It's an addiction... and a little Blog Giveaway...

Yep.  I'll admit it.  Right out loud.
I am a ribbon addict.

The scary thing is that I really pared my buying back since I haven't had time to do any personal crafting.  Imagine if I hadn't been teaching classes and was just buying ribbon all willy-nilly like I used to!  Yikes.  Here is a shot of my "loose" ribbon that I decided to re-organize:

I know!  I just kept finding it all over my studio:
(All delightfully double-faced satin)

Oh!  Look... there's another roll rack:
(There are also rolls in that KnollTextiles box)

And clear jars with ribbon on round clothespins and ribbon stuffed in a Ball jar:
 Please ignore the huge joint-filler blob in the background... I really need to sand that down and touch up the paint one of these days ;)

Whoops!  There's my huge jar of fabric trims, lace & fibers:
(sorry for the totally sucky photos, by the way)

I'm telling you, it's a sickness... seriously.  Well, to better use my loose ribbon I thought I would organize it by color & have it in front of my face at my desk.
A few years back I bought these metal hot-air balloon decor items:

I've been hanging my ribbon from them for years, but I finally organized by color
(and left spots for more!):

I still have the roll racks & jars to go through, but for now at least I have this bit o' beautimousness next to my desk:
Ooooooooo... so pretty!  Lover-ly webbed trim & ribbon rose trims are among my faves.
I also need to re-organize all of the embellishments hanging above, but that is for another day.

BUT, to celebrate my re-org, I forced myself to part with a healthy bit of ribbon and am giving it away to one lucky person:

That, my friends, is a 16" diameter by 3" thick (at least!) pile o' ribbon salad!

So, how do you get a chance at this awesomeness? 
Just leave me a comment below telling me how you organize your ribbon.
That's it.
If you want to post this giveaway on your blog, add another comment.
If you want to share on Facebook, even better... add another comment.

I'll leave this open until March 31st at 6pm central time (US)
and will announce the winner sometime before midnight.

Heads-up... I'm going to try to start blogging again on a regular basis... you know, like I used to!
It will still be hit & miss through April, but after that... watch out!  :)
Miss me!


Coffee talk...

How about another card that is perfect for sending to a friend... just because:

Another Art Impressions stamp paired with BoBunny paper & a Paper Smooches sentiment.  Notice a pattern between this and the last post?!  I try to utilize most of a patterned paper sheet... some have three or more distinct sections/stripes that make it sometimes difficult to create the same card over and over again.  This way I can get about six cards from one lonely patterned paper :)

This was a fun image to experiment with different skin tones and hair colors.  And a few of the ladies are the same from the last post... nothing like a work out and then an iced-coffee, right?

What do you think?


Workout warriors...


Check out these dedicated ladies:

Yeah, I feel like that bottom middle one during a work out :)  Which I haven't done in a LONG time, by the way... but IF I were to work out, I'm pretty sure I would be just as excited as her.

Yes, I cut out that image by hand... had to... otherwise you wouldn't see all of the cool paper, right?

The image is by Art Impressions, the sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the paper is an older BoBunny line.

I think I would rather work out alone than with a group...
What do you think?



If you haven't figured it out yet, I kinda like Stamping Bella stamps :)

I need to find out who the artist is that does the "Uptown Girl" series, because she is a fave of mine!  All of the girls in the series are super tall & thin with super-skinny legs... sooooooo unlike me ;)  

 The paper is by Three Bugs in a Rug.

LOVE how the ethnic skin & hair came out!  And blondie's dress was kinda fun, too.  Please note the Stickles overload on the boa ;)

And there is the wavy-ribbon trick... which was NOT easy to do with this double-thick grosgrain/twill ribbon!  Turned out pretty cool with the green stripe and all.

What do you think?


Cute kids...

More Copic coloring goodness...
These two cards are from a Copic 102 class last April:

This is a Stamping Bella image illustrated by Mo Manning, "Bronte and Louis".  LOVE it!  Look at that pudgy little dog, Bronte!  She makes me smile :)

I gave Louis a bit of a shocked look on his face, and added Glossy Accents to his eyeballs.

Next up:

Another sweet C.C. Designs image... can't remember the name, though. 

This one really makes me yearn for Spring... as if all the freakin' snow wasn't enough.

What do you think?


Oldies but goodies...

With the plethora of snow days as of late, I decided to schedule a few blog posts.  I know... shocking, right :)  I'm going back to last year's classes I taught at The Scrapbook Page for this, and the foreseeable future posts.  Today is from a Copic 101 class last April, so the Copic coloring is super-simple!
First up:
This little cutie is a Stamping Bella image... can't remember the name though.  She is so sweet.

C.C. Designs "Rainy Day Emma" (I think).  I still LOVE the Jillibean umbrella paper!

The umbrella, boots & parts of her jacket are coated with Glossy Accents for a super-slick look.

And last one for today:

This image is either Stampendous or Hero Arts, with a Paper Smooches sentiment.  The colors really are pretty together, and I think this is a real pick-me-up kind of card.

Well that's it for today...
What do you think?