Crazy Dog Valentines with Ranger Ink

Hello, hello, Friends! Happy Monday!

I’m back today with another Valentine project. This time, some silly sweet matchbook-style note cards I made for the Ranger Ink blog.

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Matchbook cards remind me of the boxed Valentine cards my kiddos grew up with. There’s something very nostalgic about them, and although I don’t make them very often, they are my top go-to design for Valentines. If you have kids at home, you can easily make cards like these together. Or, they work great in grown-up versions, too.

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I love how easy these cards are to make, perfect for re-creating in bulk, if needed. I added texture to the simple design with an embossed background, grunged up with Distress inks and a bit of Vintage Collage Medium. A few hearts and lovey dovey sentiment, of course, for Valentine’s Day. And my favorite Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs.

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I’m just a sucker for those silly guys! ❤

I have the complete step-by-step tutorial for creating these Valentines up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Any happy football fans out there?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below for your convenience:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits MINI CRAZY CATS AND DOGS Wafer Thin Die Set 661594Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2016 MINI CRAZY CATS AND DOGS CMS272Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps CRAZY TALK CMS236Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die - HeartfeltTim Holtz Sizzix ZIGZAG Texture Fades Embossing Folder 660972Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Jute StringAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tiny Attacher with 100 Tiny StaplesRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Black SootRanger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 3 TDBK47926Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium VINTAGE TDA47940Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Collage Medium - CrazingRanger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499

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AudOnes Prims- Valentine Misfit Dolls

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

It’s been a right long time since I’ve had the chance to play with fabric. Between the rush of the holidays and the Creativation CHA show in January, there hasn’t been an extra moment to spare. And you all know me….. I go through withdrawals without my fabrics. I do.

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I finally carved out enough time to re-bond with my sewing machine this past week, and that makes me one very happy girl. I’m pushing it on Valentine’s this year, getting the late start that I am. But I couldn’t let the holiday pass completely. So I do have a couple of little misfit dollies to offer today. For your special Valentine, or for you.

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There’s silly sweet Valentine voodoo dollies, and a new Valentine art doll, too.

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A few little treasures to share with you, just listed in my AudOnes Prims shop.

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

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Always and Forever with PhotoPlay Paper

Happy February, Crafty Friends!

Recently I’ve had the great honor of creating projects for PhotoPlay Paper using their newest lines, including the 12 new collections they released for Creativation this year. But before the 12, there was their adorable Valentine line, So Loved. Since today kicks off the month of love, I thought I would share a little love themed project. And if you’re on PhotoPlay Paper’s email list, the downloadable instruction sheet for this project went out today.

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This little love note looks much like a card, but is actually a home decor desk frame made from recycled materials. The base is made from raw chipboard, like a cereal box or some leftover packaging material. Or pieces of a cardboard box would do, too.

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I love adding little seasonal touches like this to my home decor.  Or this would make a great handmade gift idea for your special Valentine this year. The design is very simple, and can be dressed up in style you choose. Decorate two panels, punch holes in the top, and thread them together with ribbon or twine. I call this an easel-style frame, since it opens with a hinge at the top. Or maybe you would call it a sandwich-board.

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If you’re interested in free instructions for projects like these, including layout and card designs, home decor, free cutting files, and more, be sure to sign up for PhotoPlay Paper‘s email list.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! And for those of you who’ve been asking…. I am working on a few special Valentine’s for my AudOnes Prim shop. Creativation being later this year has really put me behind, but a few little things are coming.

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Soon!


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

PhotoPlay SO LOVED 12 x 12 Collection Pack SL2419Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8Doodlebug LADYBUG Doodle Twine28 Lilac Lane LOVE STORY Embellishment Kit LL106We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper Tool

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Creativation 2017- Bloom with Tim Holtz

Hello, Friends! Happy Monday!

Today I’m back with another Creativation CHA show project to share. This time, an altered canvas frame that I made for Tim Holtz, loaded with lots of fabulous new Sizzix and Idea-ology goodies.

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This sweet canvas is absolutely bursting with fun new products. There’s new papers and embellishments, a new wooden frame, and, of course, new dies and an embossing folder, too. All tied together into one pretty little home decor package.

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I really love all the details of this frame, but I think my favorite part has got to be that textured background, made with the new Lace embossing folder. The pattern reminds me of vintage textured wallpaper, so that is the look I tried to recreate here, with ink and paint and a good dose of Vintage Collage Medium.

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The pretty violets are from the new Botanical Layers, layered onto a fragment of one of the new Salvaged Baseboards. The gold pieces were die cut with the new Scroll Bigz die from metallic cardstock, sanded, aged, and snipped apart to tuck among the flowers. I added a new Clippings Sticker and a wee twine bow. Those awesome letters are die cut with the new Broadway Bigz XL die.

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There’s new paper from the Memoranda Paper Stash layered with linen fabric on the background. And the wooden frame is one of the new Mini Framed Panels that come in a set of four (two frames and two panels). Think I’m going to need those in bulk!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below for your convenience:

Tim Holtz DISTRICT MARKET Burlap Panel BARE 6 x 8 TH93062RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FRAMED PANELS Structures TH93582Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE METALLIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX196001 *Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix SCROLL Bigz Die 661816 RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix BROADWAY ALPHA Bigz XL Die 661820RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix LACE Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661824RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOTANICAL Layers Paperie TH93554RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology SALVAGED BASEBOARDS Paperie TH93556RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers Paperie TH93583Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium VINTAGE TDA47940Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SHADED LILAC Ranger TIM34957Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM 658992Sizzix EXTENDED CUTTING PAD 661343Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

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Creativation 2017- The World to Me with Therm O Web

Hi Friends! Happy Friday!

