Sunday, January 30, 2011

May I show you some ribbon?

7 spools of fabulous ribbons!  all mine!
Where Women Create had a fantastic giveaway back in December called the "Twelve Days Of Christmas".  It was a fabulous twelve day run on artsy-craftsy ladies, with three giveaways a day. I won one of the days, which was a huge box filled with wonderful ribbon from May Arts.  This is not your cheap 3 for $1 rolls of ribbon, no, no...  These rolls are intended to be sold in fine arts and crafts stores.    And if I had to pick a favorite I'd have to say the red satin pleat, which I'm using now for various Valentine's arts and crafts.  It's so soft and pliable, perfect for small projects. 

With such exclusive ribbon on hand I wanted to start a few special ribbon projects.  I pulled out a cool ribbon book I have called "Ribbonrie", a Making Memories book.  When I flip through this book I want to just run to my craft room to get started! 

On my way to my craft room I tripped over a board I had set aside to paint.  I'm painting a set of these for a wedding but had a few extra.  I needed to go grocery put all that together and you have, "GROCERIES".  (I listed it in my blog store if you are interested.) I've seen so many "groceries" signs around the web, I wanted to try my hand at one!

Another wonderful win!  I won Heidi's (Birds of a Feather) drawing for the new publication, "Where Women Create".  Heidi sent it off to me so fast!  I've been drooling over it all weekend.  When Mark saw it he said, "wow, that looks like your kind of magazine!"  So true.  The publication's creator and editor-in-chief is Jo Packham.  I don't personally know Jo, but I feel as though I do!  I have several of her books and I always love any publication she works on. 

Back to the brown paper bag scrapbooks are the perfect place to start using my new ribbons!

Have fun creating! Hugs, Heidi

(linked to Between Naps on the Porch's 106 Metamorphosis Monday)


Angela said...

I have the Ribbonrie book as well! I'm ashamed to say I haven't made anything from the ideas, yet. Can't wait to see what you make! I got my Where Women Cook over the weekend. Very nice!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

I love the Groceries sign! What a perfect shade of blue! I'm sure "Where Women Create" is wonderful. I looked at it in the store once, but just couldn't justify the expense.

Pearl Maple said...

Congrats on your win and agree with you it is a fabulous publication full of all kinds of creative inspiration