Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hanging On

Honestly, I absolutely love the season of fall...the colors, the scents, chunky sweaters, woolie socks and sunny days with cooler nights. BUT I'm not quite ready to give up summertime yet...so I'm still trying to hang on to it for a little while. Still wearing my flip flops (even though my toesies were a bit cold this morning!) and last night I mixed up a Raspberry Gin Rickey cocktail from my Country Living magazine, which was so yummy and refreshing...but would've been even better if the sun hadn't set yet! (Shorter days are one of my LEAST favorite things about the change in the season...)

So I'm still hanging on to summer...and the Hip Kits from Hip 2B Square that I've been working with are helping me keep in the spirit! Here's a layout that I created with the fabulous July Hip Kit and July Embellishment Kit...which just scream SUMMER FUN! Or in this case...SURF'S UP!

So many fun bits and pieces in these July kits. I love the darling die cuts from October Afternoon (isn't that cassette tape awesome?!?), the cute flags from Elle's Studio, the fun striped washi tape, the wood veneer arrow...I could go on and on and on...

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow to see the cards I created with these July kits!
Wishing you a happy, sunshine-filled day,

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tag, You're It!

Hi friends!
Welcome to another Paper Issues blog hop! We're kicking off September with a new theme and...
Tag, You're It!
The 'Tag, You're It' theme inspired me to create this sweet little home decor project. I've had this shabby, vintage frame in my stash for quite a while...waiting patiently to be put to good use. Now I can't wait to hang it up!
To create this framed collage, I simply layered a manila tag, a craft paper tag, a canvas tag, a heavy chipboard tag (repurposed from a manufacturer's clothing tag) and a sweet 'layered' chipboard piece from Basic Grey's Clippings collection over a fabulous piece of patterned paper from Amy Tangerine's Ready Set Go collection. A bit of machine stitching on the original mat, a bit of cute washi tape from My Mind's Eye and a Crate Paper button added just the right finishing touches. The Basic Grey chipboard piece says 'Celebrate Each Moment.' I love that.

Soooo....are you feeling lucky?! Because we're thrilled to have Craftwell as this theme's sponsor with a fabulous giveaway! After you visit all the talented ladies on the blog hop list below, be sure to visit the Paper Issues blog for all the details on how you could win this eBosser.
How cool would that be?!

Bethany http://ribbonglitterandglue.blogspot.com/ (You're here! That's me!)
Don't forget to link up your 'Tag, You're It' inspired project at Paper Issues. You have from now until September 22nd to share your projects and get entered to win that awesome eBosser from Craftwell!
Also, don't forget to check out the new kits and goodies at the Paper Issues shop here. Remember to use code 'BETHANY' at checkout for a 20% discount.
Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!