Extra Bonus Day!


Surprise! There is a bonus day for the Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week. Today is the very last day, yesterday was the release and we just had to share a few more projects.
This cake slice die, is so freaking adorable. And I have to say, would make such great packaging for party favors and gifts.


The die set comes with everything to complete the cake slice. Top, bottom, embellishments and details. Its a great stand alone die for sure!


There is also another die set called Just Stitching Double Rectangles. This creates a double stitched rectangle on the project of choice.



Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to check out todays projects!

Thanks So Much


Are you following along with the Summer release from Lawn Fawn? Do you have a favorite so far? I am loving all the stamp/dies that are beach related!
Today my card is using a brand new die called Tropical Backdrop.  I know a lot of cardmakers, do not like to color. So this project is a great example of how you can achieve a fun and colorful background by just using pattern paper. 
I have seen some of the projects that the other designers have created and they are incredible! Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to check them out!

Smooth Sailing


After living in Florida for over 10 years, and my husband being in the Navy, its easy to say I love all things nautical. This Smooth Sailing stamp set from Lawn Fawn has anchors, sailboats, lighthouses, and wonderful sentiments. 
There is something really eye catching when you use pink/orange/yellow together. It kind of reminds me of a sunset. That is the inspiration from this card, is the cotton candy sunset you see when visiting the coast of California.
The sailboat and anchors were stamped in black ink, and then colored in using Copic markers. The banners and the images were all adhered to the card with foam adhesive for added dimension.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for projects using this stamp set!

Technique Tuesday May Blog Hop


Welcome to the May Technique Tuesday Blog hop
here is the full list of the designers showcasing new stamps and dies



I am using the Sending Roses stamp set from Technique Tuesday for my card today.


The rose was stamped in black ink and then colored in using copic markers. The sentiment is in black in as well. Strips of pink and red cardstock were adhered to the white card base to tie in with the rose coloring. To give the card depth and dimension and rose and sentiment were adhered using foam adhesive. 



Speech Bubbles


My blog post never went live yesterday, so I am combining two cards in one today. 
First up is a new backdrop from Lawn Fawn called Speech Bubble Backdrop. Its a die where the edge is stitched but the speech bubbles get die cut. I chose to remove the bubbles and then watercolor them in light pink, orange and yellow. There is another speech bubble die, where the inside speech bubbles are stitched and do not get cut out. I am just putting it out there so you know there are two choices!  The little cute dog is a new stamp, and can be found in the Say What? Pets. Over on the Lawn Fawn blog, you can see the different dies and new stamps and how they are used on projects.


In the speech bubble theme. There are also two new die sets, Stitched Speech Bubble (used above) and Outside In Speech Bubble (where you get a frame). This watercolor paper was diecut using a Speech Bubble die. The peacock and sentiments were stamped in black and mermaid, then colored in using watercolors. The base of the card was stamped using the star and party hat in a clear ink. The peacock and sentiments are from a new stamp set called Peacock Before and Afters.

There are sooo, so many beautiful cards on the Lawn Fawn blog this week, if you have time go and check them out!


Keep On Swimming


This new stamp set called Keep on Swimming from Lawn Fawn, is a stamp set made to be used in conjunction with the reveal wheel die. However, the images and sentiments are perfect to use alone as well. 
I knew I was going to paint the goldfish and orange tone, so the fake tan cardstock was an easy choice to pair with (the hearts were stamped in clear ink). The white panel is actually watercolor paper and the images are colored in using watercolor pigment inks. 
Sometimes it is very hard to get a clear impression especially with sentiments when you stamp onto watercolor paper. But, when you use a stamping platform where you are able to stamp the same image or sentiment multiple times, perfectly, you will get that nice and even stamped image/sentiment.
To tie the card together, I finished by adding trimmings to coordinate.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to see much more inspiration.

