Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Notebook

Welcome back Really Reasonable Ribbon bloggers.  I have a very fun project to share with you.  I am giving each of my grand children for Easter a decorative notebook, mini album or diary.  I am having so much fun with the Graphic 45 Classic Collections, Once Upon A Springtime, with fairies and bunnies along with the varieties of gorgeous laces, ribbons and supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon to make my Easter projects.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has the variety of sizes and colors of ribbon to give your card or project that special WOW! 
My grand daughters are into fairies and this nana is also loving fairies now so the Graphic 45 Springtime collection was my choice to use for this Easter present.  The cover of the diary is leather.  Therefore, I used 1" Scor-Tape to stick the paper onto the leather. 
I created a tutorial for you on how to make a variety of lovely flowers out of ribbon using the quality of satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I tried using florist and other ribbons but found that the variety of stain ribbon from RRR didn't burn and the petals curled very nicely using a candle in a jar.  This flower was made using the gorgeous 5/8" Double Faced Satin White ribbon and 5/8" Double-Face Satin Flash Green.  The bow also was made using the 5/8" Double Face Satin ribbon  with the beautiful Melon seam binding ribbon.  Both bows were made using the Zutter Bow It All bow maker and attached with  Scor-Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  In the past, my bows were not as fancy as they are now using the Zutter Bow It All.  Making bows are so much fun now!!!  The green leaf is the Cheery Lynn Design Ivy strip and the white is Sue Wilson Designs-Lace Edged Leaves.   
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by Nancy Hill on Snapguide.
The beautiful cream/ivory Arianna Natural Crochet lace is on the sides and I used 1/2" Scor-Tape to stick the lace on the paper.  This tape is much better than glue for lace and ribbon. 

 The back cover of the diary is the 5/8" Double Faced Satin White ribbon with a 3/8" strip of Graphic 45 paper down the center of the ribbon.   The owl, castle and knight are dies from Tattered Lace's new collection. 

This is the inside of the diary.  I cut out these flowers from the Graphic 45 Springtime collection and used foam tape and glue on the back to give the flowers some dimension.  Again, this knight is a die from the Tattered Lace new collection. 
This page is inside on the second paper of the diary.  This very cute dragon is Freddie from digital Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet.  I loved Sylvia's digital stamps.   I colored Freddie using Copic markers and colored pencils.  I cut this out and used foam tape and glue on the back.  I cut out the flowers in the Graphic 45 Springtime Collection and also used some foam tape and glue to apply it on this page to give these flowers some dimension. 
This is a lot of information but I didn't want you to miss out of how I did this diary in case you are interested doing this.  Yes, it might take some time but I take more time thinking about my next step than doing it. 
I hope you enjoyed this and would love to read your comments.  I love reading your blogs and being inspired from your projects and cards as well as learning so much from you.    There is so many new social media friends and I really enjoy hearing from you so much.  Again, my e-mail is or I answer the questions on my comments on the blog as well.
Now, join the fun and see what our very talented Really Reasonable Ribbon designers and challengers have to share with everyone on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog as well as our Really Reasonable Ribbon Facebook
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lady Bug Card

 Welcome back and this is my day to share with you my card this very cute ribbon on my card in the the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club.   Springtime is in the air and Really Reasonable Ribbon has the variety of gorgeous ribbon and supplies for those holiday and birthday cards or projects for this time of year.
Isn't this lady bug ribbon just adorable.  This is the 3/8" Multi Pastel Ladybug Grosgrain ribbon and you can buy this separately but it also came in March Ribbon Club Assortment called "Welcome Spring Collection".  What a very nice assortment of ribbon this month to go with those spring time projects or cards.   I used the 1/4" Scor-Tape to attach the ribbon and bow on the card that was purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

The gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft flowers also came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There is a wide variety of these flowers at reasonable prices.  These flowers are gorgeous on any project or card. 

Check out my Lady Bug Tutorial on how to make these lady bugs.  I made several at a time and store them for future use. 

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by Nancy Hill on Snapguide.
Other supplies on this card:
Penny Black Stamp:  Fairy Sweet
Cheery Lynn Design:  Dutch Doily Rectangle
Sue Wilson Design:  Petite Vinery, Heart Embossing Folder, Scandinavian Border, Charming Heart Corner
StampUp sentiment
Bazzill card stock
Sparkle and Sprinkle:  Starfire Glitter
Copic Markers and colored pencils

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The  design team always have gorgeous projects or cards to share with you on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and we would love to see what you created on the Really Reasonable challenges. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative March Challenge:  Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #225:  Anything Goes

Friday, March 18, 2016

Springtime with Daffodils

Welcome back and Really Reasonable Ribbon blog has an exciting challenge called "Welcome Spring".  Come join the fun and share your card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog
Also, shop at Really Reasonable Ribbon for the beautiful  variety of  ribbons, lace, flowers and other supplies that will go with any of your project or card at very reasonable prices. 
This gorgeous bow was done with the 5/8" orange plaid ribbon  using the  Zutter Bow-It-All bow maker.  The bow was attached to the card using the 1" Scor-Tape.  I love the variety of sizes that Really Reasonable Ribbon has in Scor-Tape.  I use it on all of my cards. 


Other supplies used were:
Cheery Lynn Designs:  Horizontal Boutique Square
Cheery Lynn Designs:   Scandinavian Heart
Whimsy Stamp:  Daphne  (colored with Copic Markers and colored pencils)
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers - Daffodils
Stampin Up sentiment
Tattered Lace Paradise Ferns
Bazzille cardstock and Graphic 45
Flatback pearl string
Always love to hear from you so please leave a comment.  Also if you want to see my next card and projects with ribbon and flowers, follow me on If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

St. Patrick's Day with Graphic 45 Paper

Welcome back Scrapyland bloggers!  Many new name-brand dies have arrived at Scrapy Land and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a few of these new dies like the Sue Wilson Design dies.  Scrapy Land has over 40 name-brand dies at very reasonable prices and fast delivery.  The customer service is awesome! 
All of the dies used on this card are Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Design and are from Scrapy

I cut these string flowers in white glimmer paper and used a lavender Copic Marker to color some of the petals.  I added a glimmer gold stamens using McGill stamen punches and then added gold glitter in the center of the stamen. 

I cut out an extra clover from the Sue Wilson-Best Of Luck die and colored it with emerald green ink.  I cut through the center of the Sue Wilson Scandanavian border and glued it around the front frame.  The lavender paper is from 

The beautiful lime green plaid ribbon came from Really Reasonable  I added a rhinestone ribbon slider buckle in the middle of the bow while using the Zutter Bow-It-All bow maker which is very handy while making this bow and inserting the buckle.  You will start see my cards with a ribbon slider buckles on my bows since I love more bling! 

Our Scrapy Land designers always have something special to share with you.  Also, we enjoy reading your blogs and we are learning so much from all of you.  It is always exciting to see what you have created for these challenges.    Now it is your turn to join in on the fun and exciting challenges Scrapy Land has for you and you might have that winning card and the opportunity to spend your $15.00 on some of these gorgeous dies. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Thank You to Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Design Team

I wanted to say a big Thank You for the Sparkles and Sprinkles designers selecting my card as one of the winners.  This card is for you!
 I am using the Sparkle N Sprinkle, Beautiful Friendship, along with the wonderful Starfire glitter. 
 I colored the flower using colored pencils and then went over some of the flower with Copic markers.
I love distressing paper from time to time so I used Ranger Distress Inks and sponged the three colored inks  around the oval, outside frame and the white feather to give it a vintage appearance.  Also, I cut out the Cheery Lynn Design Magnolia flower and Impression Obsession Tiny Spiral flower and sponged it with lighter distress inks.  The green leaves are from Sue Wilson Design Lace Edge Leaf die and I first cut the leaves out with white glimmer paper but then decided to sponge the leaves with green and yellow inks.  I used a beautiful ivory ribbon and made it into a bow used a pearl brad on it. 

The corners are from Cheery Lynn and the Thanks is an Impression Obsession die.  The frame around the flowers is a Spellbinder die and I used gold antique paper and then applied some Versa Mark and Ranger Bronze Melt Art to give it an antique appearance.  The background printed paper is Graphic 45 Baby and Brides. 

Again, a big Thank YOU!! to all of the designers from Sparkles N Sprinkles for selecting me last week as the Featured Artist and winner.

I am entering this card in the Sparkles N Sprinkles Creative Challenge for March - Anything Goes.
Dies R Us Challenge #45:  Home made Flowers

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Easter Tags in a Card

I am Nancy and it is time for the exciting March Blog Hop. You should be coming to my blog from Bonnie.   Wasn't her card just beautiful.  

Really Reasonable Ribbon has a selection of gorgeous ribbon in March's Ribbon Club

 I made this pocket card to fit four book markers that will be given to each of my grand children in this family.   I had a lot of fun thinking about what papers and ribbons for each of my tags since there re one boy and three girls in this family. 
The gorgeous ribbon for the bow is the 5/8" Diamond Satin Apple Green with a 8mm ribbon slider buckle.  I made this bow with the Zutter Bow-It-All bow maker and able to slide the ribbon in the middle of the bow before tying the ribbon in back of the bow while still in the bow maker.   I attached the bow to the card using the 3/8" Scor-Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   
The gorgeous flowers are the Wild Orchid Craft flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 



The tags were made with Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection paper and a Stampin Up tag punch.  Each tag has the same poem "Foot Prints in the Sand" on the back.  The front of the tag has the Heart Felt Creations Cross and Lily die with the Cheery Lynn Designs Polynesian Sails Oval Doily.  These ribbons were attached to the tag with a pearl brad: 



Above is the pocket card without the tags
and below is the back of the card.

