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Butterfly Tag with Vintage Sparkle Pens


Hey there Peeps! Just dropping in this morning to share a tag I created with some lovely stamps and the new Vintage Sparkle Pens from Crafter’s Companion.

Vintage Sparkle Pen Butterfly Tag 1

I colored this stamped butterfly with the Vintage Sparkle Pens and was impressed with how well they blended.

Vintage Sparkle Pen Butterfly Tag 2

The background is also stamped and layered with a second smaller tag. I left some room to tuck in some colored flowers.

Vintage Sparkle Pen Butterfly Tag 3

You can see the lovely shimmery sparkle. I tucked in some dyed cheesecloth, metal embellishments, and tiny micro beads.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~Spectrum Noir Vintage Sparkle Pens –Teacup, Biscuit, Macaroon, Sand Dune, Ocean Wave, Sage, Peony,
Sheena March Stamps
Simply Scripty Stamp

Graphic 45 Staples~ Ornate Metal Key , Key Hole

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



Verity Rose Sneak Peek and Nautical Card


Hey there Peeps! I’m dropping in to share a fun sneak peek of the new Verity Rose Collection from Crafter’s Companion. These images are so sweet. I colored the image with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils and matched it with papers from Graphic 45.

Verity Rose All Occasion Greeting Card.

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Verity Rose Stamp~Flutterby
AquaBlend Pencils~Cobalt Blue, Straw, Ginger, Midnight Blue, Rose, Red Berry, Ebony, Honeycomb, Blue Marine, Cantaloupe, Coral, Sky Blue, Bison, Sorrel, Apricot, Strawberry, Papaya, Black Umber, Brunette, Watermelon, Primrose, Chrome Orange.

Chantilly Stamping Frame.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Chrysanthemums, Open Roses, Center Stitch Burlap,

Verity Rose All Occasion Greeting Card.

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

Stand By Me Greeting Card


Hey there Peeps! Well you know what good thing happens on the 1st of the month??? Yep you got it…I get to share a project I created with the all new May  Ribbon Club Assortment.

This selection is too awesome for all the patriotic and summer holiday projects I’m planning…but with it’s homespun colors and patterns it works perfectly with this country inspired card I created.  Stand By Me Greeting Card.
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This gorgeous paper is from the BoBunny Juliet Collection.  I’m also using a lovely bit of Molly White Crocheted Lace, a few pearly headed stick pins, and a paper die cut from the Crafter’s Companion Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame.
Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G .

New Day of the Dead Stamps From Crafter’s Companion


Hey there Peeps. Dropping in to share a great new collection from Sheena at Crafter’s Companion. Day of the Dead is such a big thing…with it’s sugar skulls and spooky cool flowers and sentiments.   I used several of the stamps and layered them up to create 1 large collage then colored it in with my fav Spectrum Noir Markers. Layered in with pops of color from the cardstock and bow and this is the perfect décor item for such a fun holiday.

Amor Eterno Greeting Card….

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Amor Eterno Card  Watermark 3

Sheena Day of the Dead Stamp~Floral Fiesta
Sheena Day of the Dead Stamp~Sugar Skull
Sheena Day of the Dead Stamp~Union of Souls
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White Cardstock

Spectrum Noir Markers~BT2, BT4, BT5,DR3, DR5, DR7, DG2, DG3, GB8, GB10
Shimmering Cardstock~ Coastal Pearl

Satin Swiss Dot Ribbon.

Amor Eterno Greeting Card

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

Country Magnolia Card


Hey there Peeps and happy Friday! Dropping in to share a country styled card I created with layers of patterned papers, stamped and colored images and of course gorgeous ribbons from RRR!

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Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims~ Lindsey Lace, Pink Salmon Seam Binding.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~ Magnolia Blossom Stamp,  Key Statements Stamp, Spectrum AquaBlend Pencils.

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

Orange Dragonfly Card


Hey there Peeps! Dropping in to share a project that was really inspired by how I could use my Fabulous Spectrum Noir Markers to alter and customize embellishments and trim. I colored on pretty much everything I could get my hands on and the results were amazing.

Orange Dragonfly Card 1

I used a nice variety of stamps from Crafter’s Companion to create a great background and focal images then had a good ol time coloring my embellishments to create a mixed media inspired card.

Orange Dragonfly Card 2

These paper flowers and ribbon trims were tinted with the markers. I also added some inking and glitter to the edges of the largest anchor flower to give it a little extra oomph since it’s the focal flower.

Orange Dragonfly Card 3

The pearly accents took the marker really well which surprised me because I was expecting it to smudge off….but it didn’t yay!!

Orange Dragonfly Card 4

The flowers for this small arrangement were actually white poinsettia Christmas stem flowers….they colored just fine….but the marker did soak through so if you try this…please work over layers of paper towel to absorb the excess.

Orange Dragonfly Card 5

I’m quite pleased  with the outcome of this experiment…I’ll definitely consider altering my embellishments from now to customize them for my projects!

Flying Dragonflies~GB8,OR1

Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls OR1 Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses English Roses, Gardinia, Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon, Double Ruffle, Chevron Striped Twill.

Mystery Author, Textures-Journal Jotting

Timeless Card pack

Vintage Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Die’sire Die~Chantilly Lace SN~True Black

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

Party Time Tags


OMGosh Peeps I am having such a great time coloring with the new AquaBlend Pencils!!! I admit I do not know the first thing about watercolor….but these are so easy to use even I can do it. I created a set of tags fit for a party using the Party Time Stamp Set , lots of background texture stamps and all the fabby pencils with a little chipboard and bling.

Party Time Tags 1 Crafter's Companion WatermarkParty Time Tags 2 Crafter's CompanionParty Time Tags 3 Crafter's CompanionParty Time Tags 4 Crafter's CompanionParty Time Tags Crafter's Companion Watermark

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~

Spectrum Noir~ Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Sheena Stamps~Simply Scripty
Textures Stamps~Basket And Burlap
Textures Stamps~Journal Jotting
Party Time Stamps
Sparkle Pen ~Clear Overlay
AquaBlend ~Cobalt Blue,Blue Marine,Sky Blue,Watermelon,Soft Red, Petunia,Strawberry Red, Berry Red, Cherry,Rose,Violet,Grapefruit, Elderberry,Chrome Orange,Papaya,Primrose,Pesto Green,Cypress,Kiwi,Bison,Sorrel,Clay,Brunette
Sheena Decorative Stencil~Distress Grid
Spectrum Noir~True Black

Other Supplies~

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Filigree Frames

Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Whipped Spackle.

Staz On~Orange Zest, Cactus Green, Midnight Blue, Ganache, Spiced Chai

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. As for me….I think I’ll be spending my morning turning these tags into a party banner!

On Your Special Day Card


Hey there Peeps! Just dropping in for a quick post to share a very bright and graphically patterned card with hand colored flowers and embossing.

On Your Special Day HSN Ginny Nemchak Crafter's Companion Watermark

For a graphic card…a simple bow and length of ribbon wrapped around is just the ticket. I chose the Shell Print On Coral Ribbon  from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I think it matches the flowers to perfection!

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~On Your Special Day Edge’able Die, Indian Ornamental Embossing Folder, Perfect Partners Anemone, Rose Pearl Shimmering Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Markers~FS6PP5 & True Black.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

Love is in the Air Heart Canvas


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.

Love Canvas 3

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.

Love Canvas 5

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.

Love Canvas 6

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
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


Valentine Card with Graphic 45’s Children’s Hour with Snapguide Tutorial


Oh how I love a card about love!  The fabulous teeny tiny patterns in the Children’s Hour 6×6 Patterns and Solids Pad are just right for layering so I matted them in a dark chocolate brown and topped them with sweet vintage images from the February Collective page then embellished them with pretty fussy cut and dimensional flowers. There’s also ribbon trim and charming love buttons : ) I am swooning over this very Valentiny card.

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Please enjoy this Snapguide Tutorial I’ve prepared…..


Supply List

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~6×6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~February Montage
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~February Collective
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Keys
Crafter’s Companion~Die’sire Die-Chantilly Lace
Really Reasonable Ribbon~Satin Swiss Dots on Red and Open Roses
Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Assorted Buttons
Brown Cardstock

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