Monday, September 18, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #13 - Fall Inspired Mood Board

yahooo! it's time for a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



this new challenge is AWESOME!! I am in love with the Mood Board that Jenn Shurkus created!!




isn't that pop of pink PERFECTION!! eek!
with that in mind, here is my card:


yay!!!
I think that sky background is divine!! I'm in love with the bright colors!! all of the images (and the sentiment) are from the Love you S'more stamp set! 




I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! the circle background was created by smooshing Distress Inks onto my circle acrylic blog and then pressing onto my paper! easy, and SO fun! :)


oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!

enjoy!




Sunday, September 17, 2017

a little trio of awesome

hello and happy weekend!
today i'm just popping in to share a fun layout I created for the latest Altenew Sketch Challenge! 



I used papers and embellishments from the amazing Reflections Scrapbook Kit! can't get enough! PLUS it gives me an excuse to flower up some layouts of my little menn! ha! sorry guys!



awww, love it!

I don't usually do yellow and reds together, but I was inspired by the BEAUTIFUL roses from one of the patterned papers! so I fussy cut up a bunch, and then used them as embellishments on my layout! 




i used white gesso onto the background of that gorgeous woodgrain paper, and then once it was dry, I added some yellow Distress Ink (Mustard Seed) using the packaging techinique!



I stitched on the title, then embellished with chipboards and wood enamel buttons! LOVE this kit, did I mention that?! I finished it off with some black splatters

and just like that, I have those fun photos of my little Menn and I on Valentine's Day this year! love it! and that littlest guys' face...i can't even!! clearly he's the coolest! ha! :)

fun fact, i don't usually use these colors, (or florals!!) in my scrapbooking! with two little Menn at home, there isn't much occasion! ha! but i LOOOOOOOVE that i can stretch my kit and push myself out of my comfort zone to create pages like this! :D

every month i'm always impatiendly waiting to PLAY ALONG!! Ha ha ha!! I hope it brought a smile to your face and brightened your day! :)

enjoy!

Friday, September 15, 2017

brighten up your day!

hello hello!
hope this finds everyone well and happy!
today is my day on the Create a Smile Stamps blog


love it!!
a little brightening up for you! be sure to check out how I made this card on the blog!
enjoy!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Newton’s Costume Party + coordinating Die

here we are, the last day of Newton's Nook Designs September release!




this month's release is all about fall and halloween!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the Newton’s Costume Party + coordinating Die! ! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on September 15th, right here!

oh my gosh, i have to say it - CUTEST SET EVER!! EEEEEE!
my first card used a BUNCH of the images!



i colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then die cut them out! i LOVE how you can mix and match them together!! 


i also used the Starfield Stencil to add some fun embossing paste texture to the background! A little watercolor + Ken Oliver Color Bursts added the color in the center of the circle! love this card!

my second card is interactive!
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peekaboo!!! that CUTE CUTE CUTE Newton pops out of the ocean in his shark costume!!! ha ha ha!! LOOOOOOVE it!!

i die cut the waves out of white cardstock using the Sea Borders Die set and then added color with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers! so fun! the sky was created with Candied Apple and Fossilized Amber! and of course that slider card really makes it pop!


Would you like to win the “Newton’s Costume Party” Stamp Set?

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Beautiful Bones + Die AND Spooky Skeletons + coordinating dies

welcome back!
it's day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs September release!




this month's release is all about fall and halloween!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the Beautiful Bones + Die  AND Spooky Skeletons + coordinating dies! ! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on September 15th, right here!


I seriously love these sets!! SO unique and SO fun!!! eeeeek!!
my first card is my favorite card from the WHOLE release, i think! it uses the Beautiful Bones set!


i heat embossed the sugar skull image with black and then added some light grey shading! then i stamped and colored the flowers and leaves from the Love Grows mini set! LOOOOOOOVE how those colors pop!


then i used the *new* Falling Leaves Stencil to add some white on white texture to the background. oh, and the sentiment is from the Creepy Cameos stamp set! 

so different, and so fun!

the name of the game is Distress Oxide inks for my 2nd card using the Spooky Skeletons stamp set! 


I did some ink blending with Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet, then splattered with water and white acrylic paint for the sky! the hills were created with the Land Border Dies and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide!

I stamped the images with Distress Oxides too! and then die cut them out with their coordinating dies!! that flamingo is SO CUTE!!
I seriously couldn't love this set more!


Would you like to win the “Beautiful Bones or Spooky Skeletons” Stamp Set?

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Creepy Cameos + coordinating Dies AND Cameo Frame Die

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card featuring the EXCLUSIVE, and NEW, Newton's Nook Designs and Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration card, scroll down, or click here!**

hello again!
welcome to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs September release!




this month's release is all about fall and halloween!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the Creepy Cameos + coordinating Dies AND Cameo Frame Die!! ! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on September 15th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
for my first card, I experimented with some foil! 


first, i blended Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink onto m white cardstock panel. then I spritzed A LOT of water into one corner of the paper, LOVE that creepy, water-y, ghost-y look!


next, I used my Heidi Swapp Reactive Paint to lightly cover my stamps, then pressed the stamp image onto a piece of white cardstock. 
*please note - rinse your stamps RIGHT AWAY after this*
once the images were dry, i placed my foil on top, and then ran it through my laminator! the results aren't perfect, but i LOVE the distressed look, with those creepy images! 

so different, and so fun!

my second card uses more Distress Oxide inks! 


i smooshed Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves onto a piece of packaging, then spritzed with water and pressed it onto a piece of white cardstock! once it was dry, I added another layer.
while all that drying was going on, I die cut the beautiful frame 4 times and glued it together to add some height.


i die cut the mirror image again out of some foiled cardstock for the inner part of the mirror, then added some white stickles around the outside frame. I stamped the profile image with Distress Oxides of the same colors, then heat embossed the sentiment in silver to match the mirror! 


Would you like to win the “Creepy Cameos” Stamp Set?

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Simon Says 2017 Stamptember + Newton's Nook Release!

hi hi hi!!

how awesome is the month of Stamptember!? ha ha!
and it just got even MORE awesome!!! 



i just LOVE this stamp set!! it's SO sweet and SO fall!! it's everything to love!!

my very first thought was to make it look like that little pup was pushing the wheel barrel as fast as he could!! 



what do you think? do you see it? ha ha!!
I stamped and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then i fussy cut it all out and popped up the images that aren't just grey with foam tape!



i also added some tiny, tiny Pretty Pink Posh Sequins to the pile of leaves and the leaves that were flying out of the wagon! 
for the background, i did some ink blending with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch. then i placed the Waves Stencil to make it look like wind! 

be sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp store to pick up this ADORABLE and exclusive stamp and die set! they'll be available *only* until they're gone!! so hurry up!! 

enjoy!