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Best of The Ribbonistas Week – Day 1! {and a giveaway}


It's that time of year again!  The 2012-13 May Arts Ribbonista term is nearing the end.  It has been such an amazing year here and there has been so many inspirational projects by this very fabulous team!   That is why I have truly been looking forward to this week.  I love taking a moment to look back, highlighting the best of the best and sending out a very heartfelt thank you to these wonderful ladies.  So, every day this week each Ribbonista will be sharing with you their favorite projects that they have created for the May Arts Ribbon Blog. 

Now…of course there's a giveaway to go along with this very special week!   On Friday, I will select one person to win 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbonyour choice!  All you have to do to enter to win is post plenty of comments every day this week!  


Today we have our Ribbon Royalty:

Candy Rosenberg:

Dress Form

One of my favorite dress forms was from CHA Summer 2012 and has a ton of May Arts to create the beauty of the overall look I was trying to create….Tea time in the summer.  May Arts ribbon puts the finishing touch on this project.
Spooky Album

May Arts ribbon is the star of this album show.  Love the colors, textures and even used twine to create a spider web on one of the pages.  Made this album for CHA to show off the Halloween line of Graphic 45 and the power of color and ribbon to create a showstopping Halloween album!

Burlap Wall Decor

I had so much fun making this project for a class, everyone was amazed at all the ways you can use ribbons including making pockets to put things in.  Think outside the box and off the page.

Charlene Driggs:
It's time once again to review our favorite May Arts Ribbon projects.  I've chosen 4 that are near and dear to my heart.

Latch Hook Ribbon Rug

The ribbon rug was a challenge to myself.  It was a labor of love and like all good things…so worth it!
Brides Journal

Designer Plates For Less

Clementine Doll Bed 
The Graphic 45 album, the ribbon plates and the doll bed were all created for the Design Team challenge.   Remembering the creative process, the nail biting anticipation and then the joy of being part of this amazing team has brought back so many memories.


Jen Shears

Ribbon Kissing Ball

Kissing Ball: This is a project that I worked on for a long time- but I love the outcome!

Santa Pillow

Santa Pillow: I love how fast & fun these are! Pretty sure they will be teacher gifts this year!

Homemade Vanilla

Homemade Vanilla: I thought these made pretty AND useful gifts!

Burlap Silverware Holder

Burlap Silverware Holder: Also a great gift- and so trendy!

 I feel incredibly lucky to have been a ribbonista over the last few years! It was so fun to revisit projects from the last year- it also makes me see that ALL of my favorite projects feature May Arts Ribbon! 😀


Karen Baker

Ribbon Christmas Wreath
Ribbon Bow Wreath: Topping the list of my all time favorite projects of this last year is this wreath. Silk Ribbon is my all time favorite product from May Arts, and this wreath is full of it! I love the depth and life-like look of the silk ribbon tied in bows and scrunched together to form a wreath.

Acorn Fall Decor
Acorn: I love decorating for the holidays, but also for seasons. This simple acorn ornament showcases the product other than ribbon offered at May Arts: jute and paper cord. I love the simplicity of this acorn and how well it represents fall.

Layered Burlap and Lace Tag

Towel: I love how May Arts products can vamp up an ordinary object into something extraordinary and perfect for gift giving. This tag compliments the towel and gives the gift extra texture, color and pizazz.


Now start posting some love for these amazing ladies and please stop on by tomorrow for more highlights from this year!  🙂


The Ribbon Lady



  1. Melin

    Gosh…these projects are amazing! They are all so very different! I love them all! I love how different styles can inspire you! Some seriously talented Ribbonistas!

  2. Mickie

    Amazing artwork!

  3. Carmen

    The dress forms are amazing. I also love burlap so I'm in love with the Burlap Silverware Holder

  4. Caryn S. (Scrapnsing)

    I had no idea you could do all of these things with ribbon! This is wicked talent on this blog! I have seen the wreath before and I seriously aim to CASE that one!

  5. Quilting Tangent

    Like the various projects above.

  6. Lucy E.

    My favorites are the dress form, Halloween album, the rug and the plates-how awesome! I also loved the Santa Pillow, the wreath and the acorn. All awesome projects!

  7. Jan Garber

    What a wonderful source of ideas! Love Candy's corset!

  8. Andrea Amu

    Such cute ideas from all these ladies! 
    I really like Candy's idea of using ribbon for pockets. 
    Charlene's ribbon rug is off the hook (no pun intended)!
    I will absolutely be using Jen's project idea to make some burlap utensil holders for this holiday season!  Love that idea so much!  And finally, Karen… I think your acorn decoration is adorbs!!!   Thanks for sharing and re-sharing alll your ribbon entwined awesomeness! 🙂

  9. melita

    beautiful projects from everyone! Candy's dress form takes my breathe away!


