Monthly Archives: October 2013

Gratitude Journal Kits

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I’ve got the Gratitude Journal Kit listed for all those who were interested. Thanks for your emails! It’s full of pretty patterned papers, beautiful embellishments, and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon .

il_570xN.519533082_ck23Here’s a link Gratitude Journal to  check out the details.

I hope you all enjoy a happy and spooktacular Halloween! : ) G

New Christmas Tag Kits Available

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We had so much fun making some fabulous extra large Vintage inspired Christmas tags in class last night : ) The girlies in my class are just crazy happy fun and I enjoy each and every minute of our class time.  

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the tags we made…..it’s pinkalicious : ) and has a super precious little girl, dimensional paper rosette, loads of vintage images, glittery snowflake, buttons and flowers (even a hand crocheted flower) burlap , and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. These tags are quite large 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches so they’re perfect to add to your seasonal decor, or your tree, or strung together to create a unique banner.

IMG_2545See…I told you she was precious : ) We’ve got a limited amount of kit’s available in the Etsy shop if you’d like a kit for your own. Click the link to check out the details. I will say this…..there are sooo many pop dots between the layers on these tags that they are super dimensional and that’s before adding on all the embellishments. I’ve done a fair amount of Stickling to them as well….because everything is better with glitter right?

Okay that’s it for me tonight…I’m off to resume my reign as queen of the house….in other words…laundry and dinner lol. A girl can dream can’t she? Maybe if I wear a tiara while I fold the clothes….

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

Fall Flower Makeover Tutorial

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Hi there all it’s Ginny here to share a great tutorial on how you can transform basic flowers from the craft store ( or your own stash lol I know we all have faux flowers in our supplies.) I needed some flowers to embellish a fall inspired mini album we were creating for our class this week…and try as I might I could not find any that fit the size or style I needed without them looking too “Thanksgivingy” So I transformed these rather plain flowers into a warmer and seasonally fitting embellishment with some ink, Liquid Pearls and trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_2532Basic flower off a stem with lot’s of the same blooms. It’s not really so bad…but it can be better!

IMG_2533Pull the layers apart.

IMG_2534Cut the shank off the center. It’s plastic…so it’s pretty easy to get through.

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Ink all the layers. I used my current favorite Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

IMG_2536Cut rough circles from Faux Burlap Antique Gold trim and roll to tatter edge.

IMG_2537Reassemble using hot glue between the layers.

IMG_2538Using Bisque Liquid Pearls smash and spread it into the center to lighten it up and along the petals to add a shimmery accent. I think you could have fun experimenting with different colored flowers and inks and pearls. Maybe a Christmasy poinsettia?

IMG_2539I trimmed these leaf shapes from another stem…the leaves were actually too big to use in their  original state….so I just nipped them in a bit. To the edges I added a nice line of Cinnamon Stickles for detail.
Once I had two of the  flowers transformed…I got out the glue gun again and attached them close to the base.. then layered them over the jazzed up leaves.

IMG_2531IMG_2530I think they look fabulous on this Count your Blessings Fall Mini Album….it’s seasonal without being Thanksgivingy. Hope this inspires you to give your flowers a makeover so they will coordinated perfectly with your projects!
Wishing you all a happy and productive day and time to be creative : ) G

Sweet Santa Card

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Good morning all! I here to share a card I created with loads of Christmasy details vintage image and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_2486IMG_2488IMG_2487I’ve gone a little bow crazy lately….adding all the fun bits. This time I layered a die cut star with 2 faux poinsettia flowers without the stem…and topped it off with an extra poofy Red Gingham Bow and Sweetheart Blossoms. 

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

 

Class for Tuesday….New Collage Sheets…..and Sale Announcement

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Well hello there!!!!! I hope you all have enjoyed yourself a happy weekend. I say weekend because my days off are Sunday Monday lol…. I’m just popping in to share a lovely Count your Blessings book we are creating in class tonight. It’s full of warm rich colors and tons of details.  I’ve picked kinda Fall papers…but not Thanksgivingy. The inside pages are sewn vintage law book pages…..so they have a fabulous tattered edge.

IMG_2530Lot’s of pages and pockets and tags inside. As well as embellished floral accents and ribbon trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and vintage images from The Graphic’s Fairy.  We’ve got a full class tonight…so I can’t take any reservations….but I am making the kit available in Etsy Shop in the next few days. If you’d like to reserve a listing specially for you…just drop me a comment on this post and I’ll get you all set up : )

So what did I do on my days off??? Make more collage sheets lol. I’m kinda addicted now lol.

Butterfly Journal CardsI’m going to use these for cards and tags and scrapbooking and you all know how I love a banner : )  If you’d like more details on how to get some for your own to make fabulous projects with…just click HERE

And in other EXCITING NEWS…… Bonnie is having a huge 6 day sale at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Just click the link to hop over and snag your coupon code for savings!!!!!

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

Vintage Christmas Tags

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I spent some time this afternoon working on some sweet little tags I created with my new collage sheet….loads of Stickles, Inks and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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After printing the images…I added lot’s of Stickles and inks then layered them on some larger tags I had in the stash. These bows are sa-weet.  I also added some little goodies to embellish them like flowers, buttons, and snowflake pins.

IMG_2483I’ve got a nice big pile left to embellish. I think these will make fabulous tags that can be on a gift…then taken off to hang on the tree to make a keepsake ornament. Or maybe to label a homemade treat? Or a banner????

