Sending you Monster Hugs

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Today I have a fun video on the Lawn Fawn blog and Youtube channel. I'm using distress inks to create this awesome watercolor "Sending you Monster hugs" card. Click the video below for details and links to the products that were used.
I hope you enjoyed the video, and I can't wait to share my next project with you! If you have any questions about the process or the products please feel free to leave me a comment below. Thank you so much for watching. 

Sending Hedgehugs

Friday, September 5, 2014

I had so much fun creating this card! I was one of those times where I just needed to stop when I was doing and create something new, fun, and just for me. At times I tend to get a bit bored when creating the same things over and over again for my shop--I do love what I do, though. I'm not really complaining, but if you're a crafter, too, I'm sure you can understand what I mean, hehe.

To create this card I used the stamps set, hedgehugs, along with it's coordinating dies--by Lawn Fawn. To create the triangle look at the bottom and top of the card I used the stamp set, argyle backdrops with some gold embossing. I also used some Tim Holtz watercolor card stock and some of the my Tim Hotlz distress markers in: shabby shutters, weathered wood, tattered rose, victorian velvent, and frayed burlap--to create the watercolor background panel. I stamped the cute hedgehog images in some versafine black ink (which is a ink perfect for use with watercolors--no bleeding). For the text bubble I used one of the dies form the set, chit chat, and stamped the sentiment using black ink. The tag was also created using a LF die, and paper from the new, Sweater Weather collection. Lastly, the sequins in, Lemon Meringue, Marshmallow, and Pink blush were by Pretty Pink Posh.

I just adore how this card turned out, and I can't wait to make many more like it--when I have some more time. I hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to leave me a comment!

Have a great weekend!


Best Witches Shaker Card

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Today I thought it would be fun to share a shaker card I made over the holiday weekend. I was so happy to have such a long weekend so that I could get creative with all of my new Lawn Fawn stamps! Since I've already made a Christmas card I thought it would be fun to creative something festive for the Halloween since it's next month, already. To create this card I used the new stamp set, Spooktacular, along with it's coordinating dies. For the window and card panel of the shaker card I used the new, large stitched rectangle stackables dies--as well as the, stitched hillside border dies to create the black hills. Overall I have to say this card came out really cute and I love how just one stamp set can make such a cute impression--with all of it's fun images and adorable sentiments. I hope you love this card as much as I do!

It Moose be Love

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This card is yet another example of just how versatile Lawn Fawn stamps are. I used a Christmas theme set, Critters in the Arctic, to create this lovey-dovey card for my boyfriend (I hope he doesn't see this before I give it to him, hehe). I also used the new, Lawn Fawndamentals notecards—in walnut, to create this mini card; and, it couldn't be more perfect. These new cards sold by Lawn Fawn make card making that much easier. For the white panel I used the 4” x 2.75” die from the new LF die set, small stitched rectangle stackables and I seriously love these! It’s like—no more measuring and fussing—just die cut and you have a perfect panel with a cute stitched detail.
I also used some of the Pretty Pink Posh sequins in, Sand, for this card and I felt that this color matched perfectly with the brown tones I was using for this card. If you noticed in the image below this stamp set has many holiday accents in it, for instance, it has the variety of snow flakes, and a snow bunny with a cute little scarf, but you can see and imagine how you could also use these critters in so many other ways, too. I just love that!
With the Lawn Ornaments I like how you can use the flair to embellish your project and it adds so much charm; and, to make things even more easier for us busy crafters LF has also came out with the coordinating die set for, Critters in the Arctic.
I hope you are super excited for this amazing release! Lawn Fawn has really blown us all away with all of the awesomeness that is due to be released for sale this month on the 28th! 

Getting Ready for Fall

Monday, August 25, 2014

Early this morning I had to run over to Michaels to pick up a few things I needed to complete an order, and while I was there I thought I might also pick up a few things to get me into the spirit of Fall (since it's right around the corner). One of the things I love about fall are all of the pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon scents that are released in stores--so I picked up a pumpkin spice diffuser for my craft room. What better way to get in me mood for creating Halloween DIY's and get my ideas rolling for Thanksgiving. I also purchased these really cute skull paper straws and some, black soot, Distress ink. I'm already getting ideas. I have lots of fun projects coming up on my blog and on the Lawn Fawn blog and Youtube channel as well. I can't wait to share them!

Joyful Wishes

Friday, August 22, 2014

I know it's too early for Christmas cards but since receiving the new Lawn Fawn Fall/Winter release I haven't been able to keep my mind off of all the new sets. The stamps, dies, paper, embellishments, and trimmings are so cute--and I couldn't help but try one out and make a cute card. If you watched my video about the new release, you know that this new set, Joy to the woods, is my favorite set right now. I'm obsessed with the birch tress, the little fox, the bird, and all of the other cute elements! Another thing I'm totally in love with are these new dies that make creating hills for scenes a piece of cake. What I absolutely love about LF stamps sets is that they always include all of the pieces you need to create multiple scenes with coordinating sentiments. So if this were to be your first stamp set from LF you could make lots of different cards with it. Love!

DIY Tote Bag Using Lawn Fawn Dies, with Video

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today I have a really fun DIY video over on the Lawn Fawn blog and Youtube Channel! I purchased a plain white medium size canvas tote bag from Michaels for only $4.00 and used Lawn Fawns die set, Louie's ABCs on some contact paper to create a stencil and hand painted the name Sammy onto the bag. I made this for my niece Samantha--since it's back-to-school time!
For more details on how to create your very own personalized tote bag feel free to watch the video below!
I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial and have a great day! 
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