Saturday, December 6, 2014

Our Creative Corner challenge - Have Yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas

At Our Creative Corner,  the challenge was for ATC's or ATB's (Altered Trading Cards or Blocks)  I was making a few ATC's with papers from Whimsey Stamps and leftover snowflakes using Festive Flurry stamps and dies from Stampin' Up.  I added Scripty Joy from Lawn Fawn.  

Friday, December 5, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch 179

Got a chance this week to play a little so I thought I would join the Deconstructed Sketch challenge.

 I used Snow Day paper from Lawn Fawn and the the stamps and Lawn Cuts are all from Lawn Fawn.  The hat and iceberg from Critters in the Arctic and then Winter Penguin.

The bow is tied with Lawn Fawn Gold sparkle cord.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The reason for Christmas.

One of my favorite blogs to peruse daily, Linda's, who is utterly amazing and a member of Spellbinders  International Ambassadors team and also has her own Facebook group,  I Love My Die Cutting Machine.  A few weeks back she used Spellbinders Labels 40 in one of her cards.  I fell in love with them.  So I ordered the Decorative Elements set.    I used them on this card I made with an older stamp from Embossing Arts (probably had this stamp for 10 years or so)  that I just love because it shows the reason for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

White on White Challenge

At the  Lawnscaping Blog, the challenge this week was White on White.  I really wanted to play along, but wasn't sure what I was going to do.  Yesterday I ran to my local stamp store, Stampadoodle and they know I love Lawn Fawn stamps and Lawn Cut dies.  One of the girls and I went to look at what was in and talk about our favorites and  they had the lawn cut die in for the goodie bag and also the word Joy.  Yep, bought them both.  

So this morning, I made the goodie bag.  The goodie bag die is easy to use and the lines are easy to fold on.
Goodie Bag Die

I grabbed some snowflake stamps from the sets Critters in the Arctic and Deck the Halls and embossed them with Winter White embossing powder.  I used some glitter glue on the joy die cut just to give it a little glitter.  I tied it with some white ribbon.  These are perfect size to have in the tree for small presents.  I have also decided to use these to make Valentines goodies for the 3 yr. old nephew to give to his preschool classmates.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A little Christmas with Lawn Fawn stamps

Ahh, it has been forever since I have updated my blog.  I need to make time and show what I am making.

I have been working on Christmas cards and I saw in an email from somewhere about these screen cards.  Fell into it, big time.  I have 3 done so far.

I have used 5 different Lawn Fawn stamp sets and 3 different punches, Glossy accents and Rock Candy, a mixture of SU and CTMH inks.
Here are some closer up pictures.
Tied closed to send.
Ornaments, pine cones, fox and squirrel popped up on pop dots.

What I used:

Lawn Fawn Sets and dies
  • Critters in the Arctic
  • Peace Joy Love
  • Joy to the Woods
  • Happy Trails
  • Deck the Halls

Martha Stewart punches
EK Success punch
SU Decorative Label Punch

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
SU Creamy Caramel Ink
SU Cherry Cobbler Ink
CTMH Olive Ink
CTMH Topiary
CTMH Ponderosa Pine

Glossy Accents
SU and Recollection Pop Dots
Rock Candy

Friday, July 25, 2014

Everything is

                               fun with you.   

A few weeks back I picked up the Lawn Fawn set Love You S'more at my local stamp store.  I hadn't really used it until I saw the challenge on the  Lawnscaping Blog to use Watercoloring in your challenge.  

I used my watercolor pencils, after I found them on my daughters art desk and colored the background on 90# watercolor paper.  Made a mask for the moon and then used a paintbrush to blend the pencils.  I cut the banner out using SU Banners framelits dies.  I cut out the birdies and the limb and added them to the watercolored banner.  I then took a blue piece of paper and used the stars and whirlies from the Love You S'more set with Versamark embossing ink to make the background.  I ran the ribbon around the blue background paper, then sewed the banner to it and mounted it to my card.  I colored the moon in and then added sparkles to it and the blue area using a Sakura Clear Star gelly roll pen. 

The inside is stamped using the fun with you stamp.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mini Puppy Cards

The current challenge at the  Lawnscaping Challenge blog  is for Mini cards.  I made these 3x3 cards with matching envelopes using Lawn Fawn's Critters at the Dog Park stamps and dies.  I have been using this set to make a bunch of cards for a friend who runs Rescued Hearts Northwest.  They are a "dedicated animal rescue group committed to saving and improving the lives of shelter dogs.  Since there are 4, yes 4 dogs that live at our house, I cannot help them by taking in extra dogs so I am making these cards for them to use for their organization.  Please check them out and give them a like on their facebook page.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge # 79

 Finally spending a little time making some cards around working for our company, doing the paper work, the scheduling and even working some clean up jobs, watching the two nephews and doing some quilting, camping and taking care of my house.  I saw that   Lawnscaping Challenge had a new challenge to use a new technique that you have never done before.  Hmm, after stamping for over 20 years, what haven't I done.  hehe  I looked around online and just decided to do a window card.  I kind of just made it all up as I went along. (I have never seen this before but it may be out there)
Card front

I took the craft dies from the sets Year Four and Winter Sparrows, using the bird from Year Four and the limb from Winter Sparrows.  First thing I did was use some different Washi Tapes to cover a piece of white cardstock and then cut out the limb.

I then took a blue piece of paoer and cut three birds out.  I should have used my card front to at the same time so I would have cut through both layers.  Next time!!  I lined the blue paper up and cut through the card front so the birds were cut out.  I then layered some clear window plastic between the blue and the card front.

I cut out 3 of the birdies from white cardstock and colored them in and popped them on pop dots.
I lined them up on the back of the front of the card and folded the back over and they stuck to the inside of the card.  I stamped the limb again under the birdies. 

Inside of card.

It wasn't as perfect as I like, but it ended up pretty cute in person.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ready for a little camping!!

We have been so busy I haven't had any time to update my blog.  I am finishing baby quilts and my Civil War miniature quilt is almost done, just hand sewing the binding when I have time to sit down.  I was really excited to get this stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. called Destination Happiness.  We got a travel trailer last month and at the end of the month we are going for our first trip out with it.  The picture isn't very good as the sun is shining today and I really wanted to get this in the mail.

We have always loved camping, but we have always used a tent and so when we had the chance to get this beautiful trailer, we jumped at the chance.  Since the girls are pretty well grown up, it is mainly for Keith and I.   She is now in our backyard and I am slowly getting stuff for her.
My card today is going to go with today's Unity's Friends with Flair.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Back after a tad break . . . . . .

I am back to making cards after a tad break.  I sat down the other night and made this card based on the sketch at Deconstructed Sketch.  I used Thoughtful Bouquet Stamp of the week from Unity Stamp Co.
I colored the image with my Copics and then used some paper flowers that my wonderful husband got me for Christmas.  The background paper is shiny and doesn't show up in the picture that well.  I am entering this in Deconstructed Sketch #133 and also Unity's Friends With Flair.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of the Winter Blog Hop happening on the Lawnscaping Blog.  I fell in love with Lawn Fawn stamps a few months ago and so when they put out a call to be part of their Winter Blog Hop, I signed right up.  If you have come here from Tamara's blog, you are in the right order, if not please go back to the  Lawnscaping Blog and start at the beginning.

For my Winter project, I used Lawn Fawn's Peace Joy Love stamp set and papers for  tealight gift box cards for a group of friends for Christmas.

This is the card opened with the set of 6 tealights.
Sideview of the card.
These are fun to make and I am hoping my friends love them.
So, now you are headed to Trisha's blog and see her beautiful card.  Thanks for visiting.  Make sure you comment on all the blogs, there will be prizes!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Celebrate the Season

I have been working on the business Christmas cards, 90 of the same, so I haven't been making many other cards lately, but I played with one of my new stamps, Ornamental Seasons from Unity Stamp Co.  I used my copics to color in the ornaments and added some gold pen and some clear glitter gel pen to the image.  I used my spellbinders die to cut it out than layered over the red and ribbon.  The Merry Christmas is using Washi tape, then using the We R Memory Keepers envelope board  to make the edge look like a file folder. You can see the folder edge a little better in the open picture.  I am going to add this to Unity Stamp Co.'s Friends with Flair.

Monday, November 25, 2013

A little polka dot.. . .

For the challenge at Lawnscaping Blog the challenge
was to use Polka Dots.  I used my Peace, Joy, Love
stamp set along with the matching Peace Joy Love papers.  I added some red with white polka dot ribbon and cut out a strip of the paper with the trees on it.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Joy Joy Joy

The other day I was shown how to make a
cascading card.  I really like to make these.  For this
one I use two Unity Stamp's,  SOTW  Holiday Joy Christmas tree and Joy to the World.  I used Peace, Love and Joy papers from Lawn Fawn to make the card, then added the stamped images along with some die cut greens and whirlies and a couple of bling gems.  I love making these cards and am choosing this one as my card for this weeks, Unity's Friends with Flair.  These cards fold flat, so they are easy to mail too.

More from the top.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Some more Holiday Joy for the Deconstructed Sketch #126

I am really loving on this stamp from Unity Stamp Co.
SOTW Holiday Joy Christmas Tree.  I added some
copics to the tree to give it a little color, then used 
Whimsey Stamps paper called Winter Blues to follow
the sketch.  I added a Petaloo flower.  I used the sketch from the 
Deconstructed Sketch  and added to their blog.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A little Christmas Sparkle

I have two awesome ladies that I spend every Wednesday with at our local stamp store, Stampadoodle, for the lunchtime demos.  A while back they had a demo using Lawn Fawn stamps and of course, I fell, hook, line and sinker!!  I am hooked on Lawn Fawn.  I got this set a couple weeks ago, Winter Sparrows along with their die's.  I challenged my two friends to use some shaker card pouches and this is the one I made.  I added some glitter, white flower soft and a few sequins.  The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn and is from the set, Peace, love, joy.   I gave it a little glitter using a Gelly Roll clear star pen. The designer paper is from Lawn Fawn also.   I am adding this to this weeks, Christmas Sparkle challenge at 2 Sisters Challenge blog.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A little Holiday Joy.

I took a week or so off from blogging to get caught up on paperwork in my free time, but last night I sat down and made a few cards, including this one.

The papers are Home for the Holidays by Doodlebug, the linen string is from SU and the red flower is from Petaloo.  I embossed the stamp, Holiday Joy Christmas tree from Unity Stamp Co. with snow ep. I really love this image as it was last weeks Stamp of the Week.  I have enjoyed getting my SOTW for almost a year now.  If you don't get it, go to  Unity Stamp Co. and click on Stamp of the Week.  I am adding this to Unity's Friends with Flair. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A few trees for the Unscripted Sketch #228

A few trees!!!  This stamp came in a bunch of stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  I stamped all but one in blue inks.  I set them on some silver snowflakeribbon.  I love this sweet little stamp and glad I could use it for Unscripted Sketches challenge this week.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Just Skating by with the Deconstructed Sketch!!

Using my Unity StampJust Skating By - Snowpeep Kurt and used this week's sketch from the Deconstructed Sketch #124.  I used one of my cuttlbug folders of snowflakes and inked a little dark blue on the side, I then used some Christmas paper and red paper to set the image on.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp, One of a kind Winter.    I used my SU Chalk marker to add some little doodles on the red paper.  I tied some baker's twine and added the snowflakes and brad from my stash.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Snow from Heaven

I think snowmen are so sweet and this one is from Unity Stamp Co. and is called Snow Angels Above, Snow Peep Issac.  I used my copics to color him in and used White Flowersoft on the rim and ball of his hat and then for the clouds.  I used a gold pen to go around the image paper edge and added a little on his halo and wings too.  I used the SU cloud follder for the background and used some blue ink to make the clouds pop a little more.  I used white chalk ink for the sentiment.  The snowflakes and ribbon are from my stash.  I am planning on entering this card in  Unity's Friends With Flair.