Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Merry Christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the final day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. I hope you've enjoyed it! Today is our showcase of Offset Sayings: Christmas.

Merry Christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I started out by cutting a layer of white cardstock with the Foursquare Backdrop: Portrait. I love that it leaves room for a nice big sentiment at the bottom. I created a layer of dark, night sky and set Santa and his reindeer (from Ho-Ho-Holidays) into each open square. I tethered the reindeer together, so that the image, though broken up by the frame, would look continuous.

Merry Christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I popped the frame up using foam adhesive tape, but stuck the images flat onto the night sky layer. I used a white gel pen to add highlights and other little accents. I always find this helps the images to really pop!

Merry Christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I stamped the sentiment once in black ink, and then filled in the top portion using Lobster ink. I added white gel-pen highlights to the letters as well.

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Yeti or not (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's September inspiration week! Today, we're taking a closer look at Yeti Or Not. I used the cute yetis on my card yesterday but I'm so ready to share this snowboarding duo today:

yeti or not (lawn fawn inspiration week)


I decided to make a wintery birthday card by bringing in the igloo from Snow Cool and the pile of snowballs from Toboggan Together.

yeti or not (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I used blue paper from the Spiffy Speckles collection, and then heat-embossed snowflakes over-top.

yeti or not (lawn fawn inspiration week)

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

♥.

Monday, September 16, 2019

get yeti! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's September inspiration week! Today is our showcase of the Foursquare Backdrop dies as well as the Snow Day Remix papers.

get yeti! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I brought in the cuties from Yeti or Not, along with a few other winter stamps and made 4 tiny vignettes. The snowy patterned paper provided the perfect blue pop against all of the red accents.

In lieu of a stamped sentiment, I opted for the Happy Holidays Line Border. I love the extra pop of red that it gives!

get yeti! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Snowglobe tags (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's September inspiration week. Today is our showcase of the Tiny Christmas stamp set and the Snow Globe Gift Tag.

snowglobe tags (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

My trio of tags is pretty simple, but that's how I like my tag-making to be! Each tag boasts its own snowy scene, and woodgrain base.

I just love the kids in their onesie pyjamas!

snowglobe tags (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I love that the snow globe die set includes the little snowdrift piece - so perfect for this type of scene-building!

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

♥.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Ho-ho-holidays (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's September inspiration week. I have 2 cards to share with you for our showcase of Ho-ho-holidays and the Rooftop Border die.

Ho-ho-holidays (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Guess who's really doing all the heavy lifting? hee hee. I started with a piece of white cardstock for the snowy background layer, and ink-blended different shades of blue ink. I also added extra little splatters of white paint on top.

Ho-ho-holidays (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

My next card brings in the oldest set, Christmas Dreams. After all of the presents are delivered, the Clauses deserve some down-time. I laid a piece of woodgrain patterned paper for the floor, and added all of the living room elements (including the little kitty!) on top of it.

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

♥.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mice on ice! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's September inspiration week! Today is our showcase of Mice On Ice and the Stitched Pond die.

Mice on ice (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I cut off part of the pond so that I could fit in a snowy landscape below. Those ice-skating mice are so cute! I especially love the hand-holding pair.

Mice on ice (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

It's really impossible to see in the picture but the pond itself is a subtle shimmer paper. It gives off the right kind glitz in real life.

I added little trees below to frame the sentiment. A little red heart brings the red of the scarves to the bottom half of the card.

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

♥.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Stamptember! Snow Bunnies

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn is celebrating STAMPtember with Simon Says Stamp today! The brand new, exclusive set is called Snow Bunnies. This set is only available at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last.


I created a soft, pink scene with the set:

Stamptember! Snow Bunnies


I die-cut rolling snow hills and set the images at different levels. I created 2 separate scenes - the tree-decorating bunnies at the top, and the snow-bunny-building one at the bottom.

Stamptember! Snow Bunnies

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Friday, August 23, 2019

A slice of pumpkin pie (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

The fall/winter collection hit the stores yesterday, but as a special treat, the design team is serving up slices of pie today! We're showing off the new Cake Slice Box Pie Add-On:

A slice of pumpkin pie (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the yellow paper from the Spiffy Speckles patterned paper pad, sponging orange ink over-top. I love the dimension and texture that you get from the little speckles!

A slice of pumpkin pie (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I added whipped cream to the top, and a kraft-colored pie-crust. I finished off with a sweet sentiment banner.

A slice of pumpkin pie (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Here's a back view, to show you that extra "crust" piece.

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

♥.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop!)

Hi there!








I am so thrilled to be part of the Avery Elle new release blog hop - and even more elated to reveal that I will now be joining their team of illustrators! I have 4 stamp sets included in this release, and I hope you love them all!

For today, I am showing off Christmas Kids:

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

I designed this set to be a stamp-one-and-done kind of Christmas set. I love this kind of large-scale image, especially because I can stamp and die-cut a bunch of them in advance, color them at my leisure and then have my holiday cards come together in a snap.

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


For this card, I did some very subtle ink-blending on the card base, and then popped the main image up using foam tape. I colored everything with copic markers. I had so much fun giving the kids different skin tones and hair colors! The little Santa image on the boy's sweater is my fave.

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

I did a bit of doodling on the girl's mug to make it look like Santa's face, and added polka dots and stripes to clothing with a white gel pen. I also used my gel pen to add little snowflake doodles to the background. I would have used the stamp image for that, but I thought of it too late ::facepalm::

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

My second card is a bit of a stepped-up card design. I backed the kids with a starry night patterned paper, added a snow-bank and a white frame die (the Dotted Frame by Avery Elle,) and added a pop of red as the base layer.

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


I also took the extra step of re-drawing the black lines around the snow-pile images, so that the snow would look seamless on top of the tree.

To celebrate our Fall 2019 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of their choice to 3 winners.  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 and 4 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 25th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 26th .  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, or all 4 of the following to increase your chances:


  1. Comment here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow / Tweet us on Twitter (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow / Share us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) .
  4. Follow / Comment on Instagram (we are https://www.instagram.com/averyellestamps/).

Let me know what you think in the comments below! And be sure to check out all of the other blog hop participants:




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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

bats and turkeys (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week! We're showing off items from the fall/winter collection leading up to the August 22nd release week (and woot! that's tomorrow!)

Today, we're showing off a new Woodland Critter Hugger - a Bat Add-on! and another add-on, the Tiny Gift Box Peacock and Turkey Add-On.

Critter boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I couldn't help but start out by making the turkey. he's so cute! I used an off-white cream cardstock for his face, and a kraft for his body. I used markers to draw stripes on the tail-feathers, to break up all of that kraft cardstock.

Critter boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The little pilgrim hat is so fun!

I also made a little gift bag using the Goodie Bag die and the new bat dies.

Critter boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

In real life he's much cuter - in the photo the gray of his body looks so washed out you can hardly see his white fangs! But trust me, he's cute. I added a little scarf (from the Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On) and some black crinkle paper to break up all of that grey. The finishing touch was a little piece of purple candy for him to hold.

I hope you like them! Check out what the rest of the design team cooked up on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!

♥.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tree Before 'n Afters

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week. We're showing off items from the fall/winter collection ahead of the August 22nd release date.

Today is our showcase of Tree Before 'n Afters - it's a set that features trees for all seasons, and so many cute smiley faces!

Trees Before 'n Afters (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I just love apple orchards. I colored the trees, and so many apples, and set them on grassy rolling hills. And I obviously added a smiley face to each tree.

Trees Before 'n Afters (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

To add dimension, I sponged some light brown ink onto the grassy hills and used a brown pen to add little dot accents.

I hope you like it! Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for even more inspiration - click!

♥.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Pumpkins (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week. We're showing off items from the fall/winter collection before it all becomes available for sale on August 22nd.

Today, we're showing off the Outside In Stitched Pumpkin dies. I made a card and gift bag set using the new dies:

Stitched pumpkins (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I used the yellow (ripe banana) paper from the Spiffy Speckles pad, sponging orange ink over-top. I liked that the end result was a very soft orange, with all of that texture from the patterned paper.

Check out more inspiration on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Build-A-House (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week! At the end of the inspiration week, the fall/winter collection will (finally!) be available for purchase - on August 22nd.

Today is our showcase of Build-A-House, Reveal Wheel Build-A-House Add On, Build-A-House Halloween Add-On, and Tiny Halloween.

I, weirdly enough, used everything but the Build-A-House Halloween Add-On to create this spooktacular card:

Build-A-House (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I would like to take a minute to celebrate that this is the first Reveal Wheel card that I was able to make without consulting a how-to You Tube video. haha. I think I finally got the hang of it!
Build-A-House (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)
I love the "turn here to spook" sentiment included in Tiny Halloween, as well as the tiny images that you can add to the open window!

Build-A-House (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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

♥.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fortune Telling Tabby (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week! All of the new products from the fall/winter collection will be available at the end of inspiration week, on August 22nd.

Today is our showcase of Fortune Teller Tabby:

Fortune Telling Tabby (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love that it pairs with the new circle Reveal Wheel shape! The extra kitties coming to get their fortunes read are from Say What? Pets and Keep On Swimming.

Fortune Telling Tabby (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

What do you think? Super cute, huh? I did some ink-blending using Lawn Fawn's Hippo ink, and added both white and black paint splatters on top of that before adding the images.

Fortune Telling Tabby (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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

♥.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Flippin' Awesome (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to day 2 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week - everything will be available for purchase at the end of the week, on August 22nd!

Today, we're showing off a new interactive die, called Flippin' Awesome.

Flippin' Awesome (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

It's so much fun! I created 4 square scenes, using images from Spooky Village. When you pull on the tab, the tiles cascade one after the other.

Flippin' Awesome (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I stamped out BOO at the end, because it was too sad to leave it blank, but I also am not in the habit of giving out gift-cards for Halloween. For Christmas, though... I plan on adding one there.

Flippin' Awesome (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I added the new Happy Halloween Line Border in lieu of a stamped sentiment. I also added little die-cut ghosts and other spooky things - they are part of the new Build A House Halloween Add-On.

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Spooky Village (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

It's time for Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week! At the end of the week everything will (finally) be available for purchase - you've been so patient! August 22nd will be here before you know it.

Today, the design team is showing off cards made with Spooky Village:

Spooky Village (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

This set is so cute! I just love all of the tinier elements - the little pumpkin patch, the graves, and of course, the teeny trick or treaters! I just find the candy-corn costume so hilarious.

Spooky Village (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The graphic, black sky and the kraft colored hills allow all of the colored houses to really stand out.

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

Friday, August 9, 2019

Holiday Characters (new EBE release!)

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There's a new Essentials by Ellen release and we're celebrating with a fun blog hop! There is a lot of eye-candy along every stop of the hop, and there are prizes to be won too!

Holiday Characters (EBE new release!)


I used the new (and super adorable) Holiday Characters stamp set to create this card. It was designed by Julie Ebersole and so perfect for fun holiday cards and tags.

Holiday Characters (EBE new release!)

I started out by stamping and die-cutting all of the images. I then colored them in using copic markers. It was hard to tell in that first photo, but after I arranged all of the images, I created a shaker in front of them all. I didn't add too much of the chunky glitter but just enough so that when you shake it, it adds a sparkly dust to the background. Christmas magic!

Holiday Characters (EBE new release!)

I hid all of the foam tape around the edges with a white rectangle frame die (from Lawn Fawn) and then heat-embossed a sentiment (from the Mondo Holly stamp set) on a strip of black cardstock. I love a super-simple/unfussy sentiment when the rest of the card already has so much going already.

I hope you like it! Now, onto the fun stuff - PRIZES.

We've got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole July Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, August 15th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Here is a full list of blog hop participants for today - enjoy!



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Monday, July 29, 2019

Pool party fun (Avery Elle)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Avery Elle blog today with this summery card:

pool party (Avery Elle)


It's a clean-and-simple design that packs a colorful punch. I set the scene for the lounging ladies with a pink sky and light blue waves (courtesy of the Summer Scene Elle-ments). I then brought in the girls from Pool Party and set them right into the surf. I love the little drink floating right along with them!

pool party (Avery Elle)

I frame out the scene using the Pierced Hexagon Elle-ments die, and heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of dark grey cardstock.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.