Friday, December 7, 2018

Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop....

Hello everyone!!
Welcome to our Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop! 
We are glad you are here!!

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PTSD is a “psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.” (American Psychiatric Association definition)

Although mostly associated with war veterans, it affects 3.5% of the population and 4% of US children ages 13-18 will experience PTSD in their lifetime. About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. (Bran and Behavior Research Foundation)

The holidays are a difficult time for those living with PTSD. We are participating in the blog hop in the hopes that you may be reminded to reach out to loved ones, neighbors, and friends who could be living with PTSD daily. If one person is remembered this holiday season, then we have achieved our goal of spreading awareness. Below you will find different ways you can help those with PTSD.

I created this card to share with you today using the Avery Elle Holiday Bouquet stamp set. The sentiment Wishing you Peace and Joy was perfect for someone living with PTSD.

I can't thank you enough for taking the time to stop by! 
I hope this blog hop helps you understand a bit more about living with PTSD. 
For me I have people I love that have gone through traumatic events, I have gone through 
two takeover robberies while working for a bank. 
I can tell you that love, support, and understanding is vital. 

Thank you once again for stopping by! 
Praying you each have a wonderful and blessed day!
Next on the blog hop is: Kimberly Wiener
Thank you for joining us! If you know someone who lives with PTSD and would like ways to support them, please visit the following sites and remember to reach out to a neighbor, friend or family member during this holiday season, you could make a difference in their day.
US Department of Veteran Affairs
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Unicorn Christmas With Lawn Fawn....

Happy Thursday everyone!! 
I am stopping by today to share this 
fun Unicorn Christmas themed card I created using 
lots of cute Lawn Fawn stamp sets. 

I adore the brand new unicorn stamp set that was part of the Black Friday promotion. 
The tiny fairies are adorable!! 
As you know some of my all-time fave Lawn Fawn sets are the 
For me it was a must have set!

I pictured what a Unicorn themed Christmas would be like and once I picked out all of my images I got to work on putting together the scene. 
I started by coloring in all of my images. 
I used my Copic markers to color them in.
For the pink areas, I used RV34, RV02, RV00, and RV000.  

For the mint areas, I used BG34, BG10, and G000.

Once I had all of my images colored in I created the backgrounds for the front and inside of my card by die cutting a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock paper using the Snowy Backdrop die. 
I added a bit of Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to give my starry sky some color. 
I then die cut the Puffy Cloud Borders using white cardstock and glitter cardstock. 

The unicorns came from the You're Claw-some, Say what? Christmas Critters
The castle is from the Critters Ever After, the trees are from the Winter Village, the tree on the inside is from the Christmas Dreams, some of the presents and bows are from the Holiday Helpers stamp set. The candy canes and lollipops are from the Sweet Christmas stamp set. 
I truly do love to combine the different images from the sets to create my scenes, 
all of the stamps work perfectly with each other!

I hope you enjoy my Unicorn themed Christmas card.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! 
Praying you each have a wonderful and blessed day!!

Challenge 4 Fun~ 
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #42

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Shaped Card Challenge: Scalloped Circle

Happy Sunday everyone!! 
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. 
I am stopping by today to share one more mini set of cards 

For my set of cards, I was also inspired by the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. 
I knew the Thanks A Latte Stamp set would be perfect for these challenges. 
I combined the Thanks A Latte, Sweet Christmas, Christmas Dreams,  
and the Sweet Friends stamp sets to create my shaped cards. 

For the shape of the circle card, I used the Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame dies. 
*Which color combo do you prefer the peach and mint or the pink and mint colors?

I created the top part of the scalloped circle card into a shaker card. 
I have so much fun creating shaker cards!! 

I colored in my images using Copic markers. 
I kept the pinks and mint colors simple. 
I used R11, R30, R0000 for the pink areas and BG34, and BG10 for the mint areas. 

For the gingerbread areas, I used E18, E25, E35, E31, and a bit of E30.

I hope you enjoy this mini set of cards and feel inspired to create! 
Thank you so much for stopping by!! 
Praying you each have a truly wonderful and blessed day! 

Challenges For Fun~ 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Lawn Fawn Holiday Series Collaboration.....

Hello everyone! 
Happy December 1st!! 
Today I am super happy and honored to be doing a
 Lawn FawnChristmas 
Holiday Collaboration
 with the super talented Mona from 

This is such a huge honor!!
I can not thank her enough for inviting me!! 
She is such a talented card maker, crafter, and photographer!! 
I hope you will follow her because you will fall in love with everything she creates!!
This is going to be super fun!!
Make sure to stop by her blog and leave comments. 
She has an awesome giveaway and video tutorial!!
She is such an inspiring person!

I created a couple of projects to share with you today!! 
Of course, as you already know I love Lawn Fawn
and I adore creating Disney themed cards. 

My family and I just returned from a trip to Disneyland. 
It is such a magical time of year to visit, everything is decorated for Christmas. 

I wanted to share the inspiration behind the Disney themed candy apples. 
I am not sure if you know this about me but the way I was introduced into this amazing 
crafting community was through Scrapbooking. 

I love creating cards but I also love creating layouts to treasure the special moments in our lives. 
The moment I saw these candy apples I knew the Caramel Apple stamp set would be perfect
for a layout. 
I combined this image with the bubbles from the Rub-A-Dub-Dub 
stamp set to create the Mickey and Minnie Ears and polka dots. 

I adore the bow from the Christmas Dreams stamp set. 
I thought it would be perfect at the top of the page. 

I have a couple more photos to share with you: 

Here is a look at the first card I created with a couple of my favorite Disney 
characters on the inside: 

I can not tell you how much I loved creating these projects to share with you today! 
I hope you enjoy them and feel inspired to create!! 
Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Praying you to have a wonderful and blessed holiday season!! 

If you would like to see the original Disney inspired Lawn Fawn
cards, along with the products used and the Copic colors
please feel welcome to check them out: 

Challenges For Fun~

Friday, November 30, 2018

Lawn Fawn Shaped Card Theme...

Happy Friday everyone!! 
I can't believe November is already over!
I am stopping by today to share my take on the current 
super fun Lawn Fawnatics challenge. 
The theme is shaped cards: 

Shaped cards are soo much FUN!!! 
I decided to go for a gingerbread house shaped mini card. 
As I was making it I realized that these would be perfect for my Advent Calendar!!!
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed decorating the gingerbread houses. 
I will try and share a photo of all of them once they are finished <3. 

The gingerbread house, gingerbread boy, candy canes lollipops are from the 
Sweet Christmas stamp set, the numbers(which are the perfect size for these mini cards are from the 
Plan On It: Birthdays stamp set and the little cup of hot cocoa is from the Holiday Helpers stamp set. 

I hope you enjoy my mini advent calendar shaped card set! 
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!!
Praying you each have a wonderful and blessed day!! 

Challenges For Fun~ 

Simon Says Stamp 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hello Bluebird North Star stamp set...

Happy Thursday everyone! 
Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!!
Today we are sharing projects using the 
Hello Bluebird beautiful North Star stamp set. 
This set also has the coordinating dies which can be found here

I chose to do no line coloring for these images. 
I stamped them using Memento Ink in London Fog. 
I then colored them in using my Copic markers. 
I wanted to go as light as possible, I used E40, W3, W1, W00. 
I then went over them lightly with Prisma color pencils. 

I then die cut them and set them aside while I created the backgrounds for the front, inside and envelope insert. 

To create the night sky I used Kuretake Gansai watercolors. 
After the front piece was dried I heat embossed the sentiment. 
Then I used the Kuretake Gansai Starry Colors to add the splatters all over the watercolored areas. 

For the inside of the card, I stamped the beautiful sentiment using black ink. 
I also die cut 2019 using the Charlie Numbers Dies and the hello from the 

I hope you have loved and enjoyed the projects I created to share with you using the 
newest wonderful release!! 
Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by!
Praying you all have a wonderful and joyful day!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mini Advent Calendar with Hello Bluebird....

Hello everyone!!! 
Happy Wednesday! 
Today is Day 3 of our Hello Bluebird November 2018 Release.
For today we are sharing projects using the very cute Frosty Littles stamp set. 
You can find the coordinating dies here.

I created a mini advent calendar set of tags. 
 The Charlie Numbers Die is perfect for making an advent calendar. 
I combined that set with the  Stitched Tag Builder die set to create my tags. 

I began by coloring in my snowmen in various colors. 
I wanted a fun and bright color theme. 

I then die cut the tags and the coordinating pieces out of various 
patterned paper to continue with the theme. 

I added a bit of sparkle to the tags by die cutting the numbers using glitter 

I also used the Hill and Dale die on a couple of the tags. 

To finish the tags I heat embossed the sentiment from the 

I really hope you are loving and feeling inspired by the 
projects we are sharing with you using these new sets!!

Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by!
Praying you to have a wonderful and blessed day!

Copic Colors Used: 
Snowmen: E40, W3, W1, W00
Red: R46, R24, R05
Pink: R21, R30, R00
Green: YG17, YG13, YG01, and YG00
Blue: B01, B000