The pink and green lace is still from that box of vintage ribbon that I got for .50 & treated with oxi-clean. It was well worth the effort because of the colors of this lace...positively pink and celery green! YIPPIE! I'm still doing the double ribbon thing...I don't feel as bad using up ribbon and lace together when I've only paid .50 for it! I bought the cherry red brads specifically for this Stampendous "Tiers of Treats" stamp, and I also got small red rhinestone bling for the same purpose. I love that the brads are round and shiny, like a cherry would be!
Also, I figured out an easy way to avoid marker lines on your images if you want full-blast, in-your-face color...try this... BEFORE you use your Stampin up markers, take your aquapainter and lightly wet the area to be covered. Then color it in with your marker. Since the paper is slightly wet, the marker should glide over the paper, yet still give you full-blast color, and no 'line marks'! Try it and see if it works for you!