Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 5!

Welcome to the 5th year of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  I have two giveaways on my blog, one from me, and one from Susan & Beth Opel.  Please leave a comment telling me about your favorite New Years tradition, I will pick two winners on January 8th.

Make sure to visit all of the links below for more chances to win great, great prizes!

Giveaway #1
A Happy Planner and 2 packs of stickers

Giveaway #2
30 assorted stamp and die sets from MFT & Avery Elle

Lawn Fawn

Heidi Ramsey Blankenship

Octopi My Heart

Hello Friends!
Today I am using a new stamp/die mini-set  (2x3 inches) called Octopi My Heart by Lawn Fawn, along with the scalloped circles stackable set.  These small sets have so much packed into them for the price!
I decided to make a cut tag for a bag.
For more inspiration using this set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog!

Love Letters

We are taking a small break from Christmas projects to bring you a new stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn called Love Letters.  There is a new font introduced in the sentiments (which i love!!), and all kinds of fun notes that can go on the letter or in a bubble.  Such a fun set, especially with Valentines Day coming up!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for more great inspiration using this new set!!

Sealed With a Kiss

Today over at Lawn Fawn, as a Black Friday special.  If you spend $35 you will get this stamp set as a gift, and if you spend $60 you will get the stamp and die set!

Seasons Greetings

Today I am sharing a fun card perfect for the Holidays, which means one less Christmas card that I need to make!
I used the Home For the Holidays mini stamp set paired with the Tiny Towns border, both from Lawn Fawn, to create this card.  I die cut plaid christmas paper with the border die, and then inked the top edges to make the houses pop.  Before I adhered the border down, I stamped the trees in a selection on Lawn Fawn green inks.  The car was colored in using copic markers, and I used twine to wrap around the tree to have it look like the tree was tied down to the car.
For more great inspiration using these products, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog.

Perfectly Plaid Winter

I have no idea when my obsession with plaid started, but if I had to guess it was early 80's?  I love plaid shirts, plaid pants, skirts when Lawn Fawn started making plaid paper, my mind exploded.  Plaid + paper crafting = me very happy!!

Today I am sharing a fun treat bag that I decorated using the Plaid Winter 6x6 paper, stamps and dies. This years winter release from Lawn Fawn is ridiculous, and I mean that in the best possible way.  From 3 plaid collections, stamps, dies and inks I am in crafty heaven!!

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

Scripty Merry & Wishes

Many years ago, I bought several of these kraft coffee bags/treat bags, just to have on hand.  They are great to stamp on, put stickers on or in my case today, alter with pattern paper and die cuts.

Using Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper, I adhered some 6x6 pattern paper onto the front of the bag.  I then die cut red card stock using the tiny town border die & adhered it to the bottom of the bag.  Next the grey card stock was die cut and adhered to the bag.  

I grabbed a sheet of foam adhesive, trimmed it town, peeled on side of the sticker off and applied some red card stock to it.  Next I placed the "merry" & "wishes" dies onto the card stock, and die cut them.  Since they were diecut onto a foam adhesive sheet, when I pulled the diecuts out, foam adhesive was cut perfectly on the back side of the red card stock.  Which made it so easy to adhere to the grey die cut circle.

To embellish I added twine onto a clip which helps keep the bag closed.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for more great projects using fun word dies like I used today, as well as a chance to win some product!

Tiny Tags

Hello Friends! Lately I have only wanted to make treat boxes, pillow boxes or altered bags.  Maybe its because the holidays are quick approaching or because you don't have to follow the same design rules at you would if you were making a card.

I have a few pillow boxes that I made, using the Tiny Tags Sayings stamp set as well as the Tiny Tag dies.  The two kraft boxes were stamped completely to create a custom pattern paper, and then on the red pillow box, I stamped little hearts inside the plaid boxes.  The heart and star tags were distressed with ink, before stamping the sentiment.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to win these products, as well as seeing more wonderful projects!

Winter Unicorn

Hello Friends!
Today I am sharing a few projects using the Winter Unicorn set from Lawn Fawn.  This week they are showcasing some of their latest stamp sets, dies and pattern paper.
I created a card as well as a treat box using this Mini Stamp and die set.  Although the set is small, you can create so many different projects.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see the many projects using this set, as well as have a chance to win these items!!

Lawn Fawn & Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


Hello Friends!
This week Lawn Fawn and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L are blog hopping daily, with new projects showcasing products from both companies.

