06/22/2017Hi crafters!! I have a with a birthday card set featuring lots of Lawn Fawn (LF) today! I started out by stamping the adorable pinata image from the LF Year Seven stamp set 5 times and coloring them in different color themes with my Copic markers. Then I die cut them with the coordinating Year Seven cut set. All of the “happy” words are stamped using a stamp from the LF Happy Happy Happy stamp set and different LF inks (all shown in the supply list below)., and die cut with the coordinating die from the LF Happy Happy Happy cut set. The “birthday!” word comes from the same stamp set. The papers for the frames is from the LF 6×6 Watercolor Wishes paper pack. There was a lot of gluing in this project, and my trusty, always-go-to Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue worked perfectly as always! Thank you for visiting, have a great day, and Happy Crafting!
06/16/2017TGIF, Crafters! I hope you’ve had a good week! This is Valerie here today with some pirate birthday fun using lots of Lawn Fawn! The main feature here is Lawn Fawn’s new Ahoy, Matey stamp set; I had so much fun creating an adorable scene with pirates, a chest full of gold and diamonds, and a cute pirate’s ship and palm trees in the background! Then, I decided to enhance the birthday theme with a balloon and cake from the Elphie Selphie stamp set and coordinating cut set. The sand and background sky are created with applying distress ink onto Ranger Watercolor paper using Round Mini Ink Blending Tools. All of the images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. I finished the card by nesting the scene into a coordinating opening cut into a piece of patterned paper that comes from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pack. Thank you for the blog visit! Have a great day, and a wonderful weekend! ~Valerie
06/08/2017It’s time for my first post with DriveByCrafts (store here!)! And for this special post, I chose several new & adorable My Favorite Things (MFT) products! I created 2 cards (I couldn’t help it!). For this first one, the main feature is the 2 lions, and they come from the MFT Lions and Tigers stamp set. And in the background under a sheet of vellum, I couldn’t help but add 2 sweet giraffes are from the MFT Giraffing me Crazy stamp set. I also added 2 more little cuties, the butterfly and the bird, from the MFT Springtime Critters Stamp Set and its coordinating die set. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored them with Copic Sketch markers. I applied distress ink to my grass die cut with my Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool. I really wanted to color one of the striped tigers, so I made another card, this time a shaker card! I pulled out the MFT Tag Builders Blueprints 6 Die-namics so I could create a shaker card this time! The shaker pouch is MFT’s 2″ Circle Shaker Pouch. The sentiment is stamped onto a tag strip cut from a die from MFT’s Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics set. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great rest-of your-week, and Happy Crafting!
06/01/2017Happy June 1st! Wow, summertime is here! Not only am I happy about THAT, but I’m thrilled to be joining a fantastic new design team, Drive By Crafts (for the on-line store, go here)! And to start off my time with this great team, I created a sweet card featuring a new My Favorite Things (MFT) stamp set, Giraffing me Crazy. The scalloped oval is an older MFT die set. And the paper is also an older collection by MFT. The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copics. Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!
05/30/2017How about that fabulous Lawn Fawn Summer Release?! I am loving it, and I bought almost the entire thing! Today I’m featuring both brand new and older Lawn Fawn (LF) sets; the “brand new” I have for you today is the cute mini set, Duh-nuh. There are also a ton of older LF products being used, and they are all listed in the Supply List at the end of the post. All of the images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Paper, and colored with Copics. I painted several of the images with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella, and added Glossy Accents to the fish’s air bubbles. The final touch was adding Pretty Pink Posh Cobalt cupped sequins in 4mm & 6mm. Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting, and stay tuned for Thursday, June 1st, when I’ll have a nice announcement to share!