Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vintage Easter Card Class


Hi all….well it’s a chilly will morning here in Michigan. I’ve got plans to stay busy working and not thinking about being cold! I’m sharing the cards we are creating in class tomorrow. I let the girls vote…and they wanted to make Easter cards.

IMG_2874IMG_2875IMG_2876IMG_2877IMG_2878There are layers and layers of printed papers, vintage images, ribbon and lace, bows and flowers, clips and felties. And lot’s of ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

If you’d like to make the cards, but can’t come to the class….we have a select few kits available in the ETSY shop. 

I’ve also added another digital collage  Paris Bird Cages just right for spring. I think the images will make a beautiful cover for an art journal or smash book.

Paris Bircages Collage

Okay I’m off to get caught up on the housework now and maybe make another collage sheet today. I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative and warm! : ) G

French Label Freebie Images


I was trying very hard to work this morning with all my Peeps snug in their beds….but my shockingly small attention span is getting the better of me. I did manage to come up with 3 pretty little French tags. I’m just going to share them as freebies to save myself from having to finish the whole collage sheet lol. freebiefrenchlabelI think I’ll print a set for myself and use them to decorate a burlap covered recycled can and use them to hold my pens and pencils in my craft room. These freebie images are for your personal use only. Do not reproduce these images in a collage sheet or sell items you make with them : )

I think I’ll wait for the coffee to kick in before I try to be productive again : ) Until then I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Valentine Banner Tutorial


Hi all…it’s Ginny here to share a sweet little banner I created with lot’s of bit’s and pieces from my Valentine scrap and salvage box.

IMG_2872This banner was so easy to make. The hardest part was getting my Cricut down from the top shelf lol.

IMG_2863I started with Sweetheart Cherries Grosgrain Ribbon.  I used my Scor-Buddy to create these pleated  1 1/2 inch wide strips of book page. Walnut Distress ink gave the outside edge a nice detail. With hot glue I attached it to the flat side of the ribbon.

IMG_2864Here is the other half on the bottom. Notice how it’s not even remotely straight???? lol…that’s how I roll with the glue gun.

IMG_2865Pretty doily donated by friend Bobbie.

IMG_2866Add a red cardstock circle to the front.

IMG_2867Now layer on two folded lengths of Red Plaid Ribbon.

IMG_2868This circle if off white…I inked it also.

IMG_2869I finished off the center banner section with a sweet little glittered heart image with cherub, ticket, and tiny red clothespin.

IMG_2870This side has a little love letter with clip and very glittery I.

IMG_2871This little heart text block was just a bit too wide…so I threaded it through the U and added another clip.

IMG_2872I think it turned out pretty cute.  Maybe I’ll hang it on my Hubbies bathroom mirror for Valentine’s day. Or……I can hang it up in the shop as part of the seasonal decor lol.I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Vintage Easter Creativity Kit and Cards


I’ve had myself the bestest afternoon working with the fun bits and pieces of my new Vintage Easter Creativity Kit.  I used lot’s of paper from the scrap and salvage, and added embellishments to create some really sweet vintage Easter cards.IMG_2848IMG_2853IMG_2845IMG_2854IMG_2857I had a several pieces left to make some more cards or tags…but I ran out of time at the shop : ( 

Here is the Vintage Easter Creativity Kit:

IMG_2844Chicks and bunnies and eggs and lamb. All in super sweet shabby pastely Easter colors. Hand crafted tinsel topped crepe fringe and pre-tied bows. All images printed on 65 lb cardstock and trimmed so you’re ready to get your craft on with this fun kit.

Additional trims used from Really Reasonable Ribbon: Burlap Center Stitch Pink, Chevron Striped Twill Celery.

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

Bee Inspired Creativity Journal


I couldn’t resist snagging the Bee and Bloom Collage Sheet and creating a little art journal.  I was having lot’s of fun playing paper with my dear friend Bobbie on our chilly wintry Saturday at the shop and even got a nice visit from Anna, Tracy, and cuppycake ( Anna’s super beautiful Grand Daughter.)  Such a nice day to spend with my Peeps!

IMG_2833I used one of the journal cards to start the cover, then added some text blocks, buttons and loads of Stickles.

IMG_2834I had this great little bee charm in the stash so I added it to the binder ring along with a metal rimmed mailing tag and a key charm. I think they’re charming lol….see what I did there……charming. I crack myself up lol. I added a very generous amount of  Black Gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well.IMG_2836IMG_2837IMG_2838IMG_2839While I had all the paper pretties out I worked on an extra tag as well.



