Monday, September 15, 2014

Card for my (crazy) Triathlete Son

Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog.  This time we have a Sports Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

So, my son Tom is doing triathlons now.  I don't know where he got that from.  Clearly NOT me!  But he's doing very well, he's in great shape, and I'm so proud of him.

I made this card using a photo of him crossing the finish line in his last race.  I was ringing that cow bell like a maniac.  Hey, ya gotta have fun, right?

Since I'm going to send him this card, I had to keep the ribbon and trims sufficiently 'manly'.  I ran a piece of 5/8" Apple Green Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon around the bottom of the card under the swim, bike, run logo and topped it with a thin strip of Black Netting.  The black netting is 1-1/2" wide, but you can easily trim it down to whatever width you want.  This is about 3/8" wide.  I also added some ribbon loops to the side of the photo.  I used Black Delicate Stitched Satin and Turquoise Checkerboard Satin.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR September Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Carolyn's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the terrific projects.

This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment celebrates Halloween!

I have a couple of projects for you this month.  

I love Halloween colors and prints.  My card uses little snippets of just about all the ribbons in the September Ribbon Club assortment.  This is a great technique for ribbon scraps and also keeps the card nice and flat for mailing.

My images are from Floozieville on Etsy.  Such fun digi images and the price is sooo low. 

My beautiful double-layer bow was made with my Bow-it-All Tool.

And now for my 'headbands of the month'.  This just shows you that you should not rule out printed ribbons.  These came out great!  You can find a video tutoial for the Chevron Woven Ribbon Headband HERE.

You can find the video tutorial for the Basic Woven Ribbon Headband Tutorial HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Teresa's awesome blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Call

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Call

Really Reasonable Ribbon is doing a design team call and we are looking for 3 or 4 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.


- 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 2014 through April 2015.


- You will receive $25 in free product of your choice per month plus a free Monthly Ribbon Club assortment 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 .

- 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, galleries and social media

- 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, 2014. New design team members will be notified by October 7th, 2014.

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

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

Thank you.

Bonnie Garby
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone and Happy September.  This is my FAVORITE time of the year for crafting.  There is a chill in the air, and I just adore the beautiful colors of Autumn and Halloween.

RRR has a great new Halloween Themed Ribbon Club Assortment for September.  This assortment contains 9 styles and 17 yards of ribbon and trim.

Not a member yet?  What are you waiting for!!  Sign up today and get a fun new color or holiday themed assortment each month.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash.

Today I will share my first Halloween card of the season.

My bow is a double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using the Black Delicate Stitched Satin from the September Ribbon Club Assortment.  I also wrapped some fun Halloween Baker's Twine around the center band of the card.  The Halloween sentiment is a digital stamp from Create with TLC.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

~ Bonnie ~

Monday, September 1, 2014

RRR Challenge #102 - Autumn Colors and Ribbon or Trim Theme

Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog.  

This time we have a Autumn Colors Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

I have a fun card using my favorite autumn ribbon Autumn Confetti Dots Grosgrain layered over 5/8" Turftan Brown Diamond Satin.  The little bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using Natural Burlap Sting and topped with an Orange Open Rose.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Bonnie ~