Monday, September 15, 2014


Guesting again for a super fun challenge over at Lawnscaping, this time make a card or project featuring CRITTERS GALORE!  Lawn Fawn has the sweetest critters so the challenge will be choosing which cute ones to use!

Ok, I couldn't choose, so I made two!  The first one I watercolored using the Narwhal from the Critters in the Arctic set.  Narwhal aren't usually found in Alaskan waters but I just loved his little horn which is actually a "tooth." Moose aren't often seen near icebergs either, but I just loved creating this little scene, here.

The font on this set is spaced perfectly and embosses so clearly!   
and now, the other Critter Card.

Hail, hail, the gangs all here!  A double feature with Critter's Galore!  If you liked Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods set you will LOVE Joy to the Woods!  The set has cute birch trees an evergreen log, a sweet little bird, fox and squirrel images and two beautiful sentiments. I used another cute critter, a bunny from the Snow Day set as part of the menagerie on my card.  
A lot of masking to arrange my critters where I wanted them using the Inkadinkado masking paper.    The little cardinal is popped up on dimensionals, as is the heart under my greeting. 

Hope these cards inspired you to stamp up your own CRITTER project and enter the Lawnscaping Challenge!  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Trick or Treat!

Another fun STAMPTEMBER stamp set this one by Kristina Werner.  Cute little puppy and kitty featured on this set with Halloween sentiments and fun little bats and spiders.

I love the MFT pinstripe background Jennifer McGuire used on several of her cards and love how it adds a simple background, and compliments the images.

Used Copic markers to color up the kitty and puppy and Hero Arts Soft Granite for the striped background.  Hero Fresh Peach for the solid sentiment.
It would take a sharp eye to see the purple accent card stock at the base of the card.  It's a beautiful purple color by PaperTrey Ink that I had in my stash.

Glossy Accents for the pups nose and the kitty's eye mask, Wink of Stella on the cape and bats.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Make a Wish - Avery Elle

"He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams."  -  J.R.R. Tolkien

Avery Elle's new "More Stories" has 4 more cute little critters and so many fun little accompanying images!  I could spend hours with this one set!

Sweet little fox made me think of that quote by J.R.R. Tolkien.  The little vines and sentiment came from the Storybook set.

Caught the sparkle of the Wink of Stella on the floating leaf.  Love, love Wink of Stella!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shine Brightly!

I was positively giddy when I saw this fun die from Simon Says Stamp!  I had plans!  So when it came, I teamed it up with some Cosmo Cricket Glitter paper that gives me goosebumps every time I use it!  The camera doesn't do justice in this photo but, trust me, it's gorgeous!

I've been looking for a fun set that had some circles in it and when I saw the MFT Bokeh Builder, I was smitten!  It has some fun sentiments and some really cool circles, some with a Bokeh effect. This was a super fast clean and simple design and I could see it working beautifully with a Christmas sentiment!

It's so glittery in real life with the die cut top layer popped up just slightly on some 3M tape for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy mail at my house this week! Lawn Fawn goodies, fun new things and much needed  replenishments are keeping me busy these past few days! I'm thinking everyone must be in love with the new Lawn Fawn Spooktacular set because it is beyond cute!  I've been stamping that adorable little kitty on everything!

Kristina Werner made a cute little card here.  I loved the style so much I worked it into my little Lawn Fawn rendition.

Way up North here, our leaves are changing, the temps cooler and these days I'm throwing a jacket in the car.  I love the warmer days of Alaskan summers because they are never "too" hot so I'm reluctant in welcoming fall but, these cute little Halloween images are making me smile!

Monday, September 1, 2014

GUEST DESIGN for Lawnscaping Challenge #89

You won't be needing an ice bucket for this challenge but, you can sing and bee happy while you create a fun, ONE LAYER card or project sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

 I'm super excited to be guesting on the LAWNSCAPING Challenge blog, today!  The ONE LAYER design is fun and challenging but, once you get started, it's hard to stop!  I chose a masking technique to create dimension on this card as well as a background stencil, and some embellishments to jazz it up. I just love to get carried away with gloss and glitter!  

My one layer wonder, here:

Such an adorable Lawn Fawn "Gnome Sweet Gnome," set. 
  • A little bit of fussiness with stamping and cutting out your masks but, remove them carefully and you can use them over and over, again.
  • Remember to stamp and mask the image to appear on the "top" of your scene, first (my bee) so it remains the image you see in the forefront.
  I love the look of these pretty mushrooms and have had them in my back yard/woods. They don't last long at our place as my husband patrols the yard picking them up as soon as we see them to protect our pupster gang from eating them and getting sick or worse. 

The Mix:


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall in the air

Little bit of fall in the 44 degree air, this morning!  Brrr!  It was beautiful with the sun shining through a few clouds here and there.  Yesterday, I noticed several yellow leaves on our birch trees and last night's breeze blowing through the bedroom window, was cooler.   There is no doubt that summer days are my favorite but, I'm embracing the change of seasons with this cute little Lawn Fawn fox from Into the Woods.

Background blue is watercolored on Tim Holtz Watercolor paper with Artists's Watercolors by Grumbacher, die cut with Lawn Fawn's stitched journal card.  I inset the stitched journal card, the fox and the chat bubble, as well, so all the die cut pieces fit into the background like a "puzzle."

A little wood leaf embellishment finishes off this simple fall greeting.

Happy Fall! (There, I said it!)