You can get the Bee and Bloom Collage sheet HERE.


Okay that’s it for me this morning…I’m off to work to prep for class. I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to bee creative : ) G

Vintage Valentine Banner Class and Special Sale


Our project for class this week is a super vintagy Valentine Banner. I have to say this is one of my absolute favorite banners I’ve created so far! I started by creating a set of vintage bingo hearts with flapper girls and flowers image then added it to book page banner shapes, handcrafted by me tinsel topped crepe fringe, tags, paper rosettes, butterflies, tickets, tags, clothes pins, buttons, flowers and LOADS of supper chunky  Really Reasonable Ribbon black gingham ribbon bows!

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I know we are going to have lot’s of fun with our wild and crazy group of girlies! Can’t wait for Tuesday night : )  If you can’t make the class but would still like to get a kit to make a banner for yourself there will be a small amount available in the Etsy shop.

I’m adding a special offer for all those who order the kit from the Etsy shop…..I’ll be issuing a coupon code for every banner good for a free digital collage of your choice from our shop. I’ve added quite a few new ones…so if you haven’t looked lately you’ll find lot’s of new ones to choose from. Easter Tickets, Bunny Tickets, and Easter Button Cards.

Easter Tickets 1

Button Cards Easter CollageBunny TicketsI hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Bee and Bloom Journal Card Collage


Hello Paper Peeps….I’m just popping in to share a lovely collage sheet I created this cold dark morning. Hopefully working with Bee’s and flowers will get me into a summer state of mind.

1alinenheader-backgroundfairyBee and Bloom journal cardsThese cards would be great for journaling, card making, scrapbooking, tags, or strung together to create a banner.

If you’d like a set of these to play paper with…click HERE for details : )

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

Romantic Frames and Tags Cards


Hello to all you Paper Peeps! I hope you are having a fabulous morning : ) I’m dropping in to share some sweet cards I created in a classic romantic theme.



I used my favoritist pink trims from Really Reasonable RibbonCircus Dots Grosgrain Light Pink, Wired Woven Chevron Pink, Chevron Grosgrain Pearl Pink.

I started these cards with my new Romantic Frames and Tags Collage Sheet, then used lot’s of papers and pretties from my scrap and salvage box…yay for stash buster projects.

Romantic Frames and Tags

I love this collage because it can be used for Valentine’s projects….and anytime you want just classic romantic images. I’ll be using this for lot’s of different projects! Of course when your working with these you want to add lot’s of trims and Stickles.

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



Valentine’s Day/ Love and Ribbon Challenge and New Desing Team


You know I’m all over this theme for the next challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I’ve been in happy  hearts and glitter mode for a few weeks now. This card is  super retro. I love the red and teal colors and oh so cute little girl image.

IMG_2799A rare occasion I got my cricut down to cut this sweetie sentiment. A sweet heart shaped doily donated by dear friend Bobbie.  There’s also a cute double layer felt heart embellishment and tiny clip.

IMG_2802IMG_2801I created this super poofy bow with Chevron Striped Twill and Burlap Center Stitched Red. I have to admit I am totally crazy over this burlap ribbon. It has all the look and texture of the wonderful natural burlap….but it’s “squishable” enough to get a good tight center for an extra poofy bow : )

Now it’s your turn to get your craft on and create your own Valentine and Ribbon project and enter the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings.

In other big news…..I’ve just joined the Design Team at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. I think this will be an awesome opportunity to work with other very talented designers to bring you lot’s of inspiration and super fun challenges. You should hop on over and check it out.

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

Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Well it’s time again for another Blog Hop with the talented designers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

rrr-blog-hopWe’re sharing the projects we created with the January Ribbon Club Mix.

ribbonclubjanuarylge_2014This is just the sweetest collection of ribbons and lace to use on your Valentine projects : )

You should have found your way here from Kathy’s blog. If you’re just getting started you need to start HERE.

I actually created 2 projects with this scrumptious collection.

IMG_2810IMG_2808For this Valentine wall hanging I layered the vintage images over pretty patterned papers, chipboard, doily, flowers, buttons and bling. I used the Satin Swiss Dot’s Hot Pink , Sally White Crochet Lace, Mixed Pink Chevron Stripe.

IMG_2803IMG_2805IMG_2804For this Valentine I used the Diamond Satin Hot Pink, Random Hearts, Confetti Hearts,and Sally White Crochet Lace.

Your next stop in the hop is Jessie. Don’t forget to leave a little love for the projects from these talented ladies : )

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