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

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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!


Happy Spring with Photo Play Paper

Hello Crafty Friends, and happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Today I have another fun Photo Play Paper mix and match project to share, combining their two new spring collections, Bloom and Hoppy Easter.


I love the sweet bunnies in the Hoppy Easter line. For this card, I wanted to create a little garden scene for the bunny, complete with grass, flowers, and even some April showers. So perfect for this time of year.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve got a new shop bunny to share with you next time, and it’s my daughter’s big 19th birthday this week, so lots of fun things in the works here. Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead, too!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsSizzix Framelits CIRCLES DOTTED Wafer Thin Die Set 661560May Arts IVORY Twine String Burlap

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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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Seeds of Kindness with Therm O Web

Hello Friends!
Happy Friday!

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Did you all know that March is National Craft Month? A whole entire month dedicated to all the crafty peeps out there, like you and me! I don’t know about all of you, but that sounds like a month I could sink my teeth into.

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If I had to describe myself in just a few words, “crafty” would definitely be one of them. Over the years, I think I’ve tried just about every craft out there, some with much more success than others.  You all already know that I’m crazy for paper. And crazy for fabric, too. And recently, I’ve jumped back into jewelry again. As a matter of fact, I’m having the girls over for a jewelry making party soon.

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This month, Therm O Web is hosting a very special party for National Craft Month, with awesome sales promotions, free shipping, a photo a day challenge on Instagram, and of course… lots and lots of amazing prizes. Be sure to follow Therm O Web on Instagram to play along, and check out their Facebook page for all the details! You won’t want to miss out on all the fabulous loot they are giving away!

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I’m joining in on the fun today with a project I shared on the Therm O Web blog this week. A sweet little spring-inspired gift idea, flower seed pocket pouches. Perfect for all those spring birthdays on your list, or that special gardener in your life.

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These happy pockets are made with lots of oldies but goodies from my stash. Papers from BasicGrey. Dies from Brenda Walton for Sizzix and My Creative Time. And of course a bit of shiny bright Deco Foil, too. If you’d like to learn more about these seed pouches, you can find the full tutorial on the Therm O Web blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It’s going to be beautiful here again….. but I’m pouting. Colonoscopy prep starts for me this weekend. Talk about a Debbie Downer!

Tattered Love with Sizzix

Heya, Crafty Friends! Happy Friday!

Today I have a set of spring-inspired Sizzix tags to share with you, made with new products from the Tim Holtz collection.

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Like many of you out there, I have been a long time fan of Tim Holtz’s “Tattered” line of Sizzix Alterations dies. The original Tattered Florals Bigz die was one of the very first Sizzix dies I ever purchased, and over the years I’ve collected the leaves and pinecones and tiny florals, too. So I’m sure, then, that it will come as no surprise that I was over-the-moon excited to see this latest addition to the Tattered family, Small Tattered Florals Thinlits.

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I love the vintage feel to these tiny flowers. They put me in mind of the old-fashioned cabbage roses and peonies often found in grandma’s garden, or the cherry blossoms starting to line the streets of my neighborhood these days. A perfect homage to spring.

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I love soft pastels for this time of year, so pulled out a variety of my favorite spring colors of Distress to use here, with matching colors of cardstock. And to complete my vintage look I added in a beautiful embossed background made with a new Tim Holtz Texture Fade, and some new Thinlits sentiment word dies, too.

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If you’d like to learn more about this project, check out my full step-by-step tutorial on the Sizzix blog. And I’ll link you to the new supplies below.

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


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

Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix SMALL TATTERED FLORALS Thinlits Die 661806RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix SENTIMENT WORDS THIN Thinlits Die 661807RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix LATTICEWORK Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661825May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKET FENCE TIM40781 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad DUSTY CONCORD Ranger TIM21445Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad AGED MAHOGANY Ranger TIM21407Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium VINTAGE TDA47940Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414