Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thank You Tag

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Hey there Peeps. I’m just dropping in on this chilly Sunday morning to share a tag I created as a thank you gift to one of the ladies working hard behind the scenes at Crafter’s Companion.  Miss Teena fills our DT allotment goodies boxes stuffed full of fabulous supplies so we’ll have everything we need to create our samples to share with you. It’s a bit like Christmas to receive these fabulous treats.

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I’ve been growing my selection of stamps to create my own backgrounds. And with lot’s of practice I’m getting much better knowing what mediums play well together. And unfortunately which ones don’t lol. I’ve also used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the flowers and trim for this tag : )

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~Sheena Flying Dragonflies, Sheena Simply Script, Textures EZ-Mount Stamps Baskets and Burlap, Textures EX-Mount Stamps Journal Jotting, Sheena Mystery Author, Chantilly Lace Die. Spectrum Noir Markers~C12-OR1, True Black.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon, White Sweetheart Blossoms, White Open Roses, Black Burlap String.

Ranger~Archival Black.  Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs & Antique Linen. Stickles~Diamond.

Staz-On~ Ganache, Orange Zest, Spiced Chai.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Cardstock Doilies.

 

I’m entering this tag in the Layer It Up Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.

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

 

 

 

It’s the Bee’s Knees Projects and Creativity Kit

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Buzz buzz Peeps! I’m just flying in to share some bee-utiful projects I created with the new It’s The Bee’s Knees Creativity Kit.   Okay I’ll stop with the corny jokes and get right down to the projects…..

Happy Birthday Bee Greeting Card

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Queen Bee House Tag

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Buzz Bee House Tag

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One Of A Kind Bee Tag

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Bee Hive Birthday Greeting Card

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Miss You Bee Greeting Card

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Thank You Bee Greeting Card

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This is a hard working kit let me tell you!  There’s even 7 new Bee images created by Polly’s Paper Studio. Paired with great patterned papers, backgrounds and sentiments….you can mix and match to your hearts content! I think I might even take another kit for myself and create a banner..you can never have enough banners!  Okay you can check out the deets here….It’s The Bee’s Knees Creativity Kit. This kit is full of awesome paper pretties all ready for you to get your craft on!

I’m entering the Happy Birthday Bee Card in the Frilly and Funkie Layer it Up Challenge.

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

Sweet Shabby Chic Wall Hanging

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I’m dropping in to share a very shabby chic inspired wall hanging I created with the gorgeous Gypsy Soul Laser Cut chippies.
Shabby Chic Sweet Bird Wall Hanging.

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I’ve used the gorgeous Scribble Frame Birds , GSL Cardstock Doily, and Leafy Corners  from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  For a complete step by step tutorial please visit my post on the Gypsy Soul Blog.

To finish the chipboard I’m using my Spectrum Noir markers-CG1 &DG2 as well as my White Gel Pen for a nice base coat. The printed papers is from the Elegance Card Pack.From Crafter’s Companion.

Flowers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon~Chevron Striped Twill in ChampagneIvory Burlap String, Pink Sweetheart Blossoms, Pink Chrysanthemums, and Large Rosebuds.

Shabby Chic Sweet Birds Wall Hanging.

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

Pocket Folio You’re a Hoot

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Hey there Peeps! Well I’m here today to admit that I have a problem. I am a chronic list writer. Any little scrap of paper is fair game to scribble on. Is the list the problem? Nope. Losing the lists is the problem. When you write important information on something that looks like trash…..guess what’s gonna happen? Yep you got it…lost lists.  So I created a hardcover pocket folio to tuck in all those precious little scraps.

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I’ve already put it to work as you can see!
Really Reasonable Ribbons~Satin Swirls on Red, Satin Swiss Dots on Turquoise, Sheer Organza with Satin Center Black.
Crafter’s Companion Supplies~Twit Twoo Stamps,Textures Stamps~Splats and Stains
Stamp-It~Dreamer-Once In a Lifetime,Sheena March Stamps~Florals & Butterflies
Spectrum Noir Markers~DG 2,3,4-DR 1,5,7-BG 1,2,4,6-EB 5-TN 7
True Black

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

Spring Banner with G45 Children’s Hour

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I was inspired to create a banner by the gorgeous vintage images and patterned papers from Children’s Hour.  The May selections were just so springy and paired with the chocolate colored patterns from the 6×6 paper pad the bright colors just pop right out!  I did some experimenting with the spays and gauze to create a background for the die cut frames. I wanted it to look like burlap and I think it turned out pretty great…even if I did spray my hand and the table! I added a little eyelash yarn to soften the edges and it also gives a great amount of texture.  The keys were finished with a light coat of Gesso to help them stand out and tied on with ribbon and buttons.

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Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~6×6 Patterns & Solids

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~May Collective

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~May Montage

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Keys

Spellbinders~Die

Ranger Distress Ink~Walnut

Tattered Angels Spray~Suede

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Trim & Twine

Really Reasonable Ribbon~GardeniasTrellis Rose and Leaves

Therm O Web~ Foam Spacers

Metal Eyelets

Gesso

Gauze

Eyelash Yarn

Buttons

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

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Celebrate

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Hey there Peeps. We’re starting a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon with a Celebrate Theme.  So that’s like pretty great! I created a You Are Amazing Card to celebrate being awesome! There are gorgeous fairies with glittery wings, fussy cut and dimensional flowers, die cuts and doilies, a sweet metal charm and I used lots of spacers between the layers for dimensional. The card is finished inside with coordinating paper patterns.

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For this You Are Amazing Card I’m using the new Mulberry English Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, Trellis Rose, Yellow Chevron Striped Twill, and Ivory Burlap String.

Okay now it’s your turn to create a Celebrate With Ribbon project and link up with us to play along.

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

Love is in the Air Heart Canvas

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Hey there Paper Peeps!  Thursday is quickly becoming my favorite day because my sweet friend Barbara and I take over the Gypsy Soul blog and share our projects using the fabulous chippies from GSL.   Today I’m showing a mixed media canvas inspired by my BOLB Kathy who encouraged me to work on a creation for a challenge.   I really love how it turned out. That being said….there were a few times in the process that I thought the only reasonable course of action would be to swear at it..throw it on the floor and stomp on it.  I think we all go through that sometimes with projects right?
Anyhoo enough of my blathering and on to the canvas….

Love Canvas 1

I started with a canvas and some pretty non-traditional colors and of course my big ol pile of chippies!

Love Canvas 2

Since I knew I wanted to layer a fair amount of chippies I kept those neutral so they would pop off the darker background. These flowers were actually hand painted to match at 4 am since the craft store isn’t open then to get ones that coordinated.

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The background was color washed then layered with texture paste and a damask stencil.

Love Canvas 4

To create a lot of dimension and build up the layers I used some drywall tape that has a crinkly torn edge and a similar color wash….. then stamped with an itty bitty script.

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I’m using the large frame to anchor the focal point which is a heart clipped from Valentine paper then finished with Gelatos and archival inks.  The butterfly chippie is centered on the heart and topped off with a large key ornament…more hand painted flowers and the Love sentiment.

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After painting the chippie gears I tucked them in with the dimensional flowers to lighten it up and to draw the eye to the bottom corner.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~
Other Supplies~
Ranger-Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Black Archival Ink, Damask Stencil, Weathered White Embossing Powder, Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.
Faber Castell-Gel Medium Matt
Versa Mark-Watermark Stamp
Gelatos-Aqua Dolce & Snow Cone & Coconut
Gesso
Art-C- Steel Luxe
Crafter’s Comapnion-Once In a Lifetime Stamp
Pearls and Flowers

I’m entering this project in the Frilly and Funkie Love is in the Air Challenge.

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