Lawn Fawn Peek #1: Critters in the Snow (11-1)

Hi everyone!

How was your Halloween? I hope it was great.

It’s Lawn Fawn Sneak Peek time again.

Today, I’m sharing with you two projects made with the new Critters in the Snow set. This set and two more new Lawn Fawn sets go on sale at 12:01 a.m. EST on the 4th.

Meet sneaky peek #1.

Outside of the cloud, all the images and words on this one are from the new set. I had to resist everything in me to not try to get every single critter on this bag. I can’t get enough of the set’s cute little critters. 😉

And meet sneaky peek #2.

The deer and “deerie” are from the Critters in the Winter set. The “Merry Christmas” and bow are  from Lawn Fawn’s Bows & Holly set.

To see some more peeks of this set in action, check out the blogs of the other Fawny girls:

Lawn Fawn







That’s all for now! Be back tomorrow!

Today’s card (10-31)

Hi all!

Happy Halloween! 🙂 Hope you are having a spooky kind of day.

I’ve got one not-so-spooky card to share with you today.

Meet today’s card.

This was a fun one to make. I combined a couple different Zva Creative embellishments – the pearl flourish and crystal frame.

Believe me, it looks all simple, but it is totally deceivingly simple. 😉 It was kind of like putting together a big puzzle when I made it. It took a little while to figure out how to cut the paper to follow the flourish and then to cut the flourish to fit in the frame.

The papers are from Melissa Frances’ Kitschy Kitchen collection. The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Press. And the flower and a brad are also from Zva.

Be back again later.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card and a peek (10-30)


First, meet today’s card.

Dummmm… dummmmm…. dummmmmmm. 😉 

I scored one of those much talked about, much coveted Winter Wishes stamps from Unity that are on the newsstand copies of the Nov./Dec. issue of Paper Crafts.

Being one who can’t let a good stamp go to waste,  I decided to work up a little set of mini notes with it. 😉  I also made purple, green, red and orange ones just like this one. Simple, easy and perfect the pile of gifts I will soon be wrapping up.

Second, I’ve got a peek of sorts to share with you. Really, it’s just an itsy bitsy, teeny tiny peek.

This is a card made with November’s Studio AE stamp set by Ali Edwards from Technique Tuesday. I’ll share the whole shebang next week. 😉

You can catch a couple more sneaky peeks of the set in action on my new friend Nichol’s blog by going here.

That’s all for now. Be back later, gators.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (10-28)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

This is a little something I worked up the other day.

The skates and words are from Papertrey Ink’s super cute On Ice stamp set. The polkies are, too, from Papertrey. And the holly is from Technique Tuesday’s Good Cheer by Ali Edwards stamp set.

The twine is from the biggest cone of Baker’s Twine you have ever seen. 😉 Everything else is from the old stash-a-roo.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back again soon.

PS…. Don’t miss out on the new call for submissions at Paper Crafts magazine. You can check it out by clicking here. The deadline is Nov. 8.

Go-to Challenge: My Stamp Box (10-17)

Hi everyone!

It’s time again for another Go-to Challenge. I know, you were waiting for it, right? Kidding. 😉

This month, we challenged each other to create something with stamps from My Stamp Box. We all just dig their stamps.

In case you are just tuning in, the Paper Crafts Go-to-Gals bound together and challenge each other once a month to make something with a certain manufacturer’s products.  It’s just for a for-fun thing. It’s always fun to see what oneanother has come up with.

Enough background. Let’s get to the card.

Meet the card I came up with for the challenge. It’s also today’s card. 😉

I don’t know I love the color combo, but I was in the mood to break from the norm and try something different.

The cityscapes and words are from My Stamp Box’s Neighborhoods set. The patterned paper is from Echo Park Paper. The rest is from my stash-a-roo.

Be sure to check the blogs of Betsy, Kim H., Kim K. and Maren today to see what they came up.

That’s all for now. Be back again soon!

Zva Blog Hop and CKC contest winners!

Yep! It’s a great day because I’ve got a couple prizes to give away.

First, the winners for the Zva Creative DT Blog Hop for October have been selected. And guess what? One of the five winners of $30 worth of Zva products came from this blog.

And that winner is….

drum roll please….

Margie Visnick!

Congrats Margie! I’ll be in touch shortly to get your snail mail addy so Zva can send out your prize.

Be sure to check these Zva DT members’ blogs because  the four remaining Zva winners can be found on them:





And how about that CKC-Seattle crop prize package of four T-shirts and four tickets to the Seattle crop?

A big thanks to everyone who took part by mentioning the convention!

The winner chosen at random is…

get ready for it….


