9.30.2009

love is everything



Another Raspberry Suite card! This is another one of my new Unity stamps. I absolutely love it! I love that you could tape off the words and just have empty tvs or fill them with something else. I can't wait to do that!

I busted out my apron lace punch again. I love this thing, but sometimes I forget I have it. It's just so pretty! I am also still obsessed with my new Papertrey rustic twine. So fun!I am so excited about World Card Making Day! I wish I could be crafting with my blog buddies, but instead I will be crafting and blogging and twittering all day, so it feels like I am! It should be really fun! I don't really have a plan as to what I will make, but I will definitely make another Everything But The Kitchen Sink card! I hope you guys join in on the fun!
Paper: Neenah Paper Environment (desert storm), Papertrey Ink (dark chocolate), Colorbok (friendly forest scrap pack), Basic Grey (urban prairie 6x6 pad)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (espresso)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (love is everything)
Etc: Papertrey Ink twine, Copic markers (R27, BG45), Fiskars (corner rounder punch, apron lace punch)
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

Welcome to the Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge!

The big surprise is here! Courtney Baker at One Day at a Time has started a new challenge called "Everything but the Kitchen Sink". Why is it called that? Well, each month we will host a new challenge using every day things from your home. All the fun bloggers involved will take turns hosting! The idea is to get us all thinking out of the box and using everyday things to make fun embellishments and cards.
Courtney is hosting this first challenge, and the challenge is to use something from that day's mail in your card. How fun is that?! Make sure to go to her blog to check out the official challenge, all the details, enter the challenge and possibly win a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink.
The challenges runs from 9/30 - 10/9. Let's move on to a card. I'll give you more details at the end!
I had so much fun with this challenge. It was such a blast going through all the catalogs. I was so glad my beloved J Crew catalog came in time. I used this photo of these beautiful sweaters as my "rising sun". Then I received a package from my Mom (thanks, Mom!) and used the box to create these hills. I ran some distress ink over it to give it more dimension.
These letters were from a Pottery Barn catalog. I cut them out and popped them up on foam adhesive.
Then I used bubble wrap from my Mom's package. I popped all the bubbles first, then I inked that part with alcohol inks. Then on the other side I used StazOn ink for the butterfly. On my first try of this, impatience got the best of me, and I decided to heat set it. Bad idea, Kelly! It shrank like a shrinky dink and let off the worst fumes. I was loopy (well, more than usual!) for a while. So, definitely don't heat set your bubble wrap. I made the butterfly again and let it dry naturally. Much better!

So to recap: Head on over to Courtney's blog to get all the details and enter the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to Papertrey Ink! Woo!!

Then check out the other designers:

Ann Cox (Creative Antics) - http://creativeantics.blogspot.com/
Kelley Eubanks (My Front Porch)- http://myfrontporch-kelley.blogspot.com/
Lynette Kauffman (Netter's Notables)- http://nettersnotables.blogspot.com/
Winter Sims (Winter Wonderland) - http://winterwonderlandcrafter.blogspot.com/

Thanks for playing along with all my clues! Some of you had some guesses of stuff I might have going on in the future ;). I know, I am so bad with the teasing!

I cannot wait to see what you guys create. Have fun and stay away from bubble wrap fumes! :)
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), J Crew Catalog, Pottery Barn Catalog, Mailing box cardboard, bubble wrap
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink (soft pool), StazOn (black), Ranger Alcohol Ink (cranberry, terra cotta, butterscotch, mountain rose), Ranger Distress Ink (shabby shutters)
Stamps: Hero Arts (heart winged butterfly, clouds)
Etc: bubble wrap, Ranger inking tool, foam, felt, Spellbinders scalloped circle nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Ranger alcohol ink solution
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

9.29.2009

Enjoy the ride

Another Raspberry Suite challenge! I love these! This card is quick and simple, but I think it says a lot. "Enjoy the ride" is a sentiment that I certainly need to hear right now. So this card is very therapeutic. I love using crafting as free therapy ;).Here's my color breakdown: Red (bike), Aqua (sentiment), Cream (twine in buttons), Chocolate (buttons), Kraft (card base). I like that one element was each of the colors!


So, I need to tease you guys one last time before the big reveal tomorrow. So far, Kim J. has been the closest! ;) Anyways, I highly suggest you check in tomorrow because it could lead you to ... $25 atNow who wouldn't love that?!

In other news, today I am getting a Janome Sew Mini. I have no idea how to sew. Seriously, no idea. This should be interesting! I have a feeling you are going to get sick of cards with my crooked stitching on them! haha!
Paper: Neenah Paper Environemnt (desert storm)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (real red), Ranger Adirondack (pool)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (everyday button bits)
Etc: Papertrey Ink rustic wood buttons, Papertrey Ink rustic cream twine, Fiskars corner rounder
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

9.27.2009

birds and branches

This card is full of new stamps and goodies! The birds and branches part is a Hero Arts stamp that I got with my prize. I just love it! I colored it in with copics. I used one of the scrolls from PTI's vintage labels to create the background.
The twine is PTI's rustic twine. It is rustic indeed! I think I have a few twine splinters!

I hope you all had great weekends! I am getting ready to watch Dexter and Brothers and Sisters, but I thought I would give you another hint about my September 30th surprise!Hmmmmm ... ;)

Edited to Add: It seems blogger is having comment problems, if you can't leave a comment would you email me at lawnfawncards at gmail dot com? I want to email the blogger people with the problem, but I am not sure what type of commenter is being rejected. Thanks so much! Also, are any other blogger users having this problem?
You guys are THE best. Thanks for all the help!

Paper: Neenah Paper Environment (desert storm), Papertrey Ink (pure poppy, ocean tides)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (espresso), Stampin' Up! (real red)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (vintage labels); Hero Arts (delicate branches, all occasion messages)
Etc: Papertrey Ink rustic twine, Copic Markers (R27, BG45, E27), Spellbinders labels one dies, Cuttlebug
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

tree on a twine hill

Hello everyone! This is one of my cards for the Embellish Magazine call. You guys should all participate. It's super fun! This cute tree is from Unity. They were having this amazing buy one get one free sale, and I decided to buy some stamps. Well, I totally messed up my order. I called Unity and not only did they still give me my free stamps, even though I was the one who messed up the order, they even sent them separately since my order had already gone out. AND they didn't even charge me for extra shipping. I was so impressed with their customer service. I just had to tell you guys. It is very rare to get such good care these days!
So this card totally confused me. I had much help from my sweet twitter friends (love you gals!) on this card. I decided to make this twine hill, but I couldn't decide exactly how to do it. I finally ended up with this (partly because I had a sticky strip mishap!) This twine hill is growing on me now, and it was pretty fun to do! I like using stuff like twine in a different ways. It keeps me on my toes! :)

Recently I teased a little about something exciting coming up on September 30th. Well, here is another tease!
What could it mean? Could there be a gift certificate involved? Hmmmm..... I don't know! ;)
Paper: Papertrey Ink (aqua mist)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (espresso)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (burberry tree)
Etc: Papertrey Ink rustic jute button twine, Papertrey Ink buttons (pure poppy, rustic wood)
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

9.24.2009

SPCC Design Team Call

SPCC is looking for another designer! Go check it out!

http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/calling-all-designers.html

Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

wish BIG

Here's a birthday card that I made for a friend. I had just bought this fun set from Hero Arts, and I just had to try it out. I am in love with that bird!
The grass is actually from the other end of my Silhouette grass cut out. I just used the left over part and it looks really cool! I love to get the most out of my cuts!

Also, I have some fun news coming up. I know, I'm such a tease, but I think you guys will like it! :)
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Me and My Big Ideas (Chester)
Ink: Memories (black AF101), Hero Arts Shadow Ink (soft pool AF146)
Stamps: Technique Tuesday (start me up quincy), Hero Arts (be yourself CL338, clouds S521)
Etc: Copics, Quickutz Silhouette, Silhouette Designs (Grass)
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

9.22.2009

My Cute Stamps Tuesday!

It's My Cute Stamps Tuesday! Woo! I went a completely different direction from my usual and decided to use the gorgeous My Cute Stamp set Celebrate Today. I just love the images in this set and it's wonderful sentiment.I also decided to play along with Embellish Magazine's Polka Dot Paradise Color Challenge. How absolutely gorgeous are these colors? Oooh, I just love them! Embellish is having a pub call right now. You all should go check it out!
So, sweetie pie Tiff at i heart art made these AMAZING fabric cards, and I just had to try it. So I drove really far to Joann's and picked up some fabric pieces and some Mod Podge. How awesome is the font on the Mod Podge bottle? Hey, Mod Podge people! Make it a font we can buy! :) Anyways, back to my flower. First I stamped the flower image from Celebrate Today on the fabric. Then, I cut a piece of card stock, covered it and myself with Mod Podge, put the fabric on it, covered it with more Mod Podge, heat set it, burned my finger, then let it dry naturally. After it dried I cut around the stamped flower image. I absolutely love the look. So much texture and yet so delicate.
I also came up for a cure for wrinkled ribbon with this card. Now I will preface this with the fact that I don't iron. I haven't since 1998. I realize that that could be a solution, but you know how I am with the heat gun ... So, I decided to tie a bunch of knots in the ribbon. I think it looks really neat-o!
I added some clear heat embossed wood grain texture to the card to make it not so girly. I, of course, added the polka dots (also heat embossed) on the card base, and with liquid pearls to the center of the flower.

