Thursday, June 30, 2016

lawn fawn meets xyron week!

Hi there!

The Lawn Fawn team is collaborating with Xyron this week! I love their tape runners, and I use the adhesive eraser to clean up my messy crafty efforts on a regular basis.

lawn fawn meets xyron week!


For my card, I used the flamingo pair from Flamingo Together. They are sitting in the little lake image from Dad + Me, and against the hello sentiment from Yay! Kites.

The card base was done with a ruler and the highlighter edge of a copic marker. So quick and easy! I created the candy cane stripe pattern by alternating using the just the tip of the marker edge and the entire weight of the broad tip.

lawn fawn meets xyron week!

I hope you like it! Check out the LF blog (HERE) and the Xyron facebook page (HERE) for more!

♥.

Monday, June 20, 2016

brand new baby {just ME digital stamps}

Hi there!  I'm continuing to show off the summer collection of digital stamps found in my etsy shop: Just ME digital stamps.

There is nothing sweeter than a Brand New Baby:

brand new baby {just ME digital stamps}


You can change out the word girl for boy, or brand new.

brand new baby {just ME digital stamps}

I printed, colored and cut out the image, and hung it onto the card with a piece of soft, fuzzy yarn.

The image is sized big enough to stand alone on a card-front, but you can certainly shrink it for use on baby shower invites or tags.

I also used the image to celebrate my littlest sister's weekend announcement:

brand new baby {just ME digital stamps}

TWINS! We are all so excited! Come Christmas, there will be 2 more babies to love and hold. Congrats, Nadia!

I hope you like the image! Check it out in the shop: CLICK!

Do you have multiples in the family? What's your best advice for the new mom and the rest of us wanting to help?

♥.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Harry Potter party!

It all started when Sofia, turning 11, asked me to throw her a Harry Potter party. She has read through the series at least a handful of times, and chats all things HP when she gets together with some of her friends. But, she wanted it to be a "cute" HP party...

I looked around, but didn't find what I wanted, so I drew my own images for the party. They are available in my etsy shop - CLICK!

harry potter party!

This party was so much fun to put together. There are so many ideas out there for foods and desserts, and I picked my favorites and ran with it. Let's take a closer look at everything!

harry potter party!


When the girls came in, I gave them each a little vial to drink to start off the party. They thought it was hilarious. Sparkling peach juice!

harry potter party!


The butterbeer cake was obviously homemade! Everything was, and I'm really proud of that. You can throw your kids a party on a budget and still have it look amazing.

harry potter party!

I manipulated the Hedwig graphic to create a simple cake topper.

harry potter party!

Some vellum wings glued to Ferrero Rocher chocolates made for the cutest golden snitches.

harry potter party!

I found a tutorial online for decorating owl cupcakes.

harry potter party!

They are like teeny baby alien owls, ha. Here's a party tip for you: I always bake a smaller cake (like, recipes usually are geared for 8 or 9 inch cakes, and I bake mine in 6 inch pans.) This way, there is enough leftover batter to make cupcakes! No extra baking required. I ended up with 8 extra cupcakes, and they all went on the table. Same cake, same frosting, just differently decorated.

harry potter party!

Jelly beans are my kryptonite. I can willpower-myself into avoiding cake and chips, but I double-fist jelly beans like it's my last day on earth. oh boy.

harry potter party!


Apart from baking the cake, this was the easiest party to put together (dessert-wise.) I mean, jelly beans in jars? I can handle that. Dipping long pretzels into chocolate? Got it. Melting chocolate into frog molds? No problem.

harry potter party!

The water bottles were labeled with each girl's name:

harry potter party!


And I also created labels for a green punch,

harry potter party!


It was limemade and 7up! I also labeled a bottle of milk:

harry potter party!


We also had some party games! We did a little wand painting:

harry potter party!


I found a tutorial online for wrapping hot glue around chopsticks, and then painting it. Sofia and I did the hot-glueing ahead of time, and they were able to paint their own magic wands!

harry potter party!

harry potter party!

We also took some fun photos with a prop idea I found online:

harry potter party!


