Monday, June 18, 2018

you're a star! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the How You Bean? Star Add-On stamp set:

you're a star! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the original How You Bean? jar and the How You Bean? Shaker Add-On dies to create this jar full of stars!

I wanted to make it look like the stars were floating out of the jar, and creating a light in the night sky. I blended some blue inks, and kept it darkest around the edges to achieve the look.

you're a star! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a kraft banner and added little white Nuvo drops around the floating stars to add to the dreamy effect.

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

♥.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cloud shaker (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the Outside In Stitched Cloud Stackables and the Stitched Cloud Frames.

cloud shaker (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I combined both on this sweet card. I grabbed a white cardstock panel, and did some soft ink blending. I then flicked some water over it to add a dreamy quality to the sponged color.

cloud shaker (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I then cut into the panel with the cloud dies, and created a little shaker in the negative space.

Down below, I created a little scene using the sweet ducklings from Rub-A-Dub-Dub.

cloud shaker (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)



They are holding up a banner from Bannertastic. I love the little duck looking up at the clouds!

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

♥.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

let's go out (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

For day 2 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week, we're heading to the shops! Village Shops is a cute set filled with little shops and things you'd find in a quaint town. It reminds me of some of the beach towns we've visited.

let's go out (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I colored all of the shops with copic markers in all kinds of subtle colors. I set everything against a light blue paper sky and created little vignettes with the Peekaboo Backdrop die.

let's go out (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love the little ice cream truck! When we first moved into our house a few years ago, the kids and I heard what sounded like the sweet ding-ding of an ice cream truck on our street. We tore outside so fast, only to find it was a knife-sharpening truck. ha. I wasn't as disappointed as the kids were (mama needs her sharp knives!) but I totally wish we had ice cream trucks here!

There's so much more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Friday, June 15, 2018

i scream you scream (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to day 1 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off sweet summer treats that you could scoop up with the I Scream You Scream dies:

i scream you scream (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I die-cut all of the pieces for my ice cream, complete with a chocolate drip and a cherry on top! I matted the cone with a piece of sunny yellow gingham paper, and framed it out with a Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame.
i scream you scream (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a piece of blue cardstock, and brought in more subtle pattern with the kraft-colored polka dot layer.

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

♥.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

color me happy! (Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

I have a fun little card to share with you today, using products you can find in the Ellen Hutson store!

color me happy! (Ellen Hutson)

I stamped, colored and die-cut the little girl and her easel from Neat and Tangled's Paint Night. I then stamped the landscape artwork image into the easel, and set them into a frame (from Lawn Fawn's Shadow Box Card Ocean Add-On.)

For the sentiment, instead of going with one in the Paint Night set, I reached for EH's Totally Random Sayings Vol. 2! I split the sentiment into 2 parts, putting the smaller script onto a simple banner flag and grounding the cute images with the larger block font.

color me happy! (Ellen Hutson)

To add a playful touch, I matted everything onto a sheet from Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow collection.

I hope you like it!

♥.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Peek-A-Boo Pals (Avery Elle)

Hi there!

I have a fun little card to share, using a set from Avery Elle's newest release, Peek-A-Boo Pals:

Peek-A-Boo Pals (Avery Elle)

I stamped and die-cut a trio of critters and their matching paws. Aren't they just the cutest? I colored them with copic markers, keeping the tones very light. For the hippo, I used C00, C01 and C3 to color the main body. For the bunny, I used W00, W1 and W3, and for the monkey I used E30, E31 and E34.

I then used the Oval Burst die to frame them out and set them onto a blue background.

Peek-A-Boo Pals (Avery Elle)

I stamped the greeting on sentiment flags from the Wonky Stitches die set, and made them appear to be wrapping around the frame.

The entire scene was set onto a piece of soft violet paper and adhered to a card base. I added a few wooden stars as a finishing touch.

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

Supplies:


♥.

Monday, June 11, 2018

you're a wiener! (Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm still playing with my newest set for Neat and Tangled, Hot Dog:

hot dog!


I giggle every time I stamp out these little guys! I stamped "#1" into the middle of the trophy, and made one hot dog present it to his sassy friend, who was obviously expecting the honor. ha. Just standing there, with his hands on his hips. He knew it.

I added a Stitched Sunburst behind him so he'd shine even more.

hot dog!

I grounded the hot dogs with a picnic-ready gingham patterned paper and added the sentiment to a sentiment flag.

A few scattered stars finished things off.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hot dog! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!
It's the final day of new product reveals for Neat and Tangled's June release week. We're showing off my second set for the month, Hot Dog, featuring a trio of hilarious characters.


I love the hotdog with his hands on his hips, so sassy.  For today, I left him out in favor of a bigger sentiment:

hot dog! (Neat and Tangled release week)

I watercolored a navy blue background, and cut Journaling Alpha letters out to spell F-R-A-N-K-S. How I know this stamp is for our generation and not the kids? I had to explain the joke to my 13 year old, who had never heard a hot dog referred to as a frank before. But she giggled when I did, so there. The wiener sentiment on the other hand, hahaha. That one is clearly for them.

