Monthly Archives: June 2014

Party Pug Card to Wish Anna A Happy Birthday : )

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Well hey there Paper Peeps! I just dropping in this evening to wish my very dear friend Anna a super fantabulous awesometacular Birthday! I created a special card for her…that involved a little sneaky pre-planning….and she was none the wiser when I brought my camera into the shop a few weeks ago to “Get pics of sweet Holly Hocks…our Tuesday night mascot for the blog”  but little did she know I was getting pics for a very special card for her!

IMG_3600-001Holly Hocks is the cutest party pug ever! I gave her a festive little hat..and a subway art styled sentiment. The ribbon is Swiss Dot’s on Apple Green Satin. I layered on a Chevron Stripe in Celery from Really Reasonable Ribbon and topped it off with some green roses ( Anna’s favorite color.)

Okay…that’s all for me….wishing you all ( especially Anna) a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Go Pirates Graduating Class of 2014

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Hey there Paper Peeps! It’s that time of year when the kiddos walk down the aisle to get their diplomas. I don’t have one in my house graduating this year….but we have some very special friends who do and we are so proud of them!!!! One of the blessing of living in a small town is that every kid is your kid….one big happy family. I created a card this year with some great subway styled art and fun pirate images for the Pinckney Fighting Pirates! I created many of the same card that will hopefully become a keepsake of their special day.

IMG_3601IMG_3602We have great school colors to work with….and I added just a nice little bow of Black Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I’m wishing them all a very bright future and I’m wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Happy Birthday Card with Typography and Subway Sentiments

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Well hello there Paper Peeps! Hope you all are enjoying a lovely morning. I’m dropping in to share a fun birthday card I created with Graphic 45 Typography papers and my new Subway Style Card Sentiments Digital Collage Sheet.

IMG_3633IMG_3634IMG_3635Isn’t that a fabulous card sentiment???? I wanted to create a sheet that would have the perfect image for just about any occasion….so all you have to do is print it out…then clip the image you need for the card you want to create : )  It’s subway art styled….which works well with all different styles….I’ve used a vintagy theme here for my Birthday card….but they would look great on Clean and Simple or modern styles too! I think they would also look fabby on tags.

subway sentiments for cardsClick here for the instant download in the Etsy Shop. Subway Art Styled Sentiments for Cards.

Other supplies used:

Graphic 45 8×8 inch pad Typography: Celebrate, Imagine, Inscribe.

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Mulberry Flowers, Ivory Burlap String.

Gathered Twig Distress Ink

Tiny felt Doily

Okay..that’s all for me! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Serious Ribbon Crush ad Shabby Box Tutorial

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Okay….I admit….I have a super serious ribbon crush on the new Cotton Blend Vintage Pink Floral RibbonWhen I saw that ribbon…I had to have it….stat!!!! It is so gorgeous and shabby. When it came in the mail…I loved it even more. It’s got a beautiful rose pattern and the burlap is sturdy…but soft enough to make a lovely poofy bow.  I didn’t add a bow to this project….but I will next time for sure : )

I upcycled a box into pretty and functional storage for my crafty space. It turned out so well….that I’ve been eyeballing things around the house to see what else I can cover….I may be addicted!

IMG_3624The only thing this box had going for it was that it’s a great size for containing pens or scissors but really heavy…so I can store my cropodile without tipping the box over.

IMG_3625After adding one width of my new favorite ribbon. I used Scor-Tape and hot glue.

IMG_3626Two widths on now. It’s pretty already!!!!!

IMG_3627Must have  Melissa Natural Crocheted Lace on the top.

IMG_3628Don’t forget to add some to the bottom.

IMG_3629My other new favorite Ivory Burlap String criss-crossed around. Swooning

IMG_3630I rescued a pretty handmade flower I created for a project that needed a little repurposing.

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Isn’t that a fabulous little shabby chic box???? Thank you Bonnie for getting trim that I absolutely fell in love with!!!! I see a lot of burlap in my future!!!!

Okay……..that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

Christmas in July Class–in June

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Hey there Paper Peeps. As you all know….we at Polly’s like to get a jump on our holiday crafting….specifically Christmas…since there’s shopping and cleaning and entertaining …not to mention baking like 30,000 cookies lol.  We usually wait for July to do Christmas in July….but we are going out of town for my hubbies Birthday….so we are moving week 1 to June.

For our first class….we are making cards with a Winter Birds theme : )

IMG_3623This card selection has lot’s of patterned papers, vintage images, die cuts, embossing, ribbon, flowers, buttons, twine and tiny clothes pin.  I really love winter birds!!! I have a select few kits available….as supplies are limited. If you’d like a kit to create the 5 cards  for yourself please check out Winter Birds Christmas Greeting Card Kit in the Etsy Shop. Trust me…you’ll be thankin me later when you are all prepared to send lovely handmade greetings to your favorite Peeps at Christmas time!

All the trims for these cards are from the fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon of course!

As an extra special treat we are celebrating Anna’s Birthday woot woot…..bring on the junk food and cake lol….not that I ever eat treats lol.

Okay..that’s it for me…off to finish kits to be shipped tomorrow : )  Never a day off for us creative types! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

Vintage Patriotic Staggered Page Mini Album

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Well hello there Paper Peeps!  I’m dropping in to share a really fun mini album that we created in class a few weeks ago. I was trying to save it til closer to the holiday….but I have the patience of a 5 year old child lol!!!! So here is a super fun and festive Vintage Patriotic Staggered Page Mini Album…

IMG_3603IMG_3604IMG_3605IMG_3606IMG_3608IMG_3609I can tell you that we had a blast making this fun album with loads of holiday inspired paper patterns, vintage images, flowers, ribbon, paper rosettes, buttons, and a fun bottle cap embellishment! I just love how the pages stagger to reveal a sneak peek of the whole book at a glance.  This is a rare time I will list a patriotic themed project in the Etsy shop…as I usually keep them for our own decor….but we are chock full of patriotic minis so this one is available and ready to ship….in time for the holidays….wouldn’t this be a great gift all filled up with pictures and memories???

I used some of my favoritest trims from Really Reasonable RibbonRed Gingham, Center Stitch Burlap in Navy, Sheer Organza with Navy Center, Patriotic Boats on Navy Grosgrain. I also used quite a few Mulberry Flowers also from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay..that’s it for me today….I’m off to the shop to get my craft on! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Stencil Girl Blog Hop

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Hello there Paper Peeps! I’m so excited that it’s my day to share the project I created for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Stencil Girl Blog Hop! 10359059_10204207203728099_4050593051629660639_o

Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!

Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let’s dig into that hoard, pull out some of that “messy stuff,” and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

For my take on the challenge I created a layout with lot’s of inks and sprays and stencils and stamps ( and very messy hands!)  I also got a little digital and create a feature for my layout by layering script and postal labels on a beautiful vintage woman image…..she was the inspiration for the color scheme and style of my layout and I even added inked film strips…..I’m calling it Vintage Hollywood Glam Chic.

IMG_3554I used Worldwin Cardstock to cut my frames and the Open Buildings Stencil from Stencil Girls.

IMG_3556I added some stamping to anchor the corners along with some French script and polka dots.

IMG_3560These flowers were a real labor of love…it took forever to get them painted just right!

IMG_3559These film strips really help build the Hollywood Glam theme….I printed them on craft colored cardstock then inked them heavily under advisement of my class Peeps! Good call Peeps!

Okay…that’s all for my project…..don’t forget to hop on over and check out the other projects that are being shared in the hop today!

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Ginny Nemchak

Glenda Brooks

StencilGirl Talk Blog

Gwen Lafleur

Linda Kittmer

Remember, you have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge #10 closes June 29th at midnight PT.Link up your projects here to Challenge #10.

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Stencil Girl and WorldWin Papers.

10372014_10204149973577381_7348592810597367287_nWishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

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New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there Paper Peeps! I dropping in to share the great project I created for the new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The theme for this challenge is “Anything But a Card” okay…challenge accepted! I created a patriotic shadow box.

IMG_3550Now it’s your turn to whip up a great “Anything But a Card” project and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings! I added poofy bows of Red Gingham ribbon that matched my patriotic Americana theme.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Challenge # 10 with Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Blog Hop with Stencil Girls

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Hello there Paper Peeps….this is the second post for us today…..but I’ve just gotta jump in to share the new challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  We’re changing it up a bit…..this time we’re having a week long hop with the DT from Stencil Girls! How fun is that????

SG-CHMainFirst a shout out to our very generous sponsors…..

wwblogVisit the WorldWin Papers Website, worldwinpapers.com for more information. To locate a WorldWin retailer near you , call 1-800-843-6455 or email worldwin@worldwinpapers.com. Visit the WorldWin Blog for more projects.

Stencil Girl stencils are made by artists for artists. Unique designs for people who love stencils like we love stencils. Owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw. Visit the Stencil Girls Website and blog, Stencil Girl Talk.

Here is the super fabulous prize that one deserving participant will receive:

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Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!

Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let’s dig into that hoard, pull out some of that “messy stuff,” and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

 

Each day this week you will visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog see the fabulous designs of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Team, and then you will visit the StencilGirl Talk Blog to see what their team is doing!

Blog Hop Order:

June 16

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Amber Milone

Christy Butters

Janet Joehlin

Michael Trent

StencilGirl Talk Blog

 

June 17

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Debbie Seyer

Donna Idlet

Mary C Nasser

Jennifer Priest

StencilGirl Talk Blog

June 18

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Ginny Nemchak

Glenda Brooks

Gwen Lafleur

Linda Kittmer

StencilGirl Talk Blog

 

June 19

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Gloria Stengel

Jan Marie Ennenga

Karen Zueger

Carolyn Dube

Maria McGuire

StencilGirl Talk Blog

 

June 20

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Kathy Clement

Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett

Kirsten Reed

Leslie Tucker Jenison

StencilGirl Talk Blog

 

Father’s Day Card

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Hey there Paper Peeps….I’m dropping in this morning to share the card I created for my dear sweet amazing Hubby for Father’s Day. He is such a great Dad he should get a card every day!  I dug into my new stash of Come Away With Me papers from Graphic 45 and it was the perfect choice for a masculine card! I layered the patterns with the chippies and a tiny clip …felt doily and buttons. And don’t forget the Wrinkle Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

IMG_3596IMG_3598IMG_3599I’m wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G