Tuesday, August 11, 2020

An Ant with a Magnetic Personality with Lawn Fawn | Video

Follow our ant friends from Lawn Fawn's Crazy Antics down underground for a party!  The little ant in the tunnels is adhered to a magnet which can be moved around with either metal or another magnet.
Here he is crawling over to explore his cake:
His friends are bringing the snacks down into the ant hill...
...which they pilfered from this picnic basket:
Some of the ants are down there preparing for the party:
This card sentiment was lovingly modified specifically for me to give to a nephew:
I created a video showing how the ant travels around the maze and how I put the card together.  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel, or on my YouTube channel:
Thanks so much for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Crazy Antics, A Bug Deal, Coaster Critters, Party Animal
Dies:  Slide on Over Maze, Crazy Antics
Stencils:  Hillside
Ink:  Jet Black, Crunchy Leaf, Clear, Distress Inks: Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany, Ground Espresso
Tools:  Acetate, White embossing powder, Double Sided Tape in 1/4" and 1/8", 1.75" Round Grip Block, Signo Gel Pen, Stamp Shammy, Shammy Case
Copics:  B000,00,02,05,37, R02,05,24,27,29,39, RV21,23, Y04,08, TR07,09,15, YG03,21, E31,34,35,37,39,53,55,57, 100, 0
Other:  Craft foam, sheet magnet, coin magnet

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!

Monday, August 10, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge #30: Sun/Moon

It's the tenth of the month which means it's time to begin a new challenge over at Twofer Card Challenge!  This month our theme is sun/moon.  You may choose either one.  I chose a favorite W+9 sun image from A Pocketful.  It has retired from their collection, probably years ago, but it's still one of my go-to sets for spreading sunshine:
I masked and ink blended with Distress inks and then stamped the sun on top of that.  The pocket was stamped with blue ink onto blue cardstock.  I used a white gel pen to highlight the stitching on the pockets and also gold heat embossed the grommets.  The start of the sentiment was white heat embossed onto the pocket and the ink blended die cut word finishes the sentiment.
I stamped the sun in two different shades on this birthday card, turning the stamp to fill in more rays.  The flowers are from the same stamp set.  I added some shaded detail with Copic markers.  The panel was layered with a couple of cardstocks and a white diecut  lace border.  The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was white heat embossed.
Check out all of the inspiration from our guest designers and design team at the Twofer Card Challenge, and then come play along!

Stamps: W+9 A Pocketful
Dies:  W+9 Sunshine Layers, Lawn Fawn Lacy Borders
Ink: Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans, Catherine Pooler Lemoncello, Melon Ice, Be Mine, It's a Girl, Tiara, Lawn Fawn Clear
Other: Lawn Fawn Gold and White embossing powder, Jelly Roll white gel pen
Copics:  YG11, G12, RV52,55

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May the Lord bless you today!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Make It By Marko Innovative Product Giveaway!

Today I have some Make It by Marko crafting tools to share.  I met Rebecca Marko through a mutual friend, Linda Weiss, who owns our local paper crafting store, Valley Stamp and Scrap.  Linda carries lots of Make It by Marko products in her store and they are so helpful and fun!  Rebecca sent me some of these crafting tools to try and I immediately wanted to make a video to spread the word.

In the video, I share a lot of information about these tools and then I put them into action as I make a Lawn Fawn Build An Aquarium note card. 
Thanks so much for watching! 

Make It by Marko products are available at their Esty store and also through some craft store retailers.

After I told Rebecca that I was making a video, she offered to sponsor two give-away prize packs - one in teal, and the other in purple.  Once you've watched the video, if you would like to be eligible for this give-away, please leave a comment below and I will randomly choose two winners on August 22nd (limited to US and Canada addresses only). 

Each pack includes:  1 set of Brush Buddies, 1 Round Glue Holder, 1 Ring Toss Blender Brush Caddie, and 1 Phone Holder Clip.   

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!

Reverse Confetti Release Day and Blog Hop!

Today I'm hopping along as a 'Fetti Friend with the Reverse Confetti Design Team!  

Yesterday I shared a couple of cards in which the hands were colored with Copic markers.  Today I wanted to keep the hands uncolored to symbolize that love is not about the color of our skin, but rather, the actions of our heart.

Using the new Reverse Confetti You Matter stamp set, I stamped partial areas of the hands stamp all around the outer edges of a white 4.25"x5.5" cardstock panel.  I colored around the hands with BG45 and BG49 Copic markers.

I stamped the sentiment in teal ink onto the inner panel of Reverse Confetti's Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts, and scribbled Copic BG45 over the top.  I also used teal ink to stamp the hearts from the new Reverse Confetti You Matter stamp set, and colored them with Copics.

The new Reverse Confetti release is available today! I hope you're enjoying the hop, the list is down below, and don't forget that Reverse Confetti's summer sale is on now!

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!

Friday, August 7, 2020

A Special Mini Release | Countdown to Confetti

Today, Reverse Confetti has a one day Countdown to Confetti that features their new "You Matter" stamp set and Confetti Cut!  Stay tuned tomorrow for a Blog hop as well!

I created two cards today.  This first card is a tri-fold slimline card.  Here's a close-up:

I colored each of the hands a different skin color with Copic markers.

The "love" die word on the front of the card comes with the Confetti Cut.

The Confetti Cut set also includes the stitched circle and a die to cut the inner area of the hands.

I stamped the sentiment on the inside and added die cut hearts that were left over from the "o" in the words "love" from the front of the card.

The next card features some no-line Copic coloring in which I colored the hands in pairs rather than individually.

 I framed the hands using two colors of cardstock and Reverse Confetti's Lacy Scallop Circles Confetti Cuts.

The background was created with Reverse Confetti's Background Builder stamp set and the sentiment is from the You Matter stamp set.  They were both stamped in two different colors of purple.

 Make sure to come back tomorrow to join us on the hop!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  
May the Lord bless you today!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Coming Soon: A Reverse Confetti Mini Release!

Reverse Confetti will preview their new mini release tomorrow with a mini Countdown to Confetti.  Here's a peek at two cards that I will share tomorrow.  There will also be a blog hop on Release Day, August 8th!

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

SugarPea Designs August Mix it Up Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over at SugarPea Designs!  Our neighbor makes the most amazing rhubarb pie.  When our daughter graduated high school in June, she brought over a tin of that warm, bubbly goodness!  So I decided to make her a rhubarb pie - a paper one:

I was inspired by this month's sketch and colors.  I die cut a white heart from the Postage Stamp SugarCut set, adhered it to a white panel, and ink blended with Fired Brick Distress Ink over both of the them.

I dotted Copic markers throughout the center of the pie to create the filling, and then covered it with Glossy Accents.  The crust and whipped cream dollops were also shaded with Copic markers.

I hope you will join us this month for SugarPea Designs' Mix It Up Challenge!  Take a look at the inspiration below and see what inspires you:
SugarPea Designs Supplies:
Stamps:  Sweet as Pie
Dies:  Cutie Pie, Thanks, Postage Stamp
Stencils:  English Bond Brick Wall
Ink:  Fired Brick DI, VersaMark
Copics:  C0,1, R32,35, YG05,61, E31,34,35
Other:  White EP, Glossy Accents

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!