Here For You



One of the coolest things that Lawn Fawn started to do a few years ago, was to start their interactive card dies. They are so well thought out, and just so fun to create with. Today, I am sharing a mini card using the latest interactive card die set. Its called Center Picture Window Card die. 
From the front, it looks like a normal typical card, but then when you open it up a 3 dimensional scene pops up.

There is also an add on die set that coordinates!

The cards that the Lawn Fawn design team have created using this die set, are amazing and so cool! Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see all the beautiful inspiration and for a chance to win this die set!

You're A Blessing



Hello friends!
Fun stuff happening today!!

Technique Tuesday is having a blog hop celebrating National Scrapbook Day this Saturday, and they are giving away free stamps and dies. At the bottom of the post will be instructions on how to claim them.
I am slightly obsessed with the stamp set I used on my card. It is called Fresh Peonies from Technique Tuesday. It is so pretty, and even more beautiful when you color it in. I decided to watercolor the image (that I stamped several times), because I get depth and dimension using this coloring technique. Copics are my absolute favorite, but there is something special that happens when you watercolor this image.

To see what all of the other designers are sharing today, head on over to their blogs!



Saturday, May 4th, is National Scrapbook Day. In honor of this crafty holiday, we are giving away FREE stamp sets and dies. And here's the best news... you get to choose which FREE set of stamps or dies you get. Here's how to claim your FREEBIE:
1. Go to our website and put $30 of other products in your cart.
 2. Go to the FREE National Scrapbook Day 2019 category on our website choose your free stamp set or set of dies to, and add it to your cart.
 3. When you check out, enter the coupon code: NSD2019
 4.  The charges for your freebie will be removed from your order.
Hurry --- this special offer ends on Sunday, May 5th at midnight!




After Every Storm


Hello friends! 
Today over on the Lawn Fawn Blog, the fawnies are showcasing cards using this Rainy Backdrop die.
Can we just talk about the sentiment for a second? There are no truer words. If you ever find yourself in the middle of a "life" storm, remember these words. I remind myself of them all the time.
There were a few different cards that I created but settled on the black glittered cardstock. It packed such a pretty punch paired with the Rain or Shine Before n Afters rainbow and sentiments.


The glittered cardstock adds such a nice touch, especially when using a backdrop die. It stands out and makes a statement.
The rainbow and clouds were colored in using copic markers, then adhered to the card with foam adhesive. 


Llama Tell You


Hello friends! Today I am sharing a card using the stamp set called Llama Tell You from Lawn Fawn. This is a 2x3 inch stamp set (and only $4!!). I love that with such a small stamp set I can fill an entire card. 
The llamas were stamped in black ink onto white cardstock and then colored in with Copic Markers. I cut out the llamas with scissors instead of die cutting them. Before the llamas were adhered to the card front with foam adhesive, the sentiment was stamped in black ink at the bottom of the card.

At first adding black twine seemed like it would finish and embellish the card well, but then decided to use enamel heart stickers, in coordinating colors.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more inspiration using this stamp set!


Sending Sunshine


Lawn Fawn is showcasing this stamp set called Rain or Shine before and afters today which is a perfect stamp set to use with the Magic Picture Changer die. However, I just wanted to use the stamp set as is, to show versatility. 
The rainbow image, is a rainbow with a sun behind it, and clouds at the bottom of the rainbow. I wanted to have a series of rainbows. The image was stamped several times and colored in. Then using scissors cut out. I left the sun on only one of the colored images and that is how I created the series of rainbows, to create a clean and graphic design.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see how all of the other designers used this stamp set!


Growing Together in Love


Hello friends today is the reveal day for the Technique Tuesday April Release!  Join us in a fun blog hop!


Latisha Yoast (here)


For my card, I used the Growing Garden stamp set. All of the images were colored in using Copic markers.


I hope you hop along with the designers and Technique Tuesday, to see all of the pretty stamps released!

Happy Birthday


This Fancy Lattice backdrop die from Lawn Fawn is so beautiful! When I first saw this die, I was so happy because it can let itself to so many different styles! 


I used the Pixie Dust Sparkle glitter paper from Lawn Fawn to die cut the image, then applied it to a white card base. White on white is always so classy! The image is the cute little llama from the Llama Tell You stamp set, and is perfect for a birthday card! Llamas are so on trend, I see them everywhere! And because I'm obsessed with the Wavy Banners and stamp set, I had to add those as well.

I hope you have enjoyed the March Inspiration week, and as always head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to check out all of todays beautiful projects. And for a chance to win this die!

Congratulations


I have more projects to share for the Lawn Fawn March Inspiration week.  Today I have a few cards using several different stamps and dies! First up is a stamp set called Simply Celebrate Spring. I used the stamp that has 5 graduation caps on it. I stamped the images in black ink several times onto a white cardstock panel, and then colored in the caps with Copic markers. My son is in the 12th grade, and I know many young adults who will also graduate this year. So, I chose the school colors of my sons school (black and gold). The panel was adhered to a black card base using foam adhesive. Twine was added for embellishment. The sentiment from the Wavy Sayings stamp set, was stamped onto white cardstock in black ink, then diecut.


Using the same Simply Celebrate Spring set along with the Spiffy Speckles pattern paper, I created a fun card using the plane and banner stamp. This stamp set is so versatile and I love how perfect the Wavy Sayings stamp set works in the plane banner!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see how each of the designers used these stamp sets!


Waving Hello


Happy St Patricks Day! Today over on the Lawn Fawn Blog the designers are sharing this Duck/Chick add on die set. It is meant for a box, but I wanted to show that it can go onto anything, so I put it on a little tote bag. This is the perfect bag to put a treat in for Easter!


Yesterday the stamp and die set called Rawrsome was showcased. I created a fun no line watercolor scene. This is the perfect stamp set to create any card/tag for anyone who loves dinosaurs! My kids would have flipped out when they were little if they saw this stamp set!


Sending Hugs


Hello friends!
Long time no see! I am so sorry that my blog has been silent the last few months. My husband has had quite a few medical issues arise, including brain surgery that was not planned.  In January we learned he had something called a cavernous malformation, which he had surgery for and removed. His medical team at The Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville) has been nothing short of incredible.  A big thank you to everyone who reached out, sent positive vibes and prayers. We felt all of them! Which brings me to my card today. How fitting that its a Get Well stamp set, love it!

Today I am sharing a card using the Get Well Soon Before & Afters from Lawn Fawn. I started by stamping the images with black ink onto white cardstock, then coloring them in using Copic markers. At first, the bottom of the card was going to be a solid piece of red cardstock, but it looked really plain and was missing something. So I trimmed a few pieces at .5 in x 4.25 inches, and adhered them to the bottom of the card. "Sending Hugs" is actually 2 different stamps, but I aligned them to create a sentiment. The images were cut out using sharp scissors and then adhered to the card using foam adhesive. To embellish and add more interest, I double tied peppermint twine, and tied a bow.



Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see more beautiful projects!

Blog Hop Winners

A big thanks to all of you, who took time to hop along on this huge blog hop! I hope you have found a few new people to follow and maybe a company or two.

I loved reading your favorite memories of 2018, it warmed my heart. Most of your favorite memories, had nothing to do with things, but how spending time with people made you feel.  Don't forget that. In 2019, when you feel down, make a card and send it to someone. I promise the joy the card that will bring to the receiver will encourage you to bring more happiness in your everyday life. It also serves as a reminder to enjoy the small things in life. Its amazing how a simple card can bring immense happiness.  So I encourage you all, to send what you are making. My friend Kimberly has an Instagram handle called Mail It Monday, it encourages you to mail a card every Monday. Go check it out!


Below are the two winners. One will win the gift certificates and the other will win the box of stamps/dies. If one or both do not claim them, I will pick new winners.

The winner of the box of stamps and dies from Susan is
Mindy1414

and

The winner of the gift certificates is
Christi Conley


please email me at tishayoast@gmail.com

Seasons Giving Blog Hop Year 7!


Hello friends!
Welcome to the 2019 Seasons Givings Blog Hop!
Can you believe this is the 7th year we are doing this?!

Thank you so much to all of the loyal blog readers who support me, as well as the companies that I work for. I love the card making/paper craft community. We all love to make cards, that will make someones day. There truly is no selfless act like sending handmade happiness in the mail to someone.

I cannot believe that 2018 is already over. I felt every single minute of my age this year. I saw more wrinkles, more grey hair, more weight...but with all of those negative things in the back of my mind. I have never been happier in my life, my marriage, being a mother and a friend. With age comes wisdom, and I truly never realized that until this year. I do not sweat the small things anymore, I am prayerfully grateful for my health, my family and friends. There is a lot that I keep private from readers and on social media. I think keeping good deeds close to my heart and not sharing them, keeps me humble. One of the most soul fulfilling things I do, is help people. I help strangers and friends/family because its a calling. This year I had a lot of heart to heart talks with God. What I want to leave you with is this. If you feel pulled to do something for someone, but you keep talking yourself out of it. Stop. Do the good deed. It will make your cup overflow. With that said, I hope 2019 brings you so much happiness that you feel like you are magic. Love you all!

Today I am giving away...

$30 
Gift Certificate to Lawn Fawn
$30
gift certificate to Ellen Hutson
$15
gift certificate to Starbucks

and a box full of stamps/dies from the amazing Susan Opel

1 person will get the gift certificate and 1 person will get the box of stamps and dies. 
Leave a comment telling me your favorite memory of 2018
this giveaway will end on Jan 5, 2019 winners will be announced on January 6, 2019

Every single blog listed below, is having a giveaway/s. 

Lawn Fawn
Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

Hello Friend


I have been enjoying coloring with my one true love, by beloved copic markers. I dabble in other mediums, but I feel more in control and comfortable with Copics. So for this card I stamped the images from the Beautiful Narcissus stamp set from Technique Tuesday in black ink, then colored in the flowers using copic markers.  I always think orange/yellow go well with purple, so I added a purple satin bow to embellish the card.
I hope you all are enjoying your last days of 2018!!
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see the full stamp set!

I'm Bear-y Sorry


Hello friends! We are just a few days away from 2019, and its the very last Saturday of the year. Today I am going to go to brunch with my husband and good friends, do some grocery shopping and hopefully just lounge around the house for a few days. The weather has been very dreary here lately so I like to stay in and read while it rains.
Today I am sharing a fun card using a new stamp set from Technique Tuesday called Bobby The Bear. It has a lot of sentiments as well as a honey pot, bear, bee hive and bee images. I was in a coloring mood, so I decided to color a bunch of the honey pots in rainbow order (of course) with Copic markers. This stamp set does have a coordinating die set, but I chose to cut everything out with scissors.
To ge the bear to hold the bee hive, I cut along the arm and then tucked the bee hive in the cut line.
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see a full reveal of this stamp set!



XOXO


Hello friends!
There is a brand new backdrop die from Lawn Fawn called Polka Dot Heart Backdrop. Its available in two options, landscape and portrait.
I created the rainbow background by die cutting white cardstock with the landscape die. then using red, orange, yellow, green, teal and blue inks, blending the ink from red to blue to create a rainbow ombre. The rainbow panel was adhered to a white card base using foam adhesive. The white frame was created using a rectangle stitched frame die.
For more details on this new die and more products, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to win these products and to see beautiful inspiration.

Hugs


Hello friends! Boy is it freezing here in Florida! I am currently dreaming of warmer weather but since  it is winter, I have brand new products from Lawn Fawn to share with you. 

