Sunday, October 31, 2021

Purple Onion Designs 2021 Winter/Holiday Release - Wobbling Murray

Today's card features stamps from Purple Onion Designs' Snow Much Fun collection, illustrated by Shari Bresciani.

Murray is a little shaky on his skates, I cut his bottom leg off, attached it to the background, and then attached the rest of his body on a Wobbler spring.  The skate blades were stamped with Staz-on ink on acetate and attached to the bottoms of his skate boots.  The rest of this fella was stamped in Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink and colored with Copic markers and Signo white gel pen highlights.


 

  New collection stamp bundles are available at 30% now until Friday, November 12th!
Check out all the detail over at the Purple Onion Designs' blog.

Purple Onion Designs' Stamps:  Murray, Snow Capped Background, Snow Capped Evergreen Tree, Duo Snow Capped Trees, Snow Capped Sentiment Set.

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

Friday, October 29, 2021

Purple Onion Designs - Stacy Yacula's "Gathered"

Purple Onion Designs' 2021 winter/holiday collections are now available!  Today's card features stamps from Stacy Yacula's new collection, I'll Be Home For the Holidays.

It's time to gather around the table, and this year these pals are truly grateful to be together:

The room is a background stamp.  It's a great setting for many of Stacey's new stamps.  This time, I colored the outside in twilight:

New collection stamp bundles are available at 30% now until Friday, November 12th!
Check out all the detail over at the Purple Onion Designs' blog.

 

Purple Onion Stamps:  Gathered, Lori & Marc, Stanley, Room Background


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May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Purple Onion Designs 2021 Winter/Holiday Collections are Here!

Three new releases are now available at Purple Onion Designs
I'll Be Home For the Holidays, illustrated by Stacey Yacula
Snow Much Fun and It's Snowing Cats & Dogs illustrated by Shari Bresciani.

I'll be featuring cards from all the collections, but today we're checking in on these two from It's Snowing Cats & Dogs:

Pierre and Scottie are decking the halls as the sun sets in a blaze of pink and red glory:
The background was ink blended with Distress Oxide inks and spritzed with water.  Everything else was colored with Copic markers:
 New collection stamp bundles are available at 30% now until Friday, November 12th!
Check out all the detail over at the Purple Onion Designs' blog.
 

Purple Onion Designs' stamps illustrated by Shari Bresciani:
Pierre, Scottie, Fido's House, Duo Snow Capped Trees, Furry Friends Sentiment Set

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May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lawn Fawn's Swish 'N Pop Pull Tab Fall Window Scene

These mice are watching out the window for something.  What could be out there on this fine, blustery, fall day?

Uh oh, looks like their buddy is getting blown away!



Well, he's really just floating by to say thanks:

It's much more fun to see this card in action.  You can watch the video here, at Lawn Fawn's YouTube Lawn Fawns YouTubeChannel, or at my YouTube Channel:


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

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  You Autumn Know, Window Scene: Winter, Scripty Autumn Sentiments, Purrfectly Wicked, Dandy Day Flip Flop, Trees Before 'N Afters, You're Just My Type, Bubbles of Joy, Christmas Dreams
Dies:  Swish 'N Pop Pull Tab, Window Frame
Paper:  12x12 Sweater Weather Remix, Acetate, Pearlescent Vellum, Shimmer Neutrals, White
Ink:  Jellyfish, Jet Black
Copic Markers

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

Monday, October 18, 2021

Leaves are Falling with Purple Onion Designs

Oh to be a kid again and jump in the leaves!  At this point, not only would my body not comply, but my brain would ask, "what gross things are also in that pile?"  

These two have nothing to fear in their colorful pile of leaves, just good clean fun:

The sentiment continues on the inside of the card "...to make me happy!"
The background trees are from an older Simon Says Stamp die called Birch Tree Window.  I cut it twice to widen the opening in kraft cardstock and ink blended the edges.  The background was also ink blended, and everything else was colored with Copic markers along with a white Prisma color pencil.

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Winslow and Rusty: Autumn Friends
Dies: SSS Birch Tree Window
Ink: DOx Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, DI Dusty Concord (on sentiment)
Copics: YR16,68, RV06,19, R39,56,89, E07,11,13,15,17,40

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May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Sending a Little Encourage-mint!

 Need some encourage-mint today?  These mints are here to help!

To stand these fellows up, I cut five slits in the red scalloped circle, slipped a stand from the Cake Box die set through each slit, and adhered a peppermint to both sides of the stand.  The red scalloped circle was then adhered to the pink circle, which was then adhered to the lid of the jar.  There is a white star in the center to fill in the space.
The dome is half of a plastic ornament from a craft store.  I attached the dome with super glue.  I used a Tiny Tag and Peppermint hemp cord for a finishing touch.

These mints are so much fun!  I hope you'll check out all the great ideas from the design team over at the Lawn Fawn blog!  Leave a comment over there for your chance to win!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  How You Bean? Mint Add-on
Dies:  Tiny Tags, Outside/In Stitched Circle Stackables, Outside/in Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables, Cake Slice Box (stands and center star)
Paper:  Ballet Slippers, Chili Pepper, White
Ink: Lobster, Jet Black
Other:  Peppermint Hemp Cord, half of a dome ornament and jar from craft store

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Have a GIANT Merry Christmas!

 Lawn Fawn's new Giant Holiday Messages Paired with the Peppermint Stripes Backdrop, is great for a quick and clean card!  I cut the oval out of watercolor paper and added a little Distress ink with water and a paint brush.

I hope you will hop on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to see all of the amazing inspiration from the rest of the team!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Giant Holiday Messages
Dies:  Oval from Giant Birthday Messages, Scalloped Oval from Giant Holiday Messages, Peppermint Stripes Backdrop
Paper:  Cilantro, Ballet Slippers, White, Chili Pepper, Strathmore watercolor paper
Distress Ink:  Twisted Citron, Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries, Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo
Other:  White embossing powder

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

Monday, October 11, 2021

Lawn Fawn's Giant Merry Christmas

These three pups are "decorating" Lawn Fawn's new Giant Merry Christmas die cut to make it extra twinkly:


I hope you're enjoying Lawn Fawn's inspiration week!  Head on over to their blog for great inspiration and your chance to win!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps: Furry and Bright
Dies:  Giant Merry Christmas, Cheery Deer, Peppermint Stripes Backdrop, Outside/In Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Paper:  Cilantro, Chili Pepper, Noble Fir, White, Pixie Dust Sparkle, Holiday Sparkle

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

Saturday, October 9, 2021

A Frosty Christmas with Lawn Fawn

I saw this ice truck the other day (photo below) and its logo inspired this card design:

Lawn Fawn's new Magic Iris Snowflake Add-on worked perfectly to recreate the white negative space.  I also dressed up the Mermaid cardstock with Fairy Dust stencil paste and the new Snowflake Backgrounds stencils.  I ink blended over that with Distress Ink, which left the Mermaid cardstock visible underneath the Fairy Dust paste.  The new Magic Holiday Messages filled in the center nicely.

I snapped this photo through my very bug encrusted windshield, but you get the gist of it.


I hope you'll check out the Lawn Fawn blog to see how others were inspired to use the new Magic Iris Snowflake Add-on, and for your chance to win!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Magic Holiday Messages
Dies:  Magic Iris Snowflake Add-on
Stencil:  Snowflake Background
Paper:  Mermaid, Blue Jay, White
Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves
Other:  Fairy Dust stencil paste, white embossing powder

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