January Link Party

Happy New Year!!

I love bringing in a new year.
There is something so refreshing about “starting over”.
I know that we will have a fantastic year here for all of you!

To start out 2012, we have the most awesome link party for you!

Are you ready? ๐Ÿ™‚

The theme for the January Link Party is ANYTHING GOES!
Link up any of your awesome bows and crafts! There is no limit.
Our only requirement is your submissions must have products that are available at The Ribbon Retreat.

At the end of the link party, we will choose 10 submissions that we think are amazing to post on our Facebook page. Then the contest begins!

The 10 submissions will be uploaded as photos where you can vote on them!

There will be three prizes.

The photo with the most “likes” will win a $50 Gift Certificate!
2nd place will get a $25 Gift Certificate!
3rd place will get a $15 Gift Certificate!

Are you excited? ๐Ÿ™‚

The Link Party will run from today until Saturday, January 7th at 12 midnight.
The Facebook voting will begin Monday, January 9th to Saturday, January 14th at midnight.

Some tips on linking:

If you do not have a blog or website to take photos from, the link system will allow you to add photos from a photo hosting website such as Photobucket or Flickr. Just click the middle tab when the pop up box comes up and add the URL for that photo.

Linking from Facebook will work as long as you take the off the https:// at the beginning of the link. Then you will need to choose a photo from your computer (the very right tab in the pop up window.) Let me know if this isnโ€™t working for you.

The โ€œNameโ€ part can either be your name, or the name of your craft. Either one works!
I just wanted to let you know so youโ€™re not like me and put your own name when you mean to have a name for the craft. ๐Ÿ™‚

After youโ€™ve linked up your craft, make sure your link works. If you are having troubles with it, send me an email at


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  1. Posted January 2, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I thought the newest ones were on top now? It seems like every time I was to participate the rules change.

    • Shirley
      Posted January 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      Hi Audra! We love when you participate! The type of link party we are having doesn’t require any order importance. Thanks for your submissions!

  2. Kimberly Slater
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink!/photo.php?fbid=228015027213409&set=a.228015007213411.74666.100000147397100&type=3&theater

  3. Posted January 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Other than the people on top get the most notice.

  4. Posted January 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Shirley, I love the Link Parties! The Ribbon Retreat helped me get started in bow making and now I can’t stop. Super excited to see what the new year will bring!

    • Shirley
      Posted January 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

      Ivonne, I am so glad you love them! It’s so fun to see what everyone’s been working on. And I am so glad we helped you get started. It’s one of my favorite hobbies, so I definitely can relate in not being able to stop. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year!

  5. Posted January 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for doing a link party! How fun. I hesitated b/c I’m seeing LOTS of BEAUTIFUL creations on here.
    Happy New Year everyone!

  6. Posted January 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Shirley, I love The Ribbon Retreat. I buy my ribbons from there all the time. Thanks for doing this link party!
    Happy New Year everyone!

  7. kute kids kreations
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    seeing all these beautiful creations has inspired me to take my bow making and dress making to the next level there are so many beautiful things here ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Posted January 7, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I apologize for uploading the wrong images, I started making bows first, went on to tutus and my latest projects have been hats. I got so excited with my latest venture that I forgot Ribbon Retreat does not offer yarn, maybe something for the future?
    And now for some reason I cannot upload my bow images.. hmmm..

    • Shirley
      Posted January 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

      Hi Betsy! I’m sorry I didn’t see this last night. The link party is closed now and I can’t add any links. Your crochet hats are WAY cute! I hope we carry yarn sooner or later too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Posted January 9, 2012 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    So, so, so many beautiful things! I’m sure it was super hard to pick. Love them all!

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