There is a new die set called Candy Hearts, and they are stitches along the edge and then have cute sayings on the inside and then one of the dies is a solid heart. I started by applying ink onto white cardstock until I was happy with the color. Once the ink dried, using the heart dies, I die cut the card stock and placed the diecuts aside. Using the portrait heart backdrop die, I diecut a piece of vellum. I then used the vellum as a stencil, and applied the same ink to the card front. The stencil was slightly moved, in between applying inks, to get both colors to show up.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see all of the wonderful projects using this new product.

I Love You


Hello friends!
There is a brand new Lawn Fawn critter and mini stamp set in town.  When you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, you are not going to believe all of the variety of cards that can be made with one little stamp set.
So this is the I Love You (calyptus) stamp set, its an itty bitty set, but really so versatile.  I stamped the Koala in black ink, and then colored him in with copic markers, as well as the other images. Before I adhered the images to the card panel, I ink blended a few different greens to make it appear the koala was in the bushes somewhere. Then stamped the sentiment in a nice black ink.
There are some fun giveaways on the Lawn Fawn blog, so head on over there to check out the inspiration as well as having a chance to win this set!

A Toast To Us


You guys!
Lawn Fawn has a super cute new stamp set and coordinating dies called Let's Toast.  It has the most adorable images and sentiments all focusing around toast.  Truly one of my favorite things to eat is avocados, especially in the morning on toast.  So of course I found a way to create my beloved avocado toast onto a card.
The images were stamped with black ink, and then colored in with cops markers. The avocado image is one whole image. I just cut it in half and then created slices to place onto the toast.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to see all of the beautiful projects using this set.

What Wood I Do


Today I am sharing another card using the Beau & Beatrice Beaver stamp set from Technique Tuesday.  This time, I stamped the image onto watercolor, then created a cute and simple watercolored scene.  Just by adding grass and sky, the critter gets grounded, instead of floating around.
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog, to see the other stamp sets being shown today!

A Good Friend


Hello friends! I hope all of my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We had a full house of family and friends, too much food, and a lot of laughs. It was perfect.  I took a few weeks off from making anything crafty, I just needed a little quiet time, to reset, relax and rest.

Today, I am sharing a card using a new stamp set from Technique Tuesday called Beau & Beatrice Beaver Stamp set. It has two different beaver images, wood stumps, a snail, flower and fun sentiments.  There is also a coordinating die set as well.

For this card, I stamped all of the images in black ink, and then colored them in with copic markers. Instead of using the dies to cut out the images, I decided to fussy cut the images with scissors for a closer cut to the image line.
I used a few different green oxide inks on the card front, taking my time to blend them together, then spritzed water on top. Once the water was dry, the sentiment was stamped in black ink, and the images were adhered to the card front using foam adhesive. To finish I tied some thick cording.


Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog, to see the full stamp reveal of this set!

Merry & Bright Tags


Welcome to Day 3 of the Fawny Holiday Week!
This week the designers of Lawn Fawn are sharing holiday projects to get you in the holiday spirit and to inspire your creativity.  I decided to create tags, because, who doesn't love a great tag? 
I started by trimming red cardstock into tags, then embossing the tags using the Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop.  The sentiment was stamped in white ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment and trees are from one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets called Snow Day, the bold sentiment hooks me in every time!
The trees were stamped in assorted green inks, then embellished using Nuvo drops. To make the tags sparkle, chunky glitter was added along the edges.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see all of the great projects!! Plus there are some fun giveaways too!!


25 Days of Christmas Tags, Technique Tuesday



Today is day 13 of the 25 Day of Christmas Tags.  Head on over to Tracey's Blog, for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Technique Tuesday, as well as see all of the different tags the design team created.  Every day is a different sponsor and different prize!


I decided to watercolor most of my tag, starting with the deer & snowflakes from the Dani The Deer Stamps set and the sentiment from Perfect Poinsettia.




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