Saturday, December 16, 2017

Very Merry Planner Spread and Christmas Ribbon Tassel

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my latest planner spread and ribbon tassel for this festive month of December! With all the hustle and bustle the holidays can bring, I like to keep my trusty planner close by. I'm counting down the days til' Christmas and they are going by fast! I hope you enjoy seeing my planner spread--May all your days be merry and bright!
I like to stuff lots of little die cuts and stickers into the side pockets so that I can easily access them when I want to mark something on the daily/weekly planner pages. I also like to add handmade tags and planner clips for an extra special touch. It's super easy to make planner clips with scraps of ribbon. Just loop a small piece through the top of any paper clip and voila! My favorite clip is this one on the white doily above. I used a piece of Victoria White Crochet Lace. For this month's holiday burlap tags, I added a piece of 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Red Ribbon on the smaller one and a piece each of Silver Glitz Ribbon and Christmas Presents on White Grosgrain Ribbon looped through the top of the large tag for a super festive look!
For my December ribbon tassel, I of course had to make it super festive and full of holiday cheer! Here it is in all its glory and also a list of all the scrumptious ribbons I used to create it...
Funky Christmas Trees On White Grosgrain Ribbon
Christmas Presents On White Grosgrain Ribbon
Glitz Ribbon Silver
1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon Red
White 3/8" Ric Rac
Double-faced Satin Emerald Green
Checkerboard Satin Apple Green
5/8" Satin with Grosgrain Edge Poppy Red
Lyndsay White Crochet Lace
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really enjoy sharing my planner spreads and ribbon tassels with you! Wishing everyone a very happy and blessed holiday season! Happy crafting!

Friday, December 15, 2017

December Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #43-"Believe"

Hello friends and happy Friday! It's the 15th already--can you believe it?! I hardly can. Today I'm sharing a mid-month project for the December MMMC #43-"Believe".  If you love mixed media art and haven't yet joined in our challenge, I would love to extend a personal invitation to do so! We enjoy seeing your mixed media art as much as we love sharing ours with you and I hope you will consider making something for this month's challenge. We have an inspirational photo to go along with the theme and it's just perfect for this beautiful month!
We also have an awesome sponsor this month, Boozybear-creator of unique chipboard shapes and stencils to inspire your mixed media projects!
Boozybear sent me some super fun chipboard pieces and a fantasic stencil, which I used on my project. I hope you enjoy it! 
I colored the background with different shades of blue gelatos, then I used the Swirl N Whirl Stencil with gold ink. I painted each Shabby Snowflake chipboard piece with white gesso, then I colored them in shades of gold and platinum silver ink. I sprinkled some gold mica flakes and iridescent mica flakes to the tops of the snowflakes for sparkle, then I added a few sequins here and there, along with a few clear stickers. I feel that this month is one of new beginnings, so I chose Inspiration Words chipboard for my sentiment. I believe with my whole heart that Jesus is the reason for the season, so as my canvas board expresses. Here's a closer peek at the stencil design and chippies! 
And there's more inspiration over for this challenge at the MMMC blog awaiting you! I hope to see your beautiful work in the gallery before December 31st! Thank you so much for visiting me. It means so much to me that you do and I would like to wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas season and a wonderful New Year! Happy crafting! 







Thursday, December 14, 2017

Kringle's B&B Altered Alarm Clock

Hello there! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project, a fun and festive 3D decoration that is sure to ring in the holidays with cheer! I used the absolutely delightful Very Merry Collection to alter my alarm clock, transforming it into a tiny winter scene leading to Kringle's Bed & Breakfast at 25 Kris Kringle Lane....Welcome to the Inn! Enjoy!
This was so much fun to design and I love how it all came together! This collection is so merry and bright, it is almost impossible to not be filled with the holiday joy when using it! There are so many sweet details, I couldn't resist using a little of everything. A happy snowman greets all guests and visitors with visions of holiday cheer along the way. Warm blankets, presents, caroling and hot cocoa all await you at Kringle's B&B--I don't know about you, but I'm ready to make my reservation!
I hope you like my project and feel inspired to create some holiday magic with the Very Merry Collection too! Thank you so very much for stopping by! Have a creative and blessed day! Happy crafting!

