Thursday, November 23, 2017

let it snow - trees!

hello!
happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating! I know I'm looking forward to being in a food coma later in the day!

today I have this card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
I created this card, keeping the current challenge in mind - color inspiration!



I just love those sweet, festive colors! 
I used the Let it Snow stamp set to create this card, along with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks! :)

I started by stenciling some Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks with a striped stencil. then I did some watercoloring on top of the stencil with the same colors!



once it was all dry, I stamped the trees with Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks right on top of everything! sooo fun!! I used the 'rock and roll' technique to add the different 'shades' to the tree images.

lastly, I sprinkled white acrylic paint over everything and added a few sequin stars. oh yes, I also swiped my Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink onto a strip of white cardstock, then heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up! 

hope that inspired you! be sure to check it out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, and to get crafty with this current challenge! :)
enjoy!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Stamp Set Llama Delivery+ coordinating Die and Newtons Candy Cane Stamp Set + coordinating Die

hello again!
welcome to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs November release!


this month's release is all about winter!! It's so fun!!
and oh my gosh you guys...this release is PACKED!! today we are sharing projects created with Llama Delivery Stamp Set + coordinating Die and Newtons Candy Cane Stamp Set + coordinating Die!!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on November 24th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
let's start with my favorite card of the release...


LLAMA!!!
I loooooooooove this guy!!
I colored him with, you guessed it! Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then used the coordinating dies to die cut him out!

for the sky, I used some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and mixed it with white embossing paste! then I smooshed that through the Starfield Stencil (LOVE THAT!)! once it was dry, I did some Distress Oxide Ink blending with Peacock Feathers and Black Soot! so much fun!
I used the Land Border Dies to create the hills! I also added to color to those with Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron!

my second card is super festive for the holiday season!


I used Distress Inks in Worn Lipstock and Abandoned Coral to add color to the edges of the white panel. then I did some 2nd and 3rd generation stamping in Worn Lipstick with those cute peppermint candy images! so fun!


I popped up the newton image onto a vellum tag that I die cut with the Fancy Edges Tag Die! but I didn't stop there, I also added some white embossing paste through the Snowfall Stencil onto the vellum tag! SO MUCH FUN and so much texture! 

Would you like to win the “Llama Delivery” or "Newtons Candy Cane" Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Winter Woofs Stamp Set + coordinating Die

hello again!
welcome to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs November release!




this month's release is all about winter!! It's so fun!!
and oh my gosh you guys...this release is PACKED!! today we are sharing projects created with Winter Woofs Stamp Set + coordinating Die!!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on November 24th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
my first card is clean and simple! 


I colored in the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then die cut it out! I added some accents with my white gel pen, and place it in the middle of the card!


under the card front, I stamped the snowflakes in the set randomly! I love the pop of black it adds to the sides! how sweet is this?

my second card is a little brighter.


but only just a little! 
again, I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, but I kept the color palette simple with some pinks to accent the yellow background! I used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed to blend some color onto the background! 


then I added the light grey snowflakes around the card to match the grey banner, that I created with the Frames and Flags die!


Would you like to win the “Winter Woofs” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set + coordinating Die, Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, Fancy Edges Tag Die and Frames & Flags Die

hello again!
welcome to the start of Newton's Nook Designs November release!




this month's release is all about winter!! It's so fun!!
and oh my gosh you guys...this release is PACKED!! today we are sharing projects created with Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set + coordinating Die, Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, Fancy Edges Tag Die and Frames & Flags Die!! whew!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on November 24th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
ok, you guys know I had to start off this release with a rainbow, right?!


all of the images were stamped and die cut out! I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then added some highlights and details with my white gel pen! 


before I added the images to the card front, I used some white embossing paste and the Starfield Stencil to add some subtle texture to the background! then I went over the stenciled areas with my glitter pen to add some shine!

my second card uses the new Frozen Fellowship stamp set and the Frames and Flags die!! This is a match made in HEAVEN!! 


again, I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, but I kept the color palette simple with some pinks, mints and greys! then of course, lots of details with the white gel pen for fun! 


I heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, then added some sequins for a little extra something, something! :)


Would you like to win the “Cup of Cocoa” or the “Frozen Fellowship” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #17 - Color Inspiration!

yahooo! it's time for a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



I'm totally loving this winter-y wonderful feel!!




I had so much fun creating my card for this challenge!! :)



I used the mini Winter Owl stamp set for this and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then fussy cut them out! I cut off the end of the scarf on one of the owls, then just adhered it in place on the other side of the scarf to mix up the images! (so they didn't look exactly the same!)



then, I die cut out a snowflake image using the Stitched Snowflakes die, and backed it with a piece of watercolored cardstock! I created the watercolor look with Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers! 

oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!

enjoy!




Friday, November 17, 2017

even Santa is late sometimes!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card that's up on the Lawn Fawn blog celebrating a very Fawny Holiday Week, scroll down, or click here!**

hello again!
today I have this FUN (and funny) card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!


be sure to check it out, in all of it's glory on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
enjoy!

Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week 2017 - Day 5

hello!!!
I'm helping to wrap up another incredible, inspiring, amazing week of Lawn Fawn's Fawny Holiday Week!



I just LOOOOVE this time of year and making holiday cards with Lawn Fawn is SO FUN and so easy! ha!

this cute little guy from Yeti, Set, Go is probably one of my favorite images!! just look how happy he is!!



I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! I used part of a circle die to cut the shape out of white cardstock, then backed with some watercolor I did! LOOOOOVE those bright yellows and pinks for a winter sky!!




I added my trees along the 'horizon' and then splattered everything with white acrylic paint so it would look like snow! love how this card came out!

be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for the rest of the AMAZING inspiration with Lawn Fawn's holiday sets through the years! 

enjoy!