Lawn Fawn: Many Thanks

Hi all!

It’s another fun day of Lawn Fawn fun!

Today, the Fawny bunch is playing with the new Many Thanks set.

So meet today’s card.

The conversation bubble is from the new stamp set. I just love it, and I am planning to make something in near future that pairs with with the conversation bubble from the Hello Friend set.

The cat and dog are from the Critters in the ‘burbs set.

Be sure to hit the blogs of the rest of the Fawny bunch to see more “in-action” shots of the Many Thanks set.

Lawn Fawn

Latisha

Tiff

Lynnette

Lea

Chan

Julie

Nichol

By the way, be sure to comment on the Lawn Fawn blog while you are at it. Kelly is giving away a set!

That’s all for now. Be back soon!

Lawn Fawn: Happy Haunting

Hi everyone!

Well, well, well. It’s time for another week of Lawn Fawn fun.

The folks at Lawn Fawn are releasing nine new stamp sets this week, and the Fawny bunch is playing with a few of them.

Today, we are all messing around with the new Happy Haunting set.

So, with that, meet today’s card.

I thought it would be fun to turn the ghosts into a ghostly family so I fashioned a bow with twine and then made a bow tie with cardstock and gem. Just a silly but fun thing to do.

To make the moon, I first flipped the moon stamp over and coated the backside with yellow ink and stamped it. Then, I flipped it over and stamped it with black ink.

The moon, fence, words, bats and ghosts are all from the new stamp set. I stamped the background on my card with the every practical Teeny Tiny Backdrops set.

Be sure to hit the blogs of the rest of the Fawny bunch to see more “in-action” shots of the Happy Haunting set.

Lawn Fawn

Latisha

Tiff

Lynnette

Lea

Chan

Julie

Nichol

By the way, be sure to comment on the Lawn Fawn blog while you are at it. Kelly is giving away a set!

That’s all for now. Be back soon!

Today’s card (8-19)

Word to my card digging friends! 🙂

Dummm. Dummmm. Dummm.

Can’t touch this.

Dummm. Dummm. Dummmmm. Dummmm.

It’s card time.

Meet today’s card.

I was working on some other projects yesterday. I had a few odds and ends left ofter so I put them together to make this.

It’s really just a fun experiment in playing with what I had on hand.

The papers and embellishments are from GCD Studios. I can’t get enough of these sweet flowers from their Funhouse collection. They are one of my very favorite embellishments from them.

The words are a stamp from Technique Tuesday’s Fabulous by Ali Edwards stamp set.

See you again soon.

Over and out,

MC “T”

Today’s card (8-18)

Hi everyone!

Meet today’s card.

Ta-da! 🙂

This is a little “something, something” I worked up  a bit back.

I’d be wanting to make a frame card and decide to sit down and do it.

There’s a ton (well, more like a good 12″ or so) of foam dots under the frame.

The stamp is from the Simply You by Ali Edwards set from Technique Tuesday. It’s definitely in my top 1o of most used stamp sets. The twine is from Twisted Sugar Twine. And the paper is from Echo Park’s Victoria Garden collection.

Everything else is from the old stash-a-roo.

Be back again soon! A big thanks for stopping by.

Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge Blog Hop!

Hello! If you are looking for my Blogs for Boobies post, see the post below this one or click here. 🙂

Hi everyone!

It’s a good day for a blog hop.

I’m joining the gang from Skipping Stones Design for their monthly sketch challenge blog and to celebrate the release of Everyday Blessings set.

If you  just came from Skipping Stones Design, you are in the right place.  If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design.  The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers’ blogs.

Today’s hop is based on a sketch I worked up for SSD.

Again, artist I am not. 😉

And here’s the card I made based on it.

To create the image, I did a little bit of masking. I stamped the bird. Then, I made a mask with a sticky note. Set the mask on top of it and then stamped the wreath. I removed the mask and got this as the result. 🙂

Head over to Tamera Beaton’s blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration! Take it away, Tamera!

That’s all for now. Be back later.

Blogs 4 Boobies Fundraiser — Day 2 of 3

Hi everybody!

Well, I am tickled to be joining the folks from Skipping Stones Design in a fundraiser in support of fighting breast cancer.

Today is the second day of the second-annual Blogs for Boobies fundraiser in which every card or project shared is up for auction.

Last year, Skipping Stones Design raised and donated $1108.99 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. And this year their goal is to raise $1500 this year.

There are 3 ways you can join in on the fun(draising)!

1. You can help by going shopping!
For every stamp set that you purchase during August 15th through the 23rd SSD will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation. Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about !

Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about !

2. You can help by *Biding! 
Another way you can help us raise money for the Komen Foundation is to *bid on a project or card along the blog bounce(hop).  YES! EVERY Single card/project along the blogs for boobies bounce is up for auction.  We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more.  Your *Bid  not only includes the card or project but shipping to your home as well.   * See how to place a bid for more detailed instructions.
If you are the highest bidder August 23rd 8:00 p.m. mountain time then you WIN the card/project that you bid on.
 3. You can help by Telling Your Friends~
Help us spread the word about “blogs 4 boobies”  the more people that know, the more money we can raise!!!
If you have a blog feel free to  copy and paste part or all of our Blogs 4 Boobies posts.
This is the project I made for today’s festivities that is up for auction.
This is a set of five cards plus envelopes.
Each card has a different color scheme and a different sentiment on it.
I will give the winner of this card set a Skipping Stones Design stamp set that I had an spare one. 🙂
 
*”How to place a bid on a card/project”
Step #1
Find the comment section of the blog that shows the “Blogs 4 boobies” card or project that you want to buy.  *Please note you may only bid on the card/project shown in the specific “blogs 4 boobies” post. *Any bids not placed on the correct post will be considered invalid.
Step #2
 Once you are in the “blogs 4 boobies” comment section fill in the dollar and cents amount of what you are willing to pay for the card/project.  We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more. Remember your bid includes shipping as well as the card/or project.  100% of the money your bid will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation
Step #3
  Next to your $ bid please type in your email address. During a silent auction bidders sign their name next to their bid. Typing your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid.  Also it will help the blogger contact you if you are the highest bidder.
Step #4
Watch and wait.
Once you have entered your bid/comment sit back and wait.  If someone out bids you then you may bid again.  Bidding will continue until 8:00 p.m. Mountain time August 23rd
* Please note that the participating stampers/bloggers will probably re-post their Blogs 4 Boobies card/project on the 23rdof August.  When the blogger re-post their project  then the bidding will continue on the NEWEST post and that comment section.
“What do I do once I place a bid”
Watch and Wait
The “Winner of the Auction” Will be the highest bid (that includes an email address)in the comment section of the MOST RECENT blogs 4 boobies post at the end of the silent auction.  Please note that ALL cards/projects WILL BE REPOSTED on the 23rd of August.  The silent auction will end at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time on August 23rd . 
Things to keep in mind:
Near the end of the bidding you may not see bids as they come in. Most blog have a comment feature where the blogger must approve comments before they are published.  So bid high.  You might have the highest bid that is published, but someone might have outbid you in an unpublished comment/bid.
The blogger/designer will declare who has won the silent auction.  Skipping Stones Design will send you an invoice for your donation/bid amount.  Please pay that invoice as soon as possible, so the designer can get your card/project in the mail to you.
Remember 100% of your bid will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Here’s a list of today’s participants in the fundraiser:
Teri (<——————-that’s me!)
Have fun bouncing from blog to blog.
Remember to check Skipping Stones Design tomorrow to see who all is taking part in Day 3 of the event. You can also see who took part in the festivities on day 1.

Today’s card (8-15)

Hello all!

It’s a good day to share a card, don’t you think? 😉

Meet today’s card.

I really made this card because I just picked up Technique Tuesday’s new Hearts by Ali Edwards stamp set the other day and was anxious to ink it up. The set is one of 8 new ones they released a couple weeks ago.

The hearts actually come as a little box. I was pleased how easy they were to line up and create a border with.

The twine is from Twisted Sugar Twine. Everything else is from my stash.

That’s all for now. Be back later.

August Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi everybody!

Hooray! It’s Studio AE Blog Hop time again.

This month, the gang’s playing with the “This One by Ali Edwards” stamp set.

It’s an all-around good stamp set with words, phrases and a stand-alone arrows. It starts shipping today from the Technique Tuesday warehouse to Studio AE members.

I made a couple cards to share with it today.

Meet #1.

One of my favorite features of the new set are the two free-standing arrows in it.

I used the long skinny arrow to stamp the lines. Here’s  a photo breakdown of how I did it:

If you wanted to make a line with it and were feeling really, really adventurous (*wink, wink*), you could stamp the arrow with different colors as you go.

The  free-standing arrows are probably my favorite part of the set. Besides making lines with the long one, you can:

* Stamp words (or patterns) in the stubby one.

* Stamp the stubby one on patterned paper and cut it out.

* Bend the long skinny one. Stamp it twice, you’ll get a circle.

* Stamp words on top of the long skinny one.

Here’s a sheet I worked up earlier this month that shows some of the possibilities for them.

Ok. So enough arrow talk. 😉

Here’s the second card I worked up for today’s hop.

And meet card #2.

I actually used two Studio AE sets on this one. I used the new set, as well as the January Adored by Ali Edwards Studio AE set.

Be sure to stop by the blogs of all of those taking part in the Blog Hop today:

Ali

Heidi Sonboul (our Studio AE Guest for August)

Laura

Nichol

Sharyn

Jaime

Teri

As a thank you for all the comments received during the hop on all seven blogs, we will pick two people to win the A Million and One by Ali Edwards stamp set.

You don’t need to leave a comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.

You’ll also want to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog  and tell Technique Tuesday what kinds of Studio AE stamp sets you’d like to see in the future. We’ll pick someone who comments on the Technique Tuesday blog to win the Perspectives by Ali Edwards stamp set.

All comments must be made by midnight PST on August 12th.

Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on August 13th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

That’s all for now. Be back soon!

GCD Studios: Inspired by Yellow

Hi everyone!

I’m yak’ing it up on the GCD Studios blog today so I’m sharing my post here, too. 🙂

True story: I never ever wear the color yellow. The thought of wearing it makes me want to run the other way,  but I sure do love it when it comes to paper crafting.

It’s such a cheery color! And it’s the perfect color for Summer-themed projects.

I mean, seriously. Look at all the yellow in this picture. It’s just so happy!

When I first saw it, I knew I just had to use to make a couple Summer-themed cards.

I started out by making this Summer Smiles card.

All the papers here are (of course) from GCD Studios. I mixed papers from several collections together to make the tiles.

I love the big feminine bows in the inspiration photo. But I didn’t have quite the right ribbon on hand to work with my card so I added the next best feminine touch: flowers!

The flowers I used are cabochons from the Funhouse collection. I gave them stems with string. I created the leaf with cardstock.

After making my Summer Smiles card, I made this thank you card.

This time, I drew a bit of inspiration (color-wise) from the inspiration photo. And then I drew a bit of inspiration (design-wise) from my first card.

I toned down my use of yellow here by adding a lot of gray with paper from the Sweet Surrender collection.


See you again soon.