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.

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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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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lawn Fawn Plan On It Stamps and my Planners!

I am enjoying using my planner to keep all my work and personal tasks on track. I usually just jot everything down with different colors of ink but I am learning to embrace the decorated page!

Lawn Fawn has a new planner set called, Plan On It, and it's got lots of great little icons and images to create lists. I love color so I use all the fun Lawn Fawn inks and the pretty patterned papers from Perfectly Plaid and Let's Polka in the Meadow to pretty up my planner pages. Not too much, though, I still need my planner to be functional and uncluttered. It's a tool after all, and as I'm not as young as I used to be I need all the help I can get to remember what I need to do!

I use Pilot Frixion Highlighters and Ball Point Pens in my planner because they are so colorful and they can be erased. I use one Plum Paper Planner for work and personal use. I also use a notebook style planner as a prayer journal and a small Webster's Pages Color Crush planner with monthly pages (which I designed for myself) to carry with me to jot appointments and to keep notes and ideas.

Plum Paper Planner and WP Color Crush teal striped personal planner.

I'm not sure how consistent I will be with all the extra stamped images like Donut Worry and Quinn's ABCs, but I will definitely use all the Plan On It stamps to customize my daily columns.

Here's a little peek at each of my other planners, journals and notebooks:

 I find pretty spiral notebooks on Amazon to use for keeping notes of my daily Bible reading. I try to be a little creative when writing the days of the week!

 I use a 3-ring 9 x 7 binder (I found this one at Target) as my Prayer Notebook. I created a pocket in the front to keep notes and prayer requests. The dividers are for Everyday Prayers like Praise and Thanksgiving, Prayer Requests, my family - anything I pray about on a daily basis. Then I have the Weekly Focus sections that include tabs for Missions and Missionaries, Social Issues, Government, Co-workers-Neighbors-Acquaintances, Ministries at my church which include prayer for the pastor and all the workers.

This is my Webster's Pages personal planner that I carry in my purse to jot down appointments, notes, ideas and to do lists. I also have a section for contacts (an old fashioned address book). I created the monthly pages in Excel along with the custom striped note pages. I used my "nancy" Perfectly Plaid paper to create extra dividers. The custom pages are die cut using a Hero Arts Planner Page Die Cut

So I guess it's never too late to get organized!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lawn Fawn Inspiration and Release Week: Perfectly Plaid Paper Collection

I really love the new Perfectly Plaid papers! They are all so full of color and happiness I want to use them on everything! Lawn Fawn is introducing them today on their blog so you will want to go there for all the great Design Team ideas and of course, to enter the giveaway over there.

I had this idea in my head ever since I saw the coordinating dies for Rooting for You; a neat little row of plaid carrots!

I used the Nadia and Nicole patterns from the Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper pack for the smaller scale to die cut my carrots. The carrot tops are die cut from Noble Fir cardstock and Grasshopper Polka from the Petite Paper Pack of Let's Polka in the Meadow. The sentiment is Violet's ABCs white embossed on Fake Tan cardstock, then die cut with one of the new Everyday Sentiment Banners dies.  I cut the largest Stitched Rectangle Frame from a sheet of 12x12 Nadia paper.

All of the new Lawn Fawn products will be available this Thursday, February 18th! 
The wait is almost over! You will find them at your favorite local store, online shop or at lawnfawn.com

 I love this pretty blue and white plaid that is named after me! I used it to make a cute Fairy Friends Tote Bag:

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Card for a Caring Cause - Lasting Hearts Card Drive

It is so wonderful to be a part of this kind and caring community of crafters. I am grateful to be able to contribute to the Lasting Hearts Fundraiser and Card Drive to share a handmade card and a copy of a special book with those dealing with the loss a baby to miscarriage. I know the loss and emotional pain that accompanies losing the promise of a dearly anticipated baby. 

I plan to make a set of these simple cards in various color combinations to send.

Here is a link to learn more about Lasting Hearts started by Kimberly Saldana. You can read her story that prompted her to help others. It's through our own pool of pain that we can best show compassion and love for others. I hope you will consider sending cards and/or donating to this caring cause.

Supplies used for this card:

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rustic Chalkboard Christmas Card

My wonderful sister was the speaker for the Women's Christmas Celebration at her church recently. She shared her path to faith in God in a talk titled "Joy Peace Love".  Even though I know her story I was still moved to tears many times as I thanked God for the blessing of my sister in my life!
The decorations were just so beautiful with rustic details of burlap and wood with greens and pine cones. A little sparkle too! 

They used pretty chalkboards hanging from the ceiling to frame the stage.

 On one of them was a quote that was very much like the quote on a Penny Black stamp that i love; it inspired me to make this card.

The wood background stamp is by MFT and the greens and pine cone are from Lawn Fawn's Deck the Halls set. For the main panel I white embossed the sentiment on white cardstock then blended on Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to get the chalkboard look.

My sister's life is a beautiful example of God's unfailing love as He saw her through many trials and heartache to bring her back to Him. Don't give up on praying for your loved ones; I prayed for my sister for over 20 years before she renewed her faith in Jesus. God hears you!

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