Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Smile is the Key to Everyone's Heart

I adore this sentiment on the card I created. It's so true, too. I wanted a softer look since I used a black cardbase and black and white twine. He just begged me to watercolor him. I obliged.

He looks dapper in his little suit tossing some nuts and fruit up in the air. Made you smile, right? Perfect.

I hope you smiled when you saw this today. Totally what I was going for! Make the folks over at Crafter's Companion smile, too, and take a look around what you'd like to order. There is so much stuff there, it's awesome.

Happy crafting!

Brambly Hedge, The Secret Staircase
Spectrum Watercolour Cardstock
Versafine, Onyx Black
Spectrum Aqua Markers: Terracotta, Fawn, Boulder, Bud Green, Leaf Green, Moss, Burgundy, Chestnut, Desert, Slate, Black, Peacock Blue, Teal
Spectrum Sparkle Pens: Red Berries, Smoked Quartz, Crystal Clear

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Best Witches for Halloween 2016

Before we know it, Halloween will be here. My most favorite holiday ever. I could live in a land of Halloween all year long. Pumpkins. Black and orange. Fall weather. (I do enjoy summer though!) And so much more. I decided to make a quick Halloween card using this fun witch hat from the Best Witches set from Crafter's Companion.

Check out allllllll that sparkle! If you don't have the Spectrum Sparkle Pens, you're missing out. 
They are so much fun. And did I mention the sparkle factor?! 

Thanks for checking out my Halloween card today and happy crafting. 

Halloween, Best Witches
Memento, Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Sparkle Pens: Moonlight, Harvest Moon, Holly Leaf, Amethyst, Smoked Quartz, Crystal Clear

Monday, August 15, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge 136 Sponsored by Ellen Hutson

It's Monday and you know what that means...a NEW Lawnscaping Challenge is here! This theme is Punny Time. You can use a punny sentiment or create your own for this challenge. Have fun with it! Cheesy is punny! See what I did there?! ;)

Our amazing sponsor is Ellen Hutson LLC. Check out her site for all the amazing Lawn Fawn products and so much more. It's a one stop hide-your-checkbook-from-you-know-who shop. 

 On to my design for this challenge. I really had fun with it and it's totally punny, but simple, too! I wanted the simple look and it to really be focused on the sentiment and simple imagery. I think I TOADALLY nailed it. 

Are you laughing?! I hope so. I did. Ha ha ha ha.  

A little side shot so you can toadally see the dimension and fun inking I did.
I could have definitely gone with WARTS UP?! Hmm. Another card might get made with that one!

Enjoy this fun challenge and be sure to enter your PUNNY card over at the Lawnscaping Blog!! 


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Christmas Joy & Spirit

I'm trying to gear up to really have all handmade cards to send out this holiday season, so I'm trying to make more and more of them! I love the simplicity of this card I created. This would be great to make a mass quantity of if you just break it down into steps and then assemble later on! You can store the different elements in Ziploc bags even. There are a TON of ideas over at Crafter's Companion.

Totally simple, but I love the look!! White on white worked really well on this layout I think. Try it with any card and just use simple colors to bring it to life. Happy crafting!

Stamp-It Australia Twinkle, Joy & Spirit
Nordic Christmas Reindeer Parade Embossing Folder
Memento Luxe Ink, Morocco
Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Just For Men Birthday Card

Who else has a harder time with cards for the men or boys in their lives?! *raises hand* Crafter's Companion has THE perfect line of products to help those in need! Check it out...

I used a bright color palette with some neutrals mixed in. I had a lot of fun experimenting with the Spectrum Sparkle Pens with the stamps. I wish you could see the sparkle on this card! 

The stars are added on with some dimensional foam adhesive to pop it off the busy background. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Just For Men, Rock Star
Just For Men, Street Wise
Just For Men, Urban Graffiti
Just For Men, 6x6 Brights and Urban
Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Memento Luxe, Grey Flannel & Rich Cocoa
Distress Ink, Festive Berries
Dew Drop Brilliance, Galaxy Gold
Memento, Summer Sky
Versamagic, Thatched Straw
Spectrum Sparkle Pens: Moonlight, Starry Sky, Red Berries, Blue Topaz, Harvest Moon, Smoked Quartz

Monday, August 1, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge 135 Sponsored by Ellen Hutson

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on FacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter, and/orPinterest.

Ellen Hutson issponsoring our first challenge of each. The prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you Ellen!

Now on to my project!! I had a lot of fun with this one. I wanted to create a very simple patterned paper with a sentiment stamped below it. I love creating my own backgrounds. I think it's a challenge in itself.  And I'm so happy with how this card came out!

We fish in this household and we all enjoy it. Well, I think my husband enjoys going alone more than going with us just because he's always untangling line, putting worms on the hooks, getting fish off the hooks, etc. BUT we do like it. I grew up with a dad who enjoyed fishing and I did as well. I was the only one that would sit with him for hours on end, patiently fishing.  So I wanted to use this part of the Lawn Fawn Dad + Me set. I kept it simple, but really masculine and fun. Love the sentiment. Very punny ;)

Another angle. I kept the color palette more neutral and not very bright since lake fishing around here have these colors. I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made my card pattern and that you're inspired to join in on the fun! Swim on over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to see the rest of the amazing design team's projects and enter your own project for a chance to win! Remember, just keep swimming. I'm here all day, people. ;)


Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #8: Summertime Fun

  It's challenge time over at Lawn Fawnatics! This is challenge #8 which is summertime fun.  I mean, we are in the thick of summe...