Thursday, August 12, 2010

A little more Lawn Fawn...

Supplies used: Cosmo Cricket paper,Bazzill,Martha Stewart punches,Spellbinders, Copics,PTI die,Lawn Fawn stamps.

OMG. Did you see the new Lawn Fawn stamps that were released last night?? I am LOVING every single thing they've done so far!!! Good for them--but bad for my pocketbook! I couldn't stop myself. I ordered all three new sets!! And then....I was SO close to the free shipping mark I decided to buy Harold's abcs too! I've been meaning to buy that set so it all worked out.

And the best part about my recent love affair with Lawn Fawn?? I've been actually USING them. {gasp}. I've broken in every set I've purchased so far. Here's a little birthday card for my sister-in-law using Bake me a Cake. You know what I love the most about this particular set (besides the fact it is hands down the best designed boutique-y cake out there)? There's a bazillion different ways to customize your cakes or cupcakes in this one since each little piece is it's own stamp! Very cool and very fun to play with. Sorry if I'm gushing about this little company. I'm so inspired by the way they started up their business just a few months ago, offering an AWESOME product, and they appear to be selling really well!!! It's nice to see somebody realize their dreams--especially in today's economic climate. YAY for them!

Now about the card...I guess I grabbed the wrong sheet of white cardstock laying around when I went to stamp my cake. I very carefully lined up all my little stamps and created this perfect tiered masterpiece, cut it out with my PTI die and then started coloring it in with my Copics. Huh?? What's wrong with these? Why are they bleeding all over the place and making a mess? I still don't know exactly what happened here, but my Copics weren't blending well at all and I suspect I wasn't using the Neenah cardstock. Anyways, I kinda liked how it turned out! I think it almost looks like a watercolor treatment. More importantly, there was NO way I wanted to stamp it and color it all over again because sometimes I'm lazy like that. I wanted a little bit of color on the edge of the scalloped oval and I didn't want to mat it, so I used a Copic along the edge and then gently smudged the edges with the Copic blending pen to soften the look. It was fast and easy and I'm sure a little trick I'll be using a lot.

Our trip to the Smoky Mountains was FAB! Absolutely the best family vacation I think we've ever had. I'll share a few pics from our adventure soon. I've finally started the beach vacation mini-albums and I can't wait to share those on here!

Our summer vacation is over here in Georgia, the kid started his senior year this week, and I'm enjoying all the extra time I'm getting in my scrappy room now that all the excitement is winding down and our normal weekday routine has returned. Hope you're finding time to do the things you love too!!