Friday, November 22, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop!!

Hey everyone! We've got such a treat in store for you this weekend! To celebrate all of those beautiful Ribbon Carousels being used around the world (yes, we've shipped Carousels to 27 countries now!) to keep ribbon, twine, washi tapes and spooled items tidy, we'll be hopping around our amazing Crewmates blogs for the next 4 days showing you all of the beautiful and creative ways that our designers use THEIR Ribbon Carousels!

So, a while back my hubby built me a bar for all of my spooled ribbon.  It's fantastic, and I get lots of usage out of it, BUT it doesn't work for the shorter lengths of unspooled ribbon I buy.  I have lots of shorter lengths (5 yard) of my favorites (May Arts Chevron Twill, and lotsa twine!), and I'm horrified to say they inhabited the dreaded ribbon bin.

Oh, it was awful.  How on earth was I to find anything in that mess?  Enter the Ribbon Carousel.  I sat down with a bag of spools, and wound up all the pretty ribbon and loaded it up, and NOW look at it!  SO PRETTY!!! And organized!

I LOVE that it matches my shelves, and looks so darn pretty and feminine.  So much better than the mess I had before.  It's like I can shop in my own stash now!

I found things in my ribbon bin that I had no idea I owned, and I'm really looking forward to using lots of ribbon in my Christmas present packaging!

Would you like to win your very own Ribbon Carousel? Here is what you need to do: Visit the Designer’s blogs that are participating in each day of the blog hop and comment on their posts as you go. One of the Crewmate’s Holiday blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Crewmate’s Holiday Blog Hop post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more Crewmate Blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning your very own Ribbon Carousel! The Blog Hop will be open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, November 25th with the winners being announced Tuesday morning on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.
Already have a Ribbon Carousel? Share a photo of YOUR Ribbon Carousel on our FaceBook page OR email it to, and we'll share it for you! You'll be in special drawing for your choice of a Ribbon Carousel or 4 packages of spools!
For those that want a Ribbon Carousel NOW! Mark your calendar! We'll be having our LOWEST SALE
PRICE of the YEAR sale on the Ribbon Carousels and Spools beginning Wednesday, November 27 -
Cyber-Monday, December 2! No coupon code needed! Just go to our store and enjoy some
happy shopping!
Here are the participants for Day 1 of the Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fawny Holiday Week!!

Welcome!  I am so super-duper stoked to be sharing a project with you for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week! Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog today, and the rest of the posts from from the week, in order to be entered into their many drawings for Lawn Fawn prizes!  You surely will not want to miss it, or the amazing inspiration that's featured.

The set I am showcasing today is Yeti, Set, Go--with which I fell in love when I first saw it.  One of the things I love about Lawn Fawn sets is their versatility, and this little yeti can be used year-round for so many cute projects! (I've already made non-wintery cards with him, and it was so much fun!)

Have you guys seen Monsters, Inc? I was inspired by the Abominable Snowman, and how he offers Mike and Sully some snowcones when they get banished.  This card makes me giggle every time I look at it! What a gentleman this yeti is, offering up a sparkly snowcone. :)

I used some WRMK paper for the background, and used Versamark and the snowflakes from the set to make the subtle, snowy background. 

I adore this set, and will get so much use from it.

Be sure you check out Lawn Fawn's blog today, and all of the other posts from this week.  The Lawn Fawn Design Team and Lawnscaping Design Teams have come up with FABULOUS inspiration for you, just in time to bust out all of those cards for the holiday season! And you will not want to miss out on a chance to win AMAZING Lawn Fawn goodies!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pinspired Challenges #21

Hey, all!  So excited to be coming to you with another Pinspired Challenge!  Today, we are offering a very special prize--our DT member Lalo has put together a super cute prize package featuring stamps from I Heart Papers, May Arts fibers and some super sweet colors of Memento ink!

Perfect way to get a jump on Christmas cards!  Thanks, Lalo!

I was inspired by the pastel colors, the food theme, and all of those DOTS.

I immediately thought of the pastel colored enamel dots in my stash, and paired it up with some Paper Smooches stamps, and a Silhouette cut file.  Inside of the card, there are two little notches cut in the background that perfectly fit a Starbucks gift card.  Mmmmmmmm........

I can't wait to see what you link up for this challenge!  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Challenge: Holidays and Celebrations

Hooray!  I am excited to be kicking off another Ribbon Carousel Challenge with you today!  The theme for this month is PERFECT: Holidays and Celebrations.  With Halloween behind us, we are OFFICIALLY into the holiday season, and there's so much crafting going on this time of year, you're sure to be able to EASILY enter this challenge.  YAY!  (As a side note, I just loaded up my Ribbon Carousel with my washi collection, and I have to say, it's a much more efficient storage method-which means I now have room for MORE WASHI. :))

So, here's my inspiration piece for the challenge!  I recently received this super cute mini set by Sweet Stamp Shop, and thought it would be perfect for this month's theme!  I tried to stick to warm, soft colors, and the natural twine and cork just really speak "fall" to me.  So fun to create!

And I can't wait to see what you link up!  The winner of this fabulous challenge receives a Ribbon Carousel--and let's be real: you're spending so much time shopping for other people at this time of year, why not enter for a chance to win something special for yourself, eh?!

Have a blessed day!