Friday, November 17, 2017

even Santa is late sometimes!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card that's up on the Lawn Fawn blog celebrating a very Fawny Holiday Week, scroll down, or click here!**

hello again!
today I have this FUN (and funny) card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!


be sure to check it out, in all of it's glory on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
enjoy!

Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week 2017 - Day 5

hello!!!
I'm helping to wrap up another incredible, inspiring, amazing week of Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week!



I just LOOOOVE this time of year and making holiday cards with Lawn Fawn is SO FUN and so easy! ha!

this cute little guy from Yeti, Set, Go is probably one of my favorite images!! just look how happy he is!!



I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! I used part of a circle die to cut the shape out of white cardstock, then backed with some watercolor I did! LOOOOOVE those bright yellows and pinks for a winter sky!!




I added my trees along the 'horizon' and then splattered everything with white acrylic paint so it would look like snow! love how this card came out!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for the rest of the AMAZING inspiration with Lawn Fawn's holiday sets through the years! 

enjoy!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

sending peace and joy!

hello and happy day!
it's a busy week on my blog, and today is no different!
I've got this cute, serene card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog today!


I really LOVE how this came out! and I'm totally not into mass producing holiday cards, but I'm seriously tempted with this one! it's just SO pretty!

I started by doing the 'rock and roll technique' with my Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron with the sweet, watercolor-vibey trees from Whispering Pines! *swoon* so pretty!
then I added some blues to the 'sky' by blending some Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress ink right on top! SO pretty! I finished the background by flicking on some watered down white acrylic paint for the 'snow'!


I colored the fox from Fox Hollow with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, then fussy cut him out and popped him up over the scene! 
the sentiment is from the new Sentiments of the Season set, which I stamped in a rich black!
I finished off the card with some light blue sequins and then added it to the card front! 

I hope this inspired you to combine old and new sets for a super new look on your cards! and don't forget to head over to the Newton's Nook Designs blog for all of the latest and greatest information!
enjoy!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week 2017 - Day 3

hello!!!
it's another day, and another post for Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week! yahoo!



I just LOOOOVE this time of year and making holiday cards with Lawn Fawn is SO FUN and so easy! ha!
I couldn't let this celebration go by without coloring up the adorable otter from the mini Winter Otter set! 


I stamped and colored this little guy in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! LOVE how cute he is holding that candy cane! 
I created the background by using some scraps from die cutting with the Stitched Scalloped Borders die as masks and then blending with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch! LOVE that ocean!



I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock and then fussy cut out the 'otterly' part for a little extra interest! I finished it off with some sequins!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for the rest of the AMAZING inspiration with Lawn Fawn's holiday sets through the years! 
enjoy!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week 2017 - Day 2

good morning!
today is day 2 of Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week



I just LOOOOVE this time of year and making holiday cards with Lawn Fawn is SO FUN and so easy! ha!
this time, I'm up on the Lawn Fawn blog with a scrapbook layout featuring the Merry Messages stamp set and the Stitched Snowflakes dies!


I heat embossed the phrases in white, onto strips of black cardstock, then attached them to my layout around my photos! i just LOVE those pops of black!



oh, and you may have noticed I did LOTS of die cutting! ha! I watercolored in rainbow colors onto cardstock, then die cut out lots and lots of those snowflakes! then I added  them to my layout in a kind of loose snowflake shape around the photo!! so fun!



I also stamped some of those sparkly star images around the snowflake die cuts! 



I hope this layout inspires you to document some of your favorite holiday memories! I just LOVE this photo of my little Menn on Christmas morning...and did you see our cat Phoenix in the background?! it looks like he's smiling big, too!! but he's really chomping on the tree branch in the background of the photo!! I laughed SO HARD when I saw that in the picture!! ha!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for the rest of the AMAZING inspiration with Lawn Fawn's holiday sets through the years! 
enjoy!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week 2017 - Day 1

hello!!!
oh my gosh, how happy am I to be participating in Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week again this year!YAY!



