Sunday, March 31, 2019

Twelve Kits of Occasions - March

Lisa Elton is our host this month over at 12 Kits of Occasions.  Lisa treated us to the theme of A Whimsical Garden!  It was such a delight to create each one of these cards using each fanciful image and element!   

I hope you will hop on over to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to see this kit through the creative eyes of my teammates!  Lisa is also giving away two mini kits on her personal blog!  Thank you, Lisa, for this delightfully sweet kit!

Kit supplies are listed on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog.  Extra supplies include:
Dies:  MFT Spring Garden, Layered Rose, Stitched Tiny Tags, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames, Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges, Rectangle Word Window Frames, Lawn Fawn Lacy Borders, Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables
Other:  Distress Ink Tattered Rose, Copic Markers, Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White, PTI cardstock in Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, and Berry Sorbet

Thank you for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Jelly Belly Picture Changer and Video

Jelly Belly jelly beans are a favorite around here.  I think it's the variety of flavors that make them so much fun.  My card features those colorful beans and Lawn Fawn's new Magic Picture Changer:

I did a little research to determine the coloring of these beans, and created a Copic color chart:

Here is a video to show the process of this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel:

This card is a CASE of a recent card I made.  I kept the same simple design where the action pull image is front and center of the card.  I switched from the warm colors of coffee to the bright colors of the beans.

This card is going over to play in the following challenges:
Lawnfawnatics Challenge #49 CASE Yourself
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Cute
Lawn Fawn How You Bean, Sweetest Flavor, Magic Picture Changer, Really Rainbow 6x6 paper pad
Copics listed on the chart above, except Y04, and C3, multi-liner 0.3
Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time Out Reminder - Guest Designer

The Time Out Challenge blog is in the middle of celebrating their fifth year with a special celebratory challenge!  STAMPlorations is sponsoring this challenge, and I used stamps from one of their lines by my blog friend, Deepti Malik called Dee's Artsy Impressions:

This is a combination of two of the stamp sets in her line:  Blossom Sprays #2, and You & Me.  I second generation inked them in Memento Summer Sky and colored them with Copics.  The hugs and the kisses smaller stamps were stamped later with Brilliance Lavender ink and highlighted a little with a Zig Writer marker.  The bottom edge of the panel and a scrap piece of light purple cardstock were cut out with a MFT stitched scallop Basic Edges die.

Copics: B0000,000,12,14,16,63,66, BV000,00,02,04,08, G20,21,24,28, YG0000,21,23,25

I hope you will join us in celebrating five years with the Time Out Challenge team and create a card using their prompt!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tag, You're It! Challenge #83

Polka Dots is the name of the game this fortnight over at Tag, You're It!  I love this stamp set from Picket Fence Studios called Sweet Dear Friend.  The sentiments are fun, and the girls are so unassuming!  I thought it would make a perfect wine tag!

Stamps:  PFS Sweet Dear Friend
Dies:  MFT Wine Tag, Wonky Stitched Rectangle
Paper:  Kaisercraft Tea Party
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:  E000,00,30,31,33,35,37, C0,1, Y02,08, YR00, B0000,000,00,01,02
Other:  Signo white gel pen

I hope you will get out your polka dots, or even make some of your own, and join us!  Please head on over to Tag, You're It! for all the details and amazing inspiration from the team!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time Out Challenge Guest Designer and Video

Today I have the honor of celebrating with Time Out Challenges on their fifth birthday!  Congratulations to the Time Out team on five years of fun and fabulous challenges!  Your dedication is much appreciated!

 Here is the Time Out prompt that inspired my card:
 I made a video to show how I created this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel:

Stamps:  MFT Sow Much Cuteness, Uncorked
Dies and Stencils: MFT Inside Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle, HUGS, HELLO, Drifts and Hills Stencil, Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs
Ink: Distress Oxide Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R000, R00, 02, 30, 32, RV91,93
Other:  Signo white gel pen, Zig Writer Kiwi marker

You will find the team's amazing inspiration and all the details over at the Time Out Challenge's Blog.  I hope you will join in the fun!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #14: Balloons

Balloons abound at the Twofer Card Challenge!  My balloon of choice comes from the W+9 stamp set, Unforgettable:

This first balloon is quite a powerful orb of helium in order to lift that elephant clear into the clouds.  Both the balloon and elephant were colored with Copics and masked before the background was ink blended with a cloud stencil.

The birthday balloons were heat embossed and the birthday diecut was edged with VersaMark and also heat embossed.  They were smooshed with Lindy's Magicals which were also splattered onto the card base. 

I hope you'll join us in the gallery with your balloon creations!  You will find our guest designer and design team's cards floating over at the Twofer Card Challenge blog! 

Stamps:  W+9 Unforgettable
Dies:  PTI Wonderful Words: Birthday, MFT Single Stitched Rectangle Frames, LF Cole's ABCs
Copics: BV20, 23,25, V20, BG0000,000,02
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, VersaMark pen, DI Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass
Other:  Lindy's Magicals in Queen of Hearts Red, Time Travel Teal, Curiouser Chartreuse, Rusty Lantern Lime, Fuzzy Navel Peach, Cosmopolitan Pink, Ranger Princess Gold EP, SSS Fine Detail White EP, MFT Mini Cloud Edges, Hobby Lobby gold thread

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Mushroom Note Card - Adding Depth to Die Cuts

Lawn Fawn's Mushroom House die cut makes a great little note card.  It even fits into a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" envelope made out of a 6x6" piece of paper!

I colored the house with Copics and made a video to explain my process:

 Here's the little envelope with a stitched rectangle for the recipient's name:

You can watch the video here or on YouTube:

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome (inside sentiment)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Mushroom House, Scallop Box Card Pop-Up (stitched rectangle)
Paper:  Lawn Fawn Spring Fling
Copics:  W0,1,2, E40,41,42, R30,32,35,37,39, C00,0,1,2, YG17, G17
Other:  We R Memory Keepers Punch Board, Jewel Picker

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Willy Wonka Meets Lawn Fawn

One of my favorite movie scenes of all times is the imagination room in Willy Wonka's factory!  Thinking about the current Lawnfawnatics challenge brought it to mind, and here's my card:

I wasn't sure if I could really do that scene justice on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card, but it gives the feel of the room anyway.  I watched clips of the movie to get some ideas.  The scene is a mixture of industrial factory, outdoor garden, and giant candy!  The windows are similar to the factory where it was filmed, and of course it needed a chocolate river.  I have it at a distance and it bubbles up at its bank.  Mr. Wonka is holding a buttercup and saucer like in the movie, and candy is hanging in the trees.  So many more things could be added, like Oompa Loompas and a pipe to suck up Augustus Gloop, but I didn't want the scene to get too heavy.  The wall, walkways, and grassy areas are Copic marker.

This card is going over to play in the following challenges:
Lawnfawnatics Challenge #48:  Inspired by a book, movie, or a song.  Movie version: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome, Toadally Awesome, Octopi My Heart, Let's Play, Year Seven, Sweetest Flavor, Dad+Me, Rub-a-dub-dub, Hats Off to You, How You Bean, Bicycle Built for You, Thanks a Latte
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box Spring Add-on, Stitched Mountain Borders,
Paper:  Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Copics:  C00,0,1,2, W0,2, B0000,00,02,05, R12,20,22,24,27,59, Y02,04,15,32, YG01,03,05,17, G40,43, YR 00,14,21,27,68, E13,19,31,41,43,44, RV21,23,25, V01,05,09, BV000,02,04

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day filled with pure imagination!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Whirled Peas Graduation Card and Video

So excited to play with some new and not-so-new products from Lawn Fawn!  I fell in love with those little peas the first time I saw them!
The sentiments were created with some partial stamping from various Lawn Fawn sets.  I will list them all below.  I mention them as I stamp in the video.  So thankful for the MISTI!

I made a video showing how I put this card together.  You can watch it below or on my YouTube Channel:

This card is going to go play in the following challenge:
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Be Hap-pea, Simply Celebrate Spring, So Smooth, Elphie Selfie, Happy x3, How You Bean?, Let's Play, Simply Sentiments, Rub-a-dub-dub
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banners, MFT Stitched Rectangles
Copics: C1,2,4,5,6,7,8, YG01,03,05
Paper:  Georgia Pacific 110#, PTI New Leaf, Green Parakeet
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Distress Oxides Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron
Other:  Signo white gel pen, Copic Multi-liner .3, Prismacolor black brush tip marker, SSS fine detail white embossing powder

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a very HAP-PEA day!