Lawn Fawnatics Guest Designer: Summertime Fun!

I am over the moon to be the first guest designer on the Lawn Fawnatics challenge blog, hosted by Lawn Fawn!  The current challenge theme is “Summertime Fun”; and what says summer more than a bright warm sun and sandy beaches?!  This flamingo was perfect to set my scene, and the palm trees from Critters From the Past stamp set were perfect accents for my sandy beach.

 

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Lawn Fawnatics Guest Designer Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up, using Flamingo Together, Summertime Charm and the palm trees from the Critters from the Past set all by Lawn Fawn

Challenge closes July 16th so be sure to hop on over to the challenge page & link your design for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn store!

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LawnFawnatics Inaugural  Challenge: Happy Birthday

Everyone who knows me, knows my absolute favorite stamp company is, and has been for many many years: Lawn Fawn.  When I saw that Lawn Fawn had created a new challenge blog, called Lawn Fawnatics, I knew I had to play along! Their first challenge theme is: Birthday.  Since it coincided with their 7 year birthday it was a perfect match.

Here is my card I made – all supplies I used can be found at the end of post.

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LawnFawnatics Challenge #1: Happy Birthday by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Thanks for stopping by! As always, your comments are welcome & appreciated!

Did this project inspire you? I would love to see what you made too! Comment with your project – I love to share & see other crafty projects ❤

 

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Lawn Fawn Full Ink Pad Collection Review & Swatches

It’s always a happy day in my house when I get new orders, especially when it’s new LAWN FAWN! This recent release included some new colors to Lawn Fawn’s dye ink pad family – there are now 27 colors in the collection, with a few more expected to be added throughout this year. (YAY!)

 

I have created swatches of all of the colors, and have shown each of the new colors in a group with similar inks from previous releases so you can see how they coordinate together.  In this new collection release, Lawn Fawn added:

  • Butter Dye Ink
    • A gorgeous pale yellow, this butter ink color really is going to be a go to for me! Use for creating shadows or even highlights, this ink can really showcase full stamped images like the veggies in the new Rooting For You stamp set, or something as classic as stamping little stars to create you own background.
  • Manatee
    • This is a warm grey – meaning, a grey with brown tones.  This would be great for stamping some critters, like the skunk from Into The Woods, or the Narwhal from Critters From The Arctic.
  • Carrot
    • A lovely vibrant orange-yellow, this would be great for stamping just about anything! It reminds me of sunshine 🙂
  • Jalapeno
    • Crisp, bright true green this would be great for foliage, trees and even sentiments.
  • Merman
    • Seriously, just about the BEST ‘pool’ or aqua ink color on the market! Bright true turquoise, this color is my new favorite aqua pool ink pad color.

Here are my swatches – the full collection, and then each of the new colors with their color families.

 

 

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches and Review Complete Collection by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches and Review Complete Collection by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Blue Color Family: Mermaid MerMan, PeaCock, Fish Tank & Deep Sea Color Family reviewed by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Blue Color Family: Mermaid MerMan, PeaCock, Fish Tank & Deep Sea Color Family reviewed by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Yellow Orange Family: Butter, SunFlower, Carrot, Fake Tan, Pumpkin Spice Color Family fromWendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Yellow Orange Family: Butter, SunFlower, Carrot, Fake Tan, Pumpkin Spice Color Family from Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Greys Neutrals Collection Swatches Review Manatee Hippo Soot Black Licorice_Wendie Bee_Stamp Right Up_Canada

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Greys Neutrals Collection Swatches Review including Manatee ~ Hippo ~ Soot & Black Licorice Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Greens Collection Celery Cut Grass Jalapeno Noble Fir_Wendie Bee_Stamp Right Up_Canada

Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Pad Swatches Review Greens Collection including ~ Celery ~ Cut Grass ~ Jalapeno & Noble Fir swatched by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Interested in the getting your own Lawn Fawn ink collection or adding to your already growing Lawn Fawn ink family? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below.
Happy Crafting Everyone!

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Valentine’s Day Bee Mine Candy Tag Pouches with Paper Smooches & Lawn Fawn

Paper Smooches Lawn Fawn Bee Mine Valentine's Day Candy Tag Pouch by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right UpWhen I saw the project that Jennifer McGuire did using these Paper Smooches dies I knew I had to make them too! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I was inspired to take her project and run with it – and that’s when I came up with making the tag in to a pouch! While Jennifer’s project was super cute with the Burt’s Bees, I had just recently done a project with chapstick, so I decided to put lollipops in the pouch; but you could put anything you wanted in there :).  Die cutting fun foam was much easier than I thought, and I only needed to run the foam through my big shot once and it cut through perfectly.  I also decided to use the heart outlines that I got when I die cut the red foam to fill on some of the space on the front of the tag.  I just used my paper snips and trimmed off the top part of the heart & adhered them down with the matte  medium.  Having the precision tip applicator bottle made it much easier to apply the adhesive where I wanted it and not get my project all goopy.  When I went to choose a sentiment, I knew the Bee Mine stamp set from Lawn Fawn was a perfect addition for the pouches.

Once I had created the front of the tag, I die cut another tag and adhered it to the back with a strip of Scor-tape.  I decided that tape would be best rather than liquid glue as I needed something strong since there wasn’t a lot of room to put glue so as not to interfere with the size of the pocket too much.  If you don’t have scor-tape at home then you could use liquid glue, like TomBow – just make sure you give the project ample time to completely dry.

 

Here is a picture of how I applied the tape to allow for enough room inside the pouch.  You could stamp a To / From stamp on the backside of the pocket, write a personalized note or just leave it blank.

