Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Lovin' Birthday - Lawn Fawnatics #55


Hey friends! Welcome to the 55th Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! This round we've got some poppin' color inspiration for you -- perfect for summer! I decided to make a summertime birthday card featuring On the Beach and Flamingo Together.


Summer always makes makes me think of the beach, so I thought I'd create a beach party scene. I heat embossed my images on Bristol Smooth Surface cardstock, then watercolored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Once they were dry, I trimmed them out with the matching dies.


To create my little beach, I sponged Distress ink onto another piece of Bristol, with the sand becoming the foreground, and the sea extending seamlessly into sky. I trimmed down the focal panel with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and mounted it to a Mermaid card base. Then I adhered my images with foam tape, including a sentiment, which I white heat embossed onto Black Licorice cardstock.


To see how this card came together, click below or watch in HD on YouTube! Don't forget to like and subscribe! I'm getting so close to 20K! Every little bit means so much.


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawntics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples. Then you can get inspired by our color challenge and get crafty! I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - June


Hello there! I'm so excited to be here for the June edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! Today I'm showcasing the new set by Birdie Brown Friends with Fins. I don't know about you, but I am all about the sea-themed images for summer!

I love how many of the MFT sets work well together, so I also brought in images from Birdie Brown's Gill Friends and Beach Buds. I colored them all with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


To create my background, I sponged Distress Ink onto a piece of Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock, using Peacock Feathers for the water and Mowed Lawn for the glow at the bottom. I cut down some Cement Gray Cardstock and created a window using one of the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics. I heat embossed a sentiment, popped the frame up with foam tape, and added my images with foam tape as well.


I also finished off the inside, which you can check out in the video. Click below or head on over to the MFT YouTube Channel to watch! And don't forget to hit that thumbs up button and leave me a comment to let me know how I did with these amazing products. I hope you all have an incredible day! Thanks so much for watching!

Monday, June 3, 2019

A Treat for You - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #54


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #54! This round is all about parties -- from invites, to favors, to decor. I decided to create a little treat container that would be perfect for a doggy birthday, or even just a little gift for your favorite four-legged friend.




I created my dog house favor by using the Milk Carton die, and decorated it using Say What? Pets and Critters at the Dog Park, with lots of accessories with the Scalloped Treat Box Spring House Add-on. The images were colored with Copics. I added a sentiment to the front and back and filled it with mini dog bones. There are so many ways to close this up, but since dogs are usually impatient when it comes to treats, I just went with a simple decorative paperclip. Easy on, easy off!


 If you'd like to see how this dog house treat favor came together, watch the video below. 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 samples. Then you can get creating your Perfect for Parties projects and play along!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics May Feature


Hey friends! Today I'm thrilled to be featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Blog with a cute card for our Spectacular Skies Challenge. As soon as I saw the new On the Beach set I knew I had to create a polar bear on vacation card. Even they deserve a trip to the tropics every once in a while!

I'll have all the details plus more photos over there, so please head over and check it out. If you'd like to see how this card came together, click below! Thanks so much for stopping by!





Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - May


Hey everyone! I'm so excited to bring you the May edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! This month I was so inspired by the cuties of Kangaroo Crew. Aren't they just adorable? And I knew I wanted to make a birthday card, so I combined it with a few accessory images from Birdie Brown's Birth-Yay.


I colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created a background scene for them with an A2 Rectangle Frames panel and some Distress ink with the Cloud and Drifts & Hills Stencils.



I replaced the outside edge of the frame with Peach Bellini Cardstock to match my card base, and popped that whole panel up with foam tape. Then I layered it on top of a pretty plaid patterned paper from the Sweet Celebrations Paper Pack.


I had so much fun creating this card! If you'd like to see how it came together click below or visit the My Favorite Things YouTube Channel. And please don't forget to like and comment and let them know how I did! Thanks so much for watching. Have a great day!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Butterfly Skies - Lawn Fawnatics #53


Hey there, welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #53: Spectacular Skies! If you love creating cool scene cards with sky backgrounds, this is the challenge for you! I decided to showcase Butterfly Kisses  on today's card, since I can't think of anything much cooler than a sky swarmed with butterflies!


I decided to give my Copics a rest, and instead pulled out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, which I haven't used in a while. I think I fell back in love! The colors are so vibrant and pretty with so little effort! I watercolored my images, let them dry, then trimmed them out with the matching dies.



Sometimes the simplest backgrounds are the most effective, because they really allow the images to shine. I did a watercolor wash with more Zigs on a Stitched Journaling Card and adhered my images with a combination of foam tape and Glue Tube. Then I finished it up by popping it up over some pretty patterned paper.


