Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lawn Fawn Sneak Week! - Reveal Wheel Shooting Star


Hi there! Today is the third day of the July Lawn Fawn Sneak Peeks! We are super excited to share with you some cards and projects created with the new Fall and winter release! My all time favorite!

I'm sharing a card today created with the new Say What Stamp set and coordinating dies and the Reveal Wheel Shooting Star add on, along with the new glitter paper!


For the inside of my Reveal Wheel, I used the gold, red, green and silver glitter. I cut out each piece with a circle die and then quartered them and glued them down. I sponge a small amount of blue ink onto my white background piece and layered a stitched snowy border along the bottom. The unicorn and trees were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape. I die cut the snowflakes with the Mini Snowflake dies and glued them down with liquid adhesive. The sentiments are from the original Reveal Wheel sentiments and the Say What? stamp set.


You can turn the wheel so that there are two colors showing!



Be sure and check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more inspiration from the Design team and all the details about when you can get your hands on these fun new products!

You can find all of the Lawn Fawn products in the Lawn Fawn Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lawn Fawn Sneak Week! - Thanks A Latte


Hi there! Today is the second day of the July Lawn Fawn Sneak Peeks! We are back to share with you some cards and projects created with these fun new Fall and Christmas products! 

Today my card is using an adorable new stamp set called Thanks a Latte along with the new Reverse Stitched Scalloped Windows Rectangle Dies.



My background was created by blending Distress inks then  sprinkled with water. I used a piece of patterned paper from the Knit Picky Fall paper pack along the bottom to create a table top for my hot cocoa. I then cut the frame out using the second largest frame die from the Reverse Stitched Scallop Windows Rectangle dies. I added foam tape to the back and adhered this down over the panel. All of the fun images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape. 




Be sure and check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more inspiration from the Design team and to find out all the details about when you can get your hands on these fun new products!


Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lawn Fawn Sneak Week! - Pick of the Patch



Hi there! Today is the first day of the July Lawn Fawn Sneak Peeks! We are super excited to share with you some cards and projects created with these fun new products! I absolutely love the Fall and Winter Lawn Fawn release and look forward to it so much each year!

Today I am showcasing the adorable new stamp set and coordinating dies called Pick of The Patch!



For my background I used Distress inks blended on Canson Bristol Board, speckled with water. I used the Leafy Tree Backdrop cut out of Lawn Fawn's Paper Bag Card stock. The cute images are from the new Pick of The Patch stamp set, except for the flowers which are from the Happy Harvest Stamp set. All of the images were colored with Copic markers and adhered with foam tape. 



The top of the tree was cut out of the new Knit Picky Fall paper pack! SO cute! The sentient was heat embossed with with white embossing powder and cut out with the Everyday Sentiment banner dies. 


Be sure and check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more inspiration from the Design team and all the details about when you can get your hands on these fun new products!

You can find all of the Lawn Fawn products in the Lawn Fawn Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Neat & Tangled: SPECIAL - Celebrate You



Hi there! Welcome to release day for the July Neat & Tangled Release!

All of the new products are available in the Neat & Tangled Store!


Today we are showcasing a very special stamp set called Celebrate You. This stamp set is to help raise funds for a very special cause. You can read all about Danielle's story below.


Danielle's Story

As many of you know, my dad become very ill unexpectedly last year. You can read much much more about his story HERE. The gist is that after a routine knee replacement he developed and was diagnosed with a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which is an unimaginable disease. Sadly, it has earned the nickname "The Suicide Disease", as the physical, mental, and emotional pain that it brings often becomes too much to bear. Here is a video sharing the story of 2 CRPS sufferers that paints a clear picture of life with this disease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2_5dTBIrhw&feature=youtu.be