Here is my project that is on the Lawn Fawn Blog today. (head on over there for more details)

Here is my project that is on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas

Hello Friends!  
Today I am sharing a very quick and easy project, decorated candy tubes.  I used the Perfectly Plaid Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad, a paper trimmer, adhesive and twine.  Each pattern was trimmed to 1/2 inch to 4 inches, adhesive was applied on the back of the paper, and then adhered to the container.  To embellish, I added twine.
What is great about decorating these tubes, is how simple it would be to customize for an event.  You just change the paper to suit your needs.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, for more great projects using this paper line, as well as a chance to win this paper line!

Snow Cool Distressed & Embossed Card

Hello Friends!
Are you following along with the Lawn Fawn September Inspiration Week?  Today I am sharing a card using a few stamping techniques that I enjoy doing, heat embossing and ink distressing.  I started by inking up the snow background stamp from the Snow Cool set using VersaMark ink.  VersaMark ink is a watermark and embossing ink.  I applied clear embossing powder over the stamped image, and then heat embossed the card using a heat gun.  Using the Blue Jay ink from Lawn Fawn and a blending tool, I applied ink to the front of the card.  I started at the top of the card, working my way down to the bottom, to create a gradient look.  I stamped the sentiment in the same blue jay ink, and added the little snow flakes too.  The penguins were stamped, diecut and colored, then adhered to the card using foam adhesive to give the card some depth.  To embellish twine and sequins were added.

This stamp and die set is called Snow Cool, and is being showcased today over on the Lawn Fawn Blog.  Head on over, post a comment on the blog for a chance to win todays prizes, look at beautiful projects and hopefully leave inspired!
Have a great day!

Sprinkled With Joy Gift Tag & Bag

Hello friends!
I decorated a bag, perfect for storing cookies using the Sprinkled With Joy stamp set and dies from Lawn Fawn.  Its a really cute baking set, focusing on sugar cookies.  I love that there are a few different dies for the stove, including one where the oven opens (as shown).  The cute factor and genius behind this set is ridiculous.

Some times there just is not room to add a sentiment on a tag, thats why i love to stamp on bags as well.  Its an extension of the tag and just completes the project nicely.

There are a ton of projects using this set over on the Lawn Fawn Blog, they are also giving away this stamp and die set!  Head on over and leave a comment, and leave a little inspired!

10th Grade Layout

Today I am on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog, sharing this Back To School Layout!  For more pictures and details of this scrapbook page head on over to the Fancy Pants Designs blog here.

Frosty Fairy Friends

Hello friends!
There is still another week of Summer, however its all about the Holidays over on the Lawn Fawn Blog.  Today is the start of the September Inspiration Week, and I am sharing a fun stamped card using the Frosty Fairy Friends stamp set.

I stamped the bottom panel of the card front using a few different Lawn Fawn inks, then distressed the edges and center, so it wouldn't be so stark white.  I added a few different pattern paper from the Perfectly Plaid Christmas collection, to complete the first layer of the card front.  I die cut white card stock using the dotted circle die, stamped around the edges, stamped the sentiment and adhered it to the card using foam tape.  I stamped, diecut and then colored in the fairies using copic markers, and adhered them to the circle die cut.  To embellish I added glitter to the wings, and some twine to tie a bow.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see more great projects using this set!!

Lawn Fawn: Thanks a Bushel

Hello friends!
As children all over the US head back to school, I decided to make a fun teachers gift.  Using the new stamp set and dies called Thanks a Bushel from Lawn Fawn, I made this plain muslin bag into something cute.

I'm not sure where I bought these plain muslin bags, but if I had to guess, probably a $1 section at a store.  With black ink, I stamped the apples and basket of apples onto the bottom of the bag.  I made sure that each time I stamped that there was plenty of ink on the stamp and that I applied firm even pressure.  I then colored in the images with copic markers.  Since these markers bleed, I had to lightly color near the edges.  I stamped the hearts in a red ink.  I die cut the tag from red felt and die cut a circle using burlap.  Using the same circle die, I die cut a white circle, trimmed it down and stamped a sentiment.

For more great project using this set, as well as a chance to win some fabulous product, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel stamp and dies
Lawn Fawn stitched tag
Lawn Fawn circle die
copic markers
Lawn Fawn lobster ink
red felt
muslin bag

Lawn Fawn: Perfectly Fall Plaid

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing another treat bag, using the Scalloped Treat bag die and Stitched tree border dies from Lawn Fawn.  If you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, the focus today is the Perfectly Plaid Fall pattern paper, as well as new card stock and ink (like storm cloud...its a dark grey).

