Monday, July 25, 2011

"Sweet" and a few ideas for ribbon scraps!

Last winter we took the kids to Disney on Ice---we'd gone before, when Ellie was little, and we wanted Lucie to experience it as well. Of course, they both loved the show, but I think the real hit of the day was the fifteen dollar slushie in the cup that broke three minutes after we got home, and the ten dollar cotton candy!  Here is my layout, "Jr. Foodies"...

This is really outside my comfort zone---it is hard for me to use color pictures with busy paper, but this is a line I LOVE LOVE LOVE---Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe.  I rolled the edges up on the left side of the pictures, which is a technique I enjoy.  I love texture in my layouts.
What I really want to focus on is those awful little scraps of ribbon about 6-7 inches long that you have no idea what to do with and yet you can't stand to throw them out!
Take a look at this picture.  I had two different scraps of red ribbon.  The thicker one is gathered to the right of (and under) my picture.  The other is used under my flower---just folded it in half and glue dotted it.  I used a larger scrap of ribbon and twisted and hot-glued it till I had my round flower.  My goal this summer (much to the dismay of about ten places I REGULARLY shop) is to USE STUFF UP! 

I recently cleaned my craft room.  I was so proud of myself, because I had gathered about two inches of paper and many embellishments to give to a friend who is just beginning to scrap.  (Incidentally, I call her the "freshman".)  My husband totally burst my proud bubble with a few comments about how much was left.  My cries of "But it is all stuff I USE!" fell on deaf ears.  He just doesn't get it!  But his comments did make me look around and realize I really shouldn't be buying anything else (other than the occasional die that I have a coupon for--hee hee). 

So, there you have it.  Three ribbon scraps down.  Three hundred million to go!
Thanks for looking.


  1. I don't mind being called the freshman since I benefit from all of your hand-me-downs! I love the page!

  2. Loveeeeee this! And I know what you mean about the prices at those places... crazy! I loveeeeee that you did with the CP paper and loving the ribbon work! :):):):):):):):)

  3. What a fantastic layout! I love that paper too!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us Paper Issue!!! =)