Sending Smiles with Newton’s Nook


Hi friends! Happy Wednesday, and happy Spring to you! Today I have a pair of cards to share that I made with the adorable Sending Hugs stamp set by Newton’s Nook and paper from Photoplay Paper’s Gypsy Rose collection.


This past weekend, I got together for crafting and dinner with some old stamping buddies of mine. Each of us designed and brought a project for the group to do, and this was mine. My friends are Stampin’Up peeps, so I knew they’d enjoy playing with something new. And it doesn’t get much cuter than the playful critters in this set, and all their cute accessories, too.


I made one card to bring with the pup and his stack of love letters, and a second there with the bear and his coffee. I know I’d smile if someone brought me all those cups! The images were stamped onto Bristol smooth cardstock and die cut with the matching dies. My friends really enjoyed trying out watercoloring with the Zig clean color markers. The design is based off a sketch from PageMaps. I printed out the January CardMaps, and am hoping to work my way through them.

Here is the fun sketch I used. How did I do?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It’s actually snowing right now in my neck of the woods, so it certainly doesn’t feel very springlike on this second day of the season. Hope there’s sunny skies ahead for you.

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The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Dina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Photo Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be InspiringPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be HumbleNewton's Nook Designs SENDING HUGS Clear Stamp Set NN1801S04Newton's Nook Designs SENDING HUGS Die Set NN1801D04Fiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP314683M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent 7504

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Sketchy Saturday- Hello Foxy


I was excited to see that my friend, Laurel, is now offering weekly sketches on her blog. I love me a good sketch, and was very happy to find the time to play along with this week’s Sketchy Saturday sketch.


I had a cute little fox leftover from my guest project on Laurel’s fun Inspired By challenge blog a couple of weeks ago, so decided to use him on my card today. Both the fox and the sentiment are from the Fall Friends set by My Creative Time. I colored the fox with Zig markers.


As a nod to Laurel’s fabulous signature style, I broke out my sewing machine and added some wonky stitching to my card. And for another favorite technique that I haven’t done in awhile, I fussy cut the flowers from a sheet of patterned paper. The paper is Photoplay Paper’s beautiful Thinking of You collection.

And here is this week’s Sketchy Saturday sketch:

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


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsStrathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Photo Play Paper - Thinking of You Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be StrongPhoto Play Paper - Thinking of You Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be BravePhoto Play Paper - Thinking of You Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Have FaithPhoto Play Paper - Vintage Girl Collection - Tiny Prints - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Green FloralZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP314683M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent 7504

My Creative Time Fall Friends stamp and die set
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Soy Awesome with Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook

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Happy Friday, friends! I’m back today with more cards for the fun Therm O Web and Newton’s Nook match-up this week. This time, I made a pair of CAS cards using Newton’s adorable Love Bites sets.


I am a sucker for a good pun, and this set really makes me grin. For these cards, I just focused on the sweet little images and sentiments, and kept the rest of the design clean and simple.


To go with the smaller images here, I went with a smaller card base. 3.5″ x 5″ mini notes in Therm O Web crisp white cardstock. Little frames die cut using GinaK Designs stitched squares and rectangles. And a bit of stenciling. The Pinwheel design is one of Therm O Web’s new designer stencils.


If you haven’t yet, be sure to pop by the Therm O Web and Newton’s Nook blogs and leave comments for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. The more comments you leave on both blogs on posts throughout the week, the better the chance to win. Good luck, everyone, and thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsStrathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Newton's Nook Designs LOVE BITES Clear Stamp Set NN1801S02Therm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Double Stitch - Rectangle - SmallTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Double Stitch - Square - SmallTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 8 - Designer Stencil - PinwheelsSimon Says Stamp Stencil FALLING HEARTS SSST121333Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Sending Hugs with Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook

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We’re having some fun on the Therm O Web blog this week. The team has joined up with our friends at Newton’s Nook to share a week of project inspiration ideas mixing Therm O Web’s deco foil line with Newton’s adorable stamps and dies.


I am up on the Therm O Web blog today with several mix-up cards, and I thought I would share the first of them here with you, too. This bright and happy birthday card features new iCraft Deco Foil designer stencils and one of my favorite new colors of deco foil, denim. The stamps and dies are the super cute Sending Hugs set from Newton’s Nook.


Therm O Web released a handful of new stencils at the Creativations show in January, and I played around with two of them to create the layered background here. The bottom layer stencil was inked. And the top layer was foiled using transfer gel and new denim foil. Gives a bit of a psychedelic look doesn’t it? Like sparklers or fireworks. Fitting for a little birthday celebration.


I always love a side view of a deco foil design. It really helps to show its beautiful textured metallic shine. I added in layers of crisp white cardstock to ground the patterned papers. The images were colored with Zig markers, die cut, and placed in a simple frame. A light watercolor wash of Distress ink was added to the back of the frame for contrast, and a single cross-stitched X at the top of the frame pulls in the colors from the patterned papers.


Pop by the Therm O Web blog for a full tutorial on this stenciled and foiled background, if you’d like to learn more. And be sure to check out all the blog posts on the Therm O Web blog and the Newton’s Nook blog this week, and leave comments for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. The more comments you leave throughout the week, the more chances of winning.

Good luck, friends! 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 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Cake Collection - Party Animal - 12 x 12 Collection PackNewton's Nook Designs SENDING HUGS Clear Stamp Set NN1801S04Newton's Nook Designs SENDING HUGS Die Set NN1801D04Therm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Rectangle - LargeTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 8 - Designer Stencil - Abstract CirclesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 8 - Designer Stencil - StarburstTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Denim - 5 PackZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Salty OceanTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - 4 OuncesRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Therm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

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Inspired By Challenge- Foxy Succulents

Hello, Friends!

Have you all seen the fun news? The Inspired By challenge blog is back with new weekly challenges and a new design team, too. And today I am super excited to be joining in with a guest project for challenge #8, Foxy Succulents!


How will this photo inspire you? Theme? Colors? Placement? Well you all know by now what a big fan I am of cute little critters… so of course I went very literal with my project for today, with a fox, and some succulents thrown in, too. 😀


Lots of crisp white layers here, and stamping and stenciling. I layered Tim Holtz’s new Stacked Postage dies with his Stitched Rectangles for the framework. The background is stenciled with Distress ink using a Simon Says Stamp stencil that really put me in mind of the shape of succulent leaves.


The cute little fox was stamped, die cut, and colored with my Zig real brush markers. The succulent spray and sentiment are from a set by Sizzix. I added some white gel pen marks to the fox’s face to mimic the cutie in the inspiration photo.


Can’t wait to see what you all do with this fun challenge. Be sure to check out the Inspired By blog to play along, and a huge thank you to Laurel for letting me join in today! Have a great day, everyone! And a great weekend, too!


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

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED POSTAGE Thinlits Die 662696Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersUni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Simon Says Stamp Ledger Drops stencil
My Creative Time Fall Friends stamp and die set

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Merry & Bright with Photo Play Paper


Ho Ho Ho, my friends, and happy Thursday! Hope your week has been very merry & bright!

A little while back, my friends at Photo Play Paper joined up with the gang at Maya Road to share some holiday inspiration featuring Maya Road’s adorable embellishments along with PPP’s super fun Mad4Plaid Christmas collection. I made several cards for the match-up, along with a sweet little snowman vignette box (click here to see that post).


I do love me a good plaid! And love that this collection includes lots of fabulous add-ons, like ephemera die cuts, stamps and dies, a card kit, and a whole extra paper pack of just plaids. I used the stamps on today’s card, along with some favorite square dies from My Creative Time… and lots of goodies from Maya Road, too.


Today is a big day here at my house! My parents are arriving tonight for their annual holiday visit. Tonight the holidays truly arrive! Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - IconsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square Dies

Bear & Bird with Therm O Web and Waffle Flower

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Hi sweet friends! Happy Monday to you once again. I hope you all have had a wonderful week!


Today is the last day of July already, and I am sitting here marveling at how fast the time goes by. Summer is almost over, and with the start of school quickly approaching I am feeling a great sense of change coming over me. Both of my kiddos are heading off to college this year. Pete to finish one last semester to complete his BS in biochemistry. And my Missy Nik will be starting university after a two-year break, with a plan to study life sciences. And all this means big changes for this old mom.


I’ve got two weeks until move-in date, and yes, I am counting down the days already. Nik and I have been having fun picking out her dorm room get-up. Last week we spent four out of five weekdays on campus attending orientation and meetings. My head is swimming with information and data and facts and nerves. So much to process, and such little time left. I know it will go by in the blink of an eye.


Change is a bit scary, but I’m reminding myself that with new things comes new opportunities. I’m so excited to see where the kids go from here, and where I will go, too. As a matter of fact, I am starting out on a new venture right now myself, with a brand new job!
After all, if the kids can learn new things, then I can as well, right?


Sharing these sweet thank you cards that I made for the Therm O Web blog using the adorable  bear & bird stamp set from our friends at Waffle Flower Crafts.
I’ve got the full tutorial to share HERE on the TOW blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And have a fantastic week!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsSimple Stories - Summer Days Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitWaffle Flower Crafts - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Bear and BirdTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Rectangle - LargeRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Scattered StrawTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Dried MarigoldKuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Brush Marker - 48 Piece SetRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

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