Life’s Small Moments with Newton’s Nook


Happy Monday, crafty friends! I’m back today with another card featuring those adorable Autumn Mice from Newton’s Nook. The weather outside, and the calendar page, are telling me that fall is quickly slipping away… but I just can’t resist these sweet critters. And like this little guy, I am definitely trying to savor life’s small moments these days. It’s my birthday week, and I have some fun adventures planned that I am really looking forward to. Not only that, Thanksgiving will soon be here, too, and that means my kids will come home for the holiday. So many happy moments to be thankful for!


I really love this Happy Haunting paper from Simple Stories, and tried to match my Copic coloring to these softer pastel colors. Then added in some bold black and crisp white to make the colors pop. Tim Holtz Stitched Squares dies were used to cut the window opening. And then I made a little hillside with Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes Border Dies.


I have one more fall project to share later this week, and then I know, I know…. it’s time to move on to the holidays! Hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks so much 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 PackSimple Stories - Happy Haunting Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitNewton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Clear Stamps NN1908S01Newton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Dies NN1908D01Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Die - Stitched SquaresHeffy Doodle - Cutting Dies - Stitched Slopey Joes BorderHemptique BLACK Hemp Cord Twine 029294Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Sending Some Hugs with Therm O Web & Waffleflower Crafts


Happy Friday, crafty friends! I’m sending some hugs your way with my card project for today, and have some fun news to share for all my stamping friends out there. Starting today, and running through the end of the month, it’s the annual Grab Bag Event at Waffleflower Crafts!


If you love Waffleflower Crafts stamps as much as I do, like this adorable Group Hug Stamp and Die Combo I used here, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to snatch up some of these amazing deals. There are three types of grab bags available, all a mix of old and new products, and all an awesome steal at only $25 apiece.


This card was created for the Waffleflower Crafts match-up on the Therm O Web blog a few months back, and features a starry background made with bright shiny Metallix Gel. The image was stamped onto Bristol smooth cardstock and lightly watercolored using Zig Real Brush markers. I really love how soft and pastel it turned out. As always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for this card up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And all the details and sales of the Waffleflower Crafts Annual Grab Bag Event can be found by clicking on the banner below.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Therm O Web Gina K Designs LUXURY WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18096Dina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Group Hug ComboTim Holtz Layering Stencil FALLING STARS THS115Lawn Fawn HOT COCOA Single Cord Trimmings LF524Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Therm O Web PURE GOLD METALLIX Deco Foil Gel 5541Therm O Web STENCIL PAL Deco Foil Tool 5547

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Thank-Fall Tag Set with Ranger Ink


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s another frigid day here in the Carolina’s, but I refuse to give up on Fall just yet. So today I am back with another fall-inspired project. A set of thanksgiving gift tags that I made this week for the Ranger Ink Projects Page featuring their beautiful new Speckle Embossing Powders.


I love all the different textures and colors that are in these powders that give such a variegated finish. It’s the closest thing to the look of real enameling that I’ve yet to see. There are even large chunks that really look like stained glass when melted. So amazing what can be done these days with powders.


I love creating tags, and am always looking for different takes on the basic gift tag. For these tags I used two of my favorite and most-used Tim Holtz die sets to create the tag base… Stitched Rectangles and Stacked Tags. Fall Foliage die cuts, double-embossed in Speckle powders were used for the leaves. Vintage lace trim was added to the bottoms, and a mixture of Big Chat stickers and Alphanumeric dies make up the sentiments. Thought some Metallic Kraft Stock cardstock would go nicely with the golden tones of the embossing powders.


I think these would be so pretty used for fall birthdays and goody bags, don’t you? If you’re interesting in learning more, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink Projects Page blog. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so very grate-fall and thank-fall for all of YOU!


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 - MetallicIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Stash - EtceteraSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Fall FoliageSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Classic LowerTim Holtz Layering Stencil DIAMONDS THS081Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Big ChatMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Inkssentials EMBOSS IT GREY TINTED Embossing Ink Pad emb65555Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacRanger Ink - Speckle Embossing Powder - FlurriesRanger Ink - Speckle Embossing Powder - LavenderRanger Ink - Speckle Embossing Powder - Lemon DropRanger Perfect Pearls HEIRLOOM GOLD Powder PPP21865

Satin Ribbon, Lace

An Extra Mice Fall with Newton’s Nook


Happy Monday, sweet friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It has turned very cold here these past few days, and it’s starting to feel like winter is coming early. Waking up to frost on the ground every morning and temperatures down into the 20’s. Having to bundle into winter coats and mittens and hats to go out in the evening. Brrrr, I’m so not ready for that. Think I’m going to cling on to autumn just as long as I can. Including here with my card share for today.


This is once again the adorable Autumn Mice stamp set from Newton’s Nook that I shared in my last post. But instead of tags, today I have a card made with the beautiful fall collection from Photo Play Paper, Mad4Plaid Fall.


Papers are from the 6×6 paper pad. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I used a Sizzix Stacked Postage die to add some decorative edging to the background panel. And then a few pop dots for dimension on this super sweet and super simple design.

I hope your fall is extra mice this year! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNewton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Clear Stamps NN1908S01Newton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Dies NN1908D01Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Sizzix: Stacked Postage die set
Copic Markers

Extra Mice Fall Tags with Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook


Hi friends, hope your November is getting off to a great start! My favorite month of the year is now over, but November is definitely a close second in my book. I still get to enjoy my beloved pumpkins and fall things for a little while longer…. and of course there is Thanksgiving and my birthday to celebrate, too. Speaking of fall, I have a set of harvest tags to share with you today featuring the cutest pair of mice ever that I made recently for the Newton’s Nook collaboration on the Therm O Web blog.


These adorable images are from Newton’s Autumn Mice stamp and die set. They were stamped onto Therm O Web’s Luxury White cardstock and colored with Copics. The glittery polka dots were made with a stencil and one of the limited edition Glitz Glitter Gels. Unfortunately this color is now sold out, and I seriously hope they bring it back.


I used a bunch of our GinaK Designs die sets to create the tags. The sentiment label and tag toppers are made from the Decorative Tag and Decorative Label sets, and I used both stitched circles and squares for the base of the tags. The patterned paper is this year’s Halloween collection from Simple Stories.


I do hope your fall is extra mice this year! Thanks so much for stopping by, and as always, you can find the full step-by-step tutorial for this project on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackSimple Stories - Happy Haunting Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitNewton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Clear Stamps NN1908S01Newton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Dies NN1908D01Therm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STITCH SQUARE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18010*Therm O Web Gina K Designs DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE SMALL SET Nested Dies 18005*Therm O Web Gina K Designs DECORATIVE LABEL SET Nested Dies 18051Therm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun Sugar

Trim: Ken Oliver for Maya Road, Stampin’Up
Copic Markers

A Million Thanks with Ranger Ink


Hi friends, happy November! Hope all you little spooks out there had a wonderful Halloween! I’ve been putting up Christmas decorations at work all week, so I’ve been having a hard time remembering what time of year it really is. I’m convinced it’s Christmas until I come home and see all the pumpkins laying around!

Today I have a fall-inspired thank you card to share that I made with lots of pretty Wendy Vecchi Make Art goodies from Ranger Ink. This sweet floral image would work beautifully for cards all year round, but today I’m definitely channeling my love for fall with this warm golden color palette.


This pretty set is called A Million Thanks, and I love that it comes with the clear stamps, matching dies, and a coordinating stencil, which I used on the background of the tag. The stamping was done in a rather unusual and new-to-me combo of Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Archival ink with Copic coloring. I know Archival ink isn’t necessarily Copic friendly, and may cause some bleeding… but I had good success with it, and I really like how different it turned out. Once I was done with the coloring, I went in with a white gel pen to add extra detailing.


The patterned papers are an old collection from Jillibean Soup called Farmhouse Stew. The tag is from the Tim Holtz Stacked Postage die set. I added a bit of Wendy Vecchi Make Art washi tape and finished it all off with a twine-wrapped bow.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackJillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Make Art - Stamp, Die, and Stencil Set - A Million ThanksRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Make Art - Washi Tape - 2Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Fern GreenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperSigno - White Uni-ball Impact PenEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Sizzix Stacked Postage Thinlits Dies (retired)
Stampin’Up Twine
Copic Markers

Mr Snowman Gift Card Holder with Sizzix


Hello crafty friends! It’s the day before Halloween and my house is still filled with pumpkins and spooks, but as is often the case in the craft world, it’s time to move on to the next season. So today I’m super excited to be doing something I haven’t done in quite some time…. sharing a project on the Sizzix blog. This time, it’s the Sizzix UK blog The Making Journal and my project share is this sweet Mr. Snowman gift card holder tag.


The focus of my project was featuring Tim Holtz dies from the latest Sizzix Chapter 4 release, and I used two of my favorite new sets on this tag today. This is the adorable Mr. Snowman die from the new Colorize line, and the background was made with the Alpine set which makes incredible scenery for so many different designs. The tag and all the pieces were die cut from a combo of Distress watercolor cardstock and Distress Kraft Stock cardstock, and I went in with Distress Oxides and Inks to add color and definition to all the layers and pieces. Dyed trim was added to the top of the tag, and I made a quick and easy sentiment banner with simple twine and die cut Alphanumeric Label letters.


I call this a 2-fer project, because it really is two projects rolled into one. Not only is this adorable snowman tag a great packaging gift tag or decorative art tag, it also does double duty as a gift card holder. I love time saving ideas like this when the busy holiday season comes around.
If you’d like to learn more about the process, or check out the full step-by-step tutorial, be sure to pop on over to the Sizzix UK blog The Making Journal.


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Mr. Snowman, ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - AlpineSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric LabelDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Spray - Iced SpruceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Iced SpruceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Faded JeansRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Chipped SapphireRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Dried MarigoldRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Frosted Lace