Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dig Out Your Old Ribbon!

For our challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash, that is what we want you to do...dig out your old ribbon...the older the better! That is one of the things I love about SOS...it makes me use up that stuff that is just sitting there collecting dust, but really IS very useable and even lovely (well, sometimes!). The old ribbon I found is a spool of  kind of an odd color of grossgrain ribbon. Almost an ugly color. One of those muted, grayish, "subtle" colors I used to think were very "modern", "sophisticated", "trendy"...so I would buy clothing in those colors. But I looked like death warmed-over in them! "Sophisticated" death warmed-over! LOL 
The spool of ribbon was purchased at Old Time Pottery near Gulf Shores a couple years ago while vacationing there. It was in the Clearance department and looked like it had been there for years already. $.88 for 5 yards. I bought 3 spools, 3 different ugly colors. This is the first time I've used this one!


The ribbon color is more accurate in the picture below. The light blue die-cut with the leaves printed on it going up the left side of the card is another "stash" item that I've had for a few years now. It is from a whole set of 12" border die-cuts by K&Co. I really thought I'd use them more (that's why I bought 4 pkgs!) but I just don't think of them! They'd be great for scrapbooking...which I never have (MAKE) time for any more!


List of ingredients:
Ugly OLD ribbon - from my stash
border die-cut - K&Co. "SW Botanical Foil"
die-cuts - Spellbinders "Labels 20"
sentiments - "Sympathy" (borrowed from friend)
Bible verse - JustRite Clear "Cast All Your Cares"
background stamp - JustRite Cling "Elegant Fronds Background"
white card stock - my stash
print card stock - K&Co. "Julianne" Designer Mat Pad
flower & leaves - StampingScrapping "Color Me, White"
(colored with Memento, Promarker, MEPXY markers)
flatback white pearls - Pizzazz Aplenty
pearl sprays - Hobby Lobby
Glue Dots & 3M Adhesive 

I certainly hope you now feel inspired to join our "Old Ribbon" challenge this week! If you need a little MORE inspiration, check out my fellow DT's blogs (find them in my sidebar!) and/or visit the SOS blog!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by today! Please leave a comment and let me know you were here...then I can come visit your blog too!

I am also going to enter this card in a few challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - #63 "Anything Goes" (I Peter 5:7)
Sugar Creek Hollow - "Tic Tac Toe" (flowers, pearls, die cut)
Card Crafter's Circle - #58 "Layers" (I have at least 7 layers!)
Paper Pretties - PWC 241 "Ribbon"

10 comments:

Jessi Fogan said...

Sophisticated death warmed over...I am getting the best mental picture here :) lol!
Ah, the things a 'good deal' will make us buy! That's why I love this challenge so much :)
The pearl sprays & bow are the perfect accents for this card - and the grey is actually pretty nice!

Karen Letchworth said...

Sandie: This is one of the prettiest cards I've seen....really! It's just so bright abd beautiful, and I'm SO blessed that you've shared this with us in our challenge. What a blessing to have you share your talents with us, and participate in our challenges. I appreciate it SO much. Have a blessed week.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Sandie,
You are too funny. That blue flower surely perked up your faux ugly, on sale, muted color, ribbon, don't you think? 8 layers of lovlieness and 1 Peter 5:7, my favorite. It is stunningly beautiful to me.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

The colors are beautiful and I love the flower with the bow. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Renee

lauren bergold said...

i actually think that ribbon is very pretty, very subtle and yeah, now that you say the word, "sophisticated" is a good description. however i also totally agree that CLOTHING in that color would be supremely unflattering to anyone except perhaps angelina jolie... maybe not even her... :) :) :) luckily it looks WONDERFUL on your card, which i am sure will be appreciated very much! ♥♥♥

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Sandie - I'm not sure I could picture you looking like death warmed over....quite the mental image! You are lovely inside and out! This card is also lovely. The colors you used for you card are so elegant and the ribbon complements them beautifully! This is a wonderful card!
Blessings,
Michelle

Carla said...

Beautiful and elegant card!

Debbie said...

Your card is beautiful!!! I like the ribbon! I've had gray clothes... didn't like them so much!! The pearls are wonderful!!

Anne-Marie said...

A very pretty layout....love all the layers!....and your attention to detail is spot-on....truly delightful! Thanks for joining in at Card Crafter's Circle.

Cynthia Rose said...

For using ugly ribbon you certainly made a beautiful card. I can't believe your 'old' ribbon is only a couple of years old. My oldest is from before 1993!