Lawn Fawn: Cruising Through Life

Hello all!

Another day. One more Lawn Fawn card. 🙂

Today, the Fawny bunch is playing with the new Cruising Through Life stamp set.

With that, meet today’s card.

I played it simple this time, using just the pinwheels and a sentiment from the stamp set. 

Rather than messing with coloring in the pinwheels, I stamped them on patterned paper and cut them out. Each one has a pearl placed on the center.

The paper I used is from Cosmo Cricket’s Social Club collection. Such lovely stuff.

 To see more projects that use Crusing Through Life (and get more “in action” shots of the new set), check out the blogs of the other Fawny Girls:

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That’s all for now. Be back later.

Lawn Fawn: Bon Voyage


It’s another day of Lawn Fawn fun.

Today, the gang’s playing with the Bon Voyage set.

So… meet today’s card.

The cloud and plane are from the new set.

The “hi there” is from Sophie’s Sentiments. The star background is from Teeny Tiny Backdrops. To make the clouds, I stamped them on felt with good old Memento ink. To get them to stay on the card, I used Zip Dry from Beacon.  I let it sit for a couple minutes and then they were good to stay on the card forever and ever.

To see more projects that use Bon Voyage, check out the blogs of the other Fawny Girls:

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Be back tomorrow!

Lawn Fawn: Admit One

Howdy, hello, hiya!

I’m joining my Lawn Fawn pals today for an all new Inspiration Week!

Lawn Fawn is releasing nine (yep, NINE!) new stamp sets this week, and the Fawny bunch is sharing off projects made with three of them.

Today, we are playing with the fun and cute Admit One stamp set.

So with that, meet today’s card. 🙂

The ticket, “Admit one” and “Ticket” words, star and balloons are from the new set.  It’s a fun stamp set with a whole state fair/carnival feel. I totally clapped when I first saw it. It’s so cute!

The “let’s celebrate” is from Sophie’s Sentiments.

To make the ticket strips, I stamped the ticket several times next to each other on cardstock and cut them out in strip form. Then, I stamped the ticket several times  on patterned paper, cut out the boxes and set them on top of the tickets. Finally, I dolled them up with some extra stamping. 🙂  

To see more projects that use Admit One, rush over to the blogs of the other Fawny Girls:

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Be back tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (5-15)

Howdy all!

Meet today’s card.

Dum. Dum. Dummmmmmmm.

This is the result of Cath’s Chevron Chic challenge on Moxie Fab World.

It just sounded fun, and it gave me a good reason to play today.

I stamped the chevrons with a stamp set from Mint Motif of i {heart} papers. Then,  I dolled them up just a bit with a few gems.

The sentiment I used is a stamp from Technique Tuesday’s Loving Words by Ali Edwards set. This is a stamp set I love so much that I own two of them. Long story where someone (cough, cough… me…. cough, cough…. but who is listening anyway… cough… cough) misplaced said stamp set for several months. Caved. Thinking said stamp set was gone forever, said person got another set. Only to find original set not even 48 hours later wedged between cabinet drawers.  But I digress.

That’s all for now. Be back soon!

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May Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hello, hello!

Well, I’m hanging out with the Studio AE gang from Technique Tuesday today!

Today, the Studio AE team is joining up with Ali Edwards to show some projects we made with May’s Studio AE stamp set. We had so much fun last month that we decided to do it again!

First, let me tell you about May’s set.
The new stamp set from Ali and Technique Tuesday is called, “Real Life by Ali Edwards.”
The set consists of 16 clear stamps. The set works great for scrapbook pages and mini books, as well as cards.
The set ships to Studio AE members between the 10th and the 15th. Non-Studio AE members can also purchase the set for a limited time through the Technique Tuesday Web site. Some retailers are also now offering the Studio AE stamp sets for purchase. Check with your favorite retailer for more details about that.

Enough talking about the set. 😉 Let’s get on with the project!

I worked up a mini book with this month’s set.

Here’s the start of it.

The base of the book is a bunch of small kraft envelopes I linked together. Technique Tuesday liked it so much they worked up a small kit based on it. Their kit used kraft cardstock rather than envelopes, but it’s totally the same idea.

I used the book to document my friendship wih a goofy friend of mine. The pictures in the book are were taken in a photobooth.

This is one of the pages when you open the book.  Because I used envelopes, I slipped little cards inside the pockets to jot notes.

Here’s another page from the book.

Dorky picture, but it makes me laugh. 😉

All the words in the book (other than the “friends” one) are from the new Studio AE set. The polka dots are from TT’s Passion for Polka set.

And here’s one more picture.

That’s one of the cards from the pockets.

Please check out the blogs of Ali and the rest of Technique Tuesday’s Studio AE team members taking part in today’s blog hop to see more ways to use the new set.
Wendy Sue (May’s Studio AE Guest!)

Leave a comment on one or all of their blogs (and this one, too) by Midnight PST on May 12th. We’ll pick two people from comments received on all seven of the blogs to receive the Missing You by Ali Edwards stamp set from Technique Tuesday.  

The more comments you leave, the better chance you have to win.
The winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday Facebook page on May 13th so be sure to check it out.
Thanks for stopping by our blogs today and taking part in the hop!

Today’s card (5-9)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

(Dummmm. Dummmmmm. Dummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.)

I made the flower background here by stamping the flower several times and then coloring it with Caran d’Ache watercolor crayons.  Have you heard of them?

I must say: They are my new favorite paper crafting toy! 🙂

They are these super cool crayons for adults, so to speak. They are from Switzerland  and are kind of a cross between crayons for kids and watercolor pencils for adults.

I became familiar with them because of my pals at Technique Tuesday. They discovered them and spent the last six months or so playing with them and exploring what you can do with them. They liked them so much that they recently began carrying them in their online store and at their convention booths at CKCs and Scrapbook Expos.

I used to have some from another manufacturer that I found at a big box store. They were OK, but I like these so much more. I found these ones easier to work with because they are smaller and easier to hold and the color goes on nicer and creamier Plus, you can buy them crayon by crayon so you aren’t stuck with colors you don’t like.

Anyway, here’s how the process to use these works:

1. Start by stamping an image.

2. Apply a strong layer of crayon around the outside of the image. You want to be liberal in that line. Don’t do one little line. Do several so you have more color to work with.

3. Blend the color with water. I used a paintbrush. You could be all fancy schmanzy and use a waterbrush or you could do it the frugal way and use a cotton swab! It works no matter what you use. 🙂


I just love these things!

They are so easy!

I am pretty sure this isn’t the last time you will see them on my old blog-a-roo. 😉

Best go. Be back again tomorrow.

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Just Because… because

Hi all!

Well, rather than sharing something all new, I thought I’d share a little something I am excited about.

Meet today’s “I am excited about this” thing. 😉

This is a Go-to card kit in the Paper Crafts store I worked up a while back. It’s based on a Just Because card I made.

It uses paper from GCD Studios and Bazzill Basics and letter stickers from Cosmo Cricket. The stick on the pinwheel is a lollipop stick.

Each kit includes enough supplies to make four identical Just Because cards.

The kit is available now by going here.

Today’s card (5-4)

Hello, hi-ya and howdy! 🙂

Meet today’s card.

Not much to say about this simple little one I have for you today.

All images on this one are from Lawn Fawn’s Swimsuit Season stamp set.

To make them pop a bit, I used a Glaze pen to highlight the images’ black lines and words. I suppose I could have heat embossed them, but I wasn’t really in an embossing kind of mood.

That’s all for now. Back at ya later.

Thanks for stopping by.