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Pretty Vintage Pocket and New Challenge from Let’s Get Shabby


I’ve created a very special little pocket full of tags with shabby chic patterned papers and vintage images for the new challenge  Let’s Get Shabby.

The theme this month is confetti. I had a difficult time finding confetti to purchase that would match a shabby chic theme…so I created my own by inking a vintage book page and chopping it up with multi blade scissors.

IMG_1454-001IMG_1457IMG_1458IMG_1456IMG_1459You should hop on over and check out the challenge…the prize is awesome and the projects made by the other DT members are just beautiful.

All the beautiful trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon

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

Oh My Gosh….Prize Giveaway Winner


I totally forgot to draw a winning number for our Mini Album Giveaway : ( How did that even happen??? I’m usually so on top of things lol. Okay…enough of that…we all know I’m a scatterbrain. In case it’s been too long and you’ve forgotten about the prize…here it is:

img_1362And the lucky winning number is #28. Yay…..Marjorie. Woo Hoo. Marjorie….email me with an address to ship your prize to. vnemchak@hotmail.com Congrats to you and thanks to everyone who played along.

Happy Easter…..Giveaway….New Stash Buster Mini Album Kits


Sheeewwww that was a long post title.

But there is a lot going on here this morning lol. First of all I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and blessed holiday. I hope you find yourselves with your loved ones….or at least thinking about them like I am.  Love all of you Texas and Florida family!

Make sure you stay tuned all the way to the end so you won’t miss out on the giveaway!

I’ve been working on some great little album kits designed to be the perfect base to add your favorite photo’s and memories….and embellish with items from your stash to add you own personal style. We all could use a little stash busting right??? I know I can! They make super great gifts…just load em up and give to someone special. Or gift it to yourself : )You know I had to add some perfectly coordinated pre-tied bows from trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

First I’ll show you one I’ve been working on….with pics of my sweet niece Olivia : ) I started with the base kit…and added all the paperie goodies.

IMG_1358IMG_1360IMG_1359All the little leftover bits and pieces worked so well to embellish the pages.

I made one for boys too!

IMG_1342And one that’s vintagy with beautiful Butterfly Bookmark images from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden.

IMG_1352These kits are already listed and available to ship right away. Just hop on over to the Etsy Shop for Little Lady, Charming Boy, and Butterfly Postal. 

Okay are you ready for the giveaway????? I thought so : )


I used the Butterfly Postal base kit…and items from my own stash to complete this sweet little mini album cover. It’s ready for one lucky winner to finish off with pics and memories. You can enter for a chance to win by leaving me a comment on this post. We are all super busy with our holiday plans…so I’m leaving it open until April 7th. Please be fair and enter only one comment per IP address so everyone has the same chance to win.  Winner will be chosen at random….and will be announced April 8th. You do have to be a pollyspaper.wordpress.com blog subscriber to be eligible to win. Already a facebook follower? That’s awesome…thanks…but you still have to subscribe to the blog: ) Good luck to all who enter : )

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day….and don’t eat too many Peeps lol. : ) G

Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a SALE! And prize info from Polly’s


sale-labels1[1]They are having an awesome President’s Day Sale at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Did you know that they have all sorts of great selection of fabulous trims? Well they also have fun decorative bags like these…

panoramic-bags-photoAnd lot’s of different sizes for my favorite Scor-Tape!!!!

They have pearls and Candis and buttons too : )

And it’s all on sale. Woo Hoo!!!!

You should click on this link to rush right on over and score yourself some awesome supplies for all you arts and crafts from  Really Reasonable Ribbon.

When you check out with all your fabulous deals….leave a little love for me in the comment section and tell Bonnie that Polly’s Paper sent you : ) Any orders that mention Polly’s Paper will be entered to win a $10 gift card to redeem at the Polly’s shop at Etsy : )

Awesome Giveaway at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Bonnie from the fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a giveaway. I’ll just share a picture of the prize and direct you to the post where you can get all the details of how you can get yourself entered for a chance to win!

Look at all those goodies!!!! Okay do not wait…hop right over and check it out….this prize is sweet as candy!!!! Click here for the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings.


