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Charlene Driggs – Royal Ribbonista


Hi I’m Charlene Driggs! My husband, Steve and I currently live in the Tropical South with our little Havanese dogs, Bentley & Hannah. We have two married sons and 2 grandchildren.

I love all things creative! My design style would definitely be described as eclectic. I love it all!  Sewing, embroidery, counted cross-stitch, gardening, cooking and baking and all things crafty from creating greeting cards and journals, to gift sets and decorative pieces for the home, all with beautiful May Arts Ribbon, of course, keep my days happily full.  My main design strength is the ability to work with a variety of mediums and techniques.  I have been on several Design Teams including Scor-Pal, SplitCoastStampers Clean and Simple Design Team, The Cutting Café, Rubbernecker Stamps, Posh Designs Scrapbook Store (Canada), Paper Cubed and others.

 I’m honored and thrilled to be able to represent May Arts Ribbon as a Royal Ribbonista once again!

Visit Charlene on her blog


Some of Charlene’s favorite projects are shown below:

Burlap Heart Love Notes

   Altered Romantic Notebook

Decorative Plates using Ribbon

Altered Crate - Doll's Bed


  1. Taunya Butler

    Amazing projects – you really know how to use ribbon!!!

  2. Laurel Eichten

    Love the plates!

  3. Georgia Cressman

    Lovely projects…the plates were really clever!

  4. Su K

    Great plate idea. Never thought that

  5. Denise Bryant

    Lovely projects, Charlene! Looking forward to lots more!

  6. Adrienne Peach

    Oh my, LOVE the soft pretty shabby chic projects and the plates….well, they blew me away “who would have thought of that”. GREAT JOB!

  7. Linda F

    Gorgeous and creative projects. Congratulations and welcome back to the ribbonistas

  8. Janis in ID

    Such beautiful projects!! Love the little bears!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. barb macaskill

    LOVELOVELOVE your style!! The little bed is beyond adorable!!! Do you have a tutorial for making it? Would love to make one of my own! TFS!

  10. Patti S

    Your work is wonderful. I am especially intrigued by the ribbon plates. Congrats on coming back to the design team

  11. auntie em (emily)

    Beautiful work! There is something so sweet and romantic about ribbons on projects that always make them extra special.
    The little burlap heart is cute on it’s own but is soooo lovely with the pretty bits of lace and pearls and that perfect little posy.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work! Can’t wait to see more 🙂

  12. by belle

    Oh, love those plates!!

  13. Wendy L

    beautfil and delicate

  14. Katie B.

    That heart pillow is so pretty! You have done so many neat things!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  15. Vicki

    Such pretty projects Christina. I have a spool of that gorgeous orange and pink ribbon. Are the plates you used glass or plastic? How did you attach the ribbon? Thanks so much.

    1. Charlene

      Thanks for the kind feedback, Vicki.

      You can find the instructions for making the plates here:

  16. sherry butcher

    Wonderful projects, Congrads.

  17. Mary

    Love the beautiful ribbon flowers and also the vintage frame design . New ribbons are fantastic!

  18. Lucy E.

    I love your style! Your creations have a vintage flair to them.

  19. Sharon Gullikson

    The old fashioned card is so pretty! Just my style.

  20. Judy B

    Very lovely projects Charlene. Thanks for sharing your work with us and congratulations on being a Ribbonista.

  21. Gretchen Wilson

    Congrats, love you projects.

  22. Laura Strack

    Congratulations, Charlene’s!! Love your style. I clearly remember the lovely burlap heart w/the pocket project. It is one of my faves! Love the little doll bed a your journal is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing all your pretty creations with May Art Ribbon.

  23. Yolanda

    Congrats….you do beautiful work!

  24. Su K

    Vingtage will always catch my eye. Nice

  25. Laura Turcotte

    WOW—eclectic is right—such awesome projects!

  26. Linda DeWitt

    Congratulations on being on the design team, can’t wait to see more stunnings examples!

  27. Linda Pekrul

    Congratulations Charlene! You are very versatile and your projects are wonderful! LOVE the top two! (That’s my shabby/chic bias showing. LOL)

  28. Robin Buchholz

    Congratulations! Your projects are beautiful.

  29. Carla Hundley

    Welcome and congrats
    Carla from Utah

  30. Nancy Carroll

    LOVE your work! looking forward to seeing more…

  31. Lori Arnett

    You are so talented. Love your projects. Congratulations.

  32. Terri Burson

    Decorative plates? Cool!

  33. Scrappymo

    Congratulations. I LOVE that hessian project (the first one). Of course the others are wonderful too! lol

  34. Shari C

    Lovely and welcome back!

  35. marylouh

    Welcome back to the team. Love the Bear’s chair. I have an old wicker chair that would look great with the ribbons like you did your’s.
    I’m hoping to re-model the craft room and I’ll try that project once it’s done. the vintage album is beautiful.
    You have excellent ideas and I’m looking forward to more in the future.

  36. Amy Cooley

    Congrats on your new assignment! Your designs are lovely!

  37. TracyM #6773

    I have been enjoying your work this year and look forward to seeing the exciting ribbon-filled projects you create & share during your new term!!!

  38. Heather Thompson

    Thank you for returning!!! I am excited to see what else you bring to us!!! Congrats on the new design team.

  39. Marcy H,

    Beautiful Work!!


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