Friday, October 11, 2013

Day 5 of our Lawn Fawn Love In

We have reached the final day of our HA-LF mashups. If you've come this far with us, lucky you! 

Kelly-Marie, the owner of Lawn Fawn, has generously allowed us to giveaway a stamp set and a 6x6 paper pad, winner's choice. So run over to Lawn Fawn and pick your favorite stamp set or paper collection and comment here to let us know what you'd choose. We will leave the comments open until Monday (Oct. 14) at 5PM Eastern time. 

We have 3 more incredible projects to share today. Let's get to them:

Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Linda Trace
Cheiron Brandon
Remember to comment on this post, only comments on this post will be entered into the random drawing. One comment per person, please.

Mary Dawn's Supplies: Linda's Supplies: Cheiron's Supplies:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lawn Fawn Love, Day Four

We're back with some more amazing mash-ups of Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts

We'd love to hear what your favorite way to combine these two favorites is, leave us a comment!

Lucy Newton
Kelly Latevola 

You do not want to miss tomorrow's post, so come back at 5 o'clock sharp! 

Lucy's Supplies: Michelle's Supplies: Kelly's Supplies:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

We Love Lawn Fawn

We continue our week long love fest with three gorgeous projects from three more of our amazing design team. Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts make our hearts go pitter-patter!

A Blog Named Hero & Lawn Fawn
Sue McRae
Melissa Shea
Cristina Martinez

We will be back tomorrow with even more HA-LF love! We even love that Hero Arts & Lawn Fawn's initials spell "half"--they SO belong together.

Sue's Supplies: Melissa's Supplies: Cristina's Supplies:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Loving Lawn Fawn, Day 2

Hello, hello! We are back with three more gorgeous cards pairing Lawn Fawn with Hero Arts.

We think they're a match made in stamping heaven! 

Jess Larsen
Tina Basa
Christine Drogt
We will be back tomorrow with more amazing inspiration from the design team. For more inspiring projects, check out our current challenge and enter if for a chance to win a $25 gift voucher from our sponsor, Simon Says Stamp.

 Jess's Supplies: Tina's Supplies: Christine's Supplies:

Monday, October 7, 2013

ABNH Loves Lawn Fawn!

We are so happy to be bringing you a week full of inspiration featuring Lawn Fawn along with our favorite Hero Arts stamps and products.

Lawn Fawn is owned by one of our favorite people, Kelly-Marie. She is super talented and so sweet and genuine. We love working with her and her fun & cute stamps.

Every day this week our design team will be showcasing how well Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn play together. 

Leslie Hanna
Linda Trace
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more amazing inspiration featuring Lawn Fawn & Hero Arts!

 Michelle Lupton's Supplies: Leslie's Supplies: Linda's Supplies:

Sunday, October 6, 2013

September Challenge Winners

The random winner for the Game. Set. Match challenge is 

(please email us at for instructions on how to redeem your gift voucher!)

our Heroines for this challenge are:

#24. Dagmar

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The random winner for the Button It! challenge is 

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our Heroines for this challenge are:

#47. Paula S. 
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Huge thanks to everyone who entered, you're all heroines in our eyes! <3

and as always, a big thank you to our GORGEOUS sponsor, Simon Says Stamp

Saturday, October 5, 2013

I See Stars!

Hi everyone!  Sue here, and I've decided to play along with the current challenge, You Better Shape Up.  I was so impressed with all the fab shaped cards from the design team that it sparked my interest in joining in the fun.

And on top of that, all this month we are using CAS-ual Friday stamps on all our projects!  Woo hoo!!!

I used my Silhouette (I'm a newbie) to cut my star pieces but you could easily use dies or print a template from the internet to get a star shape.
ABNH & CAS-ual Fridays Star Card
I have a stamped vellum piece between two layers of the star and I used a chain link stamp from CAS-ual Fridays Lotsa Links Stamp Set.  I repeated the pattern all over the vellum in blue ink, clear embossed it and coloured in the links with markers.  To finish off, I added a Hero Arts star sentiment.

I think this would be a great masculine card for a teenager.  I find them the hardest group to make cards for.

The first pic doesn't really capture the transparency of the vellum so here's a couple of shots showing off the translucent vellum.
ABNH & CAS-ual Fridays Star Card

ABNH & CAS-ual Fridays Star Card

I hope you'll join us in our current challenge and think outside the box.  It really is fun to make a card that isn't square or rectangular and one lucky person will win a gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for visiting with us today!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Sketch

Hello! It's time for the October sketch, once again provided by the kind and generous Chari Moss:

Yes, there were circles last month and this month. Hey, it happens, and I embraced it. :)

Also, this month we're collaborating with CAS-ual Fridays (I LOVE their fonts!),

so you'll see me use their images on these cards.

Let's get started! First, my literal interpretation of the sketch:

I took some Basic Grey PB&J paper, used the blue cheesecloth-looking piece for my main layer, and cut three circles from a floral piece, making sure to get a bold, red flower each time. I stamped a sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Bold Wishes set onto a yellow scrap from the same Basic Gray pack.  Last, I layered it onto a Hero Arts Blush Mixed Note Card and added some Doodelbug yellow pearls to finish it off.

Next, I used the same orientation of the sketch, but it got a bit busier:

I decided that top circle needed to be the sun, and, having learned my lesson last month with the Hero Arts Clouds background stamp and too-bold of a blue ink, this time I went with the Hero Arts Envelope Liner background and Hero Arts Soft Sky ink. Much better, I think. :)

The CAS-ual Fridays sentiment was stamped on a large MFT die-cut cloud, and I cut more clouds, one for the bottom circle element of the sketch and the rest to balance things out. I rummaged in my paper stash for "something with a bit of blue and yellow and something else in it", and found this piece of Basic Grey Max & Whiskers. A few pieces of bling, and done! Oh, and in real life, the yellows are a closer match. My camera and I are not on speaking terms.

See that yellow circle for the sun? Well, I cut it out of the front of a Hero Arts Sunshine note card, and that's how this next card happened:

I left the hole there and stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card. I inked the leaves of one of the images from the CAS-ual Fridays Beanstalks set with Hero Arts Soft Leaf ink and colored the top with my Distress Barn Door marker, then stamped it. I stamped the sentiment over the image in Hero Arts black.

As for the sketch, I had to flip it over and backwards, like this:

I literally took the piece of paper, held it at the bottom corners, flipped it upside down, then hung it on my lamp. I did. Okay, back to the card:

For the arrows, I inked the Hero Arts stencil with my now-open Hero Arts white ink dauber. It's messy and wet, and I got a lot of bubbles, but the stencil shape came through. For the circles, I free-handed some Liquid Pearls, which explains why the top one is more of an oval. I highly recommend you put light dots around a real circle shape before you try this at home. Don't be like me.

Then since I was in a color rut, and because I wanted one more orientation of the sketch to try, I flipped it like this:

Then I dunno what happened, but something snapped in my brain and I started to chuckle, and I made this:

I had stamped the Envelope background with Soft Sand onto a piece of white, and it was abandoned on my desk, so I used it here. I cut some large white circles for the eyes, and some smaller brown circles for the eyes and nose. I only wish the background had some flocking on it. heh heh 

I was stuck for a sentiment until I found this one in the CAS-ual Fridays Exclamations set. Perfect! HA! I might need a nap.

That's it for this month's sketch. Just a reminder: The sketch segment here at ABNH is not a separate challenge and there is no linky below. It's just for added inspiration and to help jump-start your mojo. Please feel free to incorporate the sketch in your creations! If you do, please link back to ABNH and also leave a comment below with a link to your post so we can all come by and see what you've done with it. :)

Don't forget to play our current You Better Shape Up challenge! There's a Simon Says Stamp Gift Voucher up for grabs for one lucky player!

Supplies for Card 1:

Supplies for Card 2: A Muse Studio cloud dies (for the smaller ones), and the following:

Supplies for Card 3:

Supplies for Card 4: Core'dinations brown remnant and the following: