Friday, February 17, 2012

Guest Designer.......Laura from Paper & Pixels Magazine

This is the second post of the day.  Please scroll down to see the winner of our February Blog Hop giveaway.


Hi!  First I must say how excited, thrilled and honored I am to be asked by the wonderful and sweet Bonnie to be a guest designer at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  She has such a large variety of gorgeous ribbons - I'm like a kid in a candy store.  Great prices, great ribbon - and really a girl can never have enough ribbon!  I created a few cards for you today using some of the ribbons from the January and February Ribbon of the Month Club.  I love the ribbon club! Each month you receive an assortment of beautiful and coordinated ribbons. There are so many designs, such rich colors and patterns, it makes my head spin with ideas.  Thank you so much, Bonnie, for this opportunity and for your gorgeous ribbons.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Laura, editor-in-chief of Papers and Pixels on line Crafting Magazine. Our monthly magazine is full of wonderful paper crafting, hybrid crafting and digital designs.  We provide you with ideas and step by step directions.  Have a look at some of our back editions from September of 2010 through August of 2011 HERE. These editions are free but please remember to register at the site to download them!  Registration is free. We invite you to have a look, enjoy the crafts, the goodies and the freebies.  As of September 2011, Papers and Pixels became a subscription magazine for only $12.00 a year. I hope you'll take a look and join us.

This edgy digi stamp, Kittie Katastrophe, is created by KennyK and colored using prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Paper is by Basic Grey. To add to the look and finish the card, I used several ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I wanted the look of lace and pearls along with the edgy look of black, red and grey. The lace and beautiful Red satin ribbon from the January Ribbon of the Month Club worked perfectly.  Layered under the red satin and white lace is a wide piece of black grosgrain ribbon.  With a few pearls for accents, she's ready to go!

With St. Patrick's day right around the corner and the beautiful ribbons in February's Ribbon of the Month Club, I created this card. Usually when I create a card, I start with a particular element I want to use.  In this case, I wanted to use the fun and sassy polka dot ribbon.  I embossed the background and used a polka dot designer paper to add to the look of fun and circles.  The little snowman has a polka dot outfit that worked well with the paper and ribbon.  The snowman digital element is by Trina Clark.  Using colorful ribbons added to the whimsical look of this card and I just know it'll bring a smile to your face.

For an additional surprise, this card is created using a ribbon from this assortment of satin ribbons at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I wanted to create a very girly card for my friend for her birthday.  Using this beautiful satin ribbon with grosgrain edging, a unique folded card and this lovely image, I know she is going to just love it.  Full step by step pictorial directions to make this card are in the February edition of Papers and Pixels.  Subscribe now - you'll love all the wonderful ideas each month.

Bonnie, it has been such a pleasure. Thank you again - I am truly thrilled to be a part of your blog!


  1. I just love all the cards you shared with us Laura. Thanks so much for guest designing for us today. I just love Paper & Pixels Magazine and I recommend it for everyone. With all the tutorials, coupons and freebies in each issue it more than pays for itself!! I hope everyone heads over to take a look.

  2. Your cards are just fantastic! I am LOVING the little girl image...super cool!

  3. You did a beautiful job on all 3 of these. I love the flower card with the colors you used and your image is Beautiful too!!!! Congratulations on your Guest spot, you do Beautiful work!!

  4. Laura I am so thrilled you are our guest today-you are just so talented and I love that you shared the projects with us.
    You know how much I love the magazine,was thrilled and honored to be on the cover.
    Hugs sweetie


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