Monday, March 18, 2019

Fluttering By - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #49


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #49: Case Yourself! So fun! So often we never even look back at the cards we've made in the past, but this is a great way to not only remember those projects, but use them as new inspiration.


The card that I decided to Case was one I made for my 2017 Valentine Card Series using Octopi My Heart. That sweet octopus and his seahorse friend are so cute! I wanted to keep the layout the same, but decided to go with a springtime theme featuring the new set Butterfly KissesI stamped out the bunny and butterflies and colored them with Copics, then trimmed them out with the matching dies


For the background, I took a blue piece of Spiffy Speckles patterned paper and a green piece of Really Rainbow Scallops trimmed down with the Stitched Circle Stackables, and layered that on top of a Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackable. I added my images with liquid glue. 


I layered the rest of my Spring Fling patterned papers onto a Ballet Slippers card base and added two Stitched Scalloped Borders on the sides of my floral print. I popped my focal panel up with foam tape and added in a greeting with an Everyday Sentiments Banner. To finish off the card, I did some fun stamping on the inside with Bubblegum ink.


To see how this card came together, check out the video below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team creations as they Case their former cards. Hopefully it'll inspire you to find a card of your own that you love that will inspire you anew. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - March


Hey friends! Welcome to the March edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! This month I was really feeling the springtime vibes and decided to showcase the new Cute Critters!


There's also an adorable cat and dog in this set, so there's a ton of versatility, but with Easter approaching, I decided to make bunny my star. I stamped out her and her friends with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, colored them in with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.



For my background, I used my Sno Cone card base as my sky, and trimmed down a piece of Sour Apple with the Grassy Hills Die-namics. To give my bird a place to perch and hang her house, I used the new Tree Branch die on some Kraft cardstock, with Sour Apple for the leaves. I finished it off with a Grout Gray A2 Rectangle Frames die-cut, which I stacked for a little extra dimension.


If you'd like to see how this card came together, please click below or visit the MFT YouTube channel! Please remember to give the video a thumbs up and leave me a comment as well! I love to read your feedback. Thanks so much for watching! Have a great day!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Baked with Love - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #48


Hello friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #48! Boy, do we have a fun challenge for you this round. We're creating cards based on our favorite book, movie or song. I chose my favorite book, The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. It's a wonderful story about a cooking school instructor and several of her students. 


After stamping out my images from Baked with Love, the first thing I did was choose my patterned paper. I had spotted the kitchen-themed print in the Our House 6x6 by Carta Bella, and I knew it would be the perfect backdrop for my images. I colored them all to match and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


For my focal panel, I trimmed down the pink and red polkadot patterned paper with the Large Cross Stitched Square Stackables and adhered all my images centered around the cupcake on the stand. To give them a place to stand, I added my greeting on an Everyday Sentiments Banner

I adhered the rest of my papers to my Ballet Slippers card base and popped the focal panel up with foam tape. As I finishing touch, I added just a bit of Crystal Stickles to the flour, salt, and frosting.


If you'd like to watch this card come together, click below or click the YouTube icon to watch it in HD! And don't forget to like and subscribe! Every bit helps! Thank you so much for your support.



And now its time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing creations the design team has come up with. And don't forget to play along with your own cards and projects inspired by your favorite books, movies, or songs! Have a great day!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Sweet Baby Shower - Lawn Fawnatics February Feature


Hey friends! Today I'm excited to be featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog with a sweet baby card combining Wild for YouElphie Selfie, and Hello Baby. All the details will be over there so I hope you'll check it out! And don't forget to enter our What's the Weather challenge while you're at it! ;)


If you'd like to see how this card came together, click below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! It truly means a lot. Have an amazing day!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Gnome One Like You - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #47


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #47! This month is all about that world-wide conversation starter: What's the Weather? My card is definitely cloudy with a chance of gnomes! ;)


I started with the brand new Oh Gnome! stamp set that is releasing this week, and combined it with SIX additional sets! Can you spot them all? They are Gnome Sweet GnomeGleeful Gardens, Fairy Friends, Bicycle Built for You, Party Animal, and Critters at the Dog Park. I colored them all in with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.




For the background, I started with a piece of pale blue cardstock for my sky and added some grass using the new Mushroom Border. I adhered my images and included a few clouds from Spring Showers for my weather element. 

I popped up the focal panel over a piece of Perfectly Plaid patterned paper and finished with a sentiment from Oh Gnome!


To see how this card came together, click below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team creations! We can't wait to see what weather-themed creations you come up with!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - February


Hello friends! It's time for the February edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! Today I'm bringing you a fun shaker card that saves the day using Super Cat.



I stared by stamping my images and coloring them with Copics, then trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created a cool sunset sky using Distress inks. I cut a shaker window "moon" out using the circle from Tag Builders Blueprints 7. Then I added the City Block die cut out of Black Licorice cardstock at the bottom of my scene.


I filled my shaker moon with tiny iridescent stars and chunky glitter, adhered my images with liquid glue, then finished off the scene with a sentiment using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips.


To watch, simply click on the video below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD. Don't forget to like and leave me a comment, too! I love to read your feedback!


Have an absolutely super day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

MFT & Friends February Release!


Why, hello friends! Today I'm so happy to be participating in this month's MFT & Friends celebrating the February Release! This one is seriously jam packed with cuteness, but my personal favorite is the new Birdie Brown set Birth-Yay. So many adorable jungle critters! 


To round out my scene I added a few scene setting images using Cutieasaurus. I colored up my cuties with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. I wanted to mix things up and add some fun patterns  so I pulled out the On-Point Patterns paper pad and used a blue chevron for my sky, and an olive triangle trio print for my grassy hill and die cut them both with the Elegant Rectangle STAX.


I chose two more patterns and layered those on top of my Grout Gray card base, then popped up my focal panel with foam tape to give it a little lift. I decided not to add any embellishments and just let those cool patterns and coloring shine. A Blueprints 29  sentiment strip finished off the card. 


If you'd like to see how this card came together, click below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support truly means the world.


Be sure to head over to the MFT & Friends post to see all the other amazing creations from the Design Team and crafty friends. With so much incredible product releasing this month, I know you're going to be so inspired!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Fairy Tale Wishes - Lawn Fawnatics #46


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #46! This round we've got a gorgeous color inspiration for you to use. I thought this dreamy color palette lent itself well to fairy tales, so I started by using Critters Ever After combined with Fairy Friends. Because I wanted to make a birthday card, I also added a small cake from Beam Me Up.



After coloring my images with Copics and trimming them out with the matching dies, it was time to work on my background. I wanted to do sort of a gradient effect with the color radiating out from behind the castle. So I blended Distress Inks on the upper half of my focal panel from the lower left to the upper right, getting softer as I went. Then I flicked on some gold flecks with the Nuvo Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen

I covered the bottom half of the panel with three layers of the Puffy Cloud Borders, and added my images. Instead of covering up that background with a banner, I decided to stamp my sentiment directly on the focal panel. Thank goodness for the MISTI! I finished up the card with a sprinkle of Iridescent Mini Stars.



If you'd like to see how this video came together, just click below, or click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much!



And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the amazing design team has created! You're sure to be inspired to play along! 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics January Feature + Valentine Card Series #4


Hey friends! Today I'm featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics blog with a fun, interactive card using Let's Toast, its matching dies, and the Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-on. I'll have all the other supplies and info over there so be sure to check it out!


This is also Day 4 of my 2019 Valentine Card Series, so I hope you'll take a look and enjoy the process video. Click the YouTube icon to watch there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe!


You still have time to enter our Lots of Love Challenge! This is such a fun one. I can't wait to see what you create!


Monday, January 21, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics #45 + Valentine Card Series #3


Good morning! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #45! We're coming up on the season of love, and our challenge this round reflects that! This is also Day #3 of my Valentine Card Series where I'm making cards for the Cards for Little Hearts Drive benefitting kids with congestive heart disease, so I wanted to keep this one fun and fairly gender neutral.


I started with Beep Boop Birthday and colored my robots with Copics to look like a boy and a girl. I added in a heart from Flamingo together and trimmed everything out with the matching dies.


For my focal panel, I used the Stitched Journaling Card to trim out some Narwhal cardstock and stamped a sentiment, gears, and bolts all over it in Hippo Ink. I added my images and popped it up over some BoBunny Woodland Wonders patterned paper that I'd trimmed with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables.


If you'd like to see how the card came together click below or use the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD. As always, don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples and link up your own Lots of Love projects to play along!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - January


Hey friends! I am so excited to be heading into my second year of guest designing with My Favorite Things! They are such a wonderful company to work with and lets face it -- I just adore their products! Today I'm bringing you a sweet valentine card featuring the new Cutieasaurus stamp set. Aren't these dinos just darling?


I started out by stamping my images and coloring them with Copic markers. The matching dies are always my go-to for trimming out. They perfectly match the images leaving that awesome white border that I love.

For the background, I started with Sno Cone cardstock and trimmed that down with the second largest A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 for my sky. On that I layered a strip of Sour Apple cut down with the Grassy Hills Die-namics. I tucked in two Grapesicle Snow Capped Mountains sans caps, and added some Grout Gray ground with the Spring Scene Builder.


To my card base I adhered two contrasting patterns from the new Sweet Stack paper pack and popped my focal panel over top with foam tape. As a final touch, I added my sentiment with an Essential Slanted Sentiment Strip.


Check out the entire video tutorial over on the My Favorite Things YouTube Channel, or simply click on the video below. And I would love it if you would give the video a thumbs up and let them know how I'm doing with a comment! I really appreciate your support. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, January 11, 2019

Valentine Card Series #2


Hey friends! Today I'm excited to bring you Day 2 of my 2019 Valentine Card Series! As soon as I saw these Lovely Pandas by Gerda Steiner Designs they stole my heart. Just look at that sweet expression! I stamped him onto an MFT Wonky Stitched Circle STAX and colored him with Copic markers.


I trimmed down my Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl patterned paper with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Everyday Sentiment Banners. I layered them up on my card base and popped the focal panel over top with foam tape.

As a finishing touch, I stamped a trio of little hearts in Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers ink and went over them with the Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Overlay pen.


Click the YouTube icon to watch the video in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe! And consider taking part in the Cards for Little Hearts Drive. It's such a worthy cause! Have a great day!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics #44 + Valentine Card Series #1


Hi friends! Today I've got a cute card to share with you for our newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Happy Little Critters! This is also the kickoff of Day 1 of my Valentine Card Series and I'm supporting a new card drive this year, so I'll have all that information a little further down the post. 


For today's card I used the adorable new mini set I Love You (Calypsos) combined with Critters Down Under and Chit Chat
I colored my images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the  matching dies. 

Then I die cut several pieces of cardstock with the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames to create a scene. I used a light blue for my sky, green for my grass, and white for the frame. The green I die cut with the Stitched Hillside Borders and then stamped my sentiment down at the bottom. 


I popped up my focal panel over some pink checked Gotta Have Gingham patterned paper, which I had trimmed down with the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables.

I finished off the inside by stamping in Bubblegum ink which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much.


As I mentioned at the beginning, I will be donating to a new card drive this Valentine season since the one I usually donated too is taking a year off due to a tragic fire and home rebuild. The Cards For Little Hearts Drive is another worthy cause that benefits children with congenital heart disease. Please do be sure to read through all the guidelines for submission and send in any cards before the deadline of January 31st. Cards must be RECEIVED by that date. I hope you'll join me in participating and blessing some wonderful kids!

And now its time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples. Then you can create your own Happy Little Critter cards and play along! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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