Monday, October 13, 2014

Quilted Sweater Weather Card

Happy Monday everyone!

I recently made a card for a sweet friend who was recovering from surgery. I wanted to make something really cheery, something to put a smile a her face, so I reached for my Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers! I'm so happy to have it featured on the Lawn Fawn blog today!

I had the idea to use the Stitched Rectangle Stackables die sets to create a quilted-look card. I used the Sweater Weather 6x6 paper because those primary colors just look so awesome together! It took some fiddling and trimming but the pieces all eventually fit together and the stitched detail is so fun!


I stamped, colored and die cut the cute little birds from Chit Chat and the coordinating dies, then I customized the Sweater Weather tree  to serve as a branch for the pair. The sentiment is also from Chit Chat.

Got some good news and not so good news to share. First the good - my grandson has booked his first job! He will be doing a 3 day shoot for a major retailer, yay! They booked him straight from his photos, no audition. He's such a cute little poser, how could they not. Also my DIL has written and produced a movie that will be shown at a local theater! I'll have more info on that soon.

I would appreciate your prayers for my health, I'm still dealing with some scary stuff and feeling like I'm the physician pass-around pack being referred to one after the other. Hoping for some answers soon. The good news so far is I don't need any more spine surgery; just PT and injections to control the pain.

Have a lovely day!
blessings,
nancy



Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Smiles

It's National Coffee Day so I thought I would make a quick card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.




Lawn Fawn, as one of the sponsors, is giving away a Love You a Latte stamp set so I used the cute little cups and smileys from the set for my card.

I'm a 3-cup every morning coffee lover so I featured 3 smiling cups on my card!

I die cut the journal card from Sweater Weather "blustery" with a Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables die. Then I die cut a row of hearts using the die from Stitched Journaling Card and backed it with a scrap of Sweater Weather 6x6 paper


The coffee cups are colored with Copic markers and the fun smile sentiment is stamped with Hero Arts Cup o' Joe ink (I thought that was appropriate!). The simple finishing detail is a length of Orchid Lawn Trimmings tied in a sweet bow.

There are a bunch of great companies sponsoring the Coffee Lovers Bloghop with great prizes so you might want to join the fun today at Cuts, Crops & Creativity


Hope you are enjoying a lovely Fall day (or Spring day for my friends in the Southern Hemisphere) and a nice cup of coffee. Happy National Coffee Day and Happy Hopping!

Blessings,
nancy


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Uriah is Three!

Oh my  goodness, it seems like just yesterday that Andy and Kellie were letting us know we would be grandparents and now our little boy is THREE! AND he started pre-school this week! Where does the time go? No really, where does it go?

Uriah is very much into monster trucks and Monsters, Inc so when Lawn Fawn came out with Monster Mash stamps and coordinating dies it was a no-brainer that I would use them for his birthday card. I colored those cute little monsters with colored pencils and Gamsol.

I also used Lawn Fawn's Finley's ABCs Lawn Cuts dies, Harold's ABCs and Violet's ABCs along with Simon Says Stamp Wide Stripes for the background.



inside I used Year Two, Harold's ABCs and Louie's 123s Lawn Cuts


This kid has my heart! I love his little pre-school cubby ♥

Thanks for visiting!
blessings,
nancy



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Fall

My little corner of the world gets very crowded around Labor Day Weekend! We have our annual International Street Fair and of course the jump in population with all the students moving into the dorms at Chapman University. It's also when I embrace FALL! The weather is pretty hot still but I'm looking forward to that wonderful subtle change in the air.

To celebrate the new Lawn Fawn Fall/Winter release I have a Sweater Weather card to share today!



Now I'm off to Lawn Fawn HQ where we will be busy today packing up your orders and sending them on their way to you!

Hope you have a happy holiday weekend!
blessings,
nancy

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Little Sneak Peek- Falling for You

I'm so excited to have a Lawn Fawn card featured on the Simon Says Stamp blog today! I used a brand new soon-to-be-released set called Sweater Weather to create a fun "changing of the seasons" panel design.
Here's a little peek at my card:


Head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog to see my card and the complete supply list.

thanks for visiting
blessings,
nancy

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Little Halloween Dazzle

It's the last day of the Lawn Fawn + Add A Little Dazzle Blog Hop and I have something fun to share!

I'm not really a celebrator of halloween but Lawn Fawn's Critters in Costume and the new Spooktacular (coming soon) stamp sets are just too cute not to use somehow! I used another brand new product: the Goodie Bag Lawn Cuts die to make this cute little decoration for the Lawn Fawn + Add A Little Dazzle Blog Hop.

I die cut the Goodie Bag 2 times from Black Diamond Craft Metal to construct my Goodie Bag decor. 
Tip: to use the metal as a treat bag you will want to line it with cardstock to help it hold it's shape.

I was surprised how easy it was to white heat emboss on the metal! Be sure to use an embossing buddy to cut down on the static. The web and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's Heebie Jeebies. I used scissors to cut out the image after I embossed; the metal cuts really nicely. I layered this piece with 2 small tags die cut with Tag, You're It one from Lovely Lavender metal and the other from Let's Polka Freshly Cut Grass Line Dance 12x12 paper and tied them with some Silver Sparkle Lawn Trimmings.

Stamps and dies are from Critters in Costume and So Thankful

Today is the last to enter for a chance a win the Blog Hop Giveaways!
Visit Lawn Fawn blog and Add A Little Dazzle to enter.

So glad you stopped by!
blessings,
nancy







Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lawn Fawn + a Little More Dazzle

Okay, so I can't get enough of this Add A Little Dazzle craft metal! Here's another card that's featured on the Lawn Fawn blog today for the Add A Little Dazzle blog hop!

I used a We R Memory Keepers Triangle embossing folder on the Perfect Peacock metal panel; looks pretty awesome!


I stamped the paper airplane from Flying By with StaZon Jet Black ink on a Lovely Lavender metal sheet and die cut it with the coordinating die. The clouds were die cut from Wondrous White using Spring Showers. I just love how the stitching looks on the metal, so cool! It's easy to stamp on the metal too, you'll need to use a solvent ink like StaZon.

Be sure to visit both blogs to enter to win the Giveaways: Lawn Fawn and Add A Little Dazzle

Thanks for stopping by!
blessings,
nancy