Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Hi friends.  Happy Halloween to all!  
The big day is finally here and all the cute little ghosts and goblins will be running around the neighborhood having fun and collecting treats today.  I'm finishing out the Halloween crafting season for this year with one more 'too cute to be scary' Halloween card embellished with some of my favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The Black Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon is one of my new favorite ribbons.  There is a HUGE selection of plaid and gingham ribbon styles at Really Reasonable Ribbon and it's really hard to pick a favorite!
My pretty double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  It's so quick and easy to tie gorgeous bows with this tool!  To view all my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.

I also ran a piece of the black houndstooth plaid ribbon across the center of the card and topped it with the super cute Itsy Bitsy Spider Grosgrain Ribbon.  This one if my very favorite Halloween styles.  How can you not love those adorable spiders?!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on other projects used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Friday, October 30, 2015

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Ready or not.......Christmas is less than eight weeks away!  For those of you with husbands like mine, they need hints as to what you want.  Don't get stuck with another ugly bathrobe or set of spatulas, my friends.  Write down a "Wish List" from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and strategically place it where you know he will see it.  Why not?  At least you'll get what you really want!
I created this Christmas card using lots of goodies including patterned papers and stickers from my stash.  I adorned it with several sweet ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon including the adorable Red Chevron Striped Twill and some Lipstick Red Seam Binding.  I tied a big bow using the gorgeous Gold Metallic String, and also used the Gold Metallic String to tie on some rusty jingle bells.

There are SO many great ribbons, laces and trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and also beautiful Mulberry Flowers, Leaves, Hair Accessories and Decorative Bags.  Start making that "Wish List" today so that you'll be smiling on Christmas Day; and able to really say that it's "the most wonderful time of the year".

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hey Pumpkin by Jenn Cochran

Hello Really Reasonable Ribbon friends and fans.  Today is my last day posting for RRR for a while.  It has been so much fun being a part of this fabulous team.  I just wanted to say Thank You to Bonnie for all the fabulous ribbon and especially for the friendship.  I will be back in the new year and will look forward to posting for RRR again.  I hope you all have a fabulous holiday season.

Today I have a simple CAS card.  I have used one of my favorite fall ribbons called Plaid Ribbon Orange with Black Stitching.
I tied my bow using the Bow It All 2.0.  You can find this amazing bow maker on the RRR site.  Bonnie has a ton of fabulous bow tutorials on the RRR YouTube channel.  The majority of them show how to use the Bow It All 2.0.  Take a peek.  The tutorials are super easy to follow along with. 

Thanks so much for stopping in and peeking at my CAS "Hey Pumpkin" card.  Hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's Almost Halloween ....

It's only 3 days until Halloween and everything is set for trick-or-treaters around the house.  Today I am sharing a frame that I picked up at my local craft store and painted and stamped.  Of course the best part is the pretty ribbons that I used from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.
I wanted to do this really simple and easy so I just sanded and painted the unfinished frame in orange and then used black ink to stamp the cobwebs all over it.  I am hoping to get a good photo this Halloween to put into it, but meanwhile I made this cute little photo collage with some papers and tags that I had from Crafty Secrets.  It went super cute with the ribbons that I used.  
Most of the ribbons are from the September Ribbon club assortment but you can still get them online in the Halloween section of the ribbons here.  It's always good to have lots of pretty ribbons on hand for things and since Thanksgiving is coming up too the oranges and other gorgeous colors will work great for that one.  So many fun craft projects to make and so little time, right?

Thank you for stopping over and sadly today is my last post for a little while.  I am taking a short break but hopefully will be back after Easter.... Thank you so much for all the kind words you post for our hops and everything else that we all do to inspire you with these amazing ribbons.  The Really Reasonable Ribbon family is one amazing group of ladies and I have been blessed to be a part of it for so long :)  Happy Crafting everyone... Teresa

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Hello friends.  Bonnie here today with a fun Christmas card using glittery metallic ribbons and some pretty Wild Orchid Crafts open roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I went with a non-traditional color scheme on this one, but I think it works really well.  This was a really quick and easy card to put together.  It's really just several layered die cuts with a digital stamp sentiment.  I also dry embossed the white layer with a snowflake embossing folder.
I finished my card off with some pretty Mulberry Paper Roses and an attention grabbing bi-color double-loop bow with the beautiful and sparkly Glitz Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.
For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Have a crafty day!

