International Scrapbook Day 2019 with Therm O Web

interNational Scrapbook Day 2019

Hello, Crafty Friends! Happy International Scrapbook Day! Today is a fun day for those of us who love papercrafts, whether it’s preserving precious photos and memories on scrapbook pages, or simply cutting and pasting pretty papers and embellishments together on cards, altered art, or journal pages. Hope you all have a few moments to get crafty today!


Earlier this week I shared one of two cards that I made for the Kindred Stamps collaboration on the Therm O Web blog, and today I’m back with the second. Once again, this is the cute The Great Outdoors stamp set, along with a basket weave background made with Therm O Web’s new iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel. This time, I used White Pearl Metallix on kraft cardstock for the reverse look to the fishing card.


I pulled in several elements from the first card to create a matching set, like the puffy white clouds, baker’s twine ties, and patterned paper strips. I made my own patterned paper with the duck image from the set, and for a bit of a different look, I placed the basket weave panel at an angle. The images were colored with Copic markers. Made my first attempt at camo patterning on my little sharp-shooter friend.


I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for creating these cards and the Metallix Gel backgrounds up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. And there’s still time to enter our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift card to the Therm O Web e-store, so be sure to enter the rafflecopter drawing while you are there.

And if you’re looking for some fun and inspiration for International Scrapbook Day today, be sure to stop by the Therm O Web blog for a sketch challenge, ideas, inspiration, and another great giveaway. Details are HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrapping!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackLawn Fawn KRAFT Cardstock LF1747Kindred Stamps BASKET WEAVE Stencil 4492828Fiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Metallix Gel - 2 Ounces - White PearlTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Stencil Pal - 4 x 5.5 - 2 PackTherm O Web PIXIE SPRAY iCraft Removable for Stencils 3397

Kindred Stamps: The Great Outdoors stamp set
Patterned Paper: Daisy Bucket, American Crafts
Ink: Stampin’Up Old Olive
Copic Markers
Twine: $Store

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Good Things Come with Therm O Web & Kindred Stamps

Happy May! The year is flying by, and I’m still finding it difficult to get back to a regular blogging schedule these days, but I’m happy to say that I’m back today with a new project to share. This time, a fun summer-inspired card that I made for the Kindred Stamps collaboration on the Therm O Web blog this week.


My little Missy Nik has always loved going camping and fishing (of the catch and release variety), so this adorable stamp set by Kindred Stamps called The Great Outdoors totally made me think of her. She is quickly coming down to her last few days of finals of her second year at college, and I’m planning to surprise her with this card when she’s done. That girl loves a good pun, and she can’t wait to be finished for the year, so this card will be right up her alley.


For this card, I made a round port-hole window scene using dies from the Therm O Web GinaK Designs collection, and filled it with images from the set, big puffy white clouds, and a water border made from the negative edge of a die cut scallop strip. The cutie patootie fisherman and his trout friend are Copic colored. I added a bit of twine and a thin paper strip. That cool background was made with Kindred Stamps’ Basketweave stencil and Therm O Web’s new iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel. A great way to add texture and shine to all your paper crafting projects.

Metallix Gel comes in a variety of colors, and requires no special tools or techniques to use. I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial for this card, as well as a second hunting and fishing design, up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Be sure to get entered in our prize giveaway while you are there for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Therm O Web e-store. 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 PackLawn Fawn KRAFT Cardstock LF1747Therm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Circle - LargeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsKindred Stamps BASKET WEAVE Stencil 4492828Fiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Metallix Gel - 2 Ounces - Champagne MistTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackGina K Designs OCEAN MIST Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE8Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Stencil Pal - 4 x 5.5 - 2 PackTherm O Web PIXIE SPRAY iCraft Removable for Stencils 3397

Kindred Stamps: The Great Outdoors stamp set
Cardstock: GinaK Designs Ocean Mist
Patterned Paper: Daisy Bucket
Twine: $Store

#Spring Cottontail Rabbit with Ranger Ink


Hi friends! I’m back with a new card today that I have the great pleasure of sharing as a project tutorial on the Ranger Ink blog this week. Of course Easter is coming up this weekend, so it’s a perfect time to be showcasing this adorable rabbit die. He so reminds me of those molded chocolate rabbits I always liked to get my kids for their Easter baskets. Lots of happy memories there. Love that he can also be just a spring rabbit out in the garden, which is how I’ve used the little guy today.

