Hello everyone! Happy May Arts Friday and Happy Royal Wedding Day!! Did YOU get up at 4 AM or earlier to watch the Royal Nuptials? I did. But honestly, I did NOT get tied up in Royal Wedding hype all day, drinking tea and eating scones and wearing hats and just forget to post this blog!!
Allow me to introduce you to Brian:
Brian is my son and he will be 12 next week. My mom says he looks "just like Prince Harry." She has said this since he was two. I always thought she was wrong but I have to say, watching the wedding today, I do finally see a resemblance. But that's not why I'm posting his picture. So besides resembling "the other Prince," Brian is the definition of perpetual motion and I get a call from the school nurse at least once a week for some minor bump, bruise, or blow to the head. But this time, it was the real deal. Brian broke his arm! So I spent most of the day in the emergency room. Brian is fine, but I'm sorry to be late with this post! I know you've been waiting to see our next batch of projects, and truly, these are just so great. So let me get right to them.
Here's Biker Chick Renee Foss to tell you about her lovely creations!
I have a confession to make: I’m a ribbon addict. I love buying it, displaying it, hoarding it—it’s a sickness. That’s why I nearly squealed when I received a big envelope of beautiful, fluffy, colorful ribbon from May Arts to use for this blog collaboration (I did have to wrestle one bit away from my kitty who was also overcome with insanity upon seeing the bounty of ribbon that I received. Milo and I thank you May Arts!).
The first project I did was the layout entitled ‘Must Have Shoes’.
Another confession: I’m not really one to use spring-y or feminine papers so I challenged myself to work with the Elizabeth Park collection for this blog project. Nothing against spring-y, feminine papers: I just tend to gravitate towards more graphic designs and less ‘pink’ palettes. However even I must admit the collection was perfect for this layout, which celebrates a gorgeous pair of spring shoes I purchased as an ‘homage’ to my grandmother who passed away when I was twenty (and those of you who know my true age know that was quite some time ago :P). She would have loved these shoes as much as I do and I will surely think of her every time I tiptoe through the tulips in them (if you must have these shoes too you can find at DSW…yes, I’m an enabler).
I doubled the May Arts Yellow Plaid ribbon and tied across the page, with a bow at the right end. Doubling the ribbon made my bow a bit fuller and have a few more loops to it. I tucked an Elizabeth Park chipboard fence behind the bow, which I further accented with a chipboard butterfly, a few flower stick pins with epoxy sticker centers, some raindot epoxy stickers and a few self-adhesive jewels.
The word ‘shoes’ in the title are sticker letters that have adhesive on both sides, to which I added pink flocking. The Elizabeth Park dimensional butterfly sticker near the title was embellished with Elizabeth Park jewels and a stick pin.
I made the two cards for two of my sisters’ birthdays (sorry girls your cards are going to be late). Both cards use product from the Elizabeth Park collection as well.
The ‘make a wish’ card has a folded piece of one inch Satin-Edged Pink Grosgrain May Arts ribbon across the bottom and I used a Thin Orange Stitched May Arts ribbon for the Elizabeth Park felt ribbon slider flower. I also tied a bit of the orange ribbon into a bow on the flower.
I accented the flower with several stick pins, and inked the edges of the card. The sentiment is a rub on from Deja Views.
The second card uses the paper flower kit from Elizabeth Park.
I layered a large and smaller flower, as well as a flower center. I held all together with a flower brad (not from Elizabeth Parl collection). Then, I made loops with a May Arts Green Stripe Twill ribbon (my favorite out of all the ones I received) and adhered the loops behind the flower for added dimension and interest.
The card is finished with two heart stick pins (from Little Yellow Bicycle's Cupcake Love collection), clear stickers from Deja Views, a few self-stick jewels and inked edges. Hopefully my sisters won’t see this blog before they get their cards!!
A big THANK YOU to the good people at May Arts for sharing some of their ribbon-y goodness with us at LYB!!
I think everyone will agree that these lovely projects from Renee were worth the wait!!! (And indeed, those shoes are MUST HAVES, don't you agree???)
Again sorry for the delay ... but look on the bright side - you get a last reminder to go post a comment under our Wednesday Challenge on Facebook for a chance to win some yummy goodies from May Arts and Little Yellow Bicycle (we're picking a winner later tonight)!!! Be sure to leave some love for Renee (because we do love Renee but also for another chance to win some goodies)!
And then, in case you missed it, hop on over to May Arts' Blog and check out their super cool frame accordion book!
I'll be posting a few more projects from the Biker Chicks tomorrow, and then Sunday we'll pick more lucky prize winners from all your blog comments!