Halloween in the Shop


When we moved our shop to Dexter we gained a ton of space to display seasonal decor. I can not begin to tell you how happy this makes me!! My first holiday to decorate for is coming to an end….so before I take it all down and start decking the halls…I got a few shots of the spooktacular Halloween display. I also had myself a little fun with the photo effects : )

How do you decorate a shabby chic pink store for Halloween? White pumpkins of course! I layered this vignette with a large mirror in a silvery and antiqued frame. To get some height for my pumpkins I stacked them on some antique books with their covers removed. I added some black candle sticks and funky black wreaths. A few sunflower picks for pops of color. They came with those sweet little gourds on them : ) Win for me!!! I had a few pale ceramic pieces of skeletons so those went in the front. My dear friend Jane has been sneaking in the fun little tiny white pumpkins she grew in her garden : ) Thanks Jane!!!!

I draped the top of the mirror with a lace curtain to give it a vintage look. I’m calling this side my shabby chic pumpkin alter. The best part of the “foundation pieces I added…is that I can just leave them up there when I’m ready to switch out the decor to a different season. Who’s a smart decorator???? ME!!!

Edgar the raven has been perched in the bird cage on a stack of books…I left the door open in case he wants to fly away lol.

I played around with the effects on this pic until I had almost all the color out. Then added some text…I love how it turned out…pretty and spooky.

Okay….so that’s one side of my center island display…all shabby and pale….anchored with black accents. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the other side of the display that I decked out all in vintage. Of course I’m pretty excited to start layering in the Christmas displays….so this will all be coming down next week. I’ve been working hard creating some really lovely decorations for my small white Christmas tree and I can’t wait to share them with you.

If you missed yesterdays post…you should click here to check it out. We’re having a fun giveaway of a vintage Halloween Mini Album just in time to save the pics and mementos of your holiday celebrations.

Vintage Halloween Book Giveaway


Are you getting your little ghost and ghouls ready for  trick or treating? What a great time of year when our little ones get to live their imagination and be what ever they want to be. My little ones are not so little anymore. We haven’t trick or treated for years now. But we haven’t given up on the holiday…we just changed our tradition. We plan our yearly family trip to Cedar Point. For all of you not from this area…Cedar Point is a totally fabulous theme park filled with awesome roller coasters and rides…and for Halloween they go all out and decorate every square inch with skeletons and hearses and anything spooky. The also have quite a few haunted houses and a straw maze. It’s not for the weak though…as it usually starts out nice…but gets chillier as the day goes on. This however keeps the line short at the rides…and everyone in my little family are coaster junkies.

I decided it would be a great time to have a fun giveaway. I enjoyed making this vintage Halloween book….and some lucky winner will enjoy filling it with pics of their little spookable and mementos of their holiday celebration.

Ready to get your name entered for a chance to win this awesome little Halloween Mini? Just follow these simple easy peasy steps. 1. comment on this post and share with me your favorite family tradition for Halloween. 2. Please enter only once per IP address…this makes for a more fun and fair giveaway so no entries for imaginary friends, pets, or long passed relatives. 3. You must be a pollyspaper.wordpress.com follower to be eligible to win. Already a facebook follower??? That’s awesome…thanks!!! You still need to be a blog follower to be entered. Just click the button that says “sign me up” it’s right above the blog hits section on the right side of the screen. Sorry those who are only comment followers will not be entered. 4. you can start entering as soon as this post goes live and you’ll have until midnight on Halloween to get your name entered. 5. I’ll draw the name of the lucky winner and announce it in a special post November 1st. Good luck to all who enter. I can’t wait to read your comments!

I used My Mind’s Eye Papers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon to create this awesome Halloween mini.

Post for Really Reasonable Ribbon and RRR Prize Winner Announcement


Another exciting day to share one of my projects on Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings. This time it’s a Chunky Halloween board book.

I used layers and layers of papers and chipboard stickers from My Mind’s Eye, and some  vintage

images of spooky sweet skeletons and bingo cards. These fabulous trims  from Really Reasonable Ribbon finish off the book perfectly! The different ribbons add a wonderful texture. I found all these trims in the Halloween section .

