Wednesday, August 26, 2015

this is gonna sound corny... {lawn fawn}

hey there! Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week is wrapping up with a look at Holiday Party Animal, the companion set to the original Party Animal(s).

I did something a little corny:

this is gonna sound corny... {lawn fawn}

I stamped the 3 party-ready-critters with a pie each, and paired them with the sentiment from Happy Feast.

I curved the first part of the sentiment so that it followed the curve of my oval die-cut, and added the latter part on a straight piece of kraft cardstock.

this is gonna sound corny... {lawn fawn}

I keep adding frames to my cards! I usually batch-craft my cards for the month, and I guess that's what happens. I like something on one card, so I'll add it in a different-but-same way on another. I think adding the oval frame gives the card a more tailored look.

The striped tone-on-tone orange paper that I used for the background is fall perfection, no? I love the new Polka in the Dark paper collection. Stripes and polka dots in all the fall colors!

I hope you like it! This is my favorite card this month, and now I wanna bake some pies!

There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, August 24, 2015

many thanks {lawn fawn}

Hi there! It's another day of Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week! Today, we're showing off new papers - the Polka in the Dark collection.

I combined a polka paper with images from Happy Harvest, to create a card with a fall color palette.

many thanks {lawn fawn}


That scarecrow is too cute for words. I created a little scene, adding scarecrows around him and a few pumpkin accents. I then framed everything out using stitched square dies, and popped it onto an orange and white polka dot base.

many thanks {lawn fawn}

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

♥.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

thankful mice {lawn fawn}

Hi there, and welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's August inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the mini set, Thankful Mice.

thankful mice {lawn fawn}


They have so much to be thankful for! I masked and masked blocks of cheese to give them a huge mountain of the yellow stuff. I hope they like mild cheddar. My 5 year old was asking why I didn't color any blocks to look like the marble cheese she loves.

thankful mice {lawn fawn}

The pilgrim mice are so cute! I love their little hats. I used stitched rectangle dies, ocean wave dies, and stitched border dies to dress up the card.

I hope you like it!

Visit the lawn fawn blog this morning to see what the rest of the team created - click!

♥.

Friday, August 21, 2015

merci beaucoup {mama elephant}

** this is my second post of the day. If you're looking for lawn fawn ghosts, click HERE or scroll down**



Welcome back to the last day of Mama Elephant stamp highlights for this month! We're showing off the new sentiment set, Heartfelt Wishes.

I am beyond thrilled to have a gorgeous brush script "merci" stamp - I needed it like crazy, living in Montreal and making all of those teacher thank you cards!

merci beaucoup {mama elephant}


I stamped and die-cut the greeting, and found that it worked beautifully with my wreath (from Charmed.)

merci beaucoup {mama elephant}

I popped the wreath onto a circle die-cut, stamped the smaller greeting inside, and adhered the bigger script sentiment to it. That alone would make for a beautiful tag!

For the card base, I used the new striped cover plate as a stencil to watercolor blue stripes onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I love that the stripes look freehanded, but they are perfectly spaced out. I will definitely be doing this again!

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

booyah! {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi there! It's the first day of Lawn Fawn's fall & winter release inspiration week. We're showing off the new ghostly, but never scary set, Booyah.

booyah! {lawn fawn}


I can't stop with the cute, you guys. I mean, I put rosy cheeks on ghosts.

I started out with a piece of white cardstock, and grabbed all of the blue/navy/black inks in my collection, from all different manufacturers, and just started blending them until I was happy with the night sky color. Then, when the card base was dry, I splattered white ink over it, to make it look all starry.

booyah! {lawn fawn}

I wanted to add some dimension to the card, so I grabbed a circle die and cut into the navy panel. I propped up everything but the circle on very thin foam squares. Just enough space to wiggle in a few ghosts so it looks like they are floating out of a wormhole.

Aren't the ghosts adorable? I love the different accessories - the Frankenstein hair, the witch's hat, and the kitty hat and whiskers.

I hope you like it!  In case you missed it, I made another card with this set last month:


You can check out the original blog post here - click!

And Kelly Marie liked that card so much that she made her own version on the lawn fawn video today. Visit the LF blog to check it out - click!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

birthday wishes {mama elephant}

this card is a total lie. I know my way around an oven.

if i'm being honest, though, this isn't the first time i've tried to play off laziness by pretending to be cute/dumb.

who, me? i have no idea how to do that. ask someone else.

birthday wishes {mama elephant}

The Mama Elephant design team is showing off the new set, Birthday Wishes. It comes with the big, bold happy birthday script you see above, and so many quirky subtext sentiments.  I love that giant script, and how it fills up the front of the card!

birthday wishes {mama elephant}

The second sentiment was cut up (and by cut up, I mean, cut up. every line.) and stamped into the critters' message boards. They are from the Three Amigos set.  I love that they look almost sheepish about it.

Who, me? Dunno how. Ask someone else. But happy birthday!

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the ME blog this morning - click!

♥.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

meowlloween extras {mama elephant}

Hi there, and welcome back to another day of Mama Elephant stamp highlights! Today, we're showing off the companion set to Meowlloween, called Meowlloween Extras.

They made it easy for you to know that the 2 go together - wink.

There is a ghost kitty, and a toilet-papered kitty in the set, but I went straight for the mouse.

meowlloween extras {mama elephant}


I stamped, colored and cut out my favorite of the 3 mice, and propped him in front of a row of pumpkins. The pumpkins were borrowed from the original Meowlloween set, complete with the little faces and that kitty skeleton.

This is definitely a no-kitty-zone!

meowlloween extras {mama elephant}

I colored everything in halloween orange, and used the new striped cover plate to feature classic black and white stripes in the background.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the ME blog this morning - click!

♥.