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Butterfly Birthday Greeting Card


Hey there! I hope all my crafty Peeps are having an awesome week! It’s just about to wind down and I’m pretty excited about the Super Bowl on Sunday. I love football…and footabll related snacks!  So I’m just dropping in to share a pretty Butterfly Birthday Greeting Card I created for Crafter’s Companion. I colored the stamped butterfly image to match the flowers and ribbon.

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~Crafter’s Companion Supplies~

Spectrum Noir Markers BT 1-4-5 & True Black
Momento Ink~Tuxedo Black
Shimmering Cardstock~Coastal Pearl
Stamp -It Dreamer~Once In a Lifetime
Sheena March Stamp~Floral & Butterflies
Bebunni Floral Stamps~Bunches Of Love

~Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~

Turquoise Chevron Striped Twill & Ivory Burlap String

Okay that’s all for me thanks a bunch for stopping in to see my Butterfly Birthday Greeting Card. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative.

Ginny is stamping…yes you heard right lol


It is odd for me to find myself stamping….not that I don’t enjoy it….but I just don’t do it often. We all have our certain techniques we gravitate toward right??? Like I am not for the embossing. Weird….Maybe because there are too many patterned papers I want to use. Anyhoo…I have A LOT OF STAMPS for someone who does not stamp often…so I’ve made it my goal to use them more.

IMG_1556The stamped element is the clock in the middle. I started with my Peachy Keen Polka Dot Background stamp…and added the pink dots…then added a scalloped center working in the pink still. Then switched to chocolate brown and added the clock face and hands. Then I used my 2 1/2 inch circle punch and cropped it out…then I gave the whole thing a good working over with Gathered Twig Distress Ink paying particular attention to the edge. I kinda love how it turned out : )  the flowers are stamped and trimmed and inked and layered…then topped off with pretty pearly accent.

IMG_1557Poofy bow of Pink Wrinkle Ribbon and Pink Gingham, topped of with Bakers Twine and vintage button.

IMG_1558Ribbon banner with more buttons, inked doily and typography tag and resin lock plate.

That’s it for stamped project #1…..I’ve got more tags ready to share on another day .

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

Practical + Pretty = Shabby Chic Pen Holder


Just popping in with a quick post this morning. I want to get out and run my errands while the sky is filled with beautiful sunshine. I get to visit the super nice Mary Kaye today while I’m in Dexter : ) taking care of some shop details. She helped us pick colors and flooring for the new building. Such a pleasure it was to work with her : )

So here is a little project for the shop. We are remaking the checkout counter to better reflect our vintage style with some nice creamy white paneling and trim. I recently finished using the instant coffee(gasp!!!!) that was in this glass jar. Yes I will drink instant occasionally….desperate times do call for desperate measures : ) The shape of the jar was just calling out to me to make a pen holder since the top is narrow…and the bottom is wide to keep all the pens standing up and not tipped over.

I just love how it turned out. The french text on the rim and layers of the flower is from a beautiful vintage image from Graphics Fairy. I inked it well to add instant age.

See how well it works to keep things standing up??? I will really have to invest in some nicer pens though. LOL

Another pretty fabric flower I have been so obsessed with making lately. I topped this one off with a fancy shmancy bling center and wrapped some dreamy colored natural fibers around the outside to soften the edge. The ribbon that is layered on top of the lace started out pale creamy white. I inked it with several different colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Stampin Up ink. I then stamped a french script on with black ink to blend with the clipart on top.

So much for a short post right????LOL Guess I talk too much even when I’m typing. Anyway…I can’t wait to put my new shabby chic pen holder to use in the shop soon!!!