Friday, September 22, 2017

Boo To You Blog Hop~Treat Boxes

Hey everyone!  This month the Blog Hops with Heart are sharing some Halloween inspiration projects!  If you came from Jayma's awesome blog, you are in the right place.  I'm really not a fan of anything creepy or scary...Haha, I'm a mean mom who doesn't allow my kids to watch horror movies until they move out.  But, I'm all in for letting my kids dress up and enjoy the fun side of Halloween...and that's how I approach Halloween in my craft room.  It's all about letting the kids have fun.  So with that in mind I made a fun party favor treat box.

I used several stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn, as well as some paper from CTMH to create my gift box.  I punched out the eyes and added glow in the dark tape behind them, so when you take it in a dark place...the eyes glow!  I put some candy corn and glow sticks inside the box, so it also glows through the spider webs.  This is a super fun box that I hope all the kiddos I give it to love it!






Thanks so much for joining me!  Next up on the hop is the fabulous Wendy, so be sure and check out the awesome project she made!



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice Gift Box

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a gift box and card I made using several Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.  I just loved the new Pumpkin Spice stamp set.  I decided to make a card to hold a Starbucks gift card and put in the gift box.  One of my favorite things about Lawn Fawn stamps is how you can mix and match several sets together, like they were made for each other.  I colored all the images with Copic markers.  I also made some tags using a few different dies from Lawn Fawn also.  I'm playing along in the Lawn Fawnactics Challenge, and I hope you join in the fun.  I should have a tutorial up on my YouTube channel up soon, so stay tuned!







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Friday, September 15, 2017

Lawn Fawn Here We Go A-Waddling

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun shaker scene card I made using the Here We Go A-Waddling stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I love stamp sets like this that are so versatile, you can use it all year long.  I'm joining in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge to create a scene.

To make this card, first I stamped out the caroling penguins and a few of the images from the Winter Village stamp set.  Then I colored all of the images with Copic markers.  I added Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents and Nuvo Glitter Paste to add a bit of extra detail to these fun images.  I cut the frame out with Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, using a sheet of the Perfectly Plaid Chill paper pad.  I attached acetate and assembled the shaker card using some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  I should have the tutorial of this card on my YouTube channel soon, if you would like to watch.









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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wplus9 Modern Anemones

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made over a month ago...just now getting around to posting it on my blog and YouTube channel.  It's been a busy summer, and time is flying by as usual!    I adore this stamp set from Wplus9, and wanted to try out my new Daniel Smith watercolors.  I found the best essential watercolor set, that came with the 238 dot chart.  I think it was the perfect starter set for me, and now I can try others colors out on the dot sheet before I invest in each tube.

I began by stamping Modern Anemones with Versamark ink and heat embossing all the images in gold.  This is the easiest way to watercolor, as it helps you stay in the lines.  I watercolored all of the flowers with Permanent Violet, and used Hansa Yellow Deep for the inside.  For the leaves I had a little more fun and used a mixture of Hansa Yellow Light, Veridian Green, and Amazonite Genuine.  I added some splatters of course, using the Finetec Pearlescent watercolors and in the end added some of the Deep Black to the very inside of the flowers as well.  I popped some of the flowers up on foam tape, and tucked the rest underneath each other.  I used the Kind Soul stamp set for the sentiment.  I have a tutorial on my YouTube channel if you would like to check it out.







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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Lawn Fawn Costume Party

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun card I made using the Lawn Fawn Costume Party stamp set and dies.  I stamped a few images from Costume Party, and colored them with Copics.  I also used a few houses from the Winter Village stamp set.  I blended my background sky using Distress Oxide Inks and framed it using the Leafy Tree Backdrop die...again.  I used some 3M Micropore surgical tape, that I bought years ago to make the tree look like it got TP'd, lol.  This was a fun card to make, and my kids thought it was so funny.  I'm playing in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, as this is a perfect card for kids!  I posted a tutorial of this card on my YouTube Channel.







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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy Spinner Card

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a spinner card I made featuring the Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy stamp and dies.  I colored all of the images with Copic markers.  Then used the Slide on Over dies to make the spinner mechanism super easy.  I used the die to cut out the circles out of craft foam.  this made everything line up perfectly, to allow the penny to slide along the track.  This was such a fun card, I can't wait to make more spinner cards!  This would be a perfect card for kids, so I am linking this to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.  I have also posted a tutorial of the card on my YouTube channel.







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Friday, August 25, 2017

End of Summer Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  If you came from Katy's Blog, you are in the right place.  This month the Blog Hops with Heart are sharing some End of Summer projects!  I'm always sad to see summer end, and the first day of school is bittersweet.  I'm made a back to school card, which I plan on giving to my son's teacher with a Target gift card.

I made a slider card, so all of these cute little boys move along the circle channel.  I used the August Stamp of the Month, School Year and the Little Boy Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant.  I colored the images with Copics and then cut them out with my new ScanNcut 2...so this was a pretty quick card.  I used the Slide on Over dies from Lawn Fawn, to cut out the channel to allow all the little guys to slide around on the pencils...like they are skating into the first day of school!





Now you can hop on over to Amie's Blog to see what fantastic project she is sharing!  Thanks for joining me!




Friday, August 4, 2017

My Favorite Things~Jungle Gym


Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a window card I made featuring the Jungle Gym stamp set from My Favorite Things!  To make this card, I first stamped all of the images with VersaFine pigment ink onto Canson Watercolor paper.  This is my ink of choice when I use watercolors.  I used Prima Confections Watercolors Classics set, as well as the Tropicals to paint all of my images quickly.  Then I cut a window out of my card base and began using the coordinating dies to cut out all of my images.   I then used Distress Oxide inks to blend my background for my card and die cut the window in the card panel.  I assembled the card, and I think those images are so cute!  I'm also sharing the quick cards I made with the rest of the images I watercolored.  Such fun cards!  I also have a video tutorial if you would like to watch it:
















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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Altenew Beautiful Day

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a tutorial featuring the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew, on YouTube and here on my blog!  I painted all of the flower arrangement with Finetec watercolors, so the colors change in different light.  This was an easy card to make!  I masked off the flowers and stamped the arrangement.  Then I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  This is my cheater way to watercolor, as it helps me stay in the lines easier.  Then I watercolored all of the images, and the colors are beautiful!  Links are provided below!










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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Altenew Under the Cherry Blossom Tree


Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a quick and easy card featuring the Under the Cherry Blossom Tree stamps and dies, from Altenew!  To make this card I stamped the cherry branches with VersaMark ink, and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I did this several times to create the branches.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the cherry blossoms out of acetate to use as my masks.  Why didn't I think of this before?!?  I could see exactly where the mask was, so there were no gaps!  Then I colored all of the images with Prismacolor colored pencils.  Quick and easy!  I did make a YouTube video, if you would like to watch!










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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wplus9 Little Dreamer

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing an easy watercolor card featuring Little Dreamers stamp and dies from Wplus9.  If you saw any of my haul videos lately, you know I have been obsessed with watercolors!  Today I am sharing how fun it is to play this inexpensive watercolor set from Prima.  To make this card I used watercolors to make the starry night sky background, as well as to paint the images to look soft and cuddly.  I also had to make some splatters of pearly white and gold with my Finetec Pearl Colors.  I have a card tutorial on YouTube if you would like to watch!







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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy Hippos Celebrate~My Favorite Things

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the adorable new stamp set from My Favorite Things, Happy Hippos!  This was a easy shaker card using some new dies from MFT as well.  To make this card I colored my images with Copic markers.  Then I cut out the dies from Bristol Smooth cardstock, and used Distress Oxide Inks to color the die cuts.  I cut out the star out of Neenah 100 lb cardstock and added the shaker pouch.  Then I adhered all the pieces to my card panel.  I have a process video on my YouTube video, if you would like to check that out!







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Friday, July 21, 2017

Neat & Tangled Beach Day

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using Beach Day stamp and dies, from Neat & Tangled.  What a fun summer stamp set this is!  To make my card I colored all the images with Ziggies, then coated several parts of each with Glossy Accents.  For the ocean waves and beach sand, I used Nuvo embellishment mousse.  Click below if you would like to see my tutorial on YouTube:












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Red, White, and Anything but Blue!


Hey everyone!  The Blog Hops with Heart have a fun theme this month!  We are all sharing a project that is red, white and anything but blue!  If you came from Kelly's magical blog post, you are in the right place.  I love a color challenge, especially when I love the colors!

I was excited to play with my new Happy Hippos stamp set from MFT.  I really wanted to put a cute skirt on the girl hippo.  I was actually inspired by some vellum paper with little gold dots all over it from CTMH...but after looking all through my craft room, I couldn't find it.  But, this was a super simple one layer card that I colored with Copic markers.  I also used the banner from the Up in the Air stamp set from MFT, as well.






Now you are off to see what Wendy's Blog has in store for you!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lawn Fawn Out of this World~Finetec Galaxy Background

Hey everyone!  I'm so excited to show you more fun cards I've made with my latest obsession...watercolors!  These are completely new to me, but I'm loving it so much!  I've been wanting to play with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, so it was perfect when I saw the theme was watercoloring!  If you've seen any of my latest YouTube videos...you already know how much I love my new Finetec watercolors.  I decided to finally make a card with the Lawn Fawn Out of this World stamp set, and a few more stamp sets as always.  I will have everything linked below this post, to the discount shops that are my favorites.  I started out my creating a galaxy background using the Finetec watercolors, so much fun!  Then I also watercolored the stamped images with the Finetec paints also.  I added dots of gold to the planets for extra detail.  Then I used the dies to cut out extra images, and popped the puppy and astronaut up on foam tape.  I put acetate behind their helmets, to make them look even more fun.  This card was so fun to make, I hope you try out watercoloring soon!










Thank you for all the requests for a tutorial!  I have a video on my YouTube channel now:





Supplies used:

*Lawn Fawn Out of this World stamp:  https://goo.gl/yBvpca
*Lawn Fawn Out of this World dies:  https://goo.gl/jM7mTy
*Lawn Fawn Happy Howloween stamp:  https://goo.gl/Vu8T8F
*Lawn Fawn Happy Howloween dies:  https://goo.gl/Dejwze
*Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun stamp:  https://goo.gl/LkddN6
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner dies:  https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/everyday-sentiment-banners
Lawn Fawn Large Dotted Rectangle dies:  https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/large-dotted-rectangle-stackables
*Neenah Black Cardstock 100#:  https://goo.gl/xVqch2
Finetec Pearlescent Watercolor paint set of 12:  http://www.merriartist.com/Finetec_F1200_Pearl_Watercolor_Paint_12_Color_Set_p/f1200.htm


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Use it or Lose it~Altenew Garden Treasure

Hey everyone!  The Blog Hops with Heart are having a Use it, or Lose it theme this month!  If you came from Becca's Blog, you are in the right place.  We are all going to share a project using a product for the original reason we bought it, how fun is that?!?  As much as I love finding other ways to use my stash...I do have a quite a few I just use as intended.

For my card today, I used Gansai Tambi Watercolors...as I am obsessed with watercolors lately.  I'm finally using them for the reason I bought them!  For almost a year, I have used them primarily for splatters of gold, silver and white.  But, I recently discovered their magic happens when you mix them with lots of water on a palette (or in my case, a plate from my kitchen!).  I still have NO idea what I'm doing...but I'm having so much fun playing, so I don't even care!  I used a few beautiful stamp sets from Altenew, Beautiful Day and Garden Treasure.  The I loved using the dies Garden Treasure Dies also, which made my card come together so much easier.  I stamped all my images with VersaMark and heat embossed them in Princess Gold Embossing Powder from CTMH.  Then did some loose watercoloring, and after they dried I went back in to add more detail with darker colors.  Lastly, I used my new Finetec watercolors to paint the stamen, such beautiful paints!  I popped a few up on foam tape to assemble the floral images.  Then I added a bit of Gold watercolor splatters and stamped the sentiment to finish my card.  Many of you have asked how I do splatters without getting them all over my craft room?  I'd have to say cleaning up is so much easier now that I use the CTMH All-Purpose Mat!  It is 15"x 20", so it's much larger than my old mat from Michael's.  That makes it large enough that all of my splatters land on my card, and the easily wipeable mat, and that is all.  I hope that helps!










You have reached the end of this month's hop!  If you started here, be sure to head to Jayma's Blog to see what everyone has in store for you!  Thanks for joining me!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wplus9 Modern Peonies

Hey everyone!  I'm finally popping in to share a card I made recently using the beautiful stamp set and dies from Wplus9, Modern Peonies!  This set is so beautiful, I was so anxious to stamp it and emboss it in gold...I messed up a few of the stamped images.  I decided to try watercoloring the mistakes...and fell in LOVE with watercoloring!  I've only attempted watercoloring three times, once with some a cheap set from Michael's.  I thought watercoloring wasn't for me, it looked chalky once it dried.  The next two attempts were with the popular Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Which were beautiful, but didn't really win me over at first.  So I delegated using them for splatters of gold, white and sparkles, that I can't seem to resist adding to many of my cards!   My HUGE mistake, unknowingly was...I didn't ever add close to enough water.  I painted straight out of the palette.  So, for today's card I just grabbed one of my kitchen plates to use as a palette.  I added lots of water, and blended the colors and just played.  That is when I discovered the magic of watercolors, and fell in love!  I cannot wait to try other brands that are actually for watercoloring, as I have read the Gansai Tambi is actually kind of made just for cardmakers.

Anyway, enough of my rambling...I just had to share my new love!  Also, in case you aren't following me on YouTube...I announced the winner of my giveaway is bkbaker1222!  Congratulations!!! Supplies for my card will be linked below.








Peony Card Supplies:

*Wplus9 Modern Peonies Stamp:  https://goo.gl/TVZyD7
*Wplus9 Modern Peonies Die:  https://goo.gl/hA03x4
*Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die:  https://goo.gl/LAHDdq
*Wplus9 That is All stamp set:  https://goo.gl/DAzgTI
*Wplus9 That is All die set:  https://goo.gl/at4R9j
*Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors set:  https://goo.gl/paXvxe
Canson Watercolor Paper:  https://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Pad-X12-Fold-Over/dp/B004M59O4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497753842&sr=8-1&keywords=canson+watercolor+paper


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