8.31.2010

All you need is love

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Hello everyone! I am here with a fun Torendi project! I used the Jillibean Soup corrugated cardboard letters from August's kit. This kit is sold out, but there is so much fabulous new stuff at Torendi! You have to check out the cool import stuff!
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I painted them with my Claudine Hellmuth paints. It was so much fun to mix my own colors and paint and play! I loved it! Also, for some reason, I could not photograph my colors well today! The colors are more muted and less primary in real life :).

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The reason I decided to make something like this is because of all these new prints that are popular. I thought I might be able to make my own! Now all I need is the perfect frame! I tried to look for one and stuck out, so I thought I would share it pre-frame! I left paper all around it so that I could cut the paper depending on the frame I bought!

Thanks for coming by today! Oh, also! Have you checked out the little mini challenge we have going at the Lawn Fawn Facebook page? Go check it out for a chance to win! :)
Card stock: Neenah
Ink: Claudine Hellmuth paints
Etc: Jillibean Soup corrugated cardboard letters - Torendi
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.30.2010

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge #22

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Welcome to another Everything but the Kitchen Sink around the house challenge! Our sponsor this week is Some Odd Girl.

I had such a fine time with their salt and pepper shakers! I just had to pair them with American Craft's Abode paper!

Our challenge this time is to use hair accessories on your card!
How fun is that? I used a butterfly clip to add some whimsy! :)

So come along and play with us! We can't wait to see your creations!
Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper:
American Crafts (abode)
Stamps: Some Odd Girl
Etc: Copics, hair clip
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

2 sketches 4 you 60

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Hello! Welcome to another 2 Sketches 4 You! Our sponsor this week is Paper Makeup Stamps. I used this gorgeous quote stamp from them and paired it with Webster's Pages paper and this fabulous Crate Paper butterfly.

Here is the fabulous sketch by Kazan!

Come along and play with us! We can't wait to see your creations!!
Card stock: Neenah Paper
Patterned paper:
Webster's Pages
Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps
Ink: ColorBox Fluid Chalk (chestnut roan)
Etc: Crate Paper chipboard
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.29.2010

Congratulations, Lynnette!!

Did you hear? Our very own Lynnette Kauffman is designer of the month in CARDS Magazine August! We are just so excited for Lynnette and for the two Lawn Fawn cards she has in there amongst her other beauties!!

Lynnette, you are amazing and we love you so much!!!

You guys should definitely check out her interview on the CARDS blog here to learn more about her.
I just have to show off the card Lynnette made for the blog feature it is just so cute and clever!
How adorable is this card?! It just makes me smile!

Congratulations, Nette!! :)

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.27.2010

Happy Birthday to Laura!

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Happy Birthday to you, Laura! I hope you are having a fabulous day and enjoying your birthday blog hop! Feliz cumpleanos, chica!

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I used my Studio Calico "Summer Camp" kit to make this card. I am in love with these So Sophie My Mind's Eye papers. I stamped a banner from Bannerific on a Basic Grey Basics patterned paper and cut it out. I adhered Thickers to the banner for a different look. I also made the butterfly center with my tiny attacher. I see myself doing this a lot more! I love it! I also hadn't made a shaped card in a long time. I want to make more!

Happy Birthday, again, Laura! :) To continue on your hop, please visit Regina. Thank you for being so sweet and for running 2 Sketches 4 You so fabulously with Kazan. You are amazing! Have a fantastic day!

To non-Laura people :) you should follow along in the hop and say Happy Birthday to Laura, too! Here is the list! :)

Angie
Courtney
Kazan
Kelly Marie - you are here :)
Regina
Rosemarie
Stacey
Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper:
My Minds Eye, Basic Grey
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Bannerific)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (espresso)
Etc: KI Memories ribbon tape, Jenni Bowlin butterflies, American Crafts Thickers, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
**almost all supplies from Studio Calico's Summer Camp kit**
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.26.2010

Stamp It! Paper Crafts Magazine Call!

I just wanted to remind you guys about the Stamp It! Paper Crafts magazine call that ends on Monday night! Have fun submitting! I am wishing you all lots of luck! :)

http://www.papercraftsmag.com/submissions/index.html

And don't forget to let us know if you get published with Lawn Fawn! We would love to send you some goodies as a thank you! It just makes me giddy to think of you guys getting cards published with Lawn Fawn! You are all SO talented! :)

I will be back later with a post. I've been feeling a bit under the weather. I think a good night's rest will do the trick! Stay healthy everyone!

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.25.2010

Happy First Day of School + A Video! :)

Store update: Bannerific, Sophie's Sentiments and Heebie Jeebies are back in stock! Make sure to check it out! http://www.lawnfawn.com
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Hello! Today I have a card and a video! Woo! I decided to participate in two challenges:

* The Embellish challenge - Lawn Fawn is sponsoring and there is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs!
* The Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge - I made up the sketch this month and there is a great Love My Tapes prize!

I had so much fun making this card with Critters in the Sea and Harold's ABCs! One layer cards are so fun, and who doesn't love masking? :)

Here is my video! You can watch here or at You Tube.



Also, I was asked this question the other day by Christiana:

When you go to make a card, do you draw out a sketch first (and if you do, do you find supplies that inspire a sketch or do you draw a sketch and then try to find supplies that work?) or do you just go for it and see what happens?

I just go for it. There is usually no plan. The only time there is a plan is when I am participating in a challenge or when I get a new goodie that I just have to use! I just sit down and whatever is closest, I use! I kind of wish I did the sketch thing because it would be nice to plan ahead, but that just doesn't work for me!
How do you make your cards? Are you a planner or a whatever happens happens kind of crafter? I would love to hear! :)

I hope you guys are all doing well! Hugs!
Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper:
Basic Grey
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Critters in the Sea, Harold's ABCs)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (latte), Versamagic (Sea breeze)
Etc: Copics
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.24.2010

Bilo Celebrates Eighty!

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Woah. A layout! I have been getting the scrapbooking bug lately, and then I signed up for Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook class, now mind you, I am 3 weeks behind, but I am trying! The sketches are so fun and the samples are amazing! So inspiring! This is my sample for sketch #1. This is when we celebrated my Grandfather's (I call him Bilo) 80th birthday. He had so much fun blowing out the candles!
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I absolutely LOVE journaling with Harold's ABCs. It is so easy! And there is just something therapeutic about lining up the letters. Let me know if you have journaled on a layout with Harold's ABCs. I would love to see it! I stamped here with dye ink because I wanted the texture of the paper to show through. I think it looks so cool!

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I love the look of pleated paper. Since I am not the best with a sewing machine (read: I've almost sewn through my hand on more than one occasion), I actually put adhesive down first to pleat the paper and the stitching was just for show. The clouds are from Buzz and Bloom and I believe that almost all of this page is from a Studio Calico kit, I just can't remember which one! But, oh, how I love SC!
Card stock: American Crafts
Patterned paper:
October Afternoon, Pebbles, My Mind's Eye, Studio Calico
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Harold's ABCs)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (close to cocoa)
Etc: Buzz and Bloom denim clouds, American Crafts Thickers, Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card, Sewing machine, Circle punch
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.23.2010

2 sketches 4 you 59: wedding wishes

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Hello! Welcome to another 2 Sketches 4 You challenge! This week we have a gorgeous sketch and a fabulous prize: a 2S4Y guest DT spot! How cool is that? Today I made a card completely out of my normal element! I got the Basic Grey Curio line, and it is SO gorgeous! I was going to layer paper to create the off centered rectangle on the sketch, when I saw this paper that was already like that! I just had to use it!

Check out Laura's fabulous sketch:
I just love it!

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Here is a close up on my chipboard piece. I used my GCD Melody Ross chip art tools and my Claudine Helmuth paints to make this. It is so much fun to hammer those metal stamps into the chipboard. I think I like it too much. Haha! I painted the chipboard a tealish color, dried it, then covered the piece in a brown/glossy medium mix and then wiped it away for this antiquey look. I added black ink to the edges with a cat's eye ink pad and then adhered the pearls. Seriously fun! The sentiment is from Sophie's Sentiments. I have a few weddings coming up to go to, so this will be perfect!

So come along and play with us at 2 Sketches 4 You! We can't wait to see your creations!

Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper:
Basic Grey (curio)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (sophie's sentiments)
Ink: ColorBox (black), Papertrey Ink (true black)
Etc: Basic Grey sticker, GCD Melody Ross chipboard and chip art tool, Claudine Helmuth paints and brushes
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.21.2010

Winners!!!

Here are your blog hop winners! (Sorry it is a little late, I was preparing for a class tomorrow!)

Make sure to email me at kellymarie (at) lawnfawn (dot) com with your name and address so we can send you your prize!

$25 eclectic Paperie winner:

Shemaine http://www.scraptasticdesigns.blogspot.com/

$25 eclectic Paperie winner:

Granny Charlotte http://www.blogger.com/profile/15257361993860648579

10 Lawn Fawn winners:

Mary Dawn http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com/

Marilyn http://littlethingmemoryartist.blogspot.com/

Michelle http://www.hotwheelsandglueguns.blogspot.com/

Creative Char http://vanillabeancreations.blogspot.com/

Heather http://www.scrapbookbakery.blogspot.com/

Kelly Rasmussen http://krcreations.blogspot.com/

Jessica http://canyoupixelthis.com/

Lillian Child http://lillianchild.blogspot.com/

Lucy http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/

Vera W. Ling http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/

I used random.org to pick the blog and then the commenter! Congratulations, everyone! And, thank you all SO much for participating and commenting! You are all amazing! Now start making and mailing cards! :)

Hugs!

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.20.2010

Friends forever

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Hello everyone! I hope you guys are doing well! I will be posting winners for the blog hop later today, but for now I thought I would post a card. This is a card layout that I have been repeating to show off some of my favorite patterned paper. How gorgeous is this Basic Grey Olivia paper? LOVE it! I also finally used one of my favorite American Crafts Dear Lizzy ribbons. I am really trying to hoard less. Can you tell? :) Bannerific showcases one of my favorite sentiments from Sophie's Sentiments on this card, too! Oh, I just can't wait until we get these stamps back in! It should be next week! :)

Happy Friday!
Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper:
Basic Grey (Olivia)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Bannerific, Sophie's Sentiments)
Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink, Ranger Distress
Etc: Copics, American Crafts Dear Lizzy ribbon, Ranger foam inking tool
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.19.2010

Stamp It! Paper Crafts Magazine Call! + q&a + flashback

Hello!

Did you guys see that the Stamp It! Magazine publication call was extended until August 30th?! Woo!

This call is absolutely perfect for stampers, and that means you! I really want to encourage you all to submit. It is just so much fun!

Click here for all of the info on the call. (You can always email me with questions on how to submit, too!)

Some people have expressed concern on possibly having to send in their stamps, and I totally get this! The idea of being without my stamps is painful! So, if you get a card accepted with Lawn Fawn we will send you a set to send in, so that you will not be without your stamps! I hope that makes you guys happy! I can't wait to hear about your submissions!

The other thing today is that, as some of you may have seen, I had to shut down my formspring due to inappropriate questions. (Creepy!) Someone on there suggested that I do a post for people to ask questions, so I thought I would do that here! Just leave a comment with a question, if you would like. It can even be anonymous as long as you keep it creepy free!

The last thing I have today is a fun challenge by Amy! She thought it would be fun to re-post the first thing we ever posted to our blogs! Well, my first things were these weird collages with 20 cards in them, so I found the first individual thing I posted, which was just a few days later. Here it is! It was really fun to look back! Thanks, Amy!
Have a great day everyone! And have fun submitting!

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Sending smiles!

