Monday, July 6, 2020

Lawn Fawn Summer of Stamping blog hop!

Hi there!

I'm so excited to be blog hopping for Ellen Hutson's Summer of Stamping - and today's hop is celebrating a new, exclusive set by Lawn Fawn, called S'more The Merrier, created just for this event!

Isn't it adorable? I created a fun card using this set:

Lawn Fawn's Summer Of Stamping

I loved putting this one together! I made a night-time scene, so that they could roast all the marshmallows!

Lawn Fawn's Summer Of Stamping


If you look at the close-up, you'll see an extra detail - I stamped an extra "arm" for each critter, and stuck it on top. I like when they actually look like they're holding the stuff. ha.

There are s'more cards to check out today!

We’ve got a super fun prize too!!! 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! And don’t forget to comment here too for a bonus entry! Comment before Saturday, July 11th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.




Thursday, June 25, 2020

Stay cool (Avery Elle)

Hi there!

I have one very coooool card to share with you today!

stay cool (Avery Elle)


These critters crack me up! Aren't they hilarious? They are from the new Avery Elle Stay Cool stamp set. I stamped, die-cut and colored the bear, the bunny, the speech bubble and a slew of stars. Then, I grabbed a sheet of patterned paper from The Spring Collection paper pack and die-cut into it using the Ray backdrop die. It has that gradient effect that makes it so fun!

stay cool (Avery Elle)

I arranged the elements on top of the sunset paper, and mounted all of that with foam squares onto a card-sized white layer.

To finish off, I added a few accents with a white gel pen. It came together so quickly and easily but it packs a cool punch because of all of the happy color!

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!



Celebrating the new Lawn Fawn release (with Simon Says Stamp)

Hi there!

celebrating the Lawn Fawn new release (with Simon Says Stamp)

The new Lawn Fawn collection has hit your favorite stores, the wait is over! To celebrate, I made this fun card:

celebrating the Lawn Fawn new release (with Simon Says Stamp)


You can read more about it on the Simon Says Stamp blog this morning - CLICK!


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

sunshine and rainbows (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

It's the day before the new Lawn Fawn release hits the stores! Today, the team is showing off one last set, All The Clouds.

sunshine and rainbows (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


I used the images to build an all-over pattern for my card. I did a tiny bit of masking to get the sun to peek from behind the clouds, but apart from that it was all just coloring and doodling. I used a black pen to add little stripes and plaid to clouds, as well as a dot pattern for the inside of the rainbows. I used a white gel pen to add dots to the background and little triangles to a few clouds. It was fun! I could totally see this on a baby's blanket. I really love the non-traditional colors I used on the rainbows.

sunshine and rainbows (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I added the sentiment onto a skinny strip of cardstock and called it done! I hope you like it.

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Starry night (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

We're almost to the end of Lawn Fawn's inspiration and release week, which means in 2 more sleeps you'll be able to purchase everything you've been eyeing! Today, we're showing off the Starry Sky Stencil:

starry night (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


My original plan was to use a white embossing paste with the stencil, but it went bad? It was all gloopy and unspreadable. I didn't even know that would happen... after like 8 years. haha. So, I used clear embossing paste instead and then went over the entire card-front with a dry-brush of white paint. I dragged my paintbrush in a circular motion around the top part of the card, trying not to get too many streak marks on the card itself. I was a bit heavy-handed in some spots, but I like how it turned out!

starry night (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I added my images, from Smooth Sailing, and the school of fish below from Mermaid For You. I placed the sentiment into a Fancy Wavy Banner, and placed clouds to note the separation between water and sky.

I hope you like it!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Build-a-castle (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's inspiration and release week! Today, we're taking a first look at Build-A-Castle dies, and a Tiny Fairy Tale stamp set.

build-a-castle (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


I die-cut the castle and used the new Brick Stencil to give it a tone-on-tone brick effect. I then placed the tiny princess at the top of a tower, and a little knight, professing his love, at the foot of the castle. A little fairy (from Unicorn Picnic) is flying overhead.

build-a-castle (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I placed the entire scene onto a Puffy Cloud Backdrop die layer. I also used a new starry night stencil that you'll see more of soon! The sentiment brings it all together.

