Monday, May 1, 2017

On the loss of a pet

Pets are family. They share our ups and downs and are so loyal. My dog, Chai, is the chairdog of the morale department here in our house.  She keeps us all smiling. 

So when a pet passes away, it is painful. Recently a friend of mine lost her beloved cat. I made her this card to send my sympathy and to show I understand how difficult a loss this is for her.  

I used distress inks in green, blues and purples, then spritzed on some glacier glimmer mist to give the sky a celestial feel.  I used stardust paper from Crayola and white vellum cut with the stitched cloud border from Lawn Fawn. I placed the stardust paper behind the vellum to give a "silver lining" effect to the clouds.  I used the Wonderful Window die and the kitty is from the "Meow You Doin'?" set from Lawn Fawn.  I colored the cat and flowers with copic markers.  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Anniversary love

I made this card for my husband for our anniversary.  I used the die from Lawn Fawn's "Happy Mail" to make the tiny envelopes. and hearts. I used Aleene's tack it over and over glue for the hearts so they would stick the envelopes shut but not tear when opened.  Inside each little envelope I put a special memory, like places we've been, things only the two of us would know.  He loved it. 

Welcome Baby Morgan!

My good friend Stelisa was having her first baby a boy, and I made this card for her baby shower. She had a penguin theme for the shower and her nursery, so  I used the Stitched Hillside Pop Up die, the clothing from Little Bundle, and the penguins from Toboggan Together, all from Lawn Fawn.  Lettering is Milo's ABC's, also from Lawn fawn. 

Happy Engagement/Happy Wedding!

My daughter Megan and her boyfriend Jack recently got engaged.  To celebrate this happy milestone,  I made this card.  Two bunnies wishing on a star, looking out at the vast sky, and all that is to come!  <3

I used the little bunny from Lawn Fawn's Hello Baby stamp set.  Snowy Backdrop die, grassy hillside border die also from Lawn fawn.  I colored the bunnies with copics and created the night sky with Distress Inks.  I placed some Crayola stardust paper behind the stars to give them some sparkle.  I also put a star shooting across the sky for the bunnies to wish on by using Lawn Fawn's starry sky die.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #1, card two

For this card I used the Lawn Fawn "Fairy Friends," and "Gleeful Gardens," and "Happy Happy Happy" stamp and die sets, as well as the "Hillside Pop Up," "Grassy Pop Up Add On," "Forest Border," "Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape," "Everyday Banners" and "Stitched Rectangles" dies.  All images colored with Copic markers.  I also used the Perfectly Plaid and Watercolor Wishes papers from Lawn Fawn.

Monday, March 27, 2017

LawnFawnatics Challenge #1, card number 1

Happy 7th Birthday Lawn Fawn!  And how fun to kick off the LawnFawnatics blog with a birthday themed challenge! 


The first is a circle slider card using Lawn Fawn the "Mermaid for You," "Finatastic Fishes" "You're a Star," and "Little Shellfish" stamp and die sets.  All images colored with Copic markers.  To create the channel for the slider, I used a Lawn Fawn circle die and a smaller Spellbinders circle, since I didn't have the Lawn Fawn circle slider die. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome 2017! Christmas card review.

Well, I don't know about you, but that last year---what I'm thinking of as "the year who will not be spoken of anymore" ---was a really bad year.  But a new one is here and we will dismiss thinking of "that year" now.  Bye Felicia!

I made 70 Christmas cards this year.  I started late, in November, and I have a resolve to make Christmas cards throughout the year so I can send more out to more people next year.    Here are the designs I came up with this year. 

I liked this one very much, I loved the vibrancy of the colors!  I used black embossing powder and embossed images on watercolor paper I'd previously painted.  I can't remember who made the Nativity stamp but the sentiment was from Avery Elle.

This one I lifted the design from Nicol Spohr's video on You Tube.  I loved the soft "glow" the overlay of vellum gave to the lights.  Die set here is String of Lights from Lawn Fawn. 

This card was kind of a simple design.  I liked the retro feel of the paper, which is from Pebbles, Inc.  I stamped the sentiment (which is from Avery Elle) using Versamark watermark ink and embossed using red glitter embossing powder from Zing.

I KNEW I had to make some cards addressing the nature of this past year.  So I chose "Oh Snap" from Lawn Fawn.  I have a ton of this gingerbread paper, too.

This was the original watercolor card I made.  I only made one of these, as I felt it wasn't Christmassy enough.  I liked the glitzy nature of it though.  Sentiment is from Avery Elle.

For this card I  kept things simple. Using older papers from my stash.  I also had the paper already die cut out from a craft show I had done last year so it was easy to put together. I like using kraft papers for Christmas cards, and I liked the sheer gold ribbon.  Gold embossing powder on the sentiment here, which is from Avery Elle.

This one was another design idea from Nichol Spohr, from a video on you tube.  Stamps from Lawn Fawn, colored with Copic markers.  I fell in love with that deer tangled in the Christmas lights!

I used a Di-namic die for this card, and made a snow background with clear glitter embossing powder.

This card was my favorite.  I made this card for my brother in law who has a French bulldog named Franklin.  Franklin lives in San Diego, and he'll never have a white Christmas, but he does on this card!  Presents, tree, dog dish are all from Lawn Fawn, as is the stitched hillside border.  That adorable doggie is from Avery Elle.  I colored this with Copics.  I had some tan paper with white dots on it and I used a layer of vellum over it to make it look like a snowy winter sky.

I did make a few others that I neglected to get pictures of, unfortunately.   Thanks for looking!