Monthly Archives: January 2016

Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hooray it’s Blog Hop time!!!! I super love being a part of this fabulous hop every month. It’s our chance to share loads of creative projects using the January Ribbon Club Assortment.

10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_nThis month we’re playing with Sweethearts Collection.

12341309_1010447742340578_313100282348136899_nYou should be coming to me from The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. You want to start there so you won’t miss out on any of the awesomeness.

I created a very Valentiny card using the Ribbon Assortment and a new Black and White Journal Cards digital image from Polly’s Paper Studio.

You & Me Key Valentine Card 1 You & Me Key Valentine Card 2 You & Me Key Valentine Card 3 You & Me Key Valentine Card 4Your next stop in the hop is the lovely and talented Jennifer. Don’t forget to leave her a little love for her project!

Okay thanks for hopping with us. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

On Your Special Day Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps! Well winter has caught us up in her icy grasp this morning.  School was cancelled much to my teens delight….only he doesn’t know yet because he is going to sleep in as long as he can. Oh I remember those days. Sleeping in for me is 5 am.  But since I’m up…may as well share a lovely little card I created with Really Reasonable Ribbon trim and papers and stamps from Crafter’s Companion. This baby got to go to CHA lucky…maybe next year I’ll go too.

On You Special Day CC WM 1 On You Special Day CC WM 2 On You Special Day CC WM 3 On You Special Day CC WM 4That lovely bow is created with  Navy Blue Silky Crush Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The sugared flowers are from Petaloo.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~Oppulance Paper Pad, Elegance Paper Pad, Sheena A Taste Of India EZ Mount Stamp Set~Mandala, Die’sire Die Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame, Spectrum Noir Markers
TB~1&2&3. Vintage Floral EZ-Mount Stamp Sentimentals~Sentimentals.

Okay that’s all for me….off to see what trouble I can get into staying out of the cold. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Altered Art Mixed Media Frame with Art-C with Snapguide Tutorial

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Hey there Peeps! Today’s project is a bit different than my regular shabby chic or vintage card. Art- C sent me a big ol box of brand new goodies and asked me to create something for the product release at CHA.  Well you know I am always up for a challenge…and I have found a new love for painting…and mixed media.  And texture paint and stencils.  I created this project on a stretched canvas….a discount store find….great shape and size….but not so nice an image.  I was also thrilled to see that it had a very sturdy particle board base so it would hold up to lots of abuse and wet paint.

Art-C Altered Art Love Frame 1 Art-C Altered Art Love Frame 2 Art-C Altered Art Love Frame 3 Art-C Altered Art Love Frame 4

Art-C Altered Art Love Frame 5Please enjoy this Snapguide Tutorial I’ve prepared for you so you can see the steps to creating this project:

 

 

Art-C Supplies~ Platinum Texture Paint, Copper Texture Paint, Steel Luxe Paint, Blue Gel Stain, Chestnut Gel Stain, Turquoise Ultra Chalk Paint, White Ultra Chalk Paint, Silver Metallic Paint, Gold Metallic Paint, Adhesive Stencils, Ephemera Collage Kit, Gear Embellishments, Wood Pallates.

 

I hope I’ve inspired you to try new mediums. I’m so happy to get through my fear of paint. I’m having so much fun creating projects outside my comfort level. It’s so important to grow your skills and try different styles…never know..you just may love it!

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

 

 

Looky What I got For Christmas

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Hey there Peeps! Well it’s time to show of the goods. Crafty supplies that is.  The new Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You know I love me some challenges!!!! I got loads of Crafter’s Companion goodies to play with including the complete line of Spectrum Noir Markers and awesome dies and patterned papers : ) I’m a lucky lucky girl right???

I created a card for your viewing pleasure….

Happy Birthday Card Crafter's Companion CHA Sample  Watermark Happy Birthday Card Crafter's Companion CHA Sample  Watermark2 Happy Birthday Card Crafter's Companion CHA Sample  Watermark3Public Service Announcement…..Do not leave the black lace in the bin to wait for Halloween. Look how great it looks contrasted against the yellow????? It’s a classic clean and crisp combination. And maybe just a little bit countryfied??? That’s a word right???

