I adore ribbons. Anyone who has followed my posts for a while will know that I rarely actually use ribbon on projects. I like to keep it and admire it...... I'm happy just knowing it's there. I'm sure you know what I mean. Perhaps you're the same with patterned papers or your collection of stamps.
But lately I have found myself adding ribbon to layouts as if there's no tomorrow! Must be something in the air. So I have had to add to my stash - just replacing that which I've used of course - and the photo above shows some of my new American Crafts supplies. I ordered these from Paper And String and they are gorgeous. American Crafts ribbon is not cheap but it's the best quality I have found and there are lots of designs to choose from. If only I could have them all.
Yesterday I found myself using the ribbon with colourful trees printed on it for this layout.
My daughter, Jenni, and her boyfriend, went for a walk along the seafront when they stayed with us this week and it was really, really windy! Tom took a couple of self-portraits hoping for a good shot. I don't think they turned out too badly and they certainly show they were facing the elements! I chose a sketch from The Scrappiest as my starting point and used scraps of paper from my scrapbox, mainly My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey. The rest was completed with a small piece of cork, some doodling and, of course, the tree ribbon.
Not only do I love ribbon, I also love quotations and I included this one on the page as it fitted the story I wanted to tell.
'It isn't the big pleasures that count:
it's making a great deal out of the little ones.'