Tuesday, April 30, 2013

♥CottageCutz April 2013 Blog Hop♥

♥♥♥Hello everyone, and Welcome to The CottageCutz April Blog Hop! Today we are excited to share with you projects made with the BEAUTIFUL CottageCutz Dies♥♥♥

♥♥♥Be sure to grab your favorite Drink and enjoy today's HOP!! There will be LOTS of Inspiration from the DT and some AWESOME PRIZES to WIN!!!!

♥♥♥You should have arrived here from Vladka's Blog, if not you will want to start at The Cottage Cutz Blog HERE!!!

♥♥♥Here is the complete line-up for today's hop♥♥♥
CottageCutz Blog- ( will have the entire line-up) 

Now onto my project!
For my Mini Album I used some of CottageCutz "This N That" Release Plus I used some Older CottageCutz Dies.
CottageCutz Used:
Library Pocket/This N That Release
Confectionery Bag Medium/This N That Release
Fancy Insert Tag/This N That Release
Spring Butterfly Notecard/This N That Release
Homemade Tag

So for my Mini Album, I used the Library Pocket as the main pages for my album. I just cut them out in different design papers, for each page :) This was super simple, and my album came together super fast!!!

Next I cut out a ton of the flowers from the "Tree of Nature" CottageCutz die, and got them prepped for the album. Of course I didnt use all of what I cut out, so I set them aside for another day.

Before I added any flowers, bows, or buttons, I went through and added my ribbon ,lace and trim. Next came the flowers, bows and buttons. 

♥♥♥Be sure to Leave a comment on each of the Designers Blogs♥♥♥
 to be entered to WIN 1 of 3 AWESOME Gift Certificates to The Scrapping Cottage Store!!

♥♥♥Your NEXT stop on the HOP is CottageCutz Blog Be sure to leave a comment on the CottageCutz blog letting us know you completed the hop, to be entered to WIN!!

Thank you for joining us today, and hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
hugs to all,

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sweet Mosaic Giraffe

Hello everyone, for today I'm sharing this super SWEET Mosaic Giraffe that is from Victorine Originals. I stamped this sweetie in Dusty Concord distressed ink, and then dusted the edges with the same color. I think she turned out super SWEET!!! My sentiment is also a VO stamp, super sweet!!!

My card was designed for Victorine Originals MoM Challenge that is going on right now for 2 weeks. Hope you will stop by the VO blog and join us for some fun, not only that, but it will help prepare you for Mothers Day cards :)

The dp, is from my stash, and its one of my many favorites. I think i was hoarding it....hehehehe it is from GCD studio's. 

My ribbon is Grape Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon, love how you can wrinkle it up by ruching it up. Buttons are also from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I used the sweet Wild Orchid flowers on my card, and the branch is punched out with Martha Stewart branch punch.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!
hugs to all,

For more inspiration from the VO design team, please visit us HERE!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

CottageCutz Sweet Classic Window

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday to all!

Today's card was designed for CottageCutz using the Beautiful Dies from the "This N That" Release! Love love love this release and all the beautiful envelopes and such!

So for my card I used 3 of the new CottageCutz "This N That" Dies 

Others CottageCutz are :

I absolutely LOVE the window dies, and there are sooo many things to do with them!! Love that you can add flowers and dress it up , or add wallpaper to behind and dress it down a bit. You could leave it plain, and add nothing. AWESOME Die!!! Also LOVE the pocket. I used it on my card here to hide a hidden message in the pocket. I used the "Eyelet Insert Card/Tag" and left it white!!

For the border across my card, I used the Oval Doily and Frame , well just the frame, and used it as a border , you can see it a little in the photo's. I love the look of this as a border, its perfect!!

Last I used some beautiful Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and ruched it up for the border,bow,and tag. I also used some victoria white crocheted lace, and buttons from RRR as well!!

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!!
Hugs to all,

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sweet Angel Anya

Hello everyone
today I thought I would share a sweet Angel Anya card I made. I came across this Stamped image, and thought she would be perfect for today's post. Of course "Sweet Angel Anya" needed some SWEET Really Reasonable Ribbon to go along with her :)

So for my card I used Hot Pink Really Reasonable Ribbon in 2 sizes, and then Pink Sheer Box pleated trim for my flowers. Buttons are also from Really Reasonable Ribbon and give my card some bling! 

RRR Supplies Used:
Buttons-Rose Garden
White Pearls

Design paper I used is from Imaginisce/Loves Me , and I used white card stock and some baby blue card stock. Next I used pink thread for my sewing. All frames are spellbinders, and SU! Anya was colored with copic markers , and lastly I used a heart shaped button for the large bow.

Its been a super LONG time since I have made a card using an Anya stamp :) but she was soo cute and already stamped for me :) so just had to use her for todays post!!
April showers bring May flowers/The Greeting Farm
Handmade Flowers/Creative Card Crew
Flowers& Die Cuts/Die Cuttin Diva's
Showes & Flowers/Ribbon Carousel Challenge

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Victorian Window Card

Hello everyone, and Happy Saturday to all!!!
Today's card was designed for The Scrapping Cottage using the beautiful CottageCutz Victorian Window die from the "This N That" Release.

