Monthly Archives: April 2015

Summer Cherries Card


Hey there Peeps! I’m just dropping in to share a very sweet and vintage styled Summer Cherries card.

Summer Cherries Card 1

I combined patterned papers from Crate and Lily Bee to create a country inspired base for the Sweet Summer Cherries Image. Is there anything more vintagy than an old scale??? Summer Cherries Card 2

Sweetheart Blossoms are the perfect topper for this extra poofy and striped bow.Summer Cherries Card 3

This lovely little dimensional flourish is from my stash…..been waiting a long time for the perfect’s from Pink Paislee.Summer Cherries Card 4Gingham buttons are the icing on the country cake.

Find the Summer Cherries Collage sheet here.

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

ABC Primer Collage Box


Hey there Peeps! As you know we are celebrating Spring here in mid-Michigan. Last weekend that meant 75 degrees and camping and canoeing.  We’ve had snow over the last few days and this morning it’s 17 degrees. Good thing I have plenty to do in my studio to keep me outta the cold !

I’m sharing my ABC Primer Collage Box today…I’m really quite in love with the Graphic 45 Staples Boxes!!! They can be anything you imagine.

ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 1ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 2ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 3ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 4ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 5ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 7ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 8ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 10ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage 9An ABC Primer Book Box Collage

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~The Three R’s

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Building Blocks

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Bedtime Stories

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Calico Kids

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Happy Go Lucky

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Games and Playtime

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~School Days

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~An ABC Primer

Graphic 45 AN ABC Primer~Alphabet  Soup

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Keys

Graphic 45 Staples~Antique Metal Door Pull

Graphic 45 Staples~Book Box

Petaloo Flowers

Tim Holtz Clip & Film Strip

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

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

Retro Vintage Apron Wall Hanging


Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here to share a really awesome and really retro wall hanging. I used my new favorite Sheer Cherry Red ribbon for Summer projects from Really Reasonable Ribbon of course.

I created these great little layered aprons with images from Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps. The papers are from Creating with Vintage Patterns CD.

I also used Turquoise Striped Twill ribbon for the funky retro vibe….and it’s great layered up with the cherries : )

Red Plaid Ribbon is the perfect accent.

I added some gorgeous coordinating flowers from Petaloo and groovy little patterned buttons.
Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

I Love Paris Card


Good morning all. I’m dropping in this morning to share a card a created with a variety of patterned papers and an image from my Paris Cards Digital Images Collage.

I Love Paris with Daisies Card 1I took the color inspiration from the tag with the yellow from the daisy and the dark border.  With the tonic edger I gave it a really grungy distressed edge. The honeycomb embossed tag was a leftover scrap from another project….score!!!! I just added a dark circle of cardstock and a eyelet. Gotta love when you can work with scraps. I found that little wonder button on a fun shopping-dinner trip I took with my fav Vintage Chicks and I’ve been dying to use it.

I Love Paris with Daisies Card 2These super gorgeous flowers are from Petaloo and the Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon Yellow Double Faced Satin. I did Ink it quite a bit to create an aged look.

I Love Paris with Daisies Card 3Papers are a mash up of Webster’s Pages and My Mind’s Eye.

Paris Cards Digital Image Collage are available for instant download : )

il_570xN.729339646_b7dzOkay that’s all for me…..wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Farm Chicks Blog Hop


I’m taking part in the Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop along with the rest of the crazy creative designers on the Crafty Secrets Team. Each design team member has used the new Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps, or the new Digital Chicken Farm Print paper…or both to create a fabulous chicken themed project to inspire and delight you! You should be coming to me from the fabulous Elizabeth….then you are right on track. If not, you can go back to the Crafty Secrets Blog and follow the links.

I created a fabulously fancy Hen Card. Because why not?

farm chicks card 1In addition to the Farm Chicks papers and digital stamps I used a really country chic black check from the Creating With Vintage Halloween CD.

farm chicks card 4I chose to use the hen with chick as my focal point…so I printed them extra large and fussy cut them. Don’t forget to ink your edges when you fussy cut! They’re layered over a tag image from the Digital Stamps.

farm chicks card 3

The Farm Chicks sentiment banner is layered over a painted+inked+distressed Dust Attic Chipboard “nest”.

farm chicks card 2To fancy up my card…I arranged a variety of Petaloo Black Forget Me Nots  flowers and Mulberry Roses and tucked in a generous bow of fabulous striped ribbon topped with Black Burlap String and a vintage button.

Every great blog hop needs a prize, and one lucky winner will receive their very own set of the Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps and the digital Chicken Farm Paper, too. To win, simply visit every blog listed below and leave a nice comment. Then, finish up this hop on the Crafty Secrets BLOG and let us know that you’ve visited and commented on all the designers’ blogs. The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blog comments on one of the designer’s blogs. How fun is that?

Okay that’s all for my Farm Chicks Project……you’re next stop in the hop is my favorite lady…..the most wonderful and beautiful Gloria : )

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

Mailable Cards with Graphic 45


I got a request recently to create a set of cards that were flat so they would be more shipable. My first instinct is to panic and run around in circles. But then I said to myself “heyyy I got this!!!” So out with the Graphic 45 8×8 and 6 x 6 tablets…..and layered up the pattern papers to achieve lots of detail. Further instructions allowed for small bows and buttons so that will be great to finish off the cards.

Coture Card 1Coture Card 2Couture is of course an obvious choice with the bright colors and graphic images.

Botanical Tea Card 1Botanical Tea Card 2Botanical Tea is soft and feminine.

Typography Card 2Typography Card 1Love that vintage lady in her jaunty striped dress. Typography and a little Twelve Days of Christmas.

Proper Gentleman Card 1Proper Gentleman Card 2Getting into the stash a bit to find images from A Proper Gentleman. Layered over Typography….very masculine

Dapper Fellow Card 1Dapper Fellow Card 2Back in the stash to find this dapper fellow in A Ladies Diary for this fun tri-fold card. I mixed and matched patterns from Botanical Tea.

Look Out World Card 1This last masculine card has a mash up of Come Away With Me and Botanical Tea. Blue and brown are so classic!

All of the ribbon trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay that’s all for my “flat” cards….I hope I’ve inspired you to have a look through those smaller paper pads….they make fabulous mailable cards!

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

A Week Of Graphic 45 Box Staples


Hey Paper Peeps! Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to G45 boxes? Well you haven’t!!! This weeks features are all about the Box Staples and let me tell you….the designers have really thought “outside the box” on this assignment. I’m still on a mission to create more masculine projects so my box project is Dad’s ATC Treasure Box with Good Ol’ Sport….

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 1I layered the patterned papers and fussy cut images on top of the box.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 2I used a chipboard frame at the back of the lid so I could create a dimensional display with the images, chipboard and flowers.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 5I used some Gold Smooch on the chipboard and heat set it to get a metallic look.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 4These new Claw Feet Metal Staples are so cool and I’ll be using them on everything!!!!

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 3Now you can see why I’m calling it a treasure box! The lid opens to reveal the inside of the ATC Box. I covered it with silver paper that I ran through the embosser to give the look of steel plating.

Dad’s ATC Treasure Box Good Ol’Sport

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Paper Pad Touchdown

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Victory

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Number 1 Fan

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport ~ Alphabet Stickers

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Paper Pad Newsworthy

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~6×6 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman~ Man About Town

Graphic 45 Staples~ATC Book Box

Graphic 45 Staples~Claw Feet

Petaloo Flowers~Charcoal Grey Botanica Blooms x 4

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Black Cardstock

Black Paint