Gimme all the buffalo check! - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 61

Hello crafty friends! Im here today with a super CAS card for the new Lawn Fawn challenge #61. I was directly inspired by our new fall decor. This new die from Lawn Fawn worked perfectly for my idea.

The background is the new Lawn Fawn carstock in rainforest. I splattered the cardstock with a little gold watercolor, die cut the pumpkin using some buffalo check paper I have been hoarding for years, and some green Lawn Fawn cardstock for the vine and leaf and a bit of black for the stem. The Thanks sentiment is die cut using Lawn Fawn's gold sparkle cardstock. (And now I need all the sparklie sentiments on everything!)

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Trick or Treat - Lawn Fawn

Hello crafty friends! I am here with another entry to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Create a Scene. I used the same set with a trick or treat theme this time and a sunset glow in the air. Nothing better then trick or treating as a kid. I have so many fond memories! That's why I find this new set so appealing.

Pumpkins! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! Im here with a new card featuring the Pretty Pink Posh August release. This one is waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone! I really loved the new boarder stamps that were included in this release so I was trying different ways to showcase them. Really the simplicity of this card just really hit the mark for me. I also included the new Fall Signs stamps as well because the pumpkin made the perfect spot for a sentiment.

The background is just splattered with some Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in red gold. The images are all colored in Copics. YG97, YG95 & YG93; Y38, Y35 & Y31; YR07, YR04 & YR02; W3 & W1. The stems and sign are all colored with E47 & E44.

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A Spooky Good Time! - Lawn Fawn

Hey hey crafty friends. Back again with another entry to the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. Who doesn't love a good scene right? I could resist this spooky new stamp set from Lawn Fawn so it was out of the package pretty much the day I got it. More where this came from!

The sky is inked with distress oxides in Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch. The scene is copic colored. House was done with BG78, BG75 & BG72 I used all cool greys from C1-C7 for the roof and the grave yard. The pumpkins are Y38 & Y35 with a bit of YG61 for the leaves. Lastly the trees are E47, E44 & E43.

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Its Almost Pumpkin Time! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I have a quick card to share with you all today. Just lots of my favorite thing, Ink blending! I used the new Stencil from Pretty Pink Posh Pumpkin Background Stencil and a simple sentiment from the Fall Signs stamp set. Perfect to let someone know you are thinking of them and grateful for their kindness. I added some Raspberry Jewels to finish off the card.

I used all my orange distress oxide inks on this one; Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber & Dried Marigold. I used the Pixie Spray on the back of my stencil to hold it down and then used a blender brush for my oxides. The sentiment is white heat embossed on black.

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Pretty Pink Posh August Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends! Thanks so much for joining me for today's Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop for the August 2019 release. This release is filled with fall goodies; perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving and general fall fun.

Also as part of the blog hop  there are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 8/28/2019. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

My card today is a shaker card! This features the Boo coordinating dies that I used to make the main window for my shaker. I used Blueprint Sketch, Faded Lilac and Black Soot distress oxides to blend on my panel before die cutting. I also used some gold watercolor to splatter like stars across the panel. The background of the shaker features only Faded Lilac. The mix I used inside is actually a combination of Winter Sparkle Mix (Minus the snowflakes) and Silver Mini Star Confetti. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in black ink from the Boo stamp set.

The rest of the hop participants today are listed below. Remember to leave comments along the way for your chance to win!

August 22

Pretty Pink Posh August Release 2019

Happy New Release day crafty friends; See the new arrivals at Pretty Pink Posh!

I don't know about you but Fall is definitely my season so I was super excited to get this release. Halloween is a big deal in my house. We decorate; we trick or treat for several days (there are lots of "trunk or treat" and store "treat" days by us!). So of course I had to make a Halloween Card!

This card features the new coordinating dies from the Boo Stamp set. I used the dies by themselves and decided to use some of the new stencils being released; there are six new stencils! The B is ink blended using Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink and splattered with gold watercolor. The first O is using the new Spider Web stencil and ink blended with Black Soot distress Oxide ink. The last O is using the new Pumpkin Background stencil blended with Ripe Persimmon and Dried Marigold distress inks. I also used some of the new jewel packs; Boo, to accent  and splattered a simple white background with more black distress ink.

This is a full view of the Pumpkin Background stencil. I used all the inks pictured; Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey & Fossilized Amber. There are so many amazing stencils in this release you have to check them all out. Get the bundle here!

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Lawn Fawn Class - OOAK Craft Show

Hello Crafty Friends!! I am so excited to share with you that I will be teaching at my first Craft Show, One Of A Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show in Madison Wisconsin October 11-13, 2019. Come out and see the show and take my class!

Details and Sign up HERE 
Saturday Oct. 12th, 2019

In this class you will make a selection of 6 mini cards featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Class will focus on distress ink background techniques and a little bit of copic coloring. This class can get a little bit messy but it's a whole lot of fun!

Sending Sunshine - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I have one more card to share with you from the Tropical release from Pretty Pink Posh. We can't wait to start sharing sneaks of the new August with you shortly but in the meantime please enjoy this fun, bright, tropical Flamingo card!

I started this card with the background. Each panel that makes up the card I made with ink blending distress oxide inks using blending brushes on Neenah 110lb paper. I find this combo works best for me. I was ready to give up on the brushes before finding what worked for me.

The sky is done with Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry and Abandon Coral (which is hidden so not important). The next layer is my sand and I simply used scattered straw. The last panel is the water and I used Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon.

Copic Markers used:
Trees E41, E43, E44; YG23, YG21, YG00
Flamingos: R20, R32, R11 for Flamingo 1 & R81, RV10 & RV11 for the 2nd with a wash of R20 to warm it up.

Stamp set: Tropical Birds - Pretty Pink Posh
Jewels: Caribbean Blue - Pretty Pink Posh

Aloha - Pretty Pink Posh

Im am just obsessed with these birds and leaves from this release. Can you tell? This is a simple blended distress oxide background. This is blended with the blender brushes on some 110 lb Neenah. At first I really didn't like the brushes, I wasn't getting the look I was after. However I didn't give up and eventually found the ink/paper combo I liked best. Everyone is different so if something doesn't work for you try changing things up.

I have a soft spot for Cockatoo's. My uncle had one named Freddie when I was little. He was a handful but so pretty!

Tropical Birds Stamp Set
Hibiscus Flower Stamp Set
Winter Sparkle Sequin Mix

Distress Oxide Colors:
Shaded Lilac (covered whole background)
Wilted Violet (over top)

Stencil Fun - Pretty Pink Posh

Anyone else get excited about stencils? I love playing with them. Today I used a classic white embossing paste over an oxide ink blended background. The paste did pick up a bit of the color but I am ok with that! As always, make sure you clean your stencil and palate knife right away. If you forget to wipe the sides of the paper (like I did today) a little trim in the trimmer will cut right through most embossing pastes.

Tropical Background Stencil
Tropical Birds Stamp Set
Friendship Sequin Mix

Distress Oxide Colors:
Picked Raspberry
Abandoned Coral

New Lawn Fawn Class - Craft Fancy

Hello local Crafty Friends! I just wanted to let you know I have like 2 seats left in my Saturday class if you want to come make these cards!

Please call Craft Fancy at (847) 670-6065 to sign up.
Details at their Blog

Surfs Up! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I am here with a new design team project featuring Summer Surfboards stamp set! I was completely inspired by the PPP Mermaid sequins for my color scheme even though I didn't use any on the card. I wanted to have a more gender neutral summer card and I think this turned out great! The sentiment is from another set in the new release Tropical Birds.

This card features a spotlight blending using Hickory Smoke distress oxide over some light grey cardstock. I used regular black soot distress ink to splatter after blending. The surfboards are colored using copics BG49, BG45, BG10; YG23, YG21, YG00; N4, N2, N0.

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Joining the Pretty Pink Posh Design Team!

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I'm am so exited to be joining the Pretty Pink Posh LLC design team!

Ever since I began sharing cards on Instagram Paulina has been there with the comments and likes and general encouragement. I've watched her go from a cardmaker to a business owner and her resilience when facing any challenge. I am so very happy to be joining her Design Team with all the other talented designers. I cannot wait to keep sharing new inspiration with you.

Be sure to stop by the Pretty Pink Posh Blog today for a giveaway and to visit all the new and continuing designers!

The cards all feature the new Hibiscus Flower Stamp Set and the adorable Tropical Toucan Stamp Set. The backgrounds are done with ink blending on Bristol Cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks.

The first in the blues is Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I splatted the whole thing with more Mermaid Lagoon. The birds, flowers and foliage I water colored using regular distress inks in similar colors to the background. The sequins are the Mermaid Mix & the Jewels are Caribbean Blue.

This warm toned card is done with Abandon Coral, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. Both sentiments are white heat embossed. These birds, flowers and foliage are also water colored. I attempted to do duel toned flowers since those are my favorite kind of Hibiscus. This card features the pink sequins from the Berry Splash Mix and the orangy pink is Raspberry.

Hope you Enjoyed! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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