Monday, February 6, 2017

A Valentine in Neutral Colors

I have a card featured on the Lawn Fawn blog today that uses Love Letters to create a stamped background. I stuck with a neutral color palette of kraft cardstock, Lawn Fawn Soot ink, Black Licorice cardstock, vellum and just a smidgen of Chili Pepper cardstock. For the complete supply list you can visit the Lawn Fawn blog.

I love the look of text in the background. The pops of red keep this neutral design from being too plain.

I made Valentines for my grandson Uriah's class again this year!

I used Monster Mash and Argyle Backdrops along with the sun from the die set Sun and Moon. The fun Zig Zag Rectangle and Cilantro cardstock will be available on February 23!!

This Valentine is all about that goofy googly eyed monster!!

These are the cards I made for Uriah in 2015 and 2016 using Lawn Fawn's Wheelie Like You and Pizza My Heart sets.

Thanks so much for your visit!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fawny Holiday Week with Lawn Fawn


I always have so much fun joining with the wonderful Lawn Fawn crew for Fawny Holiday Week! Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog and leave a comment on everyday this week for a chance to win a stamp set and 6x6 Perfectly Plaid Christmas or Winter paper pad! 

I thought it would be fun to stretch my thinking and make some cards for our friends who celebrate Hanukkah this year! I used the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latke set to make three totally different cards.


 For this card I stamped Let's Bokeh's various sized solid dots in coordinating colors.  The silver embossed greetings go nicely with the stars cut from glitter paper.



Milo's ABCs worked really well stamped in Lawn Fawn's bright and happy ink colors as the candles!

For this card I added the cute squirrels from Cheery Christmas for a fun and lighthearted card design.

I hope you'll check out Lawn Fawn's posts all this week to enter each of the daily giveaways.

Thanks so much for visiting, please leave a comment so i know you were here :)






Monday, October 31, 2016

Fairy Friends Birthday Pop-up Card

Today is my little Ellie's first birthday! Since I don't observe halloween I'm glad that October 31st now has a special meaning for me! Ellie is growing up to be a beautiful little girl with a curious and happy disposition; always smiling and exploring. She has brought so much joy into our lives, I am one blessed grammy!

I wanted to make a magical keepsake style card to mark her first birthday. I used lots of Lawn Fawn products to craft this handmade card!

For the cover I kept it simple with just one little fairy! I die cut the label from Small Stitched Envelope, then blended on some Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress ink. Finley's ABCs were die cut from sparkly paper from my stash and Sally's ABCs were white heat-embossed. The label was attached to a colorful piece of wide ribbon to hold the pop-up card closed.



I stamped most of the images with Copic-friendly black ink and colored with Copic markers. The solid images with stamped with colorful ink.
To create the pop-up scene I die cut all the landscape pieces from watercolor paper and added vibrant colors of ink with a mini ink blending tool.

Products used:
Lawn Fawn: Finley's ABCs; Sally's ABCs; Small Stitched Envelope (label); Dotted Rectangle Stackables, Fairy Friends, Scalloped Rectangles, Frosty Fairy Friends, Forest Border, Stitched Mountain Borders, Stitched Hillside Pop-up, Grassy Hillside Borders, Stitched Hillside Borders, Jalapeno Ink, Sugarplum Ink, Noble Fir, Black Licorice, Sugarplum cardstock
Other Supplies:
Ranger- Mini Ink Blending Tool, Distress Inks- Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass
Simon Says Stamp - Green Apple ink


thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2016 release and winter catalog!

A wonderful thing happened in 2008 when I discovered an amazing group of crafters in the Hero Arts Flickr group! I found the most supportive, most encouraging group of women who nurtured my interest in paper crafting and welcomed me into their community! Hero Arts supported this group with contests, inspiration and with the Hero Hostesses. We were there to encourage all the members of the group. answer questions, comment and share our creativity! It was a brilliant idea and was very successful! I'm so blessed to be a part of this sisterhood and I am thankful to all the awesome people at Hero Arts for us giving the opportunity!

We always love it when we get the chance to do another blog hop together; it's a virtual reunion every time! Hero Arts assembled some pretty talented women and I'm always so awe-struck by what is shared during our hops. I hope you will join us in our Hero Hostess Alumni blog hop.

You should have arrived via Sarah Moerman's blog. She's an awesomely talented, tough act to follow, always thinking outside the box! If you missed any of the stops today you can start HERE at the Hero Arts Blog. And be sure to check in there tomorrow for more hostess creativity!

 I love all the beautiful images in the Vintage Wishes set!  They are perfect for creating pretty vignettes for cards!

 I added lots of Wink of Stella to the trees and deer.

 This card features the Coffee Cup Stamp + Die Combo. The sentiments are great for tucking a coffee gift card inside!

 I just loved stamping these fun coffee cups in bright colors!

Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes ($25 shopping spree to Hero Arts online shop) from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on Oct. 24th and 25th, including each day’s ending post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! (comment by Sunday Oct 30 by 11:59pm PT for a chance to win) If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Blog.

The next stop on today's hop is the blog of my sweet friend, Tiffany Ervin! I know she will have something beautiful to share. Enjoy



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rainbow Floral Birthday Card

Well it looks like it's been exactly 2 months since my last post; yikes! If anyone is still out there following me I have a pretty birthday card to share today. It's featured on the Lawn Fawn blog today as part of our Hop Week with Xyron!

I'm pretty sure I got the idea for this card design on Pinterest, where else, right?

I'll list all the Lawn Fawn ink colors below with links to find them. I stamped all the flower images from Penelope's Blossoms and die cut them with the coordinating dies. After die cutting 2 Meadow Borders, one from Noble Fir cardstock, one from white cardstock; I inked the white one with Distress ink in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I also inked the white card base with some Squeezed Lemonade. I die cut the Happy Birthday Border from Black Licorice cardstock then ran it and all the floral pieces through the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker. This adds adhesive to the back making it so easy to attach to my card. I used a black gel pen to dot the flower centers.


Thanks so much for visiting!





Thursday, April 28, 2016

Baby Card with Lawn Fawn Little Bundle

My sister asked me to make a baby card for a friend and I had just been so inspired by THIS card by Yainea on the Lawn Fawn blog. I love how she used the birch trees from Joy to the Woods to build a pretty woodland scene. Since my sister asked for a woodland themed baby card it seemed perfect!

Here's my version using Little Bundle, Mom + Me, Gleeful Gardens and Hello Baby in addition to Joy to the Woods.

little bundle

little bundle 2
I also used the new Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and Meadow Borders dies!

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