Yesterday I talked about how easy is it is to create this treat bag.  Today I die cut the Stitched trees die and adhered it to the front of the bag using foam adhesive, it just gives the bag that little extra touch.  I didn't add a tag, but adding a stamped sentiment onto the twine would be super cute!

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Scalloped treat bag die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Tree border die
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall pattern paper
Lawn Fawn twine

Lawn Fawn: Scalloped Treat Bag & Bows

Hello friends, I am back today sharing a treat bag.  Lawn Fawn has another die that when die cut twice, creates a scalloped treat bag.  The score lines are created when you die cut it, so all you have to do is fold along the lines, add adhesive and adhere together.  There is a great video that explains how to use the die over on the Lawn Fawn youtube channel, and on the blog.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see all of the wonderful projects using todays featured products.  The Bow die, is also new this month, there are three different sized bows.

I used the Perfectly Plaid Fall 12x12 pattern paper to create this bag, as well as the bow.  Each bag you need to die cut twice, so you can get 4 bag diecuts to make 2 treat bags from a single sheet of 12x12 paper.  The Halloween image and sentiment are from the Plan On It: Holidays stamp set.

Lawn Fawn: Happy Howloween

How cute would it be to make cute little treat bags (like this) for your friends who have dogs?! Like put little doggy treats inside the bag. So cute!  I created this using a new stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Happy Howloween, featuring some really cute dog images and dog centric sentiments.  There are even little Halloween outfits to dress up the pups.  So stinking cute!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, for a chance to win this stamp set with coordinating dies, as well as seeing some great projects!

Materials Used:
kraft bag
Lawn Fawn Candy Corn Trimmings
Lawn Fawn Happy Howloween stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 pad
Lawn Fawn Stitched circle tag
Lawn Fawn cross stitch circle die
black ink
copic markers

Lawn Fawn: Jump For Joy & Leafy Tree Backdrop

Hello there!
I have had one busy summer!  I will save that for a later blog post, but today I am sharing a card, using some new product from Lawn Fawn.

I used a stamp set call Jump for Joy (and coordinating dies), along with a die background call Leafy Tree Backdrop.  Together I made this fun, scenic card, perfect for fall holidays.

Make sure you visit the Lawn Fawn Blog everyday, this next week because there will be lots of prizes given away, as well as, tons of great project ideas!

Reverse Confetti Giveaway!

I have an extra Because of the Brave stamp set to giveaway from Reverse Confetti.  I absolutely love this stamp set, and would love to send this set to one of you.  If you are new to Reverse Confetti, please head on over to their website and check out all of their stamps & dies!!

In the comments please leave a comment about your favorite 4th of July memory.  I will be selecting a winner June 29th.

Smart Cookie

Hello there!
Today I am sharing a cute little gift bag that I made using the Lawn Fawn Tote Bag die, and paired it with the new stamp set called Smart Cookie.  The bag is perfect for holding a Gift Card.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to check out all of the projects using the Smart Cookie stamp set. 

Plan On It Calendar

Today's post is for everyone, but especially for planner addicts, and those who love to stamp in their planners.  The second Lawn Fawn planner stamp set has been released.  This set focuses on month, days of the week, days of the month and a few season images.  It is great as a stand alone set or a great companion to the first planner set that Lawn Fawn released.

As you can see below, I used both sets to plan out the week shown.  

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see how the designers used this set in very creative ways!  Also for a chance to win this set!

Scripty Smile, Stiched Kite & Grassy Hillside

There are many things that I love about Lawn Fawn products, but it is incredibly awesome how the products are so interchangeable.  No matter if you own 1 stamp set or 20, they all coordinate together, and there is not exception to the dies either.

For this card, I created it solely on card stock, dies, pattern paper and adhesive (oh and twine) and even though they are completely different themes, they seamlessly coordinate.  Love that!!

If you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog today, you can check out many beautiful projects as well as win a chance to win the dies I used on this card.

Lawn Fawn: So Smooth

Hello there!  Its hot, and very much summer here in Florida.  Yesterday I walked outside, and then quickly walked back inside because the air was so thick lol.  I wasn't ready for the humidity that early.

