RCC88 – Anything Goes!

Hey there everyone!  It’s the last challenge of 2013!  Just a quick announcement before we get to this month’s challenge.  We will be taking a “time-out” at the store as of January 1, 2014.


There have been some monumental changes in our household this past month, so after careful deliberation, we have decided to close down the Ribbon Carousel store as we face these new challenges and blessings.  We’ll still have the blog challenges. We just won’t have any products that we’ll be selling.  Sooooo…..if you’ve ever want a Ribbon Carousel, be sure to pick one up before they sell out!

Now, on to this month’s challenge.  With all of the swirling excitement as we get ready for a brand new year, we thought it best to make this months challenge an easy one…sooooo…..

ANYTHING GOES!

Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants!

Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams. Each week you will see fresh projects for this month’s challenge!


There are only three (3) rules you must follow to be eligible for the prize:

  1. You MUST use ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape or anything that comes on a spool on your creation
  2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.
  3. You must add a NEW project to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery. (Unfortunately, we’ve had participants who would have won the challenge, but they didn’t do a direct link to their blog and I couldn’t find their creation!)

Check out some crafty eye candy from our talented Crewmates for a little inspiration before you link up your project at the bottom of this post!

I have made these many times – in fact, you can find the tutorial {HERE}.  I use the metal mailboxes that can often be found at Target’s dollar spot (they have them at Michaels as well, but I do not know if they are identical in size for tutorial purposes.) I think they are adorable and can be used for so many different things.  I had a few gifts I needed to make up for people and this worked for what I had in mind.  Enjoy!

Stop by The Ribbon Carousel blog for more inspiration and enter your own creation to win a fabulous carousel of your own!!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!  I recently added several new sets to the list, be sure to look for them!

Enjoy!

Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop!

Hey everyone! We’ve got such a treat in store for you this weekend! To celebrate all of those beautiful Ribbon Carousels being used around the world (yes, we’ve shipped Carousels to 27 countries now!) to keep ribbon, twine, washi tapes and spooled items tidy, we’ll be hopping around our amazing Crewmates blogs for the next 4 days showing you all of the beautiful and creative ways that our designers use THEIR Ribbon Carousels!

I love my Ribbon Carousel!  I really needed something for my growing collection of washi tape.  It was all lined up on my table and was constantly rolling around.  This works so well and it holds SO much!  I put all my washi tape on and still had plenty of room left for some extra ribbon!

Would you like to win your very own Ribbon Carousel? Here is what you need to do: Visit the Designer’s blogs that are participating in each day of the blog hop and comment on their posts as you go. One of the Crewmate’s Holiday blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Crewmate’s Holiday Blog Hop post.

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You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more Crewmate Blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning your very own Ribbon Carousel! The Blog Hop will be open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, November 25th with the winners being announced Tuesday morning on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.

Already have a Ribbon Carousel? Share a photo of YOUR Ribbon Carousel on our FaceBook page OR email it to info@ribboncarousel.com, and we’ll share it for you! You’ll be in special drawing for your choice of a Ribbon Carousel or 4 packages of spools!

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For those that want a Ribbon Carousel NOW! Mark your calendar! We’ll be having our LOWEST SALE PRICE of the YEAR sale on the Ribbon Carousels and Spools beginning Wednesday, November 27 – Cyber-Monday, December 2! No coupon code needed! Just go to our store and enjoy some happy shopping!

Here are the participants for Day 1 of the Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop. Enjoy!

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RCC87!!

Hey there!  Welcome to this month’s challenge, which is going to be so easy, you’ll be able to enter almost ANYTHING you make!


You’d think the sky was falling the way I’ve been running around these past few weeks! I’m assuming y’all are too, so we’re going for an “easy, peasy, let’s get everyone crafting” kinda challenge!  November’s celebrations galore include:

  • Diwali/Deepavali, the Hindu New Year
  • Muharram, the Muslim New Year
  • America’s Veteran’s Day
  • America’s Thanksgiving Day
  • Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights

Then of course, there are Birthdays, Anniversaries, and even TGIF counts as a celebration!  Next month is Christmas and then New Years, and I’ve even seen Valentine papers and stamps out already! OH MY!  So whatever YOU are celebrating, please share your creation with us!


This month’s theme is…you guessed it…..

Holidays and Celebrations!


So what prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants! Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams. Each week you will see fresh projects for this months challenge!

There are only three (3) rules you must follow to be eligible for the prize:

  1. You MUST use ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape or anything that comes on a spool on your creation
  2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.
  3. You must add a NEW project to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery. (Unfortunately, we’ve had participants who would have won the challenge, but they didn’t do a direct link to their blog and I couldn’t find their creation!)

So – since it’s about Thanksgiving, I thought it was a  great time to do some Thank You’s.   Here is a totally fall colored one to go with Thanksgiving.

(papers from My Mind’s Eye and stamps from Unity.)

Stop by The Ribbon Carousel blog for more inspiration and enter your own creation to win a fabulous carousel of your own!!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!  I recently added several new sets to the list, be sure to look for them!

Enjoy!

RCC86!

Hey everyone!  We are so excited to be starting a new term with most of our amazing designers returning to amaze you with their gorgeous creations!  This month we’re kicking off the beginning of the holiday seasons here in the United States. That being said, if you’re south of the equator, feel free to submit anything for your entry, but be sure to let us know where you live so you’re not disqualified! Now let’s get to this month’s challenge.

For October, let’s see your….

Fall and Halloween creations!

So what prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants! Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carouel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams. Each week you will see fresh projects for this months challenge!

There are only three (3) rules you must follow to be eligible for the prize:

  1. You MUST use ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape or anything that comes on a spool on your creation
  2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.
  3. You must add a NEW project to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery. (Unfortunately, Trinh would have won last month’s challenge, but she didn’t do a direct link to her blog and I couldn’t find her card!)

