Saturday, September 30, 2023

Cozy Blue Jays Card - Lawn Fawn Feature

Hey friends, today I'm thrilled to be featured over on the Lawn Fawn blog and YouTube Channel with this sweet Fall card featuring Winter Birds and Scripty Autumn Sentiments. I tried to create blue jays for this one, just to give the birds a different look in their cozy attire. I'll have all other details in my post over there and in the video tutorial as well. I hope you enjoy it! Click below to watch or find it here on YouTube. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 29, 2023

Hey Ghoul Friend Card - Hello Bluebird Previews Day 2

Hey friends, I'm back again with Day 2 of previews for the brand new Hello Bluebird Fall/Halloween Release. We started out by showing you half of the new products in yesterday's post and today we are bringing you the rest, just in time for the release to go live TONIGHT, September 29th at 7pm MST (9pm EST). My card today actually features two of the new stamp sets, Sabrina and Spooky Text. I colored the images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For the background, I used the moon die from Full Moon to cut a mask and added it to a piece of Bristol. Then I blended over that with Distress Oxides. Check out the video tutorial below for the full range of colors. Then I did some splatter detail and peeled off the mask and added a little extra color in the center of the moon. Then I die cut the Winter Woods Overlay from black cardstock and popped that up over top. Added a sentiment and my images and a bit of sparkle too!

If you'd like to see how this card came together, click below or here to watch on YouTube. I really hope you enjoy it! Be sure to stop back at my channel later on today for a full video overview of the entire release. And check out the rest of the design team's inspiration on the Hello Bluebird Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Pumpkin Spice Bunny Card - Hello Bluebird Previews Day 1

Hey friends, woohoo! Today I'm so excited to bring you Day 1 of Previews for the brand new Hello Bluebird Fall/Halloween Release! Today and tomorrow we will be showcasing some of the new products before it all goes live on Friday September 29th at 7pm MST (9pm EST). My card features the adorable Peek-A-Boo stamp set, which I absolutely adore. I colored the images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with their matching dies.

For the background, I trimmed down a piece of Bristol with the Nesting Deckle A2 dies and blended on Distress Oxide Inks in Kitsch Flamingo, Carved Pumpkin, and Bundled Sage. Then I stamped my sentiment at the bottom and adhered my images. For a full list of supplies, see the description box below the video on YouTube.

If you'd like to see this sneak peek in action, click below or watch the video tutorial here on YouTube, and don't forget to like and subscribe! I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek, plus an overview of the entire release, so be sure to stop by then. For now, visit the Hello Bluebird Blog for even more inspiration from the design team using the brand new release!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Art Journal with Me #21 - Go Where the Heart Takes You

Hey friends, today I'm excited to bring you my September Art Journal with Me video with a bookish theme that I adore! Last weekend was my birthday and I spent the day in Pittsburgh visiting the Carnegie Main Branch Library plus six different bookstores and it was the best! So this month's spread is definitely inspired by that. I started out in my favorite Square Watercolor Journal and pulled in patterned paper from the Stamperia Vintage Library collection.

I love lots of layers, so I also included Washi Tape TicketsVintage Postage Stamp Stickers, and even Vintage Book Pages from Alice in Wonderland. And for my personal item, I tore the whale logo from a paper bag from one of the book stores, and also included the number 9, for the ninth month, which is when my birthday falls. I also created a little door that opens and leads into a story world, which do by reading every single day.

If you'd like too see how this month's spread came together, click below or find it here on YouTube. I also invite you to craft along with me, or grab a snack and just hang out. Either way, I hope you enjoy the video! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 22, 2023

Sunflower Thanks Card - Lawn Fawnatics Feature

Hey friends, today I'm over on the Lawn Fawnatics blog with another card for our Awesome Autumn Challenge. This one has a bit of a story behind it, as it was inspired by a beautiful handmade birdhouse that someone recently gifted me. I wanted to make her a special thank you card in return, and this is the result. I combined a whole bunch of stamp sets, including the new Winter Birds and Winter Birds Add-on, with Our Friendship GrowsA Bug DealChristmas Dreams, and Scripty Autumn Sentiments. All have all other supplies and details listed over there, so I hope you'll check that out!

 To see how this card came together (and a photo of the inspiration behind it) click below or find the video tutorial here on YouTube. I really hope you enjoy it! If you do, please be sure to like and subscribe. I so appreciate your support. Thanks so much for visiting today, friend!

Monday, September 18, 2023

Hay Ride Birthday Card - Lawn Fawnatics #157

Hey friends, or should I say Hay friends? Today I'm so happy to bring you our newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Awesome Autumn! Bring on all the cozy cards! For my card, I was itching to ink up the new Lawn Fawn Hay There, Hayrides and create a fun scene at the pumpkin farm. I stamped out additional images from Hay ThereHappy HarvestHappy Village, and Jump for Joy, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

To build my background, I started with a Mermaid card base and stamped my sentiment at the top in Blue Jay Ink. Then I layered on Stitched Hillside Borders in Noble Fir and Cilantro Cardstock and a Simple Stitched Hillside Border of Kraft Cardstock for my field. Then I adhered my images with liquid glue.

If you'd like to see how this card came together, click below or watch here on YouTube, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Also, be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has created to inspire you, and to link up your own Awesome Autumn creations! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Mama Elephant's 11th Anniversary Stampede + Kicking of my Holiday Card Series

Hello friends, it's Day 3 of the Mama Elephant Stampede and I am so happy to be helping them celebrate 11 wonderful years in the stamping industry! Today we're hopping to show off the brand new release with a bunch of other talented designers. Mama Elephant will be choosing 5 random winners from the comments on the participants posts across social media so be sure to leave some love and to check back on 9/18 for the winners of each of the $20 gift certificates up for grabs! The full list of today's stops are listed down below.

For my card I combined the new Holly's Reindeer with the Slim Woodland die for a fun snowy scene that is also the kickoff of my 2023 Holiday Card Series! I'll have a full video tutorial on my YouTube channel with the entire Copic coloring and card making process. I really hope you enjoy it!

I know you have more hopping to do, so I won't keep you, but be sure to check out all the great deals and free gifts with purchase available at the Mama Elephant store, including 10% off your entire order, no code needed! That deal ends at Midnight tonight, so be sure to shop while you can! Happy Anniversary, Mama Elephant! It's been a joy to celebrate with you!

Day 3 Hops:

Friday, September 15, 2023

Fall Gratitude Card - Hello Bluebird Feature

Hey friends, today I'm so happy to be featured over on the Hello Bluebird blog with a card that uses some Springtime stamp sets to create a fall card. I combined images from Bloomin Happy and Garden Party with Fall Banner Buddies and I love how rich and warm this one turned out. I'll have all other supplies listed over there, so I hope you'll check that out. Of course, I also have a video tutorial for you, if you'd like to see how this one came together and see the full coloring process. Click below or find it here on YouTube. Thanks so much for watching! I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, September 11, 2023

Dandelion Wishes Card

Hey friends, today I've got a sweet and subtle fall card combining two adorable stamp sets, Mama Elephant's You Raise Me Up and Dandelion Wishes. I colored the images with Copic markers to match some patterned paper from the Echo Park Our Baby 6x6 pad. Even though it's technically a baby-themed pad, I think the colors work great for this seasonal transition between Summer and Fall.

For the background, I started with Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock, which I trimmed down with the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Mushroom Border. Then I watercolored them with Distress Oxides, using a combination of Saltwater Taffy and Antique Linen for the sky and Bundled Sage and Rustic Wilderness for the grass. I popped that up with foam tape over the patterned papers, which I layered on a Speckled Eggshell card base. And as always, I finished with a bit of Stardust Stickles.

I really hope you enjoy this one! I think it turned out so sweet and could work for a variety of occasions from birthday to best wishes for any new venture. Click below or watch it here on YouTube. If you do like it, please don't forget to subscribe! Lots more fall content is on its way. Have a great day!

Friday, September 8, 2023

Making a Card with Leftover Colored Images

Hey friends, today I have a bit of a different video for you. I wanted to use some pre-colored images that have been sitting on my desk for a very long time -- some of them for YEARS -- and try to create a card. This is so out of my usual routine for card making. I normally come up with a concept first, then choose my supplies, then color my images to match. I find it really challenging to color the images without that concept in mind, which is why when I do, the images just sit there in my little dish on my desk forever.

But today I'm busting out of my comfort zone, using a couple images from a MFT Birdie Brown stamp set that is sadly no longer available. Still I thought the images were too cute not to use. I combined it with a background that I also created probably a year ago and has just been sitting in my desk ever since. Hopefully the tips I share in this video will inspire you to create a few cards using your own leftover images and backgrounds.

All of the supplies that I could find links for will be listed in the video description over on YouTube, so be sure to check that out if you are looking for any of these items. Especially that gorgeous, bold floral patterned paper from the Simple Stories Bunnies + Blooms 6x8 pad. I really hope you enjoy this real-time card making process video! Thanks so much for watching!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Filled with Fall Thanks Card - Lawn Fawnatics #156

Hey friends, it's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge and this tome we've got a beautiful color palette to inspire you. I was absolutely influenced by the Autumn leaves in the photo as well, and went with a fall theme for this one. I combined images from You Autumn KnowLet's Go Nuts, and Our Friendship Grows, colored them all with Copic markers and trimmed them out with their matching dies.

For the background, I took Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock and blended on Distress Oxide Inks. I used the Cloudy Stencil for the sky with Salvaged Patina and Speckled Egg. Then I trimmed down another panel with the Slimline Grassy Hillside Borders and blended on Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover.

I trimmed down both pieces with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and adhered them to a Speckled Eggshell card base. Then I adhered my images with a mix of liquid glue and foam tape. For my greeting I brought in Scripty Autumn Sentiments and finished off this card with some Stardust Stickles.

To see how this card came together, click below or watch on YouTube. And don't forget to like and subscribe! Also, be sure to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the design team's creations, and to link up your own and play along. We can't wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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