Cityscape Suburbia with Sizzix

Hiya Crafty Friends! Happy Wednesday. Hope your weeks are going great so far!


Last week I had a tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, and today I wanted to share my project here with you, too. A set of shabby Distress tags, made with the fabulous new Cityscape die collection by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.


I think this new collection is so much fun. And as always, I am blown away by the intricacy and detail of these Tim Holtz Thinlits dies. If you take a close look, you can see all the tiny individual pieces that make up each structure, all in separate dies for you to use and layer however you wish. I love that this collection comes with entire city scenes in border dies, or individual build-as-you-go city pieces, like I’ve used here today. With so many buildings, as well as trees and shrubs, and even a complete transportation die set to choose from, the creative possibilities seem endless.


I think these new sets would be great for travel themes and art journals, or friendship cards across the miles. Or how about Happy Holidays from my house to yours? Think I might have to give that one a try.

I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for these tags up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


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

Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX-1920-00Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackRanger Ink - Inkssentials - Craft Tags - Size Number 5 - ManilaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Cityscape, CommuteSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Cityscape, SuburbiaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Traveler Words, ThinTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Lattice WorkStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Dot FadeMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO Ranger TDO55891Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA Ranger TDO55846Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Sizzix DIE PICK Tool 657498Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482

Ribbon: Stampin’Up

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Hippity Hoppity with Ranger Ink

Happy Friday, Sweet Friends! Here’s to the start of a long holiday weekend!

Hippity Hoppity Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend. I actually didn’t have any at all until my boy texted yesterday morning to say he was coming home. And my Missy Nik is coming over tonight, too, so now my wee tiny family will be complete….. and this ol’ momma’s heart is very full.


Today I have one last Easter project to share. A little Crazy card that I made for the Ranger Ink blog with those silly Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and lots of shabby Distress fun. I do get such a kick out of these crazy critters with their crazy expressions. And I absolutely love that there is a line of accessories that coordinate with all the crazy animals, and work for every holiday and season, making it super easy to turn a cat into this year’s Easter Bunny.


This silly trio was stamped in Archival ink and watercolored with Distress inks, with their eyes layered in a coat of Glossy Accents. I went from light to dark coloring on the cats, and accented the final one with silly bunny ears and one of the new Idea-ology Bouquet flowers. Love that you can paint, ink, or stain those flowers to match any project.


The patterned papers are from the new Memoranda Paper Stash, mixed with Distress and shiny Metallic cardstocks, all heavily sanded for a nice aged finish. I added a sentiment from the coordinating Crazy Talk stamp set, and some dyed crinkle ribbon, too. The background was created with the Measured layering stencil.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a very blessed and joyous holiday weekend!


My Peeps with Photo Play Paper

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!


With just a few days left until the holiday, I figured I’d better hurry up and share the rest of my Easter projects for the year! Today I have a sweet little bunny card that I made back in January for the Creativation CHA Show using Photo Play Paper’s adorable Hoppy Easter collection.


I am just a sucker for the cute critters in the Hoppy Easter line! One of my favorite things about it is that there are matching stamps and dies that go along with this collection with even more sweet animals to play with. I used the bunny stamp in another card that I will share soon. And for this card, I added a stamped sentiment strip using just one of the fun greetings from the set.


Simple layers, with a bit of foam adhesive between, and a round porthole window made with dies. The bunny is from one of the cut-apart journaling cards. Finished with a bit of shabby ink and a sweet ribbon bow.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate links used)

Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - Clear Acrylic StampsSizzix Framelits CIRCLES DOTTED Wafer Thin Die Set 661560Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Carved PumpkinRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Trim: Stampin’Up

Creativation 2017- Life is Wonderful with Tim Holtz

Hiya Crafty Friends! Happy Wednesday!


Today I have another one of my Tim Holtz Creativation show projects to share, and this time, it’s something a little bit different. I know you all have seen me playing with this fabulous new Scroll Bigz die on several projects I’ve shared already. But today I’m bringing the Scroll die out of the background accent pieces and into the spotlight with this shabby altered home decor panel.


I’ve really loved using the Scroll die cuts as flourishes and leafy green accents mixed with floral bouquets, but for this project, I wanted to show how you can use these pieces all on their own, too. And since the Scroll die is a Bigz die, that means you can die cut all sorts of materials besides your standard paper, like the chipboard I used here, die cut and stacked up three deep for lots of depth and dimension.


I find that I have certain colors that I tend to gravitate to over and over. But for this project, I challenged myself to use Distress colors that I often overlook, and I’m so glad I did. I really love this combo of Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, and Weathered Wood, applied in a watercolor wash over the surface that was pre-coated first in a layer of paint. I added some stamping to the scrolls in matching Distress ink, and then finished with Glossy Accents once everything was dry.


I love how the vibrant color of the scrolls pops against the neutral background. That is some of the new Memoranda Paper, brushed with paint, inked, splattered, and stamped, on one of the backing boards from the new Mini Framed Panels. New Idea-ology tissue tape on the edges, and a bit of Distress marker work to create a frame.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FRAMED PANELS Structures TH93582RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix SCROLL Bigz Die 661816 Tim Holtz Sizzix DAILY WORDS BLOCK Thinlits Die 661180Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps REFLECTIONS CMS111Tim Holtz Idea-ology FRENCH Design Tape Paperie TH93355RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers Paperie TH9358328 Lilac Lane ATTIC FINDINGS Embellishment Kit LL103Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Blueprint SketchTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FADED JEANS Ranger TIM21452Tim Holtz Distress Markers WEATHERED WOOD Ranger TDM32755Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Creativation 2017- Forever with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Monday to you!


We had the most wack-a-do weather here this weekend. After weeks of an unseasonably warm winter and temperatures well into the 70’s, we woke up to snow on the ground yesterday. In March! Snow! That truly is unheard of around here.


Fortunately, the weather didn’t stop me from having some crafty fun with my crafty gang at my jewelry-making party yesterday. I need to take some photos and share with you some of the pieces I’ve been creating. I think I’m hooked on this jewelry thing.. because I need another hobby, right? But for now, I’ll share one of my card creations instead.


This is one of my Creativation CHA cards that I had the honor of creating for Tim Holtz. This card features another fun background made with the new Leafy Texture Fades embossing folder. Really love the organic vibe to this pattern, and a great thing about this folder is that the design looks amazing from either side. This is the raised embossed version in kraft, colored with Distress Crayon. You may remember this card here where I used the de-bossed side with watercolor Distress. Either way, you get super cool results.


Lots of touches of gold in Deco cardstock and Distress Glitter Dust. The new Scroll Bigz die used as leafy greens mixed with the original Wildflowers die set. The patterned paper is from the new Memoranda Paper Stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Hope your week is off to a great start!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Tim Holtz Idea-ology DECO SHEETS TH93219RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix LEAFY Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661826RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix SCROLL Bigz Die 661816 Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Tim Holtz Sizzix FRIENDSHIP WORDS BLOCK Thinlits Die 660213Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - WildflowersRanger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 3 TDBK47926Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain TARNISHED BRASS Ranger TSS42549Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BUNDLED SAGE Ranger TIM27102Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Blueprint SketchRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage PlatinumSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM 658992Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

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Paper Bag Shamrocks with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!


It’s always such a happy feeling when Friday and the start of the weekend rolls around, isn’t it? I’m particularly grateful to get this past week under my belt, and I’m feeling quite lucky. Lucky to be done with the colonoscopy. Lucky for such good results. Lucky to eat again.


So today I’m celebrating with a few lucky clovers. Paper bag pillow clovers made this week for the Therm O Web blog using Therm O Web adhesives and papers from Photo Play Paper’s new spring release.


Creating paper bag pillows is one of my all-time favorite home decor projects. They are really easy to make, and add a festive look to your home for any season or holiday for very little cost. And better yet, this is a great earth-friendly project, utilizing natural elements and recycled materials, too. My kinda project!


I added stitching to my pillows, and dressed them up with layered trims and hand-stamped sentiment flags. But I’ve got lots of tips and tricks, and a full step-by-step tutorial for completing these shamrocks for all you non-sewers out there, up on the Therm O Web blog.

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


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

Photo Play Paper - About a Little Boy Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - SoarPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Birds and BeesPhoto Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Sizzix - Framelits Die - Hearts SetRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted Citron
Stamp: My Creative Time (Happy Everything Stamp and Die Set)
Trim: Stampin’Up (Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle), May Arts (grosgrain)
Other: Recycled Kraft Grocery Bag, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, Sticks

Creativation 2017- Good Vibes with Photo Play Paper

Hello, Friends!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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I figured I could use some good vibes today, so this seemed the perfect card to share. Today is colonoscopy prep day. Totally routine…. just that time in my life when such things become necessary. But I’m sure not looking forward to it, and I’m already missing the food I won’t be able to eat later today.
All that glorious food! 😉

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This is the adorable Rhapsody collection by Photo Play Paper. One of twelve new collections released this year for Creativation CHA. Love the hippy dippy bohemian vibe to this one.

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Sending out lots of good vibes to all of you, my sweet friends! And I could use any spare ones you may have today, too!
Hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

PhotoPlay RHAPSODY 12 x 12 Collection Pack RH2456Sizzix Framelits CIRCLES DOTTED Wafer Thin Die Set 661560Fiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 02860We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6

Enamel Dots: BasicGrey
Twine