Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

Aloha and welcome to my corner of the blogosphere!
I LOVE sharing this bloghop with 
fellow coffee lovers 
and hope you'll come by often!

I'm a HUGE fan of Lawn Fawn 
so today I'm playing around with a stamp set and inks from 
the new release.  
LOVE these flirty frames and LOVE their inks as watercolor!!

Lawn Fawn Flirty Frames, Lawn Fawn inks, Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte,
Lawn Trimmings, Hero Arts Shadow ink in Soft Sand, waterpen

I created a sort of muted background
just so I could highlight the main sentiment.
(read: I wanted to stamp all the frames for fun!)
I wasn't sure about doing a one layer card,
but here it is!
Super fast and easy with a touch of spring colors.
The little cup o' joe is my first attempt at
no line watercoloring...HA, it works fabulous with
Lawn Fawn inks!!!

MAHALO for stopping by
and I'm off to hop myself!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp Flikr Collab

Thanks to the lovely
Vanessa at
I quickly received my order of the
newest Lawn Fawn release!
I've been dying to play and wanted to enter the latest collab using kraft!

On to my card....

Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border die, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles,
Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die, Simon Says Stamp Only Have Eyes for You,
copic markers, Doodlebug Design Color in Kraft paper, googly eyes, vellum

I was super happy with Lawn Fawn's birthday border die!
Such a fun look... especially die cut in a rainbow of colors!!
That sweet Simon Says Stamp alien just needed googly eyes
and some balloons to complete this card.

MAHALO for stopping by!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Masking!

This month the design team of
is collaborating with the very generous
Clearly Besotted!!

Our latest challenge is all about....

I'd love it if you stopped by to check out 
all of the gals projects.

Here's a sneaky peek of mine...

Enter your projects using 
and have a chance to win a

Can't wait to see what you create!

Mahalo for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hero Arts and Clearly Besotted...LOVE

Happy Hump Day everyone!
Today I'm over at
and would love it if you stopped on by.
Here's a little sneaky peak of one of my cards...

We're collaborating with the very generous

I hope you like them as much as I liked creating them!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Masking, Doodling and White Space

I'm so excited that my cards have been a 
hit at work, and love that my coworkers
are now asking for "custom cards."
I was specifically asked for a wedding
card with an aquarium theme 
and not too fussy.
Here's what I came up with...

Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Lawn Fawn Feathered Friends, 
Lawn Fawn Milk and Cookies, Lawn Fawn Hearts die,
Inktense Water Pencils with Dove Blender, Distress Ink in Cracked Psitachio,
Hero Arts India Ink black

I did a little masking and mirror stamping to get the 
sweet girl octopus.  Added some doodled eyelashes
and wedding rings to give a wedding flair.
Here's a closeup...

I really liked their little wedding bands and added a little gemstone 
on the girl!

Do you see that lovely watercolored background?
That is the latest Distress Ink color
Cracked Pistachio!!!

With all that white space I'll be entering this in the next

I also wanted to share a few of my 
Valentine grams that another coworker asked for...

and some closeups...

I've said it before, but I'm in love with the
Simon Says Stamp stitched dies!
The square ones make the perfect candy gram...
on the back will have Ghirardelli chocolates attached!!

This will be entered in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Ok thanks for letting me share and
MAHALO for stopping by!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Aloha Friday Challenge for Kitty Bee Designs

Happy Aloha Friday!
Love is in the air and there's still time to enter 
Kitty Bee Designs

Today we're using a digi from 

Love her drawings...they totally live up to their  name!

2 Cute Ink Owl Love digi, Hero Arts CL 585, Doodlebug Designs Polka Vellum paper,
Simon Says Stamp Stitched circles amd rectamgle die,
Lawn Fawn Hearts die, Lawn Fawn Louie's ABCs die,
 heart confetti from Japan, copics

I did a tone on tone background stamping on the kraft cardstock,
then layered the vellum and die cuts on top.
I got these cool confetti hearts from a good friend that
 brought them back from Japan.

That's it for me today!  I hope you'll join us!!

Mahalo for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Live Thankfully

This week
is doing a collaboration with

I've love it if you stopped on by 
and checked out my post for today!

I used these two fun stamp sets from
Clearly Besotted


Mahalo for stopping by!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

For a Chiefs Fan

I've got a quick card to share today 
in honor of Super Bowl Sunday

My coworker asked for a card
for her brother who is a Kansas City Chiefs fan.
If you only could've seen the look on my face?!
I'm not big into football and even less into making
football fan
I couldn't say no, so here's what I came up with...

Hero Arts CL754 Dude, Lawn Fawn Star Stackable die, Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC,
Doodlebug Design Washi Tape and Bumblebee sequins, 
Hero Arts Shadow inks in Pale Tomato and India Ink Black

I started with the Kansas City Chiefs' colors
and created a tone on tone football stamped background.
(In hindsight I wish I had used a darker red ink color).
I die cut stars out of vellum and washi taped the edges together
(because I don't sew ;o)
leaving one point of the star open to fill with sequins, 
then taped it up.
To personalize I added the recipients name from die cut letters
and stamped the sentiment.
I'm thinking this is going to be my go-to design for football fans 
since the color theme can easily be changed!

All right back to prepping for the Super Bowl...
hope you all have a fabulous Sunday and a great week ahead!!

Mahalo for stopping by!!!

More to Love!