I just LOOOOVE this time of year and making holiday cards with Lawn Fawn is SO FUN and so easy! ha!
today i have a card up on the Lawn Fawn blog featuring the Baaah Humbug stamp set!



I stamped and colored the cute little images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! I added some texture to the fur but adding some dots in the dark grey marker, as well as my white gel pen!



I used Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio to create the 'grass'! I smooshed he colors onto a piece of old plastic packaging, spritzed with water and then splashed down on the cardstock! I also added some white embossing paste and a star stencil for the sky! a little glitter on top of the stars added just a small amount of shine!  

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for the rest of the AMAZING inspiration with Lawn Fawn's holiday sets through the years! 
enjoy!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

15 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 - Lawn Fawn & Lawn Fawnatics

hello again!
how excited am I to participate AGAIN in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, this time as part of the Lawn Fawnatics Design Team!! :)


I can't get enough of those cute cute cute images from Lawn Fawn!
for my tag, I used the little reindeer from the Party Animal set and the cute little gift from the Holiday Party Animal set!
I colored both images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!



I created the actual tag bu stenciling some yellow stripes with Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, then die cutting with the Puffy Star Stackable dies!
I heat embossed the sentiment from mini Oh Snap set!! LOVE that little set!! ha!

so make sure you head over to Tracey's blog so you can see all of the fun going on with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! :)
enjoy!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Summer Lovin' Layout!

hello!
hope you're having a happy day!
I just thought I'd pop in to share a layout I created for the newest Altenew Sketch Challenge



love it!
I'm a HUGE fan of sketch challenges, especially for layouts! LOVE LOVE LOVE having a 'reason' to get my Reflections Kit out and make something! oh! and I just got the new Our Family Kit, too!! I just opened it and CAN'T WAIT to play!

ok, so here's my layout!



love it!
these photos are of all of my Menn at the pool this summer! that's where we spend most days during the summer...let's be honest! it's so hot here! ha!



I started by using some gesso and a large brush to paint a circle for the photo cluster! then I layered some papers and chipboard stickers from the kit behind the photos! I also stitched along the edges of some of the photos, just cuz! I am in LOVE with stitching on layouts!



lastly, I splattered the page with some white acrylic paint and did some stamping with various phrases from the mini Traveling and My Family stamp sets! :)

so that's my layout! hope it made you smile! and hope your'e inspired to play along with me! 
enjoy!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #16 - Use Your Oldest Lawn Fawn set!

yahooo! it's time for a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



this new challenge is so unique, and I just can't WAIT to see what everyone makes!!




eeeek!! i'm so in love with this challenge!!! 
i can't remember what my first Lawn Fawn set actually was...but i DO remember it being between 3 sets, so I used Critters in the Snow - released in 2010...HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?! lol!!




yay!!!

first, i stamped and colored the reindeer image 3 times with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! then i added some white gel pen accents and fussy cut them out! :)




i heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a strip of black cardstock. I popped up one of the deer with foam tape for some dimension! oh! and the background was created with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire! I blended them together, then splattered some water, color and white acrylic paint to make it seem a little magical! :) ha!

oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!enjoy!




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

hello and big hugs!

hello again!
today i have another card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! and this is one of my *FAVORITE* cards i've made in a while!
here's a peek!


please be sure to check out the whole card on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
enjoy!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 - Newton's Nook Designs

hi there!
today i'm super excited to be able to join in on the fun with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event


it's all about Newton's Nook Designs today, and i'm just thrilled to be able to share this fun little shaped, shaker tag!!


I started by blending Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks onto some white cardstock. then i placed the Waves Stencil on top and spritzed it all with water and dabbed it up with a paper towel to take some of the ink away!
then i colored images from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp with Zig Color Real Brush Markers! once everything was dry, I used the coordinating dies to die cut the images! 



to create the shaker part of the tag, I die cut acetate and foam sheets and white cardstock with the Snow Globe Shaker Die set! i just LOVE how this came out!! and those tiny little pom-poms as the snow in the shaker make me happy! ha!

so make sure you head over to Tracey's blog so you can see all of the fun going on with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! :)
enjoy!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #429

hello and happy Sunday!
today I'm happy to be a Guest Sweetie as part of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge bloghttp://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2017/10/cic429-newton-nook-designs.html?m=1's newest challenge! :)




hello!!! it's the perfect time of year for this FUN theme and color challenge! :)

I used the Autumn Newton and Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp sets! 



