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!

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)

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