Monday, June 4, 2012

It's All About the Ribbon

Sometimes. . . . it all about the ribbon.  You look at something you've made, and notice it's missing something.  For me, more often than not, that "something" is a snippet of lace, ribbon or trim of some sort.  After all, that is what lead to my relationship with most any type of trim that come  by the yard, on a spool, or however it may come.  You can't get enough, in my opinion.  Before I knew it, this was what had happened to one wall of my scrap room.

And I know this will sound crazy, but there are still times when I cannot find the specific ribbon I need (or think I need) for a project.  I know, I'm crazy.  I am really just so grateful to God for all the blessings in my life - including my beautiful ribbon collection.  I am so blessed in so many ways.  I often give BAGS full of ribbon to my friends who make hair bows.  I can give away bags, and you can't even notice its missing.  That's sad.  I do, however, find it amazing how many unique and delightful laces, trims, etc. are out there.  I continue to see new things I've never seen before when I have time to "explore" on the internet.  Amazing.

Here is the card that just needed more trim.

I am entering this card in the following challenges. - Fat Pages and Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes/Father's Day.  This is most certainly not Father's Day, but more of the "Anything Goes" category.  Although - some Fathers would probably enjoy this card, believe it or not.   OK, maybe not.  LOL - Simon Says Stamp & Show Vintage Challenge Blog - Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Texture - I had FUN with that challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today. 



  1. pretty card and wow wee have a lot of fun...

  2. Karen, you are incredible! I to love ribbons and lace. I must say that your amazing collection dwarfs mine but I am so delighted that you're blessed with what you have!
    Plus from all those incredible ribbons come details on you fabulous cards! Love the trim on the dress form!

  3. I simply had to come and peep when I saw the picture of your ribbon wall on my dashboard. Goodness me, what a tremendous blessing of ribbon! A wonderful card, which, I agree, just needed that bit of trim.

  4. Now that is one serious ribbon collection!! But what good use you put them too.

  5. oh wow now,that is some ribbon, brilliant storage though hun,and as for your card its just gorgeous love the elements and all the beautiful detail just beautiful hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

  6. A fabulous card, your design is fabulous and I love the papers and all so wonderful details.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  7. are so need to come to Scotland and tidy my crafty space for me lol You have a lovely selection of ribbons :)

    Love and blessings

    Annie xxx

    1. Oh Annie! You have NO idea how much I would LOVE to come to Scotland and spend some time with you. Some day!

  8. Hi Karen, thank you so much for the lovely comments you made on my card. I can't believe how organised you are, I want to go and tidy my ribbon drawer now lol. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, i love your style, enjoy the rest of your day. Donna x

  9. Wow fabulous selection of ribbons you have there. Your card is beautiful, love the bodice and your little trimmings and the ribbon is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  10. Wowza on the ribbons! That's some pretty decor on it's own! Love your card. It's beautiful!

  11. Awesome! I love to see others' crazy supplies - Yeah, I'm not the only one with a massive amount of stuff :)


  12. Fabulolus card just love the design and all the elements you have used. Wow what a lovely selection of ribbons... Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages With Attitude this fortnight. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

  13. OMGosh! Just look at all that gorgeous ribbon :)
    That's a beautiful card and it's nice to see you don't hoard the use it :)

  14. Hi Karen! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the tip about Word Art Wednesday. Nice to meet you. Been perusing your cards. Lovely. Had to laugh at this post - this could be me. And, not just with ribbon!

  15. Wow, fantastic ribbon collection and display!!!