Sunday, October 11, 2009

More Leaf-Inspired Art...

This time I decided to stamp ON the leaf and this is the result.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekend Autumn Leaves Card...

I was inspired by the beautiful leaves here in New York today, so I created this card using some brayered and crinkled newsprint stamped with some subtle leaf images for my background. I found a pretty leaf in my front yard (my favorite red bud tree), dried it using my microfleur in the microwave, and added the leaf, some ribbon and some text. Layered the card on orange, black and then brown cardstock and it was complete. Hope you like it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Finally, another page in my Alphabet Journal!

I did another page today, letter "L" for leaves. I used mostly rubber stamps for this one, including leaf stamps from Fred Mullet, Judi Kins and Zimprints which I layered in different colors and in different directions. I also realized today that I keep picking the same colors! Next page will definitely be something different...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Stay at Home Stamp Camp Cards....

I did the first card, above, for the Hearts In Touch Sketch Challenge posted earlier today. This card, as well as the two posted below, are made using backgrounds I made with Clearsnap's Magic Stamp blocks that I promised myself I'd use today. The round image and the sentiment are both from Hearts In Touch (I love Frances, she's a doll and her list is so much fun).

This second card uses an image from Artistic Outpost and some gold embossed cutouts I bought years ago. The gold is really shiny in person but doesn't quite show on the scan. The background cardstock behind the black layer is also metallic gold and balances the gold of the hearts pretty well (again you can't see it on the scan).

I used the same image on this card but the background and embellishments I used were a bit different. I just realized I accidentally left a photo corner on the upper left corner....I meant to remove that!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alphabet Discovery Workshop - Letter Z

This one was easy....Z is for ZIG ZAG!

The little red frame on the page outlines the definition of "zig zag". The large Z card and the i, g, a, g letters as well as the Zz beneath the frame are sewn on the page using the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Next Page is "O"

All I could think of for "O" was "OPEN" so I used some images of doorways, played with color and texture a bit, and added the heart when I was all finished.

Alphabet Discovery; Letter "S"

S is for SORRY! The little girl in the picture is me.....many years ago! I've written my "sorry" phrases all over the page and the picture...and there are plenty of them I'm afraid (long story!). This page was a bit of an emotional purge for me.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Weekend "We're Saturated" Ribbon Sale!!

Way too much rain here; we're saturated!! Way too much RIBBON here too, so we're having a weekend sale. Prices effective through Sunday evening at 6:00 PM Eastern time.

ALL full-priced ric rac, MOST gingham (excludes ruffled gingham), and ALL regularly priced twill...25% OFF!

ric rac here:

gingham here:

twill here:

We also marked down about 60 ribbons this week, so check out the sale section:

Please note the site will not figure the discount automatically, so we'll do it for you BEFORE we run your charge. You must put the word "SATURATED" in the code field during checkout so we know you want the reduced prices.

Monday, June 15, 2009

My "F" Page

I've finished the second page in my journal for the Alphabet Discovery Workshop. I used pictures of things that start with the letter f and then incorporated them into a grid that I stamped onto the page.
I found that the big stencils I thought I would use are just going to be too large, but I did find a smaller set so I incorporated one into this page as well.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Alphabet Discovery Workshop Creations

Here's the first in a series of Alphabet pages for my Alphabet Discovery journal. I've decided to do individual pages since I'm not a very good "fly by the seat of your pants" creator and I feel safer doing it page by page rather than in a book.

For the "N" page my theme was "Nature". I started with a very large stencil I had (I think I'm going to try to use the corresponding stencil on every page for continuity), and went from there. I used flowers and leaves I had on hand, having previously dried them using my Microfleur (TM). To keep the page a little more "natural" I used the juice from a few blueberries to tint my white paint. I did some stamping, added some painted highlights and also added some printed definitions of nature, natural and natureprinting.

The page is actually a bit bigger but I couldn't fit the whole thing on my scanner! Great fun; this is stepping out of my confort zone....a very good thing!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Finally, We're Here!

Hi everyone! I thought I'd give Blogspot a try, so here I am with Really Reasonable Ribbon! More to come soon; I need some time to get comfortable with the options here in my new blog "home".

Thanks for your patience.