Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's a Blog Hop with RC and Kraftin' Kimmie!

The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates are so excited to be teaming up with the designers from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to bring you a blog hop that is sure to knock your socks off!

Can you just see all the delightful goodies from both places that I used in my card? The stamp is from the Lulu and Friends set by Kraftin' Kimmie. I paired it up with paper by Simple Stories. Did you know that Ribbon Carousel carries 6x6 paper pads...I mean they carry loads and all sorts of brands. Don't let the name fool you...there's more crafty crack at Ribbon Carousel that you could imagine!!  You will notice in so many of my cards lately I have been using this Ivory Jute/Burplap twine. I have an infactuation with it lately. I can't help it!  The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm tea time set and the die is from Whimsy stamps.  

Lets talk prizes!

Hop along and leave some blog love for our designers for a chance to win one of two great prizes! The Ribbon Carousel will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to the store and Kraftin' Kimmie will be giving away a winner's choice of 1 stamp set or 3 individual stamps! The winner of the carousel on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog and the winner of the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps will be announced on the Ribbon Carousel blog!

PS. I also have my own Blog Candy going on right now. You can click HERE to sign up for it!!

Ready to hop?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

RC - Friends Stick Together.

Good morning. This is my SECOND POST today - if you are looking for my Magnolia-licious DT Card, click HERE.

It's challenge day with the Ribbon Carousel Crew!  Suzanne is challenging us to create something based on this super cool photo she found on Pinterest:

Here is what I created this week for the Ribbon Carousel Challenge:

If you have been on my blog before you will know this is SO NOT my style of card. It's much too simple for me, but I have to say I really like it!! ;-)  I colored my "Out on a Limb" By Pure Innocence stamp with Copic markers and then used some foam squares to pop her up a bit. The cardstock is the fabulous Bazzill cardstock that is now my go too cardstock for everything. It's very heavy weight and is perfect for cardmaking.  I used "Peanut Cluster" and you can purchase it from The Ribbon Carousel. It then tied a simple knot using some Brown Grosgrain ribbon.

Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items,paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine,lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***

We'd love for you to join us this week!

Don't forget I have BLOG CANDY on my blog, it ends August 10th so do hop on over to this POST to sign up for it!!

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Tutu Sweet- Magnolia-licious

Hello! Inspiration Challenge day at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  Here is the photo, how does it inspire you?

Here is how I was inspired. I though this was a perfect opportunity to ink up my Tilda in Ballet Shoes.

I colored her with Copic markers. Added a flourish border. The flowers are from an MFT die. The border punch is Martha Stewart.

Thanks for looking and now go on over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog and play along with us!  $25.00 gift certificate to the store for a random winner!


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Birthday and some Blog Candy!!

I have had this cutie made for awhile now and have been so busy that I am just getting around to posting it!  I can't get all of you use to me doing daily postings, ya know! hehehe Gotta spread them out a little!!

I love how this came out and I took the picture outside and it was perfect lighting. I have YET to find that lighting again. I've tried and tried, it never works so I am back to using my daylight lamps in my craft room.

The image is from Saturated Canary, I just LOOOOVE her images. They are fun and adorable! Paper is Simple Stories, sentiment is from my favorite sentiment set by MFT.

Hiding in my Craft Room - Layers 5+
Card Crafter's Circle - Children
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Craft's and Me - Bow/Ribbon
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

So I haven't posted any Blog Candy in sometime so I thought I would do that today!  What do ya think?

Here is what I got.....

Here are the rules:
1. Become a follower of my Blog
2. Extra chance to win if you "Like" my Facebook Page.
3. Another chance to win if you post this to your blog.
4. Enter you name into  Inlinkz below.
5. Comment to THIS post if you did any or ALL of the above!

That's it. Don't forget to comment!!


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Friday, July 20, 2012

Just a Note - Tilda

***This is my SECOND Post today - if you are here for the Ribbon Carousel / Bazzill Cardstock Post, please click HERE ***
I'm doing my HAPPY DANCE today! It's friday, it's friday! I wish I had a long weekend but I will settle for my 2 crummy days off. I have a busy weekend ahead of me, not sure how much craftin' I will get done...but I plan on trying a little bit!

It's my day today to post on MarkerPop. The new release for Magnolia is in, so I thought I would get going on inker this cutie up. 

As you can see I went for some DEEP shading, much deeper than I normally do and I LOVE it! ;-)  I used W4 and W7 to add in my shades and highlights.  I also finally picked up a new sewing machine. Got the Janome Sew Mini...not sure if I am loving it....but I haven't really worked with it much yet.

Paper- Echo Park, Sweet Day
Die - My Favorite Things - Scallop
Stamp - Magnolia
Markers - Copics
Twine - Sunkissed Bakers Twine
Ribbon - Teal CottonTwill from the Ribbon Carousel

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Bazzill & Ribbon Carousel - National Lollipop Week

Good morning!! Exciting news today, RC is being featured on the Bazzill blog today to help show off the Card Shoppe Card Stock!!

