Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week!

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn is showing off their fall/winter collection all week long. Everything will be available for purchase near the end of August.

Today, I'm using the new Beary Happy Holidays set. It is perfect for creating fun scenes like this one:

lawn fawn sneak peek week!

I love the little fishing hole! I masked off the edges and stamped a few fish into the opening.

lawn fawn sneak peek week!

The mountain and hillside dies make it easy to create a very pulled-together card.

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

♥.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn is showing off their fall/winter collection all week long! Everything will be available for purchase near the end of August.

This gift box die set is so fun, especially when used with images from Costume Party:

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week


I couldn't help but also add a black cat, courtesy of Bicycle Built For You. Perfect size!

The box is nice and big, and can fit 4bar cards and envelopes. ORRRRR, you can fill it with treats of many sizes.

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lawn Fawn 2017 fall/winter sneak peek week!

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn is unveiling their fall/winter collection this week.  It's a goooood one!

Lawn Fawn 2017 fall/winter sneak peek week


I don't know that I'm ready to craft in Halloween colors yet, though, so I used the new Costume Party set to make this girly unicorn card.

Lawn Fawn 2017 fall/winter sneak peek week

I had so much fun coloring this little images!

Next up, I did go a bit fall-ish with the new set, Forest Feast:

Lawn Fawn 2017 fall/winter sneak peek week


I mean, let's be honest. I'll take a piece of pumpkin pie any time of year!

Lawn Fawn 2017 fall/winter sneak peek week

The giant tree stump is such a winner. I will be using it again and again for sure. And that racoon? So nice, I stamped it twice. ha.

Check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more new products and projects- CLICK!

♥.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dreamboat (with Avery Elle)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Avery Elle blog today with a card that combines the newer Waves Ellements coverplate and a older favorite, Dreamboat.

Dreamboat (with Avery Elle)

This is the kind of card that looks so much cuter in real life than in photos! The subtle, light coloring is really hard to capture. In any case, I chopped the waves die-cut to make room for the gondola on top. I love those wavy layers! I kept all of the pieces intact, and it gives a gorgeous texture that way.

It's a little hard to see, but I added some shading to the waves with a copic marker and flicked white ink over the top to give even more interest to that piece.

Dreamboat (with Avery Elle)

I did some pink ink-blending behind the couple, and kept the coloring of their outfits and hair very light. I curved the sentiment so that it mirrored the waves below.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Monday, July 10, 2017

more Schoolhouse (with Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the NT blog this morning with a couple of cards using the new Schoolhouse stamp set.

more Schoolhouse (with Neat and Tangled)


I would give this card to my kids on the first day of school. I used Schoolhouse and a sentiment from Awesome.

more Schoolhouse (with Neat and Tangled)

The ink blending was done with mint and yellow, and I love where it blends to a green somewhere in the middle. The little mouse handing the fox his lunchbox is my fave!

more Schoolhouse (with Neat and Tangled)

My second card shows how the little critters can be used outside of the school theme. The little mice are handing the birthday fox some treats and gifts for his special day. The little images are from the also-new Puppy's Favorite Things.

I hope you like what I've created! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Neat and Tangled new release day!

It's release day over at Neat and Tangled!  You can find all of the new release sets and dies in the store - CLICK!

Neat and Tangled new release day!

I used the little mouse and other smaller images from the new Schoolhouse set to make a sweet little tag.

Happy shopping!

♥.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Puppy's Favorite Things (Neat and Tangled new release)

Hi there!

It's the last day of reveals over for this month's new Neat and Tangled, and we're ending off with a 3x4 set that I designed, Puppy's Favorite Things.

It's a follow-up to the previously-released Kitty's Favorite Things. The puppy and kitty are sized to work together, and we've included a little die that you could use to cut around the puppy's paws, so that he could hold any of the smaller images in the set. The same die works with the kitty's paws as well! It was something that I always wished I had with the kitty set. so yay!

Puppy's favorite things (Neat and Tangled new release)


I colored 2 puppys and gave them party (or should I say PAW-ty) accessories. I also tucked the little tennis ball and food bowl at their feet.

I used the new Modern Triangles cover-plate in red behind the images. I think it's so cool!

Puppy's favorite things (Neat and Tangled new release)

To finish off, I flicked some brown ink over the kraft layer and assembled the card.

