Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Decorate Your Fall Pumpkins

I've got a fun, quick and easy Fall project up on the May Arts blog today.   Be sure to pop over to see the whole project and get your creative juices flowing.




Happy Fall Y'all!
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Monday, September 22, 2014

May Arts/Authentique/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

It's time for another fun May Arts blog hop!  This time we're combining our gorgeous ribbons with beautiful Authentique papers and Imagine Crafts inks and sprays.

Just because summer is over, there's no reason to put away your summer papers and bright ribbons. Here's a way to bring a little sunshine into your family's lives on those dreary winter days.

I have some old  (I mean, they were on the clearance aisle to start with and have been sitting in my office for about 3 years old!) Martha Stewart boxes that were craving a make over.  So, for my project, I pulled one of the boxes out of the dungeon and decided to give it a paper and ribbon face lift.


See what I mean...yes, it looked that bad!

Now, thanks to May Arts Ribbon, Authentique's pretty papers and Imagine Crafts Shimmer sprays, and a little adhesive;  I've created a"Happy Box" and cheerful tags to tuck into backpacks, lunch boxes and even your spouse's car to brighten their day.  Having a supply of tags handy makes writing a little note of encouragement to brighten their day stress free and fun.



Much improved...yes?  Loving those happy ribbons!

Even the inside got the ribbon and pretty paper treatment.  And those tags were so much fun to create!

The box can be refilled or re-purposed for as a treasure box or keepsake.  The supply list is at the bottom


Here's the line up for the week: be sure to check in to each Ribbonistas blog daily for your chance to win one of 3 awesome prize packs full of May Arts ribbony goodness, pretty Authentique papers and Imagine Crafts surprises.


Monday
Charlene Driggs (that's me!)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
Thanks for joining us and be sure to comment to win!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Crochet Pony Tail Holders


Want a fun and easy project?  Need a fundraising project for cheerleaders or inexpensive gifts and stocking stuffers?  Maybe you just want to match an outfit?

Head over the May Arts blog today for the easy tutorial!




Have fun!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Burrito Pillowcase - May Arts Style

I've got a quick and easy tutorial for you on the May Arts blog today...We're adding fun and funky May Arts ribbon to fabric to create quick and easy gifts and slumber party fun!



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Monday, August 18, 2014

May Arts Meet the Team Week & Giveaway



It's that time again...Time to say a fond farewell to the departing team members and a warm welcome to the new team for the May Arts Blog.

The Ribbon Lady is celebrating by giving away 3 chances to win May Arts New Releases.  What do you have to do?  Just stop by the May Arts blog and say Hello!


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
        Virginia Fynes


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

May Arts Second Chance Giveaway


My blog candy winner didn't make contact so I've chosen another lucky winner:

Sherry Butcher said...
I love all your nautical projects. I use Xyron X cube & Tombow as well. as May Arts. Love your new ideas. TFS.
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Just "Coasting" along May Arts Style & a Blog Candy Winner

I've got a tutorial for you on the May Arts Blog today.   Holiday gift giving time will soon be upon us so now is the perfect time to get started on some easy and practical gifts.

Here's a sneak peek at the supplies I used fort my project:



Hop over to the May Arts blog to see what I made and thanks for joining us!

I promised to give away a yard EACH of this gorgeous ribbon



at the end of the MA New Release Blog Hop and here she is:

Blogger cghundley said...
Wonderful new ribbons
and these are so cute
and would be fun to
use on some cards!
Carla from Utah
August 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM

  

Congratulations, Carla...you have one week to contact me with your mailing information.  
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Monday, August 4, 2014

May Arts New Release Blog Hop



It's the most exciting time of the year!  May Arts has released their new line of ribbons and they're something to behold!  Each day this week, the Ribbonistas will be showcasing one of the new ribbons with various ways to use it.

I'm first up this week so here we go!  I got to play with May Arts new Nautical Satin Cut Outs.  They're especially exciting because they were designed by student, Helga Gardner in a design collaboration with the Moore College of Art & Design.


I decided to highlight the various ways these fun designs could be used by simply changing the adhesive used for application.


Here are the adhesives I used:  Xyron X cube, Tombow Mono-Multi, Tsukineko Glaz On, and Fabric Glue.



