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I love using paint and paper to create a cozy cottage feel for my home. I am wife to an amazing man and mother to a very creative 7 year old.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I Love You S'More

I absolutely love this little s'more stamp!  Who doesn't love s'mores, right?  I love the smiley face which is Lawn Fawn's specialty :-).  I colored in the s'more using a new technique I have been trying out.  I used colored pencils and gamsol.  I love how easy it is to do shading with this technique.
I also used Distress Ink along the outside of the card.  I kept it light in the middle to make the little s'more "pop".  I love the vintage look this gives the card.
I added twine and a bit of Stickels on the heart.  Can't wait to send this card off to a special friend!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Anchors Away!

I am obsessed with anchors and anything nautical.  This anchor is one of my favorite stamps from Lawn Fawn.  I also love the sentiment!

I love the color combination of the gray and aqua. I used Hero Arts shadow ink to stamp the anchor and then used a gray ink to stamp the sentiment on top...love layering!   This card was super simple to make and I love how it turned out.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Back to School

I love the new die that Lawn Fawn just released that makes these adorable little gift bags.  They are perfect for throwing in a gift card or some special treats.  I made this thinking I would give it to one of my fellow homeschool moms. This apple paper is from last fall's release...and I still love it!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Love You a Latte

I had so much fun playing around with Lawn Fawn's new Love You a Latte stamp and die set.  It is perfectly adorable.

Does anyone else feel like the holiday season starts when Starbucks begins using their red cups?  I love these cute coffee cups that work for so many cards and are great all year round.  I used paper from the Sweater Weather and Snow Day collections.  I used the new stitched rectangle die to cut out white card stock and then stamped the sentiment on it.  The font used for the sentiments in this set are amazing.  I was imagining the cups had Spiced Pumpkin Lattes in them so I used orange lawn trimmings and a wood veneer leaf to make it feel fallish (I don't think that's a word!),

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I Heart Fall

My favorite season of all is fall.  Since moving to California 4 years ago, I have really missed seeing the leaves changing color.  Lawn Fawn's latest release has a beautiful set of stamps that got me in the fall spirit (I just had to use my imagination a bit!).

I started by using watercolor paper to give the card some texture and it works really well with the Distress Inks.  Then, I stamped using Argyle Backdrops with Distress ink.    I then used the Forest Border die to use as a stencil and used a foam applicator to apply Distress Inks...I really liked how it turned out.  The Sweater Weather set has a stamp for the trunk of the tree and a separate stamp for the leaves which makes it super easy to stamp the leaves any color that you want.  It also has a small leaf stamp so I used it to put some leaves on the ground.  I love the sentiment included in the set...so sweet! I finished off the card using some Lawn Trimmings to make a loopy bow and put a wood veneer leaf on top.  I colored the leaf using the same ink pad I used to stamp the leaves on the tree. 

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