Spring Fever Blog Hop With Spellbinders and Canvas Corp Brands

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Hey there Paper Peeps! I’m super excited to be a part of the Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop!!!!! I’ve created my project for Canvas Corp Brands with layers of patterned papers, Spellbinders dies and all the craftiness I have up my sleeve : )

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 Snips and Snails Little Boy Album Spellbinders Canvas Corp Blog HopI used the Lovin’ Diamond Shapeabilities Die to cut Tan & Ivory French Script patterned paper …then inked it to distress and heat embossed it with glossy powder to create this lovely frame which inspired the size and shape of this mini.

Snips and Snails Little Boy Album Spellbinders Canvas Corp Blog Hop3I added Tan & Ivory Ribbon Stripe patterned paper to the binding and Blue & Ivory Baby Boy Alpha on the back cover.

Snips and Snails Little Boy Album Spellbinders Canvas Corp Blog Hop2I trimmed circle images from the It’s a Boy Stripe on Ivory and layered them over metal rimmed mailing tags then added silver eyelets to hang them on the binder bow.

Snips and Snails Little Boy Album Spellbinders Canvas Corp Blog Hop 4The inside pages are layered with Lattice Rectangles Nestabilities dies with Baby Boy Quotes On Ivory, Tan & Ivory French Script, Blue & Ivory Ticking, the topped off with images from It’s A Boy On Ivory.

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I created these flowers with Spellbinders Camellia Die D-Lites…..I just changed the papers and techniques to create different looks.

Additional supplies….Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs, Light Blue Chevron Stripe on Twill and Blue Topaz Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Wow Embossing Powder~Gloss

Okay that’s all for me…I hope you are enjoying the hop as much as I am! Wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

You should also check out the Spellbinders Blog to get lots of crafty inspiration. Happy hopping!!!

Homemade Pie Card with Crafty Secrets

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Well hey there Peeps! I’m just dropping in to share a very sweet little card I created for Crafty Secrets.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 1This super  cheerful color combination makes me practically giddy!!!! I used images and patterned papers from the Retro Kitchen Digital Kit, Calendar Scraps, Homemade Journal Notes Booklet, and Travel Creative Scraps.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 2This scrumptious bow is created with layers of Blue Plaid and Sheer Cherry Red Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I’ve topped it off with a fun tag, button and leafy stick pins. There’s also some Red Burlap String.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 3I used a boarder punch and Lattice Rectangle Die from Spellbinders .

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 4Hope you enjoyed viewing my card as much I enjoyed creating it.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh

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Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here to share a sweet little Mixed Media Box I created with fabulous trims and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon and patterned papers from Graphic 45.Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 1 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 2 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 3 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 4 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 5 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 6 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 7 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 8 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 9 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 10 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 11 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 12 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 13I used the beautiful richly colored Scarlet Diamond Satin and Red Burlap String. There’s also a lovely collection of Cottage Roses and Pale Yellow and Red Sweetheart Blooms.

Supplies from Graphic 45….

Home Sweet Home 8×8 Paper Pad

Home Sweet Home 6×6 Paper Pad

Home Sweet Home~Handmade

Home Sweet Home Apple Pie

Home Sweet Home Ephemera Cards

Home Sweet Home Decorative Chipboard

Home Sweet Home Sticker

Ivory Mixed Media Box

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Other supplies….

Spellbinders Die~Lattice Rectangle

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twig

All the fun tags fit right in the box to be used for recipes or pictures.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Flower Organization With A Little Help From My Peeps

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Recently I posted on face book an appeal for my peeps to offer suggestions on how to tame my outta control flower stash. You came through with some fine ideas..and I put them to work to wrangle flowers that were all over and crazy. Hard to find…hard to remember what I have….and impossible to link because the packaging was just everywhere! So here is what I came up with. Let me just say first that this storage unit was my one and only time to dumpster dive….not quite in the dumpster but sitting next to it….I had an adrenalin rush that I thought was going to give me a heart attack….eeekk

Flower Orginization 1Yes I do realize that the top of the unit is upside down…I need my storage to be really flexible so I can push it around and repurpose it according to how my stash grows and evolves.

Flower Orginization 2My dear friend Gloria suggested plastic drawer units…and these fit perfectly.  I prettied them up with paper to cover the drawer fronts.

Flower Orginization 3I used my favoritest little ceramic berry baskets to corral the Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon. There are also white baskets and recycled tofu containers : )

Flower Orginization 4It’s crucial to keep the packaging with the flowers so linking willl be easier.

Flower Orginization 5To use a term from my teenaged Son Jon…we have a crap ton of little wooden crates that come with clementines….which Jon takes every day in his sack lunch. More of the pretty paper helps to coordinate mismatched storage. It’s really handy to be able to pull down the crate with the flower color that you need for your project and then put it back when done. At some point I was obsessed with Prima Got Flowers…I’m pretty sure it’s because I liked the jar lol. Anyhoo I’ve got them in another crate. Next to it is a pretty basket donated by my dear friend Jennifer and I’ve got it filled with dimensional roses on tags..very shabby and chic right??

Flower Orginization 7The drawers are filled with blingy bits, flower stamens and odd bits and pieces.

Flower Orginization 6All the flat pack paper flowers live in plastic shoe bins in the cubby..organized by color. Look there’s still some room in there…maybe I need more flowers????

Okay thanks to all of you who sent in suggestions…I think this system will work out well for me for a long time…or until I feel the need to redecorate lol.

Thanks for sharing with me a little of my studio and maybe I’ve inspired you to get organized too?

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to get organized : ) G

Petite Easter Shadow Box for Bright Spring Color and Ribbon Challenge

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Well Paper Peeps I’ve given a whole new meaning to March Madness with all the projects I’ve been creating. I haven’t left my studio too much..but that’s not such a bad thing is it?  I whipped up this project for the  Bright Spring Colors and Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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Now it’s your turn to get your Bright Spring Color craft on and link up with us to play along.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015

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OMGosh OMGosh I am so excited to be sharing  the projects I created for the Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015. This has been the most incredible year of working with the papers that I love and getting to showcase my creations on the Graphic 45 Blog. Graphic 45 is the most generous and creative company and I have come to love all the friendships I’ve created behind the scenes with the other designers on the 2014 Design Team. I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of this super crazy talented team of artists.  One of the best parts was getting to play with the new paper patterns and Staples before they were released! And the Happy Mail full of amazing beautiful G45 supplies??? I am swooning just thinking about it : ) So without further ado….I present my audition. I have also put together a short youtube video at the end with a slideshow of all the projects I’ve created this year with Graphic 45. I hope you enjoy!

Assemblage with Artisan Style…

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Party Banner with Time To Celebrate…

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Fall Card with Time To Flourish…

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Wish me luck that they choose to let me stay on for another term : )

 

Nautical Coral and Burlap Mini Album with Canvas Corp Brand

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here and I’m sharing a project that is near and dear to my heart. Every year my little family takes a trip to the beach to reconnect and play and soak up the sun. Getting to spend lots of time with my kids is a real treasure…..they grow up too fast and I’m hanging on to every moment I can.  This nautical mini will be a family heirloom filled with pics of our trip.IMG_5093For reals do you not love these colors???? So bright and festive : )  I clipped out many of the images from the printed papers and layered them up. The base for the book is actually the Ivory Greeting Cards with Burlap stitched on. All I did was seal up the cards and added all the paper pretties.

IMG_5095I always like to have room for a nice big picture in my mini albums…so on the back of the cards….I finished them with a combo of the nautical patterns and accented them with a coral strip.

IMG_5096Every set of pages has a different…but similar arrangement….to keep a consistent look. I really love the texture and detail from the burlap and stitching…and I didn’t have to do any extra work..they were already ready already!

IMG_5097When I start loading this mini up with our family pics…I may even add some between the pages easily by adding patterned papers to the backs and punching holes so they can be added on the rings.

IMG_5092I finished the rings simply by adding coordinating ribbon trim. There’s also a little Dark Blue Rope to dress up the corners of the images. This  Optical Lens charm reminded me of a nautical porthole so I used it to frame that sweet little craby guy :)

List of Supplies for Nautical Coral Mini Album:

Sails & Shells Sampler

Sails & Shells Stripe on Ivory

Coral Claws &Shells on Ivory

Navy & Ivory Ticking

Navy & Ivory Anchor Reverse

Navy and Ivory 5 Point Star

Greeting Cards Ivory with Burlap

Optical Lens Antique Brass

Dark Blue Hemp Rope

I added Shell Print on Coral Satin, Double Faced Satin in Coral, Navy Silky Crush, and Navy Sheer with Satin Center from Really Reasonable Ribbon to the rings.

Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G