I really had a blast with this challenge and with using the Celebrate Today set. I can't wait to use it again!


Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Linen (classic natural white), Papertrey Ink (orange zest), Recollections (burgundy)
Ink: Versamark, Papertrey Ink (orange zest, summer sunrise)
Stamps: My Cute Stamps (Celebrate Today), Papertrey Ink (polka dot basics), Hero Arts (designer wood grain S5208)
Etc: Ribbon re-purposed from a birthday present, Ranger liquid pearls (white opal), Ranger clear embossing powder, Joann's fabric remnants
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

lawn fawn video: American Crafts Stamp Markers

Hello!

I found American Crafts Stamp Markers at Michael's today and decided to try them out for the first time on video. I try them on a rubber stamp, a clear stamp, and even try to emboss with them. Check out the video to see the results!

Click here to see it at YouTube, and click the HD button to see it in better quality.



Thank you so much for watching!

Have an amazing day,

9.21.2009

SPCC #16: thinking-of-you-bot


Welcome to this week's SPCC challenge! Check out the fun colors:
I just can't wait to see what you all do with them!

This week you can win this fabulous prize from Such Sweet Tierney:
As described by Samantha at SPCC:
"London, the owner of Such Sweet Tierney etsy shop, designs her own custom hand painted buttons! Man are these things just the cutest things ever!!!"

I totally agree! This is an awesome prize. I have never seen such adorable buttons! So come and play along with us!
This little robot is from the Torendi store. Oh, I just love him! I colored him in with Copics and popped up his little heart on foam adhesive.
I drew some lines to "ground" him because he looked like he was floating. It's funny because I was dreading using the purple-like color, but then I ended up just loving it! I guess that's why we do these challenges, so that we can try something new! I wonder who started the first online challenge?
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Paper Source (beet)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (pool, pitch black), Papertrey Ink (true black)
Stamps: Bam Pop (hello bot, bambubbles), Hero Arts (bunches of thanks CL216)
Etc: Fiskars corner rounder, pigma micron 05 sakura pen, Copics (V17, RV17, BG45, B00)
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

9.20.2009

lawn fawn video: fun finds from peachy cheap & hero arts

Hello!

So my wonderful Hubby got me a tripod and clamp for my birthday so that I can actually film videos without some wacky angle. How sweet is he? :)
So, I decided to try it out, and show you some of my latest fun finds and buys! One of them is from Peachy Cheap. This website is amazing with once a day deals. You've got to check it out. I apologize to your wallet in advance ;).

So here is the video. Click over to YouTube to see it larger. Also click the HD button on the lower right to see it in better quality.



I hope all had wonderful weekends!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,

9.18.2009

life with you is one amazing adventure

I was so excited about the Moxie Fab Around the House Challenge. What a fun idea! I immediately thought of this Cosmo Cricket Early Bird line. I saw this cutie toaster and toast, and then I thought of the Ali Edwards Loving Words stamp set. I love that her set has these typewriter looking fonts. Typewriters are "around the house" items too (well, kind of!) So I tried to make it look like I had typed out those words on the card. It makes me wish I had a typewriter to type things on cards! I just keep chuckling thinking about this toast and toaster living their life together having wonderful adventures. How cute are they? Where do you think they'd go? Maybe to visit their friends in the fridge? ;)I tied the ribbon with some twine. I totally love that look. I am going to have to try it again! (Partly because then I didn't have to tie a big bow! haha! One day I will learn to tie a fabulous bow, but for now, the twine will do!) I hope you have an amazing adventurous weekend!
Paper: Papertrey Ink (aqua mist), Cosmo Cricket Early Bird (cherry pie, sunrise), Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Elements (toaster and bread)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (espresso)
Stamps: Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday (loving words)
Etc: American Crafts ribbon, Martha Stewart twine
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,