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You are Amazing Framed Wall Hanging


Hey there Peeps! Just dropping in to share a sweet little framed wall hanging that I created with the new Serendipity collection from BoBunny. I had fun playing around with some mixed media supplies to create a great pattern and texture for the frame.


I’m using the …

Serendipity Collection

Flower Fun Stencil

BB Glitter Paste Sugar, Seafoam, Caribbean

BB Confetti Paste

Pentart  Antique Silver Metallic Paint

Pentart Antique Silver Delicate Paint

Pentart Stencil Paste

Mandala Die

Tick Tock Die




Winter Snow Angel Frame with Tutorial


Hey there Paper Peeps!  I’m having myself a good ol’ time playing with the new collections from BoBunny and the fabulous mixed media supplies from Pentart.  I’m sharing a little Christmasy frame today that I created with Winter Wishes and Pentart Dekor Paint.

Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes

This dime store frame was the perfect size to display the gorgeous angel from the Noteworthy elements and cut aparts from the 12 x 12 page.

Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes


I’ve incorporated the layered chipboard sticker and trees trimmed from the sticker packaging.


Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes

The Glitter Paste added to the cut apart gives a frosty look and the 3D Powder is a lovely accent to the frame corner.

Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes
Using spacers between the layers adds a lot of depth.


Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes

I began this project by giving the frame a base coat with the Dekor Paint in white. This paint is so nice and creamy and has great coverage.

Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes

Next I used a very dry brush to add the Country Green leaving it intentionally blotchy for an aged look.

Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes
Another layer of dry brushing ..this time with the white.


Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes

After drying the layers with a heat tool I used the Silver Antique Paste to accentuate the raised areas. This prepared the frame for the finishing touch of the 3D Powder adhered with Bead Paste.

Winter Snow Angel Frame by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny  Winter Wishes

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Papers: Winter Wishes-Beautiful
Layered Chipboard- Winter Wishes
Noteworthy- Winter Wishes
6×6 Paper Pad – Winter Wishes

Pentart Supplies:
Dekor Paint- Country Green
Dekor Paint-White
Antique Paste- Silver
3D Powder
Bead Paste
Glitter Paste- Sugar

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

Mixed Media Dragonfly Frame


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a sweet little frame project I created with lots of great GSL chippies and loads of mixed media supplies.

Mixed Media Dragonfly Frame

Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 1I found this frame with itty bitty windows and thought it would be a fun way to incorporate lots of small elements. First I took it apart and removed the glass. Then I traced where with window openings would be so I’d know where to place all the bits and pieces.  I created the background first with inks and stamps in the color scheme I wanted to use on the focal elements.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 3For added texture I layered in the Brick Wall chippie painted in flat white. Next came the Scribble Frame in black for contrast. Then the gears were painted gold and given a light coat of stain for an aged patina.

Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 4The Filigree Frame was finished with the same steps as the gears then a couldn’t resist topping it off with some coordinating bling.  A few small and simple stamped sentiments are really just perfect for this size frame.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 2A generous amount of flowers to fill in this corner along with a fancy stick pin,  some altered clock hands and twine bows.  There’s also a bit of gold mesh tucked in behind.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 5I may have gotten a little carried away with this Dragonfly…..but once I was on a roll it was hard to stop. I started with a base coat of white then colored and shaded with watercolor pencils. Using archival ink I stamped on the itty bitty typography. I added a nice finished edge with a black Big Brush marker and colored in the body portion. Next I layered on additional clock hands with the same gold and stain finish as the rest of the elements and secured them with a touch of glue to hold them in place while I wrapped the wire around and added beads.  The wire did add a bit of bulk in the back…but it fits down nicely between the frame openings so it does not cause the dragonfly to stick out yay!
~Other Supplies~
Petaloo Flowers
Botanica Faux Dried Minis
Chantilly Collection-Velvet Hydrangeas
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Suede, Sunflower
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist- Bronze
Okay that’s all for me. I had so much fun with this altered art project….now where to hang it???  Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Pretty Pocket & Jane Day


This was another fun day to play paper with my dear friend Jane : ) We did take a little break from the creativity to do a little shopping in the wonderful shops in downtown Dexter. I will take my camera to work tomorrow and get a shot of the fabulous new display rack I got for the shop. It’s super vintagey and beautiful. Jane was very patient to put up with my jibber jabber today as my mouth seemed to be working much faster than my brain…yikes.

