Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Love You Tons + VIDEO

I'm over at the Lawn Fawn blog today sharing a video for a sweet Valentine's Day card!   

For this card, I used the Love You Tons stamp set + coordinating dies, the Stitched Journaling Card die set, some Pink Lemonade Lawn Trimmings, and the LF heart dies.  Here's the video showing the card from start to finish: 

In the video, I share a few tips and tricks including an idea to make your own stencils.  For this card, I used the Stitched Journaling Card die set to make a stencil out of a post-it note.  See all the colorful hearts stenciled on the kraft cardstock?  

As I said in the video, you could choose to make a more permanent stencil out of acetate so it could be used over and over again.  I think it's a really fun idea that brings new life to your dies!  

Thanks so much for visiting! 


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sunflower Thank You + VIDEO

Today I'm over at the Lawnscaping blog to share a card that makes the most out of stamp sets.  Here's a sneak peak of my card:

I also made a video, which you can check out on my YouTube channel, on the Lawnscaping blog, or down below!  

I hope you'll head on over to the Lawnscaping blog to check out the full post! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #74: Inspired By

It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!  This week we're challenging you to make a project inspired by one of the Lawnscaping Design Team members.

This was really a tough challenge for me!  All the DT members are so talented and inspiring, so it was quite hard to pick someone.  But, pick I must, and I chose Elise.  She really has such a fun and whimsical clean and simple style and I've always loved all of her cards.  So, hopefully I did her justice :) 

Like Elise, I used a lot of white space, fussy cutting, Quinn's ABC's, and some small hearts for some whimsy.  I have to admit, it was hard for me to say I was "done" with so much white space!  Once I was finished adhering everything to the card, I used my clear glitter pen to add some sparkle to most of the card: 

And there you have it!  I hope you feel inspired to play along with us this week!  Our sponsor is Lawn Fawn, who will generously be giving away a stamp set of the winner's choice! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


LF Supplies: Here's the Scoop, Our Friendship Grows (heart) + coordinating dies, Quinn's ABC's + coordinating dies

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine's Video


I'm over at the Lawn Fawn blog today sharing a video for a Valentine's Day card using their new Science of Love stamp set. 

You can check out the video on the Lawn Fawn blog or view it down below via their YouTube channel: 

And I'm totally embarrassed to say that in the video I said Milo's ABC's had only 1 letter "U". Apparently I can't see straight, because there are multiple U's.  *Sigh*.  I hope you'll forgive my mistake! 

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the video.  Thanks for stopping by! 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kitty Love

I recently bought a cute stamp set (Furry Kisses) from my crafty teamie Kari and I've been wanting to make a card with it.  The main image in the set is of two cute kitties, so I thought I would try my hand at coloring them like my two siamese kitties :) 

After I finished coloring the image with copic markers, I found some old Lawn Fawn patterned paper from the Bright Side collection.  This collection came out before I even knew anything about stamping, but I received a card kit from Simon Says Stamp as a prize last year and the kit included the paper.  I have a tendency to hoard things, so I thought I may as well use it since it's been untouched for over a year now!  And since I was channeling SSS while making the card, I used another of their stamp sets (On Edge) and it's coordinating die.  Once the entire card was assembled, I added some Wink of Stella to the words and some glossy accents to the "absolutely" die for a little extra texture and dimension. 

I finished the card with some teal Lawn Trimmings that coordinate with the Bright Side collection. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 


Monday, January 13, 2014

Sending Sympathy

Well the new year is off to a very slow crafty start.  Like I said last week, it's been hard getting back into the routine of making cards, but seeing all the new products that everyone is posting from CHA has me feeling more inspired.  So with that being said, I thought I'd make a no-pressure-do-anything-you-want card today. 

So it turns out that I came up with a sympathy card.  The sentiment was an after-thought, but I thought it went nicely with the feel of the card.  A goal of mine is to have more cards like this ready to send out should the occasion arise, because I often find myself in need of a particular card (thank you, sympathy, etc.) but don't have any time to make one.  I can't bring myself to buy a store-bought card now, so often times the occasion comes and goes without a card in the mail (#fail)!  So hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more cards like this one on the blog in the coming months! 

I started by using Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass distress inks to lightly ink around the edges.  I then stamped two flower images from Penny Black's Allegro stamp set.  The first one was the second-generation stamping to give the impression of being in the background and the other flower is stamped over with a crisp black ink.  After looking through my stamps, I thought the sympathy sentiment from Stampin' Up's Petite Pairs looked nicely with the images. I finished the card by mounting the panel on some pink cardstock and then mounted the whole thing on a black card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  


Monday, January 6, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #73: Let's Party

Happy New Year! 

It's been hard coming out of this (last?) year's post-holiday-coma and I haven't felt too much like crafting.  But what better way to get going again than with the first Lawnscaping Challenge of the year.  We're celebrating our birthday, so the theme is anything birthday. 

Since this is my first post of the new year as well, I thought I would start off with a clean and simple card. 

I just made some simple stripes by doing some masking and inking with distress inks.  I then stamped my sentiment (Sophie's Sentiments) and added some silver sparkle lawn trimmings.  I then mounted the entire panel with some foam tape. 

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, who is generously giving away a $25 gift card to the lucky winner. 

Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif

Thanks for stopping by!  

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