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!

♥.

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!

♥.

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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Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 2

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, I'm showing off something brand new for Lawn Fawn: stencils! I used the Cloudy Stencil on this card:

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 2

I also used critters from Just Dandy and Really High Five, which were shown off yesterday. I love that the mouse at the bottom looks like he's whistling happy birthday! so cute! Another new product for today are the balloon dies! I layered a stitched balloon frame onto a sold balloon and stamped a circular greeting you'll see more of very soon!

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 2

I hope you like my card for today! Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration and new product photos - click!

♥.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 1

Hi there!


Lawn Fawn's spring release is headed to the Creativation show in Phoenix later this week, but they're giving you a sneak peek at the new line all week long! All of these new products will be available for sale as of February 20th.

I made 2 cards for today's post!

The first one features A Bug Deal:

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 1


Aren't they adorable?? I turned the branch vertical to create a twiggy home for a few bugs against a night sky.

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 1

I love the "sorry to bug you" sentiment!

My second card features Really High Five:

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 1

The jumping critters are too cute! I drew in little motion lines around each critter to emphasize how they might be wiggling in mid-air.

Lawn Fawn sneak peek week, day 1

I hope you like them! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration and a giveaway - click!

♥.