I colored the mirror-imaged dogs, one with a mustard topping and the other with ketchup. You know, variety. I gave them little rosy cheeks for added cuteness.

hot dog! (Neat and Tangled release week)


I hope you find these little guys as charming as I do! Be sure to check out the Neat and Tangled blog this morning for Danielle's giveaway of this set, but before you go leave me a message here! Tomorrow morning, Danielle will announce the winner of a 25$ gift card to the NT store, on comment chosen from among the design team's blog posts this week.

♥.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Magnolia (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to day 3 of this month's Neat and Tangled release week! Today, we're showing off a sweet floral set designed by Danielle, called Magnolia.

Magnolia (Neat and Tangled release week)

I colored a bunch of the floral images and clustered them around the sentiment strip. I stamped a sentiment from Friendly Florals. I wanted to make sure that the sentiment was simple in font and not too long, so that the flowers would really shine.

Magnolia (Neat and Tangled release week)

The flowers themselves were colored using copic markers. I colored the flower centers in deeper pinks, and faded out the pink into a light violet color on the edges.

I used foam squares to adhere everything to a polka dot background (the die is by Lawn Fawn.) Underneath the polka dot layer, I hid a sheet of aqua cardstock. It's subtle, and adds a pop of color and interest to the base.

I hope you like it! Before you go, leave me a comment! As always, Danielle will award one commenter a $25 gift card to the NT store at the end of the week, chosen from among the design team blogs this week.

♥.

Marvy+Lawn Fawn collab week

Hi there!

All week long, the Lawn Fawn design team is using products provided by Marvy to give you fresh inspiration!

Marvy+Lawn Fawn collab week

I used the I Scream You Scream popsicle dies for a card that is pure summer! I used the brush markers that Marvy sent over to create the striped background. By watering them down a bit, they have a fun watercolor look to them. I also used a brush marker to create depth and shadowing on the popsicles themselves.

Marvy+Lawn Fawn collab week

I reached back to an older set for the sentiment (Making Frosty Friends) and stamped it onto the wavy banner from the Shadow Box Card Ocean Add-On die set.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Puppy love (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to day 2 of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. If you loved the Panda die, you'll be thrilled with today's offering:

puppy love (Neat and Tangled release week)

Miriam designed another one in the series - a Dog die!

You could simply run the die through once and be done, but I went through the extra trouble of cutting out his face and adding darker ears. I also gave him sweet rosy cheeks and a little dark spot around his eye.

Miriam also designed a stamp set full of fun dog-themed sentiments - Clearly Canine - and I used the birthday one on this card.

I matted everything onto a Plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawn.

puppy love (Neat and Tangled release week)

GIVEAWAY:

As usual, Danielle is giving away today's products on the NT blog this morning. But before you leave, write a comment here too - you could win a 25$ gift card to the Neat and Tangled store. Danielle will choose one comment from among design team's blog posts for the week.

♥.

Swans and fruit (Pinkfresh Studio)

Hi there!
I'm here and on the Pinkfresh blog today, with a couple of cards to brighten your day.
My first card features the Floral Frame With A Swan die set:

fruits and a swan (pinkfresh studio)
I just think it's so pretty and elegant, and a great set to use when you want a quick, but wow! card. I cut all of the elements out of white card-stock, and then used copic markers to add color to the flowers. I used R20 in the center of each flower and then pulled and softened the color out with R000. I used a white gel pen to create little flower stamen.

fruits and a swan (pinkfresh studio)
I also used Copic markers (B00, B000 and B0000) to create a pool of water for the swan to swim in, and colored the sky a soft, buttery yellow. All of the swan pieces were colored with markers as well.
I finished off by matting the swan dies onto a piece of patterned paper from the Escape the Ordinary paper pack.
My second card features the Fruitastic stamp set and matching dies:

fruits and a swan (pinkfresh studio)
I started out by die-cutting fruit shapes onto sheets of post-it paper to create masks. I then laid the fruit onto a white piece of cardstock and rubbed Broken China distress oxide ink over the entire area. Before removing the masks, I spritzed water onto the background.
Then, I stamped the coordinating fruit into the white spaces. I used 2 colors of ink per fruit to create a shaded look. The next step was to stamp in the coordinating stems and leaves.

fruits and a swan (pinkfresh studio)
I really wanted this card to be whimsical, so I took a black pen and outlined each fruit. As a finishing touch, I added white gel pen accents to the fruit and the background.
The sentiment is so perfect! I stamped it in black on a simple white banner flag. It stands out over the busy background.
I hope you like what I've created for you today! Thanks for stopping by!
♥.

Monday, June 4, 2018

You're plane awesome (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!



Welcome to day 1 of this month's Neat and Tangled new releases! I'm thrilled to show off my newest set, So Fly.

You're plane awesome (Neat and Tangled release week)


It features one main, large-scale image that fills up a card-front! I just love the curve of the giraffe's neck - he is my fave!

I colored the airplane a bright red, and set it against an inset blue sky. I die cut some clouds included in the set, as well as the flying bird and banner.

