Saturday, August 29, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Call

Really Reasonable Ribbon is doing a full design team call and we are looking for 2 or 3 new members to join our highly creative team. We are looking for talented crafters and artists who love using ribbon, work well with deadlines and have great personalities. If you are a card maker, scrapbooker, hair bow maker, paper crafter, ribbon artist, altered artist or if you do anything fun and unique with ribbon please apply. Our readers are looking for variety, so don't be afraid to show your creative side.  Unusual and creative projects are encouraged.

Requirements

- You must be a versatile crafter who loves to work with ribbon.

- You must be a self-starter and able to manage your time to meet project deadlines that are given out well in advance.

- You must have an active blog and the ability to take quality pictures and post interesting entries directly to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. We require 5-6 projects per month as follows:

* We require 3 projects per month posted directly to our blog. You must also post projects using 'Really Reasonable' ribbon on your own blog and promote Really Reasonable Ribbon whenever possible.

 * You will be required to link the RRR blog and business on your blog, and participate in and promote special events (usually blog hops) 1-2 times per month. Typically we have one blog hop per month but we may occasionally participate in a second activity in any given month.

 * You will be required to create a sample project for one of our two monthly challenges.

- You will also be required to assist us in commenting on RRR challenge entries.

- We ask that you commit to a 6 month term from November 2015 through April 2016.

Rewards

- You will receive $25 in free product of your choice per month plus a free Monthly Ribbon Club assortment ($9.00 value) for use in your projects. You will also enjoy a 20% discount on any other purchases made with free shipping if additional purchases coincide with your regular monthly shipment.

- We will link your blog on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.

- You will receive a badge to display on your blog stating that you are a Really Reasonable Ribbon design team member.

- You will have access to our RRR FaceBook group where the design team can network and support each other on RRR projects and other design team work.

If you want to work with some fabulous ribbons and think you have what we need please send us the following information to
reallyreasonableribbon@gmail.com .

- A paragraph about who you are and why you want to be a part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon team

- Three of your favorite projects that you've used ribbon or trim on that will show us the type of work you will create for the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  **Please only show us the type of projects we can expect you to create for the team.  If you show us three highly complex projects, we will expect to see that type of project on your RRR blog posts.

- Your crafting resume

- A link to your blog and galleries

- A list of any design teams you are currently on

- Your contact information including your complete name and shipping address

The call will be open until September 30th, 2015. New design team members will be notified by October 9th, 2015.

For more information about Really Reasonable Ribbon, please visit our
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and our Really Reasonable Ribbon website.

For this call, we are accepting applications only from crafters with shipping addresses in the USA. 


Friday, August 28, 2015

A Little Birthday Wish Card

Hi friends.  Can you even have too many birthday cards in your stash?  I think not!  I can never even catch up much less get ahead of the game.  Today I have a card for a good friend that I finished off with a gorgeous bow using my favorite ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The beautiful bow was made with Rose Bloom Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to create this bow HERE.  Isn't it the perfect final touch to a clean and simple card?
This card features some scraps from the paper I made with the fun Color Burst pigments from Ken Oliver.  I can't bear to throw any of this gorgeous paper away.
I added three pink 20mm Open Roses below the sentiment.  This was a quick and easy card and the bow and flowers add a fun little punch of color.  
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:


Supplies
Stamp:  My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
Dies:  My Favorite Things DieNamics Pierced Rectangle Stax
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Other:  Ken Oliver Colorburst pigments, watercolor paper, spray bottle


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Please, Please (DON'T) Let it Snow!

Hi friends.  I hope your summer is going well.  I'm with you if you dislike seeing holiday stuff appearing on shelves and online already, but if you are a crafter, you need to start planning now if you want to kick back when December arrives and enjoy the holiday.....  So, how many of you have actually ever accomplished that??  Certainly not me but it sounds really nice, doesn't it?
Well, ready or not, Christmas will be here before you know it and Really Reasonable Ribbon is ready with a full selection of Autumn, Halloween AND Christmas styles in stock and ready to go.  Shop early for the best selection.
My bi-color double-loop bow is made using 5/8" Christmas Red/Green Plaid and 5/8" Emerald Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.  I just love how a beautiful bow is the perfect finishing touch for a card, don't you?
I created my paper roses using a the terrific tea rose dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
My card has been entered in the following challenges:

Supplies:
Image:  Floozieville on Etsy
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinavian Doily, Tea Rose small and medium; Spellbinders Grand Labels 1
Ink:  Distress Ink Old Paper; Memento Rhubard Stalk
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Natural Mulberry paper

Friday, August 21, 2015

Leaves are Falling, Autumn is Calling - New challenge at RRR



Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the 
This time we have a Autumn Colors Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.
This theme fits perfectly with the gorgeous RRR August Ribbon Club Assotment.  This Autumn themed assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  JOIN NOW and begin with this great assortment.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash so you always have just the right ribbon for every project.
I finished off my elegant card with a simply double-loop bow created with the tangerine shimmer satin from the August Ribbon Club assortment.  It was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  for a tutorial on how to make this bow, please click HERE.  This is a double-faced ribbon, but because it's a bit thicker than a standard satin ribbon, I created it in the same manner as I do printed ribbons for a neater finish.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:

I hope you'll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:
Digital Stamps:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Black Eyed Susan strip, Build a Flower #1; Spellbinders Magestic Ovals
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Cane Back Chair
Paper:  Recollections
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Ink:  Distress Ink Gathered Twigs (inked the edges of the flower)
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Other:  Snap from Making Memories

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dragonfly Birthday Wishes

Have I mentioned how in love I am with all the beautiful colors and styles of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts that we are now offering at Really Reasonable Ribbon?  Well, I am IN LOVE!!  If you haven't been by to take a look lately, head on over because there are loads of new options in the store.

I pulled my color combination from the image and used purple and light turquoise.  You never have to twist my arm to use purple on a card!  I used flowers from each of the sets below to embellish my card.


These are a new offering and they are available in 8 colors.

I created my bi-color double-loop bow with grape and turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon which is my all time favorite ribbon.  The bow was made using my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  You can view my video tutorial on how to make this fun bow HERE.
Don't forget about the wide range of bow sizes you can make with your Bow-it-All Tool.  You can make bows from 1/4" all the way up to 9-3/4" wide.  I whipped up the tiny 1/4" bow made from purple Burlap String in seconds to top off my sentiment panel.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Supplies
Image:  Etsy Cobra Graphics
Sentiment:  Gina K Various Verses
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Lords and Commons Doily; My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Stax; Spellbinders Standard Circle Small and Large
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders EL023 Tweets and Twigs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Mulberry Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts 35mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Cottage Roses, Aster Daisy Stem Flowers, 15mm Rose Leaves
White and Lavender Mulberry Paper