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April Blog Hopping with RRR


Hey there! Time again for another fun hop at RRR.

10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_nWe’re sharing the projects we created with the Aqua Ribbon Club Aqua and Coral Mix.

516b6-aqua2band2bcoral2bmixYou know I love these fresh bright colors! One of my favorite combinations : )

You should be coming to me from Gloria. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.

So I’m sharing many projects today as I’ve created a really great new Butterfly and Clocks Tags Digital Collage Sheet and once I printed it I was having so much fun I couldn’t stop. The great thing about this sheet besides the fact that it’s a Dollar Download Item is that you can create 3 finished tags with the sheet just as it is. Or if you’re like me…you can add extra emebllies to incorporate your own personal style.

Butterfly Clock Tags 1 Polly's Paper Studio

The first one on the left is created just by snipping out the images and assembling the layers.  I added some 110 lb cardstock to the back as well to make them more sturdy. Topped off with my RRR trim it’s gorgeous and ready to add to a gift or to label a baked treat. The one on the right has some mixed media supplies added to antique the images a bit and then was assembled with foam spacers between the layers.  More trims, a metal eyelet and lace kicks it up a notch.

Butterfly Clock Tags 2 Polly's Paper Studio

These tags have the same images but I’ve added chipboard, dimensional flowers, and metal embellies.

Butterfly Clock Tags 3 Polly's Paper Studio

I’ve taken the tags a bit further now and added one to a card base with simple cardstock and an embossed texture. I’ve wound the ribbons and lace around to create a coordinating background that shows off the focal tag as the centerpiece.  And last but not least…my favorite.  I dug in my stash just a bit to find some patterned papers that matched the butterfly and created a larger tag to adhere a die cut doily, the printed and snipped images, flowers and more of the beautiful RRR trims.

I could have kept going all day as there are so many great uses for tags.  And at only $1 for the download file  I’ll bet you’ll have a hard time stopping too!

Butterfly Clock Tags Digital Collage Sheet available for instant download.

Your next stop in the hop is Judy!

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Show Me The Green Challenge at RRR


Hey there Peeps! Well I bet you thought since we’re starting a new Show Me The Green Challenge that I would be making a St Patty’s Day themed project. Surprise! I didn’t hehe. I made a wall hanging inspired by a sweet and thoughtful sentiment from a cut apart on my fav new paper collection.


I’ve got an graphic olive colored stripe layered in with altered chippies and oodles of flowers.


There’s a strip of gold and white striped washi to coordinate with the butterflies. Vintage buttons are always the right answer.


So. Many. Flowers. Sisal and loopy bows made from twine are tucked in to fill in this generous arrangement.

keep-life-beautiful-wall-hanging-home-decor-pollys-paper-studio-02 Tiny resin lock plates are topped off with plaid cabochons layered on the embossed butterfly chippie.


More Petaloo flowers here along with tiny resin flowers.  I’ve added a double layer bow topped off with a button, tag, and peraly stick pins. That gorgeous frame is a scribble frame with white embossing powder that’s heat set. Last but not least a pretty die cut doily in crisp white.

Keep Life Beautiful Wall hanging at Etsy

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Flat Back Plaid Cabochon, Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Antique Gold Burlap StringWhite Wrinkle Ribbon.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Butterflies and Dragonflies, Scribble Frame.

Petaloo Flowers~ Mini Garden Rosette, Darjeeling Hydrangeas, Botanica Collection Mini.

Carta Bella~ Flora No. 1

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies~ English Tea Party Doily.

Okay now it’s your turn to create something fabulous with Green and Ribbon or trims and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along

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


Life is Not Measured Tag for Summer Flowers and Ribbon Challenge


Hey there Peeps! We are starting a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time the theme is Summer Flowers and Ribbon.  Pfft that’s an easy peasy challenge..summer flowers should be on everything!!!!

Life is Not Measured Tag 1

I had fun playing around with some resist techniques and inking for the base of this tag.

Life is Not Measured Tag 2This butterfly was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and added with curved wings to create dimension.

Life is Not Measured Tag 3

The scroll frame was die cut and a layer of lattice was added for texture. I added the stamped sentiment with a metal clip and attached the bow.

