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Charlene Driggs – Prima Ribbonista {2011-12 Term}

Hi!  My name is Charlene Driggs aka Cookiebaker.  My husband and I live in the Tropical South with our dog, Bentley.  We have two grown sons, one lovely daughter-in-law and 2 adorable grandchildren.


I have always enjoyed a wide variety of crafts such as sewing, embroidery, counted cross-stitch and making paper flowers but stamping, paper crafting, cooking and baking are my passions.   I mill my own wheat and make my own bread and flour mixtures.  Many years ago, one of our friends referred to me as the “cookiebaker” because of the quantity of cookies I bake as gifts for our friends and neighbors.  The name stuck and is my avatar on my blog and stamping network sites. 


I’m a self-taught paper artist, learning primarily online through other wonderful bloggers and stamping networking sites.


My favorite paper art projects are gift sets.  I love to take ordinary everyday items and turn them into something beautiful using papers, ink, lush ribbons and other embellishments.  My style would probably be considered eclectic as I enjoy a variety of styles.  My current favorites are Clean and Simple (CAS) and romantic vintage.


I have had projects published in Scrapbook News and Review online magazine.  I currently design for May Arts Ribbon, and Rubbernecker Stamps and have also designed for The Cutting Café, Scor-Pal, Posh Designs Scrapbook Store, and the Paper Cubed Challenge blog.


I was honored to be on the Fall, 2010 SplitcoastStampers Clean and Simple Design Team and have held the Guest Designer spot several times.  In addition, I have been Guest Designer on Sharon Johnson’s Stamp Simply Challenge Blog and Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge blog.  I have been the Featured Stamper on SplitcoastStampers and my projects have been featured on Print Radar and Divine Design.


I am humbled and honored to be a part of the amazing May Arts Design Team once again and look forward to an inspiring creative season of crafts featuring May Arts Ribbon.


Some of Charlene's favorite projects are shown below:

  1. Susan Jensen

    Favorite one is ALL of them The Baby one can get used in 2-3 weeks for neighbor. Thank you.

  2. Stacey

    Welcome! I love that little bird house and the topiary! Very cool!

  3. Marie / Legojenta

    Hi Charlene! Love the birdhouse you’ve created =) TFS!

  4. Larissa Heskett

    CONGRATS on making the team!! I LOVE your projects and I look forward to all of the creations you will make this year using May Arts Ribbons!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  5. Pat K

    Love your work, love the baby card especially since my daughter is expecting her 1st in December

  6. Karen K

    Wow really nice work Charlene. Enjoy your time with May Arts, I know I will.

  7. DeniseB

    Welcome Charlene! Great projects! The birdhouse is my favorite so far!

  8. Kelly massman

    These are beautiful! Welcome!

  9. Rebecca Ednie

    I love the baby set!

  10. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    wow, I love all the altered items especially the birdhouse,

  11. Chunyuan

    Fabulous projects. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Sue McRae

    Wow, amazing sample of projects. Can’t wait to see what more wonderful things you’ll be creating!

  13. Karen B.

    So excited to work with you Charlene!

  14. Melinda Wilson

    Charlene, these projects are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

  15. Monica Carlton

    Your creations are fantastic! Everything “fits” together perfectly on each item. You are so talented! I’m so glad I’ve been introduced to your artistic ideas!!

  16. erin t

    Love how out of the box you think, what a great variety of projects.

  17. Monika/buzsy

    WELCOME Charlene! Congratulatins on being one of the Prima Ribbonista. Looking forward to seeing more of your creative projects. I ove the birdhous so much! :o)

  18. Dolly B.

    Wow! Your projects are stunning! Congratuations on being on the design team!

  19. Renee VanEpps

    Oh my Goodness! Your projects are gorgeous! I know I wil love seeing your work as a Ribbonista!

  20. Sue D

    Great projects–I like the notebook an pen set.

  21. Patty

    Amazing projects!!!! Each one brings a WOW! Looking forward to your next one!!

  22. Tini

    Oohhh Charlene, what a nice cuttlery- box… wooooo … i love it!!!! The other works too!

  23. Marie

    Welcome to May Arts!!! I LOVE all of your crafts!! It looks like it takes a million hours just to do one of them! I started following your blog and cant wait to see what you can do with May Arts!

  24. sue w.

  25. Mumsie

    Beautiful work. I especially like the baby card. Can’t wait to see more…..

  26. Cynthia B.

    Stunning use of ribbon on these projects! The birdhouse is especially a knockout! Looking forward to seeing your other creations. 🙂

  27. Jodi

    Congrats on being on the design team! Beautiful projects!

  28. Iris s

    One huge WOW! What a talent!

  29. Adi

    Fantastic projects!Glad to meet you and to say HI

  30. Dana Tatar

    Fabulous work! I can’t pick a favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!

  31. MARIA

    beautiful projects –


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