July 22, 2011

A Birthday Giveaway

Today is my birthday and I'm so happy to be celebrating with all of you! I'd love to share a birthday gift with you, so I'm giving away one of my favorite crafting goodies...

You guessed it... Ribbon! (sorry this photo isn't so fabulous... I had such a difficult time photographing this!)

One lucky reader will win 20+ yards of my favorite ribbons and trims, which includes current, retired and brand new Stampin' Up! ribbons!

The prize package includes 1 yard each of the following ribbons:
Baja Breeze 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Basic Gray 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon
Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Daffodil Delight 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Night of Navy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon
Pretty in Pink 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Riding Hood Red 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
So Saffron 7/8" Poly-Twill Ribbon
Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Blue 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
Early Espresso & White Baker's Twine
Linen Thread
...and more!

For a chance to win, become a follower and/or subscriber (if you aren't already), comment below telling me what your favorite ribbon is and watch the prize package grow ! (Your favorite ribbon does not have to be Stampin' Up! product, nor does it need to be included in this prize package).

I'll go first! This is really hard, but I think my favorite ribbon is Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft) Taffeta Ribbon. When the Kraft ribbon retired, I bought 3 spools of it just to make sure I wouldn't run out! I am so happy to see it back in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! :)

Now let's sweeten the deal a bit, shall we? You know... add some icing to the cake...? For every comment entered, if I have your ribbon on hand, I'll add a yard of it to the prize package! For example, if you say Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is your favorite (it's a close second for me) and I have it (which you know I do...) I'll add it in! Of course not all birthday wishes can come true, so this is limited to what I have in my stash, but don't worry, I have a LOT of ribbon! This means this prize package could get mega big! Woo!

So comment away! Please only one comment per person. You'll have until the end of the day on Friday, July 29th. One lucky winner will be announced next Saturday. Good luck! I can't wait to hear about your favorite ribbons!


  1. I love Satin ribbon the most because thats easily available. I really want to try Seam binding as it looks magical and we dont get it here. Thanks for giving a chance to win all these amazing ribbons. That white lace looks pretty and delicate too.

  2. In all the excitement about Ribbons, forgot to wish you a very happy Birthday. May your wishes come true.

  3. Happy Birthday! The next on my list to try is crumb cake seam binding-looks very elegant and versatile. I am currently enjoying the 1/8" taffeta. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Happy Birthday Dee! I love vintage ribbon and organza ribbon from Meiflower but have not used any SU ribbon:( My fingers are crossed which makes it very difficult to type!!
    Val x

  5. Happy Birthday!!! My favorite ribbon is any one of the 5 new in colour 3/8 Inch Ruffled Ribbon! :-)

  6. Happiest of birthdays to you! I LOVE ribbon as well, and I'd have to say that my favorite ribbon is anything with polka dots! I just can't resist them!

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend & birthday!

  7. Happy birthday to you!!! And it's so fun that you are giving away so much ribbon! I love love love ribbon--I love the twill and the satin and the decorative...I love twine and burlap...I just love it all:) Right now though--I am in love with my twill ribbons (I love it so much I won't use it! LOL!!!). So fun:) Happy birthday!!

  8. Happy Birthday...love that your sharing it with us!! I love ribbon. I love using the victoria crochet trim...it adds that vintage look that i love! Hope your day is awesome

  9. Happy Birthday...many more to come. I love seam binding, it works very well with the stampin up dyes run it through an ink pad and you have a color to match your card....

  10. Happy Birthday to You! (Sing along with me here...) I love all ribbon, and in the "ribbon" department I'd probably have to say any of the grosgrain ribbons are my favorites. But - strange as it may sound, I love the linen thread! You can dress it up or down, wrap it around cardstock, stick it into buttons, make bows with it - lots of variety in the linen thread. Thanks for offering a present on YOUR birthday! (P.S. - I don't know what a URL is, so I guess my name is "Anonymous!"