~ Bonnie ~

Monday, October 26, 2015

Love is a Four Legged Word

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Have you ever made a pet bereavement card?  I haven't made a lot of them over the years, but every now and then a close friend or family member has lost a beloved pet, and I like to acknowledge their sorrow at  its passing.  My hairdresser rescued a beautiful doberman named Ivy several years ago.  This pup had not been treated well, but had a loving heart that came to life once she found her new home.  Sadly, Ivy developed cancer in her leg and had to have it amputated.  It didn't slow her spirit down much, but multiple rounds of chemotherapy took their eventual toll, and I'm sorry to say that Ivy lost her courageous fight against the disease.  My heart broke for my dear friend, and I wanted to let her  know that she was in my thoughts.  So I pulled out  my Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs paper to make this pet bereavement card.
I found that this 3/8" Poppy Satin Ribbon with a silver metallic edge was the perfect color match for the papers.  I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a double layer/double loop bow that I then topped with white sweetheart blossoms and white sweetheart blossoms with a red center.  A tiny snipped of the poppy ribbon worked great as a topper for the tag, too.
Here's a quick tip for you: I used a craft knife to cut around the edges of the bicycle wheel as well as the edges of the flowers in the corner so that I could tuck my sentiment behind.  Always work with a fresh blade when you are doing this type of cutting, and I've found that if you cut on top of a glass surface, the knife blade cuts "like buttah".
Here's a peeky at the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Time for Christmas

Hello RRR peeps!  Are you all snuggled up this Sunday morning?  Grab your coffee or fave beverage and bear with me....I have lots of photos.  I know Halloween hasn't quite hit yet but I already have a Christmas scrapbook album to share.  I can't help  myself!

I started with a 7 Gypsies photo album and painted it all up with my favorite white chalk paint and went to town distressing my edges.  I love how chalk paint distresses so easy!  I cut all my papers out figuring in my mind what paper I wanted on each page..adding a bit of Raspberry Road Designs gingham paper to enhance each page.  From there it was allllll about my embellies.  Lots of chipboard, borders, stickers etc to pizzazz it up.  I added a bit of hand stamping to the tabs.  Hand stamping adds that warm homespun look.  It really adds a sense of handmade to me.

I also used an aging process on the mini jello mold, jingle bell (which I first painted with chalk paint), my stamped tag, and the ol' cow bell on the front cover.  From here I took my ring clips and assembled everything and started adding my yummy RRR ribbons.  The more the better.  I used wired Faux burlap ribbonlinen candy cane print (which I aged), 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon,  and cherry twine.   This took quite a bit of time but I love the outcome!  Hope you do too.
                                                                     Hugs, Cherry

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Season's Greetings

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share with you a quick old world Christmas inspired card I whipped up from my Retro Christmas Creativity Kit from Polly's Paper on Etsy and ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.
I used several layers of printed paper and images from the kit to create a beautiful layered card.  I added a belly band with Ivory Double Faced Satin and Bright Green Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbons.  I made a double loop bow from the same Ivory Satin Ribbon with my Bow-It-All tool and added that to the middle left side of the card. Finally, I added some Journey glaze to the letters, Candy Cane, and Holly.  I sprinkled some sparkling Journey Sparkle Dust onto the candy cane and sentiment tag to create a more "Holiday" feel.  I hope you enjoy my card and it inspires you to dig out your Holiday supplies and get a start on the season.  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Meet the NEW Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

It's hard to believe that it's time to announce our new Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Design Team. Where did the last year go??
First I want to thank our retiring design team members. We will miss them. Teresa and Jenn will be leaving us at the end of October.  They did a fantastic job and gave us tons of great ideas and inspiration. I encourage you all to visit their blogs and become a follower so you can continue to be inspired by their fantastic work.
I also want to thank everyone who applied for our new design team positions. There were so many awesome entries that it was very hard to select just a couple new people. You'll find some familiar faces below and several brand new ones too.
So without further delay, please meet our new 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team.
Jennifer Scull * NEW MEMBER*
Leslie Turner *NEW MEMEBER*
Nancy Hill *NEW MEMBER*
Ginny Nemchak

