May Arts Ribbon Blog

Marie Otake – Cameo Ribbonista

My name is Marie. I am a full time mom, retail manager, and crafter, meaning I get no sleep! Yes, I sacrifice sleep to craft! I have always been a huge fan of arts and crafts, begging my parents for all sorts of supplies as a child and doing a lot of Origami. It wasn't until a few years ago that it became a passion. My parents were celebrating their 25th Anniversary and they had asked me to make invites. I mentioned to a coworker what I working on, and she told me about Scrapbooking. I've done scrapbooks before, but not the way she described it. I went to the store, purchased a stack of paper, a cutter, and glue. From that moment, there was no turning back. I've tried my hands on plenty of craft types, from scrapbooks to cards, altered projects to jewelry making. My goal is to try every sort of craft so I can utilize every trick I can learn! It is such an honor to be part of May Arts' design team, being the huge ribbon addict like I am! I can't wait to inspire and be inspired during my term!


Some of Marie's favorite projects are shown below:


  1. AnnetteH

    Looking forward to more of your creativeness

  2. Samantha Kania

    wow it looks like you really have a great knack for it so it is worth the lack of sleep 🙂

  3. Renee VanEpps

    OMG those cupcakes!!!!!!! Talk about amazing!!!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your work, congrats on making the team!

  4. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Congrats!  Love your work!

  5. Maureen Hayes

    Oh my, the cupcakes, I am dying. . . SO cute!  Congratulation on making the team.  I cannot wait to see what you create and to be inspired by you.  Welcome and best of luck!

  6. Sue D

    Great projects–love the cupcakes.

  7. Linda R

    Love those cupcakes…and everything else, too!  Great projects.  Congratulations on making the team.

  8. Amy Jones#8546

    Great projects.  I love your  cupcakes.  They are so pretty and unique…Love them so much.  Welcome to the team.

  9. Mistress of Mayhem

    Those ribbon cupcakes look divine – my favorite is the one that looks like it is covered in chocolate curls! Congrats to you!

  10. Khristen Foss

    Congrats, Marie, how exciting!!


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