September Lawn Fawn Haul

19 Sep

Yes, even more Lawn Fawn arrived at my house in the month of September.  🙂
There are so many older stamps and dies I have been wanting to get, so I am very excited to be able to pick up a few more!
So, for September, here is my Lawn Fawn haul:
First up, are two die sets that go with stamps I already have.  I especially love how the bicycle gets cut in the first set-it even cuts out the little parts in the wheels!  I originally tried to just use the stamps, but both of these sets have super tiny parts that are really hard to cut out, so the dies make it MUCH easier!

This is a little set that I have been wanting for a while.  I finally found it and the coordinating die for a reasonable price, and picked them up as well.

All of the products above were previously released, but I DID get two of the 6×6 paper packs from the newest release too.

That was everything from September!  I usually am not able to pick up so many things, but with my birthday last month, as well as a bonus check in September, well, Lawn Fawn just gets all my money.  🙂  I also highly recommend Crafty Bench on Amazon-they have wonderful prices, which really helps.
So, that’s it for today!  I already made a bicycle card using the stamps and dies (it was SO much easier to make with the dies) that will be posted next week, so look for that coming soon!


Card Monday

18 Sep

Whew!  I haven’t had much time to make any cards lately, so it was VERY nice to get some time this past weekend to make something!
This card is a thank you card I have been needing to make for some time:
Supplies: Patterned Paper, Stamps, Dies: Lawn Fawn; Markers: Spectrum Noir, Sharpie; Embellishments: Nuvo Drops; Other: Journaling Card, Black Pen

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:
Color Throwdown Challenge:

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Clean and Simple challenge:

Pinterest Thursday-Owls

14 Sep

Today’s project came from this pin:
Kindergarten shape owl craft Common Core Geometry
pin found here
This project was very similar to last week’s project.  The hubby and I punched a bunch of shapes out of construction paper, leftover cardstock, and per his idea, we even kept the tin foil shapes that were punched when we were sharpening the punches (the tin foil ones were definitely the biggest hit.)  Then, I trimmed down a bunch of triangles to make banner shapes.
When it was time to do the project, I placed all the relevant shapes onto a plate in the middle of the table so that everyone could reach.  I did all the prep work on this project because even though I know The Girlio could have cut her own shapes, I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with helping the boys cut all of theirs.  It was enough just to help them with all of their gluing, and I DID want to maintain a bit of sanity when the project was completed!  🙂
After everyone was done, I placed the leftover pieces into a container with the other shapes we had punched (I am keeping these separate from the flower pieces from last week’s project), and now we have a bunch more shapes that the kids can play with any time they want.
The Girlio made hers first, and once the boys saw how she embellished the project, they added quite a bit to their own as well.
Here are their finished projects:
Turned out fun, didn’t they?
We ended up writing messages on the back and giving them to the grandparents for Grandparents’ Day.  Great refrigerator art.  🙂

Wednesday Words

13 Sep

There's a temptation to multi-task everything, but you can't multi-task presence.
pin found here

Book Review-Deadly Proof

12 Sep

Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice Book #1) by [Dylan, Rachel]
Overview: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan is the first book in the Atlanta Justice series, and is a court room drama that takes place in present time.  Kate Sullivan, an Atlanta lawyer, has just been named the lead prosecutor against a major pharmaceutical company-MPC.  As she preps for the case, she is approached by a very nervous senior MPC scientist that claims a conspiracy cover-up.
When the scientist turns up murdered just a few days later, all the evidence points back to MPC.  Would they really commit murder to hide damaging details about the case?  And if so, does that mean Kate is in danger as well?  And, how can she prove there is more to meet the eye when her only witness is no longer alive?
My Thoughts:  I really enjoyed this book.  There is plenty of excitement and intrigue, and you really wonder how she is going to solve the case.  It is well-written, and is an easy read.  My only slight complaint would be to say that everything wraps up a LITTLE too neatly in the end, but I still really enjoyed it.  Anyone that likes a courtroom drama with some action and a little romance as well, will enjoy this book.
As always, I want to thank Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book for my unbiased review.  Thank you!

Pinterest Thursday-Punched Flowers

7 Sep

I saw this pin on Pinterest, and thought it would be really fun to make!
Invitation To Create: Flower Garden. Open ended creative spring paper craft for kids. Great for fine motor development. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
I cut and punched a bunch of shapes, and put them in a divided container I happened to have lying around.
Originally, I intended this project for The Little Guy, but everyone else ended up wandering in and making flowers too, which is just fine with me.  🙂
Here are the complete projects:
Fun, huh?  And, we still have plenty of punched pieces left for more-which makes it easy to pull out again whenever anyone just wants to play.IMG_4169.JPG
Tune in next Thursday when I share an owl project we did with cut up paper shapes!

Wednesday Words

6 Sep

pin found here