7.31.2009

lawn fawn video: how to make a shaped card

Hello! I have had a few people ask me how I make shaped cards (like this one), and I was making a shaped card for my next SPCC assignment, so I thought it would be a perfect time to make a quickie video.

Now, I don't have the old set up I used to have, so I balanced the tripod on the back of my chair. Not so good. So, please forgive me for the quality of the video. I can't wait until I can get a better set up because videos are fun!

Here is the video!! Click on the HD button to see it in HD. If you would like to see it larger over at youtube, click here! (I highly suggest it. It is such much easier to see it!)



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7.30.2009

Traveler's Inspiration 4 & CardPatterns 25 Challenges

Mike and I are going to a wedding of our friends from college this weekend. We are so excited to see them get married, and we are also excited because it will be a reunion of sorts. So many college friends will be there that we haven't seen in a while, so we are really excited!

I needed to make them a card, so I decided to get inspiration from TravelingMama's challenge and my first time participating in CardPatterns. I seriously love TravelingMama's blog, and her challenges are amazing. How incredible is that picture?! I wish I was there right now! :)
ETA: I almost forgot to say that I was also inspired by the colors and pattern of the bright and breezy tote for the Moxie Fab bag lady challenge! Gotta love the name of that challenge!


So, this is officially the busiest card I have ever made. It is very out of style for me, but I do like it. I have THE hardest time with wedding cards. I don't know why, but I just do. I really hope our friends like the card!

I also seem to have an addiction to dots and flowers. I can't stop! The vine on the left side is a Quickutz Silhouette design. I love it!

Well, it is time to keep working. We are leaving tomorrow morning, and I have more work to do. Ugh! It never ends sometimes, huh?! I can't wait for the festivities to come! :)
[Supplies]
Paper: Papertrey Ink (melon berry, soft stone), Me and My Big Ideas (fashion district), Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white)
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink (shabby shutters, antique linen)
Stamps: Hero Arts (dots and flowers), Ali Edwards (everyday words)
Etc: Filigree detail embossing powder (silver), Quickutz Silhouette, Silhouette Design (vine), Ranger inking tool, Ranger foam, Fiskars corner rounder, Recollections brads, random paper and fabric flowers, Ranger clear embossing powder
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Raspberry Suite #13 & 2 Sketches 4 U #31

Hello! I got to do 2 more challenges! I am seriously addicted to challenges, and who wouldn't be with these two awesome ones! The colors are AMAZING, and I just love this sketch. I took some liberties with the sketch. I am assuming that is allowed. I hope so! :)



This card is glitter-tastic. It's like the Stickles finally went to my brain or something! I put red Stickles on all the dots of the dots and flowers design block stamp. I spread stardust and diamond Stickles all over the flower, leaves, and sentiment. I will tell you that there is a huge difference between stardust and diamond. Diamond has more gold and really covered up the lines on the flower. I had to do some serious wiping off. I am still covered in glitter! I also added glitter to the button. So fun!

I know I say I am in love with different products a lot, but I am seriously in love with the new In Bloom Papertrey Ink set. I stamped the flower three times and cut out different parts and layered them with some foam dimensionals. It looks really cool! I just love it!
[Supplies]
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Papertrey Ink (pure poppy, berry sorbet, spring moss)
Ink: Versamark, Color Box pigment (frost white)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (in bloom, everyday button bits), Hero Arts (dots and flowers)
Etc: Martha Stewart twine, Stickles (stardust, diamond, Christmas red), Papertrey Ink button (berry sorbet), Stampin' Up word window punch, Copic spica pen (clear)
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7.27.2009

SPCC #8 !!!

Edited to Add: I just used this for the Caardvarks challenge I just came across. It is my first time playing along! I am excited! Don't forget to check out the SPCC challenge going on!

This is my first design team card for SPCC! This color combo was really challenging and really fun!! Don't worry about not having the new Stampin' Up colors. I don't either, but I was able to find some decent matches!

Here is the challenge:
Here is my card!
The idea for this card is the addition of a new baby to a family, therefore the three balloons. The balloons are also arriving, so the welcome works with that! :)
I love PTI buttons! So amazing!
Could I be more in love with this new button bits Papertrey set?! I think not! :)
I so enjoyed my first SPCC design team color challenge. Go check it out, there is a prize for the winner! :) Yay! Who doesn't love prizes?! :)
I can't wait to see your mossy, dusty, curry cards soon! :)
[Supplies]
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Recollections (dark yellow), ColorBok Friendly Forest Scrap Pack
Ink: Stampin' Up (mellow moss), Papertrey Ink (true black)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (everyday button bits), A Muse (baby wishes)
Etc: Spellbinders Labels One dies, Papertrey Ink buttons (summer sunrise, new leaf, melon berry)
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Have an amazing day,

7.23.2009

Hero Arts monochromatic, 2 Sketches 4 You, & Thinking Inking challenges!

Three in one!! Wooo! I had so much fun making this card! I finally used my HA apple set! I am also participating in 2 Sketches 4 You for the first time! Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:
I was a little liberal with the sketch. I hope that that is okay! I really loved the four panels and went along with that idea. The circles are cut from my silhouette! Awesome!
See that shimmer? I learned this technique from Thinking Inking. You add water to some liquid pearls and paint it on. Instant shimmer and fun!
The color scheme is obviously green! I really do love green!
How fun is that felt ribbon?! I stamped on it with a sentiment from my new PTI everyday button bits set! So happy it got here. I am pretty sure that I will be obsessed with it!
[Supplies]
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Papertrey Ink (new leaf, ripe avocado)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (new leaf, ripe avocado, true black), Stampin' Up (mellow moss, wild wasabi)
Stamps: Hero Arts (designer accents: four apples), Papertrey Ink (everyday button bits)
Etc: Special Value ribbon, Quickutz Silhouette, Silhouette designs, EK Success 1.25" square punch, Liquid Pearls (white opal), Ranger mini mister, small paint brush
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

I am on a design team!!

I am so excited to announce that I am on a design team! :) I am so excited because it is my first design team!! :)

I am an SP Diva on the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combos (SPCC) team. SPCC is a new color challenge blog out there that is so fun! There are a great group of girls participating in it, so make sure you get in on the fun! This challenge also has a prize for the winner each week, and let me tell you, there are some GREAT prizes coming up. I highly recommend you participate! ;)

So come check out SPCC for some fun challenges and wonderful inspiration from your fellow crafters!

Oh, and the other great thing is that there are card makers and scrapbookers on the team. I feel like scrapbookers can get left out of these color challenges, well, never fear, come post your awesome layouts at SPCC. You scrapbooking gals always amaze me with your layouts and talents! I can't wait to see your creations!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

7.21.2009

We have our winner!!

Thank you guys SO much for commenting and entering for my blog candy. It made me smile so much hearing what made you guys smile! I decided to take everything you guys wrote, and put it into wordle. Here is our smiley collage:
Isn't it wonderful?! Sometimes I get sucked into everyday life and forget to smile about all the wonderful things that are around me. I think I might look back at this collage to make sure that I remember to smile every day!

So, I decided to pick a winner old school and write everyone's names on a piece of paper. I put all the little pieces into a bag, and to really randomize it, I let my dog pick a piece of paper out! He loves to eat paper, so we put a smile on his face too!
Here he is chewing on the paper that I had to promptly remove from his mouth so I could tell who won.

And the winner is ..........


I saw on her blog that she coaches color guard which made this Drum Corps alum very happy! :)

Please email me at lawnfawncards at gmail dot com with your snail mail address, and I will get your prize out to you!

Congratulations to Amber!! And thank you all for commenting! 

I hope to have blog candy again sometime in the future because it is so fun to give stuff away!

I also have a fun announcement that I will make tomorrow! :)

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Have an amazing day,

I will be picking a winner soon!

Hello!!

I am stuck here at work much longer than I thought I would be! Ack! Ironically I am cutting paper at my non-paper related job. It is the worst paper cutter EVER too. 

I will pick a winner tonight when I finally get home! I am going old fashioned. Picking from a hat! I can't wait to pick a winner!!

See you guys back here soon! :)

Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

7.20.2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #12 & Thinking Inking week 6

**Don't forget to enter for my blog candy here! You have two more hours!** :) :) :)

Another color challenge! This one was SO hard! Ack!!
Here is my card!
The bird image is from the Friendly Forest Scrap Pack. I cut it out of a 12x12 sheet. I also used my new EK Success punch. I love it!
I used some techniques from Thinking Inking Week 6. I put liquid pearls and then tapped the back so they didn't look like Hershey's Kisses. It was magical! What a great technique! I covered the bird in diamond Stickles to accent him, too.
I love these ribbon slides from Spellbinders, and I don't use them enough! 
[Supplies]
Paper: Papertrey Ink (spring moss, raspberry fizz), ColorBok Forest Friends Scrap Pack, Random Michael's paper (cream)
Ink: Versamark, Papertrey Ink (raspberry fizz)
Stamps: Hero Arts (dots and flowers, everyday sayings)
Etc: random ribbon, Ranger clear embossing powder, liquid pearls, diamond Stickles, Spellbinders ribbon slide die, EK Success embossed curve border punch
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