Life is Not Measured Tag 4

I used the markers to give a dreamy shade to the Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon. Life is Not Measured Tag 5

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

These gorgeous flowers are from Petaloo : )

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

Dream Butterfly Card


Hey there Peeps! Well we’re still working with some awesome brand mash ups here at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Today for my project I’m sharing a card I created using my favorite chippies,  Graphic 45 patterned papers, ColourArte and Xyron.

Dream Butterfly Greeting Card.

Dream Butterfly Card Graphic 45 1

I altered the Deco Lattice Panel with a base coat of black paint them and smooshed  on the Radiant Rain Color Concentrate Dabber in Nutmeg . I gave the same treatment to the laser cut doily.

 Dream Butterfly Card Graphic 45 2
Fabulous paper patterns from Botanicabella from Graphic 45.
Dream Butterfly Card Graphic 45 3
Adding chipboard tags gives lots of depth.
Dream Butterfly Card Graphic 45 4
I added black acrylic paint and Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist to the Ivy Corners and added them with the Petaloo flowers.
Dream Butterfly Card Graphic 45 5
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies…..Deco Lattice Panel , Ivy Corners and Wooden Charm-Dream.
ColourAtre Supplies~Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist Spanish Moss and Colour Concentrate Nutmeg.
Zyron Sticker Maker
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims.
Graphic 45 Botanicabella
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Butterfly Birthday Greeting Card


Hey there! I hope all my crafty Peeps are having an awesome week! It’s just about to wind down and I’m pretty excited about the Super Bowl on Sunday. I love football…and footabll related snacks!  So I’m just dropping in to share a pretty Butterfly Birthday Greeting Card I created for Crafter’s Companion. I colored the stamped butterfly image to match the flowers and ribbon.

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~Crafter’s Companion Supplies~

Spectrum Noir Markers BT 1-4-5 & True Black
Momento Ink~Tuxedo Black
Shimmering Cardstock~Coastal Pearl
Stamp -It Dreamer~Once In a Lifetime
Sheena March Stamp~Floral & Butterflies
Bebunni Floral Stamps~Bunches Of Love

~Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~

Turquoise Chevron Striped Twill & Ivory Burlap String

Okay that’s all for me thanks a bunch for stopping in to see my Butterfly Birthday Greeting Card. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative.

CAS Cards and not so CAS Tag


Hey there Paper Peeps! I challenged myself to get outside my comfort zone and try out a new crafty style. For me that would be Clean and Simple. I know I tend to go a little overboard with the layers and trimmy bits….but I thought I might stretch myself creatively.  I created 4 Beautiful Butterfly Greeting Cards that I believe qualify as CAS…but I relapsed into my old ways  while I had the supplies on the table and went ahead and made a tag that is more my reg style. I hope you enjoy both : )

CAS cards 1I printed a sheet of my Butterfly Circles Digital Collage, clipped them out and punched a border from black cardstock and layered them up on a printed doily. I found the doilies in the Halloween section at Michael’s.  I chose a lovely subtly patterned paper and embossed it for texture. Another black border and added that to a card base. Once I had four cards complete I bundled them up and tied them together with additional ribbon and a metal rimmed mailing tag topped with a fun embellishment and clipped on with wooden clothes pin .  Wide Black Plaid Ribbon. Narrow Black Plaid Ribbon.

CAS cards 3 CAS cards 2So that’s my take on Clean and Simple.  Now for my take on add as much stuff as I want style. Beautiful Butterfly Tag.

Butterfly Tag 1

Butterfly Tag 3

Butterfly Tag 2

Butterfly Tag 4

Butterfly Tag 5Additional RRR supplies~ Black Burlap String, Turquoise Sweetheart Blossoms.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Butterfly Hydrangea Birthday Card


Taking a little break from my not so busy Sunday morning to pop in and share a sweet Butterfly Hydrangea Birthday card I created in the shop yesterday.

il_570xN.477109368_k1lpI found this lovely image at Ephemera’s Vintage Garden.

It was the inspiration for this warm rich color scheme. I love to work with blues and browns….so classic. As always I did loads of layering and inking.

il_570xN.477134023_3kl3I created this sweet little bow with Satin with Silver Blue Topaz ribbon  from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Off now to putter around Pinterest for awhile and find something to make for dinner 🙂

Hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G