Mar 27, 2012

May Arts - Sweet Tuesday!

We're back for another day FULL of inspiration!
If you didn't stop by yesterday...we're 
teaming up with May Arts this week for lots 
of ribbon inspiration AND *sweet* give - a - ways!! 

Let's dive right in, shall we?!

First up is Laura with such a colorful and 
fun card... I just love the color combo...

She used the flowers and sentiment from 
'Sweet Victoria' ... isn't it lovely?! It very 
much reminds me of my trip to Spain. LOVE it!

Great job Laura! You can see more of 
Laura at her blog: HERE 

You can see this set at the shop 

Next up is Laurel with this cute little card... 

Isn't it great how she made the ribbon a tree! 
What a brilliant idea! And, of course those 
bunnies make me smile. 

You can see more of Laurel at her blog HERE..
and be sure to check out the bunnies at 
the shop HERE

It's my turn to show you a little something
with some of my favorite ribbon! 

How about a little tag and bag for 
Father's Day OR for a little graduation 

Yep, I tied the ribbon to (hopefully) look like 
a tie. SO easy and it turned out SO cute!! 

Wanna learn how to tie a tie?
Check out the directions...

It's actually really easy once you get 
the hang of it. :) 

Also, I used 'It's a Man's World' for all the 
stamping extras... I love that set! 

Check it out HERE 

I also have a *small* coloring tip for you... 
Did you know that patterned paper is 
a *great* paper for coloring? 

Yep, it gives you the perfect base 
to add shading and come out with 
a pretty cool looking piece... 


So, next time you want a colored 
item ... start with some patterned paper 
and see what happens!! 

Couple reminders before I say too-da-loo...

You have a chance to win one of THREE 
prizes that include 2 SPOOLS of ribbon and 
some sweet!!!... How you ask? Just follow 
along on our blog this week and comment 
on each post (Monday - Friday) and you're entered
to WIN!! How cool is that?!>?

Stop by the May Arts blog for more chances 
to win AND lots more inspiration. 

AND there is still time to enter 
the challenge!! 

Here are the details...

Here's how to play... 

1. Create a new and never before seen project 
with our new releases... from this month
or January. Go HERE to see pictures of all the
stamps sets you can use. Feel free to use 
one set or many sets... but, they must be 
from the new releases :) 
2. Add the logo (above) to your blog post and be
sure to link back to our challenge so others can 
see where to play along.
3. You have until Sunday April 1st to link up a project. 

4. *** Most Important*** Don't forget to link your project
to our challenge blog post: HERE


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See you tomorrow! 

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  1. So much fun! Laurel's card is so cute, such a clever tree, and I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the gift bag/tag you created with the tie. Great work!

  2. Omg I never thought to color patterned paper! Duh! And it looks fabby... That tie? Seriously brilliant. :)

  3. Such fun and creative cards today!

  4. great windsor knot :) and the colring on patterned paper idea was wonderful!

  5. I love your tie card Nicole. What a great idea!

  6. Beautiful, fun and cute cards. What a bunch of great idea's. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love how you made the tie from ribbon. Thanks for sharing some great projects.

  8. I LOVE this Nicole!! I just tried that very thing last week or so, with a house stamp!! SO cool!! I believe I will DEF be coloring patterned paper a WHOLE lot in my future!! It really does make it POP! Your creation ROCKS Nicole!! do you!! Can't wait to see what you have for us next! ALWAYS enjoy seeing what you are up to! Have a GREAT day!

    ENJOY LIFE~ Javablustamper/Jacquie

  9. I'm afraid of coloring - LOL! But maybe I'll try it with patterned paper, because apparently patterned paper doesn't scare me.

  10. That tie bag is amazing, it blows my mind!

  11. Fantastic projects today. Laura's flower card is lovely with great colors, Laurel's card is adorable and always great having manly ideas for crafting with the tag and bag.

  12. sweet projects today. Love Laura's gratitude card with all that color and fabulous ribbon.

  13. Oh I love that make your own tie, I'll have to give that one a go.

  14. Nice. I can't wait to see them up close.

  15. Love all the ribbon inspiration in this post! Love, love, love that tree Laurel! Great tip on coloring on patterned paper Nicole :)

  16. Wonderful cards! I adore the ribbon tree.

  17. Stunning creations by the DT. Love that "Tied" up package - so fab. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. LOVE the tree! What a great idea.

  19. Great cards. I love your stamps !!

  20. Wahoo! Your cards are awesome Laura and Nichole! LOVING that tie card! Brilliant!

  21. Wonderful projects, love all the great products used. Nice tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.

  22. You each used the ribbon so creatively!

  23. Great cards, but I'm especially appreciating the coloring on patterned paper tip. What a cool effect. Can't wait to try it.

  24. great projects! love the card by Laurel so adorable. That tree is super cute.

  25. could that tie be any cuter, i don't think so!!