Sunday, July 31, 2016

Just a Note

I used a layout for this card sort of based on one I have pinned. You can find me on Pinterest at if you'd like to follow me. :)

Sequins are so easy and simple to add to give your projects a touch of sparkle and interest. 

 I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used the English Rose set. I love it and it's so simple and pretty! Check out Crafter's Companion to see the other amazingly simple sets they offer.

Art Kure, English Rose
Sentimentals, Vintage
Spectrum Watercolour Cardstock
Versafine, Onyx Black
Spectrum Aqua Markers: Sea Green, Leaf Green, Moss, Sepia, Blossom, Magenta, Orchid

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Christmas in July 2016

I couldn't let July go by without one Christmas card! After all, Christmas in July is a thing in some places. And why not?! When it's hot out, any thought to help cool off here is great :)

I made the sentiment the main focus, but I added in the holly leaves around the edges to dress it up and draw attention inward. I added some fun sequins in coordinating colors for sparkle, too.

Check out all the holiday themed stamps and more at Crafter's Companion!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Watercolor Butterflies

I totally loved creating this card using the no-line watercolor technique. I tried a different set than I normally would have for this card, but I'm seriously in love with the end result. Don't ever be afraid to experiement!

I really love how it turned out! Check out all the wonderful supplies Crafter's Companion sells for watercoloring. The possibilities are endless. Happy crafting! 

Sheena A Little Bit Scenic, Flying Colors
Spectrum Watercolour Cardstock
Versafine, Onyx Black
Distress Ink, Tea Dye
Spectrum Aqua Markers: Sepia, Wildflower, Red Violet, Gold, Spice, Heather, Sunset, Begonia

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Reel Friend

Happy summer! I hope you're all having an amazing summer. I've been insanely busy with the boys, and every weekend we have a full agenda each day. I'll miss it once the kids are back in school though. We only get 10 weeks of summer break and I vowed to make this summer as much fun as I could!! Sadly I've been behind on my crafting, but I worked super hard to catch up. I want to soak up the kids youth as much as I can.

Back to my project today! I made this adorable little card to send to a friend as just a thanks for being there for me greeting. Everyone deserves a handmade card in the mail every now and then.

I do enjoy fishing, too, so this is perfect coming from me. I enjoyed coloring this scene. Too funny.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Products are listed and linked below. Be sure to visit Crafter's Companion for all these great goodies. Happy crafting. 

Mulberry Wood, Gone Fishing
Spectrum Watercolour Cardstock
Memento, Tuxedo Black
Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Spectrum Aqua Markers: Sea Green, Meadow, Gold
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: TN1, TN3, TN4, LG2, DG2, DG3 EB3, EB5, GG1, GG3, CR3, GB7, GB10, LG1, LG2, LG3, LV1, BT3, BT8, BG4, BG10, Blender


Monday, July 18, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge 134 Sponsored by Lawn Fawn

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! Those folks just rock and they are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamp to choose from, I know. It's tough. We just heart them! Thank you Kelly Marie and gang for sponsoring us! 

RAINBOW! This was a fun challenge. I don't normally use this many colors on one project, but I went with it and had fun creating it.

You can't tell me you didn't smile upon seeing that!! My kids laughed at all the little faces on the gumballs. Love it.

I did add some gloss to the top of the gumball machine but it's a little hard to see and it didn't smooth out as well as I had hoped. I need a new bottle because I had to use a paintbrush with it, so you can kind of see the marks from the brush. But I still think it's cute!

Hop on over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to see the rest of the design team's crafty concoctions for this challenge. And enter your project! Have fun with it. There are a rainbow of possibilities for this challenge. I couldn't help myself...

  • Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles
  • Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
  • Versafine Ink, Onyx Black
  • Just for Men Pop Ditty Embossing Folder
  • Spectrum Aqua Markers
  • Crystal Accents

Monday, July 4, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge 133 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!

I love the color palette in this mood board! It's so bright and cheerful. Coming from someone who has a wardrobe of mostly neutral colors, I like to craft with brighter colors!! Especially in the summertime. Here's what I came up with:

I think skunks are adorable. Smelly, of course! But they're still cute. So I grabbed the latest set I acquired from Lawn Fawn - Stinkin' Cute. I mean, come on. How can you resist? It's also perfect for this mood board - grey/black/white. I added pops of yellow and teal as well to pull those colors in from the board. I love how it came out.

This is almost like a one layer card. I did have to pop up my watercolored panel so that I could use the twine around it. I hope you visit the rest of the design team's blogs to see their creations for this mood board and get inspired to participate. GREAT prize up for grabs! Visit them at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog and read on how to enter to win! 


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...