Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's Five O'Clock in The Bubble

It has been days and days since my last card. It's not that I haven't had time for The Bubble. For some unknown reason I find myself doing yard work, cleaning (basement spaces and the garage), and organizing. That has GOT to stop! There must be an antidote to this malady!

Even though I am very proud of my work in the garage...much to my husband's dismay...I won't bore you with photos of my prowess with de-junking of it. I will share with you photos of my reorganizing of my ribbon "collection". I may be in need of a "ribbon intervention". Take a look and see what you think:

I posted this earlier - but  this is the UPGRADED version. With a few dowels I was able to combine the contents of two racks into one. Well...mostly. This does not include the black, white, brown, and cream colored rolls.

But what about ribbon NOT on rolls you may ponder...Here is the Ribbon Line. Note to self: ALWAYS check the Ribbon Line before cutting into a ribbon roll!

NOT pictured: color coded jars of ribbon snippets... Officially snippets are too short to be draped over the "clothesline" yet long enough to work on a card. Yes. I have a problem!

YIKES! That's yards and yards of ribbon! In my defense...some of my ribbon hanks are here as a result of "Transfer of Crap".

Now...on to the card! This is one of those cards that lost a little (or not so little) something in translation. with all the cleaning I've been doing I think a mason jar full of liqueur is in order.

Tequila Sunrise
~Base card Limeade Ice
~Ki design papers Berry Blast
~Doodlebug Design Cherries Braddies a present from daughter Amy
~Tag punch
~Drywall mesh tape
~Pink cardstock die cut with scallop square
~PaperTrey Ink jar stamp, stamped on watercolor paper, colored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and water; die cut with jar die; top layer of acetate die cut, additional jar die cut in blue for 'shadow'
~Drink parasol stamped on design paper and hand cut
~Sentiment stamped on white tag
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - sketch
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
CCEE Stampers - song (It's Five O'Clock Somewhere)
Milk Coffee - at least two dies
The Sisterhood of Crafting - diecuts and punches
Pinspirational - graphic

Here's to jars of tequila, interventions, and never having enough ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Whatever is in that jar, I'd love to be sipping on it right about now! Very pretty and sparkly and just plain wonderful!!! Love the dry wall mesh on here too.
    Your ribbon looks fantastic. My hubby made me some neat rod things to hold mine and I keep running of room - can you say addicted to ribbon! LOL! Love the clothes line of ribbon too.

  2. What a cute card! Looks like the perfect summertime drink. :) Great colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon!

  3. Very clever (and colorful) creation Nancy! LOVE your ribbon redo ... I'm a bit of a ribbon-addict also! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Great take on our sketch....I thought I had a ribbon problem, obviously not looking at your's lol!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Loving the jar and the clean design of your card. Beautiful colors and layout. Your ribbon organization is perfect. Great inspiration. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

    Tamie 4CC DT

  6. What a fabulously fun card, Nancy! Makes me wish it was 5 o'clock here! Thank you so much for sharing this with the CCEE Stampers this week!

  7. It's all about what makes you happy at Try Stampin on Tuesday this summer, so it looks like that mason jar has just that! Thanks for joining us for this weeks sketch and we look forward to seeing more of what makes you happy this summer.

  8. WOW! that is a whole lot of ribbon girl :)
    LOVE your jar!!!! So glad you joined us on Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week!

  9. Boy, do I hear you with the garage clean-up, my husband hates it when I do that, too! Then again, I'd hate it if he came out and cleaned the Playhouse! Your tequila sunrise card is AWESOME. It looks so real that my mouth is watering!

    As for your ribbon collection, um, uh, well, okay, yes, you need an intervention, girl!!! But I do so admire (and share) your need to keep them neat and tidy!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Awesome card! I love that jar! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  11. Pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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