Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Don't worry, be hoppy (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. We're taking a closer look at products from the current release, and today is our showcase of Don't Worry, Be Hoppy.

Don't worry, be hoppy (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I made a card full of little tree frogs, with the help of the branches from A Bug Deal. I colored the branches with copic markers and then used a fine-tipped brown pen to doodle little knots and accents on the branches.

I added a slew of leaves and then layered the frogs. I love their skinny legs peeking out!

The whole thing was placed on a blue-sky card-base. I used the Cloudy Stencil and some Kiddie Pool ink to create the backdrop, and then used a coordinating blue copic marker to color in the outside frame of the piece.

To finish off, I added a speech bubble and the sentiment.

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

♥.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Charge me up! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. We're taking a closer look at some of the new products from the current release. Today is our showcase of Charge Me Up:

Charge me up! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I started out by grabbing a sheet of purple Watercolor Wishes paper, and used a complimentary purple ink to shade the edges and give it more depth. I then placed 6 die-cut and colored robots on the card, and stamped the "illumination lines" at the top of each one of their antennas.

Charge me up! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

In the middle, I used a mix of stamped sentiment and Cole's ABCs letters to create the greeting.

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

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Ladybug favor boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's April inspiration week post. Today is our showcase of the Tiny Gift Box Ladybug Add-On:

Ladybug favor boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I opted to make them in the simplest way possible. I cut out the box, face and antenna out of black cardstock. Then, I layered on the wings and extra pieces in red. I backed the face with a small scrap of white cardstock and used a white gel pen to add some highlights to a few areas.

Sometimes, simpler is better! I can see these looking so cute for a ladybug party table!

Ladybug favor boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Year 10 (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to April's Lawn Fawn inspiration week, and Happy Easter!

Today is our showcase of Year 10, the adorably on-point mini cactus set!

I couldn't help but use it to make a birthday card:

year 10 (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I positioned 2 party cacti within a Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Window die and used a white gel pen to doodle around the scallops a bit before adding the characters.

year 10 (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I colored the cacti, and gave one of the the floral crown (from Swan Soiree) to wear, and let them share holding up the cake (from Beam Me Up.)

I backed the layers with a piece of really rainbow striped paper for an extra bit of fun. I hope you like it!

There is more to see on the LF blog this morning - CLICK!

Monday, March 16, 2020

dandy day! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! We're taking a look at products from the newest release and hoping we inspire you to craft at home.

Are your kids home from school with all of the Covid-19 madness? Will you do any extra crafting? I have some projects lined up for the week, and I'm hoping I can convince a kid or 2 to join me!

Today is our showcase of the Dandy Day paper collection. I used the subtle yellow sheet on this card:

dandy day (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


If you've been following my creations for the week, you can tell I make a bulk of my cards on the same day. I still had Butterfly Kisses on my table, and thought it would be cute to combine the fox with his outstretched arms and the dandelion flowers from Dandy Day. I used scissors to cut a slit between his paws, so that I could slide the flower in there.

dandy day (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Window frames the focal images, and I used a sentiment banner to ground everything. Behind the buttery yellow paper, I opted for a light blue sky, and used a white gel pen to add a bokeh effect.

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

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

happy birthday! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! The design team is showing off different products from the newest release all week long, and we're hoping we inspire you!

Today is our showcase of Offset Sayings: Birthday:

happy birthday! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


My card for today is very simple, but I hope you'll think it's still fun! I grabbed a piece of the banner patterned paper (from the Hello Sunshine Remix pad) and layered the images on top of it. The images are from Butterfly Kisses, Birthday Before 'n Afters, and Eggstra Amazing Easter.

happy birthday! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I colored all of the images using copic markers and then stamped the greeting directly underneath them. I colored the hollow letters using copic markers that matched the ribbon on the presents.

I hope you like it! Check out the LF blog this morning for more design team projects - click!

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Friday, March 13, 2020

my lucky star (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! Today is our showcase of Super Star:

my lucky star (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I decided to reach for a few different critters for this card - from Butterfly Kisses and Eggstra Amazing Easter - the mice have been getting all the love lately and I missed these guys!

