Wednesday, January 23, 2013

May Arts and CardMaker Blog Hop (Giveaway)


Hi friends!  I hope that you are all doing well!  Today, I have a very special post for you.  I'm participating in the May Arts and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop.  To start the hop, please go to the CardMaker Blog.  Be sure to leave comments on every blog because May Arts is giving away a prize to one lucky person, FOUR spools of ribbon!

I haven't made many cards in the last few months.  Since I had the baby, I feel like my creativity is back but my time is really limited.  That and I'm really sleep deprived.  I'm a little rusty at making cards so please bear with me.

My first card is actually featured in the banner!  :D  I was pretty excited when I figured that out!  I used a bunch of colors of May Arts 3/4" striped twill and 1/2" white crinkle ribbon.  The sentiment is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  

Here's a more vintage card.  I used May Arts 3/4" lace with pearl center, 1/4" trimming ringlets, and gold metallic string.  The paper is Pink Paislee and the stamp is Hero Arts.  

My next card is for when someone finds out they are having a little girl.  I used May Arts 1" solid woven check ribbon, 1/2" crotchet ribbon, 3/8" grosgrain striped and stitched, 5/8" satin scalloped edge, 5/8" satin pleats, 3/4" twill stripes, and 5/8" faux suede.  The stamps are Paper Smooches and I added a velvet flower.

And for my last card, I made another baby girl card because apparently I have baby girl on the brain.  I used May Arts 1/2" crotchet, 5/8" satin scalloped edge, and the 1 1/4" silk ribbons.  The stamps are Paper Smooches and the paper is Crate Paper.  

I hope you enjoyed my creations!  Next up on the hop is Candy Rosenberg.  Don't forget to leave comments to be entered in the giveaway!  Have a great day, friends!  

60 comments:

Virginia said...

LOVe all your cards, esp. the first chevron one!!!

~amy~ said...

Check you out...you've made tons of fabbie cards!!!!

Charlene said...

You've been a busy girl! Love that chevron card!

madamewong said...

Well, if this is you mking cards whle sleep deprived, I don't think I could handle the awesomness that comes when you're well rested. :) Love all the cards but the vintage colorway is my favorite. (It has buttons. I love buttons.)

Sue D said...

Great cards using May Arts ribbon! Love all the colors on the first one.

Jennie said...

Fab cards Ashley and LOVE how you used the May Arts ribbon!

Julie S. said...

Beautifuly done . I would never know you were out of practice . Your cards are awesome !! TFS .

Julie S. said...

Congrats on your bundle of joy ..hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

What fantastic cards! All are super wonderful and you did such a diverse assortment too. I bet it seems nice to be creative again, but I do remember how much time is taken up with a baby in charge of the house. LOL

Scraps said...

Love all those layers!

Glenda J said...

Great cards. Congrats on making the banner.

SugarGem said...

Great to see you creating. Especially Love the first card and that ribbon. I savor my chevron ribbon for only very very special projects.... :-)

Tami Mayberry said...

Lots of great cards! Love the twill and banner design on the first one. TFS!

itzamitzi said...

Thanks for the great ideas. I am really drawn to the first one... guess it is more my style. Love the colors.

conil said...

Simply crazy about the striped twill and how you used it on your 1st card. Such fun to look at. The lace and pearl is also one of my faves.

Jingle said...

Very pretty cards! Loving that top one!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Ashley! I would say you are definitely back in the groove with cards :) I love all of these! I think the first is my favorite - all that gorgeous striped twill!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the cards, esp.the team pink. Really great job on all your cards, TFS.

Denise Bryant said...

Great assortment of cards! I love the striped twill on the first card! Very cheery and fun! That one really caught my eye with those yummy colors!
DeniseB

AJ said...

great cards Ashley!! love the striped twill one the best- it's so fun and cheery! hope you are enjoying every moment with the new one!! :)

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you used the chevron tapes. WANT!!!!

Ivanka said...

Beautiful cards, all of them. You have a way with ribbon!!

Chris said...

Love all of them but I really like the ribbon on your first card!

Camille Short said...

Perfect ways to use ribbon!

Its In Our Hands said...

Hopping right along here, I hope. Beautiful!

rscholz said...

Enjoyed your cards. Love all the different ribbons you used on your cards.

by belle said...

Lovely cards!! I especially love the striped twill!!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Pretty cards!! I especially love the chevron ribbon card.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh goodness! Your projects are so pretty :-)

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning and precious cards. Thanks for sharing. i am certainly inspired!

Jackie said...

Your Baby cards are adorable !! I like the ribbon with the scalloped edge!

Diana Evensen said...

I love the rainbow. You did a great job showcasing LOTS of different ribbons.

Trudi said...

Oh these cards are just great I absolutely love the first one! Now I want that ribbon in every color :) Thanks for sharing!

Emily H said...

You made all of these? Wow! I am impressed! I love the first one. So cheerful!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are all fun, love the first one, one of my favorites ribbons (I need all those colors!!).

Kitty said...

Lovely cards and beautiful ribbons

Kathleen

~Tammy~ said...

Lovely variety of cards! My fave is the vintage one!

Jill said...

Beautiful cards. I love all the ribbon used, especially on the first card, great variety of colors. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Nibbe said...

WOW! What beautiful cards! I love the first one with all the ribbon.

marylouh said...

Love the "color my world" card. Any stripes or polka-dots seem to appeal to me more than just plain colored ribbon. May Arts does have beautiful ribbons and you made good use of them. Hope things settle down for you and life runs smoothly.

Cynthia Rose said...

You must have quite a stash of ribbon - every card had something different. Thanks

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful cards! Your use of ribbon as banners on the first card is really cute!

Anne said...

Great cards. I like the way you used the ribbon on all of the cards.

jen said...

You go girl! Look at all those fabby creations! If that's you 'out of practice'- WHOA! ;)
Congrats on the banner- and on your amazing progress on your 30 list & your PC pub!
xoxo

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh how I love the twill ribbon. That one has my vote.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so fun! That twill ribbon is my all time favorite MA ribbon, but I love the Team Pink card the best.

Katherine said...

Wow! Your creativity is amazing! I love that stripey ribbon on the first card, but in my opinion, all your cards are fabulous!

Sherry Hickey said...

Wonderful cards! I must have that striped twill ribbon in those yummy colors! Congratulations on your new baby!!

Lauren Taylor (readysetLove) said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the ribbon!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love all your cards - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Carmen Nuland said...

Your cards are wonderful, but I especially like the first one!

Karen B. said...

Wow, these cards are grand! I love the colors in the first card with the chevron ribbon.

niconick said...

What a stash of ribbon! Great cards!

Teresa said...

love the banner card! love them all!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are just beautiful, Ashley! I don't see any "rusty" here at all!

Rachel Slager said...

I love the monotone pink ribbon card!

Chrissy said...

I love how you used the chevron twill! Gorgeous cards all the way around!

Nikki said...

I love the first card it's just a rainbow of colours so kewl :)
hugs Nikki

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