Friday, April 19, 2013

May Arts Ribbon Organization Blog Hop & Giveaway Day 3



Today is Day 3 of the May Arts Design Team Ribbon Organization Blog Hop!  If you missed Days 1 & 2,  it's not too late to get in.  Scroll down to find a complete list, then click away to comment and win some ribbon so you can organize your own awesome May Arts ribbon!

As you might have imagined, the May Arts Design Team acquires a lot of ribbon.  Since everyone's storage situations are different, we thought you might like to see the different ways we store our ribbons.

You may have heard me lament that I have only one full wall in my studio.  One wall!  I keep my paper, storage unit and cutting/embossing area there.

The second wall is broken by a walk in closet and hallway door, the third wall has a bathroom door and the fourth wall isn't a wall at all.  It's all glass...a set of sliding glass doors that open up the entire wall. 

That means there's no where to put a ribbon rack so we had to get creative.  We went to IKEA and got this free standing kitchen island.  The drawers are very deep and it gives me a work surface as well.  I have two other pieces from this collection in my work room as well.  We opted for these for the storage potential and so we can take them with us if and when we move.
 
                       
It's finished on all 4 sides so it sits in the center of my studio.  Here's what my ribbon looks like:
 
 


I organize my ribbons mostly by color since I don't have the room to store by style.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule!  ;-)


The bottom drawer is similarly organized and also holds my ribbon scraps.  The drawers also keep my ribbon dust free and safe from sunlight.

Now it's time to take a look at how some of the other Ribbonistas store their ribbons.  We've got an every other day hop planned for you so be sure to check back in and hop along.

The Ribbon Lady will be giving away 3 full rolls of May Arts Ribbon (winners choice) so be sure to leave plenty of comments on each Ribbonistas blog for your chance to win.

Monday
Candy Rosenberg
Charlene Driggs (that's me!)
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Erika Taylor
Wednesday
Erin Thiem
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Friday
Lalo IK
Leah Farrar-White
Sandy Allnock
Virginia Fynes

Thanks for joining us.  We'd love to know how you store your ribbon too. 


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