Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Twelve Kits of Occasions: August Edition

September is just a day away.  The ladies from the Twelve Kits of Occasions are here to celebrate all the beautiful things of August!  Michelle Leone is our host, and she created a kit full of beautiful papers, images, and colors for the occasion.

All of the details, supplies, and a selection of beautiful cards from the team are over on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog.  Thank you, Michelle, for this gorgeous kit!
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Thank you for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Tag, You're It! #95: BBQ Party

It's time for a new challenge at Tag, You're It!  We are headed outside for a BBQ party!
My tag, sentiment, and all the little BBQ elements are from SugarPea Designs.  The length of the tag was extended by adding the patterned paper.  I've had that little gingham in my stash since 2001 - so fun to use the old with the new!

Please join the BBQ party with us, and head on over to the Tag, You're It! challenge blog to see more inspiration from our guest designer and the rest of the team.

Stamps: SugarPea King of the Grill
Dies: SugarPea Backyard BBQ, Enjoy Tag Set
Copics: Y02, YR15, E04, G02,07, R30,32,35,56
Inks:  Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt, Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Paper: All scraps, gingham is from SU! 

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

SugarPea Designs August 2019 Mix It Up Challenge

So much to love in the SugarPea Designs challenge photo and sketch, I chose to use them both:

The bear and bird from Hey Summer were stamped in a light tan ink, colored with Copic markers, and cut out with the Hey Summer coordinating dies.  The main panel and stripes were cut with the stitched rectangle from the Card Front Element Builder.  The little hill was cut from the curved stitched hill die, also from the Card Front Element Builder.  The focal panel and hill were then cut with one of the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles. The grass was ink blended as well as the background.  I then splattered the background with a bit more ink and white acrylic paint.  Finally, I stamped the top sentiment that is included in Hey Summer, and white heat embossed the bottom sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.

SugarPea Stamps: Hey Summer, Everyday Sentiments
SugarPea Dies:  Hey Summer, Card Front Element Builder, Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Memento Desert Sand, CP Lime Rickey, DI Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, VersaMark
Copics: E30,31,33,35,37,44,49, W1,4, YR61,65, R05,08, Multi-liner .05

I hope you will join us this month over at SugarPea Designs for our Mix it Up Challenge!  Please check out the SugarPea Designs blog for more inspiration and all the details.

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lawn Fawn Tree Before 'N After

It's release week over at the Lawn Fawn blog and today we are featuring Tree Before 'N Afters.  This little bear love his apple tree in the fall!  After the apples are picked, he can climb up and hide within the leaves.  Once those leaves turn redder, and fall, he has a great leaf pile for jumping and tossing!  A bear's gotta have some fun before he sleeps away the winter!
I used the new LF Foursquare die and Fall Fling paper.  The scenes were cut out of white card stock and stamped in LF Crunchy Leaf ink to give them a softer look.  It's alcohol ink friendly, so I used Copic Markers, and then ink blended the edges with Distress Ink.

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Tree Before 'N Afters, Coaster Critters, Smooth Sailing
Dies:  Foursquare Backdrop
Paper:  Fake Tan, Fall Fling
Ink:  Crunchy Leaf, Clear, also Distress Candied Apple and Mermaid Lagoon
Other: White embossing powder

Copics: C2, Y08,35, YR15, R05,14,24,27, YG03,61,63, G20, B0000, BG0000, E11,13,15,17,33,35,42,43,47,53,55

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Enjoy the Journey

It's a great day for a ride in the wagon:

The birch trees and sentiment were stamped on a white card stock panel.  I drew a banner around the sentiment and "tied" it to the trees.  I free handed the ground and bushes.  The wagon and dogs were colored separately and fussy cut.  I love seeing the dogs through the slats of the wagon.

Stamps: Purple Onion Designs - Wags, Buddy (Running Dog), Birch Tree Background, Slat Wood Cart, Journey Sentiment Set
Copics:  E31,34,43,44,47,49,74,77,79, YG61,63,91,93,95,97,99, G24,46, BG0000,70,72, W0,1, C00,1,2,3, B60,63, BV08,25, Copic Multi-liner
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

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

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Lawn Fawn Flippin' Awesome Die Back to School Card

It's time to go back to school soon for my two teenage girls.  One loves it, and one, um, not so much.  Maybe a card of encouragement will help?  Oh, who am I kidding.  At least one of them will like the card:

I used Lawn Fawn's new Flippin' Awesome die to create the interactive four panel sentiment.  The cute little school icons are from the new LF Plan On It School stamp set.  The tiny heart, flower, and butterfly are from the new LF Tree Before 'N Afters.  I white heat embossed them on black for a chalk board look.

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Plan On It School, Offset Sayings: Christmas, Tree Before 'N Afters
Dies:  Flippin' Awesome, Flippin' Awesome Add-on
Ink:  Clear
Paper: No2 Pencil, Chili Pepper, Nobel Fir, Moonstone, Black Licorice, Really Rainbow 6x6
Other: White embossing powder

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

Friday, August 16, 2019

No-Line Coloring with SugarPea Designs - Video!

