Monthly Archives: September 2013

Vintage Halloween Tag Collage Sheet

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I’m pretty excited this morning to share my first completed Digital Collage Sheet : ) I’ve been working super hard learning the program and I’ve come along way in a short time I think. I figured it all out myself…with the exception of turning the image into a downloadable JPEG file. Thanks to DH for coming to my rescue again!!!

I created a sheet of super charming little Vintage Halloween Tags. I can’t wait to get to the shop and play with them and make up a fabulous project or two or three or four….lol…you know I do love me some Halloween!

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I think they would be cute as tags for a mini album, or strung all together to make a banner…on a spooky Halloween tree or added to scrapbooks and cards. I might even use them to add a label to a homemade treat of gift! Want a set of your own???? Of course you do : ) Just click HERE. Many of the fabulous images came from The Graphic’s Fairy!

Vintage Christmas Mini Album Kit

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Here’s another fun Christmas Mini Album with vintage images, patterned paper layers, ribbons and trims, pockets  and glassine bags that hold clothes pin topped tags. Just in time for the holidays!

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You can get more information on this album kit HERE.

I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Christmas Card…..Try Try Again

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I’m going to share a card I created yesterday in the shop…then I’m going to share a little story about it at the end.

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IMG_2327IMG_2329So whats the story behind the card???? I have recently been trying to learn how to use the image processing programs to create my own digital images without much luck as I am not a technology friendly girl. : ( But on Monday determined to figure it out I spent the day glued to the computer until I had a few basic functions figured out. So the image with the Santa’s list, wreath, bird, and calendar element was my 3rd try at bat. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out if I do say so myself. Of course I add pretty patterned papers, and some sparkly silver embellishments, as well as the fabulous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I chose the Chevron Stripe in Celery, Red and Silver Stripe and some Sweetheart Blooms for accent.

I hope you all have a happy and productive  day and find some time to be creative. : )G

I’m entering this card in the Festive Friday Challenge.

Tag Banner Tutorial and Sale Announcement

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 Howdy all. It’s Ginny here to share a great tutorial on using  bakers twine to add tags to a banner. We make banners all the time in the shop…and I love to add loads of layers to make them look really nice and full. One of the challenges is hanging all the elements so they don’t twist and turn. This technique is perfect for keeping all the  fronts forward : ) It also ensures that you can adjust the pieces to the proper spacing once you hang up your banner. 

Here is a look at my finished banner left side:

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Right Side:

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 You can see that all the little bits are hanging facing forward and spaced just right : )

Here’s how it’s done:

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You’ll want to choose the elements you want to hang on your banner. I’ve got small tags here. You’ll notice that I’ve punched a tiny hole in the tops. I like to use twine to hang all the parts on….since it’s smooth and you can slide things easily for spacing. For this project…I’m using Halloween Bakers Twine.

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Make a small loop and thread it through the hole in the tag with the loop on the finished side.

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Pull the tails behind the twine.

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Pull the tails through the loop. Snug….but not too tight.

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 Flip to the back unfinished sided and pull tails down to the back of the tag and secure with a good tape. Trim the excess. Once you have all the elements tied on flip over and adjust the spacing. 

Another look at the banner:

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I’ve dressed up the front with sweet little bows of Black Gingham.  Want another look at the Double Loop Bow-torial I used to tie the awesome bows? Just click HERE.There’s also some paper rosettes for dimension, fun vintagy Halloween images, and a fair bit of stickling and inking. 

While I had all the paperie goodies out I went ahead and made a pretty tag to hold my twine:

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Before I go I want to make sure you all know that Bonnie is having an Autumn Sale at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!!!!

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 Click HERE to get the details.

I hope this helps you to create a fabulous banner to add to your holiday decor. Wishing you all a happy and  productive day and time to be creative : ) Hugs Ginny

Friends Frames and Holidays

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I got to spend a lovely afternoon playing paper at the shop with my dear friend Lisa. She was whipping up a Halloween banner and I was creating some Christmas goodies. So I guess we’re a shop for all seasons lol. The perfect end to my day was a lovely chat with my new friend Jeanne Marie from Florida, the creative world is a small world after all!

wound up with two  chipboard holiday decorations..one vintage and one retro : )

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I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day filled with friends and creativity : ) G

Chunky Vintage Halloween Album

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 Hi there! It’s Ginny here sharing a fun and festive Vintage Inspired Mini Album I created in the shop this week for my class. The base of the book is paper bags…but folded to make fabulous pockets for tags and pictures. It also makes the album super sturdy and chunky! I even had to add extra large rings : )

The best part???? The wonderful coordinating trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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I added the Black Gingham, Satin Scallop Edge, and Diagonal Stripe to the rings. There are tons of other great choices of ribbons and trims for your Halloween projects in theHoliday section. You should hop on over and check em out. Also for my album cover, I added a stamped ticket, chunky rosette and a metal mailing tag rimmed black clock. The Witches Ball image is from Graphic’s Fairy.

