Monday, December 21, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #120 - Merry Christmas

today is a brand new Lawnscaping Challenge! yay!! it's my favorite way to start a monday! actually, it's the only acceptable way to start a monday, if you ask me!
and it's the LAST challenge of the YEAR!!!!!!!! just crazy!!!

for this challenge, we're getting into the Christmas spirit! 

i had to create a lot of last minute Christmas cards myself (cough cough), so i was thankful for this challenge to kick start my mojo! 
i used the Love You a Latte stamp set for my card! 

i just LOVE the scripty sentiments in that set! 

to create the background, i used my gold Delicata ink pad and swiped it directly onto my card front. the gold is SO pretty, and so HARD to photograph! ha! i also used some white embossing paste a snow stencil to create the falling snow! LOVE!

I colored the hot cocoa in with copics and then popped it up! the sentiment was heat embossed in white, and i added a strip of candy cane washi tape to the side! LOVE how the card came out!
red and gold? hello!!

this week we're sponsored by lawn fawn! so get your card making on, and you could win a stamp set of your choice! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

DIY Sweet Canvas Gift Bag

Hello there!

Today I'm sharing a fun little canvas gift bag idea! 
Don't be scared, I see you heading to the big X in the corner of this page! Ha! I promise this is easy, and you'll be wanting to do it for ALL your gifts! I know I do! You can read all about how to make one on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog

Lastly, I used a simple polka dotted stencil and some embossing paste to add just a touch of texture and 'snow'! And that's it!

Thanks again, and be sure to stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to read all about it! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

walking in a wiener wonderland!

hello hello!
my post is late...ack!!

but i am up on the Newton's Nook blog today!
i'm sharing a super fun card i made...and i really hope it makes you laugh!!

i used the cute cute cute dachshund from Holiday Hounds and colored him up with copics! i also added lots of white accent dots...because i couldn't stop myself! ha!

i used some Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers) and tinted my white embossing paste! then, using a stencil, i created that really fun triangle background! i also added some Peacock Feathers watercoloring too.
the sentiment was made with some alphas, and then i stamped a few snowflakes from the Fox Hollow stamp set in black! LOVE this!! 

i was totally laughing the whole time i made it!
thanks again for stopping by! and be sure to head over to the Newton's Nook blog to check out even more fun!

Countdown to the Create a Smile December Release!

good morning!
all week on the Create a Smile Stamps blog, we're showing cute cute cute projects with the new stamp sets being released on Friday!!

it's such an ADORABLE release! and i can't wait to see what you all make with it!

for my card, i harnessed the creative energy of Nina-Marie Trapani!! :) i just LOVE her style and i tried my best to recreate it here! :)

isn't that little reindeer SO cute!! i colored him to look like Rudolph! he he he! i used copics and just kept the shading in places i normally would, but only added the color with dots! so fun!

the background was blended with some Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks! I combined a few sets to create the fun little title! i really love how this came out! it just makes me happy! and the rest of the critters in this set are just as adorable!!! 

be sure to stop by the Create a Smile Stamps blog to see Anika's SUPER cute card, too! i honestly love everything she makes! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

a masculine merry snowman!


today, i'm up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog sharing a cute little card that is perfect for that 'guy' you have to make a card for at Christmas! (for me, it's my brother in law!)

to see the whole card, and read about how to make it yourself, please head on over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog!! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sweet Stamp Shop December Release!

hi hi hi!!

tis the season for Sweet releases!! ha! 
Today is the Sweet Stamp Shop December release!! :)

and it is really a GREAT one!
i made a few cards to celebrate and here they are!!

first, i just HAD to make that little girl doing actual tumbles!! ha ha!! how cute is she?!

i watercolored all of the images with Distress Markers and then fussy cut them out!
LOVE coloring sweet stamp images with Distress Markers, it's just possibly my favorite thing!

once that was done, i used a mask and did some Distress Ink blending with Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers for the background! 
i finished off the card by stamping the sentiment! LOVE it!

my second card is a little cheeky, i'll admit it!!

but isn't it awesome too?! ha!! 
i think iwhen i give it to my husband, he's going to fall off his chair! ha ha ha! 

i used those adorable and flirty phrases in light grey for the background, and then added some pops of pink! i really LOVE pink, black and grey together!

so are you ready for the release! there are SEVEN sets being released and you're going to LOVE them all!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #119 - Tag It!

oh yeah! it's a new week! 
and even better, it's a new Lawnscaping Challenge! and this one is perfect for getting all of those holiday gifts ready to go to their new homes! 

see? i told you! ha ha! 
for my tag, I went the holiday route, and made a tag that you would maybe place near your milk and cookies (and carrots!!) for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve! :) ha!

I colored the images from Milk and Cookies with copics and the fussy cut them out! I used a tag that I received in an ephemera kit, so it was super easy to just decorate!

I am in LOVE with the scripty For You die, aren't you? I die cut it several times, and then stacked them on top of each other to add some dimension! I also die cut a few of the Stitched Snowflakes in vellum, and attached them to the card to make it extra fun! :)

A little Silver Sparkle Twine and this baby was ready to go! :) I just LOVE how it turned out! :)

so that's my projectare you ready to play along?
for even more inspiration (if you can stand it!), check out the lawnscaping facebook page! we're dedicated to keeping your creative juices flowing! :)

this week we're sponsored by a brand new sponser for the Lawnscaping Challenge - Ellen Hutson! so get your card making on, and you could win a $25 gift certificate! hello!! :)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

the living is easy layout!


today i have a layout up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog! woo-hoo! here's a little sneak of it:

i did a bit of mixed media and had lots of fun! 
you can read all about it on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog


Friday, December 4, 2015

traditional Christmas colors!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Deck the Halls with Inky Paws card and Blog Hop, please scroll down or click here!**

hi hi hi!
me again!

this time, i'm sharing a sneak peek of a card that I have up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

ack! i love it!
be sure to head over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog to read all about hoe to create this card yourself, or just to see the whole picture! :)

Deck The Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!!

Hello hello!

I'm SO excited for this Deck the Halls with Inky Paws celebration and Blog Hop!! :)

This whole week has been filled with super incredible guest designers, giveaways and surprises! There's even a special release of the new Whispering Pines stamp set!! :)

For this fantastic hop and special release, I created a sweet, serene window card!

I just LOVE those sweet little dog and cat silhouette images!! So I stamped the trio of cards onto a watercolored background and heat embossed in white! For the night sky, I watercolored with Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks! 

Then I heat embossed the puppy images in black on vellum and fussy cut them out! The banner was tinted with some Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and then attacehd the card front!!

I can't wait for you to see what else is in store for you on this hop!

Bonus Stamp Release! 

Newton's Nook Designs is also having a Bonus Stamp Release Today! Make sure you check out their NEW Whispering Pines stamp set. This set is up for sale in their online shop starting today! 


We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shopTo enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Hey hey!
today I have a trio of cards up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog!

I did some foiling with my laminator and some watercoloring!
So those are my cards! Guys, I'm serious when I say these cards took no time at all!

Be sure to head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to see how I made them!