Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ribbon Shoe Clips

I've got a quick and easy tutorial on the May Arts Blog today!  We're making pretty ribbon shoe clips.  It's a fun way to dress up shoes and flip flops and oh so inexpensive and easy.

Pop over to see how to make them...they're easy enough for the kids as well and with May Arts Ribbon the combinations are endless!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

May Arts & Pretty Pink Posh & a Giveaway!

May Arts Ribbon and Pretty Pink Posh are combining products to bring you some shimmery inspiration.  We're using Pretty Pink Posh sequins to add some sparkle to our creations.

Head over to the May Arts blog to see the rest of my project....and oh yeah...there's a giveaway, too!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

May Arts Lawn Fawn Blog Hop

It's time for another May Arts/Lawn Fawn Blog Hop!  The May Arts Ribbon and Lawn Fawn Design Teams have joined forces to bring you a week of stamp and ribbon inspiration.

I love gift packaging especially when it's in the Thrifty Gifting category.  I found a entire package of 12 orange and 12 yellow gift bags at a home decor shop for $1 each.  That's $2 for 24 gift bags!

I used a bright orange bag as the starting point for this sweet thank you gift bag and card tag set.  I covered the front of my bag with a colorful pattern from Lawn Fawn's Hello Sunshine 6 x 6 paper pack.  I love the bright happy colors!

Next, I covered a library pocket with 2 more selections from the Hello Sunshine pack.  I cut a piece of cardstock to fit the pocket, then stamped images from Lawn Fawn's Summertime Charm set in fun Tsukineko Neon Pigment inks.

I used May Arts Elastic Plaid Ruffle, and sparkly 4MM String Beads on the pocket.  A hole punched in the top got some May Arts Sheer Ombre Watermelon ribbon that I heated with my heat gun to give some crinkly texture.

A bit of bright orange and pink tissue paper finishes the color theme...brightly!

That's it!  Quick, easy gift packaging for pennies thanks to May Arts Ribbon and Lawn Fawn!  Be sure to scroll down for the rest of the hop list.  You've got the whole week to hop, be inspired and win!

There is an awesome giveaway, of course!  There are 3 sets of prize packs of a roll of ribbon and a stamp set each.  That's 3 winners total.  You have to post on both the May Arts blog and Lawn Fawn sites to win.

Here's the list for the week in case you miss one along the way.  

Charlene Driggs (that's me!)





Thanks for joining us!
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Trash to Treasure Gift Wrap and Card Set

I've got a trash to treasure project for you on the May Arts blog sure to head over to see what I did with these gorgeous ribbons!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

May Arts Autism Awareness Blog Hop

  Research and education have erased many of the misconceptions about autism but it's important to keep the research going and to learn the signs of autism.  For more information, I encourage you to visit  The Autism Research Foundation and Austim Speaks.

The puzzle piece is often used as a symbol for Autism.  I wondered why, so I did a little searching and found this explanation:

"The puzzle represents the ambiguity and mystery around the causes and understanding of Autism. The puzzle piece is often used in graphics for Autism and Autism Treatment.

Many early Autism Awareness campaigns used the slogan

Help Solve the Puzzle (of Autism)”

You also now see the puzzle pieces on the autism ribbons, as a multi-colored puzzle."

The May Arts Autism Awareness Blog Hop is featuring the Puzzle Piece as our inspiration this year You might know, that this is a cause very dear to the heart of the Ribbon Lady.

I traced my cookie cutter onto a piece of lightweight cardboard, covered it with Tombow MonoMulti, then pressed strips of ribbon in the Autism colors onto the shape.  When the glue was dry, I trimmed the ribbons around the puzzle shape.

I made some puzzle piece cookies to go with the theme.

You can see how I made the cookie dough here.  I used my old standby Lemon Sugar Cookie recipe, although any good sugar cookie recipe will work.

Here are the rest of the Ribbonistas on the hop.  Oh and there's a prize for commenting...3 chances to win a roll of your choice of May Arts Ribbon from the blue line!

Charlene Driggs (that's me!)
Valerie Gee 

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