In case you missed my card from Monday, here's a look at the puppy and kitty (from Kitty's Favorite Things) together.

Let's get together (Neat and Tangled release week)


I love that little stuffed kitty! And the fact that they can share all of their little images is so fun.

Thanks for all of your excitement over my sets this month! It always puts a huge smile on my face to read your sweet comments.

There's more to see on the NT blog this morning - click!

♥.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Schoolhouse (Neat and Tangled release week)

***If you're looking for my Lawn Fawn puppy party, scroll down or click HERE.


Schoolhouse (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

I'm so excited to show you the newest set I've illustrated for Neat and Tangled. It's called Schoolhouse and is full of cute images that can be used for teacher cards and more.


I have a few cards to show you, so strap in!

Schoolhouse (Neat and Tangled release week)

My first card is school-themed, for a great friend. I've used the large apple and pencil images, and the backpack-wearing bear. I love that bear so much! I could see him being used on camping cards as well.

I stamped the first part of the sentiment onto the wavy banner from Scalloped and then die-cut the letters to spell friend.

Schoolhouse (Neat and Tangled release week)

The second one features the cutest images from the set, the little mice! There are 2 of them, mirror-imaged, perfect for carrying bigger objects. I have one on top of the toy school-bus, handing a lunchbox to the bear, and the other 2 are carrying the giant pencil. I love them! I can't wait to make a card with them carrying a large Christmas ornament, like THIS ONE (but maybe after the summer's done. ha.)

Schoolhouse (Neat and Tangled release week)

Using my MISTI tool, I made a variation of the previous card and stamped enough card fronts for the kids to color and customize for their teachers. I wanted the kids to put a bit of their hearts into the gift for the teachers who have poured their hearts out all year for their students.

Schoolhouse (Neat and Tangled release week)

Can you pick out which child colored each card?

I hope you liked this first look at Schoolhouse! There is more design team inspiration on the Neat and Tangled blog this morning - click!

As always, before you go, leave me a comment to be eligible for a 25$ gift card to the store.

♥.

Nicholas' puppy party (with Lawn Fawn)

A few weeks ago my nephew, Nicholas, celebrated his 2nd birthday. I asked if I could bake the cake and make all of the decorations. My sister kindly indulged me.

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)

I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to create my party decor. The puppies and their accesories are some different sets: Happy Howloween, Happy Howlidays (no longer available), and Party Animal.

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)

I love the banner that spells WOOF, with the dogs interacting with the letters in different scenes.

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)


For the food, I keep things as punny as possible. Pupcake cupcakes (which, I would like to specify that my daughter insisted on just plunking butterscotch chips onto the tops of each one...)

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)


Pup-corn! What's easier to stick on a party table than a bowl full of popcorn? But always a favorite.

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)

And I imagined that these lollipop sticks looked like something you'd ask a dog to fetch. I couldn't find the long pretzel rods I was picturing at first, but the colors on these were perfect for the table!

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)


The kids were scared this was actual toilet water. Poor dears. We like to keep them real naive.  I stamped the letters using different Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps.

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)


I also stamped a little sign for the table - Bone Appetit! I kind of love this the best.

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)

I created cupcake toppers with all the dogs I colored, and a cake topper too:

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)

The howling dog is yelling TWO for the birthday boy.

Let's talk a little more about the cake, shall we?

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)

On the one hand, I have never done a striped buttercream before and I was kind of thrilled that it mostly worked out (that top stripe got a bit lost but the rest is good, right?)

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)

On the other hand, I used a too-big cake board and didn't do enough to cover it up. And I didn't even see it until I was editing the photos. I couldn't keep up with everything I had going on, haha. IF I had stuck it onto a small cake board, I would have been so much happier with how it looks on the table.

Oh well! No one seemed to mind much and the entire cake was gonzo by the time the party was done.

Nicholas' puppy party (for Lawn Fawn)

I hope you liked this look at Nicholas' 2nd birthday party! It was so much fun to put together!

♥.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

You're a gem (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

It's Day 2 of this month's Neat and Tangled release week.  In case you missed yesterday's post:

Day 1: Together

Today, we're showing off a hand-lettered gem by Danielle called... You're A Gem.

You're a gem (Neat and Tangled release week)


I couldn't help but enlist the help of my little mouse friends (more on them tomorrow!) to hold up that gigantic gem.

