Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sending Rainbows and Sunshine

Just a quick post today.  I had some fun with my shimmery Twinkling H2O watercolors and a few Lawn Fawn sets: 

I started by using my paints to create a rainbow on some watercolor cardstock.  I then used Milo's ABC's (love, love, love this set!) and embossed my sentiment in black.  I thought the card looked a little plain with just the sentiment (I'll admit it-- I have trouble just leaving things be!), so I thought it would be fun to add a sun peaking through the clouds.  The Sunny Skies set was just what I wanted, so I stamped, colored, cut out the images, and adhered them to the card.  I also added a little Wink of Stella to the shading on the clouds and around the sun.  

See how sparkly and shimmery the card is: 

So there you have it-- a bright and happy encouragement card :) 

I'll be linking this card up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and the Lawn Fawn CHA Catalog Contest

Thank you for stopping by!  I'm so very thankful to all of you who take the time to visit this little blog :) I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  


Supplies: (Milo's ABC's, Sunny Skies + coordinating dies) Lawn Fawn

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dashing Through the Snow

Today I have a fun little scene to share with you today.  I've had the idea in my head for a while and, with a little free time today, the card came together pretty quickly. 

Rudolph is dashing through the snow with Winter Bunny in  To make this card, I used Let It Snow and Home Sweet Home to set the scene.  After I stamped the background, I added some distress ink to make a night sky.  I then colored, fussy cut, and added the reindeer from Critters in the Snow and Winter Bunny to the scene.  The reindeer's harness is actually just the silver cord from the Silver Sparkle Lawn Trimmings-- I just unwrapped it from the white twine.  

Thanks for stopping by! 


Supplies: (Let It Snow, Home Sweet Home + coordinating dies, Critters in the Snow, Winter Bunny, Silver Sparkle Lawn Trimmings) Lawn Fawn 

Give Thanks

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! 

I'm over at the Lawnscaping blog today to share a quick, homespun Thanksgiving card. 

Go check it out :) 

For those celebrating, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Thanks for stopping by! 


Monday, November 25, 2013

Lawn Fawn CHA Catalog Contest

Today I have a very sparkly holiday card to share.  It's a small card, measuring just 4x3. 

This was a pretty simple card to make-- just required a little planning ahead.  I used some masking on scor-tape with different colors of microfine glitter.  See how sparkly it is: 

Once the whole panel was covered with glitter, I did some stamping and coloring.  I then matted the panel on some colored cardstock and that's it!  I like that it's a flat card and will be easy to place in the mail! 

I'll be entering this into Lawn Fawn's CHA Catalog Contest.  

Thanks for stopping by! 


Supplies: (Making Frosty Friends + coordinating dies, Good Fortune dies) Lawn Fawn

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Saimin Says...

I love me a good punny sentiment, which is why the Saimin stamp set from Dandelion Designs totally rocks:

Hehe-- totally fun!  I saw the stamp set at a local store here and immediately thought of two recipients who would appreciate the sentiment.  Both recipients are November babies, so I just sealed these cards up and hopefully they are safely on their way through the mail! 

First up, the girl version of the card: 

I used a bright color palette for this one.  Once I had chosen my paper, I colored the image with coordinating colors of copics. 

And the boy version:

Same design, just more masculine colors. 

That's all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by!! 


Monday, November 18, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #70: Polka Dots

I hope you're in the mood to use polka dots!  This week's Lawnscaping Challenge is about using this fun pattern. 

Here's my card: 

I thought it would be fun to use the polka dot pattern as "wallpaper" and as a background for my "framed art."  You can see it, right?  I used Our Friendship Grows by Lawn Fawn as the focal point of the card.  I started by black embossing the images so that I could do some watercoloring with my new favorite paints: twinkling H2Os.  Have you seen these awesome paints?  They come in beautiful, vibrant colors and add a subtle, iridescent shimmer to your project.  It's so hard to capture the shimmer with the camera, but here's a close up of the card: 

Notice the shimmer

Since I don't own any brown paints, I just used my copics to color in the center of the flower.  I then adhered the flower and vase to a little frame I made and "hung" the frame with some natural twine and a brad. 

Thank you for visiting me today!  I hope you'll join in the challenge-- Lawn Fawn is our sponsor and will be giving away a stamp set to the winner! 


Friday, November 15, 2013

A Fawny Holiday Week!

Hi Everyone! 

I'm thrilled to be taking part in Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week!  

This week Lawn Fawn has featured all of their holiday and winter stamp sets on their blog.  We've seen amazing samples from the Lawn Fawn Design Team, the Lawnscaping Design Team, and the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team-- I know I'm feeling inspired to start making holiday projects!  Here's my latest featuring on one of my personal favorites: Winter Bunny: 

Oh, this card was so fun to make!  There's nothing I like more than creating a scene!  I started by masking the moon and inking the background panel with distress inks.  I then spritzed it with some perfect pearls mist to give it that icy look.  To create my little scene, I used some trees from Sweet Christmas, colored them with copics, and used some liquid appliqué to create snow.  Winter bunny was colored with copics, fussy cut, and adhered to my hand-cut snow bank.  The sentiment is from Let It Snow and a little silver sparkle Lawn Trimmings finishes off this fun card! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  Make sure to head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see more projects and videos and to win some great prizes! 


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Kitty Thanks

I've been looking forward to sharing today's card.  It's another thank you card and the recipients were my sweet parents who had been babysitting my very mischievous kitties since May.  Due to a few bumps in the road, we had to delay bringing the cats to Hawaii.  But, I'll spare you the long story about our early trials and simply report that they have arrived safely!  So, a BIG thank you to my very patient parents! 

Hehe.  This stamp totally makes me giggle because it's so perfect.  It's called Krafty Kat-astrophe from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The best thing about this hobby is you can really make the perfect card for someone.  My kitty babies are into everything and watching them (for months, no less) is no easy feat!  Here's proof: 

"Helping" to organize distress paints. 
And I'm not sure who's happiest... my parents to have a Bear-and-Audie-free house, me to have my babies back, or Bear and Aud to be in sunny Hawaii.... 
Snoozing together

Keepin' an eye out together
Watching the birds together.
So enough about the kitties and back to the card:  I stamped and colored the image with copics.  I then cut some strips of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods 6x6 paper pad to add a little extra color.  I then stamped the sentiment in black (again, so perfect) and mounted the cardstock panel on a teal card base.  

I'm going to link this up to this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving

And if you want more pictures of my silly kitties and anything else going on around here, you can now follow me on Instagram :)  

Thank you for stopping by! 


Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank You

Happy Monday! 

I have another "thanks" card to share with you today.  It's in the same vein as my last card, but with some different stamps.  

I started by masking and inking an orange line using wild honey distress ink- I really love this color!  I then used two Penny Black stamps (verdant and social butterfly) to stamp within the colored line.  I did this by first stamping the image off onto scrap paper and then stamping the second generation onto the cardstock panel.  This creates a subtler look than stamping the image outright.  I then stamped my sentiment (Lawn Fawn) and the dragonfly from "social butterfly" in black ink and added a few pearls to finish the card. 

I'm also going to link this card up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: clean and simple

Thanks for popping in! 


Saturday, November 9, 2013

More Penny Black Fun

To continue the theme of "thanks" for November, I have another card to share today.  It's another simple one: 

I'm really loving Penny Black stamps these days and the "Verdant" stamp is no exception.  I started by doing a little masking and inking to create a line of color.  I then stamped the verdant stamp in black and added a few Memory Box butterflies (dancing butterflies die).  The sentiment is from PTI's Mini Blooms set- I just love the script writing.  

The theme is still "clean and simple" over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog, so I'll be linking the card up.  Thanks for stopping by today! 


Thursday, November 7, 2013


As we continue into November, I thought it would be fun to feature a few more "thanks" cards in honor of Thanksgiving.  Today I have a clean and simple card that uses one of my favorite Penny Black stamp sets (delicate florals). 

This card was very simple to make.  I started by stamping the flower image and coloring it with copics.  I then distressed the edges of the cardstock panel with antique linen distress ink and stamped my sentiment (PTI Mini Blooms) in black ink.  I finished the card by drawing a frame with a copic multiliner and adding a few rhinestones. 

I'll be linking this card up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: clean and simple

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And don't forget to come back this week-- I have a few more "thanks" cards to share! 


Monday, November 4, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #69: Sentiment

Happy November! 

Where is the year going? *Sigh*...   

Since it's the beginning of the month again, it's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge.  The theme this week is to make your sentiment a stand out!  

Since we're in the month of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a card expressing thanks.

One easy way to make your sentiment stand out is to take one important word and jazz it up.  I took the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's So Thankful set and die cut the main word from cork paper using Quinn's ABC dies.  The remainder of the sentiment was selectively inked and stamped.  For a little decoration, I stamped the tree from Into the Woods and colored and cut out the pumpkins from So Thankful.  To make the pumpkin vines, I used some bakers twine that was coated with glossy accents and wrapped around a stick.  This allows the twine to keep it's shape.  Lastly, I used the heart dies to add a little extra emphasis to the sentiment.  The hearts were colored with the same colors of copics as the pumpkins and then coated with glossy accents. 

The main panel was mounted on patterned paper from the Into the Woods 6x6 pad. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you feel inspired to play along with us this week!  We're sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, who will be giving the lucky winner a $25 gift certificate to the store! 

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