Creativation 2020 with Photo Play Paper’s Tulla & Norbert


Hello gnomies, happy Sunday to you! It’s Creativation weekend! Such an exciting time for paper crafters with all the new products heading our way. I had the great pleasure of getting my hands on some of the new Photo Play Paper releases to create card samples for the show, and I can’t wait to share these new collections that are as cute as can be. First up today is Tulla & Norbert.


Gnomes have been super trendy these past few months, and that is continuing into the new year with this sweet spring-inspired collection. Love the colors in this one! Piled on lots of patterned papers for this card, adding in crisp white cardstock to help define all those layers. The rainbow background is one of the Cut-Apart cards, trimmed down to size. Then sticker and die cut ephemera details to finish the design.


Have you all been following along with the Creativation excitement? Any new immediate must-have favorites for you?


The products I’ve used are linked below:
(Tulla & Norbert collection coming soon!)

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert Collection - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces - Ephemera

2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 6 with Therm O Web & Pink & Main


Hello friends, welcome to Day 6 of my 2019 Holiday Card Series. Today’s project is not a card, but a set of tags that I made for the recent Pink & Main collaboration on the Therm O Web blog. This is the adorable Fa La Llama stamp set mixed with fun plaid paper from Photo Play Paper and one of the newest colors of Glitz Glitter Gel from Therm O Web.


The tags were die cut from GinaK Designs Red Velvet cardstock using the Decorative Tag die set. And then I gave the tags an overall glittery backdrop using Silver Glitz and my favorite snowy stencil. Super easy and quick, and I love the sparkly shine. As always, I’ve got the full tutorial for this project up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Just one more day until the weekend! Hope it’s a good one!


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 - Red Velvet - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Christmas - Kringle and Co Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPink and Main FA LA LLAMA Clear Stamps PM0368Pink and Main FA LA LLAMAS Dies PNM241Therm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagEcho Park - My Favorite Christmas Collection - 6 x 6 Stencil - Merry SnowTherm O Web Gina K Designs SILVER Glitz Glitter Gel 18149Hemptique BLACK Hemp Cord Twine 029294Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackSigno - White Uni-ball Impact Pen

Semi-Scrappy Holiday 2019- Day 1


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Today I’m excited to kick off my annual “scrappy holiday” card series here on my blog. Those of you who have followed me for awhile know that I set a goal each year to try to use up some old paper kits and scraps on my holiday card makes. Amazing how hard that seems to be, as those paper scraps tend to multiply instead of divide…. but I do my best to give it a try. Today’s card is only a “semi-scrappy” holiday design, because although the paper is eons old, the stamps and dies I used are brand new.


Gnomes are seriously on-trend right now, and this Kringle & Co stamp and die set from Photo Play Paper has some of the cutest I’ve seen this year. I made a little snowy scene for my guy using old rectangle framelits dies from Sizzix and Stitched Slopey Joes border dies from Heffy Doodle. A light ink blending of Distress pink and green inks on the background gives a sense of space and depth, and coordinates with that Basic Grey 25th & Pine paper that I’ve spent years trying to use up.


I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the snowy hillside before popping that piece up with foam tape for dimension. The trees and gnome were stamped on Bristol smooth card stock and watercolored with Zig Clean Color markers, die cut, and popped into the scene with more foam to add different layers to the design. A pair of ephemera die cuts added to the top finishes the card.

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


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

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Antique Ivory - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Christmas - Kringle and Co Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Ho Ho HoPhoto Play Paper - Christmas - Kringle and Co Collection - Ho Ho Ho Die SetHeffy Doodle - Cutting Dies - Stitched Slopey Joes BorderRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackKuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Brush Marker - 48 Piece SetEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun Sugar

Patterned Paper, Ephemera Die Cuts: Basic Grey 25th & Pine collection

Fall Blessings with Newton’s Nook


Here we go, friends! The last fall project of the season… once again, featuring those adorable Autumn Mice from Newton’s Nook. This time, paired with the fall Mad4Plaid collection by Photo Play Paper.


Tim Holtz Stitched Circle dies and Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes Border dies were used to cut the focal frame, which was popped onto the card base with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension. Then a simple twine die and a die cut ephemera sentiment finish the design.

I’m going to hate to say goodbye to these cute autumn mice. But fortunately, I have the holiday mice, too! Thanks so much for stopping by, and wishing you all many fall blessings!


Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Memories Collection - 12 x 12 Solids Plus KitsNewton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Clear Stamps NN1908S01Newton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Dies NN1908D01Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesHeffy Doodle - Cutting Dies - Stitched Slopey Joes BorderPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - EphemeraTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

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An Extra Mice Fall with Newton’s Nook


Happy Monday, sweet friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It has turned very cold here these past few days, and it’s starting to feel like winter is coming early. Waking up to frost on the ground every morning and temperatures down into the 20’s. Having to bundle into winter coats and mittens and hats to go out in the evening. Brrrr, I’m so not ready for that. Think I’m going to cling on to autumn just as long as I can. Including here with my card share for today.


This is once again the adorable Autumn Mice stamp set from Newton’s Nook that I shared in my last post. But instead of tags, today I have a card made with the beautiful fall collection from Photo Play Paper, Mad4Plaid Fall.


Papers are from the 6×6 paper pad. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I used a Sizzix Stacked Postage die to add some decorative edging to the background panel. And then a few pop dots for dimension on this super sweet and super simple design.

I hope your fall is extra mice this year! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNewton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Clear Stamps NN1908S01Newton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Dies NN1908D01Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Sizzix: Stacked Postage die set
Copic Markers

Thankful for You with CardMaps & Photo Play Paper

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Hi everyone, happy October! My favorite month of the year is here, and along with it, I have some happy news to share. A few weeks ago I received a surprise email from my crafty friend, Becky Fleck Moore, asking if I’d be interested in joining the CardMaps design team…….and being the huge fan that I am of Becky’s awesome sketches (and of Becky herself), I absolutely jumped at the chance. The last CardMaps sketches of 2019 have just been revealed, and with them, I am very excited to share my first team card with you here today.


The sketch


And since Becky is not only the creator of the CardMaps and PageMaps sketches, but is also the art director for Photo Play Paper, I thought it was only fitting to dedicate my first project to her with my take on the sketch, featuring her adorable new Mad 4 Plaid Fall collection.


I am such a sucker for plaid, and am always a sucker for cute critters. My little puppy, Finley Boo, reminds me of an arctic fox, so of course I couldn’t resist this sweetie. That gives me the idea that I need to color this guy all white next time!

Be sure to check out all the new card making and scrapbooking sketches available today on the PageMaps website. Thanks so much for stopping by! I wish you all a super spooktacular October!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - Clear Photopolymer StampsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - Die SetSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting Soil

Ken Oliver Maya Road Waxed Twine
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Best in the Mewniverse with Therm O Web & Heffy Doodle

Hi crafty friends!

It’s Heffy Doodle collaboration week at the Therm O Web blog. I’m up today with a pair of quick and easy friendship cards featuring adorable Heffy Doodle stamps and dies mixed with Therm O Web’s awesome new iCraft Deco Foil Flock.


I am always a sucker for cute critters and silly puns, so of course I couldn’t resist this sweet Mewniverse stamp set from Heffy Doodle. One of my besties looooooves cats, like to self-proclaimed crazy cat lady levels… and these two cards are definitely going to her.


The cards are a petite 3.5″ x 5″ size, and I kept the designs uniform with similar elements. All the images were stamped onto Therm O Web Luxury White cardstock, die cut with the matching dies, and colored with Copic markers. I used GinaK Designs nested dies to create the stitched rectangle and circle frames.


The puffy cloud backgrounds on both cards were made with a cloud punch and a blend of blue and green Distress inks.


The leftover cloud shapes used for the stenciling made great embellishments for card #2, and I threw in some patterned paper for extra detailing on this card, too. Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes Border Dies and Green Envy Flock sheets made the cute little grassy hills.

I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for both of these cards up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. And we’ve got an awesome Therm O Web & Heffy Doodle prize of a $30 shopping spree, so be sure to enter our giveaway drawing while you are there.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re having a beautiful sunshiny week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - About a Little Boy Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Green Envy - 4 PackHeffy Doodle MEWNIVERSE Clear Stamps hfd0039Heffy Doodle MEWNIVERSE Dies hfd0040*Heffy Doodle STITCHED SLOPEY JOES BORDER Dies hfd0090Therm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Circle - LargeTherm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STICH RECTANGLE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18012Fiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked Pistachio