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Oh my goodness! What an amazing response to the Cards for Kids blog hop! You guys are all so wonderful! I definitely encourage you to keep hopping today. There is so much inspiration that you will be ready to made dozens of cards for these sweet children. I also wanted to send a big thank you to Jennifer and Kristina who helped us plan this hop. We really wanted to do something special for Cards for Kids because it is such an amazing cause! So a big thank you to Jennifer and Kristina and all of the other Cards for Kids organizers for all that you do. You are just amazing and kind people! Thank you so much!

Okay, enough gushing, let's talk prizes! You still have today to comment on all of the blogs to be entered, so go to the post below and start hopping!

I was inspired to make another card tonight. I used my Torendi August kit. This kit sold out, but you should go check out all of the amazing new import items at the store! I think a child would really love the felt birdhouse on this card. Texture is always fun! I look forward to sending it soon!

Lots of love to all of you!
Card stock: American Crafts, Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper:
Jillibean Soup
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Bannerific)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (espresso)
Etc: Copics, felt bird house from Torendi, Cosmo Cricket stickers
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

8.18.2010

Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Lawn Fawn hearts Cards for Kids blog hop (which starts at 6am EDT)! We are so glad that you have stopped by today. A bunch of us have come together to create for Cards for Kids and create community with a blog hop! We hope that this hop encourages and inspires you to make cards for Cards for Kids, and that you have fun along the way too! There will be prizes for commenters and participants that will be randomly chosen from randomly chosen blog hop blogs, so make sure to hop along to everyone's blogs. Since we have so many wonderful participants, you have until Thursday at 10pm EDT to leave comments and prizes will be announced on Friday!
Let's talk prizes! We have a huge surprise with the prizes. Sweetie pie, Daisy, of eclectic Paperie has generously offered two $25 gift certificates to eclectic Paperie! How amazing is that?! One will go to a randomly selected commenter and one to a randomly selected participant! Make sure you check out eclectic Paperie. They are a fabulous online store!Lawn Fawn will be giving a bunch of stamp sets out! 5 stamp sets to participants and 5 stamp sets to commenters! Woo! A total of 10 stamp sets to be won! :)
I hope you guys are getting excited about starting the hop!

Here is one of my cards for Cards for Kids. I tried to make the happiest sunshiny card I could think of! :)
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So let's get hopping! The next person in your hop is Meredith at http://www.papercanteen.com/

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! I hope you are inspired to create Cards for Kids! Big hugs to all of the participants, hoppers and commenters! And even more hugs to Jennifer, Kristina and Jana for creating and organizing this amazing card drive.

If you are lost in the hop, here is a list of all of the participants!

Lawn Fawn http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/

Meredith www.papercanteen.com

Tiffany http://tiffguam.com

Mandy www.limelightpapercrafts.blogspot.com

Nichol www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com

Ayana http://www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com/

Brit http://artismysunshine.blogspot.com

Christiana http://christygetscrafty.blogspot.com/

Banu http://stampingwithpassion.blogspot.com/

Vera www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com

Lisa http://sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com/

Laurel www.laurelbeard.wordpress.com

Kelly http://kellybertram.blogspot.com/

Jennifer http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

Scrapbook Royalty http://scrapbookroyalty.blogspot.com

Tina www.travelingmama.net

Mary Dawn http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com

AnitaRex http://craftygrldesigns.blogspot.com/

Lucy http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/

Brenda www.sweetpapertreats.com

Anthonette http://chavezdesigns.blogspot.com/

Tanis www.scrapcardsbytanis.blogspot.com

Jessica www.canyoupixelthis.com

Sudie www.unKit.com

Bonnie Rose http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com

Sarah Martina http://sarahmartina.com/blog

Michelle http://pagemasterdesignsonline.blogspot.com/

Jennie www.jenniekader.blogspot.com

Jennifer http://jennifersland.blogspot.com/

Carly http://carlyrobertson.typepad.com/paper-in-bloom/

Joy http://dustypenny.blogspot.com/

Latrice www.latricemurphy.blogspot.com

Lai-Yoke www.walchowDesign.blogspot.com

Dana www.relivingtomorrow.blogspot.com

Kazan nunutoolies.blogspot.com

Jana http://www.janamillen.typepad.com

Dawn http://dawnscrafts.blogspot.com

Kristie www.thekristiesessions.blogspot.com

Rhonda bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com

Donna www.3umbrellas.blogspot.com

Jess basicjess.blogspot.com

Marilyn littlethingmemoryartist.blogspot.com

Shawnte http://shawnteparks.blogspot.com/

Mary Pat http://www.siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com/

Lynsey http://www.lynseyreadswritescreates.blogspot.com

Ashley http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/

Libby http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com

Sherri http://www.sherrithompson.blogspot.com/

Tami http://journeyoflifetamijo.blogspot.com

Linda http://elendae.wordpress.com/

Lynnette http://nettersnotables.blogspot.com/

Kathy http://thedailymarker.blogspot.com/

Cindy http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/

Deneen www.simplydeneen.typepad.com

Heather http://www.scrapbookbakery.blogspot.com/

Jenn doublendesigns.blogspot.com

Tenia http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com

Lori http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com

Deb http://sideshowdeb.blogspot.com

Angela http://makingmayhem.blogspot.com

Stephanie http://stephaniecastrodesigns.blogspot.com

Lynn www.themangoboysandme.blogspot.com

Shemaine www.scraptasticdesigns.blogspot.com

Latisha http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/

Deedee http://stampingsunshine.blogspot.com/

Kristina http://kristinaisonehappymama.blogspot.com/

Nicky http://craftcoffeecat-nicky.blogspot.com/

Leigh Ann www.stampingwithannieb.blogspot.com

Gretchen http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com

Erin http://www.homemadecardsbyerin.blogspot.com

Laurie www.soapboxcreations.blogspot.com

Beth http://www.runswithscraps.blogspot.com

Michelle www.hotwheelsandglueguns.blogspot.com

Jessica www.Itsallaboutglitznglam.blogspot.com

Clare http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/

Carol http://www.lifecreativewithcarol.blogspot.com

Grace http://gracehester.typepad.com

Clouds http://cloudscolorgarden.blogspot.com/

Hannah http://sherbetblossom.blogspot.com/

Laurie http://lalybi.blogspot.com

Terri http://terriearley.blogspot.com/

Jennifer jennifermcguireink.com

Lawn Fawn http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! I hope you are inspired to create Cards for Kids! Big hugs to all of the participants, hoppers and commenters!


Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper:
American Crafts, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento
Etc: Copics, American Crafts Thickers, American Crafts ribbon

Have an amazing day,

8.16.2010

Thinking of you + lots o' info!

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Hello! I hope you all are having a good Monday! I wanted to show this little card that I made using Sophie's Sentiments. I really love these colors together. They make me happy! I curved the sentiment on my acrylic block so that it would frame the American Crafts Botanique flower. I just love doing that!

I have some updates for you!

* If you are participating in the Lawn Fawn hearts Cards for Kids blog hop. Go here for information. Please email me at lawnfawnheartscardsforkids@gmail.com with any questions!

* If you are not participating but still want to hop along, that is wonderful! There will be prizes for participants and commenters, so get ready for Wednesday!

* Oh my goodness, we have quite a lot of stamp sets sold out right now! Thank you so much everyone! All of the restock is on its way! If one of these stamps is on your wish list, make sure to go to our site and sign up to be notified of its arrival. I want to make sure that you are the first to get the stamps you are waiting for! Here are the links:

Bake Me A Cake http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/bake-me-a-cake
Bannerific http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/bannerific
Heebie Jeebies http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/heebie-jeebies
Just My Type, Too http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/just-my-type-too
Sophie's Sentiments http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/sophies-sentiments


Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper:
I cannot remember, and it's driving me nuts! Anyone know?
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Sophie's Sentiments)
Ink: Ranger Adirondack (espresso), Ranger Distress (antique linen)
Etc: American Crafts Botanique Printed Chipboard Fieldhouse Embellishments, Ranger ink blending tool and foam
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,