Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Treat Yourself

Just a fun watercolored card today, using the Treat Yourself stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn.  This is a small mini set, which means its super affordable, not to mention cute.  Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for a chance to win this set also to see more great projects using these products.

I had an idea in my mind to watercolor part of the card front, as well as the images.  I love rainbow sherbet especially in the summertime, so I used that as a jump off for my color palette.  The card base is a nice watercolor paper.  To start I dipped a brush in water and got the bottom right of the card front a little wet, so the paint would spread easier.  When I watercolor i do lots of layers, and let the layers dry in between coats.  Once I was happy, i stamped the sentiment in a black pigment ink, then heat set the ink.  When watercoloring and stamping together, you need to use a permanent pigment ink not a water based ink.  Water based inks react to water, and will get runny and splotchy.  So to prevent that, stamp and then heat set the pigment ink.
The ice cream tub was adhered to the card front using foam squares, to give the card a little bit of dimension, it looked too flat not popped up.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Sweet Smiles



If you are a fan of putting smiley faces onto inanimate objects like me, then this stamp set is a must need.  Just for the vast array of smiley faces that are included.  There is a matching die set that coordinates with this stamp set, which saves you a step of hand cutting out your images.  Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for a chance to win this stamp set, see other great projects using this set, and check out all of the releases this week!

Instructions:
1. Cut/score cardstock.
2. Emboss stitched oval onto the card front.
3. Stamp sentiment in black ink.
4. Stamp gumball machine, color in, then diecut.
5. Adhere diecut to the card front.
6. Apply glossy accents over the top of the gumball glass to make it appear that its glass.
7. Adhere buttons to the card.
8. Add washi tape to the bottom of the card to help ground the card and give it a little balance.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Owen's ABC's

Yesterday was the start of the June Inspiration Week for Lawn Fawn.  There are new stamps and dies being released.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to not miss any of the posts.  As always they are giving away a lot of goodies!

Today I am sharing a card using the new stamp set and coordinating dies from the Owen's ABC's set. This is a fun alphabet set, and a little different because each letter in incased in a circle.  So when you stamp a letter, the circle is the circle, leaving the letter blank.

I wanted to make a card that could be sent to a man or a woman, and this color palette from the Pint Sized Patterns Beachside was just perfect.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Puffy Cloud Borders & Rainbow

Today, I am sharing a few stand alone dies that are brand new to Lawn Fawn.  Stand alone dies, are just dies that can go with any project and do not have a coordinating stamp set to match.  For my project today, I am combining the Puffy Cloud Borders and Rainbow, as well as the hello die.
Be sure to head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to win these products as well as to see some great projects using these products!


No doubt about it.  These dies to me scream happy!  These would be fantastic to help create fun scenes, especially with the critters.  But for todays card, I created this with just dies (and no stamps can you believe it!).  I can totally see myself using these dies on scrapbook pages as well!  The stitching on the clouds, totally hooked me in, it adds a really nice dimension to the cardstock.

This card is pretty easy.  I just die cut everything, and started layering it all on.  I just needed cardstock, the dies, adhesive and the trimmings. Thats it!  This is the kind of card that would make someone so happy, to receive it in the mail.

Material used:
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders
Lawn Fawn Rainbow die
Lawn Fawn Hello die
Lawn Fawn Trimmings
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares
Scrapbook Adhesives EZ Runner
assorted cardstock 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Happy Wedding

Today I am sharing a card using the Lawn Fawn stamp set called Happy Wedding with coordinating dies.  I have said this before, but gosh I love having coordinating dies with a stamp set.  It really just adds that extra professional look to a project.
There are so many great giveaways this week!  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to see more great projects and for a chance to win!



I started off with a pale aqua blue cardstock, to use as my card base.  Using a new Lawn Fawn ink, i stamped several images from the Happy Wedding stamp set, to create a custom background.  Then, using the stitched oval dies from Lawn Fawn, I diecut two ovals using coral and white cardstock colors.  I stamped the sentiment and images, colored in the love birds with copic markers then adhered the ovals to the card using foam squares.  The card seemed like it needed something, and ribbon was just too overpowering, so I tied a bow using Lawn Fawn trimmings an adhered it to the card using Dodz.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding stamp set
Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding dies
Lawn Fawn stitched oval dies
Lawn Fawn trimmings
Lawn Fawn ink
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 3D Foam squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz
aqua, coral and white cardstock 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lawn Fawn: So Jelly

This week Lawn Fawn is releasing new stamps, dies and inks.  There are daily giveaways that you don't want to miss, as well as some great project inspiration using the the products.  Head to the Lawn Fawn Blog to keep yourself updated!

