Monthly Archives: December 2014

Time to Flourish Card with Graphic 45


Hey there Paper Peeps…’s almost the big day. I hope you all have your family near and cookies baked and gifts wrapped and lights strung. We are preparing for our trip to the beach so maybe I’ll get a sunburn for Christmas : )

I’ve created this card with the most beautiful Time to Flourish patterned papers from Graphic 45.

Time to Flourish Christmas Card 1Time to Flourish Christmas Card 2I created a little pocket and tucked in a tag and stamps clipped from the patterned paper.

Time to Flourish Christmas Card 3Little sparkly snowflakes on a glittery branch to create a winter wonderland scene.

Time to Flourish Christmas Card 4I couldn’t resist finishing the inside of the card with more paper layers leaving a space to add the perfect sentiment.

Time to Flourish Christmas Card 5Adding seasonal flowers and Ivory/Rust/Gold Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon creates lovely dimension.

Time to Flourish Christmas Card Supplies List:

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~ 8×8 Pad January Cut Apart

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~12×12 January Cut Apart

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~Calendar Pad January

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas~Joyeux Noel

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas~The Twelve Days of Christmas

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Petaloo Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Glittery Branches

Glittery Snowflakes

Assorted Winter Foliage

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

Mailbox Christmas Village with Graphic 45 Time to Flourish


Holy Dyna Paper Peeps how can time be going so fast????? Less than 10 days now til Christmas, is that even possible????  I’m sharing a project today with Graphic 45 Time to Flourish and Mother Goose.

Mailbox Christmas Village 1I created a Christmas village with a paper mache mailbox using the super gorgeous Time to Flourish papers from Graphic 45 and mixed graphic pops of color and fun embellies.

Mailbox Christmas Village 2Maybe Santa will leave me some treats inside the mailbox Christmas morning. I decided I wanted to build out from the original size of the mailbox so I created a larger base and filled it with bottle brush trees, flowers and ornaments.

Mailbox Christmas Village 3

The trees and streetlight creates a sweet little village look and I dressed them up with some Tim Holtz embellies.

Mailbox Christmas Village Supplies List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~8×8 pad December Cut Aparts

Graphic 45 Mother Goose~Checkers

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish~Double Sided Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Mother Goose~6×6 pad Sunshine Stripe

Graphic 45 Couture~Accessorize

Dusty Attic Chipboard Streetlight

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Plates

Tim Holtz Idea-olgy Plaquettes

Bottle Brush Trees

Assorted Smallish Ornaments

Assorted Winter Foliage

Glitter Snowflake

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G  Ohhhh and a few extra hours in the day if that were even possible!


Christmas Cheer Card RRR and Canvas Corp


Hey there Paper Peeps! Well….I’m still on my black and white Christmas theme. I created a card with Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims and Canvas Corp papers and I think this will be a great addition to my new collection. For those who haven’t heard yet….I’ve joined the  Design Crew at Canvas Corp and I think it is a perfect pairing with Really Reasonable Ribbons!

IMG_4606I layered the Black Plaid Ribbon over the Burlap for texture. It matches the patterned paper so perfectly!IMG_4607The poofy little bow has been topped off with a painted jingle bell : ) I really love the tabbed edge here….it’s from the Christmas file folder.  With all the dark patterns I thought this would brighten it up.

IMG_4608I clipped a tag in half and added it to the back of the vintagy image with Tim Holtz Tiny Staples.

IMG_4609There’s sweet little clothespins in white to coordinate with the sparkly snowflake.

Supplies List:

Really Reasonable Ribbon ~Black Plaid

Tim Holtz Tiny Staples

Canvas Corp~Little Black Pages on Kraft

Canvas Corp~Black and Kraft Sonnet

Canvas Corp~Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory

Canvas Corp~Clothespins

Canvas Corp~Tags

Canvas Corp~Printed File Folders~Farmhouse Christmas

Okay that’s all for me…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 awesome Blog Hop with RRR.

10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_nThis month we are working with my favoritest shabby colors in the Winter Wonderland December Ribbon Club Assortment and I just love it!!!!

1459345_813605538691467_833717068270959172_nIf you’re just getting started… want to click HERE to go to the RRR blog and not miss out on any of the awesomeness.

I’m all about these little clipboards lately…bigger than a card but smaller than a book and sturdy enough to embellish to your hearts content. And for me…this is a lot!!!!

