Hashtag Happy Birthday Card

by egarcia on July 29, 2014

Hi all,

I have a fun happy birthday card for you today using some Lawn Fawn oldies but goodies.

il_570xN.626290737_jgw2I just love creating scenes with Lawn Fawn critter stamps.  The background paper is from the Surprise! Collection by Bo Bunny.  Such great birthday papers in this collection.

il_570xN.626179328_2lukFor the focal I first started with the #Awesome stamp set.  I used the photo frame from that set, stamping it onto some white card stock.  I used distress inks for the sky background.  I stamped and die-cut the cat, snail, and butterfly from the Critters in the Burbs stamp set and used copics to color them all ink.  I then used Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border die to create the grass.

il_570xN.626290795_cwo3For the sentiment I die-cut the sentiment strip using MFT’s Sentiment Strips dies.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the #Awesome stamp set with black ink.  Finally I added some twine across the top of the card and that was it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Sunday: Dancing in the Rain

by egarcia on July 27, 2014

Hi all,

Scrapbook Sunday is back today with a blast from the past, 2004 to be precise.  Yes, I’m still working on that scrapbook album, slowly making progress.

IMG_2067bThese are some of my favorite photos of my daughter and I being playful together.  She was such a silly goose at that age.  For the papers I turned to one of my Personal Shopper kits.  I used the Pretty Little Posies paper pack from Hot off the Press which was included in the January 2014 kit.

IMG_2073For the title I pulled some very old die-cut letters from my stash.  I used the tag from the Pretty Posies Die-cut sheet that also came in the kit.  The die-cuts also included that lovely banner you see across the top of the page.

IMG_2080The kit also includes a number of embellishments.  I used this bird clip and tied the ribbon around it.  I used glossy accents to glue the metal clip onto the page.  It’s probably about the best glue to use for a heavier embellishment like this one.  IMG_2081Finally I added the stitched burgundy ribbon and the three die-cut buttons.  I added some brads to the centers and that was it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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Lawnscaping #86: Thank you Sunflower Card

by egarcia on July 24, 2014

Hi all,

My mojo has been struggling a bit lately, but what better way to get it back than to play along with the Lawnscaping challenge.  This one called for some watercoloring.

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I decided to use the challenge to get a head start on some fall-themed cards.

IMG_1989I decided to keep it pretty clean and simple on this one and focus on the watercoloring.  I started with Gina K. Designs card stocks, Warm Cocoa and Sandy Beach.

IMG_1993For the water coloring piece, I used Lawn Fawn’s Our Friendship Grows for the images.  I stamped the sunflower and the vase onto water color paper and I used distress markers to water color.  I find these to be super easy to water color with.  I used the coordinating die-cuts to cut the images out.  Finally I added some lawn trimmings in the form of a bow and that was it.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  And don’t forget to “like” and “pin” this post.

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Hippo Birdie To You Birthday Card

by egarcia on July 22, 2014

Hi all,

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog.  I’ve been doing a little bit of traveling and spending some quality family time.  I’m back today with a fun little birthday card using Lawn Fawn goodies.

il_570xN.626352126_exwnFor the patterned paper I used Bo Bunny’s Surprise! collection, which is full of great birthday themed papers.

il_570xN.626352186_9ip1Of course my favorite part was creating this cute little scene.  First I used the #Awesome set from Lawn Fawn to create the instagram photo.  I stamped the photo frame onto patterned paper and cut it out.  For the inside of the photo I started with some white card stock cut to fit inside the frame.  I used distress inks for the sky.  Then I used Lawn Fawn’s grass border to create the grassy bottom.  I then stamped and die-cut the hippo, birdie, and the birdie’s hat from the Year Four set and used my copics to color them in.

il_570xN.626463203_bfdyFor the sentiment strip I stamped the sentiment from the Year Four set with Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

And if you liked today’s project “like” it on Facebook and “pin” it onto Pinterest, using the handy dandy buttons on the bottom of this post.  See you next time!

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Hi all,

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketch and the Simon Says Stamp July Kit. First here’s a look at the sketch they have over at the FMS blog this week.

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Then here’s the card I made.  I took some liberty with the shapes and created two panels with rounded corners instead of creating one with the banner end as in the sketch.

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For my card I used the card stock, patterned papers, and stickers from the July SSS kit. I’m just loving playing with this kit this month.

IMG_1996For additional embellishments I created the paper button using the Round Buttons die from Memory Box and used some twine for the holes in the button.

IMG_1995Then I took the Lipstick Red ink that comes in the kit, colored in some white card stock, used a hearts punch to punch out the three hearts.  Then I used my Wink of Stella and glossy accents to create those glittery shiny hearts.  I love the combo of Wink of Stella and glossy accents to create your own embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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