Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lawn Fawn: April Inspiration Week

Hello, everyone! Lawn Fawn is having its monthly Inspiration Week right now. That means lots of ideas and lots of giveaways!

I created two projects for this week, both using the Dream stamp set. It's a small, sweet set that has so many uses! It also has an accompanying die set, because it's way easier than hand cutting! (Unless you are Erica Hernandez, but that's another blog post.)

First up, this layout that is all the things I love: simple, clean, white cardstock, bright colors, favorite photo. And rambling journaling.

To create this, the journaling is printed directly on the cardstock. Then, I stamped "dream" five times (with Versamark), and embossed it with white embossing powder (American Crafts Zing). By the way, if you are in the market for a heating gun, you must get the Milwaukee (mine is from Hero Arts). It's amazing. (No, it doesn't cook or clean.)

Once cooled off, I dripped some colored mists (Studio Calico) and held the card stock sideways. I love how it added pops of color, but still kept the layout clean and simple. To finish the project, I glued some matching sequins from Lawn Fawn. Super easy, right?

For the card, I only used the feather dies. I cut them out of white card stock, and colored them with markers. The "hello" is from the Hello Sunshine set, and hemp cord is Lawn Fawn's Cloudy Lawn Trimmings. Love the color and how easy it is to tie (vs. cotton twine.)

There you go. Two totally easy, and fast to create projects. Do go by Lawn Fawn's blog and leave your comments for many chances to win some seriously good loot. Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lawn Fawn + May Arts

Good morning! It's almost Spring Break around these parts, and I'm super duper excited. So I made a spring-y, beach-y card for the Lawn Fawn + May Arts blog hop.

To make the "sea", I used May Arts' 1/5" Silky Crush ribbon in white, and Caran D'Ache Neocolor in Cobalt Blue (I got mine here).

I blended some of the watercolor crayons with water in a container and dipped only the bottom of each ribbon.

The water wicks upward and you'll end up with a nice mottled effect. I added a little more watercolor with each subsequent ribbon. To dry them quickly, I used a heat gun. Please be careful because the gun will melt the ribbon if you are not careful.

Once dry, the color is a lot more subdued. To add more color, re-dip after the ribbon is dry.

I ended up using only two of the ribbons, adhered to the card with a dot runner. The stamp set I used is called Float My Boat. It has a matching die set. The boat is stamped using Colorbox Pigment in Surf, which turned out to match the watercolor crayon quite perfectly. The sails are from my favorite Lawn Fawn paper line ever, Let's Polka. The sentiment, heart and seagulls are all from the boat set. The inks I used are Colorbox Pigment in Mango Tango, Razzberry, and Wild Hare.

Thanks for coming by! Don't forget to visit Lawn Fawn and May Arts blogs and enter to win goodies all week long.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Layout

Hey there! Happy Thursday! I'm sharing a project for Technique Tuesday, which is also up on their blog. If you haven't been there lately, do go by! It's filled with so many projects and ideas and giveaways!

This layout is my ode to dim sum. Although I'm quite certain I've made at least another page about dim sum before. How can I not? If you have never experienced it, it's like Chinese tapas. Lots of little dishes shared between friends. The twist is that instead of ordering off the menu, there are ladies walking carts filled with hot, steaming food. You flag them down, they show you what they have, and you choose to take a dish or not. Very interactive. We eat dim sum at least once a month, and my kids love it.

Anyway. Layout. Clean and simple. The journaling is printed directly on the cardstock, and the sentiment (I Like You set) stamped directly below it. I adhered and hand stitched the photo right above that. The little flag is made using Weekly Review stamps. I stamped it, colored it a bit, cut off the edges, nipped it on one side, and finished the new edge off with black marker. It was then attached with a tiny stapler. Super easy!

Thanks so much for coming by! I hope you have a great weekend. I'm going to spend mine cleaning my work space and going to my kid's baseball games/practices/clinic. It's that season again!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lawn Fawn: March Inspiration Week

Hey there! We are in the middle of Lawn Fawn's March Inspiration Week. There's so much good stuff: tons of projects and a whole lot of giveaways!

Here are my two projects for this week. Two layouts featuring the new Let's Polka line. It's not all polka dots, but it's a mixture of dots (big and small), diagonal stripes and hearts. And the dots and hearts were hand-drawn for that whimsical Lawn Fawn touch.

The first one is about my middlest and youngest, who tend to fight the most. But I suspect they love each the most too. It's a very clean and simple layout that I created by using the Stitched Journaling Card die set from Lawn Fawn. The flair and flower sequins are from the same line. The title and journaling were created with a Silhouette Cameo. I did the Cameo die cutting first. And then I die cut that out with the journaling die. The heart is from Large Stitched Journaling Card set. Some quick machine stitching, and I was done!

The last one is even simpler with just one photo, some die cutting, a flair, and some gold thread stitching. Quick! But I love how it turned out. Lawn Fawn has this adorable raindrop die from the Spring Showers set. For this layout, I used this freebie. I modified it a bit using the Cameo. But you can easily use the Spring Shower die with a bigger die cut machine (something wider like a Spellbinder or a Big Shot Pro), or die cut a bunch of raindrops and glued them to your background paper.

Thanks for coming by today. Don't forget to go by the Lawn Fawn blog and enter the giveaways!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lawn Fawm + Timeless Twine

Still catching up…

Last week, the Lawn Fawn team did a blog hop with the folks from Timeless Twine. So much good stuff. Who doesn't love twine! And they have such cute color combos.

My card is pretty simple. I started by using a pre-printed green polka dot card from Lawn Fawn's new Freshly Cut Notecards. I cut the bottom using the Speech Bubble die (totally ripped this idea off fellow Fawnie Elena - she's super amazing!) I lined the inside of the card with a bit of a striped pink paper from the Let's Polka Petite Paper Pack. The sentiment is from Flying By (one of my favorite all times sets). The adorable bird is from the #awesome set. The heart and swirl (behind the bird) are from Hello Sunshine set. Must confess I've used that bird and swirl combo a few times now… Sharing one more usage tomorrow.

The bird and the heart ballon are adhered with pop up dots. The cute pink+red twine is tucked behind them. I finished the card with a little epoxy dot on the balloon (My Mind's Eye). And that's the scoop!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Green Week!

Oh how time flies. Lots to catch up!

For today, I'm sharing a card for Technique Tuesday. As you may know, next Monday is St Patrick's Day. So this week, TT is featuring green projects!

Here's my card, which was inspired by Paige Evans and her awesome layered layouts. Love how she's fearless with pattern paper combos.

I used the Nested Hearts die set and a bunch of different green patterned papers to cut out the three different size hearts. I didn't think I had that much green stuff, but as it turns out, there was at least one sheet in each mini paper pad I own (I have a lot of those).

The heart with the U and the arrow are from Heart Card die set.

The bottom two hearts are glued together, and the arrow is adhered with a pop-up dot and then the smaller hearts. So easy! Perfect to show someone love on St Patrick's Day.

Do visit Technique Tuesday's blog all week for lots more green ideas! Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Technique Tuesday: February Studio AE Blog Hop

Hey there! It's Technique Tuesday's Studio AE Blog Hop time. This month, the featured set is this beauty, Best Banners:

Super cute, right? I love that it has a solid stamp, so you can add background color to the flags. Or, as I did in this layout, I used the solid flag stamp alone to create those little colorful ones below the photo.

materials: stamp: Technique Tuesday / inks: Colorbox Pigment Ink and Tsukineko VersaFine / patterned paper: Lawn Fawn / enamel dots: My Mind's Eye / adhesive: 3L / thread: DMC

And of course, there's a prize involved! Technique Tuesday is giving away one $25 Gift Card to Technique Tuesday shop to someone who comments during the hop. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment on any of our blog posts! The lucky winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.  

So leave me a comment here and then off you go blog hopping and commenting some more! Thanks for coming by!

 you are here > Linda < you are here

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Technique Tuesday: CHA W-2014

Hey there! Belated Happy New Year! We spent the two weeks the kids had off in Texas, hanging out with family. I didn't take lots of photos, didn't go anywhere, didn't do much. We just spent time hanging out (and eating) with family and old friends, and it was the best.

Then we came back. And then school and work restarted. And here we are: CHA time!

This is a layout I created for Technique Tuesday using a new set from Ali Edwards called Geotags.

Geotags have been really popular for a while now, and this set combines that with Ali's famous handwriting and some great circle tags. The circles can be cut using an 1" punch.

By the way, all those photos were taken with an iPhone. It's amazing how good phone photos are these days! From top to bottom: Pier in Hanalei (Kauai), Organ Mountains in Las Cruces (New Mexico), Glaciers in Greenland, Zebras in Cambria (California), Golden Gate Bridge (California)

I made this layout by printing all the photos on one sheet of photo paper. Then rest was super easy. I stamped the circles on white card stock, and embossed them with silver embossing powder. Then I adhered them to the page with pop up dots. I finished by stamping the sentiment (also from the set) with black ink.

I really like how it turned out. It's simple, it's clean, it's me.

Please go by Technique Tuesday and see all the new releases! There's so much new stuff. So good!

Thanks for dropping by! If you are going to CHA, come see me in the Lawn Fawn booth (booth #2742).

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lawn Fawn: December New Stamp Launch

Hello there! It's been a while since I've blogged. Something about the holiday season that makes me forget I have a blog. Hah!

This week, Lawn Fawn is introducing a bunch of new stamps, which are, of course, super cute! You can see everything on the Fawny blog.

I made a couple of cards for this week.

The Yeti one is actually really quick to make. The flowers are from an older set called On The Mend. Lawn Fawn just launched the matching dies. So now it's super easy to stamp and cut those shapes out. The flowers I used are actually in a vase. I didn't stamp the vase part. But I did use the die to cut the whole thing out. I then drew the stems with a black marker, and cut around the stems. Added a little Lawn Trimming as a ribbon to "tie" the bouquet together.

This card is also easy to make. Just a little more time consuming due to the hand stitching. I used Kreinik's Metallic Blending Filament in silver. You can easily find those in Joann's or Michael's. In the embroidery section. So pretty and shiny! The sentiment is from the Peace Joy Love patterned paper line. It's a tag in a sheet full of tags. The sequins are a mix of Peace Joy Love and Into The Woods.

Thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to stop by Lawn Fawn's blog, and leave a comment for a chance to win the new goodies. Oh you know you want them!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Lawn Fawn: Therm-O-Web Week

Happy Friday, everyone! Lawn Fawn joined forces with Therm-O-Web this past week, and here's what I created for this event.

I think I've mentioned before that I'm not a glitter person. But I do like gold. And gold glitter is so appropriate for all things Christmas and New Year! Therm-O-Web has this super cool spray called Glitter Dust, which is basically glitter in a can. Use it in a very ventilated place, like the great outdoors. Or you'll be sorry. The smell is a bit strong and it lingers... But it dries really fast, and the glitter does not come loose! I initially sprayed it on white cardstock, but then I noticed that the shipping container I was using as a spray box looked even more amazing. Gold glittered kraft paper! Is there such thing on the market? If not, someone needs to make it. Stat!

Then I stamped the trees from the Sweet Christmas set, colored them in, and cut them out. The sentiment is from Let It Snow. And it's stamped on paper from the Peace Joy Love pad. All these pieces are popped up with some 3D Foam Squares.

Go by Lawn Fawn and Therm-O-Web's blogs and leave comments to win goodies from both companies!

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you have a fab weekend!

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