Friday, July 21, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #168 - Anything Goes with Ribbon Theme


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 #168 is Anything Goes with Ribbon.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.
  
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Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #168 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.



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Now, let's see your Anything Goes with Ribbon creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on August 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. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly 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 RRR168) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until Wednesday, August 2nd at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 
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Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #167 Winners



Challenge #167 was lots of fun with our Anything Goes with Ribbon theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #167 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!

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Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Anything Goes themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #168 which is now up and running.


~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, July 20, 2017

It's Party Time

It's time for a party, friends!!!  In just three short days, it's MY (Karen's) 52nd Birthday.  I love to celebrate with family and friends, and I'm also blessed to be able to share my special day with all of you.  On behalf of myself and the entire team here at Really Reasonable Ribbon, we want to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of you celebrating your birthday this month.  This card was so much fun to make, and Really Reasonable Ribbon helped me to make it extra special.
I started with some fun patterned papers, ephemera, stickers, chipboard and half of a paper doily.  I also ran some border stickers across my card.  At the very top, you will see a sticker/tag peeking out of the top.  I tied two lengths of Brown Sugar Baker's Twine to the little tag, and hung a tiny tag from it with a pear-shaped rusty safety pin.
I used lots of Scor-Tape on my card to hold everything together.  This fabulous Adhesive is a must-have item, and really holds things together securely over time.  I use it everywhere...on the papers, the Embellishments, and even the trims.  You really need a reliable and sturdy Adhesive, and Scor-Tape is a fabulous choice.  It comes in various widths for every project.
Another thing I wanted to point out is the fun 3-D paper medallion I added.  I tucked more bundled Natural Burlap String underneath it, and I topped it with a fun 14mm Flower-Shaped Flatback Round Pearl Accent.  There are so many awesome Embellishments in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.  And....don't forget about the FUN CHALLENGE taking place on the RRR Blog.

Thanks for visiting!
Karen 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sending Sunshine Your Way Layout

Hello ribbon fans!  Adding texture and softness to your layouts is easy by adding beautiful ribbons and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 
I added White Netting  for extra texture.  I used the White Aster Daisy and Tea Rose Mixed White/Cream to add dimension and repeat the flowers in the embellishments.
I used the Natural Burlap String to make a bow.
I hope you enjoyed another creative ribbon inspiration.  Hope you add a little softness and texture to your next layout.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop Winner!


This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Judy has made for us today.

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 July 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.

True Random Number Generator  13

Congratulations Sierra Winters!

I'd say either purple or pink, but I also love aqua and color. There are so many pretty colors.
Sierra


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 ~ 

Hello!

{judy} Hello Ribbon Friends!
While summer is just halfway over here, the heat has made me long for cooler temperatures and the fall crisp air. So today I am sharing a shaker card with an autumn theme. 
I thought I would lay it flat so you can see all of the pretty sequins and the different colors inside my punched out leaves (Stampin' Up!).

I used Autumn Leaves on Ivory Grosgrain because it matched perfectly! I added a wheat stalk die cut (Reverse Confetti) and then a half twist of ribbon, with a paper leaf and a matching rhinestone on top for embellishments. 
I think the ribbon pattern adds such a fun touch! Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Let Today Last Forever Distress Oxide Tag

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Have you ever enjoyed a summer day so much that you didn't want it to end? That's the thought behind this Let Today Last Forever Jumbo Tag made with Distress Inks and pretty purple ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Mix.


The base of this mixed media art tag is a jumbo manila tag measuring 4.25" x 8.5".  I'm really enjoying playing with my Distress Oxide Inks, so I decided to create the background with that instead of paper.  I smooshed Dusty Concord, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and then dragged the tag through the inky puddle.  The secret to success with Distress Oxide Inks is to dry each layer as you go.  This way, the inks don't get muddy.





To add some extra dimension, I ran the slightly damp tag through an embossing folder, then sponged over the top with more Dusty Concord ink.  I layered up a bunch of pretty elements, then added the bow cluster.


This Delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin helped to highlight the purple shades in the composition. A loopy bow tied with Natural Burlap String  fills out the cluster and adds even more texture.I added another section of it to the top of the tag, then tied a square knot with Mixed Purple Bold Diagonal Stripes Ribbon.

If you haven't joined the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, you can find all the information about it HERE. It's such an easy and affordable way to build up your ribbon stash with fabulous ribbon and trim.

Wishing you summer days that you wish would last forever!

Cheerio,
kathy