I absolutely LOVE this CottageCutz Victorina window and the way it turned out. I thought hmmmmm what to do with this window, and as soon as I picked my design paper I knew instantly what to do. I took, the flowers from the CottageCutz "Tree of Nature" die, and layered them to create little flowers, perfect size for this window. Next I wanted some greenery,so I used the CottageCutz "Ornate Circle Frame" Die, it has some greenery in it, perfect size as well for my window.
Flowers-Colored with copicRV11
Leaves-Dusted with Distress Ink Peeled Paint
Window Trim-Dusted with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Design Paper/SU!
Brown DP /Pebbles
White Card Stock/American Crafts
Ribbon/Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Creative Crew Challenge/Handmade Flowers
Oldie But Goodie Challenge/Used something 6 months old or more(Pink Gems)
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge/showers and flowers

Thank you for stopping by and to see more CottageCutz Inspiration by the CottageCutz DT please visit us HERE at the CottageCutz Blog!
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vintage Whimsy /Video

Today I wanted to share a Layout I made using Really Reasonable Ribbon. I have been on a Layout kick lately. I go through these spurts once in awhile....lol 

Anyways on to my Layout!!

I love Really Reasonable Ribbon's Crocheted Lace, and Bonnie has some NEW colors in stock too!!! Be sure to check those out HERE :) 
I ran the Lace down the side, to give it that Vintage Whimsy look, like the paper has. I then ran my flowers up the side, as you can see they are covering part of the lace. I really love the look of the lace under the flowers. 

Next I used RRR Textured Two-Toned Light Blue and White Ribbon to create 2 floppy bows. I did them like this so I could tuck them under the flowers. This ribbon works perfect for doing this as its light in weight. Love that you can curl the leftover strands too.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Used:

The design paper is one of my FAV's its "Vintage Whimsy" by The girls' Paperie' and I distressed all the pieces to give it that Vintage look.
I also used lots of Prima Flowers, of course I normally hoard these, but ive been trying to get some old photo's done on layouts to be framed, and this is going to be 1 :)
Lastly I added some wedding stems, ribbon roses(OLD) and a sweet butterfly to complete my layout!

Make it Monday/Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel challenge/showers and flowers

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweeet Birthday Flourishes

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday to all!
My card for today was created for Creative Inspiration Paints, using the Beautiful Paints, and a little glitter!

I cant wait for all the flowers to BLOOM! I love flowers, and on this CottageCutz Flourish Layered Flower
I used the beautiful CIP's
Tickled Pink
Tutu Pink
Those were used on the flower layers
For the Greenery
Green Olive

On the scalloped circle I used CIP's Deliquesce Gold Crystal

I used some leftover Pink Gingham print Dp and then layered it with CottageCutz Scalloped Doily. I did add sewing, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Pearl, and a button to complete my card.
Make it Monday/Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs to all,

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mothers Day Tags

Hello everyone, today I'm sharing some Super SWEET Tags designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Mothers Day" Challenge.

I will be using these tags on Mothers Day!

My tags were super simple to make. First I stamped Our Daily Bread Designs stamp tag , and then used SU! Happy Mother Day stamp. Next I cut out the tags, and colored them with copics, then distressed them with Tim Holtz Antique Linen.

For the Ribbons on the Yellow tag, I used RRR Yellow Polka Dot Ribbon, and Yellow Seam Binding. Next I added some Madison Crocheted Lace , and buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon

For the blue tag I used the same Madison Crocheted Lace on the bottom and more Buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Now the ribbon for my Bow is the Textured Two -Toned Light Blue Ribbon, and the one for the tag is the Porcelain Blue with metallic edge silver

I hope you will join us for our Mother's Day Challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings Blog! Great way to get ready for Mother's Day!!!
Hugs to all,

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop

Hello everyone and Welcome to
 ♥♥♥Really Reasonable Ribbon's♥♥♥
April Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Tosha's Blog Here! if not you will want to start at the beginning which is the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so that you wont miss anything :)

I hope you have enjoyed our Hop so far today as there is a LOT of inspiration using the April Ribbon Kit from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I just LOVE all the ribbons in this months assortment!

On my card I used 2 picks from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Kit
The Satin Ribbon &
On my card I used a white Card base, then used some K& Company SW Spring Blossom design paper. Next I used a green card stock and did some sewing with Yellow Thread :)

For my layering-
Flower Vine 4 x 6
Zinnia Layered 4 x 6
Tea Time Doily 4 x 4
Homemade Tag 4 x 4 

My flowers were cut using the 3 smallest ones and then I distressed them with some shabby shutters distress ink only in the centers. Then went over them all with Creative Inspiration Paints(Blue Ice) and I love the look it gave. Next for the centers I used a small print of yellow bee's yep "Yellow & Brown" heheheheheeh, then distressed the centers with Brushed Corduroy. 

The Homemade Tag was distressed with the same distressing inks, and then I used a brown SU! marker to add dots. The Thank You is a CTMH stamp, and the Kindness is SU!

Your LAST stop on the HOP is the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings Blog! Thank you so much for joining us this month, and hop you enjoyed all the inspiration from the DT and our Guest Designer!!! 

Hugs to all,

Friday, April 12, 2013

Vintage Butterfly Tussy Mussy

Hello everyone, today I have another Toilet Paper Tussy Mussy to share with you all! :) 

For my Tussy Mussy I did use some Vintage Trim,Lace, and then some Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding, and Crocheted Brown Lace(for loops). the rose trim is some I have been hoarding....hehehehehehe Its very expensive trim, and I wanted to save it for a mini album or 2. But of course I ended up using it on my tussy mussy for today.  I should have used it all the way around the bottom but I decided not to , due to I cant replace this trim....

My butterfly is one of the CottageCutz Filigree Butterfly Trio. LOVE these Butterflies, they are absolutely beautiful! And I layered this one too. 

Supplies Used:
Toilet Paper Roll
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Seam Binding and Crocheted Lace/Jumbo Leaves
Design Paper is Prima/Sun Kiss
Vintage Trim
Vintage Lace
Satin Rose trim
Prima Flower
Other flower

I have a video showing how I designed this entire Tussy Mussy

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!!
Hugs to all,

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shabby Chic Butterfly Tussy Mussy

Hello everyone, I wasn't planning on posting today, but I just finished this super FUN Shabby Chic Tussy Mussy made with a Toilet Paper Roll.

For my Tussy Mussy today, I used these 
Prima/Sun Kiss Design Paper
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Mini Pom Pom Trim, Sheer Box Pleats, Blue Seam Binding
Creative Inspiration Paints/Deliquesce Gold Crystal(on edges of butterfly)
Pearls(for butterfly)

I started by covering my toilet paper roll with a 4 x 6 piece of Prima dp, using Scor-Tape to attach as I go. To close the bottom, I used hot glue, and held it until it was dry. Next I distressed the edges of the design paper with Tim Holtz Distressed ink Antique Linen. 

Now we are ready to decorate-
1st I added with HOT GLUE the fringe to the bottom of my tussy mussy. Next I added Mini Pom Pom Trim in white to the top. I always do a trial layout to see how I want everything before I actually glue any items down. So I started with my feather, then bunched up some box pleated trim and glued it on top of the feather. Next I added my large flower, and then added the leaves underneath it. After that I added the small flower, and butters to the centers. then added the stick pin.

My butterfly was cut using white card stock with a CottageCutz die listed in supplies above. I cut 2 of the same butterfly to layer.
Then I decided I wanted to airbrush them with the copic airbrushing system, and these colors
YR31 is the yellow
I used a small foam circle to attach them on top of one another, and then added the pearls. Lastly for the butterfly I added some glue around the edges of the wings, and then added CIP's Deliquesce Gold Crystal Glitter. LOVE the look it gives to the butterfly and in person its beautiful.

Challenges-Cute Card Thursday/Butterfly Kisses, Forever Friends Challenge/Diecuts ,Creative Moments/Things with Wings , Creative Craft Challenge/Alter It(toilet Paper Roll)
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day! The sun is finally shinning here :) woohooo!
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Hello everyone, today I'm sharing a Mother's Day Card I created using all CottageCutz Beautiful Dies!!!

In this photo, I created my CottageCutz Zinnia Flowers with the plum design paper, it has a faint writing on it, next I distressed each and every layer with Dusty Concord Distressed Inks. For the leaves I used a green design paper with faint writing on it as well, and did the same but used peeled paint distressed ink to get the look I achieved. Lastly for the centers I used Viva Pearl Pen to create Pearls for the centers.

 On the CottageCutz Postage Stamp Die I used white Card Stock and distressed it with Antique Linen Distressed ink. And Stamped with Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps!  For behind the Postage Stamp I used the CottageCutz Scalloped Doily but cut it in half to make a piece for the top and the bottom. I love the look it gives!!
I used Recollections Habitat design paper for my card :)
Make it Monday/Anything goes
The Paper Girls Challenge/April showers bring flowers(used flowers)

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs to all,

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Jonathan

Hello everyone,
 today I'm sharing a Funky Fold card I designed for my Son, it was his 20th Birthday this last Wednesday April 3rd! I did use Lots of Really Reasonable Ribbon on his card &VO Guns

I'm not into making manly cards, but I do when needed....hehehehe I'm a girly girl for sure! On this card, I did notice, that maybe I should have left off the doily, but I thought at the time it broke up the background and image doily.

I used Really Reasonable Ribbons Beautiful Leaves Trims(in Black & Brown
Love the look of those. Bonnie does carry a ton of colors in the leaves!!

I also used all Buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon too. I used Ivory & Latte packs.

The bow was made using Brown Satin.

For the dp, I used Graphic45, I love the colors on this piece. I also used CottageCutz Doily's(Scalloped Doily, and Oval Doily & Frame)
My stamped Guns are from Victorine Originals Stamps
All distressing and coloring is done w/Tim Holtz Distress inks
Stamp and Create/Use at least 1 die cut!
Make it Monday/Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day
Hugs to all,