Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Stuck On You

Hello there!
There is a fun, and trendy stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Stuck On You.  It has some great sentiments, not to mention trendy succulent images.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see more inspiration from the design team using this set!

This set has a matching die set, but when I originally created it, I did not have the coordinating dies.  But that doesn't mean I wasn't able to achieve the same look.  With a little bit of fussy cutting, I was able to add some dimension to the card.

1. Die cut green paper to create a card base.
2.  Using a smaller stitched die, diecut white cardstock, to layer onto the card base.
3.  Stamp leaves all around the white die cut.
4.  Stamp sentiment in black ink.
5.  Stamp images.
6.  Stamp, and then cut out another image.
7.  Pop up pot & succulent using foam squares.
8.  Add ribbon to embellish.
9.  Adhere white die cut to the card using foam squares.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Pint Sized Patterns: Beachside

Today, the Lawn Fawn designers are showcasing projects using the Beachside Collection.  Honestly, if I was not on the design team, I would be buying up oodles of this collection.  I think because it has all of the colors I love, and it lends itself very easily for masculine projects; layouts, cards, etc.

I am sharing a card and a layout using this collection.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more great inspiration.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Let's Play & Cupcake Wrappers

For some reason my blog post never went live the last few days, so I am combining them today!

I am sharing a few Lawn Fawn projects using the new stamps set called Let's Play & a scalloped circle cupcake wrapper!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to stay up to day on all of this weeks going ons, to see great projects & for a chance to win some cool product.

For this first project, I created a cute little basket using the cupcake wrapper die from Lawn Fawn.  I adhered the wrapper closed, then added a circle die cut to the bottom, added ribbon & put chocolates into the basket.

This card was created by using the new stamp set called Let's Play.  It really is so adorable and has cute little critters hanging out at the park, with the most fun sentiments.  Once I stamped & diecut the images, I colored them in using Copic markers, and adhered them to the card.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Year 5

The next few days I will be sharing some fun projects I have made for the Lawn Fawn March Inspiration Week.  Today I have a cupcake topper & wrapper using some Lawn Fawn die along with the Year 5 stamp/die set.

Make sure to head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see how the other designers using this stamp set as well.

I am loving the Pint Size patterns paper collection.  It has all of the colors that just make me happy.  So when I was looking at using the Year 5 set, and making a party ensemble, I knew I had to use these paper along with it.

What is so great about coordinating dies/stamps is that it really finishes your project and gives it that little extra professional looking touch.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Year 5 stamp/dies
Lawn Fawn Pint Size Patterns paper collection
Lawn Fawn twine
Lawn Fawn stitched circle dies
Lawn Fawn scalloped circle die
Lawn Fawn scaalloped cupcake topper

Thursday, March 19, 2015

MD Hobby & Craft Chicken Wire Frame tutorial

Back in January, I attended a Bloggers Networking meet up at the CHA-Winter in Anaheim.  Not only was I introduced to many new bloggers, but manufacturers as well.  One of them being M-D Hobby & Craft.  They manufacture some really cool DIY products.  Such as chicken wire, magnetic chalkboard, and all of the tools you would need like, metal working gloves, hobby shears among others.

I don't know if Prime Publishing picked what we received or if it was random, but each blogger was sent a box of product to use and blog about.  

Did you know you can purchase the MD Hobby & Craft products at Joanns Fabric & Craft Stores?  Well you can!!  How awesome is that! Click here to go to the Joann's website, to find your nearest Joann's store.

I decided to to make a chicken wire frame, to go above my makeup table, to store earnings and necklaces.

MD Hobby & Craft have gold metal sheets as well.  so I decided to die cut a butterfly using the metal sheet to create a fun embellishment on the clothes pin.

Creating the chicken wire frame was quite easy.

Materials Used:
pine frame
white paint
paint brush
staple gun

1.  Trim the chicken wire to fit the frame using the Hobby Shears.  The frame is 12x12 inches.

2.  Using a staple gun or nails, attach the chicken wire to the back of the frame.  The wire can be a little harsh on your fingers, so wear the metal working gloves.