I colored all of the images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out the image with the coordinating dies! then i heat embossed the sentiment with white onto a strip of black cardstock! 




for the background, i used Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover! then i splattered some water on top!


so that's my card!

be sure to play along for your chance to win! I can't wait to see what you make! 
enjoy!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

a decorated envelope!

hello and happy Thursday!
today I have a project up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog and it's super fun, if I do say so, myself. :) it's my first time trying to decorate an envelope and I love it!! 
here's a little peek:




I started by using a premade envelope! (I don't have an envelope maker! lol!)

I stamped my critter images and the stars in black ink. then I stamped the critter images onto some removeable paper (like post it notes, post it paper, masking paper, etc) and fussy cut those images out, and stuck them completely on top of the stamped images on my envelope. 
I also created a rectangular mask the same way (to leave room for the address!).

once the masks were in place, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Black soon! I just did some light ink blending! Oxide inks really make it SO EASY to ink blend! 
then I splattered water and white acrylic ink onto my background to add some more 'stars'! 


once the background was completely finished, I removed my masks and colored in my little foxes! so easy, and so pretty!! I can't wait to get this in the mail to someone special!! 

love it!!
ack!! those stars and the cute, cute critters!! so much cute! head on over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog to check it out too!
enjoy!

Friday, October 20, 2017

oopsie!

hello and happy Friday!
today i have a belated birthday card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! :)


love that tie-dye snail-clock! ha ha!
be sure to check out the whole card and how it came together on the Create a Smile Stamps blog
enjoy!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Naughty or Mice + coordinating Die AND Santa Paws Newton + coordinating Die

eeeek!
we made it guys!! it's the LAST day of Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release!!!


are you guys are going to FREAKING out with this release?! I am!

this month's release is all about the holidays!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the Naughty or Mice + coordinating Die AND Santa Paws Newton + coordinating Die! whew!! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 20th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
my first card uses those ADORABLE MICE!!! guys...i'm not even lying...THIS SET IS AMAZING!



again, I used the Snowfall stencil (i LOVE that...just a little bit...can you tell?)! I used it with white embossing paste and then covered over that area with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink! SOOOO pretty!!


I stamped the image and colored it in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers then used the coordinating dies to cut it out!
and guys...that sentiment (it's seriously THE BEST)!!!

my last card of the release (sniff sniff) uses the NEW Santa Paws Newton set!


i used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink to blend some color onto the background! then i splattered on some water drops and color, too! 


again, i used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images, and die cut them out with the coordinating dies! those little mice elves....EEEEK! they're sooooo cute! 


Would you like to win the “Naughty or Mice or Santa Paws Newton” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Stylish Stockings + coordinating Die AND Reindeer Roll Call

i'm so excited for this week! 
join us for today's Day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release?!!


are you guys are going to FREAKING out with this release?! I am!

this month's release is all about the holidays!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the SStylish Stockings + coordinating Die  AND Reindeer Roll Call! whew!! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 20th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
for my first card, I used that AWESOME Stylish Stockings stamp set and coordinating dies



I stamped the images with Distress Oxide Inks and did the 'rock and roll' technique to add the two colors! then i used the coordinating dies to die cut them! 


i used white embossing paste and the Snowfall Stencil to create the fun, dimension onto the white cardstock base! 
then i used my sewing machine to add a 'banner' strip along the top to hang the stockings from! 

i used the new Reindeer Roll Call stamp set for my second card!


I started by using a strip of vellum and cut it in the shape of a banner! then i colored all over it with copics and spritzed with rubbing alcohol to create that fun, abstract-watercolor look! 


i used the little images in the set, stamped them in grey and then stitched on the vellum banner!! 


Would you like to win the “Stylish Stockings or Reindeer Roll Call” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: