Lawn Fawn Admit One Layout

June 2013 Lawn Fawn Week: Admit One Lawn Cuts

Lawn Fawn Admit One Layout

Hi everyone! Just a quick layout share for you today—my first for Lawn Fawn’s June 2013 Inspiration Week. I wanted to really highlight some fun ways to use the Admit One Lawn Cuts on a layout, namely: a balloon border/frame, a ticket border/banner, and a monogram fair-ribbon accent. Using the dies to cut out the stamped images and balloons made this go together really quickly!

Lawn Fawn: May 2013 Releases

BlueSkies-Card

Just a quick post today to share my projects for Lawn Fawn‘s May 2013 release! Up first (above) uses a really fun technique I learned from Online Card Classes. Yay!

BlueSkies-Layout

I’ve scrapbooked this photo before, but I really wanted to re-do this one with Lawn Fawn flair and Blue Skies! Nothing like being goofy in front of a camera with your best friend, right? My early twenties were filled with wonderful road trips, and I wanted to try to capture the fun we had.

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Time for a trip in the way back machine, courtesy of Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple stamp set!

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And finally, another Pink Lemonade layout to whet your whistle for summer adventures. I just love clustering stars cut using Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Star Stackables nesting dies.

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Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: September 2012

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I love this photo. It was taken on a cross-country road trip just as my friend Kelly and I crossed the border into West Virginia. The sun hadn’t quite burned off the night-time fog, so there was something a bit surreal about the whole thing.

And then we cranked up “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, just because we could.

Lawn Fawn’s Dewey Decimal collection provided a great trendy backdrop for this memory when combined with the Let It Snow set. I was camping all this last weekend and I guess I had the mountains on my mind! Those Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, and More Mustard trees set the scene for my “Rocky Mountain High” adventure! Don’t you love it when you can use a holiday set for more than holiday cards?

Now, if you don’t recognize the happy arrows in my title backdrop, they’re part of This Way to Fun, Lawn Fawn’s exclusive set for Studio Calico’s Central High card kit. The kit is currently sold out, but you could get lucky by joining the waiting list. This set rocks!

Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog this week for even more inspiration and fabulous (fab, fab, fab!) giveaways!

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Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: August 2012

It’s here! It’s here! Lawn Fawn’s Dewey Decimal is here! Oh, I can’t tell you how much I love this collection. It makes this librarian’s heart go pitter-patter. I went a little overboard with my projects for this inspiration week. But I told myself “no library themed projects”. I wanted to make something that would be applicable to more than just… well… me and my life. Something to inspire you guys, right?

I’ve gotten a couple of questions on this, so let me post it here:
Stampin’ Up! colors that coordinate with Dewey Decimal are Pool Party, Ridinghood Red, Island Indigo, and More Mustard. Hope that helps! I love coordinating my SU collection with Lawn Fawn. {Grins}

Now, on to the layouts!

A Part of History

For my travel layout, I created mock file folders for my “history” files as a backdrop for a layout about exploring the Freedom Trail in Boston. This collection was perfect for this: it’s full of classic, structured patterns that create a wonderful timeless feel…and fun, trendy colors for a modern twist!

Next up — an everyday, guy layout. Honestly, my fave part of this layout is the sideways, shrinking banner border. I had a lot of fun with that! Here, I combined Dewey Decimal with papers from the August Studio Calico kit. Oh my heart! And the library-inspired Check This Out stamp set really set the mood for this layout!

Check This Out

Be sure to check the Lawn Fawn blog this week for loads and loads of giveaway opportunities. You’ll love this month’s release (available tomorrow!!)

Best Trip Ever Layout

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week – March 2012

Best Trip Ever Layout

Time for another Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week! For today’s bit of inspiration, I made this layout about a trip to Epcot using the Bright Side collection. Bright Side really is the best collection ever for scrapbooking Disney trips. How can those papers not make you smile? And how can I not smile when I remember the fun I had on that business trip?

Best Trip Ever Detail 1

For this particular design, I wanted to play up the whimsical factor of Bright Side, and went crazy with the layering. I die cut frames using nesting dies, and I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. A bit of lace tape tucked behind the frame was just the right eclectic touch. And, of course, I had to include lots of little bits: a fabric-covered brad, rhinestones, a metal flower, and a star pin!

Best Trip Detail 2

To create my memorabilia envelope, I took an old Stampin’ Up! die cut (circa 2006) and traced it onto my Lawn Fawn paper. I did the same thing to create the little tab attached to my frame. Hang onto one die-cut from a bulk assortment to use as a template. Pro tip, my friends. Pro. Tip.

I hope you enjoyed this quick look at my Best Business Trip Ever layout! Be sure to comment on the post over at the Lawn Fawn blog every day this week for a chance to win some awesome goodies.

Best Business Trip Ever layout recipe: Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn; Die-cutting machine: Sizzix; Dies: Spellbinders; Pin: Maya Road; Flower: Making Memories; Rhinestones: My Mind's Eye; Brad: Crate Paper; Stickers: American Crafts and Bella Blvd.

Stash & Dash Bags for Cyn

Amy Butler Stash & Dash Bags

Stash & Dash Bags for Mandy

Sometime last March, I picked up the pattern for Amy Butler’s Stash & Dash bags. Super cute! I’d never sewn much more than simple lines before, but I knew it would come in handy sometime. Skills? Totally unnecessary, right? Hee!

Then back in November, I had the pleasure of going to Seattle with Megan for a Creating Keepsakes Convention. While we were in town, we stopped at Pacific Fabrics, a fabric and yarn shop in Bellevue packed with all kinds of textile-y goodness. Now, my mom is currently teaching me to sew, so I was a little out of my league surrounded by all those gorgeous bolts of fabric. But then, behind the counter, I saw the new Lotta Jansdotter fabrics. I’ve been coveting them since I saw sneak peeks on the Purl Soho blog. Kill me now! So pretty! And . . . perfect for my friends! I picked out four prints and happily hauled home about a half a yard each in my tiny overnight bag.

Stash & Dash Bags for Cyn

The combo resulted in a fantastic holiday gift for my good friends, Cyn and Mandy, and some fun time spent with my mom while making them. And bonus? New skill! What new hobbies, skills, and challenges have you guys been tackling?

Friends with Cameras

After a couple of crazy busy months, I decided to make a layout just for posting on the ol’ blog. Okay, I made the layout a few weeks ago, took the photo, and realized that I had no way of getting that photo onto my computer. Turns out, I left the cable in our hotel room in Arizona. Epic Fail!

Anyway, this cute layout was made using the September Studio Calico kit and a sketch from The Color Room. Sketches and kit clubs rule when you feel like creating, but have absolutely no energy to pull together something from scratch or when you want to challenge yourself to work within a set of parameters. A couple of cool things to note here: Glimmer Mist extravaganza on the frames and Crackle Accents on the title letters. Loves!

Independence Day Projects

This weekend, between family get-togethers and spending some quality time with the boy, I managed to fit in some personal crafty time. The first project I made was a scrapbook page about the St. Patty’s Day parade in Boston, which felt very appropriate to me to scrap about on the 4th of July. After all, in what other country could people normally scattered across thousands of miles gather to celebrate a collective heritage? St. Patty’s in Boston makes me proud to be an American . . . and Irish.

The next project has absolutely nothing to do with the holiday. I just really wanted to create a girly card using the glittery paper from American Crafts’ Botanique collection.

Oh, that puppy and boy stamp makes me smile! And it’s from a stamp set called “Freedom.” Could we get any more appropriate for this weekend? I think not. {grins}

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Ireland America recipe: Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, and Pebbles; Chipboard: Buzz and Bloom; Decorative tape: MT; Stickers: K&Company; Buttons and rub-on: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Baker's twine: Whisker Graphics; Pen: Stampin' Up!; Adhesive: American Crafts and EK Success.

I Smile Around You recipe: Cardstock: American Crafts and Neenah; Patterned paper: American Crafts and October Afternoon; Stamp: Lawn Fawn; Ink: Ranger Industries; Stickers: Webster's Pages; Buttons and flowers: K&Company; Blending pen: Stampin' Up!; Adhesive: EK Success.

Hi recipe: Cardstock: American Crafts and Neenah; Decorative tape: Pink Paislee; Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio and Webster's Pages; Stamp: Sassafras; Ink: Stampin' Up!; Baker's twine: Whisker Graphics; Adhesive: EK Success.

Bad Blogger!

Um, who’s that girl who only posts on her blog twice a month? It couldn’t be me, could it? How sad! Here I am, rededicating myself to awesome. Thanks for being so patient with me!

Today, I’m sharing a quick page I made as part of Kelly Purkey’s amazing Sketchbook class. Yes, this layout is 100 percent based on a sketch. I love how easy it was to throw together! It also covers one of my favorite things of all time: the Boston Red Sox. Also, that minor detail of never seeing them play in person. Oh the horror! I’m always in Boston at the wrong time (March for St. Patty’s Day) or with someone who dislikes baseball. Someday . . . someday.

In the meantime, enjoy my layout about my sad relationship with the Sox. It’s a good thing I had a few October Afternoon papers to make my page cheery! {chuckles}

Not as Serious as I Look

Things have been pretty hectic lately, but I’m happy to have a chance to share this layout I made recently. I absolutely adore the way the misting turned out — I used a BasicGrey Doilie as a template. I’ve been big on misting the last few weeks. There’s just something about adding a touch of sparkle to a page that takes me to my happy place.

This photo was, incidentally, taken at the Happiest Place on Earth (or one of them): Disney World! I was in St. Pete, Florida on business over the Fourth of July several years ago, and Christine and I headed to Orlando for the holiday weekend. We spent a lot of time at Disney that year — we were down in Florida every few weeks — and a season pass came in super handy. They had amazing fireworks on the Fourth.

My face in the photo? I smiled two seconds after Christine snapped this picture. But it has turned into one of my favorite “self portraits” ever.

Here’s hoping you’re all in your happy place as we head into April. Love ya!

Recipe: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Laser-cut paper: BasicGrey (template); Baker's twine and journaling card: Studio Calico; Spray ink: Tattered Angels; Marker and ribbon: Stampin' Up!; Crocheted flower: American Crafts; Other: Staples.