Monday, August 31, 2020

Sending Birthday Fishes with Purple Onion Designs

I love the look of crystal blue ocean water.  I also have a bit of a fear about what's living underneath those waves, so I'm happy to stick to lake and pool swimming.  This little mermaid and her friends were illustrated by Shari Bresciani for Purple Onion Designs.  If I knew they were the only things I'd see in there, I might just go in that water! 

All the images were colored with Copic markers.  The bubbles and sentiment were heat embossed in white and the background was ink blended with Distress Oxides.

Supplies:

Purple Onion Designs Stamps: Sea-tements, Mermaid, Branch Coral Set, Rocks Seaweed & Coral, Saltwater Fish Set, Seahorse, Squid & Sting Ray, Tropical Fish Set, Seaweed Tubes & Stripe Coral Set
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Outside/In Stitched Circles
Inks:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black, DOx Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
Copics:  E00,02,21,23, Y13,15, YR02,04,07,09, RV21,23,25,29, V01,04,09, YG05,06,09, BG000,02,10,13,15,18

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

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

I'm Drawn to You Like Glitter! A Lawn Fawn Video

So what's your relationship with glitter?  I have a healthy love/hate relationship myself, but I know one thing:  If it's anywhere near me, it's drawn to me like metal to a magnet!  


This little unicorn is floating over to her friend using a Lawn Fawn slimline slider.  The background was ink blended with a Cloudy Stencil and Distress Inks.  I used Prisma Glitter and the Glue Tube to add glitter to the unicorns and clouds.  The Stitched Rainbow and clouds were die cut from Sparkle Cardstock Spring pack and Pixie Dust pack.

The sentiment is a combination of smaller stamps with the words "drawn" and "like" spelled out from Harold's ABCs.


 
 
I created a video to show how I put this 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: 
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Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Monday, August 24, 2020

Make It By Marko Giveaway Winners!

 Hi Everyone!  I'm so sorry I am late with the winner post, but better late than never!

Make It by Marko is sponsoring two give-away prize packs - one in teal, and the other in purple.  Each pack includes:  1 set of Brush Buddies, 1 Round Glue Holder, 1 Ring Toss Blender Brush Caddie, and 1 Phone Holder Clip.   

The randomly chosen winners are:

Teal - Sherry Bear

Purple - Jennifer C. 

Congratulations Sherry and Jennifer!  Please email me for information on how to receive your prize.


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


Salutations Via Air Mail with Reverse Confetti

Hi. Hey. Hello.  It's a great day for a little air mail!  Well, unless it's raining in your part of the world, no one likes soggy mail!  My card features the new Snail Mail and This Says it All stamp sets, along with the Cloudy Day Cover Panel and Three Tags Confetti Cuts.


A white cardstock panel was die cut with the Cloudy Day Cover Panel, and a simple curved hill was cut out with scissors.  Both were ink blended.  A piece of aqua glitter cardstock was adhered behind the Cloudy Day Cover Panel.


The mailbox and envelopes from the Snail Mail stamp set were stamped, colored with Copic markers, and die cut using the Snail Mail Confetti Cuts.


The sentiment from the This Says it All stamp set was white heat embossed onto a tag from the Three Tag Confetti Cuts that was ink blended to match the pinkish red color of the flowers, flag, and hearts.  I clipped the tag to create a sentiment banner.


Reverse Confetti Supplies:
Stamps:  Snail Mail, This Says it All
Dies:  Snail Mail, Cloudy Day Cover Panel, Three Tags

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

Friday, August 21, 2020

Friends Become Our Chosen Family | SugarPea Designs

It's my turn over at SugarPea Designs' blog today to share some of the amazing stamps and dies that SugarPea Designs has to offer!

I stamped four different butterflies continuously around the outside of a 4.25"x5.5" panel to create a border of butterflies.


The larger two butterflies are from the Floral Envie stamp set, and the two smaller ones are from the Cottontail Cuties stamp set.

I ink blended the background, front panel, and the Friends Word SugarCut with a combination of Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, and Broken China Distress Oxides.


The little butterfly from Cottontail Cuties was gold embossed and cut out using the coordinating SugarCut to create the dot for the "i".  I gold heat embossed a sentiment from Friendship Sentiments to complete the phrase.


