Time to Celebrate with Therm O Web

Hi friends! Happy long holiday weekend to those of you in the States! Things are still busy here in my neck of the woods, and I am on quite the crazy posting schedule these days. A heavy work schedule is keeping me out of my craft room… but on the happy side, and just in time for the long weekend and my sweet Mom’s birthday, my parents have arrived for a nice long summer visit. So I am ready to celebrate!

Perfectly fitting time for these cards I’m sharing today. A pair of celebration themed cards I made for the Therm O Web blog using the cool new Time to Celebrate Stampn’foil stamps and toner sheets, and pretty inks, dies, and cardstock from the GinaK Designs collection.

I think the Stampn’foil product line is such an innovative idea. Stamps and dies and toner detail sheets that allow you to add foil accents to your stamped images. So clever! Look at that awesome shine on those balloons and birthday candles. And on the foiled stripe and dot backgrounds, too.

I’m still crushing on this pink, orange, and yellow color combo. Feels very fitting for spring, but I have to say… looks like we’re skipping spring and jumping straight into summer already, judging by the heat and humidity around here.

As always, I’ve got the full tutorial for these cards up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Any special plans for the holiday?

P.S.- Check out the awesome Sizzix sales going on this weekend!
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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 - Wild Dandelion - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Sweet Mango - 10 PackJillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Gimme Some SugarTherm O Web Gina K Designs BOLD BACKDROPS Foil-Mates 18072 Therm O Web - Stamp n Foil - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Time to CelebrateTherm O Web - Stamp n Foil - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Time to CelebrateTherm O Web - Stamp n Foil - Craft Dies - Time to CelebrateTherm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STICH RECTANGLE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18012Therm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Wild DandelionTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Sweet MangoDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteGina K Designs JET BLACK AMALGAM Cube Ink Mini Pad 4020Therm O Web - Premium Dye Inkpad Sets - Prime TimeEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 InchesTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 1.5 Inches x 15 Yards


Hello Beautiful with Therm O Web & Jillibean Soup

We’re having fun on the Therm O Web blog this week, joining up with the gang at Jillibean Soup! Both blogs are filled with project inspiration all week long, mixing Jillibean’s adorable paper and mixed media collections with Therm O Web’s awesome deco foil products, and more…. and we’ve got a great prize to give away, too. Keep reading for more information on that!

May is a big birthday month for me, so for my project, I made a birthday gift set featuring Jillibean’s beautiful Farmhouse Stew collection. I love the bright and happy colors in this line. So perfect for spring and summer birthdays, and just about any other occasion, too.

As with many of my gift set ideas, when I’m looking to make several projects that coordinate together, I usually start with the card. May just seems to call for flowers, so that was the jumping off point for my design. The mason jar, the sentiment strip, and the flower bouquet are all from the die cut shape sheet, and were so easy to put together. I chose three papers from the collection kit that pulled colors from the bouquet and layered them with crisp white Therm O Web Premium Cardstock to make all the patterns pop.

I needed a small gift box for my birthday set, and this mini pizza box die shape from Sizzix was the perfect size. I die cut the box from Premium White cardstock, and added some of the same papers I used on the card to pull everything together. A GinaK Designs tag, decorated with stickers and die cuts, was tied to the box with twine. I am crazy about those Jillibean Soup Mix the Media Felt Flowers…. good grief, I would add those to everything, if I could.

Can’t wait to give this gift set to the birthday girl! Stop by the Therm O Web blog for the full tutorial, if you’d like to learn more. And be sure to get entered in our fabulous prize giveaway, while you are there. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Therm O Web store PLUS a Jillibean Soup 2 Cool for School Paper Pack!

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

Today’s supplies:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackJillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackJillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Rise and ShineJillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Gimme Some SugarJillibean Soup FARMHOUSE STEW Die Cut Embellishments Pea Pod Parts JB1414Jillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - Puffy StickersTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagTherm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STITCH SQUARE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18010Sizzix - Where Women Cook Collection - Bigz XL Die - Box Mini PizzaJillibean Soup - Felt Flowers - Shades of RedLawn Fawn TANGERINE Single Cord Lawn Trimmings LF786Therm O Web - Memory Tape Runner XL - Dispenser - PermanentTherm O Web - Mixed Media - 9 x 12 - Foam SheetsTherm O Web 0.50 INCH iCraft Adhesive Double Sided 3375

Wishes for You

Hiya Sweeties! Happy Friday! Wow, has this week ever flown by. I’ve been hoping to get around to visit with all of you, but my tour guide duties have been keeping me just a wee bit too busy these days. I’ve now taken my buddy, Jon, to all sorts of wonderful places like historic downtown Apex and Cary, the Page Walker History & Arts Center, the Ashworth Pharmacy lunch counter for a real soda-jerk experience, and even the Cary Citizen’s Convenience Recycling Center. Today we’re going on a road trip to find one of the few remaining Piggly Wiggly markets so Jon can buy the T-shirt.

Boy………..do I ever know how to show a visitor a good time!!

