Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lawn Fawn Sneak Peek #4: Hello Friend

Good Evening!!!

In the spirit of moving, I’ve created a flat card with our new address on the back made out of upcycled box! I’ll be making a bunch of these for family and friends. To make these, I dug out my Tombow markers (they were in the second to last box I checked) and colored the stamp directly. All you do is ink up your stamp with the makers, huff to moisten the ink, and stamp! Markers are a fast way to make your stamped images pop. This new Lawn Fawn stamp set, Hello Friend, will be available for purchase soon!

Also, you have 2 more days to enter in my $100 Two Peas Gift Certificate Giveaway!!!

Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog and the rest of the Design Team for more sneak peeks:



Guest Blogging: Lisa Spangler

Meet today’s Guest Blogger, Lisa Spangler who blogs over at sideoats and scribbles! You may know her as one of the talented designers for Hero Arts. Lisa is my all-time favorite crafter! She’s talented, down-to-earth, and just a well-spring of knowledge. It is quite the honor to have her creating on iheartart today.


Hi everyone, Lisa here! I am so honored that Tiff asked me to be a guest blogger — yay! I just love her happy, fun style — just like Tiff herself!

I wanted to share something that would be fun to make for the holidays, but didn’t take much time or supplies — because we all run out of time during the holidays, right? Right! AND, I wanted the project to use something that Tiff and I both LOVE: washi tape! (Also known as Japanese masking tape.)

I thought and thought (and thought some more!) — and then it hit me! One of the things I just love about washi tape is how it’s transparent and lets light shine through — making it perfect for a candle holder! Yeah!

This project is easy as 1-2-3! Just gather up some tape and a recycled glass jar…

Then add the tape to the jar in whatever pattern you like. I decided to go with stripes for this one. Here’s a little tip if you want to do the stripe thing: use a piece of twine to go around the jar and measure it. Then tear your tape to that length — much easier than trying to put it around the jar while it’s still on the roll!

Finally, add a votive candle, light it, and watch the magic!

Supplies: I don’t know where that jar came from — I save lotsa jars and use them for crafty projects or just to hold flowers from the garden. The red tapes are from Itoya in Tokyo. The other tapes are a score from Anthropologie. And! You can also find washi tape over at Torendi where Tiff is on the DT! Woo hoo!

Thanks for having me today, Tiff! Sure hope the move is going great. Mega hugs!

Huge hugs to all,

Lawn Fawn Sneak Peek #3: Fly Free

Good Evening folks!!! It’s time for another Lawn Fawn sneak peek and this time I’ve used the soon-to-be released stamp set, Fly Free! I created my floral background using Petite Florals and Spun Sugar Distress ink. Then, I tied a bow around an acetate card base (4 1/2 x 6 1/4) and adhere the floral panel matted with pink cardstock. On the inside, I adhered a spring green scrap cardstock. I adore this sweet stamp set and am tempted to get that little birdie and the saying tattooed on me somewhere 😉

Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog and the rest of the Design Team for more sneak peeks:

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamp Set (Fly Free & Petite Florals), Acetate card base (Papertrey Ink), Green Ribbon (Making Memories), Spun Sugar (Distress Ink), Foam Dots, Tuxedo Black Ink (memento), White cardstock (Neenah)

Guest Blogging: Laurel Beard

Meet today’s Guest Blogger, Laurel Beard! She’s a spit-fire, a fellow Military wife, and a wonderful person to boot! You may know her from her blog, Paper Crafts by Laurel. She’s such a positive encouraging friend to have and I’m honored to have her blogging for me today.

Wow! Can I say how excited I was to be asked to guest blog for Tiffany? I mean come on, she is Tiffany! HELLO!!!  You can’t get much better than that!!!!!  I wanted to make something very clean and simple for her and her family…. Something I thought her kids would like. So I whipped out my Lawn Fawn’s sets. Did a little masking, copic coloring and tim holtz distress ink applying and came up with this!

Tiffany, I hope you made it to your new home safe and sound and I hope you are feeling better! If you all didn’t know, the ENTIRE family got the flu while traveling! Ugh…… Guess that made for a memorable trip!

Lawn Fawn Sneak Peek #2: My Silly Valentine AND an update!

Good Evening friends! Here is a sneak peek of a soon-to-be released stamp set, My Silly Valentine, by Lawn Fawn! My studio is still packed in 20 or more boxes (eeeeps) and I created this card using items that I had in my craft tote! I planned on making something more elaborate, but every time I began a project it ended in frustration because I couldn’t find that one thing I needed. I hope to be fully unpacked by the end of this week.

Enough about me… Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog and the rest of the Design Team for more sneak peeks:

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamps (My Silly Valentine), Old School Designer Papers (Pink Paislee), Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento), Mini Clothespins (Hero Arts)

and now for the grand finale of Moving Part 2: From New Mexico to Washington!


Guest Blogging: Ryann Salamon

Meet today’s Guest Blogger, Ryann Salamon! I have known Ryann for quite some time! She’s also a former Odd Bird Planeteer! I first met Ryann in the Unity forums on Splitcoaststampers and we’ve been able to craft together several times. She’s funny, one of the few female gamers I know, and quite the artist!


Hello Tiff friends!  I’m so excited to be here today!  I’ve known Tiff a couple of years now and can’t think of a more genuinely sweet person.  She’s just one of those people that everyone likes and I’m so glad to call her a friend. 🙂

I thought it fitting to make Tiff a housewarming card for my post on her blog today.  I’ve used Echo Park Papers Life is Good collection and some American Crafts Thickers to make this.  I was feeling lazy so opted for a white gel pen to make my “stitches” rather than using a sewing machine.  I haven’t done faux stitching in a really long time!

I hope you have enjoyed a long Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends!

Thank you 🙂

Guest Blogging: Laura O’Donnell

Meet today’s Guest Blogger, Laura O’Donnell! You may know her from her blog, Its All Rosie. I’ve known Laura since my days with Odd Bird Planet and she’s been an inspiration to me ever since! She’s always designing something smart and intelligent, punny and cute, and downright awesome.

Hello, its Laura O’Donnell guest blogging here for Tiffany while she is in the process of her move.

I first met Tiffany in the summer of 2008. We were both enthusiastic customers of Odd Bird Planet stamps and later went on to be design team members for Odd Bird Planet. This stamp store is now closed (sigh) but I still love these whimsical images and was excited to ink some up to make a card for Tiffany’s blog.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and scored some great deals for Black Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Guest Blogging: AJ Otto

Meet today’s Guest Blogger, AJ Otto! You may know her as The Unity Girl as she is the DT Coordinator for that rocking group of gals or from her blog The Willow Garden! AJ was one of my first Stamping Inspirations as I started Unity’s Hip-Hop Thursdays 2 years ago. I had the privilege of meeting her at CHA Anaheim and she’s just as great in person as she is on her blog!


Hi All!!

Thanks Tiff for having me! 🙂

In honor of her new venture into the PNW I made a snow man card! 😉  We’ve had snow all week here!!

We don’t usually get much snow, let alone accumulations BEFORE Thanksgiving!  This one’s for you Tiff- I think these should be your new lawn ornaments!!!

The stamps are Unity’s Jillibean line and the paper is of course Jillbean.  The scalloped card is made from my Grand Nestabilities.


Welcome to my hood girl- and STAY WARM!!
I am off to do a little Black Friday shopping!

enjoy! 🙂

Guest Blogging: Jenn Coker

Good Morning! Meet today’s Guest Blogger and one of my favorite peeps in the world, Jenn Coker! She is the proud owner of Torendi and the face of “She’s Crafty”, a series of video tutorials from EAD Designs! I have the privilege of serving on the Torendi Design Team and look forward to being able to see Jenn more often as I make my way to the PNW 🙂
Happy day before Thanksgiving. I hope everyone gets to spend time with the people they love tomorrow and of course enjoy some delicious food as well.
Here is my favorite Thanksgiving Poster!
I’m so honored to be doing a blog post for Tiff and SUPER STOKED that she is on her way to my side of the states!  I will only be a few short hours in the car away from her now! WOO HOO!
Since Tiff is so amazing, I knew one card wouldn’t cut it for today.  I decided to share 4 of my cards.
This card is simply tape from Michael’s but I love it! The color, the sentiments, and the layout of the tape are all so fun!
This was just a fun and happy card I whipped up.  It uses so many fun products.  Bam Pop! and Lawn Fawn Stamps, Washi Tape and Comso Cricket Chipboard. I love the little bird stamped onto cardstock covered washi tape.
This card is so simple but it makes me happy!
On this card, I used some Practicing Creativity Stamps and washi tape.  I’m thrilled with the results!
Thanks for letting me take over Tiff’s blog today!

Guest Blogging: Jessica Diedrich

Meet today’s Guest Blogger, Jessica Diedrich! She’s the quote sharing, fun-loving, and sweet girl behind Yeah, She Stamps! She’s also a Unity girl and I looooove my Unity girls! You can find Jessica on Twitter always sharing insightful thoughts and uplifting her reader’s spirits. She’s just awesome like that!


Awwww, well, it’s JESS here and thanks, Tiff for those KIND WORDS.  I am really glad to have met Tiffany through this little blogging/stamping hobby of ours and am always getting the super-warm fuzzies about the KIND WORDS we stampers share 🙂

Since I get to guest Blog today, I decided to play w/ some NON-DT (gasp! I know!) stamps and on the subject of kind words, I adore this set from Verve Stamps and the beautiful sentiment:

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless…” ~Mother Theresa

I used the Verve set “Great Friend” to paper piece the fun flowers for this card using Fancy Pants DP.   The sentiment is from another set, appropriately titled, well…“Kind Words” 🙂

A little distressing and stitching and this card was good to go.  Thanks for being such a good friend Tiff-in fact, did you know that a quiz revealed that Tiff and I are “Twitter BFF’s?”  I know you are all feeling better having been given that info.  Heehee.

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving week and thanks so much for letting me crash the party here at I ❤ Art 😉   Til next time…



Jess 🙂