Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bloom (with Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

I just love the Mondo flower series from Ellen Hutson's exclusive line, don't you? The newest Mondo Wildflowers bouquet is so sweet.

bloom (with Ellen Hutson)

I colored the bouquet using copic markers, and added a bank of grey and white striped patterned paper to the left to balance the sentiment stamped on the right.

bloom (with Ellen Hutson)

I flicked on some soft brown in for added interest before adhering the large flower image.  I just love that sentiment! Isn't it the sweetest? My eldest daughter got this card for her April birthday, and it perfectly celebrated her on her special day.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

 ♥.

Monday, May 20, 2019

thank ewe! (with Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I have a simple and sweet card to share today, on my last day as part of the Neat and Tangled design team:

thank you (for Neat and Tangled)

I used images from Barnyard Buddies and G.O.A.T., from our newest release, and added a little sign to house the sentiment (from Beach Day.)

The sweet blue and white gingham on the card base set the tone for the soft card I wanted to create. I colored the images with copic markers, and filled in the gaps between images with tufts of green grass.

thank you (for Neat and Tangled)


A huge thank you to Danielle for allowing me to part of her Neat and Tangled team for the last 3 years, and to everyone who has brought my designs into their craft rooms - I am so grateful!

♥.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Piece of cake (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn's summer collection is available for right now at lawnfawn.com, and we have a bonus day of projects to show you while you wait for your happy mail.

piece of cake (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I'm so excited to have a little cake slice box! It petite, just like Lawn Fawn's other favor boxes, and very easy to put together. I fussed with the little flower on top for longer than it took me to assemble the box.

piece of cake (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I layered 4-5 flower die-cuts, shaping and scrunching them into a 3D flower. For the flower's center, I balled up a piece of white cardstock and played with it until it was soft and all of those paper fibers broke down.

piece of cake (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

With the lid off, you can see how the strawberry filling got in between those chocolate layers.

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

♥.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

foliage frame (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to the last day of Neat and Tangled's May release week! Everything we've shown you will be available for sale as of tomorrow morning.

Today we're showing off a set designed by Miriam, called Foliage Frame. It is a beauty:

foliage frame (Neat and Tangled release week)


You can use it for very quick cards, without the dies, or you can die-cut the middle and die-cut sprigs like I've done here.

I "painted" my stamp with different green inks before stamping it down so there would be some subtle variation in color. It almost looks like the leaves are in motion, doesn't it? The different colors add to the effect. Wouldn't this look beautiful done in fall colors? Or with a monogram in the center?

foliage frame (Neat and Tangled release week)

I stamped one of the sentiments from the set and added a few extra sprigs to frame the opening. I also flicked some brown ink onto the card-front for added interest.

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

♥.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Quilted (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

If you are looking for today's Lawn Fawn project, scroll down or click HERE.

Welcome to day 3 of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. All of the products shown this week will be available for purchase on Friday morning (May 17th).

Today, we're showing off a 6x6 rubber background stamp called Quilted Background.  I thought it looked a little like a red gingham, and very farm-y, so I brought in a few complementing images.

Quilted (Neat and Tangled release week)

The farmer and side-looking chicks are from G.O.A.T. and the front-facing chick is from Barnyard Buddies. I colored all of my images and set them inside of a die-cut scallop circle so they would pop against the quilted background.

Quilted (Neat and Tangled release week)

I love red and yellow together, don't you? It's just such a bright and happy color combo. I grounded the images on a black piece of cardstock. The heat-embossed sentiment adds a graphic element to the card.

I hope you like it! The design team did such a great job with the Quilted Background! Check it out HERE.

♥.

tropical father's day (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's summer release and inspiration week! We're a day away from the end - everything will be available for purchase tomorrow, May 16th!

Today, we're showing off the Tropical Backdrop and Sunrise Backdrop:

tropical father's day (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The papa bear, from On The Beach, is lounging in a hammock (don't you love that new hammock die?) amid the Tropical Backdrop palm trees, against a Sunrise Backdrop. I did some soft ink blending on the sun's rays, as well as the layer underneath using Butter ink.

It's all peaceful until the kids jump all over you! haha. The tiny bear from Smooth Sailing is the perfect size for a baby bear, and his positioning is perfect for this!

tropical father's day (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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

♥.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

you old goat (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

If you're looking for today's Lawn Fawn post, scroll down or click HERE.

Welcome to Neat and Tangled's May release week! Before I show off today's set, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your kind words regarding yesterday's announcement. Change is never easy, but your encouragement made it less difficult.

Today we're showing off a 3x4 stamp set I designed as a companion to yesterday's Barnyard Buddies. The set is called G.O.A.T. and features a goat and his farmer. They are sized to work well with the other farm animals.

you old goat (Neat and Tangled release week)


I am totally saving this one for the hubby's birthday in August. ha. I tilted the farmer a little so it looks like he has his arm around the goat, but he can definitely stand alone. I love his yellow rainboots! I placed the goat and his farmer in the foreground, and created a dirt road in the distance for the tractor and barn.

you old goat (Neat and Tangled release week)

I added a little smile to the goat's face with a black copic-friendly pen. I used the same pen to add motion lines to the back of the tractor.

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

♥.