Unique Gift Wrapping with May Arts Ribbon!

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon unique gift wrapping blog hop! The ribbonista elf's have been busy coming up with creative ideas to showcase how to use your May Arts Ribbon collection to wrap gifts this holiday season! 

For my project, I kept it pretty simple. No one likes to spend a long time wrapping just one present, so this one is quick and easy! For those smaller presents, use unique scrapbooking paper! I love to use Authentique paper. The texture and thickness of it is perfect for wrapping! I added ribbon around and finished off with a bow tied with my bow it all bow maker. On top I added a floral embellishment.

Now for the prizes! By commenting, you have your chance to win two amazing prize packs: Your choice of 1 roll of Christmas ribbon (including the new releases!) and one of the new Artful Accents. 

Here's the line up, and complete details can be found over on the May Arts Blog:



Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- 7/8" Solid Ivory Checkered Ribbon Light Green
Authentique Paper- "Believe" collection


May Arts Kids Craft Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Kids Craft Holiday Blog Hop! We are kicking off a 2 day hop with the Ribbonistas to share some fabulous holiday crafts that you can do with your kids this Christmas. 

I always have trouble coming up with craft projects that aren't too advanced and that I can make with my daughter. I must admit, this one wasn't my idea totally... I took to Pinterest (as we all do in crafty times of need) and found this super cute and easy Christmas Tree ornament craft. This was so simple and it would be a great project to make with your kids and give out as gifts or to tie on to presents this year. 

You will need a variety of ribbon, some scissors, and a twig. I went outside and picked a little limb off of one of my trees. 

Simply tie ribbons starting from the bottom. Be sure to leave a small space at the bottom so it will look like your tree trunk. Start to trim the ribbons as you go up making each one slightly shorter than the last. 

Once you get to the tip, tie a string to use this as an ornament. Tie a tiny bow to the top to hide where the string was tied on and to crate a finished look. 

Don't forget to hop along and visit the other Ribbonistas blogs today as well!

Be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog for prizes & lots of inspiration and creative crafts to do with your kids this holiday season! 

Products Used:
Other- Scissors, twig


May Arts Ribbon / Core’dinations Blog Hop!

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon/ Core'dinations blog hop! 

For my project I created this fun fall banner. 

I used some of the glitter cardstock from Core'dinations along with some lovely ribbons and flowers to create this simple & fun banner. The paper & sentiments are all from Authentique Paper's "Grateful" collection.

Be sure to check out projects from my fellow ribbonistas today! 

Don't forget to hop over to the May Arts blog today for more inspiration and prizes!


May Arts Handmade Christmas Card Hop

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbonista Christmas Card Hop! 

It's never too early to start making Christmas cards. At least in my book that's how it goes. Most paper companies come out with their new Christmas lines in July, so that gives everyone a nice head start, plus, you can always find amazing ribbons to go along when you search the May Arts catalog!

I created this card with Authentique Paper's "Believe" collection. This collection is perfect. Plus, you can get the cardmaking stack which comes with pre-scored cards. Makes things a lot easier when you have to create a bunch of cards! What card would be complete without some yummy ribbon?! I used the 1/2 inch Pom Pom String in Red, 3/8 inch Metallic Velvet in Parrot Green, and 5/8 inch Solid/Plaid ribbon in blue for this card. 

Be sure to visit fellow ribbonistas Karen Baker, Jennifer Davey, Jenifer Cowles, Jen Shears, Charlene Driggs, and Gini Williams Cagle today and don't forget to hop over to the May Arts Blog for more inspiration! 


Authentique Paper, Imagine Crafts, & May Arts Blog Week

Welcome to the Authentique Paper/May Arts Ribbon/Imagine Crafts blog hop! We have an AMAZING week full of beautiful projects, inspiration, & prizes coming your way!

Today, I decided to break out the "Radiant" collection from Authentique paper... I just LOVE this collection. It's perfect for summer projects but also great for year-round crafting.

I decided to break out some of my favorite ribbons and create a mini album for today. The colors in this collection are so fun and they match perfectly with May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts inks. 

This is my album. How fun is that?! 

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- BY22, 470-58-55, 382-34-27, 443-55-28, 419-28, BC14
Authentique Paper: Radiant Collection
Imagine Crafts- Versacolor: Turquoise, Memento: Dandelion, Morocco, Sweet Plum

May Art Ribbonista for today: 

Be sure to check in to each Ribbonistas blog daily for your chance to win one of 3 awesome prize packs full of May Arts ribbony goodness, pretty Authentique papers and Imagine Crafts surprises.


