Friday, October 23, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 {only the beginning}

So I started on my Christmas cards yesterday and I'm pretty proud of myself! Usually I procrastinate until Thanksgiving before getting started. This year I did a little buying of new Christmas stamps and dies and it really inspired me to get a jump on things!

Today I'm sharing two cards made using new Hero Arts products!

For this card I used the new Clearly Kelly set "Kelly's Noel". I gold embossed the tree, sentiment and dove. The border design was randomly stamped using the beautiful inks from the October "My Monthly Hero" kit. Clean and simple with no frills!

I love how this card turned out! I will probably never be able to replicate it as I just started stamping the wreath with no pre-planning. It's a miracle that it worked!
I used the Build a Wreath by Lia set along with the Joy Stamp + Cut set. For the stamping I used the October "My Monthly Hero" inks along with Lawn Fawn Doe ink. 

"One's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses."
Luke 12:15

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week- New Coordinating Dies for Favorite Sets

Yay, I have a couple cards featured over on the Lawn Fawn blog today. It's the last day of October Inspiration Week so if you haven't visited the blog hurry over today before 5 pm EDT and leave a comment on each blog post to enter to win the awesome giveaways!

I'm so glad that Lawn Fawn continues to add coordinating dies for my favorite stamp sets. Today I'm sharing a Winter Fox card and a Turkey Day card.

I thought I'd give the sweet Winter Fox an update by using the Winter Alpaca sentiment. I white embossed the little snowflake from Winter Alpaca on the mug too!

I love blue and orange together, it goes way back to an art project I did in 5th grade. 
Anyhoo, I thought a light watercolor wash would be a pretty backdrop for the turkey and a Small Stitched Leaves border. I used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Wild Honey to color the leaves.

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and i am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song i will praise Him"
Psalm 28:7

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Raccoon Birthday Card

My grandson, Julian turns 6 this month so a special birthday card was a necessity. What's more special than a cute raccoon who just happens to be the newest member of Lawn Fawn's Party Animals! I also used lots of Lawn Fawn ink and the Let's Bokeh stamp set!

Six candles for a sixth birthday! These puffy candle stickers have been in my crafty stash since the Reagan administration but they were perfect for the inside of the card. I'm so glad they have survived multiple stash purges over the years.

Lawn Fawn Supplies
Other Supplies

"Make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in His sight."
2 Peter 3:14

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

You're the "Gratest"!

My hubby appreciates a good pun and a funny card. I made this for him because he's awesome!

The background is Distress ink blending using a stencil. I used Lawn Fawn stamps from Best Pun Ever and Critters on the Farm along with the Stitched Circle and Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies.

I'm hoping to start making Christmas cards soon. I'm stocking up on Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts holiday goodies (even the new Hero Arts kit, yay) so stay tuned, holiday projects are on the way!

I believe in Jesus because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
In a world that is becoming more and more anti-Christian I will speak the truth in love.
John 14:6, Eph 4:15

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Monday, October 5, 2015

A Birthday Card for a Super Boy!

My adorable grandson Uriah celebrated his 4th birthday last month with a fun trip to Lego Land! He's my super little boy who loves super heroes so I made a super birthday card using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies!

 I did the fun watercolor ink "smooshing"  with Tumbled Glass Distress ink to create a sky for the background.

I colored the super hero owl from Critters in Costume with Copics. My sentiment is Clark's ABCs and Quinn's ABCs + dies. Spring Showers dies made the cute stitched clouds. 

Today's thought is simple and truthful. It's from 1 John 4:19.
"We love Him because He first loved us."

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

I have been coloring lots of fun images using new Lawn Fawn stamps, they are so new that I can't show you yet. So for World Cardmaking Day 2015 I thought I would share a card I made for a friend's birthday using a favorite Hero Arts stamp!

 I used paper and stickers from Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection to create a fun, festive and super quick birthday card!

I stamped Birthday Blackboard with Lawn Fawn Peacock ink.

"For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him."
John 3:16-17

Happy World Cardmaking Day! Send some love to a friend today.