Monday, May 15, 2017

Felines & Flowers - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #5


Hey friends! It's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! This time we've got a gorgeous Mood Board that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. For my card, I drew inspiration from both the beautiful, bright color palette and the kitty and floral images.

I thought it would be fun to create some felines frolicking in a field of flowers (say that five times fast! ;), so I pulled together images and sentiments from Meow You Doin'Bicycle Built For YouMom + Me, and Critters At The Dog Park. I colored them with Copic markers and die cut them with the matching dies.



I built my background using a focal panel die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Stackables and added a grassy bank with Simple Stitched Hillside Borders. Two clouds from Spring Showers completed my sky. Then I layered that over some Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 papers die cut with the Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables.

I also did some fun stamping on the inside but I'll save that for the video. Click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!



Now please head on over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples. And link up your own Mood Board inspired projects to play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Little Nurse


Hey friends, happy Friday to you! With my writers conference just around the corner (next week!), I've been so busy with that creative side of me that I haven't felt much mojo for paper crafting. So I decided to get back to basics and indulge myself in what I love most about it -- coloring. 

I chose this Little Nurse image from Lili of the Valley for a couple of reasons. It's Nurse Appreciation week, and my hubby just happens to be one of the best! Also, a co-worker is having surgery soon, and I wanted to make a card for all of us to sign. And lastly, because it's just fun to color! Lots of little details to concentrate on while my stress just melts away. Coloring truly is my therapy!

There's lots of techniques in this video, from coloring hair, to achieving furry texture, to creating a soft glow around your images to help them pop off the page. I hope you enjoy it!

Click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe. It means a lot! Have a great weekend, everybody!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Panda Paws - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #4



Happy Monday, friends! It's time for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #4: Black & White & Bright. With that theme in mind, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to alter the sweet bears from Dad + Me and turn them into pandas!

I sketched out the lines in pencil, then went over them with my Memento Dual-Tipped Marker, which is a perfect match for the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Then I colored them with Copics and cut them out with the matching dies.


I die cut a focal panel using Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables and sponged on some Distress ink in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, and Peacock Feathers, then added my pandas with foam tape, and a speech bubble from Chit Chat tucked between them. 

I used Stitched Party Banners to add a little detail to the end of one of my  Pebbles Spring Fling 6x6 patterned paper and adhered them both to my Black Licorice card base with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. Then I added a stamped panel to the inside where you can write your message. I hope you like it!

Click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch the video there in HD and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!


Check out the other amazing Design Team samples at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog and don't forget to link up your own Black & White & Bright projects to play along!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Toucan of Friendship + Friday Feature at BRI


Hey friends! It's time for my last Friday Feature as part of the Butterfly Reflections Ink design team. Our term is ending and on Monday a whole new crew will be introduced. It's a great group of talented ladies and I know you're going to love them!

For my last card I used the super sweet Reverse Confetti Toucan of Friendship and colored my images with Copic markers to match my Simple Stories Faith patterned papers. The rest of the details I'll have over at the BRI blog so I hope you'll head over and check out my post.

Click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch the video there in HD and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Epic Birthday - Friday Feature at Lawn Fawnatics


Hey friends, today I've got an epic birthday card featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog. I used Lovable Legends to create a party scene for a friend who is turning the big 6-0. I hope you'll hop over and check it out. 

You still have a couple of days left to enter our Outstanding Occasions Challenge! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate. Now that's worth playing for! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hoppy Birthday + Friday Feature at BRI


Hey friends, it's Friday! Which means it's time for my Friday Feature over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog. Today I'm featuring the super versatile Hoppy Holidays set from Memory Box combined with Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6. I hope you'll hop on over and check it out!

I've also got a process video to share. Click on the YouTube icon in the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Welcome Kanga Baby - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #3


Hey friends, happy Monday! It's time for our third Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Outstanding Occasions. Create your finest for those milestone moments in life -- wedding, anniversary, baby, or graduation. 

For my card, I was actually inspired by one of my followers, who commented that a card I made on Friday would make a great baby card. So I pulled out one of my favorite "baby" Lawn Fawn images,  the kangaroo from Critters Down Under and created a little scene around her, coloring my images with Copic markers.

Then I took my leftover scraps from Friday's card to create a new one (love getting two different cards out of the same supplies!) and die cut them using Large Stitched Rectangle StackablesStitched Party BannersLarge Stitched Circle Stackables, and Scalloped Circle Stackables. I layered them all together, popped my focal panel up with foam tape, and added some sequins for a little extra elegance.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the amazing projects from the design team, and don't forget to link up your own for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! I hope you all have an amazing day. Thanks for stopping by!




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