Monthly Archives: January 2015

St Patrick’s Day Card and Creativity Kit

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Hey there Paper Peeps! I’m just popping in to share a sweet card I created with my new St. Patrick’s Day Creativity Kit.

St Pats CK 5I used pieces from the kit and some cardstock then layered on some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box. I do love me some Lucky Irish inspired crafts!!! Use this kit to make cards, banners, tags, labels, or scrapbook! Hop on over to get the itemized list of what’s in this large kit and snag one of your own to get your craft on! St. Patrick’s Day Creativity Kit.

St Pats CK 1Okay that’s all for me…I’m back to work. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Big Exciting Terrific Awesome News!!!!

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Well Paper Peeps….I’ve been keeping a secret…but today I get to share my big exciting terrific awesome news! I’ve joined the Design Team at Crafty Secrets….woot woot!!! I am super excited to be working along side such a talented group of designers working with incredible paper pretties : )

Go-Vintage-Logo2010 I’m sharing my first official project today. I created a 3d Fairy Shadow Box….

IMG_4763IMG_4761IMG_4762IMG_4760IMG_4766I had sooo much fun playing with the scrumptious supplies!!!!

Materials List:

Creating with Vintage Patterns CD~ Diamonds with Text Brown &Vicki Stripe

Little Boy~ Heartwarming Vintage Stickers

Office Daisy Dots ~Heartwarming Vintage Stickers

Altered Fairies ~Creative Scraps

Love and Friendship ~Words From the Heart

Graphic 45~8×8 inch Matchbook Box

Petaloo Flowers

Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~Pumice Stone

Tim Holtz Distress Stain~ Picket Fence

Okay that’s all for me….I’m off to see what other Crafty Secret paper pretties I can get my craft on with. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

 

 

 

Vintage Valentine Tags

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Well Peeps I just can’t stop myself from making vintagy Valentine projects…I am outta control!!! But how can you blame me when there are so many beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbons to add to our creations??? I made these tags with my girls in class. They originally were made to fit in a fun little red berry container….but the more I look at it I think I might string them together to make a banner.

IMG_4758I started by cutting nice tag shapes out of 110 lb cardstock so they would be sturdy then covered them with vintage book pages. Then I layered on elebenty hundred images and fun embellishments!

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I am smitten for heart shaped doilies!!! This little cutie Valentine clown has a bingo card, clock image and a little itty bitty love letter hung on a metal clip on a glittery heart brad. I chose Chevron Striped Twill on Red for this tag.

IMG_4755I “sourced” some pretty shimmery hearts in the wedding section of the craft store and wound a striped patterned paper through it. Another bingo card here and crepe fringe. This tag has Burlap Center Stitch in Red.

IMG_4756More Valentiny awesomeness for these layers and a sweet little bow created with Red Satin with Metallic Edge.

IMG_4757Last but not least…this cutie has Glitz Ribbon in Red.

Okay that’s all for me..I’m off to string these together and add them to my seasonal decor : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. : ) G

 

Retro Valentine Mini Album

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Hey there Peeps! I’m just popping in to share the Retro Valentine Mini Album we created in class last night. This was so much fun to create and I always have a blast with my Vintage Chicks!

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IMG_4747IMG_4748IMG_4750IMG_4751IMG_4752We used lots of layers of patterned papers and vintagy images, ribbon and flowers, metal and tinsel and fringe, doilies and paper rosettes and a clothes pin.  I used the fabulous Red Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to make the fun bows. There are a few kits available for this project in the shop Retro Valentine Mini Album.

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

Matchbook Box with Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home

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I’m very excited this morning Peeps! I’m sharing my first project created with the new Home Sweet Home paper line from Graphic 45 that I created especially to display at CHA. You all know how much we love the summer holidays in this house especially the 4th of July since it’s my Hubbies birthday….so anything Americana is my absolute fave. Home Sweet Home is a little slice of Americana and I will be using it on everything!!!

Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 1Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 2Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 3Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 4Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box 5I started with the 12×12 Matchbook Box which I painted and inked then added elebenty hundred layers of fussy cut images on foam spacers to get a ton of depth and dimension. I can not wait to display this with my other seasonal patriotic decor.

Home Sweet Home Matchbook Box Supplies List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Granny’s Quilt

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Garden Fresh

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Apple Pie

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Country Life

Graphic 45 Staples 12×12 Matchbook Box

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Paper Doilies

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

Valentine Goody Grab Bags

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Happy Saturday Paper Peeps! Guess what I’ve been doing??? Making up some awesome Valentine Goody Grab Bags!

IMG_4744IMG_4742IMG_4743IMG_4740I’ve gathered up a huge selection of Valentine Paper Crafting Supplies to load up these great grab bags. Use these paper pretties for card making, scrapbooking, ornaments and labels and tags, or use them to decorate a festive banner to hang for the holiday.

* Stickers
* Chipboard
* Diecuts
* Printed Paper Bag
* Paper doilies
* Flowers
* Embellishments
* fun surprises

Each kit will contain at least 60 pieces of awesome crafting bit and pieces. All pieces came from store stock…not my own personal stash…so they are in perfect new condition. These bags are a great value at just $5.00 and they will go fast..hop on over to Polly’s on Etsy to get yours….Valentine Goody Grab Bag.

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

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey Peeps! We’re starting a new challenge this morning at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hearts and Flowers awwww.  So totally perfect!!!

IMG_4720I am just smitten with this little pup with his hearts all over : )  I added the Red Plaid Ribbon to work with my retro overload theme. I used paper and vintagy images from my Retro Valentine Creativity Kit and a little solid red cardstock to separate the patterns.

Okay now it’s your turn to create a Hearts with Ribbon project and link up with us to play along in the challenge.

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

Come Away With Me Travel Journal with Graphic 45

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Hey there Peeps…as luck would have it…I have two projects to share today. The more the merrier right? This time I’m sharing a Hard Cover Travel Journal I created with the beautiful Graphic 45 patterned papers Come Away With Me.

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Come Away With Me Travel Journal 8I’ve got a step by step Snapguide tutorial of hpw I created the cover:

 

 

Come Away With Me Travel Journal

Supply List

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Come Away With Me

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Wanderlust

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Globetrotter

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Pleasure Trip

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Travel Odyssey

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Vintage Voyage

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Cosmopolitan

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Look Out World

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Stickers

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me ~Chipboard 2

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Journaling and Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Metal Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holder

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers

Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Chipboard Frame

Okay that’s all for me…..back to the studio to prep for class tonight : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

 

 

Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there Peeps. It’s Blog Hop time  with Really Reasonable Ribbon and you know that gets me all kinds of excited!

10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_nWe are sharing our projects that we created with the Love is in the Air Ribbon Club Assortment.

Jan2015RClgeThis is a super cute selection perfect for adding to your Valentiny projects.

If your just getting started…you want to go to the Really Reasonable Ribbons Blog so you won’t miss out on any of the awesomeness.

I created a chunky Valentine plaque with a funky wire hanger and pooftacular bows made from the ribbon club selection.

IMG_4732IMG_4733IMG_4734IMG_4736IMG_4735I used the super gorgeous Time to Flourish February Sheets and gave them a nice border of chocolatey brown to separate the patterns. 

Okay the next stop on the hop is Miss Amber and she has a very awesome project ready to share so whadda ya waitin for get yourself over there!!!!

There’s one more post coming today…so be ready for a fabulous Come Away With Me Travel
Journal with Snapguide…..Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

New Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

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Well hey there Peeps. It’s time again for another awesome challenge at CHACB…this one is Choose Your Own Challenge…..how fun is that????

Create any type or style of project you wish, as long as you pick ONE (1) item from each category in the chart below! Choose your cardstock, printed paper, or other base (box, canvas, tray, etc.). Next, choose your adhesive. Finally, from the chart below, choose your coloring medium, fiber, technique, texture, and embellishments for your project! The combinations are almost endless! (You may choose more than one item from each category, but you MUST have AT LEAST ONE from each!) Have fun, and welcome to a NEW YEAR at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

chacbCaptureHere is my project…. I’ve got ink and paint, ribbon and burlap, Stamping and folding, chipboard and metal, ephemera and bling. I didn’t check every single box…but I tried : )

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IMG_4619IMG_4620IMG_4621I used beautiful Black Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, paper and burlap from Canvas Corp, and lots of bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.

Okay now it’s your turn to get your craft on and create a fabulous project then link up with us at CHACB to play along.

I’ve had a sneak peek of the projects created by the Design Team and let me tell you they are gonna knock your socks off! I encourage you to check em out for great crafty inspiration:

Amber, Christy, Debbie, Donna, Glenda, Gloria, Kathy, Nancy, Pam, Teresa, Wendi.

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