Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from the Lawson's



Merry Christmas & the best of tidings to you & yours!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Paper Bakery "Holiday Charm" card kit

Holy cow...Christmas is two days away!!  {I still have to wrap Josh's presents...time to get down to business tonight!!!!}  I just wanted to share my cards using the Paper Bakery "Holiday Charm" card kit from November.  This is my first kit as a new designer, & you will see more in the future from me with these kits!!



My Christmas crafting is coming to an end, & here is what I have found to be some of my favorite trends this year:
1.  Most of my handmade items had a pop of gold somewhere- whether it be via sequins, ribbon, washi tape, rub-ons, etc.
2.  I used vellum to create dimension, add layers, & tame colors.
3.  I used wood veneer stars on almost EVERYTHING {which reminds me that I need to order some more}.
4.  A little bit of doily here & there (or the entire thing) graced many Christmas cards this time around.
What about you?  What did you find yourself adding to your handmade projects this year?  I would love to hear what your favorite trends were for the 2013 holidays!

{Oh look- another pop of gold, sequins, & a vellum pocket.  Funny.}

For these cards I have used papers that have a lot of text on them, which can sometimes be daunting.  But by adding a deep angle or a nice tilt to them, it tones them down & makes the papers more of a compliment to the card rather than taking it over.  I’ve also added rounded corners to each card to help soften the card designs since they do have these angles & tilts!  Check them out!

That is all for now...I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas time...surrounded by love & blessings.  

Until later,
~L.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WPlus9 Group Post

Hey there, everyone!!  Well...you've made it to group post day of the WPlus9 December/January release!!  This means that all of the new stamps & dies are available at www.wplus9.com, so you should head on over to pick up your must haves!!  Stick them in your stocking if you have to consider them a Christmas gift. **wink**

It also means that we have a group post where everyone creates one more project to be featured together on the WPlus9 blog.  This is my FAVE day of the release week, because I love seeing how different all the designs are while using the same product!

I combined the Coming Up Roses stamp & die set with many of the past Christmas stamp sets from the last release (a full supply list will be below) & created a card full of layers, flowers, & Christmas trim.  I really love how it turned out, & I hope that you do too!  I used the Mojo Monday #322 sketch as a starting point for my design, & then went on from there.  Check it out!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from cupid's bow cardstock.
2. Cut background paper slightly smaller, distress ink the edges & adhere.
3. Wrap cream eyelet lace around the bottom, then top with brown circle trim.
4. Diecut the tag, wreath, flowers, leaves, pinecones & candle from oatmeal cardstock, then distress ink all the edges.
5. Diecut the candle holder from vellum & distress ink the edges.
6. Stamp the wreath in green, then stamp the berries with versamark.
7. Cover with red glitter embossing powder, then heat set.
8. Stamp the roses, pine boughs, leaves & pinecones as shown.
9. Stamp the candle, adhere it to the vellum candle holder, then stamp the circle & flame to it.
10. Add all the layers to the middle of the card using hot glue & foam adhesive.
11. Tie a bow from red ribbon, stitch a button to the middle of it & adhere to the middle of the lace.
12. Stamp the sentiment to the tag, then tuck it underneath the button with hot glue.
13. Accent with pearl flourishes to finish.

Be sure to check out what the other WPlus9 designers have created as well!  They will all be featured on the WPlus9 blog, or you can check them out on their personal blogs as well! 

Hannah Craner
Jean Martin
Jinny Newlin
Kerrianne Bowen
Sarah Martina Parker
Savitri Wilder
WPlus9 Design Blog

It is so nice to be back creating with my WPlus9 stamps again....I have missed crafting like this so much!  My parents & grandma are going to be in town for a week starting Saturday...but I am sure I will have a little bit of time to craft while they are here!  So- be sure to check back & see what I have created! Have an awesome day!

Until later,
~L.