Each set of pages has a different but coordinating theme. Using common elements like the inked doily

bingo card, and craft tag on every set of pages help to keep this book from going over the top.

There are a lot of patterns here….but I mixed up the scale of the prints and gave them a solid black border.

The pages on the left side have lots of room for pictures and journaling.

This book would be a great addition to holiday decor and will certainly be admired year after year.

I did mention this book is chunky right? lol. I just love that laser cut fence from Dusty Attic with the chipboard banner on top.

Funnest Halloween paper patterns ever!!! Look at all that yummy trim : )

I can’t believe I have only one more project to share for being Guest Designer for August for Really Reasonable Ribbon. This month sure has flown by. My next post for RRR is a fabulous tutorial that I can’t wait to share. You are gonna love it!

Okay…for my last bit of business today I’m announcing the winner of the great gift certificate to have a little shopping spree on me at Really Reasonable Ribbon. ( I suggest you check out the Halloween section!) This time around I got D.H. Kenny to pick the lucky comment number out of the prize bucket : )

Hop on over to RRR to see the name of the lucky winner!!!!!

 Thanks to everyone who played along and to Bonnie for helping me set up the coupon code and for chipping in to help make the prize awesome!

Really Reaonable Ramblings August Blog Hop and Giveaway


Hi everyone and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop! If you’ve hopped here from Corri’s Blog then you’re on the right track!  If not…head on over to the Really Reasonable  Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog where it all starts so you won’t miss a thing! I have to say I had a blast making this card and adding tons of layers and goodies!

I used a nice sampling of trims from the August Ribbon Club Assortment. Thanks to Bonnie for sending it to me. I have to say purple and gray are not colors I work with often so it was a nice challenge to work outside the box. I started with a lovely vintage image from Graphic’s Fairy and framed her out in ribbon wrapped chipboard. I used a dry brush of paint to give it a metallic look. I created a border of cream , a bit of Ivory crochet lace and wound the Satin Swiss dot through it. To top it off there’s a nice poofy bow in gray from the assortment.

Here’s a little close up detail. I trimmed and layered some sweet butterfly images and added them onto a chipboard branch. The purple flowers are made with a bit of the ribbon and a running stitch then a coordinating paper rose wound around. I added a few vintage buttons for accent and handmade tags. Last but not least…a few lovely roses I created with ribbon from the August Ribbon Club Assortment  that were topped off with a pearly center.

Adding all the yummy little bit’s and pieces makes this a very dimensional project. I’m sending it to my Dear Friend Virginia in Canada : )

Your next stop is Cheryl’s Blog for another amazing project. Hope you all have lot’s of fun hopping around to all the fabulous designers for inspiration.

As if it can’t get any better….I’m also having a giveaway to celebrate my 200th sale on Etsy! You all know that my giveaways usually involve tons of pictures because I have to have a great prize with lot’s of goodies…but this time you get to pick your prize if your the lucky winner. I’m giving away a $15 credit at RRR (my favorite ribbon store : ) Want to get your name entered for a chance to win??? The rules are EASY PEASY and quick. All you have to do is 1. Leave a comment on this post. 2. You must be a subscriber to pollyspaper.wordpress.com blog to be eligible to win .Please be careful to click the blog not the comment subscription. Already a facebook follower? That’s awesome : ) You still need to subscribe to the blog : ) 3. Let’s make it fair…only one entry per IP address will be allowed. 4. You have until midnight on August 20th to enter. Winner will be chosen at random and the name will be announced on the 21st. Bonnie is kindly helping me with a coupon code for the winner to use in a shopping spree on me : ) Good luck to all who enter!

Alex Picks Another Winner!


Alex our super prize number picker has done it again! The fabulous prize package goes to …

Lucky #16 Yayyyyy!!!!!

That means Theresa Kowalewski is the winner : )

Theresa please email me at vnemchak@hotmail.com with an address to ship your prize to. Congrats to you : ) You have one week to claim your prize or it will be reposted for everyone to have another chance to win. Thanks to everyone who participated.