Danielle Mahaffie!

Congrats to Danielle! I’ll be in touch shortly! 🙂

A big thanks to everyone who has stopped by the over the last few days. You all always have a way of making my days a little brighter!

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop (10-25)


Hi everyone!

It’s time again for another Zva Creative blog hop.

Today, the gang is teaming up again to share a project created using some of our favorite Zva Creative products. I hope you will take the time to join us.

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes’ blog. You can get there by clicking here. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package …YAY! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it’s important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Oct. 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it’s best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday…plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post…you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer’s blog post to qualify. But the more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you have to win.

Enough talk about the hop.

Meet my project and today’s card. 😉

The gold flourish is actually just one flourish that I cut into two pieces. Here’s a picture of what it looked like before I started assembling the card.

That’s all for now.

So I’m sending to you the next stop on the hop, which is the blog of the fabulous and super kind Angelica Franssen.

Take it away, Angelica!

Thanks for stopping by. Be back again later.

Tooling Around: the i-top and i-rock (10-22)

Hi all!

I’m over on the Paper Crafts blog again today, talking about tools.

This time, I am showing the basics of the i-rock and i-top tools from Imaginisce. Be sure to check it out.

I wanted to share a couple bonus projects again today on  my blog.

So meet #1.

I used the i-top to make the large circle brads from patterned paper. I used the i-rock adhere the gems.

And meet #2.

This is a small gift of hair clips I made with the tools. The circles snap onto the clip. The flowers also fit on the snap. It’s pretty neat when you pair the flowers with one of the buttons together.

I used the i-rock to add the gems to red circle.

I feel like I just barely scratched the surface with these tools. But what I found so great about them is you can use them with so many different materials.

The i-rock makes it possible to adhere gems to fabric, paper, leather, vinyl and even transparencies. I also like that you can draw a pattern like a flourish, set gems on your design and use the tool to adhere them in place.

The i-top allows you to make a whole lot of brads, buttons and more with fabric, patterned paper, cardstock, pictures and more. That is pretty cool if you ask me.

To see a few more projects, be sure to check out the Paper Crafts blog. Here’s a peek to wet your tastebuds.

That’s all for now. Be  back soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

PS. Don’t forget. Today is the last day to take part in the CKC Seattle referral contest. One lucky person will win and have four T-shirts and CKC Seattle crop tickets waiting for them at the show. Here’s the post with all the details.

Tooling Around: The L Letterpress tool (10-21)

Hi all!

Today, I’m over on the Paper Crafts blog talking again about tools.

This time, I am talking about the L Letterpress Tool from Lifestyle Crafts. If you haven’t heard of the Letterpress, it’s a pretty amazing tool for paper crafters. It allows you to achieve the look of letterpress, which is basically debossing paper and filling the debossed areas with ink.

Go to Paper Crafts Connection to see exactly how the tool works as well as three projects I made with it. Here’s a peek of the projects from over there.

And I’ve got three bonus projects to share with you here today. 😉

Meet #1.

I used four of the Letterpress’ printing plates on this one (3 flowers and 1 word). I inked only the thanks word when I did the printing. I left the flowers uninked.

Meet #2.

I used one of the large background printing plates made for the Letterpress on this one. I did kind of a masking technique here. I set a circle cut from cardstock on my paper and then printed over it. After I finished printing, I removed the circle and got the cool white circle.

Meet #3.

I wanted to see how the Letterpress worked when I made several cards and changed out the ink colors. Believe it or not, I printed 10 cards with the Christmas tree printing plate. I switched between green and gold inks so I got a real assortment. Then, I printed several sentiments with black ink. I cut them up and then added them randomly to the cards.

That’s all for now.

Be back again tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s not-a-card project (10-20)

Hi all!

Meet today’s not-a-card project. 😉

I teamed up with some of the Lawn Fawn fawny girls today to do a bit of a blog hop. We partnered with Michelle from It’s in the Bag to make some packages for goodies and gifts.

The base of the package I made here is one of It’s in the Bag’s nifty glassine envelopes.

I filled it up with nut mix and then decorated it up for a party. I used Lawn Fawn’s Teeny Tiny Backdrops, Bannerific and Sophie’s Sentiments.

 I think these bags would make fun favors for a birthday party. You could swap out the colors and make them for a holiday party, too!

To see what the other Fawny girls came up with, go check out their blogs:

Kelly (aka: the original Fawny Girl)





If you are a Lawn Fawn fan, be sure to check out Michelle’s blog, too. She’ll be posting some projects with Lawn Fawn on them today.

That is all for now. Be back again soon!