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Lawn Fawn "Winter Alpaca" collaboration with Lynnea Hollendonner

Hello! I’ve got a fun new card with a video over on my YouTube channel too. This card is a collab with my friend Lynnea Hollendonner.  We both used the stamp set “Winter alpaca” by Lawn Fawn and created two very different cards. I will link below to her blog post and YouTube video

Lynnea Hollendonner Links: 

Blog Post

YouTube Video
For my card I started by using broken China distress oxide ink to create part of my background.  I used a Dollarama makeup brush to blend the ink on some card stock to create the sky. (I have a YouTube video coming Monday with more details on the Dollarama make up brush) Then to add some detail to my sky I used a spray bottle and added some water to the ink and dabbed off the ink with a paper towel. 
Then I was ready for the stamp set “winter alpaca” from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the alpaca image in memento tuxedo black ink. I got put my Spectrum Noir markers to color this in. I used BG6, BG2, BT7, BT5 and EB1. To add some details to the alpaca’s scarf I used a …

Recycle with me #5- Winter gift bag

Hello there, I’ve got a bunch of new cards to share with you today. Six of them to be exact and I could of made more. For today’s cards it’s a part of my Recycle with me series over on my YouTube channel. This will be the 5th video in that series so be sure to head over to YouTube and see all the videos so far and see how I’ve been using recycled supplies in cards.

We recently had a snow fall.  Where I live we don’t get too much snow but because of that we are never prepared for it.  So my husband was home from work for a day so we were able to have a lot of fun in the snow with the kids.  Also while my husband was home I was able to switch some things around in our closet and I was inspired by this winter gift bag since we just had a snowfall. 
The great thing about using a gift bag is you could do it for any occasion you can find a cute gift bag for.  Birthdays, weddings, and so much more.  The dollar store is a great place to find gift bags for a great price.  Also after an occas…

Recycle with me #4- Lawn Fawn my Silly Valentine

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!  Today I have another recycle with me project here and over on my YouTube channel with a video. It's #4 in the series over on YouTube.

So today's project is not a card but a valentine treat bookmark.  For the bookmark I used My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics. ( This set is discontinued, but I will link to a similar set from MFT & also Simon Says Stamp)  I used the big shot machine to cut those out.

For these super cute images and sentiments I used Lawn Fawn's stamp set my silly valentine.  I colored the images with spetrum noir markers.  I used the browns, yellows, reds, cool greys, and turquoise markers


For the recycled part of my card I used the sleeves the chocolate comes in from after eight chocolates to create a little pocket for a valentine candy treat.

I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink to ink up the sentiments on each little black pocket from the after eight chocolates.  Then used white embos…

Avery Elle Otterly Fantastic Valentine's Day Card

Hello there, it’s Tuesday and it’s almost Valentine’s Day.  Do you make Valentine’s Day cards or projects? Today I’ve got a Valentine’s Day themed card for you here and a video over on my YouTube channel.

Today’s card features otters from Avery Elle ‘s stamp set “ otterly fantastic”.  
I stamped the images in Memento tuxedo black ink and then used some colorific oil pastels I’ve had in my collection of art supplies for a long time to color in all the images.  I am not familiar with this medium but I just experimented with them and made them work for me. I added the color and then used paper towel to blend and spread the color. I really like how it turned out.  
I cut down my card base from Micheal’s Recollections card stock and then created my background the same way with the pastels.  
Then I was ready to do the sentiment. I grabbed some black card stock and the anti static pouch to prepare the surface for stamping.  I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink to stamp the various s…

Recycle with me- Cardboard- Valentine's Day Editon

Hello happy Monday!  I am back with another two more cards is my "Recycle with me" series here and over on my YouTube channel.  Definitely check out the video over on YouTube. This is the 3rd video in the series over there.

These are two simple cards.  The recycled product I used today was cardboard. This particular cardboard came from a Bath and Body works box which I recently placed a small order from. I thought this would work great for a Valentine's Day recycle with me project because of the hearts and I loved the non traditional colors for the special day.

My card bases are cut down from Micheal's Recollections card stock. I used some more Micheal's  Recollections card stock and used it in a heart embossing folder that I got from Amazon. (I will link to it below) I ran this through my Big Shot Machine to create the embossed background.  Then I used Simon Says Stamp Caribbean Blue ink to create a boarder around the edges on the card base.  After that I stam…

Distress Oxide & Bubbles - MFT Bubble over with joy

Hello there, it's Friday! I've got a very fun card and technique to share with you today.  You can read all about it below or hop on over to my YouTube channel to see this card and technique in action. I seriously recommend watching the video.  This fun method needs to be seen. On today's video I also have some cute clips of me and my kids playing with bubbles. A glimpse into my daily life.  Alright, let me explain what today's card is all about.

Before, I get started and tell you my process. I want to share how this idea came about and the inspiration behind this.  My kids who are almost 4 and 1 1/2 love playing with and blowing bubbles outside.   So after a fun day of blowing bubbles outside I had a thought "hey distress oxides react with water and bubbles are just water with some added ingredients. I wonder!"  so this idea is totally inspired by my kiddos and our bubble play. 

I got out some card stock and cut it to my desired size.  Then I got out two d…