Friday, August 13, 2010

Hop With Really Reasonable Ribbon

***Thanks to all my wonderful new followers!  Blog candy closes on Wednesday 11:59 PM on my blog, will announce the winner on Thursday!***



Hi everyone and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon "August" Blog Hop! If you just happened to be visiting, visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to get started. And if you're already taking part in the hop, you should have arrived from Gini's amazing blog.

This month I'm showcasing ribbon from August's Really Reasonable Ribbon Club Assortment. Here's a bit about the club:

If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-8 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15 yards of ribbon. The total price of each monthly assortment is $9.00 and includes the shipping/handling fee too!

Here is August's assortment:



This month for my project I decided to alter a picture frame using craft supplies and ribbon.



First I took a gold frame and painted it white, I didn't paint it perfectly because I wanted it to look distressed. Then to add to the distressed look I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Martha Stewart Brown Ink around the raised edges.

I took some of my favorite October Afternoon patterned paper to use as my background and inked the edges of my paper with brown ink. I added a sticker. Then I stitched a ruffle ribbon on top of my picture. Next I made some pretty flowers using my assortment and added Jenni Bowlin Buttons. You can check out my tutorial on making ribbon flowers here.

Such fun and easy flowers. The ribbon club assortment matched my picture wonderfully!



Here is a list of the hop order:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
Jacque Beddingfield
Iwona Palamountain
Cassi Box
Robbie Herring
Kym Weber
Mindy Baxter
Gini Cagle
Amber Goble (You Are Here!!!)
Susan Dupre
Kerri Michaud
Trudy Sjolander
Cheryl Walker
Erika Taylor

And to add to the blog hop fun I'm having a giveaway here at my blog. Become a follower of mine and leave a comment and I'll put your name in the hat to win some fabulous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and more scrap goodies (Cosmo Cricket Mini Album, Basic Gray Patterned Paper, Prima Flowers, and more).

Next up on the hop is Susan's wonderful blog. Enjoy the hop!!!

61 comments:

Kleine85 said...

Hi AMber,

this looks so great! I love the flowers you made!

HUgs

Tanja

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

It's such a nice project, I love the soft, flowery look... brings a smile to my face :)

Pips said...

That frame altering is Awesome! I like it very much!
I have been a follower of your fantastic blog - and I sure will come back often.

Mari said...

Thanks for the candy!
I'm a follower.
Hugs,Mari

Cardarian said...

What a lovely project! The ribbon flowers are just so beautiful! Really amazing!
Hugs,
Cardarian

theCook said...

Very nice ribbon flowers!
I've become a follower... Thanks for a chance to win!

Stephanie said...

I love the idea of the flowers with ribbons! So cute! Nice work!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wonderful idea and those flowers are gorgeous.

LOve Sheila xx

Lorraine said...

wow your ribbon flowers look amazing xx

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Beautifull done!
Good idea to put it in a frame like that! I really love your ribbon flowers!! Beautifull made!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Theresa said...

Great frame project. Very pretty! became a follower...thanks for the chance to win.

Yvonne said...

Love the ribbon flowers with the vintage buttons... a perfect fit and a lovely altered frame project.

I am a follower of your blog.

Thanks for the chance to join in.

True :) said...

Love those flowers Amber!
Hugs,
True :D

Alicia said...

This is just stunning! What a fantastic idea - so inspiring - thank you.
Alicia xx

Julye said...

Fab flowers really makes the frame.

tanja said...

beautiful card, great work
thanks for this chance to win

have nice day by tanja

Celeste said...

Absolutely beautiful frame...

Bonnie B said...

Beautiful project Amber. Love those flowers. You make it look so easy.

Kelly Massman said...

I've become a follower! Love your frame and your lovely ribbon flowers!!! :-)

angelique (anlou) said...

what a gorgeous flowers hun
i just love them so much
thanks for the chance to win hun
and thanks for the link to the tutorial, i enjoy the hop
hugs angelique

craft-princess said...

Very beautiful frame!

Susan Dupre said...

Totally adorable flowers and frame!

MrsETaylor said...

Amber, this is just so fresh and cheery. I LOVE IT

fusiafscrapping said...

What a lovely project - beautiful ribbon and flowers!

Ms. Jen said...

Love your frame. Such a soft lovely feel to it. Thanks for sharin it with us!

Lisa aka Myran said...

I'm gonna have a look at your tutorial right away!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful flowers you've made with the ribbon :)

Kerri said...

Oh this is awesome, Amber! I LOVE how you distressed your frame, and your ribbon flowers are gorgeous!

Chris said...

this is adorable! love those flowers!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Amber I love the flowers you made hun!! Beautiful job!! :) Super sweet photo frame :)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Stampin Mindy said...

Those Ribbon Flowers are gorgeous! Great idea. This would make a perfect gift.

Hugs, Mindy

Corinne said...

Love the flowers you made...what a neat project.
I am a follower of your blog...thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs~
Corinne

Nat said...

I love the way you have used ribbon for your flowers, I'm now a follower x

Angela said...

Great Flowers!

judean said...

Love those ribbons with the OA paper--too cute!

Tanya said...

I love this idea, and the flowers are so cool. I love that DP and that you distressed the frame, fabulous.

Karen said...

I like the flowers and that you used both sides of the ribbon. Great frame.

~jan said...

Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful ribbon! Your frame is fabulous! Loving those flowers so much!

Cassie said...

Great project!!
I love the dimension it adds!!
=)

Randi WS said...

Lovely creation Amber, your flowers are really cute!!

Lots of love, Randi WS ;)

Babe O'Mara said...

Your flowers are so cute. I just became a follower. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.
Babe

kathr said...

Really love those ribbon flowers, so different...hugs Kath...

JLJ Designs said...

Your frame is gorgeous! I love the ribbon flowers.

Jennifer

Divinity said...

oh! i love those ribbon flowers!!! i was trying to come up with an idea to create a flower using ribbon (no sewing), but nothing worked! i need to remember this idea for next time -- i love it! :)

Linda aka backroads girl said...

What a neat way to use your ribbon! Love the way those flowers turned out. I need to try that!

Hugs, Linda

sharon said...

I love how the flowers match the matting and the picture. I am sure you will smile every time you look at this
Sharon L

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love the ribbon flowers you made, thanks for the link to the tutorial. Great blog hop

mom2fivekiddos said...

Your work is incredible! Thanks for sharing!!!

mom2fivekiddos said...

Trying to become a follower but it won"t let me...something about an error...but I posted a link on my blog back to you!

gocanucksgo said...

Fantasic use of the ribbon. The flowers are gorgeous and I love how you did the frame. Keep up the great work =)

Robbie said...

Ohhh... I NEED to try those flowers!! Your frame is precious!! Great job!

KarenB said...

Those flowers look amazing, thanks so much for sharing.

paperpapier said...

the ribbon flowers look really pop on this project.

Janet Z said...

Love your frame!

Alyssa S said...

So cute Amber! Love the pic of you and your hubs ;o)

Lynne in NI said...

Oh this is fabulous, I Love your ribbon flowers ... off to check out your tutorial now!

Katherine said...

What a lovely photo. I always forget to use my supplies for photo mats and frames and this is such a good reminder.
It's just lovely.

Nicole Brenna said...

Wow that is a great job you did on the frame...

Marsha said...

Lovely project. Thanks for the chance for candy too.

KymKreates said...

Your flowers are beautiful as always. I have been your follower but still wanted to comment!

Kym

beadz said...

Amber, those flowers turned out really cool!
hugs,
Gini

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