Here is the sheet of images:

Vintage Christmas Frames Digital CollageThis sheet is available for instant download. Click HERE to get a sheet of your own to make fabulous holiday projects with. The image does not have the large black border when printing. Many of the great vintage images I used to create this collage are from Graphic’s Fairy : ) Gotta love em!

The trims I used for my bows are: Snowflakes on Red Satin, Cherry Baker’s Twine, Red Plaid, Red Wrinkle Ribbon, and Sweetheart Blossoms.

I’m off to watch the Tiger Game with my Sweetie. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening! G

Halloween Freebie Printable and Gift from a Friend

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I’ve got two fabulous things to share today…one a surprise gift I got a few weeks ago from a super talented and super sweet new friend from Florida. And the other is a new freebie printable.

Jeanne Marie sent me this beautiful vintagy Halloween cone that she embellished and filled with goodies and treats : ) She is so generous I just had to share my gifty with everyone. Let me start out by saying…..cones are not so very easy to get pics of : /   So there are lot’s of pics so I can capture the details.

IMG_2451Here it is hanging from the hutch in my kitchen.

IMG_2453She added layered paper rosettes and fun fringy trims. Can you see all the inking she did on the metal cone? Fabulous!

IMG_2466On the back there’s lot’s and lot’s of trims, a giant spider and black bling.

IMG_2467So many layers….swoon!!!!!

IMG_2463Say hello to my little friend….lol These little treats were packed inside the cone.

IMG_2468Not sure yet whats in this package…it’s too cute to open. I love that black glitter on the paper rosette.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you Jeanne Marie for this wonderful surprise…it’s become a cherished part of my holiday decor…and I’ll be thinking of you every year when I decorate my home for the holidays : )

Last but not least….here’s another freebie printable from me to you. I kinda love it…I hope you do too!

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Still haven’t got the in house IT dept to show me how to turn these into a jpeg…so for now you can just right click on it and save it to a file to print. For personal use only please….do not reproduce this image for items you intend to sell or add it to a digital collage sheet.  That would make me sad : (  many of the elements here are from Graphic’s Fairy.

Okay…that‘s it for me….I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative.

Cards with 20’s Era Women and Giveaway Announcement

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Hello there all…it’s Ginny here to share two cards I created for a special request from a good friend from Canada. She asked me if I could make her some cards with 20’s era women and vintagy styled paper patterns. One in blacks and cremes and one in blue. Of course I’m only too happy to oblige. 

IMG_2439IMG_2440IMG_2442I printed all the paper patterns for this card…and layered them with a tan card stock. Loads of Stickling and inking for accent. I used the Satin with Silver Metallic Edge edge to coordinate with the flowers and buttons. She is also very fond of butterflies….so I snuck one in there to surprise her.

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This lovely lady is a printed image layered over G45 and Jenni Bowlin papers. I added clipped flowers and Stickled and inked away. This time I added Black Gingham over  Shimmer Satin in Black. Then added a sweet little gingham bow to finish it off. These trims came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks to Jonathan this morning for drawing #7 for our Halloweeny prize giveaway. Nancy is our lucky winner. Please contact me at vnemchak@hotmail.com to get me an address to send your prize. Congrats to you and thanks for everyone who played along!

 I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative 🙂 Huggs Ginny

Falling Leaves Challenge at RRR

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Yay it’s time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time it’s Falling Leaves. So perfect for this time of year don’t ya think?

I created a card with pretty patterned papers, warm colors and fall inspired embellishments.

IMG_2413I think those leaves add a nice texture.  

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I used the   Brown Gingham Ribbon to make this super poofy bow.  There’s a layer of Bakers Twine in Brown Sugar also and Faux Burlap. All the trims came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I dressed up the bow with some pretty little leaf topped pins and a fancy shmancy covered brad.

IMG_2416The sentiment on this chipboard piece if just perfect for the Thanksgiving Holiday Season. Not everything has to have a turkey on it right lol????

IMG_2418I found these little velvet flowers in chocolate brown in the stash…score for me 🙂 They dress up the side of the painted and inked chipboard frame.

Well that’s it for my project….I can’t wait to see what you guy’s come up with. So get busy creating your Falling Leaves projects and enter them in the challenge!

Later today we’ll be announcing the winner of our Vintage Halloween Cotton Scraps Giveaway so be on the lookout for another quick post this evening.

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

Two New Vintagy Collages

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What to do while watching football? make collage sheets of course lol. It’s a perfect combination…especially since my Dear Hubby talks to the game I can pay attention and not miss an important plays. Our Detroit Lions won yay….but not our Tigers boo.

So here are my new collage sheets…I kinda love em.

SI’m calling this one Vintage Christmas Santa Post Card. I thought it would be nice to have some larger images since I know a lot of you make banners and holiday decor….so these would be great strung together on your mantle…or in frames or used to create beautiful Christmas cards.  You could even add some lovely Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and add them to your holiday tree : )  I like to have some larger decorations to fill in when the branches gap. My tree’s are older and well used and loved….so they’re a bit wonky : )

The next one I’m calling Vintage Birds and Flowers Journal Cards.

VINTAGE Birds and Flowers Journal CardI super love this one. It’s all shabby and vintagy with birds and flowers : ) And PINK!!!! These would be great for scrapping and cards and tags. I can think of a ton of ways to use these. The large black frame does not appear on the actual collage. Many of the images I used to create this collage are from Graphic’s Fairy.

Click on the links to find out how you can get these for yourself: Vintage Birds and Flowers Journal Cards and Vintage Santa Post Card.

Today I’m planning to get lot’s of kit’s ready to go to the post office tomorrow and bake some bread for the week. Sounds like a lovely day to me : )

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