Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy You are my Mom

Is anyone else completely loving the watercolor trend in card making right now?  I love how mixed media always finds away into card making.  For this card, I decided to use the Zig Clean Line pens.  I have found that if you apply color, then quickly add water in a small section, the type of paper that you use is less important.  But if you apply all of the color, then water...then you need a smooth water color paper for that.  It will blend much more easily.

I started by stamping the fox image with versa fine black ink, its permanent and is perfect for watercoloring since it doesn't bleed.  Then I colored in the image.  Using a MISTI tool, I stamped the sentiments.  The Happy Happy Happy Family add on stamp set from Lawn Fawn, is so great for cards that you plan on giving to a family member!

For more cards using this stamp set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog! Its the April Inspiration Week!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Year 8

Today we are supposed to have thunderstorms and tornado watches.  It is definitely spring in the south.  Hopefully this rain will have all of the flowers in bloom in no time.  There is nothing like driving through a neighborhood and all of the azaleas are in bloom.  Its beatiful.

Today, I am sharing a card where I heat embossed the kraft card base with versa mark ink, then used the Lawn Fawn rose gold embossing powder to emboss.  It created a niece muted background on the card front.  I again stamped the fortune cookie on white card stock, heat embossed it, then colored it in with Copic markers.  Instead of using the coordinated die, I trimmed around the image with scissors.  I didn't want any of the white card stock to show.  The diecut image was adhered to the card using foam adhesive, as well as the stamped sentiment.
To embelllish I adhered twine and yellow nuvo drops to the card front.

There are many more projects on the Lawn Fawn blog to check out! Plus a few giveaways are happening!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Slow Down and Enjoy

Hello friends!
The April Lawn Fawn Inspiration week is happening, and today I have a cute little project to share.  Have you seen the Slow Down and Enjoy Stamp set & add on dies?  I created a bookmark with them.  I love how the stamp set shows the front and back side of the animals lol.

I started by stamping the elephant onto white card stock and coloring it in using copic markers.  Then using a coordinating die, I cut out the book mark.  I like to stamp, color then die cut, so I get perfect placement. Using a low tack tape or washi tape to hold down the die helps immensely.  I then cut out the book mark again using green card stock, adhered them together and tied some LF twine through the holes.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for some really fantastic projects using these stamps/dies.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Floral Thanks

Hello friends!
Another floral watercolored card today.  I am really loving the experimentation with different forms of watercolor. Whether its, traditional watercolors, or ink pads or pens, water based techniques are a lot of fun!
I started by stamping the flowers in a pigmented black ink, once the ink was dry, I watered in the flowers and leaves.  Once the images were completely dry, they were cut out with scissors and set aside.
The sentiment was stamped onto water color paper, as well as a few additional flowers.  The flowers were watercolored with Zig pens, and a brush.  The cut out flowers and leaves were adhered to the card using foam tape.

This is a brand new stamp set from Technique Tuesdays April release.  Its called, Flowers For Her.  The full reveal is on the TT blog.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Hello Friends, are you ready for another sneak?
Today I created a card using a stamp set called Sassy Girl thoughts, it has really great sentiments with images to coordinate.
For this card I stamped the sentiment first in black ink, then randomly but not randomly stamped the coffee mug over the card front.  The coffee cups were colored in using Copic markers!

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog for a full reveal!!

Friday, March 30, 2018

For You

Hello friends!
I am sharing a sneak peek at one of the new products releasing in April from Technique Tuesday.  Its a border tulip die.  It cuts the silhouette of a tulip off the edge of card stock!  I added water color to the inside of the tulip, but you could certainly add ink with a sponge dauber, copic markers or even leave in plain.  So many possibilities!!

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog, for a full reveal!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wishing You Love

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a watercolored card with you today.  For this particular card, I new I was going to be using pigmented water colors (sennelier) and a lot of water, so I used Arches water color paper. This card probably took 2 days to create, only because I fully allow the paper to dry before adding additional color, when I don't want colors to bleed into each other.  Some of the red and yellow did, because I laid those colors at the same time.
The images and sentiment are in the Lily Wishes stamp set (now on sale) from Technique Tuesday.  I love coloring in their florals with watercolors!
To embellish I added clear Nuvo drops.

materials used
Sennelier water colors
Da Vinci water color brush
Arches water color paper
kraft card stock
foam adhesive

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Miss You

This was such a fun stationery and envelope project to create!  I die cut white card stock with the scalloped stitched rectangle die, stamped my sentiment then colored in with copic markers.  What I love about this "card" is the envelope I created for it using the Gotta Have Gingham pattern paper!
Right now I am addicted to creating my own envelopes.
There are punches, templates, dies etc...to help create an envelope.  If you have a scoring tool, most likely there is a template online to help you out.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more great projects using this line of paper!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Cards

Hello friends!
I am having to do a few days of catch-up today, I thought I pre-scheduled my blog posts, but they never went live :(  Sometimes you win some, some times you lose some.  I was away at Walt Disney World with my son for 4 days and it was amazing. I am however sad, that the time I put into my blog posts is gone.  Oh well.

My first card was made using the Peekaboo backdrops as well as other Lawn Fawn dies, to create a clean and graphic card with no stamping.  A lot of crafters do not stamp, so I wanted to show how versatile this new back drop is.  I think it would be a lot of fun to create a scrapbook page using this die!

 Next up, I have this watercolored card using the Happy Village stamp set.  I originally had the images die cut, but after I die cut them I realized it didn't look right with a white border around the die cuts.  So, I used scissors and trimmed as close to the stamped image as possible.  The images were popped up using foam adhesive.

Lastly, I have this fun watercolored background card with a bold sentiment.  The alien from Beam me Up kind of reminded me of a sick flu bug lol, so I thought is was perfect for a "feel better" card.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more March Inspiration week as well as a chance to win a whole lot of new product!

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 tishayoast@gmail.com

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!

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