Sunday, September 8, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things . . .

  Good Morning Crafters!
How has your weekend been? I've been working so you can probably guess how my weekend is going :/ but we all have stamps to buy. hehe
I did find a minute or two to craft and I recently received my order for whole lot of Lawn Fawn so I thought I'd play along with Lawnscaping's current challenge. For this challenge you are supposed to use your favorite things, hence, the title of this post :)
So here is my run down of the favorites: When Lawn Fawn started doing peeks of their new release I immediately fell in love with the "Our Friendship Grows" set. I love, love, love me some flowers ( I'm sure this is quite the shock to you who are frequent visitors) This set is so fantastic I love it, in fact it's a new favorite!
The next favorite is distress inks. I pretty much love everything about them.  Third? Soft Pool shadow ink from Hero Arts. Basically it's the color that goes with anything and is  ridiculously awesome.
Last favorite is banners. I think I stamp 99.9999% of all my sentiments on banners. If it's not on a banner it just looks unfinished to me. Yes, I realize I need to branch out more. :)
Oh, Oh I almost forgot the stickles. Pssht. Stardust Stickles look good on everything. Period. think your project is missing a little something, throw some stickles on it. BAM. It's gorgeous!
Okay on to the card!
So much new Lawn Fawn. eeeek I love it all! I started by using interlocking backdrops and my soft pool to stamp the hexagons on my card base. The white piece is actually the stitched journaling card. I'll probably never use it as a journaling card but I <heart> it as a card panel.
The flowers were stamped, trimmed, and colored with distress inks. I used squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, and wild honey for the petals. Antique linen, brushed corduroy, and vintage photo for the centers. The leaves are crushed olive, peeled paint, and forest moss. To create the "terra cotta" planter I used rusty hinge, fired brick, and aged mahogany. I wanted the pot to have a little something more so I added some blue bakers twine from Timeless Twine.
Once I stamped the sentiment on the banner (also from the stitched journaling die set) I added those lovely stickles and called it done! I'll be sending this card to my friend who just had surgery on her shoulder :( Hopefully it will brighten her day!
Thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from you guys :)


  1. So pretty! Love how your inking turned out!

  2. Your card is lovely and beautiful! And it was so nice to read your fun blog post today. Great to hear that your little Nathan is doing fine!!!

  3. POW! This is so happy and bright! It jumps right off the page. Love the bright yellow with the soft blue - soooo pretty. :-)

  4. I am right along with you - this set is one my new favorites!! I also love the journaling card - and I, too will use it for a card panel....I don't scrapbook - so naturally I will use it for my cards - you card turned out awesome - as all of them do!! It's lovely and your friend will love it, Kelly :)

  5. Very pretty card! I love the glitter in the center of the flowers! Amazing job!


  6. Beautiful card, Kelly! I love your coloring and how you added sparkle to your flowers...I love your stitched panel and background, too!

  7. Great coloring and I love the sparkle! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  8. Awesome card, Kelly! Your coloring is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges :)