Friday, March 29, 2013

A New Pastel Ribbon Challenge for 3 Girl Jam and FWF! -- and a Give Away!

There's a new ribbon challenge starting today on the 3 Girl Jam Challenge blog and this time of year, it seems easy to use pastel colors and ribbon.  I have a couple of projects to share today using 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon and Unity stamps.  The two go together like bread and butter.  Or jelly beans and chocolate bunnies.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a couple double decker bird houses.  Spring is coming late here in NW Wisconsin.  Those birds are going to need every advantage, so I gave them a two-story house!


I only decorated one of them up so you could see both stories of the front of it, but both houses are exactly the same.  I used MME Miss Caroline paper on the houses, daffodil  crinkle ribbon from the Spring Flowers bundle, and a 3 Girl Jam Flair button that matched the paper PERFECTLY!  The stamped bird image you can see from this angle is from the Feb. 2010 Unity Kit of the Month.
 
Here's a couple more angles of the decorated house...
 
 The singing bird on the front of the house is from the Unity set, "Could I be Any Cuter?".
 

The "birds of a feather" sentiment is a Market Street Stamp set by the same name.
 
 
And, I finally had a chance to play along with the Unity challenge this month.  I used both the sketch challenge:
 

And the color challenge,

to make this card:


I used 3 Girl Jam  Baby Boy crinkle ribbon from the Baby bundle on this card, playing along with the Pastel challenge just getting under way today. I also used the Unity Stamp of the Week, "No.Bunny".
Card base is Carta Bella Kraft, DP is Fancy Pants Be You.  I used some Basic Grey fibers on the tag, CTMH twine around the framed portion of the bunny, Creative Inspirations paints in Mocha Latte, Blush, and Peach.  A little Eucalyptis Stickles finishes off that bunny with style. He's going to the nursing home to bring a smile to a resident's face on Easter Sunday morning. I used Memento Espresso Truffle throughout this project.

And, the giveaway I mentioned.  While organizing my Stickles collection last week for a  tutorial I did on All That Stickles blog, I found I had some duplicate Stickle colors.  So, I decided they needed a good, loving, crafty home.  I also have a couple Unity stamp of the week stamps I haven't used and probably won't, and a 6x6 paper pad, plus some embellishments.  To win, follow this blog if you don't already and leave me a comment.  To increase your chances of winning, leave a comment on my post from Tuesday also.

I'm entering these projects in the following challenges:

Creative Inspiration Paints Anything Goes challenge
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
Ribbon Carousel's Spring is in the Air challenge
Oozak's Anything Goes with Spring challenge
Crafty Creations Challenge's blog Easter theme
The new Unity challenge
Raisin Boat's Easter/Spring challenge
Cameo Creations Easter challenge
Sweet Stamps Easter challenge

Please link up your own pastel color projects with the 3 Girl Jam ribbon challenge. You can use any ribbon. Of course, we prefer 3 Girl Jam ribbon (and you will, too, once you try it!), but any ribbon or twine will do. You can link up on the  challenge blog. The pastel color challenge with ribbon goes from March 29-April 11.

32 comments:

  1. What cute bird houses, Julie!!! And that card is adorable! Great job!

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  2. what a super cute card and little house!!

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  3. this is creative! perfect for spring :) love that bunny too!

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  4. Those little houses are so cute! What a fun project!

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  5. You are such an ambitious person with all your cute projects and contest entries.

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  6. Wonderful projects, I like the way to put them together for several entries. Great Job. TFS.

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  7. Fun birdhouses and card! Love that cute bunny!
    I am already a follower here. Thanks for a chance at a fun prize!

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  8. What cute bird houses, I love the pink, and you bunny is sweet too.

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  9. Cute houses! I love your card and the way you used the colors. Very happy!

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  10. super cute Julie! I've never seen that first stamp before :-0

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  11. Love your projects especially the birdhouses!

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  12. Tweet, Tweet, Cluck, Cluck, Hop and Hop, lots of fun and great use of the images and colour!

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  13. What cute little bird houses. Love your bunny card, all that ribbon is great and colorful

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  14. These are great cards and bird houses, once again you inspire

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  15. Adorable bird houses! Your card is awesome! You managed to get all of those colors on :) Have a blessed Easter!

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  16. Hi Julie! Happy Easter!! Your birdhouses are so adorable - LOVE the bright happy colours. Your little bunny card is so cute. Great projects!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  17. Another sweet Easter card! Thanks for sharing with us at Oozak's Spring challenge!

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  18. For some reason, I want to sing "Rockin Robin", when I look at your bird house creations. Love that smiling bunny card, also!

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  19. Hi Julie! Happy Easter! When I first saw your bird houses, instead of commenting, I went digging through my stash like a mad woman, hoping I had some of that paper. Of course I did(comes from shopping in the same place ;D ),I had forgotton how pretty it is. Your birdhouses just look so bright and springy, I wanted some of that for myself! Your bunny card is super cute too. Love the colours!

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  20. LLLLLLove those birdhouses, my crafty friend. That card is so bright and cheerful! Great job!

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  21. Those are some rockin' bird houses! Love them! And, what an adorable card - I love that bunny... as soon as I join SOTW, I'm going to get him! Thanks for the inspiration every week! :)

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  22. Gorgeous. I love those colours :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

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  23. Wow, your bird house is lovely in pastel. And the card is fabulous. That bunny is too cute. :)

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  24. Such lovely projects!

    Thanks for joining us in the Cameo Creations challenge.

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  25. Fun spring projects. Thank for sharing with us in the Raisin Boat Challenge.

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  26. Cute card and gorgeous house! very creative!
    TFS and entering over at http://cameocreationschallenge.blogspot.com/
    Gaby DT

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  27. Such cuteness!! I love these projects!

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