Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Beary Merry Noel.

Hi there!

I've been neglecting the blog a little, with the busy-ness of the season (read: figuring out what to do with the elf every morning!) If you'd like to see what our elf has been up to, you can follow his adventures on instagram!

For now I have a Christmas card to show off,  featuring the sweet bear from Beary Merry.

beary merry NOEL.

I stamped and then colored the bear with soft brown copic markers (E51, E53 and E55.)

Then, I used the Journaling Alphas to cut out the letters to spell NOEL. I live in Montreal and we are very bilingual. I need cards for those french-speaking teachers and neighbors!

I love how the die set for Beary Merry allowed me to tuck the middle letters into his arms. It's just so cute!

beary merry NOEL.

Next, I used the large rounded rectangle from the Succulent Journaling Card die set and cut 2 layers: one out of white cardstock and another out of a pale aqua.  I used the Lucky Stars dies to cut stars out of the white layer, so that the aqua would show through.

I used some wooden stars and a kraft card base to reinforce the soft brown of the bear.

A white gel pen was used to add finishing touches to the letters and the bear.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas morning place settings (with Lawn Fawn)

Hi there!

I love creating special touches for holidays that will make all the little eyes in my house sparkle. I know when my 3 littles ones come downstairs on Christmas morning, seeing the table dressed up will make the morning that much more magical.

christmas morning place settings (with Lawn Fawn)

I stamped my little heart out, using Lawn Fawn's Gingham Backdrops in black ink on red cardstock to make my buffalo plaid decorations.

christmas morning place settings (with Lawn Fawn)

I used a piece of black 12x12 scrapbooking paper for the placemat, and added die-cut snowflakes to set the scene.

christmas morning place settings (with Lawn Fawn)

The little bear from Dad + Me got the holiday treatment with the addition of a little Santa hat.

christmas morning place settings (with Lawn Fawn)

The monogrammed plaid gable boxes make me very happy. Each one has a pair of new Christmas socks inside. Who doesn't want to start the day with cute & warm toes?

christmas morning place settings (with Lawn Fawn)

And, while they wait for Christmas morning waffles (the request has already been put in) they can enjoy one of the elves' main food groups: candy cane!

christmas morning place settings (with Lawn Fawn)

I hope you like my Christmas morning place-settings and I hope I've inspired you to create something special for your holiday table!

♥.

Friday, November 25, 2016

sealed with a kiss (Lawn Fawn Black Friday promo set!)

Hi there!

I hope you are ready for some pretty sweet Black Friday shopping! Lawn Fawn is offering something that you won't be able to pass up:




Sealed with a Kiss is an adorable mini set that you won't be able to buy, but you can get it for free!


sealed with a kiss (lawn fawn black friday promo set!)

I didn't get the dies on time, but just the stamp set alone is so fun to work with. I stamped the seals onto the ice block from Critters in the Arctic, and then masked everything to stamp the water beneath it all (the pond image from Dad + Me.)

sealed with a kiss (lawn fawn black friday promo set!)

The only thing that I popped up is the little hat on the seal, from Critters in the Arctic.

I also created a little holiday tag featuring the seals in the same set-up:

sealed with a kiss (lawn fawn black friday promo set!)


I went through my stamps little hats that the seals could wear, from the exclusive SSS/LF collab set, Happy Howlidays.  If you were lucky enough to snag yourself a set, the hat and reindeer antlers work perfectly for these seals!

sealed with a kiss (lawn fawn black friday promo set!)

I love that little M'WAH bubble, I'll be using it for valentine cards for sure!

Happy shopping, and check out the LF blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team - click!

♥.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

swan rides (Avery Elle)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Avery Elle blog this morning with a card featuring the new Swans stamp set.

love swans

Isn't that couple the cutest? I stamped, colored and die-cut the focal image and used the pierced cloud borders as waves for the swan to wade through.

The background was created using distress inks and then splattered with water.

love swans

I used pinks and blues to keep the whole card looking like a perfect sweet Valentine.

I hope you like it!

♥.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Merry and bright

Hi there!

I made a card using the new Santa's Wonderland set in a bit of a different way:

merry and bright


I did some selective inking and next-level masking to get the snowman and Santa squished in together.

Here's what they look like in the stamp set:


Santa is holding a tree and the snoman has his arms full of Christmas decorations.

merry and bright

Step 1: ink up the snowman and wipe off the ink on everything outside his body.

Step 2: re-draw one outstretched arm using a copic-friendly pen. mask the snowman.

Step 3: ink up Santa, and carefully wipe off the tree. this is tricky, I won't lie.

Step 4: mask Santa and color the background with a copic airbrush system. cover up any stray lines with embossing paste and a snow-fall stencil. (If you look closely, you can see the snow right near his mitten. That was very necessary.)

Step 5: Stand back and admire your efforts! I love achieving new looks with my stamps, and I hope this inspires you to do something different with yours.

♥.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Reindeer games (with new Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the NT blog this morning with a fun little card featuring the snowman-making reindeer from Santa's Wonderland.

reindeer games

The poor little reindeer is concentrating so hard on building his snowman that he doesn't notice what is coming his way. ha!

I built my scene onto a tag (the Classic Tag 1 die.) The patterned paper I used on the tag looks like falling snow, and helps all of the whites (like the snow ball and the mounds of snowballs) really pop. 

The images are grounded with a bit of pom-pom trim.

reindeer games

The graphic background paper is so fun, and perfect for a card featuring the freezing temperatures of the north pole!

I hope you like my card, and thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

25 days of Christmas tags (with Lawn Fawn)

Hi there!

I'm thrilled to be taking part in Tracey Mcneely's 25 days of Christmas tags event. I showed off some Neat and Tangled tags yesterday (click!) and today I'm back with Lawn Fawn ones.


I just love making tags out of the snowglobe image from Ready, Set, Snow

25 days of Christmas tags (with Lawn Fawn)

The little Frosty Fairy Friends are working hard to get you everything on that list!

25 days of Christmas tags (with Lawn Fawn)


I colored the snowglobe base in a light grey, popped some bright aqua "snow" behind the fairies and colored the rest with pops of Christmas red.

25 days of Christmas tags (with Lawn Fawn)

The little tag at the top is from the Sprinkled With Joy die set.

I hope you like my tag set! Visit Tracey's blog to find out more about her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!

♥.