Monday, September 30, 2013

My Halloween Blog Hop Give Away Winners!!

My Halloween Blog Hop Give Away Winners!!
First I want to thank everyone for playing along in the blog hop!!
I decided to write everyone's name down once on strips of paper, and I drew three winners!!

Here are my three winners!

A Vintage Fairy (Kim)


Jane Wetzel

I decided to make things easier..and just let the three of my winners pick which collage sheet they wanted from my blog post.

So the choices are these 

 Or #3

So my three winners need to contact me and let me know which sheet they  would like!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Vintage Witch Halloween Tags

Please visit my post for the
** Operation Write Home Blog Skip**
Please visit my Halloween Giveaway post
*** Halloween Blog Hop***

Hello Friends!
I have created some super cute vintage Halloween Witch tags.
They say "Spooky"..."Trick or Treat" and "The Witch is in."
You can find the collage sheet in my Etsy here.
If you would like a chance at winning this collage sheet, then hop on over to the
and leave a comment!
Here are my tags!

All the details are on my RRR blog  post!
One more.
I also did a little bag.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Skip!!

Hello Friends!!
I am happy to announce that I am participating in my first
If you happened upon my post first, then 
You will want to start at the link below

The Operation Write Home Organization is always a Season ahead, to allow for shipping time.
So I decided to do a few Christmas Cards.

The cards also need to meet the OWH guidelines.
The basics are:
No glitter (safety issue)
No Very Lumpy embellishments
Needs to be A2 size
They need to be easily mail-able with standard postage
(just visit the guidelines page)

Here are my cards below.
A Very Merry Christmas
I used Gecko Galz Christmas Images that will be out on October 1st, so you are getting a sneak preview!
I also used my Perfect Layers Ruler to create all my yummy layers!!  You will notice that I used the 1/8 ruler for three sides of my light blue cardstock layer, then used the 3/8 ruler for the left side, that is what I tied my cream ribbon around :0).
The buttons, red polka dot and sheer two tone stripe ribbon are from 
Really Reasonable Ribbon.
You will notice that there is not any glitter :0)  I have kept my embellishments to flat!  My card still has that "Lot of work" look, because of all the fabby layers!
Merry Christmas Card
This time I used another Gecko Galz image, and newsprint candies, red twine, red polka dot ribbon and Juliet Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This one I used some Tombow pop dots (a lot so everything stays together).  
I used Designer Dries Clear glue from Art Glitter as well as the Red Sticky tape (but no glitter) to hold all my embellishments on!  That glue and tape are the best!  Again, lots of lovely layers thanks to my
Perfect Layers Ruler!!
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Joyous Christmas
I used one digital paper (soft blue stripe) and one more Gecko Galz image for my focal piece.  The base of my cards are all made with Stampin Up card stock. 
The buttons, red twine, Juliet lace and cream seam binding are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I am so excited to be taking part in this skip, and am happy to be creating cards for such a wonderful cause!  
So if you would like to create some cards for Operation Write Home, please check out the guidelines.  
They have some wonderful sketches to help get you going!
 OWH Sketches

Next you need to skip on over to 
Roxie's Blog
and see her wonderful cards!
Thank you for visiting today!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Vintage Autumn Halloween Card and Tag

Hello Friends!!
Happy Friday!!
It is my turn to post at Art Glitter and this month we are featuring "Dream Weaver" Goodies!!

I used a Gorgeous Combination of Art Glitters and the
Dreamweaver Goodies
Please hop on over to the Art Glitter blog to see my Tutorial and leave a little love.
I know the post is up...:0)  LOL


Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Shabby Chic Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Friends!!
Happy Sunday!!
This is my second post for the day
Don't miss out on my 
(which I posted earlier)
You will notice that I created a new Halloween Blog

It is the 15th. of Sept and time for a new 
Challenge at
Shabby Chic & Ribbon
(my fav)
Here is my Sweet little 
Vintage Kitty Banner Piece
Pin It!
Of course I used my 
Vintage Kitties & Doggies Digital Collage Sheet
Don't Forget that you could have a chance to win
$50 Gecko Galz images if you participate in the
(thank you Leanne for being soooo Generous!!)

