Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Love you a latte again

Hi everyone!

I'm here with a Lawn Fawn card for The Rubber Buggy using my fav stamp set - Love you a latte.

It's a stamp set from 2014, but I can't imagine it ever go out of style - right?

This was a very quick and easy one layer card, so it is easy and light to mail.

I created my own background stamping the little coffee bean from the set and heat embossed it repeatedly. There are lots of great embossing powders in the store, but I actually got one from my stash (Zing, brown sugar - suitable don't ya think).

I also like the effect it has one a one layer card to add a diagonal line... Come to think of it I don't think this card is eligable to be called a one layer card anymore...
But it is flat and still easy to mail - LOL!

I emphesised the diagonal by adding a washitape from my stash, that would match the colors of the card. You can find lots of washi in the store HERE.

The bottom of the card is stamped with Lawn Fawn ink pad in Walnut and the doodling line that runs through the bottom is from Lawn Fawn's scripty sayings stamp set. There are some stamps that got the sentiment really far to the side and leaves a longer scribbly line. I used one of those and masked the coffee cup so you don't get to see where the ends meet. An acrylic block with grids, like Lawn Fawn's, helps you to stamp in a straight line.

I hope you like it and thank you for visiting!
Plus don't forget to check out the clearence at The Rubber Buggy ;)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

December daily 2015 set up

Hi everyone!

I'm taking on a big big project this year. If you follow me, you'll know how much I love love Christmas. So this year I'm planning to take on a December daily. I love this idea of documenting such a magical time and I've watched endless videos of different styles. This year I'm trying something that I was inspired by Nicolejones911. She makes a December daily/project life, please watch her awesome work HERE.

I don't have the space of the time to make a special album for just December as I've seen many do. So I'll be using 12x12 pocket pageprotectors to go with my usual project life album. Only I'm changing the spread from weekly to daily. I'm using Lawn Fawn Snowy day collection from 2014 as my main inspiration. I've already cut the 12x12 papers in to 4x6 cards. For the 3x4 I'll cut up one of those as I go. Please have a look at some of the supplies I've put together, but I'll expect to add things as I go depending on the mood - plus, I have another box of Christmas supplies that is still hidden deep in the closet. You just wait until I get my hands on those goodies - LOL!

To start, I wanted the numbers for the days to look the same through out the month and I run until the 31st of Dec, so I thought I give it a go to make my own numbers - what a great way to actually use all my fancy tools - LOL! I'll admit, it took a while - but I'm so happy with the result. I'll do this for next year as well. I cut the numbers from heavy cardstock, both bazzill and neenah from the store will work great. The color is up to you, I used white, but the embossing powder will cover it. You might be able to save time here, if you have a more efficient method than me. But I just embossed half the number at the time, by simply dipping my number in the jar directly and then turning it after heat embossed it and repeated the process. I've had this embossing powder forever, it's gorgeous, I expected to make quite a dent, since I used it for so many numbers, but no...

Products from The Rubber Buggy:
Lawn Fawn 12x12 Snowy days collection kit
Magnolia 12x12 Vintage Christmas Snowy wood
Magnolia 12x12 Vintage Christmas Red Noel
Magnolia 12x12 Vintage Christmas Ice princess
Ranger embossing powder gold tinsel
Lawn Fawn stamp set Milo's ABC
Lawn Fawn stamp set Deck the halls
MFT die-namic Let it snowflake set

Products from my stash:
Doddlebug 12x12 Santa Express collection kit
Sizziz die Wordplay
Sizzix die Boo 31
Sizzix movers & shapers 25th
Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards

Thank you for visiting!
I hope you tune in for more Dec daily, it might seem like a long way to go. But I've learned that it tends to sneek up on you faster then you know it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Christmas is coming

Hi everyone!

Can you believe we're already in to mid august? What happend to summer? Where did the days go?
Anyway, time to look forward, instead of missing those days of sun. For me, next on the agenda is Christmas!!! I know, that there is a lot going on for the rest of you. But in Sweden, neither Halloween or Thanksgiving is big. Well, that depends... Halloween is upcoming, what kids don't jump on an opportunity to celebrate a weekend of dressing up and getting free candy - sugar rush!
I'm sure I will embrace that weekend soon enough, but as my son is not known to sugar yet, I think I'll wait. So Christmas... my favorite time of the year!! Hoping for lots of snow this year!!!

So here is my DT-project for The Rubber Buggy, Kellie has already started to fill the store with this years new releases. But I turned to last years goodies, that I yet haven't finished playing with.

I free based the shape of a Christmas wreath. Is that the word? I hope you get what I mean by the pictures. I used first and second stamping to create some depht and texture. I hope you understand which technique I mean by this picture. Where I have stamped the first impression and then stamped a second impression, without reinking my stamp.

First and second stamping
After I stamped all my items, branches, pinecones and holly berries. I added some ice stickles to really make some of the decorations pop. The red ribbon with the bell is from my stash, something I've probably saved from some old packaging. The background with snowflakes is made with a stamp from the same stamp set by Lawn Fawn and I've used embossing ink to achieve a tone on tone look.

The inside of the card
I hope you like Christmas, you'll be seeing a lot more Christmas project from me - wink, wink:)

Products used from the store:
Lawn Fawn Deck the halls stamp set
Distress ink Peeled paint
Distress ink Festive berries
Distress ink Brushed corduroy
Distress ink embossing reinker
Ranger ice stickles Gold
Ranger ice stickles mint ice
Ranger ice stickles Christmas red

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A day in the life for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

I'm here with my design team project for The Rubber Buggy. Did you know a lot of the products can be used for pocketed scrapbooking?

I'm trying Ali Edwards concept of documenting an entire day in your life. You can find her approach to it HERE. I love her ideas for documenting and preserving memories and thought I give it a go. But I downsized it quite a bit.

I used Lawn Fawn's ink to watercolor with and made my own set of pocketed cards. The exception being my 4x6 card that I made from a Maja Design 6x6 paper. The rest is really easy peasy with such great products. I played some with Love you a latte and put some coffee cups next to a photo of our breakfast. With the alpha stamp & die set from Lawn Fawn I can put together whatever sentiment I wish to. But there are great sentiments in the set from Wplus9 aswell. I used the sentiments "Thanks a bunch" for the teeth marks I got in my finger and "You are such a blessing" for night time.

Products used from the store:
Ranger watercolor paper
Lawn Fawn ink Sunflower
Lawn Fawn ink Mermaid
Lawn Fawn ink Freshly cut grass
Lawn Fawn ink hippo
Lawn Fawn ink Black licorice
Lawn Fawn Stamp set Milo's ABC
Lawn Fawn die set Cole's ABC
Lawn fawn die grassy border
Lawn Fawn die puffy clouds 
Lawn Fawn Love you a latte die & stamp set (sold separatly in the store)
Wplus9 design Handlettered thanks
Magnolia doohickey insta stripes 
Kaisercraft clear stamp Dream big
Maja Design 6x6 paper pad Skärgårdsliv 
Stamping supplies (Doublesided tape, ink)

Thank you for watching!