Monthly Archives: February 2014

Challenge 2 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

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It’s Team B’s turn to share our projects for the color challenge at CHACB.CHACB-blinkie

Challenge #2: Let’s See that Hoard!
This is a Color Challenge with a twist. Pick the thing or things that you seem to hoard the most, and using the color scheme shown below, create a project that showcases your hoarded item or items. Do you hoard buttons, beads, ribbon, papers, stickers? Show your hoard, but only the items that match the color scheme! (Please note, you do not have to use all the colors in the photo, nor match the colors exactly. Just use the photo and the colors to inspire you to dig through your hoard.)

1528693_10203187432634459_1701277955_nMy project started out as a card…..but by the time I had selected all the paper pretties I wanted  to use I realized that it was quickly becoming a layout lol!IMG_3019I started with a base of striped paper from Glitz. To this I sprayed like a crazy fool with every Glimmer Mist I could get my hands on to create a mottled effect. I added Chipped China Distress Ink to to the vintage music sheet…then sprayed it down with the Glimmer Mists also. After it dried I inked it heavily with Walnut Distress Ink.

IMG_3021When in doubt…I have found it a good idea to glue on elebenty hundred flowers lol. These are from Wild Orchid, and Zva Creative. I layered them on vintage images and Doily’s.

IMG_3023Many of the vintage images are from my own digital collage sheets.  I embellished them with Stickled layered butterflies and pearly flourish from Zva Creative.

IMG_3022I dry brushed this Tim Holtz metal finding to shabby it up…it adds a great dimension.

Okay that’s my project for the challenge. You should visit the rest of the girlies from Team B and check out what they created also….I’ve had a sneak peek and I can tell you they are awesome! Amber Milone, Christy Butters, Debbie SeyerJan Marie Ennenga, And last but not least…my BOLB ( my online Bestie) Kathy Clement.

Okay now get into that hoard and get your craft on! You can click HERE, to get to the linky tool to add your projects. Click HERE to check out the easy peasy to follow rules.

Vintage Easter Chicks Button Card Collage

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I’ve been working away this morning on a sweet new collage sheet. Vintage Easter Chicks Button Cards. I’m going to print them right away and take em to the shop so I can Stickle them up and add some pretty ribbons to make tags for some baked treats for the holiday.  They would also be pretty stinkin cute on an Easter Tree!

Vintage Easter Chick Button CardsIf you just gotta have these sweet little chicks cards to get your craft on….click HERE.

Okay…I’m off to the shop now….I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative 🙂 G

Shabby Chic Easter Banner and Kits

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We had lot’s of fun creating this Shabby Chic Eater banner in class last week. It has SOOOO many awesome layers and goodies I cant hardly stand it! Pretty paper, Stickled vintage images, tags, bingo cards, hand crafted tinsel topped crepe paper fringe, lace, hand crocheted flower, buttons, doily’s, bling, paper rosettes, and beautiful bows of champagne fringe.

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This banner is available as a kit so you can create one too! Just click HERE for details.

Okay I’m off to the shop to see what kind of paper crafting trouble I can get into lol.

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

Challenge #2 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous

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These two weeks since the CHACB launch have gone by so fast…..we’ve been busy keeping up with commenting on the all the fabulous entries. I’m quite pleasantly blown away by the response….over 120 entries woot woot! It’s time to announce the next challenge…drum roll please…..

CHACB-blinkieChallenge #2: Let’s See that Hoard!
This is a Color Challenge with a twist. Pick the thing or things that you seem to hoard the most, and using the color scheme shown below, create a project that showcases your hoarded item or items. Do you hoard buttons, beads, ribbon, papers, stickers? Show your hoard, but only the items that match the color scheme! (Please note, you do not have to use all the colors in the photo, nor match the colors exactly. Just use the photo and the colors to inspire you to dig through your hoard.)

1528693_10203187432634459_1701277955_nDig into that stash and link up your new projects to the challenge. You can find the Easy Peasy to follow rules HERE.

I can’t wait to see what all you clever crafters come up with! I’ll be sharing my project next week along with Team B.

Don’t forget to stop and check out the fabulous inspiration projects from Team A : Donna Idlet, Glenda BrooksGloria Stengel, Karen Zueger, Pam Bray, and last but not least Tammi Bennett. Don’t forget to leave em a little love for sharing their inspiring projects!

The prize for this challenge was generously donated by  Shari Czerwinski from Close to my Heart….thanks Shari for the awesome prize!

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

New Vintage Easter Rabbits Creativity Kit and Cards

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Well it seems like I haven’t posted for so long…lol. I’ve been getting over an icky chest cold : ( Feeling almost good as new though….only took a week! I’m sharing some sweet cards I created with my new Vintage Easter Rabbit Creativity kit:

IMG_3040IMG_3039IMG_3038IMG_3041I used the pieces from the kit and pieces from my scrap and salvage box…..and lot’s of beautiful paper patterns from Graphic 45 to create these festive Easter cards.  

Here is the kit:

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

Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Before I give up and hibernate for the rest of winter  I’ll be sharing my project for the February Blog Hop.

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Ready to hop? You should be joining me from my B.O.L.B. (my online bestie) Kathy. If you’re just getting started you need to click HERE to start at the beginning so you don’t miss out on any of the awesomeness.

I’m so into these cute boy colors that I decided to create a Little Cowboy Banner.

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The next stop in the hop is Jessie. Don’t forget to leave the ladies a little love for sharing their projects.

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

First Project of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

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Woo hoo! I’m so very excited to be sharing my first project at C.H.A.C.B. along with Team B.  First let me remind you that there is a super awesome prize for one lucky winner of the challenge!

1599597_10203298734336932_1700717926_oThis prize pack was donated by Gloria Stengel….thanks Gloria for the very generous donation! 

The theme for this challenge is ” What’s Your Style???” Well….my style is shabby chic…lot’s and lot’s of layers, flowers and inks, and very very vintage!

IMG_2880I stitched up the pink patterned papers with vintage images, many inked paper doily’s and fussy cut bits and pieces from my fav G45 papers.

IMG_2884Flowers? Don’t mind if I do. In fact there a a big ol pile of em! I had to dry brush many of them to get them to just the right shabbyness. That poofy bow is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_2882It took like elebenty hundred layers to get it just right! All of it is inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink.

Okay…now it’s your turn to dig into that stash and create a project that is uniquely you…..with your style all over it! Are you asking yourself….”but where do I go to enter?” Well here ya go….just click this link and it’ll take you to C.H.A.C.B for the first challenge. You can also find the easy peasy to follow rules HERE.

You should  check out the very awesome and inspiring project by the other gals in Team B…and don’t forget to leave em a little love sor sharing their creations: Amber Milone , Christy Butters, Debbie Sayer, Jan Marie Ennenga, Kathy Clement.

I can’t wait to see your fabulous creations : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day and lot’s of time to be creative : )G

Inspiration Board

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I’ve gotten quite a few requests to share some close up pics of my inspiration board.  I’m happy to oblige! First I should mention that I found the frame in the garage….it was green and gold…blach….so not me. And it didn’t have a back on it : ( I painted it white…so many coats of paint…too many coats of paint lol….and added a fabric wrapped piece of ceiling tile for the pins to push into. Here is the entire board:

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I’ve layered on loads of vintage images, trinkets and treasures from my Peeps, blingy jewelry, flowers, and a valentiny banner. I hope this inspires you to make your own inspiration board and fill it with treasures that get you in the creative mood : )

Wishing you all a happy and productive day! G

Ribbon Organization and My Studio

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Well hello there Peeps….it’s Ginny here and it’s my day to share how I organize my Really Reasonable Ribbons!  Just a fair warning….I’m a bit OCD….can’t help it….I come by it from my Momma….the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree : ) These pics were taken on a very snow stormy day in Michigan….so they are not as bright as the shop usually is : (

IMG_2978My crafting space is in the back corner of my store….I have to keep things neat and tidy most of the time….so I’ve got a pretty organized system to make things easy to put back to make room for crops and classes.  Quite a bit of my trims are in the cabinet on the right…in those stacked bins on the shelves. They are all labeled by color : ) Labels make me happy!

IMG_2958I’ve got my RRR ribbons in this large compote on the shelf. The texture is so pretty. I keep lot’s of little bits in these vintage dishes and milk glass. Tiny clothes pins, felty hearts and bits of images clipped out and ready to use.

IMG_2956Here is some pretty glitters, more dishes filled with paper pretties and washi tapes.

IMG_2965I love these little boxes with the French theme.  The little dress form was a gifty from my DH…I added a few sparkly Christmas ornaments and flowers to dress it up a bit. Behind the shelves I have some boards to hold little bits of images and some vintage button tags.

IMG_2959This shelf has my embellishment boxes, more vintage clippings and paper pads.

IMG_2937My inspiration board is a great place to display a banner we made recently in class, flowers, trinkets from my peeps, and some of my favoritest blingy jewelery.

IMG_2899I’ve hung my inspiration board above Stella my dress form. She has more bling on lol. The tower on the right holds crepe rolls, vintage mason jars full of buttons and rings for albums. There’s also a container of chapsticks and “emergency eyeliner” I’m never without eyeliner lol.

IMG_2970I added some of my favoritest pink polka dot ribbon to these canning jars and filled them with little bitty bags, glassine bags, super cute stripy straws and Middy bags stacked in back.

IMG_2921I do love all these drawers. Filled with all my flowers and doilys and tools and buttons. Yes I know I have a few labels missing….it’s on the list lol.

IMG_2924I’ve filled up this spinning rack (meant for paint) with my ribbon spools….they are super handy to reach for when I need them. I’ve got all my go-to tools in the cute pink buckets and tags are displayed in the seed containers on the shelves.

IMG_2936IMG_2922I keep all my RRR trims stored in the clear bins by color wrapped with craft paper strips held on with paper clips so I can use it and rewrap them easily. This works to keep a lot of ribbon in less space : )

IMG_2987IMG_2999IMG_3010IMG_3011IMG_3012I try to keep all my prettiest supplies out for inspiration….but like most of you I do have a space that is strictly functional….in my case I call it “the beast” A ginormous cabinet for all my stamps and inks and paper stash and other necessary items. I’m showing it to you with the doors open since Bonnie was so brave to share her box of shame lol. You should insert slasher movie music now lol

IMG_2983And here are my bins of shame lol

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Yikes…I guess I better work on those bins lol.

I hope you enjoyed your little visit in my crafty space : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive and and time to be creative : ) G

First Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

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I’m so very excited to be sharing the first challenge at C.H.A.C.B.  The theme for this challenge is…What’s Your Style?

Dig into that stash and whip up a super fabulous project that’s got your personal style all over it! How great is that???? I know all of you have style right????lol.

  One lucky winner will receive this prize pack, donated by Gloria Stengel Designs!

1599597_10203298734336932_1700717926_oWowzers that a lot of great stuff! Thank you Gloria for the generous donation.

You need to head on over to the What’s your style? challenge to check out the very inspiring projects that Team A is sharing. You can also find the easy peasy rules and a link to add your projects.

Make sure you visit Design Team Group A and check out what they have to share! Donna Idlet, Glenda Brooks, Gloria Stengel, Karen Zueger, Pam Bray, Tammi Bennett.

Team B  will be sharing their inspiration Feb 10th : )

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