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Vintage Shabby Chic Easter Banner Class and Kit


We’re having a class to create this beautiful shabby chic vintage Easter Banner  March 12th at 6:00 pm.

IMG_1169This beautiful banner has layers of patterned paper, vintage images, flowers, ribbon, buttons, chandelier crystals, crocheted flowers, chipboard and so much more.

IMG_1177IMG_1175IMG_1165Finished banner measures 2 ft wide. Hang on a mantle or shelf to accent your holiday decor. I’ll be hanging mine in the shop…so stop by and take a look at the completed banner.  You can leave your deposit and save your spot by calling me at 734-268-1109 during regular business hours. Please do not leave deposit information in a message. Cost for the class is $25

I’ve listed a limited number of kits in the Etsy shop as well for those who want to create the banner but can’t make the class. All pieces to complete the kit will be pre-cut and ready to assemble. Many elements will be Stickled and glittered and inked for detail. Click the link to check out the details.

I’ve added loads of pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and beautiful vintage images from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden.

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Almost Forgot


So happy to have my boys back from camp. I’m really used to our crazy chaotic energy and schedule so when my home peeps are gone it is tooooo quiet. This morning they are sleeping in and I was chillaxin then I realized I almost forgot to post my card lol.

This card has moved into the new favorite position. I am loving all the layers and the soft colors!

I clipped this special little birdie image from a sheet of Pink Paislee paper. I am convinced every bird should wear a crown. I used the doily to help separate the busy patterns.

I layered on a ton of fussy cut pieces so all it needed to finish it off is a super simple bow and buttons. And loads of inking of course.

Okay it’s off to get ready for the shop for me. I am  pretty excited about our upcoming Christmas in July events and I’m decking the halls early with a great shabby chic theme. Can’t wait!!!! : )

London Market Pocket with Tags


This was a super fun project to make with more of the London Market ephemera pack and papers from Pink Paislee.

I really loved the little hearts with the flag motif so I gave them a good inking with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink, then sewed them to the banner die cuts with a map pattern. I curled up the edges to give  a very dimensional effect.

I created this sweet little tag by layering on lot’s of the ephemera pieces over a small doily. I added Liquid Pearls for embellishment and some tiny vintage buttons. I love that little bird : )

The companion tags are actually finished off with a vintage image from Graphics Fairy of the London Tower. How fun is that????

The inside of the pocket if finished with Pink Paislee paper with a lovely butterfly pattern so it looks just as good without the tags inside : )

To cover the back of the bag I choose the companion floral print.

Quick shop update…..all the construction and finish work is done and I’m pretty excited to be getting the keys tomorrow. I’ve been very busy wrapping up all the last minute details and we plan to start moving in this weekend : )

If you haven’t yet entered the giveaway for our 100,000 blog visit you should do so now by viewing the previous post and following the super simple rules. This pocket and tags were made with the same papers and ephemera pieces from the prize so if you win you can get started creating your own fabulous projects.

Life Is Sweet Collage


This sweet little wall decor is heading for the shop. I used many lovely vintage images from Graphics Fairy and layered them with papers from My Mind’s Eye. A beautiful quote from Emily Dickinson was the perfect sentiment to add.

This charming little girl image is one of my favorites from G.F. I clipped her from her background to keep the colors shabby chic.

I stamped a bit with chocolate ink from Stampin Up and did lot’s of Distress Inking also for instant age. The awesome little chipboard table is from Pink Paislee. The perfect place to perch a little birdie image from G.F. There are Liquid Pearl accents from Tim Holtz for detail.

If you get your buttons from a vintage antiques market like I do…you know that the bags usually have several larger buttons in them that just don’t seem to look right on cards. This was a great way to use many of them to give subtle detail to a simple painted and inked wooden frame.

Yes I know I’ve gotten a bit crazy over these fabric flowers….but I am blaming my friend Jennifer who owns our local quilting shop for selling me too much beautiful vintage fabric. I gotta use it right??? LOL. This particular flower was tea stained for additional patina. Natural fibers finish it off perfectly.

Can’t wait to decorate my shop with this sweet framed collage. It’s getting closer to our Grand Reopening yay!!!!