To see how this card came together, click below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch 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 samples. Then you can get busy creating your own project with Spectacular Skies!

Monday, May 6, 2019

New Puppy to Love - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #52


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #52! This round is all about Pet Love, which could not have come at a more perfect time, since I just got a brand new puppy! We'd been so sad since the passing of our beloved Zadie the week before Christmas, and we decided we were finally ready to open our hearts to a new little fur baby to love!


Meet Gemma! She's an 8 week old Australian Shepherd, and she is such a little love bug! So far she's a total mama's girl, and I could not be more pleased. There's nothing sweeter than snuggling with a little fur ball with puppy breath blowing in your face! Lol! But seriously, she's already stolen our hearts and we couldn't love her more.

And yes, she has her own instagram, so if you love adorable puppy pics, feel free to follow. But now, back to today's card. I knew the star had to be the puppy from Bicycle Built for You, which I colored to look like Gemma. To give it more of that element of surprise, I decided to have her jumping out of a box from Holiday Helpers. And I also used images from Critters in the Dog Park to create my own patterned paper for the background. 


I colored everything with Copics and added my focal images on a Stitched Circle Stackables layered onto a Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables. I  trimmed down my background with an Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and added a sentiment from Rub-a-Dub-Dub on an Everyday Sentiment Banner


If you'd like to see how this card came together, click on the video below and stay tuned to the end for bonus puppy pictures! And if you enjoyed it, 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 samples. Then go and get creative using your pet for inspiration! What a fun one this will be!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics April Feature


Hey friends! I'm so happy to be featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog today with this sweet unicorn card. I created it for our current Sketch Challenge, but I reimagined the sketch in a few different ways. I'm sharing some of my tips and walking you through the whole process in my post over there, so I hope you'll go check it out!

You can also see the whole card come together in my video tutorial. Click the YouTube icon to watch it in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It means the world.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - April


Hey friends! I'm so happy to be back for another edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! This month I fell in love with the adorable animal selfies from the new Birdie Brown set, Picture Perfect. There were so many cute ones to choose from, but I decided to pair up the jungle critters.

I colored my images starting with the background using a dot technique to look like there was more jungle foliage just out of focus. Then I colored my monkeys in warm browns and the sloth in cool browns for some contrast. The Selfie Square Die-namics perfectly trims them out. 

I die cut two Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics out of Blu Raspberry cardstock and used the #Captions Die-namics to add my sentiments. I popped out the letters and replaced them with new ones in Grout Gray.


I took a standard A2 sized Sour Apple card base and stamped over the surface with the All Lined Up Background in coordinating green ink. Then I layered my polaroids so that they were overlapping slightly.

To finish up the card, I "hung" my animal selfies from the Tree Branch Die-namics, and added leaves in various sizes to both the branches and also one to each frame down near the sentiments.


To see how this card came together, click below or visit the MFT YouTube channel to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to hit that thumbs up button and leave me a comment! I always look forward to your feedback.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a crafty day!


Monday, April 15, 2019

Dino-mite Birthday - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #51


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #51! Today we've got an awesome sketch for you to try! I personally love using card sketches as inspiration for new designs and layouts for cards. On this card I'm featuring the adorable Rawrsome stamp set. Too cute!


I colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. For my focal panel I used a Stitched Circle Stackable with a Grassy Border on the lower half. I added two clouds from Spring Showers to complete the scene.


For the background I took a piece of Narwhal cardstock and layed long, thin strips of colored cardstock diagonally across the panel. Then I trimmed it down with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I popped my focal panel over top with foam tape and finished off the card with a greeting on an Everyday Sentiment Banner stamped in Hippo ink.


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! It truly means so much!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the amazing design team samples! And don't forget to link up your own card sketch projects to play along!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Choco Bunny - Lawn Fawnatics #50


Hey friends! Today I'm sharing my card for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Fun with Food. Unfortunately, that's all I'm sharing at the moment, as I have been sick in bed with a nasty case of the flu since last Wednesday. I will be back soon with card details. The video will take a few days longer, as I have been unable to record the voiceover due to all the coughing/strained voice. I'll get it up as soon as I can. Be well, all. Hugs.



Friday, March 22, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics March Feature


Hey friends! Today I'm happy to be featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Blog with another card for our Case Challenge! This time I'm featuring Llama Tell You and Stuck On You. I'll have all the info on the products used over there, plus more photos, including the older card I used as inspiration. Can you guess which one it is?


If you'd like to see how this card came together, watch below, or click the YouTube icon to view it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! You still have time to play in our Case Challenge! I'm so excited to see your new and old inspiration!


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!

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