Monthly Archives: June 2014

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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New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Paper Peeps!  I’m dropping in to share that I’m playing along in the new Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time the theme is         “Masculine and Ribbon or Trim”  Which is just perfect timing to whip up a fabulous project for Father’s Day! I got my Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport papers and whipped up this great little masculine card that would be perfect for Father’s Day or a Birthday.


I used the black WorldWin cardstock to separate the patterns. The little bow is made with Black Shimmer Satin and topped of with twine.

I can’t wait to see what you create for the challenge! Just whip up something fabulous and use the easy peasy linky tool at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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


Challenge #9 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog


Well hello there Paper Peeps! It’s time for another fun challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is “Fold It” How fun is that?????  First a word from our fabulous sponsors…..

10403030_10204149971577331_1907008936599992874_nStencils made by artists for artists. Unique designs for people who LOVE stencils like we LOVE stencils. Owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw.

I’m sharing my project which is my very first fancy fold card…..and let me just tell you….it was super fun to make!

IMG_3477I used the WorldWin cardstock which was perfect with the Graphic 45 Couture paper collection! The black borders really helped to separate the patterned papers…and you all know how I like to layer! I did a fair amount of fussy cutting and layering. I wanted a pretty frame image to show when I opened the card so I used my Cricut Fancy Frames cartridge. Once it was cut…I gave it a good coat of black Stickles.  I also added a little bling to the ladies hair which matches the Stickling I did on her dress.

IMG_3479Here is the card opened. More of the coordinating Couture papers. Loving this color scheme!

IMG_3478I used my Stencil Girls Stencil to add pattern to the Off White Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. First I inked it with a teal chalk ink then stenciled on the pattern with Black Soot Distress Ink. I topped it off with a little Black Netting and another blingy embellishment.

I can’t wait to see what fabulous folded projects you all come up with! It’s easy peasy to enter your creation at Craft Hoards Anonymous Challenge Blog.

The CHA DT teamies are sharing their projects too….and let me tell you they are out of this world awesome….hop on over and check em out and don’t forget to leave them a little love for sharing…..I know I will

Donna,Glenda,Gloria,Karen, Pam, Tammi, Amber,Christy, Debbie,Jan, .

Okay Peeps..that’s all for me… to work on kits today. I’m wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

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Really Retro Birthday Cards


Hello there Paper Peeps and happy Sunday to you all!  I haven’t been posting much lately….but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been a busy little girl creating lot’s of paper pretties. This morning I’m popping in to share some super fun Really Retro Birthday Cards~

IMG_3512-001IMG_3513IMG_3516IMG_3515IMG_3514I used pieces from my Really Retro Birthday Creativity Kit….some cardstock….and embellies from my stash to create these cards. I’ve got lots of extra pieces so I can keep right on working.  I’m so excited because this is my first creativity kit that includes all the patterned papers with the images and bows…so you’ll have a perfectly coordinated set of supplies to finish your cards.

IMG_3511Look at all those fabby pieces!!!!   I’ve shared my cards as an example of the great projects you can create…but I encourage you to create designs that are uniquely you….after all…’s more fun to add your own personality right????

Okay Peeps….that’s all for me….I’m off to see what kind of trouble I can get into at home : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be create : ) G