Monday, December 18, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #19 - Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn!

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



this is perhaps the EASIEST, most fun challenge of all!!!

the only problem...how do you choose a favorite?!! lol!!
I had so much fun creating my card for this challenge!! :) I was inspired by Kristina Werner's coloring of her Yeti and also the movie Home Alone! ha!



eek! i just love it!!!
of course that yeti image (and the trees) are from the Yeti Set Go stamp set! LOVE him, soooo much!!!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!



the background was created by diecutting a partial circle, and then using Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch and blending the color on it !
I also used a stencil with thin lines and some white embossing paste to add a little texture to the back!
part of the sentiment is from Toboggan Together, and I created my own custom sentiment with Harold's ABC's - perhaps my ALL TIME MOST USED FAVORITE stamp set ever! ha!

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

enjoy!




Friday, December 15, 2017

tangled up in a Christmas rush!

it's crunch time, folks!
ha!
I'm feeling the pressure of Christmas coming (10 days!), and so I created this card that shows how I feel! Ha!


be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

enjoy!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

jolliest bunch of elves!

**this is my 2nd post of the day!! to see my super secret Advent Calendar post, scroll down or click here! ssshhhhhhh**

hello again!!
happy saturday!
today I have this FUN and festive layout up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog!



there's a little taste to get you in the Christmas-lovin' spirit! 

head on over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to see more and to find out which amazing products I used!
enjoy!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia (2017)

Hi hi hi!!!
When I say I'm beyond excited to participate in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia again this year, it would be an understatement!!! Eeeeeee!!




Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
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Today, I've been paired with the AMAZING sponsor (drum roll please...) Newton's Nook Designs! I'm right at home! SOOOO excited to share more amazing inspiration with this incredible shop!


I've been on that team as DT Coordinator for a LONG time (I was an ORIGINAL DT member when they started!! Love you Jen!)!
I used the ADORABLE Naughty or Mice stamp set to create my card! 


squuuuuueeeeeak! love it!
that little mouse with the reindeer antlers...I can't even! ha! I colored him up with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut him out with the coordinating dies


to create the trees, I die cut out 4 of the tree branch shape from white cardstock using the Festive Forest Coordinating Dies!! then on another piece of white cardstock, I did some watercoloring with Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover! once it was all dry, I die cut out more of the tree branch shapes, and used part of the sheet to back what had already been die cut out of the white cardstock! instant magic forest! 

to make this card even more fun, I added some white glitter stickles on some of the tree branches and did some small white polka dots in the sky with a stencil and white embossing paste! 

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
enjoy!

Friday, December 8, 2017

sending Christmas bear-mail!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to hop along with Newton's Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop, scroll down or click here!**

hello again!
here's a sneak peek of a card I have up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog


eeeeek! LOVE that little bear! head on over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog to check out all the details! 
enjoy!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws 2017 Blog Hop!

hello hello!
i'm so excited for the *FIFTH* annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special! 

Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.



be sure to hop around to all the stops for the BEST chances to win! there are some AMAZING special guests, and it's going to be FUN!

I created a sweet, little shaker card for my project today!




I started by coloring my image from Naughty or Mice with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cutting out with the coordinating dies




to create the window for the shaker, I die cut out the snowflake shape with the Beautiful Blizzard Coordinating Dies! it created the perfect shape! I filled the shaker with clear and white seed beads and Picket Fence Distress Glitter!


Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #18 - Emboss Resist

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



eeek! love this one, guys!



right? heat embossing is like crafty magic! so i'm SO in!
I used two sets to create this card! 



the snowy/starry background is from the Snowy Backdrops stamp set! I heat embossed the background onto a piece of white cardstock, then did some ink blending with Distress Inks to create the sky! (Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers)
once it was all dry, i die cut out a circle shape!



then I stamped and colored the houses from Winter Village and then fussy cut them out! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Stamps to color them in.
I finished the card by curving part of the phrase around the circle, and the I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment in white onto a strip of black cardstock. 

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




Friday, December 1, 2017

ho ho ho, there!

hello and happy friday!
today I have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! and it's a little bit jolly and a little festive!


ok, it's a LOT of bit festive! ha!
check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog
enjoy!

