I’m BACK!! I took a little hiatus from doing the Lawnscaping Challenges, while i was packing, moving and unpacking. But, I am back- and what better challenge to ease myself back into it then a CAS challenge! (Clean and Simple) I have to apologize for the picture, it isn’t the greatest. Still figuring out where/how the best way to take pics in my new place.
My crafty stuff IS unpacked… although I don’t really have a flow of working yet, and not sure where everything is is where it will stay- but for now I DO know where my Lawn Fawn stamps are, my washi tape and my watercolor pencils, so Voila! I whipped up this fun card! Hope you will play along with the challenge with us ;) It’s easy! And all the details are here.
We are sponsored this week by Lawn Fawn, and the winner will get to pick a stamp of their choice!
Here is a detail shot of the letters, I watercolored them then added ultrafine glitter with my quickie glue pen. I then cut them out. I haven’t splurged for the lawn cuts for this set yet, so below i linked the lawn cuts AND my fave scissors and x-acto that i used on this card.
I created this card to wish good fortune to one of my best friends, one of my chosen family- Stacy. I also created it welcoming her new husband Andy, into the chosen family that is so so so special to me. I have seen and been part of 4 of my girls wedding days and wedding events leading up to the big day. Stacy and Andy were married in Hawaii with a very intimate ceremony, and even though i wasn’t there my good thoughts were with them on their special day. I also can’t wait to celebrate with them this summer when they host a BIG celebration for all their friends and family!
I used Copic markers to color in the fortune cookie. I used a white gel pen to color in the chopsticks on the kraft paper it really pops! I also added in a little sparkle pen to the take out container handle, to represent the silver metal. I listed both Memento and Versafine in my supply list below because i always use Versafine for my sentiments. Memento although I love it when used with copics.. I don’t love it for a good crisp sentiment. Creatively using foam tape and curling the paper, makes the cookie and fortune look almost real. I was happy with how it turned out.
I’m also grateful that another one of my best friends was able to be there on Stacy and Andy’s special day, and truly capture it on camera. I am always in awe of Steph’s talent behind the lens… but when it has to do with those near and dear to me… i’m even more thankful. Before you all flood her with emails to shoot your wedding, she isn’t taking wedding requests just yet, BUT family portraits, newborns… she is your girl! A little birdie told me she will have an art shop of her images soon, and don’t even get me started on her talent behind a macro lens! oy!
Good morning everyone! Today I’m thrilled to be featured on the Lawn Fawn blog. I shared with them this fun nautical thank you card. I have been living in Providence for almost a month, and even though i LOVE it… i also miss Cape Cod a bit… so I decided to do a nautical card. I thought of this idea when talking to one of my besties Melyssa about Sea Monkey’s and how odd they are – that made me think of capturing seahorses in a jar… normal right? I love this fun card that came to life… my first creation in my *new* space! :)
Upcoming Class on the cape details here
Ok… onto the fun stuff- the CARD ;) I took a bunch of detail shots because i wanted you to get a sense of the dimension and the glitter and the glossy accented bubbles :) Now it’s time for me to design my moving cards!
Today I have a special blog post for you-
- a baby card (very rare from me) and
- a congratulations to my friend Laurel who recently had lily and after spending a little extra, needed time in the hospital is strong enough to be home
Some of my stampy friends have put together a blog hop in honor of this special occasion, be sure to visit Jennifer McD. next! To see the full list of all the hop participants hop on over to Chrissie’s blog.
Adding texture onto a card can be done in a variety of ways. I look forward to seeing the creative ways you will add texture on the card you are going to create and enter our latest challenge over on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog ;) Simon Says is sponsoring this challenge, you could win a gift certificate!
For my card I added texture using: an edge distresser, liquid applique, ultrafine glitter, layers of paper, googly eyes, twine and foam tape. Also I used a Versafine Smokey Gray ink pad to stamp the bunny, it’s not as harsh as black- too give a softer look on this animal since it is white.
Hope you enjoy this Easter card I created. Remember Easter is early this year, in March.
Hello! One thing I find that I enjoy in certain stamp companies is how you can put together cute little scenes using all of their stamps, or even better stamps from just one set. Lawn Fawn sets are *perfect* for this! Using one of their new CHA sets I created this fun little spring scene. I took a bunch of detail shots to show off all my fussy cutting and so you can see all the dimension. Can’t wait to see what scenes you come up with for this latest Lawnscaping Challenge! You could win some loot from Lawn Fawn… how fabulous is that!?
I absolutely LOVE the warm colors of Valentine’s Day. The pinks, and reds and creams- so soft. I had a lot of fun making this card for the Lawnscaping Challenge. Wonder who I will send it to… ;) Can’t wait to see all the Valentines you create and submit for our challenge! See below for some detail shots so you can see the glitter and dimension on this card.
Today the very talented julie ebersole is celebrating a BIG birthday…… 30 ;) ok, ok…. maybe not thirty, but its a BIG one ;)
I’m happy today to be part of her birthday blog hop, and to be able to wish her a very happy birthday! I met Julie many years ago through my time with a muse (sharing an old pic above) and have been inspired by her ever since.
Cheers to you miss julie! Enjoy a martini (or 2 .. heck even 3!)
Be sure to continue on this hop by visiting Amber’s blog next!
For the next Lawnscaping Challenge we have for you some Winter Wonderland cards. I’m not a huge fan of winter, shocker i know… but i DO love my blues and snowflakes! I thought the fox from critters in the woods was perfect for a snowy scene. Be sure to check out the other girls creations over on the blog, and share with us your winter wonderland creation so you can have a chance of winning some Lawn Fawn goodies! I decided to add some liquid applique to create the snowy scene- love puffing it up with a heat tool!