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Sun Kissed Mini (mega) Album with Graphic 45


Hello there friends and fellow crafters and happy Tuesday to you : ) I’m sharing a mini album I created with Graphic 45 Sun Kissed collection and by mini I really mean mega because this scrapbook is super chunky.  I deconstructed a Square Tags and Pockets album then reassembled it as a Midori style with inserts.

Sun Kissed Mini Album Polly's Paper Studio Graphic 45 01

I did say chunky.  This mini is the thickest scrapbook I have ever created! Of course I added loads of charms to the spine after stringing it up and topped them off with pretty bows and vintage button.

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This collection has gorgeous patterns so I layered them up and added altered chipboard, flowers, twine, netting, sequins, and Prills.

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Each of the 4 inserts have a fully embellished cover. Spacers between the layers really adds depth.

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The insides have large pages for bigger pictures.

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Gorgeous beachy themed chippies are the perfect accent.

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The pockets inside have tags with coordinating images and plenty of room to add journaling.

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This cover has additional die cuts like the little banner and doily which really fill in the arrangement nicely.

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Since the entire collection goes together so perfectly I was able to mix and match the patterns to create similar but different combinations for the inside pages.

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I left some of the chipboard in it’s natural color since it coordinates so well with the kraft covers!

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I really super love the nature inspired images and patterns so perfect for vacation pictures.

Please enjoy this flip through video on how I created this Midori styled scrapbook from the tags and pocket book….

You can find more crafty inspiration at Polly’s Paper Studio on YouTube

Polly’s Paper Studio~Sun Kissed Mini Album

Graphic 45~Sun Kissed Collection

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Blue Satin with Silver Edge, Burlap String Navy, Burlap String Natural.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Beach Shape Set Small, Beach Shape Set, Seaside Decor, Seahorses and Seaweed, Flourished Frame Marie.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G


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.

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

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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

Make a Splash Cards with Video Tutorial


Hey there BoBunny Peeps! Today I’m taking a walk on the wild side with two cards created with the amazing new Make A Splash Collection.   If you like bright colors, fun patterns and really adorable penguins….this is the collection for you.

I totally want to go on a beach hut vacay with these little dudes! This card was inspired by the oh so cute little cabana houses that I fussy cut from the 12 x 12 patterned papers.  There’s elements from Noteworthy and the coordinating Layered Chipboard Stickers.

I used quite a lot of foam tape and spacers to give lots of dimension to this fun card. The banner on the top was a fussy cut element from the 12 x 12 cut apart sheet.  What a great way to bring the color to the top of the card. The little twine bow was tinted with the Lasur Stain in Chestnut which gives it a more beachy feel.

I used the same Lasur stain to color the cheesecloth for a faux fishnet effect.  This card also has the super fabulous glitter sunglasses which are so cool and I want a pair for myself! I used hot glue to adhere the fishnet and to cover the goo globs I topped it off with  coordinating buttons.

This card just makes me all kinds of happy : ) Maybe it’s the sun and palm trees that we are lacking here this time of year in Michigan? I could definitely use some warm sand beach time right about now!!!!!

Please enjoy this tutorial I’ve prepared for you so you can make some fun in the sun cards for yourself with Make a Splash.


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

BoBunny Supplies; Patterned Paper; Make A Splash / Make A Splash, Happy, Vacation, Sandcastle, Sayings

Double Dot ; Burnt Orange

Noteworthy ; Make A Splash

6×6 Paper Pad ; Make A Splash

Layered Chipboard; Make A Splash

Pentart Supplies;

Lasur for Indoor or Outdoor; Chestnut

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

Liberty Village with Petaloo and Canvas Corp


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a very festive and fun holiday décor creation using the fabulous DIY Flowers and Canvas Corp patterned papers.  I love to make projects in red, white, and blue since they can be displayed for all the summer holidays!!!

Liberty Village 1I’m calling this Liberty Village. A row of tiny houses all decked out in patriotic colors and fun trims.  It’ll be a great addition to my seasonal décor. My hubby is born on the 4th of July so we really go all in for this great holiday! And we get cake…so that’s a win win : )Liberty Village 2These little houses are only about 3 inches square ( before the roof.)  I was able to pack a lot of detail in a small space.Liberty Village 3All lined up they are the perfect size for a shelf. From this angle you can see how the tiny chimneys fit perfectly on the roof peak. I had to do math shudder.Liberty Village 4For this center house I added a few glittery stars on spingy wires nestled into the kraft packaging in the chimney. To finish the tops of the chimneys I added a small length of white lace wrapped around and stapled in place with a tiny staple. Coordinating lace on the bottom of the house is layered over burlap trim. Liberty Village 5This roof peak is all decked out with the DIY Flowers, Red Jeweled Flowers,  glittery branches and ribbon trim.  I sprayed the DIY Flowers with Fireworks Spray to match the chevron stripe in the paper. Tinsel trim on the underside of the roof makes it extra festive

Liberty Village 6Surprise!!! The roofs come off.  From this angle you can see I’ve tucked in another star clipped in with an itty bitty red clothespin.

Liberty Village 7Simply untie the red cord and the little house opens right up to reveal a vintagy image and 3 picture mats for displaying favorite summer pictures.Liberty Village 8I just love how the shades of red, white, and blue are all vintagy and not super bright.Liberty Village 9Each little house has a different image….but the same picture mats.Liberty Village 10

It will be fun to fill up these little houses with our pictures and memories. And we can enjoy them year after year when we decorate for the holiday.




DIY-Burlap Pointsettias x 5 Ivory: 1650-010

Jeweled Flowers x 5 Red: 1133-005


Canvas Corp Papers

Navy & Kraft Chevron

Red & Ivory Ticking

Black & White Mini Dot Reverse

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Navy Center Stitch Burlap

Navy Burlap String

Polly’s Paper Studio

Vintage Beach Flapper Girls Photograph Digital Collage

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 Box & Tags with BoBunny


Hey there Peeps! Today I am sharing a very special project I created especially for my Hubby for Father’s Day ( it’s a little late.)  He and my younger Son went on an amazing adventure last summer that was a life changing experience for them. They spent 10 days hiking 91 miles in the mountains in New Mexico at the Philmont  Boy Scout Camp with some of their best friends.  Thanks to a great camera on his phone he was able to capture the amazing trip to share.  I can’t possibly scrap all the pics…but here are some good ones….especially of them together.   Take a Hike Tag Box 1

The Take A Hike Collection from BoBunny is just too perfect to scrap these outdoorsy pictures.

Take a Hike Tag Box 2

Since this is a gift…I wanted to be able to include lots of pics so I’m using this fabby box filled with tags.  I started by giving all the chipboard pieces a nice base coat of flat black acrylic. Then added loads of layers of patterned papers.

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Using the sheets from the 6 x 6 paper pad I was able to incorporate the full patterns for the outside of the box.

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I took advantage of the smaller front section to add the layered stickers and ephemera pieces giving this project a lot of depth.  Chocolaty colored ribbons, buttons and brads really adds a great detail and still maintains the woodsy style.

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I had so much fun combining the patterned papers and embellies to create tags with similar…but coordinating looks.

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The backs are finished as well and has room for larger pictures.

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I created a small open top box to add to the tag on the left. It has one smaller decorated tag and additional journal tags so my Hubby can share his favorite memories from camp.

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You can see that he has a ton of room for journal tags in this little box.

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After adding the pictures I was able to go back and incorporate the ephemera pieces to accent the tags.

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I used the patterned papers to cover smaller chipboard frames for some of the close up pictures.

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To help separate the busy patterns I used borders of black cardstock.  This picture of my guys on the top of the mountain is one of my favorites.

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6 tags finished front and back. All different…but similar to keep a consistent look throughout.

BoBunny Supplies

Patterned Paper: 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 : Take A Hike
Glimmer Spray ~ Bronze
Pearlescents ~ Chocolate
Glitter Paste ~ Gold
Family Laser Cut Chipboard

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


Summer Vacay Layout with Beach Therapy


Hey there Peeps! It’s Ginny here dropping in to share a scrapbook layout. Yes I did say scrapbook. Yes I know it’s not a card. I can scrapbook…really….I just usually make cards lol.

MiscMe Summer Vacay Layout 1

This double page layout is created to fit the 8 x 9  inch Misc Me books from BoBunny.  I had loads of fun mixing and matching the papers and stickers and adding pictures of my boys.
MiscMe Summer Vacay Layout 2
The tropical theme of this book lent itself to ribbons with bright summer colors so I chose Crosshatch on Tangerine Satin and  Diagonal Stripe Orange Ribbon.  No room for bulky bows in this book….just nice strips wrapped around the pictures and used as accents.
MiscMe Summer Vacay Layout 3
These sweet little kiddos are not so little anymore. In fact Jonathan was never really little at all. The poor child was very chubba and on top of it really very bald..and when he did get hair it was so thin and white I had to give him a baby comb over. They are much taller than their mama now…so this was a nice trip down memory lane. And isn’t that what scrapbooking is really for ?
BoBunny  Beach Therapy Supplies~ RnR, Breeze, Beach Therapy, Adventure, Relax, Summer, Combo Stickers,
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative.

Vintage Easter Projects and Creativity Kit 2016


Hey there Peeps! I’ve got some holiday lovelies to share. I was working with the new Vintage Easter Creativity Kit 2016 and layering all the yummy papers and images with my usual line up of flowers and frames and all kinds of seasonal embellies.  I usually post all 8 of the projects for the kit at once……but then I was all gah..that’s too much for one post. So here are the first 4. There will be loads more since I’ve only barely gotten into the supplies.

Joyful Easter Wall Hanging 1

Easter House Tag….

Easter House Tag 1

Easter Greeting Card….

Easter Greetings Card 1

Country Chic Easter Tag...

Country Chic Easter Tag 1

So that’s a pretty good start out the gate I must say! Looking forward to getting back to work with the rest of the kit. There’s enough for a banner or maybe even a pocket with tags……or a mini album? ????

You can check out the Vintage Easter Creativity Kit 2016 at Polly’s on Etsy.

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

Graphic 45~Petaloo Blog Hop Day 3


Oh my stars Peeps! This is a super fabulous day for me. Graphic 45 and Petaloo are having a blog hop. For day 3 I’m sharing the project I created with Graphic 45’s Children’s Hour patterned papers and the gorgeous flower from Petaloo. Which you all know is my favorite!!! Make sure to stop by the Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog to check out all the beautiful projects and find out how you can  be entered for a chance to win an amazing prize.

Children's Hour Petaloo Graphic45 Blog Hop Lost in You Greeting Card 1Children's Hour Petaloo Graphic45 Blog Hop Lost in You Greeting Card 2Children's Hour Petaloo Graphic45 Blog Hop Lost in You Greeting Card 3Children's Hour Petaloo Graphic45 Blog Hop Lost in You Greeting Card 4Children's Hour Petaloo Graphic45 Blog Hop Lost in You Greeting Card 5Children's Hour Petaloo Graphic45 Blog Hop Lost in You Greeting Card 6Children's Hour Petaloo Graphic45 Blog Hop Lost in You Greeting Card 7

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~February Collective

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~6×6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~March Mantage

Petaloo Flowers~Vintage Vignette Mini Purple

Petaloo Flowers~Darjeeling Petites Teastained Purple

Petaloo Flowers~ Spring Berry Cluster Lavender Purple

Petaloo Flowers~Botanica Blooms Lavender Purple

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard~Flourish Frame Sienna

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard~Words & Phrases 1

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard~Cardstock Doily Set 1


Hampton Art Ink Pad~White

Spectrum Noir Marker~ PL4

Ranger Stickles~Lavender

Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Violet Burlap String

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Periwinkle Wrinkle Ribbon

Purple Cardstock

Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Aleen’s~Tacky Glue

Okay that’s all for me. I hope you enjoy the rest of the incredible projects shared by the designers for this super fun Blog Hop. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Love and Cherish Valentine Printer Tray Home Decor


Hey there Paper Peeps! It’s Ginny here and I’m so very excited to be sharing my very first post for  Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. What a fun adventure it’s going to be for me to create with these fabulous chippies. For my first project I made a very Valentiny  Love and Cherish Printer Tray with lots of bits and bobs and finished it  with well altered chipboard embellishments.

Love & Cherish Printer Tray Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 1 I just love a classic color scheme for holiday decor and I think this fits the bill. There’s just something about black and creme with red. Soooo romantic.

Love & Cherish Printer Tray Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 3This gorgeous set of  Ivy Corners has been finished with red acrylic paint then inked and embossed then sprayed with a shimmery mist.  I wanted it to have a well worn and aged look so I dabbed a bit of gold paint in the edges.

Love & Cherish Printer Tray Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 2I scavenged some seasonal embellies like the keys and heart and butterflies and gave them each a section of the tray being careful to balance the red with the chipboard and metal.

Love & Cherish Printer Tray Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 5The chipboard was trimmed so it wouldn’t hang off the bottom ….easy enough with a small pair of sharp scissors.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~Ivy Corners, Words & Phrases 1, Flourish Frame Sienna Mini.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim~Red Wrinkle Ribbon. I sprayed the ribbon with the Sued Glimmer Mist to age it and darken it a bit.

Paper from Graphic 45.

To finish the chipboard I used~Americana Cherry Red Acrylic Paint, Tattered Angels Suede Glimmer Mist, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Wow Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

Love and Cherish Printer Tray.

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