Friday, November 24, 2017

monster Christmas wishes!

hello!
today i have a FUN and festive card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!


be sure to check out the full card and how it came together on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

enjoy!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

let it snow - trees!

hello!
happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating! I know I'm looking forward to being in a food coma later in the day!

today I have this card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
I created this card, keeping the current challenge in mind - color inspiration!



I just love those sweet, festive colors! 
I used the Let it Snow stamp set to create this card, along with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks! :)

I started by stenciling some Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks with a striped stencil. then I did some watercoloring on top of the stencil with the same colors!



once it was all dry, I stamped the trees with Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks right on top of everything! sooo fun!! I used the 'rock and roll' technique to add the different 'shades' to the tree images.

lastly, I sprinkled white acrylic paint over everything and added a few sequin stars. oh yes, I also swiped my Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink onto a strip of white cardstock, then heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up! 

hope that inspired you! be sure to check it out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, and to get crafty with this current challenge! :)
enjoy!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Stamp Set Llama Delivery+ coordinating Die and Newtons Candy Cane Stamp Set + coordinating Die

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


this month's release is all about winter!! It's so fun!!
and oh my gosh you guys...this release is PACKED!! today we are sharing projects created with Llama Delivery Stamp Set + coordinating Die and Newtons Candy Cane Stamp Set + 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 November 24th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
let's start with my favorite card of the release...


LLAMA!!!
I loooooooooove this guy!!
I colored him with, you guessed it! Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then used the coordinating dies to die cut him out!

for the sky, I used some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and mixed it with white embossing paste! then I smooshed that through the Starfield Stencil (LOVE THAT!)! once it was dry, I did some Distress Oxide Ink blending with Peacock Feathers and Black Soot! so much fun!
I used the Land Border Dies to create the hills! I also added to color to those with Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron!

my second card is super festive for the holiday season!


I used Distress Inks in Worn Lipstock and Abandoned Coral to add color to the edges of the white panel. then I did some 2nd and 3rd generation stamping in Worn Lipstick with those cute peppermint candy images! so fun!


I popped up the newton image onto a vellum tag that I die cut with the Fancy Edges Tag Die! but I didn't stop there, I also added some white embossing paste through the Snowfall Stencil onto the vellum tag! SO MUCH FUN and so much texture! 

Would you like to win the “Llama Delivery” or "Newtons Candy Cane" Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Winter Woofs Stamp Set + coordinating Die

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




this month's release is all about winter!! It's so fun!!
and oh my gosh you guys...this release is PACKED!! today we are sharing projects created with Winter Woofs Stamp Set + 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 November 24th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
my first card is clean and simple! 


I colored in the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then die cut it out! I added some accents with my white gel pen, and place it in the middle of the card!


under the card front, I stamped the snowflakes in the set randomly! I love the pop of black it adds to the sides! how sweet is this?

my second card is a little brighter.


but only just a little! 
again, I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, but I kept the color palette simple with some pinks to accent the yellow background! I used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed to blend some color onto the background! 


then I added the light grey snowflakes around the card to match the grey banner, that I created with the Frames and Flags die!


Would you like to win the “Winter Woofs” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set + coordinating Die, Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, Fancy Edges Tag Die and Frames & Flags Die

hello again!
welcome to the start of Newton's Nook Designs November release!




this month's release is all about winter!! It's so fun!!
and oh my gosh you guys...this release is PACKED!! today we are sharing projects created with Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set + coordinating Die, Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, Fancy Edges Tag Die and Frames & Flags Die!! whew!
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 November 24th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
ok, you guys know I had to start off this release with a rainbow, right?!


all of the images were stamped and die cut out! I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then added some highlights and details with my white gel pen! 


before I added the images to the card front, I used some white embossing paste and the Starfield Stencil to add some subtle texture to the background! then I went over the stenciled areas with my glitter pen to add some shine!

my second card uses the new Frozen Fellowship stamp set and the Frames and Flags die!! This is a match made in HEAVEN!! 


again, I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, but I kept the color palette simple with some pinks, mints and greys! then of course, lots of details with the white gel pen for fun! 


I heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, then added some sequins for a little extra something, something! :)


Would you like to win the “Cup of Cocoa” or the “Frozen Fellowship” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: