Thursday, July 19, 2018

Holiday Helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

Hi there!


Lawn Fawn is showing off their Fall/Winter release all week long! Everything shown this week will be for sale at the end of August.

Today's I'm showing off the cute little elves that you've already been eyeing in the sneak peek banner. I love them so much! Holiday Helpers is an adorable set, with mirror imaged girl and boy elves and all kinds of toy-shop accessories.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I used the Peekaboo Backdrop die to create little vignettes within each opening. The little boy elves are hanging out, playing in the boxes, drinking hot chocolate, while the girl elves are doing all the work. haha.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I created all of the little scenes, and then set them against a blue gingham paper background.

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I love the little slit in the box, so that toys (or elves) can be tucked in! So fun!

I also used the Holiday Helpers elves along with the Say What? Christmas Critters and Say What? Gift Tags to make a fun set of Christmas tags.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I love these tags! They are small (read, easy to put together,) but not too small, with room for images without crowding the recipient's name. I love that you can make shaker tags out of them! I kept it simple for my first time out.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I love how the holiday colors really pop against the simple white tag. I hope you like what I've created for you today! Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for all of the sneak peeks - CLICK!

♥.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Woodland critter huggers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

Hi there!


Lawn Fawn is showing off their Fall/Winter release all week long! Everything shown this week will be for sale at the end of August.

Today, I'm showing off a set of add-on dies for the Woodland Critter Huggers. The Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On set includes mittens, a scarf, a santa hat, and earmuffs!

I've used a good number of them on this card:

Woodland treat huggers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I made a little reindeer treat hugger, and gave him a piece of dark chocolate to hold. I love a card and a treat all in one!

Woodland treat huggers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I added a scarf, the santa hat and a pair of mittens to the reindeer. Little white gel pen accents help everything really pop!

Woodland treat huggers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

At his feet, I placed extra die-cuts from the set: the present, the little mug filled with whipped cream and the candy cane. I love how these dies were designed! For the present, I die-cut the box in white and the little ribbon in red. They fit together perfectly. Likewise, the candy cane is 2 dies - one for the white and one for the red part. And the mug has a slit in the top, so that the whipped cream can slide in.

I hope you like what I've made today, and be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for so many more new product reveals - CLICK!

♥.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Looking up at starry skies (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

Hi there!


Lawn Fawn is showing off their new Fall/Winter collection all week long! Everything shown this week will be for sale at the end of August. 

Today, I'm showing off new Woodgrain cardstock, and the Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Windows (as well as a pair of adorable bears you'll be later in the week!)


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For this card, I colored the bears from Winter Skies and used the scalloped circle window die to create an opening for the night sky. I love them wrapped in the same scarf, looking up at Santa and his reindeer!
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I added a tree for a fun pop of color, and set the images onto a sentiment banner flag. I hope you like it!

Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for all of the new sneak peeks - click!

♥.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pick of the patch (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week!)

Hi there!


Lawn Fawn is showing off their Fall/Winter release on the blog all week long! New stamp sets, new paper collections, ink colors, and more amazing dies! All of the new products will be available for purchase at the end of August.

Today, we're showing off Pick Of The Patch:

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All of those little squirrels! I had them playing in the pumpkin patches. Aren't they so cute? I love the pumpkins with the open lids - perfect for stashing little critters inside. I set the pumpkins onto rolling green hills and gave them shadows by way of a green copic marker. I also added little highlights to the pumpkins and the critters with a white gel pen.

pick of the patch (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week!)

Also new: the Spooky Fence Border - it was the perfect way to balance out the black at the top of the card, and create space for the sentiment.

I hope you like it! There's so much more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!

♥.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I see your true colors (Ellen Hutson Rainbow Slider)

Hi there!

I had so much fun working with the new Rainbow Slider dies from Ellen Hutson and am so excited to show you what I made!

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Isn't it so fun? I kept the card-front pretty simple. I colored all of the rainbow stripes with copic markers, and set it against a cloudy backdrop. The cloud cover plate is by Lawn Fawn. I colored the clouds with white paint and added an extra cloud, from the Rainbow Slider collection to the card.

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When the card was fully assembled, I asked my daughter to show you what it does. You pull on the tab, and voila! a rainbow appears.

your true colors (new EH release)

So fun! To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Over It (another set in this new collection!) and a tiny heart.

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I hope you like what you see so far! Shop the new collection over at Ellen Hutson - click!

♥.

Monday, July 9, 2018

You're the best! (SSS guest post)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Simon Says Stamp blog this morning, with a fun card featuring some of my favorite Avery Elle critters:

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I really wanted to let the cute critters, from Peek A Boo Pals, take center stage, so I started out by stamping and coloring the ones I wanted to use. I played around with mixing and matching critters. For example, I knew I would color the sloth and monkey in similar shades of brown, and I wanted to make sure they wouldn't be directly next to each other.  You know, to avoid a "who wore it best" scenario. ha. I also wanted to make sure the height of the critters would balance out the card. So, the pointy-eared bunny standing on the panda's back balances out the sentiment flag on the other side.

you're the best! (SSS guest post)


Once I had all of the critters colored, I knew I wanted them to be popping out of some kind of frame. With their paws hanging out, aren't they just the cutest? I cut into an A2-sized piece of white cardstock with an Avery Elle hexagon die. I then selected a blue and white polka dot paper for the background, and positioned the critters inside the frame.

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To finish off, I stamped the first half of the greeting in versamark and heat-embossed it onto a sentiment flag (that die is also by Avery Elle!) and then stamped the other half directly onto the patterned paper.

As a little finishing touch, I added a bright red heart. I love the sweet elephant holding onto it.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by,

♥.


Friday, July 6, 2018

unicorns and rainbows (Ellen Hutson new release)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Ellen Hutson blog today, showing off some of what's hitting their store on Sunday!!


I'm showing off the new set, Unicorns and Rainbow. It is so super cute!

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I wanted to give the card a dreamy quality, without resorting to too many pastel colors. I grabbed a few colors of blue distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Faded jeans and blended them together. I left the top corners white, and did only enough blending so that it softened, but I still wanted to be able to see the different levels of blue. I then flicked on some water and white paint to add to the dreamy and whimsical feel.

unicorns and rainbows (Ellen Hutson new release)

I stamped, die-cut and colored all of the images with copic markers. I love the one unicorn with his frayed mane, jumping over the rainbow! (Side note, that's totally me doing any type of physical activity, while other girls look like the perfectly-coiffed uni on the side... gah.)

The streak of light behind the jumping unicorn is actually the image of the shooting star, but I cut off the star and gave him that extra element.

unicorns and rainbows (Ellen Hutson new release)

When I was happy with the scene, I cut off the bottom of my ink-blended cardstock piece, and adhered all of the images to it. I then die-cut another piece of white cardstock (using an A2-sized Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die) and stamped my favorite sentiments from the set at the bottom. I love that sentiment! Totally makes me smile every time.

I hope you like what I've created! Sunday come quick!

♥.