Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Have A Very Fawny Holiday {day 2}


This week the designers of Lawn Fawn with some added guests, are sharing tons of ideas to get you in the holiday spirit!  Make sure you visit the Lawn Fawn blog to check out design team samples, giveaways and videos!

I have two projects I am sharing today, a card and a tag.
Getting a hand stamped card or tag is always so special.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!

With one of my children off at college, and the other one in the 8th grade.  Halloween isn't as festive as it used to be.  I still wanted my son to feel special (he is going to a Halloween Party, not trick or treating) so I made his a little candy filled glasine bag.

The "boo" letters were die cut from the black Fancy Pants corrugated card stock, using Lawn Fawn Cuts.  I adhered the diecuts onto the tag (Fancy Pants True Friend Tags), and added a few alphabet sticker as well as a cute owl sticker.

Materials Used:
Fancy Pants True Friend Tag
Fancy Pants True Friend Alpha Stickers (collection kit)
Fancy Pants True Friend Buttons (owl)
Fancy Fants black corrugated cardstock
Lawn Fawn orange trimmings
Lawn Fawn die cuts
glassine bag
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner Permanent

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day

Here is a fun card I created in celebration of today.

I loved that the feather diecuts from the Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets Ephemera pack, coordinate with the Feathers dies I have from Spellbinders.  I love that I could combine the two.  Feathers are still on trend, and probably will be for a while longer.  I remember when I would find a random bird feather on the ground as a child, I would think that the feather was magic.

I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to help give my project dimension.  A lot of times, when I feel like a card isn't working, if I add 3d foam squares it gives it that right touch to help balance out my card.  I think it may be a visual thing for me...projects that seem flat, kind of confuse my eyes.  Like there isn't somewhere for them to settle.

I absolutely love this sentiment!  The combination of the fonts work so well.  It is a Lawn Fawn stamp set, sold and created exclusively for Simon Says Stamp.

There are so many great things going on today!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L has a giveaway on their blog.

Fancy Pants Designs has a Social Saturday post with so many great cards & projects!

Lawn Fawn has a giveaway, details on their blog.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn & Simon Says Stamp stamp set
Spellbinders Feathers die set
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fancy Pants Designs: Oh Deer! Christmas Cards

Y'all how is tomorrow October 1st?
Normally I have started my Christmas shopping by now, and I have not.  I feel like I am living on the edge, but I'm okay with that lol.
I freaking LOVE Christmas...like i love it so much, I would marry it.  Christmas is my very favorite holiday.  But it kinda stresses me out, not gonna lie.  Every year, I try to get ahead by starting cards early, but time just slips away from me.
But that does not stop me from trying!!

Today, I am sharing a few Christmas cards that I recently created, to get ahead in the game.  Both of them were created using the Fancy Pants Designs, Oh Deer! Collection.

I did a more layered card with lots of fun embellishments, and then a more toned down simple card.  I know everyone one has different styles and tastes.  So I am hoping today serves you all :)

Here is a more simple card using the same collection:

Materials Used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Creative Photo Corners krafts
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots permanent
kraft cardstock
white cardstock

Friday, September 26, 2014

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L & Penny Black

This week, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Penny Black are having a blog hop.  Head on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog, to check out beautiful projects, and for a chance to win!

Today, I am sharing my project that I created for the blog hop.  For a complete list of directions and supplies head on over.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Milk and Cookies

Have you been following this weeks release over at Lawn Fawn?  So many great new products right?

Today, I am sharing a cute little card using the stamp set & dies called Milk & Cookies.  I wish my children were younger, so I could use this set the night before Christmas, for a cute note to Santa.  But for today, I made a sweet wishes notecard.

There is still a chance to win great prizes, so head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to check things out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Snow Day stamps

Today, I am sharing a tag project using the Snow Day stamps & coordinating dies.  There are more projects using this set over on the Lawn Fawn Blog, as well as a giving away.

I absolutely love making tags.  They are smaller than a card, making it easier to find balance.  Sometimes cards are just too big for some stamps.
I wanted to watercolor different shades of blue onto watercolor paper.  I tend to do this when my husband is watching something uninteresting (like football) on television.  So I watercolor, let it sit overnight, ready for me to use in the morning.