IMG_4604I created a little holiday sentiment digi then set about adding as much paper pretties as I possible could.

IMG_4603This band of RRR trims starts with Gray Wired Faux Burlap Ribbon over a canvas scallop. Next I layered on the Priscilla White Crochet Lace and Silver Metallic Grosgrain with a coordinating silver buckle. Painted jingle bells are a fun and festive embellishment and more is better!

IMG_4600I don’t mean to shock anyone….but I actually sewed this poofy flower all by my onsies! With a real needle and thread and everything…..Once I had it in place I added a little cover with Tattered Angles High Impact White Paint. I think it looks lovely with the small rolled burlap flower and snowflake. I used some of the paint on the clipboard as well..then sprinkled in some flocking powder for a nice wintery texture.

IMG_4602I painted the chipboard frame I used on the holiday sentiment…then inked and glittered it. There’s some poofy bows of Gray Plaid Ribbon under tiny Tim Holtz Metal Clips. You can see that I have also treated the clip from the clipboard and a little more flocking on the edges. A few more snowflakes sprinkled on and a sweet tab top added to the frame for a finishing touch.

IMG_4599I hope you enjoyed viewing my project as much as I enjoyed creating it : ) This next stop in the hop is the wonderful and fabulous Amber you are gonna love the project she is sharing!

Thanks for joining us on the hop. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Shadow Box Ornament with Graphic 45 Tag Album Tutorial


Good morning Paper Peeps! I’m here to share a tutorial on how I created this Shadow Box Ornament that I created with Graphic 45 Patterned Papers and the Ivory Tag Album.

Christmas Ornament Tutorial G45 1I used a great mix of Time to Flourish, Twelve Days of Christmas and Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Christmas Ornament Tutorial G45 2Creative scoring and Stickles helps to add detail. 

Christmas Ornament Tutorial G45 3Using foam spacers really adds dimension.

Christmas Ornament Tutorial G45 4I topped it off with a super stack bow created with Satin Swiss Dots on Red, Red Plaid, Antique Gold Faux Burlap, Ivory Burlap String, all from Really Reasonable Ribbon and topped it off with a painted jingle bell.

I hope you enjoy the Snapguide tutorial I have prepared:



List of supplies:

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 pad~ December Cut Aparts

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Twas the Night Before Christmas

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Long Winters Nap

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Merry Mistletoe

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas~The Twelve Days of Christmas

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas~Joyeux Noel

Graphic 45 Staples~Regular Tag Album Ivory

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Chipboard Snowflake

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Martha Stewart Glitter Flakes





Vintage Birds All Occasion Greeting Cards


Good morning Paper Peeps! I’ve got a lovely selection of cards to share today inspired by my Tuesday Night Vintage Chicks….AKA…my class Peeps : )  They have asked their fearless (lol) leader to create some greeting cards that are more shippable…and how can I turn down my girls???? Cards without bells and whistles was a challenge for me..not using a big pile of embellishments…..but I love how they turned out…I may not have gotten in any buttons or bells…but I did add loads of vintagy images and pretty patterned papers : )

IMG_4586IMG_4587IMG_4585So we’ve got Thank You, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday,Get Well Soon, and Sympathy covered. We’ll be making 7 cards this week…so I hope they keep the jibber jabber to a minimum if they want to get done in time for Sons of Anarchy. Lol Their  show..not mine….I’ll go home and watch a documentary : ) Yes..I’m a dork that way!

IMG_4583We’ll be working with this kit to make 7 cards. It would also make fabulous tags or labels right? Hop on over to check out how to get a kit of your own Polly’s on Etsy.

Okay for the TNVC…..I’ll see ya Tuesday. And wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Tags Tags Tags Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Good morning to you Paper Peeps. I’m dropping in to share that there’s a new challenge starting at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time the theme is Tags Tags Tags. Perfect timing because I can think of elebenty hundred uses for tags this time of year!

IMG_4531I created this extra large tag with loads of patterned paper layers, chipboard and flowers, buttons and tinsel and the most perfectist Satin Swiss Dot’s on Red ribbon. The papers are from The Twelve Days of Christmas, and Time to Flourish, and Sweet Sentiments all from Graphic 45.

Okay now it’s your turn to create some fabulous tags and link up with us to play along. Challenge #108 Tags Tags Tags and Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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