Sunday, April 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop and Gecko Galz Vintage Vamps!!

Hello Friends!!
I am so excited to be participating in the
Hopefully you are visiting me from Jessie's Blog. 
If you are just joining the blog hop, then you will want to start at the 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.
That way you can see what you can win, and not miss out on any of the Design Team's fabulous creations using this month's
Really Reasonable Ribbon Assortment!!
Here is a photo of the Ribbon Assortment below!! 
Monthly Ribbon Club, Domestic
This month we have beautiful Beautiful Yellows and Greys... 


I stopped by to visit my BFF Ginny last week and I mentioned how I needed to work on my blog hop project...while we were visiting the local coffee shop.  We both had some coffee..when I mentioned ..hey have you seen how peeps make little albums out of these??  Referring to the coffee cup sleeves ...which both of us decided then that my blog hop project would include them..and we both grabbed one for our cup..and we were on our way... over to Ginny's Store...where I 
 sat down at the table and "Poof" like magic...a box of scrap papers and a little bee trinket ended up in front of me.  
So thanks to her scraps...and The Vintage Vamps images from 
Gecko Galz...I have a great start on my coffee sleeve mini!
Here is a look at how it is coming along!

I used Metal Gray Swiss dots,  Plaid Yellow, Yellow &Gray Confetti dots,  Checkerboard satin Metal Gray, Delicate stitched yellowSatin crosshatch light silver, and Daffodil Swiss dots from this month's kit on my tags and cover!!
I am going to keep my tags they actually fit in the coffee sleeve  Above you will see how I tied a bow with my Brown Sugar Baker's Twine through a button...Did you know...Bonnie has lots of fabby buttons!!
I tucked in a piece of Juliet Lace and a 10mm Deep Ivory Mulberry rose.  I used the  Checkerboard satin Metal Gray for the top of this tag.
Here is a look at one of the Yummy Gecko Galz Vintage Vamp Images!!
I have the Daffodil Swiss dots behind this beauty!
The Tag below I used the Delicate stitched yellow behind my image and at the top of my tag :0)  I inked them with scattered straw distress ink.  
Here are a couple close ups of the cover
I used my favorite Juliet Lace tucked in behind my image and raised the image with some Really Reasonable Ribbon Tombow Fix it foam tabs.  Then I wrapped my favorite Havana Brown Seam Binding, and a layer of the Metal Gray Swiss dots around my focal image..and topped them with a matching bow that I made with my bow it all tool.  I just LOVE it!!
I adore the tiny tags that I made to hang off the sweet!!  My tags say...."Let me bee"...and I have used a Tombow Fix it foam tab to elevate my bee charm over the metal gray swiss dots ribbon!  I tied the charm with a sweet little Lemon yellow baker's twine bow too.  I attached the tags to my rings with a bow made of Oyster Baker's Twine.
You can also see in the photo above the lovely ribbons from this month's RRR assortment that I used on the rings...Love the color combo!!  The second tag says..."your Queen" it is "Let me bee your Queen"  I will be giving this sweet little album to the hubby :0) With some nice little memories on the backs of the tags :0)
On this tag, I used the Satin crosshatch light silver and Lemon yellow baker's twine.  I inked all my pieces with Ranger's Frayed case I forgot to mention it.  The sleeve was inked with Vintage Photo.
I used a 15mm and two 10mm Deep Ivory Mulberry Roses with another button from one of my many Really Reasonable Ribbon sets...with a Brown Sugar Baker's Twine bow.  I just love the image!!
 I also added some Glitter to my project.  I used my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip  to add the dots and then I applied Storm of my Favorites!!
Here is a close up of the ribbons on the rings. 
 Really Reasonable Ribbon  has the best Ribbons, trims, buttons foam tabs...and flowers!!  I just love them all!!   Bonnie has the best customer service ever!!  I only say this...because you don't get quick turn around service from too many places :0)...just saying...
One last look at the front all together
Once I get another couple sleeves...I will add some more photos..and share them with you!  Thank goodness I still have some ribbon left!!

I hope that you have been inspired to create some fabulous projects and do a little shopping and maybe get yourself some fabulous finds from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
**Next stop on the Hop**
Time to hop on over to 
Cherry's Blog see what she has created, and leave her a little love.

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Anonymous7:40 AM

    Wowzers girl...that turned out so awesome...maybe I need to try working from that side of the table!!!! Fun vintage images and loads of ribbon...whats not to like. Maybe we should go the the coffee shop more often!!! HUggs and love from your BFF

  2. Awesome tags! Love everything about them!!

  3. OH WOW! I love it! The images are awesome and this collection of ribbon just goes so perfect with your bee theme. Great mini!

  4. I don't even know what to say except WOW WOW WOW! But I've seen you in action when it comes to these albums, and you are the true Mistress of Mixing when it comes to putting together all these fabulous elements. BEAUTIFUL use of the ribbon pack, and the "bee...queen" sentiment is a stroke of genius! And on coffee sleeves, no less! Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing, and I can't wait to see the upcoming sleeves!

  5. Details galore! Gorgeous vintage tags and images.

  6. Great projects Heather. I just love all the details and the yummy ribbon accents. Awesome!!

  7. Wow! This is so gorgeous!

  8. I love your sweet coffee mini-album! This project is just a masterpiece in using the ribbon collection for April! I've definately inspired to create something like this - thanks for the great instructions and so many photos. Wonderful details!

  9. Wow, Heather! This is just fabulous on so many levels! First, that you used a coffee sleeve as your that! Then, the wonderful vintage color palette just draws me right in. All the ribbons and trim are totally fabby and the images make me grin from ear to ear! I love the pull out where this project is going. Gorgeous!

  10. Heather, I LOVE your fun tag album! Great job.

  11. Thud. Seriously....that is so amazing. I want to make one! I also need those ladies for my collection of vintage gals. I plan to make a mini of my fav vintage "photos" over the summer!

  12. Love those vintage images on your tags. And the little bee, is to die for. lol Love all the lovely ribbons you used. Thanks for sharing with us.

  13. Whoa...this is AMAZING! I thought about using those sleeves for a mini a while back and haven't made one yet. Wow, this is so pretty! The papers, the embellishments...Oh and I love the lace and ribbon!
    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    Sherrie K

  14. Oh, Wow! This is fabulous! I love vintage and you kept that feel with these ribbons twine and flowers. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  15. AMAZING! These tags are just plain knock outs love them!

  16. Anonymous11:00 AM

    Great work! Love the little bee.

  17. Dang Girl! What a load of beautiful art work!((Clap)) ((Clap)) ((Clap))

  18. This is a coffee cup sleeve? I am in awe! Do you mind if I mention this on my blog and provide a link? It is must see!
    TFS and for the phenomenal inspiration!

  19. Heather you have outdone yourself on this one!

  20. what a cool vintage feel this has

  21. Very beautiful and i love yellows, that color and the others are so great

  22. Love this vintage images and the bee.

  23. This is beautiful, the colors all work together, and it is a coffee sleeve. Amazing work! Just beautiful.


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather