Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday's Favorite 5 with Kelly Marie Alvarez!

Hey there bloggers! Happy Friday to you, and happy FINAL day of STAMPtember! We've had a blast this month and hope you have enjoyed extra candies, sales, and extra special guests on our blog during the whole month! I'm so excited to tell you a little more about our featured blog guest today. Meet the President of Lawn Fawn, Kelly Marie Alvarez! Her personality is as warm and sweet as her smile, and she's wonderful to talk with! Her innovation and design vision, along with her wonderful husband, and design team has made the name 'Lawn Fawn' very prominent in the crafting community in a very short period of time. Here, above, she is pictured with her husband, Mike at their FIRST CHA show...which was JUST this year! Visit their gorgeous and inspirational blog daily, HERE.

Meet Francios. He is the delightful 'mascot' of Lawn Fawn. He is the original, and I'm sure will be forever treasured...kind of like how our Simon is a treasured mascot! :) Here's a little bit about Lawn Fawn Stamps... they are a small company from Southern California that specializes in clear stamps that are fun and lively. They began in March 2010 with the release of four stamp sets and are now proud to showcase an entire collection of fifty-five sets! Their stamps have been seen in the pages of Paper Crafts, CARDS, Take Ten, and Creating Keepsakes magazines with many more publications to come. When it comes to Lawn Fawn you will find clear stamps that are cute, whimsical, and even a bit quirky, but one thing they all have in common is the ability to inspire creativity in everyone.

Check out this beautiful work space! It's so organized and pretty, I can see how it's a place of constant inspiration! NOW!! Time for the fun stuff.. Kelly's 5 favorite crafting tools and why;

1. Neenah Solar White Cardstock
(perfect for stamping and coloring!)
2. Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
(perfect for precise and clean cuts!)
3. Cutter Bee Scissors
(perfect for 'fussy' cutting!)
4. ATG
(easy to use and so big it can't be lost!)
5. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
(it's perfect for all around stamping and coloring with Copic Markers!)

Kelly even designed a card for the occasion! Isn't she is the sweetest? And speaking of the sweetest...this card is SO CUTE! To make your own version of this super sweet card you will only need the following items;

1. Neenah Solar White Card Stock
2. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
3. Copic Markers
4. Making Frosty Friends Stamp Set

A great big HUG and thank you to Kelly, Mike, and the fabulous team at Lawn Fawn for letting us feature them in our final day of STAMPtember! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Before I go... Congratulations to the winner of YESTERDAY'S blog candy, Paulette Still! You win the stamp set on the Kathy Racoosin blog! Please email Fran at to claim your stamp set!

BLOG CANDY ALERT! How would you like to win one of the newest editions to the Lawn Fawn Stamps collection? It's the adorable and very loveable, Turkey Day! It's featured in a fabulous card above by Latisha Yoast. Join our following, and comment on this blog and you could win! The winner will be announced on Monday's post. Good luck!

BONUS Blog Candy!! Kelly has very kindly offered to also send a lucky winner the Making Frosty Friends stamp set! Join our following and comment here and you could be a winner!


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