Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sweet Holiday Wishes

I'm a little late with this post since it was part of our Fawny holiday week at the Lawn Fawn blog but better late than never right? I was inspired to create a more non traditional colored card so I went for some colorful sweets! Yum, yum!

I used the cloud border dies to make a puffy cotton candy like landscape for my gingerbread house. I stamped the house on some adhesive cork with brown archival ink then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I colored on the cork with color gel pens and used the Tsukineko White pico embellisher to do the white part.


The other candies are colored with Copic markers and cut with the dies which made it very easy to move pieces around as I created my sweet scene. I added Stardust stickles to the edges of everything to add the look of sugar.

On a side note. I mailed this sweet little card out to the Reed family yesterday to spread some Christmas cheer.  Petyon, the youngest of the family has suffered from seizures for the past 5 years, seizers which started around Christmas when she was less than a year old.  Christmas time just reminds the family of the time when the seizures started and they don't get much joy out of Christmas anymore.  My friend Ruth is Peyton's aunt and she sent out a request for Christmas cards, to bombard the Reed family with Christmas cheer and change what they remember about Christmas time.  If you want to send a card as well you can send them to
Praying for Peyton
PO Box 254
Brevard NC 28712.

It doesn't have to be a handmade card, just anything happy or joyful would fit the bill.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Very Fawny Holiday Week: Day 1

This Week is Fawny Holiday week over on the Lawn Fawn Blog. Holiday inspiration all week long and not just from the Design Team but other friends as well.  Be sure you check it out all week long.


For my card today I used a couple different holiday sets, Winter Owl and Joy to the Woods.  I used the trees in Joy to the Woods to create some branches for Winter Owl to perch on then I adorned them with ornaments covered in stickles.


I stamped my sentiment in Lobster red ink and dotted the "i's" with red stickles.  I added the new Glisten Stickles blend, which is part of the Frozen holiday 3 pack, to the branch and a couple of the bokeh dots in the background to add a little icy feel.

Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more fawny holiday projects!


Monday, November 2, 2015

A little Housekeeping...

Hello Friends,
A little housekeeping today.

Tried & True Card Designs That Work class with May Flaum (and guests) is in full swing.  Class started yesterday and my lesson was posted today. YAY! You can still sign up for class at take it at your own pace. New content will be posted throughout the month of November and you will receive an email when there is a new lesson posted.

Find out all the info and Sign up HERE.

Also, winners for the Essentials by Ellen Holiday Release II blog hop have been posted on the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom.  Please check out the post HERE to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Thanks for stopping in!  Also my apologies for the lack of posting here and on social media...since moving in the new house we are still without internet!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tried and True: Card Designs that work!

A quick little post today to let you know about a great card making class starting very soon with May Flaum called Tried and True: Card Designs that work!  And I am excited and privileged to be a guest in her new class along with some other great teachers.  I will be talking about what works for me in my card designs and how to take those basic ideas, change them up and make them your own.

You can find more registration and information about the class HERE.

This class will run live from November 1-30 and includes:
  • Full video lessons including tips, tricks, and substitution suggestions for all dozen “tried and true” cards
  • Weekly inspiration emails with student creations as well as fresh ideas from the internet
  • Four bonus “common pitfall” video lessons
  • Bonus video lessons (by May Flaum) creating cards inspired by each of the guest instructors
  • Video lesson on being inspired by beautiful cards, and how to translate into your own style
  • PDF file recapping highlights of each lesson for reference made available at the end of class
  • Unlimited email access to May Flaum before, during, and after class
  • Access to classroom and all materials as self-paced class after class ends
  • Classroom message board for interacting with fellow students and lead instructor May Flaum (Oct 30-Nov30)
  • Two live-chat Q&A and technique demos with May Flaum (google+ hangout/YouTube live) that will be archived in the classroom

Hope to see you in class!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Essentials By Ellen Holiday Release II Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! Today I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies from this release! You should be arriving from Carly Minner's blog.  To start at the beginning or if you get lost along the way please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Also, I get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!

And now to the projects....


My first two cards use dies from the new Poinsettia and Pine die set. Both cards use the same technique of coloring microfine glitter with copic markers.


For this technique I applied Stick It adhesive sheets to some white cardstock and then die cut the pieces.  After they were cut I could remove the liner paper exposing the adhesive and then add the glitter.  After rubbing the glitter into the paper I could then add the color with the markers.  When doing this technique I am careful not to color with too much pressure, typically I do more of a stipple type coloring to be sure to keep the nibs of my markers from getting damaged.  The sentiment is stamped with gold Delicata ink and I added some gold splatters using Tarnished Brass Distress spray. I added some fossilzed amber distress ink behind the center of the flower.


This card uses the same technique and has some clear gems and peppermint twine for embellishment.


My final cards feature the new Tis The Season dies.  That's right now you can die cut these fun images. One of my favorite things about dies is their ability to cut different surfaces so of course that is exactly what I did.  I stamped both images with archival ink.  The sweater was stamped on wool felt and the gingerbread man on cork.  I love that the dies cut each image out perfectly.  I added some hand stitching over the tree on the sweater and added a star gem for embellishment.

Next head over and visiCarolyn PeelerHappy hoppin’!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Lawn Fawn October Inspiration Week: Oh Snap & Love you Latke

Sorry for the late post, I am currently suffering through a lack of internet at our new house. It's amazing how much I rely on it to get things done!

Lawn Fawn inspiration week continues today with Oh Snap and Love you Latke, a great new Hanukkah set. For my Hanukkah card I did a lot of distress ink blending to try and make the candles glow.


I simply stamped the image then blended the colors around it. I colored it in with gel pens to cover up the blended colors. This set has a great die set that allows you to cut out the candles and flames separate and layer them but I actually made this before I had those awesome dies in my hot little hands.


I covered a scalloped rectangle in grey ink then added a layer of wink of stella glitter to it to make my own shimmery silver paper.


For my second card I colored the little gingerbread men with colored pencils to give them some cookie texture.  I arranged them on pink card stock circles and added simple banners for the sentiments.  I love that little angry cookie with the broken leg, he makes me giggle.


Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more projects with these two great sets!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lawn Fawn October Inspiration Week: Snowy Backdrops

Hello! Back again with another Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week post.  It may be fall but we are featuring snow today.  Snowy Backdrops to be exact.


For my card I stamped the Snowy Backdrops in Veramark ink and clear embossed them on Distress Watercolor card stock then I blended Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress inks over the embossing to create the snowy sky.  I cut the tree border out of white card stock and stamped the sentiment in Sugarplum ink.


To finish I added the snowmen from Ready, Set, Snow and added some flakes as well in Mermaid ink.  Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more projects with the Snowy Backdrops stamp set as well as the background die!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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