Monday, August 27, 2012

Check This Out

I'm totally loving the new Lawn Fawn stamp set, Check This Out! I got the opportunity to design a Make n Take for a local retailer show using the set. I was supposed to go to demonstrate but I had a puppy emergency so Mr Lawn Fawn, aka Mike did the honors. Men can be crafty! The card combines the stamps with the fabulous new Dewey Decimal papers. The little tag can be removed to use as a bookmark or a photo or personal message can be added.

I'm so hoping to get back to a regular posting schedule but circumstances have been conspiring against me. My father in law was in the hospital over the weekend, we are getting ready for Uriah's 1st birthday party next week, I've been working some pretty long days at LF HQ getting summer CHA orders out and then there's that "puppy emergency" I mentioned.

It appears my big boy has developed some perplexing problems. We recently had to start him on thyroid medication (it's working, he's already lost 11 pounds....where do I get some of that?) and now he has some severe allergies that have caused him to literally tear up his skin. Yesterday he did some real damage to his neck so a trip to the vet could not be put off. After a long stay at the vet and a whole pharmacy worth of medications he's resting today. I'll spare you the photos of the aftermath other than to share our very workable solution to the scratching......

.....he's triple socked, it's almost like he's got boxing gloves on his feet. It works and he looks really funny when he tries to walk on the hardwood floors.

Just home from the vet last night....trying to come off the sedatives. He needs constant supervision so I'm watching him like a hawk while we wait for the results of the testing.

I will have some fun birthday decorations to share later this week so I hope you will join me then.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Wedding Card Challenge

Okay, here's a challenge for you....make a wedding card using a completely non-wedding stamp set. I had the background stamped on the panel and it was just sitting on my desk daring me to use it on the wedding card I was struggling with. The colors weren't "traditional" wedding colors, the motif was a bit problematic too.....but I couldn't let some paper and ink get the better of me, could I?

So here's my wedding card made with the new set called Check This Out....

I stamped out the sentiment with Smitty's ABCs and used the herringbone design from Interlocking Backdrops on the card base and the strip at the bottom. The inside of the card has a pocket for a gift card.
So what do you think....hopefully you like it because it's on the way to the happy couple.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Delightful Thank You

I love new stamps.....I really love new stamps! And when they are sweet and versatile like the new Lawn Fawn stamps I love them even more!

I wanted to send a special thank you note to Kelly's mom, Gloria, for taking such good care of us while we were in Chicago for CHA. I was treated like a princess and even stayed in a "Princess Room"....

I had a bit of time to lounge on my first morning in up before the sun warmed things up.

Gorgeous chandeliers were a theme throughout the house and garage..... with that inspiration I combined some older and some brand new Lawn Fawn stamps to make my thank you card.

Stamps: A Birdie Told Me*, Interlocking Backdrops*, Many Thanks, How Delightful
Bright Side Petite Paper Pack
*Fall/Winter Release

Please forgive my lack of posting lately.....I have been pretty busy working at Lawn Fawn HQ. We've been packing up all the new stamps, papers, stickers and twine to ship to your favorite stores. I personally packed the boxes that were sent to Simon Says Stamp.  Look for all the new "Dewey Decimal" and "Fa la la" products later this week! And check out the fabulous giveaway on the Lawn Fawn blog as they celebrate Fall/Winter Release Week. You could win them all!

I'm hoping to be back to my regular posting schedule....I've got lots of projects on my To Do list and I can't wait to share them with you.