Friday, November 28, 2014
I just wanted to share a quick post with some of the pictures I took yesterday of the DIY decor I created for our Thanksgiving celebration. The mason jars and bottles were all hand painted by the two nights before—as well as the place cards and “give thanks” banner. Everything was doing kind of last minute. I went to the flower market in downtown Los Angeles and found so many pretty flowers and I got them all for a really great price. I think because they were so cheap I ended up buying way more than I really needed but that’s ok. The extra flowers will be placed all around the house.
I had such a great time spending time with family that I don’t really see that much; and, it was so nice to be able to eat all of my favorite foods! My sister is in professional baking school and she created some amazing treats for us—like the naked cake, bread, and pumpkin pie cheese cake (not pictured). Aside from doing all of the decorating I managed to make a spinach dip that only lasted about an hour and I also made my famous lemonade but this time I added cranberries, too.
To give thanks to everyone that has ever purchased from me I’m offering a 50% off coupon for my shop! If you’re in need of anything Christmas cards, stamps, baby shower decor, banner, or wedding items head over to my shop and use the coupon code: UNIFYB50
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I’m so lucky because on Thanksgiving all I have to worry about is decorating the house. I don’t have to have fuss with the food preparations at all—and that I’m thankful for. This year I didn’t really plan out what theme I wanted for the decor and as per usual I’m doing everything last minute. I started shopping for glass and tissue paper yesterday and I was trying to find things I could buy that would make the set up good amazing—but then I realized that I have everything I need at home. There was no need to go all out and spend tons of money. So while I was realizing this at the store I just picked up a few small things to add to the things I already had at home, and I ended up just buying the tissue paper and 4 glass bottles. I remembered I had 6 mason jars at home—along with copper paint so I thought I’d use those to make the vases aka centerpieces.
For the banner and place cards I used my trusty stash of Lawn dies, and stamps. To create the banner I used the stitched party bannerdies along with louie’s ABCs and stitched leaves. You can’t tell from the image but I’m also using the silver sparkle lawn trimmings—it looks so pretty up close. To create the place cards I used the dies and stamps from the set sweater weather and I love how they came out. I still need to add the names of the guests’ and make a few more, too, but I’m getting there!
As far as the table decor I’m planning on heading to the flower mart at 6 in the morning tomorrow over in Downtown LA. I’m hoping it won’t be packed but it’s a holiday so I’m sure it will be. I wanted to use the color copper for some time now. I’ve had the Martha Stewart paint sitting in my closet for months and I finally get to use it.
Tomorrow I’m going to take pictures of the entire set up and I’ll share them with you on Friday. I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into my preparations and I hope you have a great holiday!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
If you're a huge fan of Lawn Fawn like me you might always ask people who also share the same love for LF, "What was your very first Lawn Fawn stamp set?; or, "How did you discover Lawn Fawn?". Well, if you were wondering which stamp set started my healthy obsession with LF it would be this Happy Hanukkah stamp set that I used to create this card! I had opened my Etsy shop prier to finding LF and one day I thought I'd like to have a little variety in my shop by adding both Hanukkah cards as well as Christmas cards. So I searched google and came across a intro video for this stamp set. I watched the video and immediately new I needed to have this set. Then when it came in the mail about a day or two after ordering it I was so happy with the packaging and how Kelly included a free mini stamp set along with my package and then I wanted more! So, I jumped back onto my computer and ordered my second stamp set, Plus one, and the rest was history.
Aside from using the, Happy Hanukkah stamp set for this card I also used a lot of the little snow flake images that came in the new sets, Snow day, and deck the Halls. I also used watercolors to create this blue background on the panel--and I added a little bit if charm with the new, Blue Jay Lawn Trimmings.
I hope you really enjoyed this card and my little fun fact about how I found Lawn Fawn. To view all of the other cards and projects for the Lawn Fawn design team, the Lawnscaping design Team, and the awesome gals over at the Lawn Fawn HQ click here--and don't forget to visit the LF blog every day until Friday for lots more Holiday inspiration!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Since Christmas is around the corner you can visit the Lawn Fawn blog, here, starting November 1st for lots of inspiration as you make your holiday cards! I'll see you there!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Lawn Fawn and Imagine Crafts are teaming up for a week full of inky inspiration! Imagine Crafts was kind enough to send use gals some ink pads and we’re using the new Lawn Fawn stamps to create some fun projects. I created a card using: Radiant Neon in Electric Green, Memento Luxe in Northern pine, Memento Luxe in Love Letter, Delicata in Golden Glitz, and Delicata in Silvery Shimmer.
The Neon Electric Green ink pad is so awesome! I used it for the pine tree images when creating a border around my die cut panel. I love how this color looks and I feel like it’s a bright and fun color to use along with this “Merry and Bright” sentiment from the, Snow Day, stamp set. After stamping the border I took the memento luxe love letter ink and stamped the little berries and also stamped the trio of leaves using the memento luxe northern pine ink. In the image it looks like it’s black but in person it’s got this great dark green look to it—it’s great! I also stamped the Christmas tree in that ink as well. I used the awesome Delicata inks to add a little shimmer and glimmer—with the golden glitz and silvery shimmer pads, too.
Using these inks to create awesome cards is a great alternative to using Copic markers. Not only that but using a variety of ink pads to create cards is a great way to save time and still keep those pops of color on each card. This card didn’t take my too long to make and if you notice it’s also a single layer panel. For a little bit of added interested I simply propped up the panel on some 3D foam adhesive and matched it up with the, Long Johns, Lawn Fawn paper. The Neon Electric Green and this sheet of pattern paper by LF go hand in hand. What’s great about this paper is it’s also on sale by the sheet—so if you like the look of my card you could make many of them!