Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's cool for now...

but in a few years, my sweet boy will NOT want me to decorate his bag... hee hee
He loved the green and orange butterfly (his favorite colors).
This is for his picnic day tomorrow with the other kindergarten class...
only a few days left and he's a first grader... wow... how time flies.. sniff...sniff

Maybe It will be cool to have little notes from mommy in his lunch next year...

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Burbs
Ink: memento and Distress Peeled Paint
Coloring: Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits
Complete Dork:  Momma

I have been visiting all my favorites blogs, but have been having a heck of a time commenting... I keep getting sent back to the log in screen,  ugh..
I hear that other people are getting fuzzy pictures too.  This one is fine on the computer but fuzzy on blogger.. grrrr... I hope this all gets cleared up soon..
Lots of great projects out there in blogland!!  Thanks for visiting and I AM visiting you~Kelly

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thank You Card Featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps

Here's a "thank you" card for A's kindergarten teacher for the end of year gift. 
I still need to decorate the bag. 

This picture shows the tires a little better. 
I think I bought that embossing pen 8 years ago and have just started using it!

The inside.  Flowers from "Cruising Through Life" set and grass from "Critters in the Burbs".

  • Stamped bicycle image on the patterned paper and a few others to cut
  • Paper pieced the bike frame, seat, and basket
  • Colored the tire black, then used an embossing pen & heat embossed it with black
  • The hearts were stamped, colored, some glittered and some have glossy accents.  There's a little masking in the basket of hearts.
  • The blue panel was embossed and distressed on the edges
  • The top panel is raised with dimensional foam
  • I am VERY happy with the results.  One of my all-time favorites!

The design was inspired by this Sketch by Lucy Abrams from the Lily Pad Cards Challenge:

Two Peas in a Bucket:  Lawn Fawn Vendor Challenge
Wee Memories #57: Stamp It (2nd entry) sponsored by Market Street Stamps
Lily Pad Cards Challenge: Sketch "Lucy's Lovely Lines" sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Stamps all by LAWN FAWN:  "Cruising Through Life", "Bannerific", "Critters in the Burbs" (inside grass),
 & "thank you" freebie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress in Broken China
Papers:  Basic Grey "Olivia"
Other:  Twine, embossing powder, Zig embossing pen, Stickles, Glossy accents, Prismacolor Pencils, "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder, TH Edge distressor, gem brads, We R memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for looking. 
As I see the sun shining out my window today I am reminded how blessed I am. 
My heart goes out to all affected by the tornadoes!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Decorated Bag & Teacher gift

I am sharing a bag I decorated for our little guy's preschool teacher.
She has been just so sweet and loving towards our little guy as well as others and it is kinda sad to see him move on from "Miss Julie".  This is a little end-of-the-year gift for her. 
Inside the bag is an insulated cup with her first initial, lip gloss with SPF, sunscreen, a pack of tissues and some small drink flavor packs all to wish her a happy summer!

I inked up the front of the bag with Linen first to see how the ink would do and then added the other colors.  It "stuck" to the fold on the front, but I covered that part with my handmade grass.  This also added some texture to the front.   
I stamped the Lawn Fawn images on different Basic Grey papers and cut them out.  I added some Stickles and Liquid Pearls here and there for some fun. 

I thought the bag would be more reusable with "thank you" on the
front vs. a happy summer theme. 

What's inside:

I am entering this project into the following Challenges:
Wee Memories #57:  "Stamp It" sponsored by Market Street Stamps
Basic Grey Challenge #44: Mix and Match (see supply list)

Papers:  All Basic Grey!  (Olivia, Oliver and Cupcake)
Inks:  Distress in Linen, Broken China, Weathered Wood, Peeled paint and Memento Black
Other:  MM wire, craft bag, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents (on pink flowers), Prismacolor Pencils

I was going to make a matching card, but I think I'll let Matthew (age 4) make one. 
I'll post his if there's time to photograph it!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

WM56, L10, CCC57: grad card


My niece's graduation party is next weekend so I decided to incorporate a
graduation themed card with a couple challenges.
I printed one of her pictures and inserted it into my LF Polaroid stamped frame.
I added liquid pearls to the polka dot paper used for the Polaroid.


Wee Memories #56:  Get Sticky (MM rub on, Liquid Pearls by Ranger, pop dots, gems) sponsored by SRM Stickers

Lawnscaping #10: Polka Dots  sponsored my Mold Muse  (swiss dots cuttlebug folder, polka dot paper w/ liquid pearls, gems dots)

City Crafters Challenge #57:  Stripes and Polka Dots sponsored by the Ribbon Reel

Stamps:  "Say Cheese"& "Bannerific" by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento
Papers: from stash
Twine:  The Twinery

Thanks for coming by today!

Friday, May 13, 2011

WM55 & MOJO190: b-day card

Today's card was inspired by the sketch from the Mojo Monday blog and the elements required in the Wee Memories #55: C.R.A.F.T.S challenge (see below)
sponsored by the Greeting Farm.

C: color
R:  ribbon (I used rick rack)
A: acrylic (I used a clear button by Hero Arts)
F:  floral (stamp by Autumn Leaves)
T: twine by The Twinery
S:  stamps ("happy birthday" by Stampin Up and flower by Autumn Leaves)

The Sketch:

Other Supplies:
Papers:  Basic Grey "Cupcake"; Stickles; dot stubby stamp Stamps by Judith; gems; 1" EK circle punch

Thanks for coming by today!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

"Title" page for scrapbook

I am sharing the first page/title page I made for my niece's album. 
I only have a couple weeks left to finish it and I am right on pace. 
I have a junior year page to do and senior pictures
(may have to make blank ones and let her fill in photos and then it is finished).

I used a sketch from Beck Fleck's Page Maps from September 2010

Papers:  American Crafts "Everyday" and cardstock
Other:  Letters Cricut "Storybook", heart and circles "George"; flowers from stash, flower brads by DCWV, chipboard flourish Bazzill, twine

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 6, 2011

BG42 & Mojo189

Used this week's Mojo Sketch #189 for a mother's day card (act surprised, mom!).
This card features Basic Grey's "Olivia" line (YUM!)  and a charm by Making Memories.

Basic Grey #42: Be Charming  sponsored by Simon Says Stamp  (2nd entry)
Mojo Monday Verve Sketch #189 sponsored by Verve     (2nd entry)

Paper:  Basic Grey "Olivia" and cardstock
Ink Distress in Peeled Paint
Charm: Making Memories
Other: floss, flowers from stash, gems, MS butterfly punch, MM wire, pop dots

Thanks for coming by! 
Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Christmas/Winter card in May??

Inspired by FOUR different challenges, I created the Christmas card below.
I finished a layout using the Basic Grey Jovial line so figured I use some of the scraps and get a "jump" on the holidays.

The bunny was stamped several times on Kraft (sled), white (body),
cream (background) and BG stripe (scarf). 
The bunny was paper pieced, flocked and given a dollop of liquid pearl on the tail.
The sled was pieced also.

I really love how this card turned out. 
I love the layering in the sketch which highlights the beautiful patterns
 in this BG line of papers.  I have trouble layering and the sketch REALLY did the work!
I opted for the charm saying "wonderful" in case I decide to use it as a birthday card later...

Challenges for this project:

Paper: Basic Grey "Jovial" and cardstock from stash
Stamp:  "Winter Bunny" by Lawn Fawn
Ink:  Memento
Other: Jute twine, charm from Tim Holtz. flocking powder, Liquid Pearls by Ranger

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lawnscaping & Cupcake Craft: Party/C

Hi there!
Today's project is a birthday party invitation I made for our son's upcoming 6th birthday.
He had a Lightning McQueen birthday when he was four, but wants the same theme again.
He was probably inspired by the new movie coming out in June!
He wants a cake with a desert scene and cars.
I just used some car stickers from my stash vs buy Lightning McQueen ones. 

I am entering it into the Lawnscaping Challenge: Let's Party
The banner is from Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABC"

I am also entering this into the Cupcake Craft Challenge:  Begins with "C". 
I have a Circle card with a Car!

Stamps:  LF "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABC"
Ink: Memento
Paper: HL
Stickers: HL or M's

Party On!