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Really Reasonable Ribbon

Sorry about that! Life happens and then we move on.

Tim Holtz has started a year long monthly tag inspiration and has retired his 12 days of December tag ideas. I think it’s a good thing and I’m looking forward to it. He’ll catch up in March for January, so February’s came out first. What a great tag full of inspiration!

Here are 3 different versions created by me, Cindy and Barb in one night. Can you believe it…just one night! We were pretty impressed with ourselves since we were very pleased with the way they came out.

Tim Holtz


We used a bunch of different things – Tim Holtz dies, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist, and other cool things. Can’t wait for March’s tags! Thanks Tim!

If you’re in the need of a fantastic bakery stamp, take a peek at The Stamping Boutique’s Bakery digital stamp!

So cute with the cupcakes in the windows and terrific awning – so welcoming don’t you think?

I joined in at the Spoon Full of Sugar blog this week to meet their color challenge – pop over and try it yourself!

(click the image for a larger view)

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Copic markers

Really Reasonable Ribbon

A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge blog

Isn’t she super cute? I’ve been wanting to color her for quite some time now and FINALLY found the right card for her!

It is challenge time again at the Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog. A new challenge starts today, Tuesday and ends on the following Monday, March 14th.

This week’s challenge is to create a project using ribbon and lace and Michelle’s images. I know you can do it!

I used a beautiful lace and 2 different ribbons on this card, love those greens and browns!

Michelle Perkett Studios


Michelle Perkett Studios digital stamp, Goldilocks

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life stamps for the saying

Tsukineko ink

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #19

SFYTTMAR2011 sketch at I love sketches

There are so many great winter digital stamps out there that it’s hard to pick! I’m partial to Michelle Perkett’s stamps (ok, I’m on her DT, but there is a very good reason for that – I LOVE her stamps!) for their great detail and whimsiness!

There’s a challenge going on at Michelle’s Challenge blog. It’s to use a holiday stamp from Michelle! Easy to do for sure! Don’t forget to enter – you have until Monday afternoon.

I’ll be showing you 3 different ones today that I’ve colored with glitter! Yes, you can color with glitter! All you need is an adhesive to hold the glitter and acetate.

Here are the steps:

  • Select digital stamp
  • Print it on acetate. I use laser printer transparencies from Home Depot.
  • Select glitter colors and get them out ready to use.
  • Open a bottle of Crystal Lacquer and attach needle tip.
  • Usually it is best to “color” on the dull side of the print. If there is writing in the image, you can print a in “mirror” like a t-shirt print. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but if there are large solid areas that are black, it will look dull from the printing. When turned over, the printing looks really sharp and detailed. Your choice.
  • “Color” areas with the Crystal Lacquer that you would like to use the darkest glitters colors on first. Through experience, I’ve found dark to light works the best.
  • Sprinkle on 1st glitter color and shake off excess. Tap back into the jar, coffee filter, glitter tray – whatever works for you.
  • Repeat until the image is colored in.
  • Set aside to dry in a safe place, lacquer up (like away from prying paws or excess fan breeze).

After you add each glitter color, flip the image over and see what it looks like. If you happen to go out of the lines (we all do, it’s ok), use needle tip tweezers or some other pointy object to nudge the glitter and lacquer back into the right spots. Try to do this very soon after adding the glitter as it hasn’t dried yet and is easy to move.

So you’ve got this beautiful glittery image, how do you attach it to your project? There are many ways!

  • Dot some Crystal Lacquer on the back of the dried glitter areas on the image. Be careful as the lacquer spreads very easy and you don’t want extra lacquer peeking out from behind your image!
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Staples
  • Eyelets
  • Brads
  • Double-sided tape then hide from the front with a paper flap or other embellishment
  • Decorative corners that the trimmed image can get tucked under to be secured
  • Stitch it down

Ok, are you ready to see her? A lot of the mumbo jumbo above will make sense when you see the card. Remember to click on the card to see a larger version of it for the detail.

P K Glitz


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Crystal Lacquer

Acetate, silk flowers, ribbon, eyelets and tiles

Mojo Monday sketch #166

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #12

Here’s a picture in the sunlight!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Sorry for the brief hiatus! I am back now for the time being. You’ll see a lot of movement on the blog again – posting, challenges, blog hops and projects!

I made the Michelle Perkett Studio Design Team! I was first introduced to her wonderful art from Heather at Faerie Song Art Stamps. She made some of Michelle’s wonderful faeries into rubber stamps. Well, I found Michelle on some of the Digi Stamp sites and found a whole pile of other images that are absolutely beautiful. She just happened to be having a DT call, so I tried and got on! Woohoo!!

Every week, I’ll be posting 2 projects using Michelle’s rubber and digi stamps. There’s a weekly challenge that you may want to get in on to win some images too! Check out Michelle’s challenge blog to see what’s currently underway. Come back tomorrow to see a new challenge starting that I’ll be participating in!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Michelle Perkett Studio, Leilani
Copic markers
Spellbinders dies
Prima flowers
My Mind’s Eye papers
Border punch
Mojo Monday sketch #152
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 6



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?