Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello friends!
Today is a card from the Beam Me Up stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  It has cute little aliens and space crafts, and the sentiments are so punny.
When I started this card, I had no idea how long I would be blending that ink lol.  I blended for over an hour, and I thought I was crazy.  But, I love how it turned out and have #noregrets.
The stars and sentiment were stamped in white ink, then heat embossed in white embossing powder.
For more fun and inspiration, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Made for each other

Hello friends!  Another day and another card to share. 
To see the full reveal of this stamp set, head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog.
I kind of had in my mind how I wanted to use this die and stamp set, thats always fantastic and a sign of a great product.  I started by adding color to watercolor paper, using pink, red, purple and aqua Zig pens.  I did the same to the base of the card, using the same water color paper and pens.
Once the watercolor was dry-ish, I stamped the sentiment onto the card bas, then diecut the heart a few times.  I adhered it to the card using foam tape.  Using the remaining diecut, using the center piece of the puzzle (and a different color), I adhered it to the heart using foam adhesive.
To embellish, pink sparkly Nuvo drops were used.

All of the Technique Tuesday March products are now available, on the new products page.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sassy Love Your Guts

Hello friends!
Another sneak peak at the March release for Technique Tuesday.  Today I am using a stamp set called Sassy Love Your Guts.  It has several images and sentiments.  Some of the sentiments are pretty funny.  I have never been stung by a jellyfish, however, I do live in Florida so I know lots of people and tourists who have. So this was very quite comical to me lol.

For this card I stamped the jellyfish in versa fine onyx black ink.  Then using assorted Zig water color brush pens and an aqua brush, water colored the card panel.  The paper I watercolored and stamped on is from Bristol.  Some of the images seemed a little flat, so I had to add color to them in several layers.

The full stamp set reveal of the Sassy Love Your Guts is on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Life Is Beautiful

Hello friends, today I am sharing a card using the Cherry Blossoms stamp set from Technique Tuesday.  This is Day 1 sneak peak of the March release.

For this card, I stamped the cherry blossom main image onto white card stock.  Next, using Zig water color pens and an aqua brush, I water colored the images.  I know these are not typical cherry blossom flower colors, but with spring on the way, I was feeling that they needed a vibrancy.  Once the paper was dry, I cut along the bottom of the image at a diagonal, adhered foam tape onto the back panel and sat it aside.  
Next, I trimmed white card stock, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and adhered the panel to aqua card stock.  I then added the colored image panel, adhered it and to finish, I added a few pink Nuvo drops.

I am still what I would consider a novice at using the Zig water color pens, but they are extremely user friendly if you are on the fence about getting them.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hay There

Firstly, that I <3 a="" card="" chance="" cow="" f="" happy="" is="" it.="" make="" makes="" me="" moo="" nbsp="" on="" p="" ridiculously="" sentiment="" take="" talk="" there="" to="" you="">I stamped the little pig in black ink, created a mask for it, and then stamped the cow and horse images.  Making the pig, helped create this fun scene, and adds dimension on a flat card.
Next, I watercolored the images using Zig watercolors makers and an aqua brush.  The main panel was diecut using a rectangle die, and adhered to a watercolor paper card base.  To embellish, the twine bow was added in the corner.
For more great project using this set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

From all of Us

This little mini set called Easter Party, might be my favorite stamp set of this release.  What could be better than cute little humans dressed as a flower, duck and Easter bunny? Very few things.
I stamped this image five times, and colored in each one using Copic Markers.  I wanted a line of rainbow girl flowers to match the pattern paper.  So each one was colored in a color of the rainbow.  After I colored them in, they were die cut using coordinating dies, and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for more great inspiration and a chance to win this set!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Some Bunny

Super cute stamp set, and crazy fun new Easter Egg dies?! Sign me up! This new stamp set called Some Bunny is so cute, and has great spring/easter sentiments and images.  For this project, I stamped a bunch of my favorite images, and colored them in using Copic markers.  Once they were colored in, using the coordinating diecuts, I cut them out.  The Easter Egg frame and shape, are two different die sets.  I am imagining super cute Easter Egg shaker cards using them.
For more info on any of these products, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Scalloped Treat Box

Lawn Fawn has this wonderful treat box, and i absolutely love to use it as is.  But, they made it even better! Better you say? Yes, better!! They have created add-ons to it, and today over on the Lawn Fawn blog, they are showcasing the Spring Add-on dies.  I love the scalloped edge of the awning, its so pretty!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Easter Pivot Pop Up

Lawn Fawn has created such an ingenious pop up die, called the Pivot Pop Up.  It allows an entire scene of your choice to pop up, when you open a card. It is seriously so cool!  If you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog or youtube, there is an excellent video that will walk you step by step on how to use this die!

