Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trash to Treasure Sweater Tutorial

Stop!  Don't throw away that out of date sweater!  I've got quick and easy tutorial, with a free pdf printable, for turning it into a brand new wardrobe essential on the BRAND NEW (!) May Arts Blog.

Here's a sneak peek:


Don't forget!  You still have time to play along in the HUGE giveaway to celebrate May Arts new site.


You can find the complete blog list here.  I've added a giveaway for someone from my blog, too so be sure to leave a comment to get in on the fun.  Psst...I hear there are some ribbons and Papertrey stamps in my giveaway.  ;-)

Thanks for visiting!


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Monday, August 19, 2013

You're Invited to a Ribbon Cutting and a HUGE, HUGE Giveaway!



Extra, extra!  The Ribbon Lady has been very busy and has completely revamped the May Arts Blog!

She's having a huge Ribbon Cutting Party to celebrate and you're invited!  There are so many new features, you'll want to be sure to head to the blog to check them out.  There's even a gallery of  projects for your ribbon inspiration!

Each Ribbonista has created a special Ribbon Cutting project to help celebrate the occasion.  You'll want to be sure to visit each blog because the Ribbon Lady is giving away over $1000 in prizes!!   This will be a two day hop but you have ONE FULL MONTH TO ENTER (!) so you'll have plenty of time to visit each Ribbonista's blog.  The complete list is at the end of this post so you can check back in case you've missed anyone.



I decided to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting in elegant vintage style.  I love that May Arts Ribbon can transform every day items like this:


into gorgeous gift worthy items like this:


 I chose some vintage scissor charms to "cut" these amazingly beautiful May Arts Ribbons.

 A bit of straight sewing is all it took to add texture this already fabulous paper.

Even a humble clothespin  becomes an elegant closure with the addition of May Arts Ribbon!

I'm helping the Ribbon Lady to celebrate by filling that pretty bag with some fun surprises for one lucky hop participant.  That's IN ADDITION to the amazing Giveaway!  If you love surprises, be sure to leave lots of comments and don't forget, there are 2 big days!


Here's a list of the May Arts Ribbons used:


Thanks so much for joining us!  Here's the complete hop list for both days:

Monday
·         Christina Col√≥n
·         Gini Williams Cagle
·         Emily Lanham
·         Jenifer Cowles
·         Jessica Kephart
·         Courtney Lee
·         Latrice Murphy
·         Charlene Driggs (that's me!)
·         Erin Thiem

Tuesday
·         Candy Rosenberg
·         Jen Shears
·         Karen Baker
·         Lalo IK
·         Virginia Fynes
·         Rhea Weigand
·         Shellye McDaniel
·         Sandy Allnock
·         DeeDee Catron

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dreamweaver & May Arts Ribbon = Beautiful Packaging

I love pretty packaging!  It makes even the most humble gift seem extra special.

I've combined a beautiful stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils with several gorgeous May Arts Ribbons to create this beautiful gift bag.  





Those pretty sparkly beads are new from May Arts!  Be sure to check them out.  For complete details and a list of supplies, be sure to head over the May Arts Blog today.  We love comments!


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Monday, August 5, 2013

New May Arts Ribbons and a Giveaway!

Oh my gosh...the new May Arts Ribbons that were unveiled at CHA are previewed on the May Arts blog today!

And, guess what?  The Ribbon Lady is giving some away!!

Here's a tiny peek but you'll want to go to the blog to see them all.


Fabulous Elastic for those cute headbands!


Eeeeek....Ruffle Burlap!


Nautical


Glitter Dot Velvet!


Sheer Glitter Target!

These are some of my favorites!  What are yours?


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