My dad's journey is almost identical, it took him through many misdiagnoses, countless failed, and in some cases harmful, treatment attempts ranging from physical therapy to pharmaceuticals to spinal nerve blocks. Sadly we were very misguided by traditional medicine, as there is just so little known about this condition.  One very late night after a google search of "holistic approaches to CRPS", I stumbled across an article written by a chiropractor, Dr. Katinka van der Merwe. As soon as I read what she had written I KNEW without a shadow of doubt that she was the answer.  I called her and spoke with her for over an hour, in which she answered every question I could have thought of, and for the first time in our journey to getting my dad back, expressed true understanding and compassion for our situation. This is a more recent article she has written that really does a great job of explaining how she came to treat these patients, and her protocol for getting them into remission: https://rsds.org/crps-awareness-day14-anatomy-hope/

I have designed a stamp and die set, Celebrate You, that we will use the sales of (both wholesale and retail) to help families of CRPS in financial need. Customers will also have the option to just make a straight donation without purchase on our website.  Donations we collect will be made to the Burning Limb Foundation, a non-profit created by a former patient of Dr. Katinka's.  Dr. Katinka and the Burning Limb Foundation will work together to distribute the funds to families at the Neurologic Relief Center that are most in need, some will be patients already at her center, others will be those that have not had the funds to begin treatment. I am calling this campaign "Crafting with Compassion", as the definition of compassion is the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it, which sums up my mission with this.  

My hope is that with sharing my dad's story, and this fundraising campaign we can  1. Raise funds to help those in need 2. Spread awareness of CRPS and alternative non-invasive treatment options 3. Give others hope.  





For my card, I created the background with the Snake Scales Stencil and some pink and yellow dye ink. After that, I used the MISTI stamping tool to stamp the Let's Celebrate You sentiment in various shades of ink. The second part of the sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock and cut out with the banner from the Scalloped dies. I added the two little hearts which were cut out with the dies from the Life's A Game coordinating die set. I also added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops.




Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 


All of the new products are in the Neat & Tangled Store Now!  

Winners will be announced today on the Neat & Tangled Blog


Thanks so much for stopping by!




Kay :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Neat & Tangled: Later Alligator


Hi there! Welcome to the third day of the July  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Thursday July 5th at 8:00 am EST!

Today we are showcasing and adorable new stamp set and it's coordinating dies called Later Alligator.


I created a fun background with some Peerless watercolors on Master's Touch watercolor paper for this cute little alligator. I also sprinkled it with more watercolor and some white ink when it was dry. The cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape. 




Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 


Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Thursday at 7:30am EST!


Thanks so much for stopping by!




Kay :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Neat & Tangled: So Foxy and Snake Scales


Hi there! Welcome to the second day of the July  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Thursday July 5th at 8:00 am EST!

Today we are showcasing the adorable stamp set So Foxy with it's coordinating die set, along with the new Snake Scales Coverplate die.






I just love this cute little fox! I created the background with distress inks and then sprinkled with water. I added a strip of black striped patterned paper along the bottom edge. All of the cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape.



I also added a little bit of greenery behind the little fox from the Friendly Florals Stamp set.




For this fun card, I created a background with Peerless watercolors on Master's Touch watercolor paper. I then cut the Snake Scales die out of white card stock. I randomly punched out some of the scales and then left a few of them intact. I covered the back with spray adhesive and glued this over the watercolored piece. 





The sentiment is from the Scandinavian Prints stamp set, and the leaves were die cut using the Medalion Flower Builder Dies. 

Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 


Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Thursday at 7:30am EST!


Thanks so much for stopping by!




Kay :)

Monday, July 2, 2018

Neat & Tangled: Life's A Game

Hi there! Welcome to the first day of the July  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Thursday July 5th at 8:00 am EST!

 Today we are showcasing the LIfe's A Game stamp set and coordinating dies.



For this card I used mostly just the coordinating dies. The only stamp I used was the sentiment stamp. I cut all of the pieces out of cool colors or card stock and adhered them with liquid glue to my A2 size card.



This is a super fun stamp set! I have tons of ideas on how to use all of those fun geometrical shapes! 



Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 


Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Thursday at 7:30am EST!


Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)