Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another set of Lawn Fawn Fall & Halloween Themed Cards

Hi there!  I'm back today with some more Lawn Fawn Fall and Halloween themed cards.  :)

Up first I have a card using one of my favorite images from Lawn Fawn's Critters In Costume set.  I colored my images with Copic markers and then kept it really simple by just rounding the corners, adding some washi tape and a little bit of Stardust Stickles on my stars.

Up next I have a little card using some Doodlebug papers along with Papertrey Ink's Polka-dot Parade #7 mini stamp...  (So I realized last minute that this isn't actually a Lawn Fawn card, but I think it captures the same spirit so I decided to throw it in with this share anyway).  ;)

And for my last card... I created a fall scene by mixing several my Lawn Fawn favorites.  The fox and sentiment came from their Into The Woods Set, the trees are from Critters of The Forest & Sweet Christmas, the clouds dies are from their Spring Showers set and the woodgrain print is from their Woodgrain backdrops.

I love my Lawn Fawn stamps and how they always inspire me to pull out my pens and color like a kid again.  I hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for checking in with me today.  :)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pebbles Home+Made Colors of Fall Layout

Hello there!  I thought I would pop in today to share a layout which I created for the Pebbles blog a couple weeks back using some more of Jen Hadfield's Home+Made collection.  :)

I was challenged to create a layout with the theme "the colors of fall" and this was my take on that.  As many of you know I love the patchwork look so I created a stitched blanket of sorts behind my photo.  Big blankets just scream crisp fall weather to me.  ;)  I also used the bracket die (which was intended for making banners) as a shelf to help ground my photo.  I am completely loving the die set that comes with this collection--It is super versatile!  :)

For my journaling I used one of the tag stickers from the collection with a vellum over the top which I ran through my printer.

I fussy cut three of the flowers to create my focal point.  I then took the super cool new burlap sheet and diecut my leaves from it (using an older Tim Holtz die by Sizzix).  The burlap has these adorable polka-dot printed on them, but my leaf was small enough that the dots were getting lost on them so I simply flipped them over and added some hand-stitching for a little interest.

I finished off my layout with some over-sized gold foil alphas from the collection and a stamped sentiment which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

For my flower centers I shared a super simple tutorial over on Pebbles blog using just a few basic supplies that you may already have on hand.  Make sure to hop over there and take a peek.

Thanks so much for stopping by.   :)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Doodlebug Santa Express Christmas Holiday Layout

Hi there!  I have have a new layout up on Doodlebug's blog today.  :)  I can't begin to express my excitement at working with this year's Santa Express collection!  It is filled with so many beautiful patterns and darling images!  And can I just gush over how much I love the addition of the bubblegum pink and swimming pool?!

For my title I layered a circle over one of the darling new doilies and arranged my letter stickers using parchment paper (a trick I learned from the amazing Melinda Spinks).

To from a little border along the top of my page I used the reverse side of the tags from the Christmas Tags Craft Kit inspired by a wonderful Scrapbook Generation's sketch.  I love how these tags are double sided!

To decorate my little tag embellishment I punched out a 1-3/4" circle from the very merry paper.  A little stitching, star jewel, a snip of a border sticker and some washi tape and I was done with my simple tag.

To complete my visual triangle I have a third little grouping in the bottom right-hand corner of my layout using my favorite Doodlepop from the collection.  Isn't that sweet tree irresistible?!  To form my border along the bottom I used a strip of pistachio lace washi tape--I love how at a glance it looks like I die-cut a fancy border, but in a fraction of the time!

I hope I've inspired you a bit today!  I can't wait to see what you create with this fun collection!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

A Lawn Fawn Halloween After Dark Card Set

I don't know about you, but I ADORE all things Lawn Fawn so I was thrilled to find some time recently to play with a few of my favorite sets.  I made so many that I am going to break them into a couple different posts and I'm going to call today's cards "Lawn Fawn After Dark".

This first card was actually featured in Paper Crafts Magazine's Stamp It! Card Challenges almost a year ago.  I was just waiting for the right season to finally share it.  ;)  It uses their older Happy Haunting set along with some papers by Pebbles.

Up next is a card using Lawn Fawn's adorable Critters In Costume set.  To create my background I used distress ink, masking off the moon portion.  I then splattered it with water and when it was completely dry, I heat embossed the stars with white embossing powder.

My last card mixes a few sets including Trick or Treat, Heebie Jeebies, Happy Haunting (for my trees) and Home Sweet Home which I gave a completely new look to by coloring them in with black Copic makers.  To create my starry sky I added little dots of gold stickles glitter glue.

Creating night time scenes are super fun!  I hope I've inspired you to give it a try.  Thanks for hanging with me today.  :)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lori Whitlock's October Blog Hop with Halloween Layout

Welcome to Lori Whitlock's October blog hop!  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog or if you're just joining us you can start from the beginning at Lori's blog.  :)

Today's project uses some photos that are very near and dear to my heart.  My sweet neighbor passed away from ovarian cancer this past August and she loved Halloween so I wanted to create a layout that was a tribute to her and her love for the holiday.  I think she looks so beautiful in these photos!

You can read her story HERE and while you're at it, make sure to read up on the often missed signs of ovarian cancer HERE.  She lived every day to the fullest and I am so honored to have had her in my life, however short it may have been.

These little layered embellishments that I created with a few of Lori's newest cutting files are so much fun to work with.  I decided to offset the moon layer a bit to give my fence a moonlit glow and make it pop more against the black background.

To create my layout I used the following cut files available in Lori's shop:

This week you can get 30% off all her and Kolette Hall's amazing cutting files and fonts using the code "SPOOKY" through October 19, 2014.  :)

She is also offering 30% off all her darling digital kits over at Snap.Click.Supply. using the code "LWOCT14HOP", but you have to hurry.  The code is good for today only.  ;)

She also is giving everyone a free cutting file.  Head over to her blog to check it out.  :)

Make sure to check out all the inspiring projects at my fellow teammates blogs.  Your next stop in the hop is Traci's Blog.

Paper Team:
Digital Team:
Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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