The Cottontail rabbit is such a classic and timeless shape. It looks great just as a simple silhouette, but for this card, I decided to embellish him with lots of Distress inks and add accent details with Distress Crayons. And since this is a Bigz die, you can dress up your project with the texture of fabric or burlap, like I’ve done on the bow here.


The background of the card starts with a layer of watercolor cardstock inked in a soft palette of Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet Distress ink, which was then softly stenciled in a woven pattern and stitched to my card base. The frame, die cut from kraft stock cardstock, was made with the Stacked Postage die set… a great go-to set for creating easy layers. I added some greenery from the Wildflower Stems #2 die set. The sentiment was made with the new Labels Alphanumeric dies.


I’ve got the full step-by-step project tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Hope all my friends and family who celebrate have a blessed Easter holiday! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Perfect Cardstock - White CardsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die - CottontailSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked PostageSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Wildflower Stems 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric LabelStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - WovenAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - BouquetTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Milled LavenderRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Victorian VelvetTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Victorian Velvet

Sizzix Chapter 1- Cottontail with Tim Holtz


Hi friends! After another small Finley-related hiatus, I’m back with another card project to share. In the blink of an eye, April is here, and of course that means that Easter will be here soon, too. So it’s about time to share this sweet spring-y card that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 release with the adorable new Cottontail rabbit die.


Cottontail is a Bigz die, which means its steel edge can cut through all sorts of thicker materials like the burlap and wool that I used here. Love the texture adding fabric brings in, and it’s quite easy to do. I like to adhere the fabric to a piece of heavyweight cardstock with a liquid adhesive like Ranger multi-medium matte before die cutting. That will give your die cuts lots of strength and durability. And then for a finishing touch, I ran the bunny and bow through my sewing machine.


The background for the card is several layers of inked watercolor cardstock stacked onto a Distress kraft stock cardstock base. I used nested Stitched Oval dies to create the window opening, which was backed onto patterned paper from the Memoranda paper stack. The top layer of the frame was inked in an hombre Distress color palette of pink and brown. And if you look closely, you can see that I stenciled the paper before running it through an embossing folder. Distress glitter adds an extra detail around the edge of the frame.


I used a mixture of Funky Floral dies to add the greenery at the bottom of the frame. The sentiment is from the Crazy Talk stamp set. I made little glitter enamel dots using Glossy Accents to set off the greeting.

Happy April! See you all soon!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Crazy TalkSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die - CottontailSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Funky Floral LargeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Funky Floral 1Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - LaceStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - DiamondsRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picked RaspberryTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Glitter BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TDG39143Ranger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte

Creativation 2019- Wish You Were Here with Ranger Ink


Hello friends, remember me? Sorry for my recent absence. Seems I’ve been taking a very unplanned blog break since bringing home my new little puppy, Finley. I knew a pup would keep me busy, but I had no clue that he would absorb as much of my time as he really does. Everything in the world is new to him, and he wants to explore it all.  He is definitely keeping me on my toes.


All this has left me very little time in the craft room, but I do have several recent projects to share, including this spring flower card that I made for the Ranger Ink booth at Creativation 2019 featuring the new Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems #2 die set and lots of bright and happy colors of Distress.


I used a mixture of stamping and stenciling to create the stacked layered background. The Flurry & Pine background stamp set created the cool chevron style print, and I used the Diamonds Shifter stencil, inked in soft Tattered Rose Distress, on the framework for the flower. The paper behind the oval opening is an old Project Life journaling card that I’ve had in my stash forever. Really love the pop of contrasting color that brought to all the hot pinks.


The flower and greens were die cut from Bristol and Distress cardstocks, and Distress inks were used to watercolor the stem and petals. I used the new Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry to stamp the sentiment. Such a happy color combo, and so perfect for this first day of spring!

Hope you are all doing well! And I hope to be around to visit soon! I’m still not sure how much blogging I will get to in the next several weeks, cause believe it or not…. Finley actually chewed up my eyeglasses. Completely mangled them beyond use or repair. Right now I am stuck in a six-year-old prescription, and needless to say, I’m almost as blind as a bat. Good thing the little stinker is so cute!


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

Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicStrathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Wildflower Stems 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Flurry and PineTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HASHTAGS cms183Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Shifter DiamondsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink Pads - Mini Kit - OneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picked RaspberryTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

Project Life Journaling Card
$ Store Twine

Creativation 2019- You Brighten My Day with Therm O Web


Happy Monday, crafty friends! What a beautiful weekend it was here in the Carolinas! The sun came out with temperatures into the 50’s, and the Missy Nik and I were able to spend a lot of time running around in the park with my new little pup buddy, Finley. We ran and played sticks, climbed on the jungle gym and rode down the slides, and met lots of new doggy friends. What a welcome break after the cold of the past several weeks.

Today’s card is one of the projects that I made for the Therm O Web booth at the Creativations show this January, and features our amazing new Deco Flock transfer sheets. Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets come in large (6 by 12 inch) velvety transfer sheets, is available in 8 vibrant colors, and eliminates the mess of working with that loose flocking powder of the past. I think you are going to love the soft fuzzy texture it adds to your papercrafting projects.


Just like our Deco Foil transfer sheets, there are several different ways to apply the new flock sheets, including the heat transfer of a laminator machine, or just the use of your regular die cutting machine. I used a stencil and deco foil transfer gel to create the flocked patterned paper strip in the background. Love how the white flock application looks on colored cardstock. And the pretty hello die cut from the sentiment was flocked in the same white transfer sheet using our double-sided adhesive foam. So many uses and ways to use these new sheets!


The stamped sentiment and flower are from the beautiful Graphic Sunflowers Stampn’foil set by Gina K Designs. And I added in some of her heavyweight cardstock and the Decorative Tag die set, too. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for creating this card up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by, friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and here’s to an awesome week ahead!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Wild Dandelion - 10 PackTherm O Web - Stamp n Foil - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Graphic SunflowersTherm O Web - Stamp n Foil - Craft Dies - Graphic SunflowersTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - White Latte - 4 PackEcho Park - Good Day Sunshine Collection - 6 x 6 Stencil - Picnic BlanketFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting SoilGina K Designs GRASS GREEN Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE13Gina K Designs KRAFT Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE18Therm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 InchesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - 4 OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 1.5 Inches x 15 Yards

Cardstock: GinaK Designs Kraft, Ocean Mist; Stampin’Up Close to Cocoa
Die: My Creative Time
Project Life Card
Twine: Stampin’Up

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Rawr Means… with Ranger Ink

Hi crafty friends! Before I get started with today’s card share, I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who joined along in the Tim Holtz Creativation 2019 Blog Hop last week. Hope you all enjoyed taking a closer peek at some of the amazing trade show projects as much as I did. The winners randomly chosen from all the comments left along the hop have been posted over on Richele Christensen’s blog CaliforniaARTgirl, so be sure to pop over there to see if one of them was YOU!


Today I have a bit of an nontraditional Valentine card to share with you that I made for the Ranger Ink blog using fun new die sets from Tim Holtz and some new Distress Oxide Spray ink, too. I know dinosaurs might not be your first thought for a Valentine design, but I am pretty smitten with these guys from the new Chapter 1 Prehistoric die set, and think they work for any occasion.


Of course Valentine’s Day needs hearts, so I started the card with a large heart-shaped die cut opening to frame my cute little dinosaur. Since the heart is quite large and symmetrical, I went with a 5×5 square card for my design, and layered the base with inked cardstock in a bit of a different take on Valentine’s colors using Iced Spruce, Spun Sugar, and Candied Apple Distress ink. It’s unusual, but I really love this combo.


The organic “tar pit” look to the window opening was made with the new Chapter 1 Splat die set. At first glance, this die set may seem a little tricky, but I love how it pairs with the dinosaurs, and love that you can use both the positive and the negative shapes it creates. I used just one of the dies from the set here, but there are several more that can stack to build really unique layers. The base and sentiment were stamped with a sentiment from Tim’s Simple Sayings stamp set. The Rawr means stamp and the large stitched heart are from my friend Emma at My Creative Time.


I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day! Any special plans in the works?


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - PrehistoricSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - SplatStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Dot FadeAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - BouquetRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Spray - Iced SpruceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Iced SpruceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Candied AppleTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Iced SpruceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

My Creative Time: Prehistoric Holidays stamp set, Stitched Hearts die set
Maya Road Twine