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Safari Adventure Mini Album


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I’m pretty excited to be sharing a fabulous finished project that started with me getting to work with the designers at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts to develop a new Staggered Mini Album Base.  This was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to do it again : ) Safari Adventure Mini Album.

 Safari Adventure Book 1I am loving how you can see all the layers of this book without even opening it.  It’s like a sneak peek.  This album base will be coming to the shop very soon.  I’m just picturing it with a Christmas or Halloween theme?????  For this finished project I’m using Safari Adventure from Graphic 45.Safari Adventure Book 2I added some great coordinating chippies for my theme…..these are the Safari Shapes Set and they will also be available soon at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  Couldn’t ask for a better match! Safari Adventure Book 3Once you star flipping the pages you can really see the staggered effect of the page sizes. I added a few tags from Graphic 45 to give me room for larger pictures and journaling.Safari Adventure Book 4I worked in some of the Safari Adventure chipboard pieces . There are also some layered flowers. Adding these embellishments caused the book to get very bulky…..but that’s how I like mini albums so I’m thrilled.Safari Adventure Book 5Those laser cut borders work great to slip pictures in behind…finished with flat black to coordinate with the book cover.Safari Adventure Book 6I was able to create extra pockets for tags and more journaling. I love how the Safari Chippies colored in flat black create a graphic pop against the jungle themed papers : )Safari Adventure Book 7I did mention it got a little bulky?  Just the way I like it!!!!!Safari Adventure Book 8Loads of patterns here….but it does not seem busy with the solid borders.

 Safari Adventure Book 9Close up of the cover…..I even tucked a tiny chippie camera in there!!!!
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Hand Died SilkSatin Swiss Dot Black.
Okay that’s all for me. Be on the lookout for these awesome new Staggered Mini Album and Safari Shapes Sets.
Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Get Your Happy Dad’s Day On Mini & Guest Design for Petaloo


Hey there paper Peeps! It’s Ginny here and I am really really really excited to be sharing my first project as guest designer at Petaloo for May.  I’ve created a fun and festive mini album with  Father’s Day as my inspiration.  I think a mini scrapbook filled with pictures and loads of memories journaled on the tags is such a thoughtful and very personal gift. It can even hold gift cards in the pockets in case you want to take it up a notch. Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 1

OMGosh these little gnomes from Simple Stories are so dang cute. I super love all the patterns and images from this collection.  I chose to use a spiral binding for this album so it could hold bulkier embellishments like the chipboard stickers. I’ve even tucked in a few flowers throughout the pages and I wouldn’t want them to get smooshed.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 2These Petaloo flowers really coordinate perfectly with the patterned papers and help to anchor the corner of the book. I layered many shapes and sizes and worked in some fabby Blueberry Picks. Leaves and tiny loopy twine bows fill in this arrangement and the chipboard bees on springs adds a very whimsical touch.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 3

Using a punch I added an accent to the yellow checkered paper banner that’s tucked into to collage.  The Enamel Dots are a fun alternative to buttons and since they come with the Bloom & Grow collection I know they match perfectly.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 4The base of this book is constructed out of sturdy chipboard so it would hold up to lots of admiring and page flipping. Dad’s gonna want to show off all his little Peeps!

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 5

I used ribbon trims to decorate the spiral binding. I found colors that matched the funky little chipboard stickers.  Just one per spiral though so it won’t interfere with the book opening.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 6Several sets of the inside pages have pockets to add tags and memorabilia. To keep a consistent look I worked the wood grain pattern running throughout the book.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 7Solid colored cardstock borders and matting helps to make the pockets and tags more sturdy and keeps the busy patterns from running together.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 8

I turned this gnome line up on it’s side to create  pockets on the outside of the pages. It was so much better than having them only on the bottom of the page and allows of bigger tags to be inserted.Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 9

The last set of pages has no pockets to allow for bigger pictures…or maybe a handwritten note from the kiddos.

Okay that’s it for my first project for May. I hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Petaloo Product Used In This Project

Darjeeling Mini Mix 1462-103

Darjeeling Mini Mix Yellow 1462-109 Darjeeling Petites Cream 1465-105

Darjeeling Petites Blue 1465-103Botanica Blossom Bulk Pack Teal 1177-VP

Botanica Blueberry Pick 1171-122

Other Products:

Simple Stories Bloom & Grow

Yellow Cardstock

Spiral Binding


Parrot Green Wrinkle Ribbon

Orange Wrinkle Ribbon

Yellow Wrinkle Ribbon

Double Sided Adhesive, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Scissors, Punches.

Botanicabella Journal with Graphic 45


Hey there Peeps. Sorry for 2 posts in one day…but we have loads of creativity to share and sometimes it happens.  My next project is for Graphic 45 .  Botanicabella Journal.  This time of year it’s always nice to have  personal handmade items you can present as hostess gifts. A journal or notebook is a pretty and practical gift that can be used by just about everyone. They are sure to remember the special holiday they shared with you when they use it. This journal is created with one of my favorite lines Botanicabella. I added lots of layers and textures as well as tabbed dividers to keep notes organized. A little spritz of copper colored spray to bring it all together and give it an antique appearance.

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Botanicabella Journal

Graphic 45 Botanicabella~Botanical News

Graphic 45 Botanicabella~Garden Suite

Graphic 45 Botanicabella~Vintage Vignette

Graphic 45 Botanicalbella~Birds of Paradise

Graphic 45 Botanicabella~Secret Garden

Graphic 45 Botanicabella~Botanicabella

Graphic 45 Botanicabella~Stickers

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Brads

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Key Holes

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Keys

Petaloo~ Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Trim and Twine

Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Ranger Liquid Pearls Mist~Bronze

Black Bling

Sizzix~ Tabbed Dies

Crafter’s Companion~Die’sire Die Chantilly Lace

Bind It All


Lined pages

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

P.S. This journal is available….Polly’s at Etsy.

