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I Love Paris Card


Good morning all. I’m dropping in this morning to share a card a created with a variety of patterned papers and an image from my Paris Cards Digital Images Collage.

I Love Paris with Daisies Card 1I took the color inspiration from the tag with the yellow from the daisy and the dark border.  With the tonic edger I gave it a really grungy distressed edge. The honeycomb embossed tag was a leftover scrap from another project….score!!!! I just added a dark circle of cardstock and a eyelet. Gotta love when you can work with scraps. I found that little wonder button on a fun shopping-dinner trip I took with my fav Vintage Chicks and I’ve been dying to use it.

I Love Paris with Daisies Card 2These super gorgeous flowers are from Petaloo and the Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon Yellow Double Faced Satin. I did Ink it quite a bit to create an aged look.

I Love Paris with Daisies Card 3Papers are a mash up of Webster’s Pages and My Mind’s Eye.

Paris Cards Digital Image Collage are available for instant download : )

il_570xN.729339646_b7dzOkay that’s all for me…..wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Eat Drink and Be Scary Card with Graphic 45


Hello there Peeps!  I’m dropping in this morning to share a card I created for one of my DT assignments for September for Graphic 45. Turns out….I have the patience of a 5 year old…and I just can’t wait. So I guess you know what I’ll be doin in the shop today?  Yep making more fabulous Graphic 45 projects to share when I feel like I can wait like a grown up person lol.

IMG_3809This card is chock full of fabulous patterns from An Eerie Tale from Graphic 45.  Yes I know I always say every new pattern they have is my favorite. That’s my story and I’m stickin to it! I also added a fantastic polka dot from the re-release of Times Nouveau  collection….because everything needs polka dots right? That black tinsel was donated by my dear friend Bobbie….thanks Bobbie!

IMG_3815I layered each section with foam spacers so it’s super dimensional.

IMG_3812Super gimonugus flower with argyle ribbon, orange roses and black twine? Don’t mind if I do!

Okay…here’s a list of the supplies I used to create this spooktacular card:

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale ~An Eerie Tale

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Enchantment

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Fanciful Fable

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Tags & Pockets

Graphic 45  An Eerie Tale~Journaling Chipboard

Tim Holtz Black Tinsel

Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink

Really Reasonable Ribbon Black String

Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Roses

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

Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop Day 2



Well hello there Paper Peeps. This is going to be a fun week of projects from the Graphic 45 Design Team….we’re having a hop with our creations made with Scrapbook Adhesives, creators of reliable and easy-to-use adhesives perfect not only for scrapbooking, but also card making, mixed media, home decor and more. Everything from permanent adhesive for archival use, 3D foam for dimension, and repositionable adhesive for multi uses. They’ve got it ALL covered!
Please enjoy today’s featured designers from Graphic 45 Team and don’t forget to leave em a little comment love then visit the Graphic 45 blog to check out the details on how you can be entered to win a fabulous prize!

Here is my project:

3l blog hop card 13l blog hop card 23l blog hop card 3I used this great selection of adhesives to create my card:


Here’s a supply list of all the yummy little bits and pieces I used:

Graphic 45  8″x8″ Mother Goose Twinkle Little Star

Graphic 45  8″x8″ Sunshine Stripe

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Little Boy Blue

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Chipoboard Die-cuts 1

Brown cardstock

Topaz Blue Satin Swiss Dots from RRR

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

Tim Holtz Tiny Clips

Zva Creative Blue Flowers

Okay are you ready to hop???

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

Challenge #9 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog


Well hello there Paper Peeps! It’s time for another fun challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is “Fold It” How fun is that?????  First a word from our fabulous sponsors…..

10403030_10204149971577331_1907008936599992874_nStencils made by artists for artists. Unique designs for people who LOVE stencils like we LOVE stencils. Owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw.

I’m sharing my project which is my very first fancy fold card…..and let me just tell you….it was super fun to make!

IMG_3477I used the WorldWin cardstock which was perfect with the Graphic 45 Couture paper collection! The black borders really helped to separate the patterned papers…and you all know how I like to layer! I did a fair amount of fussy cutting and layering. I wanted a pretty frame image to show when I opened the card so I used my Cricut Fancy Frames cartridge. Once it was cut…I gave it a good coat of black Stickles.  I also added a little bling to the ladies hair which matches the Stickling I did on her dress.

IMG_3479Here is the card opened. More of the coordinating Couture papers. Loving this color scheme!

IMG_3478I used my Stencil Girls Stencil to add pattern to the Off White Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. First I inked it with a teal chalk ink then stenciled on the pattern with Black Soot Distress Ink. I topped it off with a little Black Netting and another blingy embellishment.

I can’t wait to see what fabulous folded projects you all come up with! It’s easy peasy to enter your creation at Craft Hoards Anonymous Challenge Blog.

The CHA DT teamies are sharing their projects too….and let me tell you they are out of this world awesome….hop on over and check em out and don’t forget to leave them a little love for sharing…..I know I will

Donna,Glenda,Gloria,Karen, Pam, Tammi, Amber,Christy, Debbie,Jan, .

