Organized feels good.

Organized feels good.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ribbon Ring tour dates

I think I have finalized my convention schedule for this year. Just so hard to be away from my family... plus, how can I go to yard sales if I am out of town all the time???

Having a booth at scrapbook conventions is very hard work, especially if I go alone. Set up is a few hours of lifting, assembling and sweating... then two days of working in my booth, especially difficult if I am alone (can you say NO potty break for 8 hours!!?!?!) with evenings spent alone in the hotel (lonely...), then pack everything back up and fly back home. I am exhausted just thinking about it.

Here is the Ribbon Ring tour schedule for the rest of the year:
  • June 12, 13 - CK Pasadena, CA
  • July 28, 29, 30, 31, August 1 - CHA Orlando, FL (both wholesale & consumer shows)
  • August 22, 23 - Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo, Colorado Springs, CO
  • September 11, 12 - The Great American Scrapbook Expo, Salt Lake City, UT
  • September 18, 19 - CK San Marcos, TX
  • September 26, 27 - Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo, Las Vegas, NV
  • November 6, 7 - CK Seattle, WA

As you can see, I am killing myself in September being gone nearly every weekend, then I took October off (since I am turning 40 that month-figure I could least do that at home!).

If you attending any of these shows, please stop by and see me. :)

Free chocolate!

Y'all know I love free things! Check this out for free chocolate!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Andrea's Ribbon Ring scrapbook room

One of my favorite new customers, Andrea King, just sent me this FAB picture of her Ribbon Rings. Don't you LUH-HUV how fabulous they look ! ROYGBIV!!!! Makes me want to scrapbook this morning! I have my Ribbon Rings hung above my desk. I like how Andrea has hers hung at eye level from a chair! What a cool idea. I love how she painted her walls too... YUM!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ribbon Ring Strawberry

This took FOREVER to make! I had planned to make a whole plate of them, but forget it. The ribbon is really hard to pin to the weird shape of the styrofoam.

Basic instructions: Get your Ribbon Ring and find a piece of red ribbon that is most like strawberries. I used a medium red grosgrain. I suppose you could use satin but I like texture of the grosgrain. Start with an egg shaped styrofoam form. Shave off a flat side so the strawberry doesn't roll away every time you set it down. Starting in the middle, pin down a red piece of ribbon horizontally. I used a long enough ribbon so that it would overlap itself in the back. Pin securely the entire length of the ribbon. Place the next piece of ribbon right next to the previous piece and pin. I didn't overlap mine because it made it even hard to pin the ribbon down. When the entire strawberry is covered with horizontal ribbon. Take a few strips and run them diagonal to cover any gaps. When all styrofoam is covered, add fancy white pins with red sequins randomly over the front of the strawberry. Cut green ribbon into small 1.5 inch strips. Snip one end into a "v" shape. Pin both sides of the ribbon starting from the center point on top of the strawberry. Then add an additional layer of green with only one side pinned down, to give it some dimension.

bon apetit!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I love free stuff! Free chicken dinner at KFC coupon!

Here is a link to a free dinner at KFC, hurry and print it off TODAY. Each one you print off has a different bar code number and you can print off up to 4 coupons. You have until 5/19/09 to use the coupon. YAY!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ribbon Ring videos

I am going to make some videos for my website and I need some help determining what would be most helpful to my customers. I am going to produce a "How to hang ribbon on Ribbon Ring" instructional video, a "How to make a ribbon topiary" video and then little snippets of Ribbon Ring tips... if you have an idea for a video, please post it here or email me at Thank you!!