Friday, July 30, 2021

Purple Onion Designs Farmer's Market


The farmer's market is the perfect place to "veg" out a little.   It's such a fun place to mingle in the summer time:

Jane the fox looks like she had a great growing season this year!




Purple Onion Designs' Anniversary Sale is going on now through August 9th!

 


Purple Onion Stamps:  Produce Stand, Alice, Jane, Sally, Pushables Set, Fruit Crates, Around the Town Sentiment Set
Stencils: Lawn Fawn Cloudy, Hillside, Grassy Hillside

 

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

Sunday, July 25, 2021

A New Video Series and Purple Onion Designs' Anniversary Sale!

I hope you'll join me over on YouTube for the launch of a new series, 

Color a Critter with Copics and Kara

In this series, I will focus on one animal image and discuss various techniques and color combinations I use to color it.

George from Purple Onion Designs, illustrated by Stacey Yacula, was gracious in volunteering to be featured in the premier video.  He was none too happy to find out it included hanging off a balcony, but hey, that's what it takes to make it in the video industry these days!


You can watch the video here or on my YouTube channel:

 


Thanks so much for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel! 


Purple Onion Designs is celebrating its anniversary with a crazy good sale! 
I know George will be there, ready to sign autographs.


Supplies:
Purple Onion Designs Stamps: George, Room With A View, Around the Town Sentiment Set
Copics: C00,0,1,2,3,6,8, W00,0,1,2,3,4,6, B20s
Other: Prisma Color white pencil, Signo white gel pen

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

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

One Design, Two Different Styles with Lawn Fawn | Video

Card designs or sketches are a great catalyst for getting the creative juices flowing.  Here I used a floating card front design to create both a clean and simple card, and a layered frilly card:

Lawn Fawn's new Tiny Birthday Friends are hanging out on this first card.  The giant sentiment die bridges the two sides of the card front:
Same design, diagonal stripes, and sentiment on the second card, but this time featuring Lawn Fawn's Happy Hibiscus and Tropical Leaves dies.  A few lacy borders and an oval backing add to the layered style:


I created a video to show how these two cards came 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: Tiny Birthday Friends
Dies: Simple Stripes Backdrop: Diagonal, Giant Happy Birthday to You, Happy Hibiscus, Tropical Leaves, Giant Birthday Messages Coordinating Dies, Lacy Borders
Paper:  White, Rain Forest, Mermaid, Peacock, Textured Dot Tropical and Pastels, Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 6x6 and 12x12
Ink:  Jet Black
Copics:  E000,00,01,21,23,25,27,29, BG11,13,15,18, R12,14,17, Y21,23,26, C1,2

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

Friday, July 16, 2021

Final Day of Lawn Fawn Summer Inspiration Week!

Lawn Fawn's Goody Bag is a fun way to give out treats at a party, or hand deliver a gift card!  

I die cut the bag with Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 12x12 paper.  It's double sided, so there's a pretty green inside lining.  The Slimline Tropical Leaves Border fits perfectly around the entire bag.  I layered two of them made out of the same Watercolor Wishes Rainbow paper.

The plain tissue paper was ink blended in pink and green using Lawn Fawn's new Tropical Leaves Background Stencils.  Tropical Vine Borders were curled around a pencil and added to the packaging, along with a small sentiment tag white heat embossed with a Toucan Do It sentiment.
I decorated the bag with flowers from the Magical Iris Tropical Leaves Add-on along with leaves from the Tropical Leaves Die Set.  It's a perfect setting for the toucan from Toucan Do It!

I hope you've enjoyed Lawn Fawn's Summer Inspiration Week!  Head on over to Lawn Fawn's blog to see the featured cards today, and if you haven't been around there this week, scroll back to see all the amazing projects throughout the week from the design team!

 

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

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Lawn Fawn's Smiley S'more and a Pop Up Campsite | Video!

Old Smiley is back!  Do you remember him from release week?  Well, this time he comes complete with a Pop-Up Campsite inside and a video showing how it all came together:

Here he is taken off the card and stuck to a metal lid to show off his "magnetic" personality:
Here is where Smiley's life began:

Here's the video!  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel, or on my YouTube channel:


Thanks for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  S'more the Merrier
Dies: Smiley S'more, Simple Stripes Backdrop: Portrait, Build-a-Campsite, Pop-Up Smile, Hearts and Stars Skinny Tag, Oliver's Stitched ABCs and 123s, Outside/In Stitched Circle Stackables, Cake Slice Box
Paper: White, Black Licorice, Paper Bag, Kraft, Ground Coffee, Speckled Eggshell, Guava, Noble Fir, Canned Pumpkin, Fake Tan, Sunflower, Pearlescent Vellum
Ink: Walnut, Clear
Other: Glow in the dark hemp cord, white embossing powder, double sided adhesive sheets
Copic Markers: E21,23,25,74,77,79, YR27, Y19,21,23, G94,99, R81,83,0

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