The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Guest Blogging on Do More With Less

Happy Tuesday! Today I am super excited to be guest blogging on Yvonne Yam's Do More With Less blog. YAY!! :DA HUGE THANKS goes to Yvonne for inviting me!! Yvonne always has the best papercrafting tips, the coolest projects (she ROCKS upcycling!), the most awesome embellishments, and the most fascinating guests. It's such an honor and a gigantic thrill to be featured there today! As part of my guest stint, Yvonne asked if I'd like to share a tutorial with her readers. I've been asked by many of my own readers about how I make the multi-loop twine bows (like this one) that I've been using on my projects for the past several months, so I decided to write a step-by-step photo tutorial on how I make them. You can find all the details in my tutorial over on Do More With Less today--so, if you've been wondering how to make a bow like this, I'd absolutely love it if you dropped by to take a look!

And, wait!! That's not all!! As Do More With Less guest blogger, I'm also sponsoring a challenge to go along with my tutorial. The challenge is to create your own project with a multi-loop bow made from baker's twine, string, embroidery floss, etc., and link it up over on Do More With Less. Here's the new multi-loop-bow project I created for my tutorial and challenge:


It's just a clean and simple little one-layer note card I made to thank a fabulous teenage pianist who shared his musical gifts at our church recently. That harlequin pattern comes from a brand-new DeNami Design cling stamp set, Modern Borders. I also used the Mini Music Notes stamp, All-Occasion Sentiments stamp set, baker's twine from the Spring Twine 3-pack, Deep Lagoon Versafine ink, and Onyx Black Versafine ink--all from the DeNami Design store.

And no challenge would be complete without a little prize, right? One challenge participant will be randomly selected to receive this lil ol' prize package from lil ol' me!


I hope you'll take some time to play along with my Do More With Less Guest Blogger challenge!! Be sure to link up your creation over on Do More With Less. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what's making me happy today!!
Emily

27 comments:

yyam said...

Thank you so much for being my guest Emily! You make such awesome cards and the tutorial you shared is just fabulous! I definitely learned a new technique! ;)

snehal watwe welde said...

I am a new follower.saw your guest blog post at Yvonne's blog.really cool technique and gorgeous cards.I am looking forward to creating something with your technique

Tan's Hobbies said...

Congrats of being the guest designer, Emily!! You are the best!! Thanks for sharing your talents =)

onecraftymama said...

Oh dang, the pressure's on now! I only just feel competent with the one-layer bow! lol
Congrats, Emily - you rock :)

nwilliams6 said...

I need to try this when I get home today - I just wish I could squeeze one more hour out of every day to play with my crafting stuff. I love this multi-loop twine bow - how cute is that! TFS -I love your creations Emzi!!!!

Pam said...

Just a perfect CAS card Emily! Love it! I will go check out the tutorial! Congrats on the Guest Blogger and challenge!!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

FABulous Emily and congrats!

Lin said...

Thank you, Emily! One of the reasons I haven't fallen for baker's twine is that "regular" bows made with it looked to flimsy......this is genius!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Thanks for doing a tutorial on this Emily! Off to check it out now!

Auntie Em said...

Great card Emily! I love the twine trim. I will have to go check out your tutorial!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, I'm totally going to check out your tutorial 'cause I've been dying to know how you tie those bows! Thank you for doing this, and of course I LOVE your card. You rock, Emily!

Marisa said...

Congrats to you, Emily :) Love the multi-looped twine bow and yoru card is darling.

Lisa Arana said...

Oh boy... I am excited to check your tutorial out! Off I go.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Oooooh! Making loopy, twine bows is my favorite embellishment! Off to check out your challenge. :)

Benzi said...

I'll have to check out your tutorial, Emily. I love your music notes in your harlequin stamp image...just perfect for the reason you made the card. It's a super creation!
Congrats on your GD position.

Linda R said...

I can see why you are so happy my friend.. And I am so happy for you!
And that bow look great on your card.
And your card look wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats on being Guest DT! I love your CAS card too- and the visual tutorial for making the twine bow. Thanks!

Karen B. said...

You had a fabulous tutorial over on Yvonne's blog, and this card is awesome!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great CAS card! Congrats on the Guest DT spot! Will hop over & check out your post! ;o)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great tutorial on Yvonne's blog, Emily! And congrats on being asked to guest, too. ;)

Bonnie said...

You did a great job on the tutorial, Emily. I love this masculine card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous CAS card

~Tammy~ said...

Congrats on your guest spot! I love your design on your card!

Debbie Carriere said...

What a sweet CAS card!! Love the bow! Off to check out your tute :)

Scrapaddict said...

Congrats! Love the CAS of this card! I have something for you on my blog http://twin2u2-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/

Scrapaddict said...

Congrats! Love the CAS of this card! I have something for you on my blog http://twin2u2-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE your multi-loop twine bows, Emily!!!! SOOOOO FABBY!!! And that card is AWESOME!!!! Love how you stamped the little music notes in the harlequin pattern!!!! CAS-tastic!!!