First I want to thank our retiring design team members. We will miss them. Cheryl, Linsey and Carolyn will be leaving us at the end of October. They did a fantastic job and gave us tons of great ideas and inspiration. I encourage you all to visit their blogs and become a follower so you can continue to be inspired by their fantastic work.
I also want to thank everyone who applied for our new design team positions. There were so many awesome entries that it was very hard to select just a couple new people. You'll find some familiar faces below and several brand new ones too.
Hi ya peeps, today I am wishing Halloween was over and done with. How many times can you walk pass the stash of candy that is waiting for trick or treaters and not eat anything?
I took out some pink paper and got crafty with my dies and noticed that I have the PERFECT ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to match the paper! This doesn't happen often and I just went with it....
I have used this ribbon a lot when creating my cards, I LOVE it and it comes in a wide variety of colors. It has a little bit of shimmer, a little wrinkled texture and it is pretty easy to work with. A perfect finish to a sweet bird card for a family friend.
This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Linsey has made for us today.
Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon and Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! I hope you were inspired by all the fantastic projects the the design team girls made.
The winner will have 48 hours to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog and sending me your full name and shipping address. Our winner was selected from the comments left on design team member Ginny's blog post for the RRR/HC blog hop:
Hello to all the RRR friends and fans. It's Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks with another fun card and some fabbie Really Reasonable Ribbon! With Christmas fast approaching (forget Halloween and Thanksgiving LOL!), I thought I would give you a couple of simple card ideas.
For this 1st card, I have used RRR's Plaid Ribbon Christmas/Red/Green/Gold. This fun ribbon is really easy to tie. And the picture doesn't do it justice. The Gold is just beautiful running in tiny little threads throughout the ribbon. This is definitely a go to for your Christmas projects.
Everything has a bit of inspiration to it's beginnings and today my project is something that would be really fun to make for your kids or have them help you with. I found a chipboard mailbox in my local hobby store and thought how fun to make up one for Santa to leave special messages in or treats for your kids for the holidays. They could write a special letter to him or maybe even notes, and of course Santa would send something special via the elves to answer back :) How special would that be for a Christmas memory this year?
So to make my box, I used the chipboard mailbox and cut pieces of paper to fit the sides and the front, back and the bottom. I used quick dry liquid adhesive to glue all the pieces on, and then I inked the edges to make it a little more rustic and vintage. The paper I used is from My Minds Eye Christmas collection. I love the colors of it and the tags were nice to use on the side too.
Here is a closeup of the ribbons and gold cording I used to decorate the handle that lets them know that something special is inside when it is up. I used wrinkled ribbon in green and burgundy seam binding too. The flower is made with a Spellbinders die in papers to match with gold on the edges.
If you are doing lots of projects this year you are going to love to use some of the metallic gold and silver strings. They are easy to use and you can slide things like bells and other little goodies on
easily to dress up your projects like I did.
So thank you for dropping over and don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my idea today.... Have a wonderful day... Teresa
This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Cheryl has made for us today.
Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.
As far as my question of the month about when you start your holiday projects, it seems from the comments, that most of us have good intentions of starting our holiday projects early, but in reality it rarely happens. Well, at least you know you are in good company!