3.  Lay the frame onto newspaper, to prepare to paint.

4.  Paint the frame and the chicken wire.

5.  Die cut a butterfly using the Brass sheet.

6.  Paint some clothespins and embelish using the diecut butterfly.

7.  Finish decorating the frame, hang on your wall, and you are done.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fancy Pants, MFT & Donuts

Happy Saturday!!
The older my children get, the more busy we become.  I try to do special little things for them, whether its buying certain things for their lunches, having one on one time with them after school, or getting them little surprises.  Parenting teenagers is a lot different that parenting littles.

One of my children's love languages is food.  They appreciate all kinds of deliciousness.  My husband have lots of errands to get done today, but a quick trip to Krispy Kreme, and a quick DIY topper, my kids have a little note and sweet surprise when they enter the kitchen.

I mean who doesn't love donuts?  Right?  I really don't care how fattening, sugary, or carb loaded they are.  I am all about moderation, and my life is happier with donuts in it.

I am using the super fun Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set from Laina Lamb Designs, found at My Favorite Things Stamps, as well as the Die-Namics LLD Donuts dies.  Like how perfect are these!!  I am kinda in love right now.  It could be the sugar rush I am feeling from the donuts.  Not sure, don't care lol.

The donuts were die cut using the new Flutter paper line from Fancy Pants Designs.  One, I am totally digging the texture this line has, not to mention the bright colors that remind me so much of Florida.

Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Designs Flutter, Caterpillar paper
Fancy Pants Designs Flutter, Drifter paper
Fancy Pants Designs Flutter, Float paper
My Favorite Things, LLD Donuts & Sprinkles stamp set
My Favorite Things, Die-namics LLD Donut Dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner
Lawn Fawn ink

Happy Birthday Lawn Fawn!!

Happy 5th Birthday Lawn Fawn!!!

Can you believe it?  The company with such cute stamps, dies, paper, ink, twine & more is turning 5! I have loved every minute of the last five years being on this design team.  The owners Kelly Marie, Mike & Erica, really are the sweetest people you will ever meet, and happen to be my friends too, which is the added cherry on top.

Today, the design team for Lawn Fawn all have created a little something in honor of Year 5 of this fabulous company.  So please hop on over to their blogs to say hello.

Since its a birthday party.  I decided to make some cupcake toppers with coordinating wrappers, along with some candy treat boxes.

Cupcake topper

Cupcake wrapper

Candy Treat boxes


Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Year 5 Lawn Cuts
Lawn Fawn Stitched circle die
Lawn Fawn scalloped circle die
Copic Markers
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lawn Fawn & Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

This week Lawn Fawn and Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L are partnering.  Make sure you visit both company blogs everyday to check out the fun projects and videos being shown.  Also to win some product too!

Today I am sharing a card using a few of my favorite products from both companies.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more details!

Materials Used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Creative Foam Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Refillable dots
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam Squares

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie

I am sharing a layout and a card, using the new Let's Polka Mon Amie paper collection from Lawn Fawn.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for some really spectacular projects, as well as a chance to win this collection.

I love using dies on my layouts.

This card was created by using the 6x6 inch paper paper.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Flirty Frames

Today, I am sharing a card using the Flirty Frames stamp set and coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn. There are two stamps sets being shown on the Lawn Fawn Blog today, so be sure to head on over there to check out Scripty Sayings!

I wanted to create a frame that matched the soft pink, and eggshell colors that are in the Mon Amie Collection.  So I stamped and diecut two frames, colored them in (stamped the sentiment) using Copic markers and adhered them together using foam squares, to give the flat card some dimension.

To the card front, I added some pattern paper to coordinate with the stamped images, added twine, adhered the frames and added a few pearls for a soft embellishment.  I really wanted to round the bottom corners, but my corner rounders were no where to be seen, they must have overdosed & passed out somewhere from Valentine's Day chocolate lol.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Eggstra Special Easter

This new set from Lawn Fawn called Eggstra Special Easter, has coordinating stamps and dies.  Which include easter baskets, bunnies, candies a few sentiments and tulips.  I wanted to try something a little different.  So I decided to water color my scene.

Since I was going to be using water, I needed to use an ink that was permanent and would not bleed.  So I chose the VersaFine onyx black ink, and heat set it (it can take a long time to dry).

I am not very good at watercoloring, but what I have learned is that you must watercolor in layers.  Meaning, you apply a layer, let dry completely, then add in more color.  This can take an awfully long time, and if you mess up along the way it is very sad lol, because the amount of time invested in the project has now been ruined.

Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, as there is so many great projects as well as product being given away.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Candy Box & Stitched Labels dies

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Do you have any special plans today?
I have a few gifts for my children, I'm going to craft and maybe go to an early dinner with a friend.  My hubby is away right now, but before he left he gave me a Starbuck's gift card.  He totally gets me!  Love that man.

Anyhow, today I am sharing a candy box from Lawn Fawn.
So cute right?!
It was made from a die people! You just cut it twice, adhere it together and bam, cuteness to store happy things like candy lol. Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see more inspiration from the design team and more great projects...oh and a chance to win these products!!

I used the new Lawn Fawn Candy Box die.  I cut it twice, placed adhesive on the edges, and adhered it together.  I tied one of the ends with Lawn Fawn trimmings, then filled it with candy, then tied the other end shut.  To give the candy box a little more oomph I inked the edges, it seemed to make it look more finished (to me).
I die cut the stitched label with white card stock, inked it up all pretty like, then stamped "love ya".  I adhered it to the candy box using 3d foam squares.

So simple, so easy, and so, so cute!

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Labels die
Lawn Fawn Candy Box die
Lawn Fawn trimmings
Lawn Fawn Mon Amie pattern paper
Lawn Fawn Flirty Frames stamp set
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares
pink ink
orange ink
black ink

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Gleeful Gardens

Hello & Happy Valentines Eve!

Today I have a super fun and cute card, that is just perfect to send to a friend, family member or just anyone you really like.  I am using the Gleeful Gardens stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, because they are giving away a ton of stuff this week, not to mention all of the projects are super duper cute!  Like cuteness overboard really, and who doesn't want more cute in their life? Right?!

For this card, I did quite a bit of stamping and die cutting.  The great thing about stamps with matching diecuts is that you get a great even border around your stamped image, and no more fussy cutting!  I like to stamp an image, color it in, and then using a low tac tape I secure the dies over the stamped image.  You certainly can have a different process, but this is just works for me.

I used a ton of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares for this card, to get all of the layers and dimension.  Dimension is key, especially when creating scenes.

All of the images were colored in using Copic Markers (r14, r24, r27, r29, c00, c01, c03, c05, b00, b01, b02, and i can't remember the greens {sorry}).

The envelopes were stamped using versa mark, which is a watermark ink, and I love using it on kraft cardstock.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens stamp set
Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched circles dies
Lawn Fawn grass die
Lawn fawn trimmins peppermint
copic markers
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Tsukineko tuxedo black ink
Versafine ink
versamark ink
kraft cardstock
white yardstick
red cardstock
green yardstick
blue yardstick

Friday, January 30, 2015

Will You Be My Valentine?

How is it the end of January?

I am blaming Thanksgiving being late, which cause the holidays to blur, add in a lot of travel days, and finding yourself a few weeks from Valentine's Day.  So I guess that means I need to start making a few lovey dovie cards.  

The colors of the Meology line from Fancy Pants Designs are so soft, and the palette is really perfect for making romantic cards with.  I stamped directly onto some pattern paper, it wasn't too busy where I would be worried about the pattern over powering the stamped sentiment.  
To add more color I stamped the heart in a soft pink color, and distressed the edges with green ink.

I am really loving the mini distress ink pads from Ranger (Tim Holtz line) and the round mini sponge blenders. love them.

I popped a few of the banner stickers up using 3d Foam Squares, to help give the card a little bit of dimension.  A lot of times if you look at a card and it looks wrong, it could be that its too flat, my solution is to always pop up a layer or embellishment.  

To finish I added some satin ribbon and a button.
ready to give away
Most likely I will give it to one of my daughters friends to giveaway to their "boo"

Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Designs Meology pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs Meology stickers
satin ribbon
pink button
May Arts Twine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner Permanent
Neat & Tangled Stamps

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You and Me

For whatever reason most of my blog posts never showed up this month.  But in all fairness to blogger, I "might" have accidentally been using the wrong year to pre-post...oops lol.

So Fancy Pants Designs has a new line out called Flutter.  The first thing I immediately noticed about this line was the texture of the paper, it has a little bit of tooth to it.  I might be a little bit heavier than smooth pattern paper.  But the Flutter paper just feels luxurious.  

The colors and patterns are really bold, with hues of teal, light and dark pink, black, cream among others (those are the ones sticking out in my mind right now).