I managed to complete only 1 project today but I think it’s pretty special. I used some of the sweet little tags I made Sunday.

This sweet little pocket has lot’s of embellishments on the front and 3 additional tags inside for journaling. Plenty of room in the pocket for pictures and mementos.

Jane will laugh as this is not the image I started with. lol. It is a lovely Graphic Fairy image of a vintage bird : ) I framed it with a painted and inked chipboard. I gave this little pocket plenty of layers of flowers, lace, pearly accents and ribbon. Of course I added a vintage button as well. There’s some sheer ruffled ribbon in a pale aqua. The paper I used is from Crate and a bit from My Mind’s Eye to make a punched scallop border. The finishing touch is a lock from Melissa Francis.

The boy’s are home from Scouts now so I better go get caught up. Hope you all have a wonderful evening. G


All For the Love of Pink Paislee


Yay!!!! We got big shipments of lot’s of beautiful paper goodies yesterday. I’ve been waiting as patiently as I could for the London Market line from Pink Paislee. When I finally got into the packages…it was even better and more beautiful than I had hoped : )

My first project with the ephemera pack is this lovely card. I know you all are sayin wha???? Is she trying to use the whole package on one card???? Not by a long shot. There are soooo many yummy little bits in this set I’ll have to layer them so I can get a chance to use them all.

I added the die cut pieces to a pretty little vintage image from Graphic’s Fairy of a French frame. I have to say I inked a lot here, bringing it in from the edge more than I usually do. I choose Walnut Distress Ink from Tim Hotlz.

The small doily gives the effect of lace. I inked it as well. Real vintage buttons for authenticity. : )

I hand painted these flowers for a creamy finish. Layered over an ephemera piece I think they look lovely. Notice the spool top with the pink label. That’s Pink Paislee also. You know I have to open one of every package that comes in right??? Okay…so I just made up that rule lol. A little bit of fibers to soften the edges, a few little pearly accents and finished off with a dreamy sheer ribbon bow.

See how pretty and poofy that arrangement is. Yes I know you can see some other projects stacked up there. I’ve been having so much fun working with London Market that I couldn’t stop! they will have to wait for the next post though…can’t show off all my hard work at once : )

Stay posted for a special announcement. It may be this evening…or early tomorrow. You don’t want to miss it. Okay….so you want a clue huh???? It involves a prize. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition


I’m very excited to be auditioning to be a Design Team Member for Graphic 45. I’ve had myself a good old time creating these new projects just for this audition. There’s quite a few pictures….so get yourself a cup of coffee and set a spell and check out these great creations using fabulous Graphic 45 papers.

First project…….

This vacation memories chest has ton’s of layers of vintage images mounted on acrylic sheets with tiny clips.

I started this project out with paper mache and finished it off with my usual shabby chic style. I embellished with flowers, shells, and Dusty attic chipboard.

Second Project………

Fashionista Frame with lot’s of paper pieced layers for detail and depth.

Third Project……

This sweet little mini album is actually a calendar created with ABC Primer! The sweet little butterflies are Graphic Fairy : )

Each set of pages has 3 month cards that flip up and a large pocket on the left to tuck in memorabilia and pictures.

Loving the embellishments in the corner!

Fourth Project……

Layout for my Niece and her daughter : ) They are very outdoorsy so no girly frou frou!

Yep you guessed it…more handmade flowers : )



Fifth Project………

Shabby chic and very vintage wedding card.

Seventh Project……

Very traditionally styled Christmas Card. I’ve been hoarding this image for quite a while waiting for a special occasion.

Project Eight…..

This project is very special to me as it was my “personal challenge” for this post. Make a collage with only  items from the scrap and salvage box. All these yummy little bits and pieces were leftover from other projects just waiting to have a home of their own.

Okay that‘s it from my audition projects. I want to thank everyone at Graphic 45 for the opportunity to be considered to join the team and for making such beautiful papers for us to play with. Best of luck to everyone who tries out….it takes a lot of courage….but we did it!!!YAYYY US!!!!!

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!!!!