Fairy Friend - Mama Elephant

Hello everyone! I've got an extra sweet fairy card today. I was instantly in love with the fairies as soon as I saw a sneak peek from Mama Elephant. They pair so perfectly with the new floral boarder set as well. I always like to have a general occasion card on hand so this worked out perfectly.

For the floral boarder I stamped on some Bristol paper using Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn and then got out several shades of purple, green and yellow Tombow Dual Brush pens. I used only one color and blended out with a water brush. The fairies are done with copics.

Copics: BV13, BV11, BV31 & BV0000; E21 & E00; E44, E43, E40
Tombows: 603, 606, 676, 055, 879, 177, 249, 243, N55

Everything Dinos! - Lawn Fawn

I was beyond excited to see more Dino stamps from Lawn Fawn. I absolutely love Dinosaurs ever since I saw Land Before time as a child. I think I got my sass from Cera si I of course had to use the puny sentiment for her.

The sky, grass & sand are all the new Spiffy Speckles paper from Lawn Fawn. Its absolutely perfect for scene setting! The water is some distress oxide in peacock feathers and die cut with die from Bayou Backdrops. The sentiment is distress oxide in mermaid lagoon and I stamped it on the new Fancy Wavy Banners. All my images were stamped using antique linen distress ink and then colored using Tombow Dual Brush markers. They were blended using water and a paint brush. I am loving how this no line adventure turned out. What do you think?

Send love & hugs - Pretty Pink Posh

Once I got my hands onto these floral Cherry Blossoms stamps I was just dying to white heat emboss them and do a bit of watercolor with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I added in one of the new Beautiful Butterflies for a finishing touch too. For a touch of sparkle I used some of the Sweet Pea sequin mix.

Have a lucky day! - Lawn Fawn

I might have a drop or two of Irish blood in me... somewhere. My Scottish family moved to Ireland and then onto Nova Scotia. That's on my Dads side. My red hair is actually courtesy of my mom's Russian roots. But I'll always celebrate St. Patrick's day like any good Chicagoan. So a bit of luck to you today!

For the card I used Black Soot Distress Ink blended onto a forest green cardstock panel and splattered with Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in the color yellow gold. I heat embossed the sentiment with Lawn Fawn's Gold embossing powder onto one of the new Fancy Wavy Banners. The shamrocks are from an older Lawn Fawn set My Lucky Charm.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 48 – Inspired by a Book, Movie or Song!

I was so excited to see this months challenge and I have been so inspired by everyones cards. I had a couple ideas in mind but I really had to make one as a favorite childhood cartoon; David the Gnome. I got my love of gnomes from that show. My card features David and his best friend Swift the Fox.

The card features the new Lawn Fawn speckled papers in blue and green. I also used some of the woodgrain cardstock in the dark brown for David's house. 

Copic colors:
RV66, R29, R27, R24 for the reds.
B97, B95, B93 for the blues.
E18, E17, E15 with a glaze of YR24 for the fox with some E49 for the legs.

Pretty Pink Posh March Blog Hop

Hello! Thanks f or joining me at the Pretty Pink Posh March 2019 Product Release Blog Hop. I am so thrilled to be joining in this month. As you can see by my multitude of cards it was hard just to pick one thing. You cannot go wrong with any of this release and I know I am going to need all of it!

Card 1: For this card I started with the new stunning Spring Frame die. I couldn't resist making a shaker out of it. Just to perfect. I ink blended the background using distress oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch and Shaded lilac and a light misting of water for texture. The sentiment is from another older PPP set Everyday Greetings. A friend of mine has recently gone through some surgery and I needed just the perfect card to send. I think this does the job, don't you?

Card 2: For this one I tried something a little different. I white heat embossed the wreath on some water color cardstock before die cutting. Once it was cut I used a few shades of distress ink to watercolor in the wreath. I chose my colors based on the new Easter confetti mix which I also used to finish off the wreath. Instead of leaving the space white between the foliage I used a light wash of cracked pistachio. Aren't the colors just so springy? The sentiment is also white heat embossed, this time on vellum so that the wreath would still show through. The background is done with distress oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers with a splattering of the same inks along with some white paint.

Card 3: For this one I did the background in the colors of distress oxides; Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. I chose a few copic colors to match and that's what I used on the butterflies with very simple coloring and shading. The sentiment is liquid platinum embossing. I also embellished with a few of the new confetti mix.

Card 4: And lastly a more pastel card then the previous ones but the colors on this were based around the confetti mix from the background to the eggs themselves. The background is again distress oxides in Warm Lipstick and Scattered Straw. I used a very light wash of watercolors on the eggs, white heat embossed the sentiment and ended with a scattering of confetti.

Product Links:
Spring Wreath Stamp Set
Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set
Easter Egg Stamp Set
Spring Frame Die
Everyday Greetings Stamp Set
Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix
Easter Confetti Mix
(Affiliate links used)

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.

Blog Hop List:

A Craft Fancy Class Feat. Lawn Fawn New Release!

If you'd like to sign up for class please call or stop into the store; Craft Fancy! Class will be March 3rd and we will be making the cards shown below. I'd really love it if you joined me!

Craft Fancy
1818 N. Arlington Heights Road, Unit B
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
 Phone: 847-670-6065

Supplies to bring:
Regular class kit (paper trimmer, scissors, black ink pads, bone folder, dry and wet adhesives, along with non stick craft mat.)

Copics to bring if you like but are not required. We can share mine in class.
YG17, YG23, BG45, BG49, E44, E41, RV11, RV00, C1

Same for Distress Oxide Inks:
Ground Expresso, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China.

Fairy Delivery - Lawn Fawn

Today  I have another video for you featuring some older Lawn Fawn sets. I had a bit of gnome fever seeing the new set that was coming when I remember this Gnome sweet Gnome set from waaaay back. I ended up combining Gnome Sweet Gnome with Gleeful Gardens & Fairy Friends and the slide on over dies for a fun interactive element. I hope you enjoy the video!

Hummingbird Garden (Pretty Pink Posh)

Hey Friends here with a few cards featuring Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies. When I first started the shaker card and was putting it together one thing after another kept going wrong. I reached a point I didn't think I was going to be able to save a single piece of it. So I started a second version. When I was halfway through the next card I decided to have another go at the first one and I was able to deconstruct it and fix it. Just goes to show you shouldn't give up! Now I have two cards!!

Supplies Used:
Humming Bird Thanks
Storybook 3 dies

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Yippee! A new baby is coming - Lawn Fawn

Hello again friends! Today I have a baby shower card to share. Possibly my second most favorite kind of card to make because I just adore babies (I have another hobby as a Newborn Photographer) and I love sharing the love with new expecting friends. I broke out some of my older Lawn Fawn sets to bring this card together.

I did a simple messy watercolored background here with  regular distress ink in Salty Ocean and a flat bristle brush. Once that was dry I stamped the raindrops from the Hello Sunshine in distress oxide ink also in Salty Ocean. Also, now hidden, I stamped the clouds from the same set. I was unhappy with how that turned out so I got out my Simple Puffy Cloud dies instead.

The Happy Shower sentiment came from the Hello Baby Lawn Fawn stamp set. I love using the mixed fonts. The Happy was white heat embossed with Lawn Fawns white embossing powder which is my go to for sentiments. I didn't feel like it was standing out from the background enough so I used my C1 copic marker to add a drop shadow to the right of each letter. The shower portion was stamped with the same Salty Ocean distress oxide.

I finished the card off with a few simple embelishments. I covered the rain drops in Morning Dew Nuvo crystal drops. A handful of Sparkling Clear sequins in various sizes. I covered the bottom cloud with my Aqua Shimmer glitter gloss pen as well as the edge of the bigger top cloud. Once I added it to the Navy card base I felt like I needed a pop of color to brighten the whole thing up so I added some of the Really Rainbow 6x6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn as an accent.

I've Bean thinking of you - MFT Stamps

Ever since I saw the card by my friend Christy Gets Crafty using this for set from My Favorite Things Stamps I knew I had to have it! I just love coffee ☕️ and if you don’t know me yet I had five or six cups a day! I’m truly a #coffeeaddict!

 I started with the color of the year from Patone and built my palette around that. I really love the peach, pink, navy and mint together. I tried to do my strawberry blond hair for one of the ladies. I like how that turned out. I can relate to her because I have the big wavy hair too. I also grew up with a westie puppy named Cappy so I colored the little dog in the set like her.

Products Used:
BB Friends at First Sip stamp set - MFT stamps
Die-namics Boutique - MFT stamps

I love avocado - Lawn Fawn

Today on my blog I thought I’d pop in with another Lawn Fawn card before I head out to see the Fawnies in person at Creativation & I used some more of my paper stash too. Couldn’t resist the Avocado Toast and not ashamed to admit how much I enjoy eating it.

Supplies Used:
Lets Toast stamp set - Lawn Fawn
Lets Toast lawn cuts - Lawn Fawn
Knock on Wood petite paper pack - Lawn Fawn

I Wheelie do!

Totally inspired by Vanessa to dig out my Hamster set after seeing her newest addition. Working on some Valentine cards and thought this would fit the new challenge at Lawn Fawnatics too. I also decided this year I would use more of my pattern paper hoard. I buy like three of every pack and still hate cutting into it! Am I alone in this??  Background is a simple watercolor with distress inks and the hamster was masked out before I stamped the wheel over top so it looks like he is running on it. I colored the hamster and the wheel with copics.

Wheelie Like you stamp set - Lawn Fawn
Wheelie Like you lawn cuts - Lawn Fawn
Really Rainbow petite paper pack - Lawn Fawn
Baby Skunk line dance petite paper pack (retired) - Lawn Fawn

Rainbows & Unicorns!

Products Used:
A Little Sparkle stamp set - Lawn Fawn (not yet available for purchase, Black Friday Special)
Rainbow Lawncuts - Lawn Fawn
Puffy Cloud Border - Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 43 – Wonderful Winter

Hello again friends, this card is for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge. My card features Making Frosty Friends a long time favorite set. The clouds are the Simple Puffy Cloud dies and the hills are from Stitched Hillside Borders.  The sentiment is from Winter Big Scripty Words. I was inspired by Jenn Shurkus for my card. (Glitter!! Snowmen!!) The background is blended distress oxides for the theme of the challenge. The colors made such a pretty sunset sky. I added copic opaque white for the snow.