Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MFT Card Challenges Sketch #256

Hello there!  A big thank you to Susan, and the amazing designers over at the Card Challenges blog this month.  I love how sketches give you that starting point when you are in need of inspiration.  Today I am sharing a card, based off of sketch #256.  Make sure you head on over to the Card Challenge blog to participate in all of the fun, and maybe win a prize!

I did not have feathers, so I used stamps from the MFT Cat-itude Stamp set, to recreate the feathers lined up.  I just used fish & cat stamps instead.  Once I stamped the images I colored them in using copic markers.


sparkly kraft card stock
pink card stock
copic markers

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lawn Fawn Fawny Holiday Week

Lawn Fawn is sharing lots of projects everyday this week, to help you get ready for the holidays.  Make sure you visit the Lawn Fawn blog everyday, as there will be lots of projects and videos

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using the Snow Day stamp set, the stitched journaling card, pattern paper, stitched rectangle along with the beautiful Lawn Fawn ink.

MFT Card Challenges: Sketch 255

Good Morning!
Have you ever been in a creative funk?  I know I have. Where you try to make a project and nothing is turning out?  Well, what I love about sketches, is that it gives you a starting point & direction.

My card is based off of the MFT Card Challenges sketch #255.  I switched a few things around, but thats ok, because there are no rules.  You head on over to the Card Challenges blog, look at this weeks sketch, make a card, link up your project & then you might win!!  How fun and easy is that?

Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is the card that I created from this sketch.  Instead of using a butterfly, I used a coffee cup.  You can put whatever element you want in that corner.  For this time of year, I think a Pumpkin, snowflake, christmas tree or snowman would be so cute!!

Supply list:

Fancy Pants Designs Wish Season pattern paper
kraft cardstock
black ink
red & aqua ink

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge 254: Warm Wishes

Hey there!
Make sure you head on over to the MFT Card Challenges Blog to play along with this weeks sketch challenge.

Here is my take on this weeks sketch.

I wanted to create something fun and pretty at the same time.  This is a card that I am sending with my husband, so that he has a pretty card to send to our daughter for Christmas. Air Craft Carriers don't have a Hallmark :)  There is nothing better than getting a card from a loved one.

Materials Used:

Other Supplies:
black ink
copic markers
pink card stock
white silk ribbon
pink button
natural twine

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MFT Card Challenge Sketch 253

This month I get to guest design and play with the Card Challenge Team designers.  How fun!!  What I love about sketches is that they are a starting point to get your creative juices flowing, so to speak.  You can follow a sketch down to a "t" or be more liberal, it really is up to you.  Head on over to the Card Challenges blog to see what the other designers created using this sketch!

This week is sketch number 253.

Here is what I did using this sketch.

Here is a simple supply list:

Clear embossing powder (to emboss black ink & gold stars)

gold glitter
black pigment ink
kraft cardstock

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A few projects to share

I have a few projects posted on different blogs this week.  So I will share the photo, then the link on where you can get all of the details of my project.

This week Lawn Fawn and Chameleon Pens are teaming up.  I created this fun treat bag with Halloween in mind.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more details!

I made a "Boo" treat bag.  It is featured over on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog.  Head on over there for the full list of supplies that I used.

I created this simple card, and it is featured on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.

This shaped card and a full tutorial are on the Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Finishing Up October Inspiration Week

Hello there!
For some reason my last two posts did not go live when they were supposed to.  I apologize for that.  So here are a few more of my Lawn Fawn projects for October.
Make sure you check out all of the great inspiration the design team created over at the Lawn Fawn Blog, there really are some spectacular projects!!

For the cheers card, I diecut the mini snowflakes in different colors, then picked out coordinating ink to match.  I added the ink to the card front and then adhered the snowflakes.  To add some contrast I diecut the scripty cheers in black and finished it off by adding twine.

So, Lawn Fawn finally created a die set that coordinates with the Cozy Christmas stamp set.  This is such a fun set to work with, especially now that I don't have to fussy cut all of these cute images out!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lawn Fawn: I Love You a Latke

Hello there!
Today I am sharing a shaped oval card, created with the new stamp set from Lawn Fawn called, I Love You a Latke.  This is a great set to make Hanukkah cards with.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see more great projects using this stamp set, along with a chance to win it.


1.  Die cut yellow cardstock using the stitched oval dies, you will need two pieces to create this card base.
2.  Die cut white cardstock using a smaller stitched oval die.
3.  Add blue ink to the oval using a sponge tool.
4.  Stamp the menorah in gold ink, then clear emboss, same with the candles.
5.  Stamp the sentiment.
6.  Stamp the stars in blue ink.
7.  Adhere the stamped oval diecut to the card front using foam adhesive.
8.  Add twine.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Snowy Backdrops Stamps & dies

Hello there!
Do you know what is a great feeling as a crafter?  When you envision an idea, then you are able to execute it.  It is not often that this phenomena happens to me, but it did with todays project.

Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, where you can see more great projects using this stamp and die set!


1.  Using white cardstock cut/emboss with the Starry Backdrops die.
2.  Then using a stitched banner, layer the banner die over the starry backdrops diecut.
3.  Using ink and a sponge tool, start layering the ink.  I like to start from the edge and go in a circle motion.

4.  With the left over starry backdrop diecut, die cut stars.  And ink them up as well.
5.  Adhere the stars to the banner using foam adhesive.
6.  Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock, add ink the the panel.  Adhere using foam adhesive.
7.  Apply one more star to the banner using foam adhesive.
8.  Apply the banner to a card front.
9.  Add gold trim.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Winter Scripty Saying & Scalloped Rectangles Stackables

Hello there!
Today is the start of the October inspiration week for Lawn Fawn.  Today, I am sharing a card using the latest stamp set called Winter Scripty Sayings with the Scalloped Rectangle dies.

Can you believe that it is mid October already?  Before I know it the holidays will be fast approaching...and I am not ready!  The card I am sharing today, is pretty simple to execute but it has some fun techniques that makes it not so clean and simple.  The great thing about this stamp set are all of the great sentiments!  Since I am making a Christmas card, I settled on the "season's greetings" sentiment.


1.  Die cut white cardstock, using a scalloped rectangle die.
2.  At a diagonal apply a strip of washi tape across the diecut.
3.  Using a sponge tool and red ink.  Apply red ink below the washi tape.
4.  Using a darker red ink, stamp the season's greeting sentiment repeatedly to create a fun background.
5.  Remove the washi tape.
6.  Stamp the season's greetings sentiment above the red, in green ink.
7.  Using a larger scalloped rectangle die, diecut grey cardstock, to create the cardbase.
8.  Wrap red tinsel ribbon around the card.
9.  Adhere buttons.
10. Adhere the stamped and embellished die cut to the card front using foam adhesive.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Let's Bokeh

Hello there!
I have a one layer holiday card that I am sharing today using the Let's Bokeh stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  Bokeh is a word a lot of photographers use, its to get that nice blurred background that creates circles of light.

This stamp set has a ton of different sized silhouette circles as well as outlined circles to create to many fun bokeh inspired projects.  By using different colored ink it creates a little bit of depth which is so cool, especially if you are making a one layer card.

Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see more projects using this set, as well as a chance to win some new product!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Lets Bokeh in the Snow

Hello there!
I have a quick and easy project to show you today, using the Let's Bokeh in the Snow pattern paper collection from Lawn Fawn.  I used the Goodie Bag die template to create these cute little bags.

To create these bags, all you do is die cut pattern paper or cardstock twice, then adhere together.  Lawn Fawn makes the packaging dies so easy to work with.  For those of you who are visual learners just search the Lawn Fawn YouTube archives and there is a video on how to use this die set!

After I diecut the stitches circle die with white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment and images using the Trim the Tree stamp set, and adhered using foam adhesive.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh in the Snow pattern paper
Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die
Lawn Fawn stitched circle die
Lawn Fawn trimmings
Lawn Fawn Trim the Tree stamp set
Lawn Fawn ink
Scrapbook adhesives by 3L

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Winter Alpaca

Hello there!
I know you might be a little tired of me making these pillow boxes, but they make me so happy.  Not to mention you can put candy, money, a gift card or anything else you may think of.
Today over at the Lawn Fawn Blog, there are tons of projects showcasing the Santa's Belly die attachment for the pillow box, Stitched Circle Tags & Winter Alpaca (I think a few border dies too)!  Head on over there because a lot of product is going to be given away, and who doesn't like free stuff!.

I wanted to make a project coordinating some of the new product together.  Once I diecut the pillow box, I stamped the (alpaca my scarf) sentiment with a few snowflakes, adhered the pillow box shut.  Die cut some green felt using one of the dies from the Santa's Belly set that coordinates with the pillow box.  I really love the added touch the scalloped ends make.  I then die cut white cardstock using the middle sized stitched tag die, stamped the Alpaca image in black ink along with the sentiment.  I colored in the Alpaca using Copic markers.  Tied the tag to the card using green twine and it was finished!

These really are sooo easy to only need a tiny strip of adhesive, thats it!  Easy I tell ya!

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Winter Alpaca stamp set
Lawn Fawn Lets Bokeh in the Snow pattern paper
Lawn Fawn stitched tag dies
Lawn Fawn Santa's Belly dies
Lawn Fawn green twine
black ink
green felt

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Ready Set Snow

Hello there!
Today I am sharing a felted ornament that I made using the Ready Set Snow stamp set and dies from Lawn Fawn.  Since this is the Inspiration Week for September, that means you can win a ton of product.  So be sure to pay a visit every day this week over at the Lawn Fawn Blog.

Since this is a shaker card set, I encourage you to pay a visit to the Lawn Fawn blog and watch the video on how to use this set.

I didn't have a video to watch and I was able to figure it out pretty easily.  However I know so many of you are visual learners, and the Lawn Fawn Videos are always so educational!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Toboggan Together

Hello there! Happy Friday!!
Today I am sharing a one layered card, perfect for sending around the holidays, using the Toboggan Together stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see more projects using this stamp set, as well as a chance to win some great product!!


1.  First, I stamped the deer in black ink onto the card front.

2.  I then stamped it again onto scrap paper, and laid it over the image on the card front.

3.  Using the pigment white ink from lawn fawn and a sponge, I inked up the area around the deer.

4.  I heat set the white ink (because I am too impatient to wait lol)

5.  Stamped the sentiment in a black pigment ink.

6. Stamped the snow flakes.

7.  Colored in the deer using colored pencils, copics and white opaque pens.

8.  To finish I added some twine.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Happy Harvest

Hello there!
I know lots of you out there are sending your children off to school this week (and last), well in the south at least.  That means fall is right around the corner!  Living in Florida means summer kind of drags out to October, so fall here is just a few weeks.  But it truly is fantastic!  Warm days, cooler nights and no humidity.
Anyhow, fall means fall projects.  Like Halloween, back to school, Thanksgiving, celebrating the harvest!

Lawn Fawn is in the middle of August Inspiration Week, and everything has been fall themed.  Today is no different, as I am showcasing a stamp/die set called Happy Harvest.  Again don't hate me, I'm seriously addicted to this pillow box die, but I made a few pillow boxes using the Happy Harvest stamp set.
Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see some fabulous projects by the design team, and for a chance to win this set!!

There are so many fun images in this set.  I couldn't decide on one project so I made two.  Both pillow boxes were created using Lawn Fawn pattern paper.  Then embellished using the Happy Harvest stamp/die set.  What is great about coordinating stamps/dies, is that you can stamp a bunch of images onto a sheet of paper, place the dies over the images, and diecut them all at once!  This really makes making cards. gifts, 3d items, that much easier.  The scarecrow was paper pieced, if you are wondering how that was created.  Paper piecing is when you stamp the image onto pattern paper, cut out the selected part, and adhere it to the image or diecut.  Its like customizing a paper doll.  Its a fun technique for sure!  The sunflowers and pumpkin were all colored in using Copic markers.  I added dimension to both projects by using 3d foam tape to lift up the images.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Lets Polka In The Dark

One of the newest pattern paper collections from Lawn Fawn is now available, and its called Let's Polka In The Dark.  It has deep fall colors, like green, black, purple etc... Perfect for all of your Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving projects!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, where they are showing off this fun collection.  There are gifts, cards & scrapbook pages.  Plus you can comment to win a fabulous collection prize!

All of this week I have been using the Let's Polka In The Dark pattern paper on my projects.  However, here is another way to use the collection.  At first it appears to be for fall projects.  But with the red pattern paper, I turned it into a Christmas project.  So versatile for sure.

1. Diecut pattern paper using the Lawn Fawn pillow box die.
2. Adhere together with red line adhesive.
3. Diecut white cardstock using the small stitched dies.
4. Distress the leaves with ink. Adhere with foam squares.
5. Stamp/diecut the little images from the Lawn Fawn Holiday Party Animal set.
6. Color in the images.
7. Adhere to the pillow box.
8. Embellish with twine.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Thankful Mice & Small Stitched Leaves

We are on Day 3 of the August Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week.  Today the designers also known as "fawnies" are showcasing the coordinating stamp/die set called Thankful Mice & a die set called, Small Stitched Leaves.  Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to check out what the other designers created.  Plus leave a comment over there for a chance to win some great product!

