Halloween House Tag


Hey there Peeps! Happy September ! You know what that means?? Right… I get to share a fun project created with the new Ribbon Club Selection Haunted Halloween Mix.

11817288_958588304193189_138177725296304382_nI don’t even have to tell you how much I love this assortment of spooktacular trimmings!!!!

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This new Black and White Houndstooth  has moved into my #1 favorite ribbon position. I’m using my Vintage Halloween Tags with Harlequin Background digital collage sheet as a focal image and layered lots of patterned papers from my holiday stash.

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Jolly Halloween Tag 2I’ve got some fun punched flowers topped off with Cottage Roses and Open Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Jolly Halloween Tag 4There’s some additional vintagy images from my Vintage Halloween Creativity Kit.

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I’ve added a bit of Gladys Black Crocheted Lace to the roof of the little house and topped it off with some dimensional trims.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Rare Oddities Home Decor with Graphic 45


Hey there Peeps! Oh boy do I love Halloween so I was especially excited to see Rare Oddities!  So many fabulous elements to trim and layer and the background patterns are so fun and festive! I’m not sure when purple and green became a traditional Halloween color scheme..but since it did I have been so in love with it…really a nice upgrade from just orange and black. I’m currently working to fill a bookcase by my living room fireplace with all sorts of handcrafted Halloween treasures…I can’t wait to have an all G45 holiday display!

Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor 1I filled this large frame with all sorts of yummy Halloweeny details.  Rare Oddities is so much fun to work with.

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I am a total sucker for gorgeous flowers and I’ve got a combination of Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers layered on painted chipboard, glittery spiderweb and paper rosette.

Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor 2

This spooktacular guy got a glittery diecut frame..more flowers and rosette and a great big glitzy spider!

Rare Oddeties Wall Hanging- Halloween Decor 4There’s another spider creeping along this tiny dimensional book. I’ve given him some shiny bling on a clip to attack his next meal.

fpThis is a bit of a mad scientist collection of potion bottles, bird cage, more flowers and glittery accents all atop a super grungeified Dusty Attic chipboard dresser.  And as expected..another spider crawling over to spy on the flies in the cloche.  I’m using Satin Swiss Dots on Black Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to attach the keyholes.

I can’t wait to add this to my holiday display..it adds a bit of macabre elegance don’t ya think? But not too spooky : )

Rare Oddities Wall Hanging-Halloween Decor

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Rare Oddities

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Brews and Potions

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Random Relics

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Article of Antiquities

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Cabinet of Curiosities

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~8×8 Pad

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Key Holes

Petaloo Flowers

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Tim Holtz ~Metal Clip

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Glittery Spiderwebs

Cricut Cartridge~Fancy Frames

Black and White Striped Straws

Large Glittery Spiders

Really Reasonable Ribbon Polka Dot Trim

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



Back to School Essentials Treat Bag with Graphic 45


Hey there Peeps! Well the summer clock is winding down here in Michigan and as soon as our last hoorah holiday is over the kiddos are headed back to school. And you know what that means??? Yup..I get to see Cool Safety Mom in the mornings again. I have to say without a doubt my favorite person to see in the morning at my Son’s high school is Karin AKA Cool Safety Mom. She has the most important  job of directing traffic so all the kids stay safe. Unfortunately for her..she has to see me with no makeup,my hair pulled up and driving glasses on. She always greets us with a smile on her face even when it’s 30 below and her hair is frozen to her head. I try to bring her cups of coffee to warm her up when I can get my kiddo out the door early. This essentials treat bag created with layers of patterned papers and  vintagy images from An ABC Primer. So great for back to school. I filled it up with things she will need like sunblock, lip balm, hand sanitizer and tissues. I hope she will see how much I appreciate all she does for our kids!

Back To School Essentials Bag 1I’m using Graphic 45’s An ABC Primer patterned papers and images. I thought it was kinda awesome to find a cut out that has Safety Zone on it : ) Gotta like when things come together like that!  I’m also using flowers from Petaloo and gorgeous Swiss Dots on Black Satin Ribbon and Red Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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Back to School Essentials Treat Bag Supplies List:

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Grammar School

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Happy Go Lucky

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Alphabet Soup

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~School Days

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Bedtime Stories

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Building Blocks

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Stickers

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Chipboard

Petaloo Flowers

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Tim Holtz ~Metal Clip

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Wooden Clothespins

Paper Doily

Black Cardstock

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

Too Cute to Spook Mini Album and Kit


Hey there Paper Peeps! I finally got to play with my new crafty tool that my Hubby got me for an early B-Day gifty. It’s been sitting in the box for 2 weeks : (   But let me just tell you that I do love it!!!! Everyone needs a Bind it All as far as I’m concerned.  I created a mini album and it was so much fun adding different size pages and acrylic pages.  I used my new Too Cute to Spook Creativity Kit. I was able to finish the entire album with the kit and some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box….then I bound it with a spiral.

