WPlus9 - {Easter Blessings}

February 25, 2014

Happy Tuesday, blog friends!  How are you doing today?  Since I am pre-scheduling my posts, I'm going to assume that we are having a wonderful time in Minneapolis & all that.  Lol!!  I will recap our trip when I get home!

Today I have a card to share with you using some of the new WPlus9 products that just released this month!  This month is WPlus9's 4th birthday, & Dawn has been doing challenges all month long.  This week on the WPlus9 Blog we are challenging you to stretch yourself, and do things outside of your comfort zone.  I posted recently that I just bought myself my first spray mist, and this is my second time using it.  I'm definitely still get comfortable with it, but I do love the little bit of gold glimmer that this mist adds to my projects.  Here is what I created for the challenge!
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut a vellum block & ombre paper block slightly smaller.
3. Punch notches in the bottom of the ombre block, then lightly spray it with gold mist.
4. Once dry, wrap gold thread a few time around the punched notches.
5. Layer the vellum & paper block, slightly angling the vellum.
6. Diecut the wreath from gold glittered paper & adhere to the front.
7. Diecut the conversation bubbles, stamp the sentiments into them & attach to the wreath.
8. Accent with wood veneer stars & enamel dots to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Studio Calico Sunday Sketch

I hope that you will play along with our challenge to stretch yourself this week, & enter yourself in to win a $100 shopping spree in the WPlus9 store.  Get all the details on Dawn's blog!!

I hope you liked my gold & shimmer Easter card today....while it is a bit nontraditional, I feel like it is definitely fit for a King.  ;)  Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Until later,

**The vellum isn't listed, & can be purchased at any craft store.**

Digital - {Forever & Ever Love}

February 24, 2014

Happy Monday, blog friends!  How has the start of your week been?  As you read this we are on our way to a few fun filled days in Minneapolis!  I'm excited...I haven't been there in a long time, & the last time I was there I was working.  So- the only fun thing I saw was the Mall of America. 

Today I wanted to share a couple digital layouts that I have done recently.  This first one is of some photos we took this fall.  We do a mini shoot every single season so that we always have current photos together...I think that is so important!!
Pixels & Company
For the Love of - creashens
For the Love of - Gennifer Bursett
Julep elements - Gennifer Bursett
Miss Molly elements - Gennifer Bursett
Veneer Journal - Mye De Leon
Acrylic Bits #1 - Mommyish

Glitz Design
Love You Madly element pack

Two Peas in a Bucket
How Do I Love Thee printables

This next layout is of my sweet little Sadie girl...these are a couple of the MANY photos I've posted of her on Instagram.  She is just so dang cute all of the time!
Pixels & Company
For the Love of - Celeste Knight
For the Love of - creashens
Saccharine Diecut Words - Dawn by Design
For the Love of - Gennifer Bursett
Miss Molly elements - Gennifer Bursett
Messy Gesso #1 - Mommyish
For the Love of - Pixels & Co, collaboration

Studio Calico
Sugar Rush printable - Creative Bubble
Planetarium May printable #2

I pretty much love these digital layouts....I hope that you do too!  That is all I have to share with you for today!  I will be back tomorrow with a card using some new WPlus9 products!!

Until later,

Smile - { & be brave }

February 23, 2014

Happy Sunday, blog friends!  I hope this post finds you having a wonderful end to your weekend.  We had dinner over at our neighbors last night, & played our Walking Dead board game together....it was great!  Not to mention...lots of puppy snuggles & cuteness.  We went to church this morning, and now we are just watching some TV & I am crafting & getting stuff done before we go on our mini vacation to Minneapolis tomorrow!

Before I get to the giveaway winner, I just wanted to share a new card first!  Although I've gotten my new Glitz Design product, Wild & Free was calling my name on this one...  I paired it with some Lawn Fawn stamps & dies and older My Mind's Eye enamel dots, and this is what came of it!!  I'm LOVING the rainbow colors of it all!
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock, then round the bottom corners.
2. Cut heart paper slightly smaller, round the bottom corners & adhere to the card front.
3. Cut a blog of ombre paper, round the bottom corners & adhere to the bottom of the card.
4. Diecut three banners from the ombre paper.  Layer the pink & aqua ones to the left side.
5. Adhere the orange banner to the ombre paper block, then layer a triangle sticker on top.
6. Cut a strip of heart paper, & punch a circle from vellum.
7. Zig-zag stitch them together, then adhere to the card front with foam adhesive.
8. Layer a circle sticker, jeweled circle & giant rhinestone to the vellum circle.
9. Stamp the "smile" conversation bubble to white cardstock, cut out & adhere to the front.
10. Accent the card with enamel dots to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Deconstructed Sketch #139
-Lawnscapings #76 - Dust 'em Off
-A Blog Named Hero #38 - Roy G Biv

Alright...that brings me to the winner of the September 2013 Oh Deer Me kit from Freckled Fawn that I put up for grabs last week on my blog!  Thanks for all the sweet comments on that post...I love hearing from you!  Without further ado, the winner is.....
Congratulations Jingle Jennifer!!  Please email me your shipping address to joshandlealawson @ gmail .com (without the spaces) & I will get the kit out to you later this week.

Well...that is all I have for you today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Until later,

**Items not listed- vellum, thread & Heidi Swapp mint dye ink (which is available at Michael's).**

I Love You - {To the Moon & Back}

February 22, 2014

Happy Saturday, blog friends!!  How has your weekend been so far?  We went to a Fargo Force hockey game last night with some friends.  It was fun...but the score was pretty awful.  (Is it bad to say that I am really happy we didn't pay for the tickets?  That would have been really disappointing, considering they lost 7 to NOTHING.)  Today we have just been hanging out some.  Josh is brewing beer, & our neighbors just got a new cocker spaniel puppy...so we've been over there playing with him & loving on him.  He is SO cute!!!  We are going to have dinner with them tonight...so I'll get some more puppy time in.  Yay!!

I have a card to share with you today that I created just because I wanted to! :)  It's a little stampy...a little flowery....but still pretty full of my normal layers!  It uses some new My Mind's Eye product, WPlus9 dies, & sentiment stamps from My Favorite Things & Flourishes.  These stamps & dies are some items that I haven't used in awhile...it's so nice to dig back into your stash & bring out older items from time to time, isn't it?  Here is my card!
1. Make A2 card from kraft cardstock.
2. Cut background paper slightly smaller, then wrap a doily around the top.
3. Cut a banner from striped paper & from vellum, then layer to the top of the paper block.
4. Add a polka dot tab to the top, then zig-zag stitch along the top of the paper block.
5. Adhere the stitched paper block to the front of the card.
6. Diecut the labels from patterned papers, then stamp the sentiment to the scalloped oval.
7. Layer the labels to the top of the card using foam adhesive.
8. Stamp the rest of the sentiment to the lower right corner of the card.
9. Add the flower cluster to the bottom of the label layers.
10. Tie a double bow from twine, then layer to the top with twine threaded buttons.
11. Add the word stickers to the front, then accent with enamel dots to finish.

Card Challenges:
-MFT Wednesday Sketch #164
-MFT Color Palette challenge #2
-Simon Says Stamp Wedding or Anniversary challenge
-Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #259
-The Kraft Journal #159

Well, that is all I have for you today!!  I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Saturday!  Enjoy!!

Until later,

**The vellum & doily are craft supply.  The flowers are from Prima Marketing...I just didn't know the names of them in order to link them up. Sorry!!**