Saturday, May 2, 2009

AC Bailey National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop Stop

Good morning and welcome to your first stop in the AC Bailey Blog Hop!
Just to tell you a little bit about myself: I am Becky Williams, known as beckyjune online, and I have been a member of the AC Bailey design team since March of 2008. I found the site thanks to the design team search, checked out the site for a while and came to love the products offered. (Just for a little info you might not know, AC Bailey is a direct sales scrapbooking company like others out there but we also have an online community/gallery and store where ANYONE can shop.) It’s a small but growing community and one of the friendliest on the web. AC Bailey owner, Erica Gerhart, has been wonderful to work with, both as a design team member and a customer at her store. She is always willing to listen to suggestions for new products and puts together a great scrapbooking kit each month. One of my favorite products in the store right now is the Bungle Jungle collection from Sassafras Lass.

Speaking of scrapbooking kits! The AC Bailey Goodies KOTM (kit of the month) are full of the latest and greatest scrapbooking supplies on the market. The May Goodies kit, for example, which is pictured above, features products from Marks Paper Company, Chatterbox and Prima to name a few. And, did you know? The winner of our blog hop this weekend will win this May kit!

All you have to do for a chance to win is to follow the blog chain, checking in at each one (with a chance to win a prize at each stop if you leave a comment), then choose 3 of the techniques you’ve seen on the AC Bailey design team member blogs today and use those to create a layout. Post this layout to the gallery “NSD 2009” folder and let us know which techniques you used. It’s that simple!! YOU could be the winner of that fabulous May Goodies KOTM.

Now for my technique…

Some of you might remember the ribbon flowers on one of my layouts from a month or so ago. They are quite easy to make and add lots of pizzazz to layouts and cards. Today I am going to show you step by step how you can make your own!

1. Gather supplies: scissors, thread and needle; wide ribbon, lace or other trim


2. Cut ribbon to 6-8" length depending on desired fulness of completed flower. You can play around with this and see what you like best.

3. Stitch along the edge and then gather into a circle by pulling on the thread.





4. Bring two ends together and stitch down seam on wrong side, finish off with a knot and cut thread. Top with a brad, button or other embellishment if desired. You can also make flowers of different sizes and layer them.





Sound easy enough? Well, it is. Now go and make some of your own. If you have any questions post a comment here on my blog and I’ll try and answer it for you.

Now for your next stop…check out Dee’s blog at http://scrappingram.blogspot.com/

Oh, and make sure to leave a comment here on this post so that you can be eligible for another prize. I can’t tell you what it is, but it WILL be a good one!!!

Have a great day and happy scrapping!! You have until midnight EST Sunday to complete and post your layout to the AC Bailey NSD 2009 gallery folder.

25 comments:

Rhonda U said...

Oh Becky! you are going to make me did out my needle and thread aren't you! Pretty flowers!

gladfam said...

great, easy tutorial. terrific way to use us that left over ribbon, not that any of us have left over ribbon...heheheh...

Cheers...Tam

KathyM said...

Very cute, Becky! I've got to try it--if I could just find a needle in this house!

Tammy Caudell said...

Wow! I had NO idea making these cute flowers I see in all the latest scrap magazines was so easy. Thanks for this great tutorial Becky! I'm going to be giving this one a try. I think I may of found my latest scrap obsession! LOL

rechkea said...

Love it, Love it. I have never done one of these. But I will today!! Cannot wait to show you what I come up with!

Kristii said...

These are soooo fun!!! I am going to have to give it a try!!!

Danielle said...

I have been making these flowers for a little while, since I got the tutorial over the phone. Silly thing is, I have them collecting everywhere, but I have not used any of them on any pages...probably since I haven't been working on any pages recently. I should probably get some done, just have a crazy weekend (as usual) so it will have to wait until at least monday.

erica said...

awesome becky!!

leah said...

Too cute, Becky!! :) And um, you don't have to enter me for the drawing. ;)

Happy NSD!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute Becky!
JoBeth

Robyn 'My Middle Name Is Awesome' said...

Ohhh, I am so glad that I clicked on your blog link from the Scrapbook Nook! I love your work! Thanks for giving the step by step for the ribbon flower thingys! I can't wait to try it. So many ways to use them. Thanks and your blog is now on my favs list!

grannybee said...

Not too handy with a needle, but I will have to give this a try sometime. Thanks Becky. Love your blog.

Judith Creed said...

I love these flowers and had no idea they were as easy as they look. They're the perfect addition to the wedding page I'm working on. Thanks!

Cheri said...

Those are really pretty, I would love to make some of those. It would be pretty simple to make a bunch while sitting and watching tv at night. Great idea!

Paper Memories said...

What great flowers! Thanks for showing how easy they can be.

Elisabeth said...

Great tutorial Becky!

Sandi said...

i LOVE THIS....THANKS SO MUCH...

Audrea7 said...

Thanks Becky for the tip! How creative :o) Can't wait to use it in my next LO.

Lisa Carroll said...

I am definitely going to have to give those a try. Love the card.

Auntie Em said...

Sweat flowers Becky, I will have to make some.

Haberdawoman said...

Ooh! I like that idea.

Cardsister said...

Loved your tutorial! Very easy-I'm going to give this a try! Thanks!

Lisa said...

LOVE this technique. Your blog is adorable too.

Kelly in IN said...

Good way to use up pieces of ribbon. I must try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

carpediem said...

I have so much ribbon in my stash! Now I know what I can do with it! Thanks for the tutorial! laura