Have you tried the Bazzill Card Shoppe Card Stock yet?!

Bazzill has been working with its paper mills to create the perfect premium, smooth, heavy-weight cardstock that will be a sweet treat for every card-maker. Now available in 28 coordinating colors. The paper is a stout 100 lbs. and folds with a crisp edge. It won’t warp when used with markers, inks, or mists, and can handle loads of embellishments without sagging.

Did you know that we carry all 28 colors at the Ribbon Carousel store?!
The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have fallen in love with the stuff!

We are thrilled to be teaming up with Bazzill today to show off their amazing new card stock! Today is National Lollipop Day so the Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have created some crafty eye candy with this theme!

After you check out the cards, head right on over to the Bazzill blog AND there you find a special COUPON for the Ribbon Carousel store!

You are going to LOVE the thickness of this cardstock. For my card today I used  Candy Hearts and Sour Lemon Cardstock . I embossed the Sour Lemon, there was no tearing  just perfect embossing!  I hate when you embossing something and it tears the paper because it's not of good quality or thin!

My image is a Magnolia and she is simply enjoying her Lollipop for National Lollipop Day!

Would you like to win some Bazzill Cardstock???

Bazzill donated 3 sampler pack of the Card Shope cardstock for us to give away!
Here's what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post.!

2. Head on over to the Bazzill Facebook page to "like" them and tell them the Ribbon Carousel sent you and then head back over to our Facebook page and tell us you did!

3. SHARE this post on your blog or Facebook page and let us know you did here OR on our FB page. If you share on your blog, be sure to leave a direct link to the post so we can stop by and thank you!

Thank for looking today and come by the Ribbon Carousel blog and see all the rest of the crewmates fabby cards!!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

RC Blog Hop w/Sparkle Creations

Good morning!!!  So glad you came by. The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates are thrilled be teaming up with the talented designers from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps to bring you an amazing blog hop jam-packed with crafty inspiration!

Here is my card.

My image is Turntable Josh from Sparkle Creations.  I used Sour Lemon Bazzill Cardstock and  Moss Green Vintage Seam Binding  both from the Ribbon Carousel.   If you haven't tried out the Bazzill Cardstock it's fabulous and I love the weight of it.  My image is colored with Copics. I added a border to it with a Copic Multiliner pen.  The open scallop is from MFT.

Now for the good stuff......

Hop along and leave some blog love for our designers for a chance to win one of two great prizes! The Ribbon Carosusel will be giving away a $15 gift certificate to the Ribbon Carousel Store and Sparkle Creations will be giving away Traveling Josh and Suitcase Ruby ! The winner of the $15.00 Ribbon Carousel gift certificate will be announced on the Sparkle Creations blog and the winner of Traveling Josh and Suitcase Ruby will be announced right here on our blog!

Ready to hop?


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Monday, July 16, 2012

Dancing in the rain - Stamping Bella

Time for a new challenge at Markerpop!  This week we want to see your Black and White creations! 

As you can see I am horrible at Black and White creations. It get stumped...totally stumped on what to do.  But I see all these gorgeous creations out in blogland so I can't wait to see what you all create with us!!

My card today uses one of the Uptown Girls - Lolly and Her Brolly by Stamping Bella. I am in love with these girls and can't get enough of them. I love their long skinny legs and the girlyness they evoke! I used the C - Copics to color her. I wasn't happy with them so I went over her outfit with a W1.  Still not happy....but alas this is what you get!!

So now it's your turn to show us what you have!!  Come by the Markerpop blog today and play along with us. Prize is one Stamping Bella stamp of your choice!!  There are always fabulous prizes and Markerpop carries oodles of things. Paper Pads, Markers, loads of different stamping lines, inks, name it...they have it!  So come check us out today!


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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Big Wish - Magnolia-licious

Hey there!  I feel like it's been awhile since I have played with my beloved Maggies.  SO much going on that I rarely have time anymore. It's challenge day at Magnolia-Licious and this weeks challenge is a color challenge...Red, White and Blue.

I haved used is part of the Sweet Rainbow Collection.  I didn't see her stock at the moment but if you contact Diana she may be able to let you know when it will be available again.  She is colored with Copic markers. I  love when I have extra area on my cards to add a sentiment directly onto the stamped images paper. The Big Wish sentiment is from Verve. Paper is Authentique and the Navy/White Solid Stitch Center Ribbon is from The Ribbon Carousel.

Come on by the Magnolia-licious blog and check out the other DT's creations and please join us in the challenge. As always a $25.00 gift certificate is up for grabs to the Magnolia-licious store!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Birthday Wishes- CC Designs

Good morning! Uhhh, it's Monday, I hate Mondays! I had a great weekend, didn't have to many plans and things going on but I managed to stay up until the wee hours of the morning all weekend. It's kicking my heiny this morning though. I will so pay for that for a couple of days, I swear!