The die set includes, trees, clouds, hills etc to really have fun with the set.  I included some images from the Easter party stamp set.  The sky was created with watercolors, and then i watercolored over the hill also using a pearl green watercolor which gives it a sparkly glisten.
I am so ready for spring, Easter and for flowers to be in bloom and this card is just a ray of sunshine.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

One of the best feelings as a cardmaker is when you can create a card based on what is in your head.  It always doesn't work out, but its exciting when it does!  This stamp set called Rub a dub dub, has a lot of open images, so if you love to color, this is the stamp set for you!
Now, can we talk about that background for a minute? It is called Quilted Backdrop, and I am in love! Love I tell ya!  It is so soft and elegant, I have a million cards I want to make with it!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see more projects using these products and a chance to win them as well!!

The images were stamped in black ink, then colored in with copic markers before die cut out.  The little yellow drops are Nuvo drops which add the perfect touch.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Giveaway Winners

Season Givings 
Giveaway Winners!

Giveaway #1
Miriam Pranter

Giveaway #2
Christi Steinbeck

Giveaway from Susan Opel
Tasha Dawson

Please comment with your email address so I can email you, or email me at

Monday, January 1, 2018

Seasons Givings Year 6 Blog Hop

Hello friends! Todays blog hop, is all about giving and thanking our loyal blog readers.  Every single blog listed below is having a giveaway! How exciting!!

I have 3 giveaways! Two from myself, and one from Susan Opel!  I have two different planner giveaways, and she has a box of goodies, stamps, dies etc...if it fits is ships!

Please tell me your favorite memory of 2017, or what you are looking forward to in 2018?  Comments for my giveaway end on Saturday Jan 6th.

Giveaway #1
Travelers Notebook with 3 notebook inserts

Giveaway #2
My Happy Planner and stickers

Giveaway #3
Box full of goodies
Scrapbook Cards Today Magazine
from Susan Opel

Sunday, November 12, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello friends, there is something called the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and today is Day 12, with Lawn Fawn as the sponsor.  There is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs from Lawn Fawn, but everyday there is a new giveaway.  All of the details are on Tracey's blog post.  Basically you need to create a tag for a chance to win!  How fun!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Trick or Treat

Hello friends!
Did you know that Lawn Fawn now has a few different embossing powders as well as glitter?  For my project today, I did a little bit of water coloring.  Let me tell you a little secret.  When you want to water color images, if you heat emboss the image with embossing powder, it makes the water coloring process so much easier! Especially if you are worried about the color going outside of the lines.

1.  Stamp images in versa mark ink.
2.  Apply Lawn Fawn Gold embossing powder onto the image.  Heat set with a heat gun.
3.  Stamp sentiment in versamark ink, apply silver embossing powder. Heat set
4.  Water color the image.
5.  To ground the image so it doesn't look like its floating on the white card stock, add green water color for grass, and blue for the sky.
6.  Die cut the white card stock with a rectangle die.
7.  Apply the diecut to pattern paper with foam adhesive.
8.  Adhere to a white card base.
9.  Embellish with twine.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see more ways to use these new products!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fairy Winter

Hello friends! The card I am sharing today, is a little more in depth, but I know you are capable of following along :)  This is a shaped card using the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles from Lawn Fawn.  There is a rectangle stitching on the outside of the scalloped cut line, and on the inside.  Only when you cut more than one die together, will you see both stitched lines.

1.  Lay two stitched scalloped rectangle dies, onto white card stock. Run through a die cutting machine.  You will use the outside frame. Apply foam adhesive on the inside of the frame and set aside.
2.  Die cut 2 large die cuts using the larger die with pattern paper.
3.  Place the white frame die cut over one of the pattern paper die cuts.  This will be the front of the card.
4.  Adhere the other pattern paper to the card, by scoring one inch down from the top, putting adhesive above the score line and adhering to the front of the card.
5.  Stamp fairy and house images, color in with copic markers, die cut out with coordinating dies.
6.  Adhere die cut images to the card using foam adhesive.
7.  Stamp sentiment onto white card stock with black ink. Ink blend over the image with light teal ink.  Adhere to the card using foam adhesive.
8.  Embellish with twine and sequins.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, for a complete supply list as well as other great projects using these dies!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am sharing a decorated kraft flat bag (glassine bag).  This is a different way to store a card, give a gift card, put candy into. There are multiple ways to use them.

Using the Perfectly Plaid chill paper, I trimmed and scored paper. Then created a paper rosette with them. Adhered a pattern paper circle on top, and then layered a stamped circle as well, with colored in pumpkins.  A strip of pattern paper, was adhered to the bottom of the bag, the sentiment was stamped in black ink, as well as the pumpkin. The pumpkin was colored in using copic markers as well.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see how the other designers used this paper collection!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello friends!
One of my favorite ways to challenge myself in card making, is when I use a mini set.  Mini stamp sets are usually 2 x 3 inches, have a main image, a sentiment or two, and maybe smaller images.  It stretches creativity as well as simplifying products used.  A lot of times stampers feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices when starting a card, but I have found less is more a lot of time.

