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May Arts Ribbon Design Team Call – Finalists’ Entries {and a giveaway}

I have been so excited to share with you the finalists’ entries from this years design team call!  Everyone has done such a great job!  I am truly honored to have these very talented women applying to be a Ribbonista! 

Below you will find for each finalists:

  • A photo of their project
  • A brief introduction to their creation
  • A link to the full tutorial on their own blog

Please take the time to review each one, because here’s the fun part!  I want to know who your favorites are! 

Now…make no mistake…as always, the May Arts Ribbonistas are chosen by this Ribbon Lady and no one else.  But, I always want to know what you think.  And, in the end, I love a fun excuse for a giveaway!  So, the prize up for grabs is:

3 spools from our new releases! 

That’s right!  I will select 3 of my very favorite ribbons from our summer releases & send them to 1 lucky winner!  All you have to do is post your comment telling me all of your top picks!   The winner will be announced on July 23rd 2012, along with the brand new May Arts Design Teams!

So, without further delay here are the final projects:


Written Finalists:

When I was thinking of a project I was thinking something that would be girly and fun to use. I have a fetish for decorative pillows and recently could not find what I was looking for. So when I had to think of a fun idea for my final submission this is what I came up with. This is bright, fun, easy to make and will light up the room.

Click Here for the tutorial.

Wedding season is upon us and its easy to get creative with May Arts Ribbons!  I love my paper and ribbon dresses and this was the perfect opportunity to make one as a gift/card!

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It’s here…the final round of the May Arts Design Team Call!!  I have created a multi-part project for my final submission.  Since it’s rather long, you can find a complete supply list and tutorial with pictures here for easy download/printing.

Click Here for the tutorial.

Here is my finished project for my “Sweet Summer Topiary”.  Since I have a penchant for “first time” projects and anything off of the ol’ 12×12, this one is no exception.  I also included a stepped out tutorial with photos.  This project was amazingly easy to do and even easier to “teach”.  This topiary is for my youngest daughter’s room.  When my older 2 girls saw the finished project, they said they wanted one too.

Click Here for the tutorial.

I’m so excited to share this project today! I made my daughter some sweet little flip flops… or as she calls them… “floppies.”

Click Here for the tutorial.

I’m so excited to share with you what I made for the second round… coffee lover crafty girl meets May Arts burlap ribbons, seriously a match made in heaven.  My tutorial is how to use May Arts burlap ribbon to create texture and background on a set of coffee themed cards.

Click Here for the tutorial.

It has been a very hot start of the Summer and keeping cool is a priority. My hair is up for most of the season either in a bun or a pony tail. I find myself looking for new accessories all the time. As I had the chance to chose products from Bethney’s collection I went for suede and sheer braid trim.

Jewelry is one of the accessories we wear the most, isn’t it? We can’t seem to have enough pieces to complement our wardrobe. Bethney from May Art Ribbon has the most exquisite selection of high quality ribbon products and has invited me to be a guest designer. I feel very honored to be able to work with her products. Today I will be showing you two projects I designed: hair ties and jewelry.

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Click Here for the tutorial.

You know I love making my own flowers – and making my own flowers with yummy May Arts Ribbons?!! Ah, it just doesn’t get any better. I wanted a way to showcase a wide variety of flowers, and teach you how to make them all. My project is a mini album, which includes tags with the Reader’s Digest version of the tutorials. (Don’t worry, the full tutorials, with lots of pictures are all in this post).

Click Here for the tutorial.

I’ve got a tutorial for you- my submission for Round 2 of the May Arts Design Team call! (yes, I was giddy to have made it this far!)
Today I’m showing you how to make those cute corkscrew barrettes that you can pay a fortune for at department stores!

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Hot Air Balloons are all the rage right now visit my blog and I will show you how you can make them yourself.  I hope you enjoy my project today, now just sit back and relax and enjoy.

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This tutorial takes you step by step through creating your very own beautiful May Arts Woven Ribbon journal.  The pleated satin ribbon really makes this journal shine as a gorgeous gift for a friend or a special place to tuck away your own thoughts, dreams, or even your busy schedule!  I hope you take a look and give this wonderful project a try!

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For my final project I decided to make a rainbow ribbon cake topper. I can’t pipe frosting to save my life, so I thought this would be an easy way to dress up a cake with little cake decorating expertise. It definitely added some serious pizzazz, with the height of the rainbow over the cake and the cascade of curls down the side.

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A few re-purposed and inexpensive items such as an empty frame and a piece of foam plus some beautiful May Arts Ribbon are all you need to create custom, colorful bulletin board from scratch! I’ll show you how to make one, as well as show you some fun, trendy and custom push pins!

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I thought this would be a great fun project that could be adapted for any holiday or occasion! A great centerpiece but yet when you are all done the kids can enjoy the fun surprises in the jars! Who doesn’t love sparklers and pinwheels! A simple thing for everyone to enjoy! 🙂

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For my project I knew I wanted to make a ribbon flower.  It’s simple and adds flair to all kinds of projects BUT I didn’t just want to give a tutorial on just that because there are so many out there.  I also wanted to show how to dress up a simple ribbon flower to suit the mood of any project.  So in the end I ended up with two tutorials.  One on how to make a “simple ribbon flower” and another on how to jazz them up.

Click Here and Here for the tutorials. 

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? I know I love them! These little cupcakes make a perfect centerpiece for an exploding box, party favors, ornament, or a little keepsake for someone’s birthday! I will be showing you all how to make each one of these cupcakes in the next few days.

Click Here, Here & Here for the tutorials. 

Hi everyone I want to share a mini album I made using a chipboard book and G45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper and several May Arts Ribbon.  My goal was to find and show everyone unique and interesting things you can do with ribbon.  You can do so much more than just tie fancy bows on cards with them.  So enjoy as you take a stroll through my album and see how I used the different ribbons…

Click Here for the tutorial.

I created a chandelier (pendant light) using a drum shade and ribbon.  I love unique light fixtures.  My bedroom colors are silver and a soft lavender. The furniture is silver (lots of cans of spray paint). I think the silver and white chandelier will be a great addition to my room.

Click Here for the tutorial.

Why not try and get creative this month by using mist and paint on those beautiful ribbons and lace to make them your own. I love playing with paint and mist because you can always change the colors of your ribbons/lace to make them work for you. While some might think that painting and misting is quite scary, it doesn’t need to be and I’m here to show you how easy it can be!

Click Here for the tutorial.

Hi everyone. I am Vera Wirianta Yates. This past year been such a blessing for me to be part of May Arts DT. I love it so much that I am reapplying again for a second term. 🙂 For my project I decided to make card as that’s what I love to do. I love to share with people how to use ribbons in card besides using them as a bow. On my project I use the ribbons as border and to create my own wreath embellishment. I hope you like them and be inspired to use ribbon on your project. Thanks so much.

Click Here for the tutorial.

Do you have a tiny tot that loves to help in the kitchen?  Does your wee one have a special someone that needs to tag along too? What a great way to keep their clothes tidy with matching aprons! Please follow along with this tutorial to create a precious frilly apron, trimmed with the sweetest ribbons for your tot and teddy too.

Click Here for the tutorial.


Video Finalists

I love using the ribbons in items that are utilitarian as well decorative, and I think this piece is perfect example of that.  Like I mentioned in the post you could use an old sheet as the base for the skirt, so that lends a little “green” factor to the whole thing.  I was also thinking that one could make a simple zippered pouch to match from the smaller version of those ribbons.  The imagination could keep on going…

That the ribbons becomes like a fabric pattern is pretty cool. 

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I made this video using a technique I made up called Fishtail Ribbon Technique.  I was inspired to create this technique by the fishtail braids that I used to wear in my hair when I as a little girl.

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Here is a video tutorial on making a ribbon flower. Use them on scrapbook pages, cards, as center pieces, as clothing and hair accessories, or in this case as the center of a ring barer pillow. With the use of May Arts ribbons each one is completely customizable and unique. You can make them full and luxurious, or quaint and dainty. For this particular piece I used 350 5/8″x50y SHEER/RUFFLE EDGE (350-58-94), 384 3/4″x20y LACE/PEARL CENTER, and the SD 3/8″x50y – SOLID/CENTER DOT. Two beautiful cream/ivory ribbons and a luxurious turquoise ruffled edge. I used one yard of each. Also have a small one inch circle of cardstock and your glue gun handy. It’s finished off with a piece of burlap twine, two pearls and a bicone bead. The finished ring barer pillow is accompanied by a wrist cuff and a hair piece for the bride. A few other products used include the.398 2.5″X10Y BURLAP/WIRED, and the 392 58″X10Y SHEER / BOX PLEAT (392-58-09), muslin, glue, a needle, thread and a sewing machine, pillow fluff, vintage buttons, cardstock, cheese cloth and vintage photo distress stain.

Click Here for the tutorial.

Click Here for the tutorial.

 I’ve created a round canvas where beside alphas and some ink, it is ALL May Arts. I wanted to showcase how to create backgrounds for mixed media projects using ribbons and trim as well as a few easy embellishments. It is a fun way to use ribbons and add serious texture to any project.

Click Here for the tutorial.

Hi!  It’s Kendra here again bringing you an amazing May Arts Project.  It is super simple to make and takes less than an hour to complete.  May Arts “Taggie” Blanket!

Click Here for the tutorial.

**Sorry we couldn’t show you the video on this one!  Files got corrupted…messy, messy business!  This was also why there was a delay in getting this post up for everyone!  I did, though, get a chance to see it for myself.  🙂 **

Hi, I’m Leah and I have been blogging for May Arts since the very beginning.  I am lucky to get the opportunity and hope to continue working with this great company.  In my videos, I try my best to show the viewer the ribbons and new ways to use them.  I like to focus on one type of ribbon per video to showcase that style.  In my current video I feature the May Arts silk ribbons.  Thanks for taking time to watch and consider my entry.

Click Here for the tutorial.

What’s more lovely than a little girl’s dress! This easy shaped card sports 3/8″ lace layers to create a ruffled dress, and 3/4″ striped twill as a ribbon candy “sash” to dress it up! The sunny yellow card would be perfect for celebrations, or made into a pink princess dress or a white wedding gown!

Click Here for the tutorial.

I decided to show how you can transform a photo frame into a lovely customized piece of home decor in a floral romantic style. I chose 4 May Arts ribbons to create with, all of them in a vintage lace or trim style in pale shades of ivory and cream to complement the white photo frame. I also kept the embellishments for the project in pale tones of cream, peach and mint so as to allow the photograph to show through. The May Arts ribbons were used to add textured, interest and dimension to the project. I laid the ecru trim on the base of the photo frame, creating a textured background. The beautiful lace with inset pearls was used to border the frame, giving dimension and elegance to an otherwise flat surface. The florette lace I cut out individual florettes and used these as floral embellishments and finally, my favorite ribbon with the white flower and green leaves was twirled around the corner of the frame, giving a soft garden accent to the project.

Click Here for the tutorial.


Phew!  Now that is a lot of ribbony goodness!   Remember, be sure to post those comments for a chance to win 3 spools from our summer releases!  And be sure to check back on July 23, 2012 to find out who will be the new May Arts Ribbonistas!

Good luck to everyone!


-The Ribbon Lady




  1. Carmen

    My favorites are Erin Thiem, Vera Wirianta Yates and Karen Baker. (Of course, they're all wonderful)

  2. mary

    Vera Yates is one of my favorite artists and i love her creations.
    Jen with the curly ribbon is a project i plan on trying to do.  it is very cute!
    all of your candidates are so very talented.  good luck making your decision!

  3. Michelle Weddle

    There are so many wonderful projects.  The ones that really stood out to me are Marie Otake's cupcakes – so cute and there are so many things that you could do with them; Charlene Driggs teddy bear bedroom scene is adorable and would be loved dearly by a little girl; Montina Burt's lamp shade is very neat and gives a hip look; and last but not least is Alexcia Patterson-Schroll's skirt is very cute – love all the stripes.
    Good Luck to all!