Okay Peeps..that’s all for me…..off to work on kits today. I’m wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

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Mother’s Day Card with Botanical Tea from Graphic 45


Well hello there Paper Peeps….what a thrill it was to receive the amazingly awesome Design Team Supply Box from Graphic 45. I am just amazed at their generosity!!!!  I find myself in the “Craft Vortex” this is the place where you don’t want to use any of the supplies because then you wouldn’t have them anymore….and wanting to use it all on one project lol! I started with a Mother’s Day card for my beautiful Mama in Texas.

IMG_3364IMG_3366IMG_3365Supplies I used to create this card:

Patterned papers from Botanical Tea from Graphic 45….Fauna….Love Notes….Botanical Tea…..Sweet Chamomile. I also used a tag from the Tags and Pockets Die Cut Sheet. 

To create the beautiful poofy bows I used  Brown Plaid Ribbon  and  Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon .

I used my Fancy Frames Cricut cartridge to cut out the scrolly frame then topped it of with a coat of Liquid Pearls in Bisq and sprinkled on a generous amount of Martha Stewart fine glitter.   Everything also got a good inking with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Oh and Stickels because you always have to have something sparkly right???

Okay I’m off to the shop to finish the card for my MIL.  And maybe break into the Halloween paper????? Yeah I know I’m weird that way : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Challenge # 8 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog


Hey there Peeps. Does it seem like time is going by too quickly??? It does for me…I mean how can we be on challenge 8 already???? Must be because I am having too much fun creating projects for CHACB.

This time our theme is Ribbon Lace or Twine Oh My!!!

Show us your fiber side! Use ribbon, lace or twine on your project. Dig into your hoard and share how creative you can be with fibers! You may use ribbon, lace, twine, embroidery floss, string, yarn, fabric, etc. As long as you have something in the “ribbon” family on your project, you are good to go!

CHACB-blinkieFirst a shout out to our very generous sponsors…..

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IMG_3308I used my Sin City Stamp for the steampunk styled woman and layered her into lots and lots of layers of hot air balloons and gears. I created the back ground paper  with a stencil and loads of Distress Inks and added the sentiment stamp from Sin City Stamps in chocolate brown. I also used the stamps to create the pocket watch images. I super love the SATIN CROSSHATCH RIBBON IN LIGHT SILVER from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3310I started the house base a while back…it was just waiting for the right project to finish it off. It’s very dimensional as you can see and super sturdy to hold up to the weight of all the goodies added to the front. I used a crimping tool to corrugate the roof and added paint then topped it off with flocking powder. The laser cut dies are from Sin City as well…I love the gears and clock works and flourishes.

IMG_3311Most of the balloons were cut out in triplicate and layered up. I added a small grouping of flowers to anchor the images.

Okay….that’s all for me. I know you’re thinking how can you get in on the fun for this challenge and link up your project to be eligible to win a fabulous prize????? Well that’s easy peasy! Just click HERE to head on over to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog for all the details!

My fellow teamies have put together some really fabulous projects to inspire you for this challenge…why not stop over and check em out??? Don’t forget to leave them a little love for sharing!

Donna,Glenda,Gloria, Karen, Pam, Tammi, Amber,Christy, Debbie,Jan, Kathy.

We’re also having a bit of a blog hop with the girls from Sin City Stamps…you should check out their projects as well…

Barbara Rankin, Karen Lackey, Linda Hess, Lisa Mita, Peggy Oliver, Robin Redd.

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



Challenge 2 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog


It’s Team B’s turn to share our projects for the color challenge at CHACB.CHACB-blinkie

Challenge #2: Let’s See that Hoard!
This is a Color Challenge with a twist. Pick the thing or things that you seem to hoard the most, and using the color scheme shown below, create a project that showcases your hoarded item or items. Do you hoard buttons, beads, ribbon, papers, stickers? Show your hoard, but only the items that match the color scheme! (Please note, you do not have to use all the colors in the photo, nor match the colors exactly. Just use the photo and the colors to inspire you to dig through your hoard.)

1528693_10203187432634459_1701277955_nMy project started out as a card…..but by the time I had selected all the paper pretties I wanted  to use I realized that it was quickly becoming a layout lol!IMG_3019I started with a base of striped paper from Glitz. To this I sprayed like a crazy fool with every Glimmer Mist I could get my hands on to create a mottled effect. I added Chipped China Distress Ink to to the vintage music sheet…then sprayed it down with the Glimmer Mists also. After it dried I inked it heavily with Walnut Distress Ink.

IMG_3021When in doubt…I have found it a good idea to glue on elebenty hundred flowers lol. These are from Wild Orchid, and Zva Creative. I layered them on vintage images and Doily’s.

IMG_3023Many of the vintage images are from my own digital collage sheets.  I embellished them with Stickled layered butterflies and pearly flourish from Zva Creative.

IMG_3022I dry brushed this Tim Holtz metal finding to shabby it up…it adds a great dimension.

Okay that’s my project for the challenge. You should visit the rest of the girlies from Team B and check out what they created also….I’ve had a sneak peek and I can tell you they are awesome! Amber Milone, Christy Butters, Debbie SeyerJan Marie Ennenga, And last but not least…my BOLB ( my online Bestie) Kathy Clement.

Okay now get into that hoard and get your craft on! You can click HERE, to get to the linky tool to add your projects. Click HERE to check out the easy peasy to follow rules.