you and me are meant to be

Hello! Can you guys believe it’s Wednesday? This week is flying by! Slow down week!
Today I have a fun mini album to show you guys. A lot time ago (I’m talking months and months), I signed up for a class being taught by Elizabeth Kartchner. I *finally* got a little time to do it this weekend, and I am so glad! It was a great self-paced class with videos, etc. And now I can’t wait to make more mini albums! I am also so grateful that they left the class up this long! Do you all wish there were more hours in the day too?

Okay, so there are a lot of photos in this post! And, of course, some Lawn Fawn stampyness. This is a mini book of the story of me and Mike :).

Here is the cover:

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I went a little crazy with my paint on the cover, but it was so much fun that I don’t mind it! I just love the Fly Free birdie ready to fly right off the page!
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I used some letter stickers in Bannerific to put our names on the inside cover. The velum envelope holds pages for journaling. It is so nice to write our love story down. I never have, and I am so glad I am doing it now!
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A fun little adornment on the opening of the envelope. I just had to add another Fly Free bird.
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This is the first photo we ever took. It’s in Mike’s dorm room at UC San Diego. We met at a 24 hour burrito place after a Wind Ensemble rehearsal. Yup, we are band nerds in love. This page is canvas, and has some spray ink on it. I am getting more used to the stuff. I really need to keep trying it! (Oh, and please excuse my eyebrows. What was I thinking?! Haha!)
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This is a photo of us in our first apartment. I just had to take one right when we got the keys to enter. We still miss this place. There was something magical about it there. I used the present tag stamp from Bows and Holly for a little journaling tag. It works so well for that!
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This is an acrylic page I also over painted. Once I get painting I can stop. I also like to finger paint better than paint with brushes. It’s just more fun! 🙂 This photo was taken by Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studio for our engagement photos. Mike just make me smile :).
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The other side of the acrylic page. I decided to do two photos here also shot by Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studio. I added a bow from Bows and Holly for an extra embellishment. It also make me think of “tying the knot!” 🙂
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Another vellum envelope is adorned with the “love life” sentiment from Fly Free. This mini set is just perfect for mini albums! I also used Teeny Tiny Backdrops to decorate my tag. I used the music notes, since we met playing music!
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I just did some quick journaling on the back of the tag. Since most of my thoughts are in the envelopes, I decided to just put little things around my photos.
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This is one of my favorite photos from our wedding. (Shot by Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studio). You guys need to go check out her photos! They are so gorgeous and inspirational! I used Bannerific for journaling here. It is wonderful for titles, dates and all kinds of journaling!
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The last two pages where Bannerific and the Fly Free bird from the cover make an appearance again. I just love adding stamped images as if they were special die cuts just perfect for my pages. I just love that you can customize them with patterned paper or coloring!
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And now the end. I had to include an Instax photo! I just love that little camera! The journaling here says “new year’s eve/starting our 12th year together full of bliss & joy/ this is family/this is true love”

I just had a blast making this book and can’t wait to do more. I can’t wait to make a Say Cheese one! Have you incorporated stamping into a mini book lately? We would love to see it!

Card stock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Ink: Jenni Bowlin

Etc: lots of American Crafts Dear lizzy goodies and some extra ribbon from my stash, Claudine Hellmuth paints

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Super exciting annoucement + giveaway!

What’s this you ask?

It’s a sneak peek of a project by our newest design team member!

Who might that be? 🙂

It’s wonderfully talented Nichol Magouirk!

Nichol had so much fun with us guest designing that she has joined the Lawn Fawn Design Team!! Woooo! We are just beyond excited to have her with us!

Here’s a little about Nichol:

Nichol Magouirk, a 2003 Creating Keepsakes Hall of Famer and 2004 BHG Scrapbooks, Etc. Creative Team member, has been scrapbooking and stamping for thirteen years. During that time, Nichol has been published in many different scrapbooking publications and idea books and has contributed to several manufacturer’s design teams. Currently, her work can be found monthly at Two Peas in a Bucket where she is a Garden Girl. She is thrilled to be teaching another free year-long class at Two Peas in 2011 called “Scrapbook Stamping” that focuses on what else but stamping in your scrapbook and a weekly layout + how-to video feature, From Start to Finish that shows the creation of a scrapbook layout from start to finish. Nichol also regularly updates her blog (www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com) with new projects and how-to videos. She is passionate about scrapbooking and card making and hardly a day goes by where she doesn’t create something. Nichol’s favorite techniques are die cutting (with her Silhouette) and stamping. Nichol resides in Kansas with her husband of fourteen years, Chad, and their three children, Brenden (11), Payton (10) and Ethan (5).

Her amazing blog is: http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/

Today, Nichol has a cute-as-can-be card AND video on her blog, and we are doing a little giveaway, too!

So head on over to Nichol’s blog and leave a comment welcoming her to the Lawn Fawn Design Team, and you will be entered for a chance to win Lunar Lights! You have until Wednesday at 10pm PDT!

 Welcome, Nichol! We are so thrilled to have you join the Lawn Fawn family!

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

rainbow birds say thank you!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! I have a happy sunshiny card for you today to combat all of the dreary rain we are having here!

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These little birds are from Critters in the Forest. I colored them in a rainbow pattern. I love the idea of all of these birds all lined up in a row on a wire in the sky. 🙂

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I cut clouds out of some fabulous American Crafts Hello Sunshine paper. I LOVE that line. I adhered them directly to the card and with different levels of foam adhesive to give the card some dimension. I also adhered my panel to a card base (also in white) with some foam adhesive. I love the white on white. It looks so cool! I also used Just My Type, Too for the sentiment. I just love that font! 🙂

Hoping for some rainbows today! 🙂

Card stock: Neenah
Patterned Paper: American Crafts (hello sunshine)
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)

Etc: Copics, Sassafras sticker

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,