Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No More Father's Day Cards!

What you say?  Is she against fathers?  No way!!  Has she lost her mind?  Now that is debatable!

How many Dads do you know who read the card you've labored hours over (or stood in front of the card rack for hours for!) and then into the trash it goes or stuffed into a drawer never again to see the light of day.

Why not give Dad a gift he'll treasure forever?  Start a journal that the kids can begin with scribbles and continue every year for the rest of their lives?

Need some inspiration?  Head to the May Arts blog to see my project and get those creative juices flowing.
There's a complete supply list there too...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

May Arts/Operation Write Home Blog Hop

May Arts Ribbon is proud to support our nation’s deployed heroes through Operation Write Home®! This organization has sent over one million cards overseas so our service members can keep in touch with their loved ones while they’re away.  I hope you enjoy all the projects on the May Arts Blog and take some time to check out OWH’s blog and all the others participating, 

Here's my submission:  I used OWH Sketch 225 or my layout.

I am so honored to be able to participate in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop. Our military men and women are far from home without the daily love and support of their loved ones. OWH gives them a way to stay in touch. Thanks OWH and May Arts for giving us a way to be encouragers to our brave men and women in the military.

The Ribbon Lady is giving you more incentive to make and send cards to OWH - 2 spools of ribbon of your choice!!  What do you have to do?  Comment HERE

God Bless our men and women in the military, past and present.  Freedom is not free and we so appreciate their sacrifice.

May Arts Ribbon used: (All ribbons were run through the Xyron to make sure they were good and sticky.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

It's that time again!

It's here!  Calling all Ribbon Lovers to submit to the May Arts Design Team for 2014-15.  Do you LOVE creating with ribbon?  Then this is your chance to strut your stuff.

You'll find all the details on the May Arts blog.

Good Luck!!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

May Arts/UmWow/Avery Elle Blog Week - Day 5 - My turn!

It's Day 5 and the final day of a fabulous week of inspiration by Design Teams from May Arts, Avery Elle and Um Wow.  You'll find the full May Arts Hop List below in case you missed anyone.

I love the way this Clean and Simple card turned out.  I think this would be a great card for Father's Day or a masculine birthday/encouragement/anniversary card.   Love that versatility!

I began by misting these great stars by Um Wow (you get tons of stars and star silhouettes in one package!) with Memories Mists Blue Lagoon.  I sprayed one large star with spray adhesive then sprinkled it with glass glitter.  Let everything dry.

After the stars were dry, I just stamped the compass image from Avery Elle's Knotty set in Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Staz-on Blue Hawaii ink onto Solar white cardstock.  I cut the circles with Spellbinders Circle dies from Stampin' Up Navy, Bazzill metallic cardstock as well.  The compass circle is popped up with  foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives.

I stamped my sentiment from the Avery Elle Knotty set then tied a figure 8 knot (animated knots) with May Arts SP10 1/8" Burlap Cord.  I used two pieces of the cording for extra width.  I love the beachy natural texture it adds to the card.

The card front is popped up with more Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares so that the cord can be secured on the back.  

There are prizes up for grabs, so please be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog for more details. The giveaway is 3 prize packs of:
  • 1 Stamp Set
  • 1 roll of ribbon
  • 1 mask, flair set & layered chipboard set
To enter post a comment on each of the MA/UWS/AE blogs. Here's the complete hop list I promised you so you don't miss out!

Thanks for joining us!!






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Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Arts/Avery Elle/UmWow Blog Hop & Giveaway Day 4

It's Day 4 of the May Arts/AveryElle/UmWow Blog Hop.  Head to the May Arts blog to find out how to win some awesome prizes and head to these fab blogs for inspiration!





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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May Arts/Avery Elle/UmWow Blog Hop & Giveaway Day 3

It's Day 3 of the May Arts/AveryElle/UmWow Blog Hop.  Head to the May Arts blog to find out how to win some awesome prizes and head to these fab blogs for inspiration!




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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 2 May Arts Avery Elle/UmWow Blog Hop & Giveaway

It's Day 2 of the May Arts/AveryElle/UmWow Blog Hop.  Head to the May Arts blog to find out how to win some awesome prizes and head to these fab blogs for inspiration!



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Monday, May 12, 2014

May Arts UmWow/Avery Elle Blog Week & Giveaway

It's May Arts/ Avery Elle/UmWow Blog Week!  Be sure to check out the May Arts Blog daily for inspiration and a chance to win some awesome ribbon, of course!

Here is today's May Arts blog line up:


Be sure to comment to win!

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Friday, May 9, 2014

May Arts Ragamuffin Gift Bag

The Ribbon Lady challenged the Ribbonistas to make our own versions of a Ragamuffin banner.  I almost didn't play because my style is definitely not Shabby Chic but I'm so glad I changed my mind.  You know I love to make gifts and gift bags so here's my version, a Ragamuffin Gift Bag!

Every piece of  ribbon came from my scrap bin except May Arts Vintage Burlap torn into stripes,and  May Arts 5/8" Sheer Nylon Edge.

I  started with a piece of May Arts Jute Cord measured to go around all four sides of my bag plus 6 inches. Then I just began tying on pieces of scrap ribbon.  Most were between 10-12 inches long.

Once my ribbons were tied onto the jute cord, I covered my bag front and back with beautiful DCWV Designer paper from the Dear Jane stack. Have you seen that stack?  Gorgeous!

I wanted to make sure the top of the bag didn't tear, so I used packing tape to go around the top on both the inside and the outside...two layers.  Then I used my Crop-a-Dile to add eyelets.  After that, I just tied the Ragamuffin trim on with the Sheer Nylon Edge Ribbon.  I tied the free burlap cord ends to the bag handles.

I found two pieces of gorgeous May Arts Silk ribbon in my stash so I used that to wrap the handles securing the ends with Scor-Tape.

I think I love it's going to be hard to give this one away!

Be sure to head to the MA blog for links to the other Ribbonista creations.  You're sure to be inspired and the Ribbon Lady has prizes of course...2 prizes of 1 spool each.  That’s 2 chances to win!  What you have to do: Comment right HERE

Plain gift bag
May Arts Ribbons
DCWV Dear Jane Stack
packing tape

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