Supplies: All Very Merry Collection
9243- Combo Sticker
9256- 6x8 Pad
9257- 6x12 Chipboard
9258- Bits & Pieces
9259- 4x6 Stickers
9260- Clear Stickers

Other:
Metal Alarm Clock Shadowbox Frame
Red Spray Paint
Various Adhesives
White Faux Fur
White Mini Pom Pom Trim
Enamel Dots

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

Hello there! Today is the 13th, which means it's time for the RRR December blog hop! If you're already hopping, you should be arriving here from CHERRY'S awesome blog! If not, why not head over to the RRR Blog to see what the hop is all about!
Featuring the December Ribbon Club Assortment-Black and White "Back to Basics"! This is such a great assortment to add to your ribbon collection. It's super versatile and useful and I love it! 
I made a festive Happy New Years piece to ring in 2018! It's a large altered wooden pallet board and I had a great time designing it! 
I used the Delicate Stitched Satin Black and the 3/8" Satin Swiss Mini Dots Ribbon Metal Gray, both of which are most gorgeous! I made 2 super loopy puffy bows and layered them one atop of the other, then added a Bling Metal Rhinestone Buckle Ribbon Slider with a White WOC Bead Berry Cluster Spray in the center of the bow bursting with 2 Silver WOC Spiral Stamens. I added 2 more layered strips of the same ribbons, one diagonal and one vertical. 
And that's all for me! Your next stop on the hop is the blog of SHEILA! Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day! Happy Holiday and Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 20, 2017

November Planner Spread with Ribbon Tassel Charm

Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing my latest planner spread for November! This month is filled to the brim with so many good things and I'm feeling the blessings of them all! I have been enjoying putting together my monthly planner spreads and making a matching ribbon tassel to go along with each month. This month's spread features lots of things that evoke gratitude and love. I hope you like it!
I used my Clover planner, which I love for just about every single month and I used papers, die cuts and stickers from the Vintage Blessings collection. I made a cute baked pie planner clip and mini flower and lace planner clips. I also added some cute accents in the pockets off to the side, including a couple burlap tags, ticket tabs and more planner clips.
Now, on to my favorite part of making my planner pages, my handmade ribbon tassel charm!
I love the November Ribbon Club Assortment-Country Holiday Collection so much and used several strips of ribbons from this collection for my tassel. Specifically, I used a strip each of: 3/8" Plaid Raspberry Swirl, Diamond Satin Amethyst, 3/8" Soft Pine Satin with Gold Metallic Edges, Mineral Ice Delicate Stitched Satin, 5/8" Tulip Taffeta Ribbon, 3/8" Vanilla Satin with Gold Metallic Edges, 3/8" White Ric Rac, Lyndsey White Crochet Lace and Debra Natural Crochet Lace. This ribbon assortment is so great for this month and will also take you right through December and the New Year with all the lovely colors! Love the value with the Ribbon Club Assortments
Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share my November planner spread with you! I hope you're inspired to add some ribbon to your planner, too! As always, happy crafting! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon November Blog Hop!

Hi there and happy Monday! Today is the 13th, which means it's time for the RRR November blog hop! If you're already hopping, you should be arriving here from CHERRY'S awesome blog! If not, why not head over to the RRR Blog to see what the hop is all about!
We are featuring the November Ribbon Club Assortment in all its glory and what a glorious assortment it is! Don't forget to leave a comment on each and every designer post along the way for your chance to be in the running to win this gorgeous Country Holiday Ribbon Assortment!
For my project, I altered a miniature lantern to add to my Thanksgiving home décor! 
I made a puffy bow for the top of the lantern with Diamond Satin Amethyst and 3/8" Plaid Raspberry Swirl, then I added a WOC White Cottage Rose and Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms in White and Two-Tone Pink
And that's all for me! Your next stop on the hop is the blog of SHEILA! Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day! Happy crafting! 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mini Blessed Wood Pallet

Hi friends and happy weekend to you! With the holidays coming up ever so quickly, I've switched to fall and winter mode with my crafting lately. Today I have a miniature piece of home/office décor that will spruce up an area and bring some warmth. I sure hope you like it and find a bit of inspiration in it!
I started with a miniature wood pallet and covered it with paper from the Vintage Blessings collection by Simple Stories. I used several stickers to decorate the front and create a little home scene. Then I added a few WOC Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms in White and Two-Tone Pink. Finally, I added some of the super beautiful ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment to complete the piece. I used the 3/8" Satin with Gold Metallic Edges Vanilla for the bow and 3/8" Plaid Ribbon Raspberry Swirl tied to the tree. Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek! I hope you have a great rest of the weekend and happy crafting!