Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Lawn Fawn and May Arts, what a great combo!  For my project I made a little gnome paper doll and a little "gnome home."  I used the fabulous Twinkling H20s to color my little gnome.  He really sparkles!

May Arts:
Lawn Fawn:
Gnome Sweet Gnome set
partners in craft:
Splash of Color twinkling H20s.
additional supplies:
watercolor paper and scissors

we will have 2 giveaways each with the same prize: 3 spools, 1 stamp 
& die set. The first giveaway is Mon-Fri. The second Fri-Mon!  all you need to do to enter is leave a comment!!
If you haven't visited all the sites here is the hop list below:

Sandy Allnock http://sandyallnock.com/





Sunday, June 23, 2013

Blog Hop!

For my hop project, I made a ribbon and paper chain with tags.

As far as a prize, we will be giving away 3 spools during the week (post a comment along the way) and a grand prize will be posted on Friday: LYB - Vintage Summer Collection, Xyron - 5" Creative Station, May Arts - Two Spools of Ribbon.  This giveaway will run through the weekend and will be a social media based theme.  

May Arts-
Xyron-glue stick and double sided tape
Little Yellow Bicycle-paper and embellishments
Tim Holtz tiny attacher

Have fun hopping!

Virginia Fynes http://www.fynesdesigns.com/
 Sandy Allnock http://sandyallnock.com/

Leah Farrar-White http://1alabasterowl.blogspot.com/

Lalo IK http://naniwale.blogspot.com/
Karen Baker http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/

Jenifer Cowles http://stitchcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Jen Shears http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Gini Williams Cagle http://www.ginicagle.blogspot.com/

Erin Thiem http://www.homemadecardsbyerin.blogspot.com/
Emily Lanham http://www.homemadecardsbyerin.blogspot.com/

DeeDee Catron http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Charlene Driggs  http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/
Candy Rosenberg http://candyscraps.typepad.com/scraps/

Friday, June 7, 2013

You Just Get Me! Blog Hop!

Hello!  Welcome to my blog, I hope you are enjoying the hop.  My project is a fun card using products from all three great companies.

Supplies Used
May Arts:392-58-46
Core: white card stock
Stampendous: frog stamp
Partners in Craft:
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Circle Dies and machine: Spellbinder
Other Supplies:
Chalks: Stampin Up
sentiment and banner die: Simon says stamp
ink: Hero Arts
sewing machine

Sunday, April 21, 2013

May Arts Earth Day Blog Hop

you should be arriving from Charlene's blog...

For my Earth Day project I recycled a chipboard tree from a past craft project, got some recycled cardboard and started playing!  My project was going to be a canvas, instead of mounting it on a canvas I used the recycled cardboard. (that way I did not get anything new, only used what I had on hand for the project.)

1. Color chipboard tree with markers.
2. Glue leaves behind chipboard.

3. Die cut hearts out of recycled cardboard, ink, and glue on tree.

4. Cut a 6x6 square out of cardboard. Paint top blue and base green using water color crayons.
5. Cut a 71/2x71/2 square out of cardboard. Using ink and water color crayon, draw and color in a frame.
6. Glue smaller square onto the center of the larger square.
7. With black pen write "Nature Lover" on lower right side of tree.

May Arts Ribbon: XL16 green suede leaves
Cardboard packaging
water color crayons
chipboard tree from Creekbank Creations
Die: Cuttlekids

Just post a comment along the way to be entered to win the  spools of ribbon below!

The next stop on the hop is Gini.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ribbon Organization Hop

Hi Welcome to my blog, Alabaster Owl.  So glad that you are hopping along this May Arts Ribbon Organization Hop.  You should have just come from Lalo's blog.  For this post I have created a video tour of my studio focusing on the ribbon organization.  Go ahead and take a look!

Thanks for visiting!  To win 3 spools of ribbon, your choice, just leave a comment!  Your next stop is Sandy.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CASE Study

I had fun playing along with this weeks Case study. I used my Die cutting machine and cut out the hexagons--lots of fun with the color!
paper scraps
Bazzill and Becky Higgins paper
SRM Press sticker

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Simon Says...April Showers of Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog's current challenge is to use April Showers and /or flowers.  I used a Flower for my card.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Basic Grey, Webster's Pages
Washi Tape: Studio Calico
Stamp: Studio Calico
Enamel Dot: Basic Grey

Saturday, April 6, 2013

OWH hop- Clear Snap

The instructions...Watch Sabrina Alery create this card, start to finish, then try your hand at making one! Post a link to your card.  And that's what I'm doing!  I loved the technique, it was quick and easy and fun to make a masculine card for a change!

here is my attempt at her technique!  My ink got out of the circle a bit, but to me it added to the "rock star" look!

Friday, April 5, 2013

CAS-ual Friday

I love this weeks CAS-ual Friday challenge.  LOVVVE chevrons!!!  and a good use to one of my bazillion flowers!!  

paper: Bazzill, Becky Higgins
tag: Elle's studio
border: pink paisley
flower: prima
enamel dot: Basic Grey
Crayon: Stampin Up

Case Study

The inspiration for my next card came from  Case Study #135.  JJ Bolton designed the card below.  I loved the shape and the ribbon placement.  That is what I ended up using on my card.

paper: Prima
tag: Martha Stewart
ribbon and twine: May Arts
border: Pink Paislee
ink and stamp: Stampin Up
vintage buttons


For the PPA Challenge, the colors are very spring-like and fresh.  This is not a palette I usually work with however, I love the results.

ribbons: May Arts
paper: Fancy Pants, studio calico, Crate Paper, Bazzill
enamel dots: basic grey
stamps: SU
chalk: SU
crayon: SU
border: pink paislee

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Play Date Cafe

This week, the play date cafe has a gorgeous color palate to work with.  I love all the colors.  I really played with my ribbons on this card!

Ribbons May Arts
Paper: studio calico, Basic Grey, Jenni Bowlin, girls paperie, authentique
dies: spellbinders
sticker: pebbles
vintage buttons

Runway Inspired Challenge

I really enjoy looking at the creative projects on the Runway Inspired blog.  I decided to participate and let the image below inspire my card.  I Love the pop of yellow and the black, so I used those colors on my card.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Color Throwdown

I decided to play along with the fun color combo challenge at Color Throwdown.

paper: AC, Crate Paper
stickers: pink paisley and echo park
glossy accents
May Arts twine

Freshly Made Sketch 80

For the current Freshly Made  sketch I had to use my chevron ribbon.  I love the  May Arts black and white chevron ribbon.   "Clean lined and fresh" was the challenge and to me that is what this ribbon is all about!!!

Paper: AC, Bazzil
vintage button
sticker: Pebbles

Mojo Monday Sketch

I had fun playing along with this sketch.  I stitched on the card using May Arts twine...

paper: Crate Paper
pearls: kaiser kraft
twine and leaves: May Arts

Trigger Tuesday Challenge

Hi, I instantly fell in love with the image for the Trigger Tuesday, Moxie Fab challenge.  It made me smile and think of spring!  I immediately grabbed my embroidery floss, vintage buttons and got to work!   Here is what I came up with...

Supplies used:
embroidery floss
vintage buttons
paper: Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye and Becky Higgins
stampin Up marker
enamel dot My Mind's Eye
dies: Cuttlekids

Monday, April 1, 2013

Light It Up Blue! with May Arts

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I was so excited to learn that May Arts supports Autism Awareness and was more than happy to create.  I decided to make 3 coordinating projects: a tag,  a card and a box.

May Arts Ribbons used:

baker's twine: 412-94
silk: sk03
diagonal stripe: 424-18-34
cotton stripe: 385-58-44

Of course with May Arts there is a giveaway!  For this special BLUE HOP, the winner will receive blue ribbon!  All you have to do is post a comment along the way.  

Enjoy the rest of the hop!  The next stop is Sandy Allnock!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

HI, Welcome to my blog and the the craft dash challenge!  I took the challenge and yes, only 10 minutes to create my card.  I did pull all my materials and have an idea in mind before I started my timer!  I love the color combo and had a lot of fun playing along! Stop by  http://www.prettypinkposh.com for all the challenge details  and to see the fabulous DT's creations!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

May Arts Ribbonista Valentine Hop  - Mini Valentine Cards

Hi, welcome to Alabaster Owl and the May Arts blog hop.  The giveaway for this Valentine Hop is 4 spools of fabulous May Arts ribbon!  Winner's choice!  Just leave a comment on any stop along the way!

Mini cards are fun quick and cute little bits of happy.  For these cards I found cute stickers,

 matted them on patterned paper  and hand cut with pinking sheers for a jagged edge. 

 for dimension I used tape squares and adhered the card front to grid paper with rounded edges.

  With my fabritac i glued on my favorite velvet ribbon, two pieces crossing to mimic the grid paper.  

That is it!  Easy, quick and fun!  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my cards and you get a chance to create something soon!!  It is good for the soul!


May Arts velvet: 389-18-14, 389-18-31
grid cards becky Higgins
stickers MAMBI
jillibean soup paper
tape squares
pinking sheers

Make sure you visit the other stops on the hop!

* Susan Lui
* Jen Shears
* Candy Rosenberg
* Leah Farrar-White
* Nicole Martel