“Merry Christmas” Supplies:
Cardstock:  WPlus9 (cupid's bow)  |  Patterned Paper/Chipboard Button: My Mind's Eye (All is Bright 6x6)  |  Stamps/Dies: WPlus9 (Coming Up Roses, Woodland Wreaths, Merry & Bright, Strictly Sentiments 3, Timeless Tags 1)  |  Ink: Clearsnap (artichoke, olive, hunter green, strawberry,eggplant, chocolate, amber), Tsukineko (dandelion, onyx black) & Tim Holtz distress (antique linen)  |  Other: Studio Calico (red ribbon)  |  Prima Marketing (pearl flourishes)  |  Webster's Pages (brown trim)  | May Arts (brown twine)  |  Adhesive: Zig glue pen, Surebonder hot glue, Zapdots foam  |  Tim Holtz (blending tool)  |  craft supply: eyelet lace

WPlus9 December/January Full Reveal

It's time for the full reveal! Time to show you what we are releasing this month in their entirety. All products will be available for purchase at midnight, on December 5th at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.

*** Website Reminder ***Wplus9.com will be down from approximately 11:00 PM EST tonight until 12:00 AM EST while we upload the new products and prepare for the release. The website will be back online and all products will be available for purchase by 12:01 AM EST December 5, 2013.

Fresh Cut Wreaths

Details

  • is a 6x8" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 28 individual stamps: 15 wreath building images and 13 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $21

More Fresh Cuts

Details

  • is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 32 individual stamps: 31 image builders and 1 sentiment
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $14

More Fresh Cuts Companion Die

Details

  • contains 11 individual dies wired together that can be easy separated if desired
  • coordinates with the More Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Approx. Measurements: (A) - 7/8"; (B) - 3/4"; (C) - 5/8"; (D) - 1/4"; (E) - 1"; (F) - 1 1/4 x 1"; (G) - 1 1/8 x 5/8"; (H) - 1 x 5/8"; (I) - 3/4 x 1/2"; (J) - 1 x 1/2"; (K) - 1/2 x 1/4"
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $9

Valentine Wishes

Details

  • is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 13 individual stamps: 8 images and 5 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $14

Valentine Wishes Companion Die

Details

  • contains 3 individual open centered dies wired together that can be easily separated
  • coordinates with the Valentine Wishes stamp set
  • (A) - 2 1/2 x 3/4"; (B) - 3 x 2 3/8"; (C) - 1 1/4 x 1 1/8"
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $10

Coming Up Roses

Details

  • is a 6x8" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 24 individual image building stamps
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $21

Coming Up Roses Companion Die

Details

  • contains 7 individual dies
  • coordinates with the Coming Up Roses stamp set
  • Approx. Measurements: (A) - 3 3/8 x 1 5/8"; (B) - 1 3/8 x 3/4"; (C) - 1 1/8 x 1"; (D) - 1"; (E) - 1 1/2"; (F) - 2 x 1"; (G) - 1 x 3/4"
  • will be available for purchase October 5th for $13

Thank you all so much for joining me for our December 2013 Release! I can't express how much all of your encouragement means to me. But I can try! Are you ready for the last giveaway? Want to win the entire release, including all of the stamps and dies listed above? Now that you've seen the full reveal, just leave a comment on the WPlus9 Blog Post by 10:00 PM EST TONIGHT December 4, 2013 to enter. Dawn will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here by 11:00 PM EST before the release officially goes on sale.

**All of the above text was copied from the WPlus9 blog.  Please visit the link above to be entered into any giveaways, etc.**

Monday, December 2, 2013

WPlus9 Preview: Coming Up Roses

Hey there, everyone!!  Welcome to day 3 of the December/January WPlus9 release week!  Today we are featuring a new stamp & die set called "Coming Up Roses".  Here is a little more info on it:

Coming Up Roses
  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 24 individual image building stamps
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $21
Coming Up Roses Companion Die
  • contains 7 individual dies
  • coordinates with the Coming Up Roses stamp set
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $13

I have gone clean & simple for my cards today, and kept the focus on the beautiful flowers you can create with this stamp set.  Here is what I created!
Instructions:
1. Make an A2 card from oatmeal cardstock, then round the bottom corners.
2. Distress ink the edges of the card.
3. Diecut the vase from vellum & the flower from oatmeal cardstock, then distress ink the edges.
4. Stamp the flower & vase, then adhere to the left side of the card.
5. Stamp the smaller flower images coming from the top of the vased flower, then accent with sequins.
6. Wrap twine around the middle, then top the vase with a double bow & twine threaded button.
7. Stamp the sentiment below the twine to finish.

