Monday, August 31, 2015

Nursery Banners

Hi everyone!! I hope that you had a good weekend! The schools in our area start this week, which means my husband has to go back to school - boo! It's been so nice to have him home this summer!

This morning, I have a fun project to share with you that is featured on the Lawn Fawn Blog! My sister-in-law is due in September, so I made this banner for one of her baby showers and for her to hang in the nursery when baby Emma gets here!

Her nursery theme is hot air balloons, so Lawn Fawn's "Blue Skies" stamp and dies were perfect for this banner! Here is a close up on the banner:

The banner also features "Stitched Party Banners," "Puffy Cloud Borders," "Finley's ABCs" and "Hearts" dies. I also used patterned paper from the "Let's Polka" collection for the hot air balloons.

I also made a second banner to decorate the nursery with. I used the "Hearts" and "Blue Skies" dies to cut out quite a few images from card stock and patterned paper. Then, I used my sewing machine to sew all of the images together. The banner is so cute in person! I might try this again with some different images! 

Well, thanks for stopping by, and thank you Kelly Marie for sharing these banners on the Lawn Fawn Blog! Have a good day! :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lawnscaping #112 - Embossing

Hi everyone! I hope that you had a good weekend! It's time again for a new Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

The challenge this week is to create a card or project with embossing - either heat, dry, texture paste, or anything else! I decided to do some dry embossing with my Lawn Fawn dies!

I created the background by using Lawn Fawn's "Puffy Cloud Borders" die and dry embossed with my Big Shot. Then, I cut out the panel with the "Stitched Square Stackables" and inked the panel with the Mermaid ink. I think it looks a lot better in person (this photo didn't turn out very well - oh well, next time!). Then, I added the sentiment and hearts by using some pink patterned paper and "Finley's ABCs," "Hearts" dies, and "Fintastic Friends" and "Let's BBQ" stamp sets (for the "is in the"). 

I hope that you're able to play along because the winner will receive a free stamp set of their choice from Lawn Fawn! :)

Thanks again for stopping by, and have a great day! :)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Oreo Truffle Tags!

Hi there! Did you do anything fun this weekend? We went to a wedding for some church friends of ours, and we had a blast! The wedding was beautiful and we are so excited for the two of them! The rest of the weekend, we recovered from the busyness of the wedding. It was so cute to watch my 18 month old dancing at the wedding - she had so much fun!

Anyways, I have some thank you tags to share with you that are being featured on the Lawn Fawn Blog this morning! This first tag was made for the favor at my sister-in-law's baby shower!

And this tag was for a bridal shower at my church!

These tags were so easy and quick to make, and they looked so cute with the oreo truffles! These tags feature Lawn Fawn's "Tag, You're It" dies, "Happy Wedding" stamp and die, "Blue Skies" (for the bridal shower thanks), "Plus One" stamp and die, and one of the bonus stamps that are included in the Lawn Fawn orders (for the baby shower thanks).  To make the tags, I die cut a bunch of tags from pink or blue paper, and then stamped the sentiment onto the tags. Then, I stamped, colored, and die cut all of the storks and love birds from white card stock, and attached them with foam tape. Super easy, and super cute! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and thank you, Kelly Marie, for sharing these tags on the Lawn Fawn Blog! I hope that you have a great week! :)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Lawnscaping #111 - Back to School

 Happy Monday! I can't believe that the beginning of school is just a few weeks away! The schools in our area don't start until September 1st, but that is going to be here before we know it! So, the new Lawnscaping Challenge is all about back to school!

Here is the card that I made for this challenge, and also for my husband when he starts school in September! :)

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Fintastic Friends" stamp and die, "Bannerific," "Riley's ABCs," and "Making Frosty Friends" (for the "you're a"), and patterned paper from Pint-sized Patterns Beachside. I stamped, die cut, and colored the fish and banner, and attached them to the card stock with foam tape. Then, I stamped the "fintastic" in the banner, and the sentiment above and below the banner. I mounted the white card stock on patterned paper from the Beachside collection. I'm sure that this card will brighten my husband's day on his first day of school! :)

Ellen Hutson is sponsoring this challenge and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to their shop! I hope that you can play along! 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Creative Chick 10th Blogiversary!

Hi everyone! I hope that you're all doing well! My dear friend, Jenn, asked me to help her celebrate her 10th Blogiversary today!! Congrats, Jenn! 

To help her celebrate, she asked each us to CASE one of the cards from her blog. I had a hard time picking which card to CASE, because they're all so pretty! I finally narrowed it down and chose to CASE this tag that she created:

I really liked how she let the water colored picture show through the die cut "life" letters, so I was inspired by that to create this card:

I used Lawn Fawn's "Scripty Thanks," "Finley's ABCs," and the "Stitched Square Stackables" dies to create this card. The background paper is some colorful paper from Pebbles Inc "Sunnyside" collection. I also really liked the gold star that Jenn had on her card, so I added some gold enamel dots around the sentiment. Here is a close up:

You can help Jenn celebrate her 10th Blogiversary, too! CASE one of her cards by August 4th and link it up to her blog and you could have a chance to win some fabulous prizes by these great sponsors!

Don't forget that you have until August 4th to participate and the winners will be announced on August 7th! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Blogiversary, Jenn!! :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

BBQ Puns

 Hello! I have two really fun cards to share with you this morning that are being featured on the Lawn Fawn Blog! These cards make me giggle every time I look at them! :)

Both of these cards feature Lawn Fawn's "Let's BBQ" stamp and dies, "A Birdie Told Me" stamp and dies, "Smitty's ABCs," "Riley's ABCs," "Stitched Square Stackables" dies, "Let's Polka" patterned paper, and "Cloudy" Lawn Trimmings.

I think the mustard card is my favorite! The sentiment makes me giggle!

For this card, I used the sentiment that is included in the "Let's BBQ" stamp set and inked different portions of the stamp so that it would fit inside of the speech bubble. Before I attached the images with foam tape, I used a grey colored pencil to shade a spot on the "ground" for the image to sit on.

Well, thank you for stopping by, and thank you, Kelly Marie, for sharing my cards on the Lawn Fawn Blog today! I hope that everyone has a great day! :)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lawnscaping #110 - Color

 Hi everyone! I hope that you all had a nice weekend. It has been so hot and humid the past few days and there was even a tornado warning last night for a nearby town! That was scary and I pray that everyone was okay! It's not very often that there is a tornado in central PA!

On a brighter note, there is a new Lawnscaping Challenge today, and the theme is all about colors!

I always find myself making cards with rainbow colors because those colors are so cheery and fun! Here is the card that I made for this challenge:

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Flirty Frames" stamp and dies, and many thank you stamps including "Critters in the Forest," "Blue Skies," "Home Sweet Home," "Good Fortune," and several of the complimentary thanks stamps from Lawn Fawn orders. I also used a variety of patterned papers from Lawn Fawn for the frames, including "Let's Polka," "Sweater Weather," and "Into the Woods."

To create the card, I first stamped and die cut the frames from the various patterned papers. Then, I used my X-acto knife to cut out the inside of the frames. I arranged the frames on the paper, attached them with some glue, and then stamped the sentiments inside each of the frames. I really like the collage look from those colorful frames!

I hope that you're able to play along with this challenge! The winner from this challenge will win a free stamp set from Lawn Fawn! Don't forget to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog this week, too, because they're sharing some sneak peeks of their new products! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you have a great week! :)