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Once I had everything assembled, I decided to add some Wink Of Stella to the hearts, because you know – a little glitter is always better 😛

Here are the finished projects – to see a full tutorial on how to create the front portion of the tag, you can check out Jennifer’s video here.  There is also a full supply list below if you would like to make these yourself at home ❤

 

 

Paper Smooches Lawn Fawn Bee Mine Valentine's Day Candy Tag Pouch by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Paper Smooches Lawn Fawn Bee Mine Valentine's Day Candy Tag Pouch by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

 

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Lip Balm Chapstick Holders Party Favors Video Tutorial

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Back during the holidays I made some chapstick stocking stuffers – they were such a hit I thought I would create a quick video tutorial to show you how easy they are to make.  The projects I am making are … Continue reading

Bird Crazy with Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens

When I first saw Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, I knew they would be pretty much perfect for anything watercolor. So, when I first got my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush pens I thought I would have a go at coloring those awesome crazy birds.
My first attempt stunk. Like really not good. So I put them aside a little frustrated at having investing in them and stinking at it, until recently when I visited my local craft store I was shown how much of a difference it makes to use proper watercolor paper (Thanks Natalie)!  This is the Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and it really makes a huge difference in the performance of the pens when watercoloring! If you ever find that you are not getting great results from your pens, try investing in some good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore cold press can be inexpensive with a coupon from Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, but the Tim Holtz watercolor paper is by far the best choice for card makers: it has the best smooth finish and is the lightest weight (thin) but still gives great watercolor performance.

 

 

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

 

 

Want to make this card at home too? Here are the supplies I used to make this project:

 

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Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe Design Team Card

Hello Stampers,

Just wanted to share with you my latest design team post for Scrapbooks By Design.  I love that a lot of the holiday stamp sets from Lawn Fawn can be used throughout the year, and Baaah Humbug is just one example.

You can check out the project, and see all the supplies I used for this card over on the SBD blog – here is the card I made:

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

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Share Handmade Kindness Challenge #1 ~ Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends No Bulk Shaker Card

Hi Everyone,

I normally don’t get into many challenges, but this one had me at kindness…  Jennifer McGuire is hosting a ‘Share Handmade Kindness‘ challenge.  For the whole month of November there will be challenges to share the art of creating with someone – each week will be different.  This first week, will be share something with a friend or family member.  Jennifer wanted to do something to share kindness, and has teamed up with Hero Arts creating two exclusive stamps for a charity with a cause I really believe in: anti-bullying. What I love even more is that a significant portion (25%) of the proceeds will be going to the charity!

You can get both the photopolymer set on the left, and the single wood mount stamp from Simon Says Stamp or Hero Arts. I got mine today 💕

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My card was made for my friend Carmen, who is gentle, kind, understanding and always patient with me even on my worst days.  She is a great friend and I really wanted to let her know that with this card ❤

Carmen lives in a different province than I do, so I wanted to make a card that I knew would survive mailing.  My new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool just arrived the night before I made this.  I ordered it explicitly for the use of making no-bulk shaker cards and confetti pockets , so I couldn’t wait to try it out!

To make the window, I die cut the rectangle using Lawn Fawn’s large stitched rectangle dies.  Then, using an Avery Elle stamp storage pocket, I fastened the die to the pocket with washi tape, and ran the fuse tool over three of the four sides along the inside of the die – using it as a guide.  Leaving the top open, I filled it with iridescent confetti large glitter and added a few snowflake sequins,then fused the final top side of the inner part of the die.  (You can see an example of how this is done in one of Jennifer’s YouTube videos.)

The snowmen buddies were stamped in memento tuxedo black and die cut with the coordinating dies. Using my Spectrum Noir markers, the scarf was colored using DR1, DR6, DR7; the earmuffs were LV3 & LV2 with a light touch of the colorless blender to blend a little more.  OR1 & OR2 were used on the carrot noses, and IB1 was run along the outline of the snowmen to make them look icy cold 🙂

Because the stamp pocket is plastic / acetate, I knew only Stayzon white would work – I stamped the sentiment, then realized that it needed a little something more, so added a few stamped snowflakes for added interest.

So that I had somehwere to write a note, I added a 4 x5.25″ top folding note card inside.  The white sentiment got kind of lost when I did that, so I blended some Broken China distress ink fading to white along the top of the inner note card to highlight the sentiment when the card was closed.

This is entry for the #sharehandmadekindness initative.  I love Jennifer’s videos, she is a beautiful artist, and an even lovelier person.  This challenge is something that really means a lot to me, and I hope you will join me, Jennifer and thousands of other crafters & artists in turning our love of creating into the kindness of giving!

Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


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Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Happy Birthday Balloons with Mama Elephant Make A Wish & Lawn Fawn Ink Pads

Hi Stampers!

Today’s project is a super bright & festive Happy Birthday card.  I am lucky enough to be able to make cards for my fellow workmates at my day job – this was one that I created.

The first try I had at this card the balloons didn’t turn out very well…. but I had already stamped & embossed the sentiment & I really didn’t want to have to do it again – so I had the idea to fussy cut the image out & I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out!  Using the Mama Elephant sentiment from Make A Wish I gold embossed it, then stamped the stars in gold Encore ink.  The balloons were stamped using Lawn Fawn inks: Peacock, Fake Tan, Sunflower and Sugar Plum.  I had drew in the strings and used a white gel pen to add the shine accents.

Hope you like my project – don’t forget comments are welcome & very appreciated!

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Hey Ghoulfriend inspired card 

Heya Stampers! Just a quick post today showing my version of a Lawn Fawn design team card using the super awesome Halloween style Booyah stamp set that was just released in Lawn Fawn’s fall / winter & seasonal release. Rather … Continue reading