May Arts, Simple Stories, & Xyron Blog Hop!

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories. & Xyron blog hop! 

For my project, I wanted to display a couple of photos from my trip to the Outer Banks, NC last year. We go every year, but I had a couple of really great photos that I took over the 4th of July. The Simple Stories "Sea to Shining Sea" collection was PERFECT for this project!

I started by printing some photos from my trip and finding the perfect chipboard banner to do the job.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the paper to the chipboard.

I took this photo at the Cape Hatteras light house... that was before I decided to go up in the lighthouse, that's a once in a lifetime kind of thing ;-)

This was one of my favorite photos, we found a little beach that was pretty private and spent most of our days there. Very serene. 

This is the same beach in the photo above. We actually spent the 4th of July there relaxing and my husband fished a little. I love embellishing with the stickers from this collection kit.

I chose to display this banner in my hallway over my "beach" shrine. It's the perfect finishing touch!

I LOVE making banners for the sheer fact that I can make them shine with some lovely May Arts Ribbon. The anchor ribbon is one of my faves and I couldn't wait to use it on this project! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Hop on over and visit my fellow ribbonistas today! 

Be sure to visit the Xyron and Simple Stories blogs as well this week! We have  3 sets of prize packs of - a Good Day Sunshine Kit, a spool of ribbon (winners choice), and a 2.5" create a sticker to give away! 

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- 424-18-14, 455-38-03, 419-03, SM-14, DD-8-14, 376-1-01, 392-58-14
Simple Stories- Sea to Shining Sea Simple Sets Collection
Xyron- Mega Runner
Petaloo- Flowers
Leaky Shed Studio- Chipboard Banner


May Arts/ Art Anthology/ Basically Bare Blog Week

Welcome to the May Arts/Art Anthology/Basically Bare Blog week! Be sure to check out all of the amazing projects this week on all 3 blogs! 

For my project, I created a canvas with Authentique's new Authentic Art Prints. 

I added a touch of Art Anthology's Mayan Gold velvet to the outside of my canvas and also used it on the Sun from Basically Bare.

I LOVE May Arts little rosettes. I used some of Art Anthology's colorations mists to give them their fun colors!

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to visit my ribbonista sisters today!

Products Used:
Authentique Paper- "Radiant" Collection- Authentic Art Prints
May Arts- Swiss Dots, Rosettes
Art Anthology- Colorations, Velvet
Basically Bare- Celestial Shapes Embellies


Imagine Crafts/Stampendous Blog Hop

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Stampendous! We have to admit that our two companies were made for each other and we're proud to have shared a long relationship of working together.  After all, what are stamps with out ink?  The projects created by our artists this week feature IMAGINE Crafts Radiant Neon™ inks paired perfectly with coordinating colors of Fran•táge Color Fragments from Stampendous, along with some of their newest stamp designs and Stack Art kits.

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

You can win 3 of the brand new Radiant Neon™ ink pads and 3 jars of our Color Fragments! We'll give away three prize packages (color is our choice) to U.S. Mailing addresses. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. Monday we'll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!
Here are the designers with some inspiration for you today. Be sure to leave them some appreciation when posting your comments on their posts.

So are you ready for some exciting inspiration?

Here's who is hopping today:

Sharon Morrison

Janelle Stollfus

Naghma Husain

Wendy Price

Baerbel Born

Lea Kimmel

Emily Lanham

***Blog Hop Hint - if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, "Sorry this page cannot be found," just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog's name), and it will take you to that blog's most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.  You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions.

If you missed any of the previous days of the Hop, select one of these links to take a look at the artists and the projects that they created:  MONDAY May 19thTUESDAY May 20th, and Wednesday May 21st.


For my project I wanted to create a fun shaker card. I've never made one before and since I always have so much trouble with those lovely mica fragments going everywhere, I thought they would best be contained for this project. 

I started by stamping with VersaMagic and embossing with a white embossing powder. I then rubbed some Radiant Neon inks over top and rubbed the excess off with a paper towel. 

Next I filled a little clear cello bag with some mica fragments and taped it to the inside. I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card. 

Thanks for joining us today!

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko- Radiant Neon: Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, Electric Pink; White Embossing Powder, VersaMagic Ink, Black Memento Ink
Stampendous- Neon Pink & Orange Mica Fragments, Follow Art Stamp, Botanical Blooms Stamp


May Arts/Avery Elle/ UmWow Studio Blog Hop!

Welcome to the May Arts, Avery Elle, & UmWow Studio blog hop! 