It's Challenge day at Markerpop and this week we are wanting to see PASTELS!  Think pale blues, greens, yellows, pink, etc. The prize is 2 CC Designs stamps!! Have you seen the latest release? They are super cute so be sure to play along with us.

For my card today I used  Swiss Pixie Birthday Lucy and Copics for my coloring. The paper is from Basic Grey.  The pretty wood flower button is from Prima Meadow lark collection.  All of these items are available in the MarkerPop store.   The Sentiment is Verve and the twine is The Ribbon Carousel.

Thanks for looking today and don't forget to play along with us!


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Friday, July 6, 2012

Welcome Little One...

Good Morning! It's friday..let's do a happy dance. This week was crazy. I had off on Wednesday for the holiday and it felt like I had 2 mondays...NOT COOL! I have very little plans over the weekend, which I am seriously looking forward to. My house is a wreck...well part of it. I have acquired all this "stuff" and I just don't know what to do with it.  I hate yard sales, I hate craigs list...I hate giving away stuff all the I want my garage back!!!

Enough of my ranting...MarkerPop (formerly iCopic) is back and the girls have been loading up the MarkerPop blog with some AMAZING creations. Today's my day, and I used Bella with Balloons by Wild Rose Studios for my card. I love this line, the elephant is just so stinkin' cute. Reminds me of Dumbo and I loved Dumbo as a child, still do, I just hate that it makes me cry every single time!!

It's all colored with Copics but be on the look out, I will soon be sharing some creations using the new Shinhan Markers that Markerpop is now also carrying!! I used some gorgeous Queen blue Seam Binding from The Ribbon Carousel
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bras are like Friends.....

Good morning!! The Ribbon Carousel and Skipping Stones Designs have joined forces for spectacular blog hop today!!

I have used the Bras Volume 1 set by Skipping Stones Designs.  Along with some Black Seam Binding from The Ribbon Carousel.  I also started using Cardstock by Bazzill. It's great, super heavy and my cards are nice and sturdy. You can find Bazzill Cardstock HERE in the store.

Notice my poor mans stitch? Hehe My sewing machine is all jacked up and I can't seem to figure out what the problem is. I think it has to do with the tension, but I am not certain. arghh..I miss my sewing machine!! 

So come hop along and see what the rest of the girls have for you....don't forget to leave us a comment! Thanks bunches!!!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ur the Bomb....

Good morning! I was feeling a little crafty and finally got some things completed so I thought I would play along with the Ribbon Carousel girls for their Independance Day - Red, White and Blue challenge!

When I saw this set, Cutie Pi, a few months back by There She Goes, I knew I had to have it. I LOVE geek humor...Big Bang Theory is my favorite show.  This set is so stinkin' cute and the sentiments are just perfect.

I used a simple knotted bow with some Red Cotton Twill from The Ribbon Carousel. Did you know that the Ribbon Carousel sells more than just ribbon???   They also carry a large variety of my favorite 6x6 paper pads. They are my go to paper for card making. This one is from Echo Park and it is called " A Boy's Life". Check out the shop for more paper lines...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

MarkerPop Blog Hop....

Hello and welcome to the MarkerPop Launch Party Blog Hop. Today, we are excited because iCopic has a new name, MarkerPop: The Home of Premium Markers + Lots More! We still the same great company that you've come to know, just with a fun new look! Please be sure to check out all that is in store at MarkerPop. We even have a new MarkerPop Challenge that's starting TODAY! The MarkerPop challenge will start every Monday & it is designed to inspire you to get out all your markers & start coloring! And in true MarkerPop fashion, there will be a fabulous prize every week for one lucky participant. There is always something new and exciting at MarkerPop. Keep up with us daily at the MarkerPop Blog, where we will be posting new projects each day.

For our blog hop today, we are sharing our projects to go along with our first MarkerPop Challenge theme: Fur/Hair coloring.  Here's my project:

I love colorning hair. It's actually my favorite thing to color. That and faces. I will stamp out bunches of images and just sit and color hair and faces. When coloring hair I always flick away from myself and rotate the image as I go around. It's a more natural movement to flick away rather than towards my body. I also start with light colors and then add in my dark colors. If my dark lines are too harsh, I will go back in with my lighter colors and blend it out a little bit, but not too much because I want to be able to see the strokes.

I have used Copics on this image but I am eagerly awaiting my Shinhan Markers that MarkerPop's now carrying!  I am hoping to play a little and test them out to share with our readers!  My image is "Gifty Gwen" from Some Odd Girl.

Copic colors used:
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E33
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R11
Dress:  E81, E84
Red: R22, R24, R29, W4
Pink: RV10, R81, R85
Gray: C3, C5, C1

I hope that I've inspired you to join in on the hop. Be sure to head back to the MarkerPop Blog when you are done hopping so you can play along with our challenge this week! Click on the next name on our blog hop list below:


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