Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop

Welcome! The August Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop starts at the RRR Blog!

You should be coming to my blog from Ginny's Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.)

Here is a peeky at the RRR August Ribbon Club. This pink/brown/cream assortment makes me think of ice cream and chocolate and strawberries! I love the lace!

I decided to go "girly vintage" this month. I was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch #300 from a few weeks ago, so I sort of followed that. I like to have a lot of layers and prints on my cards. I picked out a few prints from several different paper pads and match them up. 

I recently reorganized my stamps, and I have one bin that I call "glamour girls fashion coffee tea chocolate"! This stamp made its way into that bin. I think she's so cute, so I colored her all in pink, blinged her up and....ta da.

I used Copics, of course. I have not used Copics in a while. I have big plans to color some images while on vacation (Aug. 9-16) so as you read this I may be at the lake coloring my heart out! {grin}

I added some bling to her hair. I added just a bit of the lace from the ribbon club to brown dot paper. Just that touch of vintage to tie into my flower.

I created a bow with the brown diamond satin. I then made a flower with some of the lace. I just ran a running stitch through one side of the lace, pulled it together and knotted it off. EASY. I am not a handy with a needle, so if I can do this, so can you! I attached the flower to the bow, then glued a rhinestone to the top of the lace. And you have a vintage, sparkly flower embellishment.

I also added some rhinestones to the inside of the card. I "dotted the i" in "pink" with a gem and also placed one on the right edge of the pink paper strip. 

Enjoy the hop! Make sure to leave a comment! I love your comments!

Hop over to Cherry's Blog next!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!


Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
RRR Blog
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Cocoa Copic Xpress It White
Designer paper: Carta Bella Giddy Up, Beautiful Moments; Simple Stories Fabulous
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Small
Stamps: Penny  Black Light the Night; My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown
Markers: Copic
Rhinestones: Couture Creations gem stones
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Glue Dots adhesive dots


  1. What a gorgeous girly card!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  2. Simply devine card. like all the crochet ribbons on your card.
    stamping sue

  3. What a fun card Gloria. I love that image and the pretty little lacy flower and bow!

  4. Your card is fantastic!
    Love the ribbon embellish!
    Ardilla :)

  5. So cute! Love the image!

  6. Anonymous11:58 AM

    I love this super cute card Gloria! Which you already know...lol....but just to make it official : ) Fabulous in pink and brown! G

  7. Anonymous11:58 AM

    I love this super cute card Gloria! Which you already know...lol....but just to make it official : ) Fabulous in pink and brown! G

  8. Love the colors! Great card! t.igo

  9. What a great card! I love that sassy/sweet focal image...and your beautiful coloring. Great use of the sketch. No one combines patterned paper as skillfully as you do, Gloria.

  10. Love it! Where's the tutorial on that flower? Hint! Lol

  11. Wonderful card. Love all the layering and finishing the inside is a touch I really love. I will have to try one of those lace flowers. It looks great! Way to go girl! TFS


  12. What a fun card. I love it!

  13. wow,this creation is awesome and adorable... What motivates me to leave a comment on a blog post (besides the obvious giveaways)? usually the creation... i am inspired by it, blown away by it, or i just can't believe how awesome it is and i am compelled to say something... lol

  14. Very cute card! I love all of your creations.

  15. Great card. Love all the layering, the bling and the crocheted ribbon you used.

  16. Wow what a super Awesome card. she is super Gorgeous. love the colors and the layering the blending of your colors are perfect. Beautiful ribbon flower. thanks for sharing.

  17. Very fun card--I like the patterns and layers and your ribbon treatment.