Monthly Archives: November 2013

Vintage Christmas Cone


I’ve got the tree up here at the old homestead….and a few bit’s and pieces out to make it feel like the holidays. Now time to create lot’s of handcrafted ornaments and decor items to finish decking the halls. I’m sharing a vintage styled cone today that we are making as part of our class for tonight. Along with other Christmasy goodies : )

IMG_2648Hard to tell in this picture…but it’s actually a nice large sized cone. I created the cone itself out of sturdy cardstock…then layered on vintage sheet music.

IMG_2651At the top I added a super chunky creamy colored fringe and silvery tinsel trim.

IMG_2652There was plenty of room for some larger embellishments like a paper rosette, glittery leaf for a little sparkle and a  coordinated ball ornament…aged to perfection. A loopy bow of taupe ribbon to gracefully hang over the edge.

IMG_2650There is a charming little tiny book with it’s pages curled as the backdrop for the vintagy Santa image. Held open with tiny clips. I used a beautiful Brown Gingham trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon to hang the cone.

This should be a fun project to work on tonight…the girlies do love the 3d projects. Assuming we don’t wind up glued to the table lol. For tomorrows post I’ll be sharing some Thanksgiving Tag Freebie Printables perfect for place cards, decor, or to add to a hostess gift. All you’ll have to do is print them, cut them and add a pretty bow. Oh and Stickels and ink are always a good idea.

That’s it for me today I’m off to get ready for class : ) I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative 🙂 G

Christmas Shadow Box Tutorial


This is a great time of year to create seasonal decor and gifts…and if you can recycle an item from your home and re-create it for a new life…all the better. That’s what I did here. I repurposed a shadow box frame that used to live in my kiddos nautical themed bathroom. I took all the goodies out..(saving them for another project lol) and gave it a quick coat of spray paint. I’ll show you the finished frame first…then I’ll show you how I decked it up for the holidays!

IMG_2646Isn’t it shabby-tastic!!!! I quite love how it turned out : )

IMG_2640After the painting…I added a sheet of neutral background paper.

IMG_2641Then I added a real authentic vintage sheet music page…has a beautiful Christmas theme.

IMG_2642Next was a strip at the top and bottom of a sweet striped and flocked paper.

IMG_2643This pretty glittery ornament was a fabulous find. It fit perfectly and has my favorite holiday sentiment.

IMG_2644I added many spacers to the back of this printed vintage image from Graphic’s Fairy so I would have enough room for the ornament….plus I like the depth it adds. I Stickled this image to accent the details.IMG_2645Two purchased poinsettias that I trimmed a fair bit to get them to fit nicely and not obscure to much of the image.


Last but not least two beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims. Red Plaid and Snowflakes on Red Satin.Topped off with a glittery pine cone.

Hopefully this will encourage you to look around and see what you can reuse to make a super special addition to your holiday decor…or a gift for friends and family.

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

Retro Cards And Collage Sheet


Well I’m in the full Christmas swing at the shop and I’m having so much fun creating some jazzy retro inspired cards this week. I’m in the 50’s kinda mood…..

IMG_2636Awwww. I love this sleepy Santa. Lot’s of patterned papers, an image from my new collage sheet, Stickled of course, flowers, ribbon and buttons!!!!

IMG_2634This card turned out so festive and cheerful. I added some funky tinsel trim, a jingle bell and chunky chipboard pieces.

I used two of the images from my new collage sheet….Retro Christmas Bingo.  I can’t wait to get to work with the rest of the bingo cards. They are just the right size to layers in all the papers and trims!


I used Plaid Ribbon Red and Cherry Baker’s twine and Plaid Gingham in Celery from Really Reasonable Ribbon for my finished projects.

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

Tag Ornament


Just popping into share one of the projects we are creating in class Tuesday. It’s an ornament. Well…actually it’s a tag.  But I put a big loop on it to hang on the tree….so technically it’s an ornament lol.

IMG_2626IMG_2628IMG_2630This is gonna be a fun class….can’t hardly wait. Of course I used Really Reasonable Ribbon to create the loop for this ornament!

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

50’s Style Glitzmas Mini Album


IMG_2621IMG_2623IMG_2622IMG_2624IMG_2625I’ve created fun and festive retro inspired 50’s styled Glitmas mini album with great vintage images, throwback paper patterns, seasonal trims and twine, tags, stickers, paper rosette, jingle bells,  and tiny clothespins. Each set of pages has a pocket with a twine topped tag and lot’s of room for larger pictures. The base is made of super sturdy sewn book pages and has a great tattered texture.  This mini is available as a super easy to assemble kit just in time for the holidays. All the pieces are precut so it’s a perfect take along craft. Fill it with pictures and journaling and gift it to grandparents of teacher. Or gift it to yourself to add to your seasonal decor. Click HERE to check out the details.  I used trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon in this kit: Glitz Ribbon Red, Glitz Ribbon Green, and Forest Green Twill.