Here is another card with the same design....just flip flopped, & using different colors & flower!

I did create these with the current CAS-ual Fridays #121 challenge to use 8 of something.  Both cards have 8 sequins on them.  I think they were the perfect accent, don't you?!

How beautiful of these flowers that you can create with this stamp set?  I just love it!!  I can't wait to try it more in different colors & shades!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the WPlus9 designers have created for today!

Hannah Craner
Jean Martin
Jinny Newlin
Kerrianne Bowen
Sarah Martina Parker
Savitri Wilder
WPlus9 Design Blog

{There are usually giveaways on the WPlus9 blog as well...so you will DEF want to make sure you go there! :)}  Tomorrow will be the full reveal of all the stamps sets & dies...so be sure to check back!

Until later,
~L.



“I Quite Like Your Smile” Supplies:
Cardstock:  WPlus9 (oatmeal)  |  Stamps/Dies: WPlus9 (Coming Up Roses, Quite Like You)  |  Ink: Clearsnap (olive, chiffon, chocolate) & Tim Holtz distress (antique linen)  |  Other: Studio Calico (pink sequins)  |  Avery Elle (white/clear sequins)  |  May Arts (twine)  | Papertrey Ink (button)  |  Adhesive: Zig glue pen, Surebonder hot glue, Zapdots foam  |  Tim Holtz (blending tool)

“You are Simply Amazing” Supplies:
Cardstock:  WPlus9 (oatmeal)  |  Stamps/Dies: WPlus9 (Coming Up Roses, Quite Like You)  |  Ink: Clearsnap (evergreen, hunter green, strawberry, eggplant, chocolate) & Tim Holtz distress (antique linen)  |  Other: craft supply (red/silver sequins)  |  May Arts (twine)  | Doodlebug Designs (button)  |  Adhesive: Zig glue pen, Surebonder hot glue, Zapdots foam  |  Tim Holtz (blending tool)
 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

WPlus9 Preview: Valentine Wishes

Hey there, everyone!!  Welcome to day 2 of the WPlus9 December/January release week!!  Today we are showcasing a set all about love & Valentine's day...kind-of a nice change from all the Christmas we've got going on around us, don't you think?  Here is a little bit of information about this stamp & die set:

Valentine Wishes
  • is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 13 individual stamps: 8 images and 5 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $14
Valentine Wishes Companion Die
  • contains 3 individual open centered dies wired together that can be easily separated
  • coordinates with the Valentine Wishes stamp set
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $10
I've paired the stamps & dies with some Glitz Design "Finnley" and the Frecked Fawn "Oh Deer Me" September kit.  They were quite honestly a PERFECT match!!  I love all the fun elements, & how well they complimented Valentine Wishes stamp set.  Check it out!
Instructions:
1.Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut floral paper & striped paper slightly smaller, then layer to the front.
3. Cut a scalloped edge to green triangle paper, then adhere to the left side with green trim.
4. Add a strip of triangle paper & freehand cut floral paper to the top of those layers.
5. Layer the background sticker & wood frame to the front, then wrap twine around the middle.
5. Diecut the ornate circle, then stamp the matching image to it.
6. Diecut the banner, add the stamping, then adhere it to the circle.
7. Finish stamping then sentiment, then adhere the entire stamped piece front with foam adhesive.
8. Tie a double bow from twine, then layer it to the front with flair, rhinestone & fabric brad.
9. Add the metal flower to the lower corner, then add the stickers to the cluster.
10. Add three glitter enamel dots to the top to finish.

I LOVE this stamp set....probably one of my very latest faves!!  I am such a sucker for love themed sentiments, & these make my heart swoon a little bit!  Check out what the rest of the WPlus9 designers have created as well!

Hannah Craner
Jean Martin
Jinny Newlin
Kerrianne Bowen
Sarah Martina Parker
Savitri Wilder
WPlus9 Design Blog

{There are usually giveaways on the WPlus9 blog as well...so you will DEF want to make sure you go there! :)}  I will be back tomorrow with another at some of the new stamp sets!  Have a wonderful day!