First I stamped the otter onto the card front as a mark to where my focal point was going to be.  Using green ink and a blender tool, I applied ink onto the card.  When ink blending, pick up ink onto the blender, then tap the blender onto scratch paper, if there is going to be an ink ring on the blender, this is when the sharpness of the ring will come off.  I then start blending in light circles onto the card, I repeat this over and over until satisfied with the layer and darkness of the ink.  The sentiments were stamped in black ink, the hearts and candy canes in red ink.  Once again the otter was stamped in blue ink onto white card stock, colored in with copic markers, cut out with scissors and applied to the card using foam adhesive.  I added red and green nuvo drops, then tied red & green twine into a bow, and adhered to the card front.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see more great projects using this little mini set.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello friends! How is is mid October already?! We are on the cusp of fall and winter holidays, which means starting to create Christmas cards.
Today I am sharing a holiday card using the Stitched Ornament dies from Lawn Fawn.  I started by creating a base of white card stock at 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I then layered it with cilantro card stock, that had been die cut with foam adhesive. The chili pepper was die cut with a rectangle first, and then I die cut the stitched ornament, because i wanted the outside stitch of the ornament to show up.  Next the ornament were die cut again with white card stock, and then stamped using different "merry christmas" sentiments in green and red ink.  These two layers were adhered to the card using foam adhesive as well.  To finish the card, "love" was stamped in black, and black single cord twine was added to embellish.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see the rest of the project using this set!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Merry Christmas

I have to say, seeing the first the images of this die set, and then receiving them, I was so excited!  Wreaths are very seasonal, and you can completely change the look of the wreath by using different papers and elements.  I decided to create a Christmas themed wreath.  I love the classic green wreath and red bow, it just screams holidays.
I used a mix of green pattern paper and green card stock to give the wreath some depth.  Using white card stock, the background was embossed first with the woodgrain back drop and then die cut using a rectangle die for added interest.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink, trimmed and then cut the edges off to create a banner on the wreath. The red pattern paper is from the new Lawn Fawn Knit Picky pattern paper collection.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see the other great projects using this set as well as a chance to win it.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Let's Hang Out

Today I am sharing a card using the stamp set called Winter Village from Lawn Fawn.  This is a holiday stamp set, but i wanted to create a card that could be used for any occasion year round.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to check out all of the amazing Christmas cards using this set and a chance to win this stamp/die set.

1.   Cut/score card stock to form base.
2.   Adhere a strip of red card stock to the bottom.
3.   Die cut a circle using white card stock.
4.   Stamp the images and sentiment.
5.   Color in the images using copic markers.
6.   Die cut a circle using green card stock.
7.   Using the Stitched Tree Borders, die cut onto the green circle, to get the row of trees.
8.   Adhere the tree border using foam adhesive.
9.   Adhere the circle to the card using foam adhesive.
10. Tie a bow with red twine, adhere to the card.

Use your border dies in unconventional ways to further its use.  Try creating a shaped border with different shaped dies, like the circle.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Halloween Gift Boxes

Hello friends! How is it the middle of September?  I saw someone the other day talking about only around 100-ish days until Christmas.  I was silently thinking, I just need to get through hurricane season lol.  Anyhow, Lawn Fawn has this cute little die called the Tiny Gift Box. You can create the boxes using pattern paper, or plain cardstock, whatever your preference is.  I die cut white cardstock, and then stamped images onto the die cut before adhering the box together. I enjoy customizing projects, especially for seasons.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see all of the wonderful projects using this die set!

1. Die cut white card stock using the tiny gift box die.
2. Stamp images onto the die cut
3. Color in the images.
4. Adhere the box together using a strong adhesive.
5. Tie twine bow, adhere to the box.

Before stamping onto the die cut, figure out what is the front, the top, the sides and bottom...this will help you not stamp anything upside down or backwards.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Here We Go A-Waddling

Hello Friends, today I am sharing an easy to make holiday card.  This would also be a great card to create and mass produce for a Christmas card.  That sentiment is so stinking cute, once I saw it I had to use it on this card.  I actually created this while we were waiting for Hurricane Irma to hit Florida. I struggled for a bit, but coloring the images really helped me relax and forget a storm was outside.
The die and stamps are from Lawn Fawn, and its called Here We Go A-Waddling.  The September Inspiration Week has started, so head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog today, to see more great samples using this set!

1. Cut/score card stock to create base 4.25 xy 5.5 inches.
2. Die cut red pattern paper from rectangle die, and adhere to the card base using foam adhesive.
3. Die cut white card stock from rectangle die, stamp sentiment in black ink, adhere to the card using foam adhesive. Adhere strips of pattern paper to the bottom.
4. Stamp images in black ink, color in using copic markers.
5. Die cut images using coordinating dies, adhere to card using foam adhesive.
6. Tie a double bow using twine, adhere to the card.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Costume Party

The cutest Halloween stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn called Costume Party, will be available next week.  I had so much fun coloring in these images.  For more inspiration using this set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for the August Inspiration.

I started by blending a yellow and orange ink onto the card base using a foam blending tool.  Next I adhered a strip of black card stock & stamped my sentiment in black ink.  The images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink, and colored in with copic markers.  I wanted them to look like they were holding hands, so I cut them out using scissors instead of die cutting them.  For added dimension the images were adhered to the card using foam adhesive.


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