Hello friends and happy Thanksgiving Eve day! If you are traveling today (or anytime this week) I wish you safe travels and hope that each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. Today I am sharing some simple table placards on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog that were made using the Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath stamp set and coordinating dies. Truth be told, Pretty Pink Posh also has an autumn wreath stamp set that would have worked for these placards too, but since I didn't buy that one, I was able to turn the winter wreath into more of a fall theme simply by using more traditional fall colors. I also didn't know the names of everyone who will be attending Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt's house, so instead of personalizing the placards, I used various sentiments instead.
These placards are 3 1/2" square. I simply folded a sheet of 3 1/2" x 7" paper in half to form the note card. The base of each card is made from a kraft cardstock. I stamped the Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wreath in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock and die cut it using the coordinating Winter Wreath die. I colored each wreath in with Copic alcohol ink markers. I cut a 4" x 1" strip of Lawn Fawn Gold Rush cardstock and adhered it to the notecard behind the wreath. I adhered the wreath to the center of the placard using foam adhesive. I tied a bow in Curry ribbon and adhered it to the top of the wreath using glue dots. I stamped various sentiments in Cajun ink on Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I notched the right end of the sentiment strip before adhering it to the center of the wreaths. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and leaves on the wreath for added sparkle.
Here is the Winter Wreath stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh (available through Butterfly Reflections, Ink):
May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home;
May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam;
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures;
May all life's passing seasons, bring the best to you and yours.
Hello friends! It's no secret that I joined the RG Avenue Design Team in October, but today is my actual debut on the RG Avenue social media accounts. Each new DT member was given a specific day to be featured and today is my time to shine! I have thoroughly been enjoying my time over the last month on the RG Avenue team. RG himself has been very welcoming, supportive and so unbelievably generous with his products! Seriously, you should have seen the TWO large DT boxes I received last month - to include ink (Sugar Cubes), cardstock, stamps and more! Kerry, the DT Coordinator is very organized (love that!) and my fellow teammates are equally as creative and complementary. I feel very fortunate to be afforded this opportunity.
Today I have created a picture frame using the Safari Boho stamp set. I chose this stamp set because it reflects my love of animals and of the color blue. This is an 11" x 13" gold frame with an 8 1/2" x 11" mat that I found at my local Wal-Mart store for $12.
I cut a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of kraft lattice paper to mount in the picture frame opening. Using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border dies, I cut the grass from Tangy Apple cardstock. I die cut the letters "W-I-L-D" from Rich Blueberry cardstock using large letter framelit dies. Since the Boho Safari stamp set is a digital image, I printed the image onto Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and cut the images out using my Scan & Cut 2. I colored each image using Copic Alcohol Ink markers and added highlights to each image using a Uniball White Gel pen. I adhered the images to the kraft paper before inserting the entire image into the frame.
Here is the Safari Boho stamp set I used to create today's framed image:
I would like to send a big thank you to RG, Gabby and the entire RG Avenue team in Arizona, as well as the DT coordinator, Kerry Urbatch, for selecting me to be a part of this creative family.
I also thank each of YOU for following along on my creative journey and for taking the time out of your day to visit my website or other social media accounts.
Your kind comments, feedback, support and encouragement keep me creating!
Many, many thanks today and always,
Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and hopefully took some time on Saturday to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. Today I'm happy to announce that I have been invited to join the 2019-2020 RG Avenue Design Team! I'm honored and grateful that I was selected to represent this family owned and operated company, based out of Phoenix, Arizona. I have always admired the more "artistic" look I have seen their designers create, though if I'm being honest, mixed media still scares me just a little! Okay, a LOT. But, I look forward to stepping out of my comfort zone to "make amazing happen!" Thank you for following along on my creative journey.
Today I am sharing the first project I created for RG Avenue. While I cannot take credit for the original idea of putting stamped images inside a ceramic pumpkin, I did put the RG twist on it!
I purchased this ceramic pumpkin at my local Michaels' craft store. Using a 40% off coupon, I only paid $6.
I also found some shredded black paper in the $1 section and bought two of these to fill the base of the pumpkin. I printed the digital stamp set and began coloring. Two hours later, when I was finished with my coloring I had to figure a way to add the stamped images into the pumpkin to create a scene. . .
Initially I tried adhering mini clothespins to the backs of the images in order to get them to stand up inside the pumpkin, but this didn't work out so well.
Plan B was to use tented acrylic sheets and adhere the images to the top of the tent fold. This idea worked better, though I'm still not fully satisfied. It worked good enough to take the pictures and to sit on my display table. Essentially, as long as no one touches it (or breathes on it!) it's all good. But, if you have any suggestions for a more permanent solution, I'm open to your ideas.
Here is the Halloween Treat stamp set by RG Avenue that I used to create this project. It is available as both an actual clear stamp set and in digital format:
I hope today's project will inspire YOU to create something similar! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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