Really Reaonable Ramblings August Blog Hop and Giveaway


Hi everyone and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop! If you’ve hopped here from Corri’s Blog then you’re on the right track!  If not…head on over to the Really Reasonable  Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog where it all starts so you won’t miss a thing! I have to say I had a blast making this card and adding tons of layers and goodies!

I used a nice sampling of trims from the August Ribbon Club Assortment. Thanks to Bonnie for sending it to me. I have to say purple and gray are not colors I work with often so it was a nice challenge to work outside the box. I started with a lovely vintage image from Graphic’s Fairy and framed her out in ribbon wrapped chipboard. I used a dry brush of paint to give it a metallic look. I created a border of cream , a bit of Ivory crochet lace and wound the Satin Swiss dot through it. To top it off there’s a nice poofy bow in gray from the assortment.

Here’s a little close up detail. I trimmed and layered some sweet butterfly images and added them onto a chipboard branch. The purple flowers are made with a bit of the ribbon and a running stitch then a coordinating paper rose wound around. I added a few vintage buttons for accent and handmade tags. Last but not least…a few lovely roses I created with ribbon from the August Ribbon Club Assortment  that were topped off with a pearly center.

Adding all the yummy little bit’s and pieces makes this a very dimensional project. I’m sending it to my Dear Friend Virginia in Canada : )

Your next stop is Cheryl’s Blog for another amazing project. Hope you all have lot’s of fun hopping around to all the fabulous designers for inspiration.

As if it can’t get any better….I’m also having a giveaway to celebrate my 200th sale on Etsy! You all know that my giveaways usually involve tons of pictures because I have to have a great prize with lot’s of goodies…but this time you get to pick your prize if your the lucky winner. I’m giving away a $15 credit at RRR (my favorite ribbon store : ) Want to get your name entered for a chance to win??? The rules are EASY PEASY and quick. All you have to do is 1. Leave a comment on this post. 2. You must be a subscriber to blog to be eligible to win .Please be careful to click the blog not the comment subscription. Already a facebook follower? That’s awesome : ) You still need to subscribe to the blog : ) 3. Let’s make it fair…only one entry per IP address will be allowed. 4. You have until midnight on August 20th to enter. Winner will be chosen at random and the name will be announced on the 21st. Bonnie is kindly helping me with a coupon code for the winner to use in a shopping spree on me : ) Good luck to all who enter!


46 responses »

  1. I adore anything vintage and this card is simply inspiring! The gray and purple just add to the vintage appeal. Lovely!

  2. stunningly beautiful! Wow. I need to make a card for my mom and this gives me great ideas….thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Simply amazing! I’m so impressed at your ability to keep coming out with truly outstanding cards. The ribbons are so gorgeous! I just love how your able to come up with so many different ways to use them.

  4. My first thought was “WOW!!”… I actually said it out loud!! This is absolutely STUNNING! I really just love EVERYTHING about this card!! 🙂
    I “like” you on FB and am now a follower! I think your work is AMAZING and I really look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.

  5. Such a gorgeous card. You always have so many gorgeous embellishments. I love all the ribbon flowers and layers. The way you wrapped the frame with ribbon is so creative!!

  6. This card is gorgeous! You mentioned you were sending it to a friend….how would you mail a card that is so embelished? Thanks!

  7. I actually love this color combination and you did amazing things with it. Congratulations on your success on ETSY…glad I helped a little!!! (I think you routinely think outside the box!)

  8. You have been doing fabulous posts (OK…as usual) and I’ve loved finding RRR through your blog. Your cards have been so fabulous (favorites so far have been Halloween and Christmas) that I’ve been spreading your blog and RRR around to my internet buddies. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I luv ribbon! Just look in my craftroom to see how much I have! Oh dear, maybe I’m a ribbon hoarder—no I’m not, because I use it in all of my projects! Love your cards and books that you create.

  10. hey there!! Love the card and in my absolutely favorite color palate too…..shooting for this week unless a kid gets ill!

  11. Ginny you’re the best love the posts and the giveaways and best of all I love how you inspire me!! Thank you, Muskegon Lisa 🙂

  12. So here am I – admiring this exquisite card with the elegant vintage photograph and thinking this is just the cat’s meow. THEN I READ – IT’S FOR ME. Thank you Ginny. I am so excited. I can’t wait until it arrives. OK I must wait but it is going to be a little like Christmas. How lovely. Hugs, Virginia

  13. Ginny- this is stunning and to think if I recall you are not a purple gal- you hit this one out of the park. I love all the softness and I am sure the recipient will totally love this card. Maybe it will go in a frame! You will be famous! And then to be in the running to win a goodie- yahoo- can it can better than this? Congrats on your etsy success (wink wink) and to much more as we figure out how to make the millions over there!

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