Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Thank You" card - JJ Sobey

Hi Everyone! JJ here again. Since many of us have thank you notes to send after Christmas, I thought I would show a quick thank you card.

Just a few stripes of fabric tape, and a little embellishment and sentiment, and you're ready to write your note.

Thanks for visiting!


fabric tape - Jane Polka Dot (FT011), Lily Wildflowers (FT002)
lace tape - 15mm beige (LT2003)
canvas sticker (butterfly image)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snow Angel

The countdown to Christmas has began...only 6 more days!  Normally we have a very white Christmas here, but this year there's not much snow around, lots has melted with the higher than normal temps.  I do hope we get a little sprinkle on Christmas Eve, just won't seem the same without it.

Today I have a layout to share with you, this is a picture I took of my daughter last winter.

I know that pink is not usually used for winter pages, but I thought it offset the blue in her coat nicely.

The hot pink Fabric Sheet has the texture of suede, I love fell of this stuff!  I also used a little light pink Lace Tape and Taffy Fabric Tape for a bit more color on this basically neutral layout.

This is my last post until the new year, I hope you all enjoy the holidays and have a happy New Year!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Joy to the World

Hi friends! It's Ashley here to share a Christmas card with you. Can you believe how close it is to Christmas? I can't believe how fast this snuck up on me! There's still time to make a few cards though!

Here's my card. I used some thin white Lace Tape and some Red Stripe Fabric Tape as well. These tapes add a fabulous texture and dimension to your project without adding a lot of bulk. These are great embellishments for mailing, they are very light weight. The papers are from Authentique and the little bling is from Recollections.
Have a great day, everyone!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop Winner!!

Thanks so much to all of you who participated in our First Christmas Blog Hop! We enjoyed reading your comments.

Now, the lucky winner is.......

Karen L: She left her comment on JJ's blog
Karen L said...

Really wonderful layout! I love all the little embellishments and texture on the white background. Those buttons are great with the lace tape!

December 11, 2011 3:29 PM

Karen, please send your information to:
Subject line: Christmas Blog Hop Winner.

Thanks so much again!!

Smallish things...

“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallish things take up the most room in your heart.”
―A.A. Milne from Winnie the Pooh
Oh I love that quote form Winnie the Pooh.
                                                           Here are some smallish things,
tiny containers made to hold small surprises!
Perhaps a fancy chocolate at your Christmas dinner table?
The top view...
Using Love my Tapes lace tape and flowers on top this
makes it quick and easy to make a gift box!
Maybe a gift for a teacher, neighbor or friend that stopped by?
Can you imagine opening your door to find a sweet
little package on your doorstep?
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Get Your Art On" layout

Hi Everyone - JJ here again, with another layout. :)

I had fun combining some great fabric sheets and tapes on this page, mixing girly with boyish. Here you can see the brown dot fabric (which I die cut into a tag shape) and the pink reptile fabric. It didn't need the stitching to hold it, but I have a hard time resisting using the sewing machine when fabric is involved.

The white newsprint fabric works on so many projects. I added a little pop of green with the Sherbert mini check fabric tape.

In this picture you can see some of the 15mm beige lace tape and the Brooke Wildflowers fabric tape - so each to create little borders!

I had a few diecut shapes leftover in the brown dot fabric, so I added them on in the corners!

Thanks for visiting!

Love My Tapes products:
fabric sheets - brown dot (FS022), pink reptile (FS006), white newsprint (FS028)
fabric tapes - Sherbert mini check (FT016), Brooke Wildflowers (FT001)
lace tape - 15mm beige (LT2003)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop!!

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day. Today the DT has prepared a fun Christmas Blog Hop showcasing some of the pretty products from Love my Tapes.
Here is a collage of the projects you will find today. So prepared your cup of coffee and enjoy the hop.

Are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win. Love My Tapes is giving away a nice package with assorted products for one lucky winner!!
Leave your comments by Tuesday December 13th, 8:00 pm (Eastern Time). The winner will be announced here on December 14Th!!

Have fun hopping!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just a Note(book)

Hi friends, it's Ashley here to share an altered notebook with you. Altered notebooks are great to give as gifts or part of a gift. You can make any size and customize them for the person you are going to give it to. I used the Love My Tapes Lace Tape in Beige. The lace tapes are a perfect embellishment from notebooks because they are flat and adhered all the way down so they will not catch things when you place your notebook in a purse or a backpack.
Have a great day, friends!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thanks so much

Hello my friends! Giovana here with a "Thank you" card for you. Probably you are all done with your Christmas cards and need something different.
For my card I used Red/White Polka Dot Fabric Sheet, cut a piece form the sheet, adhered it to a piece of thin cardstock and then die-cut small squares, this way your piece will cut smoothly and it won't stick on your cutting machine. I mat the squares with a embossed fleur de lis piece and adhered it to card. After that I added a strip of  White Lace Tape. After that I added the image and stamp the sentiment.

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Greetings

Every year I tell myself to start my Christmas cards early, but I never do and this year is no different.  Now that we're in December I decided I better get cracking and make a few...good thing I don't have a big mailing list.

Here are a couple of simple easy cards I made.

On this first card I used the Emily Fabric Tape and some Beige Lace Tape.

For this one I used the red & white polka dot Fabric Sheet as the background with a strip of White Lace Tape at the bottom.  This card was so quick but I love the texture of it!

If you're like me and need to get a few cards done quick I hope these will inspire you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Decorating with Love My Tapes

Hey bloggers!
Rita Barakat here showing you one way to use
lace tape in your holiday decorating!
 It was the perfect touch
                  for this little chipboard house I made!                  
 The back of the house- 
Notice my pretty lattice - lace tape from  Love My Tapes.
 Close up of the back of the house...
 The other side of the house...
 I hope this gives you other ideas
 to think out of the box when it comes to decorating!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Morning

What could be more exciting than Christmas morning?  The anticipation to see what goodies Santa has left, the joy of unwrapping all those colorful gifts under the tree!

We have a Christmas Morning tradition in my house (started when I was a little girl), the kids must all wait at the top of the stairs while I sneak down and check to make sure Santa came during the night.  Last year I snapped a photo of my kids waiting all sleepy eyed but still full of excitement!

What are your Christmas or holiday traditions?  Are they ones that you carried on from when you were a child?  What ever your traditions are I hope you've made sure they are present in your scrapbooks.

Spellbinders Snowflake Die
Basic Grey pattern paper
Elle's Studio Tag


Friday, November 11, 2011

'Tis The Season

My favorite time of year is coming....Christmas!  I love all the twinkling lights, decorations, food and of course spending time with family & friends!

To help start getting in the spirit I have a Christmas layout to share today.

For me Christmas is all about the color red, so I automatically reached for the red & white polka dot Fabric Sheet.  I added bits of Lace Tape throughout the layout for a little extra texture.

I hope this layout gets you in the mood of the season!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello my friends!! Giovana here with a Clean and Simple yet elegant Christmas Card!  I made several of these cards using Ivory and White Lace Ribbon Tape. Just the perfect accent to make my card beautiful and elegant.

  • Make card base from Ivory/White CS. A2 size.
  • Score the front of your card at 1/4" each side and 1/2" bottom side. Score also on top and bottom part where you are going to add the tape ribbon.
  • Stamp sentiment and image in Versamark Ink and add Gold Embossing powder. Heat it up.
  • Add Ivory/White Lace Tape Ribbon (to match your card base)
  • Voila!! You are done!! 
Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lace tapes

Don't you just love lace tape?!
I am totally addicted! I think I cold add it pretty much anywhere!
Here are some close ups!
Attaching the banner and on the bottom is the lace tape from Love My Tapes.
Just like frosting I had to go back and add color(or sprinkles)
Here I used it to frame my journaling!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Masculine Guest Book

One of my staff members is retiring today and we're having a little reception for him.  I made this mini book to use as a guest book for all his friends & peers to wish him well on his new life journey.

I wanted to keep the book quite masculine and this Fabric Sheet was just right, I cut it using one of the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.  To add a finishing touch to the 'spine' of the book I added one of the Striped Fabric Tapes which I stained green with Distress Stain to match the umbrella man.

I hope he enjoys his book and all the wonderful message his friends & peers write to him!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Miramichi" layout

Hi Everyone! JJ here again with another layout. This time I wanted to show you a project where I altered the lace and fabric with Tattered Angels products.

The 21mm white (LT1007) lace was painted with Pink Lipstick glimmer glam, and the blue stripe "Silverton" (FT023) tape was painted with the Shy Violet glimmer glaze. I peeled the backing off, placed the tape on my non-stick splat mat, and misted & painted away. Once they were dry, I just peeled them up and stuck them on my page. The adhesive was still just as strong as ever!

This photo demonstrates how much of a difference Chalkboard mist can make on a piece of fabric. The tan self-adhesive fabric is the original colour and the teal fabric is the same fabric misted with Teal High Heel chalkboard. It was a happy discovery to find the white anchors resisted the mist!

Take a second look at your favorite Love My Tapes products - you can get even more uses from them if you try altering the colour!

Thanks for visiting,

Supplies (Love My Tapes):
fabric sheet - beige anchors (FS5020)
lace tape - 21mm white (LT1007), 12mm black (LT6022)
fabric tape - blue stripe "Silverton" (FT023)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello my friends! Giovana here with a simple and pretty Birthday card. I used Lemon bar Mini check Fabric tape to create the bacground of my card. I think it looks really pretty and elegant :)

  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut strips of fabric tape and adhere them to card to create your background.
  • Cut a strip of cardstock, punch border and ink all edges. Stamp sentiment. Adhere it to card.
  • Add mini pearls to any other flower.
  • Add crocheted flowers and paper flower.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to paper flower.

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

You are strong and beautiful

Hello my friends! Giovana here with a clean and simple card, where the lace tape ribbon is the star :)
The stamps used in this card are from the new Gina K. Designs release and it's called "Strength and Hope"

I stamped the image and sentiment on Watercolor Paper, colored the ribbon with reinkers. I sponged all the edges mat it with Pink Cardstock and add straight stitches. Add panel to card,add pink rhinestones, then add the Dark Pink Lace Tape Ribbon. This ribbon makes the card really pop and very elegant. Perfect card to give to a Breast Cancer Survivor or somebody who is fighting it.

Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

Fabric Tape Banner

Hi friends! It's Ashley here to share a project with you today. I'm sure you all know how popular banners are and I just wanted to show you how simple it is to make a banner from fabric tape.

To make the banner, you use have a select what size you'd like your flags and cut the tape pieces to that length. I used Mini Check Fabric Tape in Taffy, Sherbet, and Lemon Bar. Then cut the Vs into each end and stick them to the paper using either a piece of twine or string as the rope for the banner. I used Divine Twine.
I'd like to point out the stamp in this card. It is a Swimming For Katie stamp from i {heart} papers (an online store that sells Love My Tapes.) These stamps are to benefit my friend and fellow crafter, Katie Renz who is battling gastric cancer. If you can, please purchase a stamp. I have an incentive for you. I'm hosting a challenge for anyone who uses these stamps. Challenge details HERE. Love My Tapes has graciously donated 3 packs of fabric tape, 1 fabric sheet, and a double sided adhesive runner to my $200+ prize pack. (I love designing for these generous people!)

Have a great day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mixed Media

Even though the temps outside here are still just like summer my mind is already starting to prepare for I have a little Christmas project to share with you today!

I've always loved art (all forms) and recently have fallen head over heals for creating mixed media canvases.  I was browsing the web all over and came across THIS fabulous Christmas canvas by Christy Tomlinson...she is totally fabulous!!  As soon as I saw her Christmas tree canvas I was totally inspired to create my own!

To make the tree I used pieces of scrap paper, Lace Tape & some Fabric Sheet died with Distress Stains.  The deer was cut out using a Sizzix die and THIS Fabric Sheet.  I also covered a chipboard star for the top of my tree using the Lemon Bar Fabric Tape.

Here are a couple of close ups.....

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you to get a head start on some Christmas projects!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Butterfly" Hallowe'en Layout

Hi everyone - JJ here, with a girlie Hallowe'en layout. For this layout I wanted to really bring in a softness to the halloween theme by adding flowers and lots of lace. I used 3 different laces, but it's not overwhelming because they are all the same shape, creating repetition.

For this page I used the 12mm lace in lime green, light pink and black. So easy to add a little shabby chic to almost any theme with these laces - hope you give it a try!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Celebrate "Picture frame"

Hello LMT fans!! Giovana here with a new project for you. This time I decided to embellish a plain picture frame. I got this picture frame from my LSS. I traced the shape of the frame onto Patterned Paper to cover the back of the frame and onto Dark Pink Fabric Sheet, cut them out and adhere them to the frame. Then, I stamped onto the fabric sheet, I used White pigment and it looks fantastic!!, for the sentiment I used Black soot from Ranger Industries, the deep black from this ink creates a great contrast. I added White Lace Tape Ribbon all around the frame and for the window area.
I decorated it with stamp images that coordinated with my daughter's picture. It was taken last year during the snow season (that lasted forever, LOL)

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!