Announcing Real Paper Goods in My Etsy Shop!

Announcing Real Paper Goods in My Etsy Shop!

You can tell on the photo that I've been on Etsy since 2009, but never really listed much as I was always "working on it." Hmm... we all know how that goes. From many different trials and experimentations as well as challenges, I've finally got things sorted out and...
Travelling Mail for Snail Mail Lovers

Travelling Mail for Snail Mail Lovers

I recently learned about travelling mail and had to share with all of you! Basically, travelling mail is snail mail that eventually is sent back to you who started it all. The idea is to send something to someone, who then sends it to another, and then to another......
I’m on Patreon!

I’m on Patreon!

Yup, I hit the "Publish" button and launched my Patreon page last week. tortagialla is official on Patreon and now you can support all my creative efforts in one place - small or large! I'm considering it an experiment to help me get into the creative studio more, so...
Illustration for Crochet Pattern Designer Tanja Osswald

Illustration for Crochet Pattern Designer Tanja Osswald

I'm super excited and grateful to have created a little illustration for my friend Tanja Osswald to help promote her latest crochet pattern release - Snow Falling on Shadows. It's a lovely shawl with multiple color blocks, beautiful, yes? And it's crocheted!...
Make Pretty Gifts From Your Printables

Make Pretty Gifts From Your Printables

These days there are so many pretty printables available online and regular printers have advanced tenfold allowing us to create beautiful prints from the comfort of our homes. One of the easiest ways to use printables is to create stationery sets to give as gifts....
From Fauxdori to Handbound Journal

From Fauxdori to Handbound Journal

Awhile back I jumped on the midori traveler's sketchbook bandwagon and started making my own fauxdori covers. It's pretty easy to accumulate way more covers than you can use at once. So why not retire some of them by transforming a fauxdori into a bona fide sewn and...
Happy Print Club September 2015 Releases

Happy Print Club September 2015 Releases

Do you love stationery printables? Check out HappyPrintClub.com, my online stationery club with monthly printable greeting card designs. Designs have matching envelopes and club members have access to the entire library of past releases. It's a digital collection of...
Thoughts on Art Journaling and Why It’s For Everyone

Thoughts on Art Journaling and Why It’s For Everyone

What is Art Journaling? Art journaling is difficult to define because it can be so many different things. Although there might be trends and popular ways to approach art journaling, I believe there truly aren't any rules at all. In fact, the more I think about it, the...