Monthly Archives: November 2015

Christmas Is In The Air

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Hey there Peeps. It’s cold and chilly and rainy this morning. But I have a lovely cup of French roast and the glow of the Christmas Tree to lighten things up around here. Yes…I know it’s early. But to be fair the tree used to have Halloween decorations on it. And when I took them down last night….well the poor little tree was all nakey and sad. So I did what every good tree parent would and dressed it back up again.

I’ve got a sweet and whimsical Christmas is in the Air card to share that might just look pretty good on the tree….however there is not 1 inch of space left .

Christmas is in the Air Card 7 Christmas is in the Air Card 8 Christmas is in the Air Card 9 Christmas is in the Air Card 10 Christmas is in the Air Card 11Crafter’s Companion Supplies~ Nordic Christmas Papercrafting CD, Nordic Christmas Stamps, Ranger Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs, Candy Red Shimmer Cardstock, Forsest Green Shimmer Cardstock.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~Chevron Striped Twill in Celery, Ivory Burlap String.

Other Supplies~Patterned Buttons, Painted Jingle Bells, Tiny Green Clothespins.

Christmas is in the Air Card.

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

Shabby Pink Church Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Good morning Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in to share a very pink and very shabby Christmas Greeting card I created with gorgeous ribbon trims and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and my Shabby Pink Christmas Creativity Kit.

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Polly’s Paper Studio Supplies~ Shabby Pink Christmas Creativity Kit.
Other Supplies~Painted wooden snowflake, Tim Holtz mini clip and number plate and staple, painted jingle bells.
Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

It’s the Holiday…Lick the Bowl Card with Canvas Corp

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Morning Peeps. Just a quick post today….up to my elf ears in kits around here.  I’m sharing a really retro  card I created with Canvas Corp supplies. Their Holiday Baking line is so fabulous and works for so many different styles.  This time it’s just fun and whimsical card with a cheeky little sentiment. Of course even silly cards have to be layered and embellished so that’s what I did….and I love how it turned out. Lick the Bowl Card.

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Canvas Corp Supplies~Red & Green Diamond on White, Red & Green Dots on White, Red on White, Christmas Baking on White, Green Ticking.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~Chevron Striped Twill in Celery, White Magnolia, Red Cottage Roses.

Other Supplies~Painted wooden snowflake, candy cane embellishments, glittery branches, buttons.

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

Country Chic Christmas Banner Holiday Decor

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Hey there Peeps! Well I had myself my own little craftapalooza yesterday so I could restock our Handmade Holiday section in the shop. This weekend all of our Christmas paper pretties found a new home so I had to get busy and turn myself into a  crafty little elf! I’m sharing a Country Chic Christmas Banner today….last thing I created before I gave in to watch football lol. It’s very country chic and I can image it hanging in a country kitchen or on a mantle. Or maybe a coffee bar????  I stared with fun wooden tags ornaments  in a retro style that had sweet sentiments painted on and it inspired the theme so I loaded it up with gingham’s and tinsel trim, plaid ribbon, large dimensional flowers, wooden snowflakes and spools and glittery die cuts.  This is quite possibly my most favorite item I have created in a long time : )

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Red Plaid Ribbon~ Really Reasonable Ribbon.   Gorgeous Christmas flowers~Petaloo.

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

Snowman Projects and 2015 Snowman Creativity Kit

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Hooray Paper Peeps! I’m excited to share our much asked for new 2015 Snowman Creativity Kit.  This time of year I get lots of lovely requests for creativity kits….and I’m checkin em off the list.  If you know me..you know I love me some snowmen….images that is…IRL I don’t not like snow…..but on paper they are too stinkin cute! I put together a great mix here…some vintagy and some retro and some just plain adorable. Then I added 27 paper patterns to mix and match so you can create loads of fun projects. I made 6 projects so far…but I have lots of the  kit left so I can get back to work.

Here are my projects……

Christmas Greetings Snowman Card 1

Dreamy and shabby with lots of silver ans sparkle. Christmas Greetings Snowman Card.

Snowman Chalet House Tag 1Totally retro and super fun Snowman Chalet House Tag with sledding snowman. Don’t ya just want to pinch those rosy little cheeks???

Thinking of You at Christmas Tag 1Time for a blue Christmas? Love the blues with the winter scene in the background. Thinking of you at Christmas Tag.

A Merry Christmas Tart Tin Holiday Ornament 1Tart Tin Ornaments…..my new fave thing to make : )Snowman Bingo Christmas Greeting Card Handmade 2

This card gets me all kinds of happy!!! Snowman Bingo Card.

Bingo Christmas Sleigh Holiday Decor Handmade 1Lovely  Bingo Christmas Sleigh to add to favorite seasonal decor.

I used the supplies in the 2015 Snowman Creativity Kit as well as bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box to create these projects…oh and a little glitter and Stickles!

2015 Snowman Creativity Kit5Okay that’s all for me. Got a little work to wrap up and prepare for a lovely visit from my Son who is away at college and his gorgeous and sweet girlfriend! It’s going to be a great day! I hope you all enjoy a great day too with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Tag Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there Paper Peeps! It’s time again to start another fun challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time it’s all about the tags!!!! And you know I am all over that!!!!

Christmas Tag Black and White 1 Christmas Tag Black and White 2 Christmas Tag Black and White 3 Christmas Tag Black and White 4I’m using Black and White Houndstooth Ribbon and Black Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Patterned papers and vintage image from Creating with Vintage Christmas CD from Crafty Secrets. Flowers are from Petaloo. There’s also glittery berry picks, wooden snowflake and metal skate charms, jingle bells and glittery diecut.

 

Okay now it’s your turn to create a fabulous tag and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon Tag Challenge to play along.

 

Also just a quick update..there are new holiday items in the ETSY SHOP that are waiting for their turn on the blog…so hop on over and get a sneak peek!

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

North Pole Postcard Retro Christmas Wall Hanging

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Good morning my Peeps! I’m dropping in on this chilly fall morning to share a retro inspired Christmas wall hanging.  It’s pretty much everything I love all thrown into one project lol.

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North Pole Postcard Retro Christmas Wall Hanging Holiday Decor 5I’m using Crafty Secrets~Creating with Retro Christmas Cd for the printed papers and images.  Really Reasonable Ribbon~White Magnolias, White Open Roses, and Red Spiral Stamens. Additional supplies…Petaloo flowers, painted wooden scroll cut plaque, painted wooden clothespin, candy cane embellishments, Ribbin and twine and jingle bells.

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

New Design Team Announcement Hooray!!!

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Hey there Peeps! I’m pretty darn excited to share that I’ve joined a fabulous new team of amazing artists on the Crafter’s Companion Team yayayaya.  I’ve been a very good girl and kept it under wraps…but it’s sooooo hard for me to keep a secret. Anyhoo what a fun new adventure this will be. I’ve created a card with their amazing supplies and I super love how it turned out.

CC card 1 CC card 2 CC card 3 CC card 4 CC card 5Let me just tell you that this paper is so nice and thick and glossy!  So great for cards and boxes and 3d items since it will hold a shape well. Also it’s gimongus….11 x 17″. You know what that means??? Yes…nor more joining seams hooray. The stamp set was a real treat to work with as well. I created the the large background image with like elebenty hundred inks and sprays then stamped on the lovely script.  The little bird on the cage is so sweet too!

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~Opulence Paper Pad, STAMP IT Austrailia Once in a Lifetime EZ Mount Stamp, Ranger Distress Ink Pads in Wild Honey, Stormy Sky,Gathered Twigs, and a variety or Ranger Ink sprays.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims~Navy Blue Silky Crush Ribbon, Antique Gold Burlap String.

All Flowers are from Petaloo. Metal Clip from Tim Holtz, Blue Bling flourishes from Zva Creative.

Okay that’s all for me. Can’t wait to get my craft on with the yummy supplies from Crafter’s Companion. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

November Linky Party with Crafty Secrets

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Hey there Peeps! It’s time again for another fun Linky Party with Crafty Secrets! The theme for this event it Sugar Plum Fairy. Isn’t that dreamy???? This is another “Anything But a Card” challenge. Christmas gifts, banners, mini albums, canvases, home décor, stockings…celebrate the Season with anything BUT a card! You should be coming to me for our dear Miss Kathy…if not…hop on over there first so you can start at the beginning.

I created a sweet and softly colored Christmas wall hanging with lot’s of glittery accents, flowers, jingle bells and all sorts of yummy trimmings from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I’m also using the Creating with Vintage Christmas CD and the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD from Crafty Secrets.

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Please enjoy a super easy tutorial on how I customized the flowers for this wall hanging….

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Other supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon~Chevron Striped Twill in Pink and White Magnolias.

The next stop in the par-tay is the lovely and talented Sheila who has a fabby project I know because I had a sneak peek! Don’t forget to leave her a little love for sharing her inspiration : )

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

 

All that Glitter Christmas Card

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Hey there Peeps! It’s the first and you know what that means?  I get to show off the new  November Ribbon Club Assortment!!! You are gonna love the Silver and Gold Mix.

12108745_987200781331941_8800658179296827080_nIsn’t it just dreamy???? I’m having lots of fun with these scrumptious ribbons and lace so be ready to see many projects with these glam trimmings!All that Glitters Christmas Greeting Card Handmade2

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All that Glitters Christmas Greeting Card HandmadeI mixed in a little Chevron Striped Twill in Champagne  and Antique Burlap String for this updated vintage card. I dressed it up a bit with Magnolia Flowers and Sweetheart Blossoms, painted jingle bells, metal eyelets and a tiny skate. Canvas Corp Brands Supplies~ White on Kraft French Script, Silver & Kraft Diamonds, White & Kraft Tile Reverse, Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory.
Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G