Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Santa Claws Slider Video for Fawny Holiday Week!

Happy Fawny Holiday Week to you!  This underwater party is just waiting for Santa Claws to arrive.  In true crab form he is scurrying side to side:





I have a video showing Mr. Claws in action, and the steps used to make this card.  You can watch it here, on my YouTube channel, or on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel:


Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Christmas Fishes
Dies:  Slide on Over Waves, Bayou Backdrop, Shadow Box Card Mountain Add-on, Fancy Wavy Banners, Christmas Fishes Coordinating Dies
Ink:  Jet Black, Clear, Distress Oxides:  Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint
Paper: White, Cilantro
Tools:  Liquid Stardust, Glue Tube, Bone Folder, Double Sided Tape 1/4" and 1/8", White embossing powder, powder tool, Life Changing Blending Brushes, Acrylic Block, MISTI, craft foam
Copics:  RV02,66, V04, YR02, R05,22,24,27,29,59, C0,1, G02,05,19, W2,4,7, BG000,01

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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #22: Holiday Greenery

Grab your holiday greenery stamps, stencils, or dies, and join us for this month's Twofer Card Challenge!  This month, since it's Christmas card making crunch time, Twofer is allowing the two cards to be for the SAME occasion!  My stamp of choice (actually 2) are from PTI's Spruce and Sprigs.  I still decided to use two different occasions, because I use thank you cards at Christmas for people that are so helpful all year long, such as the piano teacher and our hair stylist.
On my Christmas card, I stamped the holly, fussy cut them, and silver heat embossed the edges.  The berries were die cut from red cs with a dot of silver embossing.  The panel was dry embossed with the addition of a circle diffuser so that I could stamp and heat emboss the sentiment on a flat surface.
On the thank you card, the holly, berries, and sprigs of pine were stamped using the MISTI so they could be re-stamped to shade with darker ink.  The card base was flipped so the cluster is the same on the bottom left as it is on the upper right.  The panel was ink blended with PTI Ocean Tides and then speckled with the same ink, watered down and flicked on with a stiff paint brush.  The panel was then die cut with a stitched rectangle.


I hope you will join us for this festive Twofer this month!  Please stop by the Twofer Card Challenge blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from our guest designers and design team.   

Supplies:
Stamps:  PTI Spruce and Sprigs, O Holy Night
Dies:  PTI Big Basics: Thanks, SSS Stitched Rectangles, LF Center Picture Window (sun for berries)
Ink:  PTI Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Prairie Glass, Ripe Avocado, Cocoa Bean, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, VersaMark Marker
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow
Other:  SSS Ultra Fine Silver EP, Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser, WeRMemory Keepers Next Level EF - Geometric, Copic R59

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


Friday, November 8, 2019

Tag, You're It! is Celebrating it's 100th Challenge!

Today we are celebrating Tag, You're It's 100th challenge by collaborating with Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  Here's my Christmas tag for the occasion:
Here's the back of the tag, ready for writing out the gift recipient and sender's names.
The little fox was colored with Copic markers and colored pencils, fussy cut, and set on a Copic and white gel pen background.  The tag is really two white tags together with a pink scalloped circle between them, and the top of the tag was cut in the same pink color for both sides of the tag.  I added a silver frame cut with two circle dies together.

Stop by the Tag, You're It! blog for much more inspiration and join us in making a Christmas tag for the occasion.  You can link your tag to both events!  Thank you, Tracey, for this fun event and for all you do for Tag, You're It! 

Supplies:
Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs Grace (skating fox)
Dies:  LF Diagonal Gift Card Pocket, PTI Circle Tag, MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle STAX, Sizzix Circle Nesting Dies
Copics:  BG000,01, W0,1,2,3, C0,1,2,3,4, B21 R05, E11,13,15, RV11,63,66,69
Prisma Color Pencils: 1032,944

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

Pie Place Cards with SugarPea Designs - Video!

Mmm, I'm making some yummy pies today over at the SugarPea Designs blog!  Well, paper pie place cards, anyway:
I used the new SugarPea Designs SugarCut Cutie Pie die set to create these place cards to coincide with the pies we'll be serving at our house on Thanksgiving.
Some scraps of paper, Copics, and a little glue were all the ingredients I needed to make these pies.

You can watch the video here, at the SugarPea Designs YouTube channel, or at my YouTube channel, to see the little details come together to create these pies:


SugarPea Designs Supplies:
SugarCut Dies:  Cutie Pie, Postage Stamp

Copics: YR13,18,24,27, E07,34,37, R24,29, C0,1, G07,24, YG21,23
Other tools:  MS Scoreboard, Jewel Picker, LF bone folder, Tombow Mono multi-glue

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fluttering About

Whoo wants to play in the leaves?   This sweet owl, Nutmeg, illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs!  The new holiday release is out now, but I couldn't resist this previously released sweet owl!


Supplies:
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs Nutmeg the Owl
Dies: Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables, MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX,
Copics:  W0,2.4. C00,1,3,4,5, E13,15,30,31,34,42,44,47, R00,02,20, YG61,63, Y21, YR21,27,65, G17, 
Paper:  PTI Terracotta Tile
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa, DI Gathered Twigs
Other: Darice Fall Leaf Background Embossing Folder

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Crafty Friends are the Best!

Earlier in October, I was invited by Brenda of Inkspired to Stamp, to come to Indiana for a crafting retreat.  Of course I jumped at the chance to meet this amazing lady in person, plus some other crafting friends I knew from blogging, and catch up with those I had already met.  Brenda's SIL (and partner in crime) came too, so I got to meet another one of those amazing people that becomes a fast friend.

Here's a few photos from the trip:


L-R Back Row: Linda, Greta, Me, Maria, Colleen, Front Row: Brenda, Darnell, Sharon

I'm so late in posting this because as soon as I got home, we started the process of moving my mom to live with us.  We've been moving and cleaning out her apartment ever since.  Meanwhile, homecoming, fall yard cleanup, and general day to day "have tos" have rounded out the time.  I am so thankful to Brenda for inviting me, for camaraderie among friends, and for the beautiful weather and setting.  It was truly a retreat from normal daily life, and one I will cherish always!

 I leave you now with this wonderful photo of Colleen as the Headless Horseman!

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




Monday, November 4, 2019

Rosemary the Turkey

Say hello to Rosemary the turkey.  She's very sweet and a little naive to show up here this time of year.  How much do you think she weighs? Twelve? Fifteen pounds?


Rosemary was stamped in Memento Desert Sand ink and colored with Copic markers.  The background was created by ink blending through a stencil and then speckling with a paintbrush.  

Supplies:
Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs Rosemary, Essential Happy Sentiment Set
Dies:  MFT Double Stitched Square Frames
Stencils:  Heidi Swapp Stencil Minis
Ink:  Memento Desert Sand, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso
Copic Markers: 100, C3,4,6,8, E07,30,31,33,3540,41,42,43,44,47,49, R20,21,22,24,27,29, Y15,19,21,28, YR04,07, YG63, BG70,72

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