Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wood you be mine? (Avery Elle)

Hi there!

I just love this beaver image from Avery Elle. The set is called "Wood You?" and it is just the sweetest:

wood you be mine? (Avery Elle)

I first stamped the background with the largest image from Brushed, to give the horizontal lines. Then, I stamped and colored the beaver and his log and placed the sentiment into the banner flag from the Wonky Stitches die set.

wood you be mine? (Avery Elle)

The images are big enough to stand alone, and make for an easy-to-put-together card!

♥.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn CHA sneak week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn is showing you everything they are bringing with them to CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association trade show) later this week. The new products won't be on sale until the end of February, but it will be worth the wait. This is my favorite release yet!

There are a handful of new sets being highlighted today on the LF blog, but my absolute favorite is this cute little astronaut:

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn CHA sneak peek week)

Out of This World features the adorable astronaut, a handful of planets and the spaceship. It is such a fun set!  While my baby girl Maia was using her new watercolor set, I decided to take advantage and make myself a quick background for this outer space card. She limited me to using only her blue paint, ha. bossy.

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn CHA sneak peek week)

I borrowed the flag image from another new set, Bicycle Built For You. I like how I could split up the sentiment into two parts that way. The banner image is new too! You'll see that later on this week.

I couldn't help but add some gloss to the astronaut's face and the spaceship's window:

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn CHA sneak peek week)

This was such a fun card to make! Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more new sneaks and design team inspiration - click!

♥.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Squirrels in love

Good morning! I'm here and on the Neat and Tangled blog with this cuddly squirrel card:

squirrels in love


I stamped, colored and die-cut the large acorn & squirrel image from My Favorite Nut, and die-cut the sentiment and little xo flag (from the Love Notes die set.)

To create the frame, I cut the largest scalloped frame (from Scalloped) and used a rectangle die to cut an opening for my images.

squirrels in love


I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.






Friday, January 6, 2017

Neat and Tangled January release review

Hi there!

I am very happy to announce that the January stamps and dies are now available for purchase in the Neat and Tangled store - click!

We released 4 new stamp sets this month! I designed 2 of them:

My Favorite Nut:




And here is a look back at the projects I made this past week:


Thanks for all of your kind words this week! I appreciate the encouragement.

♥.






Thursday, January 5, 2017

Floral heart shaker (Neat and Tangled release week)

We're onto the last day of reveals for this month's Neat and Tangled release. Tomorrow morning, at 8am EST, all new products will be available for purchase in the NT store.

I have one last squirrel card for you, paired with another set I've illustrated: Floral Heart. (I get all original when I name these sets, I tells ya.)

Floral heart shaker (Neat and Tangled release week)


If the heart wreath looks familiar, it's because I offer it as a digi stamp in my Etsy shop (you can see it here,) but there is nothing like having a stamp to ink up and a matching die to play around with. I asked Danielle to provide a matching die with options: the outside of the heart can be cut, the inside can be cut, or both if you choose to line up the 2 dies. I opted for the full-service cut here, and created a shaker underneath.

Floral heart shaker (Neat and Tangled release week)

I did some ink blending on the base layer, and splattered white ink over it before adding the pink sequin mix. The squirrel (doesn't he look so bashful? he's my fave) from My Favorite Nut was colored and added to the front, along with the sentiment and a little heart. While the sentiment is from the new set (My Favorite Nut,) the banner shape is from the sold-out Stamptember set, Nuts About You.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the NT blog this morning - click!

♥.


Little lamb baby shower (with Lawn Fawn)

Hi there!

I'm on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning, to show off this woolly party:

Little lamb baby shower (with Lawn Fawn)


I have baby fever lately, with the birth of my twin nieces! I used the lamb from Baaah Humbug to create all of the shower decor.

Little lamb baby shower (with Lawn Fawn)

Staging and photographing this party was *interesting* with the kids being home on winter break. I had literally 5 minutes to snap a few photos before the wolves (I'm not even gonna take that back) salivated on the cupcakes.

Little lamb baby shower (with Lawn Fawn)

Thanks kids.

You can check out the rest of the party on the LF blog today - click!

ps, I just got new Lawn Fawn delivered to the house. Just you wait, this CHA release is going to be the best ever! I am so excited to play around with them!

♥.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I think of you so often (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

We're on to day 3 of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. In case you missed the first few days:

Day 1: My Favorite Nut
Day 2: Loves Notes

Today, we're showing off Miriam new layering set, Calathea. She always comes up with designs that are so original! If you're hopping over from the Neat and Tangled blog, you may be confused to find my squirrels amid a slew of leafy beauties, but I promise I used the new set.

I think of you so often (Neat and Tangled release week)

I used the biggest solid leaf, it's matching outline image and the matching die to create the 4 bubbles (bubbles?) for my scene.

I love that the leaf is an irregular oval, so I just eyeballed the quadrant. If they were precise ovals, I would have definitely been more careful.

I stamped inside each opening with a medium grey ink, and then splattered blue and brown inks over that. I really like the black outline around each oval. It makes the card even more playful and matches the black outline of the rest of the images.

I think of you so often (Neat and Tangled release week)

The images are from My Favorite Nut, the sentiment from Calathea, and the little bird was stolen from Kitty's Favorite Things.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the NT blog this morning - click!

♥.