Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Whooooooo hooooooo has seen Regina??


Sorry it has been SO long!  My little one turned five - that means two parties to get ready for.  One big party with a hall and the nine and then a little party just for the three of us.  She has been in swimming lessons - which it is hard to believe that two hours of swimming could throw me off so much!  lol!!  Well - maybe it isn't that hard????  Anyway......I have come back today with two posts in one.  Does that make up for anything??  I sure hope so.  I will be posting more regularly, I pinkie swear!

I have this weeks Mojo Monday sketch card to share with you.  I have been itching to get together with the new owl punch since it arrived at my door step.  So, here is what I came up with:

Aren't those little owls adorable????  If you haven't ordered this punch yet - you really do need it!!  The owls are super sweet, not to mention the sizes of circles that are included with the punch!!

The card base is pear pizzazz.  The designer series paper is from Sunny Garden.  The ribbon is the new 1/2 inch stitched poly ribbon in pear pizzazz.  {luv} that new ribbon!!!  The scallop circle behind the cutie owls is also new, it is the extra large 2 3/8 scallop circle.  The sentiment is from the Summer mini, In a Word.  I think this will be my anniversary card for my hubby.  I punched the branches out with the extra large two step bird punch.
Did you see the brads in the upper left corner???  The white punches were punched out with a punch from the itty bitty shapes punch pack made into brad washers using my TUTORIAL HERE.  I then adhered them down with brand new neutrals brads after I aligned up the holes with the mat pack and paper piercer.

Those owls are cute, I don't care who you are....that's cute right there.  That was a quote from Larry the Cable Guy....well - he would have made that quote if he had seen these owls!!  lol!
the bodies are soft suede.  The bellies are from Sunny Garden.  I added white gel pen accents to the eyes to brighten them up a little :)

ALL RIGHT.......Now I have a Tipsy Tuesday for you!
Are your ribbon spools out of control?  Mine sure were!!  So I bought a bunch of Stampin' Up!'s ribbon keepers and then, my mom gave me hers because they weren't working for her.  (mom- you will be sorry you gave yours up when you see this tipsy tuesday :)  )  The problem I had was I didn't have a lot of table space for them....so I had to stack them - high.  Well....high stacks of ribbon keepers really aren't conducive to my desk area - if you know what I mean ;)

One day, I was sitting at my desk working or sorting or something.....and I had a HUGE duh! moment. 
Let me back up a moment....My towers of ribbon keepers kept falling over on my desk, so I had tied them up to a nail in the wall, but still sitting on my desk.  Ok....fast forward back to my duh! moment....  I looked over at my stamp shelf behind my door and the music began to play a light was shining on the wall behind my door......are you picturing it???  And I thought....if I have these ribbon keepers hanging on my desk....why couldn't I hang them there????  So I did this:

Don't look at the fact that the two strips of ribbon keepers do not line up - I was so excited, I just pounded nails and tied a couple of ribbons!!!  My retired ribbon is on the right and my current ribbon is on the left....I KNOW!!!  I have a slight ribbon hoarding problem......It isn't that I really "hoard" it per say.....because I do use it......I just buy soooo much of it.  lol!!! And don't even say a word about the tote of retired ribbon here:

Let me know what you think of the card and my storage solution......and maybe there is a number for a ribbon rehab in beverly hills you could refer me too ;)


Debbie said...

Absolutely adorable card!!! And wowsers, that's a lot of ribbon - lol!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing Mojo!

Kidlib said...

How can one have too much ribbon?? Is that possible? (Could you get me the number of the ribbon rehab center?) What's "retired" ribbon? How is that possible?? Does that mean it's more than 62 years old? (I do know what you're talking about, just don't understand why you know longer use it??) Great storage idea. Thanks.

Debbi said...

Beautiful card! And I'm with the "never enough ribbon" crowd! Love your storage idea, I had no idea we could put that many together!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your idea for the ribbon storage!