I found this graphic online, but recreated it for our party because I wanted the fonts to be consistent throughout. The poster, printed on engineering paper at Staples, was 18x24 inches and only costed 2$! I added another dollar to purchase a foam core board of the same size, and glued them together for stability.

The backdrop for the dessert table (scroll up to see the full party shot at the top) was created in the same way. I just typed up Harry Potter "locations" and had the file printed onto a 24x36 inch engineering print. It was under 5$! We had a frame that size which I borrowed for the event. Super easy!

harry potter party!

Who knew the snitch wings made such great mustaches? ha. And I love that Sofia let her little sister tag along all day!

harry potter party!

To finish off, the girls got to take home their wands, all the jelly beans they could carry (because I can't control myself around them!) and a little box containing the cutest golden snitch necklace.

harry potter party!


I hope you've enjoyed this look at our Harry Potter party! It was so much fun to put together!

If you'd like to check out the party invitations, click HERE.

The Harry Potter digi stamp set can be found in my Etsy shop HERE.

♥.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Flamingo floating!

Hi there!

A few weeks ago, I introduced a few new images to my Etsy digital stamp shop, Just ME Digital Stamps.  I never got a chance to show them off or promote them here! for shame.

Why not kick things off with a brand-new, just added this morning, new image?

I'm obsessed with all the weird pool floats that are for sale everywhere: swans, pizza slices, donuts, unicorns... but flamingos just scream summer fun!

flamingo floating!


Flamingo Floating features a little girl beating the heat in style.

flamingo floating!

I printed her out at full-size. She covers almost the entire card-front. After coloring everything in with copic markers, I used glossy accents on the flamingo:

flamingo floating!

Looking all plastic/pool floatie, right? I love the subtle dimension and shine you get from the gloss layer.

I hope you like it! Check out the new image in the store, and see my entire collection - click!

♥.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

3 smart cookies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there, and welcome back to the last day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the mini graduation set, Smart Cookie.

I have 3 smart cookies at home, so I thought I'd create a card to give them when school ends next week. And possibly some cookies to go along with.

3 smart cookies {lawn fawn inspiration week}


I stamped and colored 3 cookies and 3 graduation caps. I gave the cookies the larger smiley face from So Smooth instead of the glasses provided in this set.

3 smart cookies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I love the 3 smart cookies tossing the caps in the air! I used a black multiliner pen to add the motion lines.

The large congrats is from Big Scripty Words. I really love that set, and how perfect the words look stamped and cut out.

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

♥.

Monday, June 13, 2016

timber! a lumberjack birthday card.

**If you're looking for my Lawn Fawn planner card, scroll down or click HERE!**

I've got a little sneak peek of the birthday card I made for my nephew's first birthday. My sister is planning a lumberjack-themed party, and I had just the thing to make a card to match.

timber! 1st year done!

I stamped the lumberjack (from Lumberjack Love,) some trees, and the tree stump and colored them in with copic markers. I then die-cut them and set them aside.

The card-base was treated to a wash of dark blue sky, with distress inks in Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Black Soot.  I wet my fingers a bit at the end and flicked some water onto the panel. Most of the texture was covered up by the images, but you can see a little of what the water did around the lumberjack's head.

timber! 1st year done!

From the side, you can better see how I then cut 2 white panels and layered all of the images either behind or in front of the popped up panels.

To end off, I used our new journaling alpha die set  to personalize the card for my nephew's no. ONE birthday.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

happy 8th birthday! {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there, and welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn inpiration. Today, we're showing off the planner set, Plan On It: Calendar.

I don't have a planner, or a cute little calendar. Truth be told, I just get everything written down in my husband's agenda. I figure we'll both know what's going on better if it's all in one place. And I don't think he'd appreciate me stamping cutesy things in his planner.

Luckily, Plan On It: Calendar can be used for birthday cards:

happy 8th birthday! {lawn fawn inspiration week}


When the packaged stamp comes your way, the numbers are laid out in the same way I stamped them on my card. I recreated the layout on a big clear block, and highlighted the number 8.

happy 8th birthday! {lawn fawn inspiration week}

To make it even more obvious, I stamped party hats for these 3 party-going-cuties and added the number 8 to them. The set includes all the number circled, as well as plain.

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

♥.