Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winter Wonderland Shaker for Butterfly Reflections Ink!

Hello there!  If you are celebrating today, Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Today, I am over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog with a winter wonderland shaker!!

Here is a little peek:

Click here to see the entire card!

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Howlidays {Sunny Studio Stamps}

Hello there! Today, I'm here with a card featuring the Santa's Helper's stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps.  It was difficult trying to decide which images to use for my project today, but then as I was coloring them, I had a lightbulb moment.  At first, when looking at this image, I didn't see a cocker spaniel but, then I decided to color the patch of hair under their chin like a bandana, and suddenly, I thought they started looking like my babies!  I'm so excited to finally have a stamp that looks like them!

I started off by watercoloring a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper with my Artist's Loft watercolor set from Michaels.  When it was dry, I ran it through my diecut machine to give it a stitched edge suing the Wonky Stitches dies by Avery Elle. I wanted to bring in a bit of red to coordinate with the Santa's hats, so I pulled out a piece of red and white striped patterned paper from my stash.  I popped the dogs up using foam tape after diecutting them with their coordinating dies.  I stamped a sentiment from the set on a speech bubble diecut  by Pretty Pink Posh, and then added some diecut snowflakes which are also included in the Santa's Helpers die set.  To add a bit of sparkle around the snowflakes, I added some sparkling clear sequins, and then mounted the panel on a dark green card base using foam tape.  Finally, I added a bow with my favorite red and white bakers twine by Lawn Fawn.

Santa's Helpers

That's all for me today!  I hope you like my card!  
Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Sunny Studio Santa's Helpers
Dies: Sunny Studio Santa's Helpers, PPP Stitched Speech Bubbles, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, PTI White, PTI Pine Feather, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Artist's Loft Watercolors, PPP Sparkling Clear 4mm and 6mm sequins, foam tape, Lawn Fawn Peppermint Lawn Trimmings

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

COLOR-ful Christmas Tags! {Lawn Fawn}

Hello there!  Today, I am sharing a pair of COLOR-ful Christmas tags on the Lawn Fawn blog,  I am a firm believer that cute packaging can really dress up even the most inexpensive gifts.  After all, it's the thought that counts, right?  I have a bunch of little people on my holiday list this year, and I thought it would be fun to gift a new coloring book and new crayons.  I always loved getting new crayons as a child, and even as an adult, it makes me a little giddy.  LOL!

I started off my tags by diecutting the largest tag from the Stitched Circles Tags set out of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, I sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress ink on one and Twisted Citron on the other, then  I added some water droplets to bleach out some of the color.  For more interest, I added some distress ink splatters to each tag.  While I was waiting for them to dry, I diecut a little treeline using the Forest Border die.  Then I stamped, colored and die cut the crayon from the Color My World stamp set, along with the little santa hat and light string from Baaah Humbug (I want to use those tiny lights on everything!).  When my watercolor was dry, I started putting my scene together.  Before I adhered anything down, I stamped a custom sentiment by combining sentiment from several stamp sets. "Have a" is from the Sweet Smiles stamp set, "Color" is from the Color My World set, I used Milo's ABCs to finish off the word, and "Christmas" is from the Winter Gifts tamp set.  After I finished the sentiments, I adhered everything with foam tape and glue pen, and tied up each gift with colored twill.  I added each tag with some Peppermint Lawn Trimmings.

Here is the pink  version:

Color-ful Christmas Tags

And here is the green version:

Color-Ful Christmas Tags

That's all for me today!  Hope you like them!  Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Color My World, Baaah Humbug, Sweet Smiles, Winter Gifts
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles Tags, Forest Border, Color My World, Baaah Humbug
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Picked Raspberry Distress, Twisted Citron Distress
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Foam Tape, Lawn Fawn Peppermint Lawn Trimmings

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Smile! {Butterfly Reflections Ink}

Hey there!

Today I am over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog sharing a card using Lawn Fawn products!

Here is a tiny peek:

Click here to see the finished card! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Happy Harvest - Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello there!  Today I have a fun pie themed card using the Harvest Happiness stamp set!  Just because this stamp set is full of fall and Thanksgiving images, you can do so much more with it!  I love this image and sentiment.

