Monthly Archives: October 2014

Shabby Chic Pink Christmas Creativity Kit


Hello there Paper Peeps! It’s a gloomy day here in Michigan…..but it’s shabby and chic inside : ) I’ve been creating some sweet vintagy cards with pink in mind and I’m quite thrilled at how they turned out : )

IMG_4297IMG_4296IMG_4298Squee…love me some shabby chic Christmas!! I used my new Shabby Chic Pink Christmas Creativity kit to create these cards. I had so much fun gathering vintage images and pretty paper patterns for this kit…and don’t forget the bows!!!

Okay Peeps that’s all for me. Off to get ready for class tonight… spending time with my girls!!! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Paper Peeps! It’s time again for another fabulous blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon! This time the Design Team and I are sharing our projects that we created with the Christmas Celebrations Ribbon Club Assortment.

october2014lgeThis is just the most perfect time to stock on holiday ribbons so you’ll be ready to be creative when  inspiration strikes! Which for me is like all the time lol….I can make Christmas projects all year round : )

If you’re just starting here…you should click here to go to the fabulous Miss Gloria….you don’t want to miss out on any of the awesomeness!

For my project I created a banner with the fabulous RRR ribbons and my The Twelve Days of Christmas papers and chippies : )

IMG_4286Squeeeeee I do love to make banners. I’ve got this hanging on a sweet little vintagy wire basket….but I’m thinking I might like to hang it on the tree….and maybe make like a bazillion more??? How cool would a tree covered in banner be???? Okay I’m getting carried away…

IMG_4288Lot’s of layers of papers and chippies….I even layered the bows!

IMG_4289IMG_4290I hope you enjoyed my project! Your next stop in the hop is the lovely Carolyn.

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

Sneak Peeks of New Graphic 45 Time To Flourish


Well I have been on the edge of my seat all day waiting to get so share a sneak peek of the most awesome new paper line from Graphic 45.

Sneak Peek time to flourishOh my stars I can not even get over how beautiful this paper is!!! I already have like 4 cards designed in my head….can’t wait to get my hands on it!  Those patterns and colors have me swooning!!!!

Halloween Gifty Bag with Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale and Mother Goose


Hey there Paper Peeps. I hope you are all having a fabulous day! I am because I get to craft for fun…which it always is anyway…but I’m making gifts…so that is the awesome part!

I created this Halloween Gifty Holder to give a nice lady a set of hand warmers to make her job a little more funner.

IMG_4278IMG_4280IMG_4281IMG_4279I started with black cardstock and layered on the Mother Goose and An Eerie Tale patterned papers from Graphic 45. Don’t you think they go together just smashingly????  I added a doily to brighten it up then the fun embellie is a gimongus glittery spider.  I closed up the top with 2 Tim Holtz clips that I decorated with graphic stripy bows and some glittery flower centers. The clips make it easier to get into the box.  Inside there’s a compartment for treats…be it hand warmers or cookies if I were in the baking mood….but today is for gluing! lol When you make a treat box that you can view the inside even when it’s closed…think about trimming it out too so it will have a nice finished look. 

Okay that’s all for me…off to make more giftys!!!! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be productive : ) G

Steampunk Spells 3d ACT Box for Graphic 45


Well hello there Paper Peeps! I can’t even hardly believe we’re a week into October. I think the more you dread winter the faster fall seems to fly by lol.

I have a super fabulous project to share today that is just in time to add to my holiday decor….I created a fun and festive Altered 3d ATC box especially for Graphic 45 using the Steampunk Spells paper line and the ATC Box from the Staples collection.

 Steampunk Spells 3d ATC Box 1Steampunk Spells 3d ATC Box 2Steampunk Spells 3d ATC Box 3Now here’s a fabulous Snapguide tutorial on how I created this spooktacular Halloweeny project!



I hope this inspires you to create some holiday decor with the wonderful products from Graphic 45!



Supplies List

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Steampunk Spells

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Fanciful Floral

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Vintage Voyage

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tick-Tock

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Witching Hour

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Pumpkin Power

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Frightful Folly

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Chipboard 1

Really Reasonable Ribbon Circus Dots Grosgrain Ribbon

Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink

Tinsel Trim

Dimensional Flowers

Glittery Spider

New Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog


Well good morning Paper Peeps! Today is the start of a great new challenge at CHACB.

Challenge #17 Happy Fall, Y’all!

Many of us like to purchase NEW seasonal products EVERY season. What happens to last year’s fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving products? We HOARD them! Drag out those hoarded fall-themed items and make a project to share with us! You can make something for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any other fall or harvest celebration!

I am particularly excited about this challenge because the fabulous sponsor this time is…..Polly’s Paper Studio!!! Yay that’s me : )

Polly's Blurb

Here is my project…

IMG_4241I chose an image from my Vintage Halloween TS Frames Collage and layered it over paper patterns from Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Collection.

IMG_4244I’ve got a few stamp images from the sheet peeking out. The Cricut made quick work of cutting the scrolly frame and for a little extra detail I added Black Stickles.

IMG_4243Loving the giant black flowers donated by my dear friend Anna….just perfect for a Halloween card! There are also quite a few…..okay 12….Mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_4242I added some paper covered chipboard buttons  to finish off my card.

Since we are sponsoring this time…I got to choose the prize…how fun is that?

IMG_4071There’s a great set of vintage die cuts from Glitz, a Halloween notebook, a set of Sizzix Halloween embossing folders, and yards and yards of perfectly coordinated ribbon and twine.  

I have had pleasure of getting a sneak peek of the projects the Design Team has created with my digital images and all I can say is I am blown away. They have all created amazing project with their own personal style shining through….I could not be more happy with what they made!!! I encourage you to visit them and check out their amazing work!

Donna, Glenda, Gloria, Karen, Pam, Amber, Christy, Debbie, Jan, Kathy, Wendy.

Okay now it’s your turn to create a fabulous project and link up to play along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Okay..that’s all for me. Don’t forget to stop by and check out the great selection of digital images, creativity kits, and pre-made cards and books available at Polly’s Paper Studio at Etsy. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Retro Christmas Card


Hello there Paper Peeps! I’m pleased to announce the Christmas card creating season is officially underway at Polly’s and I’m dropping in to share one I created this week with loads of pretty and festive trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, a cool retro image and Graphic 45 papers.

IMG_4265I added a double layer of Wired Edge Burlap in Red and White  an Red Plaid Ribbon for extra detail and topped it off with a nice poofy bow.


That fun vintage image is from my new collage sheet  Woodgrain Retro Christmas and it works perfectly The Twelve Days of Christmas from Graphic 45. I finished off the card with a large dimensional flower and pretty little paper doily : )

Okay that’s all for me. It’s a chilly day here in Michigan and I’m looking forward to some time in my studio to play paper and maybe watch a little netflix! Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G