Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I have so much that I want to share but I have another child down with this stupid virus thing. Brycen has a history of seizures so I am working around the clock to keep him cool so his fever doesn't spike and on top of that Faith's friend came over for 2 nights and her father (single dad) failed to tell me that she had lice last week. Well...you guessed it...they didn't get it all and now Faith has it. When it rains, it pours. I have to laugh at the absurdity of my life right now. So I haven't had time to photograph my new Magnolia stamp that I have been playing with. I love these stamps. I am rapidly becoming addicted to them. I promise I will be back asap. I just need to get things under control.
Thanks for your patience...it means the world. :)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I stamped the images with Momenta and colored them in with my Copics. Then I cut them out. I then Stamped them on the background and colored them in, for a nice shadowed look and then I stamped them on Post-its (thank you Jen McGuire for that tip) and masked them all so I could stamp the clouds. I pop dotted them , added some Stickles, a little Glossy Accents on the little girl (Faith thought she should shine :) and I used a light gray Copic marker to trace the insides of the clouds to give them some depth and voila! an easy peasy card that was relaxing to make. I love all that cutting out while watching a movie!
We are drowning in rain again today. Hoping to get a scrapbooking layout done for once! Have a great day!
Card: Martha Stewart
Stamps: Hero arts Lp162 3 girls, S5215 clouds, CL377 Be happy: Hampton Art SC0342 Warm Fuzzies
Ink: Memories, Momenta, Distress ink by Ranger
Glitter: Stickles, Ranger
Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Ranger; Tombow and 3d foam by Michaels
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
sorry...no Brycen this time....but before I go to bed I wanted to post a winner and the winner is.....
Too cute!!! These will be very much loved I'm sure. TFS.
Please send me your favorite Lawn Fawn set name and your address to firstname.lastname@example.org
put in the number of comment (less double posts) and the number of followers....our total was 106
Brycen clicked the button and this is the number we got....#4........Our winner is........ drumroll please........
Your cards are so happy and fun!!! Love the designs!
August 18, 2010 6:08 AM
You can see Tiff's blog HERE Tiff...please e-mail me at email@example.com. Please include your favorite Lawn Fawn stamp name and your mailing address. The stamps will come to you directly from Lawn Fawn...I have already spoken to them....THEY ROCK!!!!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I wanted to have a card to share with you today...I am making one for my very sick little girl, Faith, but I haven't been able to leave her side long enough to finish it....so no card tonight. Sorry.
Be back soon....
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Hello and welcome to the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the incredibly talented Sarah Martina. We have all come together today to make cards for a wonderful cause, Cards for Kids! We hope to encourage you to also make cards for this great cause and have fun along the way, too! So please hop along with us, and make sure to leave comments as there will be prizes for commenters and participants! So let's get going! Also, if you are lost in the hop, you can always start at the beginning at the Lawn Fawn blog. Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!
I am so honored and grateful to be part of this amazing hop today. There is so much talent and inspiration to be found out there today....and for such an amazing cause.
Now onto the cards......
This first one is one I made to add to the collection I have going for Cards for Kids. My daughter and I have made quite a few and they will FINALLY be going in the mail this week.....
I used the Be Happy Set by Hero Arts and that yummy Urban Prairie line by Basic Grey...just can't go wrong with these 2 companies! :)
Next up comes one I have been saving to post. I got the idea from Nichol Magourik. She made these darling coloring books and I wanted to badly to make some...you can see hers HERE.
Here is my version of it... (I apologize for the BAD pictures...my camera is on it's last (flash) legs...)
and this one...
I made 2 of each kind. The inside looks like this: I forgot to add that I used my Silhouette sketch pens on these.
couple of closer shots
I used metallic water color paints on the waves. you can find them here
So now it's time to hop on over to Jenni Kader"s remember you always go back to Lawn Fawn and start from the beginning if you ended up here before the beginning or if you get lost in between
Before you go make sure to leave a comment and if you are not a follower of my blog become one! You will get a chance to win your choice (up to $15 + shipping) of your favorite Lawn Fawn Stamp set from ME! You will get up to 2 entries into the drawing (one for commenting and one for being a follower) so you will have up to TWO chances to WIN!!! WOO! HOOO!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the HOP... I hope you have been inspired! to go make some CARDS FOR KIDS!!! :)
Happy Everything Supplies:
Cardstock: Local card store
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: Cl377 Be Happy, Cl140 thinking of you, Hero arts
Glitter: Stickles by Ranger
Markers: Copics (colors: y13, Y17, Y19, YG05,YG11,YG17
Supplies for coloring Books:
Stamps: Imaginisce (puffer, dolphin) , Hero arts (sun)
Pencils: Prisma color
Glitter: Stickles by Ranger
Silhouette Machine and shapes: Wave_border_0849, Whale_c00561_2581,
other: Metalic Water color paints
Monday, August 16, 2010
Every year I make the kids back-to-school cards to start their year off right and to let them know that I am thinking of them. This year my youngest son Trevor decided to go to the middle school for 6th grade (with a LOT of input from us ;) ). Change is always hard....but I told him you never know until you try.
So while I was thinking how I wanted this card to look I started looking through my supplies to see what I wanted to use and I found a package of unopened cards by Reminisce. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I opened them and realized they weren't just blank journaling cards with images but they were journaling cards with images and words of wisdom, quotes from songs, quotes from people and so much more! I almost jumped up and down for joy...except my back back prevented that so I just let my heart explode with happiness....yes, scrappy supplies can do that to me. :0
Ok, so onto the card. I wanted it to have a real school feel to it. I love KI Memories....they have been one of my all-time favorite companies since the beginning. I am a terrible hoarder of their stuff though. I find it most difficult to cut the papers. I love them all. I got 2 sets of the "School Days" line for Christmas a few years back so I relented and cut some up for a card.
I used my Silhouette machine to cut the library pocket and card inside it. I assembled it & then stamped it with the Grid Background from Hero. I wanted the back of the pocket to have the same pattern as the front of the pocket. I took some KI paper and placed it over the main library card and then attached my quote to it. I used a KI chipboard piece to use as a pull. I covered all the chipboard pieces with glossy accents to give them a little more POW! I then used a 7 gypsies label and stamped my title on it with Stazon. I attached the chipboard pieces after they were dried and I stamped the green card with the Raindrop Background. It was a very simple card. I will write him smalll letter and tuck it into his back pack....he saves them. I found last years card inside one of his all time favorite books when I was cleaning last week! ;)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I used October Afternoon paper on a card that I got from a local everything store, stamped the flower and then covered it with Glossy Accents and Stickles. Put some of the Queen and Co pearls on it and bam! done.
Have a great day!
Cardstock: Casa De Moda
PP: October Afternoon
Stamps: CL377 Be Happy,CG113 write your own, CL272 all occasion..all Hero Arts
Ink: Momenta, colorbox
Stickles and Glossy Accents: Ranger
Gems: Queen and Co
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I had planned on doing 3 separate blog posts with this but who knows what this week will bring. I have put Faith in "camp" at my lss so I am hoping to free some time to create/blog then but with 4 kids and a puppy....you just never know.
This card is the direct lift from the uber talented Nichol Magourik. I took one look at her cards and just HAD to HAVE these stamps by My Favorite Things. So I set off to find the little girl @ my lss only to find they were sold out of her....I did just order her online directly from My Favorite Things, along with another that I had my eye on for a while. I can't wait for them to get here. I love these stamps and I have learned to really love my Copics because of them.
I have a very hard time shading with markers but I am slowing getting it. I still find colored pencils so much easier to work with...am I the only one?
I am SLOWLY building up my Copic collection. My lss sells them for $5.95 a piece but if you buy 5 you get the 6th free! It works out to be $4.95 a marker and THAT is a GOOD DEAL! Also at my lss for every $200 you spend you get $20 free....this is how I am getting my Copics. I don't even want to tell you how many of those free $20 I have earned this year.....Ray might be reading ;) (hi honey)
So onto the card....I rarely do a direct lift. I usually do and "inspired by" lift this time...not so much. Direct was where I wanted to go....so I did! ;)
Card: Michael's dollar bin, I just covered it with paper
Cardstock: Hero Arts layering paper
Stamps: Apple for you, My Favorite Things; S5435 graph background, S5215 Clouds, CL377 Be Happy, Hero Arts
Ink: Brilliance, Momenta, Memories
Punch: EK Success (scallop), Fiskars (small holes in scallop)
Other: Buttons and Ribbon
Ok, next up... I made this little boy birthday card. I fell in love with these K & Company stickers and I just had to have them. I am on the look out for more too. I found my at my smaller Target so I'm going to the bigger one this week. I saw them in a recent issue of Scrapbooks Etc.
First up is the waves. I loved the color of the packaging. I thought it was just such a pretty blue and I wanted to use it...so I pulled out my Martha border punch and punched away. I thought this awesome scallop made for great waves. I pop dotted some and left some flat and then stuck the sticker in the middle. Are these dimensional stickers not the cutest you have ever seen?
I loved these stickers so much I decided to create my own. There was no little airplane and I really wanted one so I made one with my Silhouette. Easy Peasy.
Cardstock: Hero Arts layering Paper (Snow)
Stamps: CL148 Happiness Message, S5215 Clouds
Stickers: K & Co
Silhouette shape: toy_plane_C20090907190615_18443
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: Packaging from K & Co stickers
Cup came from Target Dollar spot. I got 2 different scenes...I want to find more! sorry for bad picture...it came from my antique iphone and it was in bad lighting.
ok, I'm going to change things and only add these two for now. I have to go play Mario Brothers for Wii with Faith in the cool AC. I am going to post the other in the Hero Arts Flickr Group as it's for the monthly challenge....I know finally a Hero card!