Friday, December 17, 2010

Lawn Fawn

I am back from quite a long break from blogging. I am not sure that I will be blogging every day now that the holidays are in full swing. Work is about to get VERY busy for me!! But I wanted to break out some of my Lawn Fawn stamps since Kelly Marie has a challenge that ends TONIGHT...nothing like waiting until the last minute huh!! Anyway, I broke out my Sew Lovely and Critters in the 'Burbs sets for my projects today...and I am not even sure if my Critters in the 'Burbs will even count towards the challenge since they aren't cards...but what the heck!!

For Sew Lovely, I wanted to keep a pretty simple color pallet. I chose two shades of grey, white, and pink. I broke our my liquid pearls for the dress on the dress form, and mixed that with some water to get a very cool water color effect!! It's got so much shimmer in real life!! Then I added a silver bow on the dress just to make it pop a little more. I used the squiggle stamp in the set to make a border on the bottom. Here's what I came up with...

And here is a closer look at the dress. I wish you could see the shimmer, but it's there, trust me!!

As I mentioned, for the Critters in the 'Burbs set, I went a little outside the box. I didn't make cards!! For this, this set screamed treat holders!! I manage a pet supply store, so naturally, my entire management team has dogs or cats, so I figured this set would decorate some very cute treat boxes. I made one for cats and one for dogs, both inspired by my two oldest pets. First up, my almost 11 year old Russian Blue mix cat named Rocky. He's gray, and since he's a blue mix, I went with the gray and blue color pallet.

I stamped the cat image all over the gray cardstock in Versamark to create my own patterned paper...since part of the challenge was that we couldn't use any!! Then the sentiment is from the "you're the cats meow" sentiment in the set...I just inked the meow part!! Inside I have a few cat treats!!

The second project was inspired by my 9 and a half year old mixed doggy named Apollo. Yes, both are named after the Rocky movies! Rocky's elbows bow outward, and have from the moment we adopted him, so it reminded me of the pose where you flex your know fists down by your stomach, everything flexed out...I thought of Rocky immediately and it stuck!! Apollo was named by my dad. Once we told him we were getting a dog, and that he was a boy, he said "you've got to name him Apollo" and that became his name right away!! Anyway, he's a Shephard mix. He's got the black muzzle that is starting to gray as he gets older...and he loves to chase the squirrels...what dog doesn't!! So here is the doggy treat box...

The bouncing line goes all the way around...

Until we find...

Our squirrel...

How cute are these treat boxes?? I just couldn't resist!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I absolutely LOVE all of your creations for the challenge. Beautiful, but your little treat box is SO cute! Adorable!!! :)