I looked through my box of scrap patterned paper and found a sheet with frames all over it. I have no idea who made it, but I trimmed out one frame and used it to house my focal images.

You're a gem (Neat and Tangled release week)

I heat-embossed the gem image, did some quick watercoloring so that the color wouldn't look too opaque, and then added some sparkle to it with a wink of Stella glitter pen.

The sentiment was stamped onto the cloud paper, and then again onto the frame and lined up to appear seamless when you look at the card straight on.

I hope you like it! I really can't wait to show you more of these cute mice and the rest of that set tomorrow.

Head over to the NT blog to see more of You're A Gem - click!

♥.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Let's get together (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Neat and Tangled's July release week! We're kicking things off with a first look at Together, a set designed by Miriam Prantner.  It features a large hand-lettered Together, and a slew of coordinating sentiments.



I couldn't help but pair it with a couple of critters, one old and one you'll meet in a few more days!

Let's get together (Neat and Tangled release week)


I love that the set gives you the option to stamp the word Together, or else die cut it like I did here. And the bigger dies gives a matting to either the stamped or die-cut version.

Let's get together (Neat and Tangled release week)


I sponged a mess of blue inks onto the card base, and then splattered white ink onto it before giving it a paler mint frame.

If you know our products, you'll raise an eyebrow when you see the cat, from Kitty's Favorite Things, holding the coffee mug! I designed the puppy's body to match the kitty's, and included an optional die that could cut around his paws... and the kitty's! Now, they could mix and match all of their accessories.

Let's get together (Neat and Tangled release week)


The coffee mug and the stuffed kitty are just 2 of the little images you'll find in the set. More to come on Thursday so stay tuned!

Check out the NT blog to see more, and don't forget to leave a comment before you go - you could win a 25$ gift card to the Neat and Tangled store.

♥.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tombow + Lawn Fawn collaboration

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn and Tombow are pairing up for a fun blog hop featuring products from both companies. I was lucky enough to be able to work with a set of Dual Brush Pen markers to create my card:

tombow + lawn fawn blog hop


I colored the dog from Happy Howloween, gave him a party hat and a nice big bone of a present (from the SSS/LF exclusive set, Happy Howlidays.)

I used the Stitched Borders dies to give texture to my kraft mat, and added a white Celebrate die-cut to a kraft-colored flag.

tombow + lawn fawn blog hop

I adhered all of the flat elements with my favorite glue ever, Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I've been using only this glue for years, and I was so happy to find a new bottle in my box from Tombow.

Next up on your hop is Beth Watson - click!

♥.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Love Ya Bunches! (Lawn Fawn/EH exclusive set)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn created an exclusive set for Ellen Hutson, that you can find only in their store for a limited time - click!


Love Ya Bunches is so much fun to play with!

Love ya bunches (LF/EH exlusive set)

I colored all of the monkeys in the set, plus 1. To make them pop, I set 3 of them onto vines against a red-orange background. I sponged a mess of distress inks together until I liked the blend and then flicked water, white ink and red ink onto the surface.

The 3 swinging monkeys are throwing bananas down to their friend, so he could peel and enjoy!

Love ya bunches (LF/EH exlusive set)

I white-heat-embossed the sentiment onto a thin strip of black cardstock, and added falling leaves to balance the left side of the card.

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

♥.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beach bums (Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I posted these cards to the Neat and Tangled blog a few days ago, but I wanted to share them here too.

Beach bums

They use images from the new set, Beach Day, and feature a trio of critters in beach wear. Let's talk about how cute the hippo looks in her itty-bitty-teeny-weeny-yellow-polka-dot-bikini. And not how I felt trying on bathing suits last week. ack!

Beach bums

I matched pattern paper to her bathing suit bottom, and also to the yellow sun, and made it all pop with a sponged blue sky. The little turtle is my absolute fave.

Beach bums

I realized that I never used all 3 animals on the same card! Time to correct that with a fun shaker card. When I was illustrating the set, I purposefully drew 3 animals that would be colored in grey. Is that cool? Or too monotone? I wanted the bright bathing suits and floaties to stand out instead.

Beach bums

Shake-shake-shake!

Shake what your mama gave you! haha. They look super confidant in their topless attire. I might be throwing on a pair of shorts when we head off to the beach this summer.

♥.