Monthly Archives: July 2011

Vintage Bluebird Card


I choose soft colors and paper patterned with pretty blue roses for the base of this card. Lot’s of layering and a bit of faux lace(punched paper) are accented with a lovely bird image from Graphic Fairy, buttons, ribbon, and flourish dimensional embellishments. The papers are from G.C.D. Studio. The card is blank inside so it’s perfect for any occasion.

There’s No Place Like Home Mini Album


This mini album started with a quick template that I drew out on graph paper. Simple lines, scoring and folding to create pocket pages with tags : ) I found some pretty warm earthy colors and journal tags to create the pages then embellished them with rubons, ribbon trim, and dimensional butterflies. I added a few acrylic pages and tags just for a little extra detail.

See on the left that the folding created a pocket to hold the tag. On the right is also a pocket on the top and holds an acrylic tag. I just love the ribbon trim : )

I put an eyelet through the acrylic page here and some pretty chocolate colored ribbon.

The flap fold from the pocket page has rubons and a brad to dress it up.

The butterflies are from two different sets but they seem to match perfectly : )

Careful cutting and creative embellishing help stretch one page of journal tags for this whole album.

There’s room on the pocket pages for a nice sized picture.

I added a layer of green check paper and accented with rubons and more butterfly stickers. This time though…they are flat so not to get caught up in the pocket. Here’s a great space for journaling, and bigger pictures on the back.

Tags from the smaller pockets are acrylic.

Pretty Bird Card


This sweet bird advertising image from Graphics Fairy was the inspiration for the color scheme for this card.  The pretty black and white pattern is from Lily Bee and the red is from Scenic Route. I did a fair amount of layering and added the trim, flower, button, bow and typed sentiment.

The card is blank inside… it’s perfect for any occasion : )

Back to School Vintage Mini


No I’m not rushing the season. Just happened to find the sweet little stickers and just had to use them. I also used a image of an old vintage school reader from Graphics Fairy on the cover. The papers are from Graphic 45 and Crate. I sewed in some pockets to hold extra tags.

Little bitty kids in a giant yellow bus….awwwww.

Do kids even carry lunch boxes anymore? I remember mine was Dukes of Hazzard : )

I am loving all the tags!!!!

Christmas Card Class with Carol


We all know that the holidays are the perfect time to present your friends and family with a lovely hand crafted card. What better way to show you care than giving a gift of your time involved in making something?

Reality Check!!!!!!!!

The holiday season is fraught with cooking and cleaning, school plays and concerts, terrible weather and dicey roads! Not to mention you need to bake like 30,000 cookies right?

So now is the time to get your crafting on before it becomes an unmanageable chore.

Carol from Michigan Scrapbooker Magazine will be our first guest instructor of the season!!!!! Yay!!!

She will be guiding us through these 6 lovely and classic holiday cards. Perfect for any skill level.

The class starts promptly at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm Thursday Aug 4th. All materials and adhesives will be provided as well as the use of Polly’s tools. All you have to do is show up ready to work and have fun : ) Treats and coffee will be provided during a short break so we can all get up and stretch our legs. Additional blank tags will be provided for you to create something unique and fabulous with your card scraps. Cost for the class is $25 for materials and 2 hours of instruction.

You can reserve your space by commenting on this post, emailing me at or by calling the shop 734-268-1109.  8 seats are available and are on first come first serve. An updated post will be made with the names of those with reserved spots. If you reserve a space but are unable to join us please let us know as soon as possible so that we can fill the spot.

Alice in Wonderland Mini


Okay so I am convinced the best way to get through this lousy heatwave we have going on here in Michigan is stay inside and be super productive making lot’s of fun projects for the shop : )

The rest of my family thinks the best way to beat the heat is to go camping for the week with the Boy Scouts. I like my plan better!

This awesome little mini was made with the Alice in Wonderland paper series from Graphics 45. Love it. I also added an image from Graphics Fairy of the Mad Hatter to collage on the front cover. There is a lot of paper piecing and pockets to hold pictures and tags. Friend Jennie donated the sparkly stars for embellishment and I pitched in some chipboard and buttons and metal charm.

OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!!! : ) Always wanted to say that.

I’ve added these heat wave minis to the Etsy shop….just follow the link on the right→

Mini with Pockets


My friend Mary is a devoted fan of youtube scrapbook projects. She came into the shop yesterday and shared with me a very special folding technique to make a “paper wallet” You know there is nothing I won’t try when it comes to paper. LOL. Once I had the folding done….I attempted to bind them into a book but alas the inside pages stuck out. What to do??? Cut the wallet in half and stitch up the open edges and voila sturdy little book pages with pockets!!!!! YAY . I added lots of embellishments, and ribbon  and of course buttons. I covered some of the tags in awesome sheet music and crown images from Graphic Fairy.

Acrylic calendar pages, crown covered tag, tiny satiny wings and ribbon trim.

Vine and butterfly rubbon on ephemera pay ticket.

Calendar tag and glittery butterfly.

Pretty metal crown charm.

Loving the rose rubbon on this sweet checkered pattern paper : )

These tags pull out from special pockets on the edge of the pages.

These tags pull out from inside the book.

Calendar with Monthly Tags


I’ve created this sweet little set of pockets to hold 12 tags for the months of the year.  The pockets are sewn for extra sturdiness so this is usable for little treasures or sweet nothings after the year is over : ) I chose Pink Paislee papers and layered them with a charcoal grey accent at the top of each pocket. I also added two very whimsical images from Graphics Fairy. A bee and butterfly to join the oh so darling little fairy. The calendar cards are left blank, so the calendar can start whenever. Eyelets and ribbon are the perfect finishing touch.