  4. Kelly Sas

    Goodness what a wealth of talent these ladies have!  Since i have to pick for a chance to add some more MA ribbon to my collection I do love Virginia's aprons. & Alexia's ribbon skirt.   Can you tell my first love is sewing?!?

  5. miriam

  6. Erika Taylor

    So many amazing projects from all of the designers. Love all of them and Wish each of you the best of luck!!! Congratulations and thank you for all the inspiration

  7. Pati

    I just love this ribbon! So many different ones used here it is hard to pick a favorite…but I did 😀 Monica Edwards did an awesome job changing both color and texture on her mini album. I like the way it gave the project an antique look. This is one look I totally need to try!

  8. steph d.

    i like erin thiems' burlap projects.  i also like the mini album by gini (love the flowers she created).  thanks for the chance and have a great weekend!  *hugs* and much aloha, steph 🙂

  9. Tiffany Lawson

    What a nifty way to create with ribbon. I do have to say that my all time favorite is Alexcia's ribbon skirt. The ribbons making layers of gorgeous stripes. Now, this would be a fun project to make. I do love the colors that work so nicely together. I also like the rainbow with clouds picture, it's so cheerful.

  10. Lucy

    Such a bundle of talent all in one place!  My top 2 projects are from Kendra Wiggins and Sandy Allnock, but any entrant would be a great asset to the May Arts DT.

  11. Annette Allen

    My favorites is everyone…I am so honored to be in this group of fabulous designers…Good Luck to everyone..

  12. Bailey J

    Alexcia's ribbon skirt is a great way to customize a look. Honestly everyone in the family can sit down and do this project—we might just do that over the weekend. I love that the look of the skirt will change depending on how you stitch the ribbons together, and in what order! That's clever!!!

  13. Emily H

    Oh my goodness!! You can do so much with ribbon! These projects are amazing!  I love Charlene Drigg's project.  I will totally do stuff like that for my kids when I have them. 

  14. Tonya H

    WOW!! These are ALL fabulous creations. So much creativity. I do not envy you having to make this decision at all. I really love Gini's book, Erin's coffee basket and Marie's cupcakes.

  15. amber j

    I loooove the rainbow canvas from Ellen. I like her videos and she always teaches me something new. I never would use burlap to make a rainbow.

  16. Izzy Anderson

    Gorgeous projects. Wow!  I love these.  My favorite might be the dress card, the flip flops and the curly ribbon hairbows.  But all are contenders. So hard to choose.

  17. Bev

    All of the designs are fantastic but love Vera Yates card and want to vote for her to remain on the design team…

  18. Rocio

    I'm just AMAZED!!! what a BEAUTIFUL line up of ART!! LOVE all this talented artist, but specialy Susan Lui & Monica Edwards, Congrats to all this AWESOME artists!!

  19. Kailash

    I love Gini Williams Cagle,  Jennifer Ingle's and Marie Otake's projects. Lots of amazing work by all these talented artists!! 

  20. Dawn Woolf

    These projects are all great!  My favorite is Sandy's lacy dress card.  Then the coffee note cards by Erin and the little girl apron by Virginia.   All the ladies deserve a great round of applause (clap) (clap) for their great talent!!

  21. Meagan Vaughn

    My Favorites are Vera Yates and Erin Theim!!

  22. HeatherC

    My favorites are Emily Lanham and Erin Thein. LOVE!!!

  23. Donna Sue

    My favorites would be the pillow with the neighborhood scene and all the cute cupcakes! Great job to everyone!

  24. Solveig

    Wow! So many great ways to use ribbon that I have never thought of! Love all these projects! Kendra Wilsons "taggie" blanket is really cute. Also love the cupcakes, the hot air balloons, the frilly apron, the corkscrew barrettes and Lalo IK's ribbon flowers.

  25. Kristen R

    Everything was so great ! Lots of talented people here 😀
    My favorite projects were….
    I really liked Erin Thiems Coffee themed cards! I love burlap the texture is great! 
    The mini album that Gini Whilliams Cagle was so pretty! I loved all the colors.
    Jenifer Cowles Hot air Balloons were super neat and very cute! Great project idea.

  26. Brenda S.

    Oh. My. Gosh!  I am so humbled by the talent of these artists!  Good luck to all of them!  As for my favorite… gee… which six did I narrow it down to this time!  The cupcakes rock; they look good enough to eat! The hair curl clips are adorable and my grand-daughters will love them!  My favorite has to be the mini album by Gini Williams Cagle! I am a scrapper and loved the detail. Amazing!

  27. scrappyrae10

    WOWZA all of the projects are simply amazing! Yall rock!

  28. [email protected]

    Wow, what an amazing line-up of projects.  Good Luck to all the finalist!  As someone who loves ribbon and is always on the lookout for creative ways to use apply it to everyday items, I really love the lampshade by MONTINA.  What a great way to add custom style to your home.  I am also loving the card projects by VERA and SANDY, both which are really unique!  Ribbon Lady your task is picking the next design team is a tough one!  It has been a pleasure being on the team the last few years and I will continue to be a loyal May Arts customers and blog enthusiast!

    1. The Ribbon Lady

      It has truly been an honor to have you on our team these past 2 years, Shelly!  Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.  🙂 


  29. Stephanie U

    THey are all stuning.  But, I think my two favorites are Jenifer Cawles and Marie Otake.

  30. Krissy

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Jingle's woven journal!!!!!

  31. Jayme

    Hands down the Hot Air Balloons.  I just love them.  They are so cute and whimsicle.  Good luck picking out a new team.

  32. R. Huffman

    So many lovely projects to choose from that I can't pick just one. My 3 favorites are Jenifer's hot air balloons, Susan Lui's frame and Gini's mini album.

  33. Jenny O.

    Ooh that is a truly tough decision. I'll go by what I would be most likely to make: Jen Shears cute hair clips, and Johanna Descoins eye catching cake topper. And Erin Thiems coffee themed everything is so beautiful.

  34. Jen W.

    Karen Baker and Erin Thiem are amazing and I can't imagine the team without them!

  35. Kim M

    What great idea! My favorite has to be Ashley N Newell's fishtail braid idea. What a unique way to use ribbon.

  36. caroline

    These are all beautiful!!! I love the flip flops idea – when I was little I had a "business" making very similar flip flops. (total profit for the summer was one quarter…) I absolutely ADORE the ribbon skirt! I can't wait to try it out – it looks like it would be really easy to make it your own 🙂

  37. Tessa

    Love all of these although I am absolutely in love with Alexcia's skirt. Can't believe it is made out of ribbon entirely! Also think the flip flops are super cute. Good luck to everyone!

  38. clare pernice

    I'm in LOVE with Alexcia's ultra cool and stunning ribbon skirt… she made delightful 'ribbon fabric' which is such a brilliant idea!! Her color choices for the simple sweet skirt are yummy… I can't wait to try this and make a skirt, bag a lampshade so many creative ways to go and her green upcycling of old sheets as the sewing base also deserves a thumbs up. Great job, effective, easy and exquisite and my #1 vote!!!

  39. Flo

    Great projects. Emily Kanham’s pink flip flops make me smile and Vera Yates’ card is very appealing. But when I first saw Annette Allen’s pillow, I loved it and after scrolling through all it was still my favorite. Hope this helps with you decision. Good Luck.

  40. Diana J

    Alexcia Patterson-Schroll's clever skirt is just the ticket for a novice seamstress like me. Best of all, it can be for my little ones or for me. I like the way that it really has appeal to different age groups. When crafting is useful, not just fun—that's a winner! Thanks for the great post.

  41. Elizabeth

    Good job ladies! They're all just so adorable. The flip flops are just so sweet. The one that I really love and is so amazing is that skirt from Alexcia. What a great way to use ribbon! 

  42. Sofia

    Soo much talent! I loved Jennifer's hot air baloon and Johannas rainbow cake topper. They were both unique and adorable projects.

  43. madison

    I absoultely love the Hot Air Balloons from Jenifer Cowles.  They are so cute and would be fun as party decorations.

  44. Heather C

    Wow!  What a great bunch of ideas!  My favorites are Sandy's yellow dress card and Charlene's little bear bed.  Best wishes to all!

  45. Mary Beth

    Charlene Driggs  – awesome projects and always clear instructions. Love her!

  46. ~amy~

    WOW…that's a whole lotta inspiration!!!  Everybody's projects are super wonderful but I'd like to give shout outs to:  Annette Allen, Charlene Driggs, Erin Thiem, Jen Shears, Jennifer Ingle, Karen Baker, Lalo IK, Vera Yates & Ashley N Newell!

  47. Shahrul Niza

    Amazing creative ribbonistas here!. I'm smiling away looking at each entry :).  My favorite creations has to be Lalo Ik's ribbon bloomers and Jenifer Cowles' hot air balloons!!. Good luck y'all and thank you Ribbon Lady for the chance at winning! Hugs.

  48. Melita

    Congratulations to the finalists! I am rooting for Candy Rosenberg and Jenifer Cowles! 

  49. Kayle Martin

    Go local! go Erin! 

  50. Cynthia B.

    Wow. I do not envy you your decision! Lovely and creative projects! My favorites include – Johanna's ribbon cake topper, Jennifer Ingle's woven journal, Karen's bulletin board, and Sandy's yellow dress card. Well, that's four but it's hard to narrow it down further. Great job, ladies!

  51. Kara Lynne

    All of these ribbon creations are amazing!  The ones that I can most identify with are Vera Yates, Karen Baker, Lalo IK, and Erin Thiem's designs.  There's no way I could just chose one!

  52. Charlene McCreight

    My faviorate piece is that of  Sandy Allnook.   

  53. Aundria B.

    So hard to choose from so many beautiful projects but my 3 favorites are: Sandy Allnock's adorable, yellow-dress card; Christina Colon's fun topiary; and Mario Otake's cupcakes that look almost good enough to eat! 

  54. Nelda Johnson

    My first choice are the cupcakes by Marie Otake. Second would be the hot air balloons by Jenifer Cowles, and third is the topiary by Christine Colon.

  55. Sue D

    My favorites are Jen Shear's corkscrew barrettes, Marie Otake's cupcakes and Sandy Allnock's dress card.

  56. Denise Bryant

    Charlene, Erin, Marie and Sandy's projects were my favorites! Really hard to narrow it down with all these lovely creations to choose from. Nice job to all!

  57. Goat Girl

    I have 1 favorite Charlene Driggs, that doll bed is one of the most creative things I've ever seen! Monica Edwards is my 2nd choice.

  58. Jessica Ann

    I love the hot air balloon!  Very cute!!

  59. Katherine L

    WOW!  There are a lot of great projects, so many to choose from it makes it hard.  But I really do like the the bed with the teddy bear, super cute!! And the flip flops were absolutely adorable!!

  60. Janet Mack

    I love Charlene's clementine doll bed.  I have a little granddaughter that would just love it.

  61. Iris Wiechmann

    Wow what fantastic entries! All well done ladies! My favorites are: Mini Album by Monica Edwards, Hot Air Balloons by Jenifer Cowles and Cupcakes by Marie Otake
    good luck to all

  62. Rachel

    Nicole Martel's misted ribbons are fab, and it's a technique that's so useful and useable for LOs AND altered art – love that! Also love Erin Thiem's use of the burlap!

  63. Patricia

    I don't envy your decision at all.  My choices are Christine Colon, very original, with her Sweet Summer Topiary; Marie Otake & her creative cupcakes, and Sandy Allnock's adorable dress card.

  64. Deborah

    They are all fantastic, however my FAVORITE is Charlene's cute little bed.  It is way adorable!!

  65. Renee Meyer

    Charlene that looks like a dream!!   This will be admired by generations of Driggs. Not only is it adorable but so much fun.

  66. Brenda Smalle

    So many beautiful projects!!!   My top five (I had a hard time even narrowing it down to those)…
    Charlene Driggs adorable little teddy bear bed
    Marie Otahi fabulous little cupcakes
    Gini Williams Cagle  gorgeous album
    Jennifer Ingle  elegant journal
    Emily Lanham  I want those flip flops
    Thanks for sharing these fabulous projects!

  67. Kelley

    All the finalists have great projects. With that said, I'm glad you have to make the final decision! I don't envy you.
    My personal favorite is Christina Colon's 'Sweet Summer Topiary.' I'm also going to check Gini Williams' and Marie Otake's instructons.

  68. Melinda Wilson

    My favorites are the cupcakes and Love at First Sip!!! So cute!

  69. francineb

    Oh my, it's really tough to pick favorites.  I have several, but my number one would be Christina Colon's topiary.  I love the colors and foo-foo-ness of it.  It really grabbed my eye.  Gina Williams Cagle's album is fabulous, as well as Jen Shears' adorable corkscrew barrettes and Marie Otake's ribbon cupcakes.

  70. Marilyn Nimmo

    My favorites are Susan Lui, Nicole Martel, and Gina Williams Cagel.  Everyone did an amazing job—difficult to narrow it down to 3.

  71. Kathy P

    Yikes…TOO many awesome projects to choose from!!! You could pick any one of them and have total creativity on your hands!
    My faves:  Annette's gorgeous pillow, so sweet; Monica's awesome mini-album;  and Gina's exquisite album!  Great work by everyone!

  72. mary marsh

    These are certainly some fabulous entries for the ribbonistas call-I see why they made it this far-anyone of these entires would certainlky represent May Arts well-and thanks for the chance to win some ribbon for the rest of us

  73. Jinny Newlin

    WOW!  Talk about a post packed with inspiration!  Beautiful work, finalists!  Well, Erin's coffee projects are not only beautiful, but also absolutely delicious!  And should know, because I won them!  Mmmmmm!  I also adore the stunning practicality of Jen's curly hair clips.  My daughter would love those!  And Marie's cupcakes, Virginia's aprons, and Annette's pillow are just precious!  Love 'em to pieces!  What a tough job!

  74. Rea

    My favorite is Annette Allen's pillow.  I have a soft spot for throw pillows.   I love the frilly ribbon and sweet ribbon flowers.  Great tuitoral and the scene is cute too.  

  75. Stacy Buller

    I don't envy you having to pick a few DT members from this group…take them all! If I have to pick favorites my top 5 are Annette's pillow, Emily's bright pink flip flops, Erin's burlap coffee themed products, Marie Otake's cupcakes (especially the chocolate one), and the" OMG I can't believe the intracac" of Charlene's bedroom scene!  What these women can do with your products is j-awe-dropping 🙂

  76. rush

    there is alot of talent in this one post! 

  77. B. S. Gallant

    My favorites are Sandy's yellow little girl dress, the chandelier and the cupcakes.  I'm truly amazed at the versatility and creativlty of all the designs.  Good luck to all.

  78. Heather - housesbuiltofcards

    Well…that is one AMAZING bunch of projects!!! I can tell you definitely have your work cut out for you! I have to admit to a bit of bias, but I think Kristi Bennet's project is super adorable!!! Of course, I do love burlap!

  79. SuZeQ

    I love Susan Lui's frame … very different to have the subjects pop out of the opening.  Love it!

  80. Linda R

    Hi!  Thanks for showing us all this amazing! talent.  So hard to pick favorites….I love all the ribbon weaving.  I also like the little yellow dress. Monica's mini album is very beautiful.  I guess my very favorite is the cupcakes!  They're so wonderful….Wow!

  81. Rebecca Ednie

    I like the flip flops, the corkscrew barrettes and the hot air balloons. 

  82. Denise Pustelniak

    Hi, fantastic projects! All super talented! My fav is Marie cupcakes. They look so delicious and they make perfect party favors!

  83. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Wow, you've definitely got your work cut out for you!  My favs are:
    Erin Thiem – LOVE the coffee and burlap theme
    Gini Williams Cagle – Her mini album is amazing!
    Jenifer Cowles – I've GOT to make one of those hot air balloons!  Too adorable!
    Jennifer Ingle – That woven ribbon journal is gorgeous!
    Kristi Bennett – Love the ribbon and burlap and pinwheels!
    Marie Otake:  Those ribbon cupcakes look good enough to eat!
    Nicole Martel – Gorgeous layout!

  84. Cindy McNeil

    My favorite are the "floppies" they are so darn cute.  I live in those in the summer.

  85. Lynn

    Wow!  Congrats to all the finalists!  Especially Erin and Karen…adore their work!

  86. kathy/NorthCarolina

    So many wonderful ideas!  But I confess, I truly love 2 projects the most:  Gini Cagle's gorgeous mini album (all those wonderful handmade flowers!) and Emily Lanham's darling flip flops (toooooo cute!).  Glad I don't have to make the final cut!

  87. Thia Gielow

    How amazing they all are! But, I’m going to have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ribbon cupcakes by Maria! Wow! Great job everyone, good luck!

  88. Caro

    oh wow, it's really hard to choose a favorite, but I have made a decision: the project of Charlene Driggs … it's so cute, there's a little child in me I think.

  89. ~Tammy~

    Gorgeous creations! I don't envy your decision! There are so many wonderful designers I could not possibly pick. I do hope Jen Shears returns as I have enjoyed her MA work over the last few years! 

  90. B. Poteraj

    The pillow by Annette Allen is very cute. I like the "different" design.

  91. sharon gullikson

    Charlene Driggs' is my favorite. I love the little bed all dressed up.

  92. kim sagebiel

    As a coffee lover, I really loved the whole concept of Erin Thiem's coffee collection – loved the burlap curl!  I would love to give this as a gift!

  93. Paula

    Love all things ribbon, but if I had to choose, these would be on the list. Charlene Driggs (bed) ingenious, Jenifer Cowles (hotair balloons), Maria Otake (cupcakes) and Montina B (pendant light). I am so impressed with these lady's talent!!!

  94. Polly

    I just love Erin's coffee cards! They are so darling.

  95. Nan G

    Fabulous projects from all the entrants! Makes picking a favorite difficult! Here's my favs;  Gini Williams Cagle, Jen Shears, Jennifer Cowles, Lao IK, Marie Otake, Monica Edwards

    Good luck! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous May Arts ribbon!


  96. Elizabeth Campau

    Wow they are all awesome projects-congrats to everyone! My fav though is Marie's cupcakes. Very cute project!

  97. kimberly

    congrats to all the finalists!!  amazing peices of art – my fav would have to be Marie's cupcakes….super cute

  98. Angela

    I love the cupcakes and the Floer Garden Mini.

  99. Dan

    I vote for Erin's!  What a subtle and stylistic way to find coffee in the morning!

  100. Cricut Chick

    My favorite project is Monica Edwards' Mini Album.  Just beautiful and the detail is amazing.
    Thank you for sharing..
    Cricut Chick

  101. teresa kline

    I like Sandy's yellow dress card…..amazing entries!
    enjoy *~*

  102. Rose

    so glad you have to choose at they are all awesome!!!! 🙂
    my favs are:
    annette allen
    erin thiem
    karen baker
    marie otake

  103. luanne

    here are my favorites…
    pillow from annette, the flip flops, the hot air balloon, the cupcakes are so yummy and the rainbow card.

  104. Julie E

    Wow, what talent and creativity!  My faves are Marie's cupcakes – super cute, Karen's bulletin board – always classy and Vera's card – what a fun way to spruce up a card.

  105. NancyJB

    Great projects all.  My top picks are Sandy's Little girl dress card,  Virginia's Aprons, Karen's Bulletin Board and Charlene's Doll bed.  Thank you for sharing these.

  106. Nicole Beckom-Long

    I like the job that Monica Edwards did hands down!

  107. Lisa g

    I love Sandy’s dress card! Vera’s card, the corkscrew barrettes, and the cupcakes also really caught my eye.

  108. Kristie M

    There is a lot of talent  here. I'm going to try a few of the tutorials myself. My favorites are Sandy's little girl card, Marie's cupcakes, and Jen's corkscrew barrettes. Good luck to everyone!

  109. Ann M

    Wow!! What a tough decision the Ribbon Lady has!! This is a lot of talent all in one place! I LOVE Sandy's yellow dress card! I also love DeeDee's flowers and Gini's mini album…and the cupcakes are adorable…and I could go on and on! Good Luck all!

  110. Ronda A.

    Wow…so much talent to admire :o)  I'd give my vote to Charlene D., Sandy A., Emily L., and Erin T.  Good luck to one and all.  

  111. Randee Scholz

    Great ideas!  Hard to pick, but the ones that I would case are Emily L, Erin T, Jen S, Karen B, and Sandy A.

  112. Monika/buzsy

    Oh, so pmany creative ideas. Well done ladies. My favorites are DeeDee, Charlene, and Erika Taylor.

  113. Marcia Dehn-Nix

    There are so many to love. Karen Baker's burlap memo board, Erin Theim's coffee cards, Virginia Fyne's aprons, Marie Otakes cupcakes…. Sorry i cannot choose just one.

  114. Bethany Becker

    My favorite is Erin Theim. I love the set and it would make an amazing gift. Other favorites are Virginia Fyne's aprons and Christina Colon's. All of the entries are great!

  115. Kristine Whittaker

    So difficult to choose just three! I narrowed it down to Sandy Allnock's dress card, Susan Lui's altered frame decor, and Johanna Descoins' rainbow cake topper. All of the entries were amazing!

  116. yolanda d

    My fave is Sandy Allknocks sunny dress. Very Jackie O. classic. Virginia Fynes ribbon aprons are adorable and Marie Otake's cupcakes look delicious!

  117. Annette Hindes

    My favorite by far is Sandy Allnock's Lovely Yellow Dress Card! 
    I especially like her color choice, detail and great tutorial. ~Just Lovely!
    I also like the Pink Floppies by Emily Lanham, the Cupcakes by Marie Otake,  the Rainbow Cake Topper by Johanna Descoins, and the Sweet Summer Topiary by Christina Colon.

  118. Harriet Clark

    What a creative group of designers!!  My favorite projects are Sandy's little yellow dress and Jen's baked curlyque ribbons! Good luck to all! 
    It's amazing what can be done with May Arts ribbon!!! 

  119. Patricia

    Congrats, ladies!  I love Christina's topiary!  Such a cute idea!

  120. Jean Sundquist

    My favorites are Sandy's yellow dress and Erin's coffee themed cards.

  121. Christine Dring

    Wow these projects are fabulous! I especially like Karen Baker's bulletin board and Virginia Fynes' aprons. Good luck to everyone!

  122. fishinkitten

    Wow!!! How hard it will be for you to choose!!! My favorites are…
    Charlene Driggs' teddy bear bed
    Erim Thiem's coffee gift set
    Marie Otake's ribbon cupcakes

  123. Dixie

    Goodness gracious. That's a lot of eye candy! My favorites are Erin's coffee themed cards and Sandy's yellow dress.

  124. sherry s.

    My faorites are the ribbon flowers. Sandy's ribbon dress is adorable. Thanks for a chance to win.

  125. Amy Jones #8546

    Wow……I really would not like to be the ribbon lady right now.  These are some really amazing projects.  And I mean amazing.  These ladies are so talented.  It is really hard to choose a top3 let alone a top 5 so I chose to share my top 7 with you.  
    Marie's cupcakes are so pretty and unusual they are so intriging.
    Jenifer Cowles Hot air balloons are amazing. 
    Charlene did a wonderful job on her lil bedroom,  so adorable
    Gini's Mini album is so Beautiful.  
    Erin really works that burlap and did great on those Coffe theme cards
    Christina's sweet summer Topiary is so fun with those bright colors.
    and last but not least Annettes Pillow is sooooo cute.
    Every one did a wonderful job and are so talented.  You defenitly have your work cut out for you.  Good luck.

