Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lawn Fawn mini

Hello there! I wanted to share this mini card I made a sweet little 2 year old I know. She is having her tonsils out and we know she'll need some cheering up.

I worked in 2 different Hallmark shops for about 5 years, and always had first chances for lots of goodies. Something I stocked up on were these mini cards with ribbon intended to be attached to gifts. I have used them for that, but I decided to experiment and make a mini. I love how it turned out!

I was so excited to receive Critters Ever After from Lawn Fawn! Congrats to LF on being featured in People via Zooey Deschanel! Love 'em both.

I stamped the unicorn, along with the mini heart, onto white cardstock. I colored it with Y, V, CG, and RV variety copics and went over the details with Glam Pink, Yellow, and Crystal Stickles. I did some quick-cutting around it and popped it up on thick foam squares. I stamped a sentiment from On The Mend in Jet Black Archival ink, and punched mini stars along the bottom. To fill the stars, I used Berry Sorbet cardstock from Papertrey Ink and added Tropical Tangerine Stickles. The final touch was some purple bakers twine from Doodlebug & Co.

I love making minis! Thanks so much for reading!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lawn Fawn class @ Papertrix!

Hey guys! I'm really happy to share my experience at the Papertrix class this past weekend.

In short, I had a BLAST! It was so exciting to meet Lynette, who is a member of the Lawn Fawn design team. I attended both of the classes she taught and learned some fun Lawn Fawn and Copic details. I am crazy for these stamps (they are really the only stamps I buy any more), and am still learning when it comes to Copics. I learned some great tips and techniques.

Lynette & me

I also got to meet a few other nice ladies during my 2 classes -- it's always nice to make a new friend, but doubly so when they are crafty. I love being able to all sit around a table and talk about blending inks, smeared Stickles, Tim Holtz and Kelly Marie...and everyone knows exactly what you're talking about! It was my pleasure to meet and visit with Cheryl, who works at Papertrix. She even made a really sweet post about our fun day! Check out her blog here.

our messy table :)

On to the projects! I am fiddling with learning to post from my cell phone, so I will post the photos at the very end...because right now that's the only way I know how. :)

In Class 1  we created two cards and a tag. The first card featured Making Frosty Friends, the second used Winter Owl, and the tag featured Winter Fox.

Also in Class 1, I won the door prize! I never have luck at things like that, so I was SO surprised and felt so lucky! My door prize included Let it Snow stamp set, And a Partridge stamp set, Fa La La petite paper pack, and a black ink pad. YAY!

my super duper door prize :)

In Class 2, we created 2 cards and a gift bag. The first card used Sweet Christmas, the second featured Let it Snow, and the gift bag used Fa La La papers.

I had an absolutely lovely time and feel so lucky to get to meet a design team member from my FAVORITE company! Lynette, you are such a great teacher. I hope to meet up again soon!

Thank you for reading!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lawn Fawn card + Class!

Wanted to share this fun little card I made for my friend Erin.

Materials used:
- gnome sweet gnome + you've got mail stamp sets
- peppermint cord
- textured golden yellow scrap
- stickles
- vintage photo distress ink/ink blender
- patterned paper from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 pad
- sew easy stitch piercer/leprechaun floss
- diamond stickles
- memento tuxedo black ink
- copic markers
- cloud brads (recollections)

I am also really excited to share the news that on Saturday I'll be attending a LF class hosted by design team member Lynette, at one of my favorite papercraft stores, Papertrix. My new husband offered to travel the 5 hours round trip so that I could attend. I'm SO excited and I can't wait to share details of the class, I just know its going to be a blast!

Thanks for reading! See you soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'm married! :)

Hey guys... I'm back! :) Thank you for sticking with me through my absence from the blog world.

Josh and I were married in our church on October 20, 2012. We had the most beautiful and perfect day anyone could ever dream of.. Everything went off without a hitch, making all of the hard work and worry well worth it in the long run. We are so blessed.

Our wedding was 100% purple and *almost* 100% DIY. :) I handmade almost everything -- our invitations, bouquets, boutonnières and corsages, centerpieces, decorations, place cards, and designed the save the dates and programs as well. I hope to share photos and details of how I made these things once I get a bit more settled in to my new home! :)

Thanks so much for being a follower of my little corner of the blog world... It means a lot. See you real soon!

MRS. Emily ;)

Monday, August 20, 2012

here i am!

Hey there! Remember that time I didn't blog for over 6 months? Yikes! I am still here - and still crafty. :) I haven't posted much of anything recently because almost every craft I have been doing has been for our upcoming wedding - just 2 months from today! I can't post photos of these until after the wedding, but I'm taking lots of great pictures so I can do some focused posts after we're Mr. and Mrs. :)

I do have a YouTube Channel that I update slightly more frequently than the blog right now. I have even gained a few followers - yay! Thank you so much!

I must say that I am an instagram-a-holic (just made that word up), and post stuff to there several times daily. Any craftiness I get my hands into right now is uploaded there instantly! Find me at emilyelisabeth20.

Thanks a lot for sticking around. I can't wait to get my hands back into my old crafty antics and post some fun things here!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome, 2012! I'm not a big pursuer of New Year's Resolutions, but one thing that I would like to make an effort to more of beginning this New Year, is to scrapbook more. Sounds crazy, I know.

I've been a "scrapbooker" for nearly 10 years now, but haven't done any in QUITE some time -- I mostly make cards. I've noticed recently that it's as if I'm waiting around on "life" to happen in order to have something "worth" documenting - when it's exactly the opposite. It's almost as if I'm treating this period of my life like it's insignificant, when it is so important! Sure, it's great to document birthdays, weddings, and holidays, but I feel that it's even better to record those everyday moments. I guess I feel that those are what really define who we are, and they will be what paints an accurate picture of us years from now when our grandchildren's grandchildren are looking through our books many moons from now.

Thanks to you all for reading -- I wish you all a happy and blessed 2012.