Until later,
~L.


 “Love You Still” Supplies:
Cardstock:  WPlus9 (white)  |  Patterned Paper: Glitz Design (Finnley 6x6)  |  Stamps/Dies: WPlus9 (Valentine Wishes stamps & dies, Scalloped Border die)  |  Ink: Clearsnap (sour apple, orchid, cranberry) & Tsukineko (onyx black)  |  Other: Glitz Design (giant rhinestone, cardstock sticker)  |  Freckled Fawn (enamel dots, flair, fabric brad, metal flower, wood veneer frame- September “Oh Deer Me” kit)  |  Martha Stewart Crafts (glittered photo corner)  |  Webster’s Pages (lace trim)  |  May Arts (ivory twine)  | Adhesive: Zig glue pen, Surebonder hot glue
 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

WPlus9 Preview: Fresh Cut Wreaths & More Fresh Cuts

Happy December 1st!!  My goodness...I can't believe that the end of the year is almost here!!  And I am SO excited to be getting back to my normal crafting routine....part of which is the WPlus9 preview at the beginning of every other month!!  For December we have some beautiful love & floral themed stamps/dies to share with you...I think you are going to just love them!!

Today we are previewing two stamp sets, & one companion die set.  Here is some info on each of them:

Fresh Cut Wreaths
  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 28 individual stamps: 15 wreath building images and 13 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $21
More Fresh Cuts
  • is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 32 individual stamps: 31 image builders and 1 sentiment
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $14
More Fresh Cuts Companion Die
  • contains 11 individual dies wired together that can be easy separated if desired
  • coordinates with the More Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $9

I combined the stamps and dies with some beautiful Crate Paper & Prima Marketing rhinestones.  I also used Sketchbook Saturday #110 as inspiration for my design.  Here is what I created!!

Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from oatmeal cardstock.
2. Cut floral paper slightly smaller, then adhere a lined paper strip to the top.
3. Distress ink the edges, then adhere the entire block to the card front.
4. Diecut the doily from green paper, cut the top off & adhere to the bottom.
5. Add a strip of eyelet lace, then a strip of striped paper to the top of the doily.
6. Diecut a circle from oatmeal cardstock & distress ink the edges.
7. Stamp the wreath directly to it.
8. Diecut the flower & leaves, then stamp accordingly.
9. Adhere the stamped circle & flowers layers to the front using foam adhesive.
10. Accent them with a jewel swirl & pink jewels.
11. Add a sticker & finish the sentiment in the lower right corner.

Aren't those stamps sets just gorgeous!!  There are so many possibilities with these stamps & what you can build with them.  The other WPlus9 designers have projects to share as well, so be sure to check them all out!

Hannah Craner
Jean Martin
Jinny Newlin
Kerrianne Bowen
Sarah Martina Parker
Savitri Wilder
WPlus9 Design Blog

I will be back tomorrow with another look at some of the new WPlus9 stamps & dies!  Have a lovely Sunday!

Until later,
~L.


“Best Wishes!” Supplies:
Cardstock:  WPlus9 (oatmeal)  |  Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes & Fourteen 6x6)  |  Stamps/Dies: WPlus9 (Fresh Cut Wreaths, More Fresh Cuts stamps & dies,Filigreed Frames), Cheery Lynn Design (doily die) & Spellbinders (circle die)  |  Ink: Clearsnap (sour apple, chiffon, berry, peony, teal, chocolate) & Tim Holtz distress (antique linen)  |  Other: Prima Marketing (rhinestones)  |  Crate Paper (cardstock sticker)  |  Craft Supply (eyelet lace)  | Adhesive: Zig glue pen, Surebonder hot glue, Zapdots foam  |  Tim Holtz (blending tool)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Glitz Design November Blog Hop



Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in America, & happy Thursday to everyone else!!  Today is not only the day that we are giving thanks, but also the Glitz Design blog hop!  As you all know....I JUST unpacked my stuff.  And with planning for our Thanksgiving menu, tending to a pup with an ulcer in his eye (poor thing)...I haven't had a chance to create something new this week.

