Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lawn Fawn inspiration week catch-up

Hi there!

I am so sorry to have flaked out so much on this month's inspiration week! Let do a little bit of catching up, starting with today's post:

Lawn Fawn inspiration week catch-up

The sentiment shows off Celebration Scripty Sentiments, and I've paired it with stamps from Some Bunny and Easter Party. I still love those kids in costume images so much! Everything mixes and matches so well, it's what I love so much about working with Lawn Fawn products!

Lawn Fawn inspiration week catch-up

This card was on the LF blog yesterday (click HERE to see that whole post!) It shows off Simply Celebrate Spring with those flying airplanes, with a duo of Wavy Sayings fitted into their flying banners.

Lawn Fawn inspiration week catch-up

I stamped out different clouds, and set them on top of a Stitched Cloud Backdrop. The Little Town Border below finished off the card.


Lawn Fawn inspiration week catch-up


For my final card in this catch-up game, I have this soft and pretty number. You can see the card on the Lawn Fawn blog here (click!) It features the Stitched Flower Frame. I cut it out of Spiffy Speckles paper, and added shading with a soft pink copic marker. I used the same marker to add soft pink cheeks.

Lawn Fawn inspiration week catch-up

I cut the Fancy Lattice Backdrop twice, and layered them together for something fancy in the background.

I hope you like everything! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Spring shadow box (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! I was nursing a migraine yesterday, but my dino magic picture changer card was featured on the LF blog. Click *HERE* to see the card in full, but here's a teaser of what I should have posted for that post:

magic picture changer (lawn fawn inspiration week)

Now, onto today's project! We're showing off add-on dies to the previously released Shadow Box Card die set.

spring shadow box (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I loved making these little shadow boxes! They are EASY, and so cute. I used the Park Add-On dies for the aperture and the trees. I flipped the little half-circle upside down, because I wanted the soft, curved opening.

spring shadow box (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I did a double-row of trees, so it looks all forest-y in there, and cut out 3 different colors of Spiffy Speckles paper: the pink ground on the outside of the box, the leafy tree tops, and the blue speckled sky for the back.

The stamped critters are from a few sets: Eggtra Amazing Easter, Rub A Dub Dub, and Butterfly Kisses.

And speaking of butterflies, you only see the pair of them when you peer in from the top. It's a fun little surprise.

spring shadow box (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like it! Check out all of the amazing shadow-box projects on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Eggstra special (for Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the NT blog this morning with a card that's a little... eggstra:

eggstra special (Neat and Tangled)

I started out by stamping the main bunny-and-egg image from Eggciting 2 times. I kept one intact, but cut the egg away from the bunny for the 2nd. It takes the 2 bunnies to haul this giant egg!

I paper-pieced the egg-wrapper for a different look, stamping the image onto floral patterned paper, trimming out that section, and over-laying it onto the die-cut egg.

The sentiment was borrowed from an older set that I illustrated, Eggstra Special. That egg is definitely a little extra!

eggstra special (Neat and Tangled)

For one final touch, I brought in the butterfly and dotted trail line from All The Bunnies.  I love how it connects the sentiment to the large egg.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Everybunny (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

The Neat and Tangled new release has already been teased to you in full (we're doing a smaller release this month!) and all of the new product will be available for sale tomorrow morning. In the meantime, the design team is hosting a bonus day of inspiration! We're showing off more projects using our new goodies.

I couldn't help but color another bear, from All The Bunnies:

every bunny (Neat and Tangled release week)

I placed him onto a sheet of pink polka dot patterned paper, and flanked him with a bunny on either side.

every bunny (Neat and Tangled release week)

The sentiment is from another new set this month, Eggciting. I love the size of the bear, and how he fills up the card-front!

I hope you like it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the team crafted for today on the Neat and Tangled blog - click!

♥.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Llama! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the third day of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. We will tease you with new products all week long and then they will be available for purchase on Friday morning in the store.

Today, the team is showing off dies made in collaboration with Benzie Design. I played around with the llama die:

Llama! (Neat and Tangled release week)

I could have just stuffed and stitched a little llama, but I decided to try something a little more... involved. I'm so glad I did because it is just so cute!

Llama! (Neat and Tangled release week)


I made a llama box! It's the perfect size for keeping on your desk and filling with little stamped die-cuts, or on your dresser to hold your rings. I gave it to my daughter and she filled it some plastic jewelry and it's adorable.

I started out by cutting 4 of the main llama shapes out of felt, and another 2 out of very sturdy card-stock. So sturdy, it's almost cardboard. I then stitched 1 llama to each piece of cardboard/cardstock, and just so you don't see all of the thread-work, I glued on the remaining llama shapes to the back of each. You don't necessarily have to stitch anything on those layers, but I did so that it would look more polished. I just ran the thread through, but didn't stitch those layers to anything. Does that make sense? So each llama is comprised of a felt llama, a cardstock llama, and another felt llama.

Llama! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Next. I cut myself a box out of that same heavy cardstock, and adhered it between the 2 llamas. You could stop right there, but I opted to cover the cardstock box in white felt.

I hope you like it! Be sure to leave me a comment before you leave - Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week. You could win a $25 gift card to the NT store. Now hop on over to the NT blog to see what the rest of the team created using this set - click!

See you tomorrow!

♥.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

All the bunnies (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the second day of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. We will tease you with new products all week long and then they will be available for purchase on Friday morning in the store.

Today, the team is showing off another stamp set that I designed, called All The Bunnies:

All the bunnies (Neat and Tangled release week)

I love that big bear with his bunny ears! He's got me completely fooled. ha! I really wanted the images to fill up the entire card-front, so I brought in the huge egg and bunny from yesterday's set, Eggciting, and cut the image so that it looks like the string is really long, in back of the bear.

I couldn't help but add another bunny to round out the right side of the card, and added a butterfly as well.

All the bunnies (Neat and Tangled release week)


I hope you like it! Be sure to leave me a comment before you leave - Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week. You could win a $25 gift card to the NT store. Now hop on over to the NT blog to see what the rest of the team created using this set - click!

See you tomorrow!

♥.

Monday, March 4, 2019

How eggciting! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the first day of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. We will tease you with new products all week long and then they will be available for purchase on Friday morning in the store.

Today, the team is showing off a 3x4 stamp set that I designed, called Eggciting:

how eggciting! (Neat and Tangled release week)

The bunny from Eggciting got more egg than he bargained for! The other bunny and butterflies are from a set you'll see more of tomorrow.

I started out with a dusty rose colored patterned paper that has gold flecks covering the top (and before you ask, I have no idea where this came from!) and it set the tone for my pretty and pastel card.

how eggciting! (Neat and Tangled release week)


I colored the bunnies in a soft brown using copic markers (E41, E42 and E44) and then added a floral detail to the egg wrapper. I used the sprig image from Magical Day, and added some dots with a black pen. I love how this looks! When illustrating the egg, I purposefully left the egg wrapper plain so that you could add your own creativity to it. There is a small open circle included in the set, to add polka dots to the wrapper, or you could even paper-piece it for a completely different look.

I hope you like it! Be sure to leave me a comment before you leave - Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week. You could win a $25 gift card to the NT store. Now hop on over to the NT blog to see what the rest of the team created using this set - click!

See you tomorrow!

♥.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

big floral thanks (with Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

I have a few days with nothing to post, so I think I will go back and share projects that I made at the beginning of the month that were never blogged yet.

Let's start with this big beautiful floral number, from the Mondo Gerbera Daisy stamp set:

big floral thanks (Ellen Hutson)


I can't even tell you how much I adore the entire "mondo" flower line of stamps that Ellen Hutson has in their store. I hope they make more of them. (You hear me, Julie? you genius, you!)

And this daisy image is so perfect for a quick and easy card. I am the world's slowest colorer (it's been documented) but this card came together in under 30 minutes. Because I only really had to color the stems and the middle of the flowers, I got the drama from the large floral without the coloring-time-commitment. In case you'd like to know, I used copic markers - Y02, Y11, and Y17 for the yellow centers.

big floral thanks (Ellen Hutson)

I started with a card base, onto which I did a little ink blending with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink.  Before the ink could dry, I flecked water droplets onto the entire think, for that dreamy bokeh effect.

Next, I layered on the flowers, and stamped the greeting in the lower right hand corner to finish things off.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Welcome, sweet pea! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week! We're showing off products from the spring collection - all of which will be available for purchase tomorrow! Are you excited??

Today, we're showing of Be Hap-pea, a cute set featuring pea pods and different faces for the little peas! I made a baby card for a friend using this set:

welcome, sweet pea! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I did some ink blending using Spun Sugar distress oxide ink. I started blending in the middle, and feathered it out to give it a dreamy quality.

welcome, sweet pea! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I stamped the sentiment into a Bannertastic flag, and added some of the green leaves around the banner so that it all tied together better.

I added some darker pink grounding beneath the feet of the 2 pea "parents" and nestled the "big sister" into the pod with her newborn baby sister.

To add extra interest, I used a white gel pen to add white dots for that bokeh look.

