Monday, March 16, 2015

Lawnscaping #102 - Distress

 Good morning! I hope that things are going well with you! I am so excited because we're suppose to have really nice weather today! My daughter and I are going to take a nice, long walk this afternoon to enjoy the warming weather! :)

Anyways, it's time again for a new Lawnscaping Challenge!

This challenge is all about adding some distressed texture to your project. I don't have any distress inks, but I do have this cool little sanding tool, so I used it to distress the edges of my patterned paper!

I made a colorful grid card with patterned paper from Pebbes "Sunnyside" collection. I also used Lawn Fawn's "Small Stitched Square Stackables" die and "Best Pun Ever" stamp set for the sentiment and hearts. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the squares with the sentiment are attached with foam tape, while the other squares are sewed in place. Here is a close up to see the distressed edges:

I'm also horrible at sewing in a straight line, but I think it still turned out well!

Well, thanks for stopping by! Check out what the rest of the Lawnscaping Design Team created and don't forget to play along for a chance to win a free stamp set from Lawn Fawn!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lawn Fawn's 5th Birthday!

Hi everyone! I hope that you had a great weekend! A few friends have gotten together today to wish Lawn Fawn a Happy 5th Birthday!! Lawn Fawn is my favorite stamp company (in case you couldn't tell!). Everything they have made so far is super cute, and Kelly and Mike are some of the sweetest people ever! I can't wait to see what other cute products they come up with!

You should have come here from Christy's blog! To see the full blog hop list, check out Jenn's blog!

So, here are the birthday cards that I made:

I made the yellow window card first, and then decided that I really liked how it turned out, so I made a few more in different colors! I made a red and pink one:

And finally a blue birthday card!

Each of these cards feature Lawn Fawn's "Year Two" and "Year Four" stamp sets, as well as "Gnome Sweet Gnome" (for the grass), "Winter Gifts" (for the 'to you'), "Small Stitched Square Stackables" dies, and different Lawn Trimmings. Here is a close up of the yellow card to show some of the details:

The frame is attached with foam tape to make it stand out, and all of the images (the presents, turtle, bird, and balloon) are attached with foam tape as well. I had the cut the stamp from "Winter Gifts" to get the sentiment like that, but I think it was worth it.

In hindsight, I should have made five different cards since it's Lawn Fawn's 5th birthday. Maybe next year! :)

The next stop is Amy's blog! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the blog hop! :)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lawnscaping #101 - Dots And/Or Stripes

 Happy Monday to you all! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. I started a swimming class with my 14 month old little girl this weekend, and it's so much fun watching her reaction to the swimming pool. She doesn't seem to have an opinion about the water yet, but she definitely enjoys the other kids in the pool and the toys! It was so much fun!

We have another fun Lawnscaping Challenge for you today - dots and stripes! You can use dots, or stripes, or dots and stripes! :)

I decided to use a little bit of both. I used some polka dot patterned paper and created a chevron striped card!

It took some time to line everything up, but once you make the first row it goes by a lot quicker. For this card I used Lawn Fawn's "Finley's ABCs" and "Small Stitched Square Dies," along with some "Let's Polka" patterned paper. I also used some patterned paper from Avery Elle. The sentiment is cut from black vinyl so it made a sticker and was really easy to attach to the card. I might use vinyl more often!

To create the chevron stripes, I used the smallest square die to cut a bunch of squares (I think about 5 of each), then cut the squares in half diagonally. Then, I arranged the triangles on the card base to make it look like chevron stripes. I left a little bit of white space around the triangles so that you can't tell if one of the rows is a little bit crooked. I really like how colorful and fun this turned out! :)

Well, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the cards from the Lawnscaping Design Team! And don't forget to play along because the winner of this challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson! :)

Thanks! I hope you have a great day! :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

I Love Hanging With You!

 Hi everyone! I hope that you all have a nice weekend. I enjoyed some extra time with my husband this weekend (thanks to the snow day on Friday!), enjoyed a friend's birthday party, and enjoyed watching my daughter walk!! She took a few steps a week ago, but she is getting really quick at it now!

Anyways, I have a fun card to share with you this morning that I made for the Lawn Fawn blog today!!

