Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon is AWESOME!

And Having a Design Team Call!!!
Bonnie just posted today about the new head on over and check it out and see if it is something you might be interested in!    If you love ribbon as much as I do, then you definitely should give it a shot!  Here is the latest project that I posted using the mini jute rope from the store...

And here are of few of the other projects that I have done over my time with the Design team...
LOVE Bonnies ribbons!

The ladies on the team are all FABULOUS and super talented!  

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


How many kisses have you gotten today?  How many kisses do you HOPE to get?
Well, I am hoping for LOTS!  Especially since I am one super duper awesome~tacular Mom (if I do say so myself!)  LOL
My original intent was to post a new bow tutorial, but my 7 year old got ahold of my camera and deleted those pics!  SoOOOOooooOOOoo....that will come soon!  Until thien< I will leave you with a link to my can scroll through and find some bows in there.  :)

Also, I had to come up with something super fast, so I decided what better to do than a super fast valentine idea! ....But first, you get to endure my long winded mini story. HA!

I have had 5 kids in basketball, track, or weight lifting this last 2 months,  been doing taxes, and I sub occasionally at my kids' schools... so I COMPLETELY forgot that today was Valentine's day!   Last night, I was in a LOOOONG line at Walmart trying to buy some last minute treats, and wondering WHAT IN THE WORLD was I thinking going to Walmart the day before Valentine's day! AGH!  As I got to the checkout (with the very minimal purchase, mind you, since theV-day stuff had been picked over quite thoroughly)  I wondered again WHAT WAS I THINKING!  LOL.  When the cashier told me my total,  I literally said out loud (mostly to myself, but everyone heard)  "Twenty Two dollars on Candy?   What crazy person does that???" ...As I handed her cash.  Everyone that was in line behind me laughed at my comment, as they are ALL standing with arms full of candy!  I thought Halloween was bad!

Anyway, so , I got home with my $22 dollars worth of chocolates and other candies, and realized that I hadn't thought about something to put all this crap in!  SOoooOOooo, I go searching through my gift wrapping stash, and I came across 5 blue paper bags that were left over from some party years prior.  Not very Valentine~y.  Oh well, it is what it, I got them out, stuffed them with the candy, and then remembered!  Oh!  I can add hearts!  And Ribbon!  YES!  I am a crafter after all!  LOL.


I pulled out my glue gun, and my FAVORITE ribbon that Bonnie has, white silky crush, and within minutes, I had what appeared to be a  decent Valentine arrangement!  LOL. WHew!  (not that the kids would care)  but I did and that's all that counts!  My 5 minute valentine bags:

I think they turned out pretty decent for no planning at all! 
The big poofy white bow just made it all come together magically!  
This just goes to show how VALUABLE ribbon can be in an emergency situation!  LOL

I hope you enjoyed my little craziness and remember to ALWAYS keep some ribbon on hand! 
Bonnie has LOTS to choose from! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hopping with RRR

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop!  We are so glad you could join us! 
If you are coming to my blog from Vivian's blog, then you are on the right track!  If not, then you might want to start over at the beginning at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and check out all the blogs along the way! 
This month, Bonnie has assembled a beautiful assortment of spring colored ribbons.  This "Easter Egg Mix" is sure to delight everyone!  Check it out! 
It truly does make me think of a basket full of Easter eggs!   
This month, I took a different approach with the ribbon club assortment.  I decided to make a "wreath" for my front door.  But not just any wreath!  
I used a tin platter from the Dollar store and I sprayed it with chalkboard paint.  I can change the message on my front door to whatever I want now! 

I also made my Bow of the month.  Of course I couldn't leave THAT out!!!!  Not only do I look forward to making the bows, but my daughter enjoys them as well.  Hopefully, you all do, too!  Here is what I decided to make this month :
I call it "Winter~time Blues"

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!  I hope you are finding lots of inspiration with us!  Your next stop in our hop is at Ginny's gorgeous blog.    Have a fantastic day! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Photo Mojo

So, I am a little late posting this, but better late than never right!!!
This week, I want you to focus on texting. 
No...not texting with your phones! 
I want you to choose a photo, new or old, and add text to it.
I LOVE adding quotes or sayings to my photos.  
Sometimes, I feel like the true meaning of the photo is conveyed better 
through a little quote added directly to it.

Below are a few of my photos that have had text added to them.

Each photo is unique in itself, but once I added the thought or quote, it helped you the viewer to better understand and get a better feel of what I am trying to convey through my shot. 

My challenge to you is to add text to your own photo this week! 
Come over to Back Porch Memories and join us in the Photo Mojo Challenges, and play along with the others as well! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Leftovers Anyone?

I decided to use up my leftovers from my Main kit from 3 Scrappy Boys and make a couple of super quick note cards.
I am always needing to send a little thank you note to a teacher, friend, coworker...but never have any on hand, so I either use pre-made or just a piece of paper.  I decided that making a few in advance would alleviate my dilemma! So here are a couple that I made using the Pink Paislee Portfolio collection:
I used the tags to make banners and I tossed in a bit of red and white grosgrain ribbon and viola!  Instant gorgeousness!
This was super easy and took less than 10 minutes to make both cards!  PERFECT idea for those scrappy leftovers and great to make to have on hand when you are in a bind! 
Have a great Monday!