With all this crazy running around, I haven’t had much time to hang out in my craft studio, but I do have a card to share with you today. Another butterfly creation, in one of my favorite color schemes. Just makes me happy!

Lots more Jillibean Soup here. A mix of patterned papers, and one of their oooooold Bean Sprout journaling spots. Some stamping and a bit of pretty trims. Always love those Webster’s Pages fabric Bloomers!

Well, we’re off for more wild adventures! I sure hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I promise to be around to visit you soon. Next week is going to be a big one for me. Not only is it Thankgiving week for us in the States, but it’s also my birthday week! Yup, Thanksgiving Day is my actual birthday this year…..and……

I’m super honored and thrilled to be guest designing all next week on the SEI Lifestyle blog!

What a great birthday present, huh?

Warm Thoughts

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday to you! I’m sorry for not being around much to visit with you all these past few days. My visitor has arrived from California, and we are busy taking in the sights. Since he’s never been to North Carolina, I’ve been giving him the full tour.

So far I’ve taken him to historic downtown Apex, lunch at our famous Salem Street Pub, dinner at a local hot-spot barbeque joint for some real NC bbq, and even out for frozen custard. Oh, and we’ve checked out a shop or two, including my neighborhood Wal-Mart Market Center. Snicker. Snort.

Let the good times roll, people!

Although I’ve been a busy little bee, I do have a card to share with you all today. Made with a mix of Jillibean Soup papers and Unity stamps. A few buttons and frills, and my favorite kraft cardstock. Love this warm color combo for fall.

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! We’re off for new adventures today. Perhaps since we checked out the Wal-Mart yesterday, we’ll have to stop by the Tar-jay next……..

Woo Hoo!!

Be Everything

Hiya Sweetie Peas! Happy Thursday! Goodness, I cannot believe how quickly this week is going. Just the blink of an eye, and it’s almost the weekend. I sure don’t mind that, but I would love to think I had accomplished a lot more this week than I actually have.

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time getting my house spooked up for Halloween the last few days. The girls and I are starting our annual Haunted Halloween House Tour next week, and I’ve got to get everything ready. You know I’m determined to beat those girlies again this year. They don’t think it’s a competition……..but puh-leeze….I’m not fooled by that! 😉

Haven’t spent much time in my scraproom this week, but I do have a layout to share that I made recently on my beach retreat weekend of my sweet Missy Nik. I really love this photo of her. Check out that fun grim reaper henna tattoo. The week before school started, Nik spent the week at the beach with her girlfriend, and one day they got tattoos. Rachel chose a small, diminutive Chinese symbol that she tucked away on her ankle. Very discrete. But not Nik. No. She chose this giant grim reaper right in bold view. She was quite the hit the first few days of high school until the tattoo wore off, I can tell you that. Talk about your ice breaker.

Used a real mix of Jillibean Soup papers here and some old Making Memories, too. Cut apart word strips from a journaling card and layered them onto old Bean Sprout journaling spots for a fun embellishment. And couldn’t resist that fun Robin Williams quote. Seemed pretty perfect for this.

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! I hope you all have a fabulous day!


Hi Sweeties! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

So happy that this weekend we officially hit the start of my favorite season. I am definitely ready for the change. Saturday we had a Fall Faire at the garden center where I work, and if I wasn’t ready for autumn before, I sure am now. After being surrounded by all the adorable Halloween decorations in the gift shop and all the pansies, mums, pumpkins and gourds in the garden, I am in the mood for all the joys this season will bring!

Today I am sharing my last design team project for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. And for my final project, I thought it was only fitting to re-visit some of my very favorite Prickley Pear sets.

Along with my favorite stamp sets, I used lots of my favorite scrappy supplies here. Kraft cardstock and happy polka dots, a bright orange button and baker’s twine tie. I used my new Papertrey Ink herringbone embossing plate on the kraft cardstock. The pumpkin and leaves are from the Pumpkin Clear Stamps Set 2. I die cut both the leaves and pumpkin shape from kraft cardstock using the matching Pumpkin Die and stamped the images in black ink. Colored the pumpkin using Prismas blended with Gamsol. The sweet Boo sentiment is from the Bats Clear Stamps Set, stamped in black on a die cut banner.

For more stampy inspiration using Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, be sure to visit the blog. The rest of the team has some beautiful things to share with you today. Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Happy Spot

Last weekend while I was away on my beach retreat, I surprised myself by actually getting quite a bit of scrapping done. Usually I’m too busy snacking and chatting to get much work in during a crop………and of course this time there was the beach to distract me, too. I told myself that if I came home with at least one project, I would be pleased. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself, after all.

I’m happy to say that I met my goal. 😉 Today I’m sharing one of the pages I did. Full of lots of Jillibean Soup goodies.

Some of you may remember this photo of my daughter that I shared here on my bloggity blog last spring. It was taken out on the pier at the lake where she loves to go to sketch and unwind. This lake is a very special spot. For Nik, it is the place that relieves every stress, eases every pain, and makes everything seem better.

Seems my Little Fish still loves to be near water.

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!