Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Soccer Star

Just a quick pop-in to share my latest card with y'all!
My oldest son just celebrated his 10th birthday --
I can hardly believe it. Where did the time go?

Chaz is a HUGE soccer fan,, so I had to
 make him a card using this LOTV cutie, 
coloring the jersey with Copics to match his
favorite team -- Bayern Munich.

Hope you like it!

As a bonus, here's a picture of my cheeky 10-year-old
and his younger brother, Elliott, in the background:

And my three monkeys,
Elliott (8), Chaztin (10), and Dominic (6)

Have a great day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #20

Hello there!
Can you believe we've already gotten to #20?
It has been such a fun, exciting ride so far,
and I know that's going to continue.
I am SO HAPPY and HONORED to be
a part of this fabulous design team.

And we've got another great challenge for you!

Paper piecing is a wonderful way
to add a touch of whimsy to your projects
and use up some of those great patterned papers we all
like to hoard and can never seem to get enough of!

And we've got a fantasic sponsor,
the ultimate in cute and quirky stamps: Lawn Fawn!

Check out the prize!

Who wouldn't love to add another adorable
Lawn Fawn set to their stash, right?
Especially with all those amazing new releases!

Here's my card:

I took the Winter Fox stamp set and altered the fox
by carefully removing the mug and steam with a baby wipe.
Then I drew in her belly and haunches with a Copic multiliner.
I added Winter Bunny to give her a friend to hang with,
and paper-pieced both the animals and their scarves.
I used a touch of my BG11 Copic marker to add a touch 
more color to the stripes on Winter Fox's scarf.

Hope you like it!

Now please go and stop by the rest of the design team
and see their amazing samples and leave them some love!
and welcoming Melania Deasy!
Our guest designer is the lovely

And don't forget to check out the
for all the details on how to enter!

Have an amazing day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gnome Birthday Surprise

Hey there!
What's happening, people? 

I have a new card to share with you all today.
I bought this adorable gnome digi stamp
 from Whimsie Doodles a while back,
and finally had the opportunity to use it
on this birthday card for my Dad.

I hope you like it!

The papers all came from the 
October Afternoon Campfire 8x8 pad.
I LOVE that collection.
It has some really great prints for fall.

Thanks so much for stopping by
and leaving me some love! 
I so enjoy reading all your comments.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Peacock Love Life (video tutorial)

Hello everyone!
I hope this lovely Tuesday morning 
finds you all doing well!

Yesterday was my day off,
and it was one of those rare days where
I didn't have much I HAD to do,
so of course, I had to get crafty! ;o)

I made this card, and decided
to film a video tutorial while I was at it.

I have to apologize for the shakiness of the film!
This is what happens when your camera set up
consists of a goose-neck lamp and packing tape.
Guess it's time to invest in a tripod.
I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Thanks so much for watching!
And if you'd like to leave any comments
over on YouTube or subscribe to my channel,
I would really appreciate it! :o)

Have a great day!

cardstock: Bazzill
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
stamps: Lawn Fawn "Turkey Day" and "Fly Free"
ink: Tsukineko Momento "Tuxedo Black"
copic markers: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, G24, G21, G20, YR23, YR21, YR09, YR04

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #19

Hello there!

This one is all about adding layers and dimension
to really make your cards pop!
And we have a WONDERFUL sponsor,

Who is graciously offering up a $25
gift certificate to the winner.

There are many ways to add layers 
and dimension to your project.
Using foam dimensionals is what typically
comes to mind, but there's also paper-piecing,
shading with Copic Markers or colored pencils,
and even distress inks.

I tried to combine a little of each of these
methods in my card:

I used Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Farm
stamp set to create my scene.
I really hope you enjoy it!

Please check out the other amazing projects
created by our fantastic design team
and be sure to leave them some comment love.
and our talented guest designers,

Then stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
for all the details on how to enter.

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hello everyone!
So sorry I've been MIA.
It's been a crazy couple of weeks.
I'm sure you all understand how those can go. :o)

Anyway, I do have a couple of new cards made
to share with you over the next week,
including this one that I made for 
World Cardmaking Day!

I used an adorable stamp from 
Lili Of The Valley -- isn't he a cutie?
I colored him in with Copic markers and
used papers and tags from Basic Grey's
Oxford collection, along with 
Bazzill cream cardstock for my card base.

I hope you like it!
Happy World Cardmaking Day, 

I'll be back on Monday with my latest
Lawnscaping design team sample,
so be sure to join us for our latest challenge!


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