Monday, January 15, 2018

Love Letters - Valentine Card Series #4 and Lawn Fawnatics #21


Happy Monday, friends! It's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! This time we have got an absolutely gorgeous mood board to inspire you! 

For my card, I wanted to ink up the Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set and incorporate the gorgeous colors and photo prompts into my Copic coloring. I inked up my background, mimicking the way the light pours through the trees in the top right photo by leaving the center diagonal bright, and I added a speckled effect drawn from the photo at the bottom right. My bluebirds were taken from the scrap of sky in the top center.


I added a stitched edge using the Stitched Rectangle Stackables and die cut the center with the Stitched Journaling Card popped that up with foam tape for some added dimension. A few dabs of Glossy Accents was the perfect accent to finish things off.


I made three versions of this card for the Cards From The Heart Card Drive benefitting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. There's still time to participate if you'd like to! The kids are so deserving.


It's also Day 4 of my 2018 Valentine Card Series! Click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch the video there in HD, and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! It means so much!


Now please head on over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team projects and check out our mood board and get inspired!

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monster-Sized Love - Valentine Card Series #3



Hey friends! I'm finally back after a week of the flu. Yuck! But I'm on the mend, and itching to get crafty! Today I'm bringing you Day #3 of my 2018 Valentine Card Series using the adorable Monster Sized stamp set from My Favorite Things.

The outside of my card features two of these cuties accenting the sentiment, which I die cut out of a white panel with the Love You Die-namics. I also used the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX to jazz up the outside edge with that great stitching detail. The pretty patterned paper peeking through is from the Hearts & Stripes 6x6 pad

To finish things off I added some Glossy Accents over their eyes to give them some dimension and shine. With kids, I find it's all about the details! 

I made two of these cards for the Cards From The Heart Card Drive benefitting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Please consider participating! It's such a worthy cause. The deadline for all cards to be received is January 31st, so you still have about a week or so to get your cards made and sent off.


As always, I did some fun stamping on the inside of the cards, which I'll save for the video. I also have a fun announcement that you won't want to miss! Click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe for more videos!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Love Like No Otter - Valentine Card Series #2



Hello friends, welcome to Day 2 of my 2018 Valentine Card Series! Today I'm playing with the utterly adorable Avery Elle Otterly Fantastic stamp set. I actually stamped out four of these guys and colored them with Copics in either browns or grays, just to keep them a little different.

Then I created background with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, and stamped a sweet sentiment with Lawn Fawn Plastic Flamingo ink. I added a strip of MFT Hearts & Stripes patterned paper die cut with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders down the side to tie back in to the seashells and fish. Simple but cute!


All of these cards will be going to the Cards From The Heart Card Drive benefitting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. This is such an amazing cause! I would love it if you would consider participating. Check out my Valentine Card Series Day #1 post for all the information.


And now for the video. Clink on the YouTube link at the bottom right to watch the video in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much! 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Cards From The Heart Drive + Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #20 + Valentine Card Series #1


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #20 and also the kickoff of my 2018 Holiday Card Series! Today I'm playing with the adorable Lawn Fawn Milk and Cookies stamp set to go along with our Fun With Food Challenge! Too cute!


It's also Day #1 of my Valentine Card Series, which coincides with the Cards From The Heart Card Drive, benefitting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. This is such a worthy cause! We would love to see as much participation as possible. Last year Winter collected over 7,000 cards that went to 21 hospitals, 2 foster homes, and even a nursing home! What a blessing to so many people.


If you would like to participate, here are a the guidelines:

*Create handmade cards of a Valentine theme ONLY - no get well soon, feel better, or prayers. These kids know they are sick. We want to give them one day to forget!

*Cards should fit in an standard size envelope (no need to include any) and be for any gender or age.

*No buttons, enamel dots, or anything that could be pulled off and become a choking hazard.

*Absolutely no glitter of any kind. If it looks sparkly, the hospital will not accept it. This is a safety precaution for children with breathing issues.

*Include a cheerful greeting and sign with your first name and state. No last name, city, blog address, or any other personal information should be included.

Send cards to:
Winter Sims
Card From The Heart Card Drive
P.O. Box 754
Warren, TX 77664

*Cards must be RECEIVED by January 31st to ensure that Winter has enough time to sort, repackage, and send out the cards to the hospitals.

That's it! Pretty simple if you think about it. It's all about bringing smiles to these kids faces. They are so deserving!


Please see Winter's blog post for any additional information.


And now for the video! Click the YouTube link at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD and please don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much.


Please hop over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples and link up your Fun With Food projects to play along.

Here's to an amazing 2018!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sea-sons Greetings - Holiday Card Series #15


Hey friends! Merry Christmas Eve! Today I'm bringing you the fifteenth and final installment in my 2017 Holiday Card Series, and I saved my favorite set for last. I feel in love with Waffle Flower's The SEAson the minute I laid eyes on it, and it was actually the first holiday stamp set I bought for my series this year! My brother is a diving instructor, and I knew that this would be the perfect Christmas card for him and his family.


I watercolored my images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created a background with Distress Inks on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Finally, I added a festive strip of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Milk & Cookies 6x6 pad to tie in with Santa's hat and the candy canes.

I hope you enjoy the video! Click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much!


Thank you all so much for your wonderful support this year! I truly appreciate each and every one of you. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday! I'll see you in the New Year!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Feature + Holiday Card Series #14


Hey friends! Today I'm happy to be featured over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog with a card using one of my favorite holiday sets, Cheery Christmas combined with the Photoplay Mad 4 Plaid 6x6 pad

I colored the reindeer to look like a beautiful albino deer that lives in the woods on my street. The locals call her Olive, and they say it's lucky if you spot her! So far my hubby and sons have all seen her, but so far I've only seen pictures. I hope to spot her soon!




Isn't she lovely? All the info on how the card came together will be over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog, so I hope you'll hop over and check it out. I also have a video for Day 14 of my Holiday Card Series. Click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe!


You still have a few days left to enter our Favorite Stamp Set Challenge! I hope you'll play along!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Kitties - Holiday Card Series #13


Hey friends! Welcome to Day 13 of my Holiday Card Series. I'm winding down! Today I'm using the adorable Christmas Kitties by Gerda Steiner Designs. Isn't that just the cutest? I paired it with the  Doodlebug Milk & Cookies 6x6 pad, which has some fun, non-traditional Christmas colors.


The focal panel was die-cut with the MFT Stitched Square Scallop STAX, and the rest of my patterned papers were trimmed with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables and the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders which I just flipped upside down to get that nice, curved line.


I loved the combination of this image and these papers so much that I decided to make three different versions of it. Which one to you like best? I'm partial to the tuxedo cat, because he reminds me of my Great-Grandmother's cat when I was a little girl. :)


I finished things off with a little Crystal Stickles and did some fun stamping on the inside with Lawn Fawn Celery Stick ink, but I'll save that for the video. Click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like and subscribe!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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