These pretty gold compasses were attached to some shot glasses I got on clearance.  I attached the ribbon with Tsukineko Glaz On.  Perfect for use on a variety of surfaces including glass.
  

I replaced the cord in this burlap bag with May Arts 3/8" Anchor and Star Grosgrain.  I cut apart the cute anchors and sailboats then attached them with fabric glue.


A gift card holder gets the nautical treatment with Tombow Mono Multi.


And finally, I ran a length of these anchors through my Xyron X Cube for easy attachment on this birthday card.

You know the Ribbon Lady loves to give away ribbon and this is no exception.  If you'd like to win some of the new releases for your very own, just be sure to comment on May Arts blog and on each Ribbonista blog this week.  

To make things even more fun, I'll be giving away 1 yard of each of the Nautical Satin Cut Outs to one lucky commenter on MY BLOG.  Just tell me how you'd like to use it.  I'll pick one winner on Saturday at the end of the hop.

Here is the hop list:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to Emboss on Velvet Ribbon

I've got a fast, easy tutorial for you on the May Arts blog today.   Grab your iron (well, you might as well use it for something, right?) some gorgeous May Arts Velvet and follow the tutorial to create this:


Have fun!!


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Let's make Danny's wish come true


This is Danny.  Danny has an inoperable brain tumor.  He will be will be 5 yrs. old on July 25th.   Sweet Amy Tsuruta linked this article about Danny yesterday.  All he wants for his birthday are cards with his name on them.


 We can do this!!

Here's my card for Danny.  Felt so good to put ink to paper again!  I used May Arts BRAND NEW Nautical Satin Cutouts (ran them through my Xyron) Papertrey Ink Designer papers and Avery Elle's Knotty stamp set.



There's still time to make this precious little boy's birthday special.  Here's his address and it's also in the article above:

Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035


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Friday, July 18, 2014

May Arts, Simple Stories, Xyron Blog Hop - Day 5!

It's Day 5 of the May Arts/Simple Stories/Xyron Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Courtney Lee's blog, you're in the right place.

I chose to work with "the story of US".  I knew it would be perfect for a newly wed couple to journal to each other.   I used 8 May Arts ribbons on the front!  After I cut the designer paper to fit the front/back covers, I ran them through my Xyron 9" Creative Station.  No glue, no tape, no mess and instant adhesion.  Gotta love that!


More Simple Stories and May Arts Ribbon on the inside to keep things interesting. I can't show you all the pages but here are a few.



Perfect back cover!

May Arts Ribbon used:



Here's today's line up:

Friday

If you missed anyone during the week, here's the full May Arts line up.  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Don't forget to check out the Simple Stories and Xyron blogs for more inspiration and chances to win.

You know there are always awesome prizes up for grabs so here goes:

Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit
a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice)
Xyron 2.5" Create a Sticker

Just hop and comment to win!


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Day 3 - May Arts, Simple Stories, Xyron Blog Hop


Day 3 is here!  Here's your May Arts line up for today:

Wednesday
      Jenifer Cowles

and Days 1 & 2 in case you missed them:

Monday

Tuesday


Don't forget to visit the Simple Stories and Xyron blogs too!

Prizes..of course! Just comment to win!

Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit
a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice)
Xyron 2.5" Create a Sticker

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

May Arts, Simple Stories, Xyron Blog Hop - Day 2


Day 2!  Be sure to visit and comment to win! Here's today's line up: 

Tuesday

Here's yesterday's line up just in case you missed someone and don't forget to check out the Simple Stories and Xyron blogs for even more chances to win!

Monday

Up for grabs:


Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit
a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice)
Xyron 2.5" Create a Sticker
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Monday, July 14, 2014

May Arts, Simple Stories, Xyron Blog Hop


It's here!  Day 1 of a fabulous week of inspiration from May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories and Xyron.

Here's today's May Arts line up:

Monday

Be sure to check out the Simple Stories and Xyron blogs for even more inspiration and chances to win

Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit
a spool of May Arts ribbon (winners choice)
Xyron 2.5" Create a Sticker


Here's a sneak peek at my project coming later this week?  Any guesses?



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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!


It's not about hamburgers and hot dogs...although those are nice.

Read and cherish it...the only country in the world with a Constitution and form of government that has lasted more than 200 years.   We are the government.  It's up to us to keep it for future generations.

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