Sunday, April 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop - GUEST


Welcome! I am the special guestie for the April Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop, which starts at the RRR Blog! If you are a long-time follower of my blog, then you know that I was part of the RRR team for a long time. I hated to step down last fall when my back started acting up! Well, Bonnie has been so kind as to offer me the occasional RRR guest spot. Woohoo!

In fact, you should be coming to my blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.)

Here is a peeky at the RRR April Ribbon Club Assortment


I am a huge fan of gray and yellow. Huge! However, once I started to figure out my project, I totally tossed the gray ribbon aside and went with a yellow and brown scheme! (But, the good thing is, I have tons of ribbon to make something else!)


This card has a long story associated with it. I was in a FEVER to purchase this stamp back when it first came out at Taylored Expressions. I finally snagged the stamp set (I think my bestie Melody actually gave it to me) about 18 months ago or so, maybe longer! And then....never used it. {who does that?!} I finally colored this image while I was on my crafty girls' retreat in March. And then it sat on the desk for weeks. {whew, poor little stamp!}


When I saw all the luscious yellow ribbons from the April Ribbon Club, I knew I had to use this image! I used the yellow and yellow check ribbons from the club. I also used the white lace from the ribbon club set across the top of the card.


 I even made a flower with a bit of the white lace and a button! I also used the brown twine from RRR. I stamped a mini sentiment onto some white cardstock and cut it out with a teeny, tiny punch. 


And here is the inside. I used a new stamp set that I just purchased. I love these sort of subway art/chalkboard art type stamps. The pretty yellow paper is from Graphic 45 (naturally).

That's all from me! Now, hop over to Kathy's Blog next!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!



Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Smooth Cocoa; Neenah Natural White
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Secret Garden 6x6 pad
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club, Natural Hemp Cord dark brown
Die cuts: Couture Creations Nesting Rectangles, Scallop Rectangles
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Daisy Bouquet, Jillibean Soup Just a Note; My Favorite Things Chalkboard Greetings
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk French Blue
Buttton: unknown
Punch: Stampin' Up
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares; Beacon Fabri-tac

27 comments:

pollyspaper said...

Squeeee....I love this sunny summer card. The stamped image is just so perfect!!!! So happy for you to join us this month for the hop : ) Huggs G

the primitive country bug said...

Love this sunny, happy card! I love how you created the little fluff around the button and the two toned ribbon with the brown twine is awesome!!

Dee in N.H. said...

That is beautiful Gloria!! Love the pretty flowers and that yummy ribbon!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! The pretty lace, the yellow ribbons and the brown button are perfect with the gorgeous flower bouquet.
I have sometimes done the same thing with a pretty trim or stamp. HAD to have it right that moment and there is would sit. BUT when the right time comes along to use it... WOW! ...it's worth the wait. I think we know it's going to be good, we just want to make sure that we are ready to do it justice! lol
Thanks for sharing your pretty yellow trimmed card. :)

Jenn Cochran said...

Adorable! Love the bow!!!

Jenn Cochran said...

Adorable! Love the bow!!!

Mimi said...

Beautiful card and I love how you tied the ribbon.

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Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous card Gloria. I love that image!! So glad to have you back hopping along with us this month!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Oh no...NOBODY yearns for a stamp, buys it then doesn't use if for months. LOL.

The stamp is super cute. The yellows look fabulous and what a great idea using the lace ribbon as a flower.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

robinann17 said...

A great colorful stamp with just the right amount of sunny yellow on the card and ribbon choice. I love the very happy feel of this card. It might have taken awhile to bring this stamp to life, but what a great life you gave it! Love!

Bonnie Bird said...

Oh!! I so love this card... i love sunflowers, and, have acquired a few of my own sunflower stamps! I do have to agree with Auntie Em, i've just been waiting for the right moment to use them, to do them justice!! You are ever so inspiring!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Pure sunshine! Love the delicate coloring and the fabby layers. Your bow is perfection! But I expect nothing less from you, my friend!

Lyneen said...

Congrats on the the guest spots! They would be crazy not to invite you back.... LOVELY card!!

Shani Thomas said...

Sooooooo cute! The color scheme is great and your stamp coloring excellent (why am I not surprised?). Btw, I'm saving you a seat at the table, come on over!

Judy said...

Another beautiful card Gloria. Love the yellow ribbons you used and the lovely flower stamp. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pretty pattern paper and gorgeous lace! The image is colored beautifully and love the bow! The ribbon is so pretty and how fun to add a a twine bow, flower and button! Fabulous cluster there!
TFS!
Sherrie K

Deborah said...

Well as they say good things come to those who wait this card is super gorgeous every aspect the stamp, the coloring , the papers, and of course that beautiful ribbon!

Edwina said...

I love your card! It is so cheerful to look at. I especially love the ribbons and lace on your card. Gingham is so pretty and always adds charm to a card. Love the digi you used too. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Beatrice Lawson said...

Lovely bouquet in cheerful colours! I gave finally started to put some effort into card making and splurged on Prismacolor and Derwent pencils... now I need new stamps, apparently the ones I have are not enough!

Pam said...

Gorgeous! Those ribbons are fabulous and I love your bow. Your cards are the best!

Emily said...

This is so very pretty...I don't think that stamp minded being neglected for so long because it finally got it's chance to shine! Love all the ribbon and that lace is adorable-I don't know why but it's so hard to find lace in my area so I'm always on the lookout.

April Rogers said...

Very nice card, love the whole thing. As for (who does that?) I do too... ;-)

Debi said...

This is a wonderful assortment of ribbons and you used them beautifully on your card! TFS

Sherri said...

wow, that is so pretty. vibrant colors!

Makeesia Smith said...

Very Pretty card and awesome stenciling

usagypsy said...

Perfect for spring!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the pop of blue and the yellow and brown color combo.