Thinking Inking Embellishments

I know I can't stop talking about Jennifer McGuire's Thinking Inking class, but I just really love it! Two Peas is so amazing for offering this class for free! This past week was all about alcohol inks, and they are really fun to work with. It is fun to do something so different!
This butterfly was stamped on a transparency swiped with alcohol inks. I then backed it with white card stock.
This butterfly was stamped on a transparency covered in alcohol ink. After being stamped the stamp ink was quickly wiped away to leave the white butterfly border. I need to practice this technique more, but it is really cool!
This is a charm fragment by Tim Holtz. 48 come in a package, and they are so fun! I really piled on the ink on this one and added some pearl to it. I inked the back, then backed it with white card stock. Then I stamped the bird on the front. This could be cute on a card, or even on a necklace!
Here is another view of the charm. I love the marble look! It is cool that you can get a swiped look like on the first butterfly, coverage like on the second, or a marble look like on this charm. I also love that my fingers get all inky! It makes me feel like an artist :).
[Supplies]
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), transparency
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink (jet black), Ranger alcohol inks (wild plum, stream, lettuce, denim, terra cotta, bottle), Ranger mixative (pearl)
Stamps: Hero Arts (heart winged butterfly, hello birdie), Basic Grey (bitsy flutter)
Etc: Ranger alcohol ink blending solution, Tim Holtz Fragments (charms), Ranger ink applicator and felt, crystal effects (as a glue)
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

Hero Arts website challenge & Thinking Inking Week 5

Happy Monday! This card has techniques from the alcohol week of Thinking Inking and is part of the website challenge for Hero Arts. This card was my inspiration for the Hero Arts challenge.
I love using alcohol inks. I picked up some more this weekend! I used a transparency and swiped three colors across it to create a scene at dusk. I backed the transparency with an alcohol ink covered glossy paper to make it look more like night time.
Thanks to a 50% off Michael's coupon I just bought this EK Success border punch. I absolutely love it! 
[Supplies]
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Paper Source Stardream (opal), Papertrey Ink (lemon tart), transparency
Ink: Papertrey Ink (true black), Ranger Archival Ink (jet black), Ranger alcohol inks (wild plum, stream, lettuce)
Stamps: Hero Arts (three designer leaves), Technique Tuesday (thanks for everything words we love)
Etc: EK Success embossed curve border punch, Ranger alcohol ink blending solution, Ranger Ink applicator, ink applicator felt
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

7.18.2009

Kristina's Color Inspiration #56 No.2


**Don't forget to enter for my blog candy here! Who wouldn't want some cutie pie Sassafras?!** :) :) :)

So I just had to do another one for Kristina's challenge. The colors are just so happy!
Here is my card!
That's right! A one layer card!
I am in love with this A Muse stamp! So so cute!
My husband took this picture before I put the background in, but I had to add it because it was so cool looking! Thanks to my Mike! :)
[Supplies]
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white)
Ink: Stampin' Up (Ballet Blue), Adirondack (pitch black)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (simple alphabet), A Muse (birds on a wire)
Etc: Crayola pencil crayons, Fiskars corner rounder
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Have an amazing day,

Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #6 & the Hero Arts website challenge

**Don't forget to enter for my blog candy here! Who wouldn't want some cutie pie Sassafras?!** :) :) :)

So I combined two challenges in one! The first is the SPCC challenge! This is a great new challenge site. You should check it out!
The next challenge is the hero arts website challenge. You take a card from their website and use it as inspiration. Here is the card I chose. I used the layout from it!

Here is my card!
This card has Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink and Basic Grey on it. All my favorite products right now! I even used some beloved Basic Grey paper again, instead of just staring at it!
I am loving that dots and flowers HA stamp! It is all sorts of perfection!
So I decided to try and participate in this distress flower look that is going on. I think I did okay for my first try! It is hard for me to crumple and distress! It was fun though! ;)
[Supplies]
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Papertrey Ink (ripe avocado, plum pudding, dark chocolate, aqua mist) Basic Grey (wisteria)
Ink: Versamark, Adirondack (dark chocolate), Distress Ink (antique linen), Color Box pigment cat's eye (chestnut)
Stamps: Hero Arts (dots and flowers, a million thanks)
Etc: random ribbon, Stampin Up' scallop border punch, Spellbinders nested flowers, Basic Grey brad, Ranger foam inking tool
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,