Winners of Seasons Givings Hop

Hello friends!

Thank you so much in participating in another year for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop. I enjoyed reading all of your comments about your biggest lesson learned. The honesty of your comments make me feel brave. I wish I could give every single one of you a physical gift. As we enter a new year and decade, I pray that all of you are restored with a bounty of blessings. That your hearts are filled with kindness, forgiveness, and brought peace to heal from sadness. We are all more alike than different, especially with our ability to love. 

The biggest lesson I learned this year is that its okay to be vulnerable. To be my truest self, I cannot let people in, if I have walls up. So I brought that wall down brick by brick, and it was hard. Lots of tears were shed. With both of my children away at Universities, learning how to parent more positively in the way they need as young adults, made me a better mom. I learned who my true friends were after my husband had brain surgery, and who just wanted information to gossip. That stung, and made me bitter for a little while, but learned very quickly that bitterness is poison and to remove it, I had to forgive those who had wronged me. 2019 was the longest year of my life, and at times I felt so alone. But, it was also the year I grew the most and became a better person, and for that I am so thankful. 

Now for what you all are waiting for. 
Here are my winners of the Seasons Givings Blog hop

Carol HB
you have won the box of goodies from Susan

Natalie from Delightful Details
you have won the prize package from Grace

Kristina B.
you have won the prize package from me

Tracy M #6773
you have won the $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn

please email me

so we can correspond and get your gifts to you

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the 8th annual Seasons Givings Blog hop!
Happy New Year!
Every single one of the blogs listed below are hosting a giveaway.

I don't post as often as I should on this blog, but I would love it if you would follow me on instagram!
My IG handle name and link is Latishayoast

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the blog readers, customers who support stamp companies and who champion the craft industry. Without you there would be nothing. This blog hop is for you. I hope to be more creative this coming year and be able to share more in 2020. I wish all of you nothing but blessings as well.

Also, for a chance to win these prizes, please answer this question.
What is the biggest lesson you learned in 2019?

Here we go!

This first prize package is from Susan Opel, the Editor in Chief of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine.  This box will include a few magazines, new and gently used stamps, dies, stencils as well as other delightful surprises. 

This next prize package is from Grace (click on her name to go directly to her IG handle). She is a fellow designer for Lawn Fawn. She is generously sharing this package full of Lawn Fawn goodies. I see stamps, dies, paper and a glitter pen!

I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn for one prize, and then a package of goodies.

Please visit each of these blogs! Again, each one is hosting their very own giveaways!

Here are a few of my favorite projects that I made in 2019

Tags and ornament holders

Here are a few projects that I created for Foundations and Decor. Some fun tags, and an ornament picture holder!

I am kind of obsessed with the fuzzy yarn that I used on the tags, it made them extra cozy!

I painted the wood parts of the ornament, and then decorated it with diecuts before adding a picture of my son when he was younger. 

Valentines Cards

I have been the worst blogger and I apologize. 2019 has been a very hard year for me and my family. But I still love sharing my projects with all of you! Here are a few projects using the Valentines release from Lawn Fawn.
For this first card, I diecut the stitched hearts that just made an impression onto the cardstock. Then very carefully adding ink to each heart and stamping a butterfly in the same ink. I diecut white cardstock with the "friends" die and finished by adding twine.

This was such a fun card to make. I gathered a bunch of pink/red inks and then stamped the heart in the different colors, leaving room for a sentiment, stamped in black. A true one layer card.

For me coloring is so relaxing, and on this card I was able to watercolor and use copic markers to create a vibrant puffer card.

Does white on white or in this case cream on cream ever go out of style? No, no it does not. 

Narwhals & Sugar cookies!

 Last month I was in Kansas with a bunch of crafty friends, and I was able to complete a few cards for this Lawn Fawn Inspiration week!  Up first is a row of Winter Narwhals.  They each were stamped using the River Rock ink, and then colored in with colored pencils and gamsol.  The panel was blended using Distress Oxide inks, and then splattered with gold Kuretake watercolors. Each narwhal was adhered using foam adhesive. A double knotted twine bow was added for embellishment.

Up next is the Sugar Cookie add-on stamp set. Each cookie was stamped in the new Sugar Cookie ink, then colored in using Daniel Smith Watercolors.  Glossy accents was placed on each cookie, then once dry hand cut. Glitter was added to the edges of the cookies to give them a vintage old timey feel.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see more wonderful projects using these super cute sets!

Big Thanks When Hero Arts meets Lawn Fawn

Hello friends! Today I am sharing something special. Lawn Fawn has joined forces with Hero Arts, celebrating Hero's 45th Anniversary as a company, also to celebrate this wonderful industry.  

These two companies are bringing you this adorable stamp set called Big Thanks (and coordinating die set). To celebrate this fun collaboration, we are having a blog hop! If you just came from Jessica's blog you are in the right place! The next blog you will go to is the amazing Laura!