I created the custom sentiment ("you're plane") by combining the YOU'RE from one sentiment and the PLANE from the other. It's a simple thing, and I've stretched what this set can do! I used the Awesome die cut to finish off the sentiment in a graphic black that adds punch to the card.

You're plane awesome (Neat and Tangled release week)

Let me know what you think in a comment below! As usual, there's a 25$ gift card up for grabs, chosen from among all of the design team's blog posts this week.

♥.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)

Hi there!

Every month I show you how Lawn Fawn products can be used for party decor. This month, I decided to go deep... for a scuba party!

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)

I used images from You Are Sublime to inspire this month's party theme. That scuba diver is so cute!

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)


You can't have a scuba party without including a few yellow submarines! I cut a few Scalloped Treat Boxes out of yellow cardstock and used circle dies to mimic portholes.

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)


I attached a wavy banner (from the Shadow Box Card Ocean Add-On die set) stamped with a greeting from You Are Sublime. I love that the wave of the banner gives a nod to ocean waves! And by sponging the edges with a darker blue ink, the navy cardstock looks so much more deep and rich.

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)


To bring in more of the ocean theme, I came up with the simplest decor - but it really packs a punch! I grabbed a few picture frames I had lying around the house, and cut Stitched Wave Borders in shades of blue and layered them inside. I love this idea so much! If I were hosting a full party, I would fill even more frames and have them all layered and stacked around the party table. The frames are from Ikea, by the way!

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)

Since everything else on the table is on the simpler side, I went all out with the cupcake toppers. One special thing on your party table is enough to draw the eye in! I cut yellow cupcake wrappers, and then created little scenes inside of Porthole Frames to stick inside of the cupcakes.

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)


Each scene is just a tiny bit different in how they are laid out, but all of the elements are the same.

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)


I used the Stitched Wave Borders inside the portholes, so add extra depth and interest.

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)


The yellow submarines make another appearance on the drink bottles!

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)

I always try to reinforce the party colors with each element on the table, so I used a lighter blue to wrap the bottle, and then brought in some navy in the straws.

scuba party! (for Lawn Fawn)

I hope you like it! This is one of my faves - while I was crafting it, it made me wish that my Thomas was still little! I would have loved to have created this for him a few years ago. Now, he's 11 and all into laser tag and PS4 games and "nothing too babyish." ha.

♥.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wedding season begins!

Hi there!

I have so many birthday cards in my box, ready to send out. Thank you cards too, and so many other just because cards, but I found that I was missing some cards I could give out for summer weddings!

This card was created with supplies from the Ellen Hutson store:

wedding season begins!

I started out by stamping the large flower cluster from Mondo Sakura 2 times, and colored them using copic markers.

With one of the stems, I cut it to fit the 4 corners of my Wonky Stitches rectangle die. For the other one, I cut into it with the Classic Block Alpha letters to spell the word L-O-V-E. I also cut out the same 4 letters using an olive green cardstock that would match the green of the floral stems.

wedding season begins!

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.

♥.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Toot your own horn! (Lawn Fawn summer release week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn's summer release week continues with a closer look at some add-on dies for the Shadow Box Card.

I used the Theater Add-On set to create this fun card:

Toot your own horn! (Lawn Fawn summer release week)


Isn't it too cute? It's a really simple design, and came together so easily, but looks really impressive.

I colored 3 of the musical critters from Critter Concert, and framed them out using the curtains from the Theater Add-On set.

Toot your own horn! (Lawn Fawn summer release week)

That owl playing the violin is so adorable.

Toot your own horn! (Lawn Fawn summer release week)

I love that the whole thing folds flat and fits into a standard envelope.

I hope you like what I created today! Be sure to check out the LF blog this morning for a lot more inspiration - click!

♥.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Have a colorful day! (Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

This is my second post of the day - if you're looking for Lawn Fawn's chubby manatees, scroll down!

I have a sweet card to share, using a set from the newest Neat and Tangled release, Paint Night.

have a colorful day! (Neat and Tangled)


I did some primary-colored cards using this set for the release week - like THIS ONE, so I wanted to do something more soft and girly for this card.

Instead of using one of the images meant to fit into the canvas, I used copic markers to draw stripes in soft rainbow colors and did my best to blend them together.

have a colorful day! (Neat and Tangled)

The girl's apron was colored a soft pink, and I drew in a "paint line" onto the tip of the paintbrush and colored the tip blue. The paint splashes give some movement to the images.

I stamped the greeting onto the easel, and finished off the card with a fun patterned paper.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Manatee-rific (Lawn Fawn summer release week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn's summer release week continues with these cute and very fat manatees. ha. They are ready for a shell-abration!

Manatee-rific (Lawn Fawn summer release week)

I colored and die-cut a Manatee-rific couple. A little flower on the girl, a shell in the boy's hand... and they are frolicking in the underwater waves (cut with the new Stitched Waves Borders!)

Manatee-rific (Lawn Fawn summer release week)

To bring interest to the waves, I cut them out of a paper from the Really Rainbow pad, and did some sponging at the top of each wave to add dimension.

I white-heat-embossed the sentiment into a wavy banner, from the Shadow Box Card Ocean Add-On.

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

♥.