Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lawnscaping 100th Challenge: Lawn Fawn Birthday Cards

Hello  & Welcome!  I decided to throw together a last minute post sharing a couple cards I created in honor of Lawnscaping Challenges 100th blog challenge.  I have always admired this site for all their inspiring ideas using some of my favorite Lawn Fawn stamps and I was so excited to actually find the time to play with a few of them myself yesterday.  This week's challenge is all about Birthdays!!!  :)

Up first a happy little Leapin' Dachshund card (using Critters from The Dog Park, Hats Off To You, Birthday Tags & Spring Showers dies).  I used the dies to create masks and then airbrushed my background with copic markers.

I actually remembered to take a picture of the colors I used for this one.  Hooray (I'm always so bad at that part).  ;)

I had time to squeeze in a second card with a more girly slant.  For this one I let one of the original Lawn Fawn sets take center stage (using Bake Me A Cake, Belinda's Borders, Birthday Tags & Chit Chat for the flower print).

I had a lot of fun with this one.  The "patterned paper" strip and glow of the candles turned out just the way I had envisioned.  To finish off my candles I added a touch of glossy accents to the flames.

Unfortunately my streak of taking photos of the markers didn't last long as I didn't remember to do it for this one.  :(

Thanks so much for stopping by and a big thanks to Lawnscaping Challenges for inspiring me to play along.

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Pebbles We Go Together Like PB&J Valentine's Day Layout

Hi there!  I'm sharing a layout I recently created featuring Pebbles happy "We Go Together" collection. I love how these papers are perfect for so many things including children's scrapbook layouts!

My daughter has a neighbor boy who she spends a lot of time with, but I didn't want to create a gushy Valentine's Day layout about them.  The darling images in this collection were just what I was looking for to document their special bond.  I love all the different things they paired together like coffee and donuts, macaroni and cheese, peas & carrots. This list could go on and on.  ;)

To balance out those darling peanut butter and jelly jars in my title, I made a fun little heart shaker for the top right corner of my layout, paired with some of the adorable bumblebee stickers.

To recreate the shaker element featured on my layout, I shared a tutorial over on Pebbles blog which you can view HERE.  I also used a wonderful sketch by Juliana Michaels as the inspiration for the paper strips on my page.  :)

I hope you will check out this fun collection!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Bella Blvd. Tiny Tots Layouts ~ Day 1

Hello there!  Did you have a nice weekend?  Today I'm back sharing two of the four layouts I created using the Tiny Tots collection by Bella Blvd.

For my first layout I found some favorite photos featuring our encounter with the Sesame Street gang at Universal Studios Osaka and I knew they would be perfect with the darling ABC's paper!

To form a visual triangle I added a colorful subtitle to the top, right-hand corner of my page, layering a mixture of die-cuts and stickers from the collection.

The second grouping of my triangle was created with a punched out sunshine (using an ancient EK Success punch) and a chipboard cloud.  I love how I  lucked out and the sun just perfectly fit within on of the scalloped circles!  For the center of my sun I used an extra letter "o" from the treasures and text sticker sheet.

To create the white scalloped border behind my circles, I welded 7 scalloped circles together on my Silhouette software sized to perfectly shadow the 2" circles in my border.

My title was inspired by the first two words of the Sesame Street song which I couldn't get out of my head while I was working on this.  LOL!  I cut the word "days" out on my Silhouette using the font SNF Lollihop.  The 3 little flower buttons (also by Bella Blvd) were the final touch to complete my visual triangle.

Up next is a layout that started with the little lion circle die cut and these photos of my nephew wearing a similar lion towel.  From there his clothing and the die cut dictated my color choices.

I thought a banner style layout would be the perfect way to showcase several of the smaller chipboard and pennant style stickers from the collection, as well as a couple of the fun journaling cards and tags.

I love how this collection has both the words "man" and "lady" so you can personalize your title to work for either!

Are you still with me?  ;)  I will be returning on Friday with my last two layouts from this collection.  Until then, I hope you have a great day!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Bella Blvd. Tiny Tots Cards ~ Day 2

Hello there!  I'm back with three more cards using Bella Blvd's adorable Tiny Tots collection!

Card No. 1:  Froggy themed birthday card
I have a soft spot for frogs and I love how this color of blue and green look together (in fact I wouldn't mind decorating a room of my house in these fresh colors).  This card was created when I was reaching the end of my stash and I love how it came together with just a little bit of this and that.

Card No. 2: Bee Happy Bumblebee card
My second card was inspired by the little bee diecut journaling card.  I was able to create my sentiment by cutting out the word happy from a strip found on the borders patterned paper (paired with stamp by Simon Says Stamp).  I finished it by adding some Bella Blvd. star buttons to my faux tabs.  Pretty sweet and simple.

Card No. 3:  Love You Cascading Heart Card
This card was inspired again by the red polka-dot card found in the die cut paper pieces set.  I left the red punch-out heart in place and covered it with the alpha stickers to spell out "Love You".  To create my card front, I die-cut various sized hearts from a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of white cardstock.  I then filled the negative spaces with all the different red prints from the collection.  For my smallest hearts I was able to borrow some of the red polka-dot print from the journaling card which I trimmed from the top of the card.  I love when I can stretch my supplies like that!

I don't know about you, but I really love how versatile this collection is!  I think it's pretty cool that I was able to create so many different looks with just one set of papers!  Check back on next week when I will be sharing the four layouts I created with these happy papers.  :)

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