Friday, September 19, 2014

Lawn Fawn September Inspiration Week:Joy To the Woods

I can't believe it's already time for another Lawn Fawn Inspiration week! It really is my favorite time of the month seeing everyone's creations to inspire.  Today we are featuring Joy to the Woods.  I really love the trees in this set but I challenged myself to make a card that wasn't a forest scene.


I used papers from the new Snow Day collection to for the background and pulled some copic colors that matched the colors of the papers to color my ornaments. I love how the dies make cutting out the ornaments so very easy.  I used the new sparkle green lawn trimmings to tie a bow at the top.


Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more projects with this set and giveaways as well!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy STAMPtember

I'm sure you may have heard that it is STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp.  I have a super fun fall card over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today in celebration of STAMPtember.  Please go and check it out, I really think it will brighten your day! :)  Here is a little peek!

Also there is a new Lawn Fawn exclusive set available at Simon Says Stamp in celebration of STAMPtember as well!  It is so cute!  I can't wait to have it myself and get it inky.

Thanks for stopping by! Now be sure and check out the Simon Says Stamp Blog to see some Lawn Fawn goodness from me and a couple other talented ladies as well and you can purchase this cute stamp set HERE.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Journal with Embossing Paste + Stencils

I had a few requests for a video showing how I used embossing paste to create this panel I shared on instagram.

So I created one for you, I created another video using the same technique in some different colors. The result is a cute little journal with that cute kitten.  You can see the video below.  I used Charcoal ink to stamp the Alphabet Background on Sugar Wafer card stock then I used the Scrambled Letters Stencil with Silver embossing paste.


I used the You Are Pawesome stamp set and coordinating dies for the little cat and the "pawesome" die cut.  I cut one of the puffy star stackables from Lawn Fawn out of Lemon Sour card stock along with some small stars using Simon Says Stamp mini stars die.


For the back I used the Simon Say Stamp Paw craft die to create a little badge for the back side as well.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Getting to know me blog hop

Today's post is a bit different, I was tagged by my fellow Fawnie Elena to do a little getting to know me blog post. So today I will answering (or attempting to answer) some crafty questions given to me by Elena.

1. What creative projects are you currently working on?
Currently I am working on projects that will be shared later in the month for Lawn Fawn, Studio Calico, Simon Says Stamp and other fun things that I have to keep under my hat for now *wink wink*   Lately my blog tends to be lots of posts and projects packed together then periods of nothing because I'm usually working on stuff to be revealed later.  One day I may get on a more regular schedule.

2.  What inspires your designs?
Lots of things inspire me, inspiration can truly strike anywhere.  I am completely guilty of taking random pics with my phone when I see things out and about and in the store that I find inspiring, textiles, prints, color combinations.  I am also very much inspired by my creative friends and design team mates.  So many times I see projects and think "oh my goodness that's brilliant, wish I had thought of that!" But that's the best thing about creativity, just take an idea and morph it into something that is all your own.

3.  What method or process do you apply to each of your creative projects and how long does each project take to complete?
This is a hard one, not so sure I have a specific method.  I tend to plan cards out a lot.  I keep a stack of cheap card stock cut to standard card size on my desk and I "sketch" stamp out my ideas to make sure things fit well or translate from my head to the paper.  I stare at a layout often, move things around, stare some more.  I am a bit of a perfectionist so I like to be sure of something before I commit to it.  That being said, projects take me awhile, hours at times. But sometimes I can get very inspired and whip out a handful of projects pretty quickly, it just depends on the mojo I guess.

4.  If you had to describe your 'signature' style, what would it be?
Cute and happy! Most of the time anyway.  I am usually inspired by my cute stamps to make cards more than anything.  Sometimes I come up with something clean and simple and other times it can be more complex but it's always usually a bright and happy design in the end I hope.

5.  What three crafting tools/products can you not live without?
There is no way to only pick three! What crafter came up with this question? HA! Stamps for sure (which in turn requires ink of course) Copic Markers, and scissors.  Oh but wait I need a paper trimmer too! Only three just isn't going to cut it.

So now it's my turn to tag a few people to play along.

Britta Swiderski, tag you're it!  I first found Britta through the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.  I really loved watching her videos.  She is the reason I now love distress inks.  So happy that I can call her a friend and I have had the pleasure of spending time with her.  Looking forward to the next time I get to see her again.

And Danielle Walls, tag you're it too! Honestly I don't remember how I first came to know Danielle but  she allowed me to be part of her first design team at Neat and Tangled which was awesome.  She is sweet and lovely and can't wait to see her again soon.

Love you girls! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yeti Confetti Birthday

Today is the amazing Kelly Marie's Birthday! YAY! Happy, happy Birthday Kelly! I made this card for her for her birthday.


I know she loves the Lawn Fawn Yeti and he can celebrate birthdays as well as all things winter right?  I used the Stitched hillside dies and Stitched Rectangle dies to create my landscape.  I used white flower soft to make him fuzzy and picked out a colorful variety of confetti for him to toss in the air.


Kelly I hope you have a wonderful birthday and enjoy your Birthday Confetti Yeti! :)


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shoot for the Stars

I have a fun card to share with you today using Waffle Flower's Starry Night Stamp set and the Riverside Die set. I created this design based on the large moon with the sentiment and I wanted to use my new glow in the dark embossing powder to make the moon glow.  I thought it would also be a cool idea to design the card so that the sentiment "appeared" when the glow in the dark was activated.


I embossed the large solid moon with the sentiment using WOW glow in the dark embossing powder on distress watercolor paper.  I masked off the moon so that non of my dark ink would accidentally get into the negative space of the embossing.  Then I applied faded jeans, stormy sky and chipped sapphire distress inks around the moon.  I then added squeezed lemonade distress ink over top of the moon and out into the blue sky.  I love how the distress watercolor paper allows the distress ink to move and blend better than any other paper, it really allowed me to create an amazing glow effect that I'll admit was a very happy accident!


To finish my sky I stamped the stars in golden glitz delicata and platinum planet brilliance pigment inks.     I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies to cut a mat out of citrus slice card stock and the stitched hillside dies to create ground from licorice card stock.  I cut the trees from the black card stock as well and covered them in black diamond stickles for some night time shimmer.


And here is a look at what the glowing effect looks like on this card.  It's a little hard to photograph but it's pretty cool in real life.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Inlaid Wood Die Cuts

Today I have a video tutorial over on the Lawn Fawn Blog showing how to create an easy inlaid wood effect using wood paper and dies. You can also check out the video HERE on the Lawn Fawn YouTube Channel.


I used copics to create the various wood colors and added burlap and burlap twine to add even more texture and materials to this card.


The wood and neutral colors of this card would be great as we head into the fall season.  Change up the sentiment and dies used to create different looks.  I think it would even be nice to try colors other than brown to "stain" the wood inlays.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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