How about some close ups...and deets on my Sweet little banner piece??
Look at this GORGEOUS Pale Pink Rose from
Really Reasonable Ribbon
That is right...if you didn't already know...Bonnie is carrying some Wild Orchid Flowers in her shop now!!
How sweet is that???
(you may want to order quickly..because I plan on ordering
I also used some other fabulous goodies from 
RRR.  I have the pink crystal beads, pink crochet lace, pink diagonal ribbon, Raspberry baker's twine, Pink Salmon Seam bindingJuliet crochet lace and last but not least....newsprint candies!  I also used the Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and 
Ultra fine Metal Tip to add dots of glue to my border..then added some lovely #160 Rose Gold Glitter!!
Close up of the bottom.
I finished off my little banner with a Latte Button with Baker's twine bow and a "LOVE" sentiment box from my
Birds and Flowers Collage sheet
Some other Fabulous News...
I am being featured in the Last Edition of
Paper and Pixels Magazine.
You can get it 
It is only $1.50 and there is some great GREAT stuff in it..including freebie images!  It is worth it...GREAT tutorials too!
I did one...and there are some of doing digi stuff with
Photoshop (which you know I got Photoshop....but still use

I hope you enjoy both my posts today!!
Please feel free to share my
"Halloween Giveaway Button" 
(upper left column)
on your blog.
You can see my new Youtube Video on how to
add this button, or create a "Grab my Badge" button of your own

I can't wait to see your Shabby Chic Creation!!
Don't forget to 

I will be sharing with 
Make it Monday
Brag Monday at the Graphic fairy
(thank you Karen)

Thank you for visiting!!

The Halloween Blog Hop & Give Away Begins!!

Hello friends!!
I am super excited to be participating in 
(you can start at the link below)

Let's Start thinking Halloween :0)
This adorable Halloween Ornie was created using one of my Collage sheets!
The Hop starts today and ends
September 29th.
On September 30th, Each Participant will announce the winner of their 
Give Away.

Please check the Give Away Rules
at each blog stop.

For my Giveaway I have created a 
SpOoKtaCkulAr BaTs BanNer!
Digital Collage Sheet.

My Give Away
**Please Share my Giveaway**
by grabbing my
"Halloween Giveaway button"
that I have in my upper left column.
(Don't know how to add a button like this to your blog??  Or 
want to create your own "Grab my button"  watch my new
tutorial on Youtube here)

One lucky winner will get 
The Halloween Bats Banner College Sheet Set below!

Another lucky winner will get My
Vintage Witch and Bat Ornament
Collage Sheet Below.  
(this is the one I used for the finished piece above)
Finally one lucky winner will get my 
 Vintage Halloween Post Cards and Tags
Digital Collage sheet below.
My Give Away Rules
Just leave a comment below in the comments section.....
and if if you would like to follow me
that would be great!
My winners will be chosen by Random Draw, so only one comment per person please.

Incentive to Follow by email .....
If you would like this
Halloween Tag Collage Sheet below
for free...just follow me by email.
(I will email the sheet to you, if you are already a follower by email,  let me know in your comment below....and send me an email at

I hope you enjoy the 
Thank you for visiting!
The links you see here are the other Bloggers participating in the hop.  To enter my giveaways, please leave your comment in the regular comment section.

I will be sharing with 
Make it Monday
Brag Monday at the Graphic fairy
(thank you Karen)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vintage Shabby Rose Banner Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Friends!!

Before I get started I want to share TWO Challenges where you have the opportunity to win some goodies.
(Kind of a twofer if you work quick)

Gecko Galz  is hosting a challenge where anyone who used one of my digital collage sheets in their project has the chance to win
$50 Gecko Galz Shopping spree.

