Hello there!

My name is Linda Tieu but I’m also known as tortagialla around the web.

Are you on a constant mission to improve your life, be creative and live happy?

Find yourself hoarding crafty supplies, reading creative books and taking up personal development challenges?

Do you love cute stationery, journaling, DIY and general creative mojo fun?

Me too!


Since 2008 I’ve been blogging about my creative adventures here on tortagialla.com and currently I post a lot of free design printablesDIY arts & crafts, bookbinding and most definitely my personal creative adventures and updates.

If you want to keep updated with everything, just sign-up for my newsletter for weekly design release updates, free printable round-up links and all that jazz!

You can also find me online…

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Born and raised in Southern California – a bit of a valley girl – I currently live with my husband, 2 kids and our Westie furbaby in Tuscany, Italy. I do freelance design for web and print, whilst working on my creative business endeavors.

Ultimately, I want to cultivate a better life and hopefully that includes a lot of cute designs and pretty paper – not to mention little puppies and red velvet cupcakes… mmm…

I believe that creativity enables us to express ourselves.

Expression leads to learning and self-development.

That leads to improvement and change in our lives.

And that means there is always hope for the better.


You can always contact me directly at tortagialla[at]gmail[dot]com