Harry Potter and Hedwig, in my mind anyways

Ok….. So when Lawn Fawn released the Critters in the Arctic set, I knew I HAD to have it. Why? Because of the owl. It reminded me so much of Hedwig from the Harry Potter series, and you all know how much I LOVE the Harry Potter series…. :) ALL of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post, and there’s a lot of them so be sure to check it out. I’ll have links to multiple sources.

The Harry Potter stamp set is AWESOME, but is no longer available. The only link I could find to any Harry Potter images she offers now is HERE. I’ve paired Lawn Fawn stamps up with some awesome products from Winnie and Walter! They work beautifully together!!! See the dimensional circles? Those were made with this Winnie and Walter Stencil! It’s called Big Bang Circle, but I’ll be doggone it looks just like snow flakes! Especially when you use it with some white embossing paste! Oh yea, come to mama.


And how about that glittery Christmas word? Yup, another Winnie and Walter favorite of mine! Yes, it’s a die! They have dies now. This is from the Big, Bold and Merry Cutaways line. Now, you know Harry Potter peeps say Happy Christmas!!! So of course, I had to make sure it said that on this card! I took the “happy” from the Big, Bold and Merry stamp set. That set is FULL of custom sentiments you can mix and match! It’s endless with the phrases you can come up with. Harry was colored with Copic markers and the little envelope he is holding! That’s a parcel Hedwig is all set to deliver, lol! It came from this Lawn Fawn set! So lots of mix and matching here, which I rarely do. I am just not creative like that. But I knew the owl, harry, an envelope, glitter, snow… It just all had to come together on one card!


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Shake Shake Shake with A Jillian Vance Designs

Hi there everyone! I’m here today sharing with you a super fun and easy project to make. I saw this idea over on the Lawn Fawn blog and just knew these would be so cute decorated with A Jillian Vance Design goodies!!!! So let’s get to it!  And thanks Nicole for sharing this idea with us.

I decorated the inserts of this globe (from Michael’s Crafts) with one stamp set, Winter Wonderland! I love it when you get a good stamp set filled with a ton of fun images. Makes crafting so much easier when you just have to reach for one set…. I used the tree image, the bear and the snowflakes to create this Winter scene, perfect for a snowy setting! The tree was stamped with the same color ink! I just didn’t re-ink between stamping (2nd generation stamping).

Here it is all shaken up! Look at the snow falling against the cute bear!

And look as the snow starts to puddle on the ground near the bear’s feet!

And don’t forget about the back side. This one was made for my nephew so I just signed my name (I despise my handwriting)… For the backside, I used the snowflakes as I did on the front side as well as the landscape trees, again all from the same set! SCORE!  Shake, Shake, Shake!

See? So fun and easy to do!!! :) It sure does help when you have the perfect stamp set to use along with it! :) Thanks for stopping by today!



I Miss Your Face

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Hi there everyone! Happy hump day!!! 2 days closer to the weekend!!! Today I have a card I made quite some time ago that I wanted to share today! It’s a very simple card to make and easy to mass produce. This would be great to make a card set with, just change up the sentiments! I used this stamp set by Mama Elephant and Distress Markers to create this focal image. I just inked up the image with several different colored markers, spritzed the stamp with water and stamped! I’ve got a quick video showcasing this but am having technical difficulties this morning. I’ll upload it to my youtube channel soon.

Goodies used (linked to multiple sources):


Lawnscaping Challenge: Count Me In sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Hi there and welcome to another Lawnscaping Challenge!!! Today’s challenge is all about numbers! I thought it would be fun to make a watercolored number background using Quinn’s 123’s and pair it with the cute dino from Critters Ever After….. The cute polka dotted note card  is also from Lawn Fawn! All supplies I used are listed at the end of the post linked to multiple sources..


I love adding a touch of watercolor and using distress inks makes it so easy to do!! I just stamped the numbers onto watercolor cardstock with Picked Raspberry distress ink and lightly misted the card panel! See? Easy… I kept this one blank, no sentiment. I can use it for a birthday card or just an everyday card!



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A trio of Christmas Tags



Hi there everyone! I’m here today with a trio of Christmas tags…. And they all use the same stamp set!   I love stamp sets that are so versatile you can create a bunch of different projects using  the images from the same set. And this set definitely fits that bill!  I used one other stamp set from the Essentials by Ellen line to add some stars and dots to the background…..  All of the images were white heat embossed  onto a black tag cut from this awesome Pretty Pink Posh die cut. The images were colored with  Prisma Colored Pencils. They go on like butter I tell you….   Here are some close ups of the tags:




The background on this one uses a cluster of dots from THIS stamp set by Essentials by Ellen.. I simply stamped them with versamark and heat set them with clear embossing powder….



And the background on this one uses the stars from this Essentials by Ellen stamp set and I heat set them with Liquid Platinum embossing powder



Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!! See you tomorrow for the next Lawnscaping Challenge!!!

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Video: Acrylic Block Inking with Distress Inks


Hi there! Today I’m here with a quick video showcasing how i made this wintery, shimmery sky! It’s actually quite easy to do and so unique because each time you do it, you will get different results. That is the beauty of distress inks and water! I won’t go into all the details of how I made the card because I’ve got a video that does that for you. If you’ve got any questions at all, just leave them in the comments below!!! I did want to point out the “winter” die... Isn’t that fantastic? It’s from the latest Winnie and Walter release! That release was huge. It has stamps, stencils and yes… dies… I am so excited they added stencils and dies to their line! This die is from their Big, Bold and Seasons set! In the video, I used distress ink minis… I still have the full size pads, but I also have all of the minis too, They are so cute! They are available at several places. All supplies I used are linked to multiple sources at the end of the post.  Here’s a close up of the background:


You can watch the video right here or over on my youtube channel in HD. And please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! I’d love to see you over there too!


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Fawny Holiday Week – Sweet Christmas and Christmas gift ideas

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Happy Fawny Holiday week! Today I am brining you my last post in celebration of the week! Be sure to head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog where you will see my project along with several others and giveaways! Today’s card is my favorite of the bunch! It’s colorful and incorporates gingerbread men and candy! PERFECTO! LOL!!! (All supplies used are at the end of my post)…

So with this amazingly delicious stamp set, you also can purchasing the matching dies which I found incredibly helpful for this particular set. I don’t get matching dies for all of my stamps, but this one was a must in my opinion! I stamped all of the images out on some Neenah Solar white cardstock and did some coloring in front of the tube! I think I was watching West Wing episodes while coloring, lol!!! Then I ran them thru my die cutting machine!

Christmas gift idea #1:  I use the Vagabond. I got it for Christmas last year and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The push of a button and it does it’s thing! It’s a great Christmas gift if you are looking for something to add to your wish list! The best deals I have found are from: Ellen Hutson, Blue Moon Scrapbooking, Simon Says Stamp or Amazon! And keep an eye out because there are lots of sales this time of year! And if you are Amazon Prime, you get free shipping! I totally bought this for myself, had it shipped to my husband’s attention so he could wrap it and put it under the tree! Yup, I sure did and proud of it! LOL!!!!!

Christmas gift idea #2: Ok, sorry. Back to the card.  Some images I mounted flat to the card base, and some I popped up with some Scotch double sided tape! The best deal I have found for this HUGE roll is from Amazon. Before adhering the scene down, I die cut some of the stitched hill border dies from Lawn Fawn and inked them up directly with the distress ink pad! And that stitched rectangle? It’s fabulous isn’t it! Also a die from Lawn Fawn.

So that’s about it! This is definitely my favorite of the three cards I posted this week! It’s fun and bright and it makes me hungry! :) Be sure to head on over to the LF blog! Lots and lots of other designers have been sharing their projects throughout the week! Get your PIN IT button ready because you are going to want to PIN a lot of these cards! I know I have been! :)

Have an awesome day!


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Blitsy GOLDEN SCISSORS giveaway

HELLO HELLO! I’m here with a fun treat!!!! How would YOU love to win a pair of Blisty GOLDEN scissors? Yea, you might have lots of scissors in your collection. But none as cool as these I’m sure! And I’m here to let you know that YOU could win one right here on my blog!!! But wait, there’s more! If you win, you get $10 Blitsy bucks PLUS you will automatically be entered into the grand prize drawing (one prize being 1,000 Blitsy Gift card, HELLO)! Check out this post to see ALL the deets!  Check out the Rafflecopter below to enter!



 ALSO, Blitsy is having a HUGE Black Friday sale!!! HUGE! Lots of giveaways…. Just sayin’ The countdown is on!


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Happy Christmas with Fawny Holiday week


Hi there! I’m back with my second day over one the Lawn Fawn blog…. All week long they are a Fawny holiday week full of inspiration, videos and giveaways so be sure to check out all the amazing projects over there each day! Today I’ve got a chunky green glitter tree to share with you all! I love the tree from the Trim the Tree stamp set! It’s a large image that is fun to color, paper piece and in this case, add some glitter! I used Wow’s chunky glitter for this one! :) I added a snow bank with some of this snow glitter! If you don’t have this, you could probably make something similar using embossing paste or whipped spackle and mix in some glitter. With that being said, this tub of glitter snow is only 3.99. :) I finished it off with some snowflakes from Making Frosty Friends and of course, a little distress ink. I did spray a fixative over the top of the card in a matte finish so those glitter pieces would stay in place.




Video: Live Grain Designs Custom Desktop Organizer that fits your planner PLUS DISCOUNT

UPDATE: My organizer is made of Walnut. The ash is the lighter color available in the store.

Ben has also offered up all of you a discount code of 10% off! Just use laurel10 at checkout!

Howdy folks! I have another Product Review video for you! I hope you don’t tire of these but when I find something I really truly like, I want to share it with you all!!!!!  The moment this arrived at my door, I knew I had to show you all right away! The workmanship. The grains of the wood. Wow… This desktop planner is from LiveGrainDesigns. He is  a master of wood. An artist. The things he creates with woods is amazing. Be sure to check out his shop! He has everything from the desktop planners like I am showcasing here to cutting boards, cheese boards, recipe holders, napkin rings, etc… It’s pretty darn cool! Take a look….


You can get the base alone or you can add on the pencil holder and washi holder! I had to have it all!


And here is my desk with my new setup… I LOVE IT!


Onto the video!! You can watch it right here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD! Remember, Ben has offered up a discount for all of my readers! Just use discount code laurel10 at checkout for 10% off your order!