For my project I decided to create a fun little card. I LOVED the Needle Little Love stamp set from Avery Elle. So perfect for cardmaking! I also fell in love with the Butterfly Confetti from UmWow Studio, I knew I had to use it on this project! Of course, what project wouldn't be complete without some lovely ribbon from May Arts?! 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to visit the other ribbonistas today as well as our friends at UmWow Studio & Avery Elle.

We have 3 prize packs for you to win!
1 Stamp Set
1 roll of ribbon
1 mask, flair set & layered chipboard set
To enter you must post a comment on each blog: May Arts, UmWow Studio, and Avery Elle

Products Used:
May Arts- AKB10, 408-15-10, SM10
UmWow Studio- Butterfly Confetti, Butterfly Kisses Flair
Avery Elle- Needle Little Love Stamp Set

Authentique Paper- Accomplished collection


Taylored Expressions May Key Ingredients Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!!  Today the Taylored Expressions DT is showcasing the May Key Ingredients and the May Stamp of the month.

This month's kit is awesome! I just adore the colors and the stamps & dies! I created this cute little card, perfect for spring! 

Now, it is time to hop on to Jen Shults' blog to see what she has put together with these awesome products.

Here is the full blog hop list:


Day 2: Taylored Expressions & Faber-Castell blog hop!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions & Faber-Castell blog hop! If you came from Tiffany Johnson's blog, you are on the right track! If not, be sure to not miss a beat by starting at the Taylored Expressions blog

For my project I wanted something fun and happy. So I created this little mini 4x6 canvas for my home. I received a set of the Faber-Castell PITT brush markers and I couldn't wait to try them! I used the Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil cutting plate for the background and colored it with the PITT markers. I had 3 colors and was able to create a cool faded effect. 

Giveaway Details
Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST. 

Now hop right along to see the rest of the fabulous projects today! 
Taylored Expressions Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Johnson: http://iheartartblog.com/ 
Emily Lanham: http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/ <---------- YOU ARE HERE


Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!!  Today the Taylored Expressions DT is showcasing the April Key Ingredients and the March  Stamp of the month.

This month's kit is awesome! I just adore the colors and the stamps & dies are "SEW Cute!" I created a mini album for my project today. One of my favorite kinds of mini albums are those made from paper bags. I thought this was perfect and would go along well with the vintage feel to this kit. 

Here's a peek at some of the inside pages. 

Here's a little close up of those awesome stamps and dies from the kit that I used on the cover. 

Now, it is time to hop on to Jen Shults' blog to see what she has put together with these awesome products.

Here is the full blog hop list:


May Arts & Lawn Fawn!

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon & Lawn Fawn blog hop! Please visit the May Arts Blog for more details and your chance to win some lovely ribbons! 

For my project, I used the "Let's Roll" stamp set along with the "Hello Sunshine" petite paper pack from Lawn Fawn. I thought this card was super cute and would brighten anyone's day! 

Don't forget to visit the other Ribbonistas today! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Radiant Neon Blog Hop

Welcome to the Radiant Neon Blog Hop! If you are just stopping by today, be sure to start at the very beginning on the CardMaker Blog

I made this fun card by spreading some Radiant Neon inks in a rainbow pattern on a piece of white cardstock. I didn't know how it would turn out, so I just played around. These inks are so fun and so beautiful that any card created with them will brighten someone's day. 

I thought this sentiment was PERFECT for this card. After adding that I finished it off with a beautiful bow. 

If you are following along and collecting the electric words today, your electric word from this stop is

Your next stop on the hop is Lovely Linda Lucas: http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au/

For your chance to win a FULL SET of these amazing Radiant Neon Inks, visit the Imagine Crafts blog for the full list of rules and find out how to enter! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Radiant Neon Ink- Electric Pink, Electric Coral, Electric Orange, Electric Yellow, Electric Green, Electric Blue, Electric Purple; Fireworks- Tuxedo Black; Sponge Daubers
The Crafters Workshop: TCW219 Punchinella 6x6 Template
Unity Stamp Company: Delightful Little Things Stamp Set


May Arts Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Autism Awareness Day blog hop! Be sure to check out the projects made by all of the ribbonistas today! Also, don't forget to stop by the May Arts Blog for your chance to win a great prize and learn a little more about why we do this hop each year! 

For my hop project, I wanted to stick with the puzzle piece theme. I had some cute little die cut puzzle pieces and decided to make a card. 

The sentiments on the puzzle pieces were perfect for this hop!

Thanks for stopping by!