2 sketches 4 you 57: Hi!

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Hi! Welcome to 2 Sketches 4 You day! I hope you guys are all doing well! I am writing you from Chicago! Wooo! I have been here a few days early visiting my parents and my grandmother, who is also visiting from Miami! It’s been fun and crazy, and so was making this card! I thought my Mom had a paper trimmer, yeah, she doesn’t! Haha! This card was made with a box cutter and a ruler. It was quite the adventure! Our sponsor this week is My Favorite Things and this is one of their fun digi stamps that I colored with Copics. I just love those dogs!

How fun is this sketch by Laura?! LOVE it! Oh, how I wish I had a punch for that white heart area! You guys are going to rock this! 🙂

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I had to get creative with my ribbon and I round some bright yellow rafia with my Mom’s wrapping paper. I distressed it with antique linen ink and a foam pad and it really gave it a cool color! I separated it out to get the fun bow shape. I made the background using Judy’s Blooms, Versamark, Copics and more antique linen.

Head on over to the 2 Sketches 4 You blog and play along with us! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Card stock: Neenah (solar white, desert storm)
Stamps: My Favorite Things (let’s go for a walk), Lawn Fawn (judy’s blooms)

Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink (antique linen)

Etc: Studio Calico stickers, Copics, raffia
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

CHA, Fun teaser for August, Whales, Beach Balls, and Mr. Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone! I have so much to go through in this post!
First thing first, did you sign up for the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids blog hop yet? Click here to get all of the details!

Next up, I am leaving for CHA! I am heading to Chicago early to spend time with my parents there. It should be a blast! I am also taking the Copic certification class on Monday. I cannot wait for CHA. I really hope that I get to meet lots of you! I am horrible with faces so please yell at me. As for finding me, I’m 5’8″. That seemed to help at the last one! I am going to be taking LOTS of pics! I am going to post them to Flickr and link to that from here. I hope you guys will enjoy that!

Now, even though I am gone, Lawn Fawn is still shipping orders! My wonderful hubby and Lawn Fawn partner, Mike, will be sending orders! Get ready for thank you notes from Mr. Lawn Fawn himself. Hehe! 🙂

Next, I have a super fun teaser for you! Something really exciting is happening August 1st and it has to do with how much Lawn Fawn loves Cup Cards To Go, and this is just a sneaky little peek:


Do you see what I see? 😉 Keep your eyes on the Cup Cards To Go blog for more sneaks and details! 🙂

And, finally, a fun card!

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Critters in the Sea and Swimsuit Season are really fun together! My whale is an October Afternoon whale because he’s classy like that. Even though he is classy and fancy he loves beach balls, but only bejeweled ones. Hehe. (Can you tell I am lacking sleep?) I curved the sentiment on my block. Don’t you just love that you can do that with clear stamps?!

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I made an ocean of ribbon using my Tiny Attacher. I just hid the staples in the pleats! It was actually really easy and fun to do and I only almost stapled my hand to the card once. That’s a score one for Kelly in my book :).

Hugs to you all. I will be blogging from Chicago! Let me know what you want to see! 🙂

Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper: American Crafts, October Afternoon

Ink: Memento (tuxedo black), Ranger Distress (broken china)

Etc: Making Memories ribbon, American Crafts brad, Copics
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids

Hello! So today I have a really fun and wonderful thing to talk about! Lawn Fawn loves Cards for Kids so much that we have decided to host a “Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids” blog hop! There will be prizes for participants and commenters and most importantly we will all be making cards to send to Cards for Kids! Here are some details:

* The blog hop will be August 18th.

* edited to add: You can use any stamps/product you would like! The main goal here is to make cards for kids! So, even if you don’t own Lawn Fawn, please sign up! 🙂 If you would like to use Lawn Fawn, that would be great! We have lots of kid friendly and happy sets! 🙂

* If you would like to participate email us with your blog address and name at lawnfawnheartscardsforkids@gmail.com to put your blog in for the hop, you have until August 15th to do so.

* We will email you with the blog before and after yours on August 17th so that your post can go live August 18th at 6am EDT.

Please email me with any questions about the hop! This is for such a great cause and will be a lot of fun, too! We are just so excited about having more people make cards for these sweet children.

You can read more about Cards for Kids here. This is something from their site to help you along: “Cards can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc. Anyone can send a card – even your children, scout troops, etc.”

I look forward to your emails with your blog addresses!

And because a post is not complete without a card, here’s a happy little card:

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Card stock: Neenah (solar white)
Patterned paper: Basic Grey (basics)

Ink: Ranger (tumbled glass), Papertrey Ink (berry sorbet, true black)

Etc: American Crafts sticker (abode), Hero Arts gem, Ranger white gel pen, Floral tape from Paper Tales, Copics
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,