Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter + a Giveaway!

Happy Easter!

I have a cute Easter card today as well as a GIVEAWAY!!!! First the card...

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I used Hero Arts Layering papers and shadow inks with the Lawn Fawn Happy Easter set for this card, my favorite part is the custom jellybean pattern paper! :)

Okay now for the giveaway.  I have an extra Bannerific Lawn Cuts die set to giveaway today.


To win this little giveaway please leave a comment on this blog post by 8:00pm EST April 7th.  That's a whole week to leave comments! Tell your friends! Also, if you post about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter leave an additional comment letting me know and get an extra entry.  GOOD LUCK!

And I hope everyone of you has a very Happy Easter!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Design Principles Class Giveaway!

My dear friend Britta is re-releasing her Design Principles class and I am happy to be giving away a spot in the class.  Here is a little more about it.



The Inspiration University: Design Principles class is now ready as a self-paced class! Join Britta Swiderski as she walks you through the Design Principles and shows dozens of methods and techniques for applying them to your own projects. 

The class consists of 10 complete lessons with additional introduction and review, over 5 hours of exclusive video content. Each lesson is centered around four videos: a traditional whiteboard-style lesson, the making of a helpful reference tag and two cards. There are more than two dozen never-before-seen cards from Britta and a wonderful group of guest designers, all helping you understand and learn about the Design Principles. It's like going to college for card making and design all at the same time! 

Included with this self-paced class is a refined, printable ebook to guide you through the lessons and supplement each lesson with more tips and tricks. All class material is accessed through the portal at brittaswiderski.com and Google Drive; class participants have lifetime access to all class material.

For more information or to purchase a seat in the class, please visit brittaswiderski.com/shop. See you there and get ready to go back to the most interesting class in college!


To enter to win this class giveaway just leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on Monday April 1 telling me "what is your favorite thing about spring?" (because I'm soooo ready for it to get here already!)  If you have already bought the class during this re-release and win you will get a refund of the purchase price, or you can gift the free spot to a friend. Previous class participants are not eligible for this giveaway since they already have access to all of the material.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Baskets at Neat & Tangled

Hello Friends!
Today I am blogging over at the Neat & Tangled Blog with a super cute Easter Basket project.  Hop on over and check it out!



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blog Hop with CardMaker Magazine

Hello Friends!
Today I'm hopping along with the Lawn Fawn design team and CardMaker Magazine.  You should be arriving from Jennie's Blog.  If you would like to hop along you can start at the beginning at the CardMaker Blog.  Here is a card I created using the new Daphne's Closet collection and matching stickers.

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I used one of the journaling stickers to create a frame for my sentiment and embellished the stickers with stickles and glossy accents.  I also popped the elements up with foam adhesive to give them more dimension.  Now head on over to Melanie's blog to see what she has designed!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pattern Play #2

Hello!
Today I have another card from the Pattern Play class at Online Card Classes.  I mixed some papers from different companies and paper pads for this one and did some paper piecing inspired by Jen's card from class.

PP_ThanksFlowers

I finally found a way to use the blue jean with stitched grid paper from the My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side pad.  I love the paper but it's hard to use because of the size of the image.  But I think this works and has a nice look to it.  The yellow is from the Indie Bloom collection from Basic Grey and the red paper is from My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye Six By Six pad.   The blue and green paper are both from the same Bright Side pad as the blue jean.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pattern Play #1

Hello!
So for once I finally got around to making some cards based on the lesson in Online Card Class, granted it did take me a week. :)  I love pattern paper but I am not very good about using it sometimes so that's why I thought the newest class Pattern Play would be a good ones for me to take.

For Day 1 "homework" I got out the Darling Dear paper pad from Studio Calico and flipped through it to find 3 papers that I could use together, a big pattern, medium pattern and a small pattern.  This is what I came up with.

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Since I picked one of the patterns with word bubbles I used the Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me set and matching dies for my sentiment elements.  I inked the edge of the green piece so that it would stand out against the kraft card base better as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Home Sweet Home

Hello!
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend, our is a little cold.  It was 60 last weekend and I was glad to see spring coming but in typical Western NC style it got cold and even snowed this week.  Blergh! Anyway, today I wanted to share another card using the Home Sweet Home set from Lawn Fawn.  Kelly shared this card on the Lawn Fawn Blog earlier this week.

HomeSweetHome

I love all the images in this set, they are just so cute, but I think the little nest of eggs and this particular shaped house might be my favorite.  This card is some simple stamping, building the scene, and some easy copic coloring.  I added some stickles to the house and used my white gel pen for shine accents on the eggs.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Sharp Backdrops

It's the final day of Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week and we are featuring the newest background builder set Sharp Backdrops.  This set has trendy arrows and triangle patterns.

SharpBackdrops

I clear embossed the arrow pattern diagonally on Neenah solar white card stock then played with some Dylusions ink sprays to create a fun emboss resist background.  I sprayed a mixture of pure sunshine and squeezed orange with a little spray of vibrant turquoise at the bottom right corner.  I used the word bubble die from the new A Birdie Told Me lawn cuts to cut out a window in the inked panel, then I stamped the coordinating bubble inside the window.  The sentiment is from So Much To Say and I colored the accent arrows using Dylusions spray inks as well (crushed grape, london blue, bubblegum pink & vibrant turquoise), I love the vibrant colors!

Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn Blog to see more "sharp" projects with this background set and check out the giveaway there too!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Home Sweet Home

Back again for day three of Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week.  Today we are featuring the sweet set Home Sweet Home and matching Lawn Cuts.  I just love the images in this set, the sweet little birds and the houses are just too cute!

Moved

For this card I stamped and die cut one of the house images to create a row of houses for a We Moved card.  I used papers from both Daphne's Closet and Pink Lemonade petite paper pads.  I white embossed the clouds from Bon Voyage for the sky and finished it off with some Pink Lemonade Lawn Trimmings.

Check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more fabulous design team projects using this sweet little set.  Oh and as always I'm sure there is a giveaway there as well!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Daphne's Closet

Day two of Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week, and today we are featuring the Daphne's Closet collection.  This collect is full of sweet soft colored papers that are perfect for spring or any time or year.

DaphnesNotebook

I made another little notebook using a cheap mini composition book from Target.  I covered it using paper from the petite paper pack and elements from the matching sticker sheet.  The hearts were cut with the heart lawn cuts out of felt.  I covered the yellow sticker in glossy accents to make a custom embellishment and added stickler accents to the tiny flowers.  These are both great ways to get more looks from your stickers.

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Check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more projects from the Design Team featuring Daphne's Closet.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: So Much To Say

Hello.
It's that time again...time for Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week! Today we are featuring the new sentiment set So Much to Say.  I love that the sentiments in this set are a little bigger and come in different styles.  Here is my creation using this great set.

SoMuchToSay_Birthday

I created the "you're awesome" backgroud with tide pool ink on Robin's Egg card stock.  I decorated the balloons by clear embossing the star image from this set.

Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more projects from the Design Team using this set and I'm sure Kelly has a giveaway going on there as well. :)

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Lawn Fawn!

Hello!
Today I'm joining in with some friends to help celebrate Lawn Fawn's 3rd Birthday with a little mini birthday blog hop.  Lawn Fawn will be celebrating their Birthday this weekend at Stamp Fever and my sweet friend Nancy asked me to join in with a little blog post and a Birthday card (using some cute Lawn Fawn stamps of course!)

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Here is a little more info about Stamp Fever and the Lawn Fawn Birthday celebration, including prizes for blog readers as well as those able to visit the shop!


Stamp Fever is a charming little store in Orange, California. We carry all things related to the crafting hobbies of stamping, card-making and paper crafting.  We stock a variety of stamps, papers, inks and supplies. We can also provide special orders for items you find online. We offer weekly stamping classes along with demos and make ‘n takes throughout the month.

Stamp Fever participates in the Southern California Shop Hop! Our design team goes all out to deck our store in theme related finery and we always have a charming Photo Op to add to the memories of your Shop Hop experience.

Stamp Fever is hosting a Lawn Fawn 3rd Birthday celebration! The party is on Saturday March 16 from 1-4. If you are in the area, please stop in for a visit and to share some birthday cake with Kelly and Mike, owners of Lawn Fawn. Kelly will share a special Make ‘n Take featuring one of Lawn Fawn’s newest sets “Summertime Charm”.

There will be prize drawings at the party but we don’t want to exclude our blog readers. We will randomly choose one winner from those who comment at The Stamp Fever blog and one more random winner from comments on the Hop Participant blogs. To increase your chances of winning: Follow the Stamp Fever blog in a reader or by email subscription; sign up for our Newsletter; follow Stamp Fever on Facebook and leave us a comment there. Each winner will receive a Lawn Fawn Stamp set and coordinating Lawn Cuts Die set.

Comment to enter prize drawing until 10:00 pm PDT on Friday March 15. The random drawing will take place at the party. The two winners will be announced Sunday, March 17 on the Stamp Fever blog.

Here is a complete list of Blog Hop Participants

Nicole- Unify Handmade
Chari- MossyMade <---- YOU ARE HERE
Lynnette- Netter's Notables
Virginia- Yes, Virginia
Melissa- Love My Scraps

Thanks for stopping by today! And please leave a comment for a chance to win :)

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hearts into Clovers

So I finally have the new Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts dies in the house and I couldn't be more excited! It's so awesome that these new dies match stamp sets but one of my favorites that I couldn't wait to get in my hot little hands was the set of hearts.  However the first projects I made with them didn't use them as traditional hearts at all.

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I know St. Patrick's day is 10 days away but I thought I would go ahead and share the idea of making shamrocks out of these super cute die cut hearts.

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Just love these hearts.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Neat & Tangled Release: Thinking of You



Hello!
Back again today with another new Neat & Tangled set, Thinking of You.  I love the cloud shape in this set and the swirly font of the sentiment.

RainingHearts

For this card I played a little with my mists that I tend to forget about sometimes.  I should use them more often because I like the look it gives, color but with some texture too.

Please visit the Neat & Tangled Blog to see more projects from the Design Team using this sweet little mini set.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Neat & Tangled Release: On the Strip 2



Hi Friends!
It's time for the next Neat & Tangled release! Today I have a couple cards featuring On the Strip 2.  If you liked On the Strip you will love this set that is great for creating borders or a washi tape look on your projects.  This newer set has some different widths and includes some solid strips too, perfect for trying some solid stamping techniques.  I used one of the solid stripes to try my hand at a stamped plaid on the heart.

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For my second card I drew from my many years as a cross stitcher and used the dot pattern strip to create a grid for a little sewing.

CrossStitchHearts

I stamped the dot strip 4 times right next to each other, this did take some patience to line it up but the grey shadow ink blended beautifully to hide the seams. I sketched out the heart on a scrap piece of paper to figure out the stitching before piercing the holes for my thread.

Be sure you visit the Neat & Tangled Blog today to see other projects from the Design Team using this awesome new set!

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Sweet Notebook

Hello Friends.
I wanted to share a little notebook that Kelly Marie actually shared on the Lawn Fawn blog last week.  I covered a little inexpensive composition book with pink lemonade papers and stickers.

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I added stickles to accent the stickers.  Glossy accents over the round stickers give a faux flair look and some extra shine.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a happy Monday!

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