Tuesday, January 25, 2011

trophy ribbon redo...

So a friend reminded me of this great store near by that is a recycle/craft supply treasure trove!  They take donations from people of all kinds of craziness and then in turn sell them to those of us who NEED said craziness!
~ that would be me.
~ but you already know that about me don't you...

I know right?  One of the treasures that I went for specifically (because my friend is just that nice and told me about them - thanks Jill!)  were these old 4-H trophy ribbons!  SQUEALING WITH DELIGHT!!! They had bunches of them and my brain kicked into overdrive with all of the creations that I could make with them.

I took off the original button and covered it with vintage ledger paper and then took the same ledger paper and used my scallop punch, added some glitter,(why silver of course), and then one of my favorite old photos of the sweetest young woman, a little rhinestone and the word graceful.  I love that word, mostly because I wish I was, but alas I bump into everything, and really if I just slowed down a little and watch where I was going,  maybe I wouldn't. hmmmmm.

Then I topped the original ribbons with some music paper with the edges antiqued and then some vintage seam binding topped with shimmery ribbon. 
I'm a pretty neutral girl, in fact maybe mixed with the Ukranian, Cherokee, Scottish, and all the rest is a little Swiss waiting to come out!! :)


I have more of the ribbons so be prepared to see a few more of these in the near future!  Also I have been soldering a little bit and when I can make something that I don't shudder at, then I will share that too!

I'm going to get back into the White Wednesday party, I haven't been able to join in for so long I figured I'd dust off my invitation and head on over!  btw... there is a standing invitation for you too, Kathleen says the more the merrier... right Kathleen?   Thanks for the party!

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa xoxo

19 comments:

  1. Your ribbon is wonderful and what a great idea too! Love how it looks with a photo. Happy creating.

    -Danielle

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  2. It's beautiful!! I've never been fortunate enough to run into any ribbons. That sounds like a great shop!

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  3. Hello sweetie! well the completed ribbons will be just charming and fly out of the shop for sure. : D

    Wish I still had my 4 H ribbons for my beans and rug hooking. lol

    xx
    z

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  4. oh..i'd be in HEAVEN! wow..those old trophy ribbons are beautiful! TFS and happy WW! :)

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  5. You did an awesome job on the trophy ribbon. My daughter was wanting me to get her some of those a few years ago. I think she forgot though! You are just so crafty and crazy in a good way though!

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  6. Now those are cool! I can imagine teh sparks flying around in your head when you got your hand on those! & seriously...whata good idea for a store!!! I know we have one somewhere around here & I really should visit it & fill up the kids craft boxes!!!

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  7. Theresa
    How neat are those, very very talented indeed! Thank you for sharing a great post with all of us. Have a wonderful week!

    xo
    Kate

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  8. This is so fun, Theresa! Great project!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog.. The ribbon is awesome...you are so clever.

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  10. You were so lucky to score white ones! All I ever find are yellow or red! Love the recreation.
    Debbie

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  11. How cute! I scored a box of ribbons and kept two white ones for myself!

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  12. Clever idea and a wonderful end product - give yourself a ribbon! Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

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  13. I just love your ribbons and making the ribbon with sheet music is just too cute.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Those are pretty cool Theresa! Never would know that were 4-H ribbons at all!! Must be a pretty cool place where you got them!! Hope you're keeping warm! Take care, XO Love, Fran.

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  15. I love your ribbons and the sheet music just adds that extra special touch. ~~Sherry~~

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  16. Oh yes ... I'm crushing on these .... BIG TIME!!
    xo
    Jill

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