Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Paper Trey Ink's First Blog Hop!!! Woohooo!!










There's a blog hop going on at Paper Trey Ink. You can read all about the blog hop details HERE!


It has been a very trying week so I forgot all about the blog hop challenge. Thank goodness I checked in on the PTI forum and was reminded about the blog hop TONIGHT! Yikers! So I ran to Wal-Mart in search of some supplies to make something for the challenge. I bought an unfinished wooden coat rack and decided I wanted to use it to store my delicious PTI ribbon. My PTI ribbon is so special to me so I wanted to store it separately from my ribbon stash. It's so pretty that I wanted to create a place of honor for it.

Our challenge for this blog hop was to incorporate ribbon as a focal point in a fun & unique way! So I decided instead of using the ribbon on a project, I would show a clever, functional and beautiful way to display and store the ribbon!

The first thing I did was spray paint the whole thing white. It has black hooks, which would've detracted from the delicate beauty of the ribbons, so the black hooks just had to go! I just traced the oval shape of the wooden plaque and cut my paper out to fit. I then used my 3/4" circle punch to punch out the circles out of the pink patterned paper to create the scallop border. I glued the little circles to the back of the oval. I printed out on the computer a saying that I just fell in love with on Nichole Heady's studio blog post. It says, "Surround yourself with the things you love". What better saying for a ribbon holder, eh? Tee hee!! To finish the project off, I punched some flowers out of more of the beautiful pink patterned paper, attached some buttons and viola!

I apologize for the low quality photography of my project. We're living in a dark little apartment right now so I tried going outside to get the shot. I had to hang my project on our front door, but it's really going to go in my new scrap room once our house is finished! I can't wait!!

So here is the finished project. Not bad for throwing something together at the last minute!!

You can click on the photos for a closer view.
Thanks for stopping by!



40 comments:

Donelda said...

Now that is pretty darn creative!! YOu took the challenge in a whole new direction!! I agree...if I owned any PTI ribbon, I'd want it to be stored seperately too!!

Jewels said...

That is so BEAUTIFUL!! Love the idea!!

cadnileb said...

Oh what a great way to store ribbon. :o) Great job with the challenge

Katie said...

Wow, throwing it together and using paint. Impressive me dawling! I love it - I've been trying to think of a way to keep my PTI ribbon too. I bet you pretty soon it will outgrow my other ribbon. XOXO

Teresa said...

Great idea! I love oogling my beautiful ribbons, why not let everyone else view them too? ;)

Lynn Mercurio said...

What better way to show off your ribbon than this! Great job and so very creative.

Jen said...

Great idea! love the quote too!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Love it tree!!!! Love my book too!! ;)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Cute idea!

Kimberly said...

cute storage idea! tfs! :)

Niki Estes said...

Very neat! Great idea, Theresa!

Lori said...

This is such a fun project--and useful, too! That ribbon looks so pretty hanging there.

Kristy Vernon said...

What a great idea! The ribbon just looks so good.

Debbie Olson said...

Great way to show off that lovely ribbon!

Bethany Paull said...

This is so pretty! And look at all those yummy ribbons!

Deanna said...

Great ribbon storage! Cute!

Anonymous said...

My favorite on the blog hop so far! Love it!

Pam

joybear said...

Oh so very pretty!!!!!

Jenn said...

Great idea! :)

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Very cute! Who wouldn't love rows and rows of beautiful ribbon being displayed like that!!

StamperSharon said...

What a darling idea and wonderful way to display your ribbon!

Terri said...

Cool way to store ribbon.

Nichole said...

I love the color scheme you used! I would never have been able to tell that you put this together at the last minute! It looks fantastic!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

fun and functional..thanks for the idea!

Penny said...

This is such a cute idea to store your ribbon on - I love it!

Janine said...

What a cool idea!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

What a CUTE, CUTE idea!!!!!!! I love it!

Margie H said...

Hey,T!!
Great take on the challenge - LOVE it!!!! The ribbons are just so beautiful - definitely a great place to store them :0)
TFS!

P.S. I'm hoping we can room together @ CHA ;0)

IamDerby said...

Wow this is so creative and so pretty! brilliant!

Dettao said...

cute! What a great idea. I may be stealing it from you...

C70 said...

that looks so pretty!! love the way you're showcasing your beautiful ribbons!

Mom of boys said...

Love your idea for ribbon! You are amazing!

Jude said...

Beautiful!!

missy j said...

That looks great!
Your house is coming along nicely...bet you can't wait!
missy

Joz said...

Well, I'm glad I stopped by! This is so beautiful!!!!! I love it!

Joz

joybear said...

I got my awesome RAK!!! Thank you THANK YOU!!!! LOVE IT!!! When I have time I will register at the Paper Trey Ink board so I can enjoy the rest of the hop.

susy said...

This is gorgeous, what a great idea, you're so clever.

inara said...

gorgeous product, and that is fantastic ribbon!!!

Amy Birch said...

What a great project!!! It came out so very pretty and you did a fabulous job of explaining the instructions!

Miss you, girlie!!!

ellen said...

now that is cuuuuute!

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