Monday, March 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog HopYou should be coming to my blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.) After visiting me, hop over to the spectacular Judy's Blog next! (Miss Ginny is sitting out this month due to some bad weather in her area. Please send up some prayers for her and her family!)

Here is a peeky at the RRR March Ribbon Club Assortment. This assortment is called Spring Rainbow of Color! Wow! I love the ROYGBIV color scheme! Bonnie always picks the best colors for the club assortments! 
I had no idea what colors to use out of this batch! I love all of the colors and really wanted to use each one. However, reason reared its ugly head, and I knew I could only make ONE project. After I sat and looked at them for days and days, a project finally popped into my head!
Sometimes, things just gel. I had colored this image a few months ago, but had never used it because I had cut the paper all wonky! The image is a digital stamp from Power Poppy called Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher, which I printed along with a few other images, and somehow, when I cut the images apart...disaster happened! The image shape was not conducive to a square, a rectangle, or a circle! So, this beauty just sat there on my desk!

I had also purchased a few 6x6 paper pads a few months ago, and those also had been sitting on the desk, unused. Well, all this unused gorgeousness started jumping up and down and waving when they saw the March Ribbon Club! 
To solve my image dilemma, I ended up fussy cutting around the edge of the image! It worked out pretty well. I used some foam tape to pop the image off the card. 

I tied a double bow with the Satin Swiss Dot Red (one of my favorite red ribbons) and the Daffodil Checkerboard Satin. The red and yellow ribbons perfectly match the tulips I colored! 
I also wrapped both ribbons up the side of the card and added some red and yellow cardstock. The striped and gingham papers are also perfect, and not too busy. I also found some great pearls, enamel dots, and paper brads in my stash to match the colors! 

The green leaves really pop off the page, don't they?! I decided on a simple sentiment and the inside of the card is blank, ready for a message or Scripture. 
I have been spending a lot of time coloring lately, and it is fun to finally use one of the images I colored! I regret that I did not write down what Copics I used, but I am sure you can play around with your own markers or pencils and color something that you love!

Thanks for stopping by today! Now, hop over to 
 Judy's Blog to see what she has for you!

I am entering this card into the Power Poppy Let's Go Green Power and Spark Challenge.

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

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club (Satin Swiss Dot Red, Daffodil Checkerboard Satin)
Cardstock: CutCardStock Basis Black; WorldWin Deep Sunshine Yellow, Light Berry Red; Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover; Stampin' Up Whisper White
Designer paper: My Favorite Things Trail Mix, Tiny Check 6x6 pads
Stamps: Power Poppy Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher; Verve Stamps Floral Notes (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copic
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle; Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Paper brads: Craftworkcards Candi 
Enamel dots: Simple Stories Christmas
Pearls: Queen and Company
Adhesive: ATG tape, multi-medium, foam tape, hot glue


  1. Your card is so pretty & lively!
    Such a gorgeous image!

  2. Such a vibrant and beautiful card, Gloria!! I love how you layered the red dotted over the yellow checkered! I can hardly wait for Spring to arrive and this card makes me yearn for it even more!! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!! :)

  3. I love tulips! And these are almost lifelike thanks to your amazing coloring skills! I keep staring at the pewter pitcher....the girl's got skills!

  4. This is such a bright and beautiful card Gloria and your coloring is fantastic. Love your gorgeous bow too!

  5. Simply gorgeous. I love the bright colors and cheery feel to your card! I also love your watermark! We should all have one like that.

  6. Gorgeous! LOVE the happy colors ♥

  7. Very cheery and colorful colors and patterns.

  8. Love the Springtime flowers and bright colors!

  9. Gorgeous card! I love that image a lot. Your bow is fabulous. Edwina Brown

  10. beautiful card! love the ribbon treatment!

  11. A beautiful work of art!

  12. This is beautiful! I love the vibrant colors!!

  13. Your card is exquisite, the colors so striking. Thanks for sharing it.

  14. Eeeeeeeek love this xx

  15. Gloria, your card is so beautiful and I love the bright cheery colors that you selected. Just stunning!

  16. I love the colors and the coloring of the flowers

  17. So vibrant and cheerful! I like these colors... Beautiful card. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

  18. Gloria, this is gorgeous, and I LOVE the vibrant colors of this beautiful pitcher of tulips together with the fabulous DP and ribbon! Stunning layout, and I especially love the sentiment with this. Congratulations on being featured in today's Power Poppy blog. Hugs!