Sugar Creek Hollow's Challenge this week is to create a 
card/tag or altered piece in a vintage or shabby chic style having 
ROSES as your main theme.  I am if you win you get to choose 3 collage sheets from my Etsy.
You only have till Fri Sept 20th to link up
Today I would like to share with you a Wonderful Shabby Chic Vintage Roses "Love" Banner that I created using a couple Digital Collage sheets that I designed.
See this on YOUTUBE here
(Thank you Karen the Graphics Fairy for images to play with)
Pin It!

It is my turn to pos at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog today, so I will be sharing my tutorial there as well.
Step One
Print out your collage sheets then cut them out.
Step 2
I inked the edges of all the pieces with Ranger's Vintage photo Distress inks.
Step 3
I used my Crop-O-Dile to punch holes in the top of the banner.  I am kind of this is how I go about that.  I put all 4 pieces aligned on top of each other, decided where I wanted one of the holes, and punched through all four sheets.  Then I flipped one of the sheets over, used the hole as a reference as to where to punch the other side, and punch through the three sheets.  I just turned that one sheet back over and lined it up with the others and did the last punch.
Step 4
Next I placed foam tabs on my focal banner pieces.  Please view photo below for placement.
Step 5
Flip the focal pieces over, remove backing of pads and center them onto the banner pieces.  
They look so yummy already!
Here are some of the goodies from
Really Reasonable Ribbon 
that I will be using.
Step 6
Next I placed a piece of Scor Tape across the top of each little banner, and clipped any that was hanging over.  Then I added the Pink Crochet lace and Chloe Crochet (from this month's Really Reasonable Ribbon Assortment).  Please refer to photo for placement.
Step 7
Next I added the Baker's twine in Aqua and Raspberry to my banner pieces.  I simply wrapped it around twice and tied it in the back.  I then trimmed the pieces in back.
Step 8
I added foam tabs to the back of the little banner (refer to photo for placement) and then adhered it to the larger banner piece.
They are look soooo shabby and lovely!
Step 9
Ultra fine Metal Tip to put some glue on the backs of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Moss leaves.  The leaves at the top of the banners are in sets of "3 leaves" then I cut out 8 individual leaves, and attached two leaves at the bottom point of each banner.
Next I removed the stem from 12 of the Pink 15mm Roses, and glued them to my banner pieces.  Please refer to photo for placement.
Step 10
Again I used the Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and the
Ultra fine Metal Tip to apply dots of glue to my focal piece.
Step 11
I added the #160 Rose Gold  glitter to the dots on the focal piece.
I added more dots of glue on exposed areas of the larger banner pieces.
Step 12
I added #193 Martha's Yard glitter to the aqua banners.  
Step 13
I used #267 Cheeky Pink glitter on the brown banner pieces.
Step 14
Next I outlined each letter and filled them in with glue.
Step 15
I used #196 Lion's Mane  to cover my "LOVE" letters.  I strung my banners onto a piece of Mint Jute.  It is easier to do this after you applied all your glitters.
Here are the finished pieces below.
L Banner
O Banner
V Banner
E Banner
A couple close ups
I tied a few pieces of Madison crochet lace, cream seam binding and pink diagonal ribbon between my banner pieces.  Unfortunately for me I was out of my Pink Salmon and Bay Leaf seam bindings, so I will order some and add them to my banner.
Another close up
One last look at all the banners together.
Here is a look at the focal image collage sheets.
You can instantly download this set when you purchase it in my Etsy
pg 1
pg 2
pg 3

The banner pieces will be available soon, and I will be doing numbers as well.

Thank you for visiting me today!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

I will be sharing my post with 

I will be playing along in these challenges
My favorite flower is the rose!  I love the vintage feel to them, all the lovely colors and fragrances!
I love to paint Roses on collect fabric with roses on