We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: May Arts Ribbon.  And this week we are giving away these three beautiful ribbons to one lucky reader (Details at the end of the post.)  Please note that this give-away is only open to residents of Canada and the United States.


May Arts Ribbon Designer – Tracy McLennon

Today we welcome Tracy McLennon. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Tracy’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

MayArtsProfilePic-12102014-250WHello, my name is Tracy McLennon and I live my crafty life in Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. I am married to my super talented band teacher husband, Sean. I have 2 beautiful teenage step daughters, Margaret and Zoe, and we have a crazy pooch named Kya.

I have been a scrapbooker for about 17 years now. My love and obsession for it began when I was working at a pro photographic shop and they began to bring in scrapbooking product. I gravitated towards it, as I have always been crafty and enjoyed the arts. Shortly after that I began teaching classes at the store and I have been teaching ever since. I would say I am a scrapbooker and altered home décor creative artist. I do the occasional card, but my passion is for scrapbooking. I also have a background in photography, calligraphy and graphic design.  I am a May Arts Ribbon, Ribbonista. I have loved every minute of creating with their stunning ribbons and look forward to creating so much more in the future.

You can find more of my creations on my blog  Thank you so much for having me here on behalf of May Arts Ribbon.

Seasons Greetings Layout


I wanted to create a full on Christmasy layout for this post. So I sat back and thought about what holiday photos I may have on hand. I wasn’t inspired. Then I thought about a photo that my friend had posted last Christmas….THIS is the photo that I used for my layout. I just remembered how stinking cute that photo was of her sweet little rescue pooch with Santa. She was kind enough to email me the photo right away, and then I got started!

I wanted to create a very Classic Christmas looking layout, with red, green and a little glitzy gold. I used the Merry & Bright collection from Pink Paislee, I thought the colours suited my ribbon choices and the photo perfectly.

There are so many different ways of using ribbon on your scrapbook layouts and other papercrafts. I LOVE to loop, layer and swag all of the different textured ribbon. To do this, I always have my ruler and a hot glue gun on hand, to manipulate the ribbon the way I envision it.  Ribbon is one of those embellishments that you can always have on hand to add that perfect bit of texture and dimension to a project.

Here are some close up photos of my layout.






Metallic String – Gold
Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac – Green
Knotted Edge Satin – Red
String Beads – Pearlized
Burlap String – Natural

Pink Paislee – Merry & Bright Collection
Corner Rounder
Hot Glue

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Tracy McLennon for her fabulous project and May Arts Ribbon for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit May Arts Ribbon to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!

54 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts Ribbon”

  1. It’s amazing how a page can be transformed with ribbon, and make your page become an accent while lifting your photos and adding the expression you want so simply! Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. I am in love with this magical layout!!! LOVELOVELOVE it!!! What an extremely generous prize! May Arts is the only ribbon that I will use on my projects and I would love to win this awesome prize package!!! I left May Arts lots of love on their FB page!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! TFS!

  3. beautiful layout by Tracy! lovely details, and I love all the gorgeous May Arts ribbons and trims!

  4. What great colors and details. But I must say that I love the doggy the most!!! Adorable.

  5. Lovely scrapbook layout, and I absolutely love the ribbons you used. I love how you made garlards out of the pearls and gold ribbons! Beautiful!

  6. I love May Arts Ribbon!
    It’s such an excellent quality.
    Tracy’s layout is really adorable
    and so classically Christmas 🙂

  7. Big fan of May Arts ribbon and trim! The scrap page is gorgeous! I’m an animal lover myself – this is so adorable!

  8. The ribbon and trims are awesome. Love your layouts. Especially the fur baby with Santa.
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  9. Oh, I just love this beautiful layout! The fun mix of papers, ribbon and the chalk board sentiments are so fun and fresh!

  10. Beautiful layout. Love the cute subject. Tracey’s ribbon and trim border is fabulous. I saw a sneak peek on the May Arts blog and had to some check it out.

  11. What a gorgeous layout! Love how Ribbonista, Tracy, has layered all her wonderful May Arts ribbons. That green velvet Ric Rac is fab.

  12. Love Santa and the puppy. I would love to have a picture like that but Bear would freak.
    Great projects.
    thanks for sharing.

  13. What a very pretty Layout! I not only Like the Ribbon, but I really Love the Background Paper (it looks like Chalkboard Stamps). Did you know that May Arts now has an On-line Store (that you can order directly from)? They revealed this Great News in their Blog Post Yesterday. Since my Local Paper Crafting Store closed last year, I have been looking for a way to buy their lovely Ribbon. Look no more! Buy away now!!

  14. What a wonderful layout! Those photos are so adorable and the little loops of red ribbon along the edge add a fun element! Beautiful May Arts ribbon!

  15. What a great layout. I love the colors and the gorgeous ribbon that were used on this layout. The picture is so cute and the design very nice. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. What a lovely layout. I need to practice more with ribbon on layouts……I seem to struggle with keeping it flat and straight. Maybe practice makes perfect?

  17. Your dog on Santa’s lap in such a hoot. My dog would freak out. For some reason she hates men with beards. So crazy. What a lovely combination of ribbon colors for the give away. May Arts has, BY FAR, the best ribbon on the market. I just wish there were more retailers in my area.

  18. What a gorgeous layout! And those ribbons are yummy!!! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  19. Love that May Arts ribbons are gift this week. So versatile, can be used in for papercrafting and home décor. Traceys years of experience show in her layout. Awesome!

  20. May Arts Ribbon dresses up any project. I love their ribbons as they are top quality and hold up well on all my crafting projects. What a wonderful layout and the picture is precious.

  21. Oh my gosh, I love, love, love this layout!!! I’m saving the picture on my hard drive to CASE. It includes so many elements that I love (the rick-rack and red velvet ribbon really do go with the theme).

  22. Brilliant use of ribbons and cord. I will be thinking of various uses in my next project. Thanks!

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