So Jelly
Okay.  This set, is freaking adorable!  Plus its a mini set with coordinating dies, which means its very affordable!!  I think some of my most favorite stamp sets from Lawn Fawn are the mini sets.  It allows my imagination to go wild, and since there is limited options I don't have the stress of what to use because I can use all of them!


People.  This set is killing me with the happy feels lol.
Love, love, love it!!

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Dies
Lawn Fawn So Jelly Stamp set
Lawn Fawn So Jelly dies
Lawn Fawn ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares
purple pearl stickers
teal and white card stock

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Milk Carton

As you may or may not know the May Inspiration Week is going on at Lawn Fawn.  There are so many cute new stamps, dies and inks being released this week.  Keep visiting the Lawn Fawn blog to stay up to date on the giveaways, and super cute projects being shown.

Today, I am sharing a super cute project using the newest die, Milk Carton.  When you cut paper out twice using this die, and adhere the pieces together, you get this adorable milk carton.  Is this not such a perfect party favor?!  You can put candies, chocolates, almonds, cashews...anything that will fit really!



Instructions:
1. Diecut pattern paper using the Milk Carton die.  You will need 2 pieces.
2. Adhere the diecuts together.
3. Adhere red pattern paper to the top and bottom of the milk carton
4. Stamp/diecut/color the fox from the Party Animal stamp set, adhere to the carton.
5. Stamp sentiment, images then sponge red ink onto white cardstock.
6. Adhere to a clothespin, and attach to the carton.
7. Cut down a straw and adhere it to the clothespin.





Friday, May 29, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Party Animal

Lawn Fawn is releasing new stamps, dies & inks this week.  If you visit the blog everyday, they have daily giveaways as well as one big prize at the end of the week.  You don't want to miss beautiful projects or a chance to win stuff, so check it out!!

What I instantly was drawn to when I first saw this stamp set, was the size of the sentiments.  These sentiments are a bit larger than what you are used to seeing from Lawn Fawn, and I am LOVING this size.  Its in a nice font too.  This party animal critter themed set, really is genius.  Plus there are coordinating dies to match the stamps.

Here is my card that I made using this set.  See that blue ink at the top.  That is a new dye ink color from Lawn Fawn, called Fish Tank.


Instructions:
1. Score card base.
2. Diecut pattern paper, adhere to the card base using foam squares.
3. Trim white cardstock, adhere to the pattern paper.
4. Diecut white cardstock, stamp the sentiment in black ink.  Sponge the top of the rectangle to make it look like a sky.
5. Stamp/diecut/color images.
6. Diecut green cardstock, using the puffy cloud border die and stitched rectangle die.
7. Adhere green diecut to the card using foam adhesive.
8. Adhere the animals down.
9. Adhere the twine down using a dodz.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Party Animal stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Pint sized patterns Beachside pattern paper
Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle die
Lawn Fawn puffy cloud border die
Lawn Fawn black licorice ink
Lawn Fawn peppermint trimmings
Lawn Fawn fish tank ink
copic markers
wink of stella glitter pen
white cardstock
green cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fancy Pants Designs: Summer Sun Card

There are a few spring/summer collection releases from Fancy Pants Designs.  They are called Summer Sun & Making Waves, both have an undertone of nautical + summer, one being super bright and happy with yellows & pinks, and one more traditional with blues & reds.  I adore both of them tremendously.  Today, I am sharing a card using the Summer Sun collection.

This combination of colors is one of my favorites, red/pinks, yellow and aqua.  I am always drawn to that combination, add in some whales and anchors and I'm a little smitten for sure!  When you buy a collection, it makes the process so easy, because it all perfectly coordinates!!


Summer Sun




1.  Trim cardstock 3 3/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches.
2.  Adhere pattern paper panel to card by using foam tape.
3.  Die cut hearts into a panel of pattern paper.
4.  Using different pattern paper, again die cut hearts.
5.  Adhere the panel to the card using foam squares.
6.  Place heart diecuts into the empty heart spaces, using foam squares.
7.  Tie twine around the card & add tag.
8.  Adhere sequins to the card.


Materials Used:
Spellbinders Pierced Hearts
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares
Lawn Fawn yellow trimmings

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Wheelie Like You & Gingham Backdrops

You know how you first see a stamp set, and you are just so excited...that it even exists because it makes you happy?  That is how I felt when I first saw this mini stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Wheelie Like You.  I mean who doesn't love a hamster?  So cute!

The details on my card are below the picture.

In the mean time, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more great projects using this stamp set!



Instructions:
1. Cut/score card stock to create a card base.
2. Repeatedly stamp the Gingham Backdrop stamp in Mermaid ink, until the white panel is covered.  This creates your own personalized background paper.
3. Diecut lime paper using the stitched circle die.
4. Stamp sentiment in black ink onto the diecut.
5. Stamp hearts onto the diecut.
6. Stamp the hamster and wheel onto white card stock, then die cut them out using coordinating dies.
7. Color in the hamster and wheel using Copic markers.
8. Adhere them to the circle diecut using foam adhesive.
9. Adhere circle diecut to the gingham panel using foam squares.
10. Tie lime twine around the panel.
11. Adhere the panel to the card front using foam adhesive.

Materials used:
Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You stamp set
Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You die set
Lawn Fawn Gingham Backdrops stamp set
Lawn Fawn lime trimmings
Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle die
Lawn Fawn mermaid ink
white cardstock
lime cardstock 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares
black ink 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Critters in the Jungle

Hello there!
Today the Lawn Fawn designers also known as the "fawnies" are showcasing projects using the latest critters stamp set called Critters In The Jungle.  It has a monkey, elephant, parrot a snake and a few other images in this set.  The critter sets are always crowd favorites, I especially love to color in the critters.
Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, for more inspiration using this stamp set and coordinating dies as well as a chance to win these items!


Instructions:
1. cut/score white card stock
2. trim assorted pattern papers to create a rainbow.  adhere down the paper
3. round the bottom corners.
4. stamp "many thanks" sentiment in black ink at the top of the card.
5. stamp leaves and parrot in black ink onto white card stock.
6. die cut images.
7. color in images.
8. adhere diecuts to the card using foam squares.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Jungle stamp set
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Jungle dies
Lawn Fawn assorted pattern papers
Lawn Fawn Many Thanks stamp set
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ez runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares
corner rounder
black ink
copic markers
white cardstick 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Best Pun Ever

This week Lawn Fawn is showcasing a few stamps and dies for the April Inspiration week. Today I created a card set using the stamp set called Best Pun Ever & coordinating dies.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more great ideas using this set.

One of my favorite things to give away are card sets.  I like to keep a few sets on hand for last minute gifts. Pairing this set with the Lawn Fawn Notecards made this card set really easy to create.


Instructions:
1. Die cut white card stock using a stitched circle die.  You will need four diecuts.
2. Stamp the images you plan on using onto white cardstock.
3. Die cut the images out using coordinating dies.
4. Color in images.
5. Stamp sentiments onto the white circle diecuts.
6. Adhere the images to the circles using foam squares.
7. Adhere the circles to the card fronts using foam adhesive.
8. Add washi tape underneath the circles.  This helps to balance out the card.





Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quick & Easy Gift Cards

I needed a few super easy gift cards, to give to my children.  I do not get them Easter baskets anymore, just their favorite candies, maybe a small gift and then gift cards.

I used a gift card die template for my projects, you don't even need to find a way to enclose them, because they latch shut.

I used some Fancy Pants Designs pattern paper & stickers from Everyday Circus and Burlap & Bouquets.  The sticker sheets have a ton of different alphabet fonts, and great little elements that made decorating these gift cards so very easy.




Materials Used:
washi tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares

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.

Instructions:
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

Instructions:
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



Ensemble



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