Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


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


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, for more information. To locate a WorldWin retailer near you , call 1-800-843-6455 or email 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:


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


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

Masculine Cards Creativity Kit


Hello there Paper Peeps!  Hope you all are enjoying a fabulous Father’s Day! My boy’s are going for a hike….then home for yummy bbq dinner : ) I’m going to work on the kitchen remodel…..that I have been working on for like ever….lol…..too much to do…not enough time!

Before I get the paint brushes out…I’m dropping in to share some great  cards I created with my new Masculine Cards Creativity Kit.

IMG_3581IMG_3579IMG_3582IMG_3580I have two more all layed out and ready for assembling….but I ran out of workday. Everyone loved the addition of the printed papers in the last kit….so I included them in this one too!  I found really great warm masculine inspired patterns to match the printed vintagy images. I’m also including the ribbon and twine as yardage …just in case you want to wrap the trim instead of adding bows.  This kit has 41 great pieces and I was able to complete 6 cards just by adding a little solid cardstock and a few embellies from my stash.

IMG_3584You can find the Masculine Card Creativity Kit at Polly’s on Etsy.

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

Come Away With Me Tag


Well hello there Paper Peeps and Happy Saturday!  I’m just dropping in to share a tag wall hanging I created in the shop yesterday while playing paper with my dear friend Brandy……Friday Funday…..we worked and watched a Jurassic Park movie marathon and complained about how old we were lol!

IMG_3573IMG_3574IMG_3576IMG_3575IMG_3578Supply List:

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Patterned Papers~ Travel Odyssey+ Pleasure Trip~

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Tag from Journaling and Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Chipboard Elements from Chipboard 1

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Die Cuts from Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Staples~ Ornate Metal Key Holes~

Really Reasonable Ribbon Checkerboard Satin in Coral

Really Reasonable Ribbon Wrinkle Ribbon in Tobacco

Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers

Sizzix Die Curly Gate

Assorted Buttons

Recycled tag shaped packaging from Graphic 45 Metal Brads

Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Okay Peeps…that’s all for me…I’m off to the shop to play with my new Masculine Card Creativity Kit! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

June Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Paper Peeps! It’s time again for another Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon. Don’t you just love a hop???? So much great inspiration in one place!!!!!

10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_nThe Design Team and I are sharing our projects that we created featuring the fabulous selection of ribbons in the Ladybugs and Butterflies June Ribbon Club Assortment.

ribbonclubjune2014lge_2014You should be coming to me from the Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings Blog. That’s the first stop in the hop…so make sure to start at the beginning….you don’t want to miss a single thing!

IMG_3561My project started with a purchased notebook. I covered it in layers of pretty patterned papers, vintage images, Really Reasonable Ribbons, and a fabulous flower made for me by my extra awesome friend Anna. This ribbon selection is so bright and cheerful and whimsical! I just love it…and it matches the Bohemian Bazaar Papers from Graphic 45!!!

IMG_3562This little notebook had lots of spirals on the binding so I could really load it up with the ribbon….after all….more is better right?

IMG_3563I used these ribbons for my binding…..

Okay…the next stop in the hop is the lovely and talented Carolyn.

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

Kid in a Candy Store


Hey there all you Paper Peeps! I have to share that I received another super gimongus box of paper pretties from the very generous Graphic 45 last night and I have been like a kid in a candy store! I mean who is so lucky to get so much awesome crafty goodness to play with????? This Girl!!!!

I created this fun card with the 8×8 inch Bohemian Bazaar paper pad and some images from my Really Retro Birthday Creativity Kit.

IMG_3518I am really loving this color combination! And yes…yes I did layer two different polka dot ribbons….because that’s the kinda girl I am!

IMG_3520These two ribbons happen to be Swiss Dots on Turquoise Grosgrain and Swiss Dot’s on Apple Green Satin  from Really Reasonable Ribbon. These scrumptious ribbons coordinate perfectly with the paper!

IMG_3519Pretty Mulberry flowers for added detail.

IMG_3521These paper patterns are from Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Jasmine Nights and Mystical Masterpiece  and the vintage images come from my Really Retro Birthday Creativity Kit.

I’m also pretty excited to share that my formal intro to the Graphic 45 blog is tomorrow yayyyy! I hope you can all stop on by and check it out. Here is a sneaky peek of one of the projects I created especially for G45 for June. 

SPS Collage2Yep…that is a really real official banner with my name on it!!! Woot woot!

Okay…that’s all for me. I’m off to the shop to get my craft on with more of my new G45 stash!

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