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Monday, May 2, 2016

Watercolor Card with LDRS

I was so excited to receive this lovely stamp and oval dies for my project.  This girl is so cute she reminds me of my darling daughter so with her Birthday coming up I thought I would put together a fun card for her.

I haven't really gotten into the coloring craze so I was a little worried about coloring this beautiful girl so I broke out my watercolors and added a little color here and there and I am so pleased with how she turned out.  While I had my watercolors out I added a little color to the pink rosettes and I am loving the ombre effect this has.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.  Make sure you stop by everyone's lovely projects for more inspiration.

May Arts Ribbons used:
SK-125-94 Silk
A485-14-94 Adhesive scallops
514-3-01 Lace
XY-5-35 Satin Center pewter
A485-58-17 Adhesive rosettes
462-01 Pom Pom White
524-38-01 String beads
483-30 Gold wired bows

Here is the line up :)





Friday, April 29, 2016

Mothers Day gift-DCWV

Welcome DCWV fans! It’s Jenifer from the DCWV Social Media Design Team!  Mothers Day is coming up quickly so I thought I would put together a quick gift for one of my special friends that will be celebrating her first Mothers Day this year.

Using the DIY rolled Flowers stack I created this large rose.  I love how big and beautiful it is.  Using a stylus I rounded out the petals to give it a little more dimension and I filled the center with some pearls and some tulle.  DCWV also has these beautiful sturdy boxes and I love the contrast with the black and gold and the big pink flower.

The box is a little big for the necklace but it just keeps the gift a mystery.

Have you seen these beautiful new necklaces from Blue Moon Beads?  They are called Tiny Worlds and there are several options that you can do fill up these small little containers.  I LOVE THEM and they make perfect little gifts for teachers and friends.

I just wanted to say Happy Mothers Day!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Petunia peacock with TOW and Jen Jangles

I would like to introduce you to Petunia Peacock, Isn't she lovely.  Jen Jangles new fabric line along with the beautiful colors of the foil helped bring this beautiful bird to life.
Petunia peacock made by Jenifer Cowles
Pattern and fabrics by Jen Jangles
Magenta and gold deco foils
hot melt adhesive 
Heat NBond lite

Tip:  be careful of al the layers of foil and interfacing.  Take your time and start at the bottom and work your way to the top most layer being careful to not iron over the foil that has already been placed.

Here is a close up of this beauty.  I am going to use her as a pin cushion for my special decorative pins. 
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lovely Thank You Card with Wow

Hi there for my very last post on the WoW team I thought I would do a beautiful Thank You card to Thank the wonderful team and leaders for Wow Embossing powders.  I have been on this team for several years and have learned a lot of new things and I will forever be grateful to have had this opportunity.

I used the Chrysanthemum stamp on some watercolor paper using the Coconut Ice embossing glitter.  After heat setting my image I colored them in using some watercolors.  After the water colors dried I cut them out and layered them on my card. 

Using the Pick&Mix stamp I stamped directly on to my card base and my card is complete:)
Thank you so much for following me along on my embossing journeys and just remember this isn't good bye I will be back with more embossed projects in the future :)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring Jar-May Arts

Welcome Ribbon Fans!!  This is Jenifer here with you today to share a fun flowery project with you today.  I can't wait for spring and since there is still a little bit of snow on the ground and I just know that beautiful flowers are just around the corner, I thought that I would create a little bit of spring to set on my desk.  I haven't decided what to put in the jar yet maybe change or even quotes.  What would you use the jar for?

Lay a paper doily as your first layer and then just build from there.

Lately on of my favorite things is the 524-38-09 Pearls.  I love to tuck them in here and there to give dimension and texture to my projects.

Add a couple little butterflies here and there to give it a little bit more whimsy.

May Arts Ribbons used:
SK-94 Silk Robin's Egg Blue- 24"
462-27 Yellow Pom Pom-3"
462-05 Purple Pom Pom-3"
524-38-09 Pearls-12"
DD17 Polka Dot-12"
448-66 Jumbo Leaves-6"
365-2-17 Pink Stripe-12"
338-27 Yellow Scallop Edge-12"
RG-5-46 Grosgrain Stripe-12"
361-58-26 Crochet Lace-24"
368-15-18 Faux Linen-8"
331-22 Grosgrain with Oval-12"

Other Supplies used:

Thank you so much for looking at my project today!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Silk Ribbon Pillow-May Arts

Welcome May Arts fans this is Jenifer here with you today to share a fun way to add a little color to your decor.  Pillows are an easy way to quickly change out a look in a room, you could do it annually or seasonally.  With some basic sewing skills you could do this any time you felt the need.

Here is my finished pillow and I LOVE it.  I love the fun bright cheerful colors and the beautiful pops of color.  With all of the beautiful colors of Silk Ribbons that May Arts has to offer the possibilities really are endless.

The pillow form that I used was 14"x 14".  I cut my silk ribbons in 16" lengths and sewed them together along the long edge.  Take your time when sewing the silk it is a bit slippery and moves around a bit on you.  When they are all sewn together give them a nice press with your iron and trim down to 15" to give you a nice straight edge to work with.  

I wanted to keep the back simple since I had so much beautiful color on the front.  I made a simple overlapping  enclosure for the back so that I can take the pillow form out and change it up when the mood hits.

May Arts Ribbons used:
SK01- White 1 yard
SK16-Olive 1 yard
SK98-Mint 1 yard
SK94-Robbins Egg Blue 1 yard
SK47-Violet 1 yard
SK31-Silver 1 yard
SK22-Fuchsia 1 yard
SK17-Pink 1 yard
SK05-Lavender 1 yard

Other Supplies used:
Pillow Form

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Butterfly Zipper Pouch-TOW

Welcome ThermOWeb fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share this fun little zip bag with you today.  Nothing says spring to me more than butterflies so I went to the internet and found some beautiful butterfly images that I printed out on the HeatnBond EZ print Inkjet Sheets.

Butterfly Zipper Pouch                 by Jenifer Cowles
Oliso Pro Smart Iron
Blend Fabrics
May Arts Ribbons

This is a quick and easy project that could be done in a short amount of time.  Print any image you desire to create a truly one of a kind project.

Print images on the HeatnBond Ez Print Inkjet sheets cut out and iron on the desired fabric.

Remove the paper backing to reveal image.  Aren't those beautiful!!

Add border around the images.

Add another border until the desired size is accomplished.  This zipper pouch measures 7"x 9" making it the perfect size for a travel sewing kit.