Anyhow, today I am sharing a card using the So Smooth stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn.  Its a new release, and if you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, there are a ton of samples using this set.  Plus as an added bonus, if you leave a comment, you can win the set! Super cool!!

Have you tried the Lawn Fawn card stock yet? It comes in 10 gorgeous colors and is absolutely perfect for card bases

Shooting Star, Make Me Smile & Big Scripty Words

Shooting Star, Make Me Smile and Big Scripty say that three times lol.  Those are some of the newest dies and stamps that are being released this week from Lawn Fawn (among many others).  The Make Me Smile die set, are different smiling emojis/faces to die cut into images.  After I die cut the star, I die cut one of the faces into it so that the star would be smiling!  So super cute!!

There are many new stamps and dies being showcased over on the Lawn Fawn Blog.  If you like this project head on over there to see more great projects as well as a chance to win the products shown!!

Lawn Fawn: Dad & Me and Stitched Mountains

Hey there!
How in the world is Father's Day next month?
Lawn Fawn is releasing a new stamp and coordinating die set call Dad & Me as well as a border set called Stitched Mountains.  The stamp set has a few larger sentiments and it has some super cute critters in this set also!
If you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, they are giving away the products that I used on this card! How exciting is that!

Lawn Fawn: Mermaid For You

I may have let out a little gasp and sigh when I first saw the images of this stamp set.  Few things are more magical than a mermaid.  The sentiments are so cute and punny and really just make me happy. I am talking about the new summer release from Lawn Fawn called Mermaid for You stamp and coordinating die set.

I love making shaped cards, and I knew this was going to be a circle card.  So that was my starting point.  I stamped the images, and then started coloring in the different mermaids and sea creatures.  This was how I determined the color scheme and matched the card stock accordingly.  Since this is a stamp and coordination die set, it made it easier to create depth by die cutting a few images and popping them up using foam adhesive.  I use foam adhesive on every project I create, it really creates the perfect amount of depth that prevents a project from looking too flat.  The sea grass was created by stamping different tones of aqua using a Mini MISTI tool.

Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for a chance to win these products as well as seeing some really beautiful projects using the same stamp set.

Lawn Fawn: You've Got Mail

Hello there!  Today I am sharing a card using the Lawn Fawn stamp set called You've Got Mail.  For those of you who have this stamp set, you will pleasantly surprised to know that this stamp set now has coordinating dies!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to see more great project using this set and die set, as well as a chance to win some great product!
I am really loving how this card turned out, and its a perfect card to send to my husband who is currently deployed.

1. Cut/score white card stock.
2. Using versa mark ink, stamp image onto bluejay card stock to create a water mark effect, adhere to the card base.
3. Stamp postcard image onto kraft card stock, die cut.
4. Stamp sentiment and image onto the postcard, adhere to the card front.
5. Stamp the mailbox onto chili pepper card stock, die cut and adhere to the card front.
6. Stamp border beneath the blue jay card stock
7. Stamp/die cut airmail image, adhere to the card
8. Adhere liberty lawn trimmings to the card.

Lawn Fawn: Hillside Borders

Hello there!
Are you following along with the Lawn Fawn Inspiration week?  Today over on the Lawn Fawn Blog, the focus is on the Hillside Stitched border die and the Meadow Borders die.  Here I made a fun "congrats" card using the stitched hillside die.

I used quite a few Lawn Fawn products on this cards.  Which I will list at the bottom under materials used.

1.  Cut/score white card stock to create base.
2. Die cut blue and green card stock using a stitched rectangle die.
3. Using the hillside border die, die cut the green rectangle diecut to get hills.
4. Adhere onto the card base using foam adhesive.
5. Stamp bear onto white card stock, die cut using coordinating dies, color in with copics and adhere to the panel.
6. Stamp cap, die cut with coordinating dies, color in with copics and adhere to the card.
7. Did cut pink card stock using the "congrats" die.
8. Tie a bow using twine, adhere to the card.

Materials Used:
Love You S'more Lawn Cuts dies
Lawn Fawn Love You S'more stamp set
Lawn Fawn Hats off to You stamp set
Hats off to You Lawn Cuts dies
Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables Lawn Cuts Dies
Lawn Fawn scripty congrats die
Lawn Fawn mermaid and guava card stock
Silver Sparkle Lawn Fawn trimmings
green card stock
foam adhesive
white card stock
glitter pen
copic markers

Lawn Fawn: Year Six

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a card using the Year Six stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to check out all of the great inspiration being shown today, as well as a chance to win this stamp/dies along with another set!

I seriously love this mini stamp set!  That pearl is just so cute!!

Lawn Fawn: Let's Polka in the Meadow

Hello there!
Spring Break just ended for my son, so this Monday has not been easy lol.  Waking up at 5:30 am was not anyone's idea of fun this morning.
Anyhow, today I am sharing a scrapbook page using the Let's Polka in the Meadow paper collection from Lawn Fawn.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see all of the wonderful projects using this collection as a full material list on this page.

Lawn Fawn: Lovable Legends

Hello there!
Today I am sharing a card using the Lovable Legend stamp set from Lawn Fawn, as well as the rest of the LF designers.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to check out all of the great projects using this set, as well as a chance to win todays products.

These critter sets are so unbelievably fun to create with, plus I love to color and coloring a mythical creature like a Kraken is so cool.

My husband is deployed right now, so I created this card with him in mind.  I'm going to place it in the next box of goodies I send to him.
I have no idea what color a Kraken is, but it was fun to imagine, so I used an assortment of blue and green Copic markers.  I stamped the image, die cut it out, then colored it in.  I set it aside while i created a little bit of depth on the front of the card.  I created waves with two different inks, and stamped stars on the top as well.  Adhered the kraken die cut using foam adhesive and then embellished using Lawn Fawn twine.

Lawn Fawn: Just For You

You know how you plan out a card in your head, and sometimes it doesn't work out, but sometimes it turns out better than what was in your head?  This is todays card.  I love it when cards are easy to create.  The Lawn Fawn designers are showcasing the Just For You stamp set, and Just for You labels stamp set & coordinating dies.  If you click on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, all of the projects are all there in one spot, as well as you get a chance to win todays products!

These two stamp sets and dies are amazing, you really need to go check out all of the projects that the designers did, because they are all so different, cool and used in really neat ways.

First of all, can we just talk about the LF card stock?  Dude the 10 colors are so pretty, bright and fun...they make me happy.

The little scalloped circle were created by using VersaMark ink, stamping the scalloped circle stamp onto the solid card stock and die cutting it out using the coordinating die.  Sometime when you use the same color ink pad, the ink blends into the card stock.  I wanted the stamp to show up a little bolder, thats why i chose to use the VersaMark.  
Each sliver of the card stock is cut 1/4 inch wide, and then adhered down onto the card base.  The scalloped circles were adhered down using foam squares, and so were the mailbox and card (which were colored in with Copic markers)

Lawn Fawn: Little Bundle

Hello there!  Yay its Friday!!
The Lawn Fawn design team is starting the March Inspiration week and the stamp set we are showcasing today is the Little Bundle and coordinating dies sets.
If you click on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, you will see all of the projects in one place, as well as getting the chance to win todays products.

I don't know about you, but it seems like a lot of people I know are either pregnant or just having a baby lol.  So this stamp set is perfect timing for me and all of the baby cards I need to make.  To create the background on the pink card stock, i stamped the images using Versamark ink.  VersaMark is a watermark ink pad, which is really cool.  I paper pieced the little dress using the Lawn Fawn plaid pattern paper, and the sentiment is actually two different stamps, there is another stamp that says "baby boy" so this is a very versatile set.  It is for boys and girls.

Lawn Fawn: Perfectly Plaid

Hello there!
Okay...I love plaid, like seriously love it!  So when I first saw this line of pattern paper, I thought I died and went to crafty heaven.  The print, the colors...everything about it, makes me ridiculously happy.
Today I am sharing a scrapbook page that I created for the Lawn Fawn booth for Winter CHA 2016.  For more inspiration using this line of papers head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog.  You can also win this line by leaving a comment on the LF blog.

These two beautiful souls are my children.  They are my heart.  So its so perfect that I used the Stitched Heart Die cuts, to create this page.

Lawn Fawn: Rooting for You

Hello there!  Are you following along with the February Inspiration week from Lawn Fawn so far?  What do you think?  I am constantly amazed at the ideas that come out of that company.  Today I am sharing a card using the Rooting for You stamp set and coordinating die set.  What I love about this stamp set is that is has solid stamps!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more great inspiration and for a chance to win this set!

My card is a little clean and simple for you today.  I chose to use the color palette of red, orange and yellow.  I usually try to stick with 3 colors when I create a card...Oh I have green too (but not a lot more of an accent).  A card doesn't seem so overwhelming when you keep a color scheme simple.

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