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With Love…Butterfly Lullaby Greeting Card

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Hey Peeps! I’m sharing a card today I created with the new collection Butterfly Lullaby just released from Crafter’s Companion.  This new line is so sweet with gorgeous die cuts, floral patterned papers and coordinating embossing folders.

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For this card I used the 6×6 Paper Pad, Daisy Trail Embossing Folder, 3D Circle Die, and With Love Die.

Once I had the 3D Circle Die cut out……I masked the background with scrap paper and added lovely silvery embossing powder and heat set it to create a pretty accent then wove the Grape Plaid Ribbon trough it like a buckle.

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

New Images for Collage and Sale Announcement

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I hope you all are enjoying all the fun and festivities of this time of year. We had a nice quiet Christmas….if you consider video games going in the background to be quiet lol. I’ve taken the opportunity to work while the peeps have been sleeping in. I’ve got several new collage sheets to share. Even though I have enjoyed the Christmas holiday projects…I can say for sure I am ready to move on to other creative avenues : )

1alinenheader-backgroundfairyI’m calling this one Vintage Book Cover Cards. There’s 4 nice large images….so you can make quick cards or add them to your scrapbooking and paper crafting.

IMG_3645-w640Of course I’m calling this one Birds of a Feather. This sheet is perfect for all types of cards…or maybe even strung together to make a banner?

Etsy main pageI can not wait to get to the shop and create some sweet Valentines with this Heart Collage.

Etsy main pageThis printable Baby Banner Collage has an extra sheet of banner shapes so you can string as many together as you need to fit your space perfectly!

In other news…..Bonnie is having a SALE : )

Sale GraphicClick on the link to hop on over and pick up your coupon code for great savings at Really Reasonable Ribbon : )

Okay…that’s all for now. I’m hoping to find some motivation to clean out my studio downstairs….wish me luck. I  hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative! G

Vintage Snowman Wand Tutorial

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I’m popping in today to share an easy to follow tutorial on how to make a vintage inspired snowman wand…and lets all just admit now that we have all needed one…and just never knew it lol. You’re welcome! It’s pretty easy to make..so let’s get started….I’ll show you the finished project as a teaser.

IMG_2680Okay…now that you’re hooked….here’s how to make one for yourself….

IMG_2671Paint a paper mache star ornament and hot glue it to a painted dowel.

IMG_2672Add silver glass glitter to the outside edges and clear glitter flakes over the rest of the surface.

IMG_2674Hot glue a white glittery star ornament to the center.

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Add printed snowman image. This charming little guy is from Graphics Fairy.IMG_2676Tinsel trim gives the edge a nice finished look.

IMG_2677Add generous lengths of ribbon and lace to the dowel. I used Diamonds and Dots on Silver Satin and White Crocheted Lace.

IMG_2678Here is a nice poofy bow of Double Faced Satin Light Silver added to the bottom of the image.

IMG_2679More bows of twine in Oyster. Topped off with tiny jingle bells….every wand should have jingle bells.

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Last but not least….some shimmery opalescent leaves with beaded trim.

Not sure what magical powers I hope to gain from having a snowman wand….I’ll just have to try it out and see : )   You can never have too much faith and magic this time of year : )

Okay that’s it for me….I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon and Collage Sheet

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I’m a little slow in posting the new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon….but better late than never right???? So this time the theme is Gift Packaging and Ribbon. That’s a fun challenge.  I created a vintagy handled gift bag with sweet Santa, glittery accent, tags, flowers, ribbon pins. Okay I think it might have been easier to list what I didn’t add to it lol.

IMG_2565IMG_2566IMG_2567I used Snowflakes on Red Satin and Cherry Baker’s Twine to create my bow…then added a Sweetheart Blossom in red for the center. If you think you’d like to enter the challenge too….just create a super fabulous project thats Gift Packaging and Ribbon and join in the fun.

I’ve also created another great holiday collage sheet. This time it’s a nice selection of vintagy Christmas Tickets I can’t wait to print these out to use as gift tags and labels for my homemade treats!

ChristmasTickets-004Click HERE if you’d like to check out how you can get a sheet of your own : )  The best part of these collages is they’re available for instant download….so you can have them right away to get your craft on!

Okay…it’s time for me to join the rest of the peeps finish watching the Lion’s Game…and keep a weather eye to the horizon for the tornado warning we are under.  I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative! : ) G

Many of the images I used to create this collage sheet are from Graphic’s Fairy.

November Blog Hop With Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Seems like time goes by so fast this time of year. It’s already time again for another Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.

rrr-blog-hopIt’s pretty exciting this month because not only do we have some super awesome ribbon to play with…but we are having our first hop with the new DT members! Woo Hoo. I can’t wait to see their projects! Okay…before I get too far ahead….here is the November Ribbon Club Assortment….a cheerful winter mix if I do say so myself!

ribbonclubnovemberlge_2013If you’re just getting started on the hop…you need to click here to start at the beginning. You don’t want to miss out on any of the creativity! Otherwise…you should have found your way to me by way Kathy’s great blog.

The ribbon selection has such fun and festive colors….it put me in the mood for retro. So I created a mini album just right for the holiday.

IMG_2595Pinks and green and purples oh my! I added loads of paper layers, and chunky chipboard stickers. There’s also some fancy shmancy glittery bells and a couple of resin snowflakes. The trim matches perfectly!