The reason why my stamp is smeared...is because I stamped my sentiment, then sprayed the paper with a shimmer spritz, and it totally activated the watercolor & the ink, making it run.  I still like my project.  But I guess the lesson I take away, is spritzing shimmer before you stamp?
So far, I have a nice little stash of holiday cards ready to be used for Christmas, which makes things a whole lot let stressful around that time.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Snow Day stamps & diecuts
Lawn Fawn Snow Day pattern paper
May Arts ribbon
Lawn Fawn trimmings
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die
Lawn Fawn 3x4 stitched journaling die
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
red ink
copic markers
watercolor paper

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Snow Day Collection

Hello there!  Today I am sharing a cute little bag I made using the Snow Day Collection from Lawn Fawn!  There are a ton of give aways this week, so make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for a chance to win!

Have you seen the cute little treat bag die Lawn Fawn has?  Well, you use that (2 die cuts) to create this cute little bag!  Seriously the easiest thing ever!!  I believe there is a video on youtube that shows you how to use it, if you are having problems.
I trimmed down this tag, added some flair & twine, and i have myself a cute little bag to give away!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Deck The Halls

Today I am sharing a stamp set called Deck the Halls from Lawn Fawn.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for a chance to win this set, as well as, see some really great projects.

One of the things that attracted me to stamping, was how I could create so many different backgrounds.  This card is definitely very stampy.  Going back to basics and just creating a project with a few items, always makes me happy.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Deck The Halls Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn peppermint trimmings
Lawn Fawn circle/scalloped dies
Lawn Fawn Tag You're It dies
green cardstock
red cardstock
white cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner
green ink
brown ink
red ink

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Love You A Latte

Today, I get to share a project with you, using the Love You A Latte stamp set & coordinating dies.  If there is an opportunity to put a smiley face on an inanimate object, I'm totally going to do it, 99% of the time.  That is a lie, more like 100% of the time lol.  Coffee is one of my favorite things in the world, so to say this stamp set makes me happy, is a severe understatement.  I clapped like a seal with joy when I first saw this set.  I love it. It's perfect.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for a chance to win this set along with great other prizes.  As well as, see some pretty fantastic projects!

One thing I am obsessed with right now, are these kraft glassine bags I found at a stationery store last weekend.  This is my 3rd project with them, i might have a problem.  But I'm okay with that.

But seriously, is this not cute?!?

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte stamp set
Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte die set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Fancy Pants corrugated kraft card stock
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
black ribbon
glassine bag
copic markers
Ranger Distress Inks (assorted)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Joy To The Woods

Today kicks of the September Inspiration Week for Lawn Fawn.  They are doing a massive give away, so head on over to the blog for more information on that, as well as a ton of great projects!  Today we are focusing on the Joy To The Woods stamp set.

Using the woodgrain notecards as a card base, I wanted to make a cute little scene, using the Joy to The Woods stamp set & coordinating dies.  The dies are so great at saving time, especially if you want to build a scene.  No more fussy cutting!

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
White card stock
Copic markers

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sending Hedgehugs Gift Bag

It's so strange the way a family dynamic can change, when one of your children go away to college.  We went from a family of four, to a family of 3.  Plus with Jess being a pilot in the Navy, sometimes it's just a family of two, me and Jacob.
We had a really good weekend.  On Friday, we went & played laser tag, then went to this place that serves hot dogs outside of a bar.  I know that sounds crazy, but these hotdogs are super good.  All beef, cheese, relish, onions and a little bit of mustard & catchup.  Delicious!
Then yesterday, we took a drive to St. Augustine, went to a few galleries, a few antique shops, a used bookstore, a great stationery & stamp store...what else?  Oh we got fresh fudge & ice cream from this candy shop, and we had Starbucks.  It was really hot & sticky but nice.  The piece de resistance for my son, was that we got him a Key Blade (like from Kingdom Hearts).

