Monday, January 25, 2010

Ribbon Ring- Ribbon Storage




Ok, I already gave you a glimpse of my ribbon storage. One of my blog readers (lollychops) left a comment about the Ribbon Ring storage system so I decided to go and check it out. I poked around the site and then decided to e-mail Melissa, the Ribbon Ring owner and ask some questions about this system. I asked if I could try one out and then post on my blog about it. Well blog readers you will be very excited to know that Melissa not only sent me one to try and share with all of you on the blog, but she also sent a bonus starter kit so I could give one away to a lucky blog reader. How nice is that of Melissa?

So I've taken a few photos above so you can see the system.

The first photo shows what you get in the starter package. (this is what one lucky randomly drawn blog reader will receive) The rest of the photos show how the ribbon is placed on the cards and then the ring.

Now for some of my thoughts.

1. The first thing I love about this system is being able to easily lay my hands on the ribbon. Easily being able to hold it up to a project to see if it would work before I have to dig it out and then try to put it back in a container, bag, or jar.

2. The next thing I love is that this is easily portable. Grab your rings and go, take all your ribbon with you. I only do about 2 crops a year, but one of my biggest frustrations is how to carry all my ribbon along. I know, it sounds insane but I have so much crafty goodness right in my scrapbooking room that I want to take it all with me which is why I only go out to a couple of crops a year!

3. I tested the ribbon to see if it would fall off the cards and it did not. the way you thread them through makes them stay. But it is still very easy to just pull the ribbon to cut the length you want.

4. I like that I can purchase different rings and cards to I can hang my ribbon by color. I am like that, very color coordinated. All of my cardstock is sorted by color along with my cardstock scraps. I am a color sorter for sure, so this system works well for me.

Overall, I think the Ribbon ring is a great system. The only thing I found that I don't like is taking all that time upfront to get it threaded on the cards. But I have had that upfront time with every single ribbon system I have tried so I am thinking there is no way to avoid that!

Now, who wants to win their very own Ribbon Ring Starter kit? Here is how-

1. Post a comment on my blog, under this thread.
2. For every friend you send to post on my blog that mentions your name you get an extra entry.
3. Add yourself to my blog follower list. If you are already a follower then send a friend over and have them add themselves as a follower and leave a comment witb your name as the referral source in a comment on this post.
4. Post a link on your facebook page or your own blog and then come back here and post a link in the comments.

So lots of chances to add your name a lot of times to win this prize! (compliments of Melissa) I will draw a random winner on Tuesday February 2nd. So lots of time to round up your friends to stop by!

61 comments:

LollyChops said...

Hey sweet pea... don't count me for the giveaway I just wanted to let you know that I saw this post and was SOOO excited that you gave this a try! I so love my ribbon ring and Melissa is just the nicest person ever!!!!

Monday HUGS!

Jennifer Moore said...

What a neat little system! I'd love to try that out too. I'm already a follower of your blog, but I'll post details on my blog too. Thanks for the chance! :)

Divinity said...

hi there! i'm already a follower...but i'll post a blog about this...and maybe i'll get a few people over here as well! :)
this is a cool idea! i was just trying to get some order to my ribbons last night -- this idea is a lot better (and handier) than a box!!! LOL thanks for the chance!!!

MrsETaylor said...

Love the fresh new look of the Blog Lisa. It really shows your personality.

Dawn said...

Organization !!! I am addicted to anything to help me stay that way. I am a hoarder of ribbon and many other items and would love to try a new system.Thanks for the chance and showing us how it works.

TesoriTrovati said...

Super cool! Don't put me in the running...save that for your loyal fans (although I am one you know!). I love the new blog look. Very fun, vibrant and suits you to a T! Enjoy the day! Erin

mustangkayla said...

I'm liking the looks and sounds of this! I'm an organized person too, but ribbon has always been a struggle for me!

marla said...

I am a blog follower of yours and I LOVE orgainzation things. I would love a chance to win this system and give it a try!!

lisa said...

Oh do I need some organization!! Glad to have found your blog!! Thanks to Jennifer Moore (http://moore-than-words.blogspot.com/)for pointing me in this direction! Off to become a follower! Thanks for the chance to win...and begin my organization! :)

Tona said...

I have been curoius about this system too. It would sure be easy to see what you have.

Tona said...

I'm back again because I forgot to comment on your blog look. I really like it...maybe the white flowers could be changed to patterned paper flowers, kind of like the bird? ~Just a thought.

LaMaMaLa said...

that system seems super! thanks for the info!

pattyb said...

Thanks for showing us this system. I like it and it may help me with my ribbon disaster. I'll have to check out my local stores and see if they have it.

lavendarrose29 said...

Great new layout. I love those ribbon rings but only have my generic version.

TracyM #6773 said...

Hi Lisa - love you new blog design - the banner is cute but the ribbons and beads along the side make it extra special & crafty. Thankyou for giving us the chance to win this ribbon organiser - have never seen one of these before and it looks very practical :)

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

LISA,I'VE LOVED YOUR BLOG,AND IT'S EVEN BETTER,YOU'RE SO CREATIVE,GREAT IDEA FOR THE RIBBONS.

Donna said...

Your blog is very nice, love the changes.

Gail said...

The blog looks great, and I've never seen that kind of ribbon system!
Thanksfor the chance!
I'm a follower!

Alex S. said...

Hey Lisa! Patty B. (2262)! Haven't been on your blog in a long time, but I am so glad I checked it out!!! I carry some (not even close to what I have) in a ziploc gallon bag. People laugh when they see it!!! Having my ribbon organized like that would be WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
Going to follow your blog (so I don't know if that counts for Patty).
Alex 3614

Mary said...

That is a cool ribbon system, love the new blog style!
Thanks for the chance,
Mary Fiskateer #5509, I am a follower already.

nancy said...

I really like your blog. It looks very fresh and inviting!
The ribbon storage looks very interesting and it would be wonderful to get all the same colors together.

jen said...

looks like an interesting system- thanks for the chance to win & give it a try!
Love the look of the new blog!!! :)

doverdi said...

Great new look! This definately looks like a great storage system. I find with my ribbon all in jars & because it's on a shelf behind me, I tend to forget to use it. This might just help me start using all my ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm off to follow....
doverdi #1329

Quinette said...

Awesome Awesome Awesom!

Quinette
jef5175@comcast.net

Janie said...

I am thinking I so need this ribbon system.

nanarose3 said...

Great new look on your blog. And what a really neat ribbon storage system.

smahrty said...

Hi Lisa, really like the new blog look! Also love all the altered projects you have been sharing. the ribbon organizer is very neat, I will have to try it.

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

HI,JUST CHECKING,LOL..NO HAD TO SEE WHAT ELSE YOU CREATED.

Pink Heather said...

I love this idea much better than wrapping bobbins or stuffing in jars. I'm definitely checking it out. Thanx for the post.

Greets N Treats said...

Love the layout of your new blog!! Thanks for the chance to win a ribbon organizer!! can always use that!
Becky (#5770-fellow wisconsinite here!!)

patty w said...

This is very interesting ! Looks pretty neat !

I'm liking the new blog look, think the white flowers may blend in to the background a bit much, maybe just a layer of color behind them? Or a sponge technique behind the whole top. I love that bird , he stinkin' cute!

2832

Tom, Sarah, Cole & Oliver said...

I like your new blog design...I wouldn't change a thing.

Sarah #3020

isa dona said...

this kit is really great
thank for the chance

the mustik said...

i have a lot of ribbons and never know how to store them
thanks for the chance

la zaz said...

wow lisa, love your new blog, so yummy

Alexandra said...

Love read about organization, thanks for the ideas

isabel scrap said...

Great giveaway !!
have a nice week

Vitoria said...

I come from Isabel scrap and love reading your blog

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rebecca lucille said...

I am ALWAYS looking for a better way to store ribbon...right now mine's getting all crumpled and crushed...NOT ideal! I think I'll check out the site!

rebecca lucille said...

Lisa... posted on my blog about your ribbon give away!
also your talented cuteness!!

OH... you're on my blog roll too!

http://rshelor.blogspot.com/

billiejo said...

This is exactly what I have been trying to design, but I couldn't get the ribbon to pull through easily for cutting. Thank you Melissa! I can't wait to try it! I love that hanging my ribbons keeps them ready to use.
Thank You too Lisa!
Sandy #1781

Ruth said...

I am a new follower thanks to cosmo...love that ribbon system I have visions of one day having a craft room and lots of colour co-ordinated hooks to hang them on...sigh.....
ps I think your pin holder is fab I sooo want to make one for my sister!

KittyMama said...

Love this idea!! You wouldn't get the creases I get with my current system. Only problem ... how to keep the cats from stealing all my ribbon? Maybe I could find something to hang it in that closes ...

Anonymous said...

My first time to visit your blog and so happy to see this ribbon system. I have seen something like it before but out of paper and this looks soooo much better. Thanks for sharing your ideas and blog candy.

jessica ml

Michelle (mla1111) said...

This looks like a fabulous way to store your ribbon!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Signed up to be a follower :) thanks for the chance!

Tami said...

Love your projects Lisa and I wouldn't mind winning this!!

Jillisgram said...

I do need ribbon organization! I just might give this a try.

Jillisgram said...

I just signed up to automatically get your blogs! Thanks for all the cute ideas! Love Cosmo Cricket.

Yaritza said...

This looks interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

I agree with you about the lack of portability of ribbons for crops. This ribbon ring looks like a perfect solution, thanks for showing it to us!

Cori said...

Great blog! Found you through Jennifer Moore's blog. Love the ribbon storage.

Martha said...

I really like this ribbon organizer. For me, ribbons get tangled and more than one will come out. This would help with that problem. Really enjoyed your blog. I signed up to be a subscriber.

Cindy said...

Love this ribbon organizer. I am always looking for ways to be better organized and at times I think I organize more than I scrap! Us die hard scrppers know that organization is a critical piece to the puzzle when it comes to scrapbooking! So glad I have found your blog loaded with so much inspiration!

Aeify said...

Woo Hoo to Melissa for the offering!! Would love the chance to try this ring system!!!

dollymama9 said...

Anything that gets me more organized is great. Thanks for letting us know about this system and for a chance to win it!

Anonymous said...

Much better than having ribbon in a glass jar. :)

Krafty Wahine said...

what an awesome organizational tool. someone is very clever!!! i wanna win!

Gina said...

That is some kind of nifty system for ribbon storage. All mine is in a ginormous zip-top bag! (BTW, I found you via the CC blog)

lisa said...

Here's the link to the post on my blog!