Kathy Clement

Cherry Nelson

Karen Letchworth
Amber Milone

Bonnie Garby

Gloria Stengel (Our favorite Blog Hop guest)

Isn't our new design team fabulous?? They will begin posting on November 1st. I hope you'll stop in each day to see what they create for us. You're in for a real treat!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Snow One Like You by Jenn Cochran

Hi Really Reasonable Ribbon friends and fans!  Today I have another super easy Christmas/Holiday themed card to share with you.  I have gone with a bit of a more rustic feel with a twist of vintage Christmas paper and classic red ribbon.
I have used a couple different layers of cardstock to create my layout.  I added a wrap of Poppy Red Taffeta Ribbon and then tied a double bow.  I then made several loops with Bakers Twine-Christmas themed twine.  I took two paper mittens and strung them from the twine.  I added this behind the red bow along with a flower filler in white.
I then added a fun Christmas sentiment on a round die cut circle.  To complete my card I took a white chalkboard pen at added "snow dots" to the kraft cardstock around the mittens.  To finish the vintage themed card I added a bit of iridescent snow to my sentiment.
Thanks for joining me today at RRR.  Hope you have a crafty rest of your week!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Paper Bag Christmas Album

Hello to all our ribbon-loving friends.  It's Karen Letchworth here today to share a mini album with you.  I'm sure you all know that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries the most wonderful ribbons, laces and trims you can imagine.  There's always something PERFECT to adorn all your projects and make them beautiful.  But did you also know that Really Reasonable Ribbon has several different Decorative Bags?  And that's not all......they're on clearance at FABULOUS prices.  Just take a look at what you can do with paper bags.
This album was made using one wine bag (yes, the long skinny bags you get when you buy a bottle of wine), one glassine bag, and one Chocolate Frosting Little Biddy Bag. Decorative Bags are perfect for making mini albums, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has the best prices on these sweet little bags, so it's a great time to stock up.  On the cover of my mini album, I used Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Dusty Olive Seam Binding, and Cream Seam Binding.
On the second page, I ran several lengths of Natural Burlap String around the page, and tied it into a bow where I added the holly berries and leaves.  I especially love all the great colors of Burlap String because it's very inexpensive, and it adds such a nice touch to your cards and projects.  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries 15 beautiful colors of Burlap String.
The next page of my mini album doesn't have any ribbons on it (what a shame....LOL), but it's a glassine bag for tucking in photographs.  Because mini albums are so small, adding a Decorative Bag for photos is a great idea.
Next, I added a sweet Chocolate Frosting Little Bitty Bag with a tag tucked inside for journalling.  The tag has a piece of the Dusty Olive Seam Binding tied to it.  This makes the tag easy to pull out so that you can read the journalling (or, again tuck a photo inside).
On the last page of this sweet little paper bag mini album, I left a photo spot.  You will also see (from this and some of the other photos) that I attached a piece of the gorgeous 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Holiday Snowflake Ribbon.  I can't even begin to tell you all how CUTE this ribbon is.  I also love that, because it's cotton, you can easily rip it to give the edges that frayed look.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has lots of great wide ribbons like this which work great for tabs on mini albums.

You're sure to find LOTS of great ribbons, trims, laces, decorative bags, and SO much more at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Why not treat yourself today?  Also, we hope that you will stop by to play along in our current CHALLENGE taking place on the RRR Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Winter Snowman Fun with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi everyone, Bonnie here.  Today my card showcases my favorite Glitz Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I love the fact that this ribbon has a beautiful glittery sparkle AND it's really great to work with too.  Some metallic ribbons do not cooperate well, but this ribbon is a dream to tie a bow with.
The great Glitz Ribbon comes in eleven great colors.  Many of those colors are show in the Glitz Ribbon Assortments below.
I tied a simple double-loop bow from white glitz ribbon to top off my card.  I felt like a classic and simple bow would be enough for this card because the shimmer of the ribbon already draws your eye.  For a video tutorial on how I created this bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0, please click HERE.
It's hard to see in the photo, but the shimmer of the ribbon works perfectly with the glitter that I used on the snowman hat.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~