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Monday, June 30, 2014

Rainbow Inspiration-May Arts

Welcome to the May Arts Rainbow Inspiration challenge.  When I received my rainbow ribbons all I could think about was a fun bright rainbow dreamcatcher.  I used a small embroidery hoop and just went from there.
As you can see I used many more than the required ribbons and I am just delighted with how this turned out.

Here is a fun close up.
May Arts Ribbons used:
439 flowers
SM-burlap string
BY leaves
437-String beads
424 Diagonal Stripe
382 Chevron Twill
361 Crochet Lace
359 Gingham plaid elastic

Thank you so much for looking at my rainbow project today hope you were inspired to use some color :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Wedding favor box-Curtsey Boutique

I needed a quick box for a wedding I was attending recently and this turned out just perfect.  Using 8 doiliesI accordion folded them into quarters and hot glued them onto a circle to make a fun layered doily flower.  I stacked a flower on a button for a center.  A sprig of stamens and some wire string and I was ready to go with a fun custom box in just the colors I needed.

To see all the shop items featured in this project, click on the live links, or visit the shop HERE

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


This is Jenifer here with you today to share my Garden project with you.  I love flowers and take tons of pictures of them but I don't scrap or use them very often.  I have been looking forward to this months garden theme for awhile now, and I am so happy with how my layout turned out.  I just can't get enough of the Moulds and I could use them on everything, this layout is no exception.  I have a few of the flowers and roses grouped with some ribbon and vellum flowers throughout the page.  I hope you are playing along with our garden challenge and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Opaque pastel pink powder
Metallic Pink powder
Vanilla white powder
Melt it
WOW moulds

Other product used:
May Arts ribbon and flowers
texture paste


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beauty Layout-May Arts/DCWV/Tombow

Thank you so much for joining us on this fun blog hop with May Arts/DCWV/Tombow.  Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my layout.

I created this layout using the DCWV Honey Chic Stack, the layout was built around this fun little quote.  It is a simple little layout, and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
Here is a close up of my little cluster.
May Arts Ribbon Used:
ks-wired string
437-string beads
444-faux canvas
DCWV- Honey Chic Stack
Spellbinders- Butterfly die
Curtsey Boutique- doily, tiny tag






Saturday, June 21, 2014

Beyond the Page-Ruby Rock-IT

 Hi Ruby Fans this is Jenifer here with you today to share my Beyond the Page project with you.  I am in the middle of redecorating our Master Bedroom and I am going with a very rich classic look with Blues, whites and golds.  I wanted to create a special piece to go on this little wall by the door, so that every morning when my Husband wakes up he would have something nice to read before starting the day.

 Here is a close up of the bottom Flower/Flourish cluster.  Flowers and flourishes are a perfect addition to any project.  I hope you give them a try on your next project.

RRBF Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Embroidery Hoop
May Arts Ribbons

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sewing with May Arts

Go take a look at how I made this dress a little bit fancier using some May Arts ribbons.

May Arts ribbon used:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rockin Guitar Quilt/ThermOWeb/Blend Fabrics

Hi this is Jenifer here with you to share a quilt that I made for my 12 year old daughter using the amazing fabrics from the Hello World collection from Blend Fabrics.  My daughter is in the stage where she is to big for baby stuff but not quite big enough for a full blown grown up room.  The flower print that  I have in the guitars was just to beautiful not to use as my center point.  I love that in art, quilting and scrapbooking or whatever interests and hobbies you have, you can take what you love and get it out in your favorite medium.  Don't be afraid to just create, some times great things happen when you just go for it.

For the guitars I didn't have a pattern I just traced out her guitar onto my feather lite interfacing.  Since I knew there were going to be several layers of fabrics and interfacings I cut out the center of the of the feather lite leaving about a 1" piece around the edge of the guitar.  To get a pattern for the smaller pieces I took a piece of paper and did a rubbing with a pencil to get the shapes I needed.  Cut out the pieces and then transfer them to the Feather lite and you are now ready to put the guitar together.

Once I had the guitar sewed down and in place I felt it needed a little bit more attention and so I did some hand stitching around all the extra components and with some lovely silver embroidery floss I mimicked the strings on the guitar.  This was definitely a bit more work but I feel that it was well worth it in the end.

This fabric line also had some super cute little animal panels that I just had to incorporate into the quilt.  There is one at each corner and one as the centerpiece for the back.  I plan on making a couple pillows with my left over scraps. 

For the backing I pieced together some of the fabrics and put a fun panel in the center.  I always have a rough time with pieced quilt backings and making sure everything is centered and straight before quilting.  To help me with this I used the fusible fleece as my batting.  I adhered it to the backing fabric and it made it very easy to keep all of my layers easily aligned when putting together my quilt sandwich.  Quilt as desired.  I chose to use all of the leftovers from the fabrics to create a scrappy binding that ties the entire quilt together.

Guitar Quilt by Designer Jenifer Cowles:
Fabric: Blend Hello World
Embroidery Thread

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my quilt today.  Make sure you stop by my blog later in the month to see how the pillows turned out that go with this quilt.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Special Occasion/Fathers Day/Precious Layout-Ruby Rock-It

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share a fun special project for Fathers Day.  Every year I try to create a layout with all of the kids together for a shadow box frame for Fathers Day.  Something he can have that isn't to girly but still classy.
Since this is going to be displayed I didn't necessarily want the journaling displayed. To solve the issue I used one of the Fundamental cards as my mat for my picture, that can be opened and read.

 I love how this layout turned out and with the wonderful classic colors of the Year in Review I was able to get this look very easily.
For this big flower I used some of the Fundamentals Vellum.  I used a tutorial from here and I am loving how it turned out and will definitely be making more of these flowers in my future, so be prepared.
Ruby Rock-It product used.

Other product used
May Arts ribbons
Curtsey Boutique doily

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today make sure you stop by tomorrow for more amazing work from this team.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Zots tips-ThermOWeb

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my Zots tip and trick.

I used some Wow Embossing powders on the zots to create some fun flower centers for my card.  These are very easy to do.  Just apply your embossing powder on top of the Zot and then heat with a heat gun. When cool carefully peel the zot off with a craft knife and place it in the center of your flower.

Simple and Easy :)  Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for some more zots tips.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Card-May Arts/Basically Bare/Art Anthology

Welcome to the May Arts/ Basically Bare/ Art Anthology hop :)  Thank you for stopping by and good luck with the prize :)

3 prizes up for grabs of: 1 spool and $25 worth of good each for aa & bb.  Winners announced Monday June 9.




Valerie Gee

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Important Dates Berry Basket Organizer-Curtsey Boutique

I thought I would share this fun berry Basket Organizer that was up on the Curtsey Blog the other Day :)

Important Dates Berry Basket Organizer
Curtsey Botuique Designer
Jenifer Cowles

Jenifer created this adorable berry basket organizer for your important dates. Each month is separated by a sweet divided card made from manila tags and our dyed doilies. The strawberry basket itself is embellished with our ruffle fabric trim and paper bows. Sweet and simple, could organizing be any easier or cuter?

Curtsey Boutique Supplies

Monday, June 2, 2014

Precious Layout/Year in Review-Ruby Rock-It Hop

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans!  Welcome to our June blog hop - we are featuring our beautiful Bella! Year In Review and our awesome Fundamentals Cards!

I used the Fundamentals cards as a mat for my picture to keep my journaling hidden. This is one of my favorite things to do.
Be on the look out for some more information about my layout on the Ruby Rock-it blog later in the week.

Here's the order of the hop, and please start here on our blog:

Here's a look at our fabulous's our gorgeous Bella! Year In Review collection!

To be eligible for this beauty...please leave a comment starting on our blog, and then leave a comment on each of our designer's blogs!

Comments will close on June 6th at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce our winner the following week!

Thank you for hopping along with us!