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Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition


Well hello there Paper Peeps! I’m so very excited to be sharing the projects I’ve created for the 2014 Design Team Auditions for the fabulous Graphic 45 papers. It’s no surprise to all you followers that I love G45…..and I had loads of fun with these projects. There’s lot’s and lot’s of pictures…..so get a cuppa and settle in….I hope you enjoy them : )

First Project: Bird Song Asian Pagoda Lantern with Mini AlbumIMG_3113-001IMG_3116IMG_3118IMG_3108IMG_3120IMG_3121IMG_3127Second Project: By The Sea Mini Album


Third Project: A Ladies’ Diary Card

IMG_3079IMG_3075Fourth Project: Once Upon a Springtime Card

IMG_3056IMG_3058Fifth Project: Vintage Football Matchbook Box Shadow Box

IMG_3103-001IMG_3105IMG_3106IMG_3104Sixth Project: Good Ol’ Sport Layout 2 Bubbies At The Park

IMG_3133Seventh Project: Good Ol’ Sport Layout Jonathan Football

IMG_3138Thanks so much viewing my audition! Wishing you all a happy and productive day and time to be creative : ) G

Shabby Chic Birthday and Football Update


As promised here is a shabby pink Birthday card. I told you all I was going to make a shabby card…and I did. Then I made a card with on owl on it. Not sure how to tie that into the shabby theme lol…but that’s how I roll  right???

IMG_2213The answer to every crafty question should be….put a big flower on it! And some pretty trims….and lot’s of inking, and layers of paper : )

IMG_2212Don’t forget the buttons and doily! The trims I used for this card: Ivory Satin and Juliet lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Did you think I was gonna show the owl card next? I did too : ( Unfortunately the pic won’t load dang it. So I guess I’ll save that for another day. It is pretty cute though…if I do say so myself.


I shared in the last post that we were going to enjoy our small town Friday night lights! The band was awesome as always and the team won 38-6 good job Pirates that’s a great start to the season! And the weather was just beautiful!

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

School Themes Mini Album


Here’s a cute little mini album I whipped up in the shop yesterday….just right for those kiddos going back to school.

IMG_2198For the cover I’ve layered some pretty patterns and vintage images. Lot’s of ribbon from RRR and buttons with string. Great little paper rosette is a nice dimensional embellishment.

IMG_2201There’s glassine bags holding tags between the pages for more room to add pics and journaling. Isn’t that tiny clothespin a fun topper for the tag?

IMG_2205Here’s another tag in the pocket on the right side page. That little serious student looks like I do when I try to do math lol.

IMG_2206Another glassine bag.

IMG_2207I love the ruled paper on these pages . Just right for journaling.

IMG_2208This is my favorite set of pages : ) So colorful and cheerful and tagful…yep that’s a new word lol.

IMG_2209Last but not least….ABC stamps…how adorable.

IMG_2197-001Here’s a little closeup of the rosette.

The trims I used on the little mini are Rust Organza, Brown Twill, and Brown Striped Grosgrain.  This mini is available as a Kit. Just right for back to school pics, or gifts for teacher or grandparent…in time to get done before the holidays.

Okay that’s it for me this morning. Time to get ready to go to the shop. I’ve got shabby chic on my mind today so be on the lookout for something girlie and pink tomorrow lol. Tonight we’ll be at the high school football game to watch Jonathan in the marching band. Go Pirates!!!!

I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative.

I have mini mania : )


I’ve been on a mini album kick lately. I’ll be sharing several over the next few days. I love to layer them up with loads of patterned papers and cardstock….then accent them with stickers.

IMG_0913I added some trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon….and some from my stash to dress the rings and accent the cover.

IMG_0914IMG_0915IMG_0916IMG_0917Creating baby projects always makes me very nostalgic for my boys when they were small. Everyone in my house is taller than me now. ( not too much of a challenge actually considering I’m very short lol )

Okay so that’s mini #1. Check back in tomorrow for mini #2. I think you can guess it’s a baby girl mini.

Now off to create some Super Bowl munchies and watch some pre-game specials.

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

A Day Well Spent


I’ve indulged my need to make myself busy in the kitchen today. I would traditionally be knee deep in Christmas cookies and casseroles and rolls. Life is a little  bit simpler now. A little bit quieter. Jonathan had a friend over. Dylan : ) Nice young man. We had a  sleepy morning with pancakes…then they spent their time playing video games…and football in the yard : )

So I puttered in the kitchen. Something a little bit bready sounded good. And something a little bit creamy???? Don’t mind if I do.

IMG_0465Homemade cream of mushroom soup. Chopping and dicing and then saute. Then a nice long simmer. Strangely enough…I don’t like mushrooms….but I love cream of mushroom soup. I’m so conflicted lol. For those of you worrying that we’ve fallen off the wagon….don’t panic…it’s vegan : )

IMG_0472-001A lovely foccacia to dunk in the soup. Isn’t bread baking in the oven the most divine aroma a house can have???

IMG_0473The recipe makes 2 foccacias. The little bread nugget on the top is what’s left of the first one 5 minutes after it came out of the oven. Did I mention we had 3 teenaged boys today ??? Happy children with full bellies is just the best blessing you could ask for.

So as you can tell…I’m having a wonderful day….hope you are too. Huggs G

Welcome Summer Card


This card made with my S.E.I. die cuts has a fun little window and flower box.

I coordinated the colors from the shutters and window box for a warmer summery look. Still using the My Mind’s Eye vintage Halloween papers and layering them on  craft brown cardstock.

I choose to embellish this card with a simple length of ribbon and bow then topped it off with a super tiny clothes pin and metal mailing tag.

I had fun playing paper with heather yesterday…and watching reruns of The Finder (my new favorite show.) Then after work and making dinner  I spent my evening on the tractor mowing the back 40  and watched D.H.Kenny and Jonathan throwing the football : ) Followed by a nice rest in the lawn chairs with a lager to watch the sunset. I do love this country life!!

Feeling the need to get back into some shabbyer and vintagy colors so that’s the plan for Jane Day tomorrow. Wish me luck!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy some time to be creative. G

Hooray Hooray for Football Feasting


Enjoying the game and commercials tonight with a fabulous feast and some festive beverages!  We are taking advantage of unseasonably warm nice weather to grill our dinner and of course it’s vegan so it’s good for us too! : )

For the kiddo’s…..

Nacho’s with lot’s of toppings and blue corn chips!

For the Grown ups……

Grilled mushroom caps with red peppers and onions on a nice crusty ciabatta  roll and sweet potato fries on the side. Wash it down with a tasty locally brewed stout. There was also grilled corn on the cob…..but we were in a hurry to settle in for the kickoff so it didn’t make it into the picture.

For those who still have room for dessert…

Chocolate zucchini muffins!! Hooray for dessert!!!! : )

Poor Scooter is too tired to enjoy the fun. I can’t imagine why…all he does is sleep and eat all day. Will have to give him a good brushing tomorrow…he’s looking a little poofy.

Lily’s not coming out of her little house. She must not like football. She does love her little red blankie though : )

Thanks to #1 son Alex who helped me get the pics of our dinner. He was excellent quality control when he wiped the side of the dish and said Gordon Ramsey wouldn’t be happy if we had a messy plate. LOL Such a good boy. : )

Hope you all enjoy your Superbowl festivities and make it home safely if you partied away from home.