Wednesday, April 15, 2015

thanks a bunch

Hi there, and welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn inspiration.  We're showing off the stitched square stackables. I love these die sets!

thanks a bunch


I layered the squares for an easy focal point on my card. By way of some masking, the monkey is holding 2 bunches of bananas. I stamped in the bananas, but then I had to come in with a copic pen and draw in the top of the stems, because the stamp image isn't long enough. Make sense?

I just love this little monkey standing up with the bananas! I usually stamp him swinging from the trees, but he looks jaunty this way. ha.

There's more to see on the lawn fawn blog today - click!

♥.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

something old, something new for lawn fawn inspiration week.

Hey all!

I'm doing things halfway this month, since we're covered in plaster and primer and all kinds of dust from sanding down the new house.

I do have a new Lawn Fawn card for tomorrow, but there have been a few on there this week that I already blogged.

In case you missed them, I thought I'd link up the original posts.

Gingham sweetness in the garden - click!



It's a jungle birthday party - click!


I will be back to posting more regularly next month, I promise! In the meantime, I'll be bringing my camera over to the new house today to snap a few in-progress pictures.  I think an update is in order!

♥.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

best pun ever {lawn fawn}

Hi there! It feels like too long since I've posted, so I'm happy that we're here now, to kick off Lawn Fawn's April inspiration week.

Today, we're showing off "Best Pun Ever." It's such a cute set, with tea pots and fans and cheese and puns to match.


best pun ever {lawn fawn}


Nobody is more surprised than I am to see no smiley faces on this card. I don't know what to say. The stress of the new house renovations is obviously getting to me.

Sidebar: let's be honest. April won't be my best blogging month, but if you're interested to see more of the progress we're making in our new home, you can come see on instagram (look for mom2sofia.) So far, we've ripped down a slew of walls that were cottage-cheesy underneath the wallpaper layers. gah. New drywall is up and you'd never know we had to do all that work just to get clean walls. 

I hope you like my quirky little card!

♥.

Friday, April 3, 2015

love your selfie

Hi there!

Saturday morning, coming at you with a little Photobomb selfie:

love your selfie

I love how large this image is, and how much fun it is to color it! I tried my hand at some different skin tones and hair colors. The little winking girl in the front looks like my childhood Sri Lankan bff.  But my fave is the little boy in the middle, at the bottom. The deer-in-the-headlights expression cracks me right up.

love your selfie

I made myself a faux-polaroid, the old fashioned way: by cutting out the image and mounting it onto a white rectangular piece of cardstock. 

All of the dies make putting a fancy looking card together a snap: I used the sew fancy die set, the femme frames, and a landscape die for the curve that runs behind the left side of the polaroid.


I also have another card that got lost in this month's shuffle:

love your selfie

I used the new smile die, since it naturally goes with the cuties from Photobomb!

love your selfie

I hope you like them!

♥.



Monday, March 30, 2015

Eggstra Special Easter.

Hi there!

Marlyn (of Montreal Confections) and I collaborated on a fun Easter egg party, devoid of any bunnies and carrots. We decided it would be all about the eggs and woven baskets:

eggstra special easter party

I scored a few giant craft Easter eggs from Target (before they close their doors in Canada - sob!) and decided to springboard the entire party decor from there.

eggstra special easter party

Lawn Fawn has the cutest Easter basket image that I used to decorate the pink-lemonade-filled bottles.

eggstra special easter party


Marlyn made the most beautiful giant Easter egg cookies. I love the stencil detailing she achieved!

eggstra special easter party

Marlyn also made a woven basket cake, with giant chocolate-covered-marshmallow eggs on top:

eggstra special easter party

The edible wafer paper is a fun alternative to creating the woven look with icing!

I matched her basket-weaving with my own cupcake wrappers:

eggstra special easter party

I have a quick photo tutorial to show you how I created the wrappers. It looks time-consuming, but since the cutting doesn't have to be perfect, it goes by pretty fast:

eggstra special easter party

Start out by fringing the cupcake wrapper from the bottom, but stopping before any of the scallop detailing at the top.

eggstra special easter party

Take a second wrapper and cut it into thin strips, lengthwise. You see now what I meant about the imperfect cutting, hee.

eggstra special easter party

Start weaving! I place a tiny piece of tape to hold each row as I went along, so that I didn't undo my progress so far.

I only wove in 2 or 3 rows per wrapper.

(Sidebar: you just got a glimpse of my newly-stained dining room table top!)

eggstra special easter party

You could leave it white, or sponge it for a more natural wicker look. That's all there is to it!

I hope you like our little Easter Egg party. I always love working with Marlyn!

eggstra special easter party

♥.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My lucky charm {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there! We're winding down this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week with a little Lucky Charm.

lucky charm {lawn fawn inspiration week}


I was chatting with my hilarious friend Miriam, when she remarked that the cat looked like he was fist pumping. A card was born. She's so clever, that one.

I used alphabet stamps to spell out the first part of the sentiment, and a flirty frame to ground the rest.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!

♥.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Howdy! The lawn fawn team is showing off the cactus-themed set, Stuck on You.

I had so much fun playing around with this set that I made 3 cards. Sit tight.

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}


I have a problem. I can't just stamp a solid image and be done with it. It's like how I always have to distress the paper edges. It looks too flat to me without any shading! So I made my little cactus couple, literally stuck onto each other, and then added some shading. I cut them out as one piece. Now they're really stuck together, hee hee.

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}

THEN. I started to become antsy. Like, I'm so unused to working with solid stamps that I couldn't help myself but add a hand-drawn border around each image.  I worked with a fine-tipped copic multliner pen:

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}

A sweet, simple notecard. It looks quirky and whimsical because of the hand-drawn outline. This time, I used the sprigs to frame out my sentiment.

Ok. But I still missed their cute faces. Enter attempt no. 3:

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}


This one got the kid vote at our house. The kids were in stitches. Once I popped on the cowboy hat and outlined the cactus in the same, fine-tipped copic pen as I did for the previous card, I realized that it didn't work. I had to find a thicker pen, to match the thicker outline on the cowboy hat.

A little caveat: the thicker the tip, the more hand-drawn it all looks.

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I like this dessert cowboy cactus. He looks like he's about to reach up a prickly arm and tip his hat to the lady.

"m'lady."

Or, maybe she's a seƱorita. And he's a Spanish cowboy.

♥.