Today I have another Creativation CHA project to share with you. This time, a card and tag set I made for Therm O Web using a brand new product to the deco foil line up, Gel Transfer Medium.

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If you’ve been following deco foil along the years, you know that there are many different ways to apply the foil sheets, and that foil works great on paper, fabric, and just about any surface under the sun.

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Now Therm O Web has come out with yet another way to utilize the foil, and I think this may be my favorite way yet. The new Gel Transfer Medium works somewhat like texture paste, and allows you to add foil using all your favorite stencils. How cool is that?

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Simply apply the Gel Medium to paper using a palette knife and stencil, just like you would a regular texture paste. Allow the gel to dry, cover the pattern with a sheet of foil, and run it through a laminator to set. Works with any stencil, and how cool to find a new way to use supplies you may already have on hand.

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I pulled out a couple of my favorite old Hero Arts BasicGrey stencils for my projects. The You & Me Simple Set from Simple Stories, and a few old goodies from BasicGrey.

The new Gel Transfer Medium will be available in March. And in the mean time, you can check out the full tutorial on these projects on the Therm O Web blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Weekend!


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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsSimple Stories - You and Me Collection - Simple Sets - 12 x 12 Collection KitTim Holtz Sizzix Die TAG & BOOKPLATES Movers And Shapers 656938Hero Arts Stencil FLAG PATTERN BasicGrey SA038 Hello You Hero Arts Stencil DECO DESIGN BasicGrey SA029 BasicGrey - Saturday Morning Collection - Cork Stickers - Printed ShapesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Amber Watercolor - 5 PackMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapWe R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper ToolTherm O Web - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Foam Adhesive - WhiteTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 InchesSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

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Creativation 2017- A Journey of Moments with Tim Holtz

Hellooooo Sweet Friends! I’m back!

After a super crazy and busy month, I can finally say that I am back to my regular schedule. CHA Creativation projects are done, the show is now over, and I’ve just returned from my annual scrapbooking retreat in Myrtle Beach.  It’s been a whirlwind month, but I’m back on track. And that means I can finally start sharing my show projects with you.

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This year I was honored and blessed to work with four amazing companies and create 28 projects for the Creativation 2017 CHA trade show this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s been busy, busy, but I’m so excited to share all the fabulous new products and projects I’ve had the chance to work with. Today I thought I’d start with my favorite card, made for Tim Holtz using lots of new Sizzix and Idea-ology goodies.

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This card is a great mix of the old and the new. I used layers of black and gold cardstock that were sanded and aged with Distress crayon and vintage collage medium. The frame is from my old favorite Stitched Rectangles die set, and I mixed in some old greens and word dies, too. Then comes in all the new stuff.

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The background was made with the new Leafy embossing folder, de-bossed onto watercolor cardstock and then hand painted with a variety of Distress inks. The new Scroll Bigz die adds extra fluff to the floral bouquet. Then there’s new Clipping Stickers that help build the sentiment, and a new Index Clip across the top of the frame for a bit of pizazz. New Travel Design Tape, and the new Bouquet flowers, too, that were inked and stained to match.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be around to visit soon!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE METALLIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX196001 *RESERVE 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 660213Tim Holtz Sizzix GARDEN GREENS Thinlits Die 661206RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology TRAVEL Design Tape Paperie TH93352RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers Paperie TH93583RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOUQUET Findings TH93569RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology INDEX CLIPS Fasteners TH93574Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE Ranger TIM27126Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BUNDLED SAGE Ranger TIM27102Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 3 TDBK47926Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceTim Holtz Distress Spray Stain TARNISHED BRASS Ranger TSS42549Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium VINTAGE TDA47940Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

Doggone Cute with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends!

I’m not always a huge fan of Mondays, but I’m super excited for this one. After weeks of preparation, CHA Creativation week is finally here, and that means I can start sharing with you some of the fun projects I’ve been working on behind the scenes. Soon, that is. For now, there is one last push to get through, and what I hope is one last crazy week here at my house. It has been such a whirlwind, prepping and creating for this upcoming show. Four companies, and 26 projects completed, with several yet to go. I am blessed, and honored, and so excited to share. But I’m looking forward to getting back to my quiet routine. And I’ve been missing visiting with you.

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CHA projects have left me little time for playing in my craft room, but today I’m reaching back into the archives a bit to share a set tags that I made for the Sizzix blog featuring some doggone cute new stamps and dies by Sizzix designer Stephanie Barnard.

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Cute, right? I am just crazy about that sweet little dog from Stephanie’s new Doggone Cute Framelits with stamps set, being the dog lover that I am. I thought this little pooch would be just adorable paired with these fun new sentiment circle dies on a set of shaped gift tags.

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I made these tags like mini cards, that open with room for handwritten messages on the inside.

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So sweet and fun, and a perfect match for this adorable Cooper and Friends doggy collection from Photo Play Paper. I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SCHOOLHOUSE RED SR1Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Cooper and Friends Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Go FetchPhoto Play Paper - Cooper and Friends Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsSizzix - Framelits Die with Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Doggone CuteSizzix - Thinlits Die - Word Circles 2Sizzix - Thinlits Die - Word CirclesRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

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