For the background, I used Lawn Fawn inks to create a night sky - I mixed Black Licorice, Deep See, and Juice Box for the sky. I then grabbed the Grassy Hillside Stencils  for the ground. I really love how it turned out! I only wish my hand was steadier when I was holding down the stencils - my top layer of grass looks a little blurry.

my lucky star (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

But I am pretty proud of that sky! I flecked on some white paint (while using the stencil mask to protect the grassy hills) and added a moon and stars to the sky. The sweet sentiment was stamped in black ink at the bottom to finish off this card.

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

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Swan soiree (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to our March Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today is our showcase of Swan Soiree, a set that features the most adorable swans and their babies. I'm a sucker for any set that gives me mirror-imaged critters.

swan soiree (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I had so much fun making this card! I layered 3 different colors of blue cardstock to be able to create 3 different little swan vignettes. Once I determined where the stamped images would sit, I used the Ocean Waves Accents dies to fill in some of the blank areas. I then used a white gel pen to emphasize those squiggly water lines.

swan soiree (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like it! Be sure to check out the LF blog - there's a video where Kelly recreates my card so you can see how to make it from start to finish! click HERE.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

a big happy birthday!

Hi there! I have a card to share that shows off 2 fun Avery Elle sets: Loads of Happy and Hot Dog.


I started out by stamping and die-cutting the dog and confetti images from Hot Dog, and then I colored them using copic markers.

Then, I cut a piece of white cardstock for the card-base, and used a blending brush and an aqua-colored ink to add color to the background. I created an ombré effect by heavily saturating the top of the card, and blended it down to almost white at the bottom. It's a fun and easy way to add color and interest to a card base in only a few minutes!


Then, once I planned out my sentiment placement, I heat-embossed the large happy birthday greeting (from Loads of Happy) in white, so that it would really pop! I stamped the secondary greeting, from Hot Dog, in black ink at the bottom. 

To finish off, I added the gift-bearing dog to the empty corner, and adhered party confetti all around. To fill in some of the blank spaces, I added dots using a white gel pen.

I hope you like my card for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:


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Sunday, March 8, 2020

new Ellen Hutson release!

Hi there!

It's release day over at Ellen Hutson! There is a fantastic collection of stamps and dies in their store right now - click! You've seen sneak peeks of our projects on social media, but today we're showing them to you in full and celebrating with a blog hop!



I chose all of the circus-themed goodies to make my projects for you today:

new Ellen Hutson release!


I used Ain't Life A Circus for all of the images - aren't they cute? I have most of them doing a balancing act, with the Ringmaster lion looking on. I placed everything onto a starry background - I used a stencil but then really rubbed the ink everywhere so it softened to a tone-on-tone background.

new Ellen Hutson release!

I stamped the 3-part greeting in 2 different colors of ink - I really wanted the word CIRCUS to pop! To finish off, I added a ticket to the side, and also gave the circus balls a coat of glossy accents.

To go along with my card, I made an adorable circus box! I just love this!

new Ellen Hutson release!

Isn't it cute? I did some extra steps to make it a bit fancier - I wanted the pop of that white border on the top, as well as the bars in the kraft color. I also heat-emboss the word CIRCUS at the top and added some fun flags to either side.

new Ellen Hutson release!

And obviously, I had to add peanuts to the box! This would be so fun for favors at a circus- themed party! I hope you like my projects!

GIVEAWAYS:
We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole March 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, March 12th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Here is a list of participating blogs for you to enjoy:

Carissa - Brandi - Kelly - Laurel - Emily - Sandy - Adelina - Carolyn - Ardyth - Emily - Elena - Ashlea - Lisa - Michele - Caly - Therese - Jessica - Carly - Julie 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A bug deal (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release and inspiration week! All of the new products will be available for purchase tomorrow!

Today is our showcase of A Bug Deal, the cutest little insect set! I showed off this card during sneak peek week last month - click HERE for the original post:


And, if you'd like to see how this card was made, step by step, check out the video from the Lawn Fawn blog this morning to see how Kelly recreated it!


Thanks for stopping by!

♥.



Monday, February 17, 2020

hello sunshine! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release and inspiration week! The entire spring line will be available for purchase as of February 20th. Leading up to that day, the design team is showing off products and projects. Today is our showcase of the re-released Hello Sunshine Remix paper collection.

hello sunshine! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I love, love, love the blue grid paper - it makes a perfect sky! I used a Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Window to frame the bunny in the basket, and grounded all of the images with the new Meadow Backdrop die. The images are from Easter Before 'N Afters. It's an adorable little set!

hello sunshine! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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

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Friday, February 14, 2020

super star! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week continues with a closer look at the super fun Magic Iris die. I showed off this picture last month for the sneak peek week, but I'm so happy to revisit it again! I saw quite a few people pick up this card and play with it at the Creativation show!




If you want to read more of the how-to on this card, click over to the original blog post HERE.




And check out all of the amazing interactive cards from the rest of the design team on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Have a dandy day! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to day 1 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. All of the products shown this week (and, the rest of the spring release!) will be available for purchase as of February 20th. We're almost there!

Today, we're showing off Dandy Day:

have a dandy day! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love this set for scene-building! I wanted a pop of color and to introduce an element of symmetry, so I brought in the mushrooms from Forest Feast and popped a mouse onto each one. The one mouse is blowing dandelion pods to the other one, who is ready to catch them! The net is from Butterfly Kisses.

have a dandy day! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I couldn't help but use a sheet of Dandy Day paper for the sky!

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

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Friday, February 7, 2020

(another) Avery Elle blog hop!

Hi there!

Yesterday's blog hop was so much fun, I'm joining in with some of the Ellen Hutson team to show Avery Elle even more love! The new release deserves another celebration!


The entire new release from Avery Elle is available in the Ellen Hutson store right now: click! And, to celebrate, they are running a promotion! Spend $50 or more on Avery Elle products from February 6-9, and receive $10 to use on your next order! Sweet!

I have a few cards to share with you today!

The first is another Astronauts card because I did get a little carried away when making samples:

another Avery Elle blog hop!


I used a sheet of ombre paper from AE's new spring collection paper pad, and flicked on some white ink before cutting into it with a stitched circle die. I then created a stellar party scene in the negative space. I tucked the rocket balloon behind the crater so it looks like the astronaut just landed for a party!

For my second card, I used the moon image from the astronauts set, the new Constellation Scene die set, and the new Invitation Frame die to create this cute invite:

another Avery Elle blog hop!


This one came together so quickly! I covered my card-stock panel with a length of Altenew's watercolor nebula washi tape and then cut into it with all of the constellations from the Constellation Scene die set. Then, I layered the invitation frame and "you're invited" sentiment over the top before adding the adorable moon and starry images.

For my last card, I reached for another new set, Beary Good Friends:

another Avery Elle blog hop!


I just think this set turned out so sweet. The bigger bear is lying down in the grass and other animals can sit on his belly (or dance on his belly, if you use the little mice included in the set!) Here, the 2 friends are sharing a moment. I stamped and fussy-cut an extra bear arm, and glued it over the base arm layer - I wanted it to look like the fox was really cradled in there!

another Avery Elle blog hop!

I hope you like what I created today! I hope you'll have a great time blog hopping and Avery-Elle-shopping today!

GIVEAWAY:

 In addition to the fun store promotion, one random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, February 13th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be notified by email.

Here is a full list of blog hop participants:


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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

Hi there!

I am beyond excited for the new release of the spring collection over at Avery Elle! Everything new can be purchased right now in their store, or through your favorite retailer.

I designed 4 stamp sets in this collection, which was shown off last month at the Creativation show:


Beary Good Friends, Hot Dog, Astronauts, and a little Easter mini called Hoppy Easter:


Today, I'm showing off a little out-of-this-world inspiration! I have 3 cards to share, all using the new Astronauts stamp set:



Avery Elle new release blog hop!


When I was drawing this set, I had in mind that the astronaut could hold hands with the alien - I love how it turned out! I did some ink blending with Oxide inks for the background and flicked water over it to get that bokeh reaction.  I also flicked white paint on top to give it more of a galaxy look.

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

I love that crater/moon image - just a tiny bit of shading using some light grey copic markers is all it takes!

My second card shows off the 3rd astronaut and a few other images from the set:

Avery Elle new release blog hop!


The moon is handing the astronaut his birthday cake and they both have party hats! I also have the astronaut holding a rocket balloon and used a party-ready sentiment from the set. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I covered the astronaut's face with glossy accents - it's so fun in real life!

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

Behind the images, I used a new die that is meant to coordinate with this stamp set: the Constellation Scene die set. It's a must-have, in my opinion! I love the wonky shape of the outline die, and then I cut into the shape using all of the constellation dies. Such a fun way to add a galaxy background!

