Friday, January 27, 2012

Brand New Ribbon Carousel

Hey everyone! Today is a big day at We are debuting the Brand New Ribbon Carousel© today and, of course, doing a giveaway on our Blog too!  Here are the details:

 The Ribbon Carousel© is made out of White Marine Board Plastic (High Density Polyethylene), giving it a textured top with smooth scrolled edges.  Each Carousel comes with 8 Clear Acrylic rods allowing for many different configurations.  You can use it as a 4, 5, 6 or 8 post Carousel, depending upon your individual needs.

The Ribbon Carousel© holds up to 60 rolls of 3/8" ribbon using 4 rods, 40 Wooden Spools or 16 spools of your favorite Baker's Twine using 8 rods. It SPINS around on a lazy susan, allowing you to access your ribbon and twine easily! This easy-to-use organizer is compact, with a footprint less than 7" square on your workspace. The Ribbon Carousel© holds ribbon spools of any size up to a 4" diameter. Minimal assembly required.

 To use: Simply unscrew the knob on top of the Ribbon Carousel©.  Remove the top and place your spools on the posts as desired.  Replace the top by lining up the rods to the holes in the underside of the top.  Replace the knob to secure the Ribbon Carousel.

 Specifications: Each Ribbon Carousel is approximately 6.85" square and 13.5" tall.  The manufacturing and assembly of each Ribbon Carousel© is in Washington State, USA.
 Now head on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog or FB page to be entered in our Giveaway! 
I own two of the older models, a four post and an eight post ribbon carousel, and I LOVE mine!!! They are such a great way to organize and store your ribbon. I can't wait to get one of the new beauties! :)

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays • Laura's Sketch

CAS my sketch1

This week at CAS-ual Fridays we are working with one of my sketches! I love creating sketches and seeing the beautiful cards made from it. Our sponsor this week is also a special one, Sweet & Sassy Stamps! Come play along, I promise it will tons of fun!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ribbon Carousel • Non-Traditional Colors

RC valentine non traditional colors

For my card, I made a non-traditional Valentine! I used teal, black, white and craft...Yum! I used my newest addiction Vintage Seam Binding, from the Ribbon Carousel...oh my goodness I could bathe in this ribbon. In my card I used Blue Peacock. Oh it's so beautiful! 

Blue Peacock • Vintage Seam Binding

This week at the Ribbon Carousel, we’re changing things up in a Non-traditional kinda way!  Suzanne is challenging us to use NON-Traditional colors for our creations.  Making a valentine card?  How about NOT using red or pink, or not too much of it anyways?  Creating a gorgeous winter scene?  Try it with creams instead of whites.  Whatever you’re making….try a non-traditional palate as a challenge! 
So, what else can we do in a Non-traditional manner this week? How about a JOINT challenge (One challenge, two sponsors on two challenge sites, twice as many chances to win) with our amazing sponsor this week, the fabulous Paper and Such

Paper and Such is an online store that just opened in May of 2011.  Shortly after opening, we decided to begin our own stamp line, and it's been nothing short of exciting.  Our stamps are clear photopolymer, and are made right here in the USA!  Our HOT SHOT line is a line of chicken stamps - if you haven't seen them, be sure to check them out.   We are constantly adding to our stamp line, and love to hear what our customers want.

Paper and Such will be giving one lucky randomly drawn participant a $15 gift certificate to their store!  And… is sponsoring their challenge this week, so there is twice as much inspiration and twice as many chances to win!  And yes, you can enter your creation here AND at the Paper and Such challenge.

***Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays • Penguin Suit

CAS black & white

Happy Friday and Happy Penguin Day! We are celebrating CAS style in black & white. I made a little love note for this challenge. Waddle your way over to CAS-ual Fridays and play for your chance to win some fabulous prizes from this weeks sponsor, Cindy Coutts!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays • Highs & Lows

CAS scallops

This weeks challenge at CAS-ual Fridays has some Highs & Lows. In CAS speak that means scallops! This weeks sponsor is Annabelle Stamps. Hurry on over and play for your chance to win some fun prizes.
Also check out my fellow designers cards, they are so talented!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ribbon Carousel • Inspiration by Laurel

RC sheep

 This week, I was privileged to work with the darling sheep digi from Whimsie Doodle.

I also used Teal Cotton Twill and Brown Grosgrain Satin Edged Ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel.

This week at the Ribbon Carousel Laurel is inspiring us with this gorgeous Pinterest photo:

And to make it more fun the sponsor this week is Whimsie Doodle. A yummy prize will be offered by this fabulous company so hurry on over to The Ribbon Carousel to play along!

And just for participating, Whimsie Doodles is giving a special offer to you! Use the discount code (Ribbonrocks) at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code is good until February 8, 2012.

Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

CAS Fridays • Chip Off the Ol Block

CAS chipboard1

RC chipboard2

Welcome back to CAS Fridays! I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday break! We are ready to start this new year off with a bang at CAS Fridays! This weeks winner will be our guest designer sometime in February!! How exciting is that!

This weeks challenge is to use chipboard CAS style! The sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamps.  I made a baby card with a glittery green chipboard frame.

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ribbon Carousel • Anything Goes

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The Ribbon Carousel is so excited to be back after some well-earned time off with our families. We hope that your holiday season was everything you hoped it would be! To kick off 2012, we’re easing in to the challenges with an “Anything Goes” Challenge sponsored by Unity Stamp Company!

Since 2007, the Unity Stamp Co. has evolved from the vision of Christian and Angela Magnuson to a fabulous and trendy stamp company. Every single stamp is manufactured within the walls of Unity Stamp Company so we can shout from the rooftops that our products are all made right here in the grand ol' United States of America. Isn't that the best?!
Our images and kits also come from the Co-Branded division of Unity Stamp Company. Unity has joined some of your favorite artists and companies in this industry to exclusively provide their images/art in red rubber.

Unity Stamp Co. is more than just another rubber stamping company. We base our integrity and service on inspiration, motivation, positivity and enjoying the creative side of life. We love to encourage our family of customers to strive for the very best this life has to offer. It is important to all 21 employees inside Unity that you as a customer feel valued and know that you are appreciated every single day.
One lucky random entrant will win 2 (two) randomly selected Itty Bitty Stamps!

***Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! Be sure to use ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool) somewhere on your creation. ***

For my card I used the beautiful Burgundy Satin Pleated Ribbon

Thanks for all your sweet comments!