  126. Grace Tolman

    these are a great batch of awesome ribbon projects. You can tell a lot of work was put into each and everyone of them. For me my faves would be….Marie Otake's cupcakes (they look so deliciously real) then I like Nicole Martel's layout and the technique of misting ribbons for personalization and third would be Sandra Allnock's little dress card. So sweet and the colors went perfectly. great job to everyone.

  127. JenMarie Taylor

    Oh WOW!
    I have some faves:
    Jennifer Cowles
    Erin Thien
    Emily Lanham
    Annette Allen
    Christina Colon
    Daren Baker
    Marie Otake
    Ashley N Newell
    DeeDee Catron
    Sandy Allenock
    WOW again!!

  128. Kathy T

    I love the flowers from Gina Williams Cagle, Sandy Allnock's little dress and the cupcakes by Marie Otake. Can't wait to see who wins.

  129. Lydia

    I like Erin's cards!

  130. Kate Vickers

    So many wonderful projects! My favourites are by Christina Colón, Nicole Martel and Erika Taylor. I love Christina's ribbon topiary! That would look amazing in my daughter's room. I think that I might try that. I really love Nicole's layout, and all her layouts actually. Erika did a fabulous job with her altered project and her videos are great! I also really like Virginia Fynes' project. I love the aprons. So cute! Erin Thiem's project is lovely as well. It's very well put together and her photos are fabulous. I also really want to see a lot of paper crafting projects here since May Arts products are so important to those of us interested in paper crafting. Anyway, I don't know how you will decide, everyone is great in their own way!

  131. Michele F.

    What a wonderful mixture of creative ideas!!  If I am to pick just ONE… I will have to say my favorite is Marie Otake and her SCRUMPTIOUS cupcakes. Talk about looking so real!!!

  132. Lisa L. ( Lisa's Creative Niche)

    wow I do not envy you on this decision!!! amazing work everyone!!!  I love the skirt ( that is awesome and I would so wear it! ), the matching aprons, the hot airballoons is so cool, the cake doration is very unique and those cupcakes are awesome!  Thanks! Best of luck to all!

  133. Holly E

    Wow, some really great projects out there! Here is 4 of my faves:
    Charlene D's -teddy bears, Jeniger C's -hot air balloons, Jenniger I's -weaved journal, and Marie O's -cupcakes! Excellent work ladies!!

  134. Leah Crowe

    Such amazing and wonderful projects!
    My top three favorites are from the artists, Annette Allen, Vera Yates, and Christina Colon!!

  135. JessicaL

    Ashley N Newell and Erin Theim are my two favorites!

  136. Nicole Maki

    I love Ashley N Newell's fishtail ribbon technique.
    What a great idea.

  137. Kristie Maynard

    Oh Ribbon Lady, I don't envy your position!  What a hard decision you have ahead of you!  These are all fabulous projects, so many different ideas and talents!
    Now for my favorites.  After a lot of hemming and hawing I have to say my favorites are Erin Thiem with the coffee and burlap themed projects. Jennifer Ingle with the ribbon journal, this is so something I would love to make and Nicole Martel with her ribbon coloring and layout.
    For the video projects, my favorite is the dress card by Sandy Allnock.  Very nicely done, just love the project and her video.  Also love the fram project by Susan Lui although I haven't had a chance to watch her video yet.
    Thanks for all this wonderful inspiration!

  138. Cheryl (Shestamps)

    I don't know how you will ever pick!  They are all so fantastic.  I have been following Karen's and Annette's blogs and think they are both very talented.

  139. Lisa

    I just LOVE Erin Thiem's sweet coffee gift basket, so PRETTY and great colors! And I CAN'T leave out Karen Bakers BRILLIANT woven textured bulletin board!

  140. Erica

    I love love love Erin's coffee inspired ribbonry! 

  141. Andrea Miller

    My favorites are – Charlene's Bed 
    Gini-mini album
    Dee Dee -flower video
    Erika- round canvas video

  142. Cassie

    I love, love, love that ribbon topiary from Christina Colon!!!  It's so festive!!

  143. Jess M.

    Christina's topiary is SO fun and really makes the ribbon the star of the show… amazing!

  144. Sue McRae

    Lots of creative projects from everyone!  I really like Christina's Summer Topiary, Emily's Flip Flops and Karen's Bulletin Board. In the video category I like Ellen's Rainbow Canvas.

  145. barbara heinly

    These are all so great! I love all of them especially the rainbow canvas by ellen. bright and cheery! The cupakes are adorable, too!

  146. Gloria Stengel

    It's very hard to pick favorites, especially when so many of my Cyber friends and design team buddies are on the list! Here are the ones that really gave me new ideas for using ribbon on my projects: Gini Cagle, Jen Shears, Vera Yates, Erika Taylor, and Susan Lui. And I loved these projects just because they were so awesome: Marie Otake and DeeDee Cartron.

  147. Renee VanEpps

    Wow, great work by all.  My choices are : (in no particular order!) Emily Lanham – great idea to dress up flip flops with the braided ribbon.. flippies are my 5 yr old's newest love so I'll definitely try these out, thank u!  Erin Thiem – Beautiful set!  I always LOVE tuts on gift sets, and creative ones at that.  Such a fantastic homemade gift for someone you care about.  Jennifer Ingle – That woven journal cover is definitely something I can see myself making and keeping ALL for myself!  Gorgeous job!  Vera- Well, I love this pleated circle frame, and honestly I've never seen anything from her that didn't inspire me to go out and buy the products to recreate her projects!  She's a huge asset to any team in my humble opinion!  Virginia Fynes – I think I would LOVE to see more projects from her, I totally need to make that apron for my 5 yr old, and she did such a beautiful job with these!  

  148. erin

    Wow, blown away by these projects, well of course I like mine, but I’m still in ribbon awe of Jen and Karen, they’re my ribbon idols.