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

Sunday, June 21, 2020

crazy antics (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week! Today, we're showing off Crazy Antics, a set that features a mouse picnic, and adds in a bunch of little ant friends.

I decided to let the ants go wild:

crazy antics! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I stamped and colored all of the ants and food to build my scene, and set it against a cloudy-day backdrop. I cut 2 layers of rolling hills, one in a slighty darker color to give the scene some depth.

crazy antics! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

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

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ocean Shell-fie (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn's inspiration and new release week! Today, we're showing off Ocean Shell-fie, a super cute underwater set.

Ocean Shell-fie (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I set the camera onto a rock and had all of the sea creatures pose in front of it, including the school of fish from Mermaid For You! The sentiment also borrowed "waving hello" from that set, and it mixed in perfectly with the new Ocean Shell-fie!

Ocean Shell-fie (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

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


Friday, June 19, 2020

Say cheese! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's inspiration and release week. Today is our showcase of the Magic Iris Camera Add-On:

say cheese! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


I made a camera-shaped card, in a vintage style. This was so fun to put together! I opted to make the polaroid pop out, using the Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On, instead of the Magic Iris function, but I can't wait to try it the other way too.

say cheese! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


Et voila! When you pull the tab, this cute polaroid pops out. What a Super Star.

Just a note: if you'd like to make a camera-shaped card instead of adhering the camera onto a regular-shaped card, you'll need to do some trimming of the Let's Toast mechanism. Nothing major, just a little shave here and there to make it work. And, you'll need a few layers of cameras...

say cheese! (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

To make the back layer cut out without the lens circle, I simply rotated it in my cutting machine, cutting a little bit of the edge at the time, without ever running it all the way through. I hope that makes sense!

There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

Hi there!

I'm so excited to have you stop by my blog today, to celebrate the new Avery Elle release! I illustrated 2 sets in the mix, Unicycle, and the one I'm showing off right now - Camping Critters. Strap in, I have 4 cards to share with you!

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

My first card is a completely 1 layer panel. It took awhile to get the dies to me across the border, so I started playing around with just the stamps. I ink-blended a night sky, and did some masking to build my scene. Everything was colored using copic markers. Only the sentiment was stamped separately and set on top.

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


For my second card, which is similarly 1 layer for the most part, I wanted to create a daytime look. Only the tent and the sweet bear, but this time, with a little bunny friend, from Santa Bear, and some little butterflies, from Wheelie Great. I added the sentiment as a skinny strip in the middle of the rolling hills, to cut into all of that solid green.

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


Once I got the dies, I couldn't help but make another couple of cards! This one features another night scene. I hand-cut an oval shape out of green cardstock for the grassy area, making sure to keep the edges jagged so it really looks like grass. Then, I used a blender brush to spread a black-inked sky, keeping the edges lighter and in line with the grassy piece. I added a blue tent, little critters making s'mores and fireflies in the night sky.

Camping critters! (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


This last card is the simplest. I really wanted to feature the raccoon on a card, I love him holding the little lantern! I added the heart-in-speech-bubble image from Wheelie Great, as well as a few mushrooms from Falling For You. The Star Scene die provided the perfect backdrop.

There are more projects to see today! Here is a full list of blog hop participants:



To celebrate our Summer 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, June 21st 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Tuesday, June 23rd .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here
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Unicorn party (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

Hi there!

I'm so excited to be kicking off Lawn Fawn's inspiration/release week with a first look at Unicorn Party:

Unicorn party (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)


The tiny fairies holding the sprinkle shaker are my favorite! I love how whimsical this new set it! I started out with a sheet of purple Spiffy Speckles patterned paper and a layer of vellum clouds (a new backdrop die!) over it. It's almost impossible to see in the photos, but it mutes the purple and adds another little subtle texture in real life.

Unicorn party (Lawn Fawn inspiration and release week)

I figured out a cloud placement that I liked, and then added the 2 unicorns... on a date? hanging out? who knows. The fairies are helping them out, bringing them all kinds of sweet treats.

I used the label stamp from Ready, Set, Shake for the sentiment at the bottom.

I hope you like it! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more amazing projects - click!


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!

♥.

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!

♥.

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.

♥.

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!

♥.

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!

♥.

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:


♥.

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!

♥.