Sunday, January 22, 2012

Little Red Wagon & Shopping our Stash

Hasn't this been a week? I must say most things about it have made me glad it's over, but I did get a couple of awesome shout-outs this week (and I'm all happy-flappy about it too...such a kid!)

Featured Itty Bitty Little Yellow Polka Dot Bikini at Little Red Wagon for this card
Saturday Shout-Out at Shopping our Stash for this card

And guess what? Today I have entries for both of their current challenges all photographed & ready to go. At Shopping our Stash, challenge #35 is Across the Border - use a border punch or create a border detail. In my case, I used some long-neglected Doodlebug border die-cuts, as well as an ancient carousel from Jolee's that I've been hoarding for too long to remember. I think we lived in this house already?

Supplies: striped paper from Basic Grey "Life of the Party;"
kraft paper from stash;
border strips (wavy red) from Doodlebug;
carousel from Jolee's

This week at Little Red Wagon, challenge #115 is to use two different ribbons on your card - and guess what I did? I learned how to use my Bow-Easy, almost a year after buying it. Emily sent me the link to an awesome picture tutorial that finally allowed me to see where I'd been going wrong on my previous tries. The tutorial is by Mylene Hillam, and is located here.

Supplies: papers all from Echo Park "For the Record;"
Tonic edge distresser; ribbons from Offray;
Labels 4 Nesties;
stamp from Studio G, Versamark, Fired Brick distress ink & clear EP


CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations on being featured Jessi, your quilling cards are always spectacular. Love your new cards too. perfect bows I would say!!!

Tammy said...

Love how you left the ends of your bows long!
Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

Jenny said...

Two super cards Jessi, that carousel is definitely better on a card rather than in the packet :)
I have a bow easy and found a video tutorial on Pinterest this morning which I pinned on my Craft Ideas boards as it has an extra step when tightening the bow...I never find they lay very straight you see and hoping this will help :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are wonderful Jessi! I LOVE the carousel, it's gorgeous, I'm glad you used it! I don't use heaps of ribbons on my cards but really do like my bow easy!

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these cards are so sweet, Jessi! I'm so glad that the Bow Easy tutorial helped--yours looks spectacular on the second card. And I love the carousel on the first. So glad that you finally used that fun sticker on a fun card!

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are so pretty! Love the cheerful colors, makes me happy this Monday morning, thanks! :-D
Oh, you can surely go and see the movie The Help, one of my friends and me also read the book and loved it and we both thought that the movie was made in the right way, compared with the book. We loved it!!!
Hugs & happy day to you!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop for your shout-outs!! Love having that happy-flappy feeling! :)
Love how you used a border punch and created a border detail with that fabulous paper. And I agree with Jenny - the carousel looks way better on the card than in the packet!
Fabulous ribbon and I like he gingham and polka dots together. I'd been wondering if those Bow-Easy things were worth it. May have to snag one...

June Houck said...

Woot woot for you! I gotta say that this carousel card is the BEST use of BG Life of the Party papers I have ever seen....and the Echo Park FtR papers are fab too. I have both collections, but they haven't come out to play in a while. Thanks for the inspiration! So glad you linked up again at Shopping Out Stash.

lisa arana said...

Amazing cards! So love the circus theme one. And your bow is marvelous!

Alica said...

wonderful! Love the borders and the merry-go-round too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)