Thursday, February 5, 2015

Storing Ribbon

Hi crafters! Today I'm here to share a quick tip with you for storing ribbon. This Monday, the kids and I had a snow day (yay!!) and I took advantage of my day off by organizing my craft room. At the top of my priority list, was organizing the ridiculous amount of ribbon I own. Over the years, I have used various methods to try to keep my ribbon organized to prevent those pesky spools from overtaking my craft room. I tried using a ribbon box (too many spools of ribbon for that). I tried taping off the ribbon to prevent it from unraveling from the roll (tape didn't stick very well and the bulky spools still took up too much space). I even tried saying, "The heck with it!" and stuffing all of the spools into a photo box (this turned out to be a HOT MESS. Do not try this at home!). Finally, I did what I always do when I'm fresh out of ideas. I searched Pinterest! I found a ton of really great ideas for ribbon storage but only one that I knew I could do with the supplies I had on hand. Take a look!
I took several pieces of 12x12 chipboard (you could also use cardboard)and cut them down to pieces that measured 4 inches by 8-3/4 inches. I then organized my ribbon by color and proceeded to unravel all of the ribbon from their original spools. After unraveling the ribbon, I wrapped each piece around the chipboard. To do this I used a piece of clear tape to hold down the ribbon at the starting point, and then used a straight pin to hold the ribbon down after it was all wrapped. After wrapping all of the ribbon (I had a lot so this took a few hours), I placed the chipboard pieces into a Sterilite Ultra Basket. Here's the final product...
I can't believe how much less space this takes up and how easy it is to see what ribbon I have on hand. Why didn't I think of this before???? Now that everything is organized and color coded, I can't wait to use ribbon on the next project!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Project Life Giveaway Winner

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I'm back to announce the winner of the Midnight Edition core kit. Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway. It was a lot of fun and I'm already planning my next giveaway. :) The winner was selected by random draw using Random Comment Picker. Congratulations GLORIANN SANTIAGO!! You are the winner! Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest. I have another giveaway coming up in the next couple of weeks so check back soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Project Life Giveaway!!

Hi guys! I've got an exciting giveaway to share with you today! Watch the video to learn how to you can get your hands on a FREE Project Life core kit! Good luck! :)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hello Card

Hi crafters! Today I'm back to share with you my latest card creation. This 4x4 hello card was created using my Silhouette Cameo (cut file #29460) and Stampendous' Happy Messages stamp set.  I also used my Tim Holtz antique linen distress ink around all of the edges of the card to give the card a vintage feel.  The interior of the card coordinates with the outside and is also distressed.  I really love how this card came out and I hope you do too!

 



Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Project Life App

Well Hello! As promised, I'm back with a new video tutorial. On today's episode I review and highlight the new Project Life App. If you have been wondering about this app and how it works, than this tutorial is for you! Later on this week I have a new card creation to share and an exciting blog announcement so be sure to stop back by. I'll talk to you soon! Thanks for visiting!