too cute to spook mini collage 4There were so many inside pages that I created collages with the pics.

too cute to spook mini collage 1

too cute to spook mini collage 2too cute to spook mini collage 3Isn’t that just adorable. Not spooky…just cute. I love the new Halloween patterned papers like the bats and cats and smiley jack-o-lanterns. I added some die cuts too….just because I got them in the mail and I was keen to use them right away : )   Pick up a Too Cute to Spook Creativity Kit for yourself ad get your Halloween craft on!

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


Graphic 45 Clearsnap Blog Hop


Hey there Peeps! What a fun day….I’m sharing a project I created especially for the Graphic 45 – Clearsnap Blog Hop.  They have partnered together to come up with some fabulous supplies that coordinate perfectly.  Let me tell you..these Decades Inks  are just scrumptious.  My first time getting to use them and I am hooked!

Clearsnap -Graphic 45 Decades Ink

I created a card with Steampunk Debutante and fabulous inks from Clearsnap.Steampunk Card for Clearsnap Bog Hop 1Steampunk Card for Clearsnap Bog Hop 2 Steampunk Card for Clearsnap Bog Hop 3



Steampunk Card for Clearsnap Bog Hop 5 Steampunk Card for Clearsnap Bog Hop 6I added about elebenty hundred layers of paper patterns and topped them off with metal gears and Petaloo flowers.

Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Ink

Clearsnap Blog Hop Steampunk Debutante Card Supplies List

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Time Flies

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Fantasy Floral

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Take Flight

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Steampunk Debutante

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Garden Gears

Clearsnap Color Box~ Decades Graphic 45 Ink~Triumphant Red

Clearsnap Color Box~Decades Graphic 45 Ink~Dark Cashmere

Clearsnap Color Box~ Decades Graphic 45 Ink~Venetian Lace

Clearsnap Color Box~Color Blender

Art-C Gear Embellishments

Petaloo Flowers

Clearsnap link day 2: http://blog.clearsnap.com/?p=13919
Graphic 45 Link Day 2: http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2015/08/the-clearsnap-graphic-45-blog-hop-day-2.html

Check out Clearsnap on Social Media:

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



Belated Birthday Card


Hey there Peeps! Today I am sharing a card I created for my BOLB Kathy for her Birthday..which was very late : (  I think she forgives me though : ) This card has a gorgeous dragonfly and soft colors. The papers and images are from Crafty Secrets.

Happy Birthday Kathy Card 1Kathy inspired me to break out my under used embossing folders. I layered on a well inked die cut frame to add to the texture and dimension.

Happy Birthday Kathy Card 3This bow is created with Turquoise Satin Ribbon and layered on some Ivory Burlap String.

Happy Birthday Kathy Card 2I added a stamped sentiment with a metal clip.

Happy Birthday Kathy Card 4Loads of gorgeous Petaloo flowers and coordinating bling.

Happy Birthday Kathy Card 5

Hope getting this very late card extended the Birthday celebration. Or maybe I’m  just really early for next year?

Crafty Secret Supplies~Summer Homespun Cotton Scraps & Pastel Paper Pad& Birds of Happiness Stamp Set.
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. : ) G

Autumn Themed Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Paper Peeps! We’re starting a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon with an Autumn with Ribbon theme. I do love Fall and I would love it even more if winter were not right on it’s tail. We definitely had Fall weather yesterday. It so odd to go from shorts and flip flops to a fleece pullover in one 24 hour cycle. But that’s Michigan weather for ya! Now I’ll just need some apple cider and a campfire and I’ll be a happy girl.

Autumn Wall Hanging 1I layered patterned papers and November cut aparts from Graphic 45 Time to Flourish.  This very Autumny wall display has a bows and a generous length of Ivory/Copper/Brown Plaid Ribbon to hang from.

Autumn Wall Hanging 2

Autumn Wall Hanging 3

Autumn Wall Hanging 4I added foam spacers between all the layers to give this wall hanging lots of dimension.  The base is a sturdy chipboard to support the large sunflower. We actually have some lovely sunflowers in our yard now. I am not a gardener…the squirrel planted them from the seeds he got from the bird feeder. How sad it is that the squirrel is a better gardener than I am? Now if I could only teach him how to drive the tractor!

Okay that’s it for me…..it’s your turn to create a fabulous Autumn and Ribbon themed project and link up with us to play along. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G