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!)

Hi there!



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!



♥.

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!

♥.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Hello Bluebird

Hi there!

Recently, Ellen Hutson started carrying stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird! They have some of the sweetest images, and I loved playing with some of their newest release:

Hello Bluebird

The little pigs from Beach Babes are so fun! I made quick work of the card design by using the Gallery Frame #4 die.

Hello Bluebird


I did some soft ink-blending in the background and added little bokeh accents with a white gel pen.

Hello Bluebird

For this next card, I inked up Field Mice. I did some ink-blending to the card base, flecked on some white paint, and arranged the mice on top.

Hello Bluebird


To create symmetry, I started out by placing a mushroom on each end, and then found mice that could sit and stand on the 'shrooms. I love the dandelion fluff blowing in the wind, and the one seated on the left just enjoying the view.

Hello Bluebird

I hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Friday, July 12, 2019

yellow submarine (new Essentials by Ellen!)

Hi there!

There is a new Essentials by Ellen release and we're celebrating with a blog hop! All of the new sets and dies are available in the store right now - click!


I created a card using the new set, Subbing In:

you are sublime


Obviously, if I'm gonna color a submarine, it's gonna be yellow. I created a whole underwater scene, adding layers of depth to the underwaters by way of ink blending and the Landscapes dies.

Don't you love the quirky characters? That jellyfish has so much personality!

you are sublime

I masked off a triangle when I began to ink-blend, so that I could blend it in at the end, but have it be much lighter than the rest. I wanted it to look like a light coming from the sub to see what is down there!

you are sublime

Before adhering all of the images, I splattered on both white and dark navy paints to add further interest to the background. I hope you like it!

PRIZES:

Now, a blog hop is always more fun with prizes! We've got super fun prizes! One random and lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and another 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, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Here are all the participating blogs today:


♥.




Wednesday, June 19, 2019

kitty favor boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

It's the last day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! I hope you've enjoyed the whole week! Today, we're showing off the Tiny Gift Box Cat Add-On:

cat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

They are so cute! I couldn't stop at just one. There are optional stripes, spots and decorative elements like a fish or a ball of yarn. And paws or no paws. I love all of the different options!

cat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I played around with the spots, and carried them around their bodies...

cat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love the little dotted whiskers! I couldn't help but color in some pink cheeks with a copic marker.

cat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like them! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more inspiration - CLICK!

♥.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

hello summer! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's June inspiration week! We only have a few days left, but I hope you've been enjoying it so far! Today, we're showing off the Hello Border:

hello summer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I did a lot of layering on this card! I did some ink blending on the card-base and on the Sunrise Backdrop, and then layered on some ocean waves in 2 different blues. Next, I brought in the palm trees and a sandy beach before adding the flamingos from Flamingo Together.

hello summer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)



The Hello Border in white pops against the rest of the busy background.

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

♥.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Shadow box rainbow add-on (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

We're right in the middle of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today is our showcase of the Shadow Box Card Rainbow Add-On die set.

Shadow box rainbow add-on (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The pastel-colored rainbow was screaming for a unicorn and tiny fairies! I stamped and colored images from A Little Sparkle, as well as the dotted flight lines from Butterfly Kisses.

Shadow box rainbow add-on (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I definitely overdid it with the cloud dividers, but it looks so dreamy that way.

Shadow box rainbow add-on (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

You can see things better from on top. I sandwiched the rainbow between cloud layers, and added some stars and fairies to strips of acetate so that they appear to be floating.

I hope you like it!

Check out the LF blog for more inspiration today - click!

♥.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Seahorsin' around (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

We're a few days into this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the fun little set, Seahorsin' Around. I combined it with a few other sets to create an underwater birthday scene:

Seahorsin' around (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I brought in images from Mermaid for youBicycle Built for YouParty Animal and Elphie Selfie! The little puffer fish is from Keep on Swimming!

Seahorsin' around (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

It looks like a small family of seahorses! I love that when Lawn Fawn builds new sets, they always keep things consistent so we could mix and match from other sets.

Seahorsin' around (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The ink-blended background is my favorite. I keep it darkest at the bottom, and lightened it up as I went up. I added all of those white dots with a white gel pen.

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

♥.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Reveal wheel: friends and family sentiments (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's June inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the Reveal Wheel: Friends & Family Sentiments stamp set. I created a little woodland magic:

Reveal wheel: friends and family sentiments (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I used images from Oh GnomeA Little SparkleForest Feast and Birthday Before ‘n Afters to create this birthday scene.

Reveal wheel: friends and family sentiments (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love the tiny fairies flitting around the cake! I didn't photograph all of the sentiments, but the next segment reads MORE CAKE!

Reveal wheel: friends and family sentiments (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

If you'd like to see the step-by-step on how to make this card, Kelly recreates it in her video today - CLICK!

I hope you like it!

♥.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Birthday before 'n afters (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

It's time for Lawn Fawn's June inspiration week! We're showing off sets and dies from the current collection all week long, so come back every day!

Today we're taking a closer look at Birthday Before 'N Afters. For those of you who love an interactive card but don't always love making them, I left the mechanics behind and just had fun coloring the images:

Birthday before 'n afters (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the Peekaboo Backdrop die, and created little scenes within each one. The critters from Butterfly Kisses are here for the party! I love the fox racing in with an extra candle!

The little bit of confetti help to unify all of the story-book panels. I also did some very subtle ink blending using a light blue ink to tie everything together.

Birthday before 'n afters (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

That bear looks like he's had 5 slices, haha. He's just chillin' at the end of the party. I colored the slices in muted rainbow colors, for a fun surprise inside.

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

♥.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh tropical blog hop!

Hi there!


Pretty Pink Posh has a new release out right now and it's all things summery and tropical. Check out the collection HERE. To celebrate, they are putting on a 2-day blog hop - starting this morning - with all kinds of invited guest designers. I'm thrilled to be one of them!

I have a couple of cards to show you, so let's get started!

Pretty Pink Posh tropical blog hop!


For my first card, I used the Beach Scene Die and the Tropical Background Stencil. I started out by ink blending the tropical background pattern onto 2 layers of white cardstock. I kept it light and subtle. I think die-cut the pieces for the beach scene and colored everything using copic markers.

Pretty Pink Posh tropical blog hop!

I added a punchy black hello (from the Hello Friend script die) to finish things off.

My next card is for the birds (groan, I'm turning into my dad):

Pretty Pink Posh tropical blog hop!

I used the Tropical Toucans stamp set - it's so fun! I love these adorably quirky birds! I used copic markers to color them in and layered them over a stenciled background.

Pretty Pink Posh tropical blog hop!

I blended pink inks over the Triangles stencil and then adhered the birdies in place. I framed everything out with a Scallop Frames die.

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

GIVEAWAY

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (2 winners per day of the blog hop.) Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop, so leave comments at each stop for a better chance at winning! Comments must be left by 11:59pm PST on June 17th, and the winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Here's the full list of designers for today:

Gemma C.       
Alix Davis   
Melody Rupple     
Wanda Guess    

Happy hopping!

♥.