Card Making

Owl Miss You

Hi there! I’m back with a new card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge. The theme for this challenge is watercolors.


I wanted to use a Lawn Fawn stamp set for this card that I had never used before. I get so mad at myself for having so many sets that go unused for so long, so I’m challenging myself to use every set I have. I also ended up coming up with my own sentiment. I don’t know how but I just thought of “Owl Miss You” as I was getting everything ready for the card.

I made a watercolor background using Lawn Fawn’s Cranberry ink pad and my Ranger water brush.Owl Miss You 1 I went ahead and colored a big enough space for my sentiment and for the owl.Owl Miss You 2

Whenever I decide to die cut words, I align them with a ruler and then add washi tape to the back and run it though my die-cutting machine.

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I added paper from the Simon Says Stamp kits I received for the months of February and March. I wanted to use fun colors and patterns. I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Border dies on one of the papers, and I sewed across the top with my sewing machine in a zig zag pattern.

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I wanted the owl to have a matching look to the paper so I colored it in soft colors with my Copics and I cut out the scarf with matching paper. I added a couple of sequins to finish it off.Owl Miss You 4

I’m glad I finally used my owl, I definitely went through an owl phase a while back. I think I’ve had this for a year and hadn’t used it! And of course, right now I’m in my duck phase and I’m definitely on the lookout for some duck stamps.

That’s it for now, I hope you guys enjoyed!

Supplies used:

Additional Supplies:
6 x 6 papers from Crate Paper’s Kiss Kiss collection
6 x 6 papers from Authentique’s Classique Beauty collection
Cartwright’s Pale Peach 6mm Slightly Cupped Opaque Sequins

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March ’15 Top 5

Well, March has come and gone. In the beginning of March, I was still wearing my winter coat, now it’s 92 degrees outside and I’m in shorts, that’s west Texas for you. This top 5 was hard for me because I bought sooooo many stamps and dies this month! But I narrowed it down and here it is:

Top 5

1. Paper Smooches Sassy Letters Die Set

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This is THE die set to have especially if you can’t decide what sentiment(s) to purchase. I love this font, it’s so funky and (obviously) sassy.  Each letter is unique and no matter what sentiment you make, it’ll give your card a fun feel. As you can see, I’ve kept the letters attached and I plan on keeping it that way because I think the negative part of your paper would make an awesome background. You can see the card I made with this die set, A Sassy Thanks, here (I forgot to mention, this card was chosen as a Featured Player for the Paper Smooches March Picture Perfect Challenge).

2. Mama Elephant Sew Fancy Die Set

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Here is another die set that I think is a must have. I have to say the border dies are my favorite. I love the stitched look on the two border dies, you can see how I used one on the We Really Really Miss You card I made recently. Also, the stitched die (in gray) is also a fun look to add on any card.

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Here you can see how the circle dies pierce your cut and the negative space of your paper. There’s so many things you can do with this, and you get different size circles!

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3. Mama Elephant Dainty Bow Die Set

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So I’ve been wanting a bow die for a while now and I decided to get the Mama Elephant version of it. This is a great die set for that little feminine touch. I love how you can make two different styles with this die and how the bow pops up and isn’t flat (works better with thinner paper). It’s super easy to make and would work great for a lot more projects than just cards.

4. Lawn Fawn Premium Dye Ink Pads

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Lawn Fawn recently came out with their own line of ink pads. I don’t have that much experience with ink because the majority of my ink is from Papertrey Ink, but I knew I needed to start experimenting. I wanted to try Lawn Fawn because I just love all their products and also because the line is new and they only have 10 colors out right now. I knew if I loved the ink I was going to want the whole set, and sure enough, Lawn Fawn did not disappoint! I only have Fake Tan and Cranberry so far. You can see in the picture above how vibrant the ink is. I’m really looking forward to getting the rest!

5. Altenew Vintage Roses Stamp Set

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I FINALLY got Vintage Roses!!! I have been wanting this for so long. At first I was a little intimidated by this set. It seemed complicated and hard, like it would take forever to piece the stamps but I was wrong! Once I finally decided to purchase this, I had to wait for it to be in stock because this stamp set is so popular and it was always sold out. I didn’t realize how many roses and leaves you can make with this until it arrived, it’s the biggest stamp set I have. You can see an example of the beautiful roses and leafs it makes on the picture above, they have great detail.

I am definitely looking forward to buying new stuff during April and can’t wait to see all the new products that will be coming out. I hope you guys had a great March and have an even better April!

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Card Making

Thanks For A Great Year

Hi there! Next week is Spring Break here in west Texas and I’m still wearing my winter jacket… HURRY UP SPRING!!! Since I’ve been spending a lot of time indoors, I figured I might as well get started on some end-of-the-year cards for my son’s teachers. I have had the A Good Apple stamp set from Lawn Fawn since last year and hadn’t used it, that is, until now. And what better timing because Lawnscaping Challenges’ new challenge is Dots & Stripes.


I have Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Petite Paper Pack which was exactly what I needed for this challenge and surprise, surprise, I doodled some more.
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I wanted to keep the cards simple but make each a little different because everything I have made for them has been identical. I used my Copic .05 pen to doodle, and I colored in the leaves of the apples and letters with my Grayish Olive Copic marker. I got a little brave and TRIED to give some of the apples a little bit of a shadow.Thanks For A Great Year 2

I sure hope AJ’s teachers like their cards, lord knows they deserve some goodies! Now that I think about it, I might add some apple scented lotion or a caramel apple!

Hopefully the next time you check my blog I will have a picture of my pear tree blooming, but I doubt it… fingers crossed though!

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Baby Shower · Card Making

His & Hers Baby Shower Cards

Hello everyone! A friend/co-worker of mine asked me to make two baby shower cards for a His and Hers shower she is throwing at the same time. Her theme is elephants and she asked me to keep the cards within the same theme. Well it seems that elephants are “in” right now but unfortunately the elephant stamps I was looking at were being released too late! Thankfully I found a safari stamp set by Some Odd Girl and it had two different, very cute, elephants. I practiced so many times coloring these in with my Copics, and I still need more practice! But… I’m happy with how my coloring skills are coming along!

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I decided to keep it simple because the simplicity of homemade cards has been getting my attention a lot lately. I stamped the background with some Studio Calico stamps, and I did some tone on tone stamping with Papertrey Ink ink and paper. I also used Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments, which is a great stamp set to have because it comes with so many sentiments.

His & Hers Baby Shower 1

I also made my first card set, my friend asked for a set to give away as a prize. Those cards will be posted on my next blog post so stay tuned!

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Card Making · Paper Crafts

It’s a Girl Baby Shower Card

Hello friends! A good friend of mine asked me to make her a baby shower card for a pregnant friend of hers. I was already coming up with different ideas when she told me she needed it in two days…  boo, I was hoping I would have an excuse to order some supplies (who am I kidding? I don’t need an excuse).

Well… it turns out I wasn’t done playing with felt.

Its a Girl 1

I came home and came up with this sweet card and was able to give it to her just in time! It was so easy for me to cut out the pears from felt on my last card that I decided to use it again for this card. Even though the letters are a lot smaller, I had no trouble die-cutting them. Also, I am so impressed with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue, the felt completely stays in place. Definitely a great purchase.

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I used a cover plate die from Papertrey Ink, and these dies are so awesome because there’s so many ways to use them. I used the same die for a birthday card I made last year. I did more of a rainbow effect instead of using the coordinating stamp set.

Fabulous Birthday

I love the birthday card and I’m very happy with how the baby shower card came out. My friend loved the card and I hope the recipient does as well!

Supplies used for It’s a Girl card: