Friday, July 25, 2014

BOO! {mama elephant designer series}

Hi again!  I'm on the Mama Elephant blog today with a Boo-tastic card!

It's beach-weather outside, but I've been crafting for christmas and halloween this week. (I would ordinarily mind the thought of colder temperatures, but these images are so cute, I'd work with them anytime!)

I love the new dies that coordinate with the Bootastic stamp set.


I stamped a card-base full of bats, and then used the new dies to make the witch and her witchy-cat stand out. They are both propped up on foam adhesives and grounded by the sentiment banner, and the whole thing is framed by the dark sponging around the card-base.


I kept the color palette halloween-traditional with the black and orange, but added some blue and violet to keep things fresh and fun.

I hope you like it!


you warm my heart {lawn fawn sneak peek week}

It's the last day of lawn fawn's fall/winter sneak peek week! I hope you've gotten all revved up for the end-of-august release!

I made a card with the new Snow Day stamp set:

you warm my heart {lawn fawn sneak peek week}

I love the bunnies holding up the huge heart!

you warm my heart {lawn fawn sneak peek week}

Aren't they adorable?

Check out new papers, accesories and inspiration on the lawn fawn blog today.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

lawn fawn sneak peek week continues!

Are you as excited over the new lawn fawn release as I am?  I'm still waiting on some sets and dies (it takes forever to cross the border to Canada!) and I'm giddy over every post on the lawn fawn blog this week. hee.

I have two cards to show you today, using new sets that will be available for sale at the end of August.

lawn fawn sneak peek week!

Love You a Latte is the sweetest set!  I love the mustache face.  I paired the latte images with a cozy argyle background and the frame from Sweater Weather.

I stamped the card base full of mug and tea-cup images from the set.

lawn fawn sneak peek week!

My next card brings on Christmas in July.

lawn fawn sneak peek week!

Joy to the Woods is such a fantastic set - I just adore those birch trees!  I did a bit of masking to be able to fill the background with the birch trees, and colored the spaces between the trees with a light blue marker.

I added a glossy cardinal to one of the branches and double-stamped the sentiment to mimic the cardinal's red and black coloring.

I stamped the sentiment first in red ink, and then stamped it again and heat-embossed it with black embossing powder. The red just peeks through.

lawn fawn sneak peek week!

I hope you like what I've created!  There's more to see on the lawn fawn blog today (click!)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mahalo! {avery elle guest designing}

Hi there, and welcome back to another week of guest designing with Avery Elle.

Jamie has been an absolute gem to work with, and I thought I'd end off by saying "mahalo."

mahalo! {avery elle guest designing}

I used images from surf's up, and the tag outline from simply tags: everyday..

mahalo! {avery elle guest designing}

I stamped the sun in the corner, and added interest with stripes and polka dots (by way of a colorless copic marker.)

Once all of the other elements were stamped and colored, I added a wash of light blue to cover the tag and backed it with a patterned paper banner layer. I liked the cool blue of the tag against the chevron's gradient pinks.

I hope you like it! It's been so fun that I may just include a bonus Avery Elle week next Wednesday.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

sunshine doodles and lawn fawn.

It's lawn fawn's second day of fall/winter sneak peek week. Check out new product and inspiration on their blog today (click!)

I doodled a little something and paired it with lawn fawn's new argyle background (they previewed it here.) I love how, stamping only the dotted background, it gives a soft and subtle, almost quilted look.

sunshine doodles & lawn fawn

I drew my little hand-holding couple in pencil, framed them out, and hand-drew the banner. I went over everything with a copic multiliner pen and then erased my pencil lines to be able to color the images with copic markers.

Once I was done, I die-cut my panel with the largest stitched party banner, but customizing it to a smaller size by die-cutting it twice.

I hope you like it!


Monday, July 21, 2014

eye think you're neat {lawn fawn fall/winter release sneak week}

Are you ready?  Oh boy, you're in for a treat. Lawn Fawn is showing you their entire fall/winter release this week, and it is ah-mazing.


It will all be available for purchase at the end of August, so get excited, lawn fawn lovers.

I made a card with the new Monster Mash set:

eye think you're neat {lawn fawn fall release sneaks!}

I stamped the sentiment to cover the black paper (it's from lawn fawn's christmas papers last year, that's why I could tear into it and have the underside show as white.)

eye think you're neat {lawn fawn fall release sneaks!}

I stamped the adoring monsters (I find it hilarious, the way the eyes are fixed on each other) and fussy cut them out. Just in case the greeting was too hard to read in the background, I stamped it again on a strip of striped paper and attached a tiny, dangling heart from the strip.

EYE hope you like it!

Check out full set reveals and more design team stuff on the lawn fawn blog today, and all week long.


Friday, July 18, 2014

make a wish {mama elephant designer series}

Hey there! I'm on the Mama Elephant blog today, showing off a birthday card I made with the Soiree stamp set and new coordinating dies.


I am supposed to be showing off the dies, but I had too much fun stamping those banners!  The stamp set is a new one for me.  I stamped four rows of the banner image, and colored them in different pink and blue shades, adding little dot and stripe accents with a white gel pen.

I then stamped "make a wish" repeatedly to look like a cake (!) and die-cut the cake stand and little banner topper.  Having the banner topper die-cut saved me from having to mask anything and I love how it looks popped up on foam adhesives.


I colored the cake topper banner to match the bigger banners, did you notice? I'm easily impressed, and hoping you are too...

A coat of glossy accents on the topper and the cake stand gives the card a special something extra.

I hope you like it! I can see making this card in a ton of different colors and keeping them on hand for last minute birthday needs :)