Monday, August 22, 2016

Birds of a feather...

It's the fourth Monday of the month, and my turn to post on Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog! It's so much fun each week to see what my teammates have come up with.  This month the team challenge, not your challenge, was Feathers, Fur or Frog Legs using an image from our sponsor, Robyn's Fetish.  I used this cute image named Birdie's Nest. Your challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW!

We also had the challenge to use green and brown which wasn't too hard to do with a bird image, but then when I made my bird a sparrow, it was all brown. It was a brown bird sitting in a brown nest sitting on a brown branch and I felt like it was just a little too much brown, so I colored a blue bird that has a peach breast.
I colored my image with Copics and want to thank my best friend, Lillian, for sending me these leaves and swirl die cuts. I didn't have anything that looked like the leaves on the branches but Lillian did. Thanks, Lillian! I lucked out with having a bag of assorted colored feathers and the bird cage is a die by Poppy Stamps.  Here's a close-up of the image.

I colored my entire background with light blue chalk and then added some light blue outline around my image. Color. I love color and just green and brown was a killer for me. I always save my bow picture for last...why?  So that when you finish looking at my pictures, it's the last one you see and the best is always last! That's a brown fuzzy brad that I used in the center of my triple looped bow.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!!

I hope you've been watching the Design Team's creations posted each Tuesday at Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and if you've missed any of the projects this month, please go here and scroll down. Be ready to be delighted with the projects we each have done using an image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

136 More Days...

What's in 136 more days?  CHRISTMAS! Are you working on your Christmas cards yet? You know how fast the time will go as soon as we get to October, right? This is a great reason to start your cards and join the new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our SNOW PEOPLE challenge. To be politically correct, we're calling all snow men and snow ladies, SNOW PEOPLE. I used this super cute snowlady named Bella da Snowlady from Robyn's Fetish for my card.

Snowmen are my favorite winter image and I love them. They're always happy and such fun to color since their clothing can be any colors!  Here's a close-up of this super looking snowman!

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by  Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!

The team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have created some beautiful cards with the hopes of encouraging you to join our challenge this month. The theme is SNOW PEOPLE, so pull out those snowmen and snowlady images and start your Christmas cards!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Work, Rest or Play

Well, it's that time to announce the new challenge at The Cutie Pie challenge. This month the topic is WORK, REST OR PLAY. Your card needs to reflect one of those and if you're thinking, whaaat???  Please take a look at the cards the Design Team have created here. I used this really cute image of me (well it may not have been drawn to represent me but it reminds me of me...she even has brown eyes, gray hair and eyeglasses like me) by Pink Gem Designs. Her name is Gardening Molly.

I colored her with Copics and the little wood fence is just part of a 12" piece I bought at Hobby Lobby years ago. Here's a close up of the image.

Our sponsor this month is Pink Gem Designs who are offering 2 single digital images to the winner.

I hope you'll take a look at the projects by the Design Team at the Cutie Pie Challenge this month as they are always cute since we are The Cutie Pies! The challenge for you is WORK, REST OR PLAY!


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time flies!

It's a new month...again. As I get older, each month seems to fly by faster than the last. My mother warned me about this when I was a child and I didn't believe her. She said: when you get older you just wait and see how fast time flies by. Now I'm telling my child that and she believes me as much as I believed my mother. Some things never change.

So, with August 1 here and a new challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW at Craft-Dee BowZ, I'd like to share a card with you. The image is from Scrapberry and was a present from my best friend, Lillian. I fell in love with the Scrapberry stamps because they are so cute. This image is named Bunny Princess.

I colored this with Copics and added some beautiful sequins for sparkle. My flowers are a combination from I Am Roses, The Ribbon Girl and byThita. I added a row of pretty lavender roses to the center of my ribbon behind my image. I'm distraught at how my 'hello friend' sentiment looks "foggy". I'm not sure why this happened since I used the proper glue with the acrylic oval. Here's a close-up of my image.

I always save the best for last, so, here's a picture of my bow. I couldn't have made this without my Craft-Dee BowZ tool!  The ribbon is on the wide side so I folded the edges over when I made the middle knot, and I'm so happy with how it looks. I needed 2 hands to do this bow, so having this little bow tool that sat on my table and took up a tiny amount of space, was awesome. If you have a bow tool, do you use it? I don't make any bows without it since my bows come out perfect every time and I don't waste ribbon or wrinkle it up trying to make a good bow anymore. Ready? Here's the bow!

The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ have made some wonderful creations for you to look at and, we hope, inspire you to add a bow to your project and enter it in our challenge. Each month we have a new challenge and it's always the same for you...ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW. I hope you'll join us this month for our challenge!

Oh, forgot to mention:
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!!


Monday, July 25, 2016

I love the ocean!

It's my week to post a card on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. As you know, there are 4 of us on the Team and we each have our own Tuesday to post. Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button and I've used the image named Mermaid Sophia on my card. The challenge for all of you this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. This card isn't traditional, so please look at the photos below to see how it folds. This card is larger than my usual card, and is almost 8" x 8". The Team's challenge this month was to use a mermaid and the colors teal and/or tan. I was able to incorporate both of those colors in my card.

My seahorse, jelly fish and seaweed are dies by Magnolia. Here's the side view to show you how I made this.

This image was awesome to color using my Copics and I used chalk to do the background.

I used two different colored organza ribbon for my bow and the seashell on top of the knot is a button with the shank cut off. My Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool was a lifesaver for this bow. I was able to make this perfect bow since I didn't have to hold the ribbon in my hands. My bow tool is always close by and I use it on every bow. If you own a bow tool, do you use it?  And if you don't own one, but make bows, what are you waiting for? This is the most economical tool you'll ever own and it won't ever wear out, need new blades or sharpening, it doesn't need electricity, and is simple to use.

Our sponsor is Cute As A Button, whose owner is the talented Francesca. Thank you Francesca, for giving me this beautiful mermaid image to use for my Design Team card this month.

Cute As A Button is offering
2 digital images of the winner's choice!

I hope you'll look at Barbara's, Vicki's and Tracey's creations for the month of July and all you need to do is scroll down on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog to see them. With our Team, it won't take but a few moments to look at each of our creations. We hope you'll join us for our July challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girls July Challenge, Any Image
Challenge-Blog Deutschland Challenge 35, Mermaids
CCC Digi Creations Challenge 53, Release the Glitter
Incy Wincy Designs Something Magical
Dies R Us Challenge 53, Water and/or Beach
The Corrosive Challenge Challenge 7, Animals/Nature
Cute As A Button Challenge 22, AG at beach or sea
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 17, AG
Get Creative Challenge 44, Lots of Blue
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 38, AG
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Challenge 12, AG

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pretty in Pink

It's hot where I live. At the time of writing this, it's 110 outside in the Arizona desert. Why do we live here? Well, because I never have to shovel sunshine! I was born and raised in Connecticut and dreaded the winters with the icy snow. Now I dread the summers in Arizona and burning my hand opening my car door! While trying to stay cool, I colored this adorable Elisabeth Bell stamp. The one thing about Elisabeth's stamps and images is that they are always cute, and I like cute!

I love the colors pink and green together, and this paper pack from Wild Rose is awesome! The die cut around my stamped image has been embossed with white ink and then white glitter embossing powder and I used glitter on top of white puffy paint on the trim of my little image's coat and hat. I used a clear acrylic tag by Hodge Podge over my sentiment for additional dimension and the poinsettias are from I Am Roses. The stamens are from The Ribbon Girl. The flat backed white glitter dots are from Michael's and I also used frosted white flat backed pearls. And I love glitter, so I've glittered my snowflake die cut, the snow on the ground and on the tips of my flowers with Cool Glitter Ritz.

Here's a picture of her close-up. I love coloring red hair, too!

Thanks for stopping by and looking at this Christmas card and I hope that you're having a wonderful summer!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog A Holiday Creation
The Crafty Addicts Say It With Flowers
Crafty Friends Use Pink/Green/White
ABC Christmas Challenge N is for No Rules
Lemon Shortbread Challenge  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Digi Choosday For The Girls
Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowflakes
Aud Sentiments Challenge For a Girl
Crafting With an Attitude Anything Goes
In The Pink All Or Nothing
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes with a Stamp and Ribbon
The Glory of Christmas Challenge Two or More Patterned Papers
Through The Class Room Door Anything Goes

Snow, Mittens, Sleds, Ice, Cold...

What do the words cold, snow, ice, warm clothes, wreaths, Santa, pine trees all remind you of? Winter, of course! And this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' our challenge is all of these's an ANYTHING GOES WITH WINTER challenge.

This month we're sponsored by Ppinky Dolls Art. If you haven't seen these cute images, please stop by the link and check them out. There are some awesome images that fit our challenge at the Ppinky Dolls Art store! Thank you, Chrishanthi, for sponsoring us this month!

I used this adorable image named Winter Day for my card.

This is my first attempt at my new Pastel Chalk Pencils. They were great to use and although I need to practice more, I think they might become one of my favorite coloring mediums. I used a tree die by Memory Box, a holly border punch by Martha Stewart, the stitched snow on the bottom is a die by Lawn Fawn, the die cut around my image is by Marianne Design and the words "Holiday Cheer" are a die cut by Paper Smooches. I was generous with my Hero Arts Snow glitter and added a touch of clear glitter on their hats and the roof of the house.

Our sponsor, Ppinky Dolls Art, has generously donated 3 digital images, of the winner's choice, to our challenge this month. Click on any of the colored links to go and visit this store of adorable images!                  

The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have created some adorable cards with these sweet and cute images this month. I hope you'll go over to the CaSS site and take a look at their projects and will join us this month for our ANYTHING GOES WITH WINTER challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Polka Dots and Pastels!

Good day! It's time for new challenge at Cutie Pie Challenge blog!  This month our challenge is POLKA DOTS AND PASTELS. We're sponsored this month by Little Blue Button and I've used this adorable image named Watering Plants Ivy. And, or other sponsor is Sweet Stamps.

Here's what my little image looks like close up. To get the texture on her hat, after I colored the hat with Copics, I took a piece of fabric, dabbed some Copic Blending Fluid on it and then touched down on her hat.

One of our sponsor this month is this fabulous digital company that you should cruise through her site...Little Blue Button. So many adorable digital images!


$10 gift certificate

The team has created some beautiful cards to help inspire you to join us this month for our POLKA DOTS AND PASTELS challenge. I hope you'll take a look at them here, and join us this month!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer fun

It's July 1 and time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. For my card I've used this adorable Elisabeth Bell image. I love the ocean and have been collecting summer dies and have used a Cherry Lynn die of the Sailboat oval around my image, the small sailboat die is by Whimsy, the lighthouse die is by Marianne and the anchor die is by Magnolia. I finally did it...I used some of the paper I've been saving (I don't know what I was saving it for) by Maja.

You can see my little image has gotten a bit too much sun on her back and legs. I colored the image with Copics. The rhinestone sailboat is from Michael's. I inked the edges of my dies and applied a bit of glitter to the edges. It's hard to see in the photos. :(

And as my finale, I'd like to show off my bow. ;)  And without my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker, I couldn't have created this double looped bow!  The sand dollar in the middle of my bow is a button with the shank cut off and glued on.

The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ have made some gorgeous creations to inspire you this month. And, don't forget that we have a new project posted each Tuesday by a different DT member so please stop back by for that each week!  The challenge to you at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I hope you'll join us this month!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Shabby Chic Tiny Ballerinas

This is my Tuesday to post a project on Craft-Dee BowZ and the Design Team set our sights on doing shabby chic and using the color peach during the month of June. We had a grid to follow for tic-tac-toe, also! I thought about putting the grid up for you to see, but if I do that, I'm afraid someone might think they have to follow the tic-tac-toe grid to enter our challenge and that's not true!  I love challenges like this and our Team Leader understands that we are a Team of four over-achievers and can't just do a project with a bow on it. And, as an over-achiever, I incorporated the entire grid of elements on my card. But, remember, that's just our challenge...your challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I used this precious image from Stamping Bella for my card.
I colored my image with Copics. I have three little girls here, all different nationalities! The die cut around my image is by Nellie Snellen. The die cuts that are inked are by Marianne Designs. My sentiment and banner are also by Marianne Designs. I stitched my layers and then used my little Ranger tool to distress the edges. The pearls are from my stash, as is the little button in the bottom left corner that I cut off the shank and glued on.
The flowers I used are a combination from byThita, Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl. The leaf punch is by Martha Stewart.
Last, but not least, is this perfect peach taffeta bow. It's a triple looped bow and made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. Do you have a favorite tool that you use when card making/scrapbooking? I have many of them and it's hard to pick my very favorite tool. But this little bow tool is one that I wouldn't want to make a bow without! I can now make perfect bows and not waste any ribbon trying! Before getting this little bow tool, I'd make bows but it took 2 or 3 times, using the same ribbon that would be getting wrinkled with each try! Now I can produce bows in less than a minute, and they're perfect every time.

If you buy one of these Craft-Dee BowZ tools, please let me know via an e-mail (e-mail address is on the top right side of my blog). I'd be happy to send you a variety of ribbons for you to play with and make your perfect bows! I love the bow below. The color of the ribbon is so pretty and sweet, thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ! And, you can see it tied beautifully. I didn't put anything over my knot just because it was such a good looking bow. :)
Each Tuesday the Design Team gets to post their individual project on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. It's so neat to have the spotlight for the week! I know that each of us on the Team takes special care to create something special for you to look at and, hopefully, inspire you to join us for our monthly challenge. If you've missed a Tuesday this month, please cruise back through the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog and take a look at what Barbara, Vicki and Tracey have created this month. No matter what the Team does, your challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Splish, Splash, Splosh

It's that time again...time for a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog. The topic for this month is SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH. The Team has had a great time with the topic and I hope you'll visit The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and see their creations.  I used this adorable image from Crafty Sentiments Designs named Annabel Mermaid's Hair. Here's the card closed:

Here's the card open:

The dies I used are: Nellie Snellen oval; QuickKutz pink frame; chair, tiny seashells and sailboat by Impression Obsession; crab by Joy; seagulls, beach umbrella and wave by La La Land; lobster by Memory Box; sailboat by Frantic Stamper; and, seaweed,  jellyfish, seahorse, water by Magnolia.  applied Warm Glitter Ritz with my Sakura glue pen on all of the sea life. The bubbles from the sea life are done with my Folk Art Papier Glass Finish. I colored my image with Copics and covered her entire tail with my clear Wink of Stella pen. I used Versacolor White ink on the waves and then clear embossing over it then applied my Kirarina Wink white on the tip of the waves.

Our sponsor, Crafty Sentiments Designs, is giving the winner of our challenge three (3) digital images of the winner's choice!  Take a look at the images over at Crafty Sentiments Designs to see some very cute images! It will be very hard to pick only 3 if you're our winner!

The Team at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog hope you'll join us this month for our challenge of SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH!


This card is entered in the challenge at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog

Friday, June 10, 2016

My little greenhouse.

I saw a picture of a little greenhouse on a 'do-it-yourself' site on Pinterest a few months ago. I thought it was so cute! I sent the picture to my husband, Tim and all my friends showing off this adorable greenhouse. Below is the picture that was on Pinterest, isn't it a cute little greenhouse?!

So, I started collecting what I needed to make myself one of these. The very first problem is that I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. We don't have wood sashes like this around and in the small area of downtown, which is called the Historic District, those houses are treasured and you won't find them remodeling and trashing what makes those houses historic!  So, I went to vintage places to find them. Hence, my first experience at: (1) Highland Yard Vintage, (2) Junk in the Trunk Vintage, (3) Melrose Vintage, (4) Sweet Salvage, (5) and assorted antique/vintage shops in Carefree, Arizona.

After 2 months of collecting windows, old screws, old hinges (thank you to my best friend, Lillian, in Michigan for providing me with almost all of the hinges we used--and she had to shop twice since the USPS lost the first 13 hinges she sent to me, old washers, an old door handle, a cast iron bracket, but couldn't find an old table that was the right size, right height or would withstand the brutal summers in the desert of Arizona. So, Tim decided to build our table. And I helped and even used power tools!  The legs of OUR table, unlike the one above, are made from 4x4's and we turned them on his lathe!  I turned one, my daughter Stephanie turned one, and Tim turned 2. All of them are different patterns, too! We found a neat chair (?) spindle that Tim used across the top front to help the greenhouse stay squared. We also picked up 2 baby crib (?) spindles that we used on the roof windows for decoration.

We needed to paint and seal the wood against the sun that would rot it and I mixed my own white chalk paint and painted everything. Then I painted over all of it with a taupe tone of paint. Then another coat of chalk paint...then we distressed each wood piece. After that, I sealed each item with chalk paint sealant, inside and out.

Tim had to build a frame for the roof so the roof windows had a good support rather than just leaning on the side windows and you can see the wood frame that is attached to the top of the sides, and the roof windows sit on it. He also build the peak so that my little greenhouse has a finished look to it (unlike the photo above that inspired me to start this project). Keep in mind I had old used screws, old washers, and used hinges to construct this, and we built this with what we had. No, the roof does not open, but the entire greenhouse is held together with hinges and can withstand any storm coming through our yard! I can promise you that my little greenhouse is a whole lot sturdier than the photograph that got me started on this project.

