Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!


Good Morning Everyone, Happy Halloween!!!!




Crystal here and today I would like to share a card with you celebrating Halloween!!! Hope you enjoy my creation!!


For this card, I used the fabulous Baker's Twine Halloween!! OOOO I love this twine, it adds so much fun to your creations. As you can see I decided to make a flower out of this twine and added a fun button for its center :) I really enjoyed making this creation!!!

I still can't believe Halloween is here already, that means Christmas is right around the corner :))) Wow can you believe it????

Also I wanted to let you know, The new Design Team has just been announced, stop by and say hi to all the new Fabulous Designers here!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Have a Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Announcing our NEW RRR Design Team!!


It's hard to believe that it's time to announce our new Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team. Where did the last 6 months go?? First I want to thank all of our retiring design team members. We will miss them. They all did a fantastic job and gave us tons of great ideas and inspiration. I encourage you all to visit their blogs and become a follower so you can continue to be inspired by their fantastic work.
I also want to thank everyone who applied for our new design team positions. There were so many awesome entries that it was very hard to select just 12 people. You'll find some familiar faces below and several brand new ones too.
So without further delay, please meet our new Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team.

We are so happy to have Cheryl returning for this term. 
Hello everyone, my name is Cheryl Walker and I'm super excited to be staying on with RRR! Ive been married for 20 years to the most wonderful husband in the world, and we have 3 wonderful kids together. We also have 2 cats (the boys) and 1 dog (Chloe). We now live in Utah. I was born and raised in California and lived there for 35 years before moving to Utah in 2005. Yes, that means I'm now 40....hehehehehe :) I used to scrapbook back in 1995-1998 and then took a break for awhile. I started card making in 2005 shortly after our move to Utah. I went to a SU! class and was hooked!! Now I do cards, scrapbooking, altered items and other fun projects too. I'd love to have you visit my blog Sweet Designs by Cheryl.
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Misty will also be back for another term with her terrific hair bow ideas and scrapbook pages.

Hi!!! I am Misty Willis, a Stay At Home Mommy of 5 kids. I was sooooo honored and thrilled to be chosen as part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team! I adore ribbon, as I am sure all of you do if you are here!! I have been doing crafts all my life...crochet, cross stitch, scrapbooking, and much more. When I had my first daughter in 2000, I longed to be able to make those GORGEOUS hair bows like I saw at Gymboree and specialty boutiques. I bought a few bows for her, but was not about to pay those outrageous prices. With the birth of my 2nd daughter, I set myself a goal to learn how to make them! Thus, began my "Love Affair" with ribbon! I accomplished that goal, and have made hundreds of bows, hair clips and head bands...along with other fun matching accessories and home decor items. To me, adding that bit of ribbon is like adding the "Icing" to the cake. I am constantly playing with ribbon...you will see it pop up on most everything that I do. Stop by my blog Mommy of 5 Kidz to see some of my work.

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My name is Corri Garza. I'm so excited to be part of the Really
Reasonable Ribbon design team. I started paper crafting in 2009 when
I got a Cricut at a black Friday sale. I've been hooked ever since.
I love making cards, banners and altered items. I also enjoy
photography and watching my kids play sports.  You can see my work
at my blog Bug Lover Cards.

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Hi, I am Dawn Lotharius from the state of Wisconsin. Let me say I am thrilled to be asked to join the RRR Design Team.  I am working on my third year as a blogger/crafter, but I have always enjoyed crafting as long as I can remember.  I am the wife of "honey", that is what I lovingly call him.  My three adult children and brand new daughter-in-law round out my family.  My constant companion and craft partner in crime is Pippie.  She is a funny black cat that really doesn't know she is a cat.  Shhh, don't tell her!  Looking forward to playing with more RRR products than I presently " hoard", I mean own.  I hope to share some inspiration with my style and projects.  Come and see some of my work on my Dawn's Craft Place blog.
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Hey everyone!  My name is Emily Lanham and I reside in Southern Ohio with my childhood best friend who doubles as my husband, Brandon, and my 3 year old daughter Reagan. I've been scrapping for as long as I can remember but I really made it a hobby about 6 years ago.  I slowly became a collector of all things scrapbooking (especially ribbons, paper and stamps!). I rarely scrap my own layouts but I do enjoy making cards and mini albums for others (and some of those for myself on occasion!).  I really like making things from items that I can find around the house such as: toilet paper rolls, food boxes, paper lunch bags, and all kinds of other found objects that I can alter!  I am very excited to be a part of this fabulous team!  I hope I can inspire you all along the way! You can see more of my work on my blog at http://www.createserendipity.net.

