Monthly Archives: February 2015

Baby Boy Mini Album with Baby 2 Bride and Precious Memories from Graphic 45


Well good morning Paper Peeps. This is a great morning for me because I get to share a very special Mini Album I created with Graphic 45’s Precious Memories and the re-release of the Baby 2 Bride Deluxe eddition.   This album is so full of pretty patterned papers, Staples, flowers and trims.  It doesn’t actually close because I just couldn’t stop…that’s’ll look really pretty sitting on the shelf in the nursery of the new baby who is getting this album. It already has a home….yay!

Baby Boy Mini Album 1Isn’t that little sleeping baby so cute? This turned out to be a great pattern mash up with the two lines….the soft colors and delicate patterns from Baby 2 Bride really work to set the stage for the more vivid images from Precious Memories. I’ve layered in some chipboard, butterflies, and painted Metal Ornate Keyhole. The binding has Ornate Metal Keys, a vintagy button , Blue Micro Plaid, and Light Blue Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Baby Boy Mini Album 2I used my Tonic edger to get that great tattered edge. I’ve also added tags from the Ivory Tag Album to the ends of the pages to make them easier to turn.

Baby Boy Mini Album 3I combined paper and fabric flowers with hand crocheted flowers with a sweet plaid topped brad.

Baby Boy Mini Album 4See….I told ya it was never gonna close : )

Baby Boy Mini Album 5I kept the embellishments going all though the book and added delicate die cuts for accent.

Baby Boy Mini Album 6I created frames for this set of pages with die cuts and foam spacers. These blooms are Mulberry Flowers and the ribbon is Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill.

Baby Boy Mini Album 8Baby Boy Mini Album 7Baby Boy Mini Album 9I fussy cut the flowers for this page and layered them between sweetheart blooms and stamped and stacked flowers. More of those sweet little plaid brads too!

Baby Boy Mini Album 10Baby Boy Mini Album 11

Baby Boy Mini Album Supplies List:

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Precious Memories

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cuddle Time

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cutie Pie

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Pat-a-Cake

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Baby’s Breath

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Lullaby

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Sentimental Baby

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Love is Blue

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~From This Moment

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Endless Love

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Unforgettable

Graphic 45 Staples~Medium Tag Album-Ivory

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal  Key Holes

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim

Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Tim Holtz ~Metal Clip

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Spellbinders Dies

Petaloo Flowers

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

Vintage Easter Tags


Hey there Peeps. The cold weather here in Michigan has got me in the mood for it to be Spring so I’m working on some Eastery items I can add to my holiday decor. I’m starting with some sweet tags because you can add them to just about everything…a stack of vintage books, drape over a lampshade or picture frame….add to a vase of flowers or labels a tasty homemade treat : )






I whipped these up in no time with poofy satin bows and images from my Eggstraviganza Easter Egg Tag Collage. I printed them and cut them out..then added a layer of 110 lb cardstock to the back so they’re super sturdy and will hold their shape without curling. And best of all….straight line easy is that?

Okay now if I could only bring on warmer weather with these paper pretties…

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

Retro Easter Cards and Creativity Kit


Hey there Peeps! I’m just dropping in this morning to share the arrival of the much anticipated Easter Creativity Kits! Here’s some inspiration so you can get your craft on…



These are just a few of the projects I was able to create with paper and images from the kit and some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.  Hop on over and check out all the fabulous paper pretties in the Retro Easter Creativity Kit 2015.

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

Vintage Travel Journal Mini with RRR and Graphic 45


Good Morning Peeps! It’s my turn to share on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today and I created a fun vintagy Travel Journal Mini.  I am the worst for keeping track of dates and details when we travel….so my new plan is to create the journal first and take it with me : ) I’m starting with this one….created with beautiful trims from RRR and patterned papers from Graphic 45.

IMG_4966IMG_4967-001IMG_4968IMG_4969I used Light Blue Checkerboard Satin, Capri Blue Diamond Satin, Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid Ribbon, Brown Wrinkle Ribbon, and Pink Lemonade Swirls Organza for the rings and Baby Blue Roses and White Cosmos for the cover.  The patterned papers are Come Away With Me from Graphic 45~Come Away With Me~Wanderlust~Globetrotter~Pleasure Trip~Travel Odyssey~Vintage Voyage~Look Out World.  The fabulous frames were cut with Spellbinders dies.

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

Where Thou Art Card with Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home


Hey there Peeps..I know it’s the second post for the day..but what can I say??? We are bustin out with creativity here…even if we are kinda frozen lol. Another no school because of cold day for the kiddos. I tried hiding in the basement….but then the ping pong championship stared .

Okay down to’s my day to share on the Graphic 45 Blog and I do love my project I created! It’s a card made with the super awesome Home Sweet Home patterned papers….just like a little slice of Americana….and you know how I love the summer holidays!

HSH  Where Thou Art Card 1HSH  Where Thou Art Card 3HSH  Where Thou Art Card 2HSH  Where Thou Art Card 4Where Thou Art 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

                                            Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Glittery Photo Corners

Vintage Buttons

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

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Peeps…I’m excited to share that we are starting a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon this morning…It’s a Purple and Green With Ribbon Challenge! And if you’re anything like me….you are so ready for brighter colors to warm you up!

IMG_4935IMG_4938IMG_4937I used beautiful trims from the Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment and created a big ol Birthday sentiment digi.

Okay now it’s your turn to get your craft on and create a fabulous Purple and Green with ribbon project and link up with us to play along.

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

Special Friends French Country Card with Crafty Secrets


Well hello there Peeps.  It’s another snow day for the kiddos here…I mean cold day….we are having a windchill of -35 this morning so the kiddo are all still home snug in bed : ) Perfect time to enjoy a little quiet computer time and share a card I created with a French Country theme for Crafty Secrets.

IMG_4864IMG_4865I used paper patterns from the Typography , Vintage Christmas, and Halloween CD’s, and Office Altered Heartwarming Vintage Stickers.

I added some beautiful Black Plaid Trim and Black Mulberry Roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and friendship sentiment from Words From the Heart Booklet.

Okay..that’s all for me. I’m off to the shop to think warm thoughts and make pretty paper projects : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lot’s of time to be creative G