Fawn: 2011


Friday, December 2, 2011

Quick and Simple Christmas Cards

 The holidays are such a busy time but it's always nice to be able to give handmade cards to those on your Christmas list.  Here are a few Christmas card ideas using scraps of fabric and netting that only took a few minutes each to make. 

Greetings Card
Supplies used-
white cardstock

 Peace Card
Supplies used-
white cardstock
snowflake brad


                            Gingerbread Man Card
                                                          Supplies used-
                                                           pattern paper 
                                                gingerbread man embellishment
                                                        fabric scraps (Moda- Bliss)
                                                      holiday transfer 
                                                      white cardstock 


                                  Believe Card
                                                  Supplies used-
                                              Deck the Halls Die Cuts 
                                                white cardstock
                                           fabric scraps (Moda-Bliss)
                                                  holiday transfer

                             Have fun with your card making this season!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Deck the Halls Embellishments

Would you like to see the most adorable Christmas embellishments EVER and enter a chance to win $20 worth of Melissa Frances product? Head over to the Melissa Frances Blog  for your chance to win and check out all the darling new embellishments. I'm seriously drooling over here...

 How gorgeous are these box of ornaments?

 Sooo many cute things you could create with these glass ornaments.

Darling little cottage and church house for altering. I'm in love with these.

Beautiful, vintage inspired tinsel.  So pretty.

 These bottle brush trees are my favorite. How cute are the pink ones??

Check out the Melissa Frances blog where Melissa Frances herself shows you all the wonderful ideas you can do using these beautiful embellishments. Don't forget to enter her contest as well, it ends Sunday!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Witchy Women

Hallow's Eve is less than two weeks away! Are your pumpkins carved? Have you figured out what your costume will be for Halloween? 

Here are a couple Halloween decor ideas for you. 
Caged Witches...YIKES!

I decorated mini bird cages by placing pictures of  lovely witches inside and embellishing the outside. You can find the witches at Lisa's Altered Art.   I used vintage inspired bingo cards from Melissa Frances and glued the cages down onto them. I then placed a piece of pattern paper  inside and adhered the witch to it using Zip Dry.  Decorate the outside of the cage using feathers, mini pumpkins that have been sprinkled  with glass glitter and a banner with the words "Witch Hazel" and "Bad Witch" ( or whatever you'd like your banner to say). Cut out the banners and line the edges with glue and sprinkle with glass glitter. Then place a pretty little cameo along side the mini pumpkin.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Early Halloween Project

Fall is definitely in the air up here in Park City. The trees in the mountains are starting to turn into vibrant oranges, reds and yellows. Autumn is by far my favorite season and it just so happens, my favorite season contains my favorite holiday. 
Yes, I know it's still the middle of September and I TRIED to hold off posting anything Halloween related until October...but I have failed miserably. So, here ya go!

~Halloween Hangers~
 A  bit of elegance and a little bit of spookiness all wrapped up on a little wooden hanger. I bought a couple wooden hangers at Michael's for a dollar and thought I could turn them into fun Halloween decorations. 

The witches are from Lisa's Altered Art (also only a dollar!) and the pattern paper is from Melissa Frances. Unfortunately, this line is discontinued except for the black polka dot paper that I used in the banners. The resin frames and glass glitter are also from Melissa Frances. 

Trace the hangers onto pattern paper, cut out and glue paper to hanger. Ink around edges of hanger to give that antique look. Brush a little black paint on the resin frames and let dry. Trace around frames and cut out a piece of paper to fit inside the frame. Cut out the lovely witches and place them on the piece of paper that's inside the frame.  

Print out Halloween sentiments and cut out banner style. Line the edges of the banner with glue ( I used Zip Dry, that stuff is awesome) and sprinkle glass glitter over the glue. Cut out triangles in different patterns of paper and form a banner. Glue both banners across hanger.

Hope you enjoyed this early Halloween project!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Melissa Frances!

Happy Happy Birthday to the lovely and talented Melissa Frances!  Head on over to the Melissa Frances blog where you can see all the wonderful  birthday cards the design team created. You can also enter for a chance to win a giveaway in honor of Melissa's birthday.
Have a fabulous day, Melissa!

Friday, July 22, 2011

O Tannenbaum

You'd be so proud of me.  I actually did a teeny tiny bit of Christmas shopping. 
I bought these for Kellen.
Aren't those little fish just as cute as they can be?  I think they'll look quite dapper on him.

On to the Christmas Tree! I used a styrofoam cone and cut out several stars and circles in different sizes and patterns on my good old Cricut.  Instead of using glue, I used pearlized pins and just started pinning stars and circles all over the cone. I then embellished the tree using cardstock stickers from the Deck the Halls collection, bits of  tissue paper garland, a sparkly chain and to top it off, a lovely green brooch.

Ta ta for now, Christmas.  See you in a few months!
Now back to my regularly scheduled summer activities. I think I'll have a popsicle. :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Deck the Halls Door Hanger

I always promise myself  I will start my Christmas shopping months in advance, this year I think I might actually do it. Working on these holiday projects has definitely got me in the Christmas spirit!
This holiday door hang was created using paper, die cuts and cardstock stickers from the new Deck the Halls collection. Head on over to the Melissa Frances blog where you can enter to win $50.00 worth of products!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Deck the Halls

I'm so excited to share with you the newest collection from Melissa Frances!

Beautiful new papers, die-cuts, cardstock stickers, and many more gorgeous embellishments to make your Christmas projects merry!
Here are a couple of sneak peeks using this gorgeous line.

Pattern paper- Deck the Halls collection
Brooch, resin, crepe paper and die cuts- Melissa Frances

If you're going to be in Chicago for CHA swing by the Melissa Frances booth to say hi ( give Carolyn, Melissa, and Brian a big hug from me), and check out the newest collection  It's absolutely stunning! They're in booth #1230.  I'll have a few more projects to share over the next few days, and you can also check out the  Melissa Frances blog for more projects.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


 I'm not a big jewelry wearer.  I think I own maybe one necklace, and I don't even know where it is. Honestly, I can't stand things dangling off of me. But, when I saw these necklaces from  Donya O'Brian of Metal Monk Jewelry I fell head-over-heels madly in love with them. I love anything that is artfully crafted and handmade and these are absolutely gorgeous. I think it may be time to start wearing jewelry.                                            

Turquoise Close Up

Aqua Donya





Duo of necklaces


More Necklaces

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Projects

Merry Spring!

This Spring door hang  was created using papers from the Melissa Frances Vintage Posey  line. The Spring ephemera and chandelier drops are from Attic Treasures line.
Another project using papers and ephemera from Vintage Posey and Attic Treasures.
Springtime hanging pom poms were easily made with styrofoam balls and paper  flowers. I cut out flowers (using my Cricut) in different sizes and patterns and pinned them to the styrofoam balls. I then stuck on pearls to cover the pins. 
Have a Happy Easter!
Pretty much the best Easter candy ever.
Photo credit - This Week for Dinner

                                              Crotchet peeps from Oompa 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Oldies But Goodies

A completely random mix of cards from the past few years (please forgive the awful scanning jobs...ugh)

This card was featured in Paper Crafts a few years ago. That's why it has such a purty photo.