Now that you've read the above, you're waiting to see my little greenhouse, right?  Well, we took a poll and it even has a name.  Here is my little Bloomin' Room. It's 30 inches x 30 inches and stands 18" off the ground. My daughter helped me find each of the little treasures in and around the Bloomin' Room, and Lillian provided me with the ladybug (she sits right under the greenhouse), a wire basket and a brass container (which holds succulents inside the 'room').

Tim worked really hard on this little greenhouse and planned it so well. I had bought shorter and more narrow windows for the front door and the back so that water would drain out of it and so that the door would open and close without it being too tight. He did a beautiful job, with me helping on every step of it...and he made sure I helped with it so I realized this wasn't a "slap together over the weekend" project. I now know that what some people consider a 'weekend' DIY project, might not be completely accurate. And boy, do I know that now!!!!  We kept all the original hardware on the windows, so there are window locks and handles that are authentic when these really were used as house windows!

I was looking at cards on different blogs one day and saw a card made with a rubber stamp by Magnolia. I thought to myself: well, it's a bit different than mine, but the same idea. I ordered the stamp and did something I rarely do...I made a card for Tim that wasn't for his birthday or Father's Day! Hahahhaa.  I made him a Thank You card for helping me take a picture on Pinterest and turn it into reality.

So this post is a "just because" post. It's not for a DT assignment or any challenges. It's a special thank you to Tim, Stephanie and Lillian because without them, I'd never all the parts I needed to build the Bloomin' Room.

                                                                                     With love,

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Baby, it's cold outside!

The new monthly challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is WARM WINTER CLOTHING.  No matter where you live, you probably have some type of cold weather and have to pull out the coats, sweaters, hats, muffs, gloves, mittens or boots. So, please pick an image that includes WARM WINTER CLOTHING. I used this adorable image from All Dressed Up named Little Skater.

I colored my image with Copics and added Stardust Stickles to the edges of her frilly skirt. I used Memory Box dies: snowflake wreath, snowflake and mittens; Silver Deco Dots by Queen &  Co.; Pebbles Chalk to give my mittens a touch of color; and, the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up who is offering 3 digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!  Take a look at the images at All Dressed Up and I'm sure you'll agree that they are some of the cutest images around. Thank you, Anne Lise at All Dressed Up, for providing the images to the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Team.

The Team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge of WARM WINTER CLOTHING. Please hop over to the blog and take a look at their creations and I know you won't be disappointed!


This card is entered in the following challenge:  All Dressed Up

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pretty in Peach

I always look forward to the first of every month. Not because I get to pay my mortgage, but because it means the start of a new month and new challenges!  The new challenge for June at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.  The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ used our own images this month and I chose this beautiful image by Make It Crafty for my card.
This post is picture heavy, but I want to share the elements with you since I think it's such a beautiful image and I'm pleased with my coloring after attending the COPIC Boot Camp May 13-15. Yes, it was three days long, with the days going 9am-9pm (except Sunday we left at 6pm). It's called Boot Camp for a darn good reason!
Isn't this image just the sweetest! I love that she's digital, too, enabling me to size her to fit my 6"x6" card comfortably. I colored her with Copics and then used my extra fine white Sharpie paint pen to make the polka dots on her apron. The die behind my image is by Marianne Designs.
My flowers are an assortment from Marianne Designs, byThita, The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts. I added a bit of lace in my flower arrangement, too, just because.
This is a lovely sentiment and one that I don't use very often. I ordered it on-line from Stempelglede and it came in a package with other wonderful sentiments. I used an oval punch and an oval scallop punch on the sentiment.
I've found out that some of the cutest charms for my cards can be purchased in the jewelry section at Michael's and JoAnn's. I love this little gold charm, peach enameled with the iridescent jewels on it and a peach glass bead hanging from it. I got this one at Michael's.
This is my triple looped bow made with peach satin ribbon. My bow came out wonderfully and I had no trouble making it using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This little tool is awesome and if you have one, I bet you like yours as much as I like mine. They're so easy to use, and make a fool proof perfect bow.

I used a Martha Stewart border punch, and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The pearls and jewels are from my stash, and the pretty peach lace and peach ribbon are from Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ. Thanks, Donna! I sewed my paper layers and for the last step, I added gesso to my card to keep with the shabby chic look I tried to achieve.

I hope you'll take a look at the Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team's cards for June by clicking here. I know you won't be disappointed! I hope you'll feel inspired to join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!