IMG_2597IMG_2598IMG_2599IMG_2600IMG_2596This book is chock full of room for larger pictures and journaling! It will make a fabulous Christmas gift!

Your next stop on the hop is Jessie. Don’t forget to leave everyone a little love for sharing their super creative projects with the fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon trims! I know I will be : )

Okay..that’s all for me. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Oooops almost forgot….I listed another fun tag collage in the Etsy Shop. This time it’s Be My Valentine.  I can’t wait to whip up some crafty goodness with these cuties!

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SAnta Tag Collage Sheet

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The cooler weather is getting me in the holiday mood here in lower Michigan. I’m getting all set to create lot’s of cards tags and projects for my family and friends and I can wait to use the tags from my new collage sheet : )  I might even make some great Christmas ornaments for my tree…..like I don’t already have a ton of ornaments lol….more is better though right????

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If you’d like a sheet of your own to create fabulous holiday projects….just click HERE. And if you make something wonderful…..please email a picture of your creation.. I would love to see them! Many of the images I used to create this collage sheet are from Graphic’s Fairy.

I’m off now to get caught up on kit’s and watch some Lion’s football! I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Sweet Santa Card

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Good morning all! I here to share a card I created with loads of Christmasy details vintage image and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_2486IMG_2488IMG_2487I’ve gone a little bow crazy lately….adding all the fun bits. This time I layered a die cut star with 2 faux poinsettia flowers without the stem…and topped it off with an extra poofy Red Gingham Bow and Sweetheart Blossoms. 

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

 

Class for Tuesday….New Collage Sheets…..and Sale Announcement

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Well hello there!!!!! I hope you all have enjoyed yourself a happy weekend. I say weekend because my days off are Sunday Monday lol…. I’m just popping in to share a lovely Count your Blessings book we are creating in class tonight. It’s full of warm rich colors and tons of details.  I’ve picked kinda Fall papers…but not Thanksgivingy. The inside pages are sewn vintage law book pages…..so they have a fabulous tattered edge.

IMG_2530Lot’s of pages and pockets and tags inside. As well as embellished floral accents and ribbon trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and vintage images from The Graphic’s Fairy.  We’ve got a full class tonight…so I can’t take any reservations….but I am making the kit available in Etsy Shop in the next few days. If you’d like to reserve a listing specially for you…just drop me a comment on this post and I’ll get you all set up : )

So what did I do on my days off??? Make more collage sheets lol. I’m kinda addicted now lol.

Butterfly Journal CardsI’m going to use these for cards and tags and scrapbooking and you all know how I love a banner : )  If you’d like more details on how to get some for your own to make fabulous projects with…just click HERE

And in other EXCITING NEWS…… Bonnie is having a huge 6 day sale at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Just click the link to hop over and snag your coupon code for savings!!!!!

Okay…that’s all for me today….I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Vintage Christmas Tags

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I spent some time this afternoon working on some sweet little tags I created with my new collage sheet….loads of Stickles, Inks and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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After printing the images…I added lot’s of Stickles and inks then layered them on some larger tags I had in the stash. These bows are sa-weet.  I also added some little goodies to embellish them like flowers, buttons, and snowflake pins.

IMG_2483I’ve got a nice big pile left to embellish. I think these will make fabulous tags that can be on a gift…then taken off to hang on the tree to make a keepsake ornament. Or maybe to label a homemade treat? Or a banner????

Here is the sheet of images:

Vintage Christmas Frames Digital CollageThis sheet is available for instant download. Click HERE to get a sheet of your own to make fabulous holiday projects with. The image does not have the large black border when printing. Many of the great vintage images I used to create this collage are from Graphic’s Fairy : ) Gotta love em!

The trims I used for my bows are: Snowflakes on Red Satin, Cherry Baker’s Twine, Red Plaid, Red Wrinkle Ribbon, and Sweetheart Blossoms.

I’m off to watch the Tiger Game with my Sweetie. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening! G

Halloween Freebie Printable and Gift from a Friend

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I’ve got two fabulous things to share today…one a surprise gift I got a few weeks ago from a super talented and super sweet new friend from Florida. And the other is a new freebie printable.

Jeanne Marie sent me this beautiful vintagy Halloween cone that she embellished and filled with goodies and treats : ) She is so generous I just had to share my gifty with everyone. Let me start out by saying…..cones are not so very easy to get pics of : /   So there are lot’s of pics so I can capture the details.

IMG_2451Here it is hanging from the hutch in my kitchen.

IMG_2453She added layered paper rosettes and fun fringy trims. Can you see all the inking she did on the metal cone? Fabulous!

IMG_2466On the back there’s lot’s and lot’s of trims, a giant spider and black bling.

IMG_2467So many layers….swoon!!!!!

IMG_2463Say hello to my little friend….lol These little treats were packed inside the cone.

IMG_2468Not sure yet whats in this package…it’s too cute to open. I love that black glitter on the paper rosette.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you Jeanne Marie for this wonderful surprise…it’s become a cherished part of my holiday decor…and I’ll be thinking of you every year when I decorate my home for the holidays : )

Last but not least….here’s another freebie printable from me to you. I kinda love it…I hope you do too!

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Still haven’t got the in house IT dept to show me how to turn these into a jpeg…so for now you can just right click on it and save it to a file to print. For personal use only please….do not reproduce this image for items you intend to sell or add it to a digital collage sheet.  That would make me sad : (  many of the elements here are from Graphic’s Fairy.

Okay…that‘s it for me….I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative.