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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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Buns!!! - Hello Sweetums


Sunshine - MFT stamps

MFT Bright out the Sunshine Stamp set
Copic coloring

Guiding Light - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge

I'm back with a second entry for the most recent Lawn Fawnatics challenge Spectacular Skies. I learned a bunch of tricks for making a magic picture changer in class with Jenn Skurkus. I put all of them to use here. I wont say there wasn't a learning curve but that was mostly user error. I will definitely be making a bunch more of these! Visit me on Instagram to see a video of the card in action.

Magic Picture Changer
Magic Picture Changer add on
Smooth Sailing
Fancy Wavy Banner
Jet Black Ink Pad
Paper - Retired

Miss You - Pretty Pink Posh

I didn't make a traditional red, white an blue Memorial Day card this year. Not that I don't have a service member to remember and honor today because I do. I just felt like today I would make a card with a sentiment that says how I feel instead & send it to someone who I want to know that I am thinking of them. This one is for Jacob's mom.

Magnolia Flowers stamp set - Pretty Pink Posh
Everyday Greetings stamp set - Pretty Pink Posh
Storybook 1 dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Caribbean Blue Jewels - Pretty Pink Posh
Gold Heat Embossing powder - Lawn Fawn
Gansai Tambi Watercolor in Gold
Distress Oxide in Peacock Feathers

Its your Birthday, Relax! - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge

My first entry for the new challenge at Lawn Fawnatics is totally tropical. This summer release has me dreaming of the beach in the Caribbean. I used the new On The Beach stamp set, Tropical Backdrop dies, stitched waves borders, and stitched hillside borders.

The sky is made with distress oxide inks in Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon & Abandon Coral on bristol cardstock. The waves were done in Peacock Feathers and the tree tops in Pine needles. The beach and trunks of the palm trees was done in Desert Storm cardstock and copics.

All A-Boat You! - Lawn Fawn

Hello Crafty Friends! Can you even handle the cuteness of the newest Lawn Fawn release? I just had to get started right away. I love nautical themed stuff, the colors and the boaty stuff so the first set I had to take out was Smooth Sailing. The tiny critters on the boats, oh my gosh, just my favorite thing! I used to make paper boats and fill them with my stuffed animals and  this set just hit home because of that. Ive also hoarding my Beachside Lawn Fawn papers. I have 3 of the 6x6 petite paper packs. It was time to put it to good use!

I used the Stitched Waves Borders to cut some matching cardstock for my scene as well as the Fancy Wavy Banners for the sentiment which also comes from the Smooth Sailing set. I did some easy copic coloring with BG 78, 75 & 72 for the sailboat flags, some E44 & 43 for the tiny teddy and C5, 3, 1 & 0 for the boats. The heart is a little R29. And thats it! I really hope you like my card and find a little bit of inspiration.

Pretty Pink Posh April Release Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for joining me during today's Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop for the April 2019 release. This release has so much to offer, cute critters, florals, a full background die & even stencils! Great for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation and more...

And some more exciting new! As part of this 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 3/13/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

This card was made with distress oxide ink blended onto Bristol cardstock. I used Mermaid lagoon around the edges and peacock feathers in the middle. I spattered the whole thing with copic opaque white that I now keep in a mini mister mixed with water. Works great for the look I want. I copic colored the leaves from the Spring Wreath set with BG78, 75 & 72. The elephants from the new Elephant Friends stamp set are done with N4, 2 & 0 and a little R11 for the ears. The frame I made with the Storybook 3 die; I just trimmed out the middle. I used some white nuvo drops as the final accent. The sentiment from the new Fathers Day stamp set is white heat embossed directly on the background. I know a brand new dad that this card will be perfect for with that adorable baby elephant perched on top.

And this one was put together much the same way. I used some Pine needles and cracked pistachio on this version and I darkened the edges with black soot. I used the Storybook 3 dies again and this time I used the inside panels that were cut when I made the frame for the previous card. Along with the new Animal Signs I used a tiny Koala from Koala friends; it just works so perfectly with the new set. I think this makes the perfect grad card or any occasion you'd like to tell a loved one they've done a good job. The copics I used for the Koala were the W5, 3, 1 & 0 for the baby with a little R11 again for the ears and cheeks.

Lastly I have another fathers day card featuring the new mini Fathers Day stamp set. I'm going to be making a version of this card in a class I am teaching at Craft Fancy next week along with more Pretty Pink Posh! Call the store at (847) 670-6065 if you want to sign up (for those in the Chicagoland area). This version is made with ny Tombow Dual Brush pens and then spattered with some black soot distress ink. The sentiment is white heat embossed on some black cardstock and foam mounted to the card.

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