Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015! Looking Forward to a Better (Healthier) Year Ahead

I've been busy with prep for CHA! I'm looking forward to seeing some special friends at the show that is quickly approaching. Lawn Fawn has some amazing new products coming out and I can't wait to share them with you here.

I had some favorite cards and projects from this past year:

I only managed one layout this year, I will have to do better next year considering I've added another grandson!

I'd like to wish everyone a very blessed and happy 2015!


Friday, December 26, 2014

Tags for my grandsons

A couple of tags.

Lawn Fawn - Winter Penguin + coordinating die, Forest Border, Winter Gifts, Stitched Journaling Card, Large Stitched Journaling Card, Snow Day 6x6 paper, Peppermint Lawn Trimmings

For this one I used a very old Stampouri wood block stamp for the message.
Lawn Fawn - Making Frosty Friends + coordinating dies, Forest Border, Winter Gifts, Stitched Hillside Borders, Stitched Journaling Card, Snow Day 6x6 paper, Peppermint Lawn Trimmings

I hope you all had a lovely holiday! I enjoyed spending time with our extended families, lots of joy!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's Christmas Eve!!

I am sliding in just under the wire with my Christmas cards this year. I finished up my gift tags and gift card holders this morning and the wrapping of gifts will commence shortly!

Here's some more Christmas card designs for 2014:

Lawn Fawn - Snow Day 6x6 paper, Smitty's ABCs, Scripty Joy

Lawn Fawn - Snow Day, Joy to the Woods, Stitched Circle Stackables, Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Peace Joy Love 6x6 paper, Peppermint Lawn Trimmings
original inspiration for this card from Emily HERE

Lawn Fawn - Snow Day, Joy to the Woods, Peace Joy Love 6x6 paper, 
Stitched Rectangle Stackables
original inspiration for this card from Tamara HERE

Essentials by Ellen - Home & Hearth by Julie
Lawn Fawn - Peace Joy Love 6x6 paper, Stitched Hillside Borders, Stitched Circle Stackables, Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Hero Arts - sentiment

These are the gift card holders I made with the handy Zipper Panel die from Ellen Hutson.

Simon Says Stamp Large Circle stencil 
Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls, Winter Gifts, Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp Wide Stripes Background Stamp
Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls, Winter Gifts, Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater; Sweater Words and Appliques

Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater; Sweater Words and Appliques

I will share some tags tomorrow!

Happy Christmas Eve! Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sweet Birthday Wishes

I had some fun coloring the cute images from Lawn Fawn's Milk and Cookies and got some inspiration for a birthday card. I love how it turned out and I can't wait to send it to one of my sweet friends!

I colored all the images with Copic markers 
and die cut them with the Milk and Cookies coordinating dies.

I created a custom sentiment by cutting the "sweet wishes" stamp so I could stack it with the birthday stamp from Happy Everything and then white emboss it on the Sweater Weather circle. I stamped the tiny hearts on the cookie jar with Hero Arts Raspberry Jam ink, it was a perfect match to the colors in the Sweater Weather paper ("cold snap" 12x12 paper and Petite Paper Pack). I used Circle Stackables Lawn Cuts and Scalloped Circle Lawn Cuts to create the pretty background for the yummy cookies and milk table scene. The base panel of Sweater Weather paper was die cut with the  Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables die; it fits an A2 size card base. These dies are so perfect for me since I can't seem to cut anything straight and the stitching adds a wonderful finish detail.

This card is featured on the Lawn Fawn blog today, yay!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rustic Birthday Card

My son Andy recently celebrated a birthday, his 31st! I'm sure I'm not old enough to have a kid that old. He worked at Hume Lake Christian Camps in the Kings Canyon National Forest for a few years after high school. He had many, way too close, encounters with bears so I knew he would get a kick out of this card design. Bears, woodgrain, and trees; perfect elements for a guy card. By the way, I've had a number of bear encounters at Hume Lake too, luckily they were not too close.

Lawn Fawn - Love You S'more + coordinating die, Chit Chat + coordinating die, Forest Border, Stitched Hillside Borders, Small Stitched Circle Stackables, Walnut Notecard
Neenah Solar White Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock; Copic Markers E31, 33, 35

thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Tropical Christmas Card

We have special friends who moved to Hawaii this year. I thought I would send them a card with a tropical theme.

I die-cut some Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die then used Distress inks to do some really quick watercolor. The colors I used are Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Vintage Photo. The palm tree is from the Lawn Fawn set Critters From the Past and it's colored with Copics,  The stars from Lawn Fawn's Trim the Tree were stamped with Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. The sentiment is from the Nativity set by Simon Says Stamp.

Quick and easy with the perfect message!

nancy ♥

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nativity Christmas Card

I'm so glad I got the Simon Says Stamp Nativity stamp and die set. I just love how perfect it is for making simple but meaningful Christmas cards.

I did the coloring with Copics. The star was die cut then colored with a Gold Wink of Stella marker.

nancy ♥

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Card #2

I love the theme of Christmas trees for making Christmas cards. I combined several Lawn Fawn sentiments from lots of different sets to create this simple card design. I think I like the one without the patterned paper layer best.

I lined up all the sentiments in a tree shape on my Fiskars stamp press and stamped with Versamark ink. Then I added the holly and star before I used Hero Arts White embossing powder and heat set. Some really simple Copic coloring finished this design.

Lawn Fawn products used: Deck the Halls, Winter Gifts, Bows and Holly, Joy to the Woods, Trim the Tree, Snow Day 6x6 paper, Stitched Rectangle Stackables