Adam (my youngest son) and I picked up some cute Halloween washi tape on sale at Michael’s this past week.  So I was fiddling around it and came up with this.  Super easy, super fast card for one of my niece’s!  I like the flag look on cards – though I have a tough time actually working it out.  One of those situations where I am always my own worst critic!  Oh well – I think she will like it!

Adam wanted to make his own card as well – he added a bit of washi tape, but mostly went with some cute spider embellishments he found.

Stop by The Ribbon Carousel blog for more inspiration and enter your own creation to win a fabulous carousel of your own!!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!  I recently added several new sets to the list, be sure to look for them!

Enjoy!

RCC85 – Back to School!

Are you ready for a brand new monthly challenge???

This is the last month with our current DT!!!! So let’s play along and have some fun with them.


Some kiddos have already gone back to school in August, but in September everything is back in full swing! Kids go back to school and mamas get more stamping time!


This month the theme is BACK TO SCHOOL!

So what  prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants!

Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams.  Each week you will see fresh projects for this month’s challenge!

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:

1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation.

2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.

3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.

So I don’t really have any school themed stamps – mostly because I homeschool my kids right now and don’t really have a use for them.  I do have a lot of teacher friends though!  And truthfully, I would just like them to know I am thinking of them as they return to school this year.  Here is my nod to my teacher friends – I am thinking of all of you!

I haven’t been online or in my stamp space much lately as I had PRK this month.  The upside, I no longer need glasses!  The downside, I still don’t see very well yet and I am so sensitive to light!  I cannot look at my computer for very long at all.   But it all gets a little better every day!

Stop by The Ribbon Carousel blog for more inspiration and enter your own creation to win a fabulous carousel of your own!!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!

Enjoy!

RCC84 – Summertime Fun!

Hi fellow crafters! Are you ready for a brand new monthly challenge???


This month we are looking for some Summertime Fun!


At least the northern hemisphere is in summer mode, although some areas are unseasonably cool right now. We hope our Southern hemisphere friends can play along as well and think happy summer thoughts!

So what  prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants!

Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams.  Each week you will see fresh projects for this month’s challenge!

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:

1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation.

2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.

3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.

To get a summer feel for my card today I went for BRIGHT!  To me that spells out summer fun.  I chose Peaceful Wildflowers from My Favorite Things.  To get a simple, clean look I inked the stamp up using makers and just layered it with a small black edge.  Then highlighted the bright colors with some washi tape from Michael’s.  Super easy and fun!

Since my youngest son wanted to stamp along with me this evening – he decided to follow the theme as well!  Using some stamps from Paper Smooches, he came up with this card – all by himself!!  (he wanted me to say that I did make the grass for him using a die from MFT.)

Stop by The Ribbon Carousel blog for more inspiration and enter your own creation to win a fabulous carousel of your own!!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!

Enjoy!

RCC83 – Celebrate!

This month we are looking to celebrate your Heritage, show your country pride and celebrations. In the US the 4th of July is coming up right around the corner, so you may be seeing lots of red, white and blue. Since this is an all month celebration, what other colors are there?

So what  prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants!

Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams.  Each week you will see fresh projects for this month’s challenge!

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:

1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation.

2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.

3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.


So I didn’t really have any patriotic stamps…..so I kinda got red, white and blue (or red, teal and cream….same thing, right?!?)  Anyway, it works!  I tried a sketch challenge I found on Pinterest, but I don’t really think it worked all that well.  I may have to try it again later.  This one uses My Mind’s Eye papers, Spellbinders Nestabilities, and image from Everything Wonderful by Unity.

Stop by The Ribbon Carousel blog for more inspiration and enter your own creation to win a fabulous carousel of your own!!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!

Enjoy!

RCC82 – Fun in the Sun!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to our Monthly Challenge!  We have really enjoyed all of the entries and NEW FACES around the challenge recently!


We’re on to the fabulously sunny month of June, so what better theme than:


FUN in the SUN!


Grab those sunglasses and show us your “Fun in the Sun” inspired creations!

So what  prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants!

Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams.  Each week you will see fresh projects for this month’s challenge!


There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:

1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation.

2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.

3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.

So to me, the beginning of summer is all about the flowers, the green grass, the bright sun – you know, the time before it gets so freaky hot!  I used My Favorite Things LJD Sweet Roses along with their InstaFrame Die. I colored the flowers using my copic markers and popped them up with dimensionals.  Finished it off with a button and some twine!

Stop by The Ribbon Carousel blog for more inspiration and enter your own creation to win a fabulous carousel of your own!!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!

Enjoy!

Ribbon Carousel Birthday Blog Hop!

Hey everyone! It’s our 2nd Birthday today and we are celebrating with a Blog Hop! This is no ordinary Blog Hop. Our amazing Crew has gathered up AMAZING prizes totalling over $750 just for YOU!  It’s our way of saying THANK YOU for all of your support these past two years!

I have two fantastic prizes to share with you guys!  First up, a little artwork and then PRIZES!  Remember, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

I made these cute cards for my niece, Kate.  I had already made a pirate version for her sister and was looking forward to some really girly ones for Kate.  It’s fun to indulge the girly side of myself making things for my nieces – the boys are not into pink all much.

I used some older papers I found in a file, JustRite monogram stamps and two kinds of fabulous May Arts ribbon to finish them off!

Now for the PRIZES!

First up is a prize from May Arts! They are giving away 3 rolls of ribbon OF YOUR CHOICE!  Who doesn’t LOVE ribbon?!?

And the second prize being given away here is a stamp set from Sin City Stamps!!  They have some gorgeous images there – really fantastic stuff!!


Enjoy!