I am excited to share my first design team feature post over at SugarPea Designs!  This little mermaid is sharing a pearl of wisdom with an encouraging message:

I have a video showing the ink blending and coloring process.  You can watch it on the SugarPea channel, here or on my YouTube channel:

SugarPea Designs Supplies:
Stamps:  Mermaid Kisses
Dies:  SugarCut Mermaid Kisses, Card Front Element Builder
Stencils:  Spirograph Mandala

Distress Ink:  Antique Linen, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Milled Lavendar
Copics:  Multi-liner .1, Y21,23,26, E000,00,02,21,23, V01,04,05, B00,02

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sitting and Thinking in the Garden

Sometimes it's good just to sit quietly and think...of you.
I ink blended the background with Distress Ink.  Three images of the bushes, the bunny and bench were colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and arranged on the card.  The sentiment was heat embossed.  I created shadows on the ground with Copic markers over the blended ink.

Stamps: Purple Onion Designs Chloe, Garden Bench, Garden Bushes, Essential Thoughts Sentiment Set
Copics:  E21,23,25,27, W00,1, C0,8, YR15, Y35, R00,20,22, YG01,03,61,63, G12,21,24,40,43,46
Ink:  VersaMark, Distress Ink: Twisted Citron, Bundled Sage, Salty Ocean
Other:  Stampendous Pearlustre Jade Embossing Powder

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

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Big Cheese - and a Lawn Fawn Video

If you haven't yet heard the news, last month I officially became a member of the Lawn Fawn Video Team!  Today's video is all about The Big Cheese!
This video demonstrates how to turn the Lawn Fawn Cake Slice Box into a cheese wedge, and how to adapt the cake topper to stand up this little mouse on top of the box.

You can watch the video here on my blog, on my YouTube Channel, or head on over to the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel to view it there!


Lawn Fawn Stamps:  Wild for You, Elphie Selfie, Wavy Sayings
Lawn Fawn Dies:  Cake Slice Box, Party Balloons, Mushroom House, Center Picture Window Card, Scallop Box Card Pop-up, Fancy Wavy Banners, Speech Bubbles, Coordinating dies for: Say What?, Pets, Wild for You, Elphie Selfie
Lawn Fawn Paper:  Sunflower, No. 2 Pencil, Sugar Plum
Lawn Fawn Ink:  Jet Black
Other:  LF Glue Tube, Post-it full stick back, 1/8” and ¼” double sided tape, MISTI, Bone Folder, Score-board, LF Stamp Shammy, Copics C0,1,2,3, R00, Cutter Bee Scissors,

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Twofer Card Challenge #19: Nautical

We're going nautical this month at the Twofer Card Challenge!  My twofer of choice is a mermaid stamp from MFT's Mermazing stamp set:
I spread alcohol ink on yupo paper and cut it out using that wavy cutter from Creative Memories that I purchased in 2001.  It's nice to still get use out of old tools.  The mermaid was colored with Copics, but then I covered her tail and accessories with Nuvo drops to see if I could get a good texture - meh.
On this next card, I masked around the fish bowl and stamped the images twice - inside the card, and on the front panel.  I cut a circle out of the fish bowl and added an acetate window.  I colored the edges of the scene on the front panel, and the inside scene to match.
 This is the inside of the card:

Stamps: MFT Mermazing, Bitty Bears, Stampendous Sushi Bowl Party
Dies:Sizzix Circle die, 
Paper: Yupo, purple scrap
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Potter's Clay, Rhubarb Stalk, New Sprout, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Angel Pink, Paris Dusk, PTI Melon Berry, Alcohol inks: Patina, Amethyst, Eggplant, Turquoise, Limeade, VersaMark
Copics:   E000,00,02,13,15,21,23,25,27,31,YG0000,01,03,06,11,13,23, G05,14, V01,04,12, B01,60,63, Y21,23,26, BG000,05, G 40,43, BG02, 100, C3,7
Other:  Creative Memories Wavy Cutter, Nuvo Crystal Drops: Caribbean Ocean, Apple Green, acetate, Gold gel pen (unmarked), Signo white gel pen, SSS fine detail white EP

I hope you will dive in with us and create a nautical themed twofer!  Please head on over to the Twofer Card Challenge blog for all the details and to see the amazing twofers created by my teammates and our talented guest designer Natalie!

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

Friday, August 2, 2019

Tag, You're It! #93: Bookmarks

Today starts a new challenge at Tag, You're It! and the theme is bookmarks!  I created this bookmark for my oldest daughter, Elizabeth, featuring two different bunnies by Stacey Yacula from Purple Onion Designs:

We hope you will join us in this fun challenge over at Tag, You're It!  Bookmarks are such a fun way to make someone smile!  For much more inspiration, and to join in the fun, please head over to Tag, You're It blog - come see the great bookmarks the team and our guest designer put together!

Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs Zoey, Bella, Floral End Notes, Flower Bed
Dies: PTI Basic Bookmark 3, LF Cole's ABCs,  SSS Basic Banners
Copics:  V000, RV63,66,69, YG11,13,17, C0, E40,41,42
Other:  PTI Scarlet Jewel, Satin ribbon scrap

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