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 Colón
·         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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68 comments:

Chrissy said...

Beautiful! I love how small simple touches can dress up the ordinary.

Maria said...

beautiful. Great work

by belle said...

Beautiful!!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

VERY lovely!!!

Tasha said...

simply elegant! Thanks for sharing!

beadz said...

What a gorgeous gift set!
hugs,
Gini

Kathy said...

All I can say is 'WOW!" These are so lovely!

Renee said...

OMGosh this is so gorgeous! Where do you buy those scissors!!!!?>???

Claire Spielman said...

Totally LOVE the vintage look...beautifully embellished!
Creative Wishes
Claire S
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Vicki Sopcak said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love flowers and your creations are a big hit with me....Love it!!!

Jan Garber said...

So beautifully vintage! Digging out my charms and ribbon now! Thanks!

Charlene said...

To those interested in the scissors, they can be found here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieDogSupplies

Marie said...

I love the details! Thanks for sharing the etsy site!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Gorgeous projects. So elegant and fun. Wonderful job.

Annette Allen said...

wow your projects are gorgeous.. so elegant..

Iris said...

Such romantic and pretty projects. Love all the little extras you added.

Debra Lovell said...

Wow!! This is absolutely "Gorgeous"!! I love it! Thanks for your "Awesome" inspiration!!

Pati said...

Very pretty! Lovely rose paper, cool accents with the ribbon, lace & vintage scissor charms!

Lucy said...

I love this set! Those scissors are so awesome!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Love the scissors. TFS

Karenladd said...

So amazingly beautiful! I love the gorgeous vintage design and paper, and all the trim!

Janis said...

Holey Moley.....What a transformation!!! What a lovely set! So elegant.
<3 J

Sue D said...

Gorgeous--love the scissors charms.

Jen said...

Love the vintage feel...just beautiful!

Sam said...

Love the vintage look. Wonderful job!

Mickie said...

How creative! Love both projects but that little tablet is a winner!

Mary Mac said...

Beautiful projects. would make such great gifts.

Christi Conley said...

These are AWESOME - love the vintage look & all the little details :)

TracyM #6773 said...

What a delightful gift idea Charlene - your flowers, ribbons & pearls are perfect with the scissor charms and pretty paper!!! Love the colours too!!!

Laura Turcotte said...

oh wow!!! beautiful!

Karen Wedding said...

The bag and notepad are very beautiful. You always have such talent.

{VICKI} said...

Simply beautiful!
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joy said...

Lovely creations! Love the tiny scissors!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is such a beautiful set! love those scissor charms. :)

Pam said...

Love Love Love !!! I love decorating gift bags.

Andrea T said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

Jean said...

So beautiful!

Jean said...

So inspired by everyone's projects!

Lura said...

just gorgeous, so feminine and beautiful. loved what you did. xoxo

Heatheranne said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the ribbon choices and those decorative scissors are something special. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day. :-)

Sue said...

LOVE the roses, Charlene. Thanks for sharing.

SuziQinTX said...

very pretty and so vintage, love them!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a gorgeous transformation! I love those little scissors!

Sandy Lewis said...

GORGEOUS! I'd be excited to receive these... so that's how beautiful they are!

orachel said...

Ok, the scissor charms are an excellent touch to 'ribbon cutting'. Really a lovely vintage bit of whimsy, and so cool that you started with just a dime store notebook! Crossing fingers on the giveaway goodness! I'm gonna have to visit you guys regularly.. gorgeous crafts and some seriously generous swag! ;)
Rachel at OddModicum
www.etsy.com/shop/OddModicum
"Practice random Kindness and senseless acts of Beauty."

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty and creative. Love the shabby look.

artjunkie2 said...

Very pretty!! Love the lace!!!

Linda May Duly Høg Kjeldsen said...

looks very beautiful - love your style

Kas said...

Now that's a transformation!! Gorgeous!!!!!

Laurinda said...

OMG!! These are Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them.

Angelica Chambers said...

Oh, Charlene! How lovely!!! I feel like I could escape to your beautiful garden and grab my little shears to cut some fresh flowers then tie them up with some gorgeous May Arts Ribbons!

Katherine Clayton said...

So beautiful!

Amanda said...

I love your projects! You transformed the everyday into elegant.

Jennifer Reynard said...

I am absolutely in love with your projects! They just make my heart happy! The ribbon, scissor charms, gorgeous paper, awesome, just awesome!

Sharon P. said...

Oh my goodness....this is so gorgeous! I love everything about it. What a wonderful gift you've created.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful project!!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful projects! I love the paper you used and of course all those lovely May Arts ribbons and trims!

Dawn Woolf said...

I LOVE the scissor charms!!! What a really cute idea for a little gift! Thanks for sharing!!

Benwah said...

Beautiful set. The scissors are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Beneta
slayer2b@hotmail.com

Auntie Em said...

You weren't kidding when you said transform! You would never recognize those plain little items as being the beautiful projects you created. I love the little extras you added to make them really special.
Thank you for sharing and inspiring! :)

marylouh said...

Beautiful memo book. Adding the scissors was a great touch. As a present - or something you would pull out of your purse for notes - everybody will amazed at the transformation of a plain memo book.

Emily H said...

This is so so gorgeous!! I love your work!

Sharon said...

Oh My Goodness! This is so Sweet! I love the paper and the ribbon.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very creative Charlene. Love all the beautiful details, you've transformed ordinary into extra-ordinary!

{VICKI} said...

Super Duper WOW!

artjunkie2 said...

Beautiful!! Its amazing the change when you add the embelishments!!

Ava Gavloski said...

love the design and paper colortones of your note book

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This is a fantastic set - just lovely.