Monthly Archives: November 2014

It’s a Good Day to Have a Good Day


Good morning Paper Peeps! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday with your families and had lots of tasty treats! I’m dropping in to share a card I created for Graphic 45.  One of the best things about G45 patterned paper lines is how well they go together so you can mix and match and come up with really unique combinations.

Good Day for a Good Day Card 1I combined Typography, Botanical Tea, and Twelve Days of Christmas for this card. I love the chalkboard look of the sentiment block : )

Good Day for a Good Day Card 3Pretty ribbons match perfectly….Topaz Checkerboard Satin, Antique Gold Burlap,Ivory Burlap String, White Lace.

Good Day for a Good Day Card 4Good Day for a Good Day Card 2

Supplies List:

Graphic 45 Typography Collection~Journey

Graphic 45 Typography Collection~Typography

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea~Botanical Tea

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas~Ladies Dancing

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas~Christmas Rose

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Walnut

Vintage Button

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

Thanksgiving Table Decor with Graphic 45


Hey there Paper Peeps. I know we’ve been on a bit of a Christmas project swing lately…but today we’re changing it up a bit to share a project I created especially for Graphic 45. They asked for some Thanksgiving Decor..and I admit as a Mom of two boys….the only table decor I’ve had usually starts with turkeys traced from their cute little hands : ) They are not little anymore so time for something a little more grown up!

Graphic 45 Fall Table Display 1This centerpiece started out life as a re-purposed  lantern from Bath and Body Works . I loved the shape..and a flameless candle can fit inside to light it up. This lantern is approx. 11 inches tall.

Graphic 45 Fall Table Display 2From the side you can really see how I layered on the dimensional flowers created with the Graphic 45 papers.The Ivory/Brown/Copper Plaid ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Graphic 45 Fall Table Display 3I incorporated some Dusty Attic chipboard and a few elements from a Fall pic from the craft store. You can see that I’ve even covered the top…..why did I do this I’ll never know because it makes it difficult to pic up…but it’s pretty so that what counts right? I’ve also added some tags from the Ivory Tag Album to brighten up the dark colors.

Supplies List:


Graphic 45 Botanical Tea~Fauna

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea~Field of Flowers

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea~Herbal Infusion

Graphic 45~On the Boardwalk~Seaside Chic

Graphic 45 Staples~Regular Tag Album-Ivory

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twig

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim

Dusty Attic Chipboard Flourishes

Fall Floral Pic

Heartfelt Creations Stamp~Sun Kissed Fluer

I hope this inspires you to create some festive holiday decor for your Thanksgiving table : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Victorian Inspired Fancy Fold Cards


Well hello there Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in to share some Victorian styled fancy fold cards. I started with vintage images and layered them over pretty patterned papers and topped them off with Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims and festive embellishments. My Tuesday Night Vintage Chicks will be making these for class….going to be loads of fun : )

IMG_4513IMG_4509IMG_4511IMG_4515The beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbons I used for these cards: Burlap Center Stitch Pink, Chevron Striped Twill Light Blue, Diamonds and Dots on Silver Satin, Plaid Ribbon Blue/Gray/Ivory, and Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses Baby Blue.
I used the patterned papers and images from my Victorian Christmas Creativity Kit along with cardstock and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.

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

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Gift Packaging and Ribbon or Trim


Good Morning Paper Peeps! You know I get all happy when we start a new challenge. I am always just blown away by the creative projects submitted. You all are like crazy talented!!!! And getting to see the different interpretations of the themes is soooo inspiring : )

For this theme it’s Gift Packaging and Ribbon…two things that just go together…like chocolate and peanut butter!

IMG_4492I used black cardstock and my Score Pal to create a basic box then covered it in Mother Goose~ Sunshine Stripe from Graphic 45. I’m tryin out a new black and white theme for Christmas this year just to shake things up a bit.  The bow assemblage slides off to allow the box to be opened to add a gift inside. I’m planning to display this in my kitchen hutch : )

IMG_4490I started with a big bold Vintage Script Ribbon with a lovely tattered edge then topped it off with Black Plaid Ribbon.

IMG_4491I started out this arrangement by making nice loops of the script ribbon then layering on a glittery snowflake ornament, wintry white flowers, pine cones,  pretty sparkly stems and last but not least more poofy bows of the plaid.  I finished it off by tucking in a festive tag trimmed from my Chalkboard Style Christmas Tags  collage sheet and it’s ready to give(or display.)

screenshotOkay now it’s your turn to create a fabulous project and link up with us for Challenge #107 Gift Packaging and Ribbon or Trim to play along!

Okay that’s all for me…getting ready to take Teen Peep 2 to school and it’s exactly -1 degrees……and it’s not even December yet yikes!!!!

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


Graphic 45 ~Core-dinations Blog Hop


Well hey there Paper Peeps. It a chilly morning here in Michigan (11 degrees) and we’ve had an overnight snow…so it’s time to get in full on Christmas project mode! Today I am sharing the card I created for the Graphic 45 ~Core-dinations Blog Hop.1920057_10205263202929387_786603173284469006_n

Core'Dination Graphic 45 Blog Hop Card 1I ran my Core’dinations cardstock through embossing folders, sanded and chalked to create a nice background pattern for Twas the Night Before Christmas paper from Graphic 45.

Core'Dination Graphic 45 Blog Hop Card 3To make the holly extra festive I gave them a good coating in Stickles.

Core'Dination Graphic 45 Blog Hop Card 2These poinsettias are also created with the cardstock. More glitter and a fancy center. I love this Celery Green Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to brighten up this arrangement.

Core'Dination Graphic 45 Blog Hop Card 5The embossing added fun texture and the embellishments add lots of dimension.

Core'Dination Graphic 45 Blog Hop Card 6

There is so much inspiration in this blog hop I encourage you to visit the Graphic 45 blog to enjoy the projects the DT have created using the Core’dinations cardstocks.

Supplies List:

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Long Winter’s Nap

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Ho Ho Ho

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Jolly Old Elf

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Happy Holly-Day

Core’dinations Signature Series~Dark Cashmere

Core’dinations Signature Series~Antique Moss

Core-dinations Signature Series~Triumphant Red

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Paper Doily

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Walnut

Floral Stamens

Glittery Photo Corners


Martha Stewart Clear Glitter~Fine

Various Embossing Folders

Okaky Peeps..that’s all for me…I’m off to get ready for tonight’s class…going to be a good time : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

November Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Paper Peeps! Don’t you just get all kinds of excited on blog hop day? I do!!!

10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_nThis time we are sharing our projects we created using the November Ribbon Club Assortment….which is awesome!

november2014lgeRustic Hues is just perfect for Fall Projects.

Okay let’s get the hop on… should be coming to me from the fabulous Gloria (I totally love her!!) If you’re just getting started….please Click HERE so you can start at the beginning and not miss out on any of the awesomeness.

I decided to whip up a little Fall decor to add to my centerpiece.

IMG_4479I created a box and covered it in embossed chocolate cardstock to look like wood the added some spacers inside so I could layer the fabulous Time To Flourish November patterned papers from Graphic 45. There are also two fairly large Fall floral picks.

IMG_4481-001I could not have asked for a better color combination than the Ivory-Brown-Copper Plaid Ribbon. The bows help to anchor the front corners.

IMG_4482There’s a fair few layers here lol.

IMG_4485Adding all the pieces on spacers keeps the images from looking jumbled. You can see how much depth is here.

This is the third project so far that I’ve used the Ribbon Club Assortment on…..I love it so much!!!!


I used Ivory-Rust-Gold Plaid for the sleigh.

IMG_4369More of the Brown Plaid for this card and the Arianna Natural Crocheted Lace for the Woodland Card.

Okay…the next stop in the hop is the lovely and talented Amber!!!! Don’t forget to leave the designers a little love for sharing their fabulous projects! Wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Love is a Four Legged Word Card


Hey Peeps! I’ve got a lot on deck today…..gonna be a busy girl….but I have just enough time to pop in a share a fun card for a person who loves their four legged friends. And for me…that’s like pretty much everyone I know.

Love is a 4 Legged Word Card 1

Love is a 4 Legged Word Card 2

Supply List

Raining Cats and Dogs 6×6  Patterns and Solids
Raining Cats and Dogs 4×6 & 3×4 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard
Black Cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon Ribbon and Twine
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Topaz Colored Bling
Black Button

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

Winter Sled with RRR Trims and Time to Flourish


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a really special new project that I created with beautiful trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the new Time to Flourish from Graphic 45.  The funny thing is..I usually pass up the unpainted wood section at the craft store…but I had a coupon lol….and I’m so happy I did because this project is now my favorite Christmas project that I’ve made!!

IMG_4473I used the lovely Ivory Rust and Gold Plaid Ribbon to create poofy bows then layered the  Ivory Burlap String and painted jingle bells.

IMG_4469I found a sweet little candle holder to display with the sled but I’ll take the candle out before I light it.

IMG_4470I layered on some coordinating blooms from Petaloo and some sparkly branches.

IMG_4471When in doubt….always use elebenty hundred layers with foam spacers so the detail really pops.


Winter birds are some of my seasonal accents….and these  Time to Flourish papers from G45 are just gorgeous : ) I used the December sheet which has a coordinating sheet with the poinsettias and birds.

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

Winter Woodland Deer Christmas Card


Good morning Paper Peeps. I’ve got a great card to share today inspired by the nature lovers out there. It’s got a beautiful deer image and warm and woodsy patterns and colors.

IMG_4366It’s got all of my favorite embellishments like ribbon and flowers…but it doesn’t come across as being too “girly”  I used the ribbons from this month’s Ribbon Club Assortment in Rustic Hues and layered it over pretty patterned papers and one of the tags from my Woodland Deer Tag Set.

IMG_4367My B.O.L.B Kathy said these scrumptious little Chocolate Roses looked like pine cones…..which was totally a happy accident…but those are the best kind right? I added a few little resin snowflake trimmings to finish off this arrangement.

IMG_4369Okay that’s all for me….I’ve got a big pile of orders to package then I get to play with the new goodie box I received from G45 with the brand new paper!!!! I am a lucky girl : )  Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Polly’s Paper Pre-Season Card Event


Good morning to all you fabulous Paper Peeps! I want to share that I have been a workin my poor little fingers to the bone getting the shop stocked up for the holidays! And I’m pleased to announce that we are having a very Special Pre-Season Card Event! Just in time for the holidays.


It’s really like buying 3 cards and getting one free….and who wouldn’t love that??? I’ve stocked 38 new cards in the shop today so there’s loads to choose from.*All cards must be shipped to the same address in the continental US. Whenever possible I will try to bring the packages to the post office the next business day. Shipping charges through Etsy will be refunded to your paypal when package ships. Cards do not have to be Christmas to qualify for discount. While supplies last. These are all 1 of cards so shop early for best selection. I will stock additional cards as quickly as I can.*

I’ve also added a new Victorian Christmas Card Collage with 4 large images perfect for card making, scrapbooking, banners, tags. Available for instant download so you can get your craft on right away!





Click here to hop over to Polly’s on Etsy Shop to view the selection.

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