All That Scraps Challenge ~ New Year’s Ideas (Rose Bowl!)

Rose Bowl Princess!


Welcome back!   I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!    I, personally, am relieved it’s over!   It just gets a bit overwhelming trying to juggle it all during this crazy season.   I’m really looking forward to getting “back to normal” — whatever that is!    

Our challenge today at All That Scraps is New Year’s Ideas –  party stuff, favors, decorations, etc.   

Soooooooooooo, did you know that our UW-Madison Badger football team is in the Rose Bowl this year??!!   



 And, since the Rose Bowl is held on New Year’s Day, I thought this would be a PERFECT New Year’s idea!



Go Badgers!!     They are the predicted underdog, but all the excitement leading up to the game has certainly brought our college town to life.     I’ve used Rose Emma from the C.C. Designs Take a Seat collection for this, along with lots of paper roses on top of a Spellbinders beaded circle die cut.    The sentiments are computer generated and I found this team mascot Bucky Badger on the internet!



I did do another project for our New Year’s Ideas challenge – unfortunately, I made the numbers a bit too large for the little C.C.Designs Sugarplums party guys ~  Balloon Trevor & Emma, and Party Emma, so I wasn’t too happy with how this one turned out.    



Here are some quick closeups of these cuties:




I hope you have a minute to pop over to the All That Scraps Challenge blog to take a peek at the always inspiring projects from the design team ladies.      Thanks for stopping in today!


Rose Bowl card –

2011 Banner

  • C.C. Designs Sugarplums ~  Party digis
  • Blending Card by X-Press Graph-X Supplies
  • My Minds Eye ~ Alphabet Soup collection DP
  • Computer generated numbers
  • Miscellaneous red organza ribbon
  • Pop dots
  • Copics: E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 25, 59, 95, 97, 99;   R20, 29, 30, 35, 39;  BG34, 72, 75, 78;  YG00, 01, 03, 23;  Y18, 19, 26;  YR14, 18, 23, 24, 31;  T1, 3, 5, 7;  W0, 1, 3
  • All That Scraps Challenge ~ Crinkled Ribbon


    Happy Wednesday!   Sorry for the lack of posts the past few days, we’re working on the next Magnolia Ink magazine . . . the Christmas edition ~ it’s sooo hard to be working on Christmas projects when it’s 90 degrees outside!   🙂     

    Our challenge today at the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog is to add some Crinkled Ribbon to your card or project.   This type of ribbon seems to be all the rage right now, especially on vintage and shabby chic projects.   

    I googled Crinkled Ribbon and found lots of tutorials on how to dye and “crinkle” ribbon yourself.   Apparently, it works best with a rayon material ribbon generally used for seam binding.    Here’s one link if you’d like to take a peek  Crinkled Ribbon Tutorial.    But NO, I did NOT make my own … I cheated and used some rose ribbon from American Crafts that I HAD to have awhile ago, but hadn’t used yet!!      (Yes, I think the term “hoarder” is appropriate here!)  



    For my card, I’ve used the adorable Rose Emma from the Take a Seat collection from C.C. Designs.   She’s actually sitting on a flourish(ey) stamped image from the Tim Holtz  Stampers Anonymous Nature’s Discovery set .

    So, I hope you can join us for this challenge ~  all the details can be found on the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog . . . while you’re there, I know you’ll be SUPER inspired by the always amazing projects from the Design Team!

    Thanks for stopping by today.   I hope you’re having a good week!


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