Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week, Thankful Mice, Small Stitched Leaves

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn Inspiration! Today we are sharing our creations using the new mini stamp set, Thankful Mice, it's coordinating dies, and Small Stitched Leaves. This mini set is so adorable and I've said in the past that I just love Lawn Fawn's mini stamp sets because they put such cute images and sentiments all into one little package. This set would pair well with other sets, both in the new collection and with some old sets, to create some really cute scenes on cards. With this card, however, I thought I'd so something a bit simple--with the watercolor background panel and have the little mice standing on their little pieces of cheese. I also used some Lawn Fawn trimmings in the color, tangerine, and used the Small Stitched leaves dies to add a little accent to the card. For the leaves, the scalloped panel, and the card base I used Neenah environmental cardstock.

For a closure look at this set, an intro video, and more DT samples feel free to head over to the Lawn Fawn blog by clicking here. You can also entire a comment on their blog for a chance to win these new products!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week, Pillow Box Die

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Welcome to another Lawn Fawn inspiration day! Today we are featuring the new (and adorable) pillow box die. This die would be perfect used all on it's own BUT Kelly also designed some really fun add ons; such as, the new Peek and bat die, and the give a hoot dies. These dies can turn a simple pillow box die into a cute little bat--perfect for Halloween, and you could also turn an ordinary pillow box treat into a little owl. So cute!

For a closer look at what you can do with these dies you can head over to the Lawn Fawn Blog and check out Kelly's intro video, as well as all of the DT samples. You can even enter for a chance to win a prize!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week, Booyah

Friday, August 21, 2015

Welcome to another Lawn Fawn Inspiration week! I'm always super excited for LF's new releases and I'm always so happy to share my creations with everyone. When I created this card I couldn't help but do a watercolor background. I used two distress ink colors: Black soot, and Dusty concord. If you take a close look at the cardstock in back of that watecolored panel you'll notice a new shade from the Lawn Fawn paper collection (that will be shown in greater detail during inspiration week). This new stamp set, Booyah, is so cute and has so many different elements to play around with to create the most adorable ghost trick or treaters!

To view more about this stamp set you can head over to the Lawn Fawn blog by, clicking here, and you can also watch the intro video for this stamp set so you can get a few ideas! While you're at their blog you can also look at all of the other DT samples. I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope you have a great weekend. Happy crafting!

Pretty Pink Posh Product Release Blog Hop

Thursday, August 6, 2015

 Hello! Welcome to my blog--if you are stopping by from the blog of, Jeanane Jachna. Today is an exciting day because Pretty Pink Posh has come out with another great collection of steal dies. Paulina, has released: Stitched Speech Bubbles Dies, Storybook 1 Dies, and Twine and Bows Dies.
The stitched Speech bubble dies would be great for pairing with Lawn Fawn critters; or ever creating some speech bubble cupcake toppers for a party. You could also use these stitched speech bubbles dies as little windows in your cards and have a sentiment in one window with a little critter peaking out of the other. There are tons of possibilities for this this set.

I just love the Storybook 1 dies, set. I love how the stitching on the largest rectangle would work perfectly for crating a shaker card but it would leave an amazing stitched edge details on your cardstock and still have a window for your shaker. Much like the shaker shown below (the mermaid card), so you can image how awesome that card would look with stitched detailing around the boarder.

The twine and Bows dies has got to be one of my favs from this collection. I think it's so unique and I can definitely image all the things you could create with this set, especially for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I really like that there are three different size bows, and I would just love how these would look on any project!
Now for the fun part! Paulina is going to give away two $25 gift certificates to those who leave comments on any of the blogs along this hop. The winners will be picked randomly and comments must be left by 11:59pm PDT on 8/9/2015; and, the winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Next on the hop is, Lisa Elton--Thank you so much for stopping by and if you get lost on the hop I have included the full list of blog participants!

The full blog hop list is as follows:

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Happy Crafting!

Designer Series with Mama Elephant, Friend Indeed

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hello! It's Nicole Gavaldon here with another designer series blog post featuring the sweet stamp set, Friend Indeed. I just love all of the Mama Elephant sentiment stamp sets because you can use them in so many different ways; and, with so many different stamp sets, too. What I love the most about this set is the large hand scripted 'friend' stamp. I think it's so pretty and I can image stamping this in so many different colors but on todays project I'm simply stamping it in black ink because of all the different colors going on the background. I thought it would be cute to make the sentiment the focal point of this card and so I thought taking a smaller image from the set, Sunday Stroll, would work out perfectly--and I was right! 
Lately, I haven't been able to make a card without reaching for my distress inks to do some wild and free watercoloring, and while making this card I used the distress ink colors, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, and Spiced Marmalade--on some Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock (my fav) and then die cute that out using a stitched rectangle die, and also used my favorite ME dies--the Femme Frames die set. I really can't get enough of that set I think it adds so much to my cards!
To finish the card off I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, in the colors, Metallic Gold, Sparkling clear, and Pink Blush. I just love how all of the colors came together and I can't wait to make more cards and projects with this great set, Friend Indeed.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Video Blog Hop with Laura Sterckx from Making Cards is Fun

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thank you so much for stopping by! I was approached by the very talented, Laura Sterckx, from the Making Cards is Fun blog, and she asked me to join in on a fun video blog hop! It feels like it's been so long since I made an actual video for my own Youtube channel and I'm pretty excited that I got a chance to do it. You may be wondering why Laura has gathered a group of crafty gals together for a video hop and the answer is because she's hit a major milestone on her Youtube channel and has reached a total of 7000 followers! This is the reason why she decided on putting together a great big video blog hop. 
In this video I'm using a variety of Mama Elephant products as well as some Lawn Fawn Products, too. Feel free to watch the video (show below) for a details description of the products used while creating this card. 

Laura, is also offering a chance to win lots of prizes and even a coupon code from Ellen Hutson. Feel free to click the following link for more information on winning prizes and for the full list of videos on the hop! Good luck and I hope you enjoy my video and all of the other videos on this hop! 

Happy crafting and thank you for stopping by! 

Stamp Highlight, Mama Elephant, Blessed

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Today the Mama Elephant blog and design team are creating our samples using the stamp set, Blessed. You may have already seen this set because I used it for the Stampede blog hop, but it's fun to revisit this set and create something new with it! This time around I used the "Lucky" scripty sentiment along with the, "I feel so" and "to know you" phrases to create one custom sentiment. I also used the stamp set, Tandem Extras--because the images in that set are too cute and I just love using them.

All of my cards have been created with a watercolor background these days and this card was no exception. I went to my trust Tim Holtz distress inks and chose two simple colors to create this grassy background. It was so much fun to create this with this set and I hope you will love it as much as I do.  To view more DT samples feel free to head over to the ME blog by clicking here.

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