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

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon and Collage Sheet


I’m a little slow in posting the new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon….but better late than never right???? So this time the theme is Gift Packaging and Ribbon. That’s a fun challenge.  I created a vintagy handled gift bag with sweet Santa, glittery accent, tags, flowers, ribbon pins. Okay I think it might have been easier to list what I didn’t add to it lol.

IMG_2565IMG_2566IMG_2567I used Snowflakes on Red Satin and Cherry Baker’s Twine to create my bow…then added a Sweetheart Blossom in red for the center. If you think you’d like to enter the challenge too….just create a super fabulous project thats Gift Packaging and Ribbon and join in the fun.

I’ve also created another great holiday collage sheet. This time it’s a nice selection of vintagy Christmas Tickets I can’t wait to print these out to use as gift tags and labels for my homemade treats!

ChristmasTickets-004Click HERE if you’d like to check out how you can get a sheet of your own : )  The best part of these collages is they’re available for instant download….so you can have them right away to get your craft on!

Okay…it’s time for me to join the rest of the peeps finish watching the Lion’s Game…and keep a weather eye to the horizon for the tornado warning we are under.  I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative! : ) G

Many of the images I used to create this collage sheet are from Graphic’s Fairy.

Pink Retro Inspired Creativity Kit


Thanks to a little motivation from dear sweet Sassy Linda I have finished the next Creativity Kit, this time with a retro pink theme.

I helped myself to one yesterday and created a few lovely shabby chic inspired projects.  I used elements from the kit and some paper from my scrap and salvage box.

IMG_2603IMG_2612IMG_2611I love everything about these projects! So girly : ) I have lot’s of pieces left to play with…so once I get my work done I’ll be back at it with the pink!  I added a few lovely trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The sewn pink fringe with the tinsel top is my favorite part of these projects!

IMG_2601I’ve cut all the pieces, tied all the bows, and fringed all the fringe…so all you have to do is create fabulous holiday projects just in time for Christmas.  For more details on the kit and a list of all the goodies please click HERE.

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

November Blog Hop With Really Reasonable Ribbon


Seems like time goes by so fast this time of year. It’s already time again for another Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.

rrr-blog-hopIt’s pretty exciting this month because not only do we have some super awesome ribbon to play with…but we are having our first hop with the new DT members! Woo Hoo. I can’t wait to see their projects! Okay…before I get too far ahead….here is the November Ribbon Club Assortment….a cheerful winter mix if I do say so myself!

ribbonclubnovemberlge_2013If you’re just getting started on the hop…you need to click here to start at the beginning. You don’t want to miss out on any of the creativity! Otherwise…you should have found your way to me by way Kathy’s great blog.

The ribbon selection has such fun and festive colors….it put me in the mood for retro. So I created a mini album just right for the holiday.

IMG_2595Pinks and green and purples oh my! I added loads of paper layers, and chunky chipboard stickers. There’s also some fancy shmancy glittery bells and a couple of resin snowflakes. The trim matches perfectly!

IMG_2597IMG_2598IMG_2599IMG_2600IMG_2596This book is chock full of room for larger pictures and journaling! It will make a fabulous Christmas gift!

Your next stop on the hop is Jessie. Don’t forget to leave everyone a little love for sharing their super creative projects with the fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon trims! I know I will be : )

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

Oooops almost forgot….I listed another fun tag collage in the Etsy Shop. This time it’s Be My Valentine.  I can’t wait to whip up some crafty goodness with these cuties!


Merry Winter Birds


I must have been on a roll yesterday as I actually created 2 collage sheets : ) This time I am sharing my Merry Winter Birds Sheet. There is just something about birds for the holidays!

MerryWinterBirds-004I layered on some wood grain and flourishes over a lovely pray pattern, added the sentiment and some pretty little poinsettias. All these need is a little stickling and a card base and voila! Hop on over and check it out! Merry Winter Birds.

That’s all for me today….I’m gonna hunker in and get the kits done for class and shipping. I have like a million little bows to tie lol….so hopefully that will keep my mind off the upcoming snow we are expecting tonight boo hoo. I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : )

SAnta Tag Collage Sheet


The cooler weather is getting me in the holiday mood here in lower Michigan. I’m getting all set to create lot’s of cards tags and projects for my family and friends and I can wait to use the tags from my new collage sheet : )  I might even make some great Christmas ornaments for my tree… I don’t already have a ton of ornaments lol….more is better though right????


If you’d like a sheet of your own to create fabulous holiday projects….just click HERE. And if you make something wonderful…..please email a picture of your creation.. I would love to see them! Many of the images I used to create this collage sheet are from Graphic’s Fairy.

I’m off now to get caught up on kit’s and watch some Lion’s football! I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G