There are some fun prizes that you can win too!
* One winner will receive the stamps and dies
* One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree to Lawn Fawn
* One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts

You have until Sunday September 29, 2019 to leave comments.
The winners will be posted to the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Lawn Fawn September in Review

Hello friends!!
My blog posts from September never went live, so here is a quick review of my projects!!  All products can be found at Lawn Fawn!!

Happy Fall

Outside In Stitched Pumpkins plus Fall Fling kind of equals magic. This paper collection inspires me to make pretty things!

I used both of the new pumpkin dies from Lawn Fawn to create this dimensional pumpkin as well as the leaf dies that are included. To get the depth in the leaves, each leaf is adhered using foam adhesive. 

This might be my favorite card that I have made from this release. It flows nicely, and the colors are just so beautiful.

Here is another card using the pumpkin dies in a different way!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to check out all of the wonderful projects being shown today. As well as getting a chance to win new product!

Fall Build a House

I am so excited to share this card today using the Build A House die from Lawn Fawn. I am sharing the house, how the house comes (minus a few extras) but there is also a Halloween add on die kit and Christmas add on die kit. 
This is a super versatile die, and it can pair with just about any Lawn Fawn stamp set!

I created a simple card, that would be perfect to send to someone who just bought a new house, moved, is adding to their family etc! Pair this die with the add ons and you can go next level with Halloween and Christmas cards. If you like to build scenes this would be great to have as a staple!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see how all of the designers used this die in fun and different ways!

Thankful For You

Hello Friends!
I hope you all have had a wonderful summer so far! Today I am sharing a fun new die from Lawn Fawn called Flippin Awesome. It is the easiest interactive die that I have ever used! Some of those dies, make you feel like you need to me a mathematician who went back to school to be a magician. They are hard lol.
Anyhow, this new die, paired with the Fall Fling pattern paper, has me wishing for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and I don't even really like fall! (not a fan of things dying lol) I live in Florida, I can't help it for loving perpetual summer weather, its not my fault hahaha. 

But back to this die, and these papers. They are absolute magic together. The Fall Fling paper might be my favorite new product of this fall/winter release. Its that amazing. 

I hope you all are following along with the August Inspiration Week on the Lawn Fawn Blog. I might be biased, but the designers are sooo good! Make sure you leave a comment on the LF blog if you want a chance to win the giveaways!

Happy Halloween

The Fall and Winter release for Lawn Fawn is here! Brand spanking new, never been seen before...stamps, dies, paper, ink, new much goodness!!
Go follow along this week over on the Lawn Fawn Blog.
Today I am sharing a card using a new stamp set called Spooky Village. It has fun houses, and elements to make a halloween scene. I think my favorite part of this set are the bold sentiments.
I applied ink to the white woodgrain cardstock, then stamped the houses in black ink and colored them in with copic markers. The sentiment was made with clear ink and white embossing powder, and heat set onto black cardstock.

Spirit of Christmas

Hello friends! 
How is it the end of July already? Is it just me or has this year sped by at a rapid rate? In one month I drop my youngest off at his University and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. To ease my mommas soul, I have been creating a lot the last few weeks. Thank goodness for craft supplies!! Which bring me to todays project.

Did you know Technique Tuesday is having a sale on their Christmas and Winter holiday themes stamps and dies? 25% off!! Shop the Christmas Sale collection here!

Tags are my jam. They make me insanely happy to make. Partly because I can add beautiful ribbons on them, that I cannot put onto a card or scrapbook page.

The stamps that I used on this tag are from the Spirit of December, I love that there are so many sentiments and images to create a Christmas or winter scene. The dies are from the Postage Card Crafting & Jam Jar Labels crafting sets, but they are also in a Holiday bundle called Documenting December. This bundle is perfect for anyone who does a December Daily album.

Thank You

Hello friends!
I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far! My youngest child graduated High School and we had family out from California and Nevada. Also, my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary, this past month as well. We had eloped in Charleston, SC so is was only fitting that we went back to celebrate with our family. Lately I have been a little lazy, but after the last 6 months, it has taken a toll on my mental health, so a few lazy days are in order. The stress of my husbands surgery, my son graduating, my daughter moving has been a lot.  I am glad that our family is on the other side of it, and we are welcoming new chapters for all of us.

Now on to my card! Technique Tuesday is releasing a new floral stamp set called Hello Hollyhocks, its a smaller stamp set, but you can do so much with it! I stamped the image twice in black ink, colored in the flower with copic markers, and then cut one of the flowers out. The sentiment and Butterflies were also stamped in black ink, and colored in with copic markers as well. With the extra flower, I cut the flower apart to adhere with foam adhesive over the flower. The panel was then adhered with foam adhesive to a white card base.

This card is going to go in the mail. My son has about 50 thank you cards to write out this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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