Monday, October 20, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #92

Hello there!  It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!  Challenge #92 is a color challenge and this time, we are thinking Halloween!  Use the color combo or make a halloween themed project, or BOTH!  This week we are sponsored by the super fabulous Lawn Fawn!

For my project today, I made  a set of tags using one of my new favorites, Monster Mash!
Our neighborhood does "BOO-ing" and I will put these tags on our packages for our neighbors.  I used the Tag, You're It dies and the Winter Gifts stamp set for the base of the tags, and the stitched circles are from the Stitched Party Banners die set.  I used the stars from the Lucky Stars stamp set.

Monster Tags

For more inspiration from the design team and all of the challenge details, please be sure to visit the Lawnscaping Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Monster Mash, Lucky Stars, Winter Gifts
Dies: Lawn Fawn Tag You're It, Stitched Party Banners
Paper: PTI Orange Zest, Royal Velvet, Lawn Fawn Snow Days 6x6 paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon
Other: Copic Markers, Uniball White Gel Pen, Popdots, Divine Twine

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Alpine Carolers {Mama Elephant}

Oh my goodness, am I ever excited about today's post!  My dear friend Elena, of Just Me Prints, is a stamp designer!  Her new stamp set, Alpine Carolers, is available NOW in the Mama Elephant store! As soon as Elena started sharing her adorable hand drawn doodles on her blog, I knew that it wouldn't be long before she'd be designing stamps and she knocked it out of the park right off the bat!

I am so excited to be sharing my first card using these adorable carolers!  How cute are they?!  Yep, it's love.

Alpine Carolers

I stared with the stitched frame from the Femme Frames die set and a diecut hillside from the Landscape trio.  I marked a pencil line where I wanted the hill to go, and used Tumbled Glass distress ink and a blending tool to add a tiny bit of color to the winter sky.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut the carolers and the tree from Cozy Christmas and adhered everything to the stitched panel.  The carolers and the panel are popped up on foam tape.  To finish the card, I decorated the tree with silver pearls and added some Wink of Stella pen to the angel topper.  

I just love this stamp set, and I hope you do too!  Elena is giving away a set on her blog, HERE.  Hurry for your chance to win,  The giveaway ends October 17th, midnight EST.

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Mama Elephant Alpine Carolers, Cozy Christmas
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames, Landscape Trio
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress
Other: Copic Markers, Wink of Stella Clear pen, Silver Pearls, Foam Tape

Friday, October 10, 2014

Not-so-ugly Ugly Sweater Tags {Simon Says Stamp}

Hello there!  Recently, Simon Says Stamp released a collection called Cold Hands Warm Heart.  For the collection, Kristina Werner created an Ugly Sweater collection.  The collection consists of 2 stamp sets and coordinating dies.  As soon as I saw the peeks, I knew I had to have those sweaters!  They arrived yesterday, and I couldn't wait to ink them up.  Adding color just brings them to life!  This week, Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring a Flickr Challenge to create tags, or a card using a tag as the focal point.  I made a collection of gift tags trying to get a jump on my holiday crafting.  Now that I've had a chance to play with these sets, I can safely say that there will be lots of sweater stamping in my future! 

Sweater Tags 2

I stamped, colored and diecut the sweaters assembly line style.  After I die cut the colored sweaters, I cut a second diecut from white card stock.  I scored the top of the white sweater diecuts and adhered them to the back of the colored diecuts to create a top folding tag.  The scoring allows for the tags to open easily.  Inside, I used the Mama Elephant No Peeking stamp set to stamp to and from on each.  Then I punch a hole and threaded some twine through to allow me to tie them on Christmas packages.

Sweather Tags 3

If you leave off the twine, these make super cute mini cards too!  I love how they can stand up on their own :)

Sweater tags

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: SSS Ugly Sweaters and Ugly Sweater Words & Appliques, Mama Elephant No Peeking
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Dies: SSS Sweaters
Other: Copic Markers. Signo White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents, PTI Pure Poppy Twine

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pinky Promise {Mama Elephant}

Hello there!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made with a few challenges in mind...  I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper.  I  just love the texture of this paper!  I scribbled 5 colors of Distress Markers on an acrylic block and painted a watercolor background.  After I was done laying down the color, I added water droplets for more interest.  I then used the stitched frame die from Femme Frames die set to give the panel a stitched edge.  I stamped, colored and diecut the little girl from the In My Heart stamp set and the sentiment is from the True Friend stamp set.  The tiny hearts are from the Confetti stamp set.

Pinky Promise

 I will be linking to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is to use Watercolors.

and I will also be linking to the October Mama Elephant and ME Challenge, which is Anything Goes.

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Mama Elephant In My Heart, True Friend, Confetti
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Mama Elephant In My Heart, Femme Frames
Other: Copic Markers, Distress Markers

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge # 91 - Patterned Paper

Hi there!  It's time again for another Lawnscaping Challenge!  Challenge #91 is all about patterned paper!  With their winter release, Lawn Fawn released some AWESOME new patterned paper pads, and this challenge was a great excuse to put them to good use! :)

This week, we are sponsored by the super fabulous Simon Says Stamp!

For my project today, I used the new Goodie Bag die along with papers from the Sweater Weather and Snow Days paper pads.  I also used the first Lawn Fawn stamp set that I ever purchased (and it's still one of my favorites!) Making Frosty Friends and the coordinating dies.  The tree is from the Critters in the Forest stamp set.

Snowman bag

I paper pieced the snowman's scarf and the tree, and added some silver pearls to the tree for decoration.  Isn't that falling snow paper in the background just the greatest?!

Be sure to visit the blog for all of the challenge details and lots more inspiration from the design team!  I hope you'll play along for your chance to win a fabulous prize!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends, Critters in the Forest, Critters Ever After (star)
Dies: Making Frosty Friends, Goodie Bag
Paper: Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather and Snow Days 6x6 pads, PTI White
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Silver Pearls, popdots

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hello there!  Today I am so excited to be participating in a COFFEE themed blog hop!  My goodness, I love all things coffee... my Keurig, flavored creamer, hot coffee, iced coffee, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, coffee icecream... and even coffee themed stamps!  Imagine my excitement when an invite to this blog hop popped up on my facebook feed!

If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, click here.

And along for the ride are a long list of amazing sponsors!

I'm sure you've guessed by now that all of the projects on today's hop will be coffee themed, and I am just so excited to hop along and check out all of the java inspired goodness!

If you've been a blog follower of mine for any bit of time now, it's no secret that I LOVE Lawn Fawn stamps (they happen to be a sponsor today!).  They are my most favorite.  I had been wishing for a hot beverage themed set from them for awhile, and I was delighted to see the new Love You a Latte set in their winter release (which is ALL AMAZING, btw!)  For  my project today, I decided to decorate a Starbucks To-Go cup and make a coordinating gift card holder.  Starbucks sells these plastic travel mugs for $1 each.  Only a buck!  I used the smaller banner from the Stitched Party Banners, and cut it from a fun brown plaid paper from new Sweater Weather 6x6 paper pad.  I discovered that the circle die that comes in banner die set cuts a circle just slightly bigger than the Starbucks emblem on the cup!  How fun!  So I made a window banner, tied it around the cup with some Hot Cocoa Lawn Trimmings, and added a little stamped to-go cup and some coffee beans to the front.  I love his smile. :)

Coffee ensemble

I had an idea when I saw the new Goodie Bag die, to create a gift card sleeve, rather than a little gift bag.  I simply cut two pieces of card stock with the die, and then cut off the parts of the diecut that would usually form the front and  back of the die.  I adhered those two pieces together with some Scor-tape. along the sides and bottom. I only put adhesive about 3/4 of the way up the sides though, so that I could easily slip a gift card and some paper shred inside.  You could also use tissue paper in place of the paper shred if you prefer.

Coffee gift card holder

I am thinking these would make cute Christmas gifts!

I'm off to hop, but thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Ranger Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Paper: Lawn Fawn Sweather Weather 6x6 paper pad, PTI White, Pinefeather
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners, Goodie Bag
Other: Lawn Fawn Hot Cocoa Twine, Copic Markers, Foam Tape, Paper Shred

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop

Hey there!  It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  This month, the inspiration was this warm and cozy winter-esque photo... I am longing for cooler temperatures here in Florida where it is still 90 degrees!

I pulled a few colors from the photo to use as my inspiration, along with a knit patterned stamp and some silver metal accents because of the metal bucket in the photo.  I used Doodlie Do (this is STILL a favorite... I LOVE it as much today as the day that I got it!), Knit Bits and for my sentiment, Tag Its #3.

PTI September Blog Hop

I can't wait to hop and see all of the beautiful creations inspired by this month's photo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Doodlie Do, Knit Bits, Tag Its #3
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, PTI Soft Stone, Autumn Rose
Paper: Stampers Select White
Other: CSS Silver cord, Autumn Rose button, Silver Pearls (unknown), Copic Markers, Foam Tape