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The pages inside have pockets that hold tags.  It’s a little hard to tell in the picture…but the pumpkin images are raised on Foam Dots to make them dimensional. I used a funky striped straw as a pocket topper and added Tim Holtz clips as fun metal accents.

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There’s another rosette as the topper to the tag in this pocket. I added tinsel trim to top this pocket for a little sparkle. There’s a fun banner at the top of the right side page to carry the orange over to this side of the book.  The little boy image is on foam dots for dimension.

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 Another straw..this time in orange. I added a glittery spider web…just because I could and topped it off with another rosette. 

The girlies and I will have lot’s of fun creating these albums Tuesday in class. I will also have a limited amount of kits available in the Etsy shop.

Okay..that’s it for me. I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative. : ) G

New Challenge at RRR Shabby Chic

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The new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon is Shabby Chic. They shoulda just called it the Ginny Challenge right??? I. Am. All. About. Shabby. But you already knew that right? So what does shabby chic mean to me? Old and new. Weathered and worn. City and country. Soft dreamy colors and flowers. And above all else…it must be feminine. And textures. So here is my project…I think I hit on every one of those.

IMG_2218Just a simple little pocket….but I dressed it up in a pretty rose patterned paper and some vintage images for the tags.  I added a crepe fringe with pearly accents, a few burlap flowers for texture, and beautiful button from the stash.  I created my bow with a double layer of Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory and Pink. I toned down the pink with a little Distress Ink so it would look old. One last button on top. I used a bit of chocolate brown in the form of a circular reinforcing dot on my tags…I think it helps to anchor all the soft colors. Now to write some sweet nothings on the tags!

Now it’s your turn to whip up something Shabby and fabulous and hop on over to Really Reasonable Ribbon to enter your project in the challenge.

If anyone needs me today..I’ll be working away like a busy little bee on kits with a nice cup of tea and my little gray girl Lily by my side. Wonder what I can find on Netflix to keep me company while I work???

Hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative. G

September Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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To continue on with the October Blog Hop…please click Here

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How can it be that another month has slipped by so quickly? It’s time again for another Hop with my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon. This month the Design Team will be sharing our projects we made with the September Ribbon Club Assortment.

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It’s full of warm rich colors, festive patterns and fabulous textures. Can you tell I’m a big fan of this assortment???

Okay…let’s get hopping. You should be coming to Polly’s from the lovely and talented Misty. If you’re just starting here…..you need to click HERE to start at the beginning…then follow all the links to see the very inspiring projects created by the design team. Don’t forget to leave a little love for the fabulous projects!

For my project I choose to make a fall-fabulous mini album with pockets and tags.

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Okay…that’s it for my project…your next stop in the hop is Gloria. Her project is just so beautiful…you are gonna love it…I know I do : )

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Halloween Mini Album

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I’ve been having myself a good ol time with Halloween projects these day’s. I just love the change of season here in Michigan. Until winter hits that is lol. Anyhoo here is a fun little Vintage Inspired Halloween Mini Album for your viewing pleasure : )

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Sheew that’s a lot of pictures lol. I layered tons of paper patterns with vintage images. Fun glassine bag pockets hot tags with tiny clothes pin toppers. I’ve also added a festive rosette and black buttons. Loads of trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon include: Satin Swiss Dot, Black Gingham, and Orange Iridescent.

This album is avail as a kit here.

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Better Late than Never

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I wanted to share this cute owl card last week…however I had a little trouble getting the image to upload. So here is another try at it : ) I hope you love it as much as I do : )

IMG_2215This sweet little guy has been kickin around the scrap box for awhile lol…just waiting for the right moment. These colors are a little brighter than traditional Fall hues…..but they had to match that glittery owl image. I did anchor them with a few patterns in rich chocolate brown. I topped the flowers with pearly accents and added a tiny clip to the smile sentiment for extra detail. The Ribbons are Ivory Satin and Juliet Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_2216I don’t want to forget to mention these sweet little leafy pins from Maya Road…just right for Fall right????

IN OTHER NEWS…..

Did you happen to notice the blog is getting a bit of a makeover??? I’m going for a more neutral background in an updated color scheme. So far so good I think…I’ll be working on a few details at a time so as not to overwhelm my poor little non-techy brain..lol. I hope you love it as much as I do.

OTHER BIG NEWS….

Bonnie is having a design team call for Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings. What????? Yep that is big news. So if you love to get your craft on and work with fabulous trims and embellishments and have an awesometacular blog…you should totally try out!!!! Want the details?  Can’t get em here : ( You have to head over to RRR to check out all the details. I can attest that this is a fabulous team of super creative and talented ladies to work with…you will love it!

Lol…that’s a lot of typing when I only sat down to share an owl card . 

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : )G   Oh and thanks for all the Birthday Wishes!!!