Wednesday, June 26, 2013

May Arts, and Xyron and LYB- Oh, My!

I am so lucky to work with such fabulous companies, and this week two of the teams that I'm on - May Arts Ribbon and Xyron have teamed up with Little Yellow Bicycle. How fun is that?  So today, I have on my May Arts DT hat, and have a layout to share.  Friday, I will be back with my Xyron hat on to share another project with you.  You know the Ribbon Lady is going to be giving away some ribbon this week - 3 spools to the lucky commenter.  So leave as many comments on the Ribbonistas blogs as you want - each comment gets you an entry to win.  And Friday, there will be a big giveaway package with May Arts, Xyron and LYB!

I love this picture of my nephew when he was a baby - couldn't you just eat him up!  I used a border sticker from the LYB Poppy line for my ribbon treatment on the bottom right corner.  I gathered the polka dot ribbon and adhered it to the sticker.  I used the new Xyron High Tack Tape to adhere the Chevron Stripe ribbon above it.  I had not noticed the checked ribbon I used beside my picture, until a sample came - and let me tell you -this is one of my new favorite ribbons.  I'll be adding some of those to my ribbon stash!

Another one of my favorite Xyron tricks is making my own dimensional adhesives.  I go through this stuff, so having an economical way to make my own has saved me so much money.  If you haven't tried this, all you have to do is buy a sheet of craft foam at your local craft store, and run it through your Creatopia or Creative Station Machine, and put permanent adhesive on both sides.  I used my DIY foam adhesives to layer the die cut flowers.

So here are all of the details that you need to know:
May Arts Ribbons:
Xyron
Little Yellow Bicycle
Other:

Words or Whatever Chipboard, Mask
Clearsnap Ink


And so you don't miss a thing, here is the schedule for when the Ribbonistas will be posting this week. Be sure to check the Xyron and LYB blogs for more inspiration from their designers.
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
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42 comments:

Chrissy said...

Darling layout and your nephew is adorable.

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful layout!

Jean said...

Just gorgeous! Love all the details!

PamSpradlin said...

I love your idea about buying the foam, running it through the Xyron and using it for the dimension of your flowers. I am all in for anything that would save money on embellishments.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful layout.

Sue D said...

Cute photo and great embellishments.

Onehappyscrapper said...

I am a ribbon collector and love all the ribbons you used on your layout and the different ways you used them with all the other elements! Great layout and cute nephew!

Debbie Caldwell said...

what an adorable nephew and an amazing frame to that sweet face. I love those poppys

Patti Senter said...

YES! To answer your question you could eat him up, he's adorable and how can you not spoil him!~! Love your layout, Mommy must love it too. I really like how you've framed him. So cute.

Andrea T said...

Great layout. I never thought about using ribbon on my pages. Looks wonderful!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gini, I love your layout and I especially love your idea about using fun foam to make inexensive foam tape, I have a big Xyron so could do that!! Need to get the foam now!!

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just precious! what a fab layout! and I love your idea for creating our own dimensionals using the Xyron! so clever! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fantastic layout and such a darling subject matter too.

Julie A. Shearer said...

How precious. ! Yes , he is adorable and your layout is beautiful ! TFS .

sharon g said...

The ribbons on the bottom look SO wonderful. I love your choices, and how you made them different.

conil said...

Can you say adorable...you showcased this little guy beautifully in your LO. Thanks for the craft foam tip...brilliant.

NWFlamingo said...

Very cute! Love all your product choices.

Aunt Dee said...

Love this layout.. Your ruffled ribbon is so cute (as is your nephew) . Love all the little details from the doily behind the picture to the small one with all the embellishments. Great job.

Natasha G.P. said...

Your color scheme looks really great. I love the earthy tones.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous layout! The backgrounds effect is so pretty and makes the colors leap off the page at you!

Sue said...

Beautiful layout. Beautiful child. Thanks for sharing!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful layout. I love the background. And he is so adorable. Great pic to choose.

Jean Bullock said...

OK. I'll admit it. What got me was the baby. Your nephew was such a darling baby. But that's not a bad thing that I noticed the baby first. That is the way it is supposed to be in my opinion. The photo is the focus but the decoration frames and enhances the setting of the photo. That is just what you did here. Well done.

McStamper said...

Darling layout.

CT Johnson said...

Just love when otherwise feminine things are made to look masculine or unisex. Sweet layout, just loving all the bright vibrant ribbon. I am just a sucker for gingham, checks, stripes or chevrons. Thanks for sharing.

SHartl said...

What a wonderful layout...love that black frame around the photo!

Karenladd said...

Simply a beautiful layout. Loving the doily and die cut frame1

Robin B. said...

Beautiful layout, I love the way you framed the photo and the embellishments make the layout pop. Thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

Awesome lo, Gini! Love your ribbon choices and that face...oh that sweet face!

cghundley said...

Cute kid! The ribbons
really add to the design
on this layout.
Carla from Utah

marylouh said...

thanks for the tip on making our own dimensional adhesives. There is not only the cost factor, but the fact that you will run out in the middle of a project. Great layout.

Michele I said...

what a great layout

UnikByYes said...

Such a lovely LO!thanks for the inspiration!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O.

Janis said...

The background is so perfect for that photo, and the embellishments set it off so it doesn't lost. So well done. Beautiful.

Lucy said...

Great Layout! I do love that gingham ribbon! Thanks for the tip about he foam :)

kbo said...

thanks for the tip on making your own dimensional adhesives. Nice layout

Angelica Chambers said...

1st... Those ribbons are, um, beyond yummy together! Loving the dots ruffled in same project as checkered. 2nd... I need one of those Xyron machines so I can make my own dimensional die cut stickers!!! Wowziers! Thanks!

Barb Wagar said...

You made a very beautiful layout. I loved your use of colors with a B/W photo! And I love gingham ribbon but using that lovely green. So sweet!

-Agnes- said...

Your layout really lets the picture speak...

RachelV said...

Beautiful layout! And your nephew makes a very cute subject!

Ravengirl said...

A wonderful layout! Your own dimensional adhesive, now that is a great trick. I'm going to have to remember that one, as I go through a ton of that stuff too!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a beautiful LO and that is such an adorable picture!