Saturday, October 22, 2016

Inspired Bird Mixed Media Greeting Card

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a greeting card I made with loads of mixed media supplies and a digital image from my shop. The bird in the images was the inspiration for the card. The bright feathers and flowers steered me towards choosing lighter colors with not too much contrast so as not to be too busy. Instead I'm using texture to create detail.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Robin's Egg Satin w/Center Stitch, Spiral Stamens, Ivory Burlap String.
Okay that's all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, October 21, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #151 - Orange You Glad It's Autumn Theme with Ribbon or Trim

Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Please scroll down to the next post for the winners of the last challenge.

The theme for Challenge #151 is Orange You Glad it's Autumn!
Be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.

Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #151 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Orange/Autumn creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on November 4th to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. 
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR151) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until November 2nd at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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We love to visit your blogs and leave comments on all the terrific entries, but the word verification really slows us down. :o)

RRR Challenge #150 Winners!

Challenge #150 was lots of fun with our Halloween theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #150 in no particular order are:

Congratulations to our top 3 for a job well done. Grab your "I made the RRR Top 3" badge (located on the right column of the blog, near the bottom) and display it with pride. You ladies did a fantastic job!


Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Halloween themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #151 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Let There Be Peace

Hey there, everyone!  It's Karen Letchworth today sharing a fun card today that I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using a fun new technique I saw on Pinterest.  This is a great way to use up little scraps of ribbon you might have laying around and don't know what to do with.  I used lots of great ribbons from the Ribbon Club Assortment and several other Really Reasonable Ribbon favorites.
I used two ornament die-cuts to cut the shapes from a piece of patterned paper and cut the ornament tops from shiny gold paper.  I tied some gorgeous Gold Metallic String on their tops.  Then, I used a piece of white card stock and strategically placed strips of ribbons and lace to fill in the die-cut holes using pieces of Scor-Tape to keep them in place.  You could try this technique with any die-cut shape (trees, leaves, hearts, etc.), and Really Reasonable Ribbon has all the perfect trims to help you achieve this look for any season or occasion.
I used pieces of all these sweet Really Reasonable Ribbon trims to achieve this look: Lipstick Red Seam BindingRRR Select Swiss Dots Grosgrain Green AppleMoss Green Micro GinghamBurlap Center Stitch GreenCanvas Color Band With Stitched Edge in RedJuliet Natural Crochet Lace1/4" Chevron Striped Twill CeleryRed and White Plaid Houndstooth RibbonDusty Olive Seam Binding, and 3/4" Red Striped Twill Chevron.  I also added a "peace" die-cut, and tied a long length of Solid Red Baker's Twine around the top of my card.
The Gold Metallic String is really a must-have for Christmas cards and projects.  You will absolutely LOVE it; just as much as you'll love ALL of Really Reasonable Ribbon's amazing ribbons, trims, twines, and laces.  Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great week.  Be sure to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along in their FUN CHALLENGE, for inspiration, and to check out all their fabulous ribbons, trims and fun new Embellishments, too!

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Little Trinket Box

Hi all,

I have a Design Team project I created for Really Ribbon Ribbon today. A little trinket box I created using some great ribbons, beautiful wild orchid flowers and some fun little trinkets that are new at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

I do have an announcement before I get started, this is my second to last post I will be doing for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team. I am really sad that I am leaving the team, they are such a great team to work with and Bonnie Garby is just amazing. I just want to say Thank You to Bonnie for having me on your team it has been a pleasure and I've had a great time using your beautiful ribbons and wild orchid flowers. Thank you Bonnie.

Here is my project -
This is my new Trinket Box. Yep, I made myself something for once. lol
I am so excited.  I just love it. I used the beautiful Blue Fern paper collection - Blush. 
 I am putting my charms and little trinkets inside. 
So I used some Wild Orchid Flowers for the top along with the beautiful 
Acrylic Rhinestone embellishments.  These are so beautiful! You gotta check these out. 

Here is a great shot of two sides of my box showing the vivid pink seam binding and 
I also used the Bow It All V3.0 to create my bow.

 Here is a great shot of the sheer box pleats white ribbon I used around my edge of my lid. 
I used some tiny strands of white pearls I had in my stash that I bought from JoAnn's a while back. 

 Here are a couple of photos showing the top of my box. I actually placed the seam binding bow down first and then laid my flowers around it, adding my tiny pearl 
strands around the flowers. Then I added more flowers around the top. 
I just love these little flowers they are just darling. 

Just so you know, I have used this Sheer Box Pleated ribbon a few times and I just love it.
I have to say it's probably one of my favorite ribbons from the store as it's so versatile. 

Supplies: Really Reasonable Ribbons - 

Thank you all so much for stopping by today I so appreciate it. I hope you are inspired to use some of these items. I just love using the ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon as they are just gorgeous, and the flowers are just beautiful. Check out the items I used plus other wonderful items at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store. Please leave me a comment as I love reading them. 

Hugs and wishing you all a great crafty day, 
Deborah xxx

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trick or Treat!

{judy} I love cute Halloween decor. I always liked dressing up as a kid (I work in a Theater now!), and love the colors of the holiday. My card today is a cute little greeting for a sweet friend. 
I used a Sizzix tent card die, and created a little scene with my mummy and sparkly spiders (Petaloo), using two ribbons from the RRR Store: 3/8" Spider Webs on Black Satin Ribbon and 5/8" Gauze Print on Grape Satin Ribbon
I used each as a base for my die cut spider web (Stampin' Up!) and my mummy, as well as some loopy bows for my spiders' home. Can you see one hiding?
A sentiment from Inkadinkadoo on the tent topper completes the card!
Hope you have a great week -- and a fun Halloween! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop. 

We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the October Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The winner will have 48 hours to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog and sending me your full name and US shipping address.

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Congratulations Kim Klinkovsky!

Yes, I love gingerbread. Great projects. Lots of details and patterns. Just stunning!

Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!

~ Bonnie Garby ~