Today I used the new product being showcased today, all on a fun pillow box (surprise right hahahaha).

1. Die cut pattern paper using the pillow box die from Lawn Fawn.
2. Stamp hearts onto the pillow box (before adhering together)
3. Distress the edges of the pillow box using ink.
4. Stamp sentiment onto white yardstick.
5. Ink the edges of the cardstock, adhere to the pillow box.
6. Stamp/cut image.  Color in with copics.
7. Die cut pattern paper using the small stitched leaves set.
8. Distress the leaves using ink.
9. Adhere the leaves using foam squares.
10. Adhere twine to a leaf.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Pillow Box die + Peek A Bat + Give a Hoot

Okay people.
I am literally obsessed with the die I get to showcase today from Lawn Fawn.
Its a pillow box die.
Kinda died and went to heaven.  I am so, so, so excited about this product.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to check out more great projects and for a chance to win these awesome products!

I shared this project with you yesterday.  This is just the pillow box die used on its own.

Here is what you get, when you diecut the pillow box with pattern paper, but you also use the Peek A Bat die with it!
Please tell me I am not the only one going nuts lol.

Again, using the Pillow Box die from Lawn Fawn in conjunction with the Give A Hoot Dies!!  Not only can you use this with the pillow box, but on cards, banners...pretty much anything!!  Seriously the sky is the limit!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lawn Fawn: Booyah

I am so excited to share projects with you, the next few days!  This is the August Lawn Fawn Inspiration week, so there will be lots of new fall product, including stamps, paper, dies and twine.  Make sure you are checking out the Lawn Fawn Blog daily, because they are giving away some fabulous prizes, every day.

Today, I am sharing a few projects using the new stamp & coordinating die set called Booyah.  The sentiments and images are really super cute, and there are so many fun accessories for the ghost/ghouls.

First up is a pillow box that I created using the pillow box die (will show more tomorrow on that die).  Once I diecut the pillow box, I stamped the stars, and sentiment onto the pattern paper before I adhered it together.  I then stamped a ghost and witches hat onto solar white card stock before die cutting the images out.  I colored in the images using Copic markers, tie twine around the treat box and adhered the diecuts to the pillow box using foam adhesive.

Next up is a fun stamped card using several different stamps and sentiments from the Booyah stamp set.  You can turn the ghosts into mummy's, pirates, cats etc... It truly is a super fun Halloween stamp set.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Booyah stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn twine
Lawn Fawn pattern paper
Lawn Fawn ink
orange cardstock
yellow cardstock
Copic markers
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
washi tap
white cardstock

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Girlie Grunge Blog Hop Think Happy Card

Welcome to the Girlie Grunge Blog Hop!

We have 3 days of projects and inspiration all featuring Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products, and 4 fabulous prizes to give away! Join us August 6-8, each day six of our talented designers will dazzle and amaze you with ideas for cards, scrapbook pages and mixed media projects, for crafters of all skill levels. 

Daily prizes will be awarded, enter to win by commenting on the participating blog posts through the Rafflecopter app. We have three $30 value prizes, one will be awarded each day. 
Those that comment through the Rafflecopter app on each designer blog, each day,  will be eligible for the Grand Prize, a $100 value, which includes the entire Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® product line, an E-Z Runner® Grand, and a selection of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® adhesives. Remember to use the same email address for each comment so that we can verify eligible entries. 

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For my project today, I decided to make a card.  I love to make cards, they are in my wheelhouse with what I feel comfortable making.  Even though the blog hop name is "Girlie Grunge" these products are super versatile and fit with any style.

1.  First, I started by adding Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Stars Runner Refillable, and applying the stars to my pattern paper and die cut.

2.  Sprinkle gold glitter over the stars, tap off excess glitter.

3.  Apply Home & Hobby Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/4" permanent tape to both sides of the pattern paper.

5.  Adhere the pattern paper to the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares (regular, white).

6.  Using a Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz XL & Lace Ribbons.  From the outside of the dodo to the inside in a circular motion, create a lace flower.

7.  Adhere the flower onto the card.
8.  Apply the stars to the button & sprinkle with glitter again, tap off excess.

9.  Adhere the button to the flower using a Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz small.

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Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Designs Summer Sun pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs Summer Sun die cut
Lawn Fawn gold trimmings
gold clips
gold glitter
pink button
cream cardstock 

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!

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.

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