My 3rd card features 2 of the astronauts together in space:

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

This post is getting a little long-winded so all I'll say about this one is I love them together! It would make for cute class valentines for next year (or this year if you run last minute!)

If you made it this far - you're a star! I'm last on the blog hop list for today, but in case you came here out of order, here's a full list!




GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate our Spring 2020 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, February 9th 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 10th .  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 on this blog post and 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/).
Happy shopping!

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Monday, January 27, 2020

a little love (with Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

With valentine's day fast approaching, I wanted to squeeze in another card using Avery Elle's Cupids stamp set! I grabbed some stamps and dies from Ellen Hutson's exclusive line and came up with this:

a little love (with Ellen Hutson)

(not even apologizing for the shameless plug of my cupids. ha! i had to add in a few others to the right so you could see them all colored.)

Once I had the cupid colored, I put it aside to start on my graphic die-cut background. I used the Confetti Kisses dies, and cut into a piece of white cardstock until it covered the entire background. Such a simple little set of dies, but what a punch when you set it up like this! I used a Lawn Fawn frame die to cover the edges that were not so pretty.

a little love (with Ellen Hutson)


To finish things off, I added a sentiment from Unicorns 'N Rainbows - I thought it worked perfectly with this arrow-shooting cupid!

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 3

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's sneak peek week! They're showing off their spring collection on the blog all week long, ahead of the big Creativation show in Phoenix this weekend! Everything shown this week will be available for purchase as of February 20th.

Today, we're showing off some new dies! I'm showing off the Magic Iris die, as well as the Meadow Backdrop: Portrait die.

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 3


First up, the Magic Iris die. It is so cool! And, take it from someone who is very interactive card-challenge, it is an easy one to put together.

Above, you see what it looks like when it's closed. As you pull the tab down, magical things start happening:

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 3


The astronomer mouse is so cute, isn't it? Another must-have new set - it is so sweet! I curved the first part of the sentiment around the circle, and the rest of it is revealed as you continue to pull on the tab.

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 3


I die. I love it so much! I did the same kind of ink-blending on all of the layers, so that the night sky would be seamless. I flicked on some white paint onto each layer before adding all of the stamped star elements.

My next card features more mice! And the Meadow Backdrop die.

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 3


This card is so soft and subtle, and I think the little mouse blowing on the dandelion is the sweetest. I added the Stitched Windy Backdrop - I thought it added to the theme of dandelions blowing away! And I cut the Meadow Backdrop out of Spiffy Speckles patterned paper, but framed the whole thing in white to give it a bit of a pop.


Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 3

I hope you like what I created for you today! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration and product reveals - click!

♥.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pretty Pink Posh birthday blog hop!

Hi there!

Pretty Pink Posh is turning 6 and I'm honored to be joining them on day 2 of this 3-day birthday blog hop!



I made 2 cards using items from the newest release! My first card features the Party Friends and Large Floral Hearts stamp sets.

Pretty Pink Posh birthday blog hop!


These images are adorable! I stamped and die-cut the heart frame and colored the flowers using copic markers. I then die-cut the same heart frame out of a striped patterned paper layer. To get the dimension that I wanted, I stacked 4-5 plain heart frame die-cuts and adhered them into the opening.

Pretty Pink Posh birthday blog hop!

I did some purple ink blending on the card-base and created dreamy, bokeh dots using a white gel pen. The mice complete the card, and are adhered with foam dots to give extra dimension.

My second card features a different critter from Party Friends, as well as a new coverplate: the Birthday Frame die.

Pretty Pink Posh birthday blog hop!


This card didn't photograph right, but it is my favorite! I started out by die-cutting the frame, and used copic markers to add color to the party elements. Then, I stamped out the lion using Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf ink and colored him in using copic markers. In real life, he is so soft and cute! I used a speckled paper as my base layer, which provided the perfect amount of interest to an otherwise simple card.

Pretty Pink Posh birthday blog hop!

I hope you like them! Now, onto the fun part:

GIVEAWAY: Pretty Pink Posh is giving away 6 $50 gift certificates total during the three day celebration. Be sure to leave a comment along the blog hop stops each day for your chance to win!



Here is a list of blog hop stops for today:

Elena Roussakis (you are here!)
Gemma C.  
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