So now it is Sunday, and I typically would be making sure clothes were clean, & all homework is complete.  I still do that, but with only have one child at home, its easier to manage.  With that comes a lot of extra time for me.  Sometimes that is good, because I have more time to get things done.  But, like today when I am feeling a little run down & sick.  I really miss my daughter, a lot!  Before when she was home, she would make me tea or just sit and talk with me...about meaningless things that mean so much.

I have a few busy months ahead of me, so while I had some extra time today.  I made this cute little treat bag.  I really didn't think I would be able to make anything today because around noon our power went out (car accident knocked out a transformer).  It was 90 degrees and there was no way I was going to stay in our house with no air conditioning lol.

So cute right?
I found these cute kraft bags, at the stationery store yesterday, so all I need to do was decorate it.  I used the Fancy Pants Designs True Friend 6x6 paper pad, along with the Ephemera Pack.  How cute is that Hedgehog?!?  I love it!!

I have a super cute Lawn Fawn stamp set called Hedgehugs, that coordinated perfectly!!

I just happened to add this fun creation to a bag, but this would be great to use as a tag on a bag or gift as well.

Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Designs True Friend 6x6 paper pad
Fancy Pants Designs True Friend Ephemera Pack
Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs stamp set
Lawn Fawn dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares (white, regular)
kraft glassine style bag
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer die cutting machine

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Thank You Tags

Today Lawn Fawn is showcasing a few stamp sets & dies today.  On my project, I am using the Thank You Tags stamp set, but I used the set in a different way.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to see a ton of great projects, as well as a chance to win some new stuff!
I have needed so many thank you cards lately, and this stamp set along with the Woodgrain Notecards, are going to make my life so much easier!!  I think I need to send a set of thank you cards to my daughter as well.  Now that she is in college, friends and family are sending things direct to her, and she doesn't have a lot of extra time to go out and buy thank you cards.  I think it will be nice for her to have a little stash to pull from.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Sweater Weather

Lawn Fawn is showcasing the Sweater Weather stamps as well as the Woodgrain note cards on the Lawn Fawn Blog today.  So be sure to head on over there, for lots of eye candy as well as a lot of giveaways of new product!

I am sharing a tag I created using the Sweater Weather stamps.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Sweater Weather Collection

I have a few projects to share today, using the Sweater Weather Collection from Lawn Fawn.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see more wonderful projects using Sweater Weather, as well as a chance to win this entire collection!

First up, is a layout I created using some of Lawn Fawn's stitched dies.  These pictures, kind of look like we were in snow, but we were really at a local beach.  My Dad, had come out for a visit, and it was cold for Florida, so we took a scenic drive all around NE Florida.  Then stopped at the beach, so he could stare out into the Atlantic (he is from California) and take a few family pictures too.  I was born & raised in California, and guess what?  The Pacific Ocean is freezing!!  Imagine my shock, when we first moved to the east coast, to find the waters warm, it was the strangest thing!  I had no idea that an ocean could be so warm.

A quick card, easily made by utilizing dies.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Monster Mash

Today I have created a card using one of the newest stamp sets from Lawn Fawn called, Monster Mash.  Monster Mash is so flipping cute!  My children were totally completely obsessed with the movie Monsters Inc, I would have love to have this stamp set back then.  The really awesome part, is there is a coordinating die set too!  
One thing that I am obsessed with this week, are the new Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Notecards, in jewel tones...sigh!  So perfect for fall right?  Right now, I really, really, really miss my daughter.  She just went off to college, and it is so hard.  I literally miss her every second, so it is coming out in my card making.  Every card I make right now, I want to send to her lol.  But honestly, I think I will put this card in the Halloween Package I will send her next month, for her and her dorm roomie.  

Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to check out more great inspiration from the design team, as well as, have a chance to win some great product!!

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Monster Mash Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Monster Mash dies
Lawn Fawn trimmings
Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Notecards
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
washi tape
black ink
pink ink
Copic Markers

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Argyle Backdrops, Forest Border & Stitched Hillside Border

The Lawn Fawn Designers are showcasing projects using the Argyle Backdrops Stamp Set, Forest Border die, and the Stitched Hillside Border dies.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see a ton of great projects, as well as a chance to win fun product!

