Black Friday Lawn Fawn Savings!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Today you can receive lots of savings over in the Lawn Fawn store! Not only will you get free shipping on your purchase if you spend more than $35.00 but you'll also get a free and NEW mini stamp stamp set, You color my world. It's currently not available for purchase and if you place an order soon it's your at no extra cost! Click here to be directed to their shop.

My Thanksgiving Decor and a Black Friday Coupon Code

Friday, November 28, 2014

I just wanted to share a quick post with some of the pictures I took yesterday of the DIY decor I created for our Thanksgiving celebration. The mason jars and bottles were all hand painted by the two nights before—as well as the place cards and “give thanks” banner. Everything was doing kind of last minute. I went to the flower market in downtown Los Angeles and found so many pretty flowers and I got them all for a really great price. I think because they were so cheap I ended up buying way more than I really needed but that’s ok. The extra flowers will be placed all around the house.

I had such a great time spending time with family that I don’t really see that much; and, it was so nice to be able to eat all of my favorite foods! My sister is in professional baking school and she created some amazing treats for us—like the naked cake, bread, and pumpkin pie cheese cake (not pictured). Aside from doing all of the decorating I managed to make a spinach dip that only lasted about an hour and I also made my famous lemonade but this time I added cranberries, too.

To give thanks to everyone that has ever purchased from me I’m offering a 50% off coupon for my shop! If you’re in need of anything Christmas cards, stamps, baby shower decor, banner, or wedding items head over to my shop and use the coupon code: UNIFYB50

I hope you all have a great weekend! 

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I’m so lucky because on Thanksgiving all I have to worry about is decorating the house. I don’t have to have fuss with the food preparations at all—and that I’m thankful for. This year I didn’t really plan out what theme I wanted for the decor and as per usual I’m doing everything last minute. I started shopping for glass and tissue paper yesterday and I was trying to find things I could buy that would make the set up good amazing—but then I realized that I have everything I need at home. There was no need to go all out and spend tons of money. So while I was realizing this at the store I just picked up a few small things to add to the things I already had at home, and I ended up just buying the tissue paper and 4 glass bottles. I remembered I had 6 mason jars at home—along with copper paint so I thought I’d use those to make the vases aka centerpieces.

For the banner and place cards I used my trusty stash of Lawn dies, and stamps. To create the banner I used the stitched party bannerdies along with louie’s ABCs and stitched leaves. You can’t tell from the image but I’m also using the silver sparkle lawn trimmings—it looks so pretty up close. To create the place cards I used the dies and stamps from the set sweater weather and I love how they came out. I still need to add the names of the guests’ and make a few more, too, but I’m getting there!

As far as the table decor I’m planning on heading to the flower mart at 6 in the morning tomorrow over in Downtown LA. I’m hoping it won’t be packed but it’s a holiday so I’m sure it will be. I wanted to use the color copper for some time now. I’ve had the Martha Stewart paint sitting in my closet for months and I finally get to use it.

Tomorrow I’m going to take pictures of the entire set up and I’ll share them with you on Friday. I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into my preparations and I hope you have a great holiday! 

Day 4 of the Fawny Holiday Inspiration Week

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello everyone! It's another day in the Fawny Holiday Inspiration week--a week full of awesome cards, videos, and giveaways. You get a chance to win a stamp set ever day, this week, on the Lawn Fawn blog. You can click here to be directed to their page for your chance to win. 

I created a card this week on Monday (you can view it here) but today I'm making a video and sharing a fun DIY project. This mini snow globe is simple, clean, and easy to mass produce if you plan on giving them away as little stocking stuffers; or, even just have a fun craft day with the gals! I found this plastic picture snow globes at my local Michaels craft store--but I'm sure you can find them at so many other craft and hobby stores, too. These are the types of snow globes that one would typically place a picture in; however, as a crafter I thought it would be fun to create the snow globe insert pictures out of stamps by my favorite stamp company! I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it! 

Fawny Holiday Week

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's day one in the week long Fawny Holiday celebration week! Lots of crafty gals have gathered to create holiday themed projects to share with everyone; and, I thought it would be fun to step out of my Christmas theme bubble and recognize other great holidays as well--like Hanukkah!

If you're a huge fan of Lawn Fawn like me you might always ask people who also share the same love for LF, "What was your very first Lawn Fawn stamp set?; or, "How did you discover Lawn Fawn?". Well, if you were wondering which stamp set started my healthy obsession with LF it would be this Happy Hanukkah stamp set that I used to create this card! I had opened my Etsy shop prier to finding LF and one day I thought I'd like to have a little variety in my shop by adding both Hanukkah cards as well as Christmas cards. So I searched google and came across a intro video for this stamp set. I watched the video and immediately new I needed to have this set. Then when it came in the mail about a day or two after ordering it I was so happy with the packaging and how Kelly included a free mini stamp set along with my package and then I wanted more! So, I jumped back onto my computer and ordered my second stamp set, Plus one, and the rest was history.

Aside from using the, Happy Hanukkah stamp set for this card I also used a lot of the little snow flake images that came in the new sets, Snow day, and deck the Halls. I also used watercolors to create this blue background on the panel--and I added a little bit if charm with the new, Blue Jay Lawn Trimmings

I hope you really enjoyed this card and my little fun fact about how I found Lawn Fawn. To view all of the other cards and projects for the Lawn Fawn design team, the Lawnscaping design Team, and the awesome gals over at the Lawn Fawn HQ click here--and don't forget to visit the LF blog every day until Friday for lots more Holiday inspiration!

Get Ready for A Fawny Holiday Week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Next Monday is day 1 of the Fawny Holiday week and there are going to be lots of samples from not only the Lawn Fawn Design Team but from the awesome crafters that work at the LFHQ, as well as all of the fantastic crafters from the Lawnscaping DT! Kelly is also going to be sharing a few intro videos, too.

Since Christmas is around the corner you can visit the Lawn Fawn blog, here, starting November 1st for lots of inspiration as you make your holiday cards! I'll see you there!

Lawn Fawn and Imagine Crafts Week

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lawn Fawn and Imagine Crafts are teaming up for a week full of inky inspiration! Imagine Crafts was kind enough to send use gals some ink pads and we’re using the new Lawn Fawn stamps to create some fun projects. I created a card using: Radiant Neon in Electric Green, Memento Luxe in Northern pine, Memento Luxe in Love Letter, Delicata in Golden Glitz, and Delicata in Silvery Shimmer.

The Neon Electric Green ink pad is so awesome! I used it for the pine tree images when creating a border around my die cut panel. I love how this color looks and I feel like it’s a bright and fun color to use along with this “Merry and Bright” sentiment from the, Snow Day, stamp set. After stamping the border I took the memento luxe love letter ink and stamped the little berries and also stamped the trio of leaves using the memento luxe northern pine ink. In the image it looks like it’s black but in person it’s got this great dark green look to it—it’s great! I also stamped the Christmas tree in that ink as well. I used the awesome Delicata inks to add a little shimmer and glimmer—with the golden glitz and silvery shimmer pads, too.

Using these inks to create awesome cards is a great alternative to using Copic markers. Not only that but using a variety of ink pads to create cards is a great way to save time and still keep those pops of color on each card. This card didn’t take my too long to make and if you notice it’s also a single layer panel. For a little bit of added interested I simply propped up the panel on some 3D foam adhesive and matched it up with the, Long Johns, Lawn Fawn paper. The Neon Electric Green and this sheet of pattern paper by LF go hand in hand. What’s great about this paper is it’s also on sale by the sheet—so if you like the look of my card you could make many of them! 
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