Monthly Archives: March 2015

1 Template+2Cards+Graphic 45+Stash Buster= Craft Win!!

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Okay Peeps…I’ve got a great post to share today…I used 1 Sizzix Die to create 2 fabulous cards with my Graphic 45 Stash. I call that a craft win for sure!!!

Card 1….French Country

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I used Patterned papers from Graphic 45 French Country. To see other fabulous inspiration visit the Graphic 45 Pin Board with French Country.

Card 2…A Proper Gentleman

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So much to do with your stash…so dig in and get your craft on!!!!

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

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Family is Love Card With Crafty Secrets

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Good Morning Paper Peeps! I thought we were in the homestretch for Spring…but when I stepped out on the porch this morning imagine my shock to see it’s snowing again…oh noooo. Well here is a little Spring inspiration on my Family is Love Card with Crafty Secrets.

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I used these fabulous paper pretties from Crafty Secrets

Digital Butterfly Fairy Printable Paper, Digital Chicken Farm Printable Paper, CD1 Creating with Vintage Patterns, Family Post Card Kit

Other Supplies…

Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon and Light Blue Burlap String and Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Fiskars edge punch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs, Dusty Attick Chipboard and vintage button.

Okay that’s all for me….I’ll just be in my studio hiding from the snow if anyone needs me lol….wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Spring Fever Blog Hop With Spellbinders and Canvas Corp Brands

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Hey there Paper Peeps! I’m super excited to be a part of the Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop!!!!! I’ve created my project for Canvas Corp Brands with layers of patterned papers, Spellbinders dies and all the craftiness I have up my sleeve : )

500x500_SpringFeverI’ve created a Snips and Snails Little Boy Mini Album…

 Snips and Snails Little Boy Album Spellbinders Canvas Corp Blog HopI used the Lovin’ Diamond Shapeabilities Die to cut Tan & Ivory French Script patterned paper …then inked it to distress and heat embossed it with glossy powder to create this lovely frame which inspired the size and shape of this mini.

Snips and Snails Little Boy Album Spellbinders Canvas Corp Blog Hop3I added Tan & Ivory Ribbon Stripe patterned paper to the binding and Blue & Ivory Baby Boy Alpha on the back cover.

Snips and Snails Little Boy Album Spellbinders Canvas Corp Blog Hop2I trimmed circle images from the It’s a Boy Stripe on Ivory and layered them over metal rimmed mailing tags then added silver eyelets to hang them on the binder bow.

Snips and Snails Little Boy Album Spellbinders Canvas Corp Blog Hop 4The inside pages are layered with Lattice Rectangles Nestabilities dies with Baby Boy Quotes On Ivory, Tan & Ivory French Script, Blue & Ivory Ticking, the topped off with images from It’s A Boy On Ivory.

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I created these flowers with Spellbinders Camellia Die D-Lites…..I just changed the papers and techniques to create different looks.

Additional supplies….Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs, Light Blue Chevron Stripe on Twill and Blue Topaz Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Wow Embossing Powder~Gloss

Okay that’s all for me…I hope you are enjoying the hop as much as I am! Wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

You should also check out the Spellbinders Blog to get lots of crafty inspiration. Happy hopping!!!

Homemade Pie Card with Crafty Secrets

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Well hey there Peeps! I’m just dropping in to share a very sweet little card I created for Crafty Secrets.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 1This super  cheerful color combination makes me practically giddy!!!! I used images and patterned papers from the Retro Kitchen Digital Kit, Calendar Scraps, Homemade Journal Notes Booklet, and Travel Creative Scraps.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 2This scrumptious bow is created with layers of Blue Plaid and Sheer Cherry Red Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I’ve topped it off with a fun tag, button and leafy stick pins. There’s also some Red Burlap String.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 3I used a boarder punch and Lattice Rectangle Die from Spellbinders .

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 4Hope you enjoyed viewing my card as much I enjoyed creating it.

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

Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh

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Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here to share a sweet little Mixed Media Box I created with fabulous trims and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon and patterned papers from Graphic 45.Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 1 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 2 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 3 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 4 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 5 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 6 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 7 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 8 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 9 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 10 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 11 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 12 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box Farm Fresh 13I used the beautiful richly colored Scarlet Diamond Satin and Red Burlap String. There’s also a lovely collection of Cottage Roses and Pale Yellow and Red Sweetheart Blooms.

Supplies from Graphic 45….

Home Sweet Home 8×8 Paper Pad

Home Sweet Home 6×6 Paper Pad

Home Sweet Home~Handmade

Home Sweet Home Apple Pie

Home Sweet Home Ephemera Cards

Home Sweet Home Decorative Chipboard

Home Sweet Home Sticker

Ivory Mixed Media Box

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Other supplies….

Spellbinders Die~Lattice Rectangle

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twig

All the fun tags fit right in the box to be used for recipes or pictures.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Flower Organization With A Little Help From My Peeps

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Recently I posted on face book an appeal for my peeps to offer suggestions on how to tame my outta control flower stash. You came through with some fine ideas..and I put them to work to wrangle flowers that were all over and crazy. Hard to find…hard to remember what I have….and impossible to link because the packaging was just everywhere! So here is what I came up with. Let me just say first that this storage unit was my one and only time to dumpster dive….not quite in the dumpster but sitting next to it….I had an adrenalin rush that I thought was going to give me a heart attack….eeekk

Flower Orginization 1Yes I do realize that the top of the unit is upside down…I need my storage to be really flexible so I can push it around and repurpose it according to how my stash grows and evolves.

Flower Orginization 2My dear friend Gloria suggested plastic drawer units…and these fit perfectly.  I prettied them up with paper to cover the drawer fronts.

Flower Orginization 3I used my favoritest little ceramic berry baskets to corral the Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon. There are also white baskets and recycled tofu containers : )

Flower Orginization 4It’s crucial to keep the packaging with the flowers so linking willl be easier.

Flower Orginization 5To use a term from my teenaged Son Jon…we have a crap ton of little wooden crates that come with clementines….which Jon takes every day in his sack lunch. More of the pretty paper helps to coordinate mismatched storage. It’s really handy to be able to pull down the crate with the flower color that you need for your project and then put it back when done. At some point I was obsessed with Prima Got Flowers…I’m pretty sure it’s because I liked the jar lol. Anyhoo I’ve got them in another crate. Next to it is a pretty basket donated by my dear friend Jennifer and I’ve got it filled with dimensional roses on tags..very shabby and chic right??

Flower Orginization 7The drawers are filled with blingy bits, flower stamens and odd bits and pieces.

Flower Orginization 6All the flat pack paper flowers live in plastic shoe bins in the cubby..organized by color. Look there’s still some room in there…maybe I need more flowers????

Okay thanks to all of you who sent in suggestions…I think this system will work out well for me for a long time…or until I feel the need to redecorate lol.

Thanks for sharing with me a little of my studio and maybe I’ve inspired you to get organized too?

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

Petite Easter Shadow Box for Bright Spring Color and Ribbon Challenge

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Well Paper Peeps I’ve given a whole new meaning to March Madness with all the projects I’ve been creating. I haven’t left my studio too much..but that’s not such a bad thing is it?  I whipped up this project for the  Bright Spring Colors and Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Petite Easter Shadow Box

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Now it’s your turn to get your Bright Spring Color craft on and link up with us to play along.

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