Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Ribbon Epiphany & The Fog Lingers

Alright, I've left my faithful readers hanging long enough. I must share this ribbon epiphany I had the other evening while hosting that sleepover on Red Box Friday. Let me back up a bit. I've been following Dear Lizzy's blog for awhile. I've always enjoyed her posts and been inspired by her bright photos and scrappy style. So, I was thrilled along with everyone else when she announced her scrapbook line with American Crafts. I specifically was interested in one of her sneaks she revealed pre-CHA. It showcased these darling fabric flowers. Just last week she shared a tutorial on the Studio Blog here. So, I quickly ran to my scraproom to pull out the only 12 by 12 fabric I had on hand, some classic Love Elsie. And cranked out that flower from my last post. (The one in back in the photo here). So, what else could I use to make these kickin flowers?!? I pulled out some Fabrips from Studio Calico and made another flower, the woodgrain one.

So, where's the eureka moment, you ask? If you are anything like me you have 7 boxes or drawers filled with ribbon, but hoard it way more than you use it. Soo... my Lizzy's flowers with RIBBON were born. Check out the brightly colored flower with the 3 brads in the center. I think I may sit down one night real soon and just slam out a big old stack of these ribbon flowers. All sizes, all colors, and all different fun little centers. The possibilities are endless!

Here's half of the miniBook I made for Croppin Paradise using Cosmo Cricket's newest Joy Ride. All the supplies can be found in the Croppin Paradise store where prices are always 10% off retail, everyday...

Scrap That Baby's newest prompt is up. It was "What's In a name? I enjoyed the challenge so much, I did two! You still have some time to get in on the fun. the linkie is in my sidebar to the right.

I have oodles more scrappiness to share, but that's it for tonight. I'll post Simply Obsessed projects and some other new stuff real soon.
As far as our Party of Five is concerned, I was not a great mom yesterday. It's so hard for me to admit that. I'm typically so in control and on top of things. But, there have been so many tragedies happening around us recently, that I just haven't been able to be the patient mom I strive to be. I'm so thankful for another day to try harder and be that momma that my brood so loves and needs, especially on the tragic days. I'll get there. thanks for reading. I read each of your comments and they mean alot to me. Probably more than you know. Happy Hump Day. Be back soon!


  1. Oh my gosh, those flowers are adorable!! And I love your mini!! Hope your day is better today than yesterday. =)

  2. I hope you are doing ok, Jenny!! Been thinking about you, so I was glad to find this!!! Hang in there, we all have those days that we aren't as patient due to something else stressing us out. I do love the new projects and the flowers! I have a TON of ribbon!! I need to try those flowers!! Take care of yourself!! :) Hugs!

  3. Thanks Dani. I'm always so inspired by your stuff.

  4. Michelle! Thank you thank you. I can always depend on you to give me that often needed Atta Boy. Thanks for that. Still struggling to be honest, but we'll get there. Hoping to hear Donk's voice sooner rather than later. That should help. Take care