I started by watercoloring a very subtle background using Cracked Pistachio distress ink.  Then I diecut a stitched frame around the edge of the watercolor piece when it was dry.  I love using tag dies for the base of my focal point on cards.  I diecut this tag three different times from cardstock, and patterned papers.  I adhered the striped paper to the bottom of the white tag, and then popped that tag up on the polkadot tag behind it with foam tape.  I tilted the top tag slightly to show a little snippet of the polkadot patterned paper.  I stamped, colored and die cut the pie slice image from the Harvest Happiness stamp set, using the coordinating dies, and then stamped a sentiment from the same set on a banner diecut to put below it. I stamped a few hearts from the Happy Home stamp set on the tag, and added a bigger diecut heart to the banner to create a visual triangle.  After I adhered to the watercolor piece, I threaded an aqua button with some bakers twine to cover up the tag hole, and then adhered the whole panel to an aqua care base with foam tape.

I love you more than pie

That's all for me today!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Sunny Studio  Harvest Happiness
Dies: Sunny Studio Harvest Happiness, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Reverse Confetti Tag Me, SSS Tiny Hearts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Ranger Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, PTI White, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist Pattern Pack, Distressed Dots
Other: Copic Markers, Foam Tape, PTI Pure Poppy Twine

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Ever After! {Lawn Fawn}

Hey there! Today, I have a magical Christmas tag to share with you over on the Lawn!  The theme of the current Lawnscaping Challenge is "out with the old"... so I dusted off some of  my older Lawn Fawn favorites to whip up this tag.

I started by by diecutting the largest star from the Puffy Star Stackables die set out of red cardstock and also out of the red and white bokeh paper from the Let's Bokeh in the Snow 6x6 paper pad.  I adhered the patterned paper to the cardstock to give the tag a little more stability.  I used the Puffy Clouds border dies to cut clouds for the bottom of my star, and also cut another layer of clouds from vellum.  It is a bit hard to see in the photo, but I used spray adhesive on the white cloud and dipped it in gorgeous crystal glitter.  I stamped and colored the castle and dragon from the Critters Ever After stamp set, and then die cut them with coordinating dies.  I wanted the castle to look a bit like it belonged at the North Pole.  I added the tiny Santa hat from the Baaah Humbug stamp set to the dragon, and finally, a scattering of snowflakes cut from white card stock using the Mini Snowflakes die.  To finish things off, I added a bit of red tulle and some Peppermint Lawn Trimmings.

Christmas Magic Tag

That's it for me today... Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Critters Every After, Baaah Humbug
Dies: Puffy Star Stackables, Puffy Cloud border, Critters Ever After Mini Snowflakes
Paper: Let's Bokeh 6x6 paper pad
Ink: Memento  Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic Markers, Peppermint Lawn Trimmings, red tulle, glitter, foam tape

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #118 - In with the old

**This is my second post for the day.  If you are looking for my Lawn Fawn Holiday Week post, please scroll down**

Hello there! It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge! This week, we are digging out our neglected goodies and putting them to good use!

We are sponsored this week by our friends at Lawn Fawn!

One of the things I love most about Lawn Fawn is the mix and matchiness of all of their products.  Old sets and new sets work beautifully together!  It's been awhile since I gave Critters from the Past any love, and there is a certain 4-year-old on my holiday list that loves dinosaurs, so I set out to create a gift tag for him.

I started off by diecutting the Stitched Journaling Card from white cardstock.  Then I masked off a hill with post it tape and added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to brighten up the sky.  I stamp some snowflakes using the Snowy Backdrops stamp set and Yeti ink.  Then I stamped, colored and fussy cut the dinosaurs and palm tree from Critters in the past.  I decorated everyone for Christmas using images from Baaah Humbug and Holiday Party Animal.  To personalize my tag, I used Milo's ABCs, another oldie but goodie.

Prehistoric Christmas

Be sure to stop by the  blog for all of the challenge details and for lots more inspiration from the design team!  Hope you will play along!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Critters in the Past, Baaah Humbug, Holiday Party Animal, Snowy Backdrops, Milo's ABCs
Dies: Stitched Journaling Card, Baaah Humbug, Holiday Party Animal
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tumbled Glass, Lawn Fawn Yeti
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Foam Tape