Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ribbons and More Ribbons!!!!

Happy Sunday evening to everyone!!! I hope you have had a marvelous weekend and are ready for a splendid week ahead of you!!

From today through March 16 the DT of Really Reasonable Ribbons is sharing what each of us do to organize or store our ribbons! You will find my posting HERE showing how I use the Simply Renee 36" Clip It Up Ribbon Organizer to store alot of my ribbons/laces/trims. I would love for you to come over and let me know what you think. If you go to the RRR blog you will find that you can not only win one of these organizers but there are other organizers for you to win as well. So come on over and share with us your way to organize your ribbons--we would love to hear your ideas!!!

In addition to my posting at the RRR Ramblings I am sharing with you some other ways I have of keeping my ribbons. The majority of my ribbon is on rolls so I have to use some means to handle rolls rather than shorter pieces of ribbon. At either end of my coloring/play station I have a MM cabinet.


As many of you know, I use alot of PTI and SU CS for the double matting on my cards so on this left end cabinet I have both PTI and SU ribbons which match the CS, and of course on the top of the cabinet I have some of the trims I use as well.


On the right hand cabinet I have much of the specialty ribbon and raffia laces. You will also note something that is new to me on the right of the cabinet--the Ribbon Ring which is a ribbon storage system comprised of a metal ring and plastic ribbon tags that replace many traditional ribbon storage products. The Ribbon Ring is a ribbon organizer offering more storage in less space and begs to be displayed in your craft area. I have used it for quite a few 1" grosgrain ribbons cut into 1 yard pieces.


Best Craft Ribbon Organizer is another ribbon storage system that is new to me and one which may be ideal for those of you who buy ribbon in shorter lengths (1-2 yards) or are members of the RRR Ribbon Club. You will see that I have used it for this months ribbon assortment, thereby keeping the entire collection together. It consists of a spooler, dispenser, and storage tray.

And now for the rest of the story...YES, I have an affinity for ribbon and NO, all of my ribbon is NOT in these pictures...there is much more in boxes and bags--under the bed, in closets, in the garage, and totally disorganized!!! And I have found that no matter how much ribbon one has, there is never exactly the right color!!! lolol...thus a reason to buy even more ribbon!!! Do you have that same problem???

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening here and I would love for you to let me know what you think of my RRR posting showing the Clip It Up as well as what you have found here!!! Have a marvelous week and I hope to see you again real soon!!! Big hugs coming your way!!!

84 comments:

Brenda said...

I love it!! I love all of your ribbon storage ideas!!

Ujjwal said...

You have a beautiful ribbon storage area, Jacque!! And I agree, no matter how much ribbon we have, there is never a matching one :D

I do not have any fancy organisers as of now so I keep my ribbons in shoe boxes :D

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Wow! You have a great storage system. I have one thing on the wall for ribbons, but to me it's a pain, and the rest are in drawers and boxes. Seems every ribbon roll is a different size that I have :o) I sure don't have that much ribbon, soooo I just dreaaaammmm!

Rosalee said...

Wow Jacque. That is a lot of Ribbon. Yes I do seem to have the same problem sometimes with not having the right color ribbon. I have this phobia however where I prefer only plain ribbon on my cards. I never use printed ribbon unless its a stitch print or something. Plan to put up a post on my blog about my scraproom if I ever find the time...hopefully it'll be soon. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Oh, I love all your ribbon, so gorgeous! I am a ribbon nut too, but organization is definitely an issue! LOL

mocca22 said...

Oh,no......it's amazing.I don't have even 1/3 ribbons ....I love your work place-wow!!!!!!!!!!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a gorgeous craft area you have!! I too have tons of ribbon and limited holders. I find myself swapping out ribbon on my holders for the holidays - much like swapping out winter clothes for summer ones, lol!

I'd love for you to post your whole crafting area!!! I'll bet it's just amazing!

stephanne said...

Oooowie, this is fabulous to look at!! How pretty is that white wood against the warm wall colour and the potions and pots of products and all of that orgazined ribbon, wow!! Fabulous!!!
hugs, stephanne

PrincessPammie said...

Wow this is so organised and amazing!!! You have so many different colours it just looks so pretty.

bernshwag said...

Wee doggies girlfriend your craft space is amzing, no wonder we see so many awesome creations! Your space is so organized, I love it. I really like the ribbon ring, it reminds me of being a little girl and choosing the ribbons for my hair in the morning!

I love ribbon but my collection isn't anywhere near what you have..I currently use a few snap lock containers to sore my ribbon but I can certainly see myself using the ribbon rings.

Thanks for sharing your awesome space with us!
Candi

Nelly said...

Great arrangiment - your work place looks so organize!!!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
your storage room is amazing
you've so many ribbons, i only can dream of it
i've seen some lovely ideas to do with my ribbons, when my craftroom is ready i can do some work, finaly
have a marvelous week sweetie
hugs angelique

Sol said...

