Thursday, March 27, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Layout

Hey there! Happy Thursday! I'm sharing a project for Technique Tuesday, which is also up on their blog. If you haven't been there lately, do go by! It's filled with so many projects and ideas and giveaways!

This layout is my ode to dim sum. Although I'm quite certain I've made at least another page about dim sum before. How can I not? If you have never experienced it, it's like Chinese tapas. Lots of little dishes shared between friends. The twist is that instead of ordering off the menu, there are ladies walking carts filled with hot, steaming food. You flag them down, they show you what they have, and you choose to take a dish or not. Very interactive. We eat dim sum at least once a month, and my kids love it.

Anyway. Layout. Clean and simple. The journaling is printed directly on the cardstock, and the sentiment (I Like You set) stamped directly below it. I adhered and hand stitched the photo right above that. The little flag is made using Weekly Review stamps. I stamped it, colored it a bit, cut off the edges, nipped it on one side, and finished the new edge off with black marker. It was then attached with a tiny stapler. Super easy!

Thanks so much for coming by! I hope you have a great weekend. I'm going to spend mine cleaning my work space and going to my kid's baseball games/practices/clinic. It's that season again!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lawn Fawn: March Inspiration Week

Hey there! We are in the middle of Lawn Fawn's March Inspiration Week. There's so much good stuff: tons of projects and a whole lot of giveaways!

Here are my two projects for this week. Two layouts featuring the new Let's Polka line. It's not all polka dots, but it's a mixture of dots (big and small), diagonal stripes and hearts. And the dots and hearts were hand-drawn for that whimsical Lawn Fawn touch.

The first one is about my middlest and youngest, who tend to fight the most. But I suspect they love each the most too. It's a very clean and simple layout that I created by using the Stitched Journaling Card die set from Lawn Fawn. The flair and flower sequins are from the same line. The title and journaling were created with a Silhouette Cameo. I did the Cameo die cutting first. And then I die cut that out with the journaling die. The heart is from Large Stitched Journaling Card set. Some quick machine stitching, and I was done!

The last one is even simpler with just one photo, some die cutting, a flair, and some gold thread stitching. Quick! But I love how it turned out. Lawn Fawn has this adorable raindrop die from the Spring Showers set. For this layout, I used this freebie. I modified it a bit using the Cameo. But you can easily use the Spring Shower die with a bigger die cut machine (something wider like a Spellbinder or a Big Shot Pro), or die cut a bunch of raindrops and glued them to your background paper.

Thanks for coming by today. Don't forget to go by the Lawn Fawn blog and enter the giveaways!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lawn Fawm + Timeless Twine

Still catching up…

Last week, the Lawn Fawn team did a blog hop with the folks from Timeless Twine. So much good stuff. Who doesn't love twine! And they have such cute color combos.

My card is pretty simple. I started by using a pre-printed green polka dot card from Lawn Fawn's new Freshly Cut Notecards. I cut the bottom using the Speech Bubble die (totally ripped this idea off fellow Fawnie Elena - she's super amazing!) I lined the inside of the card with a bit of a striped pink paper from the Let's Polka Petite Paper Pack. The sentiment is from Flying By (one of my favorite all times sets). The adorable bird is from the #awesome set. The heart and swirl (behind the bird) are from Hello Sunshine set. Must confess I've used that bird and swirl combo a few times now… Sharing one more usage tomorrow.

The bird and the heart ballon are adhered with pop up dots. The cute pink+red twine is tucked behind them. I finished the card with a little epoxy dot on the balloon (My Mind's Eye). And that's the scoop!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Green Week!

Oh how time flies. Lots to catch up!

For today, I'm sharing a card for Technique Tuesday. As you may know, next Monday is St Patrick's Day. So this week, TT is featuring green projects!

Here's my card, which was inspired by Paige Evans and her awesome layered layouts. Love how she's fearless with pattern paper combos.

I used the Nested Hearts die set and a bunch of different green patterned papers to cut out the three different size hearts. I didn't think I had that much green stuff, but as it turns out, there was at least one sheet in each mini paper pad I own (I have a lot of those).

The heart with the U and the arrow are from Heart Card die set.

The bottom two hearts are glued together, and the arrow is adhered with a pop-up dot and then the smaller hearts. So easy! Perfect to show someone love on St Patrick's Day.

Do visit Technique Tuesday's blog all week for lots more green ideas! Thanks for dropping by today.

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