Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crafty Christmas Collaboration

I was so super excited when my friend Jess asked me to be a part of her Crafty Christmas Collaboration series! If you are new to the collaboration please visit the original post by Jess here. Basically we all know what its like to face last minute holiday cards and as a way to combat this Jess decided to make cards all year long. As an extra exciting way to keep up the spirit she decided to invite her friends to play along in a crafty collaboration. Each of us put together some supplies to send and an extra for ourselves and this is what we used to make our cards! I was so anxious to see what she would send! See what she made with my supplies here!

Oh man I had a tough time deciding what to send! I had picked out four different company stamp sets and just couldn't narrow it down. So like Christy did last month I snooped her feeds for what she didn't show having used before. This cut out two companies right away. And in the end I had to go with Lawn Fawn since that was the company I bought my first real set of stamp from. Since I didn't get to use this set over the holidays, I figured it was the perfect time to bring it out! I went a little overboard in sending stuff I hoped she would like...

And so here is what she sent me:

I was immediately inspired by what she sent that I sat down that day to make my card. I mean who can resist The Greeting Farm? Jess must have snooped too because I don't own this set. (but I plan on fixing that really soon) As well as the Be Merry Sentiment from Wplus9. That sentiment set was my go to this year. 

For my own card I did a quick distress ink background, a little copic coloring and finished it off with some layers of Lawn Fawn papers. Which I also didn't use much of this year even though they are very much in my favorite colors!

and a close up: 

When I got Jess' supplies I was in the middle of playing with my new Distress Ink Oxides and decided to do a bunch of ink smooshed backgrounds. These are some of my favorite non traditional colors for the holiday.  I used the same inks to color the scarf on the bead. Jess knows how much I love to watercolor and my images were stamped on watercolor paper so I had a blast watercoloring all my stuff. I just had to use all the critters and used the banner to tie everything together. I even had to add tiny stars to the bears scarf. 

and a close up:

Seriously this bear tho!

Please head over to Jess' blog to discover what she made with our supplies. Be sure to leave a comment at both our blogs for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn! Plus you can link up your own cards all year long at Jess's blog for a chance to win a big grand prize in December so you have to go check it out!

Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Batty For You - Featuring Pretty Pink Posh

Hello all, back with another card featuring Pretty Pink Posh!

I got this little tiny bat stamp at the last craft show I went to and I really wanted to use it for a Halloween card but I find it really difficult to make tiny stamps the main image. What to do? That's where the Pretty Pink Posh story book dies really do the trick. I'm thinking I need all of them! This one is Storybook 3.

I also can't seem to make a card without sequins and on this one I used two of the PPP mixes; Enchanted Mix and Wisteria Blossoms Mix. The other dies including the background stitched rectangle and the clouds comes from Lawn Fawn; as well as the sentiment.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hang In There - Featuring PPP

Back again with another post featuring Pretty Pink Posh!

This time I had to use this adorable panda set from Wplus9; I just can't get over how cute he is! Next to birthday cards and hello cards, get well/I'm here for you cards are my most used; I just never have enough. This set is just perfect for that. I just love this Scallop Frames die cut for that perfect frame for a shaker card. Its just the perfect way to set of the scene.  I have had a hard time NOT using it on every card I've made since!  And of course for the shaker card I had to use everyones favorite sparkling clear sequin mix. These just go with everything! I often prefer to have a variety of sizes in my shaker cards, so this mix is just perfect. Lastly a bit of sparkle with my Wink of Stella on the umbrella.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hello Shaker feat. Pretty Pink Posh

Hello everyone, I'm back with a new series for you! I am guesting as a social media contributor with Pretty Pink Posh. I'm so excited to play with all of her stuff. Of course you know my love of shakers so I couldn't wait to start designing with her dies and sequins; and now also her stamps! Paulina has always encouraged me since I first started posting on Instagram. Thanks again Paulina!

So for my first card I used Holiday Pals & the Stitched Duo 3 die to make my shaker with. The sequins inside the shaker are the 4 and 6 mm in Ballerina Pink.

First I used my distress inks to create a blended background. Then I die cut the panel using my Stitch Duo 3 die to create my window for my shaker. I kept the die cut squares to use for the background. Lastly I stamped and colored my images from Holiday Pals.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Fling Blog Hop with DeNami Design

 Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog/Instagram Hop (#BIGDDHop) hosted by DeNami!

You should have come from Stephanie Klauck's blog.

 I hope you enjoy the card I created with the Flower Filigree stamps from the new release. 
I also used Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish of the design. 

Your next stop will be to Valerie Ward's blog.  Be sure to let them know you stopped by by leaving them a comment!

If you want to start from the beginning, you can start at the DeNami blog HERE.

For more added fun, join the hop on Instagram and enter to win a prize! The Instagram profiles are listed below. Start at DeNami page and make the whole Instagram loop. Instructions will be listed there.

DeNami Design  Instagram- IG @denamidesign
Jeanin Jugler IG @some_bits_and_pieces
Daniela Dobson IG @danieladobson
Candi Billman IG @filoeyecandi
Kay Miller IG @kaym2015
Jung AhSang IG @junglebarrya
Lisa Petrella IG @l.petrella
Julia Klein IG @mimizukupapeterie
Elizabeth Gunn IG @elizabethgcreations
Stephanie Klauck IG @sklauck
Sharna Waksmulki IG @littleyellowbirday118
Valerie Ward IG @vjw81e
Amy Tsuruta IG @craftee1

Monday, February 29, 2016

Feb Card designs for Craft Fancy!

I'm back again with more cards I designed for Craft Fancy. If you live near Arlington Heights, IL you should stop by! They have an amazing selection of paper crafting supplies. And the people who work there are super nice.

Lawn Fawn: Baaah Humbug, Hello Baby & Milo's ABCs along with Lawn Fawn pint sized patterns paper

Lawn Fawn: Scripty Xoxo die & Stitched Heart Stackables

Lawn Fawn: Scripty Xoxo die

Mama Elephant: Lunar Animals & Lawn Fawn Party Animals stamp sets & Lawn Fawn papers

Friday, January 29, 2016

Light Me Up! - Craft Fancy

Made with two of the new Lawn Fawn stamp sets these simple but adorable cards were some of the first I made with each set. You can find the samples up in the Craft Fancy store. The ladies will be sure to help you find all the supplies you need to make them!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mushy! - Lawnscaping

I made this card using distress ink & copic markers.

Lawn Fawn - Gleeful Garden
Lawn Fawn - Frankenstein Line Dance paper

Made for:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Moose Be - Lawn Fawn CF DY

Hi! Back again with another card today for Craft Fancy, a store in Arlington Heights, IL. Be sure to check them out. They have a huge selection of Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant; plus Wplus9, MFT stamps, Avery Elle, Taylored Expressions ... etc.

Onto Today's project:

This moose has a special place in my heart. I'm originally from Canada and used to see Moose all the time. Now I live near Chicago and we never see moose or beaver. It makes me so sad! Anyways I used the stitched rectangle stackables to create the landscape and the Mama Elephant Landscape trio (I don't own the LF ones, not sure why! Will have to fix that! ha!) I used copics to color him in. I wanted to keep it fairly simple so I could make a bunch of these for Valentines Day.

Small Stitched Rectangle dies - Lawn Fawn
Landscape Trio creative cuts - Mama Elephant
Critters in the Arctic - Lawn Fawn
Strawberry Line Dance paper - Lawn Fawn

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Plaid about it - Lawn Fawn CF DT

Happy New Year! My first post of 2016 & my first design team post for Craft Fancy!
I've been a regular at their store for many years now and love seeing the ladies there all the time. It's where my love of Lawn Fawn began as well. They had one small little section with some older stamp sets. I bought one and ended up going back and buying them all. Slowly this has grown into a whole wall section of all the Lawn Fawn products. So if you are in the Chicagoland area I highly suggest a visit!

Onto my card for today:

I made this card today using distress inks for the background in festive berries and black soot along with Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I used the tutorial from Kristina Werner here. I used I simply adore buffalo plaid and am thrilled its on trend right now.  The bear, scarf & sentiment are from Lawn Fawn along with the rectangle dies with the stitching and the tag die. I wanted a more masculine card as I have so many birthdays for the men in my life during the winter months and I was running low on cards. I find making masculine cards the hardest.

Party Animal - Lawn Fawn
Baaah Humbug - Lawn Fawn
Small Stiched Rectangle stackables - Lawn Fawn
Stitched Lables - Lawn Fawn

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Entry 2 for Card Design Super Star Challenge
I'm in love with these tropical stamp sets. 
I have a habit of making shakers and this time was no exception. 
I used distress ink for the background & the Tiki Party stamps.

I just can't get over the volcano! I just want it to erupt sequins all day long.

Hope you liked it!
Thanks for stopping by.

Entry 1 for MFT Card Design Super Star
I'm in love with these tropical stamp sets. 
I have a habit of making shakers and this time was no exception. 
I used distress ink for the background & the Polynesian Paradise stamps.
Isn't that turtle just the cutest thing ever?

Hope you liked it!
Please visit again soon.