Good Friends with Therm O Web


Happy Wednesday, Good Friends! Hope your week is going well. I thought perhaps that we had finally hit spring here in my neck of the woods, but she seems to be hiding again. It’s grey and gloomy once again, and I am so ready for real spring to arrive. So I thought I’d pretend a bit today with a bright and cheery spring flower card that I made this week for the Therm O Web blog.


For something a bit different than my norm, I went with an interactive card design made of a pocket and an insert. Love that extra little surprise the recipient will find when they pull on the cloud tab. And the belly band slips off, and is re-usable, too.


There’s something about this Waffle Flower Bear & Bird stamp set that always makes me smile. This time, I gave the bear a snow cone to hold that was fussy cut from my patterned papers, and created a little outdoor picnic scene for these good friends to enjoy.


I put together a matching insert using coordinating papers from the Simple Stories Summer Days kit. A fussy cut cloud added to the top of the card acts as the pull tab. Therm O Web GinaK Designs dies were used to frame the sentiment and the belly band scene. And of course I used some deco foil to accent that cool GinaK Foil-Mates greeting.


I always love a good side view of deco foil to really show off it’s beautiful shine. I used three colors of foil here that were a great match to my papers, and it’s really easy to do. I’ve got a tutorial for that, as well as complete instructions for creating this pocket design, up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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

P.S.- * All die cutting (including the GinaK Designs Wafer Thin die sets I used today) are currently 15%- 50% off at Scrapbook.com!
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The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsSimple Stories - Summer Days Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitWaffle Flower Crafts - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Bear and BirdTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Rectangle - LargeTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Circle - LargeTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Sentiments - True FriendTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Turquoise SeaTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Red VelvetTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Wild DandelionCopic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL TanCopic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT Light BrownCopic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT Dark BrownTherm O Web - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Foam Adhesive - WhiteTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 1.5 Inches x 15 YardsTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

Stampin’Up Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers- yellow
Silhouette 3″ Scalloped Circle die cut

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Happy Easter

Popping in today to wish my friends and family who celebrate, a very happy Easter!
May your house be filled with the blessings of the day, and hope the Easter Bunny brings you a wee bit of chocolate, too!


As you all know by now, it wouldn’t be much of a holiday at my house without a little seasonal decor. So in honor of this special day, here’s a peek at some of my spring things.


The dining room sideboard is once again filled with vintage ironstone and my favorite transferware dishes. This time, the plates are a combo of Johnson Brothers Friendly Village with some no-name pattern that I like to call “My Happy Place”. I think I would transport myself to that sweet farm house in a heartbeat if I could.


Of course I’ve managed to sneak in a few of my handmade things. Chicks in nests and Old Mother Goose, and some twine-wrapped eggs, too.


For my front entryway table, I went for a very simple and natural look.


White and green, bunnies and chickens, and a few nests, too.


A few more handmade cuties are tucked here and there.


My chocolate bunnies and vintage crepe paper eggs. My new Lori Mitchell figurine I managed to score for a song this year. My mom gave me this amazing antique wooden scoop at Christmas, and I love it for creating a little scene.


The wee bunny in the wire basket is a new guy I made this year at one of my weekly crafty play dates with the girls. The mushrooms are another project we tackled this month, too. Our first attempt at spun cotton. Hope to try that again soon.


It’s so hard to believe that Easter is here already. The year just flies by so quickly, don’t you think? Of course now I’m already thinking ahead to the next thing. I should really get started on crafting some summer things. And my sweet little missy Nik’s 20th birthday is this upcoming week. So lots to do, and lots to celebrate.

But before I move too far forward, I have one last spring bunny to share with you. A custom order I’ve been working on. From my little Easter Bunny to yours, wishing you all a very wonderful day!

Seek Happiness with Ranger Ink

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends!

I’m back today with another card that I made for the Creativations (CHA) show in January. This time, a fun Distress project for the Ranger Ink booth featuring the new Funky Floral #1 dies by Tim Holtz.


The Funky Floral dies are one of my favorite new sets from Tim’s CHA release. I love that this set has lots of dies for building lots of different flowers. The stacking possibilities are really endless, and the flowers look great in all sorts of different color ways. Last time I shared this set in bright and happy colors of spring. And today, I’m going with a more elegant red and gold floral pattern set against crisp black cardstock, reminiscent of the style design of Rifle Paper Company’s amazing stationery line.


I die cut the flowers and leaves from a mixture of gold, black, and watercolor cardstock, and inked the flowers in two shades of red Distress inks. The pieces were stacked and arranged into a outline frame design, and layered with papers to pull all the colors together. Distress Crayon was added to the edges of the papers and the black stems, too. The sentiment is a combo of a Clippings Idea-ology sticker with one of the word dies from the Shadow Script #3 dies, part of the upcoming April Alterations release.


Hope your week is going great so far! Thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S.-
If you’re interested in any of the products I’ve used, be sure to check out the awesome sales right now at Scrapbook.com on all Ranger, Sizzix,  and Tim Holtz products!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Gina K. Designs Premium Cardstock • Black OnyxRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - MetallicSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Funky Floral 1Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Shadow Script 3Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Clippings StickersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Fired BrickRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Paper Crane Thoughts of You with Photoplay Paper


Happy Monday, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today I have another card that I made for the Creativations show in January to share, featuring Photoplay Paper’s adorable Paper Crane collection.

I love the Paper Crane geisha girls. This one is from the layered 3D stickers. I die cut a square frame and made a little scene for her with a mix of lantern stickers, enamel dots, and small twine bows. The background is a soft ink-blended sky, masked with a cloud punch and a bit of Distress ink.


Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We actually had snow here Saturday night. That makes twice in the past week, and that is crazy unheard of this late in the year. Looks like March came in like a lion, and plans on going out like one, too! 😀


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Gina K. Designs Premium Cardstock • Luxury WhitePhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Layered Cardstock StickersTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Square - LargeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Enamel DotsDoodlebug Design - Chunky Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteFiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Thanks & Best Wishes with Therm O Web


Happy Fri-YAY, friends! Today is my day up on the Therm O Web blog, where I’m sharing a pair of cards I made for Creativations (CHA) with the new designer stencils and new colors of deco foil. And I wanted to share my cards with you all here, too.


I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous Flutter stamp set and some stitched circle dies for the focal panels, and layered them with simple patterned paper and sentiment strips. The graphic backgrounds were made with a bit of masking and inking, followed by deco foil stenciling to create the cool metallic pattern on top.


I always love a good side view of the deco foil. Really shows off its amazing texture and shine. I used my two favorite new colors of deco foil for these cards- denim and jade. And two of the new stencils in the Starburst and Pinwheel designs.


I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for today’s cards up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And check out these great deals in honor of National Craft Month on all Therm O Web supplies. Be sure to use the checkout code below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have an amazing weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Gina K. Designs Premium Cardstock • Luxury WhiteGina K. Designs Premium Cardstock • Black OnyxPhoto Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - FlutterSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesPretty Pink Posh AQUAMARINE Flat 6mm SequinsDeco Foil™ Pinwheels Stencil pictureDeco Foil™ Starburst StencilDeco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • DenimDeco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • JadeRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Purple TapeDeco Foil™ Transfer GelFoil Laminator • 12 inch

Sending Smiles with Newton’s Nook


Hi friends! Happy Wednesday, and happy Spring to you! Today I have a pair of cards to share that I made with the adorable Sending Hugs stamp set by Newton’s Nook and paper from Photoplay Paper’s Gypsy Rose collection.


This past weekend, I got together for crafting and dinner with some old stamping buddies of mine. Each of us designed and brought a project for the group to do, and this was mine. My friends are Stampin’Up peeps, so I knew they’d enjoy playing with something new. And it doesn’t get much cuter than the playful critters in this set, and all their cute accessories, too.


I made one card to bring with the pup and his stack of love letters, and a second there with the bear and his coffee. I know I’d smile if someone brought me all those cups! The images were stamped onto Bristol smooth cardstock and die cut with the matching dies. My friends really enjoyed trying out watercoloring with the Zig clean color markers. The design is based off a sketch from PageMaps. I printed out the January CardMaps, and am hoping to work my way through them.

Here is the fun sketch I used. How did I do?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It’s actually snowing right now in my neck of the woods, so it certainly doesn’t feel very springlike on this second day of the season. Hope there’s sunny skies ahead for you.

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P.S.- Just passing along some sale information. There’s a great one day offer at Scrapbook.com right now~ free shipping on all orders of $60, or $6 off international orders. Good time to stock up on some favorite supplies.

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The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Dina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Photo Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be InspiringPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be HumbleNewton's Nook Designs SENDING HUGS Clear Stamp Set NN1801S04Newton's Nook Designs SENDING HUGS Die Set NN1801D04Fiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP314683M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent 7504

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A Letter It Thanks with Ranger Ink


Happy Monday, Friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I’m sharing a card project that I made for the Creativations (CHA) show in January for the Ranger Ink booth featuring their artsy new Letter It collection.


If you haven’t checked out the Letter It collection yet, you should take a peek at all the fun products available in the line. For my card here, I focused on stamps and embossing ink, and seeing how many ways I could use the beautiful metallic gold Perfect Pearls powder. According to the descriptive information, these powders are specially developed with a built in resin, and are easy to use wet or dry. So I tried it out both ways.


One of the fun things you can do with Perfect Pearls powders is to combine them with water and a water brush or paintbrush for painted pearlescent watercolor effects. And that’s what I did here with the Flutter butterfly background panel. I used a mix of Distress Inks and gorgeous Sunflower Sparkle powder to add color to the butterflies, which were stamped in clear embossing powder onto Letter It Ivory Cardstock.


The bold sentiment image is from the Letter It Thank You stamp set, which was also stamped with embossing ink and brushed with the gold powder. The edges of the black panel were pressed into the ink and brushed with powder to match. And then for a dry technique, I simply brushed powder onto some ivory photo corners to tie everything together.

I do love the Letter It product line, and am looking forward to playing with it more. And if any of you are interested in trying it out, be sure to check out the awesome sale at Scrapbook.com right now on all Ranger products! Woo Hoo!

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


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Cardstock - IvoryRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Thank YouStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - FlutterDecorative Photo Corners • IvoryRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Embossing Ink PadRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Pearl Powders - Set 2Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Acrylic Stamping Block - 4 x 3Ranger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

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