January 2020 CardMaps- Hug in a Mug

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Hello, hello, crafty friends, and happy New Year! I hope you all had a very wonderful holiday season, and that 2020 is off to a great start for you! Can you believe we are starting a whole new decade? Time sneaks away so quickly. I still clearly remember all the excitement of starting a new century in 2000……..like it was yesterday. 😀

With the start of a new year comes a whole new set of card making sketches on the PageMaps blog, and today I’m sharing the first card I made with the January sketches. Here is the fun sketch that I used, and my take on it featuring some adorable stamps by Hello Bluebird.


I’m sure you all know what a sucker I am for the cute little critters. Hello Bluebird has some of the cutest ones out there, including these sweeties from the Cocoa Party stamp set. Although this is mostly a holiday set, I think the images are perfect for a blustery winter look with their hot beverages and woolly jumpers. We’ve been having weather from the mid 50’s to the mid 70’s these past few weeks, so this may be the closest I get to actual snow this year.


My favorite paper collection for holiday cards this year was definitely Echo Park Paper’s My Favorite Christmas, so of course I had to try out their next release, My Favorite Winter. I picked out two snowy prints to follow the sketch design, layered with crisp white cardstock to make everything pop. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies. The ovals are from the Limitless Layers Oval die set by Papertrey Ink.


Wishing you all a very crafty new year! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - Christmas - My Favorite Winter Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadHello Bluebird COCOA PARTY Clear Stamps hb2239 Hello Bluebird COCOA PARTY Die Set hb2240 Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Papertrey Ink: Limitless Layers Oval die set
Copic Markers

2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 9 with Therm O Web and Pink & Main


Happy Tuesday, crafty friends, and welcome to Day 8 of my 2019 Holiday Card Series. Last week I shared some silly llama tags that I had made for the recent Pink & Main match-up on the Therm O Web blog, and today’s project is a continuation of that post with this set of holiday llama cards.


Aren’t these llamas woolly adorable? They are from the Fa La Llama stamp set from Pink & Main. I colored my images with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. The glittery background was made with a bit of masking and Therm O Web’s new Silver color of Glitz Glitter Gel. That stuff is so awesome for adding some holiday sparkle and shine.


I’m such a sucker for plaid. Love this Kringle & Co. paper by Photo Play Paper. As always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for this project up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 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 - Single Stitch - Oval - LargeEcho Park - My Favorite Christmas Collection - 6 x 6 Stencil - Merry SnowTherm O Web Gina K Designs SILVER Glitz Glitter Gel 18149Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

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

Very Much Appreciated with Therm O Web & Reverse Confetti


Any Black Friday shoppers out there? Out at the crack of dawn, waiting in line for all those holiday sales? I have to admit that I’ve never gone out shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. I’m not one for huge crowds, and I definitely don’t like getting up in the middle of the night. I don’t even shop online on Black Friday, either. I’m sure I’ve missed out on some great deals… but I’ve just never gotten the whole Black Friday thing. Crazy, huh?


The other day I shared the first of two cards that I made for the recent Reverse Confetti match-up on the Therm O Web blog… and today I’m back with card two. This time, a thank you card made with the Butterfly Blossoms and Thank You stamp sets, and lots of Confetti Cuts stand-alone dies.


I used similar elements in both cards to keep the set uniform in design. Once again the image is framed with Stitched Squares Confetti Cuts dies and backed with Sunshine Yellow Deco Foil Flock transfer sheet…. this time die cut with the background Polka Panel die.

I added in Wild Dandelion yellow cardstock to coordinate with the flock, and a strip of leftover patterned paper from the first card. GinaK Designs gingham ribbon is tied around the center of the card, and a stamped sentiment strip was added at the bottom. The Circle of Hearts Cover Panel made the cool circular heart pattern on the background of the design.

As always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for both Reverse Confetti cards up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Hope my friends who celebrated yesterday had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday! And 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 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs WILD DANDELION Premium 100 LB Cardstock 18093Jillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Sunshine Yellow - 4 PackReverse Confetti THANK YOU Clear StampsReverse Confetti BUTTERFLY BLOSSOMS Clear StampsReverse Confetti Cuts BUTTERFLY BLOSSOMS DiesReverse Confetti Cuts CIRCLE OF HEARTS Cover Panel DieReverse Confetti Cuts POLKA PANEL DieReverse Confetti Cuts STITCHED SQUARES Die Set Therm O Web Gina K Designs BLACK AND WHITE GINGHAM Fancy Ribbon 18048Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Best Days with Therm O Web & Reverse Confetti


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s Thanksgiving week here in the States, and I’m sure many of you are busy with holiday preparations. I’ve got both my kiddos home, so you all know I am one happy mom right now. I’m making Thanksgiving dinner here for just my small family…. very low-key and simple. Still trying to figure out a new vegetarian holiday menu, as nothing I made last year seems worth repeating. Think it will be a holiday dinner of nothing but sides! 😀


So it was just my birthday this past week, and I thought that was perfect timing to share this birthday themed card today that I made for the recent Reverse Confetti match up on the Therm O Web blog. Reverse Confetti sent me lots of beautiful floral image stamps to play with which I paired with Confetti Cuts stand-alone dies and Therm O Web iCraft Deco Foil Flock sheets to create a set of bright and happy all-occasion cards.


This is the adorable The Best Days stamp set and Stitched Squares Confetti Cuts dies. The bouquet is colored with Copics, and popped onto the card with foam dots for dimension. Sunshine Yellow Deco Flock transfer sheet embossed with a waffle-weave stencil was used to back the image. I had some small leftover pieces of flock that were cut into tiny triangle photo corners, too.

Birthdays are definitely the best days! I snuck off to the coast for a few days last week to celebrate, and then got to spend my birthday weekend with my kids. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Thank you all for popping by to visit me, and for all the birthday greetings and wishes! I hope those of you who celebrate this week have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday, filled with friends, family, and food!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackJillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Sunshine Yellow - 4 PackReverse Confetti THE BEST DAYS Clear StampsReverse Confetti Cuts THE BEST DAYS Dies Reverse Confetti Cuts STITCHED SQUARES Die Set Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - 4 Ounces

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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

American Crafts Twine
Copic Markers

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