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New Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog


Hey there Peeps. What a fun new challenge we have going this time at CHACB. The design team and I are sharing our Upcycled projects made with great supplies donated by our generous sponsor Canvas Corp  We all have lot’s of bits and pieces just waiting for a little love to turn them into fabulous treasure. I’ve chosen to upcycle a little chest that I liked the shape of…but the color???? Don’t even get me started on just how bad it was.

IMG_3742-001See I told ya it was bad. But it’s got these meshy parts….and a really nice shape. 1st step….shabby spray paint!

IMG_3746And here it is now! I’ve added a beautiful Damask printed canvas panel to the back from our fabulous sponsors at Canvas Corp. I can not tell you how much I love this printed canvas!!!!! I am going to put it on everything!!!

IMG_3749I just love how the Damask looks against the chippy paint. I was able to use a canvas bag that had originally came in the wire baskets I bought for my bakers rack to hold produce to line the inside of the chest.  You can see the bag through the mesh. I’m planning to use it in my studio to store envelopes and cad bases.

IMG_3743I used a little of the canvas fringe to create a pleated ruffle  to soften the edge of my flower arraignment…then started layering. The flower in the center if handmade by moi….some have a sparkle…some are buff colored. I used several White Wild Orchid Spiral Stamens, and Antique Metal Door Pulls from Graphic 45 to anchor the light colors.

Okay now it’s your turn to get your craft on and upcycle a fabulous project then link up to play along with us in challenge 13 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. The prize for this challenge is amazing…..wish I could play along lol.

I invite you to stop on over and check out the projects shared by my fellow teamies…they are gonna knock your socks off!

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

Okay that’s all the break I get today….back to the kitchen remodel….I’m in the homestretch….hopefully this will be the last day.  I’m wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative.


Shabby Chic French Slim Mini Album Class and Kits


Hello there Paper Peeps! I’m popping in to share the beautiful Shabby Chic French Slim Mini Album we created in class last night.IMG_3469Layers and layers of pretty patterned papers with vintage images, glittery die cuts, photo mats, paper rosette, and ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon. This is a fun unique shape with lots of room for good sized pictures and jouraling.

IMG_3471IMG_3472IMG_3473IMG_3474We had lots of fun creating these albums in class. Good friends and good crafts and our sweet little mascot Holly Hocks!  If you’d like to create this Shabby Chic French Mini also…it’s available as a ready to assemble kit in the Etsy Shop.  I’m offering this kit with free shipping to the continental United States.

The trims I used for this album are from Really Reasonable Ribbon: Pink Gingham, Totally Twill Pink, Pink Organza.

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



French Country Shadow Box Collage with Graphic 45


Good morning Paper Peeps!  I hope you are enjoying your holiday so far….I know my kiddos have enjoyed having Spring Break the week before Easter! The weather is finally showing some signs of warming up and the grass is starting to get green….now if only the leaves on the trees would come out : ) I’m dropping in this morning before I head to the shop to share a shadow box collage I created yesterday. I am cra-zy over making shadow boxes now!!!

IMG_3292I used French Country patterned papers from Graphic 45 as well as some beautiful clock images from A Proper Gentleman. The box itself is 10×10 and I had so much fun layering in all the fussy cut images…and of course there is like elebenty hundred foam spacers so I could build in a lot of depth.

IMG_3293These colors are so warm and sunny. I used the clocks and the sunflowers to anchor the bottom corners. It never ceases to amaze me how well the papers from different lines coordinate so you can mix and match them to make your projects very unique.



I added a striped scallop border to the box then layered on the border strip that came on the sheet. It suited my project better to arrange the stripes in a different order…so I trimmed them out and flipped them around so I would have the dark edge up against the stripe to keep it from being pattern overload.


I am crazy about how this clock turned out.  I added some inked Dusty Attic chippies the layered on more of the sunflowers and leaves and clocks.


All along the top of the box I layered in fussy cut images with tags and more of the foam spacers. There are also lots of cricut cut scrollys that I worked in.  To finish off this corner….a sweet banner hangs from Licorice Bakers Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3297I cut doubles on the stamp images so I could add an extra spacer and roll up the corners.

IMG_3298This shadow box is very very very very dimensional! This has become my new favorite project : )

Okay…that’s all for me today…gotta get to the shop to see what kinda trouble I can get into! Wishing you all a happy and productive day and lot’s of time to be creative : ) G 

Vintage Easter Chicks Button Card Collage


I’ve been working away this morning on a sweet new collage sheet. Vintage Easter Chicks Button Cards. I’m going to print them right away and take em to the shop so I can Stickle them up and add some pretty ribbons to make tags for some baked treats for the holiday.  They would also be pretty stinkin cute on an Easter Tree!

Vintage Easter Chick Button CardsIf you just gotta have these sweet little chicks cards to get your craft on….click HERE.

Okay…I’m off to the shop now….I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative 🙂 G

French Label Freebie Images


I was trying very hard to work this morning with all my Peeps snug in their beds….but my shockingly small attention span is getting the better of me. I did manage to come up with 3 pretty little French tags. I’m just going to share them as freebies to save myself from having to finish the whole collage sheet lol. freebiefrenchlabelI think I’ll print a set for myself and use them to decorate a burlap covered recycled can and use them to hold my pens and pencils in my craft room. These freebie images are for your personal use only. Do not reproduce these images in a collage sheet or sell items you make with them : )

I think I’ll wait for the coffee to kick in before I try to be productive again : ) Until then I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Vintage French Sewing


Just popping in to share a sweet card I created this week. I have to say I love every thing about it : ) It’s sooooo vintagy!!

IMG_1518IMG_1522IMG_1521Lot’s of yummy paper layers with vintage images…crystal topped pins, vintage buttons, metal clip and beautiful Juliet Lace and Taupe wired Chevron Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay…off now to get ready to go to the shop. I’m really enjoying this warm sunny weather we are having here in Michigan. Especially since we just had a blizzard a few days ago.

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

Buzz Buzz Another Bee Card


Here’s another Bee card…..I’m all a buzz about this one. Okay….there’s just soooo many bee jokes right???? I have to use them!!!

IMG_1500I haven’t really got caught up in the ” KEEP CALM and” trend….but when I saw this sweet image….I couldn’t resist. All the patterned paper layers came from the scrap and salvage box. Who’s a frugal crafter????? THIS GIRL! 

IMG_1501There’s an oh so sweet little bee charm hanging from the Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon bow . I’ve also added burlap leaves and a large creamy pale rose. The trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_1502There’s a fair amount of patterns here…..so I used a well ink yellow to separate and stay in the bee theme. I love those two tiny clips at the top of the tag.

IMG_1507Here’s a close up of the flowers : ) I just love how it turned out!!!

Okay..that’s it for me. I have to buzz off now to get the kiddos ready for school and me ready for work : ) LOL

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