Friday, May 31, 2019

Twelve Kits of Occasions: May

I'm never ready to say good-bye to our one month of spring, but it is the last day of May, and I'm happy to share my cards from the wonderful kit that our friend, Tracey, put together:

I love gerbera  daisies, so I was excited that Tracey included this Essentials by Ellen Mondo Gerbera Daisy.  I colored mine coral using Copic markers:
 I used an ink blended background that was sitting on my desk to highlight this teacher and her apple:
I've always wanted to try this Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel, so this was another exciting surprise in Tracey's kit:
Growing up, we had a camper similar to this one.  It was tiny!  Of course I had to color the car just like the 1971 Chevy Caprice that we had to pull it.  Here's a photo I found on the web - looks just like it! 

1971 Chevrolet Caprice for sale in Cadillac, MI
I love this big pencil Tracey included.  She even cut it out of the Lawn Fawn Schoolyard paper collection which includes the colors #2 Pencil, and Pencil Eraser.  I shaded it in warm greys.
The previous card and next five, include the amazing Lawn Fawn plaid papers from the kit.  Tracey even cut feathers out of it!  Almost all of these cards were created entirely with the elements from the kit.

The darling kids on my next two cards may don some mortar boards in the future, depending on how I decide to use these cards.

That's a wrap!  I had a lot fun with this kit!  Thank you, Tracey!  Please head on over to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog for the list of supplies, and to see how my teammates interpreted this kit!

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Extra Supplies Used:
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Line Border, Pivot Pop-up (clouds), Stitched Hillside Pop-up, MFT Tag Builder Blueprint 4, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames, Peek-a-boo Wonky Window, Grassy Hills, Single Stitched Line Rectangle Frames,  Spellbinders nesting circles
Stamps:  PTI Signature Greetings II
Paper:  PTI Berry Sorbet
Ink:  DI Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, VersaMark
Other:  SSS fine detail white embossing powder

Copics on gerbera: R000,00,20,21,22,24,30,32,35, RV21,23,25, Y04, YG01,03,13,17 G09, YR20, 21
Copics on teacher:  E0000,000,00,02,21,30,31,33,35,37,39, R20, V000,12,15,17,BV000,00,Y21,23, R05,21,27, G05,14 YG01
Copics on Kids:  E000,00,01,21,13,15,17,19,25,53,55, Y21,23, B93,95,97, BG10,11,23,13
Copics on reveal wheel:  BG70,72,75,78, BV20,23, R24,27,29, BG0000, B91,93,95,97, C1,2,3,5,6,8
Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

More Lawn Fawn Critters in the Clouds now with a Video!

I had some requests for a video tutorial on how to turn Lawn Fawn characters into clouds.  New faces in the clouds this time, three of which are from the new summer release:
I finished the card the same way with a pull tab airplane and banner sentiment.  Here's a few close-ups and then the card:
It's such a fun project!  I hope you enjoy the video.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel:

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn On the Beach, Peacock Before 'N Afters, Seahorsin' Around, So Jelly, Hay There, You Are Sublime, Dad + Me, Simply Celebrate Spring, Elphie Selfie
Dies:  Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On, Cloudy Hillside Pop-Up Add-On
Copics:  0, C1,0, B0000,000, BV000, V000, RV000, YR0000
Other:  Memento Summer Sky ink, VersaMark ink, SSS fine detail silver embossing powder

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lawnfawnatics Challenge: Spectacular Skies - Guest Designer and Video

It's been so fun to see all the spectacular skies in the gallery!  There's still plenty of time to play along with Lawnfawnatics lastest challenge, Spectacular Skies.  Today I created a tutorial video on YouTube demonstrating how to add a regular slider and an opposite action slider using the Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On.  I used them both on this birthday pop-up box:
 The little fairy is now flying the plane:
 The front of the card is a simple indication of what's inside:

 I masked the fairy to drive the car:

You can view the video here or on my YouTube channel:
I had so much fun guest designing for Lawnfawnatics!  Thank you for all your kind comments and encouragement!

Lawn Fawn Stamps:  Simply Celebrate Spring, Wavy Sayings, Happy Trails, Dad+Me, A Little Sparkle, Mermaid for You
Lawn Fawn Dies:  Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On, Cloudy Hillside Pop-Up Add-On, Pivot Pop-Up, Mini Pop-Up Box, Speech Bubbles, Mushroom House, Road Border, Forest Border, Little Picket Fence Border
Lawn Fawn Paper:  Spring Fling, Watercolor Wishes
Copics:  Multi-liner 0.3, RV000, E00,21,23,25, N0,2,4, Y11,13,15,17, R24,27,29,59, G40,43,46, B21,24,26,28,32
Other:  Lawn Fawn Glue Tube, Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Summer Sky,

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Lawnfawnatics Challenge: Spectacular Skies - Guest Designer

I am excited to announce that today I am guest designing for Lawnfawnatics latest challenge: Spectacular Skies!  Do you ever look for shapes in the clouds?  I decided to make a few cloud shapes of my own.  Do they look Lawn Fawmiliar to you?
The pull tab allows the airplane to fly through the clouds:
The images were stamped with a light blue ink and the rest of the clouds were drawn in with the help of the Cloudy Hillside Pop Up Add-On.  Pencil lines were erased as the clouds and images were colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from Elphie Selfie, curved to match the airplane banner, and both were silver heat embossed.  I extended the track so that the airplane can fly further, and colored the paper behind the track to match the front.  The panel is matted on a layer that is edged with silver embossing powder.

I hope you will join in on this fun challenge!  Hop on over to Lawnfawnatics for all of the details and amazing inspiration by the design team!

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Spring, Elphie Selfie, Mermaid for You, Hello Baby, Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Get Well Before 'n Afters, Wild For You, Octopi My Heart
Dies:  Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On, Cloudy Hillside Pop-Up Add-On
Copics:  0, C1,0, B0000,000, BV000, V000, RV000, YR0000
Other:  Memento Summer Sky ink, VersaMark ink, SSS fine detail silver embossing powder

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

Tag, You're It! Challenge #87: Spring Colors

Tag, You're It! has a new challenge beginning today and our theme is "spring colors".  I loved the whimsical image that Nancy chose for the inspiration photo, so I decided to play in that direction: 
For the life of me, there was no way to photograph this tag to its full potential.  The mushroom caps are coated with Glossy Accents and they would not cooperate with the camera without distorting the colors.
Isn't that a lovely image?  You can see all the tags inspired by it, and get the full details over at Tag, You're It!  I hope you will join in on the fun!

Dies:  LF Mushroom Border, LF Tag, You're It
Other: Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor 61,50,34,139, Making Memories fibers, Glossy Accents

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Twofer Card Challenge #16: Things With Wheels

Wheels are turning over at the Twofer Card Challenge blog!  I chose to highlight Tiddly Inks Cute as a Bug for my two cards.
The first card has an interactive tab for the car to drive across, revealing the sentiment behind it like car exhaust.  The slider fits between two foam adhesive "tracks" under the grass on both sides of the road.  

With two teenage daughters, I know the nest will be empty all too soon.  I also know that they are going to shine wherever they go.  I added Glossy Accents to the main word and to the bug.  The sun rays were blended with a little Wild Honey DI.

I hope you wheel join us for this challenge!  Head on over to the Twofer Card Challenge blog to see some wheely great cards created by our amazing guest designers, Hilary Jane and Cornelia, and our design team.

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Cute as a Bug, PTI Sparkle & Shine,  SSS Sending & Wishing
Dies:  LF Forest Border, Spring House Add-On, PTI Scene It: Basic Backer Die, Skyscapes
Inks:  Wild Honey DI, VersaMark,
Paper:  PTI Ripe Avocado, Scraps
Copics: C1-8, Y11,13,15,17,21,23, RV00, 02,04, R24,27,29,39,81,83,85, YG00, 01,03,05,17, E00,01,21,23,25, B0000, 00,
Other:  Glossy Accents, SSS Fine Detail white EP, Nuvo Carnation Pink Crystal Drops, Silver Metallic Sharpie

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Pet Love and Coffee

First thing when I get up in the morning, I have to have my coffee, and Remington, our twelve year old puppy, has to have some loving.  It's all good.
Now mind you, the coffee is not in the cup with the pup.  It's inside on a gift card, phew!

Here's our Remmy when we first brought him home!

This card was made specifically to play at the following challenges:
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #52: Pet Love
2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Bloghop

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte, Simply Sentiments, Let's Play, Rub-a-dub-dub,
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangles, Outside In Stitched Rectangles, Quilted Background, Cole's ABC's, Fancy Wavy Banner, Heart from Mini Pop Up Box
Paper:  Lawn Fawn Spring Fling, black and white cardstock
Copic:  C0,1,2,3,5, E21,25,34
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Purple Onion Designs - You Deserve a Treat!

I hope you are enjoying the latest release from Purple Onion Designs.  This little piggy is not eating roast beef today.  Cotton candy is on the menu for him and his happy friends:

The entire collection of 24 stamps (30 images) bundled together is still on sale at a 30% discount until May 15th.

Stamps:  Purple Onion Design Carnival Background, Treat Cart, Pig, Lamb, Goat, Treat sentiment
Dies:  MFT Stitched Square Frame
Copics: C00,0,1,2,3,4,6, W00,0,1,2, R000,00,20,21,22,24,27,29, RV000,00,02, G40,43,46, BG0000,000, 45, E11,13,15,
Ink and Other:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, VersaMark, SSS fine detail white embossing powder

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

In the Corn Field with Purple Onion Designs' Sunny Meadow Fair Collection

Purple Onion Designs is celebrating it's new stamp release by Stacy Yacula.  There is a discount for the bundled set of the full collection going on now until May 15th.  I am excited to share a card that takes us to the cornfield and beyond:

I started by coloring a background of fields in the distance, then created a dirt hill for the corn field.  The corn was colored and cut several times, along with one scarecrow.  The corn was adhered directly on the background, but the scarecrow is on foam adhesive.  The fence and sunflowers were colored and cut as a front panel on foam adhesive.  The Chicken and chicks are also colored, cut, and adhered with foam adhesive 

Every summer growing up, my family would take a seven hour drive from the Chicagoland area to Southern Illinois to visit my dad's family.  On those long trips we would pass miles and miles of corn.  The saying goes, "knee-high by the fourth of July", which was a way of measuring how well the crops were growing.  My dad would take a puff from his pipe, exhale, and mistakenly say, "The corn is knee-high by July the fourth."  As kids, you can be sure that we wouldn't forget it, we always laughed and laughed, repeated it a million times, and it became our new saying, even to this day.  So funny what one remembers from childhood.
Stamps:  Purple Onion Design Fence, Scarecrow, Corn Stalks, Sunflowers, Hen, Chicks
Copics:  E21,23,25,40,41,42,43,44,47,49,50,51,53,55,57 G12,14,17,20,21,24,40,43, YG01,03,06,11,61,63, C1,2,4,6,7, YR14,18,23,27, R05,08, Y08, 13,17,19,35, BG10,23,45,49,
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

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