Stamps:  Cottontail Cuties, Floral Envie, Friendship Sentiments
Dies: Friends Word, Cottontail Cuties

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

Inspiration Station with Reverse Confetti

Here's a sneak peek of my card featured in the Inspiration Station section of the Reverse Confetti newsletter!
You can sign up for the newsletter over on the Reverse Confetti site.  I hope to see you there!


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


Thursday, August 20, 2020

Land Ho! Be on the Lookout for more Shari Bresciani with Purple Onion Designs!

I don't think this cat saw it coming from up there in his makeshift crow's nest.  It's a little late for him to call out, "Land Ho!"
I stamped and masked the raft, sail, cat, and flag with selective masking to create one very tall contraption for this pirate.  They were then colored with Copic markers.
I masked all the images and the beach and then ink blended the background with Distress Oxides.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment.

Supplies:
Purple Onion Designs Stamps: Francois, Sail and Flag, Wood Raft, Pirate-ments
Copic Markers: V20,22,25,28, YR07,15,61, R35, Y21,23,26, C00,0,1, E11,13,34,37,40,41,51
Distress Oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean

The anniversary sale is still going on over at Purple Onion Designs!

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lawn Fawn Ocean Shell-fie Video at Scrapbookpal.com

These fishy friends are capturing the moment in a new video over on Scrapbook Pal's YouTube channel today!  



I hope you'll join us over at Scrapbook Pal for some underwater fun!

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

Monday, August 17, 2020

You're the Real Treasure!

I hope the boat is coming back for this little chimp!  What fun is a treasure without friends?!  I am really enjoying Shari Bresciani's illustrations for Purple Onion Designs!  This card is the combination of three images and a sentiment: 
The island was first stamped on a white cardstock panel.  The background was ink blended with Distress Oxides.
On a separate panel, I stamped the monkey, masked him, stamped the treasure chest, masked it, and then stamped the island.  I colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut it out and glued it on the background.
I stamped the sentiment along the horizon and added a couple of white gel pen seagulls and water marks. 

Supplies:
Purple Onion Stamps:  Tropical Island, Chimp, Treasure Chest, Pirate-ments
Copics:  BV000, V95, YR21,23,24,27, RV00, W2,4,6, C0,3,4,6,8, E21,13,31,33,35,37,39,51,53,55,70,71,74,77,79, YG03,21, G14,17
Distress Oxides:  Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans

Check out the anniversary sale going on at Purple Onion Designs!

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

Reminder - Twofer Card Challenge #30: Sun/Moon

I hope you can join us this month for our Sun/Moon Twofer Card Challenge!  I chose to use a sun die cut from W+9's Sunshine Layers as my common element on both cards:
The first card is a non-traditional use of the sun die.  I layered two together to create flowers for an over all background design.  There are also raindrops in the set, so I used those for leaves.  The additional polka dots are also the sun's center.
The next card is an encouragement card and uses the sun for its traditional purpose.  The rainbow, clouds, and word are all die cuts from the same set as the sun.  I ink blended the blue panel for an ombre effect.
I hope you are enjoying a little sunshine wherever you are today, but if not, this last card is for you! 


Supplies:
Stamps:  W+9 Sending Sunshine
Dies: W+9 Sunshine Layers, SugarPea Designs Thanks, MFT Stitched Square Frames
Ink:  Catherine Pooler Stone Blue, Juniper Mist
Other:

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

Friday, August 14, 2020

Purple Onion Designs' New Illustrator Shari Bresciani AND the 17th Anniversary Sale!

Rub a dub dub, three pirates, well, in THREE tubs!  They are part of a new release at Purple Onion Designs, illustrated by Shari Bresciani!
I can just imagine the conversation going on between these three.  They look a little stunned and I don't think they know how they ended up like this.  I'll put the sentiment on the inside of this card.  It's either going to a young birthday boy, or an old friend who's bad with directions.
The animals and the barrels are separate.  I colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out.  I cut a slit along the front of the barrel to slip each one inside and added a sail and a flag to the ones that weren't holding one.

Supplies:
Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Felix, Maxwell, Francois, Wood Barrel, Sail and Flag
Dies: LF Stitched Wave Borders
Copic Markers:  V15,17, R20,22,24,35,37,39, BG45,49, YR04,15,16, Y13,15,21,23,26,32,35,38, BV00,02,04, C0,1,3,6, E11,13,34,37,44,47,50,51,53
Distress Oxides:  Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean

It's also time for Purple Onion Designs' anniversary sale!


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

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!
Kara

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!
 

Supplies:
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

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

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!
Kara

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!
Kara