Happy Halloween


Y'all!
The Fall and Winter release for Lawn Fawn is here! Brand spanking new, never been seen before...stamps, dies, paper, ink, new tools...so 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 out...it 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!


Cupcake Birthdays


Have you been following along with the Lawn Fawn June Inspiration Week? The Fawnies, are making incredible projects, everyday someone has made my jaw drop from their cleverness. Today I have a card using the new Stitched Cupcake die set. I wanted something bright and bold, but that was clean looking. 
I diecut the different pieces in pinks, aquas and oranges so I would have a selection of colors that I could mix with each other. Some of the pieces needed to be glued together, so while the glue was drying, I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment in black ink. I adhered all of the diecut pieces to the above the sentiment using foam adhesive. Except for the hearts, those were glued on. To finish, I doubled up twine, and tied a loose fun bow.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more beautiful projects to inspire you to create!

Happy Summer


Hello there!
I hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods! It has been thunder storming here off an on for over a week and I am ready for a full day of sun!
This didn't come out as exactly how I saw it in my brain. But I still really like it, and had fun creating it, so thats all that matters.
I used the Sunray, Double stitched rectangles, and Happy Summer line border die, from Lawn Fawn to create this card. To give the card added dimension I watercolored the background in a gradient way, having the darker coloring at the top, and lighter water blended card at the bottom. 

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see more projects using the new Line Borders. 

Beach House Add On


There is a die from Lawn Fawn called the Scalloped Treat Box.  What is cool about this box, is that you can use it alone, or with the add on die sets, there is a collection of them. This is the 5th add on set to the Scalloped Treat Box and its called Beach House.  The sky is the limit when decorating these  treat boxes, and since I live in Florida, I might have squealed when I first saw this beach house add on set. 
I kept everything simple from colors to what I adhered, because I could have gone crazy! There are so many cool ways to style this box, I'm excited to play more with it!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see some amazing projects with this set, they are stunning!

I Sea It's Your Birthday


Sometimes when I get a mini set, I try and make a large card just using it. Its fantastic that Lawn Fawn stamps can coordinate and elevate each other, but thinking about the new customer, I wonder maybe this is their first set. How can I used just this stamp set?

Here are two cards using this mini set called Seahorsin' Around, without using another stamp set.  The above card is new, and was stamped, then colored in with copic markers, and the card below was stamped and then colored in with watercolors. 


Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see how the designers used the two mini stamp sets being shown today!

Happy Birthday


Hello friends! Its the Lawn Fawn June Inspiration Week and the designers are showcasing the other half of the summer release. Today I am sharing a clean designed card, that will only take one stamp to mail.
The card is a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. Its a 4.25 x 11 inch strip of cardstock scored at 5.5 inches. This seems like a very simple concept, but I am adding in those measurement because a lot of new stampers like exact measurements for replication. 
Once the card base was created, the sentiments from Birthday Before & After stamp set, were stamped in black ink onto the center of the card front. The images from the same stamp set, were stamped in black ink, then colored in using an assortment of copic markers. The images were fussy cut with scissors and then adhered to the cardfront using foam adhesive. If this isn't going in the mail, I would have added ribbon or twine to embellish!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see some INCREDIBLE cards using this set, my mind was blown!

Blooming Hello


Hello friends!
Today Technique Tuesday is having a fun blog hop showcasing the June release.  I used the Blooming Branches stamp set, stamped it several times onto watercolor paper using a light tan/yellow ink. Then watercolored the images using Daniel Smith watercolor pigments. The "hello" sentiment was stamped in black ink onto watercolor paper and then adhered to the panel using foam adhesive. 


Here is the complete blog list of all the designers showing off new stamps and dies

Latisha Yoast  (here)



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

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