Celebrating World’s Fair with Graphic 45


Hello there Peeps! Don’t ya just love when a new paper line come out with great patterns and colors that are fun to work with a photograph beautifully? I know I do. That’s just what you get with World’s Fair. It’s really gorgeous and a delight to work with! I created a Tag Book in a Box to highlight my fav images and patterns then loaded it down with embellishments and flowers and ribbon trim.

There is nothing more fun to make than tags. It’s an excuse to pull out every pattern in the collection. And you get to add all the fun trimmy bits and chipboard. I created these tags to work as an unconventional scrapbook just by adding pictures and journaling to the backs of the tags. It can be stored in the box and displayed on a shelf or table.

worlds fair Tag book with box 1 worlds fair Tag book with box 2 worlds fair Tag book with box 3 worlds fair Tag book with box 4 worlds fair Tag book with box 5 worlds fair Tag book with box 6 worlds fair Tag book with box 7 worlds fair Tag book with box 8

World’s Fair Tag Book with Box Supplies List

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Ticket to Ride

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Flower Power

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Wonder Works

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Inspiration Station

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Balloon Bouquet

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~6×6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Journaling Chipboard

Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Tgas and Pockets

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Key Plate

Graphic 45 Staples~Medium Tag Album Black

Petaloo Flowers

Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Black Cardstock

Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon~Silky Crush Ribbon in Navy, Tangerine Satin with Metallic Edge, Orange Sheer Organza with Satin Center, Tangerine Shimmer Satin, Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses, Wild Orchid Crafts White Magnolia.

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

Celebrating Christmas in September with Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol


Well hello there Peeps. Today we are celebrating Christmas in September with Graphic 45. I’m sharing an album I created for the CHA Summer Show. Christmas is my favorite time of year and we always have loads of pictures and memories to save so I always make quite a few mini albums to preserve our memories and display with our seasonal decor so we can enjoy the holiday even more! I created a fun little snow shaker for one of the pages by using an image+glitter,metal snowflakes and button+the packaging from my adhesive tape then covered the seams with tinsel trim!!! This collection is amazing with it’s combination of traditional vintage images and fabulous colors and patterns. I’ll be using Christmas Carol for just about everything this year from tags and labels to cards and minis. What a great way to celebrate the holidays!!! Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon~Emerald Green Striped Twill, Ivory Crocheted Lace, Diamond Satin in Scarlet, Double Faced Satin in Red.

Christmas Carol Mini Album 1 Christmas Carol Mini Album 2 Christmas Carol Mini Album 3 Christmas Carol Mini Album 4 Christmas Carol Mini Album 5 Christmas Carol Mini Album 6 Christmas Carol Mini Album 7 Christmas Carol Mini Album 8 Christmas Carol Mini Album 9

A Christmas Carol Mini Album Supplies List

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Graceful Garland

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Figgy Pudding

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Seasonal Sentiments

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Bah Humbug

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Yuletide Greetings

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Christmas Carol

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Graceful Garlands

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Scrooge and Marley

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol~Good Cheer

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate metal Keys

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Door Pull

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Graphic 45 Staples~Ivory Tag Book

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Tim Holtz Idea-ology~2 Ring Binder

Tim Holtz Tinsel Trim

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Petaloo Flowers

Vintage Hardcover Book

Martha Stewart Glitter

Snowflake Charms


Green Cardstock

Assorted dies and punches

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

Too Cute to Spook Mini Album and Kit


Hey there Paper Peeps! I finally got to play with my new crafty tool that my Hubby got me for an early B-Day gifty. It’s been sitting in the box for 2 weeks : (   But let me just tell you that I do love it!!!! Everyone needs a Bind it All as far as I’m concerned.  I created a mini album and it was so much fun adding different size pages and acrylic pages.  I used my new Too Cute to Spook Creativity Kit. I was able to finish the entire album with the kit and some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box….then I bound it with a spiral.

too cute to spook mini collage 4There were so many inside pages that I created collages with the pics.

too cute to spook mini collage 1

too cute to spook mini collage 2too cute to spook mini collage 3Isn’t that just adorable. Not spooky…just cute. I love the new Halloween patterned papers like the bats and cats and smiley jack-o-lanterns. I added some die cuts too….just because I got them in the mail and I was keen to use them right away : )   Pick up a Too Cute to Spook Creativity Kit for yourself ad get your Halloween craft on!

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


Gilded Lily Mixed Media Album Cover with Snapguide Tutorial


Hey there Peeps. It’s a super special post for me because it’s my introduction on the  Graphic 45 blog. It’s even more better the second year. I’ve learned so much and made wonderful friends and been supported and challenged to be more that I thought I could be. Such an amazing company of generous and kind people. It’s a real treat to be creative with the incredible paper pretties and embellies. I created a fabulous tutorial for the cover of the Mixed Media Album. It’s part of a series…..so be on the look out for tutorials on how I finished the inside of the album.

Gilded Lily Album Cover 1 Gilded Lily Album Cover 2 Gilded Lily Album Cover 3 Gilded Lily Album Cover 4 Gilded Lily Album Cover 5Please enjoy this Snapguide Tutorial on how I created  this Album Cover….



Graphic 45 Gilded Lily~Gilded Lily

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily~Creme de la Creme

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily~Lavish Lifestyle

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily~Golden Age

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily~Her Majesty

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily~Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 Staples~Mixed Media Album Ivory

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Keyholes

Graphic 45 Staples~Metal Brads

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Petaloo Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twig

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