  11. I follow/subscribe to your blog if that counts! And I love anything Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up! Thanks for a chance to win - you can't have to much ribbon can you???

  12. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birtday to you! Happy Birthday Dear Nina Dee - Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!! And many more! Anyway, my favorite SU ribbon would be Victoria crocheted trim but I just saw my black ribbon with the little candy corns on it that I made cute cards with last year. I bought it at Walmart on sale. Then, I just put it in the box with my St. Patty's Day ribbon (my birthday) and so I am loving those with the shamrocks on them! What can I say? :)

    Chris R. from Iowa

  13. Happy Birthday! I am kind of new to using ribbon with my paper crafts. I think I am partial to grosgrain ribbons. I think bow making is easiest with 3/8 inch ribbons.

    Kathy from Missouri

  14. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I love the Baja Breeze seam binding. I love everything in Baja Breeze my favorite color.

    Diana from New York

  15. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a fun way to celebrate!! I love ribbons of all kinds but I would so love to create with SU's new ruffled ribbon ... oh, what fun that looks like to play with!!! Enjoy your day!! Thank you for sharing your creations ... I love your blog and have followed you for a few years now ... keep up the great work!!! ~Amy S.~

  16. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday Dear Nina,
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Somehow it isn't the same in print!
    Many Happy returns and blessings to you and yours!
    My favorite ribbon is Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain!
    I love your sight and how you incorporate ribbon in all your cards. I have cased a few for my family members and they LOVED them! Thanks for all you do and time spent on your blog.
    Cheryl McAskill

  17. Happy Birthday, hope it is a great one. I love using ribbon especially Stampin Up ribbons. My favorite is the 5/8 in White Organza ribbon. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  18. Happy Birthday! I hope you have had an amazing day and that it continues right on through the whole weekend! Thanks for much for a chance at some ribbon. . .I love ribbon! :) I love 5/8 grosgrain ribbon. . .it is easy to work with and looks nice on a card. I, like you, enjoy the kraft color.

  19. Happy Birthday and Thanks for sharing your gifts with us! So sweet :)
    My new favorites are the seam binding - cool stuff, and right now my "it" color is Baja Breeze!

  20. Oh, my favorite was the white organza ribbon but have never tried the seam binding, Victoria crochet trim or baker's twine. I'd be thrilled to win any ribbon. Happy Birthday, Nina!

  21. Any ribbon goes! ^^ I love all the patterned ones and the wider the better. But when wanting just a little bit of extra I mainly use satin ribbons 'cause they are easy to play with.
    Thanks for the chance to win and HBD! :)
    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

  22. Happy Birthday!

    I love SU's satin & taffeta ribbons. If I had to pick one favorite though, it would be Rich Razzleberry Satin.

  23. Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for offerig this wonderful candy. I love seam binding. Any color, I just love the feel of it and how it looks on a card tied in a bow.


  24. Happy Birthday!!! You must be a LEO!! Something we have in common! My Bday is the 25th. My favorites are Organza and vintage. Love LOVE LOVE it!!!

    Don't know ho wto post here, so chose anonymous!

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Kelly Felo-kfelo@frontiernet.net

  25. Happy Birthday to you!! Today is also my mother's birthday! My favorite ribbon? That is a hard one since I love ribbons, but I do like SU chocolate chip grosgrain. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Happy Belated Birthday Nina! :) I hope that your birthday weekend was a great one!! I love satin ribbons, especially in SU! chocolate chip! Can't wait to place an order :D :D

  27. Happy Belated Birthday. thanks for the opportunity to win!

  28. Hope your birthday was the best! It is really hard to pick a favorite. Guess I will choose the basic black satin. Satin ribbon is so easy to work with and the black looks scrumptious!

  29. my favorites are the ones with white polka dots on them.

  30. I love elegant eggplant 1/8 grosgrain or any of the purples. Favourite colour :) Happy birthday.