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

♥.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Eggstra eggciting (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the Reveal Wheel Spring sentiments:

Eggstra eggciting (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used images from Butterfly Kisses and Eggstra Amazing Easter to create my scene.

Eggstra eggciting (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I love how all of the new patterned papers look together!

Eggstra eggciting (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I cut a tiny slit between the fox's paws so that he could properly hold his easter egg. I love his pose - it really looks like he's racing to fill that basket!

If you want to see how to create this card, Kelly featured it in her video yesterday - click!

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

♥.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Spring fling (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week, where we take a closer look at some of the their spring collection. The entire spring line will be available in stores in just a few days - February 21st.

Today, we're showing off the beautiful Spring Fling papers. It features soft florals and subtle patterns and I've used both on my card today:

Spring fling (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I kept it very simple so that the papers could really stand out! I used the bunny from Eggstra Amazing Easter, the sign from Open Me, and the egg border from Simply Celebrate Spring.

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

♥.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Eggstra chocolate (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week! Their entire spring collection will hit the stores on February 21st! In the meantime, the design team is showing off some of the new product. Today, we're taking a closer look at Eggstra Amazing Easter:

Eggstra chocolate (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The critters are working on filling that Easter basket! My parents used to do that for us, those huge baskets were waiting on the kitchen table on Easter morning, and it was the best day of the year!

I love the Spring Fling floral paper that I used on the card base - it softens and sweetens the card so much more!

If you'd like to see more of how I made this card, Kelly recreates it in her video this morning. Check it out on the blog today - click!

♥.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Butterfly kisses (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week! Their entire spring collection will be available for purchase as of February 21st, and in the meantime, we are taking a closer look at some of the new products.

Today, we're showing off my favorite set of the entire new collection, Butterfly Kisses. I love the little critters in this set!

Butterfly kisses (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I created a storybook-type scene, and used nesting oval dies to frame it all out. The butterflies are flitting about, and the little fox is chasing them while his friends look on.

Butterfly kisses (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love all of the white space - it still looks clean and simple, but the scene is detailed enough to be interesting.

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

♥.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Magic picture changer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off a brand new die called the Magic Picture Changer. It is so cool! With this set of dies, you can create a picture that "magically" changes when you pull the tab.

Magic picture changer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

For my card, I used the bear from Butterfly Kisses, and a few little chicks from Eggstra Amazing Easter to create a serene spring scene.

The sentiment is the only thing that sticks out... but when you pull the tab, it all makes sense:

Magic picture changer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

ha! I think I'm pretty funny for coming up with this one! With a pull of the tab, the bear is a comedian, wearing the joke glasses from Dad + Me.

Magic picture changer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I hope you like it! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog today for more of Magic Picture Changer cards - click!

♥.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Gnome one like you (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to day 1 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! On February 21st, all of the new spring products will be available for sale. It's been a long wait!

Today, we're showing off Oh Gnome, and I paired it with the also new Mushroom Border die. I showed off this card last month as part of the Creativation sneak peek week, but enjoy it again!

gnome one like you (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I colored the little gnome couple and set them in front of a field of wild mushrooms. I inserted stamped and colored mushrooms into the rows of die-cut ones.

The patterned paper sky is new too! I just love this whole pad of paper, from the Spiffy Speckles collection.

gnome one like you (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I hope you like it! Kelly is re-creating this card for today's video, so if you'd like to see it from start to finish, check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Jump for joy!

Hi there!

Our newest release hit the store this past Friday, and I have another card to share using my brand new set, Jump For Joy. It features images that I illustrated, and some of my favorite sentiments ever.

jump for joy!

I kept this card very clean and white, with the only pops of color coming from the critters and the grassy hills (made using the Stitched Slopes dies). I positioned the jumping hedgehog so that he is having a sweet moment with the raccoon. I just think they are too cute like this!


jump for joy!

I created a chunky outer frame for my card (using Lawn Fawn rectangle dies) and stamped the sentiment at the bottom, just like a picture frame. The tiny little heart place between the raccoon and hedgie reinforce the sentiment perfectly. 

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Avery Elle spring release blog hop!

Hi there,

welcome to Avery Elle's spring release blog hop!

kissing booth (Avery Elle Spring release blog hop)

I'm showing off Peek-A-Boo Pets, as well as the Market Stand stamp sets. I love them both so much!

kissing booth (Avery Elle Spring release blog hop)

I get the feeling this fluffy sheep is a real ladies man, haha. With his one hoof hanging over the front of the kissing booth stand, highlighting the "open" sign. I was giggling to myself when I glued down that "oh yeah" speech bubble.

Be sure to check out their entire spring release, it's all so good! CLICK!

To celebrate our Spring 2019 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, February 10th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 11th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:


  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow Avery Elle on Twitter and tweet the contest (@averyellestamps )
  3. Follow Avery Elle on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow Avery Elle on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow them)
  6. Follow Avery Elle on Instagram (we are https://www.instagram.com/averyellestamps/).

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!

♥.

Slow and steady (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to the last day of new product reveals for this month's Neat and Tangled release. Everything shown throughout the week will be available for sale as of 8am EST tomorrow morning.

Today, we're featuring a 3x4 stamp set that I illustrated, called Slow and Steady:

slow and steady (Neat and Tangled release week)


You might recognize these guys from my etsy digi stamp shop - but I'm so excited to have them as a physical stamp!

slow and steady (Neat and Tangled release week)

I hope you like it! Before you go, don't forget to leave me a comment. Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week - you could win a $25 gift card to the Neat and Tangled store. And she is running a giveaway for this set today on the blog - check it out!

♥.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

I believe in you! (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 stamp set and dies that work oh-so-well together, both designed by Miriam. Typed Sentiments and the Skinny Strips die set are both must-haves for sure!

i believe in you! (Neat and Tangled release week)

I love all of the sentiments in Typed Sentiments. There is one that cracks me right up: "no one will ever be as entertained by us as us." haha. I will definitely be reaching for this set again and again. I used it with images from Jump For Joy, and set the trampolining bunny against a night sky. The rolling hills were created using our Stitched Slopes dies.

i believe in you! (Neat and Tangled release week)

I hope you like it! Before you go, don't forget to leave me a comment. Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week - you could win a $25 gift card to the Neat and Tangled store. And she is running a giveaway for this set today on the blog - check it out!

♥.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

SSS guest post

Hi there!

I'm up on the SSS blog this morning with a fun card featuring a lot of florals and a few sweet critters:

SSS guest post

You can hop on over there for a complete supply list, but I used all Neat and Tangled stamps and dies.

In case you missed my tutorial from a few weeks ago, I show how to remove the swing + girl from the elephant stamp so that you could use her all by herself like I did for this card - click HERE for that tutorial!

♥.

Jump for joy! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to day 2 of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. We're showing off new products all week long, and they will be available for sale as of Friday morning, 8am EST.

Let's jump in! My newest 4x6 stamp set is called Jump For Joy, and features a little jump rope, a little trampoline action, and a whole lotta cute.

I have 2 cards to show you today! The first card shows off the jump rope:

jump for joy! (neat and tangled release week)

The sentiment makes me smile so big! The raccoon and turtle stamp and cut out as one image, and you can choose to have a little jumping squirrel, hedgehog or bunny. They all have their own unique jumping poses.

jump for joy! (neat and tangled release week)

This would be a great set to use with interactive dies, too! You could set a little jumping path for your critter.

The second card shows off the rest of the critters, having too much fun on the trampoline:

jump for joy! (neat and tangled release week)

I love the bunny - he looks like he's ninja-kicking in the air. And this sentiment works with either the jump rope or the trampoline.

I hope you like it! Before you go, don't forget to leave me a comment. Danielle will choose a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week - you could win a $25 gift card to the Neat and Tangled store. And she is running a giveaway for this set today on the blog - check it out!

Monday, February 4, 2019

snail mail (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there,

Welcome to the first day of Neat and Tangled's February release week! Today, we're showing off Mail Background, a 6x6 red rubber cling background stamp. This is a new type of product for Neat and Tangled, and we're hoping you'll love it!

snail mail (Neat and Tangled release week)


I couldn't help but pair the letter background and that snail mail sentiment with the sloooooowest critters around - they've been in my digi shop for awhile, but I'm excited to bring them over to the land of physical stamps.

I stamped the background and simply colored each heart in red. What a quick and easy job! I then cut out the middle to make room for the sloth+turtle. The sloth usually holds a little flag, but I cut that out and gave him an envelope to hold instead. This is part of the Love Mail die set, also part of the new release.

snail mail (Neat and Tangled release week)

I used another new set for the sentiment, Typed Sentiments. You'll love that one, I promise. This sentiment works so perfectly with the envelope background, and I heat-embossed it onto black cardstock to really make it pop.

I hope you like it! Don't forget to leave me a comment before you go! Danielle will pick a winning comment from among the design team's blog posts this week  - you could win a $25 gift card to the NT store. And check out what everyone else made on the Neat and Tangled blog this morning - click!

♥.