk10. I sprayed them both with glimmer mist to help them match the tag alittle better.
Then add the wooden snowflake and your ready to add to any package or card!!

For the Card:
I followed the same technique with the embossing folder only I colored on the raised portion instead of the recessed side of the folder. I then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and ran it through my sizzix machine. I dried it and the cut to fit the front of my card!! I used a sizzix die to cut out the word wish and added distress stickles in Rock Candy and let dry. I then added May Arts Silk ribbon #SK10 and made a bow for the wooden snowflake to sit in the center of.  I added a prima gem to the center and my card was finished!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!!
Please leave a message for your chance to win!! Also, in order for the second chance to win you must be a folower of my blog!! =)
Todays Prize is a set of Embossing folders from Tim Holtz Sizzix Rays and Retro Circles.
*Tim Holtz Sizzix RAYS & RETRO CIRCLES Texture Fades Embossing Folders
They can be found here:

See you tommorw and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

                                                             COUNTRY HUGS
                                                              LARISSA =)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp 2011 =)

Here is the card that I made for the FINAL class gallery entry!!
I used TIm Holtz Stamps and flower soft!! I used Distress Inks in several colors to make the sunset behind the winter scene!!
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Operation Write Home - Veteran's Day Blog Hop

Today we are Clebrating the Vetran's who have kept us safe!!
May Arts Ribbon is proud to support our nation’s deployed heroes through Operation Write Home®! This organization has sent over one million cards overseas so our service members can keep in touch with their loved ones while they’re away. And our blog is participating in Veteran's Day 2011 Blog hop this weekend! I hope you enjoy all the projects we’re sharing on our blog – and take some time to check out OWH’s blogs and all the others participating, starting at the top of the hop, You’ll be inspired
Here is the Video that I made for todays Blog Hop!! THANKS for watching!!

Here are the Pictures of my Final Cards and the supplies that I used for them!!
Ribbon: May Arts Ribbon~Silk Sk09, Burlap SM01, Satin Flower cutouts EX09.
Cardstock~Coredinations Tim Holtz Kraft core, Pink Paislee, Tools
Martha Stewart Punch all over the page punch.

Ribbon: May Arts Ribbon~Yellow Mesh TH27, Burlap SM01, Satin Flower Cutouts EX09.
Cardstock~Coredinations Tim Holtz Kraft core, Pink Paislee, Tools
Martha Stewart Punch all over the page punch, We R memory Keepers Sew Ribbon Tool.

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Plus they have a Special cupon for the weekend and $1.95 SHIPPING so go check it out!! =)
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)