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Hi everyone.  My name is Jan Hennings and I'm a mixed media, altered artist who enjoys life in a small rural community in Iowa. I'm a wife to Ryan and a mom of seven. My work has been published in Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, Gallery, Belle Armoire, Green Craft Chic, Art Doll Quarterly, Just Cards and Scrap and Stamp magazines. I enjoy teaching and sharing my passion with others.  You can see my work on my blog Papercraft Pleasures.

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Hi my name is Joanna.  I'm a scrapbooker, cardmaker, DIYcrafter, blogger, personal chef to my family, mommy, wife and part-time hairstylist. I love being crafty.  It's very relaxing to me and helps relieve stress.  I have always been a creative person as long as I can remember, but after my daughter was born it's gone to new levels.  I really love learning new things I find from browsing through blogs and galleries.  I hope I can inspire you in your creative journey and I'm SO thrilled to be on the RRR design team! I hope you stop over and visit my Scrap-Making blog.

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My name is Judith (Judy) Rozema. I live in Central Nebraska, in Cornhusker country, and have been married for 29 years. I have a daughter who is a freshman in college, and a married son who is a pastor and lives in North Carolina. Two dogs (labs) and a 17 year old water turtle round out our family.
During the school year, I am a part-time elementary music teacher. When I'm not stamping, I enjoy watching movies, crocheting, and junk jaunts! You might know me on Splitcoaststampers as StampingQueenJAR. My blog is
Joy in a JAR and I hope you will stop by for a visit!  I am thrilled and delighted to be a part of the Really Reasonable Design Team!
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And now for our Special Events Designers who will join us for Monthly Blog Hops and some other fun activities.


Trudy will be back for another term (we just can't let her go!!)
My name is Trudy but friends call me True.
I have been crafting all of my life. My mom an both grandmothers were all crafters so it's in my genes.  I started card making about 4 years ago and fell in love!
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart Robert for almost 30 years now. We have a wonderful 26 year old son Kurt, a beautiful new daughter-in-law Kristin, and 4 fur babies. 3 of the feline persuasion Quilt, Brother, and Nother plus an English bull dog Zoey.
I enjoy creating little pieces of art that will give others joy. Teaching coloring techniques and card making is another of my favorite things to do, both in person, online, tutorials, and in publications. I have been on dozens of design teams but Really Reasonable Ribbon is one of my favorites. This is my 4th 6 month term and am returning this time as a Special Events Designer. I love Bonnie and all of the girls I have met on the past teams and look forward to getting to know the new girls better. There are once again some amazing artists who will be creating up a storm for your inspiration.
My hobbies are: card making, quilting, riding behind my sweet hubbs on the Harley, wild mushroom hunting, fishing, swimming just to name a few. Oh.....and collecting beautiful ribbons and embellishments! :) Stop over and visit my blog sometime! 
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Jeanne will also be returning for another term.
Hi! My name is Jeanne and I live in Texas on 40 acres with my husband Joe and our crazy dog KoKo. I have 4 sons and 2 grandchildren. When I’m not busy with the kids you can usually find me coloring something (my favorite thing to do!) or crafting in my studio.  I’m so excited to be part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon team! Stop by and visit me at my Inky Paws blog.

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My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in Oceanside, CA.  I’ve been a CA resident since March 2005, after living in five other states.  I live with my husband of 24 years, who is my “financial advisor,” and our three children, ages 19, 16, and 11. Besides being “queen of the craft women,” I am also active in my church and I homeschool my two youngest children. (My oldest son graduated and now attends college full-time.)
I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life.  I was always the child who needed all 96 crayon colors or all 48 colored pencils or the largest stack of colored paper.  And now, I am collecting Copic Markers in a rainbow of colors!  In 1990 I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996 I stumbled across modern scrapbooking.  I renewed my paper love-affair, which is nothing short of an obsession!  Once I discovered modern scrapbooking, and realized that my stamping products, my cross stitching supplies, my yards of ribbon, and all my beading paraphernalia could be used in scrapbooking and card making, I was well and truly addicted. My first thought was, “all my toys can play together!”
Since I have dabbled in so many different crafts, it’s natural for me to explore and create with many mediums and products.  I am always on the hunt for new ways to create.  My motto is “seek out new crafts that you have never done before.” I seem to be the queen of mixing product lines and mediums into my projects, and I guess my style is quite eclectic, as I love everything from collage art to simple, graphic page layouts. I used to fuss that I did not have a “signature style” but I now realize that I’d be bored with doing the same type of work day in and day out. I enjoy the creative process, the discovery, and the “happy accidents” that sometimes arise during crafting time.  Stop by and visit my Scraps of Life blog.

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Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two boys, Dusty and Evan. I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years. I was introduced to stamping in 1988 and, over the years, I have taught many classes at the local stamping and scrapbooking stores. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I've been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently on the Spellbinders™ Blog Team, JustRite Stampers, Crafty Secrets, Discount Cardstock and Want2Scrap™ Design Teams. I have been published in a variety of national and international magazines, catalog/idea books, newsletters, sales ads and packaging. My design work has also been featured on Scrapbooking Memories (now Scrapbook Soup), QVC, HSN, Creative Home Arts and Create and Craft TV in the UK just to name a few. I love creating cards, altered arts, home d├ęcor, and scrapbooking— traditional and digital. In my spare time I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, photography, floral design, painting, gardening and jewelry making. To see more of my artwork and step-by-step tutorials please visit my blog Embellished Dreams.

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Isn't our new design team fabulous?? They will begin posting on November 2nd.   I hope you'll stop in each day to see what they create for us.  You're in for a real treat!





Friday, October 28, 2011

Confessed Ribbon Addict!


Hello Really Reasonable Ribbon fans!  Angi here today with my last project for the RRR team. My term has ended and I wanted to send BIG HUGS to Bonnie. She is absolutely wonderful and so-so sweet. I will always be a huge fan of this site and a loyal customer of RRR.

Before I leave I wanted to share my latest ribbon creations with all of you using my FAVE RRR products!



(made with RRR - Narrow Center Stitches)


Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments and support.
Now head on over to the RRR Store and order your ribbon goodies for your next project.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sweet Kitty Halloween Candy Tube


Hello everyone and Happy Thursday to you all. Today I'm sharing another candy tube decorated with Really Reasonable Ribbons and trim.  This tube is smaller and holds candy corns :)

I found these tubes awhile back in the bead department at the craft store and knew I wanted them for decorating with Really Reasonable Ribbon and to fill with candy.
Ribbons used:

I love the gingham ribbon and used it for the top of my candy holder. I then made a bow out of it and added a smaller orange dot bow.  I also added some feathers too, and a little black cat.  Next I used the webbing trim for behind my cottage cutz kitty and pumpkin.


The kitty and pumpkin were cut using Cottage Cutz die cuts and Tim Holtz distress inks and dusters. I gave these to my nieces for a early Halloween treat, along with all  the other Halloween decorated tube  goodies I've made recently.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs,
Cheryl



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boo


Hi Sarah here, Today I have a fun project. I had this cauldron just about done before I got sick.
I finish it off tonight and when I went to upload it , I realize it was for today and not tomorrow, silly me had Thursday written down for my post to go live.So I am sorry its a tad late.
I used some Orange pom pom trim which I can't seem to find in the RRR shop , along with some Black CheckerBoard  Ribbon .
I made a little tag to go along with the cauldron usin gmore of the trim and Ribbon.


Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day !

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Metallic Christmas!




Hello! It is Connie again! Often when I think of Christmas cards I think of all the wonderful silver and gold metallic ribbons to adorn them! The Really Reasonable Ribbon Store has lots of them to choose from! Here, I have used some amazing silver shimmer satin metallic ribbon!

This wonderful images is from Our Daily Bread Designs ! I colored portions of the image with always artichoke and chocolate chip ink markers. I then accented the "snow" portion of the image with some crystal stickles.

Both the image and the sentiment were cut out with a labels 4 nestabities. The wonderful DP is from SEI Silver Valley package and the gems are from Zva Creative.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great day!

Connie

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!

So, I was browsing the internet for ideas to make a super cute
 Christmas shirt for my daughter for her upcoming program at school. 
I don't sew, so most everything I came across was OUT of the question! 
I did FINALLY triumph, however!
I found an idea for a no-sew Christmas tree...
(Well, minimal hand stitching anyway)
and it was made of RIBBON!
WOOO HOOO! 
I couldn't have planned it better if I had tried! LOL.
Check out this tree I made...




Wanna know what I did???
It is so super easy!!!!
I broke out a handy dandy needle and thread
 (because even I have one of those! LOL)
and I hand stitched and gathered the ribbon.
After I had about 9 strands done, I arranged them in the order I thought 
would look nice on her shirt.
Once I figured out my placement, I used Wonder Under and 
created my own Iron on applique!
For the Wunder Under, you simply read the directions and iron accordingly.





When I had all the ribbons ironed on and secure, I trimmed it all into the shape of the tree.
YES...I did trim off the ends of the ribbon...don't be scared to do that...the wonder under holds it all securely.  For any loose spots, I used liquid stitch...

Once I had the tree on and all the ribbon secured, I added my bow to the top.  
I did a quick hand stitch to secure the bow, and then topped it off with the liquid stitch for extra security.  
The whole thing took me a couple of hours, but probably could have been quicker if I knew how to sew and had a machine to do all my gathering! LOL.
It's all good though, because the finished product was cute enough to make my 6 year old jump up and down with glee.  She is excited to wear this for her program at school!

I used an assortment of reds and greens as my base tree including a few 
The bow on top is Shimmer Satin Gold.
The tree trunk is 1 1/2 inch brown grosgrain.
And of course wonder under and liquid stitch.

Now...I did find  few things out that I would have done differently had I have known, so I am going to share those things with you all....
1.  The grosgrain ribbon was MUCH easier to work with and made a prettier "gather"
2.  The satins looked more "crunched" than gathered...probably will not use satins again for this type of project.
3.  The wonder under only holds what ACTUALLY touches it.  Everything that was layered needed the liquid stitch.  I would try to have more of the ribbons touch the wonder under before ironing next time.
4.  Last but not least...I would remember to take the all important photo BEFORE I let her dribble her drink on the front of her shirt! LOL

All in all...it was a super easy and really FUN project!
I even let Skye pick out her ribbons, so that helped her feel like it was a joint effort in creating her shirt!

Thank you all for visiting us today!
Have a FANTABULOUS Week!!!



Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Holiday Tag!




Good Morning Everyone, Happy Sunday!!! Crystal here and today I would like to share with you a Christmas Tag, I just love adding these to my holiday packages!!! Hope you enjoy my creation today!!!


(click on the image for a larger view)


For this creation today, I also used all ribbons that are available at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!! I used the gorgeous white double ruffled ribbon, 5/8 inch Satin Moss, and some yummy twine!!! I just can't get enough of these double ruffled ribbon, they are so beautiful and come in so many colors :)

For the bow I used the bow easy, if you don't have one of these, to me this is a must have tool :) I just love the perfect bow every time!!!

Don't forget about our current challenge Fun 4 Fall Theme, we would love to see your fall creations!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sweet Snowman


Happy Saturday!

Sometimes it's fun to do something unexpected with trims and ribbons. For this card I took the red ruffled ribbon from the October Ribbon Club and let it hang off the edges of the card a bit.



Supplies:
Stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Sending Winter Hugs)
Papers: www.discountcardstock.com (Neenah Solar White 80#, Nautical Blue Light Prismatic 70#, Midnight Black 80# ), Authentique (Wonder Bundle)
Ink: Memento
Markers: Shinhan Touch Twin (see above for colors)
Die cuts: Sizzix Framelits (Scallop Circles, Circles)
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (October Ribbon Club)
Flower Soft (Polar White)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Guest Designer- Chris Olsen


Hello, everyone! My name is Chris Olsen from Twinkles Glow With Stamps aka Glowbug on Splitcoast Stampers, and I'm your Really Reasonable Ribbon Guest Designer for today! I was thrilled when Bonnie asked me to be a guest this month because I LOVE Ribbon!!  

I've created a few holiday projects for you since it seems like Christmas is just around the corner. You can see a card here as well as part of a gift ensemble, and the rest will be on my blog ! 
I hope my creations get you in a festive spirit!!

First, I have a card I created using brown 1/2 inch wrinkled ribbon and the bow easy .  I decided to make a triple bow rather than a single bow and put a button in the middle.




My next project is part of a gift set.  I have a card and a decorative candle on display here.  I used a variety of lace and ribbon  including periwinkle 1/2 inch wrinkled ribbon ,  5/16 inch gold ric rac, and 1.5 inch gold metallic lace on my card.  


The candle uses 1.5 inch white wrinkled ribbon and 1.5 inch gold metallic lace.


The touches of gold and blue ribbon and lace just adds to the elegance of this holiday gift set.
For the remainder of the set please click here to go to my blog.

Here are some sneak peeks:




I hope you have been somehow inspired by my creations.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Other supplies:
The stamps I used for my first card are Christmas Rose and Seed Packet stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs. The designer paper is from Basic Grey Capella.
The stamps on the card and candle in the gift ensemble are from Our Daily Bread Designs Holiday ornaments and cut out with the Spellbinders Holiday Tags.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

what it needs...

When all you need is a little lace, as always, and silk from Really Reasonable Ribbon to take this flower from ordinary to stunning! I have worked with the silk ribbon in a few of my past posts, but never in this manner. By simply folding it in half, stitching along the folded seam and gathering it...you end up with this flower, ready to embellish any project. It is soft in color and touch...oh so pretty.And...you can always find a way to use the satin ribbon on your project...Have a fabulous day!

Andrea