  149. Marie

    It's an honor to even be a finalists, specially after seeing everyone's inspiring work!!! I love it all!! Thanks for sharing this all with us!

  150. Cara

    They're all fabulous but my favorites are Sandy, Erin and Jen.

  151. Jessica Fitzgerald

    Wow the finalists are simply amazing. I can't beleive the daunting  task you must have  had to narrow it  down to these lovely  ladies. My favorites in no order are Jennifer Ingle, Erin Thiem, Emily Lanham, and Karen Baker

  152. Regena Odle

    They are all fantastic!  I couldn't narrow it down to just one.  I love Erin Thiem's coffee themed tags and cards & DeeDee Catron's ribbon flower projects.  Amazing projects by you all!

  153. Julie Shearer

    These projects are AMAZING !!! I love them all , but my favorite is Erin's coffe themed cards and gift set. Great job ladies. I do not know how the Ribbon ladie is going to choose her new team. There is so much talent out there.

  154. Joyce Fisher

    I loved so many of the projects, especially Jennifer's hot air balloons but my absolute favorite was Charlene's bed for the teddy bears.  

  155. Charity Becker

    You are going to have some sleepless nights choosing from this batch of fabulous-ness!!! My fav's are Dee Dee Catron, Erin Thiem, and Charlene Driggs.

  156. Marcy H.

    Some FABULOUS talent out there!!  So hard to choose love all the projects!!  One of my favorties is : Sweet Summer Topiary!
    Good Luck to everyone!!

  157. Marilyn Hughes

    Great finalists!  The projects are all awesome and you have a really creative bunch to choose from.  So, here are my picks #1 pick is Christina Colon followed in no particular order by Charlene Driggs, Gina Cagle, Jenifer Cowles, Jennifer Ingle, Marie Otake, Monica Edwards, and DeeDee Catron.  Way to go ladies!

  158. Lyndsay Tupper

    All the projects are so creative, but I'm a sewer and especially love Virginia Fynes' tiny tot apron. 

  159. Sheri

    I liked DeeDee's peices,  Charlene's bed is too cute. And I love the hot air balloons by Jennifer. Good luck to everyone! Everyone's project are great! 

  160. Nina Nuernberger

    Wow! So many great projects! You are going to have a tough time choosing!
    I vote for DeeDee! Her projects are always so classy and inspring! You can not go wrong with choosing her for your DT!!!!
    Good luck to everyone!

  161. Grisel Blanco

    Now THIS is what I call eye candy!!!!  OMG!! What gorgeous projects by everyone!!!  May Arts is my favorite ribbon brand at the moment!!!! Would love to win!! Thanks for the chance!! 😀

  162. Shannon

    What an amazing collection of projects from some very crafty ladies!
    My favorites are definitely Karen's Bulletin Board, Jennifer's Ribbon Journal and Virginia's Tiny Tot Apron's!
    I love seeing all of the ribbons used in so many creative ways! 🙂

  163. Miriam Prantner

    Beautiful projects!  Lots of hard work here!  My favorites are Annette Allen, Emily Lanham, Erin Theim, Karen Baker and Virginia Fynes, but great work by all!

  164. Dee

    WOW!! Talk about al lot of awesome projects! I have to say to all the ladies; you've all did an amazing job and we are blessed to see so much beautifull and inspirational projects! But we have been asked to call out our favourites.. not an easy one but I do have some favourites; I LOVE The doll bed, The coffee style cards, The airballoons, The ribbon mini album and the curiosity mini album. But, if I would have to make a choice for Ribbonista for May Arts I would choose The Doll Bed! Why? It just speaks to my imagination and I've never seen anything like it on any crafting blog I've ever visited. Again, thank you all so much for sharing these wonderfull projects! And who knows, It's the Ribbon Lady who's going to make the final call!! Goodluck to all!

  165. Sandy L

    Wow – you have some great projects to choose from! My favorites were the wonderful bed set by Charlene Driggs, the bulletin board by Karen Baker and the lampshade by Montina Burt. On the video side, it's the dress card by Sandy Allnock.

  166. Britt Bass

    These are so awesome! You have a hard job ahead of you choosing this team!  My Favorites: Sandy's Card, Vera's Card and Gini's book (Love all the tags and inserts!).  Good luck ladies!

  167. Sandy Allnock

    WOW! It's amazing to see them all in one place like this – what a resource post!

  168. Lily H

    What a wonderful set of ideas for using ribbon – some new to me.  My favorites are Charlene's doll/bear bed, Emily flipflops, Jen's corkscrew barrettes, Marie's ribbon cupcakes, and Sandy's yellow dress card. Going to be looking at my ribbons in many new ways now and will be adding some different ones to my collection.

  169. Lori Williams

    Everyone did a great job but I have to say I'm in love with Gini's Ribbon Flower Tutorial book…what a cool idea and it's just beautiful.  Good luck to everyone.

  170. BJ Keddy

    Those tiny tot aprons by Virginia Fynes are tooo cute!! I also like the dress card by Sandy. Good luck with your decision!

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  172. Susan M. Brown {sbartist}

    All of the submissions are F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! It's so hard to choose just one – but my favorite has to be Marie Otake's scrumptious cupcakes! Good Luck everyone!!!

  173. Virginia Fynes

    WOW what a boat load of talent.  Of course I love my aprons (or maybe its just that cute face), but the other entries are amazing!  I LOVE Jen's Hair clips, Karen's Bulietin Board, Vera's card, and Alexcia's Skirt. I will most certainly be lifting some of these ideas! Best of Luck to all the ladies.

  174. Lisa Hallon

    Wow the projects are out of this world, there are so many nice ones.  If I picked I like the mini album by Monica Edwards, frame Susan Lui, and Anette Allen pillow.

  175. Ruby C

    So many wonderful ways to use ribbon. My favorites are: Sandy's  Little Girl's Yellow Ribbon Dress Card, , Erin's coffee themed cards and gift basket set, and Christina's "Sweet Summer Topiary". Believe me I could keep listing them. So many talented designers. I do not envy you this decision. Can't wait to see who you select


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