My first card uses the Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops Stamp Set with the Forest Border die, on a Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Note Card.  The flair is from the Sweater Weather Collection.  The green ink was sponged onto the kraft card stock.  This took many, many layers of ink, since I wasn't working with white card stock.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops Stamp set
Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Flair
Lawn Fawn Forest Border Die
Lawn Fawn twine
Lawn Fawn Brown Woodgrain Note Card
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die set
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
green ink
black ink
sponge dauber

My second card, I used the Argyle Stamp Set again.  I did a few different stamp techniques along with sponging on this card as well. I wanted to create diecuts using the Stitched Leaves die set, but once I cut them out, and went to put them on my card, they seemed a little plain.  So I decided to stamp the argyle background onto the leaf diecuts as well.  After I stamped the leaves, I sponged the edges, to give a little more definition to the leaves.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners Die (circle)
Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops Stamp set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles dies
Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte stamp set
Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pattern paper
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
red ink
yellow ink
black ink
kraft cardstock
white cardstock
yellow ribbon

Friday, August 22, 2014

You Make My Heart Happy

So, my daughter is off at college.  She is attending Florida State University, around 3 1/2 hours from home.  I just moved her in on Sunday (6 days ago), and I already miss her.  I wish I could just give her a hug, buy her a brownie and Starbucks, tell her how much I love her & how proud I am of her, but I cannot.  FaceTime, Skype, texting, phone calls help me get through each day, but it doesn't compare to seeing her face to face.
I am sending her this card, with a little note of encouragement.  I hope it makes her smile.

Materials Used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies

Lawn Fawn: Spooktacular & Goodie Treat Bag

Hello and welcome to Lawn Fawn's big Fall/Winter release week! On August 28th all 15 of Lawn Fawn's new stamps, 26 new dies, and the new Sweater Weather and Snow Day paper collections will be for sale at your favorite store and www.lawnfawn.com! Woo hoo!

The next few days, I will be showcasing some of the latest Lawn Fawn products hitting store shelves.  Make sure you visit the Lawn Fawn Blog, each and every day.  As new products and projects will be shown, and lots of giveaways to be had.

Today, the designers are showcasing projects using the Goodie Treat Bag die, and the Spooktacular stamp set & coordinating dies.  I decided to combine them to create a fun, Happy Halloween treat bag.

1.  Die cut Sweater Weather pattern paper.  You will do this twice.
2.  I score along the already scored lines, so its easier to fold, then apply adhesive and adhere the two diecuts together, this forms the bag.
3.  Add washi tape to the bottom of the bag.
4.  Using the Stitched Rectangles, die cut white card stock.
5.  Stamp the "Happy Halloween" sentiment in black ink from the Spooktacular stamp set. Apply 3d foam squares on the back of the die cut, and adhere to the bag.
6.  Stamp the witches hat in black ink.  Die cut using the coordinating die.
7.  Color in the hat using Copic Markers.
8.  Adhere to the bag using 3D Foam Squares.
9.  Add twine to embellish.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pattern paper, Lawn Fawn Goodie Treat Bag die, Lawn Fawn Spooktacular stamp set, Lawn Fawn Spooktacular dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, Lawn Fawn Trimmings orange/black, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Copic Markers, Washi Tape

Here is a card I made a while ago, using the Spooktacular stamp set.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Spellbinders 12 Days of Christmas, Day 1

Spellbinders Paper Arts is hosting the 12 Days of Christmas.  Today I am on the blog, featuring the new Happy Holidays die set.  I created a trio of cards, specifically for a holiday hostess gift in mind.  I absolutely love the traditional red and green color scheme, with a pop of an additional color.  I recently received the Lawn Fawn Snow Day paper collection and was totally inspired!  Head on over to the Spellbinders blog, to see all three of my projects, and have a chance to win some new product!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

DIY Chicken Wire Jewelry Holder

My daughter just finished up her summer semester at Florida State University.  During the summer she lived in the dorm, and brought her jewelry box with her.  When we moved her out of the dorm last week, Kendall mentioned that she didn't want to bring her jewelry box back in the fall because it took up too much space.
The other day, she was showing me wall jewelry organizers online.  A lot of them were a little pricey, some were not that cute and didn't match her decor.  So I started a little search myself, and found chicken wire filled frames that were altered to hold earrings/necklaces.
I have always wanted to make one of these for myself, to place over my desk and used for special photos (attached with a clothespin), but I honestly just have not gotten around to it.  Yesterday I decided I was going to make one, and headed to Home Depot.

Here is the finished project, below I will give step by step directions on how I made this chicken wire jewelry holder.  Sorry about the low quality photos, they were taken with my iphone, it was just easier than getting my Canon out.

Materials Used:
1 inch x 2 inch by 8 feet piece of wood
Chicken wire
miter box
hand saw
staple gun
3 knobs
spray paint
wire cutters
brad nails
locktite super glue
Gorilla wood glue
plastic bag or tarp

Items that I had to purchase & cost:

1 in by 2 in by 8 ft piece of wood:  $4.07
24 inches by 10 feet Chicken Wire:  $6.97
3 drawer knobs: $1.28 x 3 = $3.84
Spray Paint: $3.67
total:  $18.55

Step 1
Decide the size of the frame you want to make.  This frame is 24 inches by 16 inches.  Using a ruler, mark off where you need to cut.

Step 2
Miter the corners at 45 degrees.  As you can see, I don't have a fancy electric wood saw, I just used a plastic miter box and saw.  This miter box has the 45 degree angles marked, so it made it pretty easy.

Step 3
Sand the rough edges of the sawed pieces with a little piece of sand paper.  Using wood glue, apply glue to a corner and adhere to another corner, and repeat until the pieces complete the frame.

Step 4
Using a staple gun, put staples in each corner.  You want a part of each staple to be on either side of the pieces of wood.

Step 5
The staples when the enter the wood, are not going to be flush with the wood, so get a hammer, and hammer the staples into the wood.

Step 6
The frame is going to be a little wobbly, this is because it is only really secure from the back.  You want to get some brad nails (its kind of a finishing type of nail for projects like this), and place them on top and on the sides of the frame.  You want the nail to go into both pieces of wood, this will hold the frame together.

Step 7
Grab your spray paint and a large trash bag (or a tarp of sorts).  We live in a HOA, so our grass could not get affected by my project lol...the garbage bag is to protect the grass, and my bootie from my husband who obsesses over our grass.

Step 8
Make sure your can of spray paint is shaken well.  
Wood is a porous material, so the paint is going to get absorbed into the wood.  So, you will need to apply a few coats of paint.  Let the paint dry in between coats. Grab a book, this will take about 30 minutes.  It was windy, and i didn't feel like holding the corners after a while, so I used full cans of soda that no one drank from our last party, and places them on the corners of the bag.  You can use whatever means to spray your frame, this is just how I did it.

Step 9
I live in the south where it is really humid.  Once that I felt the frame was dry enough.  I carefully pealed it off the bag, and brought it inside to finish drying.  This is when you watch tv or take a shower or something.

Step 10
Open the chicken wire package, and decide which way you are going to roll the wire out.  My daughter wanted the longer pieces (24 inches) to be horizontal, so I made sure the flat pieces in the chicken wire went that way as well.

Step 11
Start stapling the chicken wire to the frame.  Stopping occasionally to pull the wire so it is a little tight.

Step 12
You will need wire cutters, to cut the roll of wire off of the stapled frame.  Also, once again use a hammer to hammer the staples into the frame.

Step 13
Using super glue, adhere the metal knobs to the frame.  The knobs are for necklaces.  Feel free to add as many or little as you want.  If you want your knobs more secure, they come with hardware.  I did not feel like I needed to screw in a knob to hold a few necklaces, so i decided against screwing the knobs into the wood.  My husband thinks I should have used the hardware, I feel comfortable with the super glue. :)

Step 14
Add ribbon or burlap, and you are finished.

Since this is going into my daughters dorm room, we have to use command strips to adhere it to the wall.  But you could always hang this up with a few nails, or nail in one of those cute frame hangers on the back of the frame.

***Added to mention***
When purchasing the wood.  Look at the price.  I bought my piece of wood and it was by the piece.  Some wood is priced by linear foot.  This can be tricky, so unless you want a better quality of wood and don't mind paying the higher price...find the wood that is by the piece.