I've been busy with prep for CHA! I'm looking forward to seeing some special friends at the show that is quickly approaching. Lawn Fawn has some amazing new products coming out and I can't wait to share them with you here.
I had some favorite cards and projects from this past year:
I only managed one layout this year, I will have to do better next year considering I've added another grandson!
I'd like to wish everyone a very blessed and happy 2015!
I created a custom sentiment by cutting the "sweet wishes" stamp so I could stack it with the birthday stamp from Happy Everything and then white emboss it on the Sweater Weather circle. I stamped the tiny hearts on the cookie jar with Hero Arts Raspberry Jam ink, it was a perfect match to the colors in the Sweater Weather paper ("cold snap" 12x12 paper and Petite Paper Pack). I used Circle Stackables Lawn Cuts and Scalloped Circle Lawn Cuts to create the pretty background for the yummy cookies and milk table scene. The base panel of Sweater Weather paper was die cut with the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables die; it fits an A2 size card base. These dies are so perfect for me since I can't seem to cut anything straight and the stitching adds a wonderful finish detail.
My son Andy recently celebrated a birthday, his 31st! I'm sure I'm not old enough to have a kid that old. He worked at Hume Lake Christian Camps in the Kings Canyon National Forest for a few years after high school. He had many, way too close, encounters with bears so I knew he would get a kick out of this card design. Bears, woodgrain, and trees; perfect elements for a guy card. By the way, I've had a number of bear encounters at Hume Lake too, luckily they were not too close.
We have special friends who moved to Hawaii this year. I thought I would send them a card with a tropical theme.
I die-cut some Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die then used Distress inks to do some really quick watercolor. The colors I used are Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Vintage Photo. The palm tree is from the Lawn Fawn set Critters From the Past and it's colored with Copics, The stars from Lawn Fawn's Trim the Tree were stamped with Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. The sentiment is from the Nativity set by Simon Says Stamp.
I love the theme of Christmas trees for making Christmas cards. I combined several Lawn Fawn sentiments from lots of different sets to create this simple card design. I think I like the one without the patterned paper layer best.
I lined up all the sentiments in a tree shape on my Fiskars stamp press and stamped with Versamark ink. Then I added the holly and star before I used Hero Arts White embossing powder and heat set. Some really simple Copic coloring finished this design.
Lawn Fawn products used: Deck the Halls, Winter Gifts, Bows and Holly, Joy to the Woods, Trim the Tree, Snow Day 6x6 paper, Stitched Rectangle Stackables