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!

♥.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Little lady (Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

I posted this card awhile back to my instagram account, but never blogged it:

Little lady (Ellen Hutson)

I used a few Ellen Hutson exclusive sets to create this card. The sweet girl is from Little Lady, and the sentiment is from Totally Random Sayings Vol. 2. I really love the mix of fonts in that set!

Little lady (Ellen Hutson)

My biggest challenge when I color people images is to decide on colors for the outfits. For this one, I gave her something straight out of my Maia's closet. It made me happy while I was coloring her.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.

♥.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Feel better (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn is at the Creativation trade show right now with their new spring collection! For those of us still at home, we can see everything on their blog this week. If you're just tuning in, this is the last day of new product reveals.

Today, I'm showing off the Feel Better Line Border, as well as a few other new things:

feel better (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)


That sad whale needs a hug!

feel better (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I did some ink blending for the background, and die-cut some upside down rain droplets. I dunno, to look like you're more underwater? I colored the whale, his pill bottle and a sign-post, and cut the Feel Better Line Border to flank the focal images.

I hope you like it!  Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more sneak peeks - click!

♥.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rawrsome! (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn has been showing off their spring line all week long, as they are taking everything to the big Creativation trade show in Phoenix! Everything you see on the blog this week will be for sale at the sale of February.

Today, I'm showing off the new dino set, Rawrsome!

rawrsome (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I did a girlier, more pastel dinosaur card (read: harder to photograph! gah!) because my niece will be celebrating a birthday in February. I with all of this pink and purple, I'm pretty sure she'll love it!

rawrsome (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I used some *new* patterned paper for the background, from the Spiffy Speckles collection. I am head over heels for this paper, especially the sheets that feature tone-on-tone splatters.

I hope you like it! There is so much more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

♥.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fancy lattice backdrop (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn is showing off their spring line on the blog this week, before it all gets packed up to bring to the Creativation show!

Today, I'm showing off a few new products: the Fancy Lattice Backdrop, and Llama Tell You. That llama is too cute!

Fancy lattice backdrop (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I hope you can that I did some work to inlay the background pieces. It looks so soft and pretty like this, and totally worth some extra effort.

I started out by cutting the lattice backdrop 3 times - in white, cream and pink. Then, I punched out all of the pieces from the white backdrop and used that as my base. I glued that empty lattice backdrop to another sheet of white cardstock.

Fancy lattice backdrop (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

To inlay the other colors, I avoided, as much as possible, removing the pieces from the die-cut Lattice Backdrops in the other colors. I simply dotted the glue row by row, and, placing the intact backdrop over the white one I punched out the desired pieces right over the little beads of glue. It didn't take as long as you would think! I worked a few rows at a time, dotting glue, and punching the pieces into place.

I hope you like it, and be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more sneak peeks - click!

♥.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Stretch your stamps! (Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

xoxo (Neat and Tangled)

I'm here and on the Neat and Tangled blog this morning, with a little tutorial on how to stretch your stamps. The newest release features this sweet elephant, but I want to show you how to remove the swinging girl so that the elephant can be used on his own.


First of all, you need to ink up your stamp, but wipe away the part of the trunk where the string is:

xoxo (Neat and Tangled)

Next, you will want to die cut the image:

xoxo (Neat and Tangled)

For the last step, you'll need to use a black pen (I used a copic multi-liner pen so that I could safely use copic markers to color the elephant afterwards) to draw in the missing lines.

xoxo (Neat and Tangled)

Then, with just a few scissor snips, you can break the elephant free from his swinging duties:

xoxo (Neat and Tangled)

It's a simple way to be able to use your elephant in a new way! I have him blowing hearts for Valentine's Day, and the XOXO sentiment from Just Because sends extra hugs and kisses to the recipient.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Oh gnome! (Lawn Fawn spring sneak week)

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn is showing off their entire spring line on the blog this week! Everything will be heading to Creativation, but they wanted to make sure you got to see it all too! The whole lot is only available for sale at the end of February.

Today, I'm showing off one of the new sets, Oh Gnome! as well as the new Mushroom Border die.

oh gnome! (Lawn Fawn spring sneak 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. You'll see more on that on the Lawn Fawn blog tomorrow.

oh gnome! (Lawn Fawn spring sneak week)

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

♥.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Cake & confetti (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

We've come to the end of Neat and Tangled's January release week, which means all of the new products shown this week are available for sale in the store right now!

I have a bonus card to share with you, using the Piece Of Cake stamp set:

cake & confetti (Neat and Tangled release week)


This card features a big, mended mistake. I colored the entire image, and then stamped one of the greetings with a very shaky hand - ugh! But, what I love about art is, you can messed it all up and find a way to fix it, and no one would ever be the wiser.

I used scissors to cut out the 3 cake layers, and then I re-stamped the greeting on a second image, that I stamped directly onto the base layer.

cake & confetti (Neat and Tangled release week)

I don't even think it looks like a mistake at all now, and even adds more texture to the card with the extra layer.

To finish off, I added some stamped confetti all around the cake and did some shading at the bottom, to ground the image.

I hope you like it! Happy shopping - click!

♥.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Swinging by (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

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

Today, we're showing off a 3x4 stamp set I designed, called Swinging By:


It features a single image, the elephant and the little girl swinging from his trunk, and a few mix and match sentiment options.

Swinging by (Neat and Tangled release week)


I used some washi tape for an easy night-time backdrop - I can't stop using that stuff! Before adhering the elephant, I cut into the night sky layer with the Stitched Sunburst die. It's subtle, but I love how it draws further attention to the sweet elephant.

Swinging by (Neat and Tangled release week)

I used the Stitched Slopes dies to create rolling hills beneath his feet, and heat-embossed the sentiment onto a black flag for a graphic touch.

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

♥.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Love you! (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Neat and Tangled release week. Today we're showing off the Wonky Chevron Cover Plate, designed by Miriam, and it is so fun to work with!

love you! (Neat and Tangled release week)


In a rainbow of different pinks and white cardstock, it is so fun! It has a kind of retro vibe, which I love. Then, I grabbed the Love You dies, and cut out the sentiment and the slew of hearts.

love you! (Neat and Tangled release week)

The sentiment was cut out twice, so that I could layer the mint cardstock with a white one, to create a shadow. It gives the sentiment more weight, and a heavier presence against the bubblegum pink backdrop.

The tiniest hearts were cut out using the Little Bits die set. At only $5, that die set is one of my favorites. 

I hope you like it! Check out the NT blog for more design team creations - click!

♥.