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~Gladys Black Crocheted Lace, Black Plaid, Chevron Stripe on Twill in Yellow.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~Vintage Floral EZ-Mount Stamps Sentimentals Greetings
Sheena A Taste of India Stamp Set ~Henna
Die’sire Die Cameo Stamping Frame
Spectrum Noir Markers
CG~1&2
CT~1&2
OR~1
DG~2
Opulence Card Pack Paper Pad

Okay now it’s your turn to create a project with your new Christmas goodies…..and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Communique Card Sneak Peek Graphic 45

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Hey there Peeps!  What a fun day for me to give you a sneak peek of the Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Communique from Graphic 45. Everything you loved about it from the first release…but with great new images and cut aparts!!!! Hop on over to Graphic 45 to check out all the fabulous patterned papers , stickers and chipboard. I super love this line from Graphic 45. It’s really classic and vintage with a color scheme that is so flexible for any type of project. Of course I love making cards so the smaller prints are perfect!

Communique Greeting Card Graphic 45 1 Communique Greeting Card Graphic 45 2 Communique Greeting Card Graphic 45 3 Communique Greeting Card Graphic 45 4Here’s another project I created with Communique not too long ago….

Communique Stand Display 1

Graphic 45 Communique~Telegram
Graphic 45 Communique~Shutter Speed
Graphic 45 Communique~A Fine Specimen
Graphic 45 Communique~Photogenic
Graphic 45 Communique~Communique
Black Cardstock
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim
Black Bling
Ranger 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

Home Sweet Home Decor Frame with Crafter’s Companion

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Hey there Peeps! Well I’m continuing my mission to utilize my not so small stash of frames today with this charming little home decor frame using awesome supplies from Crafter’s Companion and gorgeous Petaloo flowers and ribbon trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

home sweet home Decor Frame Crafter's Companion home sweet home Decor Frame Crafter's Companion 1 home sweet home Decor Frame Crafter's Companion 2The yellow taxi was the inspiration for the color scheme. I super love the mix of a modern style image with the vintagy flowers and graphic print ribbon.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~Destinations Papercrafting CD Twin, Vintage Florals COllections EZ-Mount Stamp Set Sentimentals~Phrases

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Satin Swiss Dots on Black.

Petaloo Flowers and Sugared Berries

 

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

Charming Cherubs Valentine Projects and Creativity Kit

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Hello there Peeps! Well crafting in the new year so far has been just lovely!  Working on Valentines projects with all the hearts and flowers and glittery bits has really gotten me over the post Christmas winter blues.   I’m going a bit overboard with this post having 9 projects….but I was really having too much fun with the new Charming Cherubs Creativity Kit. Why stop when you’re on a roll????

Charming Cherubs Valentine Creativity Kit 5Charming Cherubs Valentine Creativity Kit 4Charming Cherubs Valentine Creativity Kit 3Charming Cherubs Valentine Creativity Kit 2Yup..that’s 9 projects from this kit and I’m not even out of paper pretties yet…I’ve got plans for the rest….I’ll post them when I get them done.  Andddd I didn’t even glue myself to the table once huzzah.  Okay let’s break it down….2 full sized cards, 3 wall hangings, 1 large tag, 1 house tag, 1 peat pot and 1 angel shrine.  Whaaaa???? You can hop  on over to the shop and snag one for yourself….Charming Cherubs Creativity Kit.

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

Shabby Chic Love Notes Valentine Pocket with Tags

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Happy New Year Peeps!  I’m so excited to start a new year of sharing creative projects with you : )  I can already tell this is gonna be the best year ever!!!! I’ve got lots of new ideas and big plans…which includes some surprises….but you have to wait for those big announcements. Is that too much a tease??? Today is also the first of the month…and that mean I get to reveal the Ribbon of The Month Assortment…drum roll please….it’s a real Sweetheart of a collection!!!! And it’s pinkalicious : )

12341309_1010447742340578_313100282348136899_nI had so much fun with this lovely selection I just about made tooooo many bows. Almost..but not quite. There’s just enough for tags that fill the Love Notes pocket.

Love Notes Pocket With Tags 1 Love Notes Pocket With Tags 2 Love Notes Pocket With Tags 3 Love Notes Pocket With Tags 4 Love Notes Pocket With Tags 5The patterned papers here are Graphic 45’s Mon Amour..and of course I am in love with those teeny tiny rosebuds!!!!!  I added the sentiment inside a small painted resin frame and added every pink flower I could to embellish the front.  Rosebuds, Wild Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, Coral Baker’s Twine, and White Lace pair perfectly with the Ribbon Club Assortment.
Okay that’s all for me wishing you all a happy and healthy and creative New Year!!! : ) G