This card features some of Lawn Fawn's newest products, "Critters in the Jungle" and "Flirty Frames," (and their coordinating dies) as well as some older stamps, "Smitty's ABCs" and "Love You S'more," for the sentiment.

To create this card, I first added some blue and green ink to the white card base. Then, I used the Critters in the Jungle dies to cut a bunch of grass, leaves, and bananas from patterned paper and adhered them to the card base. The monkeys are cut from both brown and light brown card stock. To get the monkey facing the other way, I first die cut the monkey from brown card stock, then flipped the image over, and mirror stamped the monkey on the back of the cut out. For the sentiment, I first stamped the frame, then the "Hanging" to make sure that it was in the middle. I had to do a little bit of partial stamping to get the rest of the sentiment, but that wasn't too difficult. Then, I die cut the frame and attached it with foam tape.

Well, thank you so much for stopping by, and thank you Kelly Marie for featuring my card today on the Lawn Fawn Blog! I hope you all have a good day! :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thinking of You

 Hi everyone! I hope that things are going well with you all! It is still so, so cold here and they're calling for a few inches of snow today! Brr! How much longer until spring?!

I have another card to share with you for the current Avery Elle Challenge!

Here is the card:

I did a bunch of masking for this card! First, I masked lines on the card base and used brown ink to create the stripes. Then, I used some scrap paper and make masks for the fox, bunny, grass, and clouds. Once I had all of the images stamped, I colored everything with Prismacolor pencils. After I colored the fox and bunny, I used my white paint pen to add some dots!

This card features Avery Elle's  "More Stories" and "Look Up" stamp sets. I also used Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Jourrnaling Card" to help make the scene stand out.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a good weekend! :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Colorful Birthday

Hi everyone! I hope that you're have a good week so far! It has been so, so, so cold here! With the wind, it felt like -20 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday morning! Brr! We definitely stayed inside yesterday!

 Anyways, I have a fun card to share with you for the current Avery Elle challenge, which is all about masking! Here is the card that I created:

This card features Avery Elle's "Brushed" and "Look Up" stamp sets. I started this card by stamping the sentiment onto card stock and cutting it out to create a mask. I lightly taped it to the card base, and then I stamped the feathers over top of the mark. Then I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment onto the card base. After I had everything stamped, I colored the feathers with Prismacolor pencils and I made sure to leave some space around the sentiment. Here is a close up:

I really like how simple and cute this turned out. I'm sure that a friend will really like this for their birthday! Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your week! :)

Lawnscaping #100 - Birthday Celebration!!

Hi everyone!! Today is a super special day because it is Lawnscaping's 100th challenge!! We are all so excited and we wanted to celebrate in an extra special way, so each of the girls on the design team invited a special party guest to play along with us today!

The theme is birthday/celebration! Like I mentioned above, each of the girls invited a special guest to the party, and my guest is Allison Patrizio!! She is so sweet and I'm so glad that we've become friends through crafting! She always creates the cutest scenes for her cards, and she definitely did that again for this card! Here is the card that Allison created for the party:

Isn't that birthday scene just adorable?! I really like how she added the smaller whale to the scene and all of the birthday hats on the critters! And the detail that she added on the bubbles is such a cute idea! Be sure to stop by her blog to read more about her card!

And here is the card that I created for this challenge:

I have really liked the look of inlaid die cutting, so I wanted to give it a try! It's so easy and super fun! This card features Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific," and "Happy Everything" stamp sets, as well as the "Hearts" die cuts and silver sparkle Lawn Trimmings. I started by die cutting a bunch of hearts on the white card stock panel. Then, I die cut a bunch of hearts from different patterned papers. To get the hearts to stay in place, I used a little bit of tape on the back of the card stock so that they don't fall out! Then, I finished the card by adding the sentiment, twine, and some sequins. I really like how it turned out!

Don't forget to stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team and their guests created for this challenge! There is a TON of inspiration on the blog this week and I really hope that you'll be inspired to play along! The winner will receive a free stamp set from Lawn Fawn (and it's perfect timing since the new products will be released this week!!)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good day! :)