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

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lawn Fawn + A Little Dazzle

Lawn Fawn is sharing a fun hop week with Add a Little Dazzle! Lucky me, I got to play along and create with Add a Little Dazzle's fabulous craft metal sheets!

I made a super easy Fall leaves card by die-cutting Brushed Bronze, Pucker Me Pink and Perfect Peacock metal sheets with Stitched Leaves Lawn Cuts. This metal cuts like butter with scissors, paper trimmer and dies.



My sentiment is from So Thankful. I finished this CAS card with a bit of brown Lawn Trimmings from the Retro Triple Pack.


Don't you just love that shimmer and shine?

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog and Craft Ideas by Add a Little Dazzle all this week for great inspiration and to enter for a chance to win one of the Giveaways!

Thanks for visiting!
blessings, 
nancy

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Bright Eyes Scrapbook Layout

When I first laid eyes on the new Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather paper collection I knew that I would make this layout. Sweater Weather is part of the new Fall/Winter release that will be available August 28th. I have the privilege of designing and making retailer sample cards for Lawn Fawn so I get to play with the new products early. Yay!

My adorable grandson, Uriah. has sparked a new interest in scrapbooking! These photos were the ones that caught the notice of the talent agency. Uriah had his first audition yesterday for a commercial, fingers crossed!



I love that the background paper, "Chill" has the look of a knit sweater!

I used Argyle Backdrops to create the colorful diamond border. The tags were stamped with the new Thank You Tags and die cut with Tag, You're It.


To get the look of the long banner I die cut the large Stitched Party Banner, cut it in half then arranged each piece behind the Large Stitched Journaling Card.

New Lawn Fawn products for this layout (available August 28):
Argyle Backdrops


Thank You Tags


Sweater Weather 12x12 paper: Chill, Crisp, Gusty, Brisk, Sunny


Blue Jay Lawn Trimmings



Thanks for your visit!
blessings,
nancy


Monday, July 28, 2014

S'more Fun

Oh golly, I did it again! I've neglected my cute little corner of the web for almost a month! It's been a busy month getting ready for the new Lawn Fawn release and getting Kelly and Jenn ready for the SPC tradeshow in Utah. I'm busy with another huge batch of sample cards for our retail stores but I've finally made some cards that I can share with you! Yippee!!

On Saturday afternoon Al and I got together with treasured friends, people we have known and shared our lives with since our boys were tiny. We've been through a lot in the intervening years but it's always wonderful to see them again and pick up the friendships where we left off.

The plan was to have a BBQ and have homemade ice cream and s'mores for dessert. Well I just happened to have the perfect stamps for the occasion. I took some time out of my card sample making and whipped up a matching set of cards.






I used Lawn Fawn's Love You S'more and 6x6 papers from Let's Polka, Hello Sunshine. I also used the brand new Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies and Sweater Weather 6x6 paper (coming soon!!)

We posed for a group photo, I think we look the same as we did 30 years ago, just with a little added character maybe.


Thanks for visiting!

blessings,
nancy