So, I thought I would share my very favorite card using the Finnley collection.  I adore this card...I made it WAY in advance for my best friend Meagan who was pregnant at the time.  She has since had her sweet little girl, & she was born just in time for this card to still be relevant (considering I had stamped September to it.  lol!).
 I made this card in July, & it is still one of my faves! And it now resides in sweet Emmalyn's room...I miss that sweet little girl!  She is going to be so big the next time I see her in person!

If I get the chance to create something new with Finnley tomorrow while my husband is at work in the evening....I will add it into my post!!

Here is the link list for our blog hop....both our traditional & digital team are part of the hop this month, so the list is quite long.  It will be worth our effort to hop along over the next few days though, because each designers has an amazing project to share with you!!

Amanda DeJong - http://somethingsorta.blogspot.com/
Amanda Resende - http://amandaresendescraps.blogspot.com.br/
Barbara Sokee - http://sokeeb.wordpress.com/
Donna Espiritu - http://www.scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Emma Poon - http://amazinglyscrapped.wordpress.com/
Fauve Van Maanen - http://www.fauvevanmaanen.blogspot.com/
Jaime Warren - http://jaimewarren.typepad.com/
Jocelyn Olson - http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/
Karine Cazenave - http://karinecazenave.typepad.com/
Kym Tsukamoto - http://busybostyn.blogspot.com/
Laura O'Donnell - http://itsallrosie.blogspot.com/
Lea Lawson - http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Lisa Andrews - http://lisaandrews.blogspot.com/
Magda Mizera - http://www.magdamizera.blogspot.com/
Maria Lacuesta - http://analogpaper.blogspot.com/
Marie Ramirez - http://www.absosweetmarie.blogspot.com/
Mary Martinez - http://www.marnels.blogspot.com/
Miki Krueger - http://thecountryteacher.wordpress.com/
Mou Saha - http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Nina Ostermann - http://ninasblog-scrapmama.blogspot.com/
Noel Culbertson - http://paperpassionpixels.blogspot.com/
Smitha Katti - http://www.smilingcolors.com/
Stephanie Bryan - http://www.stephaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Wheeler - http://iffycreates.blogspot.com/
Glitz Design blog - http://glitzitnow.com/blog/ 

We are also giving away a Finnley collection pack, & a Finnley full digital kit....one winner of each.  The winners will be chosen randomly from the comments on all the blogs above...so leaving a comment at each one ups your chances!!

I hope you have a wonderful time hopping along, & a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  We will post the winners on the Glitz blog on Sunday evening, so you have plenty of time to check out all the blogs before then! 

Until later,
~L.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Paper Bakery "Holiday Charm" kit + WPlus9 "Silver Bells"

Hey there, everyone!!  Long time no blog....guess what?  My crafting stuff is FINALLY unpacked!!  My husband built my Scrapbox over the weekend, & I proceeded to unpack and arrange everything for the next few days!!  Seriously....I had no idea I had SO much stuff.  I got rid of a ton of it before leaving Montana, & now have more boxes of stuff to go into our next garage sale.  Sheesh!  I'm so glad it is all unpacked now, & I have access to everything!!  It's time to get crafty in this joint!!  Yay!

So, awhile back I was asked to be part of the Paper Bakery team to create cards using their new card kits....I had to wait until we were in Fargo & unpacked, but this month is my first month working with the kit!!  The kit this month is called "Holiday Charm", & it's got some fantastic Christmas paper from Teresa Collins & some fun little accents to give your cards lovey layers & dimension!!

I paired the card kit with my WPlus9 "Silver Bells" stamp set....which allowed me to add those cute little leaves & bells to the lower corner, & finished off my sentiment!  I also used the WPlus9 A2 Envelope Liner Die to add help decorate the envelope as well!  I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #198, & drew inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room #194 inspiration photo.  Here is my project!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from oatmeal cardstock.
2. Cut chevron paper slightly smaller.
3. Punch a half circle from the top of a vellum sheet, then stitch to the top of the chevron paper.
4. Adhere the paper block to the card front.
5. Layer the tags & diecuts to the left side, then accent with chipboard hearts & jewels.
6. Tie a double bow from yellow seam binding, then adhere to the to of the tag with a flair piece.
7. Stamp the sentiment to the lower right corner.
8. Stamp the bells & leaves to cardstock, cut out & layer together.
9. Adhere above the sentiment, then accent with a jewel.
10. Decorate the envelope as shown.

There you have it...my first creation as a Paper Bakery design team member!  I'm looking forward to creating so much more with these kits, & all of my other amazing supplies now that they are FINALLY unpacked.  You don't even know how excited I was as I started filling all the totes & baskets in my Scrapbox...it was like seeing an old friend for the first time in awhile. :)

That is all I have for you today!!  I hope you like my card/envelope today, & I would love to hear what you think of it!!  Or anything in general...how's life?  It's cold here....in the 4th coldest city in America.  Lol!  We are enjoying it though, & celebrating our first Thanksgiving alone.  Ever.  Crazy, huh?  We have our menu all ready though, we bought the tiniest little turkey, and are looking forward to spending the early part of the day together.  As many know, Best Buy is open on Thanksgiving at 6pm this year...& though Josh is no longer a store manager, as a salaried employee he is going to be there as part of an "all hands on deck" to make sure the night runs smoothly.

Am I upset, you might be asking?  Nope.  This blog post answers why more eloquently than I could.  I am extremely thankful for the company that my husband works for.  They have taken care of us for a VERY long time.  My husband makes a wage large enough that I don't have to work outside of the home.  We have amazing benefits, which I saw first hand this year when I had multiple doctor visits, ultrasounds, lots of lab work, a trip to the ER & surgery.  We get an amazing discount.  My list could go on & on....but I won't take up more of your time.  No matter how you feel about Best Buy...it has been part of why we live the life we have {plus Josh's hard work, of course!!}.  So, if they ask my husband to give an additional 5 hours on Thanksgiving to help out on the store level....so be it.  We will cook & eat our dinner together earlier, & I will start decorating for Christmas while he works.  It's just 5 hours in the grand scheme of things to me.

Until later,
~L.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Moxie Fab "Thank You" blog Hop


Today is going to be a fabulous day!!  Not just because it is the weekend, and most of us have two whole days to craft, spend time with family & friends, watch football, eat great food, etc....but this Saturday is super extra special.  Today we are honoring our amazing friend, Cath Edvalson, for all the amazing work she has done for us as an editor of Paper Crafts Magazine & author of the Moxie Fab blog.  Cath coined the term "moxie fab" long ago, & it has been an ever present part of this crafting world of ours....and I am sure it will remain even as Cath departs from her position with Paper Crafts Mag.

And this isn't your average blog hop....this is the MOTHER of all blog hops.  Cath has reached so many crafters & manufacturers...that 285 of us are taking part in telling her THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts {yep- I'm yelling it.}

I still remember how happy my heart was when I saw my "Moxie Fabber of the Week" post {holy crap- that was almost THREE years ago} & read the thoughtful words that Cath had to say about me.  It truly warms my heart to this day, & it is my gentle reminder that I need to get back to this community of mine.  This summer & fall has taken its toll on me...I haven't had the time to be as much of a presence in this industry as I once was. I am looking forward to getting fully settled into my new home & back to being an active part of my crafty community again. 

I have been lucky enough to have my cards occasionally featured on the Moxie Fab blog, & I've won a couple contests here & there.....and I will truly miss what Cath shared with us each & every day on the Moxie Fab blog.  So, with that being said....here is my card for Cath.  Made specifically & just for her! :)
This card is pretty much all product from the Dear Lizzy "Polka Dot Party" collection....it was just perfect to create a custom crafty card just for Cath!

Once again....THANK YOU Cath for all you have done in this industry.  Thank you for all the inspiration.  Thank you for what Moxie Fab has become to ALL of us.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness & encouragement.  Thank you for the blog comments!  And thank you for just being the amazing person you are!

Since this is the mother of all blog hops, here is some information for you in case you weren't aware of it, or if you've gotten lost along the way.

You should have come to my blog from the Glitz Design blog.

You will now hop on to Heather Nichol's blog.

And there is a complete list of ALL blogs at the Moxie Fab blog.

Alright...I think you've got all the details, and I really hope you just have a wonderful time seeing all the amazing creations today!

Until later,
~L.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lawn Fawn "Into the Woods" giveaway winner

Happy Thursday, friends!! A few days late...I have the winner of my Lawn Fawn giveaway from last week!!  {Sorry for the delay....we are building a fence, it is first priority in our life right now before it gets wicked cold & snowy here!!} 

Before I get to the giveaway winner, I have one last card to share with you using the super adorable "Into the Woods" collection from Lawn Fawn.  Loved using the negative space on this one & adding sequins into it!

Isn't that super cute!!  I am sure I will play some more with this fantastic collection in the very near future....it is just so fun!

Now....on to the lucky winner of the "Into the Woods" collection pack!!  Drum roll please......

Congratulations, Brenda!  Please email me your shipping information to joshandlealawson @ gmail.com (delete the spaces) & I will send your info on to Kelly at Lawn Fawn!

Thank you SO much to Kelly & her team over at Lawn Fawn for doing this fun little sponsored post!  I had so much fun creating with these products, & I just know I will use them again in the near future!

Alright all...gotta get back to helping build a fence!!  Have a great rest of your day!

Until later,
~L.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

On the Simon Says Stamp blog

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/you-are-my-favorite/

Hey there, everyone!  Just popping in with a quick post to share this little peek of a card:


And to let you know that it is up on the Simon Says Stamp blog!  So head on over there to see it in full, & get the full instructions on recreating it!! 

Have a wonderful day!

Until then,
~L.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Glitz Design October Blog Hop


Happy Halloween, friends!!  Today is the monthly Glitz Design blog hop, & of course...we are featuring the Raven collection this month!!  The blog hop landed just perfectly on Halloween!

I have a couple of Raven cards to share with you for my projects today.  This first one uses the cute owl from the package of Whatnots, among other Raven goodies! :)

And this one has some cute dancing skeletons on it!!  I giggled when I saw the sentiment those stickers created....& I had to use it on this card!!


So, what would a blog hop be without a list of blogs to hop to?  Here it is!!

Amanda Resende - http://amandaresendescraps.blogspot.com.br/
Donna Espiritu - http://www.scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Emma Poon - http://amazinglyscrapped.wordpress.com/
Jaime Warren - http://jaimewarren.typepad.com/
Jocelyn Olson - http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/
Karine Cazenave - http://karinecazenave.typepad.com/
Karola Witczak - http://www.karolakraftuje.blogspot.com/
Laura O'Donnell - http://itsallrosie.blogspot.com/
Lea Lawson - http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Leica Forrest - http://www.10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/
Lisa Andrews - http://lisaandrews.blogspot.com/
Magda Mizera - http://www.magdamizera.blogspot.com/
Marie Ramirez - http://www.absosweetmarie.blogspot.com/
Mary Martinez - http://www.marnels.blogspot.com/
Mou Saha - http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Nina Ostermann - http://ninasblog-scrapmama.blogspot.com/
Noel Culbertson - http://paperpassionpixels.blogspot.com/
Smitha Katti - http://www.smilingcolors.com/
Stephanie Bryan - http://www.stephaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Glitz Design blog - http://glitzitnow.com/blog/ 

We are giving away one Raven collection pack & one full Raven digital collection....and all winners will be chosen randomly from all of the comments on the blogs!  So, the more blogs you hop to, the better your chances of winning!!

I know I can't wait to sit down with a yummy latte & check out what all the amazing designers created this week!

On a more personal note....do you want to see the pumpkins my husband & I carved last night?  We think they turned out pretty nice!
  Josh did the Yoda pumpkin (of course....I don't have those mad carving skills), and I did the skull-arita!! :) They called it a Brainy Colada on the template...but I thought my name was better.  So- I changed it.  Lol!

I hope that you have a treat filled Halloween....try to eat some healthy food too!!  Tee hee- I need to tell myself that tip as well! :) 

Until later,
~L.