Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop - Really Reasonable Ribbon and Hampton Art - Choose HOPE ♥

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is the Really Reasonable Ribbon and Hampton Art Blog Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness.   The RRR Design Team Members and Special Events Design Team Members will be joining the Hampton Art Design Team Members showcasing the beautiful ribbons and trims from RRR and fantastic stamps from Hampton Art.  

Both RRR and Hampton Art will be offering prizes for the blog hop!  RRR will be offering a $20.00 gift certificate and Hampton Art will have a prize pack with a stamp set and  some ink pads with an approximate value of $20.00 so please be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way to be eligible to win one of the prizes.  

If you are following the order of the blog hop you should have just come from Adora's Blog. If not and you just happened to pop in for a visit please click HERE to start the blog hop at the Hampton Art Blog.  If you happen to get lost along the way please visit the Hampton Art Blog or the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Rambling! Blog for a complete list of the blog hop.

For my project I altered a journal using Pink Satin w/ Scalloed Edge ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and SC0038 Blooming Memories Stamp Set (Page 50 2012 eCatalog) from Hampton Arts.  I also used some inks from Hampton Arts, die templates from  Spellbinders and paper from Discount Cardstock.

To start I die cut a fancy label shape using S5-148 Decorative Labels Eight and Simply Smooth White cardstock.  Then I stamped the floral branch, bird image and sentiment using Color Box Chalk Ink Pink, Olive Pastel, Blue Lagoon, Black.  For the pink cardstock mat I used S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A die template.  I layered the paper pieces using 3D Foam Squares and then glued the Pink Satin w/ Scalloed Edge ribbon to the backside and attached the piece to the front of the journal.  

To add multiple colors of ink to a solid image I use Q-tips to apply the ink.  Here is a picture of the humming bird.

When I was attaching the ribbon to the paper I cut the strips of ribbon a little longer and then I cut in from each end towards the corner to create nice crisp corners on the ribbon.  I added a little bit of hot glue to the backside to hold the ribbons in place.

I stamped the ribbon from the KN2456 Think Pink Stamp and fussy cut it and added 3D Foam Squares to pop it up.  I added Pearls from The Rubber Cafe' to the flower centers.

I created a little ribbon and flower cluster down in the bottom corner.  I used the same Pink Satin w/ Scalloed Edge ribbon and then I added a Pink Acrylic Flower from Shabby Scraps and a couple of Pink/White Roses from I am Roses.  The Lg Flat Back Pearl for the flower center is from Beady Bom Bom. Then I added some leaves and diamond stickles.  To create the leaves I used S5-129 Foliage Two die template from Spellbinders.

I took a piece of the Pink Satin w/ Scalloed Edge and added three Round Acrylic Ribbon Buckles and then I glued this to the spine of the journal.

Once I had the ribbon glued in place then I added Lg Flat Back Pearls to the center of each buckle.

Now to continue in the blog hop you need to hop on over to Wendy's Blog and check out her fantastic project!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the Really Reasonable Ribbon and Hampton Art Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop!! Don't forget to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Rambling! Blog and  Hampton Art Blog for all your ribbon and papercrafting  inspiration!

I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

Hugs & Smiles,

Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Pink Satin w/ Scalloed Edge
Hampton Arts:  SC0038 Blooming Memories Stamp Set (Page 50 2012 eCatalog) , KN2456 Think Pink Stamp, Color Box Chalk Ink Pink, Olive Pastel, Blue Lagoon, Black
Paper:  Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Cotton Candy
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-148 Decorative Labels Eight, S5-129 Foliage Two
Accessories:  The Rubber Cafe' Pearls, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Stick "EM" Up Tool;  Shabby Scraps Pink Acrylic Flower; Beady Bom Bom Round Acrylic Ribbon Buckles, Lg Flat Back Pearl; I am Roses Pink/White Roses; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Hot Glue, Journal


  1. beautiful! love how you did the bird, and the cluster is great!

  2. So pretty, Heidi! Love those Ribbon Buckles!

  3. So pretty, and so much love an thought put into the creation. Love the RRR and the pearl accents. well done...thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful project, Heidi! I love the delicate stamping you did and the lovely cluster of flowers. Perfect sentiments for a daily journal!

  5. Very pretty!! I love the frame you created with the ribbon and your inking technique is awesome!

  6. Every time I vist you blow me away with how creative you are! This is so beautiful.

  7. Beautiful journal!!! LOVE the bird!!

  8. Stunning! I love how elegant it is.

  9. This is so beautiful! Oh how precious, I love the touch of pearl
    It really is elegant

  10. I love all the special details you used in this journal. The Humming bird is cute and your colors are really nice. Thanks for sharing.
    With Love Judi

  11. What a wonderful journal with such a gorgeous sentiment and the color stamping of the humingbird is gorgeous. My sister found writing in a journal helped her cope with her cancer diagnosis, so I now give them to friends who are diagnosed with cancer. Great job,

  12. This is absolutely stunning! I love the softness of the chalk ink and the beads on the binding are beautiful!

    Snoopy :D

  13. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift this would make. Thank you.

  14. Gorgeous project!! I LOVE how you colored the bird!!

  15. Such a sweet, lovely card. And I loved the step by step directions.

  16. Gorgeous journal! I just lost my Mom to breast cancer, thanks for sharing the "hope"!!
    Crafty Hugs,

  17. beautiful chalking and the white border is stunning...

  18. Your journal is amazing, and thank you for showing and explaining all the little details!

  19. I've been a follower since a previous Spellbinder Hop. Love your work. This card is so lovely. Truly feminine and delicate.

  20. Pardon me Heidi! I meant to say journal, not card.

  21. My oh my what a beautiful project! I love the ribbon border and spine. I can't wait to try that stamping technique! Thanks for the great instructions!


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