I folded white cardstock paper and cut out the Heart Felt Creation Decorative Bloom Corner die and glued it to the back of the pocket card so that this card will stand upward.  My daughter is able to display this card on her fireplace mantle or the bookshelf during Easter time with this stand attached to the back of the card.

Supplies used for this card: Graphic 45 Paper-Botanical Tea Collection
Heart Felt Creation Decorative Bloom Corner die 
Heart Felt Creations Cross/Lily die
Cheery Lynn Designs-Dutch Scallop Square
Cheery Lynn Designs-Francesca Border
Cheery Lynn-Doily Die-Polynesian Sails Oval Doily
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Lace Edge Leaves
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Mini Gemini-Dorado
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers from Really Reasonable  Sweetheart Blooms, Magnolias, Aster Daisy, Cottage Roses
Stampin Up Scallop Tag Punch
Whimsy Stamp-Bonnie (colored with Copic Markers and colored pencils)
Pearl Brads
3/8" Scor-Tape
3-D Glue Dots
Rhinestone Ribbon Slider Buckle
Starfire Glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle
Brazzill card stock

Always love to hear from you so please leave a comment.  Also if you want to see my next card and projects with ribbon and flowers, follow me on If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at
Also, on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, the exciting challenge right now is "Show Me The Green Theme".  This challenge ends March 31st.  Come join the fun and post your card on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge and you might become the next winner which is selected through a random drawing. 
Now, hop on over to Karen's site next.  She will have something wonderful to share with you.  Make sure to leave a comment at the end of the blog hop so that you are entered into the drawing. 
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Just For You

Welcome to Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and today is my day to show you what I have created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I love working with pinks and corals this time of year with the beginning of spring.  This gorgeous ribbon is the light satin coral with the gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This absolutely gorgeous ribbon is the 7/8" Double-faced Satin Light Coral.  Since my grand daughters and their friends love lots of bling, glitter and sparkles, I added the rhinestone ribbon slider buckle to the bow and lots of gorgeous pink glitter to the butterfly and coral colored frame. 
 Of course, I couldn't have made this bow especially with the ribbon slider buckle added to the center of the bow without the Zutter Bow-It-All V2 from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I find that I spend less time making my bows and each one comes out looking more professional using the Zutter Bow-It-All bow maker with the Helping Hand pegs. 
Flowers  used for this card:
Dies from Scrapy
Cheery Lynn Designs-Sophia's Heart Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs-Horizon Boutique Stacker Square Frame
Cheery Lynn Designs-Scandinavian Heart Frame Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs-Tiny Things with Wings (Butterfly)
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Delicate Fronds
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Petite Vinery
Bazzill Paper
Stampin Up stamp and scallop oval punch
Flat back 5mm pearls

Spring, Easter and St. Patrick's Day are around the corner.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a variety of gorgeous ribbon and supplies  such as Scor-Tape adhensive, Zutter Bow-It All bow maker, headbands, Wild Orchid Craft flowers and more!  Don't wait and startordering those supplies now.
Have fun and share your card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  You might be the next winner and be able to spend your voucher on gorgeous ribbons and supplies at Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Design #224:  Doilies
The Ribbon Girl Blog:  Spring or Easter
Allsort Challenge #353:  International Women Day
Whimsy Stamp Challenge #91:  Anything Goes


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

So Glad You're My Friend card

 Welcome back to our new and exciting Scrapy Land Challenge #37 - Anything Goes using a brand-name die that Scrapy Land sells on their on-line store. 

I love this Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Ornate Oval My Friend set and it comes a total set of four dies.  I love this frame because many of the Sue Wilson sentiments will fit inside this frame and the frame was turned side ways for this card.  I used gold mirror cardstock for the gold circle inside the frame.

 Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Corvus die.  This die comes in a set of 3 so that you can use cut out either side or both sides.  I used the bottom design of this die as shown on the picture below.  I used a gold mirror cardstock and white cardstock paper. 
 Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs- Finishing Touches- Dandelion Clocks and Petite Vinery.
I love these die sets and use pearls, rhinestones or glitter at the ends of the dandelions on various cards.  
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Finishing Touches-Dandelion Clocks
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Finishing Touches-Petite Vinery

Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Delicate Garden Frame set (Butterfly)  -  I used the one butterfly cut from white cardstock and a gold mirror cardstock.  I used an ultra fine gold glitter for the outside edges of the butterfly and then glued small rhinestones in the center.

Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Delicate Garden Frame Set

Other supplies:
Sparkle N Sprinkle gold glitter & gold mirror cardstock
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Sue Wilson Design - Heart embossing folder
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Gold Satin ribbon and white netting
White feathers behind the flowers
Angel I made using a mold
Earring bought from a garage sale
3/8" Scor-Tape behind ribbon
Zutter Bow-It All bow maker used to make the bow
Scrapy Land sells these gorgeous dies plus over 40-name-brand dies at a discount.  Plus this company has fast service, great customer service and reasonable prices. 
Would appreciate any comments and if you have further questions, you can always e-mail me at  If you would like to see any future cards made by me, select follower on my blog at
Thank Again!