Snowflake Kisses Snow Globe with Therm O Web & GinaK Designs


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends!


It’s finally turned cold here in North Carolina. Not cold enough for any of the snowy stuff, but definitely feeling a bit of the winter freeze. Perfect time to share with frosty winter snow globe card that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog featuring stamps, stencils, and Glitz Glitter Gel from Therm O Web and GinaK Designs.


I just love the texture that comes from the Glitz Glitter Gels. Such great dimension, with glitter that doesn’t make a mess. This is the new Silver Glitz color. So perfect for winter flakes.


I used a Tim Holtz snow globe die set for the window opening, and added a simple deer silhouette from another favorite set. The snowflake stencil and sentiment are from GinaK Designs.

I’ve just dropped my parents off at the airport, and am now headed out to the coast for my annual January scrapbooking retreat. I’m so behind on my blog visits, and I apologize for that. Really hope to be by to see you all soon!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackCarta Bella Paper - Christmas - Snow Much Fun Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadTherm O Web - Christmas - Stamp n Foil - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Baby It's Cold OutsideSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowglobe 2Tim Holtz Sizzix WINTER WONDERLAND Thinlits Die 662426Heffy Doodle STITCHED SLOPEY JOES BORDER Dies hfd0090Therm O Web - Stamp 'n Stencil - 6 x 6 Stencil - Wishing You JoyTherm O Web - Glitz Glitter Gel - 2.3 Ounces - SilverTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Creativation 2020 with Photo Play Paper’s Tulla & Norbert


Hello gnomies, happy Sunday to you! It’s Creativation weekend! Such an exciting time for paper crafters with all the new products heading our way. I had the great pleasure of getting my hands on some of the new Photo Play Paper releases to create card samples for the show, and I can’t wait to share these new collections that are as cute as can be. First up today is Tulla & Norbert.


Gnomes have been super trendy these past few months, and that is continuing into the new year with this sweet spring-inspired collection. Love the colors in this one! Piled on lots of patterned papers for this card, adding in crisp white cardstock to help define all those layers. The rainbow background is one of the Cut-Apart cards, trimmed down to size. Then sticker and die cut ephemera details to finish the design.


Have you all been following along with the Creativation excitement? Any new immediate must-have favorites for you?


The products I’ve used are linked below:
(Tulla & Norbert collection coming soon!)

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces - Ephemera

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1- Cut Out Leaves

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! Today I’m so excited to share the first of my projects that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 release.


Did you all get a chance to see Tim’s Facebook live reveal last week of all of Chapter 1? There are so many fabulous new die sets to play with, and best news is, you don’t even have to wait until Creativation for the new products. This shabby chic burlap panel project is one of my favorites from Chapter 1 and features the new Cut Out Leaves die set. Think the leaves will be versatile for year-round crafting, and I love all the different ways that they can be used.


The Cut Out Leaves dies are all about the negative space. The cutting blades actually only die cut the center spaces and the designs between the “veins” of the leaves, and leave the outside edge intact. For this panel, I die cut rows of leaves to create an overall background, and popped the panel up with foam dots over a background water-colored with Distress Inks. I went with springtime colors here, but I can really see this done with beautiful fall colors, too.


To add some extra detail to the canvas, I made a few “postive-shaped” leaves for accents. Some of the leaves were die cut from water-colored cardstock and hand-trimmed around the outside edges. Those I added directly on top of the background panel, just adding a thin line of adhesive behind the middle vein and allowing the edges of the leaves to remain free. I did some simple stitching with embroidery floss around that center line to add a homespun touch. And lastly, I die cut a trio of leaves, which were then adhered to Idea-ology patterned paper and trimmed out, to use as free floating embellishments on the left side of the frame. So lots of different ways to use these fun new leaves.

If you missed Facebook live, you can catch a replay of Chapter 1 on the video above.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - MemorandaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Cut Out LeavesTim Holtz DISTRICT MARKET Burlap Panels BARE TH93063*Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Ruler PiecesTim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Word BandsAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Typed TokensRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Squeezed LemonadeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive Berries

Trim: May Arts, Stampin’Up, DMC

January 2020 CardMaps- Hug in a Mug

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Hello, hello, crafty friends, and happy New Year! I hope you all had a very wonderful holiday season, and that 2020 is off to a great start for you! Can you believe we are starting a whole new decade? Time sneaks away so quickly. I still clearly remember all the excitement of starting a new century in 2000……..like it was yesterday. 😀

With the start of a new year comes a whole new set of card making sketches on the PageMaps blog, and today I’m sharing the first card I made with the January sketches. Here is the fun sketch that I used, and my take on it featuring some adorable stamps by Hello Bluebird.


I’m sure you all know what a sucker I am for the cute little critters. Hello Bluebird has some of the cutest ones out there, including these sweeties from the Cocoa Party stamp set. Although this is mostly a holiday set, I think the images are perfect for a blustery winter look with their hot beverages and woolly jumpers. We’ve been having weather from the mid 50’s to the mid 70’s these past few weeks, so this may be the closest I get to actual snow this year.


My favorite paper collection for holiday cards this year was definitely Echo Park Paper’s My Favorite Christmas, so of course I had to try out their next release, My Favorite Winter. I picked out two snowy prints to follow the sketch design, layered with crisp white cardstock to make everything pop. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies. The ovals are from the Limitless Layers Oval die set by Papertrey Ink.


Wishing you all a very crafty new year! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - Christmas - My Favorite Winter Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadHello Bluebird COCOA PARTY Clear Stamps hb2239 Hello Bluebird COCOA PARTY Die Set hb2240 Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Papertrey Ink: Limitless Layers Oval die set
Copic Markers

Merry Christmas with Santa’s Helper

Popping by to wish my sweet bloggy friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with one last holiday card share for the year featuring an adorable holiday helper from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release.


This sweet elf and his stacked present are from the Santa’s Helper die set from Chapter 3. Love how he’s styled like those old-time silhouette images, so I kept to that look with a crisp black cardstock image, layered with color accents for a bit of whimsy.


I really like the combo of pink and red for the holidays, so that is what I went with here. The soft pink stripes in the background were made with the Mint Shifter stencil and masking. The sentiment is a mix of stamping and die cut alpha label letters. A wee pom pom for the hat finishes the design.


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family and friends! And thanks, as always, for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Festive OverlaySizzix - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Santa's HelperSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric LabelStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Layering Stencil - Shifter MintTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 1.5 Inches x 15 Yards

2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 12 Special Delivery

Merry Eve of Christmas Eve, and welcome back to day 12 of my 2019 Holiday Card Series. Since Santa is busy preparing to make lots of special deliveries soon, I thought it was fitting to share one here, too.


I think it’s quite clear that Echo Park Paper’s adorable My Favorite Christmas collection has been my most favorite paper line from this year. I’m just a sucker for all things plaid, and I’m crushing on this super sweet Santa, too. I used a holiday label fussy cut from the journaling-card sheet for the sentiment, layered with stickers, little paper banner flags, and a pair of die cut stitched circle frames.


Hope Santa fills his bag with all good things for you! Merry Christmas!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Echo Park - My Favorite Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesHemptique BLACK Hemp Cord Twine 029294*EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

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Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 Release- Pine Branch & Tree Rings

Happy Sunday, crafty friends, and happy Yuletide to you! As today is the official start of the 12-day Yule festival, I thought it was perfect timing to share this card with you today that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 release.


The Chapter 4 release is filled with beautiful nature-inspired sets that work perfectly for Christmas and the holidays, or just the winter season like I’ve done here. I love that the mini Tree Rings I used to create a woodland background are perfect miniature versions of the larger tree rings from a previous release. And they come with a matching embossing folder that creates all those fabulous life-like tree rings.


The lacy detail of the pine cones and pine boughs are truly amazing, aren’t they? I layered the cones onto patterned paper, and then onto coordinating Kraft Stock cardstock to give them lots of definition and depth. Picket Fence Distress paint was used for snowy accents, and then a bit of Distress Glitter adds some holiday sparkle and shine.


The sentiment is from the new Alphanumeric Classic Lower die set. A bow, from the Christmas Ribbon die set from Chapter 3, and a stamped background finish the design.

For more Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 inspiration, be sure to click on the video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - MemorandaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz Die with Texture Fades - Mini Tree RingsSizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Pine BranchSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Classic LowerSizzix - Thinlits Die - Christmas RibbonStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Flurry and PineTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage PlatinumEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder