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 ;)