For this card all I needed to do was cut or adhere most of the items except for the circle die cut.  Right now I making a lot of cards for next years holidays, so that the guys/girls have cards to send home, when my husband deploys. This cards isn't to bulky so it will be perfect to set aside.  I usually send 1000+ cards, so I will need to make more "love" type of cards for sure!

Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Designs Flutter Pattern Paper
Fancy Pants Designs Flutter Ephemera Pack
May Arts twine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner permanent
enamel dots
kraft cardstock
distress inks

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Listed below are the winners of my giveaway!!

Winner of Prize1
Linsey Ricket

Winner of Prize 2
Marci Collins

Winner of Prize 3
Pink Unicorn

Winner of Prize 4
Kathy/North Carolina

Please leave a comment with your email address to contact you.
email me at tishayoast@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seasons Givings Year 3

Hello all of my loyal blog followers and readers!
This blog hop is for you.
And if you are new to my blog, that is okay too!!

I am doing 4 giveaways.
Leave a comment telling me what makes you happy.
My giveaway will end on January 4th.
I will post winners on January 5th.

Giveaway #1
10 assorted bags, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Maya Road embellishments, Fancy Pants Designs tags & die cut journaling cards, Basic Grey mini envelopes, Pink Paislee journaling cards, mini clothespins, assorted star stickers

 Giveaway #2
4 complete sets of Spellbinders Paper Arts dies

Giveaway #3
Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders Paper Arts die sets, Assorted Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives.

Giveaway #4
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L assorted products, Want2Scrap assorted pearls and rhinestones, 15 yards of May Arts Ribbon, 3 stamp sets.

Every. Single. Blog.
Listed below is doing a giveaway.

Go to every single blog, for a chance to win really cool stuff!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lawn Fawn

Spellbinders Paper Arts

Reverse Confetti


Ice Resin

My Favorite Things

Technique Tuesday

Paper Smooches

Sweet & Sassy Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Avocado Arts

A Jillian Vance Design

Latina Crafter


Unity Stamp Company


Verve Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Vera Yates

Julia Stainton

Judy Hayes

Kim Watson

Yana Smakula

Chari Moss

Taheerah Atchia

Shemaine Smith

Emily Spahn

Kimberly Crawford

Lee Murphy

Lovely Linda

Laura Williams

Lori Tecler

Chaitali Narla

Darsie Bruno

Lydia Fiedler

Giovana Smith

Teri Anderson

Beth Pingry

Dina Kowal

Daniela Dobson

Lisa Adametz

Piali Biswas

Kelli Green

Keri Lee Sereika

Jocelyn Olson

Julee Tilman

Michelle Woerner

Lori McAree

Theresa Momber

Anita Autore

Melody Rupple

Sean Fetterman

Bunny Vance

Tricia Traxler

Lisa Arana

Lorena Cantó

Amy Tsuruta

Jodi Collins

Tenia Nelson

Kelly Klapstein

Jill Cornell

Emily Leiphart

Becky Williams

Margie Higuchi

Lee Ann Barrett

Lisa Hoel

Heather Campbell

Lisa Henke

Sheri Holt

Michele Kovack

Ashley Harris

Sharon Harnist

Lori Craig

Nicole Nowosad

Laurel Beard

Michele Boyer

Christiana Reuling

Laurie Schmidlin

Jennifer Priest

Stacey Schafer

Heidi Blankenship

Heather Pulvirenti

Anita Madden

Gloria Stengel

Sarah Gough

Rachel Kleinman

Natalie Dever

Lorine Mason

Loretta Lock

Meihsia Liu

Sarah Martina Parker

Angeline Choo

Christine Emberson

Karen Hightower

Sabrina Alery

Debbie Seyer

Dana Joy

Cat Tidwell

Deborah Saaranen

Ceal Pritchett

Lisa Lara

Colleen Schaan

Anabelle O'Malley

Megan Hoeppner

Monika Davis

Marisa Ritzen

Wanda Guess

Jenny Peterson

Annette Allen

Gracie Chavez

Christina Griffiths

Niki G.

Kristi Schurr

Jennifer Ingle

Karolyn Loncon

Camille Robinson

Lindsey M-P

Kathy Clement

Maria Levine

Savitri Wilder

Savannah O'Gwynn

Teresa Horner

Laurel Seabrook

Libby Hickson

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Alice Wertz

Leigh Penner

Lisa Lee

Tina McDonald

Nina Yang

Angel Johns