WOW.... You Lucky girl!!! ... so many Ribbons.... and so Organized!!! I love the shelf... it is Beautiful... I am dreaming of a white chraft room!! Thank you for sharing!! :o)

Durvina said...

This storage is awesome!

hugs, Durvina

Ageeth Holster said...

Wauw Jacque my mouth is wide open at this moment. I thought I had a lot of ribbon.....
Hugs Ageeth x

Suzi said...

I love your storage system, that shelving unit is gorgeous, I love the idea of the ribbon clip on the wall, not much space needed and all the colours on display. That one could work in my room. Have a super duper crafting week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Isha said...

Amazing Ribbon storage, it would be a dream to have such a neat workspace...lol. TFS the ideas and you have lovely collection of ribbons too:)

Sylvia said...

oh my gosh.. Jacque.. I did not know that a private person can have sooooo many ribbons *g*
LOVE LOVE LOVE your pictures and thanks so much for sharing all of your storage and organization ideas for ribbons. I have lots of ribbons, too.. but most of them are sitting in plastic bags in a carton *lol* So this was the right inspiration for me to start thinking about good organization of my ribbons ;-)
{hugs} Sylvia

LindaSS said...

ohhh my... what a fab place you got there... I want it to... but for now I can have it in my dreams... :D

Pelargonia said...

OMG, it's fantastic! I wish I have such great stuff in my workspace :) Great collection, great ideas - thank you for sharing!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

what a great idea! i love the way it looks and i also love the stuff inside of it, i wish i had it all by myself!

Margo said...

Oh I love this !
Your crafting space looks so great !
I will have to wait for my kids to move out and that will take a while 'cause there 6 and 8 LOL or we would have to move to have a crafting space of my own but I love yours, it's so organised !
Have a lovely week !
Greetz
Margo

Maryann said...

WOUW this is just amazing hun. I just love how you´ve organized your ribbons here, and wish I was just close to anything like this ha ha ha. I have all my rolls on a shelf and all the bits and pieces in a big box, and even I know I havesomething, I can jsut never find, what I´m looing for. I often feels, I spend more time on looking for it, than actually use it.
I totally agree a girl can never gt too much ribbons he he he. I´m addicted to it, at least that´s what my husbond claims, and maybe he´s a bit righht here he he he.
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful space with us, it´s bee such a peasure to watch here.
have a great week ahead hun.

jude said...

Love the cabinet and the ribbons are just lush!I have this fetish with flowers more so with ribbons!fantastic aray of colours.
hugs judex

theCook said...

I was already impressed by the quantity of ribbons displayed on your RRR blog post, and now I see you have even more... Do you plan on opening a ribbon shop yourself? Well, at leat that explains why you always have fantastic ribbon on your cards! I don't use ribbon that much because I never have the correct matching one!

Marie-Anne said...

How great to see all those lovely ribbons and their storage. I can defenatly use a good storage system for my ribbons. After I saw the post on the RRR blog about the Ribbon Ring I thought it might suit me, since I mainly buy lengths of ribbon, so I'm thinking about that.

I think I should show my husband your post. :) He thinks I have a lot of crafting goodies and that I've got more than enough, perhaps he understands than that you never can have enough, especially gorgous ribbons and embelishments.

Marie-Anne

Look around the corner said...

Wow you can almost start your own shop.

Wow great all the stuff you have and also what you make.

Have a blessed week,

Eveline

Vicky said...

Jacque sweetie I love you mmwah this is the perfect excuse I can say to my hubby. This last year is my 1st year at crafting so I've used the excuse of its dearer in the 1st year cus of all the setting up & materials etc etc I'm coming up to the end of the my 1st year & this is the perfect excuse to buy more ribbon. I have a HUGE weakness for ribbon & lace & now seam binding as well lol HUGE HUGE HUGE I'm the same with paper as well actually lol. Your storage is fabulous & WOW do you have a lot. It all looks gorgeous tho hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

chrissy xx said...

What a Fabulous storage system this is!!!!!
Looks more like a shop!!!
Chrissyxx

wendy scrappings said...

Oh my, this is just stunning!!! Wish I had something like that :D

It's all so organised and neat! Love it.

Ewelina said...

Wow! You have a gorgeous storage, have a happy week!

Sharon said...

I love Ribbon Rings!!! I have both the large and small tags. Sure can store a lot of ribbon in a small space, the ribbons don't get wrinkled, and I also like they are so pretty hanging by my window - like a rainbow!

Your storage is like something out of a magazine - just beautiful.
Sharon G.
Celticrafter

Renkata said...

wow, wow Such a great place for your ribbons.
Amazing!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

I loved your ribbons!!!
kisses
Rosana

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW!! That is alot of great ribbon! And I'm with you on never having the right color! Was in the store the other day eyeballing ribbon and hubby just looks at me like...you have a serious problem! LMAO! He just doesn't understand! :P

Esme said...

Ummm....WOW!!! Lots of ribbon and I love the storage - I sometimes think storage is almost as much fun as the stuff you're storing! Boxes and cubby holes and little drawers!!

Esme x

Teri said...

Good morning, Jacque! Love your ribbon storage! I have one of the MM wall units, but don't use the ribbon part, it's too easy for the kids to pull out ribbons that I might not want them to play with!! LOL!! I, too, have a ribbon fetish, it goes along with the paper problem and the marker and colored pencil problem and the magazine problem and the... sigh... I just have big problems and I really don't mind it all!!! LOL!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs,
Teri

Craftyanny said...

If I was half as organized as your are Jacque I'd be delighted lol

Leslie said...

Oh My I want your cabinet!!!!! LOL what a great storage and you can see what you have! All of my ribbon is in a plastic tub which doesn't work very well as I have to take them all out when I want to find the right one (which for some strange reason is always the one on the bottom of the tub-LOL)

Brook said...

I love how you have your ribbon stored. That cabinet is wonderful! I also have a ribbon addiction. I NEVER have the exact color that I need therefore I MUST shop and get more. I have tubs of ribbon as well, tucked away wherever I can find room. TFS!

Therese said...

Wow...I`m impressed..and very envious! ;)

Donna said...

You have a ton of ribbon, Jacque. Would love to have that many choices. But I really don;t have the storage space. Thanks for the tips though.

Колина said...

cool! it's really cool!!!

Traci S. said...

Good Morning, Jacque~

WOW! You are one organized woman! I keep my ribbon in 4 different copy paper boxes...pastels in one, brights, lace and sheer, and Christmas or Winter. Then I have 5 dowels up on top of a dresser that hold some ribbon, too. I finally have it organized, and can you believe, I do not have one piece of red or yellow? I don't know how that happened!!!

Great tools you have! I'm sure it helps with your creative process. Your cards are so lovely, and you use the ribbons and other embellishments so beautifully, you need to know where they are...and try to have them handy is even better, yet!

Thank you for sharing!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Helen said...

Hi Jacque, love the way you organised your ribbons. Unfortunately I do not have the space for such beautiful organisers. I have mine (a little bit) sorted out in 4 large DVD storage boxes. I think most of us are more or less addicted to crafting stuff (can be ribbon, stamps, or anything else or in worst cases to everything). Hugs from Holland.

lynne said...

Hi Jacque,
Wow you so have the most lovely working space..well what we can see of it! I love all your neat and tidy ribbons and trims. I think you just might have every single colour available..but bet you still cant find that "right" one!!
I have a ton of ribbon too, but some it stored neatly on the spools and the rest is in a lage box but all neat and sorted by colour. I do have a thing for having things on show though, even my buttons are in little glass jars and sat out to look pretty! will need to get more ribbon storage so i can get that on show too!
Thanks for showing us your craft storage ideas!
Lynne x

Simply Shaz said...

Ooh your ribbon displays look...Mmmmm....delish!....and i agree ya can never have enough ribbon :)Love the mm cabinets :)
Shaz

paperpapier said...

what a peep to your crafty area...such an organized and neat area! Love the wall cabinet storage.

Dawnll said...

Yes , yes, I also have it everywhere...can you ever have the right color and width?
Thank you for sharing your with us, love seeing your organization

Kendra said...

Oh my ribbonness! lol Unfortunately I don't have that problem! Can't afford it, or house it! What great organization you have!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwwww Jacque,what a wonderful workroom.

Hugs Riet.xxx

Tracey T said...

Dearest Jacque - can I come and live with you, please?!!! xx

bernietom47 said...

I loved your post on RRR. Amazing photos! I think of all the supplies and tools we crafters use finding that perfect organizational solution for ribbon and scraps are the most difficult for us. I love to have my ribbon in full view as I find it inspiring but my limited space is a major issue. I find I waste ribbon if it’s on a rod so that’s out. I loved the look of the clothes pins warped with the shorter bits but it’s such a pain trying to get to what I want so that’s got to go as well. That spooler, dispenser, and storage tray looks interesting. I will be watching this topic closely. I REALLY need to find a solution that works for me.
Blessings Bernie

Tammy said...

One can never have enough ribbon....I know mine gets stored all over the place. LOL.
Love your storage idea...the hanging one looks really neat for the leftovers.
smiles...Tammy

Teresa said...

Hi Jacque! how amazing the amount of tapes and ordered! would have to imitate! a big hug!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are some really great storage ideas. That's the area I really need help in. Right now mine is mostly in a big rubbermaid bucket under my son's bed. The stuff I use a lot is in a smaller container in my craft area. I love the ribbon ring, it's great for small areas like mine. Thanks for sharing your orgainization ideas.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

LOVE all those ribbons and fantastic ways to store them. I am the same, the more places i have to store them, the more I buy and fill them up. It is endless!

*mieke* said...

Wauw..... What a lot of ribbons and such a lovely storage ideas!!!
Mieke

Susan said...

Hi Jacque... how long time??!!!
How are you dear flower?!!!!
I am working a lot... so... I have only a litlle time to dedicate to scraps...

But when I can, I am here... seeing all the beautifull things that you create...

I love this post about ribbons organization... it`s so cool... thanks...

A big kisse for you dear... Su...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, what fab ribbon storage. Mine are all muddled up in boxes. Marianne x

Christina C. said...

WOW......Hun, I must say I love ALL of your ribbon storage ideas!!!!! I'm especially partial to the ring. Thanks for sharing!

Scrappymax said...

I am drooling at your ribbon storage but also your gorgeous ribbons. My storage is a carrier bag as I am not lucky enough to have a dedicated craftroom and craft on a small table in my lounge - hence everything has to be put away when I finish my card, one day though lol.
Max x

Anonymous said...

Looking good! Nice to see you have lots of storage. I store mine in upright containers, and have a spindal that holds three tall stacks. Hope your doing well, Rea lovemydogtoo@westiemail.com

Gloria Westerman said...

How awesome....I love all the systems...but I think the tag would probably help me the most....thank you for sharing.....your craft room is beautiful....

Sandy said...

This was so very helpful Jacque and as I prepare to enter in some LOTV challenges, I think ribbon will be necessary. What little I see of your crafting area - you are so neat! I try to be but seem to get in more messes than not! Thanks for the info!
Sandy

Katherine said...

Yummy ribbons!

AuroraDawn said...

Gorgeous storage - I love that you have all those systems working together!!

SarahS said...

I thought I was looking at a shop lol - what a fabulous craft room you must have, would love to have a sneeky peek of all of it! - but really love the organisation of your ribbons.

Hugs and best wishes SarahS

Love crafts forever said...

OMG!!! Jacque, can i please live with you, i promiss to help you use that ribbons. Hahaha. What a super craft room, i last my words. That is the dream of every crafter.
Hugs Nataliya.

La Vikinga said...

Wow you re so organized! My dream would be to come and do craft with you for a weekend! I know it's not going to come true because I live too far and you need rest and all that, but we're allowed to have dreams, right?

Charlotta

alethea said...

Everything looks so neat!! All my ribbon is stuffed in a bag!! Don't have enough room in my house to have everything stored properly!!!
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may-chu said...

I'm so jealous of your work room! and the ribbons.... envy!

Mina said...
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Mina said...

omg Jacque can I come and play...oops sorry meant stay lol...please please please tell me your craftroom isnt always that tidy, it puts mine to shame, and boy I thought my ribbon addiction was bad girl

Auntie Em said...

Your ribbons are so pretty all lined up and in their places. Love your MM cabinet and the little ribbon roller. That looks like a great place to keep those short but still usable ribbon ends and not lose track of them!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Debbi said...

Amazing ribbon stash, Jacque! I'm glad to know I'm not the only person to "collect" favorite craft goodies!
*smiles*
debbi

Dora said...

OMG Jacque, this is amazing!!!! And you say you have more ... I am sooooo jealous .. but can you blame me he he :)
Hugs Dora
xxx

Deb said...

Jacque, I just finished reading all the post on the RRR blog regarding organization, and everyone had great tips. I really need to get busy on mine...but I must admit I would rather be playing. Hugs...

http://debby-paperpearls.blogspot.com/2011/03/rrr-organization-week-36-316.html

Anji78 said...

Amazing!

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

This is gorgeous x leigh x

glitterangel said...

Your craft space is beautiful - I'm very jealous! Sharon x

Gloria R. said...

What wonderful storage ideas!
The only problem is that I have searched and searched for the Making Memories Embellishment Center and understand that it has been discontinued. I wish I could find one. Do you have any ideas where?
Thanks for sharing.
Gloria
Florida

Yvonne said...

I just came across your Blog via Crafty Storage. OMGosh you have a lot of Ribbon!!! I just moved into a craft room of my own and I'm not thrilled with the small spool ribbon storage I bought. I'd love to get one of those wall mounted units.

Here's what I came up with for Large Costco ribbon spool storage and my other ribbon storage.
http://onecreativemomma.blogspot.com/2011/04/sneak-peak-of.html

Thanks for the inspiration,
Yvonne
OneCreativeMomma at yahoo dot com

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Its beautiful x I must stop drooling now :@) x Leigh x