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  11. Lisa Petrella

    Oh my goodness!!! These ladies are so super talented!!! I love all of these creations—-especially Candy's dress form, Charlene's ribbon plates, Jen's Santa pillow, and Karen's acorn!!! Totally fabulous!!!

  12. Mary Lou H

    Love the teddy bear in the chair, the Santa coat.

    I hope you are not using the rug.    It would be a shame to see that much work get walked on.

  13. Janis in ID

    Just such gorgeous creations!  The DT is so creative!!

    <3 J

  14. Jennifer Scull

    so many absolutley gorgeous projects! thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

  15. Tina V

    All the projects are stunning and unique.  I now have so many great ideas swirling in my mind, I hope I can make at least one project as fab as these!

  16. Iris Soscia

    Such beautiful and creative projects.

  17. by belle

    Beautiful work ladies!!!  These are stunning projects to be proud of!!

  18. Aunt Dee

    wonderful projects. Loved the Santa pillow and kissing ball. Great job all year long

  19. Denise Bryant

    Great highlights! Lots of fabulous projects… thanks, ladies!

  20. Cindy L

    Those are some seriously creative ideas!!

  21. Jean A Marmo


  22. Sandra L.

    Wow! Just wow! What amazing creations and inspiration. This is one group of talented Ribbonista's. Fantastic projects.

  23. Paula S.

    Gorgeous work! The holiday pieces are a particular inspiration and now have me thinking about Christmas in July. 🙂

  24. germaine fryc

    they are all so Gorgeous, very inspiring. thank you all.


  25. Natasha Brooke

    Love the projects! Amazing!

  26. Palmier

    Great projects! lots of talented people!

  27. Lucy E.

    Wow, wow, wow, wow and wow! I can't stop marveling at all of the gorgeous and creative projects that the DT has come up with! I can't pick a favorite-they are all equally fabulous 🙂

  28. Francesca

    I am not a rug person but I really love the brownish ribbon rug. I think it is challenging to reproduce it but I will give it a try! Thanks for the beautiful ideas,as always 

  29. Janet Cobb

    Wow! I'm practically speechless, such fantastic projects. Especially love the dress form and wreath!

  30. monica

    Gorgeous projects from all the Fab ladies.

  31. Velvet Pearson

    Oh my goodness, that acorn in jute is going on my to-do/want list.

  32. Cheryl Wage

    All of the projects were amazing so it is really difficult to pick favorites.  I think though that the Santa pillow would make a darling gift.  My granddaughters would love for me to make the Teddy bear bed so I'm going to try it if I can find instructions.  The silverware holders are awesome.

    1. Charlene

      Hi Cheryl!  Thanks so much for your sweet comments!  You can find a printable tutorial for the doll bed here:


  33. Donna

    Beautiful projects…no end to what can be done with ribbon!!!!!

  34. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

    These have all been wonderful and inspiring projects.   Wonderful job ladies.  

  35. Court's Crafts

    Amazing, amazing projects!!! I am so humbled (and a little intimidated) that I just applied to be on a DT with these uber talented ladies!!! 

  36. Donna W

    All the projects are awesome.  The ribbonistas have been inspiring us and we thank them for sharing their great talent with all of us.

  37. Lynn G.

    Wow .. these projects are amazing .  The ribbonistas have given us lots of inspiration .  Thank you for taking the time to share your talents .

  38. veronica johnson

    Lots of inspiration going on, its so nice to see a variety.  Gave me some good gift ideas, the acorn was adorable

  39. kathy/NorthCarolina

    I love all the creative design here…so inspiring.  You all should be very proud of yourselves and all that you accomplished in the past year.  A toast to Karen, Jen, Charlene and Candy!  Ribbonistas rock!

  40. Jessica Kephart

    These are all absolutely fantastic!! I am drooling over the dress form!! Oh baby the wheels are turning! 

    Jessica Kephart

  41. stamping sue

    all the ribbon projects are absolutely wonderful!

    stamping sue

  42. Gisèle Loiselle

    What great inspiration

    , I am amazed at the creativity and the "out-of-the-box. "Thinking… wonderful work ladies…


  43. Karen T.

    I like the Santa pillow, so simple.

  44. Karen H.

    These projects are stunning. I remember some, but not all so what a great way to make sure I have seen the best of the best! Always amazing!

  45. Amy Kluchesky

    Wow, this is so wonderful.  I would love to be a ribbonista sounds like a super fun job, of course I love ribbon, so it pretty much would be a dream job.  Sew Scrappin Id Amy

  46. Melissa Hurdle

    Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

  47. erin

    So many great projects, you ladies never cease to amaze me.

  48. Cathi O'Neill

    Those are some amazing projects, love that there are some simple ones, and some WOW ones!! All are stunning though!


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