Friday, November 22, 2013

Lawn Fawn: Therm-O-Web Week

Happy Friday, everyone! Lawn Fawn joined forces with Therm-O-Web this past week, and here's what I created for this event.

I think I've mentioned before that I'm not a glitter person. But I do like gold. And gold glitter is so appropriate for all things Christmas and New Year! Therm-O-Web has this super cool spray called Glitter Dust, which is basically glitter in a can. Use it in a very ventilated place, like the great outdoors. Or you'll be sorry. The smell is a bit strong and it lingers... But it dries really fast, and the glitter does not come loose! I initially sprayed it on white cardstock, but then I noticed that the shipping container I was using as a spray box looked even more amazing. Gold glittered kraft paper! Is there such thing on the market? If not, someone needs to make it. Stat!

Then I stamped the trees from the Sweet Christmas set, colored them in, and cut them out. The sentiment is from Let It Snow. And it's stamped on paper from the Peace Joy Love pad. All these pieces are popped up with some 3D Foam Squares.

Go by Lawn Fawn and Therm-O-Web's blogs and leave comments to win goodies from both companies!

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you have a fab weekend!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Very Fawny Holiday Week

Hello friends! Lawn Fawn is currently featuring holiday projects all week. And the awesome folks from Lawnscaping have joined us in the fun.

Here's my little project. I used two sets to create this, Winter Owl (one of my all time favorites!) and Trim The Tree. I also used the matching die to Winter Owl.

What I did:
Embossing ink works so beautifully on kraft paper. I used Versamark to stamp all those cute little hearts, gingerbread person, presents, and candy canes. I saved a few hearts to ink with Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink in Scarlet. The kraft paper, by the way, is from Joann's, and it's the real thing! Not a paper printed like kraft. This one is like a grocery store bag. Which I love!

The owl was stamped using Versafine and colored in with Letraset Promarker. The sentiment was stamped using Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink in Frost White. It really is the best white ink I've ever used. It stamps nice and opaque.

There you go. Quick and simple! Go by the Lawn Fawn blog and leave a comment and a chance to win prizes. Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Technique Tuesday: Holiday Layout

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite layouts. I made this for Technique Tuesday using the  Peace & Joy stamps by Ali Edwards, and its matching die. I really love this set of stamps. It's like the Favorite Stories one that sold out and just got re-released. Love those too! (I made this layout using the Favorite Stories stamps.)

This is a clean and simple layout and it features one of my most favorite photo shoots with my kids.

My youngest was about 3 months old, and I was obsessed with having a Christmas card photo featuring the three of them in Santa hats. So I bought three hats, popped the kids against a dark background, and called my husband for help. You can see his hand on the lower left. Then I started shooting. I must have taken over 100 photos. Only one was "perfect" for a card. But my favorites were really the outtakes. So many adorable moments. When I was looking for holiday photos to scrap, I saw this one and it brought back so many memories! This was 8 years ago! It's been such a long time, and yet, it feels like it was just last month. Oh, how I wish I could bottle up these moments.

The awesome hearts patterned paper is from a company called Ruby Rock-It. I've been hoarding this sheet for years. I even looked online for more, but alas, I didn't find any. The gold paper is from DCWV. The red outlined sticker is from October Afternoon. And the Totally Love stamp is from Technique Tuesday's Just Awesome Tabs by Ali Edwards. Black ink is Versafine (my fave!), and the thread is DMC.

I'm not a huge fan of glitter. But glitter is so good with holiday pages and cards. And lately, I've been painting my nails glittery because I found out that it doesn't require a very steady hand. Glitter is super forgiving. You really can't see any dings or chips.

So it just happened that while I was working on this page, I noticed that my nails matched my layout! This is a first for me! Yup, I'm taking my scrapbooking to the next level. (I grammed it, of course!)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lawn Fawn: Playing Catch Up

I have a few Lawn Fawn projects that I've been meaning to share.

This first layout uses Into The Woods line. This is quite possibly my most favorite Lawn Fawn line (so far.) The wood grain, the little speech bubbles, the colors! All so good!

I cut those speech bubbles out of the patterned paper, and the arrow on the upper left is embossed in gold (American Crafts Zing!). Gold embossing powder is the best! The arrow and the little hearts are from the stamp set that matches the papers. That set also has the cutest acorn ever!

That's my middle child wearing the Toad costume I made him 5 years ago, before Toad costumes were commercially available for purchase. I love that costume. I felt so accomplished. Everywhere we went, people would start to hum the Super Mario Bros tune. Totally hilarious.

This other layout also uses a little bit of Into The Woods paper and stamps (I *heart* Fall). The best part? The title was created with Cole's ABC dies! The leaf is also a die from a great Fall set called Stitched Leaves.

Oh, how I miss this pumpkin patch back in Pennsylvania. It was definitely The Most Sincere Pumpkin Patch in the world.

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you have a great weekend!

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