Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Featured!

 YEY!  I have been featured on the one stamp company that got me going in stamping!  LAWN FAWN!!! I found them several years ago before I even had stamps, dies, markers, inks or anything!  I was addicted to watching them color and stamp and die cut the cute little images!  Long story short, and LOTS of  money spent later... 

I'm not only really excited, I'm completely Honored that the lovely designers choose to feature my sweet little card!


Challenge was Dies Only

Dies I used:
Smiley S'more
Small Stitched Rectangle
Puffy Cloud Borders
Stitched Hillside Borders
Trees from Shadow Box Card
Logs and fire from Shadow Box Card Fireplace Add On
Hearts from Scalloped Box Card Popup
Big Hugs from Big Scripty Words



Thank you!  And, I cannot wait for the next challenge!  So much fun!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Newton's Nook Challenge 173

 So, I finally got one of the funniest Newton's Nook set ever!  Newton Loves Tacos!  I just could not WAIT to make a card with it!  Life kept getting in the way, but I was able to get some good ideas together, then I saw a color challenge from Newton's Nook so I said GAME ON!

What great Colors! Oh look LIME!  

I was inspired by a couple of my Favorite Designers!  

She often does "Ink Smooshing" on her blog, and I love how she takes a piece of plastic (she uses a clear stamp pouch, I usually use the clear plastic wrap that comes on stamp sets) and uses it to see where she is placing the ink, controlled ink smooshing. I of course chose the 4 colors and did 4 different back grounds using the this technique.  Full disclosure, I use this technique ALOT!  Its fun to mix and match the colors, and it makes such interesting backgrounds!

I love Laura and her fun videos.  "Dimension is LIIIIIIFE!!!"  
Anyway, She often does backgrounds by taking strips of paper and gluing them down to make patterns.  So, I did that!  See this blog post about 50 seconds into the video she does the "strip it up" technique.

Green:  I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and Zig  Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor markers in 045 Pale Green and 004 FL. Green
Yellow:  Distress Ink in Antique Lenin and Mustard Seed
Orange: Distress Ink in Scattered Straw and Orange Marmalade
Pink: Distress Ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry

I then cut them in as similar as I could diagonal strips and placed them on the table in order so I could pick and choose.  Since I had 4 single backgrounds, I was able to do 3 card backgrounds.  I had to cut a few of them to make them fit, so there wasn't enough to make 4. 

I then used my tape runner on a solid piece of card stock and placed the strips in order, and trimmed the edges so they would be a little smaller than a standard A2 card.

Since I just HAD to use lime, here it is!

Alcohol markers for Newton and the Marg
Random Paper Scraps from my Card Making and Scrapbooking Fun!
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for stamping

TACOCAT spelled backward is TACOCAT

Alcohol markers for the TacoCats
Random Paper Scraps from my Card Making and Scrapbooking Fun!
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for stamping
Washi Tape (probably from my mom who ordered it from Wish)
The orange thread is from Newton's Nook Packaging!  NICE!

Taco Tuesday!

Alcohol markers for the Taco Eatin Cat
Random Paper Scraps from my Card Making and Scrapbooking Fun!
Distress Ink Picked Raspberry on the circles
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for stamping

I hope you like these cards as I had an HUGE BLAST making them and I so totally love this set!  I will be using it A LOT!  So fun and cute!  Thanks Newton!

Monday, March 28, 2022

Newton's Nook Challenge 170

This is my adorable entry into the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge 170, which took me several tries to get Newton just right!

I used Newton's Nook Ornamental Newton for the stamp, with a little creative masking to make it look like a ball instead of an ornament.
Other products:
Distress Oxide in Blue Prize Ribbon and Wild Honey
Copic and other Alcohol Markers
Gelly Roll white gel pen
Ranger Ink Emboss It Pen Clear
White Embossing Powder

Circle stencil is one that me and my husband designed and printed out on our 3D Printer!  
Sentiments is my own hand writing

the original stamp set, sadly is retired, and one of my favorites!  
Newton's Christmas Stamps are some of the best out there!

I used a sticky note to stamp first, then trimmed out the parts I wanted to mask, and then stuck them on the stamp, inked it up, then used my MISTI to do the work.  It took me several tries to get it right, then, this happened....

I just HATED the coloring!  It was stamped on inexpensive cardstock and the ink bled pretty awful.  I also hated the color choices.  the first two cats didn't do well, the inside of the ornament still stamped a little, and one I didn't trace the circle well.  By the way, did you know that a standard poker chip is about the same diameter as this ornament?  Yeah!  I thought it was cool too!

So hope I win the random drawing, since I only have Christmas stamps, cactus, and a valentine themed stamp.  I want to get some of the new spring sets!!

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Having fun with a Challenge!

I am loving doing some card challenges!  I actually submitted my very first challenge to Newton's Nook, let me know what you think!

I used the Cultivated Cacti stamp and die set for the back ground, and Cuppa Cactus stamp and die set for the really cute cactus in a cup!!!  

AND, my first time out I was selected as a favorite!  YEY!  So, I get to use this badge and I'm so excited!  I will be doing more of these challenges, first of all they are really fun, and you could win store credit so why wouldn't we do it!

Friday, February 18, 2022

Christmas Card and Tags 2021

 I feel like I've dropped off the face of the earth for a while.  We have had several health scares in the family and I've been away from blogging just as I was starting up again.  I have been making cards since, but unable to post until now.

My husband and I got into designing stencils and printing them on the 3D printer!  This was our attempt at layering, with the leaves and the berries.  I think it turned out nice!  And, I added the smiles for fun!
The candy stripes is ALSO a home made stencil!  

Distress Oxides - mowed lawn, candied apple
Kindred Stamps - Santa's Elf
Lawn Fawn - smiles from Pizza my Heart, sentiment from Merry Messages
Copic Coloring

I love making Christmas scenes! 
Kindred Stamps - Merry Whatever (retired)
This tree is from a random stamp set I got years ago, but it's awesome!
Copic Color
Distress Oxide - Ocean

I LOVE making Tags! I don't buy them anymore!  I have a TON of Christmas themed paper so I try to use it as much as possible

Avery Elle Merry Circle Tags and 
Avery Elle-ments Holiday Circle Tags
Lawn Fawn inks in Fish Tank, Sunflower, Jalapeno, Lobster
(Note, these inks are AMAZING, but the Lobster totally stains the stamps!)
various stickles to match

I made cards for Jake's Teachers, this turned out so freakin cute!
Brick Stencil is home made by me and Dean!
Distress Oxide Fired Brick and Black Soot

Lawn Fawn Die Shadow box card dies with Fireplace Add On
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Square Window Add On
The portraits are just snippets from a really colorful Christmas printed paper I had in my stash

This is a spinner card!  I just absolutely LOVE this nutcracker set, and since the guy is symmetrical, he spins well!

Newton's Nook Nutcrackers
Glitter and other printed cardstock
Copic Coloring

I also had to make a bunch of last minute cards that I wanted to "mass produce".

Simon Says Stamp Happy Poinsettia
Avery Elle Merry Circle Tags sentiment
Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster, Jalapeno, and Sunflower
Red Stickles