It's time to make the announcement. Ed and I are officially full-time RVers... we put our 2300 sq ft house on the market and bought/moved into a 500 sq ft fifth wheel. We'll be living/traveling in style - televating TV, fireplace, china cabinet, convection microwave, almost full-size fridge/freezer, front-load washer and dryer, king size Sleep Number bed (my number is 65, BTW), tons of cabinets, Cummings diesel generator and a huge climate-controlled storage compartment underneath. I'll be posting pics on Facebook soon. But yep, we down-sized in a major (very major) kind of way and it's beyond wonderful! We still have a few years before we retire but Ed wanted me to acclimate to the smaller living space, lol, before we travel on a full-time basis. We 're-did' the living room - replaced two swiveling recliners with a reclining loveseat, and replaced the sofa with my scrapping table and hutch. I've sorted, organized and labeled the bins of craft supplies stacked neatly under the table, on top of the hutch and in the cabinets. I had purged and donated alot of stuff several months beforehand so it wasn't nearly as painful as it could have been. My scrap room in the old house was huge and stuff was always getting lost and forgotten, so my rule of thumb was to get rid of whatever hadn't been used in two years. HA! It does work! ;)
Okay, now on to my project. In the midst of all the mayhem, I missed my posting day last Friday on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, so to make me feel better, I created an inspiration project to post on my blog today. I've never missed a post. Ever. I created a vintage Christmas card using Red and White Plaid Houndstooth Ribbon which happens to match the little girl's skirt pretty well. This ribbon is heavenly... makes the best bows ever! The vintage image, papers and ephemera are all from Polly's Paper Studio; the snowflake die cut, button and gem clip are from my stash. I distressed all the elements with distress ink. The front and and inside sentiment stamps are from Unity, stamped in brown ink.
And how about this pretty fluffy bow?! You guessed it... created with my Bow-it-All v2.0. Multi loop bows are just as easy as single loop bows. Don't tell anybody, but I could just sit and make bows and nothing else!
I embellished the inside with a strip of the plaid paper and red cardstock used on the front, then stamped some snowflakes and a sentiment in brown ink. I colored the snowflakes with brown Wink of Stella.
Proud to enter this Christmas card into the following challenges:
- A Beautiful Mess: #1 - Anything Goes
- Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #153 - Anything Goes
- Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #1 - Anything Goes
- Craft-Dee BowZ: April Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
- Craft Your Passion: #307 - Always Anything Goes
- Crafting by Designs: April Anything Goes
- Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
- Cre8tive Hands Friends: #4 - Anything Goes
- Creative Inspirations: #249 - Your Favorite Things (distress ink and ribbon)
- Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #273 - Anything Goes
- Ruby's Rainbow: #127 - Favorite Color (red)
- The Crafty Addicts Challenge: #13 - Anything Goes w/Optional Theme of Girly
- Unicorn Challenge Blog: #8 - Favorite Time of Year (Christmas, one of two favorites)
- Word Art Wednesday: #226-#227 - Anything Goes
- Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Cherry Red cardstock; Polly's Paper Studio Let It Snow vintage images, papers and ephemera
- Stamps: Unity Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
- Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
- Accessories: RRR Red and White Plaid Houndstooth Ribbon, MISTI, Snowflake die cut (from my sister), Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gem Clip, Bazzill Basics button, brown Wink of Stella, Darice foam
This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!