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Take a Hike TN Layout with Simple Stories


Hello there and happy Wednesday to you all!  Sharing a layout I created for my Travelers Notebook with a special picture of a trip my youngest Son and Hubby took to Philmont Scout Ranch Last summer.  This is their second trip but I don’t have many pictures of them together as my Hubby is usually the one taking pictures. So for this trip they travel by train from Michigan to New Mexico and spend 10 days hiking and camping in the mountains. They hike 100 miles and they love every step!

Take a Hike TN Layout Polly's Paper Studio 01

Of course I’m using Cabin Fever by Simple Stories for this very outdoorsy picture. And my own handwriting which is a big step outside my comfort zone but I’m determined to document these pictures.

Take a Hike TN Layout Polly's Paper Studio 02 Some of the cut aparts are layered here with fussy cut images and stickers.

Take a Hike TN Layout Polly's Paper Studio 03

I’m kinda obsessed with the tabbed topped labels with perfectly coordinating sentiments for this layout.

Take a Hike TN Layout Polly's Paper Studio 04

Little word stickers here for balance. I added a dash line and a doodle border to help frame the pages. I would never post a layout with pictures of other peoples kids…but sometimes you can’t avoid getting them in the shot so my tip for this is to use cut aparts or stickers to cover them up like I have here with the large explore sentiment.  It looks intentional and removes the child from the image.

I used the Cabin Fever Collection from Simple Stories for this layout .

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

1 Layout 3 Ways For BoBunny


Hey there BoBunny Peeps! So much fun to be posting my first project here for 2017.  I created my “1 Layout 3 Ways” with a generously donated picture of this sweetest little girl Liddy. She’s my BFF Kathy’s Granddaughter and she is just soooo adorable.

Sweet Liddy Scrapbook Layout by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Felicity Collection

For layout (1) I’m using paper patterns from the Felicity Collection. I’ve added a light rubbing of Pentart Creamy Acrylic Metallic Paint in Rose then used the Brocade Stickable Stencil and Silver Contour Liner to add a subtle script pattern. Die cuts from the patterned paper, fussy cut clocks and elements from the Felicity Noteworthy set all layered to accent the picture.

Sweet Liddy Scrapbook Layout by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Felicity Collection

Adding a border to the top and bottom for layout (2) and topping it off with a large section of fussy cut flowers.

Sweet Liddy Scrapbook Layout by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Felicity Collection

Chipboard Stickers, stamped balloon, and additional elements from the Noteworthy package finish things off for layout 3.

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

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Felicity/ Always, Smile, Cherished, Romance, Serendipity
Noteworthy: Felicity
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard/ Felicity
Stickable Stencils: Brocade
Die: Ornate Doilies
Stamp: Dreamer

Pentart Supplies: 
Acrylic Creamy Metallic Paint-Rose
Silver Contour Liner

A Moment in Time Layout 3 Ways


Hey there paper Peeps. Today I’m sharing 1 layout 3 ways. This is a fabulous way to show the stages of design for a project that can be clean and simple all the way through fully decked out. Each step could represent a finished layout…but I am a more is better person so layout 3 is for sure right up my alley.

A Moment in Time Scrapbook Page by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Winter Wishes

For the first step I layered many of the patterned papers from the Winter Wishes Collection with the fussy cut picture and used the Noteworthy elements to accent.  I tattered the edges and highlighted them with Pentart Silver Antique Paste. Using silver cardstock helps to separate the patterns and coordinates well the snowy details. It’s really lovely at this stage….but more is better!!!

A Moment in Time Scrapbook Page by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Winter Wishes

Two tags are tucked in behind and helps to bring the arrangement up into the top corner. With the Winter Fun Stickable Stencil and Primer Paste Gesso and Pentart Structure Paste I added the snowflake details layering them onto the background as well as the Noteworthy elements and tags.

A Moment in Time Scrapbook Page by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Winter Wishes

And now with all the finishing touches it’s my favorite version. To give a frosty effect I added a generous amount of Sugar Glitter Paste on the tags and center frame section.  The chipboard sentiment is a subtle accent finished with layers of coordinating embossing powders. Frosting Jewels helps to evoke movement.  I’ve incorporated the Layered Chipboard Sticker to anchor the bottom of the pictures and to hide unfinished edges.  Using the patterned papers I created flowers that match perfectly and are topped off with, Pentart 3D Balls and Sugar glitter. Last but not least a fine line of Pentart 3D powder to emulate snow.  Special thanks to friend Missy for allowing me to use this picture of her gorgeous daughter taken before homecoming.

BoBunny Supplies :
Patterned Paper: Winter Wishes, Flurries, Chill, Magic, Beautiful
Noteworthy: Winter Wishes

Stickers: Winter Wishes, Layered Chipboard
Stickable Stencils: Winter Fun
DoubleDot Jewels: Frosting Jewels
DoubleDot Jewels: Tuxedo Jewels
Glitter Paste: Sugar
Pentart: Structure Paste, Primer Paste Gesso, 3D Powder, 3D Balls, Silver Antique Paste
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Take a Hike Wall Hanging with BoBunny + Video Tutorial


Hey there Peeps! I’m sharing one of the projects I created for the 2nd round auditions for the 2016 BoBunny Design Team.   They were super generous and sent us a box loaded with awesome papers and supplies….all the funner bits and pieces.  Lucky me they sent the  Take A Hike Collection. I just happen to have elebenty hundred pictures to scrap from a trip my Hubby and Son took last summer. I’ll share more on that in tomorrows post…but for today the project I’m sharing has a picture of some of our dear friends Russ and Ben who went on the adventure with my guys. I hope you enjoy this Take A Hike Wall Hanging….and make sure you check out the video tutorial so you can see how I created it.

Take a Hike Philmont Russ & Ben 1

Take a Hike Philmont Russ & Ben 4

Take a Hike Philmont Russ & Ben 2Take a Hike Philmont Russ & Ben 3Take a Hike Philmont Russ & Ben 5



BoBunny Supplies~

~12 x 12 Take A Hike patterned papers~
Take A Hike
Happy Trails
Take A Hike ~ 6 x6 Paper Pad
Take A Hike ~ Stickers
Take A Hike ~ Chipboard
Take A Hike ~ Brads
Take A Hike ~ Layered Chipboard
Take A Hike ~ Noteworthy
Glimmer Spray ~ Bronze
Pearlescents ~ Chocolate
Glitter Paste ~ Gold
Family Laser Cut Chipboard

Petaloo Flowers ~ DIY Textured Burlap n Canvas

Okay that’s all for me.  I’ve got 1 more project coming tomorrow with Take A Hike and more on the summer adventure that inspired these creations. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G



Order of the Arrow Digital Layout with Crafty Secrets


Hey there Peeps! I’m sharing my very first all digital layout today.  I know I always say I really like to get my hands dirty while crafting and so I avoided digital scrapbooking. How can it be fun unless you’ve glued yourself to the table like I always do??? Let me tell you know..I am kicking myself for waiting because it was soooo much fun. And I can share them online for the grandparents who don’t want to get big bulky scrapbooks filling up their shelves. I used all digital images and papers from Crafty Secrets….a total mix and match. Andddd I still have my required elebenty hundred layers!

CS Boy Scout LayoutThis is a pic of my youngest Son Jonathan receiving his Order of the Arrow Sash with the Boy Scouts.  A very special honor among the troop and I’m so thrilled that all 3 of my boys have been initiated into the order.  I used  CD6 Vintage Christmas, CD1 Vintage Patterns and CD3 Typography. I hope I’ve inspired you to try digital scrapbooking..I’ll be making more layouts this way now that I know how much fun it is!!

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

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

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.

It’s Blog HopTime Again


Well I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far…I know I am…we love the warm weather.  It’s also Blog Hop time with Really Reasonable Ribbon and I could not be more excited with Bonnie’s Citrus Ribbon Club selection. I just found a super sweet pic of my great niece that has her modeling a totally adorable ruffly swimmy suit and the colors match the club pack perfectly. I know they are not my usual…but I’m really happy with how it turned out.  

rrr-blog-hopHere is the wonderful Citrus Ribbon Club Assortment.


Okay…let’s get hopping. You should be coming to Polly’s from the lovely and talented Misty. If you’re just starting here…..you need to click Here to start at the beginning…then follow all the links to see the very inspiring projects created by the design team. Don’t forget to leave a little love for the fabulous projects!



Okay…that’s it for my Citrus inspired project….now you’re off to the amazing Gloria…you are gonna love her project…I know I do!

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

New Challenge at Let’s Get Shabby


There’s a new challenge posted at Let’s Get Shabby. The theme this month is to create a project inspired by a piece of shabby chic china.  This is wonderful idea…..but for me….well I’m the only shabby chic country girl who doesn’t own china. I am so lucky to be married to a wonderful man who put himself through college cooking in a very upscale Italian restaurant. To chefs…the food should be beautiful…not the plate it served on…..so we have white dishes…..which is not too inspiring for craft projects lol. Thankfully Pinterest is full of beautiful china dish images….so here is the inspiration I found…


I loved the border….and the sweet little pink flowers. Here is my layout inspired by the china…


This beautiful young lady is the Daughter of my dear friend Belinda. Heading for the prom with her date Thomas. Isn’t that the cutest couple??? Thanks for sharing Belinda : )

Okay…now it’s your turn to get inspired by china and create a project to share in the challenge….the prize this month is a great selection of chipboard!!!! Click this link to head over to check out the details…good luck to all who enter!

New Challenge at Let’s Get Shabby


They’ve got a new challenge going on at Let’s Get Shabby.

This time it’s a color challenge. Here is a peek at our inspiration picture.

Shabby-Chic-ColoursFor this challenge we were asked to use all the colors….which I just loved…so soft and shabby.

Here is my project….a layout of my Niece Olivia.

IMG_1605IMG_1619I dry brushed these flowers to coordinate with the shabby color challenge, then layered them over a great little mailing tag, pretty pearly stick pins, bits of lace and pretty doily donated by my dear sweet friend Anna.

IMG_1611Another grouping of flowers to anchor the other corner.

IMG_1613Here is a lovely layered and Stickled butterfly.

IMG_1609I added lot’s of Stickles to this pretty vintage printout….and to the crown and butterfly. The glitter is a nice finishing touch!

Okay…now it’s your turn to create a project for the color challenge…click on the link above for the rules and good luck to all who enter.

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