Monthly Archives: March 2014

Vintage Honey CArd and Sale Announcement


Good day to all you Paper Peeps. I hope you are enjoying a warm sunshiny morning! We are pretty gloomy here…but getting warmer yay!!! I’m dropping in to share another  Vintage Bee inspired card.IMG_3212I’ve layered up some beautiful Graphic 45 paper patterns and added vintage printables to create a warm and rustic base. 

IMG_3213Here’s a super poofy bow made from Metal Gray Swiss Dot Grosgrain and Silver Satin Checkerboard from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 


Bee’s like flowers and I do too!!!!! I think these coordinate perfectly : )

We’re having a SALE!!!!  

I’m super excited to share that we are having another $2.00 shipping for any size box sale. However many items you check out with…..your order will ship for $2.00 yay!!!! This shipping is for the continental U.S. only.  There’s lot’s of handmade greeting and holiday cards, as well as kit’s to choose from : ) Stop on over early for best selection. Click here to hop on over Polly’s at Etsy.

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



Buzz Buzz Bee Card


Good morning all you Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in to share a card I created in the shop yesterday. I don’t want anyone to fall out of their chair….but it’s yellow. Yep this shabby chic girl is stepping out of the box to use some fabulous Yellow Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3201IMG_3203I just happened to have these beautiful flowers in the hoard and I think they match perfectly! I also unstashed the metal rimmed brads to hold the tags on the poofy bows. I had a few spare vintagy printables and elements from my digital collage sheets to layer up over the banner shaped printed paper and inked doily. To keep the colors from getting floaty I bordered them in this grayish brown cardstock.

I’m off to get ready for work now…’s Friday Funday with one of my dear friends Brandy….we get a lot of work done….enjoy a marathon of some chosen tv show ( Disney on the day Brandy picks)  and lots of chit chat and jibber jabber!  I so look forward to Fridays : )

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


3d Patriotic Project from Class


Hello all of you fabulous Paper Peeps first I want to share with you some pretty awesome exciting news…..we have made the top 30 finalist for the Graphic 45 DT audition….one round to go…I’m keeping my fingers crossed!  Thanks for all the encouragement and support, for all the FB likes and Pinterest pins!!!! #goteamginny!!!! Thanks to Linda for thinking up our team slogan : ) I’m very honored to have a place with so many deserving talented artists and I’m wishing us all lot’s of luck for the next round!

What would be exciting after that???? Well I am sharing the fun and festive 3d Patriotic project from our class last week. Thanks to Linda for finding the awesome little stripy baking pans that inspired this Americana decor.

IMG_3180I’ve already added mine to our Patriotic tree and it’s just the right amount of vintagyness!

 IMG_3179IMG_3177There were soooo many pieces to this project….but my girlies were good sports. I can tell you we did get into our usual sass and shenanigans so we had a pretty late night…but I’m thrilled with this project and I’ll be adding this to my favorite seasonal decor for all the summer holidays and my sweeties Birthday.

Did you notice those super fabulous burlap bows????? I am sooooo loving the Navy Center Stitch Burlap ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay Peeps…it’s out to the cold for this girl……going in to the shop to make some cards and leave some love for the other 30 finalists…I hope you do to! I’m wishing you all a happy and productive day and time to be creative : )

Patriotic Banner Ornament Tutorial


Hello all you fabulous Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in to share an easy tutorial for making some fun and festive Patriotic Banner Ornaments. I’m calling them ornaments since I plan to hang mine on our Americana tree. I think they would look just a great on a card base or as a tag.

IMG_3194The finished project : )

2014-03-24I started with a banner shape of wood grain pattered paper. Shabby chic of course! Next I added a well inked doily. There’s a vintagy postcard image centered over the doily and topped off with a Little Bitty Bag. I added a well inked tag to the bag.

2014-03-241Next I layered on a scallop die cut of printed paper and a blue bordered vintage tag.  I added a generous strip of my new favorite ribbon Center Stitch Burlap with Navy Stripe.  I had a fun little ruler image in the scrap and salvage box….and I think it finished of the bottom of the tag nicely.

2014-03-243For the bottom of the tag…I added handcrafted tinsel topped crepe fringe. Next I attached a very vintage image that was Stickled and inked. The poofy bow comes in right beside the image and topped of with Wild Orchid Crafts Sweetheart Blooms.  Last but not least…I punched a couple of holes in the top and threaded more of the burlap ribbon through to create a hanger and finished it off with nice big loopy bows of Red Gingham Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay….that’s it for me today….I’m off to finish packaging kits for shipping, then off to the shop to prep for class tonight. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative. : )G

Favorite Layouts Revisited


I have a super busy day planned so I’m dropping in to share a selection of my favorite layouts from past posts.  Thanks to all who generously donated pictures for creation inspiration.   I so enjoy these layouts hanging in the shop and the guests have found them to be great inspiration as well!

IMG_1605IMG_1070IMG_1095IMG_0942-001IMG_7714IMG_1568IMG_3019IMG_1118I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Patriotic Americana Creativity Kit and Projects


Hello there Paper Peeps! I’ve been having myself a good ol time creating lot’s of new vintage inspired decoration for my hubbies patriotic Americana tree that we use to help us celebrate all the summer holidays and his Birthday.  I’ve upgraded the tree size this year….so I’ve got a lot of work to do to fill it in…more is better after all right??????

IMG_3166IMG_3167IMG_3168IMG_3165IMG_3169IMG_3170I’ve used the fun and festive pieces from my new Patriotic Americana Vintage Creativity Kit.

IMG_3171This kit has 36 pieces including handcrafted red, white, and blue tinsel topped fringes, pre-tied bows and loads of printed vintage images. They come pre-cut also….so they’re ready to get your craft on with! Click HERE for more details.

I used only papers from my scrap and salvage box to complete these projects….so it’s a great stashbuster kit as well. For a little added detail…I added some bows created with Red and White Chevron Stripe from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I have one more fun project to share from this kit……but I’m saving it for a tutorial on Tuesday….so you can see how I create these fun ornaments.

Okay….we’re off to Costco now for  our Family Fun Day! I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Challenge #4 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous


Happy St.Patrick’s Day to all of you Paper Peeps! I’ll bet you were expecting me to post a green project right???? Nope….I have something way more funner. It’s time for a new Challenge at C.H.A.C.B.

CHACB-blinkieShow some sparkle, glitz or glam! 

1511271_10203187437594583_1209542291_nHere is the fabulous prize donated by the very generous folks at Graphic 45….thanks so much for sponsoring us this month.


Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother (Diane Schultz) and her two daughters (Aimee and Charee Filimoehala). Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920′s and 30′s – with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that’s both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project. Please visit the Graphic 45 Website or Facebook page for more information.

Okay here is my blingy project……I went with purple and pearls.

IMG_3145I used patterned papers from Graphic 45 and tags and stamps from the Place in Time May sheet. I did a fair amount of fussy cutting and loads of inking. The flowers have been hand painted and Stickled for added detail. I added sweet little loopy bow of Grape Silver Metallic Edge ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Want to play along???? Of course you do!!!! Just create a new project with our theme of Sparkle, Glitz, or Glam. And link it up HERE. To check out the easy peasy rules click HERE.

It would be so awesome if you’d visit my fellow Design Team Members and leave them a little love for their projects: Donna Idlet, Glenda Brooks, Gloria Stengel Karen Zueger, Pam Bray, Tammi Bennett, Amber Milone, Christy Butters, Debbie Seyer, Jan Marie Ennenga, Kathy Clement.

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

Think Spring Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hello Peeps! There’s a great new challenge starting this morning at Really Reasonable Ribbon…”Think Spring” which I am doing a lot of…even if there is still a ton of snow on the ground here. We got to 50 degrees yesterday with lot’s of beautiful sunshine. After getting 8 inches of snow Wednesday… seemed like paradise! 

IMG_3142I layered some pretty patterned papers, some natural  Jute Ribbon, and Blue Chevron Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I topped of the bow with some sweet little speckled eggs.

There’s lot’s of great inspiration from the Design Team for this challenge…..So stop on over HERE to view the other projects.

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

March Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Well it’s time again for another blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.

rrr-blog-hopWe are featuring our projects made with the fabulous trims from the March Ribbon Club Assortment.

ribbonclubmarchlge_2014Isn’t this just the bestest Spring collection? It’s about all the Spring we get around these parts….they’re calling for another huge snowstorm to  come through overnight. As much as my kiddo likes to have a snow day…I myself am not too keen on all the shoveling.

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.

For my project I did a wallet fold mini album with some sweet little tags using the A Ladies’ Diary and Once Upon a Springtime papers from Graphic 45 .

IMG_3156IMG_3158-001IMG_3159-001IMG_3160-001This mini is small…but with six pull out tags it packs a whole lotta room for pictures and journaling. I added a bit of Stickles for detail and some pretty dimensional paper roses.

I hope you enjoyed my project : ) It was loads of fun to make!

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

I’m wishing  you all  a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Variety Greeting Card Kit


Hello there Peeps…..having a snow day here in Michigan…..hope the weather is better where you are! Today I’m sharing a new Variety Greeting Card Kit.   I always like to have a selection of cards on hand I’ll be ready for any occasion. I’ve designed this kit to be just a little easier for you to mail after you have them assembled per request. There are 5 cards…..

IMG_3155This is a great masculine card… would work for Father’s day or Birthday…just add your own sentiment inside. Super fabulous Graphic 45 papers and a Black Circus Dots Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3148Thinking of you card with Blue Topaz with Silver Metallic Edge.

IMG_3153Birthday Card with Pink Circus Dots Ribbon.

IMG_3149All Occasion card.

IMG_3152All Occasion card.

These are ready to assemble kits with all the paper pieces pre-cut. The bows will also arrive pre-tied. The vintage images have been Stickled as well for added detail.  You can get more details by clicking this link Variety Card Kit.

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